1.Person in News

R Sreerekha to become Kerala’s first female DGP

Kerala government has appointed R Sreerekha as the Fire and Rescue Services DGP

With this appointment, she will be the first female Director General of Police in Kerala

In 1991, she was also the first female Superintendent of Police in Kerala and is a recipient of the President’s police medal

2.Person in News

Wipro appoints Thierry Delaporte as its new CEO and MD

Thierry Delaporte has been appointed as Wipro’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD). 

He will be replacing Abidali Neemuchwala in this position

Quick Fact: Rishad Premji is the Chairman of Wipro Limited

3. Person in News

Narinder Batra appointed as member of Olympic Channel Commission by IOC

Narinder Batra is the president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA)

He has been appointed as a member of the Olympic Channel Commission

The commission advises the Olympic Channel’s growth and development 

Olympic Channel is an Internet television service operated by the International Olympic Committee.

Quick Fact: The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee is located in Lausanne, Switzerland


CIPET renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology

Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) is a premier national institution functioning under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

It has been renamed to Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET)

With this name change, CIPET can support the growth of the entire petrochemical sector through academics, skilling, technology support and research.

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First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi passes away

Ajit Jogi was the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

Before becoming a politician, he was a bureaucrat

He served as the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh from November 2000 to November 2003.

Quick Fact: Chhattisgarh was formed on 1st November 2000 from ten Chhattisgarhi and six Gondi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh.

6.Science and Technology

Locust attacks in Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh

Food and Agriculture Organization has accorded most of the locust movement to the Westerlies

They have been said to have come from Ethiopia and Somalia after crossing Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan.

Desert Locusts are from the grasshoppers family and feed on green vegetation and crops

They are a major problem this year as they are invading in wind direction, and may come in in more unpredictable waves as the wind direction changes

7.Person in News

Banks Board Bureau selects SN Rajeswari as CMD of Oriental Insurance Company

The Banks Board Bureau has selected SN Rajeswari for this post for a tenure of two years

She is currently the General Manager of New India Assurance (NIA)

She will be replacing AV Girija Kumar for this post

8.Defence and Security

Foundation stone for Agneeprastha, the Missile Park laid

The foundation stone for a missile park called Agneeprastha was laid at INS Kalinga.

The park aims to provide information about INS Kalinda and motivate those who are interested in missiles and missile technology

INS Kalinga is located in Vishakkapatnam

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