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
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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
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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