DRDO tests High-Speed Expendable Aerial target ABHYAS
The defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested the high-speed expendable aerial target called ABHYAS recently.
ABHYAS high-speed expendable aerial target will be used to evaluate several missile systems.
ABHYAS has been developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO headquartered in Bengaluru.
Quick Facts: ADA developed HAL Tejas in collaboration with the Aircraft Research and Design Center of HAL.
New Education Law introduced in China
China passed its New Education Law with the aim of cutting the “twin pressures” of homework and off-site tutoring in the core subjects.
The new law asks parents to arrange a time for their children for reasonable rest and exercise and banned after-school tutoring for major subjects on weekends and holidays.
China took several assertive moves ranging from tackling the addiction of youngsters to online games, clamping down on blind worship of internet celebrities.
India hands over Jaynagar-Kurtha rail link to Nepal
India has handed over a 34.9 km-long cross-border rail link to the Nepal government that connects Jaynagar (Bihar) to Kurtha (Nepal).
The operationalized cross-border rail link is likely to enhance trade and commerce activities and enhance people to people linkage between both countries.
The ceremony took place in the presence of the Indian ambassador to Nepal Vinay M. Kwarta and Nepal Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Renu Kumari Yadav.
Quick Facts: Jaynagar also known as Jainagar is a town and notified area in the Madhubani district of Bihar.
Art and Culture
Karnataka celebrates ‘Kittur Rani Chennamma Jayanthi’
Karnataka is celebrating ‘Kittur Rani Chennamma Jayanthi’ on October 23.
Karnataka CM Basavaraj S Bommai garlanded the statue of the Queen in Hubbali in Dharwad district.
Kittur Chennamma was the Indian Queen of Kittur who led an armed rebellion in 1824 against the British East India Company (BEIC).
Quick Facts: Kittur Chennamma was born on October 23, 1778.
Bangladesh to share ‘Climate prosperity plan’ at COP26
Bangladesh has planned to present its “climate prosperity plan” at the upcoming UN climate talks in Glasgow.
The plan will be presented with the aim of mitigating the effects of global warming on economic development and boosting renewable energy usage.
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) has been scheduled from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Quick Facts: Bengali is the official language of Bangladesh.
Person in News
Dame Sandra Mason elected as the first-ever president of Barbados
Dame Sandra Mason aged 72 years has been elected after securing two-thirds of the votes in Barbados’ two houses of Parliament.
Mason has been serving as the governor-general of Barbados since 2018 when she was appointed by the queen.
Barbados elected its first-ever president as it prepares to become a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth as the head of state.
Quick Facts: Barbados is an island country located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies.
Namibia defeats Ireland to qualify for Super 12 stages
Namibia defeated Ireland by 8 wickets in the Group A of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Namibia achieved the target of 126 runs set by Ireland with 9 balls remaining in the end.
With this finish at the top of Group A, Namibia will join India’s group featuring Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan.
Quick Facts: Windhoek is the capital of Namibia.