1.Science and Technology

Change-5 Lunar Mission to bring back rock samples from the moon

Change-5 Lunar Mission was launched by China

It’s aim to is bring back lunar rock samples and aid the study of the other side of the moon.

This study will make a huge impact on our pre-existing knowledge of the moon.

Quick Fact: Change-5 is the first probe to land on the far side of the moon

2.Defence and Security

The first Varunastra, a heavy weight Torpedo, launched by DRDO

Varunastra is a ship launched electrically propelled heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo.

It can target quiet submarines.

It was developed by the BDL, Vishakhapatnam unit of Indian Navy.

3.Miscellaneous

Air India One’s inaugural flight

Air India One will be used by VVIPs like the president, vice president and prime minister of India.

It is a B-777 aircraft with multiple defence and attack features within itself.

It will be handled by the Indian Air Force unit near IGAI airport.

Quick Fact: Rajdoot, Rajhans and Rajkamal are the names of the aircrafts carrying the President, Vice President and Prime Minister of India.

4.National Affairs

‘Har Ghar Nal Yojana’ launched in Uttar Pradesh

Har Ghar Nal Yojana will ensure tap water to every household.

It has been rolled out in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra and Mirzapur district.

This region has water scarcity and highly polluted river and underground water.

5.Defence and Security

Brahmos supersonic missile test-fired successfully

India test fired the land attack version of Brahmos supersonic missile successfully.

The test firing was done in Andaman and Nicobar islands 

Its range has been extended to 400 km from 290 km, and speed to 2.8 Mach

Quick Fact: Brahmos was a joint venture of DRDO and Russia