Indian Agricultural Research Institute 56TH Convocation
Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressed the 56 convocations of Indian Agricultural Research Institute at New Delhi.
Background: The Indian Agricultural Research Institute is commonly known as Pusa Institute in India.
Founded: 1 April 1905 and Indian Council of Agricultural Research is Parent organization.
NITI Aayog Heath States Progressive Report
Niti Aayog released State Heath Progressive reports. The reports related to change in health outcomes of state and UT.Present in meeting CEO NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant, Preeti Sudan (Secretary Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)
Punjab, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu top overall performance.
Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir are top in term of annual incremental performance.
Mizoram top-ranked followed by Manipur.
Manipur followed by Goa were top in term of annual incremental performance.
In the Union Territory Lakshadweep top in both terms.
PM Narendra Modi to become first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine
Mr Narendra Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine when he reaches Ramallah this afternoon. Mr Modi, who stayed in the Jordanian capital Amman last night, will reach the Presidential Palace in Ramallah via helicopter. He will lay a wreath at the tomb of Yasser Arafat before visiting the legendary Palestinian leader’s museum which is also situated inside the Presidential complex.
23rd Olympic Winter Games
The 23rd Olympic Winter Games officially kicked off with a colourful ceremony at Pyeongchang in South Korea today.
The festivities launched what organizers say is the largest Winter Olympics yet, with 92 countries participating. There will be 102 medals up for grabs in Pyeongchang, covering seven sports and 15 disciplines.
Although competition for the 2018 Winter Olympics began Thursday, the much-anticipated opening ceremony started at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium.