Note:

➢   The kiosks, promoted by YOLO Health ATM, provide 16 health check-ups for Rs 50-100.

➢   There are two types of check-ups a 9-minute one that costs Rs 100, and a 6-minute one that costs Rs 50.

Important News – World

  1. The 35th ASEAN Summit held in  Bangkok, Thailand.

Note:

➢   Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan -O-Cha inaugurated this summit at the IMPACT convention complex.

➢   The theme of the summit is ‘Advancing Partnership for sustainability’.

➢   The headquarters of ASEAN is located in Jakarta, Indonesia.

  1. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh represented India at a meeting of the council of heads of government (CHG) of Shanghai

Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in  Tashkent. Note:

➢   The SCO is an influential regional security grouping that is seen as a counterweight to NATO.

➢   Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a Eurasian political, economic and military organization, which was founded in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan in the year 2001.

  1. Russia’s newest nuclear submarine was successfully test-fired a Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile from  White

The sea off Russia. Note:

➢   The Knyaz Vladimir, or Prince Vladimir, fired the missile from underwater that landed on target on the Kamchatka peninsula in far eastern Russia.

  1. The biennial Commonwealth Law Ministers’ Conference held in  Colombo, Sri Lanka 2019.

Note:

➢   The Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad is representing India at the conference.

➢   The theme of the event: “Equal Access to Justice and the Rule of Law”.

➢   Purpose of the event: It seeks to address challenges faced by millions of people seeking to resolve legal problems or disputes.

  1. Sudan’s first-ever satellite for conducting research in military, economic and space technology has been launched by China.
  1. Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri has inaugurated a new Guru Nanak Chair at  The University of Birmingham.

➢   Mr. Puri also announced the new Chair to mark the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak, during his visit to

Birmingham where he delivered an Annual Lecture on the Contemporary Relevance of Guru Nanak’s Teachings.

  1. The Ministry of Tourism has participated in the three-day-long World Travel Market (WTM) in  London, UK.

Note:

➢   The theme for India Pavilion at WTM 2019 is ‘Incredible India – Find Incredible India’.

➢   This year, the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the Statue of Unity are also being promoted and publicized in the India Pavilion at WTM 2019.

  1. Defense minister Rajnath Singh has co-chaired the 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and

Military-Technical Cooperation in  Moscow.

  1. The US- Bangladesh Navy exercise ‘Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT)- 2019’ started in Chattogram

Note:

➢   CARAT is one of the U.S. Navy’s longest continually running exercise in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

➢   Assistant chief of naval staff (operations) Bangladesh Navy rear admiral M Makbul Hossain was present as the chief guest in the opening ceremony.

Honor & Awards

  1. The 28th Vyas Samman for the year 2018 was conferred to Hindi writer  Leeladhar Jagoori.

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