• Govt approves revision of carpet area of houses eligible for interest subsidy under this scheme – Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
  • Govt added this much Iconic sites in 3rd phase of its flagship project of Swachh Iconic Places – 10.
  • This initiative was launched to transform the educational status of children from economically weaker sections in the Kashmir region – Project Kashmir Super 50
  • This institute has created a world record of distributing maximum number of (2330) bee-boxes in one day – KVIC.
  • No. of doppler radars would be soon commissioned across the country to provide severe weather warning by IMD – 27.


  • This govt clears sale of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India for $ 930M – US.
  • European Union proposed to secure its borders and curb migrants by setting aside this much amount in the bloc’s post-2020 budget – 35 billion euros.

Person in news

  • This person has quit Infosys’ head of manufacturing to join GlobalLogic company – Nitesh Banga
  • This Bank shareholders have approved the re-appointment of Rana Kapoor as the bank’s CEO and MD – Yes Bank.


  • In Netherlands, This Indian runner bags gold in men’s 10,000 metre race at Gouden Spike meeting – Gavit Murali Kumar.
  • This Indian boxer bagged Gold in the Women’s 75 kg category at Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in the Russia – Saweety Boora

General knowledge

  • Swachh Iconic Places (SIP) flagship project is coordinated by the Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation that was started in year – 2016.
  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) was established in year – 1956.
  • Established in 1875, India Meteorological Department (IMD) headquarter is in – New Delhi.
  • 28 countries’ European Union (EU) was established in year – 1993.
  • Indian Securities and Exchange Board (SEBI) was established in year – 1988.