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Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Chairman of NHAI receives 6 months extension

Sukhbir Singh Sandhu
  • Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, the Chairman of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) receives a 6 months continuation in his tenure as Chairman of NHAI. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet accepted the extension in central deputation tenure of Sandhu as Chairman of NHAI beyond 21st July 2020, till mid-January 2021.

Muttiah Muralitharan named Most Valuable Test cricketer of 21st century

Muttiah Muralitharan
  • Former Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan has been titled as the Most Valuable Test Player of the 21st Century by the Wisden Cricket Monthly magazine. Data concerning the performance of players had been gathered from 2000 to 2020.

NASA’s headquarter building identified after ‘Mary W.Jackson’

NASA
  • NASA declared that its headquarters will be entitled after one of its history-making engineers. In a news release, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told that the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters building will be named after Mary W. Jackson, its first African American female engineer.

World’s first Yoga University, named after Vivekananda, inaugurated outside India

Yoga University
  • 6th International Yoga Day celebrations, the world’s first yoga university outside India has been originated in Los Angeles, offering programmes that blend scientific principles and modern research approaches to the ancient Indian tradition of yoga.

Nepalese FM radio stations begin giving weather news of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura

radio
  • After Nepal’s parliament supported the political map that displays the disputed areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as a portion of its territory earlier this month, some Nepalese FM radio stations close to India-Nepal border in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh have begun giving weather bulletins of these three areas.

500-yr-old temple comes up from Mahanadi water

500-yr-old temple comes up from Mahanadi water
  • An ancient temple, sunk in river Mahanadi, has reappeared after 11 years in Nayagarh district (Odisha). An archaeology survey team of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) stumbled upon ‘mastaka’ of the temple submerged in Mahanadi waters at Padmabati village under Bhapur tehsil.

NHAI to be the first construction sector organization to go ‘Fully Digital’

NHAI
  • National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) under Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has turned ‘Fully Digital’, with the start of unique cloud-based and Artificial Intelligence-powered Big Data Analytics platform – Data Lake and Project Management Software.

India to be 2nd nation to have contact-free ATM cash withdrawals

contact-free ATM cash withdrawals
  • In order to exclude the use of the physical card or touch an ATM PIN pad, amid the expanse of coronavirus from contaminated surfaces, Empays Payment Systems has tied hands with Mastercard to begin “Cardless ATM powered by Mastercard” in India based on the standards of EMV (Europay, Mastercard, and Visa).

Adani Green Energy gets world’s largest solar bid worth $6 billion

Adani Green Energy
  • Adani Green Energy Ltd has come up as the world’s largest solar bid entailing building a photovoltaic (PV) power plant of 8,000 MW and installing up a domestic solar panel manufacturing capacity of 2,000 MW, envisaging a total investment of roughly $6 billion.

R Sreerekha to be the Kerala’s first woman DGP

R Sreerekha

  • R Sreerekha will be the first woman Director General of Police in Kerala as the Kerala government has selected her as Fire and Rescue Services DGP.
  • She is right now an Additional Director General of Police, heading the Prisons and Correctional Services Department.