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Union Minister Mr. Kalraj Mishra launched 'Digital MSME Scheme', exchanged Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAP India, Intel, and HMT. The MSME has a total budget of Rs. 85.705 crores including Government of India’s contribution of Rs. 58.105 crore during 2017- 18 to 2019-20.  International Trade Centre (ITC) has celebrated the first International MSME Day with the theme of MSME is ‘Small business – big impact’.”

Dr.Manoj Soni takes oath as Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). He was a former Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University. He has received several awards and recognitions such as “Honorary Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge” from Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA and World Education Congress Global Award for Distance Learning Leadership.

India and Netherlands signed 3 agreements between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte in Hague the Netherlands. The three Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is MOU on Cultural Cooperation. MOU on Water Cooperation Agreement on Amending Social Security Arrangement. Netherlands is host to one of the largest population of people of Indian origin in Europe. It is home to about 220,000 Indian and Suriname Hindustani Diaspora.

The Indian shooting squad finished a creditable second at the International Shooting Sports Federation, Junior World Championship with three gold, two silver and three bronze medals in Suhl, Germany. India picked up a Gold and silver in the team and individual sections of the 25m pistol junior men’s event.  Anish Bhanwala won three medals one of each color. China topped the event with 19 medals, including eight golds.

Uttar Pradesh Government signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for a loan of 1950 crore rupees for the strengthening of roads in the different district. As per the agreement, ADB will provide the loan amount for Uttar Pradesh Main District Roads Development Project of 2782 crore rupees cost. The project is scheduled to be completed by the year of 2024 and it will provide the loan for the period of 25 years on the interest rate of 2 percent.

Roger Federer won the ninth Halle Open title recently. He defeated Alexander Zverev from Germany. He won the Cup for the first time in his career, one tournament nine times. 

The Indian Army finally received its first batch of bullet-proof helmets. The helmets were manufactured by Kanpur-based MKU Industries at the cost of Rs 180 crore. The new bulletproof helmets are capable of withstanding the impact of 9mm fired shots from a short range. The helmets match global standards of equipment for armed forces.

The Russian military has successfully test-fired a submarine-launched Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (IBM). The Yuri Dolgoruky is the first in a series of Borei-class submarines carrying the Bulava. The Bulava is commissioned by the Russian Navy after a long cycle of development, carries 6 nuclear warheads and has a range of up to 9,300 kilometers (about 5,770 miles).

Apple acquired Senso Motoric Instruments (SMI) according to a report from MacRumors. It is a company specialized in eye-tracking technology. SMI has also offered eye-trackers for desktop applications as well as measurement-only head-worn devices for data collection and analysis.

Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay honored with East Bengal football club’s highest honor that is Bharat Gaurav. The East Bengal club chosen former India footballers Syed Nayeemuddin and Subhas Bhowmick for the Lifetime Achievement Awards at the function. India’s hockey team won the Asian Games in 2002 under Pillay’s captaincy. He also received the Player of the Tournament Award in the Champions Trophy held in Germany.

Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) announced the Group Insurance cover for the pilgrims and service providers from existing Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh. SASB manages the annual yatra to the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir, Himalayas. He has announced the enhanced group insurance while interacting with ‘ponywalas’ and ‘pithoowalas’ (pony owners and porters) during a visit to various camps en route the holy cave shrine.

The United States of America (USA) designated Pakistan-based Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. They designated Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as (AKA) Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.). President Donald Trump decided the new administration’s commitment for Pakistan-sponsored terror.

The World’s first ATM (Automated Teller Machine) celebrated its 50th anniversary. In the past five decades, ATM machines made a transformation in the way people obtained and used cash. The World’s most important ATM machine is present at Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. The most Southerly ATM is situated at the McMurdo station of the South Pole. 

The European Union’s competition watchdog fined Google a record 2.42 Billion Euro for breaching the anti-trust rules by illegally favoring its shopping service. The fine of 2.42 Billion Euro is the biggest fine for a single company in an EU antitrust case.

Kaushik Basu appointed as President of International Economic Association (IEA). He will serve a three-year term as the President. He also served as senior vice-president and chief economist at the World Bank from 2012 to 2016. The International Economic Association (IEA) is one of the key organisations of professional economists and has been significant in determining global economic policy and Research.