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13 May 2017

India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft "Tejas" has successfully test fired Derby Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile in RADAR guided mode. The test was performed on a Manoeuvrable Aerial Target at the Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.

13 May 2017

The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh has launched "e-Krishi Samvad", a portal for addressing problems in the agricultural sector. This  portal that agricultural workers and other stakeholders to directly approach the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) with the problems they face.

13 May 2017

Nagpur has now become the first city in India to get a fleet of electric cabs. The pilot project will launch around 200 electric cabs. The Centre currently runs the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles scheme (passed by the government in 2015) and it plans to go completely electric by 2030. Mahindra & Mahindra has supplied the electric vehicles to the Nagpur government, most likely the e-Verito and the e20 Plus.

13 May 2017

Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, a Hepatitis B conqueror, was appointed as the WHO (World Health Organisation) Goodwill Ambassador for the Hepatitis awareness programme in southeast Asia region. Amitabh had earlier served as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the polio eradication campaign in India.

13 May 2017

The Border Security Force (BSF) will safeguard the 198 km India-Pakistan international border using Kavach (KVx) series laser walls (made-in-India technology), being developed by Delhi-based defence IoT firm, CRON Systems. Israeli air force veteran, Tommy Katzenellenbogen also included as part of this project. India shares nearly 3,000 km border with Pakistan, of which 198 km international border and 740 km Line of Control (LoC) falls in Jammu and Kashmir.

13 May 2017

For the first time, a government-owned company "Kochi Metro" will employ 23 transgenders to push for the welfare of the marginalised and neglected community. They will be posted at 11 stations in Kochi metro's  Aluva-Palarivattom corridor. Kerala became the first state to formulate a transgender policy in 2015.