Science & Technology
1. India-Sri Lanka joint training exercise – Mitra Shakti
2. Joint training exercise between the Navies of India, United States and Japan – Malabar exercise
3.India-China combined military training exercise- Hand-In-Hand
4. AUSINDEX: – Bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia
5. Cortana: Microsoft’s voice-based smart assistant
6. Essel Group formed a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with the Rajasthan government to set up solar parks
in the state.
7. The Govt. plans to build “strategic partnerships” with the private sector and has appointed a committee under the chairmanship of VK. Aatre to formulate the guidelines for forging such partnerships in an effort to speed up defence procurements.
8. Earth-like exoplanet Kepler 452b was discovered by Kepler Mission.
9. DRDO sets up world’s highest terrestrial centre at Changla in Ladakh.
10. First indigenously-designed and built torpedo launch and recovery vessel – INS Astradharini