1. Maharashtra to issue educational documents using Blockchain Technology
- LegitDoc is the flagship product of Crossforge Solutions, a Bangalore-based technology company specializing in blockchain DApp development. LegitDoc is an Ethereum-based software application for issuing and verifying tamper-proof digital documents. It uses a patent-filed, blockchain-based system that makes it free from any kind of central failure, security lapses and budget constraints. Documents issued by LegitDoc can be verified from anywhere around the world, in just a matter of 10 seconds.
2. IIT Ropar develops nation’s first of its kind oxygen rationing device
- IIT Ropar was established by MHRD in 2008. The classes for academic session 2008–2009 were held at IIT Delhi. The Institute started functioning from its transit campus in Rupnagar in August 2009.
- Motto: धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् (Sanskrit)
- Motto in English: Guide in the Right Direction
3. DRDO successfully tests new generation surface-to-air Akash Missile
- The Defence Research and Development Organisation is the premier agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence of the Government of India, charged with the military’s research and development, headquartered in Delhi, India.
- Founded: 1958
- Chairman: Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy
5. India to take part in environment ministers’ meet at G20 Summit
- The G20 is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union. It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development.
- Founder: Group of Seven
- Founded: 26 September 1999
- Chairman: Mario Draghi (2021)
6. Liverpool stripped of world heritage status by UNESCO
- The city was awarded the much-coveted title in 2004 in recognition of its historical and architectural impact, joining places including the Taj Mahal, Egypt’s Pyramids and Canterbury Cathedral. UNESCO Director Dr Mechtild Rossler said the city had been warned of its potential deletion from the list for many years.
- Headquarters: Paris, France
- Head: Director-General; Audrey Azoulay
- Founded: 16 November 1945, London, United Kingdom
7. Ariel Henry sworn-in as new Haiti PM
- Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east. Though it’s still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, many of Haiti’s landmarks dating to the early 19th century remain intact. These include Citadelle la Ferrière, a mountaintop fortress, and the nearby ruins of Sans-Souci Palace, the baroque former royal home of King Henry I.
- Capital: Port-au-Prince
- Continent: North America
- Currency: Haitian gourde
8. China debuts world’s fastest Maglev train
- The train can travel with two to 10 carriages, each holding more than 100 passengers, according to Ding Sansan, chief engineer of the project. The train provides the best solution for trips within the range of 1,500 kms, Ding said, adding it fills the speed gap between aviation and high-speed trains.
9. Australia’s Brisbane to Host 2032 Summer Olympics
- The International Olympic Committee is a non-governmental sports organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is constituted in the form of an association under the Swiss Civil Code.
- President: Thomas Bach
- Honorary President: Jacques Rogge
- Director General: Christophe De Kepper
- Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
- Founded: 23 June 1894, Paris, France
10. New Motto of the Olympics
- The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and branded as Tokyo 2020, is an international multi-sport event scheduled to be held from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, with some preliminary events beginning on 21 July.
- Events: 339 in 33 sports (50 disciplines)
- Athletes: 11,238+ (expected)
- Location: Tokyo