History

Jeremy Hunt named UK foreign secretary

Jeremy Hunt will replace Boris Johnson as the U.K. foreign secretary following Johnson’s resignation. Hunt had served as health minister for more than 5 and half years, the longest term in the history of the State-funded National Health Service.

NASA prepared to ‘touch the sun’

NASA is prepared for a launch on August 4 to touch the sun, for the first time in human history. NASA unveiled a cutting-edge heat shield that will protect the spacecraft from getting burnt. It was installed on June 27, 2018. The shield will prevent the spacecraft core from being exposed to temperatures around 1,370 degrees Celsius.

Second Youngest Chess Grandmaster

R Praggnanandhaa made history by becoming the 2nd youngest chess grandmaster in the world by earning his 3rd GM norm during Gredine Open. Praggnanandhaa who is just 12 years, 10 months and 14 days old is also the youngest Indian Grandmaster. Ukraine’s Serget Karjakin remains the youngest ever Grandmaster. Viswanathan Anand, India’s first ever GM, was 18 years old when he earned his 3rd norm

‘Utsonmobile’ app developed by CRIS

CRIS has developed a mobile-based application ‘utsonmobile’. The ‘utsonmobile’ application enables booking & cancellation of unreserved tickets, issue and renewal of season and platform tickets, check & load R-wallet balance & helps maintain user profile management and booking history. The ‘utsonmobile’ application is very handy, free and is available for both Android and Windows smartphone.

India to get its 1st police museum in Delhi

India will get its first national police museum in Lutyens Delhi, a senior official said. The museum, which will depict the history of central and state police forces, will come up as an underground facility in the premises of the National Police Memorial. It will be inaugurated on Police Commemoration Day, which is held on October 21.

A historic moment for Arunachal Pradesh

A 42 seater ATR Aircraft of Alliance air landed in Arunachal Pradesh carrying CM Pema Khandu and 24 other passengers. This is a history in making since this is the state’s first commercial flight. This new commercial flight would develop new prospects of economic development in this region. The flights will be operated thrice a week.

Prominent historian Lewis dead

Bernard Lewis, a preeminent scholar of Middle Eastern history whose work profoundly shaped Western views of the region has passed away. He was a Cold War hawk, a strong pro-Israel Jew, and influential among White House and Pentagon planners of the US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq. His prolific scholarship, including more than 30 books traced fault lines that define the modern Middle East.

BRO built a road from India’s border to China

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has created history by establishing a road link to India’s border with China beyond Limeking and along the Tama Chung Chung-Taksing Axis recently. The road from Limeking now connects TCC to Taksing, covering a distance of approximately 80 kilometers. BRO develops and maintains road networks in India’s border areas. It comes under the Ministry of Defence.

Guatemala opened its embassy in Jerusalem

Guatemala has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States, which recently inaugurated its embassy in the city. Guatemala, the second country to recognise Israel as a state in 1948, has had a long history of military cooperation with Israel. All embassies to Israel were situated in the commercial capital Tel Aviv, before US and Guatemalan embassies moved.

Supreme Court Reserves Verdict On The Aadhar

The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of the 2016 Aadhaar Act, which lasted for 38 working days spread over four months. This was the second longest oral hearing in the history of the Supreme Court. The first being the landmark Kesavananda Bharati case in which the apex court in 1973 outlined the basic structure of the Constitution.