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Suresh Prabhu inaugurates new domestic terminal building at Gorakhpur Airport
Along with Uttar Pradesh CM, Yogi Aditynath, Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has inaugurated the new domestic terminal building at Gorakhpur Airport.
Notably, the new domestic terminal building has been developed over an area of 23,500 sq.ft with an estimated cost of INR 22.5 cr. It is equipped with all modern amenities and can cater up to 200 peak hours passengers.
Quick Titbit: UP CM Yogi Adityanath flags off IndiGo’s first Gorakhpur-Delhi-Gorakhpur flight.
Om Prakash Mitharwal bags maiden gold medal at World Championships
Indian shooter Om Parkash Mitharwal has clinched his maiden gold medal at the ISSF World Championships, being held in South Korea, in the 50m pistol event, with a score of 564.
Notably, 23-year-old Om Prakash was a bronze-winner in the 10m air pistol and 50m pistol events of the Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, 2018.
2 UAE Astronauts to go to space
UAE has named Hazza al-Mansouri, 34, and Sultan al-Neyadi, 37, the two lucky astronauts to go to the International Space Station.
Notably, the oil-rich Gulf nation had earlier announced its plans to become the first Arab country to send an unmanned probe to orbit Mars by 2021, naming it “Hope”.
Mamata Banerjee visits Darjeeling
West Bengal CM has left for Darjeeling on a 3-day visit, where she will inaugurate a new university at Jogighat in Mungpoo and also attend an dministrative review meeting with members of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) for developmental works.
Quick Titbit: India Travel Mart, a 3-day tourism-oriented event is being held in Agra, where Tourism departments from many states like Uttar Pradesh Tourism (host state), Gujarat Tourism (partner state), Himachal Pradesh Tourism and West Bengal Tourism (feature states), and several hotels, travel agents, tour operators, travel mailfrom various cities are actively showcasing their products and destinations.
PGTI names city leg in honour of Jeev Milkha Singh
The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has honoured ace Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh by naming a specific leg of the tournament- ‘Take Open Golf Championship’, after him.
The Chandigarh leg of the domestic PGTI Tour will now be referred to as the “Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Presented by Take Solutions”.
With this feat, Jeev become the first player in the history of Indian golf to have a tournament named after him.
Noida Administration, HCL sign pact to improve anganwadis, schools & health centres
The Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida) administration has signed three MoU’s with HCL Foundation for renovation of 50 anganwadi centres, 40 schools and 4 primary community health centres in the district.
The MoU will also help build baby-friendly toilets at 50 anganwadi centres, considering the needs of female infants.
Quick Titbit: Aurora Prize Laureate Kyaw Hla Aung, a noted lawyer and activist from Myanmar, announced on Tuesday that he would donate his USD 1 million prize money towards humanitarian relief work among Rohingya refugees.
India to participate in Tsunami Mock Drill IOWave18
India, along with 23 other countries, would be participating in a major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock exercise, named IOWave18 (drill) from September 4-5, which would involve evacuation of thousands of people from coastal areas in over 6 states.
Notably, the drill is being conducted by Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, which coordinated the setting up of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWMS) in the aftermath of December 26, 2004 tsunami.
Quick Titbit: India plans to construct 100 airports worth USD 60 billion in the next 10 to 15 years via public-private partnership.