1. World TB Day- Health Ministry Launches New Initiatives
- J P Nadda is the present Health and family welfare minister of India.
ii. He has replaced Pedro Pablo Kuczynski who has resigned from the post recently.
- Peru Capital- Lima, Currency- Sol.
3. G.K. Reddy award for journalist Karan Thapar
i. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the G.K. Reddy Memorial National Award for journalism to senior journalist and television presenter Karan Thapar.
4. HDFC Bank Signs MoU with Government e-Marketplace
- HDFC Bank– India’s largest private bank by market capitalization
- HDFC Bank Chairman– Aditya Puri.
- Reserve Bank of India labelled HDFC Bank as ‘domestic systematically important bank’—in other words, ‘too big to fail’.
6. PV Sindhu to be India’s Flag-Bearer at 2018 CWG
- In the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland in 2014, Sindhu bagged a bronze in women’s singles.
- Pistol shooter Vijay Kumar was the flag-bearer in 2014.