- Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres.
- It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet, China.
- Apprised about MoU for cooperation on youth matters between India and Morocco.
- Apprised about MoU on Antarctic cooperation between India and Argentine.
- Apprised about MoU between India and Morocco to promote exchange of information and technical cooperation in the field of Housing and Human Settlement.
- Apprised about MoU between India and Saudi Arabia for cooperation in the field of Housing.
- Approves MoU between India and Republic of Korea on Startup Cooperation.
- Approves MoU between India and Indonesia on combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and its precursors.
- Approves acquiring land of Central Water Commission at Nallagandla, Hyderabad by Telangana State Government for road widening.
- Approves creation of additional posts of three Judicial Members and three Technical Members in the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.
5. President Kovind Honoured With Croatia’s Highest Award
- Croatia Capital: Zagreb, Currency: Croatian kuna.
- SWIFT is abbreviated as Society For Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications.
i. Apple Inc & Goldman Sachs Group Inc jointly launched the Apple Card credit card for iPhones.
ii. The card is tied to Apple Pay, a service that allows people to load banking information and pay in store or use it for purchases online.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains Exam:
- Apple Inc. CEO- Tim Cook; Headquarters- California, USA.
- Apple card is a virtual credit card that can be integrated into the Wallet app of the iPhone.
- Oman Capital: Muscat, Currency: Rial.
i. In Shooting, Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary have won a Gold medal in the 10-meter Air Pistol Mixed team event at the 12th Asian Airgun Championship at Taoyuan in Taipei.
ii. The pair made it to the Final after smashing the world record in the qualification. A second Indian team, comprising Anuradha and Abhishek Verma, also reached the Finals but finished fourth.
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