1.The country’s first private sector unit for manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) was opened at Adani Aerospace Park near Shamshabad, Hyderabad.
2.Ministry of Power has launched the ECO Niwas Samhita 2018,an Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings (ECBC-R).
3.Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh has been honoured with this year’s Jnanpith Award, a literary award given to an author for “outstanding contribution towards literature”.
4.A two-day National Workshop on Explosives Detection (NWED) was inaugurated at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) at Pashan, Pune.
5.Jammu and Kashmir has become the first state in the country to have a law banning sexual exploitation of women by those in positions of authority, having a fiduciary relationship or a public servant.
6.The Nepal government has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs.2,000, Rs.500 and Rs.200 denominations, a move that could affect Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan nation where Indian currency is widely used.
7.Ashok Kumar Singh, Lok Sabha Secretariat Service, Additional Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat has assumed charge as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST).
8.Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from his position.
9.Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has taken oath as the 12th chief minister of Rajasthan.
10.The International Cricket Council (ICC) has roped in Indian alcobev brand Royal Stag as official sponsor for the next five years.
11.Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik has launched ‘Prahari’ scheme in South-West District. This scheme has been introduced with a view to prevent crime and maintain law and order in Delhi.