Nepal to hold SAARC Foreign Ministers informal meeting
- On the sidelines of the 74th UNGA Nepal plans to hold SAARC Foreign Ministers informal meeting in September 2019.
- The aim is to prove the country’s role in creating an environment.
- In 2014 the 18th SAARC summit was held in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The US test-fired a new ground-based cruise missile
- The US tested a new ground-based cruise missile.
- In the range at San Nicolas Island, California, the US it is capable of covering 500 kilometers.
- This range of missiles was banned in the INF.
- The treaty signed between the US and Russia.
- This is the first missile test done by the US.
DRDO delivered the new Mobile Metallic Ramp to Army
- DRDO delivered the design of the newly innovated MMR to the Indian Army.
- It is held at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi.
- The design of MMR was handed over by Secretary Department of Defence.
- The requirement was projected by the Indian Army.
From Rajasthan Manmohan Singh elected to the Rajya Sabha
- Manmohan Singh was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan.
- He was declared elected unopposed as the deadline.
- The withdrawal of nominations for the by-poll ended on 19th August.
- He was nominated by the Congress while the BJP.
Centre released Rs.4432.10 crore to 3 states
- Shri Amit Shah-led high-Level Committee approved Rs.4432.10 crore.
- Of the fund released by the Centre, Rs.3338.22 crore.
- It will be given to Odisha for Cyclone Fani, Rs.1029.39 crore.
- And Rs.64.49 crore to Himachal Pradesh.
- In 2018-19 the Centre had released Rs.9,658 crore to all the states.
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