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Justice Surya Kant was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Himachal High Court, nearly nine months after the Supreme Court collegium recommended his name for the post. The post of Chief Justice of the Himachal High Court had been lying vacant since April 2017. 1.
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, which provides poor and vulnerable families coverage for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation was launched in Jammu on September 6. The scheme will be launched across the country on September 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 2.
Pakistan's new government has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air travel by officials and leaders, including the president and the prime minister, as part of its austerity drive. 3.
Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat passed away on August 22 after a brief illness. He was 63 The former Union minister died at Primus hospital in Delhi, where he was admitted early. 4.
Former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi was conferred with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award on the occasion of 74th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. 5.
US space agency NASA has launched Parker Solar Probe, a historic mission to touch the sun. The main aim of the mission is to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. 6.
India's second moon mission Chandrayaan-2 will now be launched in the January-March window in 2019 instead of later in 2018. The main reason for postponing the launch is a change in design, which will enable the spacecraft to land on the lunar surface. 7.
Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi will step down from the position on October 3, after helming the post for the last 12 years. Ramon Laguarta, who has worked with Pepsico for over 22 years, will be succeeding Nooyi. 8.
India was ranked 57th in the latest Global Innovation Index (GIl) rankings, which were released in New York on July 10, 2018. India was ranked 60th in the year 2017 and 81st in 2015 9.
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