• Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed a smartphone application to detect fake currency.
• The code for a smartphone to detect fake currency has been developed by a group of six students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kharagpur.
• The app works as follows:
• The Chameli Devi Jain Award 2018 for an outstanding women journalist has been given to Priyanka Dubey, who works as a bilingual correspondent with the BBC at its Delhi bureau.
• She was chosen for her multi-faceted, interrogative and investigative reports. She helped to uncover the reality underlying in social and political issues.
• She was a freedom fighter. This award is the countries longest running media award for women.
• Chameli Devi Jain Award has been awarded to women journalist for the past 37 years.
• AU Small Finance Bank Ltd. announced its partnership with a new age insurtech company, Acko General Insurance Limited.
AU Bank is now able to provide customized insurance products to its customers.
• AU Small Finance Bank is working on offering customers access to financial services and products directly through their digital channels and building a robust digital banking platform to offer best in class products in Digital Loans, Deposits, and Investment segments.
• Acko is a licensed digital-only general insurance company that aims at redefining insurance by making it more transparent and providing hassle-free access to policies directly to the end user.
About AU Small Finance Bank
Headquarters - Jaipur, Rajasthan
Chairman - Mannil Venugopalan
• Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar was selected as Barbie role model and was presented with a one-of-a-kind doll by Barbie.
• On their 60th anniversary of Barbie, they released a new range of barbies to honor female role models globally, spanning different career fields.
• Dipa Karmakar was the first Indian female gymnast in the Olympics.
• England beat India in the third and final Women's Twenty20 International in Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, Assam.
• England women's team won the 3 match series for 3-0. India lost first T20 by 41 runs and second match by a five-wicket defeat.
• England's Danielle Wyatt won the Player of the Series.
About United Kingdom
Capital - London
Currency - Pound
Prime Minister - Theresa May
Capital - Dispur
Chief Minister - Sarbanand Sonowal
Governor - Jagdish Mukhi
• China launched a new communication satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center (CASC) in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
• The "ChinaSat 6C" satellite was launched by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, which completed its 300th launch mission.
• The Long March carrier rocket series, enhanced by CASC, constitutes more than 95% of all the launch missions in China.
• The launched satellite will provide high-quality radio and TV transmission services.
• The satellite will perform its duty at the geostationary orbit, and it will contain the islands in China, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
Capital - Beijing
Currency - Renminbi
President - Xi Jinping
• India is the second largest importer of weapons in the world as per the annual report 'Trends in International Arms Transfers-2018' released by the think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
• Saudi Arabia is now the world's largest weapons importer.
• After maintaining its position of world's largest arms importer for about 8 years, India dropped down to be the 2nd largest importer of weapons during 2014-18.
• India accounted for 9.5% of the global total imports during 2014-18, while Saudi Arabia accounted for 12% of the total imports during the period.
• The new visa agreement between India and Maldives has come into force.
• The agreement will provide a liberal visa policy for Maldivian citizens seeking medical treatment as well as education and business opportunities in India.
• The agreement has come into effect after all formalities including information being provided to all immigration offices, border points and customs authorities have been completed.
Capital - Male
Currency - Maldivian Rufiyaa
• Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test fired the PINAKA guided weapons rocket system from Pokhran range in Rajasthan.
• The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system.
• The indigenously developed Guided Pinaka by DRDO will significantly boost the capability of the artillery to make precision hits.
Headquarters - New Delhi
Established - 1958
Chairman - Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy
• Manpreet Vohra (IFS:1988), has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Mexico.
• He is presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry.
• He will succeed Muktesh K. Pardeshi.
Capital - Mexico City
Currency - Mexican Peso
President - Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador