♦ Oxford has declared 'Nari Shakti' as Hindi word of the year 2018.
♦ According to the Oxford dictionaries, the word, derived from Sanskrit, is used to symbolize women who are capable to take charge of their lives.
'♦ Nari Shakti' is made of two words 'Nari' and 'Shakti', 'Nari' means Women and 'Shakti' means Power.
♦ Indian Capitan Virat Kohli has become the 10th highest ODI run-getter, achieving the feat during his 45 run knocks against New Zealand in the first ODI.
♦ Kohli has scored 10,430 runs in 212 innings, overtakes Brain Lara, who scored 10,405 runs in 289 ODI innings.
♦ Kohli is the only active player among the top-ten ODI run-getters.
♦ England off-spinner Danielle Hazelle retired from international cricket.
♦ She made her debut match in 2009 and represent her country 146 times in international level in which she captained the team twice.
♦ She has two World Cups and three Ashes under her belt
♦ India and Nepal have agreed to set up an energy banking mechanism to make use of the surplus electricity in an essential and a useful way.
♦ The agreement on the 'Energy Banking Mechanism was arrived at during a meeting between the Nepal and India Energy Secretaries in Pokhara.
♦ This partnership will help Nepal export its surplus electricity to neighbor Inda during the monsoon season and import power during the winter season.
♦ The Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd has launched Amul Camel Milk in selective areas of Gujarat.
♦ Initially, Amul Camel Milk launched in selected markets of Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, and Kutch.
♦ Price of 500 ml will be Rs.50 and it should be refrigerated with shelf life of three days.
♦ The camel milk offers a wide range of benefits such as Camel milk assists healthy bacteria growth in the gut making it easy to digest, it also improves gastrointestinal health and systemic immunity.
♦ Tamil Nadu has bagged two awards for its performance pertaining to the Union government's Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme at the National Girl Child Day celebrations in New Delhi.
♦ The one award was for State and another for its district Tiruvannamalai.
♦ Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi presented the awards to the selected districts and States.
♦ Principal Secretary to the State government, K.Manivasan, received the State award and Tiruvannamalai District Collector K.S. Kandasamy received the district-level award.