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1. Anang Tadar invents ‘Goggles For Blind’ to locate objects
A Class 11 student from Arunachal Pradesh, Anang Tadar, has invented a gadget called ‘Goggle For Blind’ (G4B). The gadget will help blind people in detecting objects through sound waves and echoes, a technique used by bats. Global bodies like UNICEF have shown interest in launching G4B in the market and Anang has been asked to create prototypes.
2. Trivendra Rawat sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand
Former Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and MLA of Doiwala ’Trivendra Singh Rawat’ was sworn in as the new Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister. Governor KK Paul administered the oath.
3. Karan Avtar Singh appointed as Chief Secretary of Punjab
Senior IAS officer Karan Avtar Singh (1984-batch) has been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Punjab. He succeeded Shri Sarvesh Kaushal who was posted as Special Chief Secretary-cum-Director General of the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration.
4. Babul Supriyo named vice-president of FIFA U-17 World Cup
The Union Minister of State Babul Supriyo has been appointed as vice-president of the local organizing committee for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
5. Families of CRPF martyrs to receive Rs.6 lakh donation from Saina Nehwal
Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has decided to donate ₹6 lakh, ₹50,000 each, to the families of the 12 Central Reserve Police Force jawans killed in an attack in Chhattisgarh last week.
6. 5 Indians on WEF’s 2017 young global leaders list
Five Indians, including Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma and Shruti Shibulal, promoter and director of The Tamara Hospitality, have made it to the World Economic Forum’s 100 Young Global Leaders list. The other individuals who represented India on the list include Ambarish Mitra, founder and CEO of Blippar, a mobile phone app business valued at $1.5 billion; Hindol Sengupta, editor-at-large of Fortune India, and Rwitwika Bhattacharya-Agarwal, founder and CEO of Swaniti Initiative.
There were nine global leaders from South Asia, of which five are from India.