President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) in New Delhi. He also presented Gandhian Young Technological Innovation GYTI Awards 2018. The 5-day festival is being organised by Rashtrapati Bhavan in association with the Department of Science and Technology and the National. . . . .
World Water Forum, the world's biggest water-related event organized by the World Water Council, opened in the Brazilian capital city of Brasilia.The event was attended by Brazil President Michel Temer who advocated increased access to water and said his administration is preparing a new law to modernize the country's regulation. . . . .
In 2017, VARUNA was conducted in three sea areas in the European waters. This year also VARUNA-18 would be conducted in three sea areas, namely, the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal and South Western Indian Ocean. The first phase, being conducted in the Arabian Sea, will see the participation of a French submarine. . . . .
NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar inaugurated the First India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction in New Delhi. The two-day workshop is being jointly organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs, National Disaster Management Authority and Government of Japan. The Vice Minister for Policy Coordination in. . . . .