National Medical Devices Promotion Council to be set up under DIPP

  • The National Medical Devices Promotion Council will be set up under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  • The aim is to give impetus to the medical device sector.

Ashok Gehlot will be new Chief Minister of Rajasthan

  • The Congress party has picked Ashok Gehlot as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
  • Sachin Pilot will be the deputy CM of Rajasthan and will also continue as the state Congress chief.

Bharat Bhushan Vyas appointed as member of UPSC

  • Bharat Bhushan Vyas has joined the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as a member.
  • Vyas was administered the oath by UPSC Chairman Arvind Saxena.

Brijendra Pal Singh appointed new FTII Chairman

  • Brijendra Pal Singh has been appointed the new president of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).
  • He has also been made chairman of the institute’s governing council by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • Singh is best known as the producer and director of the TV series ‘CID’.
  • He succeeds Anupam Kher, who stepped down recently as the chairman.

World’s first floating nuclear plant begins operations in Russia

  • Akademik Lomonosov, the world’s first “floating” nuclear power plant (FNPP), has started operations.
  • It has been brought to 10% of its capacity.
  • An FNPP is a mobile, low-capacity reactor unit which is capable of operating in remote areas isolated from the main power distribution system.

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