project inaugurated - BOLD-QIT (Border Electronically Dominated QRT Interception Technique) on India-Bangladesh border in Dhubri District of Assam. Border Security Force, BSF is responsible for safeguarding of over four thousand kilometer long International Border with Bangladesh. At various places, it is not possible to erect Border Fence due to the geographical barriers. To overcome this problem, in the year 2017, Ministry of Home Affairs decided to go for technological solution besides the physical presence of manpower of BSF.
Kumbh 2019 the largest religious congregation in the world, concluded in Prayagraj. On the last day over one crore devotees took the holy dip at Sangam in Prayagraj on the occasion of 'Mahashivratri'. Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath formally concluded the Mela. The Uttar Pradesh government branded it as 'Divya Kumbh, Bhavya Kumbh. Around 24 crore devotees from across the world took the holy dip at sangam. Haridwar will be the venue for next kumbh in 2022.
Lokpal in all universities except agricultural universities to resolve student grievances. The appointment of the students' ombudsman would be made in the next two to three months. Maharashtra would be the first state in the country to have such a Lokpal for universities. The Lokpal will be a person related to the university and someone not below the rank of the retired district judge or a retired vice-chancellor.
Indian Space Research Organisation has launched “Yuva VIgyani Karyakram”, for the School Children to be studying in the ninth standard. ISRO Scientists will impart basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the young ones. “Catch them young” residential training programme will be of around two weeks duration during summer holidays It will have a proposal to select 3 students from each State and Union Territory, covering CBSE, ICSE and State syllabus.
For the first time in nine years, two India bowlers, Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey, joined the top five club in the latest ICC women's cricket rankings for ODI bowlers. Jhulan Goswami secured the No.1 spot. While Shikha Pandey made a tremendous come back by picking up eight wickets, has jumped 12 places to occupy the fifth spot in the list. Left-handed India opener Smriti Mandhana consolidated her position at the top with a career-best 797 points. In ODI All-Rounder rankings, Shikha Pandey has been placed joint 3rd along with South Africa's Dane van Niekerk.
Former minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, Venur Dhananjay Kumar, passed away in Mangaluru. He was 67. He passed away after a prolonged illness A four-time Lok Sabha member, Kumar served in various capacities in the Vajpayee government, holding the portfolios of civil aviation, finance and textiles, the latter two as minister of state. His journey in the electoral politics began from 1983 when he first became an MLA from BJP. He had worked hard for the welfare of the state as a cabinet minister in the Vajpayee government.