Astronomers have taken the first-ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. The image which has been captured by a network of eight telescopes across the world shows an intensely bright 'ring of fire' surrounding a perfectly circular dark hole. According to some scientists, the black hole is located 500 million trillion kilometres away.
Wing, owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, will deliver takeaway food, coffee and medicines by drone to about 100 homes in Canberra. It has been testing its drones in Australia since 2014 but many residents had complained about the noise. Australia's aviation authority gave Wing permission to launch a commercial service after examining its safety record and operational plans.
London became the first city in the world to implement a special Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The ULEZ would charge an entry fee for older vehicles if they do not meet the emission standards. In an attempt to reduce air pollution and protect public health, the ULEZ will be operational for 24 hours and seven days a week. Motorists who drive into the zone in a vehicle that does not meet the new emission standard will have to pay a daily charge.
India has built a 25-bed maternity hospital in Nepal. The hospital has been built under the Government of India's Small Development Projects Scheme. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated the Chandra Narayan Yadav Memorial Maternity Hospital in Siraha district. The Hospital will provide quality maternity and health care services to the people of 50 Village Development Committees in and around Siraha district. It will also help in reducing maternal and child mortality rate.
India's population grew at an average annual rate of 1.2 per cent between 2010 and 2019, according to a report by the United Nations Population Fund. It is more than double the annual growth rate of China India's population in 2019 stood at 1.36 billion. In comparison, China's population stood at 1.42 billion in 2019. China's population grew at an average annual rate of 0.5 per cent between 2010 and 2019.
Military forces of India and Singapore got together to participate in a joint exercise in Babina Cantonment in Jhansi. The three-day exercise, ‘Bold Kurukshetra–2019’, is being conducted to develop military technology, boost maritime security and bolster the nations’ fight against terrorism. The two countries had signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen the defence ties between the Indian Military and Singapore Armed Forces in November 2017.
HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd has claimed the top spot with an average AUM of ₹3.42 trillion. It overtook ICICI Prudential Asset Management Co. Ltd with an average AUM of at ₹3.20 trillion. India’s asset management companies (AMCs) own assets under management (AUM) worth ₹24.46 trillion, according to data released by the Association of Mutual Funds in India (Amfi).
SUN Group Chairman Vikramjit Singh Sahney elected as the new president of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - India. He will succeed in Jawahar Vadivelu. The International Chamber of Commerce is the largest, most representative business organization in the world. Points to Remember Founded: 1919 Headquarters: Paris, France
Indian captain Virat Kohli was named the ‘Leading Cricketer in the World’ for the third time in a row in this year’s edition of the Wisden Cricketers’. This is the third time in a row that the Indian captain gained this title. Smriti Mandhana was the Leading Cricketer in the women’s game. Kohli also won the ICC’s cricketer, test and one-day international player of the year awards in January 2019.
BJP MLA Jagan Prasad Garg passed away. He was 65. He suddenly fell ill and was admitted to a hospital in Agra where he breathed his last. Jagan Prasad was elected MLA for the fifth time from North Assembly constituency in Agra. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled his death.