Hichem Mechichi becomes new Prime Minister of Tunisia
* Tunisia’s interior minister, Hichem Mechichi has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of the country. He succeeded Elyes Fakhfakh, who resigned over allegations of a conflict of interest. He has a month to form a government.
* As well as being the interior minister in the outgoing government, Mechichi has been a counsellor to President Saied, handling legal matters. He has previously been chief of staff at the Ministry of Transport and also served in the Ministry of Social Affairs.
Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi assumes Charge as commandant of INA
* Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, AVSM, NM has assumed charge as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy (INA). He has replaced the Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM who served as the Commandant, Indian Naval Academy (INA) from 12 June 2019 to 27 July 2020.
India extends medical assistance worth USD 1 million to North Korea
* India has extended anti-tuberculosis medical assistance worth about USD 1 million to North Korea in response to a request received from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
* The medical assistance is given under the aegis of an ongoing WHO anti-tuberculosis programme in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK
Delhi Government Launches ‘Rozgaar Bazaar’
* The Government of Delhi, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has launched an online job portal ‘Rozgaar Bazaar’, which will be beneficial for both, the job seekers and employers, by bringing them together on one platform.
The portal can be accessed at http://jobs.delhi.gov.in/
‘Rozgaar Bazaar, will have two option:
* I want a job.
* I want to hire.
* It will provide job-seekers with an opportunity to connect with employers via phone or WhatsApp, so as to make job opportunities available to those who lost employment due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown.
India hands over 10 broad-gauge railway locos to Bangladesh
* India has handed over 10 broad-gauge railway locomotives to Bangladesh. The locomotives were flagged off from the Gede station of the Easter Railway in West Bengal’s Nadia district while the receiving station will be of Darshana on the other side. With this, India aims to offer Bangladesh mobility solutions for both intra-country and inter-country movement. These locomotives will help in managing the increasing volume of passenger and freight train operations in Bangladesh.
* The rail collaboration between India & Bangladesh is a vital element of bilateral collaboration to promote trade and connectivity as well as boosting the economic partnership. Currently there are four operational rail links between the two countries connecting West Bengal with Bangladesh.