इज़राइल ने एरो-3 का सफल उड़ान परीक्षण पूरा किया

  • इजरायल मिसाइल रक्षा संगठन ने अमेरिकी मिसाइल रक्षा एजेंसी और इजरायली रक्षा बलों के साथ मिलकर एरो वेपन सिस्टम का एक उड़ान परीक्षण सफलतापूर्वक किया, जिसे पृथ्वी के वायुमंडल के बाहर बैलिस्टिक मिसाइलों को रोकने के लिए डिज़ाइन किया गया है।
  • इसका नेतृत्व इज़राइल एयरोस्पेस इंडस्ट्रीज (Israel Aerospace Industries – IAI) ने किया था।
  • एरो 3 का पहली बार फरवरी 2018 में सफलतापूर्वक परीक्षण किया गया था। इसे दुनिया में अपनी तरह के सबसे शक्तिशाली हथियारों में से एक माना जाता है और यह 2008 से विकास में है।

Teen pilot Zara Rutherford becomes youngest woman to fly the world solo

  • Teenage aviator Zara Rutherford has become the youngest woman to fly around the world solo.
  • The 19-year-old, who has dual British-Belgian nationality, landed at Kortrijk-Wevelgem Airport in western Belgium on Thursday, completing an epic 41-country journey spanning over 52,000 kilometers (32,300 miles), and broke two Guinness World Records in the process.

Israel Completed A Successful Flight Test Of The Arrow-3

  • The Israel Missile Defense Organization, together with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Israeli Defense Forces, successfully conducted a flight test of the Arrow Weapon System that is designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside of the earth’s atmosphere.
  • The test was performed at a test site in central Israel, and led by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
  • The Arrow 3 Weapon System was first tested successfully in February 2018 after months of delays and technical problems. It is considered one of the most powerful weapons of its kind in the world and has been in development since 2008.

Kristalina Georgieva named as IMF chief

  • The International Monetary Fund formally selected Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria as the IMF MD.
  • She will succeed Christine Lagarde. Kristalina was previously the CEO of World Bank.

NRIs can now apply for Aadhaar on arrival without 182-day wait

  • NRIs with Indian passport can now apply for biometric ID on arrival without the 182-day waiting period.
  • In case NRI’s passport does not have Indian address, he shall be allowed to submit any of the other UIDAI-approved documents as proof of address.