1. US President Joe Biden signs documents endorsing Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO
US President Joe Biden has signed documents endorsing Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO alliance. Sweden and Finland applied for NATO membership in response to Russia's militay actions in Ukraine. Moscow has repeatedly warned both countries against joining the alliance.
2. 44th Chess Olympiad ends; India's men & women team win bronze medal
The 44th Chess Olympiad inaugurated by Prime minister Narendra Modi in Chennai on the 28th of July ended on August 10. India competed in the tournament with three teams in the Men's Section and three teams in the Women’s section.
3. Maharashtra cabinet expansion
The 40 days that it took for chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to deliver cabinet expansion to Maharashtra suggest how thorny their balancing act has been. That the 18 ministers sworn in include nine each from the two camps, despite the Shinde faction of Shiv Sena only having 50 members as compared to BJP’s 106, counts for a win for him.
4. Singapore's Tribute To Netaji: Monument Status For "Delhi Chalo" Call Site
Singapore declared its iconic green site Padang, from where Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose gave the slogan of 'Delhi Chalo' in July 1943, as its 75th national monument as the city-state celebrates its 57th National Day.
5. Megapatham - poetic anthology of HMR MD launched
Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR)Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy's poetic anthology Megapatham or ‘Path in the clouds’ with sub-title “Metro kavita jhari”, a book of poetry, consists of 58 poems penned by him launched.