1. Bihar has become the first state in the country to monitor road construction projects online. The department has provided the latest technology, including digital signatures, along with closed user group mobile phones to all officials, particularly engineers, for online monitoring.
2. India has the world’s youngest internet population with 75 percent of all users under the age of 35 years:comScore.
Defense and Space Current Affairs
3. Defence Minister A.K. Antony re-elected unopposed as president of India’s premier think tank, the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA). The minister will head the executive council during 2012-14.
4. Top scientist of ISRO, Roddam Narasimha announced his resignation from ISRO in protest against the blacklisting of Nair and three other scientists over the controversial Antrix-Devas deal.
5. . The first batch of IAF’s (Indian Air Force) latest acquisition, the multi-purpose Mi-17 V5 helicopters inducted last week in New Delhi, arrived at the Bagdogra airbase