1. Lt General Raghu Srinivasan As New BRO Chief –


  • Lieutenant General Raghu Srinivasan assumed the role of the 28th Director General (DG) of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). This transition follows the superannuation of Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry.
  • Srinivasan is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla and the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, where he was commissioned into the Corps of Engineers in 1987.
  • His illustrious service record includes participation in key military operations such as Operation Vijay, Operation Rakshak, and Operation Parakram.
  • The Border Roads Organisation was established on May 7, 1960, with the primary objective of securing India’s borders through the development of infrastructure in the remote regions of the north and northeast.
  • Since its inception, the BRO has made remarkable contributions to this mission, having constructed and dedicated to the nation more than 63,000 kilometers of roads, 976 bridges, six tunnels, and 21 airfields.
  • In the past year alone, the BRO completed a record-breaking 193 projects across eight border states and three Union Territories, with a total cost of ₹5,400 crore.


  1. IAF To Stop Flying MiG-21 By 2025: Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari –


  • Amidst its ongoing efforts to modernize and replace its aging Russian-origin aircraft, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced plans to retire its iconic MiG-21 fighter jets and replace them with the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark 1A.
  • Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari made this significant revelation during a press conference held in Delhi ahead of the Air Force Day celebrations scheduled for October 8th in Prayagraj.
  • Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari disclosed that the IAF had signed a contract for 83 LCA Mark 1A aircraft, which will be supplemented with an additional 97 units, bringing the total to 180 LCA Mark 1As. This move marks a crucial step towards retiring the aging MiG-21 squadrons from active service.
  • The Air Chief Marshal confirmed that the MiG-21 fighter aircraft would cease operations by 2025, with the LCA Mark 1A being the replacement of choice.


  1. India’s best-ever medal tally in Asian Games, now stands at 71 as of 03rd October –


  • India won 71 medals at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.
  • This is India’s best performance at the Asian Games to date. The Indian contingent won 16 gold, 26 silver, and 29 bronze medals. India is in fourth place in the overall medal tally, behind China, Japan, and South Korea.
  • India’s performance at the 2023 Asian Games is a testament to the growing strength of Indian sports. The country is now producing world-class athletes in a variety of sports, and this is likely to continue in the coming years.