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IMPORTANT APPOINTMENTS

INTERNATIONAL
President of Armenia Armen Sarkisian
Capital
Yerevan
Currency
Dram
Prime Minister
Karen Karapetyan
President of Russia Vladimir Putin
Capital
Moscow
Currency
Ruble
Prime Minister
Dmitry Medvedev
President of Peru Martin Vizcarra
Capital
Lima
Currency
Sol
President of Myanmar Win Myint
Capital
Naypyidaw
Currency
Kyat
Re-elected as President of China Xi Jinping
Vice President of China Wang Qishan
Capital
Beijing
Currency
Yuan/ Renmimbi
President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-sisi
Capital
Cairo
Currency
Egyptian Pound
President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari
Capital
Kathmandu
Currency
Nepalese Rupee
Prime Minister of China Le Keqiang
Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiye Ahmed
Capital
Addis Ababa
Currency
Birr
German Chancellor Angela Mekel
Capital
Berlin
Currency
EURO
Governor of People’s Bank of China Yi Gang
India’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ravi Thapar
Capital
Beruit
Currency
Lebanese Pound
India’s Ambassador to Republic of Belarus Sangeeta Bahadur
Capital
Minsk
Currency
Belarusian ruble
India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Vinay Kumar
Capital
Kabul
Currency
Afghani
India’s Ambassador to Republic of Korea M Gotsurve
Capital of South Korea

Seoul

Currency
Won
India’s representative to the Executive Board of UNESCO J S Rajput
Head of UNESCO
Audrey Azouley
Head Quarters
Paris, France
UK Skills Ambassador Sanjeev Gupta
Capital of UK
London
Currency
Pound Sterling

 

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NATIONAL
Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio
Governor Padmanabha Acharya
Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma
Governor Ganga Prasad
Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb
Governor Thathagata Roy
MD of HCL Infosystems Rangarajan Raghavan
Brand Ambassador of Gaming Platform Dream 11 M S Dhoni
Special Director in Enforcement Directorate Vivek R Wadekar
First Woman Combat Officer in ITBP Prakriti
Director General of ITBP Krishna Chaudhary
Uber India’s Brand Ambassador Virat Kohli
Director General of Press Information Bureau Sitanshu Kar
Additional Charge as Governor of Odisha Satyapal Malik – Governor of Bihar
Additional Charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu
Minister of Commerce and Industry
CEO of Ayushman Bharat Mission Indu Bhushan
Deputy Election Commissioner of India Chandra Bhushan
Chief Election Commissioner of India Om Prakash Rawat
Director General of Border Roads Gen Harpal Singh
Chairperson of National Green Tribunal Jawad Rahim
Twitter Chief Technology Officer Paras Aggarwal

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IMPORTANT AWARDS AND HONORS

Political and Public life Awards –
Lifetime Achievement Award
Britain’s Asian Voice weekly Newspaper
Shartughan Sinha
Pride of Birmingham Award Indian Origin –Harry Athwal
World No-1 Airport handling more than 40 Million Passengers per annum
–Airports Council International
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
World’s best airport for customer experience Chhattrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai
Pritzker Prize 2018 winner Balkrishna Vthal Das
Best Exhibitor Award at ITB Berlin India
Academy Award for Nobel Prize, USA Dr Ketzia David Prakasham
International Kochon Prize for TB Research International Council of Medical Research
Newton-Bhabha fund for ground water arsenic research project India – UK joint team
Festival International du Film pour enfants de Montreal Fim
“Grand Prix de Montreal Award”
Indian Film – Halkaa
Best of India short film festival in USA Shunyata
UK Golden Flame Award Veteran Actress Simi Garewal
Abel Prize 2018 Robert Langlands
Most Informative Pavilion Award at
Indian Science Congress in Imphal
DRDO- Defence Research Developmental Organization
GK Reddy memorial award for 2017 Karan Thapar for Journalism
Best Regional Airport in India and Central Asia –Skytrax Awards Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
Frederick Pincott Award for 2017 South Asian Cinema Foundation
Water Digest Award for best water conservation and Irrigation facility Chhattisgarh State
Forbes 30 under 30 list Actress – Anushka Sharma
Badminton Player – P V Sindhu
IE 100 2018 List – by Indian Express list of most powerful Indians Narendra Modi
G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2017 Dr. Rajan Sankaranarayanan
Pavilion Award at 105th Indian Science Congress National Highway Authority of India
J C Daniel Award Sreekumaran Thampi

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BANKING AND ECONOMY

  • SIDBI has signed an MoU with CSC e-governance services for improve accessibility of credit to underserved MSMEs through Udyami Portal.
  • Asian Development Bank Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, African Development Bank, New Development Bank and Green Climate fund have signed Joint Financial Partnership declarations with International Solar Alliance
  • Collection of Passport details of borrowers by Banks made mandatory for obtaining loans Rs 50 Crore and above
  • A penalty of 2 Crore has been levied on Indian Overseas Bank for non-compliance with Know Your Customer Norms
  • Penalty of Rs 40 Lakh has been levied on State Bank of India for flouting fake note norms
  • Citibank has launched Home Loans scheme with rate of interest linked to a 90-day T- Bill and will change every quarter
  • ICICI Bank has partnered with Swiggy for launching UPS based digital payment service.
  • Society for World Interbank Financial Telecommunication Systems Platform(SWIFT) has introduced Universal Global Payment Innovation Tracker.
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank has become the first Bank in the country to launch Artificial Intelligence based – Voice bot – “KEYA”
  • Government constituted a committee on issues related to fintech sector headed by secretary of department of finance.
  • A penalty of 3 Crore has been imposed by RBI on Axis Bank for noncompliance with instructions related to Income Recognition and Asset Classification norms
  • European Investment Bank has signed an MoU with Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency for USD 150 Million for a second line of credit which will be used for financing renewable projects in India
  • SEBI has raised the limit under Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives limit to USD 100 Million
  • Government of India has signed an MoU with Asian Development for improving railway infrastructure to improve efficiency of Indian Railways
  • Reserve Bank of India has scrapped Letter of Credits and Letter of Comfort for trade credits in the wake of recent fraud in Punjab National Bank
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India has signed an MoU with Reserve Bank of India for better implementation of IBC 2016.
  • State Bank of India has signed an MoU with India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation for offering Mortgage Guarantee to its customers
  • India has been approved as the 69th member of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. US is the largest shareholder of the Bank
  • Reserve Bank of India has allowed a higher limit of Rs 5000 Crore for Foreign Portfolio Investors to go long in Interest Rate Futures
  • RBI has lifted per borrower loan cap for MSME which was Rs 5 Crore and Rs 10 Crore for Micro/Small and Medium enterprises respectively considered as Priority sector lending.
  • World’s first Brass futures contracts have been launched by Multi commodity stock exchange of India
  • EXIM Bank has extended a USD 500 Million loan to facility to 15 Nation group in Africa
  • India signs USD 80 Million loan agreement with Asian Development Bank for boosting the Youth employability in Himachal Pradesh
  • Jana Small Finance Bank ltd has commenced operations as the small finance bank in March 2018
  • Punjab Government has signed MoU with e-Governance foundation of Nandan Nilekani for maintaining e –governance of urban local bodies in the state.

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • A multi utility vehicle aimed at promoting technology to the remote corners of the state – NAIPUNYA RATHAM has been inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh by CM Chandra Babu Naidu.
  • Inland ferry service has been inaugurated by Minister of Road Transport and Waterways, Nitin Gadkari in Vasco, Goa
  • Krem Puri – World’s longest sandstone cave has been discovered in Meghalaya
  • Jackfruit has been declared as the Kerala’s official fruit in March 2018
  • Government of India is setting up a plastic park in Deogarh Dist of Jharkhand at a cost of 120 Crore in 150 Acre Campus.
  • The NCAA – National Cultural Audiovisual Archives has become the World’s first trusted digital repository authorization body as per ISO 16363:2012 granted to it in March 2018
  • Ministry of Power has signed an understanding with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to train man power in states for better and faster implementation of Saubhagya Scheme (PM sahaj bijli har ghar yojana).
  • As per recent National Annual rural sanitation survey, 77% homes in rural India have got toilets and 93% of the beneficiaries are using the toilets.
  • India’s first insect museum opened at Tamilnadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore in Tamilnadu.
  • Ministry of Finance has approved guarantee of Rs 5000 Crore for Indian Railways Finance Corporation Bonds being subscribed by Life Insurance Corporation of India for 2017-18
  • Surat, Gujarat has become the first district in the country to have 100% solar powered health centres.
  • Kadaknath Chicken of Madhya Pradesh, the black meat of which is in demand in certain parts of the state has got a geographical Indication tag recently.
  • The first unit of 110MW Kishanganga hydroelectric project has been commissioned by BHEL in March 2018
  • India based Neutrino Observatory in Theni Dist, Tamilnadu has been approved by Ministry of Environment and Forests in March 2018.
  • Field Inspection and Scientific evaluation committee by government of India to investigate into illegal cultivation of HT Cotton in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry will be setting up a multi skill development center in Darjeeling announced by Director General of CII Chandrajit Banerjee
  • International Air Transport Association has tied up with Ministry of Civil Aviation and National Aviation University to improve human resource availability in Indian Aviation Industry
  • Asia’s largest Tulip garden – Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Jammu and Kashmir has been opened for the public in March 2018.
  • PAN-Aadhaar linking has been extended by CBDT till June 30th 2018
Chairman of CBDT Sushil Chandra
  • First Indian sign language dictionary of 3000 Words has been launched by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment – Thaawarchand Gehlot
  • National Medicinal Plants board of the Ministry of AYUSH will be set up by the Government of Himachal Pradesh in Jogindernagar Town with an initial funding of Rs 7.48 Crore
  • National Institute of Fashion Technology will conduct a National sizing survey of India to develop a India Size Chart for the garment Industry
  • India’s longest elevation road – Hindon elevated road has been inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh by CM Yogi Adityanath
  • 100 m high India’s tallest tricolor flag hoisted in belagavi, Karnataka
  • Banswadi railway station in Bengaluru becomes the first station in South western railways zone to be an all –women railway station
  • Diu has become the first and only union territory to be 100% Solar Energy efficient.
  • 70 years of successful Indo- Russia ties marked by the event Vision for future.
  • Headquarters of Animal Welfare board has been shifted from Chennai to Haryana
  • Government of India has sanctioned Rs 1000 Crore for II Phase of IMPRINT Programme – Impacting research innovation and technology
  • First Mega food park of Rajasthan has been inaugurated by Minister of Food Processing Industries – Harsimrat Kaur Badal in Roopangarh Village, Ajmer
  • First India- Japan Disaster risk reduction has been inaugurated in New Delhi jointly organized by Government of Japan, Ministry of Home Affairs and National Disaster Management Agency in march 2018
  • Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been inaugurated by President – Ram Nath Kovind in March 2018 which is jointly organized by Department of Science and Tech, National Innovation Foundation, India
  • India’s first coastal policing academy has been inaugurated in Okha, Gujarat
  • National Nutrition Mission has been launched by PM Narendra Modi which is formulated with a three-year budget starting at 9046 crore starting in 2017-18
  • Government of India has launched I-metro an association of all metro rail companies in India
  • India’s first Floating Laboratory has been set up in Loktak Lake to continuously monitor and improve the water quality of the lake in Manipur
  • India’s first helicopter taxi launched in Bengaluru between Electronic City and Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru
  • World’s largest Solar Park Shakti Sthala inaugurated in Tumkuru Dist of Karnataka
  • First Mega Food Park of Maharashtra has been inaugurated in Satara by Minister of Food Processing Industries – Harsimrat Kaur Badal
  • MoU has been signed between India and Canada for cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property rights
  • MoU signed between India and Zambia in the field of Judicial Cooperation
  • MoU signed between India and UK for cooperation and exchange of Information to combat international crime and talking serious organized crime
  • Government of India has approved restructuring of the composition of Boards of National Skill Development Fund and National Skill Development Corporation for better governance and monitoring framework
  • MoU has been signed between India and Guyana in the field of Renewable Energy
  • Double Taxation Anti Avoidance agreement has been signed by India and Iran
  • MoU has been signed between India and Iran for cooperation in the field of Agriculture and Allied Activities
  • MoU between India and France on Migration and Mobility partnership and environment
  • MoU between India and Jordan for cooperation in the field of Manpower
  • MoU between India and Macedonia for cooperation in the field of Health
  • MoU between India and Fiji for cooperation in the field of Renewable energy
  • Government of India approves Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) bill 2018 aimed at dealing with trafficking of Human beings
  • Ministry of Women and Child Development approved projects worth Rs 2,900 Crore under Nirbhaya fund for eight major cities to make the cities safer for women.
  • International Solar Alliance and government of India have signed a Host country agreement in New Delhi
  • Government of Assam has signed an MoU with Airports Authority of India for sustainable development of human settlements in Kamrup district of the state.
  • Indo-French center of excellence has been inaugurated in Bangalore, Karnataka for imparting vocational training to engineers in electricity, automation and energy management
  • Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik has taken additional charge as governor of Odisha.
  • Double Taxation Anti Avoidance agreement has been signed by India with Qatar
  • MoU has been signed between India and Srilanka for cooperation in the field of Information and Technology.

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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated Word Hindi Secretariat in Port Louis, Mauritius in March 2018
  • The last diesel locomotive has been handed over to Myanmar by India which was built at Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • World’s Largest cruise ship “Symphony of the Seas” has set its maiden voyage from France in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • 11 Countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam have signed Trans Pacific Partnership agreement in March 2018 which was rejected by USA
  • National Policy on Nuclear Energy Program has been approved by Saudi Arabia in March 2018
  • Sierra Leone becomes the first country to run a block chain based solution to count votes in its recent election.
  • Qatar is contributing USD 50 Million for UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
  • Philippines has announced withdrawal from International Criminal Court in March 2018
  • Government of India has signed an MoU with Russia and Bangladesh to participate in construction and installation works of Rooppur Atomic Power Plant in Bangladesh.
  • Pakistan will be placed on the “Grey List” of Financial Action Task Force from June 2018
  • Marshall Islands has become the first country in the world to launch its own crypto currency.

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SUMMITS, CONFERENCES, IMPORTANT VISITS

Summit Inaugurated by/ Headed by Place
1st National Conference on Drug Law Enforcement MoS for Home Affairs
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
New Delhi
Indian Metros : Collaboration for Excellence Launched I-Metros an association of all metro companies in India New Delhi
Asia Pacific Regional Conference – of the International Association of Police Inaugurated by Minister of Home Affairs

Rajnath Singh

New Delhi
5th India Maize Summit Organized by FICCI New Delhi
National Conference on Down Syndrome Inaugurated by Kamlesh Kumar Pandey Chairman – National Trust
under Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
New Delhi
Informal WTO Ministerial Meeting New Delhi
3rd edition of National Conclave on Mines and Minerals Organized by Ministry of Mines New Delhi
1st International Exhibition of Graphic Prints “Print Biennale India 2018” Organized by Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi
2-day National Legislators Conference Theme : We for Development New Delhi
1st summit of International Solar Alliance Co-hosted by President of India
Ram Nath Kovind
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
New Delhi
27th Technological Conference of Indian Jute Industries Research Association Minister of Textile, Information and Broadcasting Kolkata, West Bengal
Kerala’s first Global Digital Summit Inaugurated by CM Pinarayi Vijayan
m-Kerala App launched during the event
Kochi
Chief Information Security Officer Summit Organized by Kaspersky Chennai
Wings India 2018 Biennial event on Civil Aviation and Aerospace inaugurated by Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao Hyderabad
1st regional conference on mass rapid transport system for urban areas Ministry of Finance, ASSOCHAM, AIIB organized the conference Kolkata
5th World Ocean Summit Hosted by Economist Group Mexico
World ATM Congress
(WAMTC 2018)
World’s largest International Air Traffic Management exhibition
Airports Authority of India participated in the exhibition
Spain
UNRWA Extraordinary Ministerial Conference Hosted by Government of Jordan, Sweden and Egypt Rome, Italy
1st G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

RANKING AND INDEX, DEFENCE NEWS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Ranking and Index:

Name of the Report Publishing Organisation HEAD OF THE ORGANISATION

AND

HEAD QUARTERS

Rank of India Rank – 01 in the List
Worldwide Cost of Living 2018 Economic Intelligence Unit Head: Robin Bew

HQ : London, UK

124
New Delhi
129
Bangalore
Singapore
Speed test Global Index Ookla Headquartered in USA 67th
Fixed Broadband
109th
Mobile Internet Speeds
Singapore
Fixed Broadband
Norway
Mobile Internet Speeds
World’s Best Airport Skytrax Conultancy Mumbai International Airport
63rd
Changi Airport

Singapore

MasterCard Women Entrepreneurs Index MasterCard Headquartered at USA 52nd New Zealand
Global Multidimensional Poverty Index Oxford and Poverty Development Initiative Headquartered at UK 66th
Energy Transition Index World Economic Forum Head :
Klaus Martin Schwab
HQ :
Switzerland
78th / 114 Sweden
Global Firepower List 2018 Global Firepower Headquartered in USA 4th / 133 United States of India
Knight Frank Wealth Report Knight Frank Headquartered at London 16th – Mumbai Monaco
World’s Happiness Report 2018 UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network 133rd / 156 Finland
Quality of Governance Survey Government of India Pune Topped the List
Quality of Living Survet Mercer HQ: New York USA Vienna, Austria
Countries facing Web borne Threats Kaspersky Lab 33rd USA
First USD 100 Billion Mogul on Forbes List Amazon CEO – Jeff Bezos
Hunan Global Rich List India has 3rd highest number of Billionaires in the World
819 Billionaires – 1st China
Institute of Criminal Research Policy, India India is the least criminal country

 

DEFENCE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS

  • Brahmos supersonic missile successfully test fired from Pokhran, Rajasthan.
  • Lokheed Martin is going to setup F-16 jet production unit in India
  • Government of India has signed MoU with Jordan for cooperation in the field of defence.
  • Coast Guard has commissioned Interceptor Boat C-437 at Porbandhar
  • Indo – French naval exercise Varuna – 2018 has concluded in Goa in March 2018
  • Bharti Infrastructure and Defence Ltd Delivered C 162 Interceptor Boat to Coast Guard.
  • India – US test fired M777 ultra-light weight howitzers in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
  • MILAN 2018 – first ever multinational naval exercise hosted by Indian Navy held in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • India successfully test fired Ati tank guided missile – NAG in desert conditions in Pokhran Rajasthan
  • India’s first cloned buffalo is born in Assam named Sach – Gaurav.
  • Director Generals of BSF, India and Border Guard, Bangladesh have declared 8.3 km stretch of Indo- Bangladesh border as crime free zone.
  • Multilateral Air force exercise – HADR “SAMVEDNA”– Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster relief exercise has concluded off the coast of Kerala in March 2018.

BOOKS and AUTHORS

Name of the Book Author Released by
“A tribute to Jagu”, book on former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmia Srilankan Cricket Association
Mahila Suraksha – handbook Shmila Administration CM – Jai Ram Thakur

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IMPORTANT DAYS

DAY OBSERVED AS OBSERVED BY HEAD AND HQ
MARCH 01st Zero Discrimination Day UNAIDS HQ:
Geneva, SwitzerlandHead:
Michel Sidibe
MARCH 03rd World Wild Life Day UN
General Assembly
HQ:
New York, USA
Head:
Miroslav Lajcak
MARCH 08th International Women’s Day Suggested at International Socialist Women’s Conference in 1910
MARCH 15th World Consumer Rights Day
MARCH 20th International Day of Happiness United Nations HQ :
New York, USA
Head:
Antonio Guterres
MARCH 21st International Day of Elimination of Racial Discrimination
MARCH 21st International Day of Forests Theme : Forests and Sustainable Cities
MARCH 22nd World Water Day Theme : Nature for Water
MARCH 23rd World Meteorological Day Theme : Weather Ready, Climate Start
MARCH 24th World TB Day Theme : Wanted : Leaders for a
TB- Free World
MARCH 27th World Theatre Day International Theatre Institute HQ :
Paris, France
Head:
Tobias Biancone

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SPORTS

Asian Wrestling Championship Navjot Kaur – Gold
Women’s 65 kg freestyle event
Vinesh Phogat – Silver
Women’s 50kg free style event
Sangeeta – Bronze
Women’s 59 kg freestyle event
ISSF – International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup, held in Mexico Shahzar Rizvi – Gold
Manu Bhaker – Gold
Jitu Rai – Bronze
Mehuli Ghosh – Bronze
Ravi Kumar – Bronze
Indian Wells Masters 2018 – Tennis
held in California, USA
Men’s Singles
Juan Martin Del Potro
Women’s Singles
Naomi Osaka
ISSF Junior World Cup
held in Sydney, Australia
Gold – Elavenil Valarivan
Gold – Anish Bhanwala
Gold – Muskan Bhanwala
Bronze – Arjun Babuta
National triathlon Championship Gold medal
Samira Abraham
Bishworjit Singh
Inaugural Snooker Team IBSF Worldcup in Doha, Qatar India
Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra
Interstate National Tennis Championship, held in Chhattisgarh Maharashtra
Rapid Event at 11th Tal Memorial Chess in Moscow, Russia Viswanathan Anand
Deodhar trophy Cup 2017-18 Winner – India – B Team
 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup – Hockey 2018, held in Malaysia Australia
FMSCI National Motor Sports Person of the Year Anindith
Cricket Team with ODI status for the first time Nepal
Wisden India Almanack’s Cricketer of the Year K L Rahul
Nidahas Trophy 2018 – Cricket Winner – India
F-1 season’s first grand prix in Australia Sebastian Vettel


FIRSTS IN INDIA AND WORLD IN MARCH 2018

India’s first helicopter Taxi Services launched Bengaluru
India’s first state-led incubator for women launched Government of Telangana in Hyderabad
India’s first Coastal Policing Academy National Academy of Coastal Policing, Okha, Gujarat
South Asia’s first ever co-working and co-play space launched Gurugram, Haryana
First and the only Union Territory to be 100% Solar Energy Efficient Diu
First all women railway station in South Central Zone Banaswadi
Railway Station
World’s first trusted digital repository National Cultural Audiovisual Archives
First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 Words launched by Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment
First district in the country to have 100% solar powered health Centers Surat
India’s first Insect Museum launched Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
First country in the world to run a block chain- powered election Sierra Leone
First Bank in India to introduce AI- powered Voice based Autobot Kotak Mahindra Bank
World’s first Brass futures contract Multi commodity exchange of India
First Passenger Plane to land in Sikkim Spice Jet from Kolkata
First Woman officer in Combat role of ITBP Prakriti
World’s Largest Solar Park – Shakti Sthala Tumkur, Karnataka
3rd Largest Electricity Producer in the World as per a report by India Brand Equity Foundation India

China -01st

Asia’s largest Tulip Garden opened for visitors recently Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
Jammu and Kashmir
World’s Largest Cruise Ship – “Symphony of the Seas” France
India’s largest Wind turbine generator commissioned by Suzlon Tamilnadu
Largest Arms Supplier to India – report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Russia
India’s longest elevated road inaugurated in Ghaziabad
Uttar Pradesh
World’s longest stand stone cave discovered in India Meghalaya
India’s highest tricolor hoisted in Belagavi
Karnataka
As per report from World Bank – Tax rates under GST in India World’s Second Highest
First Director General of National Testing Agency Vineet Joshi

 

OBITUARIES

PERSON COUNTRY PROFESSION
Khagendra Jamatia India Tripura State
Fisheries and Corporation Minister
Prafulla Das India Litterateur
Davide Astori Italian Footballer
Aged 31
Sarat Mohanty India Odisha – Actor
Shammi India Veteran Bollywood Actress
Pyarelal Wadali India One of the Singers of Wadali Brothers
Ken Dodd UK Comedian
Sir John Sulston UK Scientist
Ranjan Roy India Senior Journalist
Stephen Hawking UK Scientist
M Sukumaran India Writer – Kerala
Kedarnath Singh India Veteran Hindi Poet
Les Payne USA Journalist,
Pulitzer Prize Winner
R K Dorendra Singh India Former Manipur
Chief Minister

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