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1. Union Ministry launches I- Metros’ -An Association Of All Indian Metro Rail Companies
- ‘I-Metros’ is launched by the Cabinet Secretary P.K Sinha in New Delhi at an event of “Indian Metros: Collaborating for Excellence”. The event is also attended by the Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Mangu Singh.
- The association will act as a forum of exchange of ideas and innovations.
2. French President Macron and PM Modi Jointly Inaugurate largest Solar Power Plant At Mirzapur In UP
- This the largest solar projects in the country with 101-megawatt solar power at Dadar Kala village in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh.
- The project is set up by the French company ENGIE , it has been awarded by the project in 2016 with the cost of Rs. 680 crore. Solar Energy Corporation of India has signed Power purchase agreement for 25 years with the company.
3. First ‘crime-free’ zone is inaugurated on India-Bangladesh border
- This is the first-of-its-kind “crime-free” stretch of 8.3 kms along the international border in West Bengal jointly inaugurated by India and Bangladesh.
- This zone includes the Gunarmath and Kalyani Border Out Posts (BOPs) in India and Puthkhali and Daulatpur BOPs in Bangladesh across border.
- Border Security Force chief:K K Sharma
- Border Guards Bangladesh chief: DG Maj.
4. Passport becomes mandatory for bank loans of Rs. 50 crore & above
- Government made compulsory to collect passport details by the banks of customers who are seeking loans of Rs. 50 crore & above.
- And all the existing borrowers of loans of over 50 crore rupees have been asked to submit their passport details within 45 days by the Financial Services Secretary.
5. Centre constituted a Tribunal for adjudication of Mahanadi Water Dispute
- Mahanadi Water Dispute is the long standing disputes between Odisha and Chhattisgarh over sharing of Mahanadi river water.
- The tribunal is a three member body that is formed under the Section-4 of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act, 1956.
- Supreme Court Judge A M Khanwilkar is nominated as the chairman of the tribunal by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and other two members are Justice Ravi Ranjan of Patna High Court and Jusitce Indwermeet Kaur Kochar of Delhi High Court.
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6. A Floating Lab is established To Monitor Manipur’s Loktak Lake.
- The floating laboratory is set up by the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Laboratory (IBSD), Imphal in order to monitor water quality of India’s largest freshwater lake, Loktak in northeast Manipur and eventually improve it.
- The floating lab was inaugurated by Manipur’s Forest and Environment Minister, Thounaojam Shyamkumar Singh in Imphal, Manipur.
7. Rajasthan assembly Passes Bill for Death Penalty For Those Who Rape Girls Under 12 Years Of Age
- The bill is introduced by the State Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria as ‘The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2018’ in the assembly, which was passed in the House by a voice vote following a debate.
- Under the new amendment two sections 376-AA and 376-DD is added to the Indian Penal Code, 1860. According to this new amendment a person who is convicted of raping/gang-raping a girl up to twelve years of age will be given a death sentence or rigorous imprisonment, which shall not be less than fourteen years and 20 years, respectively
8. Karnataka State flag (nada dhwaja) unveiled
- The flag is unveiled by the Siddaramaiah government as ‘ Nada Dhwaja’. If the flag is approved by the Central Government then Karnataka will become the second State to have a flag after Jammu and Kashmir.
- The flag is yellow-white-red and has the State emblem at the centre.
- As State has no power to announce its own flag hence a proposal is sent to Union Home Ministry for approval.
9. China abolished two-term limit for Presidential rule
- China’s Parliament ended the decades-old two-term limit for the President hence it will allow the Xi Jinping to remain as the country’s leader for life.
- The amendment is unanimously approved by the seven-member Standing Committee – the topmost body of the ruling Communist Party of China.
- This amendment replaces the system introduced by former leader Deng Xiaoping in 1982, which was introduced with the aim of preventing a repeat of the bloody reign of Mao Zedong.
- Until now there is two consecutive terms for the President and the constitutional changes were passed by the annual sitting of the National People’s Congress, the country’s legislature with two-third majority.
Capital of China : Beijing
President of China : Xi Jinping
Currency of China : Renminbi
10. Russia test-fires ‘ideal’ hypersonic missile successfully
- Russian President Vladimir Putin called the hypersonic missile as the “an ideal weapon”as he unveiled a new array of next-generation arms earlier this month.
- The Kinzhal (Dagger) missile a high precision missile was successfully launched from a MiG-31 supersonic interceptor jet that took off from an airfield in the south military district in Russia’s southwest.
Capital of Russia : Moscow
Currencies of Russia : Russian ruble, Ruble sign
President of Russia : Vladimir Putin
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