By | March 15, 2018

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(1). Arunachal Pradesh Declared Open Defecation-Free State.

  • Arunachal Pradesh emerged as the second State in the Northeast, after Sikkim, to be declared
    Open Defecation Free.
  • Arunachal Pradesh has been declared open defection free ahead of the national deadline of October 2, 2019.
  • Madhya Pradesh , Maharashtra Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand , and Haryana were declared open defecation free states in October 2017.

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Arunachal Pradesh Capital — Itanagar.
Arunachal Pradesh CM — Pema Khandu.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor — Brigadier BD Mishra.


(2). Om Prakash Singh Appointed as New DGP of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Om Prakash Singh will be the new Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh. He will succeed incumbent Sulkhan Singh, whose tenure ended .


(3). Vidarbha Defeats Delhi to win Ranji Trophy For the First time.

  • Vidarbha have created history by winning the Ranji Trophy for the first time with a thumping nine-wicket win over Delhi at the Holkar stadium in Indore.
  • Rajneesh Gurbani’s 6/59, including a hat-trick and a century from Akshay Wadkar were the key moments in Vidarbha scripting a fairytale run.

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Rajneesh Gurbani was declared player of the Match.
Holkar Stadium — Indore.


(4). Phil Simmons has been Appointed Coach of Afghanistan .

  • Former West Indies all-rounder Phil Simmons has been appointed coach of Afghanistan.


(5). Vijay Keshav Gokhale appointed as new Foreign Secretary.

  • Vijay Keshav Gokhale will be the new Foreign Secretary. He will replace the incumbent. Dr S. Jaishankar, who is completing his tenure on the 28th of this month.
  • A 1981-batch IFS officer, Mr Gokhale is currently holding the charge of Secretary Economic Relations in the External Affairs Ministry.


(6). GAIL commissions India’s second largest rooftop solar plant in UP.

  • State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd said it has commissioned the country’s second largest rooftop solar power plant.
  • A company statement says that firm has installed a 5.76 MWp (Mega Watt peak) solar plant at its petrochemical complex at Pata in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The plant over the roofs of warehouses covers a total area of 65,000 square meters.