ii. Gujarat’s Sachin Tawar was the only player who had managed to break through Patna defence and scored 11 points. The 20-year old raider finishes the 2017 edition as the highest raider with 369 raid points and 19 Super 10s.
ii. He was taking part in the prestigious event for the first time.
- Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu have won the gold in 10m mixed air pistol on the opening day.
- Amanpreet Singh clinched a bronze medal in the final of men’s 50m pistol.
ii. Mahendra Singh Dhoni had reached the milestone in 2016 while other Indians who have done so are Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin. Overall, Kohli, who played his 202nd match and 194th innings has become the 19th batsman to breach the 9000-run mark, making him the fastest to get there.
- Kohli had recently surpassed Australian great Ricky Ponting in the list of most ODI hundreds with his 31st ton.
- Kohli has broken de Villiers’ record of the the fastest cricketer to reach the milestone, with the South African batsman taking 205 innings.
ii. Each of the permanent campuses to be established at Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwad (Karnataka), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) and Goa will have a facility for housing 1,200 students from the academic year 2020-2021.
- Human Resource Development Minister is Prakash Javadekar.
- Currently, these institutions are functioning from temporary campuses with a total strength of 1,530 students.
- IIT Kharagpur was the first in India to be established in 1951.
ii. The joint Naval exercise named the VARUNA is scheduled in early 2018 between the two countries.
- Paris is the capital of France.
- Emmanuel Macron is the President of France.
ii. Principal Secretary (Religious Affairs) Avinish Kumar Awasthi instructed to prohibit meat and liquor shops in these notified areas. Vrindavan and Barsana are the first two places to be notified as teerth sthal in government records.
- Yogi Adityanath is the CM of UP.
- Ram Naik is the Governor of UP.
ii. The MoU will experiment with Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission and Department of Agriculture to help improve price forecasting practices to benefit farmers.
- Siddaramaiah is the CM of Karnataka.
- Vajubhai Vala is the Governor of Karnataka.
- Satya Nadella is the CEO of Microsoft.
ii. The tram was put into commercial operation for the first time in Tangshan, north China’s Hebei Province. With water being its only emission, the tram emits no pollutants. No nitrogen oxides will be produced as the temperature of the reaction inside hydrogen fuel cells is controlled under 100 degrees Celsius.
ii. Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari presented the award to Tagore.
iii. The celebrated actor debuted in movies with legendary director Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film Apur Sansar in 1959. Her breakout role in Hindi cinema was Shakti Samanta’s 1964 film Kashmir Ki Kali.
- She received the National Award for Best Actress for the film.
- The actor also received National Award for Best Supporting Actress for 2003 Bengali film, Abar Aranye.
He is presently the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.
ii. He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.
- Lusaka is the Capital of the Republic of Zambia.
- Edgar Lungu is the president of the Republic of Zambia.