Public Grievance Redressal Act in Bihar
- Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Actenabling people to get their grievances redressed within a specific time period in the State.
- Feature:The Act has enabled people to get their issues redressed.
Narayanasamy sworn in as Puducherry CM
- V Narayanasamy was sworn in as Puducherry Chief Minister Along with Narayanasamy, five Congress legislatorswill be sworn-in as ministers.
- Lt Governor Kiran Bediadministrated the oath of office and secrecy to the team of ministers at Puducherry.
- Narayanasamyfor whom this is the first term and was elected leader of the 15-member Congress Legislature party.
Dia Mirza is ambassador for Swachh Saathi program
- Bollywood actress Dia Mirza Sangha has been appointed as the ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission’s Swachh Saathi program.
- more than 2,000 interns would be enrolled, who would coordinate with around 10,000 schools across the country
- Mirza, was a second runner up at Femina Miss India 2000. She also became the first Indian to win this title in 29 years.
Vice President Hamid Ansari visits Morocco and Tunisia
- Five-day visit to Morocco and Tunisia to build on diplomatic gains from the India-Africa Summit and place platform for a future partnership.
- Maiden visit by an Indian Vice-President in 50 years to the two nations
- Hosted by:Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkairane, Morocco.
- Focus:To discuss the issues of terrorism, UN Security Council expansion, investments in private sector and to strengthen Africa and regional matters.
- Indiahas moved 13 positions to rank 2nd among 30 developing countries in 2016 on ease of doing business
- China is top in the list.
G Ashok Kumar assumes charge as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
- Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumartook charge as the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff.
- He is an alumnus of Pune National Defence Academy,
- He has served as the navigating officer of Indian Naval Ships Beas, Nilgiri, Ranvir and Vikrant also specialized in navigation and direction.
- Worked as the commanding officer of INS Kulish and Ranvir, and executive officer onboard INS Brahmaputra.
Servion Global appoints Sameet Gupte as CEO
- Chennai based Everstone Capital and Solmark owned Servion Global Solutions Ltd appointed SameetGupte as its new CEO and Member of Board
- He was serving as Executive Vice-President and Global Head of financial services for Virtusa Polaris.
Sudarsan Pattnaik wins gold in People’s Choice Prize
- sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaikhas won gold medal in people’s choice prize at world championship festival in Bulgaria
- Theme of the championship was Sport World and Olympic Symbolsand the height of the sculpture was two meters.
- He has been selected for the prize for his sculpture Drugs kill Sportswhich is the 2 metre height sculpture.
Science and Technology
BHEL commissions 3 supercritical thermal units in Uttar Pradesh
- Bharat Heavy Electricalshas commissioned all the 3 supercritical units of 660 MW each at the 1980 MW coal-based Lalitpur Super Thermal Power Project (STPP), in Uttar Pradesh.
- Commissioning comes from the company within a span less than three months as a result of enhanced focus on project execution
- Main plant package contract of this 1980 MW powerplant is being executed by the power major BHEL.
All train coaches will have bio-toilets by 2019
- Indian Railways will fit bio-toilets on all its 55,000 coaches with twoyears ahead of schedule by 2019
- All of coaches would be fitted with 1,40,000 bio-toilets.
- As of March this year Railways board have installed around 35,000 bio-toilets in 10,000 railway coaches
- Ministry also confident about phasing out such toilets by 2020-21 under its Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat (Clean Rail-Clean India)
Rohan Bopanna direct entry for Rio
- Rohan Bopannaofficially secured a direct entry into the men’s doubles event of the Rio Olympic Games by returning to top-10 in the ATP ranking Men’s doubles chart.
- also has the choice to pick his partner for the men’s doubles event regardless of his ranking.
- Sania Mirza continuedto be joint world number one with Swiss partner Martina Hingis in the Women’s Doubles chart.