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National News

 The Indian Space Research Organisation’s navigation satellite INRSS-1I was launched by PSLV-C41 and successfully placed in the designated orbit.PSLV-C41/IRNSS-1I Mission blasted off at 4.04 am from the first launchpad at the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre.

 Delhi’s IGI in world’s top 20 busiest airports. Robust air traffic growth at the capital’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has propelled it into the list of top 20 airportsAccording to the Airports Council International (ACI), Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai were among the fastest growing airports in the world last year.

 Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has approved setting up a 5,000 MW capacity solar park at the Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR), which would be the largest such entity in the world after its completion.

 Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot launched a new Website and Mobile App of the ‘National Commission for Safai Karamcharis’. The new website and Mobile App will help the Commission in addressing the grievances/complaints of petitioners in an efficient manner.

International News

 The Union Cabinet approved the signing of Host country (Headquarters) Agreement between India and International Solar Alliance (ISA). The agreement was signed between Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and ISA in March 2018.

 2018 edition of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), also known as Asia’s Davos was held in Hainan, China. The theme for 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is: “An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity”

 India has become the top recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) from within the Commonwealth. It has become the second-most lucrative source of investment within Commonwealth after the

Appointment

 Balram Bhargava appointed as the new Director-General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research. Bhargava, currently a senior consultant cardiologist at the All India Institute of Medical Science, will carry out this role until He will succeed Soumya Swaminathan.

 Inspector General KR Nautiyal has been appointed as the new Coast Guard Commander (Eastern Seaboard). KR Nautiyal will take over Headquarters Eastern Seaboard from Inspector General KS Sheoran on 12th April 2018. He has been promoted to the rank of Additional Director-General.

 Rajesh Ranjan has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Sports

Indian badminton ace Kidambi Srikanth became world No. 1 in the latest rankings released by the BWF, Srikanth finds himself atop the table with 76895 points, ahead of Viktor Axelsen.

Tejaswini Sawant brought her years of experience into play en route to claiming the silver medal in the women’s 50m rifle prone event of the 21st Commonwealth Games

Virat Kohli and Mithali Raj voted world’s leading cricketers Kohli won his award for the second year, while Mithali raj became the leading run-scorer in women’s One-Day Internationals during India’s run to the World Cup final.
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