1. The Gujarat government launched a solar power scheme ‘Suryashakti Kisan Yojana (SKY)’ for farmers, enabling them to generate electricity for their captive consumption as well as sell the surplus power to the grid and earn an extra buck.
2. Saudi Aramco and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop and build an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.
3. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was conferred the ‘Chief Minister of the Year’ award for her remarkable work in e-governance. The award was given at the 52nd Skoch Summit held in New Delhi.
4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Mohanpura Irrigation Project in Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh.
5. The Southern Railway (SR) has planned to fine train passengers up to a hefty Rs.2,000 per person, who are found taking selfies in front of trains at railway stations and while travelling footboard.
6. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) board cleared a $200-million investment into the National Infrastructure Investment Fund (NIIF) that will help funnel up to $2.4 billion into the infra sector.
7. The Union government has sanctioned Rs.1,800 crore for tourism development projects in Himachal Pradesh.
8.Three day Photo Exhibition on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Khelo India Khelo’ inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Vijay Sampla, in Chandigarh.
9. The three-day annual Sindhu Darshan Festival celebrated on the bank of Indus River in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
10. Additional chief secretary (Home) in Chhattisgarh government, B V R Subramanyam was posted to Jammu and Kashmir following the imposition of governor’s rule in the state.
11. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has re-elected as Turkish President. Mr. Erdogan got nearly 53% with almost all votes counted.
12. Indian swimmer Sandeep Sejwal has won the gold medal in men’s 50m breaststroke event at the Singapore National Swimming Championships in Singapore Besides, Virdhawal Khade grabbed a creditable silver medal in the 50m freestyle event and Virdhawal Khade grabbed a creditable silver medal in the 50m freestyle event.
13. Archer Deepika Kumari won her first individual gold medal in six years at the Salt Lake World Cup.
14. Award-winning poet Donald Hall has passed away.