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National News
1. SC sentences Justice CS Karnanto six months in jail
• Supreme Court has sentenced Calcutta High Court sitting judge, Justice C.S. Karnan, to six months’ imprisonment for “contempt of court.
• Karnan’s arrest orders came a day after he sentenced Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and six other judges of the Supreme Court to five years in jail under the SC/ST act.
• Chief Justice of India – JS Khehar

2.Maharashtra government has imposed a ban over selling and serving foods high in fats, sugar and salt in school canteens.
• Schools have been asked to replace food items with healthy food such as whole grain, home-made rotis, parathas, rice, etc.
• Although the Delhi high court and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had curbed junk food in schools in 2015 and 2016, no such regulations or guidelines were in place in Maharashtra until now.
• Chief Minister of Maharashtra – Devendra Fadnavis

3. 200 airports to be brought under regional air connectivity
• Under the UDAN regional air connectivity scheme, 33 airports have been already included since its launch in addition to 75 taking the total to 108.
• There will be multiple rounds of bidding.
• All Greenfield airports would be built through the PPP route.
• Full form of UDAN – Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik
• Union Minister for Civil Aviation – Ashok Gajapathi Raju
• The project is situated at Rahu in Pune district.

4.Konkona Sen Sharma wins Best Actress award for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’
• Konkona Sen Sharma has been named the Best Actress for the film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ at the 17th edition of the New York Indian Film Festival
• She also received the Best Director award for her directorial debut, ‘A Death in the Gunj’
• Lipstick Under My Burkha has not been released in India yet.
• Director of Lipstick under my burkha – Alankrita Shrivastava

5.Sachin Tendulkar welcomes INS Tarkash to London.
• INS Tarkash, under the command of Captain Rituraj Sahu, set sail from Mumbai last month
• INS Tarkash, a state of the art stealth ship.
• It is in the UK for naval exercises and to mark UK India Year of Culture 2017.
• It is the first time an Indian stealth frigate has docked at Canary Wharf in London.
• Prime Minister of the United Kingdom – Theresa May

International News
1. Sohail Mahmood to be Pakistan’s new envoy to India.
• Mahmood is a top diplomat of Pakistan and will replace Abdul Basit.
• Mahmood is currently Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey,
• He has also served in Pakistan’s missions in the US and Thailand.
• Gautam Bambawale is the Indian ambassador to Pakistan.

2. Venu Rajamony has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to the Netherlands.
• He is currently press secretary to President of India.
• Capital of Netherland – Amsterdam

Business News
1. India top user of WhatsApp video calls.
• WhatsApp has revealed that India is the top user of its video calling feature in terms of time spent.
• Indians are making 5 crore minutes of video calls daily.
• WhatsApp users globally make34 crore minutes of video calls every day.
• CEO of Whatsapp – Jan Koum
• WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for US$19 billion.

2. Google Maps to help settle border dispute between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
• Pakistan and Afghanistan plan to use Google Maps to help settle a border dispute that led to deadly clashes.
• Officials from the geological survey departments of the two countries will conduct a survey, and they will also make use of Google Maps.
• At least eight civilians were killed on both sides in fighting that began when a Pakistani census team accompanied by soldiers visited disputed villages along the southern border.
• International border between Pakistan and Afghanistan – Durand Line

Sports News
1.Jhulan Goswamibecomes the leading wicket taker in women’s ODIs.
• With 181 wickets Jhulan Goswami is the leading wicket taker.
• She over took former Australia pacer Cathryn Fitzpatrick’s (tally of 180)
• She has been awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award and the Padma Shri.

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