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UNEP recognises CIAL as world"s 1st fully solar

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has recognised Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) as the world"s first fully solar energy-powered airport

The power plant is accompanied by a solar farm, with vegetables grown below and between solar panels.

Did you Know

Cochin International Airport is the first airport in India developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model and was funded by nearly 10,000 non-resident Indians from 30 countries.

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Akshay Kumar, launched a campaign for Swachh Bharat

Akshay Kumar launched an advertisement campaign for the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) in the capital.

The campaign focuses on promoting the twin pit toilet technology in rural India.

The advertisement campaign launched is an effort, supported by the World Bank.

Did you Know

The twin pit toilet technology was invented in India and is recommended by World Health Organization.

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India launches 2nd IT corridor in China

India today launched its second IT corridor in China to gain access to big Chinese market.

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) has established one more Digital Collaborative Opportunities Plaza (SIDCOP) platform in China

Agreements worth RMB 36 million (about USD six million) were signed between Indian service providers and Chinese customers

Did you Know

Last December, the NASSCOM established its first SIDCOP platform in the Chinese port city of Dalian, which is India"s first IT hub in China.

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7 states/UTs to roll out intra-state e-way bill

Maharashtra, Manipur and five union territories rolled out intra-state e-way bill system for movement of goods worth over Rs 50,000 within the state.

The union territories which rolled out this system are Chandigarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep.

Did you Know

The government had launched the electronic-way or e-way bill system from April 1 for moving goods worth over Rs 50,000 from one state to another.

The same for intra or within the state movement has been rolled out from April 15.

On an average 12 lakh, e-way bills are being generated every day

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Real Madrid beat Liverpool to win Champions League

Spanish football giants Real Madrid have won the Champions League title by beating English side Liverpool FC.

This is the third consecutive year that Real Madrid has won the tournament.

Did you Know

The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

Real Madrid is the most successful club in the competition"s history, having won the tournament 13 times

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Indian Navy Commissions 4th Ship Of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV

The Indian Navy commissioned the IN LCU L54, the fourth ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV, into its fleet at Port Blair.

It is in line with the Make in India initiative.

The ship was indigenously designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Kolkata.

The fleet containing a total of 8 ships will be based at the Andaman and Nicobar Command.

Did you Know

Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK-IV fleet of ships is an amphibious programme with its primary role being transportation and deployment of Main Battle Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore

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Japan Win Uber Cup To End 37-Year Drought

Japan women beat finalists Thailand 3-0 to win the Uber Cup in Bangkok

This ended Japan"s 37-year long wait for the title.

The 2018 tournament was held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Did you Know

The Uber Cup also called the World Team Championships for Women, is a major international badminton competition contested by women"s national badminton teams.

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CSK Defeat SRH To Clinch Record-Equalling Third IPL Title

Chennai Super Kings completed a fairytale comeback from disgrace to glory, clinching their third IPL title

Shane Watson single-handedly hammered Sunrises Hyderabad into submission.

Full List of Awards

Man of the Match (Final): Shane Watson

Orange Cap (Most Runs): Kane Williamson - SRH

Purple Cap (Most Wickets): Andrew Tye - Kings XI Punjab

Emerging Player: Rishabh Pant - Delhi Daredevils

Stylish Player: Rishabh Pant - Delhi Daredevils

Perfect Catch: Trent Boult - Delhi Daredevils

Super Striker: Sunil Narine - Kolkata Knight Riders

Valuable Player : Sunil Narine - Kolkata Knight Riders.

Fairplay Award: Mumbai Indians.

Did you Know

CSK was reinstated into the IPL after a two-year ban for their team management"s role in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal

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15th Finance Commission Constitutes Panel For Health Sector

The 15th Finance Commission has constituted a High Level Group consisting of eminent experts from across the country to examine the strengths and weaknesses for enabling balanced expansion of Health Sector.

Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi is the Convenor of the group.

There are 5 other members in the group.

Did you Know

The 15th FC was constituted in November 2017. The commission"s chairman is N. K. Singh.

Shaktikanta Das and Anoop Singh are full-time members

Ramesh Chand and Ashok Lahiri are part-time members.

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1st Smart & Green Highway Eastern Peripheral Expressway At Baghpat In UP

The Delhi-Meerut Expressway will do away with 31 traffic signals currently on the Delhi-Meerut road.

The total length of the project is 82 km, of which the first 27.74 km will be 14-lane, the rest will be a 6-lane expressway.

Did you Know

The 135-km Eastern Peripheral Expressway envisages signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Faridabad, and Palwal. The expressway has been built in a record 17 months.

The expressway is powered by solar panels.