1.Government unveils first phase of Station Redevelopment Programme :-

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled the first phase of the ambitious Station Redevelopment Programme. It is the world’s largest transit-oriented development programme ever executed.


2.World’s first Braille Atlas for visually impaired persons released in New Delhi  :-

The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan released the Special Edition of “Atlas for Visually Impaired (India)” in English Braille in New Delhi.


3.War on black money: Government cracks down on shell companies used for money laundering :-

NEW DELHI: In the latest crackdown on the parallel economy of black money the government has introduced strict measures to discourage individuals and companies indulging in tax evasion and money laundering.


4.India v Bangladesh: Double impact, Virat Kohli style :-

Virat Kphli’s first proper mishit – foot not to the pitch, head slightly out of position, ball splayed in the air – during his record-setting 204 against Bangladesh in Hyderabad came off the delivery that took him from 199 to 203, the boundary that also made him the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to score four double-centuries in four successive series. It was his 239th ball faced, with India’s total taken to 493/4 at the time.


5.Hyderabad Test: Bangladesh fumble after Kohli’s record double :- 

Teams tend to learn the hard way what it is to be up against the No. 1 Test side in the world. For India, playing Bangladesh at the moment seems nothing more than a warm-up game to prepare for the four Tests against Australia. The home team, on the back of yet another double century from Virat Kphli inflicted further pain on Bangladesh. Virat Kohli scored his fourth double century in Tests


6.All members of UNSC should follow rules: China on Masood Azhar’s ban :-

China said that it will check on India’s diplomatic protest on Masood Azhar. India on Thursday lodged protest with China over its ‘hold’ on banning Masood Azhar at UN. China had blocked US move to list Azhar as a terrorist by the UN.


7.Sudarsan Pattnaik sets Guinness record with world’s tallest sand castle :-

Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Friday made it into the Guinness World Records by creating the world’s tallest sand castle. Pattnaik and his team of over 30 students from Sudarsan Sand Art Institute created a stunning sand castle with minute details at Orissa’s Puri beach.


8.Supreme Court slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on RJD MLA for filing ‘frivolous’ plea :-

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday slapped a fine of Rs 10 lakh on RJD MLA Ravindra Singh for challenging a Patna high court order dismissing his plea which questioned veracity of an article published in a vernacular magazine way back in 1994. The apex court came down heavily on the lawmaker saying being a “representative of people he is found to be wasting judicial time by filing frivolous litigation”.


9. 224 pilots failed pre-flight breath test in 2016 :-

NEW DELHI: The menace of tipsy pilots seems to be on the rise in India. As many as 224 pilots tested positive in their pre flight breath analyser (BA) checks – up 11% from 2015 figure of 202, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)


10.Anti-Muslim poster clouds Swiss citizenship vote :-

Switzerland is holding a referendum on citizenship process on Sunday.

The referendum advocates soft citizenship rules for grandchildren of immigrants.

The government and many political parties support the proposal.

GENEVA: The woman’s shadowed eyes stare out from a black niqab with the poster’s tagline urging Swiss voters to reject “uncontrolled naturalisation.”


11.Judiciary keeps Trump on a tight leash :-

A U.S appeals court upheld a nation wide stay on the travel ban imposed by the Donald Trump administration on people from seven Muslim majority countries, while asserting the judicial power to review decisions made by the executive on national security matters.


12.Iran celebrates 1979 revolution with chants of ‘Death to America’ :-

Chanting “Death to America,” thousands of Iranians on Friday rallied across the country as President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran won’t tolerate United States’ “war-mongering.”


13.Governor holds talks with Girija Vaidhyanathan :-

A day after Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam sought time to prove his strength and AIADMK general secretary V. K. Sasikala sought to form the government claiming support of party MLAs, Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao held discussions with Chief Secretary Girija Vaidhyanathan, Director-General of Police T. K. Rajendran and Commissioner of Police S. George at Raj Bhavan on Friday.


14.Rahul has largest number of jokes on him in Google: Modi :-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying, “If you google his name, then you will find the largest number of jokes on his name.”


15.King Kohli climbs ‘The Wall’, eclipses ‘The Don’ :-

Indian captain Virat Kohli continued his unbelievable record-breaking spree on Friday and surpassed the legendary Sir Donald Bradman and Rahul Dravid by becoming the first batsman to score double hundreds in four successive Test series.


16.Kohli double, Saha ton in India’s huge 687/6 :-

Skipper Virat Kohli scored a record-breaking fourth double hundred as Indian batsmen devoured on a meek Bangladesh bowling line-up to pile up a massive 687 for 6 declared on the second day of the one-off Test here.


17.National Women’s Parliament begins in Andhra Pradesh :-

The three-day National Women’s Parliament, being organised by Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly with the theme of ‘Empowering Women — Strengthening Democracy’, began on Friday in the state capital region Amaravati.