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1. N.J.Gangte Appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Zambia.

N.J.Gangte has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Zambia.
He is presently the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam :

  • Lusaka is the Capital of the Republic of Zambia.
  • Edgar Lungu is the president of the Republic of Zambia.

2. Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Batsman to Score 9000 ODI Runs.

Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Batsman to Score 9000 ODI Runs

Team India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday became the fastest to reach 9000 ODI runs, taking just 194 innings, thanks to a fantastic innings against New Zealand in the third ODI here. 

The Team India captain has broken de Villiers` record of the the fastest cricketer to reach the milestone, with the South African batsman taking 205 innings.

The 28-year-old achieved the 8000-run mark in ODIs, in just 175 innings, breaking AB de Villiers’ record, who took 182 innings. The captain, with 8917 runs,  needs just 83 more runs to reach the 9000 mark, and surpass the South African big-hitter.

Kohli, in 2013, became the fastest player to 5000 ODI runs, equalling West Indies’ Viv Richards record, reaching the mark in 114 innings. That recxord is currently held by South Africa’s Hashim Amla, who took just 101 innings.

Hashim Amla, meanwhile, recently became the fastest to 6000 runs, taking just 123 innings, breaking Kohli’s record with 136 innings.

Kohli recently overtook Australian Ricky Ponting’s record of most centuries (30) in ODIs, as he got to his 31st ton against New Zealand in the first ODI in Mumbai last week. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar currently holds the record, with 49 centuries in the format.

The 28-year-old currently has 97 sixes to his name, and needs just three sixes to become the eighth Indian to 100 ODI sixes, and become the 33rd player to achieve the feat.

Interestingly, his teammate Rohit Sharma has more sixes than Kohli in the format, with already 148 shots over the boundary rope. Rohit needs just two more sixes to reach the 150-mark, thereby becoming the fifth Indian and the 12th player overall to achieve the feat.

The story does not end here. The Delhi batsman has now aggregated 2000 runs in 2017. This is not the first time he has aggregated 2000 runs in a calendar year, as he has previously achieved the feat in 2012, 2014 and the latest in 2016.

Kohli will hope to carry on the positive momentum in the ongoing third ODI against New Zealand at Kanpur. Having lost the first ODI by six wickets, the Men in Blue bounced back to defeat the Kiwis by the same margin, and force for a series decider.

3. Satya Gopal appointed as chief secretary of Arunchal Pradesh.

Delhi Principal Home Secretary Satya Gopal has been transferred to Arunchal Pradesh as the chief secretary. Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal relieved Gopal, a 1988-batch IAS officer, from the post following an order of the Union Home Ministry.

The transfer of the senior bureaucrat comes around one-and-a-half months after he was appointed as the principal home secretary in the Delhi government. Gopal was the principal secretary in the Arunachal Pradesh government. “In pursuance of Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs’ order, the Lt Governor, Delhi, is pleased to relieve Satya Gopal, principal secretary (home), from this (Delhi) government to enable the officer to join the government of Arunchal Pradesh,” Delhi Services Department said in its order.

The Union Home Ministry in its order said Gopal had been appointed as the chief secretary of Arunchal Pradesh. Meanwhile, Delhi PWD’s Principal Secretary Ashwani Kumar has been appointed as a link officer for the post of the city’s principal home secretary till further order, an official said.

4. Anupam Kher receives Parmod Mahajan Smriti Award.

Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Sunday received Parmod Mahajan Smriti Award in Pune.

Speaking at the event, the veteran actor, who was recently appointed as Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India, said: "Being awarded along with Saira Banu, who is UN ambassador for HeforShe, was a very big thing. I would like to bow in front of her."

The actor further said: "There is nothing special in me that I would have bagged this award. Till my graduation, I never scored more than 38 per cent marks. Never. For me, scoring 38 per cent was a big deal. I was not even good in sports. But today, if I am standing here, then I must have done something good."

5. Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar assumes charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff.

Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar assumes charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, AVSM, VSM has assumed charge as the Vice Chief of Naval Staff from Vice Admiral Karambir Singh AVSM at a formal ceremony held this morning at South Block, New Delhi. Vice Admiral Karambir Singh proceeds to Visakhapatnam and is scheduled to take over as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command on 31 Oct 17.

Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, AVSM, VSM is an alumni of the National Defence Academy. The Flag Officer was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 81 and is a specialist in Missiles & Gunnery. The Flag Officer has had extensive operational tenures onboard frontline warships of the Indian Navy. He has had the distinction of having commanded six seagoing platforms which include the guided missile corvette Kulish (commissioning), the guided missile frigate Talwar, the guided missile destroyers Mumbai and Mysore. The officer has done the Naval Higher Command Course and is also an alumni of the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

His important shore/ staff assignments include Director Maritime Warfare Centre, Visakhapatnam, Commanding Officer of INS Dronacharya, Kochi, Chief Staff Officer (Operations) of the Western Naval Command, Mumbai.

He was promoted to Flag Rank in Sep 2009 and as a Rear Admiral, his assignments included Assistant Chief of Personnel (HRD) at Naval Headquarters, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet (FOCEF) and Chief of Staff of Southern Naval Command. On promotion to the Rank of Vice Admiral on 01 Dec 13, he was appointed as the Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and thereafter has completed two joint service tenures as Principal Staff Officer at Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff, tenanting the billets of Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Operations) and Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Policy Planning & Force Development).

6. Suresh Raina appointed as brand ambassador of Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation.

Suresh Raina appointed as brand ambassador of Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation

Cricketer Suresh Raina is now the brand ambassador of Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation. Raina who lives in Raj Nagar locality of the city, will help the municipal corporation in spreading awareness about sanitation. Raina accepted the proposal mooted by the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation on Sunday.

Municipal commissioner CP Singh while welcoming Raina said, "I am grateful to Raina for accepting my proposal of being the brand ambassador of Municipal Corporation,"

On the occasion, VK Jindal, Joint Secretary, Government of India and the director Swachh Bharat Mission, said ," It is a matter of pride for Ghaziabad that Suresh Raina, an international star in cricket field, is the brand ambassador of Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation."

The Ghaziabad municipal corporation is the only city in 16 municipal corporations in Uttar Pradesh which has been declared open defecation-free (ODF).

It is a remarkable achievement for a city which was not included in 1800 plus cities out of 4041 cities in maintaining clean standard in the past. Out of 434 cities surveyed for Swachh Sanrakshan 2017, Ghaziabad stood at 351. The Ghaziabad municipal body has surpassed the target of 275 toilet seats by building 300 plus. In the same manner, it has built 1288 public toilets in the city said Jindal, quoting Ghaziabad municipal reports.

On the sidelines of the event, Suresh Raina, said ," I will offer my best service to the municipal body. I had been emotionally attached with this city.  This city gave us strength and hence we were able to win the World Cup."