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 1. Zuzana Caputova set to become 1st female President of slovakia

Liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova is set to become the first female president of Slovakia, the electoral commission announced .
According to the unofficial final result released by the electoral commission, the 45-year-old garnered 58.4 percent of the vote, ahead of Maros Sefcovic, a political independent who is the EU`s energy commissioner. Sefcovi got 41.6 percent. Sefcovic congratulated Caputova on her victory.
Caputova thanked voters in a speech she gave in Slovak, Czech, Hungarian and the language of the Roma minority. She told supporters she saw her election as a signal for change. Her supporters chanted "Zuzana, Zuzana!"
Caputova said she aimed to take a "clearly pro-European stance" in her new post.
The polls in the decisive second round of Slovakia`s presidential election closed at 10 pm (2100 GMT). The voting ended without incident, the electoral commission said after the polls shut.
 
2. Air Marshal NS Dhillon appointed as new Strategic Forces Command chief
 
Fighter pilot Air Marshal NS Dhillon has been appointed as the new Strategic Forces Command Chief.
The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) is tasked to look after the strategic nuclear arsenal of the country and is a part of India`s Nuclear Command Authority (NCA) headed by PM Narendra Modi.
Dhillon graduated from the National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla in Pune and later attended Defence Services Staff College in Wellington Cantonment and National Defence College in New Delhi.
The SFC was created on January 4, 2003, by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government and Air Marshal Teja Mohan Asthana became the first commander-in-chief of the SFC.
 
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