Commonwealth Games 2018: Heena Sindhu clinches gold in women’s 25m pistol
The Day 6 of Commonwealth Games 2018 started with a high for India with Indian ace shooter Heena clinching the gold medal in women’s 25m pistol event.
Indian shooter Heena Sidhu clinched the gold medal in the women's 25m pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia on April 10, 2018. Sidhu created a new CWG record of 38 points to bag the gold, while her opponent Elena Galiabovitch of Australia scored 35 to take silver and Malaysia's Alia Sazana Azahari got bronze with 26.
PM Modi launches India's first all-electric superfast train engine in Bihar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 10, 2018 launched India's first 12,000 horsepower electric locomotive from Madhepura locomotive factory of Bihar.
The all-electric high-speed locomotive was made with the help of French company Alstom under 'Make In India' Project at Madhepura Rail Loco factory of Bihar. This superfast railway engine was launched during Modi's visit to Bihar to attend the centenary celebrations of the Champaran Satyagraha as a part of "Chalo Champaran Campaign".
Delhi’s IGI Airport ranked among World’s Top 20 Busiest Airports
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport entered the club of the top 20 airports across the world, as per the Airport Council International’s preliminary report on airport traffic for 2017, published on April 9, 2018.
Indira Gandhi International Airport climbed up from the 22nd to the 16th position as the busiest airport in the world this year. The airport was ranked as India's busiest airport for passenger traffic, which grew by 14.1 percent year over year. While, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was pushed out of the top 20 club, with the entry of the IGI Airport.
India, Bangladesh sign six MoUs including 129.5 km oil pipeline deal
India and Bangladesh on April 9, 2018 signed an agreement to set up a 129.5 km oil pipeline aimed at pumping oil from India to Bangladesh with a capacity of 1 million metric tons per annum.
This 129.5-km long oil pipeline will be built from the Siliguri Marketing Terminal of the Numaligarah Refinery Ltd (NRL) in India to the Parbaripur depot of the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC). This oil pipeline deal is a part of the six Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) which were signed between India and Bangladesh during a bilateral meeting between the foreign secretaries of both the countries at State Guesthouse Padma, Dhaka.
Haryana Government launches Water ATM policy for urban areas
The state government of Haryana has launched water ATM policy to provide clean drinking water at public places to the people of the state.
The information was shared by the state’s Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain on April 9, 2018. The Minister said that with the development, the residents of the cities in Haryana can now look forward to having a water ATM every 400 metres. A proposal to this effect was approved by the state’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.