1.      General Bipin Rawat was appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff. He recently retired as Chief of Army Staff and was succeeded by General Manoj Mukund. 2.      China has successfully launched its largest carrier rocket, Long March-5, carrying the Shijian-20 satellite, from Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China. 3.      State-owned power giant NTPC Ltd. is planning to add 10 GW of solar energy generation capacity by 2022. The project would entail an investment of around Rs.50,000 crore which will be funded mainly by green bonds. NTPC’s plans to add 10GW solar energy capacity assumes significance in view of country’s ambitious target of having 175GW of clean energy by 2022. 4.      Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy claimed the 2019 Women’s World Rapid Chess Champion tiltle. The winner of Women’s World Rapid Championship was decided in a playoff that ended with Humpy beating China’s Lei Tingjie in a dramatic final in Moscow, Russia. 5.      Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, the Former world champion weightlifter won the women’s 49kg category gold medal to open India’s account at 6th Qatar International Cup being held in Doha. 6.      The MiG-27, which is known to NATO as the ‘Flogger’ and to Indian Air Force as ‘Bahadur’, flew its last sortie in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. After this flight, IAF bid adieu to its squadron of seven aircraft as all were decommissioned. The last MiG-27 unit to operate the jet, Number 29 Squadron, bid farewell to jet in Jodhpur Air Base where the aircraft participated in a flypast. 7.      Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman released a report of task force on National Infrastructure on Pipeline (NIP) 2019-2025. The task force was set up i n order to draw up National Infrastructure Pipeline from fiscal year 2019-20 to 2024-25. 8.      Union Minister of Communication and IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated “Digital Village Guruwara”. During the launch, it was announced that the G overnment has planned to offer free Wi-Fi services to all villages till March 2020.   < < Back