1. Om Birla has become the 17th Lok Sabha speaker who succeeded Sumitra Mahajan. Om Birla is a two time MP from Rajasthan. 2.Facebook has launched its own cryptocurrency, Libra. After a specific time, users will be able to shop with Libra and send this currency on Messenger and Instagram. 3.Virat Kohli was declared the fastest cricketer to score 11,000 ODI runs. Later, he also beat Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest one to score 20,000 international runs. 4. Suman Rao from Rajasthan has been crowned the winner of Femina Miss India World by her predecessor, Miss Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu. 5.1 lakh people were excluded from the NRC (National Register of Citizens), Assam which resulted in chaos there. 6. Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduced the Jammu & Kashmir reservation bill in Parliament, while also proposed to extend the President's rule in the state by six months. The Amendment proposes that people who live along the LoC, LaC and UB should be included in the 3% reservation, over 3.5 lakh people will benefit from it. 7. Samant Goel has been appointed as the new Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief In another move, Arvind Kumar has been appointed as the director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB). Their names were finalized by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by PM Narendra Modi and comprising Home Minister Amit Shah. < < Back