The Daily Brief – 1st October 2017

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  • Urban Maharashtra was declared open defecation free by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind. After Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, this is the third state to become Open Defecation Free in the urban areas.
  • The Government of India has opened two check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh named Zorinpui and Kawrpuichhuah. The Zorinpui land check post is located in Mizoram on the Indo-Myanmar border while the Kawrpuichhuah post is also in Mizoram but is along the riverine border with Bangladesh.
  • Pavagada, one of the most backward and parched taluks in Karnataka is soon going to find a place in the global green energy map with the State Government commencing the process of setting up a solar park that is claimed to be the world’s largest. It will be spread over 13,000 acres across five villages and will generate 2000 MW of power by September 2018 and the investment in this project will be around Rs. 14,425 crores.
  • A stampede at the Elphinstone Road Station in Mumbai, Maharashtra has brought the death toll to 23 people.

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