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- Justice Dipak Misra, the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court succeeded Justice JS Khehar to become the 45th Chief Justice of India. He will have tenure of over 13 months till October 2018. He will be the third person from Odisha to be appointed the CJI, after Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik.
- A committee of Joint Secretaries has been instituted by the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers to ensure enhanced affordability, availability and accessibility of drugs for the citizens. The committee will suggest ways to make pricing policy in favour of poor patients by reviewing the scope of Drugs (Price Control) Order 2013 (DPCO 2013).
- The 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG) has decided to help the Maharashtra Government to raise $270 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The amount raised will be invested in state government’s integrated watershed programmes such as Jalyukt Shivar Yojana which has successfully augmented the ground water in drought affected areas of the state. It will cater to additional plans like efficient water management, technology and infrastructure development.
- India and Iran have expressed commitment for early completion and operationalisation of Chabahar Port besides strengthening bilateral ties. Both countries in a series of meetings held during the Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari two-day visit to Iran to attend the inauguration of Hassan Rouhani second tenure as President.