Current Affairs – August, 2018

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Arunachal Pradesh Assembly passes bill for creation of 3 new districts

Arunachal Pradesh Legislative assembly has passed Arunachal Pradesh Re-Organisation of Districts (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for the creation of three new districts, Pakke-Kesang, Lepa Rada and Shi Yomi in the state. The bill was passed by voice vote. These new districts were created keeping in view growing demands of people, bring administration to their door-steps and for all-round equal development in all parts of the state.  With addition of these three new districts, state will have total 25 districts from earlier 22 districts

Key Facts

Pakke-Kessang district: It will be carved out of East Kameng district with five administrative units namely Pakke-Kessangn, Seijosa, Pijiriang, Passa Valley and Dissingn Passo with district headquarters at Lemmi.

Lepa Rada district: It will be created by bifurcating Lower Siang district with headquarters at Basar. It will have four administrative units Tirbin, Basar, Daring and Sago.

Shi-Yomi district: It will be created by bifurcating West Siang district with its headquarters at Tato. It will have four administrative units namely Mechuka, Tato, Pidi and Manigong.

Arpinder Singh wins gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump event at 2018 Asian Games

India’s Arpinder Singh (25) won gold medal in Men’s Triple Jump event at 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. He lodged best jump of 16.77m in third attempt to win gold medal. Ruslan Kurbanov of Uzbekistan won silver medal with best jump of 16.62m while Shuo Cao of China was third with an effort of 16.56m. With this, Arpinder Singh became first Indian in 48 years to win gold in men’s triple jump at the Asian Games. India’s last Asian Games gold medal in men’s triple jump had come in 1970 from Mohinder Singh Gill.

Arpinder Singh

He hails from Punjab. He had last won medal in a multi-sporting event in 2014 when he had won bronze medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He had finished fifth in 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

Medals won

Bronze medal: 2013 Pune Asian Championships

Bronze medal:  2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Gold medal: 2017 Ashgabat Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games