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  • Jul 23, 2015
  • 1 India ‘Freedom Now’ refrains from voting on UN resolution on the American NGO [ None ]

    India has abstained from voting on a UN resolution that granted special consultative status to an American NGO that works to free political prisoners across the world. India was among the 11 countries that abstained from voting on the resolution in the UN Economic and Social Coun

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  • 2 NASA satellite returns ‘Epic’ view of Earth [ None ]

    The US space agency has announced, a high-resolution camera aboard a NASA satellite has beamed back its first photograph - a spectacular view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

    The colour image of Earth was taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging C

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  • 3 Sushma corners Congress over Bagrodia [ None ]

    External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday supposed that a senior Congress leader approached her for a diplomatic passport for coal scam and accused Santosh Bagrodia who is a politician from Indian National Congress was a Member of the Parliament of India representing R

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI [ None ]

    Union Government of India has appointed Bhanu Pratap Sharma as Chairperson Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). At present, Bhanu Pratap Sharma is Health and Family Welfare Secretary was given additional charge of FSSAI for three months. Sharma is an IAS officer

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  • 2 RBI, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ink currency swap agreement [ None ]

    Indian RBI (Reserve Bank of India) and central bank of Sri Lanka has signed a special currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBS). According to the agreement, Sri Lankan bank can draw up to 1.1 billion dollars for a maximum period of 6 months.

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  • 3 IIS officer Prashant Pathrabe appointed FTII Director [ None ]

    Information and Broadcasting Ministry Prashant Pathrabe who has given additional charge to Prashant Pathrabe as Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Prashant Pathrabe was appointed as Interim Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) by Union

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  • 4 Second Sohra Marathon held in Meghalaya [ None ]

    Second Sohra Marathon-2015 was held in Meghalaya Mawkdok in East Khashi. Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma who also joined the runners in the marathon. Second Sohra Marathon event was jointly organized by Department of Sports & Youth Affairs and Department of Art & Culture

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  • 5 MAIT- IMRB released ITOPS 2015 Study on IT hardware market performance [ None ]

    MAIT (Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology) and IMRB International (formerly known as Indian Market Research Bureau) jointly released the ITOPS 2015 Study. According to the study deals, the performance of the IT hardware market performance between April 2014 and

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  • 6 Veteran Telugu playback singer V Ramakrishna passed away [ None ]

    Veteran Telugu playback singer Vissamraju Ramakrishna who passed away due to cancer at his Venkatagiri Hills residence at the age of 68. Vissamraju Ramakrishna had sung many memorable songs for legendary south Indian actor turned politician N T Rama Rao and other top stars.

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  • 7 Uruguay’s soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia passes away July 18, 2015 [ None ]

    Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia who has passed away due to heart attack in Montevideo, Uruguay at the age of 88. In the final match of World Cup 1950, Alcides Ghiggia had scored the winning goal against Brazil which had helped Uruguay to win World Cup for the second time.

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  • 8 EU approves 7 Billion Euro Short-Term Loans to Greece [ None ]

    European Union (EU) has approved a short-term loan of 7.16 billion euros to Greece after it was backed by the 28 member states. The European Financial Stabilization Mechanism (EFSM) will be given loan to the Greece and EFSM is a rescue fund set up during the first time bailout

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  • 9 Two new plant species discovered in Western Ghats July [ None ]

    Two new plant species were discovered in Edmalayalar, Pooyamkutty-Adamalayar and Neriamangalam forest regions of Western Ghats in Ernakulam district of Kerala by Professor C.N. Sunil during investigations conducted as part of a UGC-sponsored project on the flowering plants.

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 Union Cabinet gives nod to redevelop 400 major railway stations July 17, 2015 [ None ]

    Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the redevelopment of 400 major railway stations which accelerate the redevelopment of ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category railway stations across the country. These major railway stations will be redeveloped under a new a

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  • 2 India inks $250-million loan pact with World Bank for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery project [ None ]

    Union Government, Andhra Pradesh government from India has inked a financing agreement with World Bank (WB) to raise US 250 million dollars financial assistance for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project (APDRP) in New Delhi.

    Objective of Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Proj

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  • 3 INSTC, India’s strategic gateway to Central Asia and Eurasia [ None ]

    The INSTC (International North-South Transport Corridor) is considered as gateway for India to expand trade and investment links with Central Asia and Eurasia. International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a multi-modal trade transport network that includes strategic r

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  • 4 ‘Champions of Change’ Indian-American Sunita Viswanath [ None ]

    An Indian-American woman Sunita Viswanath who has been with Champion of Change award by the White House of United States among the 12 other recipients who have been honoured with this award for their continuous efforts towards climate change.

    1. Sunita was honoured for her work wi

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  • 5 INS Astravahini decommissioned after 31 years of service [ None ]

    Indigenously built torpedos INS Astravahini launch and recovery vessel was decommissioned after its service for almost 31 years to the nation. INS Astravahini was decommissioned in a ceremony held at the Ship Building Centre (V) at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

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  • 6 CCEA approves creation of Intra State Transmission System in 7 States [ None ]

    CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) has approved the creation of an Intra-state Transmission System (ISTS) in seven states across the country. These seven States are- Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.

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  • 7 Tata, Boeing ink Strategic framework Agreement in lines with Make in India [ None ]

    Sukaran Singh, MD & CEO of TASL (Tata Advanced Systems Limited) and US-based aircraft maker Boeing Military Aircraft president Shelley Lavender have signed a strategic framework agreement for aerospace and defence manufacturing with Make in India in Hyderabad, Telangana. Accordin

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  • 8 Home Ministry gives nod to Huawei to set up unit in Tamil Nadu [ None ]

    Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given nod to Huawei which is Chinese Telecom Manufacturer Company to set up a manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu for its components. Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given the security clearance behalf of subject to certain condition

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  • 9 IIT Bombay, Nehru Science Centre launches ‘Internet for All’ Mobile Science Exhibition [ None ]

    IIT -Bombay (All Indian Institute of Technology) and Nehru Science Centre have launched a pilot project “Internet for All” in its Mobile Science Exhibition Bus in Mumbai. A pilot project “Internet for All” was launched under the aegis of the Union Government of India’s flagship ‘

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 CSK, Rajasthan Royals suspended for two years from IPL [ None ]

    Supreme Court-appointed three-member committee headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha suspended two major Indian Premier League teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals from the cricket league for two years.

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  • 2 Legendary music director MS Viswanathan passed away July 15, 2015 [ None ]

    MS Viswanathan Doyen was music composer who passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu at the age of 87. Viswanathan had composed the veteran musician for over a thousand films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. He was fondly called as the King of Light Music (Mellisai Mannar in Tamil).

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  • 3 Ajay Kumar Pandey appointed as MD and group CEO of GIFT City [ None ]

    Ajay Kumar Pandey was appointed as new Managing Director and Group CEO of Gandhinagar based Global financial services hub Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). Ajay Kumar Pandey will replace Ramakant Jha who was appointed as CEO of Mumbai based IL&FS’s Smart City in

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  • 4 Rakesh Sahni appointed chairman of NVDA [ None ]

    Shivraj Singh Chouhan who is Madhya Pradesh government has appointed Rakesh Sahni as the Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA). Rakesh Sahni is IAS officer of 1972 batch who had retired after serving post of chief secretary of States. After his retirement Sahni

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  • 5 Artist Sayed Haider Raza conferred with France’s de la Lgion dHonneur [ None ]

    Artist Sayed Haider Raza was conferred with highest French Civilian Award Commandeer de la Lgion dHonneur i.e. the Legion of Honour on the occasion of the French National Day (14 July) celebrations by Ambassador of France to India Franois Richier on behalf of the French President

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  • Jul 14, 2015
  • 1 India, Georgia ink MoU on electoral cooperation [ None ]

    India and Georgia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of election management and administration. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Dr. Nasim Zaidi Chairperson, Central Election Commission of Georgia and Ms. Tamar Zhvania were sign

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  • 2 India, Kyrgyzstan ink 4 pacts during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit [ None ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kyrgyzstan government have signed four pacts to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two nations as part of his official visit to 5 Central Asian countries and Russia.

    Signed agreements are –

    • According to the MoU, it was signed coope

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  • 3 Lt Gen Man Mohan Singh Rai appointed as new Vice-Chief of Army [ None ]

    Lieutenant General Man Mohan Singh Rai was appointed as the Vice-Chief of the Indian Army. At present, Rai is the Eastern Army Commander and will succeed Lt Gen Philip Campose who superannuates on 31 July 2015.

    1. Mohan Singh Rai is from the Indian Army’s Corps of Engineers. Army Ge

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  • 4 Winners of 2015 Wimbledon Championship Titles of Tennis [ None ]

    Wimbledon Championship Tittles 2015 was a tennis tournament which held from 29 June to 12 July 2015 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. This tournament was the 129th edition of the championships and the 48th edition in the Open Er

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