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2015

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Indian Government and Politics

India has launched an online registration system(eMigrate system) for foreign employers
who wants to recruit Indian workers.
Kerala government announced port development project worth Rs 850 crore by K Babu,
Minister for Ports and Fisheries
Mumbai will get its 1st double-decker bridge on P DMello Road at CST that will have
railway tracks and a motorway.
Government has launched an online mobile app m-asset for better planning of Panchayat
assets and the official Twitter handle of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar launched a software- ARPAN 3.0(Army Record Office
Process Automation 3.0) to digitise records of over 12 lakh soldiers of the Indian Army.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee
Yojana to reduce the farm sectors dependence on monsoon- Rs 50000 crore in 5 years.
Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal launched the state Portal ePMS(Electronic Projects
Management System)-developed and managed by the Cabinet Secretariat Informatics
Division of National Informatics Centre (NIC),Rashtrapati Bhawan,New Delhi.
Union Cabinet approved Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) aiming at
providing irrigation facilities to every village.
Socio-Economic and Caste census (SECC)-2011: conducted by three separate authorities
1.Census in Rural AreaDepartment of Rural Development (DoRD).
2.Census in Urban AreaMinistry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA).
3.Caste Census Ministry of Home Affairs:Registrar General of India (RGI) and Census
Commissioner of India.
Oldest active aircraft carrier in the world INS Viraat (57 years of service) will be converted
into a docked museum at the Kakinada port in the Bay of Bengal in next year.
National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) launched a mobile app-Pashu Poshan to boost
dairy farmers income(cows and buffaloes) by the Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan
Singh.
Union home ministry declared whole of Nagaland as a disturbed area for a further period of
one year from June 30, 2015.
Fortune Next 500 list- MakeMyTrip, RBL Bank, Inox wind and IRCTC are Indian companies
and Redington India, iPhone distributor, has topped the list.
Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL) made Akas missile(Surface to Air Missile (SAM)-25km)
inducted into Indian Air Force.
Tata Motors bagged an order worth over Rs 900 crore to supply 1,200 multi-axle trucks to
Indian Army
Telangana government will set up power projects totalling 25,000 MW by investing over Rs
90,000 crore in the next four years- CM K Chandrasekhar Rao
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Science and Technology and the minister for the
Ministry of Earth Science (MOES), inaugurated the 12th International Symposium on
Antarctic Earth Sciences (ISAES) at Goa .

Indias longest road tunnel built on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, will be opened for
general traffic in July next year-part of 286 km-long four-laning project of the JammuSrinagar national highway
PM Modi launches Skill India Campaign ON World Youth Skills Day on 15th July 2015Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
Gov sanctioned an additional Rs 700 crore for the recapitalisation of weak regional rural
banks (RRBs)- to maintain their minimum Capital to Risk weighted Assets Ratio (CRAR) of
9%.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley choose Amritsar to launch National Heritage City
Development and Augmentation Yojana ( HRIDAY) for 12 cities- Ajmer, Amaravati,
Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni and
Warangal-Rs 500 crore.
India and World Bank signed a $250 million credit agreement for the Andhra Pradesh
Disaster Recovery Project- affected by cyclone Hudhud.
National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has brought 39 more Pharmaceutical
drugs under price control-652 drugs are under the price control.
46th Session of the Indian labour Conference held on July 20-21, 2015 in New Delhiinaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.
Government raised the daily minimum wage from Rs. 137 to Rs. 160- Minister of State for
Labour & Employment Bandaru Dattatraya.
Union Government launched National Career Counseling Portal in a bid to modernize all
government-run employment exchanges- National Career Service (NCS) project.
Union Government extended the interest subvention scheme (ISS)- crop loans upto Rupees
3 Lakhs at the rate of 7PA, agriculture credit Rs 8,50,000 and KISAN CREDIT CARDS 7
percent per 6 months.
GOI launched Surakshirt Khadya Abhiyan-SAFETY AND QUALITY FOR ALL- Confederation
Of Indian Industry (CII) along with Consumer Organization VOICE and National Association
Of Street Vendors Of India (NASVI).
Maharashtra cabinet approves SHYAM PRASAD MUKHERJEE JAN VAN VIKAS scheme by
Forest Minister SUDHIR MUNGANTIWAR-creation of comprehensive development of
villages in the buffer zones of tiger reserves.
PM Narendra Modi launched DEEN DAYAL UPADHYAYA GRAM JYOTI YOJANA (DDUGJY) in
Patna-to provide round a clock (247) electricity supply to farmers and households- Rs
76,000 crore
Central government is planning to launch all-in-one insurance scheme for farmers called
Unified Package Insurance Scheme(Bharatiya Krishi Bima Yojna)- nine features.
The defence ministry confirmed that the Defence Trade Show-Defexpo India changed to be
held in Goa, which was last held in 2014 at the Pragati Maidan by the defence ministry every
alternate year, on even years.
Tamil Nadu Government said that an award would be constituted in the name of former
President A P J Abdul Kalam and his birthday would be observed as Youth Renaissance
Day(Oct 15th ).

International News and Global Awards

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj co-chaired the 7th meeting of the India-Thailand
Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation- agreements signed on double taxation
avoidance treaty, Extradition treaty, Nalanda University and Ayurveda Chair.
United Nations Human Rights Commission(UNHRC) adopted a resolution on addressing the
human rights situation of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar.
India abstained from a vote against Israel at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva-41
countries voted in favour of the resolution and 5 countries againsted.
Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars of France were granted with the World Heritage
Status by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbek President Islam Karimov signed three pacts to
boost cooperation between their foreign offices and in the field of culture and tourism.
PM Modi attended 7th BRICS (Theme: Powerful factor for Global Development)summit and
Shanghai Cooperation Organization(SCO) summits in Ufa, Russia.
PM Narendra Modi and Kazakhstan President Karim Massimov launched the 1st
exploratory drilling of Satpayev oil block by Indias OVL and KazMunaiGaz.
Oslo education summit 2015 held on 6th July by Government of Norway in cooperation with
UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, Theme: Delivering Quality Education
for All, Venue: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo, Norway.
UNESCO named 24 New World Heritage Sites-Now the number of sites on the World
Heritage List are 1031 from 163 countries.
Global Tobacco Epidemic 2015 Report by WHO- MPOWER was introduced to assist
WHOFCTC for having control over tobacco over the countries
Greece signed historic agreement on bailout deal with the Eurozone.PM Alexis Tsipras
agreed to harsh reforms after long negotiations in return for a 3 year bailout worth up to 86
billion euros (USD 96 billion).
Iran and 6 world powers P5+1 (United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany)
signed a historic nuclear deal.
China established the worlds largest cancer registry system that will cover over 300 million
people.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Foreign Minister of Myanmar, U Wunna
Maung Lwin at 1st meeting of the India-Myanmar Joint Consultative Commission in New
Delhi- to support the modernisation of the Myanmar Armed Forces.
European Union approved a short-term loan of 7.16 billion euros to Greece.
India and Singapore signed an agreement on sharing white-shipping information to
enhance maritime cooperation between the two natives India and Singapore.
China is expected to become worlds 3 largest nuclear generating country by 2017
surpassing South Korea and Japan by US energy information administration (EIA).

Pipavav Defence And Offshore Engineering(PDOC) lead by Anil Ambanis Reliance Group
has signed a multi-crore agreement with JSC Ship repairing centre Zvyozdochka-Reliance
Group became 1st private Indian company to refit of submarines in India.
China successfully tested the power system of a fifth generation carrier(Long March-5
launch vehicle) rocket scheduled for flight next year carrying twice the capacity of the
payload by the present carrier.
Worlds largest flower Amorphophallus Titanum bloomed for 1st time in 5 years in the
fourth week of July 2015 at the Jindai botanical gardens in Tokyo, Japan
Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange(SDiX) is to launch the worlds first ever diamond
exchange-real time transactional, wholesale prices will go live in Singapore from
September,2015- latika kundu(Chief).
Kazakhstan became 162th member of WTO, announced by WTO Director General Robert
Azevedo
China(13.59 million) becomes the worlds largest potato producer accounting for nearly a
quarter of the global production-World Potato Congress was held in Beijings Yanqing
county.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has topped the list of the worlds wealthiest private
foundations established by living ultrahigh net worth (UHNW)-Wealth-X report
Indian-American professor R. Paul Singh has been named as the 2015 World Agriculture
Prize laureate by Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture
and Life Sciences .
Fazle Hasan Abed-founder of Bangladesh-based poverty alleviation NGO won World Food
Prize 2015.
Guinness Book of World Records acknowledged a record created in Madhya Pradesh on
World Hand washing Day on October 15, 2014-12,76,425 students.
Professor Peter Higgs Boson received worlds oldest award for scientific research Copley
Medal from Royal Society for his Higgs Boson theory.
Naomi Klein won American Book Award 2015 for her reverted title This changes
everything: capitalism vs. the climate.
Eminent Historian writer Ramachandra Guha chosen for the Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize in
Academic category.
Dr. Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio as the winners of first
NELSON MANDELA prize announced by President of United Natios General Assembly Sam
Kutesa.

Sports

Abhijeet Gupta, former world junior champion won the 19th Commonwealth Chess
Championship against Arghyadip Das.
BCCI congratulated Hrishikesh Kanitkar(Ranji Trophy) and Ajay Ratra (World Cup glory in
2000) on their India careers after the two announced retirement from the game.
World and Olympic champions Netherlands lifted semifinal round of the 201415 Womens
FIH Hockey World League trophy by defeating Asian games gold medallist South Korea.

Chile beat Argentina on penalties to win countrys first Copa America.


Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the second
year in a row, Mercedes Nico Rosberg(2nd) ,Germanys Sebastian Vettel(3rd).
USA won the FIFA Womens World Cup 2015 by beating Japan in the finals at Canada.
Pakistan Hockey captain Muhammad Imran stepped down after the national teams loss in
the World Hockey League to France.
India won the South Asian Basketball (SABA) Championship title defeated Sri Lanka in the
final played at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karanataka-India (gold), Sri Lanka
(silver) and Nepal (bronze).
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title which he won after
beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao.
India won a record 156 medals,including 89 gold and 50 silvers, in the World Police and
Fire games held in the suburb of the American Capital, Indian delegation competed in 7
categories: Athletics, Wrestling, Boxing, Judo, Archery, Swimming, Shooting. US won by
1,777(700 golds), Canada finished second 430 medals.
Star athlete Inderjeet Singh won the gold medal in shot put event for India in the World
University Games at Gwangju, South Korea.
Lord Patel of Bradford appointed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to its
board of directors-become the first British-Asian.
India dropped 15 places to be 156th in the latest FIFA rankings,
Argentina(1st),Germany(2nd) and Belgium(3rd).
World Boxing Association (WBA) offered membership to the recently launched Indian
Boxing Council (IBC) to boost its aim to promote the professional boxing in India, WBO
convention to be held in Orlando
Chennai Super Kings (Meiyappan) and Rajasthan Royals(Raj Kundra) were suspended from
Indian Premier League for 2 years for the betting activities of their key officials Gurunath
Meiyappan and Raj Kundra during the 2013 season by three member committee headed by
former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha.
Cricket authorities decided to scrap the Champions League T20 tournament with immediate
effect Governing Council of the CLT20 which comprising representatives of the Board of
Control for Cricket in India (BCCI),Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Cricket Australia (CA)
made the decision.
Bangladesh registered historic ODI series won by beating South Africa in the third and final
ODI.
Pakistani All Rounder Mohammad Hafeez banned from bowling in international cricket for
12 months by ICC.
Shubham Jaglan, a 10-year-old son of a milkman from Israna village in Panipat, Haryana has
won at the Junior World Golf Championships being played at Welk Resort Fountain Course
in California.
Amelie Mauresmo,two-time Grand Slam winner and former number one tennis player of
France, inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced venues for the Men and Women ICC
World Twenty20-will be held at iconic Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata. Bengaluru,

Chennai, Dharamsala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi will be the other venues
along with Kolkata.
Sangram Singh became the 1st Indian in history to win the World Wrestling Professionals
(WWP) Commonwealth Wrestling Heavyweight Championship- defeating Canadas Joe
Legend.
Indian-American Amitoj Chhabra(20-year) lifted 628 kg,a total of 1,383 pounds at the US
Powerlifting Association National Championships in Las Vegas to win the junior title.
Major Dhyan Chand confered with the Bharat Gaurav Lifetime Achivement Award by NRI
orgainsation Sanskriti Yuva Sangstha at the House of Commons inside the British
Parliament.
Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL)the promoters of ISL announced that the 2015
Indian Super Leagues second season final will be held in Goa on December 20, 2015 at the
Fatorda Stadium, home of FC.
M S Dhoni named as 9th most marketable sportsperson in the world ahead of the likes of
football superstar Lionel Messi and sprint king Usain Bolt in a power list prepared by
London School of Marketing. Swiss tennis star Roger Federer(1st) golfers Tiger
Woods(2nd) and Phil Mickelson(3rd).
Ferraris driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany won the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix of
Formula One (F1)-4th time.
Britains Chris Froome won 102nd edition of the Tour de France by the Amaury Sport
Organisation second victory in the cycling marathon.
Mexico defeated Jamaica in the final of CONCACAF Gold Cup football tournament to won the
regional tournament for the record seventh time at Philadelphia, US.
Dale Steyn became the 2nd South African bowler to take 400 Test wickets after he
dismissed Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal on the opening day of the second Test in Dhaka.
Paytm bags title sponsorship rights of BCCI for Rs. 203 crore-Shankar Nath,Senior VicePresident, Paytm: Saharaprinted on the t-shirts of the players are banned.
Beijing is set to become the 1st city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics
after it was chosen to stage the 2022 Winter Games-Thomas Bach(International Olympic
President).

Business and Economy

Tata Motors owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) signed a contract manufacturing agreement
with Austrian automotive firm Magna Steyr.
Blumberg Grain, US-based food storage technology provider is planning to enter into Indian
market by investing about USD 250 million over next 5 years.
Chinese solar company Hareon enters India in tie-up with ReNew Power to set up a 72 MW
solar power project in Andhra Pradesh.
Russian oil firm Rosneft will buy 49 per cent stake in Essar Oil,the firm that owns Indias
second biggest oil refinery, for an undisclosed amount.

BigBazaar tied up with MobiKwik to allow its customers to pay for purchases using mobile
wallet facility.
Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd signed an aerospace and defence manufacturing
pact.
KFC partnership with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to
launch a delivery system for consumers on trains.
Reliance Group and Augur Overseas Operation of Singapore signed MoU to manufacture
Aerostats and Airships in India.
Kalyani Group(51%) partners with Israels Rafael to make Spike Missile.
BHEL signed three MoU with Kazah companies (JSC Samruk Energy, KUS and Kaznex
Invest).
State Bank of India launched an initiative Project Tatkal to provide doorstep services and
speed up home loans application process.
FIPB(Foreign Investment Promotion Board) approved Kotak Mahindra Banks proposal to
increase FDI(Foreign Direct Investment) to 55%.
Corporation Bank launched MUDRA card based on the RuPay platform under the Pradhan
Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY).Shishuloan up to Rs50,000,Kishoreloan up to Rs 5
lakh,Tarunloan up to Rs 10 lakh.
Micro-finance institution Bandhan Financial Services will formally start operations as a
banker from August 23 announced chairman Chandra Sekhar Ghosh.
RBI Banned FDI in manufacturing of tobacco products.
India will contribute USD 18 billion to the forex reserves pool set up by BRICS nations.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) placed the final guidelines on Prepaid Payment Instruments for
Mass Transit System (PPI-MTS) enabling the issuance of a separate category of semi-closed
prepaid payment instruments for mass transit systems.
Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) signed a multilateral agreement to cooperate with
New Development Bank (NDB) along with other member development banks of BRICS
nations.
SBI partnered with online financial product aggregator bankbazaar.com along with the
banks subsidiary SBI CAP Securities.
YES Bank received approval from the RBI to set up IFSC Banking Units(IBUs) in Gujarat
International Finance Tec-City(GIFT).
Karnataka gets its first skin bank at Victoria Hospital,Bengaluru(Chennai, Delhi and
Mumbai).
Reserve Bank of India has constituted a committee with the objective of working out a 5
year measurable action plan for financial inclusion,headed by RBI Executive Director
Deepak Mohanty.
RBI signed a currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka-can draw a
maximum of $1.1 billion for a period of up to six months.
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion(DIPP) approved a proposal from the Kerala
Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation(Kinfra) to set up the countrys 1st
defence industrial park at Ottappalam.

The pension regulator PFRDAS Chairman Hemant Contractor clarified that Non-Resident
Indians (NRIs) can now invest in National Pension System (NPS) on JULY 22,2015.
National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd(NCDEX) launched mobile app to give
anytime, anywhere access to prices and market information about commodities traded on it
and partnered with Trakinvest, a Singapore based financial technology firm.
Indirect taxation system in India launched mobile app-TAXO for Vat, GST and Service TaxCA Atul Kumar Gupta.
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) constituted three
committees for review of regulations in life insurance, general insurance and reinsurance.
CSC and HCL Technologies announced the signing of a definitive joint venture agreement to
form a banking software and services company.
Axis Bank today signed USD 200-million,seven-year bilateral loan agreement with the Asian
Development Bank to improve farm efficiency by extending customised and affordable
agriculture credit.
Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a penalty of Rs 420.26 crore on leading
automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motors for unfair trade practices.
RBI governor Raghuram Rajan and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi on
Monday signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in central banking.
Shri Prashant Saran-SEBI(Securities and Exchange Board of India) cancelled Certificate of
Registration of Sahara Mutual Fun- Rs.134.29 crore .
KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK launched a mobile banking application named KOTAK
BHARAT- service to the customers in the remote regions.
India Inked loan agreement of $300 million with ADB(Asian Development Bank) for
NUHM(National Urban Health Mission)-to develop health systems in urban areas.
RBI issue 10 rupee denomination coins to commemorate International Yoga Day which is
observed on JUNE 21 every year,Coinage Act,2011.
India received USD 184.97 million(about Rs 1,186cr) Foreign Direct Investment(FDI) in the
insurance sector during from March to May 2015- Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala
Sitharaman.
Ratan Tata has bought a stake in online taxi-hiring firm Ola.
Aditya Birla Chemicals (ABCIL) received shareholders approval for merging the company
with Grasim Industries.
Bengaluru based healthcare company Practo has acquired Mumbai based Genii
Technologies.
Andromeda, loan distributor acquired the apnapaisa.com, an online loan solutions space in
a stock and cash deal.
Mindtree, IT services company announced acquisitions of two companies Bluefin Solutions
and Relational Solutions.
Drug company Torrent Pharmaceuticals completed acquisition of Encore Group firm Zyg
Pharma Pvt Ltd.
Indian pharmaceutical major Lupin acquired US based Gavis Pharmaceuticals in cash-free
and debtfree transaction for 880 million dollars (around 5,606 crore rupees).

Hyderabad based Cyient Limited acquired Singapore-based Global Services Engineering


Asia from Pratt & Whitney Services Pte Ltd.
Jewellery firm Rajesh Exports fully acquired Switzerland-headquartered gold refinery
Valcambi for $400 million(approx Rs 2,560 crore) in an all cash deal.
IndusInd Bank said has entered into an agreement with Royal Bank of Scotland to acquire
the latters diamond and jewellery financing business in the country for an undisclosed
sum-for Rs 4,100 crore.
Hero MotoCorp acquire certain tangible and intangible assets of its US-based bankrupt
partner Erik Buell Racing (EBR) for $2.8 million (Rs 18 crore).
Travel company Thomas Cook India acquired Sri Lanka-based destination management
firm, Luxe Asia, for an undisclosed sum.
Japanese media group Nikkei agreed to buy the Financial Times from Britains Pearson in a
$1.3 billion deal.

Entertainment

Bollywood veteran actors Tabu and Irfan Khans upcoming movie Talvar to be premiered at
40th Toronto International Film Festival.
Actor Dhanush produced Tamil thriller Visaaranai becomes first Tamil film to enter 72nd
Venice film festival.

Miscellaneous

Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd(IDFC) appointed former CAG Vinod Rai
as independent director.
Dr.Anup K Pujari appointed Secretary of Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises(MSME).
China former Finance Minister Jin Liqun to head the Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure
Investment Bank (AIIB).
Credit Information Bureau India Ltd (CIBIL) appointed Satish Pilai as its Managing Director
and Chief Executive Officer.
Housing.com appointed Rishabh Gupta as interim CEO, after it fired co-founder and ex-CEO
Rahul Yadav.
Lord Karan Bilimoria-NRI entrepreneur appointed as President of UK Council for
International Student Affairs (UKCISA).
Viacom18 has launched its new digital business Viacom18 Digital Ventures-Gaurav Gandhi
as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Lt Gen Man Mohan Singh Rai appointed as the Vice-Chief of the Indian Army.
Rakesh Sahni appointed as Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA) by
Madhya Pradesh government.
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) appointed Prashant Pathrabe, as director of
the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

BCCI appointed Neeraj Kumar as Chief Advisor of Security and Anti-Corruption Unit (ACSU)
for next years T20 World Cup.
AAP Leader Swati Maliwal took charge as chief of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).
Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI(Food Safety and Standards
Authority of India).
White House economic adviser Maurice Obstfeld appointed as Chief Economist of
International Monetary Fund (IMF).
TK Chand appointed as new chairman-cum-managing director (CMD) of National
Aluminium CompanyBSE(Nalco).
R S(Ram Sewak) Sharma appointed as Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority Of
India(TRAI).
Anand Krishnamurthy appointed as MD and CEO of Catholic Syrian Bank (CSB).
Former agriculture secretary Ashish Bahuguna appointed as the chairman of the Food
Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI).
Renowned scientist K Vijayraghavan as been given additional charge of Secretary of
Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR).
Manufacturers Association for Information Technology (MAIT) appointed Debjani Ghosh as
its president.
Larsen & Toubro appointed Subramanian Sarma as non-executive director for hydrocarbon
arm.
Cuba became the 1st country in the world to receive validation from WHO for eliminating
mother-tochild transmission of HIV and syphilis by WHO Director Dr Margaret Chan.
Russia launched supply ship Soyuz-U rocket to International Space Station in Kazakhstan.It
was carrying 2.4 metric tons of fuel, oxygen, water, food and other supplies for the crew.
ISRO (Indian space research organization) with its commercial arm named Antrix is going
to launch five British Satellites that will be carried by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV )thirtieth flight (PSLV-C28).
ISRO launched the GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system make airline
operations more efficient and in turn it will reduce costs. Services from Bay of Bengal, South
East Asia and Middle East expanding up to Africa-about Rs.774 crore.
The test-fire of Indias indigenously developed Nag anti-tank guided missile was successful
from a helicopter at a firing range in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan-HeliNa missile were conducted
at the Chandhan firing range up to 7km.
NASAs New Horizons spacecraft is approaching near to Pluto and as it zoomz past Pluto
new things are coming up.
NDRI(National Diary Research Institute) scientists developed technique to decrease
cholesterol level in Ghee 80 to 90%- Karnal of Haryana, said by AK
SHRIVASTAVA(Director).
NASAs Kepler space telescope spotted the most Earth-like alien planet yet discovered a
world called Kepler-452b
Microsoft launches Windows 10-Armed with new innovative features like Cortana, an Xbox
app and Microsoft Edge, would be available to computers and tablets in 190 nations.