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  • Former leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar has been appointed as the deputy chief minister of Goa

    July 15, 2019
    Former leader of opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar has been appointed as the deputy chief minister of Goa. He sworn in as DCM on 15 July. He is among the four legislators inducted into the Goa cabinet. The appointment came days after 10 Congress MLAs in Goa joined the BJP. Mr.Sawant reshuffled the Goa cabinet on 13 July. Three members of the ally, Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar, Rural Development Minister Jayesh Salgaonkar and Independent MLA and... Read More

    Padma Shri awardee Raghu Ram receives FRCS of Thailand

    July 15, 2019
    Popular breast surgeon and Padma Shri awardee P.Raghu Ram bagged with Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) of Thailand  The function held at the 44th annual congress of the Royal College in Pattaya  The theme of the function is  “ASEAN collaboration in value-based surgery”. The highest recognition got by the Institute in recognition of  Raghu Ram’s bold vision coupled with an intense body of work  It paved towards... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours

    AIIB provides $100 million to L&T Finance arm for wind and solar infrastructure projects

    July 15, 2019
    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) provide $100-million loan to L&T(Larsen & Toubro) Infrastructure Finance Company(LTIF) for wind and solar infrastructure projects. This is the first time AIIB is extending loan to a non-banking finance company(NBFC). It is collaborated with AIIB to explore the international market for green finance. The project mainly help to increase the supply of renewable energy in India . It helps to reduce the carbon intensity by 30-35 percent of the... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Bangladeshs former military dictator H.M. Ershad passed away

    July 15, 2019
    Bangladesh’s former military dictator H.M. Ershad passed away at the age of 89. He had long been suffering from multiple complications including infections in his lungs and kidneys. Ershad seized power in a 1982 and ruled the country from 1982 to 1990. H.M. Ershad: Ershad was born in 1930 in Coochbehar district, West Bengal state. He was commissioned into the Pakistan Army in 1952 and became the adjutant in the East Bengal Regiment. Ershad returned to Bangladesh in 1973. He took over... Read More
    Category: Obituary

    Kaushik Gangulys Bengali film Nagarkirtan bags 4 awards including Best Feature Film at SAARC film festival 2019

    July 15, 2019
    The 9th edition of the SAARC( South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) festival 2019 in Colombo, Srilanka.
    Bengali filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly’s film ‘Nagarkirtan’ won four awards (Best Director’, ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Original Score’) including ‘Best Feature Film’ at the festival. The Best Actor award bagged to Riddhi Sen. The Two other Indian films have won awards at the fest.
    ‘Na Bole Wo Haram’ bagged... Read More

    Kalraj Mishra appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Acharya Devvrat has been transferred to Gujarat

    July 15, 2019
    Senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra was appointed as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh on July 15. He will replacing Acharya Devvrat. Devvrat has been transferred and appointed as the Governor of Gujarat. Mr. Mishra: Mr. Mishra, 78, had recently resigned from the Narendra Modi-led government as Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in 2017. He resigned the position as he crossed the age of 75, which is the BJP’s unofficial age limit for holding an elected post. He was a member... Read More

    West Bengal state government to construct 8.30 lakh houses under Banglar Bari project

    July 15, 2019
    The West Bengal state government has decided to construct 8.30 lakh houses for poor people living in the rural areas, under the Banglar Bari project. The houses will be constructed in the current financial year. In the 2018-19 financial year, 5.86 lakh houses have been built under the project, while in the current financial year, another 2.50 lakh houses will be set up.
    Centre's involvement: The Ministry of Rural Development increased the financial allotment to the state government... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    TVS Motor launches Indias first Ethanol based motorcycle TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100

    July 15, 2019
    TVS Motor company launched India’s first ethanol-based motorcycle TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi E100  Their main aim is to help reduce crude imports and reduce air pollution. It is available in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh,  Karnataka at a price of Rs 1.20 lakh. It was first showcased in Auto Expo 2018 in Delhi. This motorcycle equipped with a Twin-Spray-Twin-Port EFI technology has a peak power of 21 PS at 8500 rpm with a torque of 18.1 Nm at7000 rpm.
    The bike has an ascending... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Simona Halep won the Wimbledon Championship 2019 title

    July 15, 2019
    Simona Halep won the Wimbledon Championship 2019 title. She created Wimbledon history by becoming the first Romanian to win the Grand slam 2019 title. She secured 6-2, 6-2 and defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams. Champions of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships: The champions of various events are listed below: 2019 Wimbledon Championships Date: 1-14 July Edition: 133rd Category: Grand Slam (ITF) Prize money: £ 38,000,000 Surface: Grass Location: London, United... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Meghalaya became the first Indian state to draft a water policy

    July 15, 2019
    Meghalaya became the first Indian state to draft a water policy to ensure water conservation, issues and protection of water resources in the State. The Meghalaya State Cabinet approved the draft on July 12, 2019. The approved policy intended to achieve sustainable development by  Meghalaya state government. Aim: The Water Policy, which was approved by the Meghalaya State government, aims to provide safe and hygienic water for various purposes like drinking, domestic, sanitation and... Read More

    AGCL, OIL, GGL sign agreement for setting up of the new company for City Gas Distribution (CGD) network in Assam

    July 15, 2019
    Assam Gas Company Limited (AGCL), Oil India Limited (OIL) and GAIL Gas Limited (GGL) signed an agreement for setting up of a new company for implementation of the City Gas Distribution (CGD) network  It is done in five districts namely Kamrup, Kamrup, Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj of Assam. The joint venture is the result of the extension of the National Gas Grid Pipeline (Urja Ganga Project)  It is planned for an extension from Jagadishpur in Western Uttar Pradesh, to Haldia in... Read More
    Category: Bills & Acts

    Djokovic won Federer to win fifth Wimbledon title

    July 15, 2019
    Novak Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title  He defeated Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in a match that lasted for more than four hours. The match to be decided in the fifth set. Federer and Djokovic won two sets each in the longest ever final. This is  Djokovic's 16th Grand Slam and 5th Wimbledon title.
    He is level with Bjorn Borg as a five-time Wimbledon winner. About Novak Djokovic He is a Serbian professional tennis player who is... Read More
    Category: Sports

    First Global Conference for Media Freedom held in London

    July 15, 2019
    First Global Conference for Media Freedom 2019, hosted by the United Kingdom (UK) and Canada, was held on July 10-11, 2019 in London, UK.
    It is co-hosted by Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jeremy Hunt, the UK Foreign Secretary.
    The conference is structured around 4 themes The four themes are protection and prosecution, including impunity, national frameworks and legislation, building trust in media and countering disinformation and media... Read More

    Chandrayaan-2 launch called off after technical snag in rocket

    July 15, 2019
    ISRO Scientists a few days to assess the seriousness of the problem. The launch in the current window of opportunity is available only till Tuesday (July 16).
    The next launch date could be months later. A technical snag detected in the GSLV-MkIII rocket, less than an hour ahead of the scheduled launch aborted the planned flight of Chandrayaan-2, India’s first attempt at landing a spacecraft on the moon. They indicated that it could take up to a few days to assess the seriousness... Read More

    KSUM to host Women Startup Summit 2019 on August 1 in Kochi

    July 15, 2019
    Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in association with the Indian Women Network floated by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) host a one day event ‘Women Startup Summit 2019’  The event will take place at the Integrated Startup Complex, Kochi, Kerala on August 1, 2019  Theme The theme of the event is “Developing an Inclusive Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”. Aim: The main aim is to encourage aspiring women professionals to take up their entrepreneurial journey... Read More

    Eleventh edition of Mekong Ganga Cooperation meet 2019 held in New Delhi

    July 15, 2019
    The 11th Mekong Ganga Cooperation Senior Officials' Meeting (11th MGC SOM) held in New Delhi. The meeting was attended by Senior Officials from all 6 MGC Member States. Ms. Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs and H.E. Ms. Doan Phuong Lan, Deputy Director General, Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Highlights of the Meeting The meeting reviewed the progress of the 9th MGC ministerial meeting... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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