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  • Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno

    July 16, 2019
    Indian athlete Mohammad Anas won gold in men’s 400m  and Hima Das won gold in women’s 200m event at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno in Czech Republic. Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. Mohammad Anas: Anas won  his own national record in men’s 400m race and clocked with an effort of 45.21 seconds. Earlier, he set the national record as he clocked 45.24 seconds which he recorded in 2018.  Anas finished nearly one second ahead of silver... Read More

    Sharath Kamal voted IOC Sportsperson of the Year

    July 16, 2019
    Sharath Kamal voted the Sportsperson of the Year in the annual Indian Oil Sports Conclave. The other nominees were cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, Grandmaster B Adhiban, hockey player Simranjeet Singh and table tennis player Manika Batra. About Sharath Kamal  Sharath Kamal is a professional table tennis player from Tamil Nadu, India. He was among the five nominees for whom votes were polled by over 60 elite sportspersons employed with the oil major.
    Category: Sports

    IFFI has been scheduled to be held from 20-28 November 2019 in Panaji, Goa

    July 16, 2019
    The Golden Jubilee Edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has been scheduled to be held from 20-28 November 2019 in Panaji, Goa. The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar announced the schedule regarding IFFI 2019. IFFI 2019 is to be organised jointly by the Directorate of Film Festivals and state-run Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) in Panaji. The celebrations in the year 2019 will mark the 50th edition of IFFI. Russia is to partner with... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    The French government celebrated the National Day on 14 July

    July 16, 2019
    The French government celebrated the National Day on 14 July. The day is also known as Bastille Day. The day marks the anniversary of storming of the Bastille prison  took place in Paris on 14 July 1789. On this day the French people wear blue, white and red, "tricolore" clothes or make-up and sing the French anthem. New Military Space: On this Day the French President Emmanuel Macron announced that the nation is to create a new national military space force command that... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Partial Lunar eclipse tonight; Visible in India

    July 16, 2019
    A partial eclipse of the Moon occurs tonight and it will be visible in India. It begins at 1:31 am. The maximum partial eclipse will occur at 3:01 am  It is a little more than half portion of the Moon will be covered by the Earth's shadow. It will end at 4:30 am. The eclipse will be visible from beginning to end from all places in India. The extreme northeastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. It will also be visible in the region covering Australia, Africa, Europe except for... Read More

    International Drug Dealers behind Easter Sunday attacks: Sri Lankan Prime Minister

    July 16, 2019
    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena asserted that international drug dealers were behind the Easter Sunday attack. Mr Sirisena said drug barons carried out the attack to discredit him and discourage his anti-narcotics drive. The illegal drug trafficking is the simplest and easiest way to destroy a country. President taken a tough stand against drug traffickers and ordered death penalty be implemented for four accusedstayed by court amidst opposition by some political parties and... Read More
    Category: International

    United Nations observed 15 July as World Youth Skills Day

    July 16, 2019
    The United Nations observed 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. The Day was introduced by the UN at its General Assembly in November 2014. It was co-organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Permanent Missions of Portugal and Sri Lanka to the UN, the Office of the Secretary-General Special Envoy on Youth and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
    The Day is to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development. The... Read More
    Category: Important Days

    Amir Khan clinched the WBC International Welterweight 2019 title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    July 16, 2019
    British-Pakistani Boxer Amir Khan clinched the WBC International Welterweight 2019 title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Olympic silver medallist defeated the Australian boxer Billy Dib. The event was organised by Khan’s Super Boxing League in association with the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia.   The General Sports Authority (GSA): GSA is the government organisation responsible for sports in Saudi Arabia. It was created in 1974. GSA was earlier known as the General... Read More
    Category: Sports

    World Bank planned to offer $250 million to Kerala

    July 16, 2019
    World Bank would offer a loan of $250 million to the Kerala Government for the Resilient Kerala project The main aim is at enhancing the state’s resilience against the impacts of natural disasters and climate change in the wake of last year’s floods. The World Bank recently signed a $250 million loan agreement to help Kerala enhance its resilience against natural disasters and climate change. About World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States Membership: 189... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Govt plans to set up 4,200 Ayush wellness centres in ongoing fiscal

    July 16, 2019
    Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik informed the Rajya Sabha that 2,500 new centres are planned to be opened within the first four months of the present government. The government also provided financial assistance to set up integrated Ayush hospitals in 85 districts across various states, and has plans to add more. The government is trying to modernise Ayush hospitals across the country and is increasing the number of doctors.
    It is also modernising postgraduate AYUSH medical... Read More

    FanMojo appointed Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador

    July 16, 2019
    FanMojo has appointed Prithvi Shaw as its brand ambassador. FanMojo is a fantasy sports platform and it is owned by mobile tech company U2opia Global. A lot of former as well as current cricketers including Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni, Virat Kholi and Murali Karthik have associated themselves with various Fantasy cricket league.
    Prithvi Shaw: Prithvi Pankaj Shaw is an Indian cricketer and former India national under-19 cricket team captain. His first international appearance was on 4 October... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Around 30 lakh persons enrolled under PM Shram Yogi Maandhan Scheme

    July 16, 2019
    The union government notified the eligibility criteria for its mega pension scheme - Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan  They announced in the budget 2019 for unorganized sector workers.
    People who are at 40 years or already covered under a pension with part contribution by the government are not eligible for the scheme.
    Only one spouse will be eligible for family pension in case of demise of the pensioner. The Government via notification dated February 7, 2019 notified the... Read More
    Category: Schemes

    RBI imposed fine on SBI and Union Bank of India for violating certain regulatory guidelines

    July 16, 2019
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed fine on State Bank of India (SBI) and Union Bank of India for violating certain regulatory guidelines.
    Fine on SBI: RBI fined Rs.7 crore as SBI did not comply with the directions issued by the RBI on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms, code of conduct for opening and operating current accounts and reporting of data on Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC), and fraud risk management and classification and... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance

    Kiran More appointed as USA cricket teams interim coach

    July 16, 2019
    Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran More takes charge as the interim coach of the senior USA cricket team. He replaces the head coach Pubudu Dassanayake. Kiran More appointed as the USA’s director of cricket in June 2019. He served as the chairman of the Indian selection committee and the wicketkeeping-consultant of Mumbai Indians in the IPL. The USA Cricket appointed as former India spinner Sunil Joshi as spin bowling advisor and Pravin Amre and Kieran Powell as advisors for the... Read More
    Category: Sports

    PV Sindhu to spearhead Indian campaign at Indonesia Open Badminton

    July 16, 2019
    PV Sindhu won the Indian campaign at the Indonesia Open Badminton tournament beginning. The tournament took place at Jakarta.
    Sindhu will play her opening game against Japan's Aya Ohori tomorrow.
    Saina Nehwal will not take part in the tournament. Kidambi Srikanth is placed at 8th position.  B. Sai Praneeth and HS Prannoy are other Indians seen in action in the Singles. Srikanth face Japan's Kenta Nishimoto, Praneeth take on Wong Wing Ki of Hong Kong.
    Prannoy meet... Read More

    Shah Rukh Khan bagged with an Honorary Doctorate by Melbournes La Trobe University

    July 16, 2019
    Shah Rukh Khan conferred with an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from Melbourne-based La Trobe University at the 10th edition of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) at Bundoora, Australia. He is recognized for contributions to underprivileged children, women’s empowerment. They meet through Meer Foundation and for the achievements in the Indian entertainment industry. The function held on August 9, 2019  Mr. Khan is the chief guest. He got the first... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture



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