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  • India has topped the championship by securing top the medals tally in the ISSF Junior World Cup

    July 21, 2019
    Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar won gold in the men's rifle in the ISSF Junior World Cup 2019 in Suhl, Germany. His win has made India to top the medals tally in the ISSF Junior World Cup. India has topped the championship by securing 10 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze with a total of 24 medals. Other winners: Esha Singh and Gaurav Rana won bronze in the 10m air pistol mixed team junior by defeating the Chinese pair of Li Xue and Wang Zhehao. The mixed team secured 16-14 in the match.

    North Korea won Intercontinental Cup title

    July 21, 2019
    North Korea triumphed in the second edition of Intercontinental Cup football. They defeated Tajikistan in the final. The finalists were the two lowest-ranked teams of the four-nation tournament The other participants are India and Syria. India and Syria in the league stage to seal their places in the final. The Tajikistan (120) and North Korea (122) entered the game on a confident note. The champions got richer by USD 50000 while the runners-up received USD 25000. About North... Read More

    Uttarakhand to host the first ever Himalayan states conclave in Mussoorie

    July 21, 2019
    Uttarakhand State government is to host the first-ever Himalayan states' conclave on July 28 in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. The prime focus of the meeting will be on sustainable development.
    Aim: The Conclave would focus on the environmental protection, Himalayan culture, and economic development. It will also focus on solving the Himalayan states' problems. It is expected that this will pave the way for making financial resources available for the Himalayan states in the... Read More

    Haryana Govt and BSE ink pact to facilitate MSMEs raise capital

    July 21, 2019
    Government of Haryana and India’s leading Bombay stock exchange(BSE) signed a pact to encourage and support state’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to raise capital. The tie-up will enable SMEs(Small and medium-sized enterprises)to raise funds through the platform “BSE SME”,  The small companies can list and raise productive capital, gain visibility and credibility. Small enterprises get equity financing opportunities for their growth. The expansion... Read More

    Rajasthan government has launched Student Police Cadet (SPC) scheme

    July 21, 2019
    The Rajasthan government has launched Student Police Cadet (SPC) scheme, a Police training program, for class 8 and 9 students on July 18. The training aims to curb rising adolescent delinquency and strengthen teenagers mentally and physically. Also, it aims to make the students aware of basic laws and legal procedures.
    All aspects of public and personal life have been developed for the SPC training. It would be imparted at three levels which includes:  ♦ indoor... Read More

    Arjun Bhati of India won Junior World Golf Championship 2019

    July 21, 2019
    Fourteen-year-old Arjun Bhati represented India at the FGC CALLAWAY Junior World Golf Championship  She bagged the first position against Taiwan's Jeremy Chen  They completed the three-day final match in Palm Desert Out of the 637 players from 40 counties they participated in the tournament. Arjun secured the first position for India.
    He scored a total of 199 strokes followed by Chen. New Zealand's Joshua Bai second and third position with 202 and 207 strokes... Read More

    Repco MFI won award from NABARD for SHG linkage in TN for 2018-19

    July 21, 2019
    Repco Micro Finance, a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)-Micro Finance Institution (MFI) promoted by Repco Bank. The bank awarded for outstanding performance in terms of Self-Help Group (SHG) linkage in Tamil Nadu for 2018-19 from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). It operates from 90 branches in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry  There is an employee strength of about 600 people It provided SHG loans worth Rs 3,600 crore to over 12 lakh individual... Read More

    Ministry of power happroved proposal by CERC for transmission schemes for 66.5 GW RE generation

    July 21, 2019
    Union Ministry of power has approved proposal by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for transmission schemes for 66.5 GW renewable energy (RE) generation. It aims to speed up the green projects in the country on July 18. About the Project:  The Ministry plans to achieve the targets in consultation with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and Central Transmission Utility (CTU). It has identified transmission schemes for around 66.5 GW of RE generation. It comprises of... Read More

    CCEA approved the 2,880 megawatts Dibang hydro power project in Arunachal Pradesh

    July 21, 2019
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the 2,880 megawatts Dibang hydro power project in Arunachal Pradesh. It approved a Rs.1,600 crore pre-investment and clearance expenditure for the Rs.28,080.35 crore strategic project. The move is part of the Modi government’s focus on the northeastern region. The project will produce 11223MU (Million Units) of energy in 90% dependable year. Objective: Dibang MPP is one of the components of master plan of Brahmaputra Board for... Read More

    SAARC Film Festival 2019 held at the National Film Corporation Cinema Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    July 21, 2019
    The 9th Edition of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Film Festival2019 The festival was held at the National Film Corporation Cinema Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka from July 2-7, 2019.
    The festival was conducted by the SAARC Cultural Centre.
    It screened 34 films which consisted of 15 feature films, 13 short films and 6 . The master films from the SAARC Member states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Indian... Read More

    Culture Minister inaugurated architectural illumination of Safdarjung Tomb

    July 21, 2019
    Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the architectural illumination of the historic Safdarjung Tomb in New Delhi. Around 213 technologically advanced LED lights have been used to highlight the 17th-century monument.
    The consumption of LED lights is approximately 62 percent less than conventional light fixtures.
    The highlight the archaeological magnificence of historical monuments, Archaeological Survey of India has taken up the project to illuminate the important... Read More

    IEA praises Ujjwala scheme for providing free cooking gas connection to poor

    July 21, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Ujjwala scheme for providing free cooking gas connection to poor came in for praise from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
    The Agency is a major achievement in improving the environment and health of women. The conference in New Delhi, IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said, providing access to LPG across India by 2020 is a major achievement.
    It is an economic issue and it is a social issue.
    The scheme is launched by Modi on May 1, 2016,... Read More

    Indian Navy signed a major deal worth $50 million with ISI to supply MSRAM systems

    July 21, 2019
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a major deal worth USD50 million with Indian Navy. The agreement aims to supply complementary Naval Medium Range Surface-to-air missile (MRSAM) systems to the Indian Navy and the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders.
    Aim: According to the agreement, the IAI will provide complementary systems for the air defence system (ADS). It involves follow up order for a range of maintenance and other services for various sub-systems of IAI's advanced MRSAM... Read More

    Iran seizes British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

    July 21, 2019
    Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) the forces have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for allegedly violating international maritime rules. Stena Impero tanker confiscated at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organisation. The tanker led to the shore and handed over to the organisation to go through the legal procedure and required investigations.
    Stena Impero's owners say they have been unable to contact their vessel UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy... Read More

    ADB reduced Indias growth forecast for the current financial year to 7 per cent

    July 21, 2019
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reduced India’s growth forecast for the current financial year to 7%. Earlier, it had announced a growth estimation of 7.2%. It reported in its Asian Development Outlook 2019. The Manila-based multilateral institution has lowered the country's forecast for for 2019-20 from 7.6% to 7.2% in April, 2019. It cited moderate global demand and shortfall in revenue on the domestic front.
    Now, India is expected to grow by 7% in 2019 and 7.2% in 2020,... Read More

    International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released its updated report

    July 21, 2019
    International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the leading wildlife conservation body, has recently released its updated its assessment on various species from the canopies of tropical forests to the ocean floor. It warned the global countries as mankind's destruction of nature has driven species to the verge of extinction at an unprecedented rate. It said that the species that are targeted by humans for food tend to become endangered much more quickly. Severe habitat loss is... Read More



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