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  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit cremated with state honours

    July 22, 2019
    Sheila Dikshit, three-time chief minister of Delhi, who is credited with the “all-round” development of the national capital was cremated with full state honors on July 21. She passed away due to a cardiac arrest. At the national capital's oldest cremation ground, Nigambodh Ghat. As per her wish, the Congress leader was laid to rest using the CNG method. SHEILA DIKSHIT: Sheila Dikshit  was an Indian politician who was one of the longest-serving chief ministers of... Read More

    PV Sindhu wins her first silver medal of the year at Indonesia Open

    July 22, 2019
    World number five PV Sindhu won her first silver medal of the year after finishing second at the Indonesia Open. The 24-year-old lost her first final of the year to world number four Akane Yamaguchi 15-21, 16-21 in 51 minutes on july 21. Sindhu will next play the Japan Open, which is scheduled to begin on July 23. PLAY IN INDONESIA OPEN :   FIRST GAME:   A brilliant dink at the net from Yamaguchi. There's no way Sindhu is getting there.Sindhu is losing her way. Yamaguchi... Read More

    Eleventh DefExpo India- 2020 to be held in Lucknow

    July 22, 2019
    The 11th DefExpo India-2020 is scheduled to be held for the first time in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow. The main theme of the DefExpo India-2020 will be 'India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub' and focus will be on 'Digital Transformation of Defence' ABOUT DEFEXPO: DEFEXPO would provide a unique platform for Defence industry Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), exhibitors and to display their latest innovations and capabilities in the field.
    It... Read More

    Table Tennis Championships: G Sathiyan-Archana Kamath win mixed doubles gold

    July 22, 2019
    India’s G Sathiyan and Archana Kamath won the mixed doubles  Sathiyan and Archana Kamath won 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship  They bagged the mixed doubles title  at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium The 17-year-old Pang Yu En Koen of Singapore who won second. Sharath Kamal who entered in the quarterfinals. India got the bronze medals as Kamath and Dathiyan They defeated Harmeet Desai and Ayhika Mukherjee in the series of 11-2, 11-2, 11-9.

    Sanjeev Kumar Singla is appointed as India's Ambassador to Israel

    July 22, 2019
    Senior diplomat Sanjeev Kumar Singla is appointed as the next Indian Ambassador to Israel.
    The appointment was made confirmed this week Friday. He is a 1997-batch Indian Foreign Service officer He was serving as Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    He got appointed to this particular post in the year 2014.
    He will replace Pavan Kapoor who take charge as the Ambassador to Israel.

    Union Minister Piyush Goyal to launch Global Innovation Index 2019

    July 22, 2019
    Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal planned to launch the Global Innovation Index (GII) on July 24. The theme of the event is "Evaluating the Medical Innovation Scenario of the Next Decade."They will launch in the presence of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry. The launch of GII mainly shows the innovation rankings of economies and findings for this corresponding fiscal year. The 12th edition of GII with 129 countries under... Read More

    Around 7 crore 32 lakh farmer families received first two instalments of under PMKSNY scheme benefits

    July 22, 2019
    Around seven crore 32 lakh farmer families across the country received the first and second installments of 2 thousand rupees under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana. The total cost will be around 14 thousand 646 crore rupees. Uttar Pradesh around two crores twenty lakh farmer families topped the list followed by Andhra Pradesh. The farmers who got benefited 72 lakh and Maharastra 50 lakh farmers.
    The scheme approximately covers around 14 crore 50 lakh beneficiaries across the... Read More

    CNSA destructed Tiangong 2, experimental space station over the Pacific

    July 22, 2019
    Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA), the Chinese space agency, destroyed Tiangong-2, CNSA's 9-tonne experimental space station Tiangong-2.
    CNSA destroyed the space station through a controlled re-entry to Earth which burned it up. Despite CNSA's plan to burn it in the atmosphere, a small amount of the debris fell into a designated South Pacific Ocean security area.
    Tiangong-2: Tiangong-2 was China's second experimental station. It was planted into the orbit in... Read More

    Nikhat Zareen got qualified to 2nd round of Thai boxing tourney

    July 22, 2019
    Nikhat Zareen a former Junior world champion who got selected to the second round of the Thailand Open International Boxing tournament. They are in the 51-kilogram category.
    The boxer belongs to Hyderabad. Former youth world champion Shashi Chopra (60kg) got out of the competition.
    Haryana-boxer went down to local favorite Sudaporn Seesondee in her opening clash, making it a mixed day for India. Thailand Open International Boxing tournament Thailand Boxing Association’s... Read More

    The US and South Korean military exercises to be held in August despite warning from North Korea

    July 22, 2019
    The 19-2 Dong Maeng (alliance) exercise, an annual military exercise between the US and South Korean military exercises, will be held in the month of August, despite the warning from North Korea. The announcement was made by Choi Jong-kun, the secretary for peace planning to South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
    Earlier, the United States and South Korea had suspended a large-scale exercise and it also canceled a second exercise after the Singapore summit in June 2018. North Korea's... Read More

    Maharashtra Sports Dept gave Rs One Crore Assistance for Gold Medalist Rahi Sarnobat

    July 22, 2019
    Maharashtra sports department gave Rs one crore for shooter Rahi Sarnobat. She belongs to Kolhapur district in western Maharashtra and she qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She got qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She personally made a request through social media to all players and different sports associations and federation of Maharashtra. The players who belong to different sports associations and federation of Maharashtra planned to send the government proposal for... Read More

    Prithu Gupta of Delhi selected as Indias 64th Grandmaster

    July 22, 2019
    Delhi's Prithu Gupta become India's 64th Grandmaster. He got Elo around 2500 points. He defeated IM Lev Yankelevich in the fifth round of the Portuguese League 2019. He received his first GM norm at the Gibraltar Masters. He achieved his second norm at the Biel Masters on the same year. He got the final norm at the Porticcio Open and finally achieved the required ELO points. Some Top 10 Chess Grand masters in India Here some of the grand masters names are given below . Their... Read More

    Chandrayaan 2 to be launched from Sriharikota at 2:43 pm on July 22

    July 22, 2019
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)planned to launch India's second mission Chandrayaan -2 to the Moon at 2.43 pm today on July 22  About Chandrayaan - 2 Chandrayaan-2 planned to go the Moon's south polar region. The main aim is to explore its main surface for the signs of water and to find out the new form of energy. The 978-crore cost spent while the launch process  The second launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh. The... Read More

    India and China to hold an annual HiH combat exercise at Meghalaya in December 2019

    July 22, 2019
    India and China plans to hold an annual “Hand-in-Hand” (HiH) combat exercise at Umroi, near Shillong, Meghalaya in December 2019. It will be a two-week long exercise. The planning conference for the 8th edition of the exercise will be held in the month of August 20919. Aim: In the exercise, India and China will be focusing on counter-terrorism operations, human assistance and disaster management.
    The countries will discuss the operationalization of the high level... Read More

    Rajya Sabha MP D Raja appointed as CPI General Secretary

    July 22, 2019
    Rajya Sabha member D Raja is appointed the general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI)  He will replace Sudhakar Reddy He stepped down due to health reasons  Reddy got elected to the post thrice  The decision to appoint Raja to the post of general secretary taken at the party's national council meeting. About CPI - Lok Sabha Elections It is the second-largest party in Indian Politics But they face a worse crisis in the electoral numbers at an all-time... Read More

    Lok Sabha passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019 on 19 July

    July 22, 2019
    Lok Sabha, the lower house, passed The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill 2019 on 19 July. It amends the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. The Bill aims to strengthen the Human Rights Commission. Amendments of the Bill: The Bill aims to speed up the process of appointment of the chairperson and members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). 1) About the Chairperson: The Bill ameds that besides Chief Justice of India (CJI), even a Judge of the Supreme Court can be the... Read More

    Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Malik won Mr South Asia title

    July 22, 2019
    Indian Body builder Ravinder Malik won Mr South Asia Title. There are around 91 bodybuilders participated in the championship. The competition is organised by South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports The Federation under the auspices of Nepal Bodybuilding and Fitness Association. He won the overall champion of the 12th Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Kathmandu. He won this title under 80 kg category He was one among the nine people who the title among the same 80... Read More

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