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Raghav Chandra took charge as the Chairman of NHAI

Sep 1, 2015
Chandra succeeded Road Transport and Highways Secretary Vijay Chhibber.

Haryana Government inaugurated Sakhi, one stop center for women in distress

Sep 1, 2015
A day before Rakshabandhan, the state government opened women police stations in all the 21 districts with an aim to provide security to women of the state.

Manish Sisodia got additional charge of Law Ministry of Delhi

Sep 1, 2015
He succeeds Kapil Mishra, who was handling Law Ministry portfolio ever since Jitendra Singh Tomar was arrested in a fake degree case in June 2015.

Manipur Legislative Assembly passes ‘Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015’

Aug 31, 2015
The House also unanimously passed two amendment bills, namely the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Manipur Shops and Establishments (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015.

PM Modi released digitally restored recordings of epic ‘Ramcharitmanas’

Aug 31, 2015
Digital recordings of the epic is a part of AIR’s attempt to go digital in a big way so that the public broadcaster can reach audiences globally.

Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba won women's marathon at World Athletics Championships

Aug 31, 2015
Dibaba is the first Ethiopian female to win the lung-sapping event at the world championships.

Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Union Home secretary

Aug 31, 2015
At the time of appointment, Mehrishi was holding the post Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Finance Ministry.

USITC extended anti-dumping duty on Indian preserved mushrooms for 5 years

Aug 31, 2015
The extension was done as part of extension of anti-dumping duty orders on preserved mushrooms (mushrooms prepared or preserved by cleaning, blanching, slicing and cutting) from Chile, China, India, and Indonesia.

U Mumba won Pro Kabaddi League 2015

Aug 31, 2015
It is the second edition of the league. The first edition was won by Jaipur Pink Panthers in 2014.

Fifteenth IAAF World Championships in Athletics concluded in Beijing

Aug 31, 2015
While Kenya topped the medal table with 16 medals, Jamaica stood second with 12 medals.

Eminent Kannada writer Dr. MM Kalburgi shot dead in Dharwad

Aug 31, 2015
The 77 year old Kannada epigraphist and renowned scholar of vachana literature, Kalburgi was awarded the Sahitya Akademi award (2006) for Marga, a collection of his research articles.

SC stayed Rajasthan HC judgment banning Santhara ritual of Jainism

Aug 31, 2015
Santhara is a voluntary religious practice of facing death at the end of one's life.

Indian women hockey team qualified for Olympics after 36 years

Aug 31, 2015
India’s latest participation in Olympics was in 1980 that was held in Moscow, Russia.

National Sports Day celebrated on 29 August

Aug 31, 2015
On this occasion, President Pranab Mukherjee conferred National Sports and Adventure Awards in New Delhi.

Anil won gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championships

Aug 31, 2015
To reach the finals of the competition, earlier, Anil defeated Tumentsogt Bold of Mongolia in the semi-final bout while in quarter-final he defeated Ertugrul Kahveci of Turkey.

Renowned neurologist and author Oliver Wolf Sacks died

Aug 31, 2015
Compared to his career as a practitioner of neurology and an academician he was better known as the author of best-selling books on the grey matter like Migraine, Awakenings, The Mind’s eye, etc.

Union Government launched SAHAJ scheme for online release of new LPG connections

Aug 31, 2015
It will allow customers to register for new LPG connections online, as well as make on line payments for the same. Union Government, SAHAJ, SAHAJ for new LPG connection, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan,

Rajiv Mangla appointed as CTO of Snapdeal

Aug 28, 2015
As a CTO, Mangla will help the organisation in establishing its technical vision and will lead all aspects of technological development of the company.

Tripura decided to implement National Food Security Act

Aug 28, 2015
Implementation of the Act will benefit over 25 lakh people from more than six lakh families of the state.

Union Government launched E-Payment Module for Deposit of Compensatory Levies into CAMPA Funds

Aug 28, 2015
This e-payment module will cut delays and bring transparency in the system which is meant for collecting fund from user agencies which diver forest land for non-forest purpose.

Festival Thiru Onam celebrated in Kerala

Aug 28, 2015
Thiru Onam (Thiruvonam), celebrated by Keralites without any boundaries of caste or religion, marks birthday of Sri Padmanabham the presiding deity of Thiruvananthapuram.

Kandakatla Manohar appointed as Director of NIMS

Aug 28, 2015
Manohar is a native of Penchikalapeta of Warangal district and is working as the Superintendent of the MGM Hospital in Warangal.

Manipur government handed over 336.93 acres land for National Sports University

Aug 28, 2015
The University will introduce B.PEd, MPEd, diploma/certificate courses, physiotherapy, fitness, sports management, sports journalism, etc.

Call To Action Summit 2015 on ending preventable child and maternal deaths held in New Delhi

Aug 28, 2015
The summit was a prelude to the United Nations Summit for the adoption of post-2015 development agenda that will be held in September 2015 in New York.

Law Commission of India submitted report on Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements

Aug 28, 2015
Among other things, the report suggested for inclusion of a new Article 24A in the Constitution to ensure that the child’s right to basic care and assistance becomes an enforceable right.

Air India won Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey title after 7 years

Aug 28, 2015
Air India's goalkeeper Adrian D'Souza got the player of the final award from the tournament's organizers, Mumbai Hockey Association Limited. Army’s goalkeeper Najmudeen was declared as the best goalkeeper in the tournament.

Union Government announced names of 98 smart cities

Aug 28, 2015
The selected cities include 13 cities from Uttar Pradesh, 12 from Tamil Nadu, 10 from Maharashtra, 7 from Madhya Pradesh, 3 each from Bihar and Andhra Pradesh.

Usain Bolt won 200 meter title at 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing

Aug 28, 2015
It is the second gold for Bolt in the 2015 championships as he also won the 100m event against Justin Gatlin.

Reliance Communications Ltd tied up with Jasper to offer Internet of Things services in India

Aug 28, 2015
IoT refers to a network of internet connected devices which are embedded with electronic sensors and data transmitting technologies.

NITI Aayog launched second version of India Energy Security Scenarios 2047

Aug 28, 2015
The open source web based tool aims to explore a range of potential future energy scenarios for India, for diverse energy demand and supply sectors leading up to 2047.

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