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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.

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