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Beijing chosen to host 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics

Jul 31, 2015
With this, Beijing became the first city to host both the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics. It hosted Summer Olympics in 2008.

Punjab Government to create Beas Belt near Harike Patan as habitat for Gharials

Jul 31, 2015
The gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), also known as the gavial, and the fish-eating crocodile, is a crocodilian of the family Gavialidae, native to the Indian Subcontinent.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons observed across the world

Jul 31, 2015
According to UNODC's biennial Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, at least 152 countries of origin and 124 countries of destination are affected by trafficking in persons.

Microsoft launched Windows 10 operating system

Jul 31, 2015
This operating system will be available for free to Windows 7 and 8.1 users who reserved the copy. This upgrade will be available for free for one year.

SC upheld the commutation of death sentence of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

Jul 31, 2015
The decision was made on the curative plea against the dismissal of the 11-year delay in deciding on their mercy petitions.

RBI decided to issue 10 rupees coins to commemorate International Day of Yoga

Jul 31, 2015
The reverse of the coin bears the logo of "International Day of Yoga", with inscription "सामंजस्य एवं शान्ति के लिए योग" in Devnagri Script and "YOGA FOR HARMONY AND PEACE" around the logo and design.

SALt, a lamp that runs eight hours on water and salt, developed

Jul 31, 2015
The battery will work for eight hours a day for six months, which is a considerable upgrade from the constant refills required by paraffin lantern, the developers said.

Kotak launched mobile banking app named Kotak Bharat

Jul 31, 2015
At present, the application is available in Hindi and English language, but by end of August 2015 it will have other languages like Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Kannada.

Film Talvar to be premiered at Toronto International Film Festival

Jul 31, 2015
Talvar written by Vishal Bhardwaj revolves around the sensational murder of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade, a domestic help in Noida, India.

Cyclone Komen formed over Bay of Bengal

Jul 30, 2015
The MeT department has forecasted heavy to very heavy rains with isolated extremely heavy rains in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha of India.

Union Cabinet approved setting up of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

Jul 30, 2015
The fund will have an initial corpus of 20000 crore rupees which can be leveraged by infrastructure companies and was proposed by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget 2015-16

Nepal banned animal Sacrifice at Gadhimai Festival

Jul 30, 2015
The temple authorities have announced the end of the centuries-old Hindu tradition of slaughter that attracts hundreds of thousands of worshippers.

‘Visaarnai’ became first Tamil film to enter Venice film festival

Jul 30, 2015
Visaaranai is second film produced by Dhanush that will get international recognition after the critically acclaimed Kaaka Mutta.

India to become most populous nation by 2022: UN World Population Prospects

Jul 30, 2015
The world population reached 7.3 billion as of mid- 2015, implying that the world has added approximately one billion people in the span of the last twelve years.

CCI imposed penalty upon three Film & TV association of Karnataka

Jul 30, 2015
Considering the recurring violation of the provisions of the Act, KFCC, KTVA and KFPA were imposed a penalty of 1682204 rupees, 174293 rupees and 168124 rupees, respectively.

e-Tourist Visa scheme extended to China, Hong Kong and Macau

Jul 30, 2015
With the inclusion of these countries/territories, the total number of countries/territories covered under the e-Tourist Visa scheme will go up from 74 to 77.

Union Cabinet approved Rajya Sabha panel's amendments on GST Bill, 2014

Jul 30, 2015
The amendments include compensation to the states for 5 years instead of up to 5 years for any revenue loss due to introduction of GST.

UNSC failed to adopt proposal to create tribunal on crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17

Jul 30, 2015
The resolution sought to establish an international tribunal to prosecute persons responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed on 17 July 2014 in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.

Yakub Memon executed as SC rejected his fresh plea in pre-dawn hearing

Jul 30, 2015
The State Government of Maharashtra has decided to hand over his body to his relatives, after completion of formalities.

SEBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of Sahara Mutual Fund

Jul 30, 2015
Sahara has been asked to make efforts to transfer its activities to a new Sponsor and a SEBI approved Asset Management Company at the earliest.

Hockey India appointed Roelant Oltmans as coach of Men’s national team

Jul 30, 2015
The 69-year old Dutchman will be at the helm of affairs at least till 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Eminent vocalist Vasundhara Komkali died

Jul 30, 2015
She received training in Indian classical music by Pt. Kumar Gandharva (her husband) and Dr. BR Deodhar.

Clive Rice, first post-apartheid captain of South Africa Cricket team, passed away

Jul 29, 2015
He represented South Africa for the first time in Kolkata on 10 November 1991 as captain and last time in New Delhi four days later.

International Tiger Day observed across the world

Jul 29, 2015
Among the 13 tiger-range countries, India with 2226 has the highest number of tiger population. India is followed by Malaysia with 500 tigers.

Dr. Suniti Solomon, pioneering Indian HIV/AIDS researcher, passed away

Jul 29, 2015
She was the first person in India who documented the nation’s first HIV/AIDS case in 1986 and later set up Y R Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE)

Court of Arbitration for Sports allowed Indian athlete Dutee Chand to compete in women’s event

Jul 29, 2015
She became eligible with CAS suspending the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulation on naturally-occurring Hyperandrogenism.

Ramon Magsaysay Awardees for the year 2015 announced; Two Indians among the awardees

Jul 29, 2015
Among the five awardees who will be conferred with the so-called Asia’s Nobel Prize, there are two Indians, namely Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta.

World Hepatitis Day observed with theme ‘Prevent hepatitis. Act now’

Jul 29, 2015
The observance of the day in 2015 focuses particularly on Hepatitis B and C. These two combined cause approximately 80 percent of all liver cancer deaths and kill close to 1.4 million people every year.

Justice Mahajan Committee constituted for Re-drafting National Sports Development Code of India

Jul 29, 2015
NSDCI was drafted in 2011 by amalgamating all the orders/notifications/instructions/circulars issued till 2001 with necessary modifications and it came into force with immediate effect from 31 January 2011.

India signed Loan Agreement of $300 Million with ADB for National Urban Health Mission

Jul 29, 2015
The NUHM as a sub-mission of National Health Mission (NHM) was approved by the Union Cabinet on 1 May 2013 to improve the health status of the country’s urban population.

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