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Indian Railways successfully conducted test run of Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train

Jul 3, 2014
Indian Railways successfully conducted trail run of a semi-high-speed train between Agra and Delhi.

Former French President Sarkozy charged with corruption & influence peddling

Jul 3, 2014
Former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling after being questioned in Paris suburb.

Japan eased sanctions against North Korea

Jul 3, 2014
Japan eased several sanctions against North Korea.

TN government sets up Raghupathy commission to probe Chennai building collapse

Jul 3, 2014
Tamil Nadu Government constituted one-man commission headed by Justice (retd.) R Raghupathy to inquire into the 11-storey building collapse of Chennai.

NASA launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 to track Carbon Dioxide

Jul 3, 2014
NASA on 2 July 2014 launched Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), a satellite designed to track carbon dioxide.

US Snoopgate: A show of duality in US foreign policy

Jul 3, 2014
The Snoopgate scandal broke in early June 2013 when the Guardian newspaper reported that the US National Security Agency (NSA)

CCEA approved inclusion of onion and potato under Essential Commodities Act, 1955

Jul 3, 2014
CCEA approved inclusion of onion and potato under the purview of stock holding limits of Essential Commodities Act 1955, to curb price rise.

National Assembly of Pakistan approved Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014

Jul 3, 2014
Pakistan Parliament adopted a tough anti-terror law, enshrined under Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014 amid military offensive against the Taliban.

Michelle Howard became first female four-star admiral in US Navy

Jul 3, 2014
US Navy appointed Michelle Howard as its first female four-star admiral.

Coffee-Table book titled First Citizen: Pranab Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhavan released

Jul 3, 2014
Pranab Mukherjee received first copy of a coffee-table book titled First Citizen: Pranab Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhavan that was released.

First Aid Post inaugurated at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi

Jul 2, 2014
Harsh Vardhan and Smriti Irani inaugurated First Aid Post at Shastri Bhawan to facilitate first aid services to employees of central government.

India became the first Country to Ratify the Marrakesh Treaty

Jul 2, 2014
India became the first country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty that will facilitate blind and visually impaired an access to published works.

Supreme Court directed J&K government to restore Dal Lake

Jul 2, 2014
Supreme Court directed the J&K government to concentrate on efforts to restore the pristine beauty of the world-famous Dal Lake.

Sujit Choudhry became the first Indian-American dean of Berkeley Law School

Jul 2, 2014
Sujit Choudhry became the first Indian-American dean of the University of California, Berkeley.

World Bank released a report titled Student Learning in South Asia

Jul 2, 2014
The poor quality of education is hampering the development of South Asia including India: World Bank report.

Is DU and UGC stand-off dangerous precedent for autonomy of educational institutions?

Jul 2, 2014
Yes it is. The recent stand-off between Delhi University (DU) and University Grants Commission (UGC) over Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP)

President conferred National, Shilp Guru and Sant Kabir Awards for 2011

Jul 2, 2014
National Awards for Handicrafts and Handlooms, Shilp Guru Awards and Sant Kabir Awards for the year 2011 were presented by the President of India.

Rajasthan Government declared Camel as the State animal

Jul 2, 2014
Rajasthan Government declared Camel as the State animal to check the declining number of camels in the state.

Indian pistol shooter Jitu Rai ranked No. 1 in the world

Jul 2, 2014
ISSF ranked Indian shooter Jitu Rai as world’s number 1 in the men's 10m air pistol category.

Bor Wildlife Sanctuary of Maharashtra to be the country's 47th Tiger Reserve

Jul 2, 2014
MoEF has approved proposal of Maharashtra Government to notify Bor Wildlife Sanctuary as 47th Tiger Reserve of India and sixth of the state.
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