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Exercise RIPMAC 2016 begins

Jul 2, 2016
Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise that is scheduled from 30 June to 4 August 2016.

INS Tarasa, Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft, launched by Indian Navy

Jul 2, 2016
The name of the ship, like the previously launched FO-WJFACs, is based on the picturesque island in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal.

President Pranab Mukherjee presents B C Roy National Awards for 2008, 2009 and 2010

Jul 2, 2016
The B.C. Roy Awards were instituted by the Medical Council of India in 1976 in memory of renowned physician and former West Bengal Chief Minister Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

Eminent Marathi literary scholar Ramchandra Chintaman Dhere dies

Jul 2, 2016
R C Dhere wrote over 100 scholarly books on Marathi folk literature and culture, Marathi literature, religious sects in Maharashtra and lives of saint poets.  He won Sahitya Akademi Award in 1987 for his work Shri Vitthal: Ek MahaSamanvay.

Rapid Rural Police Response System launched in Punjab

Jul 2, 2016
The system was launched to ensure prompt and effective police response in over 12000 villages in Punjab. Under the system, the police will respond to any crime or law and order situation within 20 minutes of it being reported.

Railways Ministry launches NIVARAN portal for employees' grievances redressal

Jul 1, 2016
The Portal is developed by CRIS, the IT arm of Indian Railways, on the basis of process designed by Establishment directorate of Railway Board which deals with staff matters.

Ozone layer in Antarctic is healing: Study

Jul 1, 2016
The gains in the protective layer can be credited to the long term phasing out of ozone-destroying chemicals which was adopted in the 1989 Montreal Protocol.

Ministry of Tourism releases data on domestic and foreign tourist visits to states and UTs

Jul 1, 2016
The number of Foreign Tourist Visits (FTVs) to the States and UTs in 2015 registered a growth of 4.4% over 2014. India garnered 23.3 million visits in 2015 as compared to 22.3 million in 2014.

Union HRD Ministry launches teacher education portal Prashikshak

Jul 1, 2016
For now, Prashiskshak Portal works only for DIETs, however it will cover block level institutes in the future and identify gaps at the bottom of the pyramid.

Indigenously built LCA Tejas inducted in IAF

Jul 1, 2016
The LCA Tejas is a supersonic, single-seat, single-engine multirole light fighter aircraft that uses fourth generation technologies and was do developed by ADA and HAL.

Lesbians, gays and bisexuals are not third gender: Supreme Court

Jul 1, 2016
A bench comprising Justices A.K. Sikri and N.V. Ramana refused to modify the 2014 ruling on transgender rights. The apex court also clarified that its 2014 judgment clearly mentioned that lesbians, gays and bisexuals were not transgender.

International Solar Alliance Cell and World Bank sign Declaration for promoting Solar Energy

Jul 1, 2016
The declaration was signed by  Upendra Tripathy, Secretary of Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Chairperson, ISA cell and Onno Ruhl, India Country Director of the World Bank.

CBDT notifies Rules for calculating Fair market value of Assets

Jul 1, 2016
The Fair Market Value of listed companies will be computed on the basis of a formula taking into account its market capitalisation, book value of liabilities and total number of shares.

Sameer emerges fastest athlete of 56th National Inter-state Athletics

Jul 1, 2016
Karnataka athlete Reena George's switch-over from 400 metre to 100 metre proved successful as she won the women's 100 metre dash in 11.99 seconds.

Writer and futurist Alvin Toffler dies

Jul 1, 2016
Famous works of Alvin Toffler are The Third Wave, Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century, Future Shock, and Revolutionary Wealth.

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