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Bappi Lahiri conferred Mahanayak Samman of West Bengal

Jul 25, 2016
Goutam Ghose, a critically-acclaimed filmmaker, was honoured with the award for best director, while Paran Bandyopadhyay and Jishu Sengupta received Best actor (male) awards.

Feliciano Lopez wins 2016 Swiss Open Gstaad

Jul 25, 2016
The 2016 Swiss Open Gstaad was the 49th edition of the Swiss Open, and a part of the ATP World Tour 250 Series of the 2016 ATP World Tour.

Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian to win gold in World Athletics championships

Jul 25, 2016
His 86.48m effort helped India in bringing its first world record as well as the country’s first-ever gold in any World athletics championships.

Madhav Chitale committee constituted to prepare Guidelines for Desiltation of River Ganga

Jul 25, 2016
The committee has been asked to establish difference between desilting and sand mining and also to establish need for desilting for ecology and e-flow of the river Ganga.

Modern Indian artist Syed Haider Raza dies

Jul 25, 2016
Raza became one of India's priciest modern artist on 10 June 2010 when a seminal work, Saurashtra, was sold for 16.42 crore rupees at a Christie's auction.

Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival 2016 begins in Guwahati

Jul 24, 2016
The aim of the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival is to bridge the gap by bringing engaging storytellers from within and outside the region under one roof.

Annual electronic music festival Tomorrowland begins in Belgium

Jul 24, 2016
The year 2016 also marks Tomorrowland 10th edition. More than 350000 tickets for the festival were sold out in an hour of their opening in February 2016.

Facebook's Aquila Internet drone completes first test flight

Jul 23, 2016
Facebook hopes to have a fleet of Aquilas that can fly for at least three months at a time at 60000 feet and communicate with each other to deliver internet access.

Kerala Tourism wins Gold at PATA Awards

Jul 23, 2016
The awards were in the categories of Travel Advertisement Broadcast Media and E-Newsletter, which were grabbed by the successful Visit Kerala television commercial campaign and the popular Kerala Tourism E-Newsletter, respectively.

Virat Kohli becomes first Indian captain to score double century outside India

Jul 23, 2016
Virat Kohli is the fifth Indian captain to score a double century in a Test match after Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (2013 vs England), Sunil Gavaskar (205 vs West Indies), Sachin Tendulkar (217 vs New Zealand) and MS Dhoni (224 vs Australia).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils foundation stone for revival of fertilizer unit at Gorakhpur

Jul 23, 2016
The plant is implemented by Hindustan Urvarak Rasayan Limited, which is a joint venture between the Coal India Limited (CIL) and the NTPC Limited. The revival of the plant will help the farming community getting urea timely.

Ganesh Singh appointed Head of Joint Parliamentary Committee for Land Acquisition Bill

Jul 23, 2016
Singh replaced S S Ahluwalia, who became Minister of the State for Parliamentary Affairs in reshuffle of the council of ministers on 5 July 2016. After the appointment, Singh will have to move a resolution in the Lok Sabha seeking the seventh extension of the term of the panel.

Lok Sabha passes Bill to establish new NIT in Andhra Pradesh

Jul 23, 2016
The bill seeks to establish a new National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Andhra Pradesh as an institute of national importance under the NITSER Act, 2007 with an effect from August 2015.

Sustainable Development Goal Index released; India ranked 110th

Jul 22, 2016
The index that measures performance against set 17 SDGs has been topped by Sweden and India is followed by Lesotho on 113th position, Pakistan (115), Myanmar (117), Bangladesh (118) and Afghanistan (139).

Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina inaugurate Petrapole Integrated Check Post

Jul 22, 2016
Petrapole-Benapole is an important land border crossing for India-Bangladesh trade as more than 50% of the India-Bangladesh trade passes through Petrapole.

Kerala Government constitutes State Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation

Jul 22, 2016
It will be responsible for timely recommendations on the choice of vaccines to be included and modifications on current guidelines based on surveillance data available in the state.

NDMC signs MoU with NEERI to develop sewage treatment plants

Jul 22, 2016
In the first phase, 12 STPs will be installed across the NDMC area. Each plant will have a capacity of treating sewage water ranging from 50000-1 lakh litres.

2016 set to be world's hottest year on record: WMO

Jul 22, 2016
The WMO stated that Arctic Sea ice melted early and fast, which is another indicator of climate change. In addition, Carbon dioxide levels have also reached new highs.

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes resigns

Jul 22, 2016
However, Ailes will continue to serve as an informal adviser to Rupert Murdoch and will receive a severance package of about 40 million US dollars.

Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed as CEO of UIDAI

Jul 22, 2016
UIDAI was founded in 2009 under the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime with former Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani as its chairman. It is the organisation behind the Aadhaar.
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