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Indian Railways, Indian Army among world's biggest employers: World Economic Forum Study

Jun 29, 2015
Indian Railways was ranked at the eighth place in the list of world's biggest employers with 1.4 million staff.

Famous Writer Vishwanath Tripathi chosen for 28th Moorti Devi Award

Jun 29, 2015
Moorti Devi award was founded by Bharatiya Jnanpith and is given away to the authors who have contributed in the field of contemporary creative writing in modern Indian languages.

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa launched first phase of Chennai Metro Rail Service

Jun 29, 2015
The first phase of Metro service covers the 10-km elevated stretch. It connects Alandur in south Chennai to Koyabedu in the north.

Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji written by Abdul Kalam

Jun 29, 2015
Transcendence maps a journey of self-realization reflected in the eyes of Pramukh Swamiji, painting a delightful fusion of spirituality, science and leadership.

SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket broke apart in flames minutes after lifting off from Cape Canaveral

Jun 29, 2015
The rocket, which had 18 straight successes prior to the meeting the accident, was in the process of sending a cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS).

Satnam Singh Bhamara became first Indian basketball player to join NBA

Jun 29, 2015
He will play for Dallas Mavericks during the 2015-16 season.

Nelson Piquet Jr won the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship title

Jun 29, 2015
Piquet drove for Chinese team Nextev.

GFH Financial Group signed pact with Adani Group for developing Mumbai Economic Zone

Jun 29, 2015
Under the agreement, the GFH's unit Energy City Navi Mumbai (ECNM) and Adani Group will work together in creating the master plan for the lands of Phases II and III of the project.

50 countries signed Articles of Agreement for China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Jun 29, 2015
The agreement outlined the financial share of each member, policymaking, business and operational systems and governance structure of the AIIB.

Wei, Li won men's & women’s singles of Canada Open Badminton tournament 2015

Jun 29, 2015
In the finals played at Calgary, Wei defeated Ng Ka Long Angus 17-21 13-21 and Li defeated Kaori Imabeppu 21-17 25-23.

Gutta-Ponappa won women's doubles of Canada Open Badminton tournament 2015

Jun 29, 2015
In the final played at Calgary, the third seeded Indo-pair defeated top Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in straight games of 21-19, 21-16.

First species of Yeti Crab in Antarctica named Kiwa tyleri discovered

Jun 29, 2015
Kiwa tyler is named after British deep-sea and polar biologist Professor Paul Tyler from the University of Southampton.

Bajaj Allianz launched weather-based crop insurance scheme for three districts of Maharashtra

Jun 29, 2015
This index-based insurance policy will cover losses incurred by orange fruit-growing farmers due to deviation in weather conditions.

Greece PM called for referendum on extension for bailout programme

Jun 29, 2015
The Greece Parliament is set to vote on 5 July 2015 on the referendum call.

International Cricket Council approved amendments to playing conditions in ODIs and T20Is

Jun 29, 2015
The approvals were given during the ICC Annual Conference held in Barbados.

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament

Jun 29, 2015
Sirisena dissolved the parliament within 160 days after assuming his office in January 2015.

Nadia district won the UN Public Service Award 2015 for eliminating open defecation

Jun 29, 2015
Till October 2013, half of the district’s population was defecating in open spaces but the situation improved under Sabar Souchagar (Toilets for All) programme launched on 2 October 2013

Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower by Henry M Paulson

Jun 29, 2015
The book takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China’s state-controlled capitalism.

President conferred Punyabhushan Award on Prataprao Pawar

Jun 29, 2015
Punyabhushan award constituted by Tridal, Pune is annually announced on 23 March to commemorate memory of Indian revolutionary martyrs Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru.

US Supreme Court legalized Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

Jun 27, 2015
The court ratified the Bill of Rights and added the Fourteenth Amendment that states no state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.

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