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UK-based philanthropist Benni Joseph Mavelil selected for VK Krishna Menon Award 2015

Jun 24, 2015
At present, Mavelil is a registered Manager and Director for the Ideal Fostering in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Inderjeet Singh, Jinson Johnson won gold at Asian Athletics Grand Prix

Jun 24, 2015
In the first leg, India won a total of eight medals which included 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze medals

Three Indians won inaugural Queen's Young Leaders Award in UK

Jun 24, 2015
These three Indians are among 60 others who received the Queen's Young Leaders award from the British monarch at a gala ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

Steffi Graf appointed as Kerala’s Ayurveda brand ambassador

Jun 24, 2015
Graf’s 22 singles titles is second all-time behind Margaret Court who won 24 titles, and marks the record for most Major wins by a tennis player (male or female) since the introduction of the Open Era in 1968.

Indian Railway Team won World Railway Championship 2015 in Tennis and Volleyball

Jun 24, 2015
In 2011, the Indian Railway Tennis Team won Silver Medal during last USIC Tennis Championship and it won Bronze Medal during the USIC Volleyball Championship.

Red Tape to Red Carpet... and then some written by Gina Rinehart released

Jun 24, 2015
The author is the Chairperson of the Australian mining company Hancock Prospecting Group.

Union Ministry of Home Affairs designated Agatti and Minicoy Islands as Immigration Check Posts

Jun 24, 2015
Both the islands will be used as transit points for all classes of passengers with valid travel documents from 30 June 2015.

Union Ministry of Finance issued Draft Proposals for Facilitating Electronic Transactions

Jun 24, 2015
The proposals are aimed at building a transactions history of an individual to enable improved credit access and financial inclusion, reduce tax avoidance and check counterfeiting of currency

FBIL overnight Mumbai Inter-Bank Offer Rate (MIBOR) to become effective from July 22

Jun 24, 2015
The FBIL overnight MIBOR will be administered by the FBIL Board which will replace National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Thomson Reuters in administering the overnight rate benchmark.

Scientists discovered a way to guide electric discharges using lasers

Jun 24, 2015
The finding has many potential applications including the ability to control the path of lightning.

Maharashtra government decided to amend MPDA Act, 1981

Jun 24, 2015
The amendment will be done to include criminal activities related to sand mafia and black marketing under its bracket.

SEBI relaxed the IPO norms for technological start-ups to raise funds from capital market

Jun 24, 2015
It reduced the post-listing lock-in period for tech start-up promoters to six months, instead of three years for other IPOs.

Lucknow zoo renamed after last Nawab Wajid Ali Shah

Jun 24, 2015
Shah was the last Nawab of Oudh under whom the province was annexed by the British under the policy of Doctrine of Lapse in 1856. Later, Shah was exiled to Matia Birj in Bengal.

Carlyle Group committed up to 500 million US dollars to Magna Energy Ltd.

Jun 24, 2015
The equity line will be invested in oil and gas opportunities across South Asia with special focus on Indian sub continent and Myanmar.

Kerala’s Trinity College of Engineering launched student satellite TASSAT project

Jun 24, 2015
The satellite was named so because the funding for the ambitious initiative came from an Oman-based company called Al Adrak.

Titanic composer James Horner died

Jun 24, 2015
In 1997, Horner won two Oscars (Academy Awards) for Best Original Score and along with Best Original Song for My Heart Will Go On in the movie Titanic.

Bhuvan Ganga Mobile Application launched to aid National Mission for Clean Ganga

Jun 24, 2015
Bhuvan Mobile App will enable public to collect and report information on various pollution sources that affects the water quality of river Ganga.

WHO’s IARC classified lindane, DDT, and 2,4-D as carcinogenic to humans

Jun 24, 2015
The decision was taken by a working group of 26 experts from 13 countries after evaluating carcinogenicity of the three agents.

Austria to file complaint against UK's Hinkley Point C nuclear project in European Court of Justice

Jun 24, 2015
The petition is expected to be filed on 29 June 2015.

Maharashtra declared Blue Mormon as State butterfly

Jun 24, 2015
Blue Mormom is the second largest butterfly found in India after the southern birdwing.
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