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Rafael Nadal Defeats Casper Ruud For 14th Roland Garros Title

Rafael Nadal captured his 14th Roland Garros title and a record-extending 22nd Grand Slam trophy, dispatching Norwegian Casper Ruud.

By earning a 22nd Grand Slam crown, the Spaniard has moved further clear of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the Grand Slam race, with the Serbian and Swiss tied on 20 major titles.

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India, Bangladesh hold joint military exercise 'Ex SAMPRITI-X' as part of bilateral defence cooperation

A joint military training exercise between India and Bangladesh commenced on June 5 at Jessore military station in Bangladesh. The exercise 'Ex SAMPRITI-X' will continue till June 16 as part of bilateral defence cooperation.

The Indian contingent is being represented by a battalion of the Dogra regiment.

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Sakshi Malik, Divya Kakran, Mansi Ahlawat win gold medals at Bolat Turlykhanov Cup

Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik (62 kg category)won her first international gold medal in almost five years at the Bolat Turlykhanov Cup wrestling tournament at Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Two-time Asian champion Divya Kakran and Mansi Ahlawat also bagged golds in the 68kg and 57kg categories, respectively.

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Sakshi Malik last won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Championships in 2017.

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President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the centenary celebrations of Gita Press at Gorakhpur,Uttar Pradesh

President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the centenary celebrations of Gita Press, the world's largest publisher of Hindu religious texts.

The President said that ‘Kalyan’ magazine of Gita Press has a prestigious place as collectible literature from the spiritual point of view.

Gita Press was launched in 1923 by Jaya Dayal Goyanka.

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Chilika home to 176 fishing cats, finds world’s 1st survey

The Chilika Lake, Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon, has 176 fishing cats, according to a census conducted by Chilika Development Authority (CDA) in collaboration with The Fishing Cat Project (TFCP).

This is the world’s first population estimation of the fishing cat, which has been conducted outside the protected area network.

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The CDA says fishing cats are globally threatened cats that occur in wetlands

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Swapnil Kusale-Ashi Chouksey win 50m rifle 3P mixed gold, India end ISSF World Cup on 2nd spot

Swapnil Kusale and Ashi Chouksey won the gold medal in the 50m rifle 3 positions (3P) mixed team competition at the ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun in Baku, Azerbaijan.

This was India's second gold in the tournament after the trio of Elavenil Valarivan, Shreya Agarwal and Ramita won in 10m air rifle women's event.

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India had also bagged 3 silvers in the tournament and finished second behind Korea.

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Govt ratifies 8.1% EPF interest rate for 2021-22, lowest in 4 decades

The government has approved 8.1 per cent rate of interest on employees' provident fund (EPF) deposits for 2021-22 -- an over four-decade low -- for about five crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO.

Earlier in March,the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) decided to lower the interest on provident fund deposits for 2021-22 to 8.1% provided in 2020-21.

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The 8.1 per cent EPF rate of interest is the lowest since 1977-78, when it stood at 8%

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Chandigarh Administration, IAF sign MoU on Heritage Centre in Sector 18

The UT Administration and the Indian Air Force (IAF)signed an MoU on the Indian Air Force Heritage Centre coming up at the Government Press building in Sector 18 in Chandigarh.

The centre will have simulators, decommissioned aircraft, aero engines and other IAF artefacts. The centre will include virtual reality and AI technology.

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Chandigarh Administrator: Banwarilal Purohit;
Chief of the Air Staff:VR Chaudhari

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Kiya.ai launches India’s first banking metaverse Kiyaverse

Kiya.ai, a digital solutions provider serving financial institutions and governments globally, announced the launch of India’s first-ever banking metaverse - Kiyaverse.

In the first phase, Kiyaverse will allow banks to extend their own metaverse for clients, partners, and employees, through services that will include Relationship Manager & Peer Avatars and Robo-advisors.

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Kiya.ai MD and CEO: Rajesh Mirjankar;
HQ: Mumbai

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Mukesh Ambani richest in Asia, up at 8th rank on Bloomberg Billionaires list

Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani became Asia's richest man on June 3.

According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Ambani who has a net worth of $99.7 billion added $9.69 billion in 2022.

According to the list, Tesla boss Elon Musk is the world's richest with $227 billion wealth, followed by Amazon's Jeff Bezos with $149 billion.

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Adani with a net worth of $98.7 billion is ranked 9th.

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Indian digital payments market to reach $10 trillion by 2026: Report

India’s digital payments market is expected to increase more than threefold from the current three trillion dollars to $10 trillion by 2026, as per the latest report by PhonePe in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

The report highlights how India’s digital payments landscape has witnessed a growth over the past five years.

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Report Title: ‘Digital payments in India: A $10 trillion opportunity’

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Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates Food Laboratory of FSSAI at Raxaul in Bihar

The laboratory has been established under the Indo-Nepal bilateral agreement to reduce the time in the testing of imported food samples brought into Raxaul from Nepal. Earlier, all the imported samples having legal sanctity were being sent to National Food Laboratory at Kolkata, for testing.

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India achieved 10% ethanol blending target in petrol months ahead of schedule: PM Modi

India has achieved the target of blending 10 per cent ethanol in petrol five months ahead of schedule, resulting in less carbon emissions, more savings for the country and better income for farmers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on World Environment Day and mentioned that in 2014 only 1.5 per cent ethanol was blended in petrol in India.

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