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CWG 2022: Achinta Sheuli Smashes Games Record To Give India 3rd Gold

Achinta Sheuli smashed the Games record by lifting a total of 313kg to win the gold medal in the men’s 73kg category. Sheuli first broke the Games record twice in the Snatch round, lifting 140kg and 143kg. He then lifted 166kg and 170kg in the clean and jerk round to register a Games record for the overall weight.

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Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga Won Gold In Men's 67kg Final.

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Third edition of Vietnam-India bilateral army exercise "Ex VINBAX 2022" to begin at Chandimandir in Haryana

The 3rd Edition of Vietnam-India Bilateral Army Exercise "Ex VINBAX 2022" began at Chandimandir.The exercise is a sequel to previously conducted bilateral exercise in Vietnam in 2019.

The theme of Ex VINBAX - 2022 is employment and deployment of an Engineer Company and a Medical Team as part of United Nations Contingent for Peace Keeping Operations.

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It will continue till 20th August.

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Philippine Ex-President Fidel Ramos Dies At 94

Former Philippine President Fidel Valdez Ramos died aged 94.

Known as "Steady Eddie" for his unflappable demeanour during the country’s regular moments of upheaval, he was frequently pictured chewing unlit cigars as he led the Philippines between 1992 and 1998.

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Earth Smashes Record Again For Shortest Day

Earth, on July 29, completed one spin in just 1.59 milliseconds, which is less than its usual 24-hour rotation, recording the shortest day.

Earlier in 2020, the Earth saw its shortest month that has ever been recorded since the 1960s. On July 19 of that year, the shortest of all time was measured. It was 1.47 milliseconds shorter than a typical 24-hour day.

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After PUBG, India blocks access to Krafton’s game BGMI using IT law

Authorities in India have blocked Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), a popular battle-royale format game from South Korean company Krafton Inc using a law it invoked in 2020 to block Chinese apps in the country citing national security concerns.

BGMI, which had over 100 million users in India, was removed from Alphabet Inc’s Google Play Store and Apple Inc’s app store.

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Max Verstappen wins the Hungarian Grand Prix from 10th as Mercedes earn double podium again

Max Verstappen won the Hungarian Grand Prix after another Ferrari strategy blunder cost Charles Leclerc a probable victory.

Verstappen crossed the line 7.8 seconds clear of Lewis Hamilton, following a late surge from the seven-time world champion, with George Russell third.

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PM Modi inaugurates Deutsche Bank’s IBU at GIFT-IFSC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the IFSC Banking Unit (IBU) of Deutsche Bank AG at the Gujarat International Finance-Tec City (GIFT City) in Ahmedabad.

The GIFT City IBU will enable the bank to provide liquidity in INR on a 24x7 basis to international investors and overseas corporates with exposures in India.

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Kaushik Shaparia, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Bank Group, India.

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Satyendra Prakash is new Principal D-G, Press Information Bureau

Senior Indian Information Service officer Satyendra Prakash has been appointed as the Principal Director General of the Press Information Bureau (PIB).

He has also served as Prasar Bharati Special Correspondent West Asia covering 20 countries and later went on to head the News Services Division of AIR.

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Minister’s Dashboard for schemes of the Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying launched

Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying launched the Minister’s dashboard for Animal Husbandry and Dairying in New Delhi in the presence of Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, MoS, FAHD, Dr L Murugan, MoS, FAHD and I&B, and Shri Atul Chaturvedi, Secretary, FAHD.

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50 million EXIM containers handled under Logistic Data Bank project

NLDSL-NICDC Logistics Data Bank’s LDB Project has achieved a milestone of handling 50 million EXIM containers since its inception six years ago.

LDB was conceived as one of the smart community projects between India and Japan during the initial stages of planning of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor project. LDB handles 100% per cent of India’s EXIM container volume.

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Sh. Amrit Lal Meena, Chairman NLDSL.

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Aurangabad smart city first in India to get Google’s environmental insights data

The Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Limited (ASCDCL) Aurangabad has become the first in the country to witness the official release of the Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) data from Google.

Google has a feature called EIE, which helps cities measure the carbon emission sources, conduct analysis and identify strategies to reduce emissions.

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Geological Survey of India working on 18 lithium projects across states' Field Season Programme (FSP) in 2022-23

Khanij Bidesh India Ltd (KABIL), a joint venture of three central public sector enterprises under the Ministry of Mines, has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with three state-owned organizations of Argentina, for the purpose of information sharing with respect to prospective mineral acreages of lithium.

Dr. S Raju: DG, Geological Survey of India.

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Pralhad Joshi, minister of mines, coal and parliamentary affairs.

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DST INSPIRE fellow leads study unveiling the secret of distant dwarf galaxy formation

UltraViolet Imaging Telescope onboard AstroSat, India's 1st dedicated multi-wavelength space observatory, has recently detected faint emission of Far UltraViolet light in the outskirts of a sample of distant Blue Compact Dwarf galaxies that are about 1.5-3.9 billion lightyrs away.

These are small galaxies usually characterized by their centrally concentrated star formation.

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Centre forms task force to monitor monkeypox virus situation in nation

The Centre has formed a task force in the wake of Monkeypox cases in India to monitor and provide guidance to the government on the expansion of diagnostic facilities and to explore vaccination for the infection in the country. "The team will be headed by Dr. VK Paul, member (Health), NITI Aayog, and members including Secretary, Union Health Ministry, Pharma and Biotech".

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ED registered maximum money laundering cases during 2021-22 fiscal: Govt

In the last 10 years, the Enforcement Directorate registered the highest number of money laundering and foreign exchange violation cases in the 2021-22 financial year -- at 1,180 and 5,313 complaints respectively.

The PMLA, enacted in 2002, was implemented on July 1, 2005.

FEMA was enacted in 1999 after repealing the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) of 1973.

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Reliance, Ola, Rajesh Exports to Make Batteries in India Under $2.3 Billion Plan

Reliance Industries, Softbank Group-backed Ola Electric, and Indian Jewellery maker Rajesh Exports signed final agreements to build battery cells under a $2.3 billion government incentive program.

The companies must set up their battery manufacturing facility within two years after which they will be eligible for incentives.

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PM addresses inaugural session of First All India District Legal Services Authorities Meet

The 1st-ever national level meet of District Legal Services Authorities (DLSAs) is being organised from 30-31 July 2022 at Vigyan Bhawan by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). The meeting will deliberate on the creation of an integrated procedure in order to bring homogeneity & synchronisation across DLSAs.

There are a total of 676 District Legal Services Authority.

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Zee Entertainment's Merger With Sony Pictures Networks, Gets NSE & BSE Approval

The proposed merger with Culver Max Entertainment Private Limited (formerly Sony Pictures Networks India) has been approved by Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE), said a statement from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL).

Punit Goenka will lead the combined company as its Managing Director & CEO.

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RBI bans non-card issuers from storing CoF data from Oct. 1

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said with effect from October 1, no entity in the card transaction / payment chain, other than the card issuers and / or card networks, can store CoF (card on file) data, and any such data stored previously must be purged.

For handling other post-transaction activities, acquiring banks can continue to store CoF data until January 31, 2023.

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HAL’s Director Finance C. B. Ananthakrishnan Gets Additional Charge of CMD, HAL

Mr. C. B. Ananthakrishnan, Director (Finance) of HAL has taken over the additional charge of the post of Chairman and Managing Director today following the superannuation of Mr R. Madhavan as CMD HAL on July 31, 2022.

Mr Ananthakrishnan will hold this post for a period of three months or till the post of CMD, HAL is vacant, whichever is earlier.

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Auguste Tano Kouamé named World Bank's New Country Director for India

Auguste Tano Kouamé is the World Bank’s Country Director for India.He replaces Junaid Kamal Ahmad who recently completed a five-year term.

Auguste, a national of Côte d’Ivoire, most recently served as the World Bank’s Country Director for the Republic of Türkiye- where he led the expansion of the Bank’s country program and deepened its support to Türkiye’s climate agenda

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Amul’s RS Sodhi elected as President of Indian Dairy Association

The Managing Director of Amul Federation, R S Sodhi, has been chosen to lead the Indian Dairy Association as its new president (IDA).

In addition to leading the 18-member dairy organization that produces milk products under the Amul name, Sodhi currently serves on the board of the International Dairy Federation (IDF).

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IDA, the leading organization for the Indian dairy industry, was founded in 1948.