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RBI approves Inderjit Camotra's appointment as Unity SFB MD & CEO

Unity Small Finance Bank Ltd said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved Inderjit Camotra's appointment as its MD and CEO. Unity SFB is a joint venture between Centrum Group and Bharatpe.

A 51:49 joint venture between Centrum Group and payments company Bharatpe, Unity SFB started operations in November 2021.

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West Bengal to get 7 new districts, announces CM Mamata Banerjee

The six of the seven new districts that were announced are -- Sunderban, Ichhemati, Ranaghat, Bishnupur, Jangipur, and Behrampur. One district will be named in Basirhat.

As per Census 2011 figures, almost 4 million people lived in each of West Bengal’s 23 districts on average — among the highest in the country.

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Total number of districts will be now 30.

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Nallathamby Kalaiselvi appointed as CSIR DG, 1st woman to head India's top scientific body

Nallathamby Kalaiselvi was appointed as the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

After resuming the chair as director of CSIR, Sh. Kalaiselvi will now lead the consortium of 38 research institutes in the country.

Kalaiselvi is the successor of former CSIR director Shekhar Mande, whose tenure ended in April this year.

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CWG 2022: Dipika Pallikal-Saurav Ghosal Win Bronze In Mixed Doubles Medal Squash

India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal won the mixed doubles bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, UK.

They defeated Australian duo Donna Lobban and Cameron Pilley 2-0.

Saurav Ghosal also clinched India’s first-ever medal (Bronze) in the singles category at the Commonwealth Games.

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SSLV-D1/EOS-02 mission: Isro says satellites placed in wrong orbit, no longer usable

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said the satellites EOS-02 and Azaadi SAT on board its maiden Small Satellite Launch Vehicle “are no longer usable” after the SSLV-D1 placed them on an elliptical orbit instead of a circular one.

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Commonwealth Games: Nikhat Zareen, Amit Panghal, Nitu Ghanghas, Eldhose Paul, Achanta Sharath, Sreeja Akula bag Gold medals

Boxers Nikhat Zareen, Amit Panghal and Nitu Ghanghas grabbed Gold medals, while Eldhose Paul bagged yellow metal in triple jump. Sagar Ahlawat got Silver in the men’s 92kg (Super Heavyweight) boxing category. He lost by unanimous decision to Delicious Orie of England in the final.In Table Tennis, mixed doubles duo of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula bagged the gold.

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US Navy Ship arrives in India for repairs for first time ever, major boost to 'Make in India' initiative

Adding a new dimension to the burgeoning Indo-US strategic partnership, US Navy Ship (USNS) Charles Drew arrived at L&T’s Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai for undertaking repairs and allied services. This is the first ever repair of a US Navy ship in India. This will give a huge boost to ‘Make in India’ & ‘Aatmanirbharta in Defence sector.

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Viswanathan Anand elected FIDE deputy president, Dvorkovich to continue as president

Grandmaster and five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand has been elected as the deputy president of FIDE, the international chess body.

Russian and incumbent president Arkady Dvorkovich was successfully re-elected as FIDE President.

Dvorkovic received 167 votes in his favour while opponent Andrii Baryshpolets got 16.

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Dvorkovich was 1st elected as FIDE President in Oct 2018, succeeding Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

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Sharath Kamal, Sreeja Akula win mixed table tennis gold for India at Commonwealth Games

India's Sharath Kamal and Sreeja Akula defeated Malayasia’s Javen Choong and Karen Lyne 3-1 to win the Commonwealth Games 2022 mixed table tennis gold medal in Birmingham.

Earlier in the tournament, India’s men’s team comprising the seasoned Sharath, G Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty had won the gold medal after beating Singapore 3-1 in the final.

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Google launches ‘India Ki Udaan’ to mark 75 years of Independence

Named 'India ki Udaan', the project executed by Google Arts & Culture celebrates the country's achievements and is "themed on the unwavering and undying spirit of India over these past 75 years".As part of the countrywide celebrations, Google also announced its collaboration with the Ministry of Culture.

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RBI expands scope of standalone PDs, allows them to offer more FX facilities

The Reserve Bank of India expanded the scope of activities of primary dealers, allowing them to participate in more foreign exchange-related business activities.Standalone primary dealers will now be able to offer all foreign exchange market-making facilities that only category-I authorised dealers are permitted to undertake.

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South Korea launches its first lunar orbiter, Danuri

South Korea launched its first lunar orbiter, which is expected to reach the Moon by mid-December. Nicknamed Danuri, meaning "enjoy the Moon", the Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter was launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida by Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX.

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Indian Army conducts 5-day exercise to test satellites

The exercise named "Skylight" was conducted from July 25 to July 29. In a five-day-long satellite communication exercise, the Indian Army has tested all of its space-based assets to ensure their operational readiness. The Army is utilising the services of a number of satellites belonging to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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Federal Bank becomes 1st to list Payment Gateway on new tax platform

Kerala-based Federal Bank has become the first bank to list its Payment Gateway platform on the TIN 2.0 platform of the Income Tax Department. The TIN 2.0 platform went live on July 1 this year and the "Payment Gateway" has been enabled, providing one more payment option to taxpayers, who can now make their payments with ease, using modes such as Credit/Debit Card, UPI etc.

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NHA partners with QCI to accredit health solutions integrated with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

The National Health Authority (NHA) has joined hands with the Quality Council of India (QCI) for six months to accredit and rate the Health Management Information System (HMIS) and Laboratory Information Management System (LMIS) solutions that have been integrated with the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM).

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Chevalier award for Kalachuvadu Kannan

The French government has announced that it would confer the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, the Knight of the Order of the Merit, on Kannan Sundaram, publisher of Kalachuvadu, for his contribution to the publishing collaboration between India and France.

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Uttar Pradesh Govt Plans to Double Farmers’ Income through ‘Panchamrut Yojana’

The Uttar Pradesh government announced that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's 'Panchamrut Yojana' will aid in doubling farmers' income through the implementation of cost-effective technical measures and the promotion of co-cropping. Panchamrut scheme aims to reduce sugarcane production costs while increasing productivity and land fertility through five techniques.

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