12th July 2015 Current Affairs Headlines online – Latest news today

12th July 2015 Current Affairs Headlines online – Latest news today

12th July Current Affairs

International News

McConnell: Iran deal will be ‘hard sell’ in Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and new congressional manager uttered doubts Sunday regarding a historic contract with Iran to address that country’s nuclear program, forecasting President Barack Obama could face obstacle in Congress if speaker reach a final deal.

U.S. Senate leader says Congress will block some Obama moves on Cuba

The top U.S. governing body Republican said on Sunday that Congress is expected to block any candidate that President Barack Obama names as ambassador to Cuba and keep hold of broad economic sanctions, even as Obama moves to begin diplomatic and economic ties with the Communist-run island.

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U.S. Congress promises rough ride for any nuclear deal with Iran

The top Republican in the U.S. Senate cast disbelief on Sunday on whether President Barack Obama would be capable to succeed approval in Congress for any nuclear deal with Iran, and some Democrats also expressed reservations.

Mamata congratulates Sania for winning Wimbledon doubles crown

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday praised  Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza for winning the Wimbledon women’s doubles crown, saying she has won a billion hearts.

12th July Current Affairs

National Affair

Words of Gurudev Tagore continue to inspire us’, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday disclosed the bust of Rabindranath Tagore in Dushanbe and said that the words of the Nobel laureate would continue to inspire the world.

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Sports

Paes dedicates Wimbledon’s victory to people of India

Tennis ace Leander Paes, who was once again at his vintage best after winning the mixed doubles title with Martina Hingis at Wimbledon, has dedicated this victory to the people of India.

Modi congratulates Paes on Wimbledon win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday praised ace Indian tennis player Leander Paes and top Swiss player Martina Hingis on winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles title.

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Business

FIPB to take up 47 foreign investment proposals

Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) on Monday will take up 47 offer of foreign investment, including a host of them from pharmaceutical majors such as Glaxo SmithKline, Novartis and Mylan Laboratories, an official said.

InFocus planning smartphone manufacturing hub in India

InFocus, the US-based smartphone brand name, is scheduling a developed hub for devices as part of the government’s Digital India and Make in India plan and offered to launch new smartphones on Wednesday in an exclusive tie-up with Amazon, a senior official has said.

Better monsoon this year will help check inflation: Jaitley

With rains this year having higher well into the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said an improved monsoon would help check food inflation.

ArcelorMittal asks S.Africa for steel tariff protection – newspaper

Africa’s leading steel maker, ArcelorMittal South Africa (ACLJ.J), has asked the government to oblige a 10 percent trade in duty on steel and in return it may offer shares to black empowerment partners, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

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TruJet airline commences operations

Regional carrier TruJet initiated operations on Sunday, linking Rajahmundry and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh with Hyderabad.

Tenders soon for six new subs for Indian Navy

India will soon drift a tender for a Rs.60,000-crore contract to build six highly developed submarines for the navy for which six corporation, including Larsen & Toubro, Pipavav Defence and the state-run Mazagon Dockyard Ltd, are contenders, informed sources said.

Russia says to support Greece recovery by deepening energy cooperation

Russia mean to support an economic improvement in Greece by increasing cooperation in the power sector, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Sunday.

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