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UPTU to be named APJ Abdul Kalam University

Government of Uttar Pradesh has planned to change the name of Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) in the name of former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

Hindu terrorism coined by Congress weakened India’s stand on terror: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday begin a direct odious at Congress president Sonia Gandhi, accusing her of creating  the term “Hindu terrorism”, which he said later undermined India’s stand on terror, aggravating a strong protest by Congress MPs who required the remarks to be wiped out from Parliament records

India’s first Harbour Defence System commissioned in Kochi

India’s primary Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance scheme (IUHDSS) was specially made in Kochi, Kerala. First of its kind scheme in the country is part of scheme to support and beef up coastal security in the western coastline.

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Many Yakub Memon mourners potential terrorists: Tripura Governor

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said all those who were present at the last rites of Yakub Memon in Mumbai on Thursday were probably terrorists who must be now watched keenly by the Indian intelligence agencies.

JD(U) slams Govt. for refusing special status to Bihar

On Saturday Janata Dal United slammed the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government for declining special status to Bihar and said that the Prime Minister had assured the same to the citizens of the state to get votes throughout the Lok Sabha elections

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Kejriwal should reveal ad budget of 526 crore to Delhi’s public: BJP

Slamming the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for expensing just about 526 crore on promotion, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday asked former to come forward to disclose about his announcement expenditures to Delhi’s public.

India, Bangladesh exchange enclaves; settle old disputes

162 enclaves of India and Bangladesh were integrated with the main land with the completion of Land Border agreement between the two countries at midnight Friday night.

1st August Current Affairs

International News

US House introduces resolution on India’s Independence Day

Ami Bera, Co-chair of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, has started a declaration to be familiar with India’s Independence Day and the importance of the US-India partnership.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to have a baby girl

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are shortly to be parents to a baby girl. World’s largest social network’s co-founder pronounced his big news via a Facebook post on Friday that his medical doctor better half was pregnant, although he didn’t reveal the due date, News.com au reported.

Kalam an ‘inspiration’, says Ban Ki-moon

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon paid mark of respect to former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s “motivation” to the world on Friday for the duration of a visit to the Indian Mission in New York as a special signal of condolence.

In opposition to India A before Peter Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis restored equality with an uninterrupted partnership of 110 for the fifth wicket. At stumps, Australia A were 185 for four, 116 behind India A’s first-innings total of 301.

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Cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin presented with Arjuna Award

Union Government has conferred Arjuna Award on Indian cricket team off-spinner bowler Ravichandran Ashwin. With this Ashwin became 48th cricketer to obtain the esteemed honored. He was obtainable with award by Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at a special occasion planned in New Delhi.

India’s Prabhroop Sekhon wins two golds in Special Olympics World Games

India’s 14 year old Prabhroop Sekhon has won two gold awards in the Special Olympics World Summer Games held at Los Angeles, US. He won the medals in 300 metre and 500 metre Roller Skating event.

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Business News

Bombay High Court concludes hearing Maggi noodles case

Bombay High Court has completed hearing a case filed by Nestle India(NEST.NS) demanding a local regulator’s story that Maggi instant noodles enclosed surplus lead, a lawyer for the corporation said.

China July factory growth unexpectedly stalls – official PMI survey

Growth at China’s big developed corporation surprisingly stalled in July as demand at home and abroad weakened

Insight – Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaboration

BMW (BMWG.DE) and Apple (AAPL.O) may revive a courtship put on hold after an examining visit by management of the world’s top maker of electronic device to the head office of the world’s leading seller of premium cars.

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