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20th July Current Affairs

National News

IPL fixing: SC panel suspends CSK, RR for 2 years

A Supreme Court-appointed committee, headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha, has suspended the IPL teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for two years, as per the media reports.

India, Russia to accelerate civil nuclear energy cooperation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin after he arrived in Russia on Wednesday. Modi is on a three-day visit to Russia to attend the BRICS and SCO summits.

Labourers play a huge role in nation building: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Monday said that if laborers will be sad the nation can’t prosper. “There’s no doubt about the fact that labourers play a huge role in nation building,” Modi said.

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CAG criticises Delhi govt for discrepancies

Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) pulled up Delhi government by pointed out discrepancies in the implementation of social welfare schemes and its failure to obtain fund utilisation certificates from various institutions, said the PTI report.

Jayalalithaa thanks voters for victory in TN assembly bypoll

AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday thanked voters for electing her to the Tamil Nadu assembly from the R K Nagar Assembly seat bypoll in Chennai, reported PTI.

Vyapam scam grips all-party meet; ends in deadlock

On the eve of the Monsoon session of Parliament, which set to start from July 21, an all-party meeting was called in New Delhi on Monday.

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International News

Barclays plans to cut more than 30,000 jobs: Report

Barclays Plc plans to cut more than 30,000 jobs within two years after firing Chief Executive Antony Jenkins this month, on Sunday.

Foreign inflows add up, touch $1-bn mark in July

Overseas investors have poured in a net amount of about USD one billion (Rs 6,500 crore) in the Indian capital markets so far this month, helped by positive global cues and easing of foreign investment norms.

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Jet Airways slashes business class fares by 20%

Private carrier Jet Airways Sunday lowered its business class ticket prices by a flat 20 percent for long-distance travel (above 1,000-km) on its domestic network under a special monsoon offer which opens Monday.

China’s economic growth outlook still promising: Xi

President Xi Jinping has reassured local governments that China’s economy still enjoys a promising outlook despite downward growth pressure pegging it around seven percent.

US keep an eye on Indo-Pak border developments

The United States has closely watching the recent developments on the India-Pakistan border where there has been an escalation of tension amid issues of air space and ceasefire violation, said the PTI report.

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Business News

Steffi Graf is Kerala’s Ayurveda brand ambassador

Tennis great Steffi Graf, a 22-time Grand Slam winner, has been appointed as Kerala’s Ayurveda brand ambassador.

Satnam Singh becomes first Indian to be selected in NBA

Nineteen-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara on Friday has become the first Indian basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being picked by Dallas Mavericks in New York, as per the PTI report.

Standard Chartered rejigs regional, client businesses

In a major management structure rejig, Standard Chartered Group on Monday said it will divide its regional businesses across the world into four major regions instead of eight at present.

Microsoft to buy Israeli cyber security firm Adallom: Report

Microsoft Corp plans to acquire Israeli cyber security company Adallom for $320 million, the Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Monday.

Nestle likely to enter new product categories; rationalizes portfolio

 Nestle may introduce new products such as pet food and bottled water in India as it tries to revive growth in the domestic market, according to brokerage firm Edelweiss Securities.

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Sports News

Hockey: Indian women a win away from Olympic qualification

In World League Semifinals, the Indian women hockey team will fight with Japan to fight for Olympic qualification after a gap of 36 years, as per the PTI report.

BCCI gives ‘clean chit’ to three cricketers

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday gave a clean chit to three international cricketers, who were accused of accepting bribes from a Mumbai-based businessman by ousted IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.

British Open: Anirban Lahiri slips on back nine, drops to tied 26th

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri returned a one-under 71 after a back-nine tumble to be placed tied 26th after the third round of the weather-hit 144th Open Championships.

Ryan Hunter-Reay defends Iowa title, leads US sweep

Former Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay successfully defended his title by leading a 1-2-3 USA podium sweep Saturday at the Iowa Corn 300 IndyCar race.

FIFA officials tight-lipped ahead of key meeting

FIFA officials gave no clues on Sunday over what to expect from a key meeting on Monday which is expected to choose a date for the presidential election and discuss reforms to soccer`s discredited governing body.

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