25th July Current Affairs
Narendra Modi greets Pranab Mukherjee on completion of three years in office
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted President Pranab Mukherjee on completion of three years in office and said the country has greatly benefited from his experience and wisdom.
New TERI chief Ajay Mathur
Ajay Mathur, the newly designated director general of TERI, is not as visible as R K Pachauri but no less illustrious.
No hurdle in carrying business by using God, Goddess names: SC
The Supreme Court today declined to entertain a PIL to stop the use of names and images of Gods and Goddesses for commercial exploitation, saying “this country has 33,000 crores of Gods.”
Government bans entry of journalists, activists and film makers into jails
Entry of journalists, NGO activists and filmmakers into jails for writing articles or taking interviews of inmates has been banned by the government, except under special requests.
Curb betting in cricket matches, check donations: SIT on black money
To check the black money menace, the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigating Team (SIT) on Friday recommended enacting tough laws to curb betting in cricket.
25th July Current Affairs
US President Barack Obama begins landmark Kenya visit
Obama was greeted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta with a handshake and embrace as he stepped off Air Force One. A massive security operation was also under way to protect Obama.
The most important moments in NASA’s history
At a press conference organized by NASA, the Kepler mission team revealed a set of “new discoveries.” They claimed to have spotted a planet with the most Earth-like characteristics ever discovered.
Narendra Modi endorses Britain paying damages to India for colonial rule
Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, has praised an opposition politician who called for Britain to make reparations to India for the damage done during 200 years of colonial rule in a speech at Oxford University.
IMF Confirms Receiving Greek Request for New Loan
The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it had received a letter from Greece seeking a loan facility.
Iran Hits Out at John Kerry’s ‘Empty Threats’
Iran hit out Friday against US Secretary of State John Kerry, accusing him of threatening military action against Tehran if it fails to respect a historic nuclear deal
SEBI asked to act on tax evaders, P-Note misuse
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) said it is not enough for SEBI to ban individuals and companies from markets and the regulator needs to initiate prosecution proceedings and take all necessary “preventive and punitive” actions.
Bharti Airtel, Vodafone launch 4G trials
Vodafone Group has 24.1 million 4G customers across 18 markets and 4G accounts for 35 per cent of data traffic in European markets
FDI worth $1.31 million received in defence sector
Foreign direct investment amounting to USD 1.31 million has been received in the defence sector in last three years and current year.
India to produce surplus sugar for sixth straight year
India, is likely to churn out a surplus of sugar production for the sixth straight year despite erratic rainfall in key growing areas, a leading industry body said in its preliminary estimate on Friday.
300 claims for PM Narendra Modi’s insurance plans till now
Nearly three months since they were launched, PM Narendra Modi led government’s new accident and life insurance covers have already received more than 300 claims.
Pro Kabaddi League: Telugu Titans down Bengal for third win on trot
Riding on captain Rahul Chaudhari’s superb last minute raid, Telugu Titans produced a spectacular recovery to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat against Bengal Warriors for their third successive win in the Pro Kabaddi League at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here today.
Pro Kabaddi League: U Mumba down Pune Paltan to score fourth win in a row
Aided by strong attacks from Shabeer Bapu and Rishank Devadiga and supported by some fine defensive work, hosts U Mumbai pipped Puneri Paltan 28-21 in the Maharashtra derby of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League here on
A complete mess – that’s India hockey’s road to Rio
A manic week saw India losing it’s fourth coach in five years – nothing different from the opening decade of the 21st century but painfully disturbing for the fans for whom it’s becoming difficult to understand what, if anything, will revive Indian hockey.
After coach Paul van Ass exit, assistant Jude Felix resign
Felix had stated personal reasons for his resignation and former Olympian Tushar Khandekar is expected to replace him.
ISL: Drogba offered USD 1 million by Atletico de Kolkata
The 37-year-old Drogba, who called time on his second spell at Stamford Bridge at the end of last season, was offered a four-month deal by Atletico de Madrid.
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