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29th July Current Affairs

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Government finalizes list of new icons for postage stamps

In a leaving from showcasing the Nehru-Gandhi family on the postage stamps, the BJP-led NDA government has decided to give a place of self-importance to further political icons including Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Ram Manohar Lohia, Jaiprakash Narayan, B R Ambedkar, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. These national heroes will also now been seen on ultimate stamps that are concerned for daily use.

Abdul Kalam’s body flown to Rameswaram from Delhi

The mortal remains of previous president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam were on Wednesday flown from Delhi to be taken to his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

1.45 crore errors delays caste census data

Rebutting opposition’s blame that the government is not energizing caste census data to cover uncomfortable truths, the government on Tuesday said recognition of 8.19 crore errors in caste survey of which 1.45 crore still remain was the cause for the delay.

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Congress, CPI (M), JD(U) for ‘total withdrawal’ of Land Bill proposed by Centre

Congress, CPI-M and JD-U have sought a “total withdrawal” of planned changes by the NDA government in the 2013 Land Act and addition of some extra measures to further strengthen the law in favour of farmers.

AAP Government Removes Posters, Hoardings Critical of PM Modi

The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has decided to remove an aggressive ad campaign from hoardings and on air, in “a mark of esteem,” it said, for former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday.

Nirmal Yamuna project: Haryana makes string of promises to NGT

On Tuesday, the National Green Tribunal took up with Haryana on the hard work being made by the State towards the Tribunal’s ambitious “Maily Se Nirmal Yamuna Revitalization Project 2017”.

Return Kohinoor diamond to India: UK lawmaker Keith Vaz

Keith Vaz, the greatest serving MP of Asian origin, has called for the Kohinoor diamond to be returned to India through the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to London in November.

29th July Current Affair

International News

Kerry warns US Congress against scrapping Iran deal

Secretary of State John Kerry exaggerated hard work on Tuesday to beat back denigration of the Iran nuclear deal and convince U.S. lawmakers that rejecting it would give Tehran a fast track to a weapon and access to billions of dollars from collapsed sanctions.

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White House Says It Won’t Pardon Whistleblower Snowden

White House has released a formally request calling on the United States to pardon escapee government contractor Edward Snowden, whose disclosure about undercover work provoked international indignation and damaged relations with key allies.


Roelant Oltmans appointed India hockey coach till Rio Olympics

High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans was chosen trainer of the Indian hockey team, substituting Paul van Ass, who was abruptly sacked after a bitter spat with Hockey India president Narinder Batra.

Indian eves finish third in Volvo Invitational U-21 hockey tournament

India’s under-21 women hockey team has completed third at the Volvo Invitational competition. At Breda, The Netherlands. They recorded a punishment shoot out win in opposition to England.

Special Olympics World Games 2015

The 14th edition of Special Olympics World Summer Games is being held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles from 25 July to 2 August 2015.

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Indian Women Wrestling Team Bags Silver In Kazakhstan Presidential Cup

The Indian women’s wrestling team finished second in the fifth Senior International Wrestling competition which is also known as Cup of the President of Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana.

Suresh Raina quits Rhiti Sports Management

Suresh Raina has planned to end his long connection with Rhiti Sports Management, which is possessed by a friend of MS Dhoni. Raina has now marked a three-year, Rs 35 crore agreement with IOS Sports and Entertainment to deal with his endorsement deals.

Sourav endorses BCCI stand on Indo-Pak ties

Sourav Ganguly, on Tuesday, backed the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s stand that an India-Pakistan two-sided cricket succession cannot be staged in the present scenario when the security of the nation is being exposed by terrorism

Ashes: Brad Haddin omission for third Test ‘outrageous’, says Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden has marked Brad Haddin’s axing from the Australian cricket team as “offensive”, given the wicketkeeper’s trying personal conditions that led to him positioning down for the second Ashes Test.

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Sebi cancels licence of Sahara Mutual Fund

In a fresh crackdown on Saharas, controller Sebi on Tuesday cancelled the registration of Sahara Mutual Fund saying it was no longer ‘fit and proper’ to carry out this business and ordered transfer of its operations to another fund house.

SpiceJet turnaround shows clear skies for carriers

Budget airline SpiceJet Ltd, which was on the verge of collapse in December last year, has not just continued to exist but made a sharp turnaround reporting a profit for the second consecutive quarter under its new owner Ajay Singh.

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Punjab National Bank identifies 400 wilful defaulters, to sell 3K cr NPAs

Saddled with bad loans, Punjab National Bank (PNB) said on Tuesday it has reported to RBI 400 ‘wilful defaulters’, and plans to sell non-performing assets worth up to Rs 3,000 crore to asset reconstruction companies (ARCs) in the current fiscal.

CCI slaps Rs 420 cr fine on Hyundai

Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a fine of Rs 420.26 crore on Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) on Tuesday for restricting the sale of spare parts of its motor vehicle in the open market.

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