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NATIONAL AFFAIRS:

  1. The Union social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot proposes scheme to open residential schools for SC girls from std VI To XII.
  2. The Rajasthan government’s Department of Skills, Employment and Entrepreneurship (DSEE) is planning to impart skill training in ex army men.
  3. DSEE Commissioner- Krishna kunal.
  4. Maharashtra’s Real Estate Regulatory Authority chairman GautamChatterjee said it can’t extend the deadline for the project extension.
  5. JIGYASA- A student scientist connect program is launched in association with CSIR(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) and KVS(Kendra VidhyalayaSangathan).MOU was signed in the presence of Dr.Harshavardhan (Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forest and climate change) and Dr.PrakashJavadekar (Minister of Human Resource Development).
  6. SurakshitBachpanSurakshit Bharat a new scheme launched by KailashSatyarthi against child sexual abuse in india from august.
  7. Food processing ministry sets up GST facilitation cell to sensitise about GST and disseminate information about the new tax regime.
  8. 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems conducted by health ministry which was inaugurated by Honourable 16 thLoksabha speaker SumitraMahajan at indore.
  9. Metro to link old gurugram with the new gurugram from HUDA City centre to gurugram railway station.The 11-km metro corridor would feature 15 stations and would be completed at a cost of Rs.3,739crore.
  10. Vizag-Colombo flight launched byUnion Minister of Civil Aviation P. Ashok GajapathiRaju at Visakhapatnam International Airport.
  11. Food Processing Minister HarsimratKaurBadal lays foundation stone of maize-based food park inKapurthala district Punjab which cost around 123.7 crores.
  12. President Pranab Mukherjee will launch digital initiatives Swayam, SwayamPrabha, National Digital Library and National Academic Depository in New Delhi to push e-education in the country.SwayamPrabha is the platform of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programmes 24X7 using GSAT-15 satellite,the National Digital Library containing 6.5 million books, and the National Academic Depository for authenticating all certificates issued by institutions.
  13. Ahmedabad city has been declared as a World Heritage City at the 41st session of UNESCO’s world heritage committee being held at Krakow in
  14. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in association with the Centre and the Maharashtra government, will launch a new family planning programme, ‘Antara’ to mark World Population Day on July 11.
  15. Maharashtra to adopt Andhra pattern of loan waiver implementation to plug systemic corruption. Finance Minister SudhirMungantiwar said that a digital platform will be adopted to transfer the money to avoid corruption and misuse of tax payers money.
  16. The union tourism ministry has allotted Rs 100 crore to the state under the SwadeshDarshan scheme to augment its tourist infrastructure, Goa Tourism Minister ManoharAjgaonkar.
  17. India’s first university only for Dalit students to come up in Hyderabad by 2018. It provides education free of cost to students from weaker sections from kindergarten to post-graduation (KG to PG) level.
  18. Chhattisgarh tops list of states in issuance of soil health cards.
  19. Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) and ParayavaranaMargadarsiVaisakhi (PMV) jointly initiated the campaign ‘Connecting People to Nature’ at the Public Library as part of World Environment Day (June 5). A poster with the tagline ‘Protect Environment for Future Generation’ was also released on the occasion.
  20. Railways to install bar-coded flap gates at stations to facilitate faster ticket checking. This access control system, already operational in Kolkata and Delhi Metro services, will be implemented at non-metropolitan stations where traffic rush is very less.
  21. Bengal Government to celebrate KanyashreeUtsav on July 25.
  22. President to visit Dehradun to inaugurate annexe of Ashiana, the presidential retreat.It consists of 12 low cost dwelling units to accommodate officers and staff of RashtrapatiBhavan during Presidential visits.
  23. Chattisgarhgovt sets a target of planting 8 crore saplings this year.For this, a special campaign ‘Hariyar Chhattisgarh’ will be launched from July 20.
  24. Haryana govt to reward farmers who grow crops other than water-guzzling ones. The amounts ranging from Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per acre will be given to the farmers implementing the policy.
  25. First Edition of WINGS 2017 – “Sab Uden, Sab Juden”- Expanding Regional Connectivity Hosted in New Delhi.
  26. Two-day Regional Conference on Good Governance and Replication of Best Practices in Governance begins in Nainital.
  27. Kaziranga authorities using drones to monitor flood-affected animals.
  28. Delhi govt to start online RTI portal.
  29. NSG organises first International Aviation Security seminar. The Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (I/C) Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudyattendedthe first International Aviation Security Seminar inManesar.
  30. A three-day Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar internationalconference on social justice will be held in Bengaluru from July 21 to 23.
  31. Yogi Adityanath to launch ‘CM Helpline’which will connect people to a call centre manned by 500 people.
  32. A village cooperative society in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan has set up the first-ever solar power plant to serve its own needs and supply surplus electricity to the power grid.
  33. Finance Minister ArunJaitley launches new tax payer service module ‘AaykarSetu’.
  34. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the biggest religion is to serve the needy, at the launch of RashtriyaSwayamsevakSangh’sSewaPrabhag website Sewagatha, which highlights the “good work” done by people.
  35. Urban development & housing ministry: MoHUA is the new name for urban development & housing ministry. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry and the state government, under which Rs 200 crore would allocated by the Centre for equipment, manpower and running costs while state will provide land free of cost.
  36. ESIC & DGFASLI sign MoU for collaboration on occupational health and prevention of occupational injuries and diseases.
  37. Telangana Chief Minister K. ChandrashekharRao will formally launch the third phase of the “TelanganakuHaritha Haram” programme by participating in the plantation of saplings in Karimnagar town.
  38. Falun Gong, the ancient Chinese holistic systemwill be celebrated in India on July 15.
  39. Maharashtra has become the first state in the countryto roll out a reversible method of contraception through intramuscular injections for women. The national program name is Antara.
  40. Naveen Patnaik announces to set up Kalinga International Sports City in Odisha capital.
  41. Union Finance Minister ArunJaitley addresses at the 36th NABARD Foundation Day and Silver Jubilee of SHG Bank Linkage Programme in New Delhi on July 11, 2017.
  42. Sensor network to map and predict pollution, effluents in Godavari.
  43. NGT bans use of nylon and synthetic manja.
  44. In Chhattisgarhstate government has decided to merge all regional Co-Operative Banks into a mega State Co-Operative Bank.
  45. Uttar Pradesh Budget presented, Yogi Government allots Rs 36,000 cr for crop loan waiver. CM Yogi Adityanath’sRs 3,84,659crore maiden Budget was 11 per cent more than the previous AkhileshYadav’s government.
  46. Meghalaya CM MukulSangma launches LIFE (Livelihood Intervention and Facilitation of Entrepreneurship) program at Songsak.
  47. Yogi Adityanathgovt allocates Rs 10 crore for IIIT(Indian Institute of Information Technology)Lucknow.
  48. Arunachal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands get exemption from SC highway liquor ban. This Bench is led by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar.
  49. Manipal University’s efforts to maintain global best practices in energy management, energy use and energy performance, factors that impact global climate change, has been recognised by TUV Rheinland (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  50. Rajasthan fixes minimum education qualification for cooperative body polls.To this effect, the Rajasthan Government amended the State Cooperative State Cooperative Societies Rules, 2003.
  51. Indian Railways will launch RailCloud, a virtual server with an inbuilt security system that will enable faster connectivity at a reduced cost. It is developed by rail PSU RailTel at an estimated cost of about Rs. 53 crore.
  52. President of India dedicates BML Munjal University to the Nation.
  53. The government of Maharashtra has resolved to offer free medical insurance of up to 10 lakhs to both sitting and former legislators including their families.
  54. Union minister for earth sciences Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated Kerala’s first Doppler radar in Kochi. It was among the 27 radars being installed in the country and all of them are 100 percent indigenous developed with support of ISRO scientists and Bharat Electronics.
  55. J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22).
  56. Maharashtra enacts law against discrimination by caste panchayats.President Pranab Mukherjee has given his nod to implement the Prohibition of Social Boycott Bill in the State.
  57. The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) signed a pact with a Punjab state council to set up Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC).
  58. High speed rail training centre to come up in Gujarat.The facility will be built on the railway land of 4,400 metres at the cost of 600Crore.The centre will have sample tracks and overhead electrical systems to test bullet train that has been proposed to hit the track in 2023 connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
  59. An area of 100 metres from the edge of the Ganga between Haridwar and Unnao has been declared a “No Development Zone”, with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) prohibiting dumping of waste within 500 metres of the river.An environment compensation of 50,000 will be imposed on anyone dumping waste in the river.
  60. Andhra, Telangana, Gujarat best in ease of doing business: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
  61. India will host the Theatre Olympics in 2018, first since the event’s inception in 1993, Ministry of Culture in association with National School of Drama (NSD) announced in New Delhi.
  62. Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Venkaiah Naidu has released the new version of NHB RESIDEX.
  63. Minister for Primary and Secondary Education TanveerSait said that Students will be taught Kannada in all schools in the State, including private, linguistic minority and Central board schools.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS:

  1. 122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons at the United Nations despite opposition from the US, France, UK.
  2. UNESCO declares Hebron’s Old City Palestinian World Heritage site despite Israeli protest. The resolution passed by the committee of UN security agency has put them on the list of sites “in danger”.
  3. India to invite ASEAN leaders for Republic Day in 2018.Republic Day 2018 will be the first time ever that so many leaders will together be chief guests at the parade which showcases India’s military might.
  4. The government is in talks with Canada’s Teck Resources, the largest North American producer of coking coal used to make steel.
  5. Prime Minister NarendraModi invited Norwegian pension funds to invest in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) when he met Norway’s PM Erna Solberg. Modi also met South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Italy’s Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. He held a bilateral meeting with President of Argentina Mauricio Macri.
  6. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by Defence Minister ArunJaitley, accorded approval to the Army for upgrades worth 2,806 crore.
  7. G20 nations pledge to strengthen health systems and also combat the menace of antimicrobial resistance, AMR in Hamburg, Germany.
  8. Trump pledges $50 mn to World Bank fund formed by Ivanka to help women entrepreneurs.
  9. India and Bangladesh have chalked out to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui River to facilitate trade and improve communication between the two neighbours.
  10. South Sudan marked its sixth independence anniversary in muted fashion, with no official celebration as the world’s newest nation reels from a brutal and destructive ongoing civil war.
  11. Japan’s Okinoshimaisland gains UNESCO World Heritage status.
  12. Eighth meeting of SAARC Ministers of Law & Order begins in Colombo. The three-day meeting will focus on the issue of tackling terrorism apart from discussing liberalization of visa, illegal trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and small arms. The last meeting of SAARC Ministers was held in Pakistan.
  13. UK launches ‘Grand Trunk Road’ project to mark 70th anniversary of India’s partition.
  14. NATO countries begin major military drills in southern Bulgaria. 22 NATO allied and partner countries are participating in “The SABER Guardian 17 exercise”. The drills have been considered as one of the largest in the Black Sea region under the leadership of US Army.
  15. Malta has voted to legalise same-sex marriage, despite opposition from the Catholic Church.
  16. US lawmaker calls for removal of country quota in Green Card.
  17. Japanese comedian Pikotaro has adapted his catchy song, Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’, to promote the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.
  18. India contributes additional million dollars to UN partnership fundlaunched to support sustainable development projects across the developing world.
  19. UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan signing of the counter-terrorism memorandum between the United States and Qatar.

Banking Awareness

  1. Centre launches GST Rates Finder app to verify accurate tax rate under GST regime. Union Finance Minister ArunJaitley has released this app in New Dellhi.
  2. Oracle picks Bengaluru for its first digital hub in Asia-Pacific. The company has an overall turnover of above 37 billion per annum. This hub is for empowering small and medium level companies in digital transformation.
  3. Centre to issue Sovereign Gold Bonds 2017-18 – Series II. The Bonds will be restricted for sale to resident Indian entities including individuals, HUFs, Trusts, Universities and Charitable Institutions.
  4. India likely to raise sugar import tax to 50% from 40%. India is the world’s biggest sugar consumer.In order to restrict the cheaper import of sugar this tax is raised.
  5. to spend 29.7 cr. to raise IPR awareness. The scheme involves organising 4,315 events across India. The aim is also to take forward the National IPR Policy 2016.
  6. HDFC ERGO to implement crop insurance scheme in Andhra Pradesh to implement the Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (WBCIS) for farmers.
  7. Microsoft integrates caller identity app ‘Skype Lite’ with Aadhaar.
  8. India to be base to economic pole of global growth: Harvard study. India and Uganda top the list of the fastest growing economies to 2025, at 7.7 per cent annually.
  9. MRP to be sole price decider from Jan. 1 2018. The retail price will be same as the MRP inclusive of all taxes, with the provision to round off the nearest rupee or 50 paise.
  10. Nalco, in collaboration with Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO), is setting up the first of its kind Aluminium Park in Angul. The investment is 180 crore on infrastructure and will create around 15000 jobs. Odisha contributes around 54% of the total india’s aluminium smelting.
  11. Service like telephone, bill payment for credit card consumed in June, billed in July to attract GST.
  12. Cadila Healthcare Ltd has inked a partnership with Phibro Israel to set up a poultry vaccine project in India on technology transfer basis at an estimated project cost of around $154.7 million.Pankajpatel is FICCI President and chairman of Zydus-Cadila Healthcare Ltd.
  13. China just built a cute solar plant shaped like a panda which has a capacity of 100 MW providing 3.2 billion kWh of green electricity in 25 years.
  14. India’s forex reserves at record-high of USD 386.53 billion. The foreign exchange reserves have increased by 4.007 billion US dollars.
  15. The Reserve Bank of India made a strong case for setting up a public credit registry in India to address the twin balance sheet problem of the banking sector and the corporate sector.
  16. EPFO (Employees Provident Fund Organisation) adds 1.03 Crore members since Jan 1. The first ever enrolment campaign rolled out on January 1.
  17. India to join new Global Foreign Exchange Committee. The committee has been set up under the guidance of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an international financial organisation owned by 60 member central banks, representing countries from around the world.
  18. Nepal SBI launches first paperless banking services. This is for the first time the State Bank of India has expanded the paperless banking system outside India.
  19. No GST on gifts to employees up to 50,000 and on perks in contract.
  20. India’s ONGC Videsh will bid in an upcoming auction to explore and develop gas fields off the coast of Lebanon.Indian oil minister DharmendraPradhan, leading a delegation at the World Petroleum Congress in Istanbul, made the comment in a tweet after meeting with Lebanese Energy and Water Minister Cesar Abou Khalil.
  21. Govt saves over Rs 57,000 cr through DBT scheme.
  22. AU Small Finance Bank shares close 51% higher on stock market debut.
  23. Union Minister for Power PiyushGoel has said the Central Public Sector Unit Energy Efficiency Services Limited will invest 11,000 crore rupees in Tamil Nadu over the next three years.
  24. The Board of Approval for SEZ has approved the proposal of Reliance Aerostructure Ltd. for the development of the DhirubhaiAmbani Aerospace Park at Mihan SEZ in Nagpur. The park, spread over 289 acres, will become the largest Greenfield aerospace park in the country.
  25. India, the world’s third-largest oil importer, will import crude oil from the United States for the first time after Indian Oil Corp bought a cargo that will be delivered in October.
  26. GMR gets Rs 1,330 cr debt from Axis Bank for North Goa airport.
  27. India to become largest milk producer in 2026, says UN and OECD report.
  28. Six states, UT sign pact with Centre on e-Marketplace. It is carried out through the online platform for transparency and to eliminate corruption.
  29. SEBI amends guidelines for foreign investors looking to operate at IFSC.
  30. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  31. New spider species named after Harry Potter characterafter Aragog — a giant, talking arachnid from J K Rowling’s popular fantasy Harry Potter series.
  32. Central Board of Excise and Customs- CBEC Mobile app, GST Rates Finder will be available soon on iOS platform.
  33. India’s industrial production increased at slower pace of 1.7% in May 2017 over May 2016.
  34. Retail inflation hit a “historically low” level of 1.54 per cent in June on dip in food items like vegetables, pulses and milk products, which may prompt the Reserve Bank to go in for rate cut next month.
  35. SBI waives charge on IMPS fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000.State Bank of India had been charging Rs 5 along with the applicable service tax for IMPS fund transfer of up to Rs 1,000.
  36. Yes Bank Launches ‘Yes GST’ Program To Assist MSMEs Become GST- Ready.
  37. BRPL, TERI signMoU to explore opportunities, research in solar rooftops.The MoU was signed between AmalSinha (CEO, BRPL) and AK Saxena, Director, TERI.
  38. Google acquires Bangalore-based artificial intelligence firm Halli Labs.
  39. No GST on sale of old jewellery by individuals.
  40. SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%, 18% GST will be applied.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  1. IISc to get Rs 3,000-crore foundry to produce ‘wonder’ nano material, gallium nitride.
  2. Indian scientists have discovered Saraswati, a large supercluster of galaxies located in the direction of the constellation Pisces, and at a distance of 4,000 million (400 crore) light years away from Earth.

APPOINMENTS & RESIGNS

  1. ShantaramNaik, Rajyasabha MP from Goa is the new GPCC chief GPCC-Goa Pradesh Congress Committee.
  2. Atletico de Kolkata appoints Ashley Westwood the former Banglore FC’s coach as Director of Football.
  3. Andrew Leipus quits as NCA (National Cricket Academy) physio and submitted his resignation to the BCCI.
  4. WHO appoints SaimaHossain as South-East Asia goodwill ambassador for autism.
  5. Ex-martial arts starBattulga wins election as Mongolia’s president.
  6. John Joseph to take charge as chief of GST intelligence agency.
  7. Queen Elizabeth hires first ever black assistant. Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, a Ghanaian-born officer will fill one of the most important roles in the royal household.
  8. Raninder Singh re-elected NRAI president. Singh defeated Shyam Singh Yadav, president of Uttar Pradesh Rifle Association, with an overwhelming 89-1 margin. Raninder is the son of Punjab Chief Minister CaptAmarinder Singh.
  9. Group president of HR & Corporate Services at Mahindra & Mahindra, Rajeev Dubeyhas been elected to the governing board of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva.
  10. Debi Prasad Dash, a 1985-batch Indian Revenue Service (customs) officer, has taken over as director-general of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.
  11. Twitter Names Former Goldman Sachs Banker Ned Segal as CFO.
  12. Iran has appointed a female CEOFarzanehSharafbani to lead its national airline for the first time since it was established in the 1940s.
  13. Former Supreme Court judge, Justice VikramajitSen has been appointed as the newchairman of Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), a self- regulatory for general entertainment channels.
  14. Japanese auto major Nissan has appointed former Skoda Auto India brand head, Thomas Kuehl as president of its Indian operations.
  15. Former Indian batsman SandeepPatil was named as the brand ambassador of the Indian Indoor Cricket Team.
  16. Former Executive Director of World Bank Subhash Chandra Garg took charge as the Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs under the Ministry of Finance.
  17. Tata Sons has appointed Aarthi Subramanian to a newly-created post of Chief Digital Officer.

AWARDS

  1. Tata Steel bags PM’s trophy for best integrated steel plant.
  2. Water Health International (WHI), a US-based company with operating headquarters, has been awarded the Unilever Global Development Award for its endeavours in providing clean, safe and affordable drinking water to marginalised communities in India, Ghana and Nigeria.
  3. Actor Ranveer Singh has featured in GQ’s Most Influential Young Indians 2017: Mavericks list. ‘Baahubali’ actor Prabhas, RajkummarRao,RadhikaApte, DiljitDosanjh and Badshah have featured in the Most Influential Young Indians.
  4. Danfoss India conferred with Golden Peacock environment management award.
  5. Sindhu bags ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ award during the ‘Maruti Suzuki Sportsperson of the Year’ Charity Gala Awards. Sindhu’s coach P Gopichand received the Coach of the Year award while the Flying Sikh Milkha Singh was given the Living Legend of the Year award.
  6. Kishore Sansi, Managing Director and CEO of Vijaya Bank, has been conferred the ‘Personality of the Year’ award by Skoch Consultancy Services.The award is part of the ‘Skoch Banking and Financial Leadership’ series.

SPORTS

  1. Govt announces cash award for every winning athlete in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships.Odisha government would give away a cash award of 7 lakh, 5.5 lakh and 2.5 lakh rupees to gold, silver and bronze winners,
  2. Asian Athletics Championships: India athletes bag four gold medals Muhammad Anas and NirmalaSheoran won a Gold medal each in the 400 metres races, while Silver medals also went to India through Rajiv Arokia and Jisna Mathew. PU Chitra and Ajay Kumar Saroj bagged a Gold each in the 1,500 metres races.
  3. Telangana sailor Durga Prasad all set for World Sailing Championships meet at Pattaya where 280 sailors from 62 countries will compete.
  4. India’s Harinder Pal Sandhu beat Rhys Dowling of Australia in the final to win the South Australian Open squash title.
  5. Young Frenchman LilianCalmejane took victory on the eighth stage on the Tour de France after a solo break on the final climb.
  6. Dutchman Robert Geesink was second while Chris Froome retained his overall lead after the group of favourites finished together 50 seconds behind the winner.
  7. National racing: Vishnu, Mandody clinch double winsin the opening round of the JK Tyre FMSCI National racing championship at the Kari Motor Speedway.
  8. ValtteriBottas dominated the Austrian Grand Prix to take his second victory of the year ahead of Sebastian Vettel as Lewis Hamilton recovered to fourth
  9. Fourteen-year-old amateur AtthayaThitikul has become the youngest known winner of a professional golf tour event with victory at the Ladies European Thailand Championship.

OBITUARY

  1. Former Indian Ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra passes away. He was awarded the country’s second highest civil awards, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2007.
  2. Nelsan Ellis, ‘True Blood’ actor, dead at 39.
  3. India top medal tally for first time in Asian Athletics C’ships history. . With that, the hosts ended the championships on top with a haul of 29 medals which included 12 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze.
  4. Asian Athletics Championships: Bhubaneshwar, Odisha.
  5. Jadeja, Ashwin remain on top of ICC Test bowlers’ rankings.
  6. The Indian girls’ under-18 team finished fifth in the rugby sevens (7-a-side) event at the Paris World Games 2017, conducted at Stade Georges Carpenter stadium over two days.
  7. Chess: Abhijeet completes hat-trick in style. He defeated Australia’s veteran International Master AleksandarWohl in the ninth and final round.
  8. Ravi Shastri appointed India coach is set to take the role over from Anil Kumble for a period of two years.
  9. Dinesh Chandimal will lead the Test side while UpulTharanga will captain in limited-overs matches, said by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).
  10. Mithali Raj Breaks World Record, Becomes First Woman to Score 6000 ODI.
  11. Former Bengal and Jharkhand First-Class cricketer GourGhosh, 77, passed away.Ghosh played 17 First-Class matches in a career spanning 1960-61 to 1970-71.
  12. Renowned cartoonist Mangesh Tendulkar passes away.
  13. Veteran Actor SumitaSanyal Passes Away At 71.
  14. Veteran water expert and former Cauvery Technical Cell Chairman A. Mohanakrishnan
  15. Renowned forensic expert, Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan died.
  16. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo,China’s most prominent political prisoner died.

BOOK & AUTHOR:

  1. Renee Ranchan presented her new book ‘To Each With Love’ to President Pranab Mukherjee at RashtrapatiBhavan.
  2. Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat releases coffee table book on PM NarendraModi’s life. The book – Making of A Legend, has been compiled by Sulabh International Founder BindeshwarPathak.

HISTORICAL EVENTS OF THE DAY

  1. Great MalalaYousafzai and UN announced to celebrate this day (July 12th) as “Malala Day” worldwide.
  2. World Population Day is JULY 11. The theme of this year is Family Planning – Empowering People, Developing Nations.

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