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→ August 15th - 70th Independence Day of India.
→ ‘Star Wars‘ actor Kenny Baker passes away at 81.
→ Banks to start ITR e-verification without netbanking.
→ Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held talks with his counterpart Sushma Swaraj during which India‘s bid for membership of the NSG is understood to have figured among other regional and bilateral issues.
→ Denmark won its first Olympic swimming gold in 68 years, with Danish swimmer Pernille Blume’s victory in the women’s 50-metre freestyle event.
→ Eminent academic Pratap Bhanu Mehta has resigned from the executive council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML).
→ Government has approved Rs 1,911-crore highway projects for six states, including Karnataka and Maharashtra.
→ India win third test against West Indies by 237 runs.
→ Putting an end to a 92-year-old tradition of the colonial era, the railway Budget will be merged with the general Budget from 2017-18 onwards.
→ RBI may not be able to meet inflation target: IMF paper.
→ Rio Olympics: Dipa Karmakar to figure in final of vault event; Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna to play for bronze.
→ SpaceX successfully completes 4th sea-landing.
→ Spiritual guru,Akshardham founder Pramukh Swami passes away.
→ The government plans to lay 6,900 km of gas pipelines linking Bangladesh, Myanmar, most north-eastern states, and West Bengal, as part of the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for the north-eastern region.
→ The two time national cinema awardee for best lyrics Na Muthukumar passed away this morning in Chennai.
→ Union Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that a new and uniform education policy will be evolved soon.
→ Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan launched the “Colours of Independence” event at a prominent mall in Chennai.
→ United States wins 1,000th Olympic gold medal.
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