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→ ALMA Images the Planetesimal Belt around HR8799.
→ Baloch leaders seek support from US, European countries against oppressive Pak regime.
→ BHEL bags Rs 169 cr order for solar photovoltaic power plant.
→ Bihar State Legislature ratified the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a special one-day session.
→ Central Leather Research Institutes Principal Scientist P Shanmugam has bagged the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu.
→ Digital Maharashtra drive: Will connect 28,000 gram panchayats by 2017-18, says CM Fadnavis.
→ Eleftherios Petrounias flexes his muscles to win rings gold.
→ Goa hosting BRICS in October this year.
→ Govt to build museum to glorify tribal freedom fighters.
→ Hubble Discovers Two Dwarf Galaxies Moving into the Milky Way.
→ ICC Test Ranking: Ajinkya Rahane enters top-10 in batsman’s list.
→ India has provided One million US Dollars grant to Zimbabwe in the wake of El Nino induced drought disaster.
→ Maharashtra govt picks L&T to convert Nagpur into smart city.
→ Minda forms JV with Chinese firm for auto components.
→ Offline banking apps push inclusion.
→ On the occasion of the 70th Independence Day, Maharashtra launched the countrys first comprehensive Crime Criminal Tracking Network System’ (CCTNS) through 42 cyber labs inaugurated simultaneously.
→ Polands Anita Wlodarczyk underlined her absolute dominance of the womens hammer by throwing a world record 82.29 metres to win the Rio Olympic gold by an incredible 554 centimetres.
→ RBI questions banks for lending Rs 5,262 crore to REI Agro.
→ Rio 2016: Shuttlers PV Sindhu & Kidambi Srikanth storm into Singles quarterfinals.
→ Tata AutoComp to acquire engine cooling company TitanX.
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