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→ ‘India‘s Internet Users To Grow Over 2-Fold To 730 Million By 2020‘.
→ Airlander 10 - World‘s largest aircraft embarks on its maiden flight.
→ Argentina & Belgium reach Olympic Games hockey final.
→ Australia agrees to close controversial Papua New Guinea refugee detention centre.
→ Bank of India plans to tap retail investors for issuance of additional tier-I bonds (AT1) to strengthen capital adequacy ratio.
→ BARC develops portable kit for detection of Chromium contamination of water.
→ Brazil Police has arrested the head of the European Olympic Committees, Patrick Hickey, in Rio over illegal Olympic ticket sales.
→ Consortium of eight banks sanction 6750 Crore Loan for Mission Bhagiratha.
→ HDFC Bank, Axis top global charts.
→ Huawei to start mobile manufacturing in India.
→ India, Bangladesh to make joint documentary on 1971 war.
→ New steps to enhance transparency in Power Sector: Shri Piyush Goyal launches ‘TARANG’ ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’.
→ Russia rejectes US allegations on Iranian military base issue.
→ Sakshi Malik, has won the only medal India has been able to win at the 31st Olympiad.
→ Sri Lanka beat Australia in third Test; clinch series whitewash.
→ Telangana government will call an Assembly session this month to pass the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax, state Finance Minister Etela Rajender said.
→ The annual Amarnath Yatra will conclude in Jammu and Kashmir.
→ The Indian Council of Historical Research has set the ball rolling to document stories and legends relating to villages and towns across India into an encyclopedia in a bid to “connect” people better with the oral and folk traditions.
→ The Uttar Pradesh government has approved a Metro Rail project for Allahabad.
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