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→ India has pledged financial assistance worth Nepali Rs 3.9 crore for the construction of a new building and a hostel facility at a Sanskrit school in eastern Nepal.
→ Brazil defeats Germany, wins first Olympic soccer gold.
→ BRICS conference of women MPs ends in Jaipur.
→ BSNL and Microsoft India have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to offer telecom and IT solutions for big businesses to meet the demand for IT and cloud services.
→ Dr. Najma A. Heptulla was sworn-in as Governor of Manipur this morning at the Raj Bhavan in state capital Imphal.
→ Former umpire Subrata Banerjee passes away at the age of 71.
→ India ranks a low 39th in terms of fixed broadband adoption among Asia Pacific countries, with just 1.3 per cent of its citizens subscribing to such a service in 2015, according to a study by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
→ Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt lost 3-0 to Mongolian wrestler Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran in the 65kg freestyle wrestling event.
→ Myanmar has officially announced to support for China’s ambitious One Belt and One Road (OBOR) connectivity initiative along the ancient Silk Road.
→ Ride-hailing service Uber has rolled out two new features for its apps – ‘Dial an Uber’ and ‘Request a Ride for Others’. Both features are aimed to make it easier for riders and their friends to get around, even if they don’t have the Uber app.
→ Shri Yogeshwar Sangwan appointed as India’s new Ambassador to Georgia.
→ Steve Jobs enters Int‘l Photography Hall of Fame.
→ The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has voiced its concern over alleged excesses of the Indian military and the paramilitary forces in Kashmir.
→ UN calls for international support to address humanitarian crises.
→ Union Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti launched various projects worth 229 crore rupees under the Namami Gange programme in Varanasi.
→ World‘s longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge, a 430-metre-long and 300-metre-high skywalk opened in China.
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