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→ A recent report by the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) that India hosts 1,256 species of orchid.
→ Air India launched its first flight service to Dubai from Madhya Pradesh‘s Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport
→ Indian entries bagged 6 awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie Nagarkirtan at the 9th SAARC Film Festival held in Colombo.
→ Justice AK Sikri is appointed as an international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)
→ Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports gave Arjuna Awards to Smriti Mandhana and Rohan Bopanna on 16 July 2019.
→ Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd acquires AI firm Lymbyc for Rs 38 crore.
→ Lok Sabha passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019. This bill aims to allow NIA to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad.
→ Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) introduced a web-based application system for contribution from the Fund of Funds for Startups (FFS).
→ Star Indian sprinter Hima Das clinched gold in a 200m race in 23.25 seconds creditable timing in the Tabor Athletics Meet in Czech Republic.
→ The “Find the Incredible You” campaign of the Tourism Ministry, has won the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award, 2019.
→ The 8th meeting of India-Uzbekistan Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism was held in New Delhi on 16 July 2019.
→ The Election Commission of India has appointed Ex- DG IT Chennai Sh B Murli Kumar as Special Expenditure Observer for 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency.
→ The Sangeet Natak Akademi has selected 32 artists of India for Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2018.
→ The union cabinet approved the extension of the term of Fifteenth Finance Commission up to 30th November this year.
→ Union Government to build India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) at Pottipuram in Theni District, Tamil Nadu
→ US company, Ebix has announced the acquisition of travel portal Yatra Online for $337.8 million.
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