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→ Amazon to invest in food startup Swiggy: Report.
→ Arunachal Pradesh Tourism appointed John Abraham as a brand ambassador.
→ Australia register highest total in T20I history.
→ Centre approves chopper service for J & K, Himachal.
→ China may soon grant market access to India‘s non-basmati rice exports, after Pakistan, Acceding to a long-pending request from New Delhi.
→ France wins World Hide and Seek Championship.
→ Google Doodle marks opening of Paralympics 2016.
→ Google’s Project Tango partner Movidius acquired By Intel.
→ Hamid Baeidinejad, a key figure in the Iranian nuclear negotiating team, was appointed as the Iranian ambassador to the UK.
→ Hindustan Aeronautics Limited successfully tests Light Utility Helicopter.
→ Indian Paralympic medalists‘ reward same as Olympians.
→ K.G.George wins 2015 J C Daniel Award.
→ Karur Vysya Bank May Ally with Small Finance Firm to strengthen its lending.
→ London-based Institute of Masters of Wine has declared Mumbai-based wine professional Sonal Holland as the world‘s first Indian ‘Master of Wine‘.
→ Nearly 50 million children uprooted worldwide: UNICEF.
→ Nicholas Hopton,a Middle East specialist and former British ambassador to Qatar and Yemen, was appointed as UK ambassador to Iran.
→ Odisha celebrates Nuakhai Festival.
→ Oil India‘s net profit down 33% in June quarter.
→ Religare Enterprises gets new CEO Sunil Godhwani.
→ Sania Mirza crashes out of the US Open 2016.
→ Sanskrit becomes part of United Nation’s charter.
→ The 2016 G20 Summit was held for two days on 4 September and 5 September 2016 at the Hangzhou International Exhibition Centre, Hangzhou, China. the theme of 2016 G20 Summit was Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy.
→ The Department of Telecom (DoT) has created ‘UrjaMitra Helpline’ through which customers can get information on power outages from distribution companies by dialing 14401.
→ The Union Minister of State Dharmendra Pradhan has launched Gas4India campaign for the aimed at promoting the use of gas in the country.
→ The Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to issue yellow identity cards to prosecution witnesses in criminal cases.
→ Thithi wins Best Film honour at 1st BRICS Film Festival.
→ Twelve-year-old Jeremy Shuler is a freshman at Cornell University in New York, becoming the youngest student the Ivy League school has on record.
→ Union Government launches Leprosy Case Detection campaign.
→ WFI recommends Sushil Kumar for Padma Bhushan.
→ World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized India as the world‘s first Yaws-free country and declared it free from maternal and neonatal tetanus.
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