A six member women’s team of the Indian Navy will set sail in early September to circumnavigate the globe on the sailin vessel, INSV Tarini. This is the first ever circumnavigation of the globe by an all woman crew from India.
Global Entrepreneurship Summit will take place in Hyderabad.
All toll plazas on national highways will have electronic toll collection devices, known as FASTags, beginning from September 1. FASTags is a device that can be installed on the windshield of any vehicle and toll payments can be made directly from the pre-paid account linked to it. The dedicated FASTags lanes will become operational at all 371 national highways from September NHAI- Chairman- Deepak Kumar.
Vishal Sikka, CEO and MD of Infosys, resigned from his post .
The 12 year old Praggnanandhaa became the youngest chess player ever to cross 2500 FIDE Elo rating points.
Former Olympic and World Champion of Cycling, Stephen Wooldridge, aged 39, passed away.
The cabinet committee on economic affairs has extended the benefits for industrial units in the north eastern and hill states till March 2027. Earlier units in the North-eastern states, Sikkim, Uttrakhand, Himanchal Pradesh and J&K enjoyed excise duty benefits for 10 years.
Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)banned exports of gold jewellery, medallions and other articles with purity above 22 carats in a bid to check round tripping of the precious metal.
On the eve of the 71st Independence Day, President Ram Nath Kovind approved 112 gallantry awards for defence and paramilitary personnel for making sacrifices in the service of the nation. President approved 5 kirti Chakra, 2nd highest peace time gallantry award: Havildar Giris Gurung of Gorkha Rifles (posthumously) Major David Manlun of Naga Regiment (posthumously) Pramod Kumar, Commandant of 49 BN, CRPF (posthumously) Major Preetam Singh Kunwar of Garhwal Rifles Chetan Kumar Cheeta, Commandant, CRPF
However the highest peacetime gallantry award, Ashok Chakra, was not given this time.
Google unveiled its voice search facility in eight additional Indian languages. The new languages include Bengali, Gujarati, kannada, Malyalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Pakistan on its 70th Independence day hoisted the 120 by 180 feet flag installed on a 400 foot pole. Pakistani authorities said the new flag was the eighth tallest in the world. The decision to hoist a flag on a 400 foot pole came after India hoisted a flag at 360 feet last year.
China will halt iron, iron ore and sea food imports from North Korea, following though on new UN sanctions after U.S pressure for Beijing to strong arm Pyongyang over its ally’s nuclear programme.