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Army Exercise Ekuverin u2013 2015

The Sixth Joint Military Training Exercise between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Forces (EXERCISE EKUVRIN – VI), will be conducted at Pangode Military Station, Trivandrum, Kerala from 31 Aug to 13 Sep 2015. A total of 45 soldiers each from the Maldivian National Defence Force and the Indian Army will take part in this exercise. 

The bilateral annual exercise, which commenced in 2009 in Belgaum, India, is alternately held in India and Maldives with the aim of enhancing military cooperation and interoperability between the two countries and increased understanding between both armies. The Exercise will commence with an opening ceremony on 31 Aug 2015 at Pangode Military Station. The concluding phase of the exercise will incorporate a tactical exercise which will be witnessed by senior military officers from both the countries, who will review the standards achieved by both the contingents. 

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NDMC decides to rename Aurangzeb Road to APJ Abdul Kalam Road

The popular Aurangzeb Road, named after the Mughal ruler Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb in Central Delhi that links a few of the most important sites in the area has been renamed. The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has decided to rename the Aurangzeb Road as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road. The NDMC took this move after getting clearance from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The area located around Aurangzeb Road is considered as one of the most expensive properties on the Indian subcontinent. The road links the Shahjahan Road and Safdarjung road. A few of the most expensive hotels in India are located on this road.

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PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day (29th august )

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his 110th birth anniversary and extended best wishes to all sports enthusiasts across the country on the occasion of the National Sports Day. National Sports Day in India is celebrated on the August 29. This day marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand,the hockey player who won gold medals for India in year 1928,1932 and 1936. This day is celebrated by organizing friendly matches between different Indian hockey teams at the Dhyan Chand National stadium in New Delhi which was constructed in the respect and honor of Dhyan Chand.

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Vassiliki Thanou sworn in as first female Prime Minister of Greece.

A monumental moment in Greek politics happened when Vassiliki Thanou, president of the country's Supreme Court, was sworn in as the first female prime minister in the nation's history. The 65-year-old justice was named to head a caretaker government until the country holds early elections next month.After a final effort to get political party leaders to form a coalition led by former Energy Minster Panagiotis Lafazanis failed, President Prokopis Pavlopoulos was obligated to appoint a caretaker administration. She has been the President of the Court of Cassation, one of Greece's three supreme courts, since 1 July 2015, and is currently the most senior judge in Greece.

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The Indian Women Hockey Team Makes History after 35 years

The Indian women’s hockey team has become the 10th side to qualify for next year’s Rio Olympics. India had last played in the Olympics in 1980, the year in which women’s hockey made its debut in the mega event, and finished fourth after losing to the Soviet Union in the bronze medal match. India has qualified only second time in the Olympics since its inception

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29 August : International Day against Nuclear Tests

                                     

The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29. It was established on December 2, 2009 at the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly by the resolution 64/35, which was adopted unanimously.The resolution in particular calls for increasing awareness "about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world". The resolution was initiated by Kazakhstan together with several sponsors and cosponsors to commemorate the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site on August 29, 1991.Following the establishment of the International Day against Nuclear Tests, in May 2010 all state parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons committed themselves to "achieve the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons".

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Ace tennis player "Sania Mirza" receives Khel_Ratna award

Tennis star Sania Mirza, who won the Wimbledon women's doubles title recently, was on Saturday conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.Mirza became the second tennis player to receive the country's highest sporting honour after Leander Paes.President Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Sports Awards for 2014-15 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

About Sania Mirza --She is the third Indian woman in the Open Era to feature and win a round at a Grand Slam tournament . She has also won a total of 14 medals (including 6 Gold) at three major multi-sport events, namely the Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Afro-Asian Games.Mirza was named one of the "50 heroes of Asia" by Time in October 2005. In March 2010, The Economic Times named Mirza in the list of the "33 women who made India proud". She was appointed as the UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia during the event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women on 25 th November 2013 . 

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Scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta to receive inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize.

The first Sunhak Peace Prize 2015 was awarded to award to Kiribati President Anote Tong and fisheries scientist Dr. M. Vijay Gupta on August 28, 2015. This award is given to eminent individuals from around the world for their contribution to peace and development of the world.Indian agriculture scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta, has done pioneering work in aquaculture in India, Bangladesh and several Southeast Asian countries.
He has been selected for this award for his pioneering work in the blue revolution. He has invested his entire life to developing sustainable aquaculture as an alternative solution to the future food crisis.Tong, 63, the head of the Pacific Ocean island nation which is facing dire prospects of being engulfed by rising sea waters by 2050, was chosen for the award for his dogged fight to end the carbon emissions which are spelling doom for small island nations.The winners, who were announced at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on June 8, 2015, will share the $1 million international peace prize.

About Modadugu Vijay Gupta

Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta born on 17 August 1939 is an Indian biologist and fisheries scientist.He is considered a pioneer in the blue revolution of Southeast Asia.He was awarded the World Food Prize in 2005, for development and dissemination of low-cost techniques for freshwater fish farming by the rural poor.Gupta hails from Bapatla in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India.Till his recent retirement, Dr. Gupta served as the Assistant Director General at World Fish, an international fisheries research institute under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) based at Penang in Malaysia.

About Sunhak Peace prize --The Sunhak Peace Prize was established at the proposal of Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon who wished to honor and inherit the peace ideology and will of her late husband, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, who dedicated his life to a movement that transcends race, religion, and nation for the realization of his One Global Family peace ideology.The Sunhak Peace Prize pursues the three key banners of ‘respect for human rights’, ‘conflict reconciliation’, and ‘ecological conservation’.The laureate is awarded with a certificate, a medal, and US 1 million dollars.

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Senior Kannada writer Dr.M. M. Kalburgi was died

A renowned Kannada scholar, Sahitya Akademi award winner and former vice-chancellor of Karnatak University M M Kalburgi, 77, was shot dead by two unidentified assailants at his residence in Dharwad in north Karnataka.

About M M Kalburgi

He was an Indian scholar of Vachana sahitya (Vachana literature) and academic who served as the Vice-Chancellor of Kannada 

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GSLV Successfully Launches Indiau2019s Latest Communication Satellite GSAT-6

In its ninth flight (GSLV-D6), India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, equipped with the indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), successfully launched GSAT-6, the country's latest communication satellite, into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The achieved orbit is very close to the intended one. The launch took place from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota, the spaceport of India. This was the fifth developmental flight of GSLV and the third to carry the indigenous CUS. GSLV-D6 was intended to further test and qualify the CUS developed by ISRO. In its oval shaped GTO, the GSAT-6 satellite is now orbiting the Earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 168 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 35,939 km with an orbital inclination of 20.01 deg with respect to the equator. 

After a smooth 29 hour countdown, the 416 tonne, 49 m tall GSLV-D6 carrying the 2117 kg GSAT-6, lifted off at 16:52 Hrs IST. About seventeen minutes after lift-off, GSAT-6 was successfully placed in GTO. At 4.8 seconds before the countdown reached zero, the four liquid propellant strap-on stages of GSLV-D6, each carrying 42 tonne of liquid propellants, were ignited. At count zero and after confirming the normal performance of all the four strap-on motors, the mammoth 139 tonne solid propellant first stage core motor was ignited and GSLV lifted off. The major phases of the flight included the core motor burn-out, strap on burn-out, ignition of the second stage, separation of the core motor together with strap-ons, payload fairing separation, second stage separation, CUS ignition and its timely shut down after satisfactory performance. Following this, GSAT-6 separated from CUS about 17 minutes after launch. 

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