Kargil Vijay Diwas : 26th July'
- Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on 26th July every year in honour of the Kargil War’s Heroes.
- Today, Defence minister Manohar Parikar and three service chief paid homage to Kargil martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate in New Delhi.
- On this day in 1999 that the Indian Armed Forces, as part of Operation Vijay, recaptured Indian posts in Kargil which had been occupied by Pakistan’s army.
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Budha Rashmi Mani appointed as DG of National Museum
- Noted archaeologist Dr. Budha Rashmi Mani has been appointed as Director General (DG) of National Museum.
- He has been appointed by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- Mani will have tenure of three years or till attainment of age seventy.
First Water Metro of India launched in Kochi
- Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan has launched Kochi water Metro project in Kochi, Kerala.
- It is first ever Water Metro project in the country. It will be operational in two years.
- The aim of the water Metro project is to provide water connectivity to people who are living between islands in the Kochi agglomeration area and the city.
- It will be built at an estimated cost of 747 crores Rupees funded by German Development Bank (Kfw).
IRCTC offers Rs 10 lakh insurance cover for passengers
- Booking tickets of Indian railway through the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website can avail a travel accident cover of 10 lakh rupees at a premium of one rupee from September 2016.
- According to the IRCTC Chairman-cum-Managing Director AK Manocha the insurance cover is besides the compensation given by the Railways in case of accidents to valid ticket holders.
Sangita Kalanidhi’ award for ace violinist Kanyakumari
- An outstanding violinist Avasarala Kanyakumari will get the prestigious 2016 Sangita Kalanidhi Award.
- The executive committee of the Academy has unanimously chosen her for its coveted award.
Flipkart’s Myntra acquires Jabong $70 million
- Indian e-commerce company Flipkart Ltd has acquired Jabong through its unit Myntra in a cut-price deal that values the online fashion store at $70 million.
- Jabong is an Indian fashion and lifestyle e-commerce portal founded by Praveen Sinha,Lakshmi Potluri,Arun Chandra Mohan.
- Jabong portal sells apparel, footwear, fashion accessories, beauty products, fragrances, home accessories and other fashion and lifestyle products.
Ravichandran Ashwin becomes No 1 Test bowler
- Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become the number one Test bowler again, after taking 7 wickets in the 1st Test against West Indies.
- He has returned to the top of the charts by replacing Pakistani leg spinner Yasir Shah.
- He moved one spot to achieve 876 rating points while Yasir slipped 4 positions.
Oldest elephant in Kerala set to enter Guinness World Records
- Dakshayani, 86, is all set to enter the Guinness World Records as the oldest living elephant.
- The Travancore Devasom Board (TDB) - the owner of the elephant - has already written to the Guinness authorities staking claim to Dakshayani being the oldest living elephant in the world.
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