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1–Doctor’s Day in India was established by the Government of India in 1991 to be recognized and celebrated every year on 1st of July as National Doctors day. It is celebrated on 1st of July on the birth and death anniversary of the most famous physician of India Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy (Dr. B C Roy) to pay lots of honor and tribute. He was honored with the great Indian civilian award called Bharat Ratna on 4th of February in 1961.
2–The world’s first exchange for physically-settled diamonds is slated to begin trading in September in Singapore. The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX), as it is known, aims to create a new marketplace for the global diamond trade. The exchange will provide investors an opportunity to invest in diamonds with transparent pricing. SDiX will be a first-of-its-kind business-to-consumer (B2C) platform for physically settled diamonds.
3–The union government has launched an online mobile application “m-asset” for better planning of Panchayat assets. The application was launched on coinciding with the ongoing ‘Digital India Week’. The mobile app “m-asset” can be used by citizens to capture photographs and geographical coordinates of various assets available at Gram Panchayat level.
4-India’s per capita income rose 9.7 per cent to $1,631 in 2014 from $1,487 in the previous year as per World Bank report. India was 169th in terms of per capita income in the world. It was for the first time in three years that the per capita income increased beyond the level of 2011, when it was $1,503.
5-The country’s first Metrino project is coming up in New Delhi. The project, on the pattern of a ropeway, will cover a 70-km stretch from the Dhaula Kuan intersection in Delhi to Manesar, near Gurgaon, in Haryana. Under the project, fully automatic and driverless vehicles known as pods will travel suspended from an overhead cable network. Work on the project will start in six months.
6-Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-kilometer (2,545-mile) long international border, the fifth-longest land border in the world. West Bengal with 2,217 km share longest border with Bangladesh. Other states include 262 km in Assam, 856 km in Tripura, 180 km in Mizoram, 443 km in Meghalaya, and 2,217 km in West Bengal.
7-Google India and Tata Trust has launched a special programme called Internet Saathi to bring more women online. The objective of the programme is to empower rural women and their communities by enabling them to use Internet in their daily lives. The programme aims to provide basic training on the usage of Internet and its benefits by use of specially designed Internet cycle carts.
8-HDFC Bank has become the first bank in India to launch Watch Banking for Apple Watch. It aims to provide banking services through all wearable devices across platforms like iOS and Android. HDFC Bank will provide a total of 10 banking transactions in the current launch phase.
9-The Burkhan Khaldun is a mountain of the Khentii Mountains in the Khentii Province of Mongolia. It is inscribed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, on July 4, 2015.
10-Mahindra Defence Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Mahindra Group and Airbus Helicopter have inked pact to form a joint venture (JV) company to produce helicopters in India. In this regard, both entities have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture.
11-Noted scientist Sanjeev Galande has been selected for the prestigious G D Birla award for 2014. He was selected for his pioneering research in the field of epigenetics and molecular cell biology. Galande is a professor at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune and is widely respected for his works in genomics and related areas. G D Birla award for scientific research was instituted by the K K Birla Foundation in 1991.
12-Mahendra Bhalla was a noted playwright and Hindi writer. He has written some memorable plays, including ‘Dimaag-e-hasti, Dil Ki Basti Hai Kahan, Hai Kahan’. He was conferred with Hindi Akademi Award, among several other honours.
13-Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, the founding chairman of Brac, a leading rural development and anti-poverty organisation, based in Bangladesh, has won the 2015 World Food Prize. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed established Brac in 1972, which has since helped nearly 150 million people out of poverty.
14-Haryana government has launched Mhara Gaon-Jagmag Gaon, a new electricity scheme. ”Mhara gaon- jagmag gaon” which is an inclusive voluntary scheme aimed at providing 24-hour power supply to rural domestic consumers in a phased manner.
15-Akademi Ratna Sadasyata Award is the highest award given by the Sangeet Nataka Academy. The award was constituted in 1950. The recipients of Akademi Ratna Sadasyata for 2014 are Pandit Vijay Kichlu, renowned musicologist S.R. Janakiraman, filmmaker M.S. Sathyu and harmonium wizard Tulsidas Borekar.
16-Indian-American professor R. Paul Singh has been named as the 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate. Singh is known for his research in areas such as energy conservation, freezing preservation, post-harvest technology and mass transfer in food processing. The Prize was proposed by Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) on 20 October 2012 on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of Nanjing Agricultural University and was established by the GCHERA Board on 28 October 2012.
17–July 2 is celebrated as World Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) day with an objective to raise awareness, encouraging the government to reveal their files on UFO sightings and related information.
18-The prestigious Arabian Indian Czar Award is given by Times Group. Recently, the second edition of Arabian Indian Czars Award was given to 15 successful Indians in the Middle East.
19-United States is the largest market for Indian seafood products with a share of 26.46 per cent followed by South East Asia (25.71 per cent), European Union (20.08 per cent), Japan (9.11 per cent).