Reliance Industries Limited signed MoU with Athletics Federation of India.

  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) have entered into a long-term partnership to enable the holistic growth of athletics in India.
  • The initiative will deepen the partnership between Reliance Foundation and AFI which has been there for over the years.
  • The partnership will also have a special focus on girl athletes and work on bridging the gender divide and enable them to achieve their dreams.
  • Nita M. Ambani has been leading India’s Olympic Movement and has been deeply committed to providing sporting opportunities for the next generation in India.

India topped the medal tally with 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze in ISSF Shooting World Cup held in Changwon.

  • India topped the medal's tally at the ongoing ISSF Shooting World Cup after a slew of fantastic outings from its shooters.
  • India finished the tournament with eight medals three gold, four silver and one bronze and were way ahead of hosts Korea and Serbia in the medal's tally.
  • Arjun Babuta, Shahu Tushar Mane and Paarth Makhija helped the country bag its third gold medal beating Korea 17-15 in the 10-metre air rifle team event.
  • India's third silver of the day came in the 10m air pistol team women's event when the new-look team of Rhythm Sangwan, Yuvika Tomar and Palak faced a 2-10 drubbing against a quality Korean side comprising Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Kim Minjung.

Nasscom partnered with Google for DigiVaani Call Center.

  • Nasscom Foundation has joined hands with Google to set up a call centre named DigiVaani Call Center, in collaboration with a not-for-profit body Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (ISAP).
  • Aim: To help women farmers scale up their business.
  • This pilot project is being conducted in six states — Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana and Rajasthan.

India's first monkeypox case reported in Kerala's Kollam.

  • India's first monkeypox case has been confirmed in Kollam.
  • He travelled from the UAE. He reached Trivandrum airport on July 12.
  • His friend in the UAE had tested positive for monkey pox a few days ago.
  • According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less severe.

Sanmar Group Vice Chairman Narayanan Kumar conferred with Japan's "Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star" award.

  • The government of Japan has conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star award on Sanmar Group Vice Chairman Narayanan Kumar in recognition of his contribution towards strengthening economic relations between Japan and India.
  • Narayanan Kumar has been honoured by Consul General of Japan in Chennai, Taga Masayuki.
  • Kumar also heads Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He had served the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as its president.
  • He had served the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as its president and was among the ‘Spring 2022 Imperial Decorations recipients’.

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