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India women’s team wins silver in World Archery Championship

Indian women’s recurve archery team has won silver medal in World Archery Championship held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Indian women’s team included trio of Laxmirani Majhi, Deepika Kumari, and Rimil Buriuly. In the final match of World Championship they lost to Russia by 4-5 score. The winning Russian women’s team included trio of Ksenia Perova, Inna Stepanova and Tuyana Dashidorzhieva. While, Indian archer Rajat Chauhan has won silver medal in the World Archery Championships in the compound category. It was India’s first-ever individual medal in the World Archery Championships.

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“Kotak Bharat” a mobile banking app of Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB)


Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) launched “Kotak Bharat”, mobile banking app primarily for “un-banked” regions. “Kotak Bharat” is the ‘inclusive digital banking’ app launched by KMB that is primarily targeted to benefit customers in the under-banked and un-banked regions, who can access its services in their preferred language. One major benefit of this app is that it requires no internet connectivity.

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7th August is now National Handloom Day

Government of India has decided to celebrate first National Handloom Day on 7th August. This day will be celebrated every year as National Handloom Day. Observance of this day aims at development of Handloom weavers in the country. It also seeks to promote genuine, global quality Handloom in international market.

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Indian-origin businessman Karan Singh Thakral Singapore's new Non-Resident Ambassador to Denmark

Singapore has appointed Indian-origin businessman Karan Singh Thakral as the country's Non-Resident Ambassador to Denmark. Karan Singh Thakral (81) has served as Singapore's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. He is an Executive Director in the Thakral Group of Companies. Thakral is chairman of the South Asia Business Group and 'Business India' in Singapore as well as chairman of Givo Limited in India

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Changying Precision Technology Company world’s first unmanned factory at Dongguan city

A Chinese firm has set up the world’s first unmanned factory at Dongguan city where all the processes are operated by robots. Changying Precision Technology Company, known as the "world factory", which manufactures cell phone modules has 60 robot arms. This has reduced China's dependence on manual workers. In the plant, all the processes are operated by computer- controlled robots, computer numerical control machining equipment, unmanned transport trucks and automated warehouse equipment.

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Actor Jaaved Jaaferi new brand ambassador for India International Animation and Cartoon Film Festival (I.I.A.C.F.F).

Actor Jaaved Jaaferi has been appointed  in as brand ambassador for India International Animation and Cartoon Film Festival (I.I.A.C.F.F), which will provide a platform for cartoonists and animators to showcase their talent. The five-day event will be held from 1st October till 5th October and will take place in New Delhi. 

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Gadhimai Festival world biggest animal sacrifice events.

A temple trust in Nepal associated with the world’s biggest animal sacrifice event held every five years made a historic announcement to ban the practice of animal sacrifice in this festival. “Gadhimai Festival” is held every 5 years at Nepal’s Gadhimai Temple, which is dedicated to the local Goddess Gadhimai. The practice of animal sacrifice in this festival was going on for the last 300 years. This announcement has gone down well with animal lovers worldwide with lives of millions of animals expected to be saved.

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