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Asif Ibrahim willbe PM's Special Envoy on Countering Terrorism and Extremism.

The government has appointed the former Intelligence Bureau Chief Asif Ibrahim to a key post in the Prime Minister’s office. Ibrahim, who retired in December 2014, will be the PM’s Special Envoy on Countering Terrorism and Extremism with a charter to liaise with governments in West Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and South East Asia and will cooperate in the exchange of other informations.

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Ratna Vishwanathan new C.E.O for M.F.I.N

Micro Finance Institutions Network (M.F.I.N) has appointed Ratna Vishwanathan as it's Chief Executive Officer. She will replace Alok Prasad, who will complete his second term on 30th June 2015 . Vishwanathan, who is currently deputy CEO, will take charge from  1st July 2015.

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India's rank 144th in Football by F.I.F.A

India has jumped six places to the 141st position in the latest rankings released by world football's governing body F.I.F.A. Indian team was previously on the 147th spot. India is at the 22nd position among the Asian countries. Iran (41) is the top-ranked Asian team in the list, followed by Japan (52) and South Korea (58). World Champions Germany continued to head the rankings. Belgium jumped to second place, a place above World Cup runners-up Argentina. It is Belgium's highest position since the launch of the world rankings.

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AB de Villiers won South Africian Cricketer of the Year.

AB de Villiers won five of the nine major awards at a Cricket South Africa (C.S.A) annual function. South Africa World Cup skipper was voted ‘South African Cricketer of the Year’ for the second successive season. His other awards included ''O.D.I Cricketer of the Year, Cricketer's Cricketer of the Year and Supporter's Cricketer of the Year." There was also an award, the 'So Good' award, for scoring the fastest O.D.I international century, against the West Indies in December 2014.

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Flood recovery project on Jhelum and Tawi.

Multi-lateral lender World Bank approved $250 million loan for Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project for reconstruction of flood-affected public infrastructure in Jammu & Kashmir. World Bank said that it will also strengthen the capacity of state government to respond and better manage natural disasters in future. The project is funded by credit from World Bank's concessionary - International Development Association (I.D.A). The loan has a maturity of 25 years, including a 5 year grace period. A continuous spell of rains in September 2014 had caused Jhelum, Chenab and Tawi rivers, their tributaries and many other streams to flow above the danger mark which had severely affected livelihoods in the state.

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Delhi metro running without a train !!

The Delhi Metro received its first train which is capable of running without a driver. Manufactured at Changwan in South Korea, the new-age train that arrived at the Mukundpur depot in New Delhi will eventually run unattended, guided by Delhi Metro's operations control centres. The train arrived by sea at the Mundhra port in Gujarat and was brought to Delhi by road. These trains will run on the upcoming Majlish Park-Shiv Vihar (Line 7 - 58.596 k.m.) and Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden (Line 8 - 38.235 k.m.) corridors of Phase 3. Both these corridors are expected to be operational by the end of 2016.

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Sundaram Ravi became Indian umpire in I.C.C Panel after 11 years.

Ending an 11-year wait, Sundaram Ravi became the first Indian after S. Venkataraghavan to be inducted in the International Cricket Council’s (I.C.C) Elite Panel of Umpires following an annual review and selection process. New Zealand’s Chris Gaffaney and Ravi were promoted from the International Panel of Umpires to the Elite Panel, replacing Kiwi veteran Billy Bowden and the retiring Steve Davis. The Elite Panel of Umpires for 2015-2016 will be: Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Richard Kettleborough, Nigel Llong, Sundaram Ravi, Paul Reiffel, Rod Tucker and Bruce Oxenford.

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World celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June 2015.

The whole world celebrated World Environment Day on 5th June 2015 - a day designated by the UN to raise awareness about environmental issues. United Nations Environment Programme (U.N.E.P) celebrates the World Environment Day every year on 5th June. The theme of World Environment Day 2015 is 'Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.' Prime Minister Narendra Modi planted a Kadam tree at 7RCR on the occasion of World Environment Day to create awareness for environment.

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World No Tobacco Day award 2015.

Uttarakhand’s Medical, Health and Family Welfare Ministery Surendra Singh Negi was conferred with the World No Tobacco Day Award 2015 by the World Health Organziation (W.H.O). Health minister has been awarded by W.H.O for initiating campaign against tobacco products and narcotics in the state. He was one of the six awardees from the who South-East Asia Region.

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Forbes list of world's 60 largest telecommunication companies.

Three Indian companies, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (M.T.N.L) has found place in the Forbes list of world's 60 largest telecommunications companies. Besides this Vodafone which has a big business in India has been placed in the category of British company and is ranked fourth in the list. Bharti Airtel has been ranked 28th in the list. The third Indian company M.T.N.L is ranked 56th. China's state-owned telecommunications service provider company China Mobile is ranked first in the list, while second and third place has been acquired by America's Verizon Communications and AT&T respectively.

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