1. India and Tajikistan inked agreements in the field of culture and human resource development after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon. This is the last leg of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 6-nation tour of Central Asian countries. As part of the agreement, India is to set up computer labs in 37 schools in Tajikistan.
2. Serena Williams claimed her sixth Wimbledon title by beating Spain's Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-4 in the women’s singles final. She now has 21 Grand Slam titles. On the other hand, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer by 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the men’s singles final of Wimbledon 2015. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has now won three Wimbledon singles title – 2011, 2014 and 2015.
3. In the Wimbledon 2015 women’s doubles final, Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis defeated Russian pair Ekaterina Makarova- Elena Vesnina by 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 to win their first Wimbledon title. On the other hand Jean-Julien Rojer, along with Horia Tecau beaten Jamie Murray and John Peers by 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 to win their Wimbledon 2015 men's doubles title.
4. Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes won the mixed doubles title of the Wimbledon Championship 2015 with legendary Martina Hingis. This was Paes’ 16th Grand Slam title. Whereas this was overall 18th Grand Slam title of Hingis. Seventh seeded Indo-Swiss pair of Paes and Hingis drubbed the fifth seeded Austrian-Hungarian team of Alexander Peya and Timea Babos by 6-1 6-1 in the lop-sided summit clash which was over in just 40 minutes.
5. Sumit Nagal became the sixth Indian to win a Grand Slam junior title after winning the boys doubles trophy at the Wimbledon championship 2015. 17-year-old Nagal and his Vietnamese partner Nam Hoang Ly overcame Reilly Opelka and Akira Santillan 7-6(4), 6-4 in the title clash that lasted 63 minutes to make their place in history books.
6. India and Kyrgyzstan signed four agreements including one on bolstering defence cooperation and holding annual joint military exercises during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fifth leg of his Central Asian tour to Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev and Narendra Modi signed four key agreements including on cooperation in defence and culture fields. Two MoU were also signed for cooperation between the Election Commissions of the two countries and on cooperation in the sphere of Standards, a move that will help economic relations.
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7. Indian-origin Sunita Williams is among four “veterans” picked by NASA to fly the first commercial space vehicles, a part of the space agency’s ambitious plan to put a man on Mars by 2030. Williams, 49, accompanied by Robert Behnken, Eric Boe and Douglas Hurley, will train and prepare for commercial spaceflights.
8. India's first Community Skill Park has been opened at Chavara in Kollam district of Kerala with the aim to train youths so that they may become skilled to get better employment. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated the first 'Kaushal Kendra'. These 'Kaushal Kendras' will develop skills and increase the employability of the youth of the state which they need.
9. ‘Buddha In A Traffic Jam’ film has won the best original screenplay in a Foreign Language award at the Madrid International Film Festival. The film is a political satire directed by filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri. It stars Arunoday Singh and Mahi Gill in a lead role along with Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi and introduces Anchal Dwivedi.
10. The foundation stone for an international Internet gateway was laid by Union Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at Tripura’s capital Agartala. This Internet gateway is being established in an effort to create a hassle-free and potent Internet link for the northeastern states. The Agartala Internet Gateway would become third international Internet gateway in India after Mumbai and Chennai. This gateway will comprise of the optical fibre cable (OFC) link between Akhaura (near Agartala) and Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh).