1. Lieutenant General Man Mohan Singh Rai has been appointed as the Vice-Chief of the Indian Army. Rai will succeed Lt Gen Philip Campose, who will superannuate the office on 31 July 2015. Presently, Rai is working as the Eastern Army Commander.
2. India and Georgia signed a MoU in New Delhi, for cooperation in the field of election management and administration. The major aims of MoU are: promotion of exchanges of knowledge and experience in electoral processes; exchange of information, materials, expertise and training of personnel; production and distribution of materials pertaining to electoral systems, voting technology, voters’ education and awareness, and participation of women and minorities in electoral process.
3. An India-based software products and technology services company is among the winners of the prestigious Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for 2015, a recognition that honours the technology giant’s partner achievements across the globe. Comparex India Pvt. Ltd, headquartered in New Delhi, was honoured, along with 110 awardees by Microsoft, at its Worldwide Partner Conference 2015.
4. Tata Steel's West Bokaro Division was conferred with the Golden Peacock Environment Management Award (GPEMA) 2015 during 17th World Congress on Environment Management organised in New Delhi. It was presented by the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar to Sanjay Rajoria, General Manager of West Bokaro, Tata Steel of Jharkhand.
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5. Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma was crowned Miss USA 2015.The competition was held in Lusiana. The 26-year-old winner was followed by first runner-up Ylianna Guerra, 22, of Texas, and second runner-up Anea Garcia, 20, of Rhode Island.
6. In order to leverage Indian creativity, expertise, and resources to identify and scale innovative solutions, the FICCI and the World Bank announced their partnership to advance the Millennium Alliance (MA) initiative. The agreement was signed to formalize a shared commitment to support sustainable and scalable innovative solutions in the identified priority areas of sanitation, education, healthcare, clean energy and agriculture.
7. In fresh trials, India has test-fired its indigenously developed ‘Nag’ an anti-tank guided missile, which can hit a target upto 7 km, from a helicopter at a firing range in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Three-round trial of helicopter-launched Nag (HeliNa) missile were conducted at the Chandhan firing range. HeliNa is a helicopter-launched version of Nag and has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP).
8. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju launched the GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, which would make airline operations more efficient and reduce costs. GAGAN is a satellite-based navigation system which provides autonomous, high precision geo-spatial location information of the user in terms of latitude, longitude and height along with velocity and time. Jointly developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI), at an investment of Rs. 774 crore, GAGAN will offer seamless navigation to the aviation industry.
9. Indian grapplers finished with an impressive haul of 16 medals, including three gold, at the Junior Asian Freestyle, Greeco-Roman and Female Wrestling championship at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. The Indian team's performance has won them 68 Champion Trophy points, while the Greeco-Roman team finished runners-up with 59 points. In Men's Freestyle category, the Indians claimed a total of eight medals with Ravi Kumar bagging the yellow metal in 55kg division.
10. Southern music composer M.S. Viswanathan, who has over 750 films to his credit passed away. He was 87. He was popularly known as MSV in the film industry. Popular for composing music in more than 750 films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, MSV started his career as a composer for 1952 Tamil film "Panam".