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Agreement between A.I.F.F and F.F.F

The All India Football Federation (A.I.F.F) entered into an agreement with the French Football Federation (F.F.F) to seek technical expertise for further development of the sport in the country. A.I.F.F President Praful Patel signed an agreement with the F.F.F to begin the partnership. The A.I.F.F had earlier signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Japan Football Association and the German Football Association to improve the poor football standards in the country.

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Inderjeet Singh won Gold medal.

Inderjeet Singh won gold medal in men's shot put event in the 21st Asian Athletics Championships. The 21st Asian Athletics Championships is being held from 3rd June to 7th June 2015 at Wuhan, China. Inderjeet heaved the iron ball to a new championship record of 20.41 meter, which he achieved in his fourth attempt.

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Jindal Power Plant awarded with National Gold and Silver award.

Jindal Power Limited (J.P.L), the sponsor company of 2400 MW power plant in Tamnar, Chattisgarh has been awarded with National Gold and Silver medal of Ministry of Power for completing the power plant in a record time. Minister of State for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal honoured the company by presenting it the award.

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India and U.S signed new Defence Framewrok Pact.

India and the US signed a new strategically important 10-year defence framework pact (2015 Framework for the India-US Defence Relationship) envisaging joint development and manufacture of defence equipment and technology including jet engines, aircraft carrier design and construction. Both sides also finalized two project agreements for hi-tech mobile power source and next generation protective suits for chemical and biological warfare. The framework agreement was inked by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and visiting US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter.

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India and Belarus enhance bilateral co-operation.

India and Belarus enhance bilateral co - operation.

These include 

1) Agreement on Textiles. 

2) Protocol to amend the agreement between two countries to avoid double taxation. 

3) MOU between Prasar Bharati and National State TV and Radio Company of Belarus Broadcasting Corporation. 

The State University of Belarus will confer President Pranab Mukherjee the Professor Honoris Causa degree at a function tonight.

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P. Kunhikrishnan was appointed director of S.D.S.C.

P. Kunhikrishnan was appointed as the Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (S.D.S.C) with immediate effect. He succeeded M.Y.S. Prasad, who superannuated in May 2015. Before the present appointment, he was the Deputy Director at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (V.S.S.C).

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Harriette Thompson the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

Harriette Thompson, a 92 year old became the oldest woman to finish a marathon. She achieved this fete at San Diego’s Rock 'n' Roll Marathon of 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) by completing the race in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds. This was her 16th Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. With this, Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina got her name inscribed into the record books.

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India and UNICEF, announced the IAP healthphone.

The Indian Academy of Paediatrics (I.A.P) in partnership with HealthPhone, Ministry of Women and Child Development (M.W.C.D), Government of India and UNICEF, announced the formal launch of the IAP HealthPhone programme, the world's largest digital mass education programme to tackle the challenge of malnutrition in women and children, at the national-level in India. I.A.P HealthPhone is a public private partnership initiative that is supported by Vodafone India. It is a unique programme that leverages the increasing penetration of mobile phones in the country to educate over 6 million girls and women between 13 and 35 years of age and their families on better health and nutrition practices by 2018.

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Birender Singh Dhanoa new Vice Chief of Air Staff.

Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa took over as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (V.C.A.S). He was commissioned in the I.A.F in June 1978 as a fighter pilot. Air Marshal Dhanoa has taken over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff from Air Marshal Ravi Kant Sharma, who relinquished the office after 40 years of glorious service in the I.A.F.

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