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  • State-run Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) on 29 sep said it will procure 10,000 electric cars from Tata Motors, an order valued at around Rs 1,120 crore.
  • Tata Motors will supply the electric vehicles (EVs) in two phases with 500 e-cars in the first phase in November 2017 and the remaining 9,500 electric vehicles (EVs) in the second phase, EESL said in a statement.
  • EESL said Tata Motors quoted the lowest price of Rs 10.16 lakh, exclusive of GST in the competitive bidding."The vehicle will be provided for Rs 11.2 lakh, which will be inclusive of GST and comprehensive 5 year warranty which is 25 per cent below the current retail price of a similar e-car with 3 year warranty," it added.
  • "All these 10,000 electric cars will be will be procured within nine months period from the date of issue of letter of intent," EESL Managing Director Saurabh Kumar told PTI.
  • These electric cars are meant for usage by ministries and government departments, either through direct purchase from EESL or lease, he added.Tata Motors was selected through an international competitive bidding aimed at increased participation, it said.
  • Commenting on the development, Tata Motors CEO and MD Guenter Butschek said: "EESL tender provided us the opportunity to participate in boosting e-mobility in the country, at the same time accelerate our efforts to offer full range of electric vehicles to the Indian consumers."
  • The company has been collaboratively working to develop electric powertrain technology for its selected products, he added.While it did not specify which electric car it will supply, industry sources said the company will supply electric version of its compact sedan Tigor.
  • Other companies, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) and Nissan had also participated in the tender and bids for Tata Motors and M&M were opened, EESL said.

  • Senior advocate K KVenugopal's name has been cleared for appointment as the Attorney General for India, following the decision of MukulRohatgi to step down as the top law officer.
  • A decision to appoint the 86-year-old veteran lawyer as the successor of Rohatgi was discussed before the departure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit to the US, Netherlands and Portugal.
  • Sources said that "Venugopal had a meeting with Modi before his departure for a three-nation tour".
  • When contacted and asked about his priority as the Attorney General, Venugopal said, "I will speak only after the notification is issued."

  • British Columbia Supreme Court judge of Indian-origin, Parbinder Kaur Shergill, has become first turbaned Sikh woman Supreme Court judge of Canada.
  • Shergill migrated from Punjab to Canada with her family when she was four years old.
  • Her appointment was announced along with two other judges by Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, under the new judicial application process.
  • The new process emphasises transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.

  • Chhetri drilled a low shot off a fine pass from Lalpekhlua in the 69th minute to lead India to a crucial win
  • India notched up their seventh official international win on the trot
  • India's next match is against Macau, an away game, on September 5

  • Indian-origin Labour Party candidates have won more seats than their rival Conservatives
  • Labour Party's Preet Kaur Gill won Edgbaston seat by defeating ruling Conservative party rival Caroline Squire
  • The Labour Party had selected 14 Indians and Conservative Party 13 as their parliamentary candidates

  • Eleven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes after setting out from California, Srinivas Gokulnath created history by becoming the first Indian to complete what is considered to be the toughest cycle race in the world -- the 4,900-km Race Across America (RAAM) in solo category.
  • In a feat that marks the Indian arrival on the endurance cycling scene globally, another Maharashtrian, Dr Amit Samarth of Nagpur, followed him at the finish line at Annapolis on American east coast around midnight on 26 june as per the Indian time.
  • Among the nine men who finished, Gokulnath stood 7th while Samarth was right on his heels at number 8. The race was won by Christoph Strasser.

  • Kohli played a masterful knock of 200 (283 balls, 24 fours)
  • At the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in Antigua, West Indies
  • Also broke Mohammed Azharuddin’s long-standing record of 192 in 1990 against New Zealand
  • Virat Kohli also became the fifth Indian captain to score a double century in a Test match, Others are Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (203 against England), Sachin Tendulkar (217 against New Zealand), Sunil Gavaskar (205 against West Indies) and MS Dhoni (224 against Australia)
  • Just three captains have managed double hundreds in a Test match vs West Indies in the Carribean. Apart from Kohli, the first two were England's Len Hutton (205 at Kingston in 1953-54) and Australia's Bobby Simpson (201 at Bridgetown in 1964-65).
  • Kohli also made his Test debut in the Caribbean, in 2012 in Jamaica as a 23-year old.

  • Former French cyclist Dominique Arnaud
  • Arnaud took part on 11 occasions in the Tour de France
  • Won three stages of the Vuelta a Espana
  • Died at the age of 60 on wednesday 20 July 2016, after a hard-fought battle with cancer

  • PR Sreejesh to lead men’s team for Rio Olympics
  • India’s 16-member squad for Rio Olympics was announced on Tuesday 12 July 2016 afternoon in New Delhi by Hockey India president Narinder Batra
  • PR Sreejesh is goalkeeper

  • Sushila is the new women's hockey skipper for Rio Olympic
  • Sushila Chanu replaced Ritu Rani
  • Sushila captained the team on the Australian tour and earlier the junior World Cup team

  • Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic to take second Wimbledon title on 10 July 2016
  • 6-4, 7-6(3), 7-6(2)
  • Won Olympic gold medal 2013

  • Beats Sweden's Stefan Olsson 6-1, 6-4 in one hour nine minutes
  • Match played in Court 17 on 10 July 2016

  • World number one Serena Williams beat German fourth seed Angelique Kerber
  • It is 22nd Grand Slam title
  • Win 7-5 6-3 in straignt sets
  • Wins a seventh Wimbledon title
  • Serena Williams an American and 34 years old.

  • Thiruppathi Venkatasamy as Accountant General, economic and revenue sector audit, of Tamil Nadu
  • He was serving as the Senior Deputy Accountant General in Agartala, Tripura
  • A 2000 batch officer of Indian Audit and Accounts Service
  • Venkatasamy is an alumni of University of Minnesota (US)

  • Retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Argentina lost a fourth major final in nine years
  • Messi, 29, has won eight La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues with Spanish side Barcelona.
  • Messi was been awarded the Ballon d'Or five times
  • Made his debut for Argentina in 2005 and has played 113 times for his country.
  • Major international honour is Olympic gold at the 2008 Games
  • Argentina lost to Chile by 4-2 (Penalty Shootout) in final on Sunday 26 Jun 2016

  • Jack Miller won a chaotic and rain-disrupted Dutch MotoGP on Sunday 26 Jun 2016
  • The 21-year-old Australian Miller, riding a Honda Marc VDS, finished ahead of Marquez (Honda) and Briton Scott Redding (Ducati Pramac)
  • This is his maiden victory in the elite motorcycling category

  • G.D.Birla Award was instituted in 1991 by the K.K.Birla Foundation
  • The twenty-fifth G. D. Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2015
  • Prof. Sanjay Mittal from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Significant contributions in the area of Bluff Body Flows
  • Instrumental in establishing the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at IIT Kanpur
  • Heads the National Wind Tunnel Facility
  • Works in the area of sports aerodynamics
  • Was able to bring out the aerodynamic difference between a duck-feather and synthetic shuttle cock and have also been looking at the aerodynamics of the swing and reverse-swing of a cricket ball

  • A leader of the Anglo-Indian community
  • Credited with pioneering quizzing in the country,Had been exposed to the pub quiz culture in England
  • Died on Friday, 24 June 2016 in Kolkata
  • Former Lok Sabha MP and three-time nominated Anglo-Indian MLA in West Bengal Assembly
  • Was the chairman of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and managing director of Oxford University Press in India
  • Was the president-in-chief of All-India Anglo-Indian Association and headed the Frank Anthony group of schools
  • Hosted popular quiz show broadcasts, ‘North Star Quiz' was one of it.

  • Appointment Date: 23 Jun 2016
  • Coach for 12 Month Period
  • Announced at: BCCI's inaugural cricket conclave in Dharamsala
  • Total applications were 57, including Ravi Shastri
  • Advisory committee was formed headed by Sanjay Jagdale, the former BCCI secretary, Comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman
  • Kumble has 18 years of career with 132 tests and 271 ODI
  • Was president of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and the chairman of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Has served as a mentor for IPL franchises Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians

  • Best women's player award in the Eurasian Blitz chess tournament in Kazakhstan.
  • The India number two player picked up a cash prize of $2500 and 60 ELO points
  • Harika had won the best woman's prize at the Zalakaros International Chess Festival in Hungary Jun 2016
  • World number 9 in the classical rankings list

  • Avani Chaturvedi, Bhavana Kant and Mohana Singh first three women fighter pilots
  • WIll undergo yearlong stage-III training on Hawk advanced jet trainers
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar attended the combined graduation ceremony
  • Ceremony held at Air Force Academy at Dundigal on the outskirts of Hyderabad on 19 Jun 2016
  • Mohana Singh from Rajasthan’s Jhunjunu and studied BTech (Electronics and Communications) from GIMET, Amritsar
  • Bhavana Kant from Bihar’s Darbhanga and studied BE (Medical Electronics) from BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru
  • Avani Chaturvedi from MP's Satana and studied BTech (Computer Science) from Banasthali University, Jaipur

  • A microchip containing 1,000 independent programmable processors
  • Designed by a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • The energy-efficient "KiloCore" chip has a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second and contains 621 million transistors
  • "KiloCore" was presented at the 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Honolulu on June 16
  • It is the highest clock-rate processor ever designed in a university
  • Bevan Baas, professor of electrical and computer engineering led the team that designed the chip.
  • The KiloCore chip was fabricated by IBM using their 32 nm CMOS technology

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