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  • 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.