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National – Across the India:
1. India has been ranked a low 110th out of 149 countries on Sustainable Development index (SDI).
Top 10 Countries are Sweden (1st), Denmark (2nd), Norway (3rd), Finland (4th), Switzerland (5th), Germany (6th), Austria (7th), Netherlands (8th), Iceland (9th) and United Kingdom (10th).
1. The Court of Arbitration for Sport today dismissed a Russian appeal against a ban imposed by athletics governing body the IAAF over state-run doping, barring the country’s track and field team from the Rio Games.
The International Olympic Committee had said the CAS ruling will help shape its decision on whether to ban Russia entirely from the Rio Games.
Awards & Recognition:
1. Kerala Tourism has secured two Gold Awards at the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) awards in recognition of its trendsetting marketing initiatives.
The two gold medals for ‘Marketing Media’ are in the categories of ‘Travel Advertisement Broadcast Media’ and ‘E-Newsletter’, which were clinched by the successful ‘Visit Kerala’ television commercial campaign and the popular Kerala Tourism E-Newsletter respectively.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU):
1. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has joined hands with the State Bank of India.
The agreement was to chalk out a detailed plan for promotion of rail ticketing activities, including internet ticketing and unreserved ticketing system.
Science & Technology:
1. Social networking giant Facebook’s Internet drone named ‘Aquila’ has passed first full-scale test.
This was the first time using the full-scale drone.
The flight test was undertaken in Yuma, Arizona (US) and was only meant to last for 30 minutes.
But the test went so well that the plane was kept flying for up for 96 minutes.
1. Former French cyclist Dominique Arnaud has died at the age of 60, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, his family announced.
Arnaud took part on 11 occasions in the Tour de France and won three stages of the Vuelta a Espana, reports Efe.
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