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First fully indigenous bullet train made by China.

China has become successful in making first fully indigenous bullet train. It has begun testing the first bullet train completely made from locally produced parts. This move of  China is being considered as a major step in eliminating dependence on import of bullet train from Germany, Canada and Japan. Till now most of the parts of bullet train made by China were imported from abroad.

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Balvendra Kumar- New Secretary for Ministry of Mines.

Balvendra Kumar I.A.S (U.P. 1981) took over as Secretary Ministry of Mines in New Delhi. Before joining the Ministry of Mines, Balvendra Kumar was holding the charge of Vice-Chairman, Delhi Development Authority under the Ministry of Urban Development. He took over the charge from Dr. Anup K. Pujari.

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U.P. Singh appointed as new joint secretary inoil ministry.

The government appointed U.P. Singh, a Joint Secretary in Oil Ministry,as the interim chairman of the state-run Oil India Ltd, after appointment of a regular head was delayed because of questions being raised on the shortlisted candidate U.P. Singh, Joint Secretary(Exploration). Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas assumed the additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director in place of S.K. Shrivastav who superannuated.

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Sanjeev Galade selected for G.D. Birla Award.

Noted scientist Sanjeev Galande has been selected for  the prestigious G.D. Birla award for 2014 for his pioneering research in the field of epigenetics and molecular biology. Galande is a professor at at the Indian Institute of Education and research (I.I.S.E.R.) in Pune and is widely respected for his works in genomics and related areas. He is the 24th recipient of the award.

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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has discovered Pluto's 'heart'

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has discovered a vast, crater less plain in Pluto's 'heart' that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes.This frozen region is north of Pluto's icy mountains, in the center -left of the heart feature informally named Tombaugh Region.

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Indians in The Forbes 2015 list of u201cCelebrity 100u201d.

Bollywood stalwarts Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are among the world’s 100 highest paid celebrities, according to the Forbe's  annual list which is topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather . The Forbes 2015 list of ‘Celebrity 100’. The World’s Top-Paid entertainers 2015’ has been topped by Floyd Mayweather with earnings of 300 million dollars. Breaking into the elite global club, Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan are tied for the 71st rank with earnings of 33.5 million dollars each. Akshay Kumar is at 76th  spot (U.S.D 32.5 million dollars). Dhoni is ranked 82nd (U.S.D 31 million dollars).

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Adani Group Signed Agreement with G.F.H Financial

Bahrain-based G.F.H Financial Group signed an agreement with Indian conglomerate Adani Group for developing a Mumbai Economic Development Zone (M.E.D.Z). Under the agreement, the G.F.H's unit Energy City Navi Mumbai (E.C.N.M) and Adani Group will work together in creating the master plan for the lands of Phases II and III of the project, which will offer world class business infrastructure for local and international services including IT companies.

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