July, 2014

Deep-sea Octopus

Scientists discover a deep-sea octopus in Submarine Canyon in central California that protected and tended her eggs until they hatched 4.5 years later – the longest egg-brooding period ever reported for any animal species.

22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award

Renowned film-maker, social worker and Sufi poet, Mr. Muzaffar Ali is chosen for the 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.

Indian Artistic gymanastic Dipa Karnakar historic commonwalth games

Dipa Karmakar wins a Bronze to become the first Indian woman and the second person from the country to clinch a historic Commonwealth Games medal in artistic gymnastic Vikas Gowda becomes the first person to win a Gold medal for India in Men’s Athletics in Commonwealth Games after Milkha Singh. Also, Babita Kumari in women’s freestyle 55 kg. category and Yogeshwar Dutt in men’s 65 kg win Gold medals for India.

Emergency regional summit – West Africa’s Ebola-hit nations

In an emergency regional summit, West Africa’s Ebola-hit nations impose stringent new rules to tackle the world’s worst-ever outbreak of the tropical virus and agree to launch a $100-million response plan.

26th Chief of Indian Army Dalbir Singh Suhag

Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag (59) takes over as the 26th Chief of 1.3 million strong Indian Army, succeeding Gen. Bikram Singh. An alumnus of Sainik School, Chittorgarh, he joined National Defence Academy in 1970 and was commissioned into 4/5 GR (FF) in June 1974.

P.V. Sindhu of India settles for Bronze

P.V. Sindhu of India settles for Bronze as she loses to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the semifinals of the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft data

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft data identifies 101 geysers on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, suggesting that it is possible for liquid water, to reach from the moon’s interior sea all the way to its surface.

German Sabine Lisicki creates a record of fastest serve

German Sabine Lisicki creates a record of fastest serve in the women’s tennis by serving at 131 miles per hour, in the Bank of the West Classic Stanford, USA.

Jacques Kallis retirement from all formats of international crickets

South Africa’s Jacques Kallis (38), one of the greatest all-rounders, announces retirement from all formats of international Cricket.

G7 nations say, in a joint statement

The G-7 nations say, in a joint-statement, Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continues to support rebels in Ukraine.