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India will host the next BRICS Summit in 2016

India will host the next BRICS Summit in 2016. This was announced in the 7th BRICS Summit held in Russian city of Ufa .The eighth BRICS Summit will be organised in New Delhi in 2016 - four years after India organised the fourth summit in 2012. India would become BRICS chairperson from February 2016

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India's Shot putter Inderjeet Singh won first ever gold medal for India in the shot put event at the World University Games 2015.

India's Shot putter Inderjeet Singh created history by winning the first ever gold medal for India in the shot put event at the World University Games 2015 in Gwangju, South Korea. His sixth and final throw covering a distance of 20.27 was good enough to win him the coveted yellow metal. This helped India to register its first ever win in the World University Games.

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7th BRICS Summit concluded in Ufa, Russia.

7th BRICS Summit concluded in Ufa, Russia on 9th July with the theme, "BRICS partnership: A powerful factor for global development". The summit is being attended by:

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, South African President Jacob Zuma and Chinese President Xi Jinping. In a significant step in economic cooperation, Russia's Direct Investment Fund (R.D.I.F) signed an MoU with India's Infrastructure Development Finance Company (I.D.F.C) for funding of hydro-generation projects.

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Nandkumar Saravade New Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) at Data Security Council of India (D.S.C.I).

Nandkumar Saravade appointed  New Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) at Data Security Council of India(D.S.C.I). He will take over from the current officiating C.E.O, Rama Vedashree, Vice-President at NASSCOM. Sarvade was, until recently, working as independent advisor on fraud and security to Ernst and Young (E.Y.) and I.C.I.C.I Bank. Till September 2013, he was the South Asia head of security, investigation and vigilance function for Citibank.

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Mauritius has regained the position as top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India

Mauritius has regained the position as top source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into India by pushing Singapore to the second slot in 2014-15. Mauritius accounted for about 29 percent of the country's total FDI inflows last fiscal. In 2013-14, Singapore had replaced Mauritius as the top source of FDI into India. India attracted USD 9.03 billion in FDI from Mauritius in 2014-15.
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Fiji broke the record for the biggest win in international football with a 38-0 victory over Micronesia.

Fiji broke the record for the biggest win in international football with a 38-0 victory over Micronesia.This match was played under Pacific Games 2015. Fiji trounced the Federated States of Micronesia by 38-0 to break Australia's long standing record 0f 31-0 against America Samoa. That win came way back in 2001 during an Oceania confederation qualifier for the 2002 World Cup
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India has won a record 156 medals, including 89 gold and 50 silvers in the World Police and Fire games.

India has won a record 156 medals, including 89 gold and 50 silvers in the World Police and Fire games held in the suburb of the American Capital. Topping this tally on medal haul was Richa Mishra from Central Reserve Police Force, who won six golds and two silvers in swimming events. This is for the first time that te Indian contingent's medal tally has crossed 100
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Rapid Survey on Children (RSOC) conducted by the UNICEF.

Latest UNICEF data showed that both child stunting and the number of underweight children in India had fallen to a historic low for 2013-14. According to the Rapid Survey on Children (RSOC) conducted by the UNICEF, the Indian 4 states-Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Tripura have successfully reduced the proportion of underweight adolescent girls.Uttar Pradesh accounts for more than 50% of the children under the age of five years who are underdeveloped.
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