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Mission Indradhanush: Creating Awareness on Immunisation

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched Mission Indradhanush to cover all partially vaccinated and un-vaccinated children in the country. 201 high priority districts which account for nearly 50% of such children in the country have been selected in the first phase.. Under Mission Indradhanush, immunization is being provided against seven life-threatening diseases (diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B). In addition, vaccination against Japanese Encephalitis and Haemophilus influenza type-B will be provided in select districts/states of the country. Vaccination against tetanus is also being provided to the pregnant women.

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Milind Soman has won the IRON MAN title

Model-actor Milind Soman, , has won the IRON MAN title at a triathlon held in Zurich in Switzerland on July 19 in which over 2,000 participants this year included seven Indians.
The triathlon, organised by World Triathlon Corporation, includes a 3.8-km swim, 180.2-km cycle ride and 42.2-km run and is widely regarded as the world’s toughest race, which has to be completed in 16 hours by participants for an Iron man title.

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Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) award bagged by Kerala Tourism

The Kerala Tourism has bagged this year's Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) award for its Muziris Heritage Project in the 'Heritage & Culture' category. The award, sponsored by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), went to the Muziris Heritage Project for its conservational efforts, uniqueness and impact on local community. The flagship project of the government of Kerala is one of the biggest heritage conservation projects of modern India.

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India and Russia signed an agreement in defence sector.

India and Russia signed an agreement in defense sector. In a move aimed at boosting India’s defence sector. According to Indian Ambassador to Russia P.S. Raghavan the agreement is one of the several new defence projects on which the two countries are working on, including under the ambit of ‘Make in India’ programme.

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Parineeti Chopra brand ambassador for the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign in Haryana Government

The Haryana government appointed Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra as its brand ambassador for the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign to promote the cause of the girl child. She has bagged many awards including national and filmfare awards. Parineeti was chosen for the campaign as she hailed from the state's Ambala town. The campaign was launched from Haryana as the state has the worst sex ratio at 879 females per 1,000 males. The child sex ratio in Haryana is worst among all states in the country.

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RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. bagged the National Awards for Excellence in Cost management 2014

A PSU of Ministry of Railways, namely, RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. bagged the 12th National Awards for Excellence in Cost management 2014. Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (Retd.), AVSM,  This award is organized by The Institute of Cost Accounts of India. RailTel has won the award in the category of Public- Service Sector (Medium).

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Canada the most reputable nation in the world- survey says

Canada has been named as the most reputable nation in the world, in a recent survey on how countries are perceived across the world. The north American country reclaimed the top spot in the Reputation Institute's annual report, which looks at the government, environment and economy of 55 nations. The top five countries in the survey are Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia

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