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Zimbabwe's Government has decided to end the local currency by September 2015

Zimbabwe's Government has decided to end the local currency (Zimbabwean Dollar) by September 2015. This process starts from 15 June 2015 and people can exchange this currency with American dollar from their respective banks. Bank accounts with balances of up to 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars to be paid just US$ 5 in the exchange. This is due to the fact that the Zimbabwean dollar has become almost worthless
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ISRO has been presented with the Space Pioneer award for the year 2015

ISRO,the Indian space agency's low-cost Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission has been presented with the Space Pioneer award for the year 2015 by the US National Space Society. Space Pioneer award for the year 2015 was presented to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in the Science and Engineering category during the 34th Annual International Space Development Conference held at Toronto in Canada during May 20-24, 2015. National Space Society (NSS) of USA presented the award in recognition of ISRO's efforts in accomplishing Mars Mission in its very first attempt.
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UK Author Ali Simth Won the 2015 Bailey's Women's Prize.

UK Author Ali Smith won the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her novel ‘How to be Both’. Ali Smith, a Scottish author, has also won the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize and the Novel Award in the 2014 Costa Book Awards for the same book. Earlier, the book was shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize and the 2015 Folio Prize.

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UK Author Ali Simth Won the 2015 Bailey's Women's Prize.

UK Author Ali Smith won the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her novel ‘How to be Both’. Ali Smith, a Scottish author, has also won the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize and the Novel Award in the 2014 Costa Book Awards for the same book. Earlier, the book was shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize and the 2015 Folio Prize.

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Indo-Canadians have been honoured in Canada.

11 Indo-Canadians have been honoured in Canada with 'I.C.C.C. Annual Awards 2015' for strengthening bilateral ties and their business achievements besides contributions to the economy. Avinash Mehra, vice president of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce was among 11 winners. Frank Scarpitti, mayor of Markham received the 'President's award 2015' for his outstanding contributions in promoting bilateral trade and investment between India and Canada.

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Stanislas Wawrinka won French Open 2015.

World's ninth seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland won French Open Tennis Grand Slam men's singles title. In the final clash played at Roland Garros in Paris, Wawrinka defeated first seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. This is the second grand slam title for Wawrinka after Australian Open 2014. This is his first French Open win.

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Serena Williams won French Open 2015.

America's Serena Williams won her 20th Grand Slam title and third French Open Tennis Grand Slam women’s singles title at Roland Garros in Paris. In the finals she defeated Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic. 13th seeded Lucie Safarova had made into her first ever Grand Slam singles final at the age of 28. But she was defeated by Serena Williams by 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-2 in a tough final.

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22 Agreements between India and Bangladesh.

During the maiden visit of P.M. Mr. Narendra Modi to Bangladesh both the countries inked as many as 22 agreements, including on curbing human trafficking, smuggling of fake currency and setting up an Indian Economic Zone, to boost bilateral ties. Bangladesh and India share a 4,096-km international border, the fifth-longest land border in the world. Under the agreement, India will have an advantage of 500 acres and 10,000 acres will go to Bangladesh.

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