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30 Olympics opening ceremony intruder is Bangalore student July Sports > Olympics
Along with Indian contingent, an intruder was found walking at the opening ceremony march past of the London Olympic games. The gate-crasher was later identified as Madhura Nagendra, a postgraduate student from Bangalore. Madhura was dressed in a red shirt and blue trousers, and lead the Indian contingent alongside Beijing Games bronze medalist Sushil Kumar. Her presence left the Indian contingent and the people at home fuming with this mismanagement. Madhura’s father and later Madhura herself claimed that she was selected by Danny Boyle- the official show creator at the Games, for a dance performance. This incident has shot the Bangalore girl to instant fame. In recent interviews, however, she has admitted deep regret for the infamous event.

30 India wins first medal at Olympics – Gagan fires! > July SportsanOlympicsday for India as Gagan Narang shot the bronze medal in men’s 10m air rifle on the It was exciting
fourth day of the Olympics. The event took place at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London on Monday. Gagan’s qualification score was a huge 598 of 600 making him one of the favourites for the finals. The 29 year old Gagan showed great concentration and class amidst the ecstatic crowd. Narang is only the third shooter from India to win a medal at the Olympics after Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s silver in Athens 2004 and Abhinav Bindra’s gold in Beijing 2008. Gagan’s win infused life into the Indian challenge on the fourth day of the Olympics. “It has really taken a huge stone off my chest,” said Narang, who had missed the final in Beijing on after failing to qualify with a score of 595. It was Gagan’s third Olympics and with this win he becomes part of a select few Indians to win individual medals at the Olympic Games.

the largest retailer in the world. to see their Indian business expansion plans turn to a reality. modifications in the framework of Indian taxation and other trade-related matters. Cargill.5 million US dollars on lobbying in the last quarter which ended on June 30. has been trying to set up multi-brand shops in India for a long time now. Financial services giant Prudential Financial has reportedly spent nearly 4 million US dollars in the year 2012 on various lobbying matters. Aerospace Industries Association of America and Chamber of Commerce of the US. The US House of Representatives and the US Senate report that US based companies and industrial groups have spent millions of dollars since January 2012 towards lobbying on matters such as FDI in India.makers. US based companies such as Wal-Mart and Prudential Financial are fighting their own demons and lobbying hard. Other companies that have spent lots of money in the last quarter with regards to trade issues with India include Dell. including those relating to India financial services market access and equity ownership issues. Companies which have lobbied in the last quarter include: US-based Qualcomm on issues related to spectrum licenses in India. It has already spent nearly 1. with their own law. Xerox. Wal-Mart. Morgan Stanley. .GKCA Update 30th to 5th Aug 30 Wal-Mart asks US to help for India business to prosper July Corporate > Wal-Mart With an increased interference and opposition by Indian political parties to ease foreign investment norms in retail and various other sectors. 2012. Honeywell International on issues related to improvement of engines for Indian military aircrafts and Medtronic on improving medical device regulation in India.

Anil Ambani’s The beginning of July firm Reliance Power. "It is an extremely positive development for the Sasan project. Chidambaram was the Finance Minister till late 2008. Development Bank of Singapore and Mizuho Bank in order to fund its $4 billion Sasan UMPP. It is said that Mr Kumar is among the favourites to be named as the Lok Sabha leader. To add to this Reliance Power has secured another $800 million or Rs 4500 crore from US Exim Bank. This change is to take place in the wake of Pranab Mukherjee becoming the President of the nation and moving to Rashtrapati Bhavan. 31 Chidambaram new Finance ministry and Shinde to head Home Ministry July Government and Politics > Cabinet likely to reshuffle his Cabinet this week and appoint P Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is Chidambaram as the Finance Minister of India. US EXIM financing along with other off-shore commercial banks is a strong recognition of the fundamental strength of Sasan UMPP and Reliance Power's execution strengths." said Reliance Power CEO Jayarama Prasad Chalasani in a statement. but was moved to the Home Ministry in November 2008 in the wake of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. This stint is to end with the appointment of Chidambaram as Finance Minister. . He further added that the loans from US Exim and from the Chinese banks will help import premium equipment for the project.GKCA Update 30th to 5th Aug 30 $800 million loan for Reliance Power from three banks Power July Corporate > Reliance witnessed Chinese Banks sanctioning a $1. Another important change is that the Home Ministry is expected to be handed over to Sushil Kumar Shinde who is the current Power Minister. our company and the Indian power sector. After Pranab Mukherjee’s exit as the Finance Minister. Standard Chartered Bank. The association of US EXIM Bank with India is a strong one as the bank has also extended a large portion of the term loan requirement for two Solar Projects and the 2400 MW gas-based power project in Andhra Pradesh. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been holding the charge of Finance Ministry.1 billion dollar loan for.

6-4 for the men's singles title at the Olympics while Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-0. half of India went In one powerless as the Northern. Jharkhand. 3-6. Leander Paes and Sania Mirza were knocked out in the mixed doubles quarter-finals. Punjab. Haryana. Paes and Vardhan lost 6-7. With this win Tsonga entered the round of 16. 6-1. 6-4 to Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau of France in the doubles pre-quarterfinals. Rajasthan. 01 Tennis at Olympics Tennis Aug Sports > Jo-Wilfried Tsonga finally beat Canadian Milos Raonic 6-3. West Bengal. Chairman Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. States affected by the failure include Delhi. 25-23 in the longest three-set France's match in Olympic tennis history. The power collapse brought to halt approximately 300 electric trains including Shatabadi and Rajdhani. Bihar. Murray beat Federer 6-2. The grid is considered as one of the biggest power trips ever in the country and also the world. Around two and a half dozen generators were deployed to continue work at Indira Gandhi International Airport.GKCA Update 30th to 5th Aug 31 20 states under power cut as black out strikes SOS July India >of the most embarrassing cases of power failure within our country. 6-1 to claim gold in the women’s singles title. Uttar Pradesh. J&K. the seventh-seeded pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna went down 6-3. 5-7. Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand etc. 6-4. . 6-7 to the pair of Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka from Belarus who were seeded 1 at the Games. the problem was too difficult to be located as a result of a complex network. 4-6 to France’s Tsonga and Llodra in the men's doubles second round. North Eastern and Eastern grids collapsed causing complete failure of electricity supply in over 20 Indian states and affecting millions of people. As per R K Nayak. Meanwhile. Orissa.

withdrew from the bronze medal contest as she twisted her knee in the latter half of the opening game. The crowded area of Junglee Maharaj Road in Pune were attacked today. "I had mentally prepared myself for this moment. unheralded army man Vijay Kumar clinched the second place in the 25m rapid-fire event. "Being in the army has made me mentally tough and I used that to my advantage. Saina. The material used suggests that it was a well-planned attack operated perhaps by a terror group. Dayanand Patil who was injured and was carrying one of the devices is being interrogated. He had earlier won a couple of golds at the Commonwealth Games. Providing a silver lining to India’s medal quest.Xin Wang – who is currently world no. 13-21 by the world's top woman's badminton player in a mere 42 minutes match.GKCA Update 30th to 5th Aug 02 Pune blasts Aug India > SOS Police forces are investigating the four low-intensity explosions that took place in Pune. are closely examining the detonators and ball bearings used in the bombs. Whatever I had planned. Forensic experts. Investigators are trying to find out the source of the explosives used in the attack. who visited the four sites. 03 More Medals for India > Olympics Aug SportsNehwal lost in semis to the top-seeded Yihan Wang of China in the women's singles semi-final Saina of the Olympic Games. bagged the bronze medal when her opponent . Xin Wang took the first set 21-18 and was 1-0 in the second set before she withdrew. however. All of 26. 2. I have achieved. this army man from Himachal Pradesh held his nerves in the final of the event and was assured of the silver even before he could shoot in his final round." . There was a fifth bomb that was defused and is also being examined for leads. Saina was beaten 13-21." he told reporters.

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