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31st July:
• The Union Home Ministry has agreed for handing over the security of BodhGaya complex to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).This is the first time the paramilitary force will guard a religious place.
• The Bombay High Court declared the probe panel BCCI to look into allegations of spot-fixing IPL-6 as illegal and unconstitutional, and directed to form a new panel to investigate the issue correctly.
• India defeated Nepal to wins Under-16 SAFF Football Title, 2013.

30th July:
• Congress Working Committee (CWC) endorsed the formation of Telangana State. Hyderabad will be the capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for 10 years.
• Mamnoon Hussain elected as President of Pakistan.
• Convict of Batla House Encounter Shahzad Ahmed got life sentence.
• Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan will receive 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award.

29th July:
• Ashwani Kumar sworn in as Governor of Manipur.
• 2,058 crore Jet-Etihad deal cleared by investment board with conditions.
• Britain confirms £3,000 cash bond for visas for visitors from India and 5 other countries.
• India's 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan chosen for Lokmanya Tilak award, 2013.

28th July:
• BCCI's two-member probe panel clears Raj Kundra, Gurunath Meiyappan of involvement in IPL spot-fixing.
• 13 injured in grenade blast in Guwahati
• World Hepatitis Day 2013 observed.
• India defeat Zimbabwe by seven wickets to lead 3-0 series win.

27th July:
• More than 100 people have been killed and 1,500 injured at a protest held by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo.

26th July:
• India’s advanced meteorological satellite INSAT-3D launched successfully from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana by the European rocket, Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket.
• India defeat Zimbabwe by 58 runs in the second ODI.

25th July:
• A Delhi court convicted Indian Mujahideen operative Shahzad Ahmad in the 2008 Batla House encounter case for murdering a police inspector M C Sharma and death of Head Constables Balwant Singh and Rajbir Singh.
• India's K Jennitha Anto wins the 13th IPCA World Women's Individual Chess Championship title at Czech Republic.

24th July:
• Bihar Police arrested headmistress of the school in Bihar where 23 children died after eating a meal in Chapra District.
• Afghanistan's first woman governor Habiba Sarabi, Civil society organiser Lahpai Seng Raw from Myanmar, Nepal's Shakti Samuha, Ernesto Domingo of Philipine and Indonesia's independent anti-corruption government body Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) are the five winners of Magsaysay awards for 2013.
• India wins the first ODI against Zimbabwe by 6 wickets.

23rd July:
• Leo Burnett chairman and CEO of India subcontinent Arvind Sharma has been re-elected president of the Advertising Agencies Association of India.
• Kate Middleton The Duchess of Cambridge, Gave Birth to a Baby Boy.
• Devendra Jhajharia wins India's first-ever gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.
• Josy Joseph and Ravish Kumar awarded Ramnath Goenka “Journalist of the Year” award for print and broadcast categories respectively.

22nd July:
• 56 people died in China's western Gansu province after 6.6 magnitude earthquake.
• Supreme Court asks Centre to enforce tobacco advertisement rules at shops.
• Delhi Police filed charge sheet in match-fixing case of 2000 involving Hansie Cronje.
• Britain's Chris Froome was crowned champion of the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

21st July:
• India win bronze medal in Archery World Cup held in Medellin, Colombia.
• Australia lost second test of Ashes Series in Lord’s England.

20th July:
• U.S. city Detroit filed for bankruptcy.
• Shane Warne inducted into ICC Hall of Fame at Lord's, England.

19th July:
• Supreme Court order to cancel common medical entrance exam (NEET) because the MCI is not empowered to hold it and now private medical and dental universities and colleges will now have the right to conduct their own entrance exams.
• Justice Palanisamy Sathasivam sworn in as the new Chief Justice of India.
• Anil Ambani and wife Tina Ambani summoned as witness in 2G case.

18th July:
• The Union Government approved recommendations of a Group of Ministers (GoM) to make marriage laws more women friendly, including providing for compensation to a woman from her husband’s ancestral property in the case of divorce.
• Union Govt. approved Proposal to give SEBI more Powers including to carry out search and seizure operations on ponzi schemes.
• Veteran Tamil lyricist Vaali passes away in Chennai at the age of 81.
• The Union Government approved to rename Bengaluru International Airport as Kempegowda International Airport.
• Delhi and KKR seamer Pradeep Sangwan fails dope test conducted during IPL 6.
• Second Test of Ashes Series begins in Lord Cricket Ground, England.

17th July:
• The Indian Government permits 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in telecom sector.
• ArcelorMittal decides to drop its Rs 50,000 crore steel plant project in Odisha.
• NASA announced discovery of 14th moon named S/2004 N1 of Neptune.

16th July:
• 22 children died after mid-day meal in Saran district, Bihar.
• The Supreme Court allowed dance bars in Maharashtra to reopen which were shut down by the state government eight years.
• Central Railway to use first fully retrofitted AC rake on Pune-Lonavala section.
• Two of world’s leading sprinters, American Tyson Gay and the Jamaican Asafa Powell both have failed doping tests.

15th July:
• List of 5,748 missing persons released by Uttarakhand government.
• Monsoon Session of Parliament to begin on August 5.
• Cipla appoints MK Hamied as Executive Vice-Chairman.
• Abhijeet Gupta won Commonwealth Chess Championship.

14th July:
• 163 year old telegram service in India to be close forever from 9pm today.
• England beat Australia by 14 runs in first Ashes test.

13th July:
• Hemant Soren sworn in as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
• Bhutan's opposition party, People’s Democratic Party wins the election with 30 seats.
• Bofors payoffs scandal accused Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi died in Milan following a stroke.

12th July:
• Veteran actor and Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient Pran dies at 93 in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital.
• A 15-year-old girl from Meerut Razia Sultan has been conferred with the first United Nation Malala Award.
• Founder of Massachusetts-based Bose audio firm Amar Bose dies at 83.

11th July:
• In a landmark ruling The Supreme Court has barred those in jail from contesting elections even if they are not convicted of any crime yet.
• Allahabad high court bans caste-based rallies in Uttar Pradesh.
• India Cricket Team wins tri series in West Indies by defeating Sri Lanka. Bhuvneshwar Kumar declared as Man of the Series.
• World Population Day observed.
• Month long Ramzan fast begins today.

10th July:
• In a landmark judgment the Supreme Court struck down a provision in the electoral law that protects a convicted lawmaker from disqualification on the ground of pendency of appeal in higher courts.
• The annual Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath, his brother Bhalabhadra and sister Subhadra began in Puri, Odisha.
• Hazem El-Beblawi appointed as the new Prime Minister of Egypt.
• India reaches the final of Tri-Nation competition in West Indies. They will play against Sri Lanka in the final.
• First test match of the Ashes series starts between England and Australia in Trent Bridge.
• Former Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik appointed as a coach of the Indian hockey team.

9th July:
• Chinese troops again enter Ladakh.
• Investigating agency detained three men, one woman in Bihar for being questioned for suspicious movement in Bodha Gaya temple Blasts.
• Supreme Court restrained a special CBI court in Jharkhand from pronouncing its verdict on July 15 in a fodder case involving RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

8th July:
• Shiva Thapa becomes the youngest pugilist from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan.
• India move to second spot in ICC Test rankings.

7th July:
• Two people have been injured in a series of 8 blasts inside the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodhgaya.
• World Champion Sebastian Vettel wins German Grand Prix.
• Vidya Balan wins Best Actress Award, Ranbir Kapoor bags best actor and 'Barfi!' wins best film at IIFA, 2013 in Macau, China.
• Andy Murray of England wins the Wimbledon Championship, 2013 by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. Fred Perry was the last British man to win the Wimbledon title in 1936.

6th July:
• Venezuela offers asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
• Former Secretary Department of Telecommunications (DoT) R. Chandrasekhar appointed President of Nasscom.
• French tennis player Marion Bartoli defeat Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 to win her first Wimbledon title.

5th July:
• President Pranab Mukherjee signed Ordinance on Food Security Bill.
• Former Vice Admiral DK Dewan appointed new UPSC member.

4th July:
• Egyptian Army ousts Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi from his post.
• Head of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adly Mansour appointed as Egypt's new interim President.
• Douglas C. Engelbart known as the father of the mouse dies at 88.
• Vikas Gowda wins first gold medal in the ongoing Asian Athletics Championships, Pune.
• Oxford University's Indian origin student Samridh Agarwal become first ever cricketer to score a triple century in a University match. He scores a triple-century against Cambridge in a first-class match at the FP Fenner's ground in Cambridge.

3rd July:
• Bhiwani and Mahendragarh districts of Haryana and Bharatpur in Rajasthan will be a part of the National Capital Region (NCR) with the approval of NCR Planning Board.
• The Indian government launched a $22 billion welfare scheme to give cheap food to hundreds of millions of people in India.
• Sunil Soni has been appointed as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
• Sujatha Singh will be India’s new Foreign Secretary.
• With the declaration made in compliance to Section 4 of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003, Himachal Pradesh declared as the first Smoke-free state of the country.
• Shriniwas Patil is appointed as new Governor of Sikkim.

2nd July:
• Seven policemen kill in attack by Maoist in Jharkhand.
• India reject Edward Snowden's request for asylum.
• Indian navy decommissions INS Taragiri after 33 years of service.
• India Govt releases National Cyber Security Policy 2013.

1st July:
• Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union.
• Brazil wins the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup after defeating Spain by 3-0 in the final held at Rio.
• Suresh Kalmadi loses bid for Chief of Asian Athletics Association to Brigadier Dalham al-Hamad, the senior vice-president of athletics association Qatar.
• India’s first navigation satellite IRNSS-1A launch from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
• Jamia Milia university Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung appointed as the new Lt Governor of Delhi.
• Former Delhi Police Commissioner K K Paul appointed as Governor of Meghalaya.




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