Hardik Satishchandra Shah becomes new Private Secretary to PM Modi 2010-batch IAS officer, Hardik Satishchandra Shah has been appointed the Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on co-terminus basis. He is is currently serving as a Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
ICRA appoints N. Sivaraman as MD and Group CEO ICRA has appointed N Sivaraman as its new managing director and group chief executive officer for three years.
Domestic allrounder Rajat Bhatia announces retirement He started his career with Tamil Nadu in 1999-2000 but played most of his cricket for Delhi. Bhatia has also been a regular in the IPL having played for Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiants.
International Day of Friendship: 30th July International Day of Friendship is observed globally on 30th July. This day is celebrated to mark the importance of friends and friendship in life.The day also advocates the role that friendship plays in promoting peace in several cultures across the world.
Padma Shri awardee Sonam Tshering Lepcha passes away He was born in Kalimpong, West Bengal in 1928. He started his career as a soldier.He travelled to various parts of Sikkim and complied a wide range of Indian folk and traditional Lepcha songs and played folk music on All India Radio in 1960. He was awarded the Padma Shri for his contribution in the field of folk music
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(1928) Halina Konopacka of Poland hurls discus world record 39.62m to win first gold medal in women’s Olympic athletics at the Amsterdam Games; American Lillian Copeland and Ruth Sveberg of Sweden take minor medals
(2007) Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an en