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Harriette Thompson the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

Harriette Thompson, a 92 year old became the oldest woman to finish a marathon. She achieved this fete at San Diego’s Rock 'n' Roll Marathon of 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) by completing the race in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds. This was her 16th Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. With this, Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina got her name inscribed into the record books.

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India and UNICEF, announced the IAP healthphone.

The Indian Academy of Paediatrics (I.A.P) in partnership with HealthPhone, Ministry of Women and Child Development (M.W.C.D), Government of India and UNICEF, announced the formal launch of the IAP HealthPhone programme, the world's largest digital mass education programme to tackle the challenge of malnutrition in women and children, at the national-level in India. I.A.P HealthPhone is a public private partnership initiative that is supported by Vodafone India. It is a unique programme that leverages the increasing penetration of mobile phones in the country to educate over 6 million girls and women between 13 and 35 years of age and their families on better health and nutrition practices by 2018.

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Birender Singh Dhanoa new Vice Chief of Air Staff.

Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa took over as the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (V.C.A.S). He was commissioned in the I.A.F in June 1978 as a fighter pilot. Air Marshal Dhanoa has taken over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff from Air Marshal Ravi Kant Sharma, who relinquished the office after 40 years of glorious service in the I.A.F.

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Rita A. Teaotia, appointed as new commerce secretary.

The central government has made major changes in the bureaucracy. Gujarat cadre I.A.S officer from the 1981 batch, Rita A. Teaotia, has been appointed as the new commerce secretary after Rajeev Kher retires this month. Pradeep Kumar Pujari has been appointed the new power secretary in place of P.K. Sinha.

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Law Landmark U.S.A freedom act.

US President Barack Obama has signed into law landmark U.S.A Freedom Act, forcing intelligence agencies to set up a system that will leave the telephone metadata with telecom companies rather than the government. Obama signed the bill after the Senate voted in favour of it by 67-32, significantly reversing America's most controversial surveillance program since 9/11.

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Sepp Blatter resigned as president of F.I.F.A

Sepp Blatter has resigned as President of F.I.F.A in a stunning capitulation to critics as a mounting corruption scandal engulfs world football's governing body. The 79-year-old Swiss official, F.I.F.A president for 17 years was re-elected for fifth term on 29 May 2015. In his resignation speech, Blatter admitted no wrongdoing, and says he's resigned for the good of the sport.

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Ashton Carter, US Defence Secretary arrived India.

US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter arrived in India on a three-day visit. Carter reached Visakhapatnam from where he left for Delhi. He met Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. During his visit, the two countries will be signing the Defence Framework Agreement (D.F.A) that will define the US-India Defence cooperation over the next decade. This is Carter's first visit to India as Defence Secretary.

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Taj Mahal Ranked third in the list of Top Landmarks.

Travellers from across the globe have ranked Taj Mahal among the top three landmarks in the world. According to TripAdvisor's 2015 Travellers Choice Attractions Awards, Taj Mahal was ranked third in the list of top landmarks. The top two places were taken by Machu Picchu in Peru and Angkor Wat in Cambodia respectively. The Travellers Choice Landmarks highlight some of the world's most iconic, must-see attractions that have won over the TripAdvisor community.

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C.Prasad passed away.

Noted footballer and Arjuna awardee C. Prasad passed away in Delhi following an ailment. Prasad had received the Arjuna award in 1971. He was 70 years old.

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