1) 15th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas observed: The country celebrates the 15th anniversary of its triumph in Kargil War. This is also an occasion that invokes feelings of both pain and pride for the families of the brave jawans who laid down their lives protecting the territory of India from intruders. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, Army chief Bikram Singh,Navy chief Robin Dhowan and Air Force chief Arup Raha paid tribute to martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate in New Delhi.
2) BJP veteran Kaptan Singh Solanki appointed Haryana Governor: Veteran BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Kaptan Singh Solanki was on Saturday appointed the Governor of Haryana in place of Jagannath Pahadia who had completed his tenure. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the President has appointed Solanki as Governor of Haryana with immediate effect.
3) Sushma Swaraj ends Nepal visit: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj averted a diplomatic disaster by meeting leaders of the ruling CPN-UML just before returning to India after a three-day visit which she said was "productive" and "successful". The hour-long meeting between Sushma Swaraj and the CPN-UML party took place at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu where eight party leaders led by Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam were present.
4) Malabar Naval Exercise featuring Indian, Japanese and US Navy started: Malabar Naval exercise 2014 started in the Pacific Ocean. Malabar naval exercise 2014 is the 18th edition of the Malabar series conducted to enhance multinational maritime relationships and mutual security issues.
5) PM launched unique web platform to get citizens' ideas for governance: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a web platform - MyGov - which will allow common man and experts from different fields to reach out to the government with their ideas a nd suggestions. The web platform - www.mygov.nic.in- is devised in such a way that it allows the citizens to discuss their ideas with experts within and outside the government and even earn "credit points" for the tasks which would eventually be approved for implementation by concerned departments\agencies.
6) Veteran journalist Sundaram Sankaran passed away: undaram Sankaran, a former World Bank official and a well known journalist, has passed away at his residence in Kensington, Maryland in the United States. He was 87. He is survived by his wife Seetha and four children. Sankaran died on July 19, his family members said. Having served the World Bank for over 25 years in Washington D.C., Sankaran, played an important role in shaping the Bank’s information policy in developing countries. He retired in 1988 as Chief of the Bank’s Public Affairs Division.