1) Harsh Vardhan inaugurated "First Aid Post" at Shastri Bhawan: nion Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan along with the Union Minister for Human Resources Development Smriti Irani inaugurated the "First Aid Post" at Shastri Bhawan, on 2 July 2014. In a bid to expand the network of health care of its beneficiaries, Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is opening this post at the premises of Shastri Bhawan. This unit will provide first aid service like BP Monitoring/Dressing and other referral services to about 15000 employees of various ministries posted at Shastri Bhawan and other nearby Government offices.
2) Maria Sharapova sparked controversy saying she does not know who Sachin Tendulkar is- Sachin Tendulkar may be the greatest cricket batsman in history and one of the legends on the sporting world. But French Open champion Maria Sharapova admitted that she did not know who he was during her press conference at Wimbledon on Saturday. Tendulkar, who retired from cricket last year after a glorious career that spanned more than two decades, was in the Royal Box on Saturday along with many other sportsmen including footballer David Beckham and golfer Ian Poulter. But Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion, said that while she has met Beckham on a few occasions, she was not familiar with the Indian cricket legend.
3) Onions now an essential commodity: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the inclusion of onion and potato under the purview of stock holding limits under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.
4) Infosys' Vishal Sikka is the highest paid IT CEO; to get annual salary of $5.08 million: Infosys will pay big money, a little more than $5 million or about Rs 30 crore as it tasks Vishal Sikka to take the reins of chief executive, making the Indian-born US citizen the highest paid professional CEOs running not just domestic information technology firms but companies across sectors.
5) Centre extends validity of industrial licences: The Modi Government, on Wednesday, announced its first step towards greater ease of doing business by addressing the industry’s demand on the simplification of the process for the extensions of industrial licences. In a new Press Note, the government extended the period of validity of industrial licences from two years to three years and relaxed the requirement for companies to have to go back to the Licensing Committee for the extensions. The extensions will now be done with the approval of the Joint Secretary concerned of the administrative ministry, it said.
6) India ratified Marrakesh Treaty for visually impaired: India has become the first country to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled. The Treaty was adopted by 79 member countries of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on June 27, 2013, and India ratified it on June 24 this year.
7) Bank of Maharashtra bags best bank award: Bank of Maharashtra was conferred “Best Bank – Public Sector” award in BFSI Awards-2014 by World HRD Congress in recognition of its performance in Banking category, the bank said in a statement. The award focuses on the best practices of the BFSI Industry based on the Strategy, Security, Customer Service and the Future Technology Challenges and Innovations.