1) World Hepatitis Day observed: World Hepatitis Day was observed across the world on 28 July 2014. The year’s theme Think Again, acknowledges that 'we do not know nearly enough about viral hepatitis as a health threat in much of the world. The day is observed to raise awareness and influence real change in disease prevention and access to testing and treatment.
2) Govt to allow women Army officers to command certain battalions: In a major step to increase role of women in armed forces, the NDA government is going to allow lady officers to command battalions in Army's branches such as aviation, engineers and signal. The government is planning to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court where it will say that women officers joining the force from 2015-16 onwards would be nurtured to command battalions, highly placed Army sources said here.
3) Union Government launched Rashtriya Gokul Mission: Union Government of India on 28 July 2014 launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission (a nationwide scheme) to promote conservation and developments of indigenous breeds of cows in a focused and scientific manner. The Mission is a focused project under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development.
4) PM Modi greets people on occasion of Eid: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr and hoped that the festival strengthens the bond of peace, unity and brotherhood in the country. "Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious day strengthen the bond of peace, unity & brotherhood across our Nation," the Prime Minister said in his message. Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, is being celebrated across the country on 29 July 2014.
5) Jitu Rai Wins Gold in 50m Pistol at CWG 2014: Shooters Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh opened India's medal count on Monday by clinching the men's 50-metre pistol gold and silver, respectively in the finals of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre.
6) Debutant lifter Satish Sivalingam breaks record at CWG 2014 to win gold: Indian weightlifter Satish Sivalingam scripted history in just his debut Commonwealth Games, breaking the Games record en route to a gold medal, while compatriot Ravi Katulu took the silver in the men's 77kg event here. The 22-year-old Satish, the 2013 Commonwealth Championships gold medallist, lifted a total of 328kg (149+179) to pip the 2010 CWG gold medallist Ravi, who had to be content with a silver medal following an effort of 317kg (142+175).