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1) Chile won Copa America football title 2015:
--> Chile won South America’s most prestigious football trophy, the Copa America title 2015 for the first time.
--> It is Chile’s first ever international trophy in football.
--> The host team defeated the much-fancied Argentina by 4-1 on penalties to win the prestigious tournament.
--> The final was played at Santiago’s Estadio Nacional in the presence of nearly 50,000 Chileans.
--> Chile had reached the finals of Copa America four times before – 1955, 1956, 1979 and 1987. However, they lost all the four finals.
2) Union Government released first ever Socio-Economic and Caste Census in 80 years:
--> Union Government released the first ever Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) after 80 years on the lines of the 1931 census.
--> It was released by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi.
--> The SECC findings reflect the state of poverty and deprivation as well as crucial social trends in rural India such as ownership of assets, marital status, gender dynamics educational and employment in rural India.
3) Corporation Bank launched first MUDRA card:
--> The MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency) card under the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana (PMMY) scheme was launched by the Corporation Bank on 4 July 2015.
--> Corporation Bank thus became the first bank in the country to launch MUDRA Card.
4) USA won 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup:
--> Carli Lloyd became the first woman to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final as she inspired the United States to a 5-2 win over defending champions Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015.
--> The United States, winners in 1991 and 1999, became the first nation to win the crown three times and avenged their loss to Japan on penalties in the 2011 final.
5) Lewis Hamilton won 2015 Birtish Grand Prix of F1:
--> Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Birtish Grand Prix of Formula One (F1).
--> This was his fourth victory of the season and his second of Birtish Grand Prix.
--> With this victory Hamilton became second British F1 driver to win Birtish Grand Prix two times after David Coulthard.
6) FDI in manufacturing of tobacco products prohibited: RBI
--> Reserve Bank on 3 July 2015 said the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in manufacturing of tobacoo products is prohibited, though activities such as retail and wholesale trading fall under the sectoral restrictions.
--> Foreign direct investment (FDI) is prohibited in the manufacturing of cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes, RBI said in a notification.
7) India defeated Sri Lanka to win South Asian Basketball Championship:
--> Defending champions India have retained the South Asian Basketball Championship (SABA) title.
--> It was the 4th edition of the Championships.
--> In the final match of played at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka they defeated Sri Lanka by 93-44 score.--> With this win India qualified for the FIBA Asia Championship which will be hosted by China in September 2015.
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