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- 1 India and Mozambique sign MoUs on drug trafficking, pulse trading and sports
- 2 Lidudumalingani Mqombothi wins 2016 Caine Prize
- 3 Putin signs ‘Big Brother’ law – Russia
- 4 Zydun and Medicines Patent Pool inks agreement for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir tablets
- 5 Second phase of Haritha Haram programme launched
- 6 Google acquires Paris-based startup Moodstocks
- 7 NASSCOM unveils India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things
- 8 Music director Omi passes away
India and Mozambique sign MoUs on drug trafficking, pulse trading and sports
India and Mozambique on 7 July 2016 signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in areas of drug trafficking, pulse trading and sports.
Lidudumalingani Mqombothi wins 2016 Caine Prize
South African writer, filmmaker and photographer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi on 5 July 2016 won the 17th edition of prestigious Caine Prize 2016 for his short story Memories We Lost.
Putin signs ‘Big Brother’ law – Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin in July 2016 signed the “anti-terrorist” legislation adopted by the lower and upper houses of parliament in June 2016. This anti-terror amendment is dubbed as Big Brother by US intelligence contractor turned privacy activist Edward Snowden.
Zydun and Medicines Patent Pool inks agreement for Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir tablets
Zydus Cadila, a leading global healthcare firm, on 7 July 2016 inked a non-exclusive, royalty free agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP). Under the pact they will be manufacturing global pharma major Bristol-Myers Squibb’s daclatasvir tablets used for the treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV).
Second phase of Haritha Haram programme launched
The second phase of Haritha Haram programme of Telangana government was launched in the state on 8 July 2016. Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao participated in the plantation programme at Gundrampalli near Chityal in Nalgonda district by planting a Neem sapling.
Google acquires Paris-based startup Moodstocks
Search Giant Google on 6 July 2016 acquired Moodstocks, a startup based out of Paris that develops machine-learning based image recognition technology for smartphones.
NASSCOM unveils India’s first Centre of Excellence on Internet of Things
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) on 7 July 2016 unveiled India’s first Centre of Excellence focused on Internet of Things (CoE- IoT) at its Startup Warehouse in Bengaluru.
Music director Omi passes away
Noted music director Om Prakash Sonik, also known as Omi, part of the Sonik-Omi duo, died in Mumbai on 7 July 2016. He was 77.