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Major News and Events of 14 July 2017

What Happened on 14 July 2017


Indian scientists discover new supercluster of galaxies, call it Saraswati

According to reports, Scientists from Pune based Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics have discovered an extremely large supercluster of galaxies, which is as big as 20 million billion suns. The astronomers have named it Saraswati. This is one of the largest known structures in the neighbourhood of the universe, 4,000 million light-years away from Earth and roughly more than 10 billion years old. Its mass extends over the scale of 600 million light years.

Prime Minister to review FDI policy

According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a high-profile meeting to review the country’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy today. It is expected that discussion on further easing of restrictions will take place. The meeting is expected to be attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) secretary Ramesh Abhishek.