UN recognizes  21 June as 'World Yoga Day': The first International Yoga Day was celebrated across the world on June 21, 2015. Declared by the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) as 'World Yoga Day', the event was observed worldwide. In India, the Ministry of AYUSH made all the necessary arrangements. More then 36000 people including PM Narendra Modi and a large number of dignitaries from 84 nations, performed 21 Yoga asanas (postures) for 35 minutes at Rajpath in New Delhi.

The day devoted to Yoga was observed by millions across the world. The NCC cadets entered in Limca Book of Records for the 'Largest Yoga performance simultaneously by a single uniformed youth organisation' at multiple venues on International Day of Yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN Address suggested the date of June 21 should be declared as 'International Yoga Day' as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.

India pledged USD 8.3 million towards AIIB: India pledged over USD 8 million on 29th May towards the Beijing-backed initiative 'Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). India was among the other 57 nations that signed the legal framework. The bank will become operational upon receiving the ratifications from its 10 members.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a proposed international financial institution, focus upon supporting the infrastructure construction in the Asia Pacific region. Among its founding members are China, India, South Korea, Singapore, Russia and Pakistan.

India lost the ODI series to Bangladesh:
In an unexpected blow to Indian cricket fans' expectations, India lost to Bangladesh in an ODI series on June 24. This was Bangladesh's first series win ever and came as a big embarrassment for the Indian side. None of the Indian batsmen could stand in front of the Bangladesh bowling, with young underdogs like Mustafizur Rahman breaking the Indian batting line-up. The series sweep also helped Bangladesh to qualify for 2017 Champions Trophy.

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa won Canada Open title: Female Indian badminton players- Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa, made the nation proud when they became successful in clinching Canada Open women's doubles title by defeating Dutch duo of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek. Jwala and Ashwini were India's leading women's doubles team before they decided to split. They later decided to come together for good and this was their first victory since their reunion after 2012 London Olympics.

18 soldiers killed in Manipur attack: At least 18 soldiers were killed and 11 injured when an army convoy was ambushed by the militants in Manipur's Chandel district on June 4, 2015. This attack is considered as the one of the worst attacks on the army in over a decade. According to Indian Army sources, the team that was attacked belonged to 6 Dogra Regiment and was an administrative convoy moving out of its location.

The incident occurred between Paralong and Charong villages around 8.30 am on June 4. The militants used Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and also opened heavy fire at the four-vehicle convoy.

Naga militants killed in Myanmar:
Few days after militants killed 18 Armymen in Manipur, the special army force retaliated strongly by conducting military operations inside Myanmar what it called 'significant casualties' on the groups behind that ambush, the NSCN (K) and the Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL).

The operations were conducted in two different locations along the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur and Nagaland in which seven bodies of suspected militants were recovered.  According to the sources, the special forces had gone across the border and were in 'constant communication with Myanmar authorities'. Later, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that it was a cross-border operation, “unprecedented and extremely bold.” All Army men are said to have returned safe.

Supreme Court scrapped AIPMT 2015: The Supreme Court scrapped All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) 2015 and ordered re-conduct of the examinations. Over 6.3 lakh students appeared in the examinations. A vacation bench of justices R K Agrawal and Amitava Roy directed the institutions involved in conduct of the examination to render assistance to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in this endeavour within the stipulated period decided by it.

The Apex Court directed the re-examination in view of large scale cheating in the test with students getting answers in the examination halls at many places. The court had reserved its order on June 12 on petitions seeking re-conduct of AIPMT 2015 for alleged large-scale irregularities in the exams held on May 3, saying the examinations stand vitiated even if one student is being benefited illegally.

The CBSE, represented by Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, had opposed the contentions seeking cancellation of the test, saying, “6.3 lakh students cannot be made to take the exam afresh when only 44 students have been found involved in taking benefits through unfair means.”

Satnam Singh got selected to play for Dallas Mavericks:
It was a proud moment for Indian basketball fans across the globe, when seven feet two inches tall Satnam Singh of Indian origin was picked in the 2015 NBA draft to play for Dallas Mavericks on 26th of June. It is worth noting that he did this at theage of 19. This was said to be done for increasing the club's popularity internationally. Coming from a small village in Punjab, Satnam became the face of Indian basketball throughout the world.

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