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Saina Nehwal: India's Saina Nehwal won the bronze medal in badminton singles at the London Olympics 2012 after she was declared winner in the play-off match as her Chinese opponent Wang Xin retired hurt.
Vijay Kumar: Armyman Vijay Kumar provided the silver lining for India at the Olympics, clinching second place in the 25m rapid-fire event to lift the nation's spirits after a subdued showing in the Olympics.
Sally Ride: Sally Ride, the first US woman to travel into space died in La JollaCalifornia on 23 July 2012. She was 61. She was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Bradley Wiggins: Bradley Wiggins of Britain became the first cyclist of the country, to win the coveted Tour de France Cycling race on 22 July 2012
Lakshmi Sehgal: Eminent Freedom Fighter and social activist Captain Lakshmi Sehgal passed away in Kanpur on 23 July 2012.
Pranab Mukherjee: Pranab Mukherjee on 22 July 2012 recorded a landslide victory to be elected as the 13th President of India.
Sudarshan Pattnaik: Indian Sand Artist Sudarshan Pattnaik won People's Choice Gold Medal Award in Moscow on 18 July 2012.
Mark Boucher: South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has retired from international cricket following the eye injury he suffered during a tour game.
ONGC: State-owned ONGC became the country's most-valued company with market capitalisation of over Rs 2.42 lakh crore, surpassing Tata Group's software services company TCS.
ND Tiwari: ND Tiwari, the top congress leader, is in news as he has done embarrassment for himself as DNA test result is positive which has proved that ND Tiwari is the biological father of Rohit Shekhar.
Hisham Kandil: Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi elected fifty year old Hisham Kandil as the country’s Prime Minister.
India and Indonesia Double Taxation Pact: India and Indonesia signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income on 27 July 2012.
Gagan Narang: Ace rifleman Gagan Narang put India into the medal bracket by shooting a bronze in his pet 10 metre air rifle event at London Olympics 2012.
Anti-ragging website: The Government of India launched an anti-ragging website. Kapil Sibal, the Union Human Resource Minister inaugurated the ‘Anti- Ragging Web Portal’ on 26 July 2012.
Brahmos supersonic cruise missile: Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test-fired Brahmos supersonic cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, in Balasore district, Orissa.
BrahMos, which has a target range of 290-km, is the surface-to-surface cruise missile. It is capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 200 to 300 kg. It is the world's fastest cruise missile in operation. It can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft or land.
Hashim Amla: Hashim Amla is in news as he has become the first South African to score a test triple-century. The bearded batsman made an unbeaten 311 against England.
Global Innovation Index (GII) 2012: India witnessed a drop in the global innovation index (GII) ranking of this year to 64th position from 62nd last year. It stood lowest among the BRICS nations in the 2012 index. 
However, the country improved its position in innovation efficiency from 9th position to second—just behind China. This index exhibits countries that are innovating despite a weaker innovation environment.
SwitzerlandSweden and Singapore
 secured the top three places in the GII rankings.

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