News for 25th-Jul (Monday)

1. In between the ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka, Colombo has reduced fuel prices amid talks with Russia.
2. India currently has the third largest start-up ecosystem in the world, with 105 unicorns, after the United States’ 444 and China’s 301. Ten % of total global unicorns in 2021 were from India.
3. Mrs Draupadi Murmu has taken over as the 15th President of India. She belongs to Santhal tribal community in Odisha & is the first Adivasi woman to occupy the country’s top constitutional post. She is also the country’s second female President.
4. The *36th Dassault Rafale jet* meant for the IAF with the *13 India Specific Enhancements* has been handed over to IAF officials in France. 35 jets are already in India.
5. Double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu lifted the *Singapore Open Super 500 trophy* after outwitting China's Wang Zhi Yi in the women's singles final on 17th-Jul.
6. India has emerged as the top lender to Sri Lanka, extending USD 376.9 million worth credit compared to USD 67.9 million by China in the first four months of this year.
7. India finished the *ISSF Shooting World Cup campaign* by topping the medal's tally with a haul of 15 medals, including five gold, six silver and four bronze on 20th-Jul.
8. IAFwill be inducting six squadrons of Tejas Mark 2 jets & will decide on the additional numbers of these jets once the production of the jets begin.
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