Odisha State Government decided to provide education loan at 1% interest
Odisha government has initiated a new Scheme called Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojana to afford education loan at 1% interest. The 500 Crore fund will help students to pursue their higher education including Management, Law, Engineering and Medicine.
The scheme was dedicated to Former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik on his birth centenary who had established ‘Kalinga UNESCO’ Award for the popularization of Science.
Lionel Messi Announces Retirement From International Football
Argentina’s marque Football Player Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football after his side crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the title clash of the Copa America League.
The Skipper Messi announced retirement after his fourth defeat in a major final with Argentina. Also 2016 final loss in Copa America was Argentina’s second consecutive.
Messi, 29 year old is a five-time FIFA player of the year, winner of four Champions League titles and eight Spanish La Liga crowns with Barcelona.
Iceland elects first new president in 20 years
Iceland elected Gudni Johannesson as their first new president in 20 years, amidst distrust of politicians and business leaders after the 2008 global financial crisis and the Panama papers scandal.
The country voting were counted on that 39 % of Icelanders voted for Johannesson as president. Contenders included a former prime minister and central bank governor.
Johannesson who is a lecturer at the University of Iceland who has said he has never been a member of a political party, will take oath on Aug. 1.
He will replace President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson who has served as Iceland’s president since 1996.