The Union Government on 29 June 2015 approved 643 crore rupees drinking water and sewerage project for Shimla town for World Bank funding. Under the project, World Bank will provide a loan of 514 crore rupees and remaining 129 crore rupees will be provided by the state government as counterpart funding over a project period of three years.
The project would help the people of Shimla and adjoining Special Planning Area in addressing the chronic water shortage problem and also sewerage connectivity.
Azhagnakulam village in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu was in news on 29 June 2015 as archaeologists discovered fresh evidence that proves it had been an important trading post between the Sangam Pandyas and the Romans from circa 50 BCE to circa 500 CE.
Azhagankulam is located about three km from the sea, near the areawhere the Vaigai River enters the Bay of Bengal. Madurai was the capital of the Pandya country and Ramanathapuram came under the Madurai region.
Hilleman Laboratories (HL), a global vaccine research and development organisation on 24 June 2015 announced the success of a preclinical trial conducted for Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine.
The research was published in the journal Vaccine.
India and Thailand on 29 June 2015 signed five Agreements/ Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) during the 7th Meeting of India-Thailand Joint Commission in Bangkok.
The documents were signed by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn.
Construction of a memorial for former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao was completed in the fourth week of June 2015 at the Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi.
The completion of the work coincided with his birth anniversary that falls on 28 June.
A national level museum of Sikh heritage will be setup in Lakhnaur Sahib village close to Ambala City, Punjab. This announcement was made by Ratan Lal Kataria, MP from Ambala on 29 June 2015.
The United States (US) Supreme Court on 29 June 2015 ruled against the rules of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, undermining the Barack Obama administration's drive to cut pollution from electricity generators.
The Elephant Census Report 2015 of Odisha was released on 29 June 2015 by Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh. According to it, in 2015 the elephant population in Odisha increased to 1954 from 1930 recorded in 2012 Census.
The highest number of elephants 487 was recorded in Similipal Tiger Reserve followed by Satkosia Tiger Reserve with 234 elephants.
Chris Squire, the co-founder and longtime bassist of progressive Rock Band Yes, died on 27 June 2015 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona after battling Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL). He was 67.
President Pranab Mukharjee on 26 June 2015 conferred Punyabhushan Award on Prataprao Pawar, Chairman of Sakal Media Group (SMG) at Balgandharva Auditorium in Pune.