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PM approves constitution of two committees for birth centenary of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay

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Modi will head the 149 member National Committee while Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 23 member Executive Committee.

India-Russia Joint Military Exercise Indra-2016 begins in Vladivostok

1 day ago
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250 soldiers of the KUMAON Regiment are representing the Indian Contingent and the Russian army is being represented by 250 soldiers from the 59th Motorized Infantry Brigade.

Hindi and Urdu writer Reoti Saran Sharma passes away

1 day ago
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He was a Pioneer in radio plays in All India Radio and was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2007 for his contribution to theatre.

IAF successfully fired long range air-to-air MICA missile from Mirage-2000 combat aircraft

1 day ago
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With the success of this mission by 'Tigers', the first squadron of the force, IAF has become one of the few air forces in the world with the capability of such beyond visual range air-to-air missile.

India, France inked deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets

2 days ago
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The 7.8 billion Euro deal is crucial for the Indian Air Force and is expected to give India the dominant status in the air.

Sanjay Dutta, Ritesh Sarothiya selected for Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards

2 days ago
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Cathy Liss, the president of Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) in Washington, D.C., US said that range officer Sanjay Dutta and Assistant Conservator Ritesh Sarothiya have been selected as winners of the Bavin Awards.

2016 Right Livelihood Award announced

2 days ago
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The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull after the Nobel Foundation refused to create awards honouring efforts in the fields of the environment and international development.

Junaid Ahmad appointed as World Bank Country Director for India

3 days ago
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Hailing from Bangladesh, Ahmad was previously the Chief of Staff to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.

Adi Godrej conferred Clinton Global Citizen Award

3 days ago
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The award was presented by Hikmet Ersek, CEO and President of Western Union, in the presence of former US President Bill Clinton.

Democrats and Dissenters authored by Ramachandra Guha released

3 days ago
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Democrats and Dissenters cover a wide range of themes: from the varying national projects of India’s neighbours to political debates within India itself and more.

Aung San Suu Kyi honoured as 2016 Humanitarian of the Year by Harvard Foundation

Sep 21, 2016
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Suu Kyi, elected head of Myanmar’s government in April 2016, was placed under house arrest in 1989 for protesting against the country’s dictatorship and served 15 years in detention.

Monika Kapil Mohta appointed as India's Ambassador to Sweden

Sep 21, 2016
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She is presently the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs and looks after India's relations with a large part of the Asia-Pacific region.

International Day of Peace observed with theme Building Blocks for Peace

Sep 21, 2016
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The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. In 2001, it unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

India successfully test fires long range surface-to-air Barak-8 missile off Odisha coast

Sep 20, 2016
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Barak 8 is an Indian-Israeli surface-to-air missile (SAM), designed to defend against any type of airborne threat.

Naropa Festival: Devotees visit Indian Himalayas to celebrate Buddhist festival

Sep 20, 2016
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A 60-foot-tall silk embroidery brocade of Buddha Amitabha was unfurled on 19 September 2016. The 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the 1000-year-old Drukpa Order based in the Himalayas, unfurled the brocade amidst chanting of prayers.

Anandi Ramalingam assumed charge as Bharat Electronics Limited’s first woman director

Sep 20, 2016
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Earlier, Ramalingam served as the General Manager heading the Military Communication Strategic Business Unit (SBU) at BEL's Bangalore Complex.

Malayalam critic M Leelavathy chosen for N Mohanan Suvarna Mudra Award 2016

Sep 19, 2016
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An expert panel comprising journalists M G Radhakrishnan and M Saritha Varma and Athmaraman, selected Leelavathy for the biennial award considering her contributions to Malayalam language and literature.

Guided Missile Destroyer Ship Mormugao launched in Mumbai

Sep 19, 2016
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These ships are packed with an array of state of the art weapons and sensors, including vertically launched missile system for long distance engagement of shore, sea-based and air targets.

Pulitzer-winning US playwright Edward Albee passes away

Sep 19, 2016
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Throughout an up-and-down commercial career over several decades, Albee won three Pulitzer Prizes for best drama. The first in 1967 was for A Delicate Balance.

Indian-origin Ravi Reddy appointed as Head of International Society for Blood Transfusion

Sep 19, 2016
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With this, Reddy became the first person from the African continent to head ISBT, a global organisation of medicine professionals working for the safety of blood transfusion worldwide.

68th Primetime Emmy Awards announced

Sep 19, 2016
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The Game of Thrones won best drama series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, while Veep took home the top comedy award. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story also earned several awards, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her fifth consecutive Emmy in the lead comedy actress category.

Alka Sirohi appointed UPSC chairman

Sep 19, 2016
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Sirohi's appointment will be effective from 21 September 2016. She was sworn in as Member of UPSC in January 2012, after a long and successful career in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

Nadia Murad Basee Taha appointed UNODC Goodwill Ambassador

Sep 17, 2016
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During her Ambassadorship, Murad will focus on advocacy initiatives and raise awareness around the plight of the countless victims of trafficking in persons, especially refugees, women and girls.

Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma conferred with Arjuna Award

Sep 17, 2016
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Sharma and Rahane could not earlier receive the Arjuna Awards from the President of India, as they were participating in international tournaments.

His Bloody Project authored by Graeme Macrae Burnet shortlisted for Man Booker prize

Sep 16, 2016
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His Bloody Project, a crime thriller, is one of the six books that was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize.

Indian-American Dinesh Bharadia wins 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

Sep 16, 2016
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Bharadia was chosen for his contribution to send and receive radio (wireless) signals, including mobile telephony and data on the same channel. His research disproved a 150-years long assumption that it is not possible for a radio to receive and transmit on the same frequency band because of the interference that results.

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2016 observed across the world

Sep 16, 2016
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The theme for the 2016 International Ozone Day recognizes the collective efforts of the parties to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol towards the restoration of the ozone layer over the past three decades and the global commitment to combat climate change.

Indo-US combined military exercise Yudh Abhyas 2016 begins

Sep 16, 2016
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During the exercise, the experts from both sides will also hold discussions to share each others’ experiences in varied topics for mutual interest.

BHVS Narayana Murthy appointed Director of Research Centre Imarat

Sep 16, 2016
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Research Centre Imarat is responsible for Research and Development of Missile Systems, Guided Weapons and advanced Avionics for Indian Armed Forces.

Indian-American Abraham Verghese selected for 2015 National Humanities Medal

Sep 15, 2016
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Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman, Audra McDonald, Berry Gordy and Philip Glass are on the list for the National Medal of Arts, while Terry Gross and Wynton Marsalis are among the Humanities recipients.

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