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First meeting of Committee on Cultural Harmony Conclave held in New Delhi

8 hrs ago
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The meeting was attended by noted personalities like sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, actor Tom Alter, Ghazal singer Penaj Masani and Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans.

Assam to host river festival ‘Namami Brahmaputra’

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The government of Assam is all set to host its first river festival, ‘Namami Brahmaputra’, in order to promote the state’s culture, heritage, tradition and art.

Government’s National Family Health Survey-4 shows improved sex ratio and decline in IMR

9 hrs ago
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Infant Mortality Rate, IMR, declined from 57 to 41 per 1000 live births between NFHS-3 which was conducted in 2005-06.

Noted Gujarati Writer Tarak Mehta died

9 hrs ago
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In 2008, SAB TV started Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. The show is based on Tarak Mehta’s column 'Duniya Ne Undha Chasma'.
Meta des: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Health Minister Shankar Chaudhari have expressed grief over his demise.

India successfully test-fired Prithvi Supersonic Interceptor Missile

10 hrs ago
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Prithvi is likely to be inducted into the armed forces and deployed at strategic locations to protect India’s cities and important installations from hostile attacks.

Amina J Mohammed sworn in as UN Deputy Secretary-General

10 hrs ago
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Mohammed, a former Environment Minister of Nigeria, was appointed by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the second highest job at the UN.

Ruchi Ghanashyam appointed as Secretary (West) in MEA

11 hrs ago
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She succeeds Sujata Mehta, who recently took over as a Member in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Zero Discrimination Day 2017 observed

12 hrs ago
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For the year 2017, UNAIDS calls for zero discrimination in health-care settings. The right to health is a fundamental human right that includes access to timely, affordable and quality health-care services for all.

Reserve Bank constitutes Inter-disciplinary Standing Committee on Cyber Security

12 hrs ago
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The 11-member committee will study adoption of various security standards and protocols, interface with stakeholders and suggest appropriate policy interventions to strengthen cyber security and resilience.

Nand Kumar Sai assumes charge as Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

15 hrs ago
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The Chairperson of NCST has been given the rank of Union Cabinet Minister and the Vice-Chairperson that of a Minister of State.

IAS officer Sumit Mullick appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra

17 hrs ago
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Sumit Mullick, who had served as the secretary to the governor, was serving the state as Chief Protocol Officer in the General Administration department.

D R Doley Barman appointed as Director of SVP National Police Academy

18 hrs ago
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Barman is a senior Indian Police Service officer. A 1986 batch Jammu and Kashmir cadre, she replaces Aruna M Bahuguna, who is an Andhra Pradesh cadre of 1979 batch. However, Barman’s appointment has been done by temporarily downgrading the post to ADG level for a period of two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

National Science Day observed on 28 February

1 day ago
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National Science Day is observed to spread a message about the importance of science in the life of living being.

Neil Gaiman appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

1 day ago
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Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

Kabir Bedi appointed as Brand Ambassador of Sightsavers

1 day ago
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Kabir Bedi is known in the United Kingdom for his role as villainous henchman Gobinda in 1983 James Bond movie ‘Octopussy'.

Mayan Jade pendant with unique inscription found in Belize

1 day ago
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The jewel, a jade pendant worn on a king’s chest during key religious ceremonies, was first discovered in the year 2015 in Nim Li Punit in southern Belize.

Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo awards

1 day ago
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Kohli was named the ‘Captain of the year’ at the ESPN cricinfo awards for his incredible journey as the new captain of the Indian cricket team with 9 wins, 3 draws and no losses in a total of 12 tests.

Former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar passes away

1 day ago
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In his political career spanning over three decades, P. Shiv Shankar served as External Affairs and Human Resource Development Minister.

Andaman’s Radhanagar beach featured in top 10 beaches of World

1 day ago
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The beach on the Havelock Island has secured 8th position in the world & top spot in Asia in TripAdvisor's World's Travellers' Choice Award-Winning Beaches.

Gopal Baglay appointed as new spokesperson of MEA

1 day ago
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Former Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gopal Baglay appointed as the new spokesperson for the External Affairs Ministry.

Khursheed A Ganai appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir

1 day ago
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Governor NN Vohra appointed Ganai as the State Chief Information Commissioner and his appointment will take effect from the date he assumes charge of the post.

NASA may send robotic spacecraft to Sun in 2018

2 days ago
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NASA plans to send its first unmanned spacecraft to the Sun to understand why the blazing star’s surface is not as hot as its atmosphere.

World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets new Guinness World record

2 days ago
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World’s first robotic table tennis coach sets new Guinness World Record by playing tennis better than most humans.

Sixty Four Indian exporters take part in Gulfood 2017

2 days ago
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The five-day annual event that began on 26th February 2017 witnessed participation from sixty-four Indian exporters under the banner of APEDA.

Indian Navy concludes Theatre Level Exercise Tropex 2017

2 days ago
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The aim of the exercise was to test the various facets of war-fighting and joint combat capabilities of the armed forces to respond to given threat situations.

Revolutionary freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad’s martyrdom day observed

2 days ago
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Chandra Shekhar Azad, who lived for mere 24-years, made a difference in India’s struggle for the freedom.

Oscar Awards 2017 conferred; La La Land won maximum awards

2 days ago
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The nominees for the 89th Oscar Awards were announced on 24 January 2017, via global live stream from the Academy. Movie La La Land received the most nominations with a record-tying fourteen.

PM Modi unveils 112 ft bust of 'Adiyogi'

3 days ago
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While lauding the practice of Yoga, the Prime Minister said, it is popularly known that the journey of man from soul to Shiva is Yoga.

Former Nagaland CM Zeliang appointed as Finance Advisor to state government

Feb 25, 2017
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Zeliang, who was appointed as the Finance Advisor in the rank of a cabinet minister, will receive the pay and allowances admissible to a cabinet minister.

61 CAVALRY defeats Army Service Corps to win Army Polo Championship

Feb 25, 2017
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The Army Polo Championship was re-instituted 2015 and since re-inception, the championship has witnessed the participation of some of the renowned players in the Indian Polo Circuit.

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