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World Book and Copyright Day 2017 observed

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Authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians around the world joined the celebrations of World Book and Copyright Day 2017.

English Language Day observed across the world

8 hrs ago
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English Language day is observed every year on 23 April to celebrate the multilingualism and cultural diversity of the UN.

International Mother Earth Day 2017 observed across the world

1 day ago
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This year's theme highlights the fact that education is the foundation for progress. The world today needs a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to the earth.

TripAdvisor presents Bali with 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards

2 days ago
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The 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide.

India, South Korea sign pact for defence shipbuilding

2 days ago
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India and South Korea have signed a MoU to strengthen their cooperation on defence shipbuilding.

Golfers Aditi Ashok, SSP Chawrasia and Ali Sher win Golf Industry Association Awards 2017

2 days ago
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Aditi Ashok bagged the award for Outstanding Achievement. Aditi finished second in the Ladies European Tour (LET) order of merit in 2016.

Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails near Bidar, Karnataka

2 days ago
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After detaching the derailed coaches, the remaining portion of the train consisting of eight coaches, moved to the Kalagapur railway station.

INS Darshak conducting joint hydrographic survey of Sri Lankan bay

2 days ago
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INS Darshak, which is on a two-month deployment in the Sri Lankan waters, is jointly with the Sri Lankan Navy is surveying the bay, which was last studied in the year 1901.

First female MBBS doctor from Indore presented with Padma Shri

2 days ago
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91-year-old Bhakti Yadav was presented with the Padma Shri at her home by the district administration to recognise her service to the poor.

Italian mayor Giuseppina Nicolini wins UNESCO Peace Prize

3 days ago
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Nicolini has been bestowed for the award for her commitment to saving the lives of migrants and refugees.

Tripura, Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu chosen for Krishi Karman Awards 2015-16

3 days ago
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Tripura is selected for the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 in small category (less than 1 million tonnes). It is honoured for a commendable increase in food grain production in small category states.

1948 Mahatma Gandhi stamps sold for record 500000 pounds

3 days ago
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Presently, only 13 of the 1948 Gandhi 10-rupee Purple Brown and Lake Service stamps are in circulation.

Vasudevan’s One Part woman wins Sahitya Akademi Award for translation of Mathorubhagan

3 days ago
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The controversy related to the Tamil version of One Part Woman forced the original author Murugan to withdraw from the world of writing.

United Nations Chinese Day 2017 observed

3 days ago
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The first United Nations Chinese Day was held on 12 November 2010 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Victoria Beckham appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire

3 days ago
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Prince William presented the honour to the pop singer turned fashion designer at the Buckingham Palace in London.

Maharashtra government sends three Marathi films to Cannes, again

3 days ago
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Similar to 2016, this year again three Marathi films have found their way to Cannes, one of the biggest film markets in the world.

Saira Banu, Jackie Shroff gets Raj Kapoor awards

3 days ago
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Veteran actress Saira Banu has been named for the prestigious Raj Kapoor Lifetime achievement award of the Maharashtra Government.

Sagar Baheti becomes India’s first visually impaired runner to complete Boston Marathon

Apr 19, 2017
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Baheti is a businessman by profession. In 2013, he was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, a type of macular degeneration that eventually leads to blindness.

UP Government renames Gorakhpur and Agra Airports

Apr 19, 2017
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The Gorakhpur Airforce Station was renamed after the name of Mahayogi Gorakhnath, the founder of Nath monastic movement.

UN to celebrate International Yoga Day with special commemorative stamps

Apr 19, 2017
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The United Nations is planning to issue special stamps with the images of the sacred Indian sound ‘Om’ to commemorate the International Yoga Day this year.

Devendra Kumar Sharma appointed as Chairman of BBMB

Apr 19, 2017
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BBMB manages the release of water in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan as it controls Bhakra, Pong and other dams.

B N Mohapatra takes over as Financial Commissioner of Railways

Apr 19, 2017
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Born on 15 January 1958, B N Mohapatra is an officer of Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) of 1980 batch.

Indian Navy dedicates its Largest Missile destroyer to Chennai

Apr 19, 2017
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Navy’s largest missile destroyer has been dedicated to Chennai, the city it is named after. The ship has a strong expertise in missile technology.

Top Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal passes away

Apr 19, 2017
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Sanyal was among the last links between CPI(ML), considered as the father of leftwing insurgency in India and its offshoot CPI(Maoist).

Historian A V Narasimha Murthy honoured with Gururaja Bhat Award

Apr 19, 2017
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The award was presented to Murthy by D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Statistics and Programme Implementation.

World Bank released report Globalization Backlash

Apr 18, 2017
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South Asia’s performance will maintain momentum, with the gap between its growth rate and that of East Asia slightly widening over time.

Scotland Yard arrested Vijay Mallya in London

Apr 18, 2017
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Mallya was arrested as a response to India’s request to the UK Government in Februrary 2017 to extradite him in the wake of charges of money laundering and several arrest warrants pending in the country.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Girish Chandra Saxena died

Apr 18, 2017
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Girish Chandra Saxena served as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for eight years between 1990 and 2003.

Pranab Mukherjee honours freedom fighters on centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha

Apr 18, 2017
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At the event, the President acknowledged the Government of Bihar for commemorating the centenary of the Champaran Movement. He also praised the government for organising the event to felicitate the freedom fighters of India.

Vastu Shastra to be introduced in IIT Kharagpur

Apr 18, 2017
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The undergraduate students will be taught graded modules related to basic design and history of architecture will be taught. At the postgraduate level, modules imparting solar principles, sacred diagrams, 9 circuit placements or the nabagraha mandal, sacred altars and design semiotics and semantics will be taught.

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