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Jacqueline Fernandez wins UK Humanitarian Award

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While, writer Jeffrey Archer was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to various charity organisations over the years.

Astronomers create the largest map of Universe ever!

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Astronomers have created the first largest map of the universe, solely using the positions of quasars that are incredibly bright and distant points of light.

India's Prashant Ranganathan wins Intel International Science Award 2017 in US

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Prashant's innovation for fighting against pesticide and getting rid of its side effects through biodegradable use could be of great help for Indian farmers.

International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated worldwide

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The International day for Biological Diversity was observed across the world with theme ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ to highlight the contribution of sustainable tourism to economic growth and conservation of biodiversity.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2017 observed

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In December 2002, the UN General Assembly in its resolution declared 21 May as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

Manual titled Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law released by WCD Ministry

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The manual, 'Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law', was issued by the ministry after the Supreme Court in February asked it to develop a list of do’s and don'ts for juveniles in government care.

Chitale Committee recommends several measures for Desiltation of Ganga

2 days ago
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Chitale Committee has recommended that a technical institute may be entrusted with the conduct of the sediment budget, morphological and flood routeing studies that would examine and confirm the necessity of the de-silting.

President Pranab Mukherjee receives first copy of book ‘Metaphysics, Morals and Politics’

3 days ago
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In 1965, Mukhopadhyay was awarded Ph.D. degree by London University. His thesis was published in a book titled ‘The Ethics of Obedience’.

Joint HADR Exercise commences at Naval Station Karwar

3 days ago
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Two first-hand accounts of actual Tsunami relief operations of 2004 were presented by Rear Admiral Suraj Berry and Colonel Vikram Sharma.

Simbex-17, bilateral naval exercise between India and Republic of Singapore, begins

3 days ago
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Indian naval ships Shivalik, Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kamorta and one P8-I Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft are participating in the excercise.

Indian-American student Pranay Varada wins 2017 National Geographic Bee Competition

3 days ago
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In 2016, Rishi Nair, a sixth grader from Florida, won the contest. Varada was a runner up in 2016 National Geographic Bee.

Indian Army gets M777 howitzers 30 years after Bofors scandal

3 days ago
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The weapon system was contracted on 30 November 2016 and as per the contract agreement firing tables is being prepared by the contracted agency, that is, US Government and BAE GCS Ltd with the support of Indian Army.

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni wins Dan David Prize 2017

May 18, 2017
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He will share the award with Andrej Udalski of the University of Warsaw and Neil Gehrels of NASA for their discoveries on time-domain astrophysics.

Annual conference held to discuss disaster preparedness of states and UTs

May 18, 2017
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The annual conference of the Departments of Disaster Management of States and Union Territories was held to review the preparedness of the states and UTs for dealing with any natural disaster.

Indian activists Sanjay Gubbi and Purnima Barman win Whitley Awards 2017

May 18, 2017
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These two Indians are among six global winners of the award shortlisted from 166 entries.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia on Combating International Terrorism

May 18, 2017
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The Union Cabinet led by Narendra Modi has given its approval to the signing of an agreement between India and Australia on cooperation in combating International Terrorism.

ICJ stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution till final order

May 18, 2017
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ICJ judge Ronny Abraham said, “Pakistan shall take all measures to ensure that Jadhav is not hanged until a final decision by the court”.

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away

May 18, 2017
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The minister was last seen in meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 May 2017 itself.

Veteran actress Reema Lagoo passes away

May 18, 2017
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Reema Lagoo was nominated for Filmfare best-supporting actress award for Maine Pyar Kiya, Aashiqui, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Vaastav: The Reality.

David Letterman wins Mark Twain Prize 2017 for American humour

May 17, 2017
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He is also a past recipient of Kennedy Centre Honours for his influence on American culture.

World Meteorological Organisation launches Year of Polar Prediction

May 17, 2017
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The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is one of the key elements of the Polar Prediction Project.

Renowned biologist Purnima Devi Barman nominated for Whitley Awards

May 17, 2017
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The biologist has been working with the Dadara, Pachariya and Hingimari villages of Kamrup district to save the Greater Adjutant Stork.

India ageing gradually; every 5th person to be 60+ by 2050

May 17, 2017
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The report suggested that almost 90 per cent of the population was below the age of 60 years and the working age population proportion stood at 44 per cent in 2015.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2017 observed

May 17, 2017
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The theme for WTISD-17 is Big Data for Big Impact. The theme focuses on the power of Big Data for development and aims to explore how to turn imperfect, complex, often unstructured data into actionable information in a development context.

Dinosaur mummy discovered in Canada with all skin intact

May 17, 2017
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Canada has unveiled a Dinosaur Mummy that had been impeccably preserved with all the skin and gut contents intact.

Indian Navy and Space Application Centre signs MoU for cooperation

May 16, 2017
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The MoU was signed by Vice Admiral S N Ghormade, Director General Naval Operations, and SAC Director Tapan Misra at an event in Ahmedabad.

Suresh Raina launches foundation dedicated to wellness of Mother and Child

May 16, 2017
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Cricketer Suresh Raina has launched a foundation named after his daughter Gracia, which is dedicated to empowering underprivileged pregnant women and providing them with a support system.

Ovais Sarmad appointed as Deputy Executive Secretary of UNFCCC

May 16, 2017
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Sarmad was appointed to the post at the assistant secretary-general level by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Former Puducherry CM Subrahmanyan Ramaswamy passes away

May 15, 2017
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He became Chief Minister of AIADMK in 1974 heading the AIADMK-CPI coalition ministry for a brief period.

NASA detects signs of water on a distant Neptune-sized planet

May 15, 2017
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Researchers in NASA have detected signs of strong water signature on the distant Neptune-sized planet, which is relatively clear of clouds.

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