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Priyanka Chopra wins People's Choice Awards for Favourite Dramatic TV Actress

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This is the second People’s Choice Award for Chopra. She had won her first award in 2016 in the ‘Favourite Actress in a New TV series’ category for her role in Quantico.

India ranks 78th in Global Passport Index

10 hrs ago
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The list was topped by Germany with a visa-free score of 157. On the other hand, Singapore overtook South Korea and became the highest ranked Asian passport with a visa-free score of 156.

CV Vishveshwara, pioneer in black hole research work, passes away

1 day ago
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His calculations gave a graphic form to the signals emitted by two merging black holes. This was the waveform detected in 2015 by the LIGO collaboration.

Antonio Tajani is new President of European Parliament

1 day ago
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Former Italian Air Force officer Antonio Tajani was elected as President of the European Parliament after four rounds of voting.

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, passes away

1 day ago
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Cernan set the foot on the moon as commander of Apollo 17, the final manned mission to the lunar surface. The mission reached the moon’s surface on 19 December 1972.

25 children including 13 girls selected for National Bravery Awards

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Geeta Chopra award will be conferred on Tejasweeta Pradhan and Shivani Gond of West Bengal who showed immense courage fearlessly helping police and NGO in uncovering an international sex racket leading to the arrest of the mastermind in Delhi.

Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored authored by Rishi Kapoor and Meena Iyer

1 day ago
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Rishi, the youngest son of Indian cinema’s showman Raj Kapoor, debuted as a child artiste in Mera Naam Joker, winning a National Award for his performance.

Oxfam released report titled An economy for the 99 per cent

2 days ago
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The report calls for a fundamental change in the way we manage our economy so that they work for all people, and not just a fortunate few.

IMF downgrades India’s GDP growth forecast to 6.6%

2 days ago
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The International Monetary Fund expects India’s growth to pick up at a slower pace in 2017-18.

Jacob Polley wins 2016 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry

2 days ago
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'Jackself’ is a sequence of narrative poems partly inspired by his childhood in Cumbria, England.

First Ever Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Dance Festival concluded in Hyderabad

3 days ago
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During the festival, over 100 artists from about 10 countries showcased their traditional and contemporary dance nuances.

SpaceX launches Cluster of Iridium Satellites from California

3 days ago
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The launch was made after three consecutive postponements in recent weeks. The 23-foot long Falcon 9 placed the cluster of Iridium’s 10 communication satellite into designated orbits.

Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies

3 days ago
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Pinyin, the writing system that turns Chinese characters into words using letters from the Roman alphabet, changed the way the language was taught. It was officially adopted by the Chinese Government in 1958, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1982, and the United Nations in 1986.

Kiran Doshi’s book titled ‘Jinnah Often Came to Our House’ won 2016 Hindu Prize

3 days ago
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The book, which is a work of fiction, is set against the political turmoil of the Indian Subcontinent from the early part of the 20th century, ending with the Partition and Independence.

Unemployment in India pegged at 18 million in 2018: ILO

3 days ago
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As per the report, working poverty rates have been declining over the long term and this trend is expected to continue in 2017.

62nd Filmfare awards presented in Mumbai

3 days ago
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In critics award category, Sonam Kapoor won the Critics' Award as Best Actor (Female) for her performance in Neerja.

69th Army Day celebrated on 15 January

3 days ago
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The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the National Capital as well as in all headquarters.

Surjit Singh Barnala, former Chief Minister of Punjab, dies

3 days ago
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Barnala has served as Chief Minister of Punjab from 29 September 1985 until 11 May 1987, a period of Sikh militant movement in Punjab.

India's first solar power boat launched in Kerala

Jan 14, 2017
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The government will soon launch ten more solar power boats with an aim to replace the existing fleet of diesel boats with solar-powered ones.

Rudensky, Sakaguchi and Ramsdell win 2017 Crafoord Prize

Jan 14, 2017
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They won the honour for “their discoveries relating to regulatory T cells, which counteract harmful immune reactions in arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.”

India successfully test-fires Guided Pinaka rocket

Jan 13, 2017
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The Armament Research and Development Establishment  (ARDE) Pune, the Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad and the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) Hyderabad jointly developed the Guided Pinaka.

Portugal conferred National Order of Kingthood on Eduardo Faleiro

Jan 13, 2017
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Eduardo Faleiro is the Union Minister of State for External Affairs during the UPA Government.

Aakhiri Ahuti, Free-of-cost service to ferry remains of NE people, launched

Jan 13, 2017
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Delhi police statement said, "Aakhri Ahuti is a humanitarian initiative taken by Delhi Police in co-operation with IndiGo to carry the remains of the deceased from the North-east free of cost to the North-eastern destinations”.

Barack Obama awards Joe Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Jan 13, 2017
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Joe Biden is the 47th Vice President of the United States.

Expert Group on SECC submitted report

Jan 13, 2017
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The expert group observed that the use of SECC data would lead to better budgetary planning and allocation of resources for various programmes.

Manish Tewari appointed as Distinguished Senior Fellow of Atlantic Council

Jan 12, 2017
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At the council, Tewari will work on developing programmes that are aimed at strengthening US-India ties.

Former MRF director KM Philip passes away

Jan 12, 2017
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In recognition of his services, the All India Rubber Industries Association instituted the KM Philip Medal & Award on his 90th birthday.

Barack Obama selects 4 Indian-American scientists for presidential awards

Jan 12, 2017
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The four Indian-American scientists are Kaushik Chowdhury, Pankaj Lal, Manish Arora and Aradhna Tripati.

World’s first gender literature fest to be held in Patna

Jan 12, 2017
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The Gender Resource Centre of Bihar’s Women Development Corporation will be organising the first of its kind festival.

Second Scorpene class submarine Khanderi launched in Mumbai

Jan 12, 2017
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India annually celebrates 8 December as the Submarine Day. The day commemorates the birth of the submarine arm with induction of the first submarine, erstwhile INS Kalvari, into the Indian Navy on 8 December 1967.

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