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Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda resigns

14 hrs ago
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He was elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal on 3 August 2016 after forging an alliance with the Nepali Congress.

World Turtle Day 2017 observed globally

16 hrs ago
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The Day aims to protect the turtles and tortoises and their rapidly disappearing habitats across the world.

World's largest aircraft Airlander 10 completes successful test flight

20 hrs ago
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On 10 May 2017, the behemoth flew for a total of 180 minutes to test its handling, improved landing technology, among other things. It was only the third flight of the Airlander 10.

Environment Ministry and OzonAction organised “Ozone2Climate” Technology Roadshow in Agra

22 hrs ago
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The Technology Roadshow has showcased current refrigeration and air conditioning equipment which is designed to be more energy efficient.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes first African to be elected as WHO Director-General

22 hrs ago
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Prior to being elected as WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012.

Paytm launches Payments Bank

1 day ago
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With this launch, there are now three payments bank operational in the country, the other two being Airtel Payments Bank Ltd and India Post Payments Bank Ltd.

PM Narendra Modi calls for creation of Asia-Africa growth corridor for development of Africa

1 day ago
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The meeting focuses on achieving high 5s–strategy that includes which include agriculture, energy, industrialisation, regional connectivity and improved quality of life.

India becomes second largest steel producer in the world

1 day ago
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As per the data, the top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China.

Petroleum Minister co-chairs India OPEC Institutional Dialogue at Vienna

1 day ago
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Pradhan said that OPEC should work towards responsible pricing, which is important for India for socio-economic and developmental reasons.

Jacqueline Fernandez wins UK Humanitarian Award

2 days ago
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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.

GST Council fixes 4-tier tax slab for services

2 days ago
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Education, Healthcare and Third Tier Railway Travel will be exempted from GST.

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

2 days ago
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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.

Alexander Zverev beat Novak Djokovic to clinch Italian Open Men’s Singles title

2 days ago
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With the win, Zverev became the youngest Masters 1000 titlist since a 19-year-old Djokovic won the 2007 Miami Open presented by Itau.

Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant to win 2017 IPL

2 days ago
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Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner was termed the leading runscorer of the tournament with 641 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Sunrisers Hyderabad was the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 26 wickets.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2017 observed

3 days ago
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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

May 21, 2017
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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.

GST Council announces GST Rates of 1211 items

May 19, 2017
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GST Rates of 1211 items were finalised by the GST council with 81 per cent of them facing a levy of up to 18 per cent.

Anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of chemical, aluminium foil from China

May 19, 2017
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Anti-duty imposed on aluminium foil is up to $1.63 per and up to $8.71 per kg duty was slapped on imports of amoxicillin, used in pharmaceuticals.

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

May 19, 2017
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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.

Anant Geete inaugurates Test Track Facility developed by Global Automotive Research Centre

May 19, 2017
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The Global Automotive Research Centre is a body working under the National Automotive Testing & R&D Infra Project (NATRiP).

Indian Army gets M777 howitzers 30 years after Bofors scandal

May 19, 2017
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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.

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.

Tata Group is India’s most valuable brand: Brand Finance

May 18, 2017
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IT firm Infosys ranked fourth in the list with an estimated value of $6.2 billion, up one rank from 2016, while State Bank of India slipped to the fifth rank in 2017, from third in 2016.

CCEA approves Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission

May 18, 2017
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The Mission will be funded by the Government of India. It will be implemented by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), which is a Public Sector Undertaking of Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

CCEA approves setting up of Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam

May 18, 2017
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The proposal of Department of Agriculture Research and Education (DARE) /Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the scheme, the establishment of the "Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI)-Assam" seeks to set up the Institute on 587 acre of land provided by the Govt. of Assam.

Union Cabinet approves pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

May 18, 2017
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The total cost of the proposal for the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2020 including Union and State Governments share is Rs. 12661 crore. The Government of India’s share during the period is around Rs. 7932 crore.

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.

Union Cabinet approves construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors

May 18, 2017
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In a first of its kind project for India’s nuclear power sector, the ten new units will come up in fleet mode as a fully homegrown initiative. It would be one of the flagship “Make in India” projects in this sector.

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.

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