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Bengal's Kanyashree initiative wins United Nations Public Service Award

3 hrs ago
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Kanyashree Prakalpa is a targeted conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and other educational and skill development institutions and preventing child marriage.

Positive growth registered in foreign & domestic tourists in 2016

23 hrs ago
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Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism aggregates information on domestic and foreign traveler visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) gotten from Departments of Tourism of different State Governments and UT Administrations. These numbers shows the result of 12.68% and 5.92% growth respectively for domestic and foreign traveler.

ISRO launches Cartosat-2 along with 30 nano-satellites from Sriharikota

1 day ago
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Out of the 30 co-passenger nano-satellites, 29 belong to foreign customers from 14 countries. The lone domestic nano-satellite from an educational institution in Kanyakumari district.

Sonam Kapoor's fashion label Rheson wins PETA Award 2017

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Her brand label Rheson was awarded for a line of bags made exclusively of vegan materials.

Vladimir Voronkov appointed as Under-Secretary-General of UN Counter-Terrorism Office

2 days ago
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At present, Vladimir Voronkov serves as the Russian Federation’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna.

Kenneth I Juster to be next US Ambassador to India

2 days ago
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Juster, a lawyer from Harvard University, knows India well and was deeply involved in successful bilateral negotiations between the United States and India.

1st India-Russia Joint Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation held

2 days ago
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India and Russia have identified key areas to bolster cooperation in the science and technology sector, including space and marine technologies, IT and deep ocean engineering.

Qatar Airways announced World's Best Airline at 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards

2 days ago
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On the other hand, Air Asia won awards for being the Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia for a month year in the row, and also as World's Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin 2017.

Initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide

2 days ago
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On the occasion of third edition of International Day of Yoga, let's have a glance on all the projects and initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide.

18 sections, 2 rules for GST notified

2 days ago
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The new tax reform is a step is for the betterment of the economy will help in unifying more than a dozen of central and state levies into one.

3rd edition of International Yoga Day celebrated worldwide on June 21

3 days ago
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Yoga is more than a physical activity as it cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.

Anil Kumble resigns as head coach of Indian Cricket team

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

According to Kumble’s tweet following his resignation, Kohli had “reservations” about the coach’s style and role, which helped him to make a mind to resign from the post.

Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute selected for PM's Yoga Award 2017

3 days ago
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The award was instituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the Second International Day of Yoga at Chandigarh on 21 June 2016.

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind resigns

3 days ago
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Ram Nath Kovind was on 19 June 2017 declared as the NDA candidate for upcoming Presidential Elections.

Sweden pledges to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2045

3 days ago
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The vote makes Sweden the first country to significantly strengthen its climate targets since the Paris Agreement in 2015.

World Refugee Day 2017 observed globally

Jun 20, 2017
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The United Nations General Assembly on 4 December 2000 decided to observe the World Refugee Day on 20 June every year.

Pakistan beats India to win 2017 ICC Champions Trophy

Jun 19, 2017
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It was the first time that Pakistan had qualified for a Champions Trophy final. It was also their first final in an ICC ODI competition since 1999.

Ramakrishna Mission Chief Swami Atmasthananda passes away

Jun 19, 2017
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Swami Atmasthananda was elected as the President of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission on 3 December 2007.

Kidambi Srikanth beats Kazumasa Sakai to win Indonesia Open Super Series Premier title

Jun 19, 2017
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The tournament was held in Jakarta, Indonesia and has a total purse of $1000000.

Yeshe Dorjee Thongshi chosen for Bhupen Hazarika Award 2017

Jun 16, 2017
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The award will be conferred on Thongchi at a function to be held in Jammu and Kashmir in September 2017 by Pune-based social organization Sarhad.

India re-elected to United Nations Economic and Social Council

Jun 16, 2017
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India will retake its seat in January 2018 when its current term ends.

Former Chief Justice of India PN Bhagwati passes away

Jun 16, 2017
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As the 17th Chief Justice of India, Bhagwati remained on the highest judicial post between July 1985 and December 1986.

Neeru Chadha elected as first Indian woman Member of ITLOS

Jun 16, 2017
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Neeru Chadha is an eminent lawyer and the first Indian woman to become the Chief Legal Adviser in the Union Ministry of External Affairs.

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017

Jun 16, 2017
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The novel unfolds over the course of one final show by stand-up comedian, Dovaleh Gee, who exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a fateful and gruesome choice he had to make between the two people who were dearest to him.

DRDO successfully test-fires anti-tank Nag missile

Jun 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Nag missile is a third generation “fire and forget” anti-tank missile.

Union Cabinet approves Interest Subvention to banks on short-term crop loan to farmers

Jun 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The scheme will help farmers getting short term crop loan up to Rs. 3 lakh payable within one year at only 4 per cent per annum. The Government has allocated a sum of Rs. 20339 crore for the purpose.

Union Cabinet approves proposal to introduce Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017

Jun 15, 2017
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The Bill aims at providing a comprehensive resolution framework for specified financial sector entities to deal with bankruptcy situation in banks, insurance companies and financial sector entities.

Indian warships arrive in Australia for bilateral maritime exercise AUSINDEX-17

Jun 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Indian Naval Ships Jyoti, Shivalik and Kamorta are on a port visit to Freemantle, Australia from 13 June to 17 June 2017.

RBI identifies Accounts for Reference by Banks under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Jun 14, 2017
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The IAC, in the meeting, agreed to focus on large stressed accounts at this stage and accordingly took up for consideration the accounts, which were classified partly or wholly as non-performing from amongst the top 500 exposures in the banking system.

EU to release remaining 25 mn euros of its grant for primary, secondary education in India

Jun 14, 2017
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Contribution from EU has helped in setting up and improving schools and facilities across India. It also helped in bridging gender and social gaps.

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