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FDA approves first drug for moderate and severe eczema cases

2 hrs ago
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The injection will have an initial list price of USD 37000 per year, as per Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, which developed the drug.

President Donald Trump signs executive order to roll back Obama's climate change measures

2 hrs ago
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After signing the roll-back plan at headquarters of EPA, Trump said that the executive action will lift the restrictions on American energy.

US Senate votes to approve Montenegro as NATO's 29th member

3 hrs ago
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As of now, 25 other NATO members have ratified Montenegro's accession. The Netherlands and Spain have yet to do so.

AAI, DRDO and Jharkhand Government signed a Tripartite MoU for Development of Deoghar Airport in Jharkhand

7 hrs ago
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For redevelopment of the Deoghar airport, the Jharkhand government has acquired 600.34 acres of land which will be handed over to AAI apart from the existing 53.41 acres Deoghar Airport land.

INLCU L51 commissioned into Indian Navy

7 hrs ago
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The ship was commissioned by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair.

General Bipin Rawat conferred with title of Honorary General of Nepalese Army

7 hrs ago
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Earlier, General Rajendra Chettri, the Chief of the Nepalese Army, was conferred with the title of Honorary General of the Indian Army in February 2017.

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Dr. B. C. Roy National Awards

8 hrs ago
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President Mukherjee also presented Hari Om Ashram Alembic Research Awards for the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada passes away

10 hrs ago
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During his struggle, he spent 26 years and 3 months in prison, including 18 years on the infamous Robben Island.

Uttarakhand High Court banned river mining across the state for four months

10 hrs ago
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The committee will prepare a comprehensive action plan for mining in the state that will act as a blueprint for next 50 years.

United Nations appoints David Beasley to run World Food Programme

10 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The WFP executive board noted Beasley’s appointment in a letter to Guterres on 28 March 2017.

Ravichandran Ashwin receives Garfield Sobers Trophy

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The award was judged by a voting academy, which was completely independent of the ICC. They panel took into consideration performances between 14 September 14 2015 and 20 September 2016. During this period, Ashwin produced some extraordinary all-round performances across all three formats of the game.

Union Government launches Online Film Certification System E-Cinepramaan

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

This online certification system will enable in making the CBFC Office paper less.

Former Punjab minister Gurdev Singh Badal passes away

1 day ago
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Former Punjab Agriculture Minister, Gurdev Singh Badal passed away at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on 28 March after a prolonged illness.

Bhubaneswar to host Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Kalinga Stadium has previously successfully hosted the 2014 Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy.

India reclaims Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 2-1 series victory of Australia

1 day ago
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India’s KL Rahul scored an unbeaten half-century, while Ajinkya Rahane made an aggressive 37 runs in the fourth Test.

Sahitya Akademi awardees cannot return award: HC

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The ruling was given by a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal.

Vanita Gupta appointed president of 'Leadership Conference'

1 day ago
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Vanita Gupta was named as the next president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organisation, The Leadership Conference Education Fund.

Odisha becomes the first state to bring banking to remote areas

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Self Help Groups will help people living in the remote unbanked areas of Odisha to get access to services including the opening of bank accounts, depositing of cash and withdrawals and Aadhaar-enabled payment.

Parliament passes Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Bill describes mental illness as “a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to recognise reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, mental conditions associated with the abuse of alcohol and drugs.”

Law Commission of India submitted report on Hate Speech

1 day ago
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The Law Commission of India submitted the report on ‘Hate Speech’ in pursuance of a recommendation made by the Supreme Court of India.

Union Government sanctioned 101 Integrated Cold Chain Projects

1 day ago
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These new projects will lead to the reduction in wastage in agri supply chains and will create huge employment opportunities.

India-Nepal petroleum pact renewed

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

As per the revised petroleum pact, which was supposed to expire on 31 March 2017, Indian Oil will supply one million tonnes fuel annually to Nepal for 5 years.

India, US, Britain, France boycott UN’s conference on banning nuclear weapons

1 day ago
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India, US along with 40 other nations refrained from participating in the UN conference aimed at creating a new global treaty that will lead towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

Eminent Jurist Tehmtan R Andhyarujina passes away

1 day ago
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Before joining the Bar, Andhyarujina was selected as Indian Foreign Services in 1958.

SC asks Centre, J&K government to decide Muslim minority status in state

1 day ago
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Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing in the court on behalf of Centre said it is a national issue as in some states the community, which is part of minorities nationally, is in majority.

Border Security Force gets first woman combat officer after 51 years

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The BSF received Pareek after a convocation ceremony conducted in the BSF academy at Tekanpur, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

Union Petroleum Ministry launches MoPNG e-Seva

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The MoPNG e-Seva portal will be a single point interface for all customers to reach out to the government for addressing their feedback or grievances related to Oil & Gas Sector on social media.

Can colour-blind people pursue MBBS: SC to Medical Council of India

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The committee shall include experts from genetics, ophthalmology, psychiatry and medical education from AIIMS, New Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It was Vettel's first win since the Singapore Grand Prix in September 2015.

Earth Hour observed on 25 March 2017

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

To mark the occasion, the lights were switched off for one hour between 8.30 9.30 pm at several iconic monuments and buildings in India and across the world.

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