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Narendra Modi released 23 volumes of Basavanna's Vachana on social reformer's birth anniversary

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The 23 Vachana volumes are edited by renowned literary scholar late M M Kalburgi and translated by more than 200 people. The Vachana was commissioned by the Bengaluru-based Basava Samithi at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore of which, the Karnataka Government contributed Rs 1 crore.

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2017 observed

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Third Review Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Convention held in April 2013 in the Hague, the Netherlands, adopted a political declaration that confirms the unequivocal commitment of the States Parties to the global chemical weapons ban.

101-year-old Mann Kaur becomes world’s oldest person to complete Auckland Sky Walk

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

On 26 April 2017, Kaur broke the Guinness World Record for javelin with a throw of 5 m 12 in her final competition at the Trusts Stadium in Waitakere, west Auckland.

ISRO to improve India’s communication system by launching 5 satellites

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

ISRO is going to launch five communication satellites by the end of 2017 to improve the communication system in India.

German lawmakers approve package of security measures, partially ban burqa

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The ban on full covering of the faces will not be implemented on health workers who are working to protect themselves against infectious diseases.

Shah Rukh Khan becomes first Indian actor to deliver Ted Talk

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

A successful actor, businessman and a philanthropist, Khan is also a brilliant speaker.

Tamil actor Vinu Chakravarthy passes away

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Vinu Chakravarthy was the one who introduced iconic actress Silk Smitha to the silver screen in the 1980 movie Vandi Chakkaram.

World Immunization Week 2017 observed with theme #VaccinesWork

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The year 2017 marks the halfway point in the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). The GVAP was endorsed by 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012.

Uma Bharti has launched Water Conservation Programme for Bundelkhand

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Uma Bharti has launched a new water conservation programme to address the decline in ground water level in UP and MP’s Bundelkhand region.

UNESCO to screen this Indian short film during World Press Freedom Day celebrations

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day is “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies“.

President conferred Jnanpith Award to poet Sankha Ghosh

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award to well-known Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh to honour his immense contribution to Bengali literature.

Paytm launches Digital Gold; Consumers now buy gold on Paytm

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Using Paytm mobile wallets, consumers can purchase 24K 999.9 purity gold online and store it in MMTC—PAMP’s secure vaults free of charge.

El Salvador becomes first country to ban metals mining

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The law bans "prospection, exploration, exploitation, extraction or processing of metallic minerals in El Salvador."

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed globally

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This year, ILO’s campaign focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health (OSH) data.

Indian Cultural centre holds seminar to strengthen ties with Egypt

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Indian cultural centre in Egypt organised a seminar to strengthen and deepen ties between the two nations.

Haryana Government appoints BS Sandhu as state’s DGP

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

B S Sandhu, a 1984-batch IPS officer has been appointed as the new Director General of Police in Haryana, replacing current chief K P Singh.

Bhubaneswar becomes 1st Indian city to win Pierre L'Enfant Awards-2017

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Bhubaneswar became the first Indian city to win the Pierre L'Enfant Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017 instituted by the American Planning Association.

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard, Swing Shift, Something Wild.

Union Government launches MSEFC Portal and MyMSME Mobile App

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Council (MSEFC) portal will facilitate implementation of delayed payment provisions of the MSMED Act 2006.

Puducherry farmers to get free power

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Puducherry government has decided to give free electricity supply to small and other classes of farmers.

UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The station goes in line with the great strides made by the Emirate of Dubai to turn itself into a hub for renewable energy as part of the Dubai 2020 Vision. The Vision plans make the emirate the smartest and the most sustainable in the world.

'Iceball' Planet discovered through Microlensing

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

NASA scientists discover 'Iceball' planet through microlensing. The new planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life because its star is so is so faint.

India successfully test-fires Agni-III ballistic missile

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Agni-III’s first user successful trial was carried out on 21 September 2012.

PM Narendra Modi launches UDAN scheme, flags off first UDAN flight on Shimla-Delhi route

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Simultaneously, PM Narendra Modi also launched the inaugural UDAN flights on Kadapa – Hyderabad and Nanded-Hyderabad routes.

Nita Ambani made Member of IOC's Olympic Channel Commission

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

On the other hand, the International Olympic Committee also announced the composition of 26 commissions for the year 2017. The composition of the IOC commissions for 2017 has seen a 70 per cent increase in female participation since September 2013.

BCCI loses both revenue, governance vote at ICC meet

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

BCCI was disseminated in ICC’s recent vote on a new revenue sharing model and change in governance structure.

NITI Aayog's vision: Houses, vehicles, ACs for all by 2032

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Niti Aayog has envisaged a new India in which all citizens in 15 years will have houses with toilets, vehicles, power, air conditioners and digital connectivity.

India notifies conformity to UN resolution of imposing sanctions on North Korea

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The resolution prohibits the sale of luxury goods including jewellery, gems, yachts and luxury automobiles like racing cars that could directly contribute to the development of North Korea.

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He is best remembered for his performance in films like Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar, Jail Yatra, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rajput, Qurbani, Dayavan, and others.

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed as Director General of Central Reserve Police Force

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

On the other hand, Union Government also appointed R. K. Pachnanda as the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

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