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Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-1 to win 13th FA Cup

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Arsenal, which came off strong right from the start, managed to defeat Chelsea, seven-time FA Cup champion, to grab its 13th FA Cup title

India, Mauritius signed four agreements

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Apart from announcing a 500 million USD line of credit, India offered unconditional cooperation in the key area of maritime security in the Indian Ocean region.

South Korea beat China to win 2017 Sudirman Cup

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It was the first time that the event was hosted outside Asia and Europe since its establishment in 1989.

Construction begins on world's largest telescope in Chile

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The telescope is also designed to be an adaptive telescope and has the ability to correct atmospheric turbulence.

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, passes away

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Brzezinski served as the National Security Adviser to Carter during chaotic years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s.

NASA's Juno Mission reveals Jupiter's deep secrets

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Juno captured the images which portray Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world.

Former Punjab DGP Kanwar Pal Singh Gill passes away

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He was the Director General of Police for two tenures, from 1988 to 1990 and 1991 to 1995. He retired from the Indian Police Service in 1995.

India’s Taj Mahal ranked 5th among top 10 global landmarks

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India’s iconic monument, Taj Mahal was featured in the world's top 10 Travellers' Choice awards for Landmarks.

Sea level rising three times as quickly as they were 25 years ago: Research

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According to a new study from European researchers, sea levels are rising three times as quickly as they were 25 years ago, placing hundreds of millions of people living in coastal areas at risk.

Kerala’s Munnar adjudged 'Best Destination for Romance'

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Kerala’s popular hill station, Munnar won the award for best romantic destination at the 2017 Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards.

Union Environment Ministry bans sale of cattle for slaughter

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The new regulations state that cattle bought cannot be resold within six months. It also states that young and unfit animals cannot be traded.

US Senate confirms Indian-American, Amul Thapar to key judicial post

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Amul Thapar has become the second Indian-American to be appointed to a key judicial position in the US Circuit Court of Appeals.

ICC Cricket Committee recommends DRS for T20 Internationals

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On the other hand, the committee also expressed unanimous support for the implementation of a Test cricket competition. It also reiterated its full support for cricket being involved in the Olympic Games.

Uttarakhand CM launches water conservation campaign

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister has launched a water conservation campaign in the wake of acute water crisis faced by most of the state’s regions.

India shows strong commitment to multilateralism: UN Secretary-General Guterres

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At present, India deploys over 7,600 military and police personnel to UN peace operations in Afghanistan, Congo, Haiti, Lebanon, Liberia, the Middle East, South Sudan, Sudan and the Western Sahara.

Indian researchers find a new way to kill tuberculosis bacteria

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The result was published recently in the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology.

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge Dhola-Sadiya in Assam

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This three lane 9.15 kilometre bridge has been built over river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, that links Dhola to Sadiya in Assam.

Anurag Tripathy appointed as Secretary of CBSE

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Tripathy, an IRPS Officer, will serve the post for a period of five years.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath launches JE vaccination drive in 38 districts of UP

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CM Yogi also launched a toll free number to get or provide any information about encephalitis.

Manchester United beat Ajax to claim 2016–17 UEFA Europa League title

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The club has won three European Cups, one UEFA Europa League, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup.

Government tweaked Startup definition, benefits to now flow for 7 years

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DIPP, the nodal body for Start-up India, said that an entity shall now be considered a start-up up to seven years from the date of its incorporation/registration.

Rajan Anandan appointed as Chairman of IAMAI

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Deep Kalra, Chairman and Group CEO of MakeMyTrip, was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the IAMAI.

India’s first underwater rail tunnel completed ahead of schedule

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For the construction of tunnel, a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) named 'Rachna' was deployed.

Mumbai, Kota feature in the world’s top ten most crowded cities

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Mumbai and Kota have been named in the world’s most crowded cities list. While Mumbai was placed second, Kota was ranked seventh.

Cabinet approves MoU between Spain and India on Organ Transplant Services

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The Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a MoU between India and Spain on cooperation in the field of Organ Transplant Services.

Egypt blocks 21 media websites, including Al Jazeera

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Several media websites including the renowned Qatari channel, Al-Jazeera have been blocked by Egypt, as per reports by the country’s local news agencies.

Sanjay Mitra took charge as Defence Secretary

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Mitra succeeds G Mohan Kumar. Mitra is a 1982 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre.

Cobra lily rediscovered in Nilgiris after 84 years

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Only a few hundred cobra lily plants are left in the wild and they can be found only in a small area measuring less than 10 square kilometres in the Nilgiris.

P V Sindhu elected to Badminton World Federation Athletes’ Commission

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She topped the ballot with 129 votes and will be joined by Marc Zweibler of Germany and Kristy Gilmour of Scotland for a four-year term.

Two Indian peacekeepers honoured posthumously with UN medal

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Two Indian peacekeepers have been awarded the esteemed Dag Hammarskjold Medal for their courageous service in the UN’s peacekeeping operations.

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