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India, World Bank sign USD 35 million agreement to enhance efficiency in tax administration in Assam

7 hrs ago
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The objective of the project is to improve predictability and transparency in budget execution and efficiency in tax administration in Assam.

Sharjah named World Book Capital 2019 by UNESCO

8 hrs ago
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Sharjah has been named as 'the World Book Capital' for 2019 by UNESCO for the quality of its literary and cultural activities and for its efforts to make books accessible to the entire population of the nation.

World's first ATM celebrates its 50th birthday

8 hrs ago
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The first ATM was opened on 27 June 1967 at a branch of Barclays bank in Enfield, north London, the first of six cash dispensers commissioned by the bank.

Loknath Behra appointed as DGP of Kerala

8 hrs ago
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Behra's appointment as state police chief was confirmed by the Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government after the cabinet meeting.

Indian Army gets first batch of modern bullet-proof helmets

9 hrs ago
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Indian Army has ordered the bolted version of bolt-free ballistic helmets. Bolt-free is a higher and expensive version of bullet-proof helmets, which gives all-round protection from head injuries.

India-Netherlands Joint Communique issued during PM Modi’s visit

9 hrs ago
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With 20% of India’s exports to Europe entering through the Netherlands, the Prime Ministers discussed the role of the Netherlands as India’s Gateway to Europe.

6th Joint Trade Committee was convened between India and Myanmar

9 hrs ago
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The 6th Joint Trade Committee (JTC) Meeting was convened between India and Myanmar at New Delhi. It was co-chaired by Indian Minister of Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and Myanmar’s Union Commerce Minister Dr. Than Myint.

Narinder Nath Vohra appointed as President of India International Centre

10 hrs ago
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The appointment was made after eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee quit the presidential post.

Chinese Navy launches biggest new generation destroyer

10 hrs ago
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China has launched its biggest new generation destroyer that weighs around 10,000 tonnes. The launch is a part of the country’s massive expansion effort to become a global naval power.

Chana and Chana Dal words added to Oxford English Dictionary

11 hrs ago
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With this, these Indian food essentials Chickpeas (chana) and the split chickpea lentils (chana dal) join the vast list of more than 600 other words.

JNPT, India's largest container port, hit by cyber attack

11 hrs ago
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Operations at one of the three terminals at India's largest container port Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai were disrupted by the global ransomware attack.

US adds China to the list of Worst Human Trafficking Offenders

12 hrs ago
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As per the report, India is a source, destination, and transit country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking. Forced labour constitutes India’s largest trafficking problem; men, women, and children in debt bondage—sometimes inherited from previous generations—are forced to work in brick kilns, rice mills, agriculture, and embroidery factories.

Lasith Malinga gets one-year ban, fined for media remarks

14 hrs ago
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Sri Lankan fast bowler, Lasith Malinga has been handed over a suspension ban of six months after a disciplinary inquiry found him guilty of breaching his contract.

 

India's policy panel proposes to break up of Coal India into 7 firms

14 hrs ago
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India should split the seven units of state-controlled Coal India Ltd into independent companies to make it more competitive, the government's policy think-tank said on Tuesday in a draft of a new energy policy.

Kaushik Basu takes over as President of International Economic Association

14 hrs ago
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Kaushik Basu is currently serving as the C Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell.

Roger Federer defeats Alexander Zverev to lift ninth Halle Open title

15 hrs ago
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The final took place at the Gerry Weber Stadion in Halle, Germany.

US declares Pakistan-based Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin as global terrorist

1 day ago
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His terrorist outfit Hizbul Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in Jammu and Kashmir which injured 17 people.

Romanian President appoints Mihai Tudose as Prime Minister

1 day ago
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Tudose now have 10 days to win over Romania's parliament with a vote of confidence in his proposed cabinet and policy programme.

Union Government constitutes K Kasturirangan Committee to prepare National Education Policy

1 day ago
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The committee will prepare final draft of National Education Policy under the Chairmanship of eminent Scientist Padma Vibhushan K Kasturirangan.

Dhanraj Pillay to get East Bengal football club's highest honour

1 day ago
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Former Indian hockey captain, Dhanraj Pillay would be conferred East Bengal football club's highest honour - Bharat Gaurav -at its foundation day ceremony on 1 August.

 

The United States and India released a joint statement: Prosperity through Partnership

1 day ago
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The two nations agreed to expand energy and innovation linkages across the energy sector and deepen cooperation, including on more efficient fossil fuel technologies, smart grids, and energy storage.

Kidambi Srikanth beats Chen Long to win 2017 Australian Open

1 day ago
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Srikanth defeated Olympic champion Chen Long 22-20, 21-16 to clinch the Sydney crown.

China's fastest bullet train makes its debut run

1 day ago
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China has launched its first self-developed ‘next generation’ bullet train 'Fuxing' with a maximum speed of 400kmh on one of the country’s busiest lines -Beijing-Shanghai line.

Desh Bandhu Gupta, founder of pharma giant-Lupin passes away

1 day ago
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Desh Bandhu Gupta, Founder and Chairman of Lupin, India’s second-largest pharmaceutical company passed away in Mumbai.

India-Portugal signed 11 agreements during PM Modi’s visit

1 day ago
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Prime Minister Costa said that economic ties between India and Portugal have seen an upward trajectory and the bilateral trade has grown 17 per cent in 2016.

Manushi Chhillar crowned Femina Miss India World 2017

1 day ago
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This is the first time the participants wore Indian dress at the finale designed by Manish Malhotra.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2017 observed

2 days ago
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The day was observed with the theme Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.

Scientists solve centuries-old mystery of unusual glow in the sky after dark

2 days ago
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Scientists have solved the centuries-old unexplained mystery of "bright nights", the unusual glow that appears in the sky after dark and lets observers see distant mountains.

Day of the Seafarer 2017 observed by IMO

3 days ago
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This year's theme aims to particularly engage ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them.

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