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India becomes world’s fifth largest military spender

13 hrs ago
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As per the data of SIPRI, the United States remains the world’s largest military spender.

Vani Jairam gets Ghantasala national award

14 hrs ago
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Vani Jairam was awarded the Ghantasala national award, which is instituted in the memory of the Telugu singing legend Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao.

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme

14 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In October 2015, two independent WHO advisory groups recommended pilot implementation of RTS,S in three to five settings in sub-Saharan Africa. The recommendation came from the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization and the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee

Aamir Khan receives Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2017

15 hrs ago
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Legendary actress Vyjayanthimala Bali was also honoured with Master Dinanath Vishesh Puraskar for her achievements in Hindi cinema.

Legendary filmmaker Kasinathuni Viswanath wins Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016

15 hrs ago
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As a presenter of classical and traditional art, music and dance, K Viswanath has been a guiding force in the Indian film industry.

Social activist Prafulla Samantra selected for Goldman Environmental Prize 2017

16 hrs ago
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He was an iconic leader responsible for rallying tribes in Niyamgiri region of Odisha and made use of legal provisions to prevent mining-to-metals conglomerate Vedanta from running the mine in the area.

Indo-French naval exercise Varuna commences

16 hrs ago
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Guided missile destroyer INS Mumbai, stealth frigate INS Trishul and fleet tanker INS Aditya are taking part in the Varuna exercise.

SC directs Kerala government to reinstate TP Senkumar as DGP of Kerala

16 hrs ago
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The ruling was made by a bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta. The bench ruled that Senkumar was dealt unfairly and arbitrarily .

Trump wants to send men to Mars

17 hrs ago
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Donald Trump is planning to send American astronauts to Mars during his first term as the President of the United States.

Cuba and Morocco re-establish diplomatic ties after 37 years

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Morocco's King Mohamed VI has already ordered the opening of an embassy in Havana. Cuba is one of the few Latin American countries where Rabat was not represented to date.

Haryana beat Kerala to win team championship at National Youth Athletics Meet

18 hrs ago
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However, Kerala retained the team crown for girls with 100 points, while Haryana boys topped with 108.5 points at the end of the three day meet.

Etihad appoints Robin Kamark as CEO of Airline Equity Partners

19 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Kamark will be responsible for leading and developing the Group’s minority equity investment strategy, which includes stakes in airberlin, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional and Virgin Australia.

India teams up with other nations to protect ancient heritage from terrorism

19 hrs ago
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Ten nations including India and China have come together to form a group to protect historic sites against the onslaught of terrorism.

World Malaria Day 2017 observed globally

20 hrs ago
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In sub-Saharan Africa, Malaria case incidence and death rates fell by 21 per cent and 31 per cent respectively.

Pakistani Hindus allowed to worship at Shiva temple after 20 years

21 hrs ago
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A Pakistani High Court gave permission to Hindus to conduct religious activity at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad after almost 20 years.

101-year-old Man Kaur bags gold in 100m event at World Masters Games

22 hrs ago
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The Chandigarh-based sprinter will also compete in the 200m race on 26 April 2017. She has also registered to take part in the shot put and javelin throw events.

Arunachal Pradesh: Students Union protest against China's claim over renaming places in state

1 day ago
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China’s move comes in the backdrop of the latest visit of Dalai Lama to Arunachal Pradesh, a state that is claimed as South Tibet of Tibet by China.

Newton wins Best Film at Hong Kong Film Festival

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Directed by Amit Masurkar, Newton is a political satire. The movie revolves around Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk, who is sent on election duty to a naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh.

Sulkhan Singh appointed as DGP of Uttar Pradesh

1 day ago
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Sulkhan Singh succeeds Javeed Ahmed, who was transferred to a lower rank.

Double-decker AC train to be launched on high-density routes

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Indian Railways is going to launch a double-decker train on high demand routes, which would be less costly than 3AC in regular trains.

Pakistan’s Gwadar port leased to China Overseas Port Holding Company for 40 years

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Before COPHC, the control of the Gwadar port was with Singapore’s Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) International.

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas won Monte-Carlo Masters Men’s Doubles title

1 day ago
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The duo defeated seventh-seeded Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 10-4 in 74 minutes in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final.

Saudi Arabia King's son Prince Khaled appointed as US Envoy

1 day ago
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The appointment of Prince Khaled to Washington signals the Saudi kingdom’s eagerness to strengthen bilateral ties with US under President Donald Trump.

Rafael Nadal wins Monte Carlo Masters Men’s Singles title

1 day ago
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With the win, Nadal became the first man in the Open era to win the same event 10 times. He won eight Monte Carlo titles in a row from 2005 to 2012. He won the title again in the year 2016.

Google Doodle commemorated Kannada actor Rajkumar's 88th birthday

1 day ago
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Google pays tribute to Kannada acting legend Rajkumar through a special doodle, preserving his legacy.

Google to introduce 'Copyless Paste' feature

1 day ago
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The Copyless Paste feature will take data from Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps.

Yogi Adityanath inaugurated National Panchayati Raj Diwas function

1 day ago
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The day is observed every year to mark the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992, which came into effect on 24 April 1993.

India Post releases commemorative postage stamp on coffee as fragrance stamp

1 day ago
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Union Minister of State Nirmala Sitharaman expressed happiness over coffee growing extending to non-traditional areas like Araku in Andhra Pradesh, parts of hilly Odisha and other places in North India.

Kailash Satyarthi honoured with P C Chandra Puraskaar 2017

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Satyarthi was honoured with the award for his global crusade against child slavery and exploitative child labour.

India, South Korea signed MoU for Defence Industry Co-Operation in Shipbuilding

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The co-operation with South Korea will help India in upgrading and modernising its facilities and execute naval shipbuilding projects in a timely and cost effective manner.

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