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

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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.

US Universities report 26 per cent decline in Indian student applications

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The top universities in the United States report a sharp decline in applications from students in India in both graduate and undergraduate courses.

 

Earth Hour observed on 25 March 2017

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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.

PM Modi among Time magazine contenders for most influential people

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi features among the names of probable contenders for Times most influential people 2017 list.

Pro-Houthi court serves death sentence to Yemeni President

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A court located in the Houthi-controlled territory on 25 March 2017 sentenced Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and six other senior officials to death for ‘High treason’.

 

World Bank signs USD 100 million Health Care Deal for Uttarakhand

Mar 24, 2017
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The loan will be from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank with a maturity of 25 years, including a 5-year grace period.

UNHRC approves Sri Lanka’s request for two-year extension to deliver war probe

Mar 24, 2017
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The United Nations Human Rights Council gave Sri Lanka two more years to fulfil its obligation relating to reconciliation on war crimes committed during the war with LTTE.

 

China’s coastal sea level hits record high

Mar 23, 2017
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Study reveals an alarming rise in the Chinese coastal sea levels and warns of the probability of coastal erosion and severe typhoons.

UK Parliament on lockdown after suspected terrorist attack leaves 5 dead

Mar 23, 2017
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In the deadliest attack in London since suicide bombings in July 2005, five people were killed and over 40 injured when a car rammed into the pedestrians outside UK’s Parliament.

Peshawar High Court orders separate counting of Sikhs in census

Mar 23, 2017
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The high court directed that the implementation of the ruling should be carried out in the second phase of the population census, which would start from 25 April 2017.

Forbes World's Billionaires List 2017 released: Bill Gates tops the list

Mar 21, 2017
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With a net worth of USD 23.2 billion, Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), is the highest-ranked Indian in the list at Number 33.

Canadian teacher wins global teacher prize

Mar 21, 2017
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Canadian teacher Maggie MacDonnell was named the winner of the Nobel-like prize, Global Teacher Prize 2017 for her outstanding achievements within the local community that lives in one of the world’s most remote regions.

Scientists in Netherlands develop a new, super-fast Wi-Fi network

Mar 21, 2017
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A team of scientists in the Netherlands has developed a new wireless internet network, which will work a hundred times faster than the best existing networks.

Norway ranked 1 in World Happiness Report, India slips to 122

Mar 21, 2017
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Norway slid up to rank 1 from its previous rank 4 in the World Happiness Report 2017. The other countries that featured in the top five include Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland.

India, Mauritius signed MoU to execute USD 20 million social housing project

Mar 20, 2017
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The agreement was signed during the visit of Mauritius’s Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Housing and Lands Showkutally Soodhun to New Delhi.

Pakistani President promulgates Hindu Marriage bill into law

Mar 20, 2017
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The bill that seeks to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in Pakistan became a law after President Mamnoon Hussain gave his approval. The nod also provides an exclusive personal law to Hindu’s of the country.

Japan launches satellite to monitor North Korea

Mar 18, 2017
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Japan launched a new satellite to monitor North Korea’s movements amidst worries over its increasing missile launching missions.

H-1B premium processing suspended to handle huge rush: US

Mar 18, 2017
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Temporary suspension of the premium processing of H-1B visas is an exercise to handle the huge rush of applications for work visas in the first week of April.

Kansas recognises March 16 as Indian-American Appreciation Day

Mar 17, 2017
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While issuing a proclamation to this effect, Kansas Governor said the unique contribution of Indian community has made Kansas a better place.

G20 meet of finance ministers and central bank governors to begin in Germany

Mar 17, 2017
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The G20 finance ministers and chiefs of the central bank are scheduled to meet from 17 to 18 March in Germany to mainly discuss strengthening of global economic resilience in finance and digitalisation and to promote free trade.

India and Brazil sign agreement to protect rights of detached workers

Mar 17, 2017
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India and Brazil signed a Social security agreement that establishes the rights and obligations of nationals belonging to both the countries and provides for their equal treatment.

New Zealand River gains legal status of a person, ending 140 years battle

Mar 17, 2017
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A river in New Zealand has gained the legal status of a person, complete with all the respective rights, duties and liabilities.

Pakistan launches population census after 19 years

Mar 16, 2017
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Pakistan on 15 March launched its first population census in nearly two decades amidst tight security due to concerns arising out of political instability in the country.

Union Cabinet apprised of MoUs for cooperation in youth and sports matters with Indonesia & Kyrgyzstan

Mar 16, 2017
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While the MoU with Indonesia seeks to enhance cooperation in youth and sports matters, the MoU with Kyrgyzstan aims at strengthening cooperation in the field of youth development.

Federal Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump’s new executive order on travel ban

Mar 16, 2017
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A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked Trump’s new executive order that banned travellers from six Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States for 90 days.

Senate confirms appointment of Trump’s Director of National Intelligence nominee

Mar 16, 2017
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The upper chamber of United States Congress voted overwhelmingly to approve the appointment of Donald Trump’s National Intelligence and Security adviser nominees.

EU court allows employers to ban workers from wearing religious symbols

Mar 15, 2017
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European Union’s highest court passed a ruling allowing companies to ban their workers from wearing religious symbols including Islamic headscarves.

Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Act introduced in US House of Representatives

Mar 15, 2017
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Ted Poe, the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, urged the Trump administration to make a final determination on whether Pakistan is a state sponsor of terrorism.

UK parliament gives final approval for Brexit bill

Mar 14, 2017
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The Brexit bill received its final approval from UK’s parliament on 13 March, paving the way for it to become a law soon.

Scotland's first minister seeks new independence referendum

Mar 14, 2017
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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has sought parliamentary approval to hold a new Scottish independence referendum, as she feels Britain is dragging Scotland out of the European Union against its will.

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