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Debate on “(En)Forced Patriotism” in Indian Society

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Equating  Nationalism with Patriotism is the root-cause of all the problems. Though both Nationalism and patriotism show the relationship of an individual towards his or her nation, there is a vast difference between them. While Nationalism means to give more importance to unity by way of a cultural background, including language and heritage, patriotism pertains to the love for a nation, with more emphasis on values and beliefs.

Parliament passes Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017

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A bill empowering the Centre to collect statistical data from Jammu and Kashmir was passed by the Parliament after it received a go ahead in the Rajya Sabha on 26 July 2017.

Scientists discover glow-in-the-dark shark in Pacific Ocean

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The glow-in-the-dark shark lives 1000 feet below the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the northwestern Hawaiian islands.

Uttarakhand records second highest tiger count in India

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Uttarakhand is the second state in terms of tiger count behind Karnataka, which has 400 big cats.

Cabinet approves new wage code bill to ensure minimum wage across all sectors

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Over 4 Cr employees are set to benefit from the new wage code bill that was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar Chief Minister, Sushil Modi is his deputy

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Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with Bharatiya Janata Party as a partner of his Janata Dal-United.

Union Cabinet approves revision of guidelines of Sovereign Gold Bonds Scheme

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As per the changes, the investment limit per fiscal year has been increased to 4 kilogramme for individuals, 4 kilogramme for Hindu Undivided Family and 20 kilogramme for Trusts and similar entities notified by the Government from time to time.

Somdev Devvarman to head Centre of Excellence at DLTA

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Somdev Devvarman, former professional Indian tennis player has been roped in to lead a Centre of Excellence at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA).

Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Minister

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After submitting his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, Nitish Kumar told reporters outside Raj Bhawan that it has become difficult to run the Grand Alliance government in Bihar in the prevailing circumstances.

Union Government plans to open over 100 new post offices by 2018

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The Union government is planning to open 81 sub-post offices and 100 branch post offices during the 2017-18 fiscal year under the "Rural Business & Access to Postal Network" scheme.

Delhi government constitutes State Names Authority

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The proposal for the formation of the authority had been pending in the Lieutenant Governor's office for a long time. The authority has been reconstituted for the first time in the AAP government regime.

AAI signs MoU with Uttarakhand government for development of civil aviation sector

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The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed a MoU with the Uttarakhand government and Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority (UCADA) to develop the state’s civil aviation sector

Zimbabwe's Parliament passes bill, giving sweeping powers to President

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Zimbabwe's Parliament has passed a bill amending the constitution to give the President sweeping powers to appoint the country's top judges without consulting any other institution.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 26 July 2017

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Madras High Court said if any person/organisation has a problem in singing or playing the Vande Matram than he/it shall not be forced to sing it, but they should provide valid reasons for not doing so.

Michael Kors buys Jimmy Choo for USD 1.5 billion

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Under the terms of the transaction, Jimmy Choo shareholders will receive 230 pence per share, with an enterprise value of approximately USD 1.350 billion.

Indian monsoons strengthened over past 15 years: MIT Study

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The heightened monsoon activity has reversed a 50-year drying period during which the monsoon season brought relatively little rain to northern and central India.

Kylie Masse wins 100m backstroke world gold in record time

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Canada’s Kylie Masse of Canada stormed to women's 100m backstroke gold in a new world-record time at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

Madhubala to join Bollywood brigade at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds

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Madhubala, who is known as one of the most iconic female celebrities in Hindi cinema, is the latest to join the ranks of Bollywood celebrities, who will have their wax figures at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds.

RDEL launches two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti at Pipavav

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The NOPVs would help in enhancing the ocean surveillance and patrolling capabilities of the Indian Navy.

Researchers develop new method to generate human antibodies

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The revolutionary technique could speed the production of antibodies to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vaccines.

Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated across India to honour Kargil Martyrs

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The 18th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwar was celebrated across India on 26 July 2017. The day is commemorated every year to honour those soldiers who lost their lives while fighting during the India-Pakistan Kargil War in 1999.

Right to Education is Right to Quality Education: Supreme Court

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The court held that appointment of Shiksha Mitras was not as per qualification prescribed for a teacher and they could not be regularized as teachers.

Madras HC makes Vande Mataram mandatory in schools, private and government offices

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Singing of Vande Mataram in schools, government offices, private entities and industries in Tamil Nadu has been made compulsory by the Madras high court.

GST Council panel to select National Anti-profiteering Authority

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The selection committee will be chaired by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 July 2017

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Former BJP MP and Governor of Bihar, Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as the 14th President of India on 25 July 2017.

BillionAbles App to help disabled find accessible public places

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The Delhi-based start-up, BillionAbles has launched a new app with the same name with the aim of assisting people with disabilities to find accessible restaurants, tourist locations and other public places across India.

FSSAI bans stapler pins in tea bags from January 2018

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has also directed all food safety commissioners to take action to prevent the use of unsafe packaging materials by companies.

World’s oldest emoji discovered on 3700-year-old pot in Turkey

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The site depicts the era of the Hittites, an ancient civilisation and empire that is believed to have existed in the north-central Anatolian region.

Fact Box: Project-75 (India) of Indian Navy

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India initiated the "mother of all underwater defence deals" with France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Spain and Japan to build six advanced stealth submarines.

Ramnath Kovind takes oath as 14th President of India

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He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar at a special function in the Parliament.

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