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Day of the Seafarer 2017 observed by IMO

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

Bengal's Kanyashree initiative wins United Nations Public Service Award

1 day ago
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Kanyashree Prakalpa is a targeted conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and other educational and skill development institutions and preventing child marriage.

Regional Poets sweep up 16 Sahitya Academy Awards

2 days ago
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Regional language poets dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 with sixteen awards in various languages.

International Widows’ Day observed globally

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The International Widows’ Day was observed globally on 23 June 2017. The day is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows who dwell with an invisible status in majority of the world societies.

Top-level bureaucratic reshuffle: Rajiv Gauba to be next Union Home Secretary

2 days ago
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Gauba, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, will take over as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Union Home Ministry with immediate effect.

Indian anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra chosen for Queen’s Young Leaders Award

3 days ago
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At present, Feeding India works in 43 cities with 4500 volunteers and has served more than 8.5 million meals to vulnerable individuals such as children, women, old age citizens, disabled people et cetera.

Sonam Kapoor's fashion label Rheson wins PETA Award 2017

3 days ago
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Her brand label Rheson was awarded for a line of bags made exclusively of vegan materials.

India to become most populated country in the world by 2024, says UN report

3 days ago
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In roughly seven years, around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China, according to a UN report.

Iraq: Islamic State blows up iconic al-Nuri mosque of Mosul

3 days ago
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The al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul is the same place from where Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS proclaimed a caliphate, a state governed in accordance to Islamic law or Sharia by a Caliph.

Vladimir Voronkov appointed as Under-Secretary-General of UN Counter-Terrorism Office

3 days ago
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At present, Vladimir Voronkov serves as the Russian Federation’s Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna.

Kenneth I Juster to be next US Ambassador to India

3 days ago
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Juster, a lawyer from Harvard University, knows India well and was deeply involved in successful bilateral negotiations between the United States and India.

China unveils World’s first train that runs on Virtual Tracks

3 days ago
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China has unveiled the world's first ‘railless train’ that runs on a virtual track making use of a sensor technology instead of metal railway tracks.

Italian fashion legend Carla Fendi passes away

3 days ago
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Carla, one of the five Italian sisters at the helm of the iconic Italian label, was the public face of the company famous colourful 'baguette' bags.

Qatar Airways announced World's Best Airline at 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards

Jun 21, 2017
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On the other hand, Air Asia won awards for being the Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia for a month year in the row, and also as World's Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin 2017.

Initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide

Jun 21, 2017
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On the occasion of third edition of International Day of Yoga, let's have a glance on all the projects and initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide.

International Yoga Day 2017: These 7 Yoga poses will help you focus better!

Jun 21, 2017
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On the occasion of the third International Yoga Day, which is being celebrated globally on 21 June 2017, we bring to you some yoga poses that will not only sharpen your mind but also increase your concentration power.

Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO

Jun 21, 2017
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Travis Kalanick, the Chief Executive Officer of Uber has announced his resignation from the post.

3rd edition of International Yoga Day celebrated worldwide on June 21

Jun 21, 2017
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Yoga is more than a physical activity as it cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.

Role of Yoga in Education. What does research say?

Jun 21, 2017
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As the world is celebrating the 3rd International Day of Yoga with much pomp and circumstance, it is becomes important to understand how yoga plays a vital role in education that holds the power to transform the world.

Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute selected for PM's Yoga Award 2017

Jun 21, 2017
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The award was instituted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of the Second International Day of Yoga at Chandigarh on 21 June 2016.

NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 219 new potential planets

Jun 20, 2017
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NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted 219 potentially new planets, among which at least 10 are in the habitable zone, nearly about the same size as the Earth with conditions suitable to host life.

Yoga Gurus who popularized Yoga through ages

Jun 20, 2017
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Yoga, which is mentioned in the Rigveda, became popular mainly around 6th and 5th centuries BCE but only gained prominence in the West in the 20th century.

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind resigns

Jun 20, 2017
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Ram Nath Kovind was on 19 June 2017 declared as the NDA candidate for upcoming Presidential Elections.

World Refugee Day 2017 observed globally

Jun 20, 2017
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The United Nations General Assembly on 4 December 2000 decided to observe the World Refugee Day on 20 June every year.

In a first, UNICEF appoints Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan as Goodwill Ambassador

Jun 20, 2017
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Muzoon Almellehan fled the conflict in Syria along with her family in 2013.

India’s Mars Orbiter, Mangalyaan completes 1000 days in orbit

Jun 19, 2017
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Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), ISRO’s maiden interplanetary mission has completed 1000 Earth days in its orbit, well beyond its designed mission life of six months.

 

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UNHCR

Jun 19, 2017
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By the end of 2016, 65.6 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations.

Dalit Face of NDA government as Presidential candidate

Jun 19, 2017
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Born on 1 October 1945 in Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh, Kovind hails from a Dalit background.

Ramakrishna Mission Chief Swami Atmasthananda passes away

Jun 19, 2017
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Swami Atmasthananda was elected as the President of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission on 3 December 2007.

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed globally

Jun 19, 2017
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The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict was observed globally with the theme ‘Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence’.

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