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South Asian Speakers’ Summit 2017 concluded in Indore

2 hrs ago
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The South Asian Speakers’ Summit 2017 discussed ways to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by the UN in September 2015.

ISRO successfully tests its Cryogenic Stage for GSLV MkIII for the Flight Duration

8 hrs ago
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This complex technology named the cryogenic engine has been mastered only by six countries namely Russia, the US, France, Japan, China and India

Barren Island, India’s only live volcano, active again

8 hrs ago
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The volcano is erupting in small episodes of five to 10 minutes. The researchers observed only ash clouds during the day. However after sundown, red lava foundations spew from the crater into the atmosphere.

Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH commissioned in Kochi

8 hrs ago
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While Tata Motors is India’s market leader in the automobile industry, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software products.

World Day of Social Justice observed with theme preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work

10 hrs ago
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As recognised by the United Nations, the World Day of Social Justice focuses on guaranteeing fair outcome through social justice, equality, employment and much more.

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir dies

11 hrs ago
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Kabir served as the 39th Chief Justice of India from September 2012 to July 2013.

India ranks 143rd in 2017 Index of Economic Freedom

1 day ago
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In its 23rd edition, the Index analyzed economic policy developments in 186 countries. Countries are graded and ranked on 12 measures of economic freedom that evaluate the rule of law, government size, regulatory efficiency, and the openness of markets.

INSV Tarini inducted into Indian Navy

1 day ago
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The boat draws her origin from the famous Tara-Tarini temple of Orissa’s Ganjam district. The word Tarini means a Boat and is also a Sanskrit word for Saviour.

Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl authored by Ram Kamal Mukherjee

1 day ago
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The book discusses Hema Malini’s life and achievement, since she has been extremely active as a stage performer, actor and a politician.

UAE reveals its plan to build the first city on Mars by 2117

2 days ago
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The United Arab Emirates plans to spearhead international efforts in Mars exploration with its Mars 2117 program.

Vikas Swarup appointed as High Commissioner of lndia to Canada

3 days ago
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Vikas Swarup is a 1986-batch IFS officer. He was conferred with the US-India Business Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare presented Kayakalp Awards 2016-17

3 days ago
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While the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi was conferred with the first prize, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong was given the second prize.

Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma selected for Vyas Samman 2016

3 days ago
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Verma’s play Qaid-e-Hayat talks about the personal life of poet Mirza Ghalib, including his financial hardships and his tragic love for Katiba, a woman calligraphist.

Indian Panorama Film Festival begins in Port Blair

Feb 16, 2017
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The five-day festival will see screening of about 15 films of different languages and genres. The film festival will conclude on 19 February 2017.

EPFO launches Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017

Feb 16, 2017
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The employees’ share of contributions, if declared by the employer as not deducted, shall stand waived.

Justice Vikramajit Sen takes charge of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association

Feb 16, 2017
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Just after taking charge of the DDCA, Justice Sen formed various committees. In a three-page instruction, he laid out the ground rules while keeping most of the committees selected by Justice Mudgal.

India joins Moscow meet, despite exclusion in first round

Feb 15, 2017
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Despite exclusion in the first round of conference, India attended the second round of Moscow meet on Afghanistan issues.

Olympic Champion Bolt wins Laureus 'Sportsman of the Year' award

Feb 15, 2017
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The Rio Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Simone Biles were awarded top honours at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2017.

Jean-Pierre Lacroix appointed as new UN peacekeeping Chief

Feb 15, 2017
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France’s Jean-Pierre Lacroix has been appointed as the United Nations’ new Under-Secretary-General for peacekeeping operations.

Indian tabla player Sandeep Das wins 2017 Grammy Award for Best Global Music

Feb 14, 2017
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The album ‘Sing Me Home’ was released as a part of the documentary on Ma’s project titled ‘The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble’.

Grammy winning singer Al Jarreau passes away

Feb 14, 2017
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Grammy- winning jazz musician Al Jarreau passed away on 12 February 2017, after he was admitted for exhaustion.

International Aero India 2017 begins in Bengaluru

Feb 14, 2017
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For the first time in the history of the show, China is participating in the mega event.

Tehmina Janjua appointed as Pakistan's first woman Foreign Secretary to UN

Feb 14, 2017
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She will replace the outgoing Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, who will now be the Ambassador to the United States (US).

Adele sweeps top prizes at 2017 Grammy Awards

Feb 14, 2017
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Adele swept up the top awards in general category at the 59th Grammy Awards, followed by the late music legend David Bowie whose album ‘Blackstar’ picked up five awards.

ISRO plans Venus mission, wants to revisit Red planet

Feb 14, 2017
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ISRO plans its second interplanetary mission to Mars and its maiden mission to Venus with the help of the French space agency and NASA.

Director Damien Chazelle's musical "La La Land" dominates BAFTA 2017

Feb 13, 2017
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The 70th British Academy Film Awards was dominated by Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land that won five major awards.

National Productivity Day 2017 observed in India

Feb 13, 2017
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Besides, the country also observed National Productivity week from 12 February to 18 February 2017 with the theme 'From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse'.

INS Sarvekshak goes green

Feb 13, 2017
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Indian survey vessel INS Sarvekshak has gone green. It has installed a solar powered system, first for any warship in India.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected President of Germany

Feb 13, 2017
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Steinmeier won an overwhelming majority in the Parliament with 931 out of the total 1260 votes going in his favour.

India successfully test-fired interceptor missile off Odisha coast

Feb 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The mission termed as PDV mission is for engaging the targets in the exo-atmosphere and endo-atmosphere region of earth’s atmosphere.

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