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Mittal's resignation came hours after Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express got derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district early on 23 August 2017.
In an another decision, the Cabinet has increased the creamy layer ceiling for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing RS 6 lakh for central government jobs.
The Day marks the anniversary of the 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in the western part of the island of Santo Domingo, which is now known as Haiti.
The 1 cm nano missile can fly by burning the red phosphorus, and hit the target of three metres distance was developed with an aim to help Army personnel in their fight against terrorism.
The decision in this regard was taken three months back. The current venue for museum was finalized by the Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel himself.
He retired from the Rajya Sabha as its oldest member in 2014 after serving two terms since being elected to the upper house in 2002.
As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Mumbai features amongst the 17 most-polluted cities in Maharashtra and 123 cities from the country.
The bench that pronounced the judgement on Triple Talaq issue comprised judges from different religious communities -- Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim.
The ship is commanded by Commander Kaushik Chatterjee and has a complement of 05 officers, 46 sailors and is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition.
Rao launched various initiatives for the welfare of farmers in the state such as providing free power to farmers, waiving off 1 lakh loan of every farmer, supplying fertilizers in time and announced to credit 4000 per acre per crop to every farmer.
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a 40-member 'preview committee’ for the International Film Festival of India 2017 with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri as the convenor.
The high-level panel formed by the Maulana Azad Education Foundation had said the proposed schools could work on the patterns of Kendriya Vidayala or Navodaya Vidyalaya.
The negotiations for the agreement, officially dubbed as the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), were launched in November 2010 to boost bilateral trade and investments.
On 21 August 2017, the people of the United States would be witness to a complete eclipse of the sun, a spectacle that would be visible exclusively in the US.
The Indianapolis sank in 12 minutes, making it impossible for it to send a distress signal or deploy life-saving equipment.
His dark and absurd humour was also helpful in protecting his works from censors like the 1970 movie 'The Cruise' that in intricately showed the absurdities of life under communism in Poland.
Rahul Doshi won the title by answering a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.
The Union Ministry of Defence intends to bring transformational changes in the BRO in order to improve the pace of execution of works and to achieve the desired outcomes according to the requirement of the Armed Forces.
The appointment of Kudashev came seven months after the death of Russia's previous Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin.
President Ram Nath Kovind presented the National Safety Awards (Mines) for the years 2013 and 2014.
The award for each mine was received jointly by one management representative and one workers’ representative.
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) was observed across the globe on 19 August 2017 with the theme #NotATarget.
Asteroid Florence is named in honour of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Reports suggest that it is about 4.4 kilometres in size.
Asteroid Florence, which is one of the largest near-Earth asteroids, will pass safely by Earth on 1 September 2017 in its closest ever encounter with the planet.
Prior to this appointment, Suri was serving as the Chief General Manager of the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India.
6 Apache attack helicopters will be purchased at an expense of around 4168 crore rupees.
Infosys said that the company’s board had accepted Sikka’s resignation during a board meeting held on 18 August 2017.
The photographer who defined photography in his own style was a winner of almost every major international prize associated with the profession.
The Foreign and Defense Chiefs of Japan and the United States have agreed to continue exerting pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programs.
The Agriculture Ministry said, record production has been achieved in rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses due to the good rainfall and various initiatives taken by the government.
The approval of DIPAM proposal will empower the Core Group of Secretaries to take policy decisions with regard to procedural issues and to consider deviations as necessary from time to time for effective implementation of decisions of CCEA.