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Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, passes away

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Brzezinski served as the National Security Adviser to Carter during chaotic years of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970s.

Former Punjab DGP Kanwar Pal Singh Gill passes away

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He was the Director General of Police for two tenures, from 1988 to 1990 and 1991 to 1995. He retired from the Indian Police Service in 1995.

India’s Taj Mahal ranked 5th among top 10 global landmarks

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India’s iconic monument, Taj Mahal was featured in the world's top 10 Travellers' Choice awards for Landmarks.

Kerala’s Munnar adjudged 'Best Destination for Romance'

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Kerala’s popular hill station, Munnar won the award for best romantic destination at the 2017 Lonely Planet Magazine Indian Travel Awards.

US Senate confirms Indian-American, Amul Thapar to key judicial post

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Amul Thapar has become the second Indian-American to be appointed to a key judicial position in the US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Indian flights to soon provide in-flight Wi-Fi Net access

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The Department of Telecommunications has sent a revised proposal to the Committee of Secretaries that will enable on-board Wi-Fi services.

Anurag Tripathy appointed as Secretary of CBSE

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Tripathy, an IRPS Officer, will serve the post for a period of five years.

Rajan Anandan appointed as Chairman of IAMAI

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Deep Kalra, Chairman and Group CEO of MakeMyTrip, was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the IAMAI.

Mumbai, Kota feature in the world’s top ten most crowded cities

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Mumbai and Kota have been named in the world’s most crowded cities list. While Mumbai was placed second, Kota was ranked seventh.

Sanjay Mitra took charge as Defence Secretary

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Mitra succeeds G Mohan Kumar. Mitra is a 1982 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre.

Two Indian peacekeepers honoured posthumously with UN medal

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Two Indian peacekeepers have been awarded the esteemed Dag Hammarskjold Medal for their courageous service in the UN’s peacekeeping operations.

Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda resigns

May 24, 2017
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He was elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal on 3 August 2016 after forging an alliance with the Nepali Congress.

Centre has appointed five members to the National Commission for Minorities

May 24, 2017
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The Union government has appointed five members to fill the vacant seats in the National Commission for Minorities.

James Bond actor Roger Moore passed away at 89

May 24, 2017
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Former James Bond star Roger Moore passed away at the age of 89 after a short but brave battle with cancer.

World Turtle Day 2017 observed globally

May 24, 2017
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The Day aims to protect the turtles and tortoises and their rapidly disappearing habitats across the world.

Controversial godman Chandraswami passes away

May 24, 2017
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He is also said to have dispensed spiritual advice to the Sultan of Brunei, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain, actress Elizabeth Taylor, British PM Margaret Thatcher, arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, crime Lord Dawood Ibrahim and 'Tiny' Rowland.

Kiren Rijiju unveils world's first philosophical novel on God

May 24, 2017
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The book, touted as world’s first philosophical novel on God, is penned by IAS officer Haulianlal Guite.

Tourism Minister inaugurated Exhibition displaying Stone Sculptures returned by Australia

May 24, 2017
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Exhibition titled ‘Return of the three stone Sculptures from Australia to India’ was inaugurated in Delhi’s National museum to mark the safe return of the stolen artefacts.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes first African to be elected as WHO Director-General

May 24, 2017
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Prior to being elected as WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012.

Seventieth World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva

May 23, 2017
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The World Health Assembly is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

UN releases the First draft of Nuclear Ban Treaty

May 23, 2017
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The United Nations has released the first draft of its nuclear ban treaty amidst opposition from all the known nuclear-armed states including the United States and India.

Encourage states to teach Hindi voluntarily: Hindi Advisory Committee

May 23, 2017
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The recommendations were made during meeting of the Hindi Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, held under the Chairmanship of Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, in New Delhi.

India becomes second largest steel producer in the world

May 23, 2017
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As per the data, the top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China.

Modi’s two-day flagship, ‘Start up India Summit’ begins in UAE

May 23, 2017
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The Start-up India summit was convened in UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi to provide a common platform for the Start up eco system in both India and UAE to come together for greater collaborations and interactions.

UK: 19 killed in suspected terror attack following pop concert in Manchester

May 23, 2017
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Post blast, PM Theresa May suspended her General Election campaign in the wake of the apparent terror attack.

India’s Rohan Chakravarty wins WWF International President’s Award

May 23, 2017
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The wildlife and environment cartoonist was announced as one of the two winners of the award, alongside Indonesian environmental youth champion, Adeline Tiffanie Suwana.

Jacqueline Fernandez wins UK Humanitarian Award

May 22, 2017
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While, writer Jeffrey Archer was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to various charity organisations over the years.

Astronomers create the largest map of Universe ever!

May 22, 2017
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Astronomers have created the first largest map of the universe, solely using the positions of quasars that are incredibly bright and distant points of light.

India's Prashant Ranganathan wins Intel International Science Award 2017 in US

May 22, 2017
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Prashant's innovation for fighting against pesticide and getting rid of its side effects through biodegradable use could be of great help for Indian farmers.

International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated worldwide

May 22, 2017
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The International day for Biological Diversity was observed across the world with theme ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ to highlight the contribution of sustainable tourism to economic growth and conservation of biodiversity.

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