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Former Punjab minister Gurdev Singh Badal passes away

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Former Punjab Agriculture Minister, Gurdev Singh Badal passed away at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on 28 March after a prolonged illness.

Rana Kanwar Pal Singh elected as Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly

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Rana Kanwar Pal Singh was elected unopposed amid a walkout by the members of opposition parties including the Aam Aadmi Party.

Vanita Gupta appointed president of 'Leadership Conference'

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Vanita Gupta was named as the next president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organisation, The Leadership Conference Education Fund.

India, US, Britain, France boycott UN’s conference on banning nuclear weapons

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India, US along with 40 other nations refrained from participating in the UN conference aimed at creating a new global treaty that will lead towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

Eminent Jurist Tehmtan R Andhyarujina passes away

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Before joining the Bar, Andhyarujina was selected as Indian Foreign Services in 1958.

Border Security Force gets first woman combat officer after 51 years

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The BSF received Pareek after a convocation ceremony conducted in the BSF academy at Tekanpur, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

Indian Navy to de-induct TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft after 29 years

1 day ago
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The Tu-142M, still the world's fastest turbo-prop plane, was bought in 1998 from the USSR and inducted into Indian Navy as its long-range maritime patrol aircraft at Dabolim Goa.

World Conference on Environment 2017 concluded

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The World Conference on Environment 2017 was held for two days 25-26 March 2017 at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

Environment Ministry official to chair Animal Welfare Board of India

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At present, the Board is chaired by Sharad Singh Negi, Special Secretary and Director-General (Forests), MoEF.

Carrie Lam to be Hong Kong's first female Chief Executive

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Lam Carrie will be the first female Chief Executive of the city and also the first leader to have graduated from the University of Hong Kong.

Randeep Guleria appointed as Director of AIIMS, New Delhi

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The appointment was made by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Dr Guleria has been appointed as Director, AIIMS, for five years.

Arun Jailtley handed over DRDO developed products to Indian Navy

2 days ago
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The three Naval Systems -  USHUS-II Submarine Sonar, Directing Gear for Hull Mounted Sonar Array and RLG based Inertial Navigation System for Ship Applications (INS-SA) – will boost India’s maritime security.

WEF released Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017

2 days ago
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The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017 advised countries to enable the energy transition with adaptable and  co-designed policies.

Navy successfully test-fired Barak missile from INS Vikramaditya

3 days ago
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The successful test-firing of the Barak Missile by the Navy is expected to boost India’s maritime security.

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members observed

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Collett was working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) when he was abducted by armed gunman in 1985.

International Day for Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations 2017 observed

3 days ago
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The day also pays tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all.

International day of Remembrance of the victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade observed globally

3 days ago
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The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery was observed globally on 25 March 2017.

BJP legislator Michael Lobo elected as deputy speaker of Goa assembly

Mar 24, 2017
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BJP Legislator Michael Lobo has been elected as the new Deputy speaker of the Goa assembly, defeating Congress nominee Izidore Fernandes by 21-15.

Pawan Hans to start ‘Dilli Darshan’ chopper rides

Mar 24, 2017
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Pawan Hans, the national helicopter service company is soon going to start helicopter rides for Delhi darshan, the starting price of which is just Rs 2499 per person.

French Mathematician Yves Meyer won Abel Prize 2017

Mar 24, 2017
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Yves Meyer worked at the Centre of Mathematics and its Applications (CMLA) until formally retiring in 2008

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 observed globally

Mar 24, 2017
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The day commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.

Radha Mohan Singh launches Coffee Table Book titled 50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution

Mar 24, 2017
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The book was launched to commemorated National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) Golden Jubilee year.

Tiny shrimp fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

Mar 24, 2017
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The creature was preserved in ancient volcanic rock. The researchers decided to name it after their favourite naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

 

Noted Tamil writer Ashokamitran passes away

Mar 24, 2017
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A well known novelist and essayist, Ashokamitran was noted for his subtlety and refreshing creativity in expression.

Raghu Rai honoured with Lifetime Achievement at National Photography Awards

Mar 24, 2017
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Rai began his career in photography in 1965. He has also served on the jury of World Press Photo and Unesco’s International Photo Contest.

Five Indian cities included in World Heritage List

Mar 23, 2017
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Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai are the five cities that were included in the tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

ISRO creates history by commissioning world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel

Mar 23, 2017
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ISRO commissioned world’s third largest hypersonic wind tunnel in a space centre in Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram.

SC constituted committee to explore technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites

Mar 23, 2017
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A committee that comprises of representatives from the Union government and internet majors was constituted by SC to explore technical solution to block videos of sexual offences on social networking sites.

Ninth Gorkhas celebrates 200-years of raising in Secunderabad

Mar 23, 2017
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The troops of the Gorkha regiments are ethnic Nepali Gurkhas of Nepal and ethnic Indian Gorkhas of India.

World Meteorological Day 2017 observed globally

Mar 23, 2017
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On the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2017, WMO released its new digitized International Cloud Atlas.

India slips to rank 131 in Human Development Index, Norway tops again

Mar 23, 2017
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India has been ranked 131 in the Human Development Index, below two of its SAARC counterparts Sri Lanka and Maldives, which have been categorised in the high human development category.

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