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Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 July 2017

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Former BJP MP and Governor of Bihar, Ram Nath Kovind was sworn in as the 14th President of India on 25 July 2017.

World’s oldest emoji discovered on 3700-year-old pot in Turkey

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The site depicts the era of the Hittites, an ancient civilisation and empire that is believed to have existed in the north-central Anatolian region.

Ramnath Kovind takes oath as 14th President of India

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He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar at a special function in the Parliament.

Renowned Indian scientist Yash Pal passes away

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Globally known scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee, Professor Yash Pal passed away at his residence in Noida at the age of 90.

Gopal Baglay appointed as Joint Secretary in PMO

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Baglay's appointment as the Joint Secretary came less than five months after he took charge as Head of the ministry's external publicity division.

India to host Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017

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It is the first time ever that the Global Conference on Cyber Space is taking place outside Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations.

Senior Congress Leader and Freedom Fighter Shivajirao Giridhar Patil passes away

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Senior Congress leader, social activist and father of late veteran actress Smita Patil passed away in Mumbai at the age of 92. He is survived by two daughters and actor grandson, Prateik Babbar.

UR Rao, former ISRO chairman and man behind India's first satellite Aryabhatta, is no more

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Prof Rao was the first Indian space scientist to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of International Astronautical Federation (IAF).

Sanjay Kothari appointed as Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind

2 days ago
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National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Kovind was on 20 July 2017 elected as the President of India, defeating his United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rival Meira Kumar in a straight fight.

Sean Spicer resigns as Press Secretary of US White House

3 days ago
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Following his resignation, Spicer’s top deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders was appointed as Press Secretary.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 July 2017

Jul 21, 2017
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Harmanpreet hammered 20 fours and seven towering sixes during her blistering knock at the strike rate of 148.69, which is next only to New Zealand’s Suzie Bates’ 160.00.

Pranab Mukharjee inaugurates Bicentenary Celebration of Paika Rebellion of Odisha

Jul 21, 2017
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The Paikas rose in rebellion under their leader Bakshi Jagabandhu and, projecting Lord Jagannath as the symbol of Odia unity.

Lord Mervyn Davies appointed as Chair of UK India Business Council

Jul 21, 2017
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Lord Davies is a Partner and the Chairman of Corsair Capital, a private equity firm specialising in financial services.

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies

Jul 21, 2017
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Bennington apparently hanged himself, which lead to his death.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 July 2017

Jul 20, 2017
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The IIIT PPP Bill, 2017 will declare the existing IIITs in Public Private Partnership as Institutions of National Importance with powers to award degrees.

Ram Nath Kovind elected as 14th President of India

Jul 20, 2017
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NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind crossed the winning margin to become the 14th President of India by beating opposition candidate Meira Kumar.

LK Advani receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Lok Sabha

Jul 20, 2017
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The awardees were selected by a jury headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 19 July 2017

Jul 19, 2017
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The Apex court decided to seek legality of the right to privacy while hearing a bunch of petitions contending that the Aadhaar scheme, which requires the mandatory parting of biometric details, is a violation of the citizens' right to privacy.

TR Zeliang appointed as Chief Minister of Nagaland

Jul 19, 2017
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Zeliang's appointment came after Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu and nine ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) legislators failed to appear for the floor test.

US Navy tests world’s first Laser Weapons System

Jul 19, 2017
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The United States Navy has successfully tested the world’s first-ever active Laser Weapons System (LaWS), which is now deployed and ready for attack.

Don't discriminate between soldiers injured in pre & post-independence wars: Armed Forces Tribunal

Jul 19, 2017
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The Armed Forces Tribunal has ordered that troopers injured in pre-Independence wars be given 'war injury pension' like those wounded after it, in a relief to a 94-year-old war veteran.

Astronomers detect strange signals coming from star 11 light years away

Jul 18, 2017
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The radio signals were detected on 12 May 2017 using the Arecibo Observatory, a large radio telescope located in Puerto Rico.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 18 July 2017

Jul 18, 2017
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The Right too compulsory education amendment bill that seeks to amend the 2009 Act relaxes the provision to possess minimum qualifications if the state does not have adequate teacher training institutions.

Swami Smarananandaji Maharaj elected as President of Ramakrishna Math

Jul 18, 2017
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Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission are twin organizations which form the core of a worldwide spiritual movement Ramakrishna Movement or Vedanta Movement.

Martin Landau, the actor who won Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ is no more

Jul 18, 2017
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Mission: Impossible, which also starred Landau's wife, Barbara Bain, became an immediate hit upon its debut in 1966 and remained on the air until 1973.

Smriti Irani replaces Venkaiah Naidu as Information and Broadcasting Minister

Jul 18, 2017
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Naidu had resigned as the Union Minister on 16 July 2017 night after he was named by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as its vice presidential candidate against Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the opposition's nominee.

Nelson Mandela International Day observed globally

Jul 18, 2017
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Nelson Mandela International Day was observed globally on 18 July 2017 to commemorate the day the great South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela, also the late President of the nation, was born.

Top 5 Stories: 17 July 2017

Jul 17, 2017
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The previous NDAA-2017 had designated India as a major defence partner which brings India at par with closest American partners in terms of defence trade and technology transfer.

Farooq Abdullah, PK Kunhalikutty take oath as Member of Lok Sabha

Jul 17, 2017
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Abdullah was elected to the lower house of Parliament after defeating his Peoples Democratic Party rival Nazir Ahmed Khan by over 10000 votes.

Scientists discover galaxy 1000 times brighter than Milky Way

Jul 17, 2017
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The discovery was published recently in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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