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Kiren Rijiju unveils world's first philosophical novel on God

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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 ‘Return of the three stone Sculptures from Australia to India’

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2017 observed

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In December 2002, the UN General Assembly in its resolution declared 21 May as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

Manual titled Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law released by WCD Ministry

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The manual, 'Living conditions in Institutions for Children in conflict with Law', was issued by the ministry after the Supreme Court in February asked it to develop a list of do’s and don'ts for juveniles in government care.

Chitale Committee recommends several measures for Desiltation of Ganga

May 20, 2017
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Chitale Committee has recommended that a technical institute may be entrusted with the conduct of the sediment budget, morphological and flood routeing studies that would examine and confirm the necessity of the de-silting.

President Pranab Mukherjee receives first copy of book ‘Metaphysics, Morals and Politics’

May 19, 2017
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In 1965, Mukhopadhyay was awarded Ph.D. degree by London University. His thesis was published in a book titled ‘The Ethics of Obedience’.

Joint HADR Exercise commences at Naval Station Karwar

May 19, 2017
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Two first-hand accounts of actual Tsunami relief operations of 2004 were presented by Rear Admiral Suraj Berry and Colonel Vikram Sharma.

Simbex-17, bilateral naval exercise between India and Republic of Singapore, begins

May 19, 2017
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Indian naval ships Shivalik, Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kamorta and one P8-I Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft are participating in the excercise.

Indian-American student Pranay Varada wins 2017 National Geographic Bee Competition

May 19, 2017
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In 2016, Rishi Nair, a sixth grader from Florida, won the contest. Varada was a runner up in 2016 National Geographic Bee.

Indian Army gets M777 howitzers 30 years after Bofors scandal

May 19, 2017
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The weapon system was contracted on 30 November 2016 and as per the contract agreement firing tables is being prepared by the contracted agency, that is, US Government and BAE GCS Ltd with the support of Indian Army.

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni wins Dan David Prize 2017

May 18, 2017
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He will share the award with Andrej Udalski of the University of Warsaw and Neil Gehrels of NASA for their discoveries on time-domain astrophysics.

Annual conference held to discuss disaster preparedness of states and UTs

May 18, 2017
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The annual conference of the Departments of Disaster Management of States and Union Territories was held to review the preparedness of the states and UTs for dealing with any natural disaster.

Indian activists Sanjay Gubbi and Purnima Barman win Whitley Awards 2017

May 18, 2017
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These two Indians are among six global winners of the award shortlisted from 166 entries.

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Australia on Combating International Terrorism

May 18, 2017
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The Union Cabinet led by Narendra Modi has given its approval to the signing of an agreement between India and Australia on cooperation in combating International Terrorism.

ICJ stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution till final order

May 18, 2017
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ICJ judge Ronny Abraham said, “Pakistan shall take all measures to ensure that Jadhav is not hanged until a final decision by the court”.

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away

May 18, 2017
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The minister was last seen in meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 May 2017 itself.

Veteran actress Reema Lagoo passes away

May 18, 2017
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Reema Lagoo was nominated for Filmfare best-supporting actress award for Maine Pyar Kiya, Aashiqui, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Vaastav: The Reality.

David Letterman wins Mark Twain Prize 2017 for American humour

May 17, 2017
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He is also a past recipient of Kennedy Centre Honours for his influence on American culture.

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