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The book, touted as world’s first philosophical novel on God, is penned by IAS officer Haulianlal Guite.
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.
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.
The World Health Assembly is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).
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.
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.
As per the data, the top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China.
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.
Post blast, PM Theresa May suspended her General Election campaign in the wake of the apparent terror attack.
The wildlife and environment cartoonist was announced as one of the two winners of the award, alongside Indonesian environmental youth champion, Adeline Tiffanie Suwana.
While, writer Jeffrey Archer was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to various charity organisations over the years.
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.
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.
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.
In December 2002, the UN General Assembly in its resolution declared 21 May as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
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 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.
In 1965, Mukhopadhyay was awarded Ph.D. degree by London University. His thesis was published in a book titled ‘The Ethics of Obedience’.
Two first-hand accounts of actual Tsunami relief operations of 2004 were presented by Rear Admiral Suraj Berry and Colonel Vikram Sharma.
Indian naval ships Shivalik, Sahyadri, Jyoti and Kamorta and one P8-I Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft are participating in the excercise.
In 2016, Rishi Nair, a sixth grader from Florida, won the contest. Varada was a runner up in 2016 National Geographic Bee.
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.
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.
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.
These two Indians are among six global winners of the award shortlisted from 166 entries.
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 judge Ronny Abraham said, “Pakistan shall take all measures to ensure that Jadhav is not hanged until a final decision by the court”.
The minister was last seen in meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 May 2017 itself.
Reema Lagoo was nominated for Filmfare best-supporting actress award for Maine Pyar Kiya, Aashiqui, Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Vaastav: The Reality.
He is also a past recipient of Kennedy Centre Honours for his influence on American culture.