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Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2017 observed

10 hrs ago
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The Third Review Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Convention held in April 2013 in the Hague, the Netherlands, adopted a political declaration that confirms the unequivocal commitment of the States Parties to the global chemical weapons ban.

ISRO to improve India’s communication system by launching 5 satellites

11 hrs ago
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ISRO is going to launch five communication satellites by the end of 2017 to improve the communication system in India.

Shah Rukh Khan becomes first Indian actor to deliver Ted Talk

1 day ago
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A successful actor, businessman and a philanthropist, Khan is also a brilliant speaker.

Tamil actor Vinu Chakravarthy passes away

1 day ago
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Vinu Chakravarthy was the one who introduced iconic actress Silk Smitha to the silver screen in the 1980 movie Vandi Chakkaram.

World Immunization Week 2017 observed with theme #VaccinesWork

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The year 2017 marks the halfway point in the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). The GVAP was endorsed by 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012.

UNESCO to screen this Indian short film during World Press Freedom Day celebrations

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The theme for the 2017 World Press Freedom Day is “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies“.

President conferred Jnanpith Award to poet Sankha Ghosh

1 day ago
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President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award to well-known Bengali poet Sankha Ghosh to honour his immense contribution to Bengali literature.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed globally

1 day ago
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This year, ILO’s campaign focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health (OSH) data.

Indian Cultural centre holds seminar to strengthen ties with Egypt

1 day ago
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The Indian cultural centre in Egypt organised a seminar to strengthen and deepen ties between the two nations.

Haryana Government appoints BS Sandhu as state’s DGP

1 day ago
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B S Sandhu, a 1984-batch IPS officer has been appointed as the new Director General of Police in Haryana, replacing current chief K P Singh.

Bhubaneswar becomes 1st Indian city to win Pierre L'Enfant Awards-2017

1 day ago
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Bhubaneswar became the first Indian city to win the Pierre L'Enfant Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards-2017 instituted by the American Planning Association.

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of The Silence of the Lambs, dies

1 day ago
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He rose to prominence in the 1980s with his comedy films Melvin and Howard, Swing Shift, Something Wild.

Puducherry farmers to get free power

2 days ago
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The Puducherry government has decided to give free electricity supply to small and other classes of farmers.

India successfully test-fires Agni-III ballistic missile

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Agni-III’s first user successful trial was carried out on 21 September 2012.

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He is best remembered for his performance in films like Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar, Jail Yatra, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rajput, Qurbani, Dayavan, and others.

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed as Director General of Central Reserve Police Force

2 days ago
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On the other hand, Union Government also appointed R. K. Pachnanda as the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

NASA’s Cassini enters the never before explored region

2 days ago
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In a historic first, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has entered the never explored region between Saturn and its rings.

Srishti Kaur crowned Miss Teen Universe 2017

2 days ago
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Kaur, a resident of Noida, also won the prize for best national costume. Xirelle Agustin from the Philippines won in the Teen Popularity category, while Costa Rican Nicole Obando won the award for Teen Charm.

India to host 18th World Road Meeting

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The conference is expected to be attended by over 4000 delegates across the world.

China's first home-built aircraft carrier hit water

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

China has launched its first home-built aircraft carrier, which is much larger and more spacious than its first one, which was Soviet made.

Sukma Naxal Attack: Did intelligence failure lead to death of 25 CRPF Jawans?

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The 24 April 2017 ambush against the Indian Paramilitary forces in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, by the Naxalites was the largest ambush after 2010. The ambush by reportedly 300 Maoists took away the lives of 25 CRPF Jawans.

World Intellectual Property Day 2017 observed globally

3 days ago
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The theme of the year explores how innovation makes lives healthier, safer and more comfortable.

White House names Randolph Alles as new Director of Secret Service

3 days ago
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The White house has named retired military general Randolph Alles as the new Director of Secret Service, succeeding Joseph Clancy, who retired for the second time.

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson sets new record for time in space

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

With this, Whitson surpassed cosmonaut Jeff Williams’ record of 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2017 observed

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Due to the explosion, nearly 8.4 million people in the three countries were exposed to the radiation.

Conference on Dara Shikoh to be held in New Delhi

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The conference will also see the participation of eminent scholars, academics and historians from the US, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and India.

Vani Jairam gets Ghantasala national award

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Vani Jairam was awarded the Ghantasala national award, which is instituted in the memory of the Telugu singing legend Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao.

Aamir Khan receives Dinanath Mangeshkar Award 2017

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Legendary actress Vyjayanthimala Bali was also honoured with Master Dinanath Vishesh Puraskar for her achievements in Hindi cinema.

Legendary filmmaker Kasinathuni Viswanath wins Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2016

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

As a presenter of classical and traditional art, music and dance, K Viswanath has been a guiding force in the Indian film industry.

Social activist Prafulla Samantra selected for Goldman Environmental Prize 2017

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He was an iconic leader responsible for rallying tribes in Niyamgiri region of Odisha and made use of legal provisions to prevent mining-to-metals conglomerate Vedanta from running the mine in the area.

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