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Arun Jailtley handed over DRDO developed products to Indian Navy

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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

18 hrs 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

1 day 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

1 day ago
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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

1 day 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

1 day 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

2 days ago
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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

2 days ago
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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

2 days ago
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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

2 days ago
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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

2 days ago
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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

2 days ago
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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

2 days ago
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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

2 days ago
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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

3 days ago
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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

3 days ago
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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

3 days ago
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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

3 days ago
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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

3 days ago
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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

3 days ago
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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.

Nation paid tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev on their 86th martyrdom day

3 days ago
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The trio, were hanged Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, were sentenced to death in the Lahore conspiracy case and were hanged to death on 23 March 1931 at 7.30 pm in the Lahore jail.

NASA to send its next-gen clock to Space to guide space crafts and astronauts

Mar 22, 2017
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NASA to send its newly developed next-generation atomic clock to space to help in the navigation of space crafts and astronauts.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposes shutting down Haiti peacekeeping mission

Mar 22, 2017
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The proposal to close the 13-year-old UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti comes as the United States is planning major funding cuts to the United Nations. The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti is known by its French acronym MINUSTAH.

5th Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav being organized in North East Region

Mar 22, 2017
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About 5000 artists from North East India and 2000 artists from across the country will showcase India’s cultural heritage through performances, arts and cuisines.

Madhabi Puri Buch appointed as Whole Time Member of SEBI

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

This appointment marks the first time that a woman and a person from the private sector was chosen for a key post in SEBI.

Upendra Tripathy appointed as Interim Director General of ISA

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The participant countries of the ISA that will be headed by Upendra Tripathy come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

Majuli to be India’s first carbon neutral district and biodiversity heritage site

Mar 22, 2017
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In addition, the Chief Minister also launched Forests are Lives campaign to underline the importance of Assam’s rich forest and biodiversity.

President of India presents Gallantry Awards

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

President Pranab Mukherjee presented Gallantry awards to Armed Forces Personnel to acknowledge their undaunting courage, exemplary leadership and gallantry beyond the call of duty.

Ankur Khanna appointed as Chief Financial Officer of ICC

Mar 22, 2017
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Presently, he is serving Air Asia India as the CFO, the post he has held for the last twelve months.

World Water Day observed with theme Why Wastewater?

Mar 22, 2017
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World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water, the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues, in collaboration with governments and partners.

Ghanshyam Singh appointed as Member-Traction Railway Board

Mar 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Prior to being appointed as Member (Traction) Railway Board, Ghanshyam Singh served as the General Manager of Eastern Railway in Kolkata.

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