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G Balakrishna, Bengaluru water tanker driver, crowned Mr Asia 2016

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Earlier, he won the Mr Universe Under-24 junior contest in Germany and the Mr Universe title in the same category at the world championship in Athens in 2014.

Indian mountaineer Arjun Vajpai scales world's sixth highest mountain Cho Oyu

Oct 6, 2016
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Arjun is also the third youngest Indian to scale the Mount Everest. He scaled the highest mountain of the world in 2010 at the age of 16 years, 11 months and 18 days.

SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya gets one year extension

Oct 3, 2016
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This move of the government came at the time when the country’s largest bank is set to merge its associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince to be chief guest on Republic Day in India

Oct 3, 2016
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The Crown Prince will be the first leader from Gulf to be the Chief Guest of the Republic Day parade since 2006. In 2006, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was the chief guest on Republic Day.

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 147th birth anniversary

Oct 2, 2016
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Born on 2 October 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, Gandhi preached the principles of tolerance and non-violence.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s 109th birth anniversary observed across India

Sep 28, 2016
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The revolutionary socialist freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh, was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district previously called Lyallpur in the Punjab province (now in Pakistan) in 1907.

M S Subbulakshmi to be honoured by A R Rahman at UN on Independence Day

Aug 11, 2016
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With this, Rahman will become the second Indian artist after Subbulakshmi to perform at the UN.  She was invited by the then UN Secretary General U Thant to perform at the UN headquarters in 1966.

Irom Sharmila ends 16-year-long fast

Aug 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Sharmila went on a hunger-strike at the age of 28 with a primary demand of repealing the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958 from Manipur.

Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman IOC member

Aug 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

52-year-old Nita is the only current active individual member of the IOC from India and she will serve at the high-profile world body until she attains the age of 70.

Luke Aikins became first person to jump from 25000 feet without a parachute or wing suit

Aug 1, 2016
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42-year-old, Aikins, completed the stunt without mishap, landing almost in the middle of the 100ft by 100ft (30.5-by-30.5-meter) net.

Russian PM suspends Deputy Sports Minister Yury Nagornykh named in doping report

Jul 20, 2016
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WADA report said Nagornykh was told about every positive drug test across all sports from 2011 onwards, and he decided "who would benefit from a cover-up and who would not be protected.

Tathagata Roy sworn-in as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

Jul 11, 2016
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His oath of office and secrecy was administered by the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh. He is the 18th Governor to be sworn in as Governor of this Himalayan State.

Linda Burney becomes first Indigenous woman elected to Australia's lower house

Jul 4, 2016
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With this, she joins first Aboriginal MP Ken Wyatt of the conservative Liberal Party who was elected in 2010 and Olympian Nova Peris was the first indigenous woman in the Australian Senate of the Parliament.

Indian-origin lawyer Yasmin Sooka to chair panel on human rights in South Sudan

Jun 25, 2016
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Sooka will serve together with Kenneth Scott from the US and Godfrey Musila of Kenya on the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan.

Virginia Raggi became first female mayor of Rome

Jun 21, 2016
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Raggi, who will turn 38 in July 2016, is also the youngest mayor in Rome's history as well as the the first candidate from that M5S party to be elected to Rome's mayoralty.

Sunil Mittal elected Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce

Jun 17, 2016
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He is the 51st chairman of the ICC and the third Indian business leader to be elected as the chief of the ICC in its near 100-year history.

Vijay Mallya declared as Proclaimed Offender by Money Laundering Court

Jun 15, 2016
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The court issued proclamation under Section 82 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) against Vijay Mallya.

Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad takes charge of Chief Justice of Manipur HC

Jun 14, 2016
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He succeeded Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra who relinquished the office on 9 June 2016.

Priyanka Chopra nominated for Choice TV Breakout Star in 2016 Teen Choice Awards

Jun 13, 2016
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She was nominated for her role as FBI trainee Alex Parrish in American TV series, Quantico.

Dia Mirza named Ambassador for Swachh Saathi programme

Jun 7, 2016
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As the ambassador, the actress would interact with school and college students from across the country through awareness sessions, community cleaning activities and motivational videos.

Nita Ambani becomes first Indian women to be nominated for International Olympic Committee

Jun 6, 2016
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Once elected, she will continue to be IOC member until she attains the age of 70.

Two Indian-origin women in Forbes' Self-Made American Women List

Jun 3, 2016
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India-born Neerja Sethi ranked 16th on 'America's Richest Self-made Women' list while president and CEO of Arista Networks Jayshree Ullal is ranked 30th. Sethi, co-founded IT consulting and outsourcing firm Syntel with her husband Bharat Desai.

Admiral Sunil Lanba takes charge as 21st Navy Chief

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Born on 17 July 1957, Lanba is a recipient of Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) and Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) for distinguished service of an exceptionally high order.

Baciro Dja named Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau

May 27, 2016
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Dja succeeds Carlos Correia, who was sacked earlier this month in a move that threatened to deepen political turmoil in the tiny West African nation.

Binali Yildirim set to become Prime Minister of Turkey

May 21, 2016
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He will succeed Ahmet Davutoglu, who earlier stepped down from the post following an increasing public rift with Erdogan.

Fatma Samoura named first female secretary general of FIFA

May 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Samoura, 54-year-old, will assume the role of FIFA Secretary General before mid-June after undergoing an eligibility check administered by an independent review committee.

SC Collegium recommended transfer of Uttarakhand Chief Justice to Andhra Pradesh

May 5, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In April 2016, a bench of Uttarakhand High Court, presided over by him quashed the Union Government’s decision to impose President's rule in the state.

Indian American Sikh woman, Harmeet Kaur Dhillon, elected to key Republican position

May 3, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Chandigarh-born Harmeet Kaur Dhillon was elected as the newest national committee woman of the Republican National Committee on 1 May 2016.

Sachin Tendulkar to endorse I Support Skill India campaign

Apr 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Tendulkar was signed for the campaign as he resonates the best with skills. He is a true global icon and brand that disrupted the game of cricket through his skill sets and inspired generation.

Vietnam Parliament approved Nguyen Xuan Phuc as Prime Minister

Apr 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Nguyen Xuan Phuc, 61, succeeded Nguyen Tan Dung who was removed from office on 6 April 2016.

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