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Shah Rukh Khan becomes first Indian actor to deliver Ted Talk

22 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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

Sagar Baheti becomes India’s first visually impaired runner to complete Boston Marathon

Apr 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Baheti is a businessman by profession. In 2013, he was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, a type of macular degeneration that eventually leads to blindness.

126th Birth Anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar observed nationwide

Apr 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Ambedkar was an ardent champion of fundamental rights which is enshrined in Part-III of the Indian Constitution.

Ambedkar Jayanti 2017: Baba Saheb and his major contributions

Apr 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Nation remembers Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar today on his 126th birth anniversary. Floral tributes were paid at Babasaheb’s Statue in the Parliament House Complex.

Study: Modi most followed world leader on Instagram, ahead of Trump

Apr 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Narendra Modi has become the most popular and most effective world leader on Instagram, surpassing both Trump and the Pope.

Malala 6th person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship

Apr 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

During the honorary citizenship ceremony, Malala was given the Canadian flag from atop the Peace Tower at the entrance of Parliament as well as her book, I am Malala.

Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death in Pakistan

Apr 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

According to Pakistan, Jadhav was arrested from Balochistan on 3 March 2016 but India has always denied the claim and says that he was abducted from Iran, where he has a small cargo business.

Padma Shri Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik to compete in Moscow Championship

Apr 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Renowned Indian sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik has been selected to represent India in the Moscow Sand Art Championship 2017, the event’s 10th edition.

Carrie Lam to be Hong Kong's first female Chief Executive

Mar 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Lam Carrie will be the first female Chief Executive of the city and also the first leader to have graduated from the University of Hong Kong.

Tiny shrimp fossil named after Sir David Attenborough

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The creature was preserved in ancient volcanic rock. The researchers decided to name it after their favourite naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

 

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

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

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.

Yogi Adityanath elected as Leader of UP BJP State Legislature Party

Mar 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

He was elected as an MP from Gorakhpur to the Lok Sabha in the 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections.

Kalpana Chawla remembered on 55th birth anniversary

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

A hill in the Columbia Hills inside Gusev crater on planet Mars is named after Kalpana Chawla   and is called as Chawla Hill.

Neil Gaiman appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Feb 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Neil Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

Revolutionary freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad’s martyrdom day observed

Feb 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Chandra Shekhar Azad, who lived for mere 24-years, made a difference in India’s struggle for the freedom.

Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo chosen as new President

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Somalia's MPs elected Abdullahi Farmajo, holder of dual US-Somalia citizenship, as the country's new president in a vote held at a heavily guarded aircraft hangar.

Indian-origin UK sculptor awarded Israel’s Genesis Prize

Feb 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Indian-origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor was honoured with Israel's Genesis prize for his commitment to Jewish values.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits Trump’s Economic Advisory Council

Feb 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

This development is a reflection of growing dissatisfaction in the American corporate world with Trump’s policies.

Sushmita Sen to judge the 65th Miss Universe pageant

Jan 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The contest will take place on 30 January 2017 in Philippines.

Subhash Chandra Bose remembered on his 120th birth anniversary

Jan 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The files released on Bose’s 120th birth anniversary include a report of Justice Mukherjee Commission on Inquiry on the alleged disappearance of Bose and Action Taken Report of 2006.

Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary observed as National Youth Day

Jan 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

In 1984, it was declared by the Union Government that 12 January will be observed as National Youth Day.

NASA to send first African-American to space station in 2018

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Epps was selected by NASA in 2009 as an astronaut. She will join Feustel as a flight engineer on Expedition 56, and remain on board for Expedition 57.

Google Doodle pays tribute to Savitribai Phule on her 186th birth anniversary

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Savitribai taught in the school which was started by her itself along with her husband Jyotirao Phule in 1848.

Sushma Swaraj named 2016 'Global Thinker' by Foreign Policy magazine

Dec 17, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Swaraj’s name featured in the ‘decision makers’ category along with the names of other world-renowned leaders such as US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

A R Rahman in Oscar Race Again

Dec 15, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

AR Rahman’s acclaimed number ‘Ginga’ is among the 91 songs selected in the initial nomination list for the 89th annual academy awards. If selected, the Indian music maestro stands the chance to win double Oscar once again.

Madonna’s biopic voted as best unproduced script of 2016

Dec 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Queen of Pop has written & produced numerous songs that topped the record charts, such as Like a Virgin, Papa Don't Preach, Like a Prayer and more.

Nobel Peace Laureate Jose Ramos-Horta urged for peace in J&K

Dec 12, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Jose Ramos-Horta is the UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) since January 2013. He won the Nobel peace prize in 1996 for his role in resolving the violence in East Timor.

Trump named as Time magazine's person of the year

Dec 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Time cover that features a photograph of the President-elect sitting on a chair reads, “Donald Trump – President of the Divided States of America”.

Dr Ambedkar’s birthday to be celebrated as Water Day

Dec 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, was a jurist, economist, politician and a social reformer who campaigned against social discrimination.

Justice JS Khehar to be 44th Chief Justice of India

Dec 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Justice Khehar who will be sworn-in as CJI on 4 January 2017 led the Supreme Court bench that struck down NJAC Act and set aside Presidential rule in Arunachal.

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