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Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of the country

Aug 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Naidu who will be holding the second highest constitutional office in the country was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Venkaiah Naidu elected as next Vice-President of India

Aug 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The election had been necessitated as the term of Vice-President Hamid Ansari, who was elected for his second term as vice president in 2011, comes to an end on August 10.

After lifetime of public service, Prince Philip officially retires at 96

Aug 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Over the past 65 years, he has carried out 637 visits abroad on his own, gave almost 5500 speeches, written 14 books and was patron or a member of more than 780 organisations.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos briefly overtakes Gates to become world’s richest person

Jul 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos became the world’s richest person for a brief while, overtaking Microsoft founder Bill Gates. His net worth topped $90.5 billion on the morning of 27 July.

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar Chief Minister, Sushil Modi is his deputy

Jul 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with Bharatiya Janata Party as a partner of his Janata Dal-United.

Ram Nath Kovind elected as 14th President of India

Jul 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind crossed the winning margin to become the 14th President of India by beating opposition candidate Meira Kumar.

Hyden Cross becomes first pregnant man to give birth in Britain

Jul 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He got pregnant in September 2017 by a sperm donor. He found the donor through a Facebook group on the internet.

AK Jyoti of Gujarat cadre will be next Chief Election Commissioner

Jul 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Jyoti has also served as the state Vigilance Commissioner and worked in various capacities in his cadre including as Chairman of the Kandla Port Trust between 1999 and 2004.

Dalit Face of NDA government as Presidential candidate

Jun 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Born on 1 October 1945 in Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh, Kovind hails from a Dalit background.

Justice CS karnan becomes first High Court Judge to retire while absconding

Jun 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Supreme Court in May 2017 sentenced him to six months imprisonment for contempt of court and ordered his immediate arrest.

Nepal's first woman Chief Justice Sushila Karki retires

Jun 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Justice Karki was succeeded by Justice Gopal Parajuli, who is now the senior most judge of the Supreme Court of Nepal

Indian-American among 12 new astronauts chosen by NASA

Jun 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

NASA has chosen 12 new astronauts, including an Indian-American, from a record number of over 18000 applicants, who will be trained for missions into Earth orbit and to deep space.

Sachin Tendulkar joins UN campaign ‘Super Dads’

Jun 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Super Dads initiative is a part of a larger campaign called #EarlyMomentsMatter, which aims to bring awareness to the significance of early childhood experiences on a child's future.

ICJ stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's execution till final order

May 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

ICJ judge Ronny Abraham said, “Pakistan shall take all measures to ensure that Jadhav is not hanged until a final decision by the court”.

Renowned biologist Purnima Devi Barman nominated for Whitley Awards

May 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The biologist has been working with the Dadara, Pachariya and Hingimari villages of Kamrup district to save the Greater Adjutant Stork.

International Court of Justice stays Kulbhushan Jadhav's hanging

May 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

India said, Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities after retiring from the Indian Navy.

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad to be tried in all cases separately in multi-crore fodder scam case

May 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

While hearing the plea, the apex court criticised Jharkhand HC for dropping the conspiracy charge against Lalu Prasad in Deoghar treasury case.

India organises festival in Egypt to mark Tagore's birth anniversary

May 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Tagore festival is being organised by the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, the cultural wing of the Indian Embassy in Cairo.

SC allows Salman Khurshid to assist as amicus curiae in hearing of 'triple talaq'

May 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar, Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul also permitted Khurshid, who is a senior advocate, to file his written submissions in the case.

Shah Rukh Khan becomes first Indian actor to deliver Ted Talk

Apr 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 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: 8 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: 9 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: 3 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: 3 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.

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