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Dalit Face of NDA government as Presidential candidate

Jun 19, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

 

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

Mar 23, 2017
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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.

Yogi Adityanath elected as Leader of UP BJP State Legislature Party

Mar 18, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 7 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: 3 people agreed

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

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