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Syrian Army recaptured historic city of Palmyra from Islamic State

Published on: 28-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Palmyra was captured by the IS in May 2015 and since then the Army of Syria fought for its control with the support of national aviation and Russian Aerospace Forces.

Brussels came under terrorist attack; Scores killed

Published on: 23-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The attack on Belgium is of strategic concern for the security agencies as the headquarters of both the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) are located in this city.

Indian Army’s cycling event for nature flagged off from Pangsau Pass

Published on: 10-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Pangsau Pass Winter Festival is celebrated every year at Nampong, Arunachal Pradesh by the Tangsa tribes and is the second most popular tourism event of the State.

UN human rights experts urged US to increase efforts to address water contamination in Flint

Published on: 04-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Flint is a place wherein majority of the population is predominantly African-American, and many residents live below the poverty line.

Union Government ordered rebidding for 10050 crore rupees Zoji La tunnel

Published on: 02-MAR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

As some doubts were raised in respect of the project, rebidding was ordered to maintain complete transparency and uphold probity in public life.

Bangladesh paid homage to 1952 Language Movement martyrs at Central Shaheed Minar

Published on: 22-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

On 21 February 1952, day police shot dead people protesting against the then Pakistan government's decision to impose Urdu as sole state language on the people of erstwhile East Pakistan.

Elephanta Island to get electricity from Independence Day 2016

Published on: 11-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The 'City of Caves', on an island in the Sea of Oman close to Bombay, contains a collection of rock art linked to the cult of Shiva.

Bangladesh cancelled Sonadia Island Port Project with China

Published on: 09-FEB-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The island is seen as a potential deepwater port that could serve the landlocked parts of India, Myanmar and China.

Terrorist attacked IAF Airbase at Pathankot

Published on: 04-JAN-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Following the attack a joint combing operation by the armed forces, police and security personnel was launched and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the probe.

North India's first cable bridge inaugurated at Basohali town of J&K

Published on: 24-DEC-2015
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

It would provide close connectivity between three northern states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

NGT ban led Lakadong coal miners to switch to turmeric farming

Published on: 30-NOV-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

In April 2014, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned on coal mining and transportation of coal in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills region.

Union Home Minister released a Graphic booklet on Sardar Post

Published on: 25-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

On 9 April 1965, at the Sardar Post in the Rann of Kutch, two companies of CRPF stood their ground and repulsed the attack of full-fledged Pakistani Infantry Brigade inflicting heavy casualties.

Beach resort of Bodrum, Turkey; Witness to Syrian refugee crisis

Published on: 04-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Bodrum is a port city and beach resort in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey.

Palmyra's Temple of Bel destroyed by ISIS militants: UN

Published on: 01-SEP-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The Temple of Bel’s construction started in 32 BC and ended in the second century AD. Later, it served as both, Church and Mosque.

Palmyra's temple of Baalshamin destroyed by ISIS militants

Published on: 24-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

As per the reports, the militant group placed a large quantity of explosives in the temple of Baalshamin and then blew it up. The explosion caused much damage to the temple.

PM Narendra Modi visited Masdar City of Abu Dhabi

Published on: 18-AUG-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Masdar City, a zero carbon planned city, relies on solar energy and other renewable energy sources. It is situated 17 km from Abu Dhabi.

Terrorist attacked Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur in Punjab killing seven people

Published on: 28-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The terrorist attack was the first such attack in Punjab in two decades or since the end of Khalistani terrorism in 1980s.

Varunavat Mountain witnessed crack in its range; landslides feared

Published on: 20-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Crack on the range triggered doubts of landslides in Indira Colony and Jansu residents of Uttarkashi.

AP Government formed one-member panel to probe Rajahmundry stampede during Godavari Maha Pushkaram

Published on: 16-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The committee will probe stampede incident that killed 27 people on the first day of Godavari Maha Pushkaram celebrations on 14 July 2015.

Patnitop Tunnel, India’s longest road tunnel, set to open in 2016

Published on: 13-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

It connects Chenani in Udhampur with Nashri in Ramban district on the National Highway-1A (NH1A).

Nearly 30 percent of China’s Great Wall disappeared over time: Survey

Published on: 30-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Nearly 1962 kms length of the wall was disappeared over centuries due to many factors including stealing the bricks to build houses.

Archaeologists found fresh evidence linking Azhagankulam in TN with ancient Rome trade

Published on: 30-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Azhagankulam was a part of the troika of trade centres along with Arikkamedu and Pattanam between Rome and the Tamil country during the Tamil Sangam age.

42-footlong blue whale washed ashore at Revdanda coast in Maharashtra died

Published on: 26-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The whale came on the coast after being washed ashore and was not able to return back to the ocean because of its weight and size.

Nathu La pass in Sikkim reopened for Kailash-Manasarovar pilgrims after 53 years

Published on: 17-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 127 people agreed

The pass was closed by Chinese authorities in 1962 following a war between the two countries.

Industrial effluents caused fire on water of Bellandur Lake

Published on: 06-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Researchers in its study titled, ‘Pathetic status of wetlands in Bengaluru: epitome of inefficient and uncoordinated governance’, concluded that the flames were caused due to industrial effluents in the water.

20 soldiers killed in militant ambush at Tengnoupal, Manipur

Published on: 05-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Three militant organizations, namely NSCN-K, KYKL and KCP have jointly claimed responsibility for the ambush.

Increasing number of hamlets responsible for decline of Tigers in Buxa Tiger Reseve: West Bengal

Published on: 30-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

It was stated by the West Bengal Minister for Forests Benoy Krishna Barman in the state legislature.

Nigerian Army launched operations to flush out Boko Haram from Sambisa Forest

Published on: 30-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The forest is a hide out for the group since its capture in February 2013.

Nelong Valley in Uttarakhand opened first time for tourists after closure in 1962

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

The valley was closed for civilians after the 1962 war between India and China.

Palmyra, an ancient Syrian city, captured by ISIS militants

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

With this seizure of Palmyra, the militant group ISIS controls half of Syria’s landmass. Earlier in third week of May 2015, the group seized Ramadi city of Iraq.

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