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

Published on: 22-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 10 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: 6 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.

Tamils in Sri Lanka commemorated war dead for the first time at Mullivaikkal village

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Mullivaikkal is the northern village of Sri Lanka where LTTE fought their last fight against security forces war in 2009, was in news as Tamil community for the first time were allowed to publicly commemorate those who lost lives in the war.

PM Narendra Modi concluded his three-nation tour to China, Mongolia and South Korea

Published on: 20-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The three nation visit between 14 May and 19 May 2015 was part of Act East Policy and it aimed at achieving several major objectives to elevate special strategic partnership to a new level.

A paleo channel claimed as River Saraswati identified in Muglawali village of Haryana

Published on: 08-MAY-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The water was discovered from nine spots in the Muglawali village on 5 May 2015 while digging and Geologists termed that it is a remainder of the inactive river, technically referred to as paleo channel.

Dharahara Tower of Nepal collapsed after earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck Nepal

Published on: 27-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

The nine-storey, 61.88-meter-tall tower was a part of the architecture of Kathmandu recognised by UNESC and was built in 1832 by Mukhtiyar (equivalent to Prime Minister) Bhimsen Thapa.

PM of India, Canada paid tributes to victims of 1985 Kanishka incident at Humber Bay Park

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The memorial was unveiled on 22 June 2007 in Toronto in the memory of the 329 victims in the 23 June 1985 terrorist attack on Air India Flight 182 or Emperor Kanishka.

Mahatma Gandhi statue in Johannesburg defaced

Published on: 14-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

The statue in Johannesburg is believed to be the only one in the world showing Gandhi as a young lawyer in his court robes.

Piplantri village of Rajasthan, a village that plants 111 trees for every girl born

Published on: 07-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

The village not only embraces daughters but also created a tradition of planting 111 trees every time on the birth of a girl child. The plants are planted in her honour.

Islamic State Group bulldozed ancient city of Nimrud in Iraq

Published on: 07-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Nimrud overlooking the Tigris River was founded in the 13th century BC and was considered the jewel of the Assyrian era.

Artificial glacier in the form of Ice stupa to store water inaugurated in Phyang village of Ladakh

Published on: 07-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

This stupa can store two million liters of water while another 6 million liters of water absorbed in the ground will add moisture to the earth for tree plantation.

Avalanches hit Panjshir Valley of northern Afghanistan

Published on: 02-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Earlier in second and third week of February 2015, the area was devastated by avalanches and flooding in which at least 286 people have died. These recent environmental devastation is believed to be worst in past 30 years.

AirAsia plane QZ8501 debris, bodies found floating in Java Sea

Published on: 31-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

Indonesian searchers located wreckage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 at the bottom of the Java Sea. They also found some bodies floating in the sea.

Militants attack Nigerian city Maiduguri and Damaturu

Published on: 02-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Maiduguri and Damaturu city in Nigeria were in news as Boko Haram militants on 1 December 2014 attacked the cities killing at least 5 people and wounding more than 40 people.

Maoist attacked CRPF personnel in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh

Published on: 02-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

In an ambush, Maoists killed more than dozen CRPF personnel in Chintagufa area of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh.

Bomb Attack on mosque at Kano in Nigeria killed many

Published on: 29-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire on a Muslim congregation at Friday prayers.

Iraqi forces recaptured strategic town of Baiji from ISIS

Published on: 15-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Iraqi forces recaptured the strategic northern town of Baiji from ISIS militants and lifted siege of the oil refinery.

Boko Haram militants seized northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok

Published on: 15-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Boko Haram militants seized the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok, the town from where they kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in April 2014.

Bomb attack in GTS College in Potiskum of Nigeria

Published on: 11-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

A suicide bomb attack in Potiskum Nigeria killed many people and injured students who gathered for the weekly assembly at the GTS College.

PM adopted Jayapur village in Varanasi under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

Published on: 06-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 92 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 November 2014 adopted Jayapur village in Varanasi under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY).

ISIS massacred 322 people of Iraqi Al-Bu Nimr tribe in Anbar

Published on: 03-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Anbar in Iraq was in news because of massacre of 322 people of Iraqi Al-Bu Nimr tribe by ISIS militant group on 2 November 2014

Bomb blast at Wagah border in Pakistan side

Published on: 03-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Wagah border in Pakistani side. At least 55 people including 11 women were killed in the incident.

Chinese Army pitched seven tents at Point 30R post of Chumar, Ladakh

Published on: 22-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Chinese People's Liberation Army pitched seven tents within the Indian Territory at Point 30R Post in Chumar area of Ladakh.

President Pranab Mukherjee visited Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam

Published on: 18-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

President of India Pranab Mukherjee visited the historic Cu Chi tunnels of Vietnam.

First mobile phone sidewalks lane created in Chinese city Chongqing

Published on: 16-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

First mobile phone sidewalks lane was created in Chinese city Chongqing on 15 September 2014.

Chinese Army stopped water supply for Indians from T-Point in Demchock, Ladakh

Published on: 15-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Chinese Army stopped Indians from using water supply and construction work at the T-Point of Demchok area of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sri Lankan Navy arrested 9 Indian fishermen near Delft Island

Published on: 05-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Deft Island in the Indian Ocean was in news on 2 September 2014 when Sri Lankan Navy arrested 9 fishermen and remanded them

Ukraine pulled back troops from Luhansk Airport

Published on: 03-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Luhansk airport in eastern Ukraine was in news because of Ukrainian troops pulling back from the airport on 1 September 2014.

Libyan Government lost its control over state offices in Tripoli to Militants

Published on: 02-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Libyan Government on 1 September 2014 lost its control over state offices in Tripoli to Militants.

Iraqi forces broke siege of Amerli town of Iraq from ISIS

Published on: 01-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Iraqi forces backed by US air strikes on 31 August 2014 broke the siege of Amerli town of Iraq which was under ISIS militant groups.

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