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Researchers develop new method to generate human antibodies

The revolutionary technique could speed the production of antibodies to treat a wide range of diseases and facilitate the development of new vaccines.

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Publish Date : Jul 26, 2017

LK Advani receives Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions in Lok Sabha

The awardees were selected by a jury headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil.

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Publish Date : Jul 20, 2017

Lok Sabha clears Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership Bill 2017

The proposed Bill grants statutory status to the fifteen Indian Institutes of Information Technology in Public Private Partnership and declares them as Institutions of National Importance.

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Publish Date : Jul 20, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 July 2017

The IIIT PPP Bill, 2017 will declare the existing IIITs in Public Private Partnership as Institutions of National Importance with powers to award degrees.

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Publish Date : Jul 20, 2017

In a first, Telangana to have eco-friendly bridges for movement of tigers

The concept of building eco-bridges came up after visits by experts from the Wildlife Board of India and the Wildlife Institute of India. The experts were concerned about the large-scale destruction of forest along the corridor, which would result in cutting off tiger movement between TATR and Bejjur.

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Publish Date : Jul 19, 2017

Nine-judge bench to decide whether privacy is a fundamental right

The formation of the nine-judge Bench seeks to bring an end to contradictory judicial pronouncements of the past on the issue of the right to privacy.

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Publish Date : Jul 19, 2017

Nelson Mandela International Day observed globally

Nelson Mandela International Day was observed globally on 18 July 2017 to commemorate the day the great South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela, also the late President of the nation, was born.

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Publish Date : Jul 18, 2017

Astronomers detect strange signals coming from star 11 light years away

The radio signals were detected on 12 May 2017 using the Arecibo Observatory, a large radio telescope located in Puerto Rico.

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Publish Date : Jul 18, 2017

Fact Box: China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

With the death of Liu, the human rights movement in China and across the world has lost a principled champion who devoted his life to defending and promoting human rights and who was jailed for standing up for his beliefs.

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Publish Date : Jul 14, 2017

NGT declares 100m area from edge of Ganga as No-development Zone

It declared ‘No-Development Zone’ along an area of 100 metres from the edge of the river and directed that this zone must be turned into green belts.

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Publish Date : Jul 13, 2017

NGT imposes complete ban on nylon and synthetic manja

The green panel went on to state that “Although kite flying with 'manja' has been a sport and recreational activity in the country since time immemorial, but the strings endanger the lives of birds, animals and human beings and damage the environment”.

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Publish Date : Jul 12, 2017

Syrian Observatory says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has died

The report of Baghdadi’s death came just days after the Iraqi army captured the last sectors of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city, which Baghdadi's forces overran almost exactly three years ago.

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Publish Date : Jul 12, 2017

UNESCO adds German Caves with world's oldest known art to heritage list

These archaeological sites feature some of the oldest figurative art worldwide and help shed light on the origins of human artistic development.

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Publish Date : Jul 12, 2017

Living conditions in Gaza more wretched over past decade: United Nations

The report, compiled by the UN country team in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, took stock of some key indicators identified in an earlier 2012 UN report that predicted Gaza would become “unlivable” by 2020 unless underlying trends were reversed.

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Publish Date : Jul 12, 2017

Okinoshima, Japan’s men-only island, gains UNESCO World Heritage tag

Japan’s Okinoshima, a men-only island where women are banned from the visit and male visitors must bathe naked for visiting the shrine, has been declared as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

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Publish Date : Jul 11, 2017

विश्वभर में अंतरराष्ट्रीय जनसंख्या दिवस मनाया गया

जनसंख्या से जुड़े अन्य गंभीर मुद्दे जैसे जननी स्वास्थ्य, कम उम्र में गर्भधारण, बालिका शिक्षा, बाल विवाह, यौन संबंधी फैलने वाले इंफेक्शन आदि पर चर्चा भी की जाती है.

Recommended for : World Population Day , Population , human rights , विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस , मानव अधिकार

Publish Date : Jul 11, 2017

President Pranab Mukherjee launches digital initiatives to promote e-education

These digital initiatives were launched under the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) with an aim to help all in adopting the digital way to improve the quality of teaching.

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Publish Date : Jul 10, 2017

Refugee and migrant flows from Libya to Europe on the rise: UNHCR

The study found that almost 80 per cent of the refugees and migrants in Libya were young men, aged 22 on average and travelling alone.

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Publish Date : Jul 8, 2017

Saima Wazed Hossain appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in South Asia

In the last one year while championing for the cause of autism for WHO, Hossain facilitated the 'Thimphu Declaration' on autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Publish Date : Jul 7, 2017

UNESCO declares West Bank city of Hebron as World Heritage Site in Danger

Earlier in July 2017, the World Heritage Committee passed a resolution denying Israeli claims to the Old City of Jerusalem.

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Publish Date : Jul 7, 2017

Union Government launches student-scientist connect programme JIGYASA

In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Union Ministry of Science & Technology and Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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Publish Date : Jul 6, 2017

India declares itself free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 and H5N8

Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease that affects species of food producing birds like chickens, turkeys, quails, guinea fowl as well as pet birds and wild birds.

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Publish Date : Jul 6, 2017

Italy passes bill making ‘Torture’ crime under national law

Italy has finally passed a bill making torture a crime under national law, after years of parliamentary back-and-forth.

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Publish Date : Jul 6, 2017

Indian national team rises to 96th in FIFA rankings; second highest ever

The rankings were updated following India’s 2-0 win against Nepal in a friendly match. The national team also emerged victorious against Kyrgyzstan in AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers group match held in June 2017.

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Publish Date : Jul 6, 2017

इटली ने यातना को अपराध मानने वाला विधेयक पारित किया

रोम द्वारा 1984 में यातना के खिलाफ संयुक्त राष्ट्र कन्वेंशन पर हस्ताक्षर किये गये थे लेकिन कभी भी इसे राष्ट्रीय विधेयक के रूप में हस्तांतरित नहीं किया गया.

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Publish Date : Jul 6, 2017

Beijing Declaration on Education adopted

The declaration shows the commitment of the BRICS Nations towards the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4)-Education 2030.

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Publish Date : Jul 5, 2017

India, Israel resolves to fight menace of terrorism and radicalism

Modi’s Israeli counterpart Netanyahu calling Modi as “Friend Narendra”, he said that India and Israel were sister democracies and faced the common challenge of terrorism.

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Publish Date : Jul 5, 2017

Manipur government declares flood situation a 'State Calamity'

An emergency review meeting held to assess the flood situation in Manipur has decided to declare the present disaster as a ‘State Calamity. The meeting was chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

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Publish Date : Jul 4, 2017

WHO declares end to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The announcement comes 42 days after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the affected Bas-Uélé province that tested negative for the disease for the second time.

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Publish Date : Jul 4, 2017

Telangana IPS Officer Mahesh Bhagwat conferred 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Heroes Award

The IPS officer was recognised for his vital role in elevating human trafficking as a government priority, and his innovative approach to investigating cases and dismantling trafficking.

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Publish Date : Jul 3, 2017
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