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International Widows’ Day observed globally

The International Widows’ Day was observed globally on 23 June 2017. The day is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows who dwell with an invisible status in majority of the world societies.

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Publish Date : Jun 23, 2017

Yoga Gurus who popularized Yoga through ages

Yoga, which is mentioned in the Rigveda, became popular mainly around 6th and 5th centuries BCE but only gained prominence in the West in the 20th century.

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Publish Date : Jun 20, 2017

Architect of Germany's re-unification, Helmut Kohl passes away

Helmut Kohl, longest-serving German Chancellor who presided over both German reunification and the creation of the eurozone passed away on 16 June 2016 at the age of 87. 

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Publish Date : Jun 17, 2017

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman wins Man Booker International Prize 2017

The novel unfolds over the course of one final show by stand-up comedian, Dovaleh Gee, who exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a fateful and gruesome choice he had to make between the two people who were dearest to him.

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Publish Date : Jun 16, 2017

US adds 3 Islamic State group leaders to terrorism blacklist

The Trump administration has blacklisted three senior members of the Islamic State group including the group's leader, a chief recruiter in India and a recruiter for attackers who carried out two deadly assaults in Europe. 

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Publish Date : Jun 16, 2017

Indian-origin Leo Varadkar becomes Ireland's youngest PM

Leo Varadkar, 38, who came out as gay in 2015, defeated his ministerial colleague Simon Coveney in the parliamentary vote held in Dublin.

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Publish Date : Jun 15, 2017

World Blood Donors Day 2017 observed

The World Health Organisation (WHO) via the theme is emphasizing on the role that every individual can play in preparing for the next unforeseen emergency by giving blood now.

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Publish Date : Jun 14, 2017

लाइब्रेरी में 52 वर्ष बाद पुस्तक लौटाई गयी

कनाडा के लेखक डब्ल्यू ओ मिशेल द्वारा रचित पुस्तक हू हैज़ सीन द विंड लाइब्रेरी में 52 वर्ष बाद लौटाई गयी.

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Publish Date : Jun 10, 2017

Kohli sole Indian in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, who has been ranked 89th, is the sole Indian sportsperson to feature in the 2017 Forbes list of ‘The World’s highest paid athletes’.

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Publish Date : Jun 10, 2017

Mitchell’s book, Who Has Seen the Wind, returned to library after 52 years with apology note

The book, “Who Has Seen the Wind,” was returned back to the library after 52 years with a note reading "Returning this book to you after too many years. Sorry, it has taken so long."

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Publish Date : Jun 9, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 9 June 2017

9 June 2017: The one liner of 8 June covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like book, “Who has seen the Wind”, world's 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list and UK general elections 2017 among others.

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Publish Date : Jun 9, 2017

Union Health Minister conferred WHO Director-General’s special recognition award

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda was conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control.

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Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

Nepal's first woman Chief Justice Sushila Karki retires

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

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Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

Indian-American among 12 new astronauts chosen by NASA

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.

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Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्री को डब्ल्यूएचओ द्वारा ‘वर्ल्ड नो टोबैको डे अवॉर्ड’ से सम्मानित किया गया

जेपी नड्डा ने तंबाकू के इस्तेमाल से स्वास्थ्य, आर्थिक और सामाजिक खतरों से लोगों की रक्षा के लिए कई कड़े कदम उठाए हैं.

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Publish Date : Jun 2, 2017

World No Tobacco Day 2017 observed globally

Tobacco use leads to more than 7 million deaths every year and it is predicted by WHO that figure may grow to more than 8 million a year by 2030.

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Publish Date : May 31, 2017

ICC Rankings: Kohli only Indian in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings

Virat Kohli, who retained his 3rd position, is the only Indian cricketer to feature in the top 10 of the ICC Players Rankings for ODIs.

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Publish Date : May 31, 2017

Amitabh Bachchan led Toilet Usage Campaign, ‘Darwaza Band’, set for national launch

The campaign Darwaza Band designed to encourage behaviour change in men who have toilets but are not using them will be rolled out countrywide immediately after the launch.

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Publish Date : May 30, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 24 May 2017

24 May 2017: The one liner of 24 May covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like new Director General of WHO, book Confessions of a dying mind: The blind faith of atheism and robot police officer Robocop among others.

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Publish Date : May 24, 2017

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes first African to be elected as WHO Director-General

Prior to being elected as WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012.

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Publish Date : May 24, 2017

Seventieth World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva

The World Health Assembly is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Publish Date : May 23, 2017

Edouard Philippe named as Prime Minister of France

Philippe is a member of the Les Républicains party and is close to Alain Juppé, the former Prime Minister who endorsed Macron after he won the first round of the presidential election.

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Publish Date : May 16, 2017

ब्राजील ने जिका आपातकाल के अंत की घोषणा की

जिका मामलों को लेकर विश्व भर में सुर्खियों में आने के 18 महीनों बाद ब्राजील ने जिका विषाणु से बचाव के लिए एहतियातन लगाये गए जन स्वास्थ्य आपातकाल को खत्म करने की घोषणा की है.

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Publish Date : May 13, 2017

Brazil declares end to Zika emergency

In November 2016, the World Health Organisation lifted its own international health emergency status for Zika.

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Publish Date : May 12, 2017

Justice Mukul Mudgal appointed as Chairman of FIFA Governance Committee

Finland’s Olli Rehn, who is the former Vice-President of the European Commission, will be the Deputy Chairman of the FIFA Governance Committee.

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Publish Date : May 12, 2017

Amitabh Bachchan appointed as WHO’s goodwill ambassador for hepatitis

Indian acting legend, Amitabh Bachchan has been chosen as WHO’s goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in South-East Asia. The actor would be lending his support to the organisation’s public awareness programmes in the region.

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Publish Date : May 12, 2017

Seven athletes selected at GAIL Indian Speed Star Season II

PT Usha, who is one of the members of the National selection committee, said that she hopes that the country will be able to win a medal in athletics by the 2024 Olympics.

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Publish Date : May 11, 2017

Shashank Manohar to complete his full term as ICC Chairman

He is a prominent Indian lawyer who has served twice as the President of BCCI, first from 2008 to 2011 and then from November 2015 to May 2016.

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Publish Date : May 11, 2017

PM urges Muslim community to take responsibility for initiating reform on Triple Talaq issue

The leaders of the Muslim Community praised vision of Modi and expressed hope that the nationwide trust him as a person who will ensure prosperity and well-being of all segments of society.

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Publish Date : May 10, 2017

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Patanjali Research Institute in Haridwar

The institute is named after the great Indian sage Patanjali who first compiled the numerous writings on yoga in a way which can be understood by people.

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Publish Date : May 3, 2017
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