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Veteran photographer S Paul dies at 88

The photographer who defined photography in his own style was a winner of almost every major international prize associated with the profession.

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Publish Date : Aug 18, 2017

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 14 August 2017

The towering Jamaican, who had dominated the sprint race like nobody else, was helped to his feet.

Recommended for : World Elephant Day 2017 , Gaj Yatra , Religious Freedom Bill , Usain Bolt

Publish Date : Aug 14, 2017

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of the country

Naidu who will be holding the second highest constitutional office in the country was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind.

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Publish Date : Aug 11, 2017

Second round of National Deworming Day programme covers 11 Cr children

The second round of National Deworming Day (NDD) was held across the nation to tackle worm infections targeting more than 11 Cr children.

Recommended for : National Deworming Day , Deworming Programme , Madhya Pradesh , WHO , Health Ministry

Publish Date : Aug 10, 2017

Rajiv Kumar succeeds Panagariya as new Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog

The Union government has appointed noted economist Rajiv Kumar as the new Vice- Chairman of NITI Aayog. Kumar would be succeeding Arvind Panagariya, who has decided to return to the field of academics.

Recommended for : NITI Aayog , Rajiv Kumar , Oxford University , Arvind Panagariya , Centre for Policy and Research , Lucknow University

Publish Date : Aug 8, 2017

Venkaiah Naidu elected as next Vice-President of India

The election had been necessitated as the term of Vice-President Hamid Ansari, who was elected for his second term as vice president in 2011, comes to an end on August 10.

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Publish Date : Aug 8, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 August 2017

UNSC urged the member states to ensure the ability to take appropriate legal actions against those who are knowingly engaged in providing terrorists with weapons.

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Publish Date : Aug 3, 2017

Just In Current Affairs: 2 August 2017

The US Senate has confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI. He will succeed James Comey, who was earlier fired by the President Donald Trump.

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Publish Date : Aug 2, 2017

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi launches Jiyo Parsi Publicity Phase-2 in Mumbai

While launching the Phase-2, Naqvi said that Parsi community has immense contribution in nation building and Parsi community has been a “role model” for other communities for its culture and traditions. The Parsi community has given so many great people who have been “architects of nation building”.

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Publish Date : Jul 31, 2017

Madhubala to join Bollywood brigade at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds

Madhubala, who is known as one of the most iconic female celebrities in Hindi cinema, is the latest to join the ranks of Bollywood celebrities, who will have their wax figures at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds.

Recommended for : Madhubala , Anarkali , Mughal-E- Azam , Madame Tussauds , Regal Theatre , Iconic Female Celebrity

Publish Date : Jul 26, 2017

Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated across India to honour Kargil Martyrs

The 18th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwar was celebrated across India on 26 July 2017. The day is commemorated every year to honour those soldiers who lost their lives while fighting during the India-Pakistan Kargil War in 1999.

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Publish Date : Jul 26, 2017

Neil Armstrong Moon Bag sold for USD 1.8 million in New York

The auction was organised by Sotheby’s auction house. Its previous owner was an Illinois lawyer, who bought it in 2015 for USD 995.

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Publish Date : Jul 21, 2017

Fact Box: Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017

Over 4.7 billion people are covered by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas.

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Publish Date : Jul 20, 2017

UK’s first woman Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill elected to Home Affairs Select Committee

Preet Kaur Gill, who won the Edgbaston seat for the Labour party in the 8 June 2017 snap general election, was elected to the Home Affairs Select Committee in the UK Parliament. She will be one of 11 MPs on the cross-party home affairs committee.

Recommended for : Home Affairs Select Committee , Preet Kaur Gill , Britain , UK Parliament

Publish Date : Jul 19, 2017

Martin Landau, the actor who won Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ is no more

Mission: Impossible, which also starred Landau's wife, Barbara Bain, became an immediate hit upon its debut in 1966 and remained on the air until 1973.

Recommended for : Martin Landau , Oscar-winning actor , Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest , Mission: Impossible” television series

Publish Date : Jul 18, 2017

Vice Presidential election 2017: Venkaiah Naidu named as NDA's vice-presidential candidate

Naidu is pitted against Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who was chosen by an alliance of 18 opposition parties, including Congress.

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Publish Date : Jul 18, 2017

Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to clinch Wimbledon Women’s Singles title

Muguruza is the second Spanish woman to claim the world’s most important title, joining her current coach Conchita Martinez, who won the title in 1994, on the honour roll.

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Publish Date : Jul 17, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 14 July 2017

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.

Recommended for : Saraswati Supercluster , Liu Xiaobo , Technology and Innovation Support Center , Government at a Glance 2017 report

Publish Date : Jul 14, 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.

Recommended for : Liu Xiaobo , China's Nobel laureate , dies , Tiananmen Square protests , Charter 08

Publish Date : Jul 14, 2017

World Population Day 2017 observed

Around the world, some 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe and effective family planning methods, for reasons ranging from lack of access to information or services to lack of support from their partners or communities.

Recommended for : World Population Day , Investing in teenage girls , United Nations , UN

Publish Date : Jul 11, 2017

Ahmedabad becomes first Indian city to get UNESCO Heritage tag

Ahmedabad’s nomination received huge support from around 20 countries, who lauded the peaceful co-existence of dominant Hindu, Islamic and Jain communities in the Walled City area. In 2011, the city had figured in UNESCO’s tentative list.

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Publish Date : Jul 10, 2017

Place that found mentions in Wordsworth's poems is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Lake District was praised by the committee for the inspiration that its natural beauty has provided for generations of writers, like poet William Wordsworth, who described the lakes as "the loveliest spot man hath found".

Recommended for : Lake District , World Heritage Site , UNESCO , UNESCO Sites in England

Publish Date : Jul 10, 2017

122 countries adopted global treaty banning nuclear weapons

Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference who has been negotiating for this legally binding treaty, announced the results of the "historic" vote - 122 nations in favour, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.

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Publish Date : Jul 9, 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 8, 2017

Sanjay Kumar appointed as DG of National Disaster Response Force

Kumar, who is presently serving as the Director General of Police in Himachal Pradesh, is set to retire in December 2018.

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Publish Date : Jul 6, 2017

Indian-Americans Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy to be honoured with Great Immigrants Award

Among other honourees include Canadian-origin social entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, who has been awarded the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, PayPal cofounder of Ukrainian origin Max Levchin, Iranian-origin philanthropist and entrepreneur Hushang Ansary.

Recommended for : Great Immigrants Award , Pride of America , Indian Diaspora , Shantanu Narayen , Vivek Murthy

Publish Date : Jul 4, 2017

Natarajan Chandrasekaran named Chairman of Tata Global Beverages

The TGBL board approved the "appointment of N. Chandrasekaran as an additional director and as chairman of the board of the company in place of Harish Bhat who expressed a desire to step down as chairman."

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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.

Recommended for : Ebola Virus , EVD , Congo , Zaire , Democratic Republic of Congo

Publish Date : Jul 4, 2017

KK Venugopal appointed as Attorney General of India

Venugopal will succeed Mukul Rohatgi, who chose to return to private practice after a three-year term as the Attorney General of India, country's top law position.

Recommended for : KK Venugopal , Attorney General of India

Publish Date : Jul 1, 2017

Maharashtra Government issued government resolution on loan waiver

The GR says that the woman farmers will be given priority in the scheme. It also says that the farmers, who have more than Rs 1.5 lakh debt, will get the benefit of loan waiver after they pay their remaining amount of debt along with interest.

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Publish Date : Jun 29, 2017
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