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Maharashtra Chief Minister launches Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra

Aug 14, 2017
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra to provide job opportunities to the unemployed youth in Mumbai.

999: The world's oldest emergency services phone number marks 80th anniversary

Jul 3, 2017
In the early days of its launch, just 24 staff in the old Victoria Embankment headquarters of the Metropolitan Police dealt with around hundred calls a day.

Germany to impose €50 million fine on Facebook and Twitter over hate speech

Jul 3, 2017
Germany has passed a controversial law under which it would fine social media websites such as Facebook and Google if they fail to remove hate speech or unlawful content within 24 hours.

Germany beats Chile to win 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Jul 3, 2017
The tournament was held in Russia as a prelude to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor sworn in as Chief Executive of Hong Kong

Jul 2, 2017
As a Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Lam is expected to unify the Chinese-ruled city as public resentment swells at Beijing's growing interference in its affairs.

RK Pachnanda took over as Director-General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Jul 2, 2017
Pachnanda owns the rare distinction of serving in all the major central paramilitary forces and organisations including the CRPF, the CISF.

KK Venugopal appointed as Attorney General of India

Jul 1, 2017
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.

GST rollout: India launches historic indirect tax regime GST after 17 years of debate

Jul 1, 2017
With effect from 1 July 2017, GST is expected to completely transform the Indirect Taxation landscape in the country involving both the Central and State levies.

China unearths the oldest mummy on Silk Road

Jul 1, 2017
China has unearthed the mummified remains of a middle-aged man on a less frequented section of the ancient Silk Road on the edge of China's Qinghai-Tibet plateau.

International Day of Cooperatives 2017 observed

Jul 1, 2017
As per the United Nations, co-operatives' open membership model affords access to wealth creation and poverty elimination.

AK Jyoti of Gujarat cadre will be next Chief Election Commissioner

Jul 1, 2017
Jyoti has also served as the state Vigilance Commissioner and worked in various capacities in his cadre including as Chairman of the Kandla Port Trust between 1999 and 2004.

Narendra Kumar Sinha assumes charge as Secretary in I&B Ministry

Jun 30, 2017
Narendra Kumar Sinha, a 1980-batch IAS officer from Bihar has assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, succeeding Ajay Mittal.

Union Government launched National Biopharma Mission

Jun 30, 2017
Under the Mission, the government launched a programme named Innovate in India (i3) that will witness an investment of USD 250 million with USD 125 million as a loan from World Bank.

Asian Development Bank has pledged USD 10 billion for development projects in India

Jun 30, 2017
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed USD 10 billion support for infrastructure building and immediate development needs of less-developed states in India.

5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases as rainy season hits communities affected by Lake Chad crisis

Jun 30, 2017
Flooding and muddy roads in the region can severely limit humanitarian access to remote areas for several weeks, just as the needs of children and families are sharply on the rise because of heightened insecurity across the region.

PAN card won't be invalid if not linked with Aadhaar by 1 July: IT Department

Jun 30, 2017
After 1 July 2017, the linking will become mandatory and the Union Government will declare a date after which the PAN which is not linked to Aadhaar will become invalid.

NALSA launches web application for free legal services to prisoners

Jun 30, 2017
Through this web application, the State Legal Services Authorities and District Legal Services Authorities can feed the data for each individual prison inmate.

NSSO releases report titled Key Indicators of Unincorporated Non-Agricultural Enterprises in India

Jun 30, 2017
The survey was designed to generate various estimates on the operational and economic characteristics of the unincorporated non-agricultural enterprises in industry sectors of manufacturing, trading and other services.

Carved skulls fragments discovered at a Stone Age temple in Turkey

Jun 30, 2017
Three Neolithic skull fragments that were discovered show evidence of a unique type of post-mortem skull modification at the site.

DDA launches Housing Scheme 2017 with 13000 flats

Jun 30, 2017
The Delhi Development Authority's much-awaited new housing scheme that includes construction and delivery of around 13000 houses has been launched.

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