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Jagmohan Yadav appointed as DGP of Uttar Pradesh

Jul 1, 2015
He is the 8th police chief of Uttar Pradesh in the last three-and-a-half years of the Samajwadi Party (SP) rule.

Literacy rate 71 percent in rural areas, 86 percent in urban areas: NSSO survey

Jul 1, 2015
Among the age group 7 years and above, the male literacy rate was registered at 83.2 percent vis-a-vis the female literacy rate of 67.1 percent.

First-ever possible treatments for MERS Virus identified with discovery of two antibodies

Jul 1, 2015
The two antibodies, REGN3051 and REGN3048, showed an ability to neutralize the virus.

Military transport plane of Indonesia, Hercules C-130, crashed in Medan city

Jul 1, 2015
Medan, with about 3.4 million people, is the third most populous city in Indonesia after the capital Jakarta and Surabaya.

Bombay HC allowed Nestle India to export Maggi noodles

Jul 1, 2015
The direction was given while hearing petition filed by Nestle India against food safety regulator FSSAI's country-wide ban of Maggi noodles on 5 June 2015.

Three-drug lethal injection protocol use did not violate Constitution: US Supreme Court

Jun 30, 2015
The court in its ruling said that the use of Midazolam does not violate the Constitution in terms of being cruel and unusual punishment as per Eighth Amendment of the US Constitution

Union Railway Ministry inaugurated Integrated Security System in Mumbai

Jun 30, 2015
The ISS is aimed at improving security on Railway premises, ensuring safety of the people and averting terror attacks.

Rock Band Yes Guitarist Chris Squire died

Jun 30, 2015
Squire formed Yes band in 1968 with Jon Anderson and their debut single titled Sweetness and first album titled Yes were released in 1968.

Elephant Census Report 2015 of Odisha released

Jun 30, 2015
In three Elephant Reserves (ERs), that is, Mayurbhanj, Mahanadi and Sambalpur, a total of 1450 elephants (74.21%) were recorded. These areas have eight sanctuaries.

US Supreme Court ruled against EPA limiting mercury emissions from power plants

Jun 30, 2015
The case looked at the EPA's regulation of mercury and other emissions from power plants under the Clean Air Act, 1970.

ITU defined 5G network speed as 20 Gbps

Jun 30, 2015
It is 20 times faster than the 1Gbps specification for 4G.

Nearly 30 percent of China’s Great Wall disappeared over time: Survey

Jun 30, 2015
Nearly 1962 kms length of the wall was disappeared over centuries due to many factors including stealing the bricks to build houses.

National Level Sikh museum to be constructed in Lakhnaur Sahib Village of Punjab

Jun 30, 2015
Lakhnaur Sahib is a historical village as the mother of tenth Sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh, Mata Gujari belonged to the place.

Memorial for former PM Narasimha Rao constructed at Ekta Sthal Samadhi Complex in New Delhi

Jun 30, 2015
The completion of the work coincided with his birth anniversary that falls on 28 June.

Union Government hiked national floor-level minimum wage to 160 rupees per day

Jun 30, 2015
The new rate will be effective from 1 July 2015.

India, Thailand signed five MOUs during the 7th Meeting of India-Thailand Joint Commission

Jun 30, 2015
The agreements were signed during three days the Visit of Minister of External Affairs to Thailand from 27-29 June 2015.

Archaeologists found fresh evidence linking Azhagankulam in TN with ancient Rome trade

Jun 30, 2015
Azhagankulam was a part of the troika of trade centres along with Arikkamedu and Pattanam between Rome and the Tamil country during the Tamil Sangam age.

Hilleman Laboratories developed affordable Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine

Jun 30, 2015
The new vaccine was also proved as 4 to 10 times more potent when compared to the existing licensed vaccines.

Union Government approved Shimla drinking water project for World Bank funding

Jun 30, 2015
The project would help the people of Shimla and adjoining Special Planning Area of chronic water shortage problem and also sewerage connectivity.

9th National Statistics Day observed with theme Social Development

Jun 30, 2015
The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Indian Bengali scientist and applied statistician late Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.

Indian Railways, Indian Army among world's biggest employers: World Economic Forum Study

Jun 29, 2015
Indian Railways was ranked at the eighth place in the list of world's biggest employers with 1.4 million staff.

Famous Writer Vishwanath Tripathi chosen for 28th Moorti Devi Award

Jun 29, 2015
Moorti Devi award was founded by Bharatiya Jnanpith and is given away to the authors who have contributed in the field of contemporary creative writing in modern Indian languages.

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa launched first phase of Chennai Metro Rail Service

Jun 29, 2015
The first phase of Metro service covers the 10-km elevated stretch. It connects Alandur in south Chennai to Koyabedu in the north.

Transcendence: My Spiritual Experiences with Pramukh Swamiji written by Abdul Kalam

Jun 29, 2015
Transcendence maps a journey of self-realization reflected in the eyes of Pramukh Swamiji, painting a delightful fusion of spirituality, science and leadership.

SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket broke apart in flames minutes after lifting off from Cape Canaveral

Jun 29, 2015
The rocket, which had 18 straight successes prior to the meeting the accident, was in the process of sending a cargo ship to the International Space Station (ISS).

Satnam Singh Bhamara became first Indian basketball player to join NBA

Jun 29, 2015
He will play for Dallas Mavericks during the 2015-16 season.

Nelson Piquet Jr won the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship title

Jun 29, 2015
Piquet drove for Chinese team Nextev.

GFH Financial Group signed pact with Adani Group for developing Mumbai Economic Zone

Jun 29, 2015
Under the agreement, the GFH's unit Energy City Navi Mumbai (ECNM) and Adani Group will work together in creating the master plan for the lands of Phases II and III of the project.

50 countries signed Articles of Agreement for China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Jun 29, 2015
The agreement outlined the financial share of each member, policymaking, business and operational systems and governance structure of the AIIB.

Wei, Li won men's & women’s singles of Canada Open Badminton tournament 2015

Jun 29, 2015
In the finals played at Calgary, Wei defeated Ng Ka Long Angus 17-21 13-21 and Li defeated Kaori Imabeppu 21-17 25-23.

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