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Trump nominates Christopher Wray as new FBI director

Jun 8, 2017
US President Donald Trump has nominated lawyer and former Justice Department official Christopher Wray as the new FBI Director.

US gives Philippines hundreds of anti-terror weapons

Jun 6, 2017
The United States has handed over hundreds of anti-terror weapons including machine guns, pistols and grenade launchers to the Philippines.

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain cut ties to Qatar

Jun 5, 2017
Six countries of the Arab region, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and Egypt have cut off their diplomatic ties with Qatar.

UN expands North Korea blacklist in a first US, China sanctions deal

Jun 5, 2017
The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution expanding targeted sanctions against North Korea after it launched its ninth ballistic missile of the year.

Second Scorpene Class Submarine Ready for Sea Trials

Jun 3, 2017
India’s second Scorpene-class submarine, INS Khanderi, which was launched earlier this year, has been made ready for surface sea trails.

Google Celebrates Champions Trophy 2017 with an interactive game

Jun 1, 2017
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is scheduled to begin in England and Google is celebrating the beginning of the tournament with an engaging doodle game.

India to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Spain to fight terrorism

Jun 1, 2017
India and Spain signed seven agreements following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with his Spanish counterpart, Mariano Rajoy, during his four-nation tour.

India loses fastest growing economy tag after sharp growth slowdown

Jun 1, 2017
The 2016/17 GDP growth registered was 7.1 per cent, which was lower than 8 per cent, which was achieved in the previous FY of 2015-17.

Link Aadhaar Card with PAN using SMS: IT Department

May 31, 2017
The linking of Aadhaar number and PAN is a means to seamlessly avail income tax facilities online.

Kannada film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar passes away

May 31, 2017
The sole woman Kannada film producer Parvathamma Rajkumar passed away at the age of 78 due to prolonged illness.

Kohli, Dhoni, Yuvraj, Raina in list of World top 100 athletes

May 31, 2017
Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with current captain Virat Kohli has made it into the top 15 of the ESPN’s World Fame 100 list for 2017.

Ministry of Earth Sciences to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018

May 31, 2017
India was the first country in the world to have been given the Pioneer Area for exploration of deep-sea mineral viz. Polymetallic nodules in the Central Indian Ocean Basin in 1987.

India, Spain sign 7 agreements during PM Modi's visit

May 31, 2017
PM Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Spain since 1988.

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

May 31, 2017
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.

Australian scientists discover faceless fish in unexplored abyss

May 31, 2017
The scientists have been surveying the dark and cold abyss that was four kilometres (2.5 miles) below the surface through nets, sonar and deep-sea cameras.

IIT Kharagpur develops new tech to make cheaper, pollution-free biofuel

May 31, 2017
This soil-to-soil manufacturing technology of biofuel was developed at the P K Sinha Centre for bio-energy at IIT Kharagpur

Delhi Police launches Bicycle Patrols for better policing

May 31, 2017
Bicycle patrols were launched as a part of green initiative for patrolling the parks, congested lanes, by-lanes, the cooperative societies, etc.

Yogi Adityanath raises retirement age of UP doctors to 62

May 31, 2017
The Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has extended the retirement age of government doctors from 60 to 62 years.

India Germany signed 12 agreements; Indo-German inter-governmental consultations held

May 31, 2017
During the visit to Germany, PM Modi and Chancellor Merkel co-chair 4th India Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations in Berlin.

India Mobile Congress 2017 to be held in September

May 31, 2017
IMC will witness participation of government bodies, Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), telecom equipment manufacturers.

Gadkari lays foundation stone for 8 connectivity projects worth 1117 Cr at JNPT

May 31, 2017
Shipping and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has laid the foundation stone for eight connectivity projects at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Mumbai.

World No Tobacco Day 2017 observed globally

May 31, 2017
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.

Veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao passes away

May 31, 2017
He was also an active politician in the Congress party and served as a Union Minister during the UPA regime.

Pentagon successfully tests intercontinental ballistic missile defence system

May 31, 2017
Amid tensions with North Korea, the United States successfully tested its intercontinental ballistic missile defence system for the first time ever.

Re. 1 denomination currency notes with Rupee symbol and the inset letter ‘L’ to hit market soon

May 31, 2017
The central bank said that the note will bear the signature of Shaktikanta Das, Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. Rest other currency notes bear the signature of the RBI Governor.

Babri Masjid Demolition Case: CBI Court grants bail to LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti

May 30, 2017
Special CBI judge S K Yadav mentioned that no application for adjournment or exemption from personal appearance of these accused will be entertained in the court.

President of India presents Hindi Sevi Samman Awards

May 30, 2017
The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the Hindi Sevi Samman Awards to 26 eminent Hindi scholars under 12 different categories.

Amul signs MoU with ISRO for fodder acreage estimation

May 30, 2017
As per the MoU, ISRO will help Amul in classification of food crops and fodder crops at village level.

Egypt's President Sisi approves controversial NGO law

May 30, 2017
The NGO law, which was approved by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, was termed as the worst law in the history by Human Rights group, as it practically bans NGOs from carrying out their work.

Paris Saint-Germain lifts French Cup for record 11th time

May 30, 2017
The Coupe Charles Simon, also known as French Cup (Coupe de France), is the premier knockout cup competition in French football organized by the French Football Federation.

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