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14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas held in New Delhi

Jan 11, 2016
It was the first limited edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas since the government decided to conduct the Pravasi Bharatiya Conference biannually beginning from 2017.

Nepal elected as UNICEF’s executive board member for 2016-2018

Jan 11, 2016
Nepal's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Durga Prasad Bhattarai, was also unanimously elected vice-president to the Bureau of the Executive Board of the UNICEF for 2016.

International Kite festival started in Ahmedabad

Jan 11, 2016
The five days annual event saw participation of about 98 foreign kite flyers from 28 different nations.

11th World Hindi Day observed on 10 January

Jan 11, 2016
The day is in addition to the National Hindi Divas that is being celebrated annually on 14 September.

Noted Hindi writer Ravindra Kalia passed away

Jan 11, 2016
Born on 11 November 1938 in Jalandhar, Punjab, Kalia was mainly famous for writing stories, novels, memoirs and satires.

73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards announced in California

Jan 11, 2016
Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2016 at Beverly Hilton Hotel  in Beverly Hills, in California, US. These annual awards honour the best in Motion Pictures and Television for the year 2015.

DRDO successfully test fired New Tank Ammunition for Arjun MBT

Jan 11, 2016
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the new Penetration-Cum Blast (PCB) and Thermobaric (TB) Ammunition tank at Chandipur, Odisha.

Maria Teresa de Filippis, first female Formula One driver, died

Jan 11, 2016
Although she remained largely unsuccessful in her Formula One racing career, she is remembered as a pioneer in motor racing, a sport dominated by men.

Rhythm and blues singer Otis Clay passed away

Jan 11, 2016
Born on 11 February 1942, Clay started his singing career with local gospel group, the Voices of Hope.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Brisbane Tennis trophy

Jan 11, 2016
They also stitched a 26-match winning streak together, which has brought them six titles in a row at the US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing, WTA Finals and now at Brisbane.

Burkina Faso's president named Paul Kaba Thieba as Prime Minister

Jan 10, 2016
The announcement was made a week after the president was sworn in as the country's first new leader in almost three decades following his election in November 2015.

Union Government launched an online initiative to engage LPG consumers and citizens

Jan 10, 2016
It launched two online discussion forums namely Citizen Friendly Services and Increasing LPG Coverage in the Country.

Kenya published new Broadcast Regulations

Jan 10, 2016
Kenya's Communications Authority (KCA) says that explicit content has been banned on airwaves between 5am to 10pm.

Urjit Patel re-appointed as RBI Deputy Governor for Three Years

Jan 10, 2016
Patel is the fourth deputy governor and the other three are HR Khan, R Gandhi and SS Mundra.

South Korea's Parliament adopted a resolution denouncing DPRK's fourth nuclear test

Jan 9, 2016
The resolution denounced the DPRK's nuclear test as a serious provocative act threatening the lives and safety of South Koreans and Northeast Asia and the world.

US introduced measures to combat recruitment of Americans to extremist groups

Jan 9, 2016
These initiatives aim at halting the extremist groups from radicalising and encourage violence online.

Thermal power companies to transport fly ash free of cost to road construction site in Odisha

Jan 9, 2016
The decision in this regard was taken at the joint meeting between NTPC and State Pollution Control Board at Bhubaneswar.

President promulgated Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016

Jan 9, 2016
The amendments will help is dealing with the loopholes of the Enemy Property Act, 1968 and ensure that the enemy properties that have been vested in the Custodian remain so.

French soldiers to march down Rajpath on Republic Day 2016 along with Indian troops

Jan 9, 2016
This is the first time that a foreign army will participate in the 26th January Parade, since 1950.

Union Government merged Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs with MEA

Jan 8, 2016
With this merger, the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which used to be a flagship event of the MOIA will now be celebrated by the MEA on 9 January.
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