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Scientists solve centuries-old mystery of unusual glow in the sky after dark

Jun 26, 2017
Scientists have solved the centuries-old unexplained mystery of "bright nights", the unusual glow that appears in the sky after dark and lets observers see distant mountains.

Day of the Seafarer 2017 observed by IMO

May 9, 2019
This year's theme aims to particularly engage ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them.

World Heritage coral reefs likely to disappear by 2100 unless CO2 emissions drastically reduce: UNESCO

Jun 25, 2017
he 29 globally significant coral reefs on UNESCO’s World Heritage List are facing existential threats, and their loss would be devastating ecologically and economically.

Power Minister Piyush Goyal launches portal on weather information

Jun 24, 2017
The government has launched a portal on weather information that will help discoms manage power distribution.

Maharashtra Government to launch ‘My Plant’ app to create database on tree plantation

Jun 24, 2017
Maharashtra Forest Minister, Sudhir Mungantiwar has said that the government plans to launch a mobile app named ‘My Plant’ on 1 July 2017 that will help in recording data regarding tree plantations in the state.

Bengal's Kanyashree initiative wins United Nations Public Service Award

Jun 24, 2017
Kanyashree Prakalpa is a targeted conditional cash transfer scheme aimed at retaining girls in schools and other educational and skill development institutions and preventing child marriage.

Maharashtra government urges employees to contribute a day's salary for farmers' families

Jun 24, 2017
A government notification said, officials, including IAS, IPS and Forest officers, and the workers of the state government, semi-government bodies, and corporations to contribute a day’s salary to the chief minister’s relief fund in July to help families of farmers living in the suicide-prone regions.

Darjeeling Unrest: What is the Solution?

Jun 23, 2017
Recently a fresh wave of protests and agitation errupted in Darjeeling. We have explored this whole phenomenon here.

Bill in US Congress seeks to revoke Pakistan's major non-NATO ally status

Jun 23, 2017
A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the US House of Representatives by two lawmakers that seeks to revoke Pakistan's status as a major non-NATO ally (MNNA) to the US.

Govt announces another 30 cities under Smart City Mission

Jun 23, 2017
The Union government has announced another list of 30 cities for development as smart cities under Smart City Mission, taking the total tally of cities picked up so far to 90.

Regional Poets sweep up 16 Sahitya Academy Awards

Jun 23, 2017
Regional language poets dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 with sixteen awards in various languages.

Positive growth registered in foreign & domestic tourists in 2016

Jun 23, 2017
Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism aggregates information on domestic and foreign traveler visits to States/Union Territories (UTs) gotten from Departments of Tourism of different State Governments and UT Administrations. These numbers shows the result of 12.68% and 5.92% growth respectively for domestic and foreign traveler.

Union Cabinet approves amendment of Social Security Agreement between India and Netherlands

Jun 23, 2017
The amended SSA between India and the Netherlands will strengthen the ties between the two countries.

Union Government launches VAJRA scheme to attract Indian scientists abroad

Jun 23, 2017
The scheme aims to bring together the Indian scientists abroad and India-based researchers for conducting joint researches in India.

International Widows’ Day observed globally

Jun 23, 2017
The International Widows’ Day was observed globally on 23 June 2017. The day is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows who dwell with an invisible status in majority of the world societies.
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