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Amrut Scheme: 53 New Projects for 9 Cities Approved in Odisha

Jun 23, 2017
The scheme, launched in nine urban places in the state since 2015-16 fiscal, has aimed at strengthening drinking water distribution network, development of sewerage system, storm water management and up-gradation of city transport system among others.

Congress-led opposition names Meira Kumar as presidential nominee

Jun 23, 2017
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has been chosen by Congress-led Opposition as their presidential candidate to fight against BJP-led NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind.

Haryana declared as 5th Open Defecation Free state

Jun 23, 2017
Haryana has 21 districts, 124 blocks, and 6083 gram panchayats and all of them declared themselves as ODF in formal declarations in Chandigarh.

ISRO launches Cartosat-2 along with 30 nano-satellites from Sriharikota

Jun 23, 2017
Out of the 30 co-passenger nano-satellites, 29 belong to foreign customers from 14 countries. The lone domestic nano-satellite from an educational institution in Kanyakumari district.

Top-level bureaucratic reshuffle: Rajiv Gauba to be next Union Home Secretary

Jun 23, 2017
Gauba, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, will take over as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Union Home Ministry with immediate effect.

TB patients have to submit Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits: Health Ministry

Jun 22, 2017
A recent notification by the Union health ministry states that people suffering from tuberculosis will now have to submit their Aadhaar details to avail cash benefits from the government for their treatment.

Intel partners with International Olympic Committee

Jun 22, 2017
The first Olympic Games activation will take place at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 in South Korea in February 2018. The Intel technology will provide real-time virtual reality viewing of the Olympic Winter Games.

Uttarakhand becomes 4th state to be open defecation free

Jun 22, 2017
Uttarakhand has become the fourth state to be open defecation free (ODF) in the country.

Indian anti-hunger activist Ankit Kawatra chosen for Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Jun 22, 2017
At present, Feeding India works in 43 cities with 4500 volunteers and has served more than 8.5 million meals to vulnerable individuals such as children, women, old age citizens, disabled people et cetera.

Ministry of Electronics and IT launches webpage for smooth GST implementation

Jun 22, 2017
The Union Ministry of Electronics and IT has launched a dedicated webpage to help companies in the IT services and electronics sector to adapt to the new GST regime.

ONGC and UNESCO join hands to get Chilika Lake heritage site tag

Jun 22, 2017
In order to get world heritage site recognition, the lake should have outstanding global value in terms of biodiversity and eco-system.

Now Indian women can protect their profile pictures on Facebook with these new tools

Jun 22, 2017
By triggering the Photo Guard, one can prevent the downloading, sharing, or sending of the photo in a Facebook message.

Sonam Kapoor's fashion label Rheson wins PETA Award 2017

Jun 22, 2017
Her brand label Rheson was awarded for a line of bags made exclusively of vegan materials.

India to become most populated country in the world by 2024, says UN report

Jun 22, 2017
In roughly seven years, around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China, according to a UN report.

Iraq: Islamic State blows up iconic al-Nuri mosque of Mosul

Jun 22, 2017
The al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul is the same place from where Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS proclaimed a caliphate, a state governed in accordance to Islamic law or Sharia by a Caliph.
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