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ADB approved $500 million loan to build India’s longest river bridge across Ganga near Patna

Jun 25, 2016
The 9.8 kilometer long bridge will provide vital transport links between the northern and southern parts of Bihar and with neighboring Nepal.

International Olympic Day celebrated on 23 June

Jun 25, 2016
The day was initiated in 1948 for commemorating the commencement of modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at Sorbonne in Paris.

Nepal bans citizens from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya

Jun 25, 2016
The government has decided to suspend issuing labour permits to Nepalese nationals in four conflict-hit countries, namely Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya.

Indian-origin lawyer Yasmin Sooka to chair panel on human rights in South Sudan

Jun 25, 2016
Sooka will serve together with Kenneth Scott from the US and Godfrey Musila of Kenya on the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan.

Sri Lankan Parliament passes Right to Information bill with amendments

Jun 25, 2016
Earlier, the bill was introduced in 1996, but was delayed by successive governments citing national security issues, while Sri Lanka was at war with Tamil rebels until 2009.

Union Cabinet approves largest-ever Spectrum Auction

Jun 25, 2016
It will put up 700 MHz band, which is used for offering high-speed broadband services, for sale for the first time at a reserve price of 11485 crore rupees per MHz pan-India.

Pioneer of Indian quizzing Neil O'Brien died

Jun 25, 2016
A former member of Lok Sabha, Neil O'Brien was also a three-time nominated Anglo-Indian MLA in West Bengal and an educationist.

Day of the Seafarer 2016 observed with theme At Sea For All

Jun 25, 2016
The theme for the year has a clear link with the 2016 World Maritime Day theme, Shipping: indispensable to the world.

India-US Defence and Security Cooperation: Analysis

Jun 24, 2016
The desire for enhanced defence and security engagement between India and the USA is better reflected in the Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region 2015. The vision brings the ‘Act East Policy’ of NDA Government and the ‘Pivot to Asia Doctrine’ of Obama administration in tandem.

Union Government launched India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on CNG

Jun 24, 2016
The programme is implemented by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and GAIL (India) Limited.

Britain votes to exit European Union in historic referendum

Jun 24, 2016
Northern Ireland, London and Scotland voted strongly to stay back with the EU while the Wales and the English shires backed Britain exit (Brexit) from the EU.

Union Government approved setting up of District Level Advisory and Monitoring Committees

Jun 24, 2016
In a first of its kind, these Committees will oversee, review and monitor implementation of urban development, affordable housing and urban poverty alleviation programmes.

IIT-Kanpur professor Sanjay Mittal awarded with G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2015

Jun 24, 2016
Sanjay Mittal was instrumental in establishing the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at IIT Kanpur and heads the National Wind Tunnel Facility.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced resignation after Brexit vote

Jun 24, 2016
The announcement was made hours after the Brexit vote that favoured leaving the European Union. Cameron will step down in October 2016 at the Conservative Party Conference to make way for a new Prime Minister to guide the UK in the new direction for the country.

Colombia government, FARC rebels sign ceasefire

Jun 24, 2016
The peace talks between the government and the rebels were hosted by the Cuban president, Raúl Castro; while Venezuela that had the observer status played an important role in encouraging FARC to the negotiating table.

Darjeeling Zoo to receive snow leopard from London’s Dudley Zoological Gardens

Jun 24, 2016
The leopard, named Makalu, is expected to make arrival at the Kolkata airport in an Emeritus Flight on the morning of 24 June 2016. Makalu will then be transported to the zoo.

BCCI appoints Anil Kumble as head coach of Indian Cricket Team

Jun 24, 2016
Kumble’s first assignment will be the upcoming away series in the West Indies, where India will play four Test matches.

Artemi Panarin wins 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy

Jun 24, 2016
Panarin who received 1258 voting points to win the trophy was followed by Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers.

Scientists developed KiloCore, world's first 1000-processor computer chip

Jun 24, 2016
The KiloCore was presented at the 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Honolulu on 16 June 2016.

Mercer's Cost of Living Survey 2016 released; Mumbai costliest in India

Jun 23, 2016
Asia dominates the top 5 of 2016 Cost of Living Rankings, with Hong Kong bagging the No. 1 spot, pushing Luanda, Angola to 2nd.

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