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Long-term aspirin use linked to lower risk for certain cancers

Mar 5, 2016
The study concluded that long-term aspirin use was associated with a modest but significantly reduced risk for overall cancer, especially gastrointestinal tract tumours.

Jitu Rai won gold in 50m pistol event at ISSF World Cup

Mar 5, 2016
Former World and Olympic champion Pang Wei of China took second place with 186.5. While Olympic medallist Wang Zhiwei finished third at 165.8 points.

FIH promoted Napoleon Singh as international Umpire

Mar 5, 2016
Napoleon started his career as an umpire from Manipur in the third Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2013 held at Ranchi, Jharkhand.

IFC launched 300 million rupee Uridashi Masala Bonds in Japan

Mar 5, 2016
The three-year Uridashi Masala Bond is Japan-specific and builds on IFC’s Masala bond Program.

Manoj Kumar to be conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2015

Mar 4, 2016
The award is given by the Government of India for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema and it consists of a Swarn Kamal, a cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees and a shawl.

Vineet Taneja resigned as CEO of Micromax Informatics Limited

Mar 4, 2016
Taneja joined Micromax from Samsung Electronics’ Indian business arm in 2014.

UN human rights experts urged US to increase efforts to address water contamination in Flint

Mar 4, 2016
Flint is a place wherein majority of the population is predominantly African-American, and many residents live below the poverty line.

Fixed! Cash and Corruption in Cricket authored by Journalist Shantanu Guha Ray

Mar 4, 2016
The book delved into underbelly of cricket, analysed the spot-fixing and nexus of bookies and punters with those in the corridors of power, mysterious deaths and issues that threatened the gentleman's game.

RBI released Draft Directions for Non-Banking Financial Company - Account Aggregator

Mar 4, 2016
Account aggregators collect and providing the information of customers’ financial assets in a consolidated and organised manner to the customer or any other person as per the instructions of the customer.

Flipkart launched its own digital wallet Flipkart Money

Mar 4, 2016
It aims to have a more organized method of payment and cutting significant costs related to handling cash on product returns.

National Safety Day and National Safety Week observed

Mar 4, 2016
The day is annually organised by the National Safety Council (NSC) to commemorate its establishment and enhance the safety awareness among people.

All-India Forward Bloc leader Ashok Ghosh died

Mar 4, 2016
He created a record of sorts by remaining the head for over six decades to the Bengal unit of Forward Bloc. The Bloc was founded by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 3 May 1939.

UNHCR, UNICEF launched Blue Dot hubs to protect children & families on move across Europe

Mar 4, 2016
Blue Dot Hubs are created at a time when women and children account for two thirds of those crossing to Europe.

World's costliest train station opened in New York at 9/11 site

Mar 4, 2016
Built next to the site of the destroyed Twin Towers, the World Trade Centre Transportation Hub is expected to eventually serve more than 200000 daily commuters.

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma died

Mar 4, 2016
In independent India’s history, he was the first tribal person to hold the post of cabinet minister in 1995. He was also the first tribal person to become the Lok Sabha Speaker in 1996.

UNSC imposed sanctions against North Korea

Mar 4, 2016
It was in response to the January 6 nuclear test and February 7 rocket launch that threatened International Peace and Security.

Prime Minister launched Setu Bharatam project to make National Highways free of Railway crossings

Mar 4, 2016
Under the project, 208 places have been identified for construction of rail over-bridges or underpasses. Nearly 10200 crore rupees will be spent on it.

CCS cleared proposal to acquire two more AWACS

Mar 4, 2016
The AWACS are advanced radars mounted on an aircraft to give 360 degree coverage to detect incoming aircraft and missiles at long ranges.

Mumbai U-23 team clinched CK Nayudu Trophy 2015-16

Mar 4, 2016
Mumbai bowled out Madhya Pradesh for 442 and took a first innings lead of 135 runs to be declared the winner.

Rajya Sabha passed Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Mar 3, 2016
With this, both the Houses of Parliament passed the bill that was introduced in Lok Sabha on 7 August 2015 by the Union Minister of Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju. Lok Sabha passed the bill in December 2015.
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