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Senior US and Chinese officials are meeting in Washington in an attempt to settle their ongoing trade war.

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➢  Recently, 11 Himalayan States of India met in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, pitched for the creation of a dedicated ministry to

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Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) receiving substantial financing from the government are bound to give information to the public under the RTI

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Gautam Navlakha’s (an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case) plea for quashing the criminal proceedings against him was turned down

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on September 12 appointed Lieutenant General (Retired) Abhijit Guha as the head of the UN

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Debate on functioning of the ‘Collegium’ of judges,especially on the issue of transfers in the judiciary has been revived after

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In accordance with the Factories Act 1948, an occupier of an establishment has to ensure the health, safety and welfare

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The 1995 Basel Ban Amendment, A global waste dumping prohibition, has become an international law after Croatia ratified it on

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To take cancer research to the next level and make treatment viable for people of different economic classes- National

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The buzzword across the globe for the 21st century is ‘Innovation’. In the simplest term, Innovation could be defined as

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The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda, recommending

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) is planning to introduce a ‘life skills’ (Jeevan Kaushal) programme in the curriculum for higher

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The District Mineral Foundation (“DMF”) was first mooted in the famous Samata judgement. The Supreme Court ruled in the famous

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There are increasing views on abolishing capital punishment in India and it requires serious consideration. During the first five

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The Prime Minister of India will be inaugurating the Fourth edition of Partners’ Forum on December 12th in New Delhi. The

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Art and Culture

Kerala's hallmark event during harvest festival Onam is Pulikali, the tiger themed street art form.

Men painted like 'Tigers,' in bright

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➢ To commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided

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The wedding ceremony that took place in Barkul on the banks of Chilika lake which had every element of

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Environment

➢ The quest for uranium deposits to meet India’s nuclear power goals has now reached a tiger reserve in Nallamala

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India may look into its strategic oil reserves after the drone strikes on Saudi Arabian Oil facility has affected the

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India’s firm position against mediation on Kashmir or any other issue stems from several reasons, most notably a historical suspicion,

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History

According to accelerator mass spectrometry dating results-Carbon samples collected from Keezhadi, the Sangam-era site, have been found to belong to

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A new DNA study finds 2500 BC ‘Rakhigarhi’ skeletons have no traces of ‘Aryan gene’.

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It is one of the biggest festivals of southern Odisha Thakurani Jatra festival – famous biennial festival celebrated in

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Science and Technology

A.aegypti mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus.

Contrary to claims made, genes from genetically-modified Aedes aegypti mosquito

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On World Ozone Day, India’s Cooling Action Plan gets UN applaud.

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➢ India is the first country in the world to

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The Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will fly over the landing site of the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram and attempt taking photos of

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Ministry of Commerce & Industry through export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) has introduced a new Export Credit Insurance Scheme (ECIS) called

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In the news after India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh undertook a maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft.

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DRDO conducts five trails of Air-to-Air Missile ‘Astra’; All successful, from Su-30 MKI platform off the coast of Chandipur in

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Doctors in Odisha’s Burla district, who saw herbicide paraquat kill around 170 people in the last two years, demand that

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Resource-poor Japan sees hydrogen as a way to greater energy security.

China, Japan and South Korea have set ambitious targets

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Ministry of Human Resource Development has announced a new PPP Scheme, National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) for using technology

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A rare object entered our solar system last month and now astronomers have confirmed it is the second interstellar comet

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➢ The ‘Bombay blood group’ – a rare blood type, has been at the centre of attention from the

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118 new Community Radio Stations to be set-up. Community radio can act as hubs of local information dissemination at the

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The maiden "arrested landing" of the naval variant of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas done successfully at a shore-based

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According to latest updates, the project now seeks to link social media accounts of people to the huge database of

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Recently, the Kepler Space telescope has run out of fuel for further Science operations and  retired nearly after 9-year mission by

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