Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2017’

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First time a record 27 US Congressman travelling to India

It is for the first time in the history of India that 27 US Congressmen will visit the country later this month. The delegation includes top officials and lawmakers from both the parties. However, the Democratic and Republican parties will visit India as two different delegations. The US delegation that will visit India is considered to be an important visit …

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Vikas Swarup Named New Envoy to Canada

In a recent announcement made by the Government of India, Vikas Swarup will be appointed as India’s next envoy to Canada. Currently he is the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India. He will be the next High Commissioner to Canada. Vikas Swarup was born in Allahabad and pursued his higher education at the Allahabad University and …

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PV Sindhu jumps to career-best no. 5 in BWF rankings

Shuttler PV Sindhu became the second Indian woman to break into the top-five of the badminton singles world rankings. The Olympic silver medalist, who broke into the top-10 in 2013, achieved her career-best ranking of No. 5 on Thursday. This is the first time that Sindhu has broken into the top five. Former world No. 1 Saina Nehwal is only …

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India thrash Bangladesh by 9 wickets in ICC Women’s WC Qualifier

India women produced an all-round effort to spank Bangladesh women by nine wickets in a Super Six match of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier, in Colombo on Friday. Opting to bowl after winning the toss, Indian eves first restricted Bangladesh women to a paltry 155 for eight in 50 overs and then chased down the target, reaching 158 for …

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Walking can improve life quality for cancer patients: study

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Surrey and King’s College London in the UK explored the impact of walking on the quality of life and symptom severity in patients with advanced cancer. Despite growing evidence of …

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India’s vaccine regulatory body NRAI gets highest WHO ratings

The National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI) has been given the maximum ratings by global health body World Health Organisation for vaccine regulations. WHO completed the assessment of the status of the Indian vaccine regulatory system against WHO NRA Global Benchmarking Tool (GBT) and measured the maturity of the system in India. “The assessment has been done in respect of …

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Campaigning continues for UP Elections

Election campaign is in full swing for the third phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh. Addressing an election rally in Balrampur, BJP President Amit Shah slammed the state government for deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. He said that the state has achieved number one position as far as crime data is concerned. Senior BJP leader and Union …

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10th GST council meet begins in Udaipur

The 10th Good and Services Tax Council meet began in Udaipur in Rajasthan. The Agenda items of the meeting, headed finance minister Arun Jaitley, includes Approval of Draft Compensation law modified and vetted by Law ministry, Approval of Draft model GST law modified and vetted by Law ministry and Confirmation of decisions taken during 9th Council meet. A consensus has …

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Palaniswami wins floor test, continues to be TN CM

In Tamil Nadu, the Palaniswami government today won the confidence vote in Assembly by a comfortable 122-11 margin after high drama in the House. The vote was preceded by eviction of principal opposition DMK and walkout by its allies, which have 98 legislators in the 234-member House, in protest. Following his victory, Chief Minister, Edappadi K Palaniswami visited the Jayalalitha’s …

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Guterres extends Khare’s term as UN Under-Secretary General

Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General at the UN has decided to extend the term of some officials in the UN. In the list, features Atul Khare who is presently serving as the Under-Secretary for field support. He holds the highest rank in the UN as an Indian Civil Servant. His tenure has been extended by one year till April 2018. …

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