26 Jun 2017

RBI: Fiscal Deficits of States Soars to Rs 4.93 trillion in FY16

According to ‘Handbook of Statistics on States 2016-17‘, the gross fiscal deficits of all the states have soared to Rs 4,93,360 crore in fiscal 2016 from Rs 18,790 crore in FY1991. This is the second edition of RBI’s
26 Jun 2017

Indian Army to rethink on its colonial-era Sahayak System

Indian Army is considering doing away with the colonial-era Sahayak System and considers recruiting civilian staff in peace stations. The Indian Army’s move comes in the wake of rising cases of jawans coming out openly against the Sahayak system. Some jawans have accused
26 Jun 2017

Scientists solve centuries-old mystery of unusual glow in the sky after dark

Scientists have solved the centuries-old unexplained mystery of “bright nights”, the unusual glow that appears in the sky after dark and lets observers see distant mountains, read a newspaper or check their watch. Researchers suggest that when
26 Jun 2017

Day of the Seafarer 2017 observed by International Maritime Organisation

The 2017 Day of the Seafarer (DotS) was observed on 25 June 2017 by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) with the theme ‘Seafarers Matter’. This year’s theme aims to particularly engage ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate
26 Jun 2017

Devotees throng Puri as annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins

A sea of devotees, undeterred by the heavy downpour, thronged the town of Puri for the world famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings that began on Sunday. Lakhs of people have congregated at
26 Jun 2017

Kidambi Srikanth wins Australia Open Super Series

Kidambi Srikanth wins Australia Open Super Series. It had been a long wait but Kidambi Srikanth has managed to overcome Chen Long at last since their first meeting in 2014. The Indian shuttler defeated the World and
26 Jun 2017

Anish Bhanwala set a junior world record at World Championship

Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala won a gold medal at the ISSF Junior World Championship in the 25m Standard Pistol category, creating a junior world record. The previous record was held by Denis Koulakov, who shot a score of 574 in a
26 Jun 2017

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: 26 June

The 2017 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed on 26 June 2017. The day was observed with the theme Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help
26 Jun 2017

Team India create world record for most 300-plus scores in ODIs

As India set West Indies a challenging target of 311 in the second one-dayer in Port of Spain, it also set the record for the most 300-plus totals in ODIs. India’s 310 for 5 in the 43
26 Jun 2017

Manushi Chhillar from Haryana wins the title of Miss India 2017

What was a much-awaited prestige for many, has finally found its suitable bearer. Yes, the new face of India has been chosen–Miss Haryana Manushi Chhillar has been declared Miss India 2017. Days of hard work and dedication
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