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25 Apr 2017

National Youth Athletics Meet: Haryana is Champion

Haryana emerged champion beating Kerala at the National Youth Athletics Meet. Kerala was at the top place for the last five years. Haryana emerged champions with 166.5 points. Kerala has finished as the runners-up. However, Kerala managed
25 Apr 2017

Goldman Environmental Prize for Prafulla Samantra

Social activist Prafulla Samantra was announced one among six winners of the Goldman Environmental Prize for his “historic 12-year legal battle that affirmed the indigenous Dongria Kondh’s land rights and protected the Niyamgiri Hills from a massive,
25 Apr 2017

India becomes world’s fifth largest military spender

According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), India has become world’s fifth-largest military spender spending at $55.9 billion in 2016. The US remains the world’s largest military followed by China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. The other
25 Apr 2017

In a first, Uttarakhand deploys drones to monitor forest fires

In a first, the Uttarakhand Forest Department has deployed three drones for real-time monitoring of the forest fires. This is the first time that drones are used to monitor forest fires in India. Besides monitoring of forest fire,
25 Apr 2017

K Viswanath wins Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2016

Veteran filmmaker and actor Kasinadhuni Viswanath has been conferred Dadasaheb Phalke award for 2016 by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. The award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakhs
25 Apr 2017

Google Doodle commemorated Kannada actor Rajkumar’s 88th birthday

Search giant Google paid tribute to noted Kannada actor Rajkumar with a special doodle on 24 April 2017, on the occasion of the actor’s 88th birthday. The doodle represented a larger-than-life image of Rajkumar, radiant and shining
25 Apr 2017

Saudi Arabia King’s son Prince Khaled appointed as US Envoy

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on 22 April 2017 issued a royal decree stating the appointment of one of his sons Prince Khaled bin Salman bin Abdulaziz as the Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States (US). Prince
25 Apr 2017

Double-decker AC train to be launched on high-density routes

The Indian Railways will be launching a special rail service, Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri (Uday) Express in July 2017. The over-night train would ply only on high-demand routes like Delhi- Lucknow and its fare would be lower
25 Apr 2017

Sulkhan Singh appointed as DGP of Uttar Pradesh

IPS officer Sulkhan Singh was on 21 April 2017 appointed as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh as part of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s reshuffle in the top ranks of the force. Singh’s
25 Apr 2017

Arunachal Pradesh: Students Union protest against China’s claim over renaming places in state

All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) on 24 April 2017 took out a protest rally against China’s claim over the renaming 6 places in the state. During the protest rally held in Itanagar, the Students’ organisation also
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