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29 May 2017

Cyclone Mora spins up over Bay, eyes Bangla coast for landfall

A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal has been declared intensified into a tropical cyclone named Mora. This is second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal after Maarutha, which helped bring in the Monsoon earlier by
29 May 2017

C.A. Bhavani Devi win a Gold in International Fencing tournament

India’s C.A Bhavani Devi has become first Indian to win a Gold Medal in an international fencing tournament. She has won the gold medal in the sabre event of the Turnoi Satellite Fencing Championship held at Reykjavik
29 May 2017

PM Narendra Modi to embark on four-nation tour today

Bilateral cooperation on economic, defence, science and technology, and nuclear fronts, parleys on EU-India Free Trade Agreement, and fight against terror top Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda during his four-nation tour of Europe from Monday. Modi visits
29 May 2017

Defence Minister inaugurates DRDO’s Aeronautical Test Range

Union Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday inaugurated the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO)’s new Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) here. He said Challakere is well suited to house an ATR, as such strategic facilities
29 May 2017

Dailong village in Manipur declared Biodiversity Heritage Site

The Manipur government has declared Dailong village of Tamenglong district as a Biodiversity Heritage Site of the state, officials said. A notification in this connection was issued on Tuesday by joint secretary of forest and environment, Kengoo
29 May 2017

IOC overtakes ONGC to become India’s most profitable PSU

Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has overtaken Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) to become India’s most profitable state-owned company. IOC, which has for decades been India’s biggest company by turnover, posted a 70 per cent jump in
28 May 2017

PM Modi lays Foundation Stone for IARI at Gogamukh

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the Foundation Stone of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Gogamukh in Assam’s Dhemaji district located on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. This will be the third Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI). Apart from
28 May 2017

Poll Candidates have to Declare their and Spouse’s Sources of Income

Election contestants will have to declare their own and their spouses’ sources of earning in the affidavits filed before contesting polls. At present, it is mandatory for the poll contestants to disclose the details of assets and liabilities
28 May 2017

Goldman, Citigroup among 5 bankers selected for IOC stake sale

The government has selected five merchant bankers, including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, to manage the government’s three per cent stake sale in Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), which could fetch about Rs6,000 crore to the exchequer. The other bankers
28 May 2017

India’s Taj Mahal ranked 5th among top 10 global landmarks

One of the most iconic wonders in the world, Taj Mahal has become the only Indian monument to figure in the world’s top 10 Travellers’ Choice awards for Landmarks. The historic monument Taj Mahal was ranked at
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