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Earth Day in being observed today all over the world with the message to protect environment.
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Haryana Government has decided to provide accidental insurance cover to all residents of the State in the age group of 18 to 70 years under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana’ (PMSBY.
Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced that a Film Institute will be set up in Itanagar.
Sixteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani today won his sixth Asian Billiards title and seventh overall Asian championship.
The world's oldest person has died at age 117 yesterday in her home in Verbania, a town on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. Emma Morano was born on November 29th, 1899. She was also believed to have been the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s.
The Maharashtra government is planning to supply seeds, fertilisers and pesticides free of cost to small and marginal farmers to keep the production costs minimal and to reduce their losses.
The national agriculture market- eNAM has transacted a record 15 thousand crore rupees business in one year. In April last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched National Agriculture Market portal eNAM to connect e-mandis in several States.
Vice President M Hamid Ansari is visiting Hyderabad today to deliver the first Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah Memorial lecture at Moulana Azad National Urdu university.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the most followed world leader on photo-sharing app Instagram with a whopping 6.9 million followers, surpassing US President Donald Trump.
The Supreme Court today allowed the request of Special Investigation Team, SIT Chief R K Raghavan to be relieved from duty of heading the team probing Gujarat riots cases. Appreciating work done by the SIT, the court also allowed another SIT member K Venkatesam to leave the team.
President Pranab Mukherjee today conferred the Padma awards to 42 people at a Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Eminent Singer Yesudas, spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev were given Padma Vibhushan award.
Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Sunder Lal Patwa was given Padma Vibhushan posthumously. Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Dr Devi Prasad Dwivedi were given Padma Bhushan. Eminent Journalist Cho Ramaswamy was given the award posthumously.
Wrestler Sakshi Malik, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, Paralympian Mariyappan Thangavelu, Discus Thrower Vikas Gowda and renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor received Padma Shri.
Media magnet H R Shah, Film critic Bhawna Somiya, Journalist Balbir Dutt, Singer Kailash Kher and surgeon Dr Mukut Minz were given Padma Shri.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief on the passing away of ace Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar.
The biggest river festival of India, Namami Brahmaputra, begins in 21 districts of Assam.
Young Indian shooter Ankur Mittal won Gold medal in the Men's Double Trap event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched initiatives to develop Majuli as India’s first carbon neutral district and as a biodiversity heritage. While also launching “Forests are Lives” campaign to celebrate the importance of Assam’s rich forest and biodiversity.
Mumbai lose its permanent status in the Board of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI.
In Cricket, Tamil Nadu has won the domestic 50-over competition, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, for the fifth time.
In Tamil Nadu, Returning officer of RK Nagar constituency where bypoll is due on the 12th of next month has said that Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will be introduced at all 256 polling booths.
Justice Navniti Prasad Singh took oath as the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court
India's most successful Badminton Doubles specialist Jwala Gutta has been appointed a member of the governing body of Sports Authority of India (SAI).