17 Oct 2016

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World Food Day 2016 Theme: Events, Activities And More Ways To Get Involved

World Food Day represents a time for people to take action against hunger. Sunday marks the day where people are encouraged to come together and pledge their commitment to put an end to world hunger. First established in 1979, World Food day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and is observed by millions of people around the world. This

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Today marks International Day for Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is marked today, October 17. The theme for this year is Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year, on October 17, throughout the world. It was officially recognised by the United Nations, but the first commemoration of the

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October 15: World Student day

As the 85th Birthday anniversary of Late President “Missile- Man of India” APJ Abdul Kalam is being celebrated around the globe as the “World Student Day”. It was year 2010 when United Nations decided to mark the importance of India’s former President and great scientist APJ Abdul Kalam and declared his birthday as ‘World Students Day’.  October 15, which is Dr. Kalam’s birth

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USAID Launches New Initiative in India

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new initiative — ‘Catalyst: Inclusive Cashless Payment Partnership’. It is designed to scale up digital payments systems in India which will act as a catalyst in the increase of cashless payments in select locations. The initiative marks the next phase of partnership between USAID and the Union Ministry of Finance to help

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Waste Management Campaign Launched

The Centre launched a campaign to promote waste management in rural areas. The campaign has been started under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission which also ensures additional income to people in rural areas. “On the theme of ‘waste to wealth’, this campaign has been started. There may be income generating opportunities from converting waste to other uses, however it needs to be

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Modi to inaugurate Vadodara airport

After Ludhiana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Vadodara to inaugurate the Vadodara International Airport at Harni on 22 October. It's his first visit to the city after shifting to New Delhi in 2014. Modi, who had vacated the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in favour of Varanasi, will also distribute artificial limbs and other equipment to the differently abled. It was at Vadodara that Modi

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ISRO plans to set up telescope on the moon

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is exploring possibilities of setting up a telescope on moon as part of enhancing its scientific observation capacity. The space agency is expecting the second moon mission to take place by the end of next year, said A S Kiran Kumar, chairman of the ISRO. The agency is looking at what could be the next Astrosat-follow on mission. The Indian

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China's Shenzhou 11 blasts off on space station mission

China has launched two men into orbit in a project designed to develop its ability to explore space.The astronauts took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China. They will dock with the experimental Tiangong 2 space lab and spend 30 days there, the longest stay in space by Chinese astronauts. This and previous launches are seen as pointers to possible crewed missions to

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SSFL season III from Oct 19; Jayasuriya named brand ambassador

Into its third edition, the Stairs School Football League (SSFL) beginning October 19 will see more than 10,000 school level footballers from 300 schools of Delhi NCR playing for glory. This year, former Sri Lankan explosive batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has been named brand ambassador of the tournament. SSFL-3 will begin with league matches at over 15 different venues across four zones in

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US firm to start urea plant in Chandrapur district: Nitin Gadkari

NAGPUR: A US-based firm is likely to set up a Rs 6,000-crore urea plant in Bhadrawati near here as talks are in final stage in this regard, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said here today. "Negotiations with the concerned company have reached final stages and a number of meeting have been held with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir who

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US deficit up for first time since 2009 on spending surge

The US Budget deficit as a share of the economy widened for the first time in seven years, marking a turning point in the nation's financial outlook as an aging population boosts government spending and debt. Spending exceeded revenue by $587.4 billion in the 12 months to September 30, compared with a $439.1 billion deficit in financial year 2015, the Treasury Department said Friday in a report

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India seeks $500-bn BRICS trade by 2020

While a key agreement on setting up a BRICS credit rating agency eluded them, leaders of the five emerging large economies ended their eighth summit with a commitment to strive for greater synergy and higher economic growth. With Indian and Chinese exports to the West shrinking, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for doubling of intra-BRICS trade to $500 billion by 2020. This was seen as a

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China to sign $24b loans to Bangladesh

China is set to loans worth more than $24 billion to Bangladesh during President Xi Jinping’s state visit on 14 October 2016.  President Xi’s visit, described by Chinese media as a “milestone,” will mark the first visit by any Chinese head of state to Bangladesh in three decades. The Chinese leader’s trip aims to increase the country’s participation in infrastructure developments during a time when

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L Ganesan to replace Najma Heptullah in Rajya Sabha

Monday will see L Ganesan, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran from Tamil Nadu, elected to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Najma Heptullah, now governor of Manipur. The election to one seat in the Telangana Legislative Council will also be on Monday. The vacancy was caused following the resignation of state minister T

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Emir of Kuwait dissolves parliament

The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, has issued a decree to dissolve the country's parliament, setting the stage for an early election. The official KUNA state news agency made the announcement on Sunday after an emergency government meeting. The emir said "given the circumstances in the region ... and the security challenges" he had ordered the 50-member legislative

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C Radhakrishnan chosen for Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016

Eminent writer C Radhakrishnan was on 15 October 2016 selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016 in recognition of his contribution to the field of literature. Radhakrishnan was selected by a panel chaired by novelist M Mukundan with Sethu and Sarah Joseph being the other members of the jury. The award carries a cash prize of 2 lakh rupees, a citation and a statuette.  He is the editor of

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Dominika Cibulkova Wins Linz Open Tournament

Tennis player Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia defeated Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic in the finals to clinch the Linz Open title at Linz (Austria). This is the third title for Cibulkova this season, after winning the Eastbourne International and the Katowice Open. The Slovak secured a place in the 2016 WTA Finals in Singapore. Linz Open is the seventh title for Cibulkova throughout her professional

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Ranji Trophy roundup: Rishabh Pant's triple ton goes in vain

Mumbai: Diminutive Delhi stumper Rishabh Pant slammed a brilliant triple hundred but it went in vain as Maharashtra took the all-important first innings lead in the Ranji Trophy Group B match that ended in a draw. Pant compiled 308 off only 326 balls laced with as many as 9 sixes and 42 fours and brought Delhi very close to Maharashtra's huge first innings score of 635 for 2 declared. However, he

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Murray wins third Shanghai Masters title

Andy Murray claimed his third Shanghai Masters title by beating Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets to close in on Novak Djokovic at the top of the tennis world rankings. Bautista Agut beat world number one Djokovic in the semi-final on Saturday but was brought back down to earth by three-times grand slam champion Murray, who converted all his four break points to wrap up the

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MS Dhoni surpasses Allan Border, becomes second most successful skipper in ODI history

Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday recorded his 108th victory as India skipper to go past former Australia captain Allan Border's tally of 107 wins in the list of most victories by an ODI captain in the history of the game. The six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first of the five ODIs in Dharamsala has put Dhoni second in the list headed by former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, who

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Sourabh Verma wins men's singles title at Chinese Taipei Open

Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma on 16 October 2016 clinched the men's singles title at the Chinese Taipei Open badminton. In the summit clash of the 55000 dollar Grand Prix tournament in Taipei City, Saurabh defeated Malaysia's Daren Liew, 12-10, 12-10, 3-3. World No. 82 Verma rallied to grab the first two games 12-10 and 12-10 and emerged victorious after his opponent World No. 106 Liew

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Moto GP: Marc Marquez wins Japanese Grand Prix

Marc Marquez secured his third world championship by winning the Japan Grand Prix Sunday where his closest rivals Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo both crashed out. The 23-year-old Honda rider became the youngest man to win three premier-class world championship titles, and did so at Honda’s home circuit, where he had never won before. Marquez finished the 24-lap race in

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Yasir Shah quickest Asian to reach 100 wickets in Test cricket

DUBAI: (Dunya News) – Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah has on Sunday become the quickest Asian spinner to complete the century of wickets in Test cricket. Yasir Shah completed his 100 wickets within 17 Test matches only, leaving behind India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin behind. Yasir Shah took five wickets in this innings and West Indies were all out for 357, still needing another 23 runs to

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Thompson wins Vietnam Open

The Australian came from behind to defeat Japanese rival Go Soeda, who was seeded No 6, 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 to take the men’s singles title. Thompson who finished second last year enjoy a US$7,200 and 90 points to improving his world ranking. Earlier in the doubles event, Sa Ratiwatana and So Ratiwatana of Thailand beat Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Ramakumar Ramanathan of India 7-5, 6-4 to take their

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Brazil crowned champions of BRICS U-17 football tourney

Brazil today triumphed in the 1st BRICS U-17 football tournament with a 5-1 demolition of South Africa in the title clash here. Brazil, who exhibited one touch football with swift short passes, dominated the match throughout at the Nehru Stadium. They scored through Paulo Henrique Sampaio Filho(24th), Vinicuis Jose paixo de Oliveira Junior(35th), Victor Gabriel Moura de

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Japanese Encephalitis claims 54 lives in Odisha’s Malkangiri district

The Japanese Encephalitis has claimed 54 lives in Odisha’s backward Malkangiri district in just a more than a month. The State Government is monitoring and overseeing the measures to check the spread of Japanese Encephalitis. What is Japanese Encephalitis? Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus. It belongs to the same genus as dengue, yellow fever and West Nile

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India enables deal to curb planet-warming coolants

ndia joined nearly 200 countries on Saturday to seal a legally binding deal that aims to reduce climate damaging greenhouses gases in products ranging from air-conditioners and refrigerators to shaving foams — a pact which will come into effect from January 2019 for developed countries such as the United States but much later for developing economies. The deal, which was approved in Kigali,

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World's oldest giant panda, 38, dies at Hong Kong theme park

HONG KONG: The world's oldest giant panda in captivity, Jia Jia, has died at a Hong Kong theme park at the age of 38, the equivalent of 114 human years. The female panda was euthanised on Sunday night, following rapid deterioration in her health over the past two weeks, said authorities of Ocean Park, the Hong Kong theme park that was home to Jia Jia, in a statement. Her food

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Kashmiri Red Stag to be declared as ‘Critically Endangered’

The magnificent Kashmiri Red Stag or Hangul could finally get some protection with the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) all set to declare it a ‘critically endangered’ species. Known for its giant antlers bearing 11 to 16 points, Hangul has been hunted over centuries and its habitat destroyed, leading to its population in the wild plunging to a mere 150. Even then, IUCN – the

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Facebook Joins EU’s Privacy Shield Treaty

Facebook has agreed to adopt a new European Union (EU) data accord that allows personal information to be transferred to the USA. Facebook has quietly signed the Privacy Shield — a controversial treaty that allows US technology companies to transfer EU citizens’ details abroad. It will apply to certain advertising data and its new Workplace service for businesses. Privacy Shield, a

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Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in New Delhi

The State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in New Delhi on Monday. She reached India on Sunday to attend the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa.  Suu Kyi will be accompanied by several key Ministers and senior officials. During her three day stay in New Delhi, she will call on the President Pranab Mukherjee and also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and

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Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after it passed resolution on Jerusalem

Israel in October 2016 suspended co-operation with the UN's cultural agency, UNESCO, accusing it of denying Judaism's connections to the religion's holiest sites. It also notified the Israel National Commission of UNESCO to suspend all professional activities with the international organisation.The action came after UNESCO approved a draft resolution, which repeatedly used only

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Assam Starts GST Registration

Assam, the first state to ratify the GST Amendment Bill, has started the process for providing registration to taxpayers in the new GST regime that is expected to start from April 2017.The state tax department has started collecting mobile numbers and e-mail IDs of registered dealers or taxpayers under VAT, CST, entry tax, luxury tax and entertainment tax to provide Goods and Services

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Haryana starts ‘farm tourism’ scheme

Haryana‘s hinterlands into tourist hot-spots, the state goverment started the ‘Farm Tourism‘ scheme, under which registered farm owners can host tourists under holiday packages.  The state government has started farm tourism to attract people to villages,” Haryana Tourism Minister Rambilas Sharma. Holiday packages will be offered to tourists at registered farms near Delhi. To aware people about the

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43rd India International Knit Fair to be held in TN

The 43rd India International Knit Fair is scheduled between October 19 and 21 at India Knit Fair Complex, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India. Tirupur District Collector S Jayanthi is to inaugurate the event. Exhibitors would showcase Autumn/Winter and Mid-summer collection 2017 at this expo. A Sakthivel, Chairman, India Knit Fair Association, said that the response from overseas buyers and

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‘Unity in Diversity’ rally organised in Agra

A unique walking rally with an aim to spread the message of ‘Unity in Diversity’ was held in the iconic city of Agra. People were seen dancing to the tunes of music during the rally. The rally of ‘Unity in Diversity’ under the aegis of Sanskar Bharti was taken out by theatre artists who had come from various states to take part in it. A confluence of culture and costumes of several states was

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BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach summit held in Goa

The first ever BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach summit took place in Goa under the chairmanship of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Just as the five BRICS nations concluded a fruitful summit enhancing cooperation on several key aspects like economic cooperation and on improving cooperation to work out strategies for combating global terror, a vibrant picture of seven BIMSTEC

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China Decommissions Nuclear Submarine

China’s first nuclear-powered submarine has been decommissioned after more than 40 years of military service. The submarine’s release from military service and the safe, thorough and reliable handling of related nuclear waste, nuclear reactor and other devices showed China’s life-cycle maintenance ability, ranging from a nuclear submarine’s production, operation, management to

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US detects failed North Korean ballistic missile launch

US Strategic Command systems detected a failed North Korean ballistic missile launch Saturday evening near the northwestern city of Kusong, the Pentagon said. "We strongly condemn this and North Korea's other recent missile tests, which violate UN Security Council resolutions explicitly prohibiting North Korea's launches using ballistic missile technology," Pentagon spokesman Gary

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Finland is the safest country in the world: WEF

Finland is the safest country on The Earth, According to Global Travel and Terrorism Report by  the World Economic Forum (WEF). India meanwhile comes down at the 11th most unsafe countries in the world. Qatar and the United Arab Emirates follow Finland in the ranking. Their high position is bound to surprise some, given their location in the troubled Middle East. Iceland and Austria

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Saraswati River existed: KS Valdiya committee

he K.S. Valdiya committee in its report submitted to the Union Water Resources Ministry has concluded that Saraswati River so far considered mythical, existed. The committee comprising of geologists, archaeologists and hydrologists say that they have found evidence of the course of the river Saraswati. Earlier, River Saraswati was considered as a mythological river and has been

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India, Russia signs 16 MoUs including procurement of the S-400 air defence system

India and Russia on 15 October 2016 signed 16 agreements during India-Russia Annual Summit across multiple sectors. The MoUs were signed in Goa during India-Russia Annual Summit co-chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. President Putin is on a visit to India to attend 2016 Goa BRICS summit. Memorandum of Understanding proposed to be

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India, Hungary sign two agreements including co-operation in Water resources

India and Hungary on 16 October 2016 signed two agreements to enhance the bilateral relations between the two countries. The first agreement is for cooperation in the field of water resources, including innovations in irrigation technology. The second agreement is for promotion of co-operation between Indian Council of World Affairs and its Hungarian counterpart. The two

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India, Hungary back global legal framework to fight terrorism

India and Hungary on Sunday pitched for setting up a strong global legal framework and sustained international action to eliminate the scourge of terrorism. "There has been a meeting of minds between our two sides that the scourge of terrorism needs to be eliminated and there is a need for a strong global legal framework and concerted action by all in dealing with this threat," Vice President

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