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World’s first Graphene electronic paper developed by China - 01 May 16

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What is Graphene ?

India's diamond export dips by 14% : GJEPC Report - 01 May 16

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India-born Reuben brothers top UK rich list, Hindujas at No 2 - 01 May 16

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International Labour Day being observed on May 1 - 01 May 16

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Free LPG connections to poor : PM Narendra Modi launches the scheme to provide poors - 01 May 16

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Balraj Madhok, Former Jan Sangh president passes away - 02 May 16

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Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region - 02 May 16

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Bankrupt people may be barred from contesting elections :The Ethics Committee of Parliament - 02 May 16

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Global Fake Goods Trade Ranking: India placed on 5th; China on top - 02 May 16

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India set to participate in multinational exercise in South China Sea - 02 May 16

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AIIB to co-finance first project with ADB in Pakistan - 03 May 16

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Delhi government to introduce new policy to regulate app-based cab services on May 10 - 03 May 16

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India International tea convention 2016 to be held at Ooty from September 22 - 03 May 16

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India's GDP growth likely to clock 7.4 % in F.Y. 2016-17: Standard Chartered - 03 May 16

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Leicester’s Jamie Vardy voted 2016 Footballer of the Year - 03 May 16

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Indian Railways launches web-based Project Management and Information System - 04 May 16

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Brazil's top prosecutor requests to investigate its president - 04 May 16

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ICC rankings: India ranked 2nd , behind leaders Australia, Pakistan is at third - 04 May 16

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ICC Test Ranking:

No.1. Australia (118 points)

No.2. India (112 points)

No.3.Pakistan (111 points)

No.4. England (105 points)

No.5. New Zealand (98 points)

No.6. South Africa (92 points)

No.7. Sri Lanka (88 points)

No.8. West Indies (65 points)

 No.9. Bangladesh (57 points).

Ace Indian crickete Virat Kohli nominated for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award - 04 May 16

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Jason Day remains on top of world golf rankings, Grace climbs - 04 May 16

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World top 20:

1. Jason Day (AUS) 12.43 average pts

2. Jordan Spieth (USA) 11.61

3. Rory McIlroy (NIR) 9.19

4. Bubba Watson (USA) 8.36

5. Rickie Fowler (USA) 7.63

6. Henrik Stenson (SWE) 7.57

7. Adam Scott (AUS) 7.07

8. Dustin Johnson (USA) 6.79

9. Danny Willett (ENG) 6.40

10. Justin Rose (ENG) 5.94

11. Branden Grace (RSA) 5.47 (+3)

12. Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) 4.93

13. Patrick Reed (USA) 4.91 (-2)

14. Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 4.68 (-1)

15. Sergio Garcia (ESP) 4.36 (+1)

16. Brandt Snedeker (USA) 4.26 (-1)

17. Zach Johnson (USA) 4.08

18. Brooks Koepka (USA) 4.00

19. Phil Mickelson (USA) 3.92

20. Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 3.83

FDI Confidence Index:India rated 9th poition - 04 May 16

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No.1.The US
No.2. China
No.3. Canada
No.4. Germany
No.5. The UK
No.6.Japan
No.7. Australia
No.8. France
No.9. India
No.10. Singapore.

India to clock GDP growth of 7.4 % in F.Y-2017: HSBC - 05 May 16

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The Central Govt. setting up CMS for lawful interception of phones, internet - 05 May 16

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BHEL commissions 600 MW thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh - 05 May 16

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IMF retains India growth forecast at 7.5% for 2016 -17 - 05 May 16

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Indian IT infra market to reach $1.93 bn this year : Gartner - 05 May 16

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The Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) Bill 2015: Lok Sabha passes bill to unlock Rs 41,000 cr - 05 May 16

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Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba to the 21st Indian Navy chief - 06 May 16

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Lee defeats world no. 1 in Asia Badminton Championships final - 06 May 16

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HC upholds Maharashtra's ban on slaughter of bullocks, decriminalises possession of beef - 06 May 16

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Sachin Tendulkar accepts IOA's invitation to become goodwill ambassador - 06 May 16

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Central government to set up dedicated fun for roads and ports with 25 lakh cr investment - 06 May 16

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India received $48 bn in remittances in 9 months of last fiscal - 06 May 16

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ICC Ranking : India slip in ICC ODI and T20I rankings - 07 May 16

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ICC ODI Championship:

Team                     Rating

Australia              124

New Zealand       113

South Africa        112

India                    109

Sri Lanka             104

England              103

Bangladesh         98

West Indies         88

Pakistan              87

Afghanistan         51

Zimbabwe            47

Ireland                 42


ICC Twenty20 Championship

Team                     Rating

New Zealand         132

India                      132

West Indies           122

South Africa         119

England               114

Australia              110

Pakistan               104

Sri Lanka              98

Afghanistan          78

Bangladesh          74

Netherlands          67

Zimbabwe             58

Scotland               57

UAE                      54

Ireland                  48

Oman                   37

Hong Kong           29

India has 34 operational satellites: Govt of India - 07 May 16

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Govt official red flags upper limit of speedometers at 140-180 kmph - 07 May 16

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e-health projec: Nationwide digital healthcare platform comming soon - 07 May 16

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Sadiq Khan became London's first-ever Muslim mayor - 07 May 16

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Germany offers India deal for next generation submarines - 07 May 16

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Health Insurance Scheme : Only 18% urban population and 14% of rural have health insurance - 07 May 16

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Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu announces decision to step down - 08 May 16

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IDBI Bank first state-run bank to open branch at IFSC - 08 May 16


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  • IDBI Bank has became the first state-run lender to open an international banking unit (IBU) at the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Gandhinagar. 
  • The branch would provide full range of corporate banking services and would meet foreign currency funding needs of its clientele. 
  • A conservative estimate suggests that around $50 billion worth of international business is conducted outside the country annually in the absence of an IFSC.
  • In the next few years, GIFT City will be able to retain a lot of this business which is now going out, 
  • So far, GIFT City has made allotments of over 15 million sq ft built up area in the SEZ and non-SEZ area for office towers, residential apartments and social facilities to be developed at an estimated total investment of over Rs 10,000 crore. 
  • Over the past six months, over USD 250 million worth of business transactions were conducted at GIFT City.
  • Earlier, Kotak Mahindra Bank opened its branch at the IFSC, becoming the fourth bank to open its IFSC banking unit at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). 
  • Yes Bank, Federal Bank and ICICI Bank have been operating branches at the IFSC for several months now. 
  • An international banking unit allows a domestic bank to deliver a complete range of products to its clients with foreign currency funding requirements. 
  • The IFSC was launched in April, 2015. 

India's foreign exchange reserves rise to $363 billion - 08 May 16

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Manmadurai-Rameswaram rail track to become first green corridor - 08 May 16

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India's 911-like emergency number '112' to be active from January 1, 2017 - 08 May 16

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The govt. wants Mega health shield scheme to be include ESI plan - 09 May 16

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India's e-commerce sector to achive $120 billion revenue by 2020: ASSOCHAM - 09 May 16

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India ranks ninth in crony-capitalism index :The Economist - 09 May 16

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India's foodgrain production increases marginally to 252.23 million tonnes in 2015-16 crop year - 09 May 16

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Trade Deficit (2015-16): India has trade deficit with 27 countries for last three years - 09 May 16

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The Union Govt forms panel to make policy framework for taxi operators - 10 May 16

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Veteran Administrtor Shashank Manohar resigned from BCCI president - 10 May 16

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Indo - USA Trade : US had $1.7 billion trade deficit with India in March - 10 May 16

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The Central government has introduced 'Bal Sansad' programme for children - 10 May 16

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Senior advocate Atma Ram Nadkarni appointed as Additional Solicitor General - 10 May 16

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4th SAIEVAC Ministerial Meeting begins in New Delhi - 10 May 16

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Harish Rawat Government wins the Floor Test in Uttarakhand Assembly - 11 May 16

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The great cricket writer-commentator, Tony Cozier dies aged 75 - 11 May 16

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National Technology Day being observed Nationwide in India on May 11 - 11 May 16

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Rodrigo Duterte wins 2016 Philippines Presidential Election - 11 May 16

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Indian Bureaucrat-turned-politician N.K. Singh conferred Japan's second highest National award - 11 May 16

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Bangladesh executes Jamaat chief Nizami for war crimes - 11 May 16

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Delhi ranked 11th most polluted city in the world: WHO - 12 May 16

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Kerala wins 'Best Family Destination' 2016 award - 12 May 16

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Shashank Manohar elected unopposed as independent ICC - 12 May 16

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Gujarat state will eradicate Malaria by 2020 - 12 May 16

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Legendary All India Radio newscaster Surajit Sen passes away - 12 May 16

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IMF provides a $510 million assistance to Pakistan - 12 May 16

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IIT alumni centre to help Indian government in identifing visiting teachers - 13 May 16

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Reserve Bank of India allows foreign banks to invest up to 10% in local private lenders - 13 May 16

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India's electricity consumption to touch 4 trillion units by 2030 - 13 May 16

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India-US Brain trust to deepen scientific collaboration - 13 May 16

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ICICI Bank launches country’s 1st contactless credit card for SMEs - 13 May 16

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Fatma Samoura appointed as the first female secretary general of FIFA - 13 May 16

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Anil Kumble re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman - 14 May 16

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President appoiented new Chief Justices in Tripura, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan - 14 May 16

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NITI Aayog to replace 5-year plans with 15-year vision document - 14 May 16

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Indian desiner Anjali Chandrashekar wins award at UN's poster contest on nuclear disarmament - 14 May 16

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USA stands back for India's NSG membership - 14 May 16

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Every fifth Indian patient of chronic kidney disease is in 30s: Indian Society for Nephrology - 15 May 16

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The Final push to 2nd airport gets underway at Navi Mumbai - 15 May 16

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President confers Florence Nightingale Award upon Jalgaon nurse - 15 May 16

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India and Bangladesh power ties with 21st-century nuclear deal - 15 May 16

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Venezuela instabilization : President Nicolas Maduro declared a state of emergency - 15 May 16

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Japan may partner India in developing Iran's Chabahar port - 16 May 16

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Defence Exports: Defence Minister Mr.Parrikar sets $2-billion target in next 2 years - 16 May 16

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Amit Shah launches cooking gas scheme for tribal families - 16 May 16

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World-first scanning helium microscope built in Australia - 16 May 16

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India successfully test-fires advanced interceptor missile - 16 May 16

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World Bank approves $625 mn aid for India’s solar programme - 17 May 16

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India ranked 3rd in attractiveness index of renewable energy - 17 May 16

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Central Government to set up online portal for monitoring mine clearances - 17 May 16

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South Korean author Han Kang bags the Man Booker Prize for 'The Vegetarian' - 17 May 16

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Bharatiya Mahila Bank and Five SBI-Associates Banks proposed to be merge with Parent SBI - 17 May 16

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Central Government launches ePACE, INFRACON and up-Scaled INAM PRO for Road Transport Sector - 18 May 16

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Gujarat ATS arrests Farooq Bhana, kingpin of 2002 Godhra train burning case - 18 May 16

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  • Gujarat: The Gujarat Anti Terrorist squad (ATS) arrested Farooq Bhana the alleged master mind of 2002 Gujarat Godhra train burning case.
  • Bhana was absconding since the infamous incident took place.
  • He is accused of playing the key role in setting fire to Sabarmati Express train in which 59 persons were killed at Godhra railway station on February 27, 2002.
  • The 59 Hindu activists returning from Ayodhya charred to death when a train bogey was set on fire.
  • The incident had triggered widespread communal riots in the state in which over 1,200 people were killed in 2002.
  •  According to reports, Bhana who was a corporator of Godhra municipality.
  • He was arrested from Kalol in Panchmahal district where a surreptitious meeting with his family members was to be held.
  • Along with another councilor, Bilal Haji, he allegedly instructed others to set the train coach S6 on fire.
  •  On February 27, 2002 as many as 59 lives were claimed after coach number S-6 of Sabarmati Express train was torched by a mob at Godhra railway station.
  • In 2011, a special court in regard to the case pronounced death sentence to 11 people and Twenty others were sentenced to life imprisonment .
  • 63 people were acquitted in this case.
  • The convicts have filed an appeal in the Gujarat High Court against the trial court’s order. The verdict is awaited.

India to get its own car safety ratings from 2017 - 18 May 16

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India successfully test fires Prithvi-II missile from Chandipur - 18 May 16

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Tiny nation Somaliland wants world recognition of its independence - 18 May 16

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India projected to add 300 million urban residents by 2050 : UN Report - 18 May 16

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A group of 51 Muslim states block gay groups from UN AIDS meeting - 19 May 16

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Milestone man Virat Kohli edged Raina to become the first batsman to 4000 IPL runs - 19 May 16

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Cancer cases in India likely to soar 25% by 2020: ICMR - 19 May 16

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IBM to transform Rashtrapati Bhavan into smart township - 19 May 16

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Former Brazil chief-of-staff Jose Dirceu jailed for 23 years for corruption - 19 May 16

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Market regulator SEBI tightens P-Note norms to check money laundering - 19 May 16

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Tsai Ing-wen sworn-in-as Taiwan 's first woman president - 20 May 16

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World’s cheapest smartphone Namotel Acche Din launched at Rs 99 - 20 May 16

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Teaching Excellence Award : Indian-American Rupa Iyer awarded highest teaching award in US - 20 May 16

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TRAI directed to provide free Internet within net neutrality - 20 May 16

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Indian climber Rajib Bhattacharya dies on Mt. Dhaulagiri in Nepal - 20 May 16

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Indian women boxer Mary Kom and Sarita Devi fail to qualify for Rio Olympics - 21 May 16

Venue: Astana ,Kazakhstan

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Indigenously developed fecal incontinence management system ‘Qora’ launched - 21 May 16

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Pinarayi Vijayan to take oath as Kerala CM on May 25 - 21 May 16

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India must sign NPT for NSG membership to get nuclear raw materials : China - 21 May 16

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Uber Cup Badminton : China deafeated South Korea in the final match - 21 May 16

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Venue : Kunshan, China 

What is Uber Cup ?

  • The Uber Cup is also known as the World Team Championships for Women.
  • It is a major international badminton competition contested by women's national badminton teams.
  • The tournament was first held in 1956-1957 and contested at three year intervals.
  • It has been contested every two years since 1984.
  • The Uber Cup is named after a former British women's badminton player, Betty Uber.
  • The 2016 tournament was held in Kunshan, China.
  • The Uber Cup trophy was officially presented since1956, the first Uber Cup tournament was first held.

India and Oman sign four key defence agreements - 22 May 16

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Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi appointed lieutenant governor of Puducherry - 22 May 16

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India has aided $1 mn for modernisation in Afghan school - 22 May 16

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Anurag Thakur unanimously elected as new BCCI president - 22 May 16

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Total households 248.8 million; 202 mn Hindus, 31 mn Muslims : Census - 22 May 16

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The Union Government plans mega event for Swachh Bharat - 22 May 16

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French company Thales to provide latest safety technology to Indian Railways to achieve ‘zero-accident mission’ - 23 May 16

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Union Govt. cleared 69 projects worth Rs. 17,000 cr for electronics manufacturing - 23 May 16

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Mamata Banerjee to attend Mother Teresa's canonization in Rome - 23 May 16

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Doctors Crises : Indian states Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra & Maharashtra have 46% of country’s doctors - 23 May 16

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Jayalalithaa takes charge as Tamil Nadu chief minister for sixth time - 23 May 16

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India Post payments bank will be functional by March ,2017 - 23 May 16

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ISRO takes the first step in developing reusable launch vehicle - 24 May 16

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Bhutan PM to attend Mamata's swearing-in ceremony - 24 May 16

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