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Indian Railways targets to eliminate all unmanned level crossings by 2020 - 01 Feb 17

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Post merger Railway Budget : Plan outlay of Rs. 1.31 lakh crore - 01 Feb 17

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Highlights of Union Budget 2017-18 - 01 Feb 17

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents the Union Budget 2017-18, in Parliament

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The budget is broadly focused on 10 themes:

1.  Farming Sector

2. Rural Population

3. Youth

4. Poor and Underprivileged Health Care

5.  Infrastructure

6. Financial sector for stronger institutions

7. Speedy accountability

8. Public Services

9. Prudent Fiscal Management

10.  Tax Administration for the Honest.

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Demonetization:

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Funding of political parties:

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PM Narendra Modi to attend St Petersburg international economic forum - 01 Feb 17

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Two crude oil storages to build in Odisha and Rajasthan - 01 Feb 17

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PM Narendra Modi likely to make first visit to Israel in June-July - 01 Feb 17

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Veteran Politician E. Ahamed passes away - 02 Feb 17

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Rishabh Pant becomes India’s youngest T20I player - 02 Feb 17

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All villages to be electrified by 2018 through hike in MGNREGA funds - 02 Feb 17

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Kerala Govt to launch e-payment system in Registration Department - 02 Feb 17

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Maharashtra minister sets up committee for Ambedkar memorial in London - 02 Feb 17

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Apex telecom regulator body TRAI given clean chit for Jio tariff offers - 03 Feb 17

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Cellphone company Apple to start making iPhones in India - 03 Feb 17

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Indian IT sector earns a total revenue of Rs 8.4 lakh crore in 2016 - 03 Feb 17

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National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog launches India Innovation Index - 03 Feb 17

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Government of India to frame new rules on medical devices to draw investments - 03 Feb 17

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Apex telecom body TRAI imposed Rs 11 crore penalty on telcos for poor service - 03 Feb 17

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Former CBI chief Joginder Singh passes away after prolonged illness - 04 Feb 17

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World Cancer Day being celebrated on February 4 ,throughout the world. - 04 Feb 17

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Abdul Basit to be appointed as Pakistan Foreign Secretary Islamabad - 04 Feb 17

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Sasikala set to replace Panneerselvam as next Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu - 04 Feb 17

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Tourism state Goa to host film festival on disability - 04 Feb 17

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Right to Information (RTI) Act comes into force in Sri Lanka - 04 Feb 17

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India’s Apex court SC for status quo on Gujjar quota in Rajasthan - 05 Feb 17

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Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport first in India to cross 5 crore passengers - 05 Feb 17

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United Nation seeks India's nominee for anti-terror panel - 05 Feb 17

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Sanjeev Sanyal appointed as Principal Economic Adviser - 05 Feb 17

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West Bengal government to set up single mobile platform - 05 Feb 17

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India and Austria amend double taxation avoidance convention - 05 Feb 17

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India and Austria amend double taxation avoidance convention - 06 Feb 17

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India’s Milk Producer’s bank accounts rose by 14 %. - 06 Feb 17

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Dalhousie Road of Delhi renamed as Dara Shikoh - 06 Feb 17

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Subhas Chandra Bose's driver Nizamuddin passes away - 06 Feb 17

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India will host the first meeting of national security advisers of BIMSTEC - 07 Feb 17

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Saudi Arabia celebrates its first ever Women's Day - 07 Feb 17

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Diabetes deaths increased by 35% in 10 years in India - 07 Feb 17

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ISRO will launch 104 satellites in on February 15,2017 - 07 Feb 17

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India takes first steps to have a policy on artificial life forms - 07 Feb 17

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India ranks 43rd out of 45 nations in IP environment :GIPC - 08 Feb 17

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Karnal Singh gets two-year fixed term as Enforcement Directorate chief - 08 Feb 17

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Indian Govt doubles highways target to 15,000 km in next fiscal - 08 Feb 17

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India imports 5 million tonne more wheat 2016-17 - 08 Feb 17

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RBI slashes India's GDP growth forecast to 6.9% in F.Y-2017 - 08 Feb 17

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Nepal to create world’s highest free WiFi service at Everest base camp - 09 Feb 17

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National Women’s Parliament held in Amaravati - 09 Feb 17

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Shawna Pandya To Become Third Indian-Origin Woman To Fly In Space - 09 Feb 17

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Bank of America opened three employee-less completely automated branches. - 09 Feb 17

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PMGDISHA has given clearance by Union Government - 09 Feb 17

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Arunachal Pradesh first state in the northeast to implement e-Cabinet solution - 10 Feb 17

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World’s largest Station Redevelopment Programme (SRP) launched by Indian Railways - 10 Feb 17

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Justice C.S. Karnan of the Calcutta High Court convened in open court - 10 Feb 17

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World’s longest commercial airline flight Doha to Auckland launched - 10 Feb 17

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Indian captain Virat Kohli creates history in Test cricket era - 10 Feb 17

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Official mascot of FIFA U-17 World Cup 'Kheleao' unveiled in national capital - 10 Feb 17

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India's first Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C ) ready to unveil - 11 Feb 17

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Salient features of the AEW&C system.

1. It is developed by the Center of Airborne Systems in Bengaluru with the help of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
2. The project costs a total of Rs 2,400 crore
3. The system has been programmed to detect and classify aerial threats in the surveillance area
4. It acts as a Command base in support for all Air-Defence operations
5. It has been integrated on the Brazilian-made Embraer-145 aircraft
6. The system holds a 240-degree coverage radar
7. The multiple communications and data links present in the AEW&C system will provide  Recognizable Air Surveillance Picture to commanders at the Ground Exploitation Stations

Center introduces bill in LS to set up IIMs campuses in abroad - 11 Feb 17

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India’s first igloo hotel opens in Manali - 11 Feb 17

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China is set to launch its first remote-sensing satellite - 11 Feb 17

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India successfully test-fires interceptor missile - 11 Feb 17

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Union Govt appoints directors of ten Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) - 12 Feb 17

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Yusuf Pathan become the first Indian male cricketer to sign a deal with an overseas franchise-based in Hong Kong T20 League - 12 Feb 17

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NPCI launches BHIM UPI app on Apple's iOS platform - 12 Feb 17

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Bhim App: How To Use ?

S Janaki Ram committee targets doubling farmers’ income by 2022 - 12 Feb 17

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India’s off-spinner Ashwin breaks Lillee record to fastest 250 wickets - 12 Feb 17

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India lifts T20 Blind World Cup defeating Pakistan - 13 Feb 17

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The 59th annual Grammy Awards -2017 presented in Los Angels - 13 Feb 17

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Winners of the 2017 Grammy Awards:



What is Grammy Award ?

  • Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy.
  • The Awarded is given  for outstanding achievements in the music industry.
  • The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor the musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958. 
  • The gold-plated trophies, each depicting a gilded gramophone, are made and assembled by hand by Billings Artworks in Ridgway, Colorado given to achievers.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected German President - 13 Feb 17

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Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEIT ) to spend Rs 300 crore on skilling, e-literacy - 13 Feb 17

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Indian Railways Dedicated Freight Corridor's First portion to be operational by 2018 - 13 Feb 17

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Bahrain government offers to lead Kerala infrastructure fund - 13 Feb 17

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India's GDP expects to grow at 7.4 % next fiscal: India Ratings - 14 Feb 17

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SC verdict ends Sasikala bid to become CM, Orders for year Jail - 14 Feb 17

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Union Government appoints three part-time directors to RBI central board - 14 Feb 17

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Half-brother of N. Korean leader Kim Jong-Nam poisoned to death in Malaysia - 14 Feb 17

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India hasmaximum bombings across globe in 2016: NBDC - 14 Feb 17

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ISRO launches 104 satellites and sets world record - 15 Feb 17

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India to join six -nations participating Moscow meet on Afghanistan - 15 Feb 17

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BrahMos missile’s range to be increase to 450 km - 15 Feb 17

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France’s Jean-Pierre Lacroix named new UN peacekeeping chief - 15 Feb 17

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Government agencies to procure 330 lakh tonne wheat in 2017-18 - 15 Feb 17

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Five Associate banks to be merge with SBI by F.Y 2018 - 16 Feb 17

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Senior IFS Vikas Swarup appointed India's High Commisioner to Canada - 16 Feb 17

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India to produce record 272 mn tonnes food grains in 2016-17 - 16 Feb 17

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India tops list of countries in ozone pollution deaths - 16 Feb 17

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India's Milk Production touches 105.42 mn tons in the F.Y. 2016-17 - 16 Feb 17

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UAE unveils plan to build first city on Mars by 2117 - 17 Feb 17

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World Badminton Rankings : PV Sindhu hold Top 5 spot - 17 Feb 17

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International Agri-Research Centre FLRP set up in Madhya Pradesh - 17 Feb 17

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Apex court orders to Set up mechanism to delete sex determination ads - 17 Feb 17

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US Defence company Lockheed Martin porpoes to set up in F-16 jet factory - 17 Feb 17

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National capital Delhi 86th among top 100 student cities: QS ranking - 17 Feb 17

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Economic Freedom Index - 2017 : India ranks 143rd out of 186 Nations - 18 Feb 17

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Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini inducted in Goa - 18 Feb 17

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Edappadi Palaniswami wins trust vote after chaos in Chennai Assembly - 18 Feb 17

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SEBI streamlines rules for mergers involving listed companies - 18 Feb 17

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Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma passes away - 19 Feb 17

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Rohtang Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh to be ready well within 2019 - 19 Feb 17

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Purchase jewelry over Rs 2 lakh cash pay 1% TCS from April 1,2017 - 19 Feb 17

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Passports facilities will avail at selected post offices from next month March,2017 - 19 Feb 17

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India’s Apex Bank to absorb banks’ MDR charges on debit card transactions - 19 Feb 17

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Nagaland CM T.R. Zeliang resigned after anti-quota stir - 20 Feb 17

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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian sportsperson to sign Rs 100-crore endorsement deal - 20 Feb 17

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Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passes away - 20 Feb 17

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  • Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passed away at a Kolkata hospital after suffering from prolonged illness. 
  • Kabir was enrolled as an Advocate in 1973 and practiced in the District Court and the Calcutta High Court on Civil and Criminal sides. 
  • He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Calcutta High Court in 1990 and as the Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court in 2005. 
  • In the same year in September, he was elevated to the Supreme Court. 
  • He was appointed as the 39th Chief Justice of India in 2012.
  • He held office till July 2013.
  • Justice Kabir was the Chief Justice at Supreme Court for a brief period of nine months in 2012-13.
  • He was the nephew of the well-known Bengal writer and politician, Humayun Kabir.
  • Altamas Kabir was known for his erudition and tongue-in-cheek humour.
  • During his brief tenure as Chief Justice of India, Justice Kabir delivered several landmark judgments particularly on human rights and election laws.
  • As the Chief Justice, he was part of the Supreme Court Bench which heard the case of the two Italian marines in 2013.
  • In another noted judgement in December 2012 as the Chief Justice of India, Justice Kabir along with Justice H.L. Dattu directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to go ahead with its probe into the disproportionate assets case against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav.
  • In May 2011, Justice Kabir with Justice Cyriac Joseph, quashed the disqualification of 11 BJP MLAs by the then Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah as it did not fulfil the criterion of natural justice and fair play.
 
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  • He was born on July 19, 1948 in Kolkata.
  • Justice Kabir completed his LLB and MA from the University of Calcutta. 
  • He started his legal career in 1973 when he enrolled as an advocate. 
  • He was appointed a permanent judge in the Calcutta High Court on August 6, 1990 and Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court on March 1, 2005.
  • Later that year, he was elevated to the Supreme Court on September 9. 
  • Three years later, he was appointed the 39th Chief Justice of India on September 29, 2012. 
  • He retired on July 18, 2013 after a brief tenure of about nine months.

Nobel Committee chairwoman Kaci Kullmann Five dies - 20 Feb 17

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State government of Kashmir observes 2017 as the ‘Year of Apple’ - 20 Feb 17

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Morgan Stanley projects, Indian GDP to reach $5 trillion by 2025 - 21 Feb 17

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Central govt disinvestment IRCTC, IRFC, IRCON, set to divest up to 25% stake - 21 Feb 17

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Justice Sapre appointed chairman of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal - 21 Feb 17

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Azerbaijan leader Ilham Aliyev appoints wife as Vice-President - 21 Feb 17

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India and Rwanda have signed 3 MoUs - 21 Feb 17

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High level Panel Set Up To Probe Ganga Cleaning Project Submits Report To NGT - 22 Feb 17

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India negotiate British to transfer Vijay Mallya under MLAT - 22 Feb 17

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Vitaly Churkin , Russia's ambassador to UN dies in New York - 22 Feb 17

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Shurhozelie Liezietsu Sworn-In As Nagaland Chief Minister - 22 Feb 17

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Computer giant Microsoft Launches 'Made For India' Skype Lite App - 22 Feb 17

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Hassan Ali Kheyre appointed as new Somalia prime minister - 23 Feb 17

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INS Betwa made upright, to be operational by April 2018 - 23 Feb 17

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Facebook - 23 Feb 17

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India spotted World's largest Arms Importer: SIPRI - 23 Feb 17

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Union Government simplifies registration of labours in India - 23 Feb 17

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Government of India clears Rs 5,700-crore hydro project to be set up in Nepal - 23 Feb 17

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The Central government to launch 'Twitter Seva' to reach citizens - 24 Feb 17

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Union Govt to double solar power park capacity to 40 GW - 24 Feb 17

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Britain appoints first woman Scotland Yard chief in 188 years - 24 Feb 17

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IRC introduces specialized industrial insurance services in India - 24 Feb 17

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Farmers of Andhra Pradesh to generate power with ‘Solar Farming’ scheme - 24 Feb 17

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China overtakes US, France as Germany’s biggest trading partner - 24 Feb 17

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India and ADB ink $375 mn loan pact for industrial corridor - 25 Feb 17

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ESPNcricinfo Awards 2016 : West Indies world champions win T20 awards - 25 Feb 17

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India has over 5 crore Worst Hit By Depression: WHO - 25 Feb 17

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Central Government of India sets up fund for POSCO victims - 25 Feb 17

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PM Narendra Modi unveils 112 feet tall Shiva statue in Coimbatore - 25 Feb 17

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India will purchase of Rs 17,000 crore air defence missile from Israel - 25 Feb 17

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India and Bangladesh ink MoU for development of Sylhet city - 26 Feb 17

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Kalinga Lancers beat Dabang Mumbai to win the Hockey India League title for 2017 - 26 Feb 17

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Shahrukh Khan conferred with the fourth edition of Yash Chopra Memorial Award - 26 Feb 17

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Vivek Chaand Sehgal awarded the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year for 2016 - 26 Feb 17

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Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) company cross Rs. 4 trillion mark in market capitalization - 27 Feb 17

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89th Academy Awards (Oscar Awards) being conferred at Los Angels - 27 Feb 17

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National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy being framed - 27 Feb 17

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CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award confreres to Rajinder Goel and Padmakar Shivalkar - 27 Feb 17

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Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu become first PM visit to Australia - 27 Feb 17

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Former Union Minister P.Shiv Shankar passes away - 28 Feb 17

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Nand Kumar Sai takes charge as Chairperson of NCST - 28 Feb 17

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India’s first Integrated Heliport inaugurated at Rohini in New Delhi - 28 Feb 17

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ZTE launches world’s first 5G IT baseband unit - 28 Feb 17

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‘Game of Thrones’ actor Neil Fingleton passes away - 28 Feb 17

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