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Narayan Rane announces new political party - 01 Oct 17

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Union Government rolled out ‘ARPAN Version 3.0’ for Defence Security Corps - 01 Oct 17


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  • Recently, the Defence Ministry launched ‘ARPAN Version 3.0’ software for the Defence Security Corps.
  • ARPAN Version 3.0:
  • The‘ARPAN Version 3.0’ software was rolled out by Deputy Chief of Army Staff – Information Systems & Training (DCOAS -IS &T) J.S.Cheema for the Defence Security Corps.
  • This software was developed by Tech Mahindra.
  •  ‘ARPAN 3.0’ would simplify personal documentation and all issues related to their progression.
  •  It consists of seven modules.
  • It enables end to end human resource & financial management of Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks.
  • Its advantages are timely processing of postings, promotions, release of salary, publication of personal occurrences and processing of pension.
  • Ministry of Defence Headquarters located New Delhi
  • Present, Minister of Defence – Ms.Nirmala Sitharaman

Indian entrepreneur Birendra Sasmal wins UK business award for innovative IT solutions - 01 Oct 17

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  • A Ghana-based Indian entrepreneur named Birendra Sasmal has won a prestigious International Business Person of the Year at the Asian Achievers Awards in London for turning his company into a thriving Information Technology (IT), telecoms and manufacturing success story with operations across West Africa.
  • Birendra Sasmal is the CEO of Subah Group, which is headquartered in Accra, Ghana.
  • Subah Group employs around 350 people with offices in Guinea, Sierra Leone, New York City and Dubai.
  • Under Sasmal’s leadership, the group’s revenues have increased by over 3,000 per cent and it has been named among one of Africa’s fastest growing tech companies.
  • Birendra Sasmal believes that next phase of growth for the IT industry will most likely involve artificial intelligence.

India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) – 2016 is 34 / 1,000 live births - 01 Oct 17

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What is IMR ?

Veteran film, television and theatre actor Tom Alter passed away - 01 Oct 17

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Gujarat become the first state in India to conduct assembly poll using the EVMs equipped with VVPAT - 02 Oct 17

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PM Narendra Modi Addresses Nation On Swachhata on Gandhi Jayanti - 02 Oct 17

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India's GDP pegged at $6 trillion by 2027 : Morgan Stanley - 02 Oct 17

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The Nobel Prize (Medicine) -2017: Confreres to Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young - 02 Oct 17

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‘SECURE Himalaya’: A six-year project to ensure conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity - 02 Oct 17

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Meenakshi Temple adjudged the best ‘Swachh Iconic Place’ (clean place) in India - 03 Oct 17

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Justice G. Rohini to head of the five member commission to examine the sub-categorization of OBCs - 03 Oct 17

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Dr. Soumya Swaminathan appointed the Deputy Director General for programmes (DDP) of WHO - 03 Oct 17

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Nobel Prize for Physics-2017 won by the trio Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne - 03 Oct 17

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Government approves Five FDI proposals in single brand retail sector - 03 Oct 17

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Academician Prajapati Trivedi Is First Indian To Be Elected NAPA Fellow - 04 Oct 17

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India to top global remittances chart with $66 billion in 2017: World Bank - 04 Oct 17

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American Rock superstar Tom Petty dies aged 66 - 04 Oct 17

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India to surpass China as fastest growing oil market in 2018 at 6% growth - 04 Oct 17

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Bangladesh and India set to sign USD 4.5 bn LoC deal - 04 Oct 17

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Nobel Prize Chemistry –2017: Three European-born scientists – Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson to be awarded - 04 Oct 17

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Myanmar beauty queen Shwe Eain Si loses crown over Rohingya remarks - 05 Oct 17

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Satya Pal Malik sworn in as governor of Bihar - 05 Oct 17

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India and Djibouti sign pact on bilateral consultations - 05 Oct 17

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RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6% in it bi-monthly report - 05 Oct 17

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Centre sets up high-level committee for water management in North-East - 05 Oct 17

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British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro awarded Nobel Prize in Literature - 06 Oct 17

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Aadhaar is mandatory for PPF, post office, Kisan Vikas Patra deposits - 06 Oct 17

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Disinvestment in PSUs : Govt may sell Air India in FY-2018 - 06 Oct 17

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Indian scientists contributed to Nobel Prize in Physics winners’ research on gravitational waves - 06 Oct 17

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The Dept. Of atomic Energy (DAE) estimates Rs 1,260 crore for the LIGO India project - 06 Oct 17

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Central Government decided to lower number of public sector banks to 10-15: FinMin advisor - 07 Oct 17

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Forbes 400 World’s Richest persons list : Bill Gates listed as No.1 - 07 Oct 17

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Rajnish Kumar appointed the new Chairman State Bank of India (SBI) - 07 Oct 17

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Nobel Peace Prize -2017 won by International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) - 07 Oct 17

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Gauri Lankesh becomes first Indian to win Anna Politkovskaya Award - 08 Oct 17

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Union Government launches Intensified Mission Indradhanush - 08 Oct 17

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President Ram Nath Kovind launches Rs 100 crore clean water initiative - 08 Oct 17

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Cabinet to amend Ex-SC judges could soon be appointed NHRC chiefs - 09 Oct 17

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Richard Thaler gets Nobel Prize in Economics 2017 for work on behavioural economics - 09 Oct 17

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Bengaluru set to become India's first Aadhaar-enabled airport - 09 Oct 17

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Veteran film director Kundan Shah passed away - 09 Oct 17

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Kotak Mahindra Bank became 4th banking entity achieve Rs. 2 trillion market capitalization - 10 Oct 17

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Himanta Biswa Sarma headed the group of ministers (GoM) of Union Government - 10 Oct 17

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World Mental Health Day 2017 celebrated on October 10 - 10 Oct 17

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India ranks 8th in 2017 Valuable Nation Brand List - 10 Oct 17

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Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as new Governor of Assam - 10 Oct 17

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Rajasthan become the First state to incorporate skill development programme in higher education - 10 Oct 17

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First BIMSTEC Disaster Management exercise held in New Delhi - 11 Oct 17

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IMF Lowers India's Growth Projection For 2017 To 6.7% - 11 Oct 17

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Anupam Kher is the new FTII Chairman, succeeds Gajendra Chauhan - 11 Oct 17

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Nisha Biswal appointed president of USIBC - 11 Oct 17

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General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) issue IPO worth $1.7 billion - 11 Oct 17

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IMF lowers India’s growth forecast to 6.7% - 12 Oct 17

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India placed among fastest growing medical tourism destinations - 12 Oct 17

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Gautam Bambawale appointed next ambassador to China - 12 Oct 17

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Bharti Airtel to acquire Tata’s consumer mobile business (Tata Teleservices Limited) - 12 Oct 17

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USA announced its withdrawal its membership from UNESCO - 12 Oct 17

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Global Hunger Index (GHI)-2017: India ranked 100th place - 13 Oct 17

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Indian Army sets 2020 deadline to finish road construction on China border - 13 Oct 17

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World's Safest City Index 2017: Tokyo stands No.1, Delhi is 43rd - 13 Oct 17

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Audrey Azoulay of France to be next UNESCO chief - 13 Oct 17

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“Sampoorna Bima Gram Yojana”: Postal Life Insurance launches by Department of Post - 13 Oct 17

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International Day for Disaster Reduction being observed on October 13 - 13 Oct 17

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Mobile health App ‘MedWatch’ launched by Indian Air Force - 14 Oct 17

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Staubli to become first female referee to officiate at U-17 World Cup - 14 Oct 17

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Kolkata to host international puppet festival - 14 Oct 17

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Union Government formed Committee to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary - 14 Oct 17

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HPCL becomes first Indian oil company to trade lubricants in Myanmar - 14 Oct 17

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Newton actor Rajkummar Rao nominated for Asia Pacific Screen Awards under Best actor category - 15 Oct 17

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World Standards Day observed on October 14 - 15 Oct 17

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Odisha state government signs MOU with State Bank of India (SBI) for cyber treasury - 15 Oct 17

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World’s largest combustion research centre inaugurated at IIT Madras - 15 Oct 17

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“Atal Pension Yojana” subscribers to touch 1 crore by March 2018: Finance Ministry - 15 Oct 17

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India and Russia to hold 'Tri-Service' military exercise INDRA - 2017 - 16 Oct 17

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INS Kiltan commissioned to Navy by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman - 16 Oct 17

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Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna chosen Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for 2015-16 - 16 Oct 17

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IMF suggests India to set up independent fiscal council - 16 Oct 17

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World Food Day being observed on 16th Ocober: India waste 40% food every year - 16 Oct 17

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Indian peacekeepers in Sudan awarded UN medal - 17 Oct 17

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Indian Govt. to provide Rs 1.2-lakh crore universal social security plan for poorest - 17 Oct 17

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Ministry of Women and Child Development launched new online campaign – #IamThatWoman - 17 Oct 17

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George Saunders (US) won the Man Booker Prize for 2017 - 17 Oct 17

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Jaipur airport ranked first in Airport Council International (ACI’s) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey - 17 Oct 17

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Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) opened its gold options trading - 18 Oct 17

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World’s Top 200 engineering institutions: IISc, and IIT Bombay placed in the ranking - 18 Oct 17

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Sunny Verghese appointed as WBCSD Chair from 2018 - 18 Oct 17

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First ever All India Institute of Ayurveda dedicated to the Nation by the Prime Minister - 18 Oct 17

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India, Brazil and South Africa sign IBSA Trust Fund agreement - 18 Oct 17

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  • India, Brazil and South Africa signed the IBSA Trust Fund Agreement that seeks to fight poverty in developing countries. 
  • The agreement was signed by Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh who led the Indian side at the 8th IBSA trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting in Durban. 
  • Singh also met Brazil's Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira and South African Foreign Minister Maite Emily Nkoana-Mashabane, on the margins of the conclave. 
  • The IBSA Trust Fund brings together the three emerging economies of India, Brazil and South Africa to combat poverty in other developing countries. 
  • Each country contributes USD 1 million annually to this fund which is managed by the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Special Unit for South-South Cooperation.

Gurez Valley: PM Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with the jawans - 19 Oct 17

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India-EU FTA: Chief negotiators to meet in New Delhi mid-November - 19 Oct 17

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Indian-American girl wins 2017 Young Scientist Challenge for water contamination detection device - 19 Oct 17

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Piped Natural Gas (PNG) project launches in Odisha - 20 Oct 17

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Blue Planet Prize goes to environmental scientist Joachim Schellnhuber - 20 Oct 17

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India ranked No.1 air-pollution deaths followed by China - 20 Oct 17

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Solicitor-General Ranjit Kumar resigned from his post - 20 Oct 17

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Govt to set up 7.5 lakh public Wi-Fi hotspots by 2018-end - 21 Oct 17

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Rajasthan Government introduces bill prohibiting probes against judges, officers without sanction - 21 Oct 17

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The National Police Commemoration Day is observed on 21st October - 21 Oct 17

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Latin American nation Peru approves medical cannabis "Marijuana" - 21 Oct 17

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Asia Cup Hockey -2017 : India defeated Malaysia in the finals - 22 Oct 17

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Union Government allowed banks to accept deposits under Small Savings schemes - 22 Oct 17

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Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of Ro-Ro (Roll on, Roll off) ferry service in Gujarat - 22 Oct 17

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Denmark Open badminton Super Series -2017: Kidambi Srikanth won the men’s singles title - 22 Oct 17

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BharatMala : Centre approves 83,000-km highway projects worth Rs 7-lakh crore - 23 Oct 17

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Dineshwar Sharma appointed as Union Government’s interlocutor for J&K - 23 Oct 17

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Jayant Rikhye appointed the new CEO of India operations of HSBC - 23 Oct 17

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Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) inaugurated New Delhi - 23 Oct 17

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Union Government made original identification documents mandatory for banks and financial institutions - 23 Oct 17

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Zero-emissions buses to buy by Mayors of 12 cities - 24 Oct 17

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Government hikes wheat MSP by Rs 110/quintal; pulses, Rs 200/quintal - 24 Oct 17

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Recapitalization of state-owned banks : Rs. 2.11 trillion funds supported by Finance Ministry - 24 Oct 17

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Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Girija Devi passed away - 24 Oct 17

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Union Government enhance the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar - 24 Oct 17

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Reliance Communications (RCom) announced shutdown of its DTH services - 25 Oct 17

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Indian companies raise $3.28 billion debt from overseas market in September - 25 Oct 17

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Union Government outlay for road construction worth Rs. 6.92 trillion - 25 Oct 17

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Ichthyosaur fossil has been discovered in India in Kutch, Gujarat - 25 Oct 17

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Indian passport ranked 75 in Global Power Index 2017 - 25 Oct 17

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Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) became the first Indian corporate entity to cross Rs. 6 trillion market capitalization - 26 Oct 17

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BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine (BITFM) was held in New Delhi - 26 Oct 17

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Asia produce More billionaires than US for first time - 26 Oct 17

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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage observed on 27th October - 27 Oct 17

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World Road Meeting to be held from November 14-17 - 27 Oct 17

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India and USA to implement HOSTAC to strengthen maritime security - 27 Oct 17

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Indian Railways launches its first set of solar plants with total capacity of 5 megawatt peak in Delhi - 27 Oct 17

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India and Sri Lanka ink housing project deal in Hambantota - 27 Oct 17

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Phil Foden named the Best Player of the FIFA U-17 Football World Cup - 28 Oct 17

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India has highest number of internet users between 2012-15: UNCTAD - 28 Oct 17

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Indian Railway’s set of solar plants with capacity of 5 MWp installed in 5 railway stations - 28 Oct 17

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FIFA U-17 Football World Cup-2017: England beat Spain to lift the cup - 28 Oct 17

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BJP richest national party followed by Mayawati's BSP second: ADR Report - 29 Oct 17

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ICG Vikram: The first Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) to be designed fully by L&T - 29 Oct 17

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India began its first shipment as Wheat en-route via Iran’s Chabahar to access Afghanistan - 29 Oct 17

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INS Viraat to become National Museum - 30 Oct 17

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Apex Court to form five-judge Constitution Bench to hear all Aadhaar pleas - 30 Oct 17

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Y.C. Modi appointed as new NIA Director-General - 30 Oct 17

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Goa state become the safest state for a woman in India : GVI Report - 30 Oct 17

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Ease of Doing Business Ranking -2017 : India ranked at 100th positions - 31 Oct 17

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India - Kazakhstan armies' joint exercise from Nov 2 in Himachal Pradesh - 31 Oct 17

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Neelamani N Raju becomes Karnataka's first woman DG-IGP - 31 Oct 17

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Union Government constitutes Alternative Mechanism Panel for PSBs consolidation - 31 Oct 17

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India tops list of new TB cases in 2016: WHO Report - 31 Oct 17

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