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World AIDS day celebrated every year all over world on Dec 1 to raise public awareness about AIDS - 01 Dec 17

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Ajeya Warrior: India-UK to conduct third joint military training exercise in Rajasthan - 01 Dec 17

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Cabinet approves setting up of National Nutrition Mission - 01 Dec 17

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World’s first IT campus for differently-abled in Hyderabad soon - 02 Dec 17

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Salil S. Parekh was named as CEO of Infosys by the company - 02 Dec 17

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India re-elected as Member of International Maritime Council (IMC) for two years (2018-19) - 02 Dec 17

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Mary Kom resigns as National observer for Indian Boxing - 02 Dec 17

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Manushi Chhillar awarded Indian of the year special achievement award - 02 Dec 17

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Kohli becomes 4th fastest Indian to 5,000 Test runs - 03 Dec 17

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Miss Korea Jenny Kim Crowned Miss Supranational 2017 - 03 Dec 17

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Iranian President inaugurates First Phase of Chabahar Port - 03 Dec 17

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  • The first phase of Chabahar port was inaugurated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
  • The port, located in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan Province, was inaugurated in the presence of representatives from India, Afghanistan and several other countries of the region.
  • The port will open up a new strategic transit route between Iran, India and Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan.
  • The port is likely to ramp up trade between India, Afghanistan and Iran in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi for trade with the two countries.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed on 3 December - 03 Dec 17

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Telangana announces WE-Hub for women - 03 Dec 17

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‘Petro’: The new virtual currency (cryptocurrency) of Venezuela announced - 04 Dec 17

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Legendary Indian cine actor Shashi Kapoor passed away - 04 Dec 17

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“International Arogya 2017” conference inaugurated at New Delhi - 04 Dec 17

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Madhya Pradesh became first state to come up with a Bill to award death penalty raping girls aged 12 and below - 04 Dec 17

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British singer Ellie appointed as UN environment global goodwill ambassador - 05 Dec 17

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A.Surya Prakash re-appointed Prasar Bharati Chief - 05 Dec 17

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Kenyatta sworn in as President of Kenya - 05 Dec 17

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UAE and Saudi Arabia formed a new economic and partnership group - 05 Dec 17

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International Solar Alliance(ISA)formally came into existence - 06 Dec 17

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US President Donald Trump reversed decades-old American policy - 06 Dec 17

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The World Soil Day being celebrated on 5th of December - 06 Dec 17

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RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6% - 06 Dec 17

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  • India's apex financial institution RBI has decided to maintain status quo in policy rates by keeping repo rate unchanged at 6.0% under liquidity adjustment facility (LAF).
  • It was decided by its six member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
  • It was RBI’s fifth bimonthly policy review for financial year 2017-18. 
  • The decision was in line with market expectations and consistent with neutral stance of monetary policy in consonance with objective of achieving medium-term inflation target of 4% within a band of +/- 2%, while supporting growth.
Policy Rates 
  • Repo rate: It is rate at which RBI lends to its clients generally against government securities. It was unchanged at 6%. 
  • Reverse Repo Rate:It is rate at which banks lend funds to RBI. It was unchanged at 5.75%. 
  • Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate: It is rate at which scheduled banks banks. It was unchanged at 6.25%.It influences lending rates of commercial banks. Higher bank rate will translate to higher lending rates by banks.
  • Bank Rate: It is rate charged by central bank for lending funds to commercial banks. It was unchanged 6.25%. It influences lending rates of commercial banks. Higher bank rate will translate to higher lending rates by banks.
  • Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR): It is amount of funds that banks have to keep with RBI. It was unchanged at 4%. The RBI uses CRR to drain out excessive money from system.
  • Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR): It was changed to 19.5% from 20%. It is amount that banks have to maintain a stipulated proportion of their net and time liabilities (NDTL) in form of liquid assets like cash, gold and unencumbered securities, treasury bills, dated securities etc.

“Kumbh Mela”: Listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO - 07 Dec 17

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“Wassenaar Arrangement” decided to admit India as its new member - 07 Dec 17

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Uttar Pradesh First State To Endorse Centre's "Triple Talaq" Draft Bill - 07 Dec 17

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Govt sets up panel to address NPAs in the power sector - 07 Dec 17

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International Civil Aviation Day observed on 7 December - 07 Dec 17

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Hindi writer Mamta Kalia to get the 27th Vyas Samman - 08 Dec 17

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Kacheguda Becomes India's 'First' Energy-Efficient Railway Station - 08 Dec 17

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Ballon d'Or 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win fifth award - 08 Dec 17

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Centre has got commitments of Rs 1,500 crore for Ganga cleaning - 08 Dec 17

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ADB approved $346 mn loan to upgrade Karnataka highways - 09 Dec 17

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International Anti-Corruption Day being celebrated on 9 December - 09 Dec 17

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India’s ‘first’ mobile food testing laboratory was launched in Goa - 09 Dec 17

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Shri Giriraj Singh Launches Public Procurement Portal for MSEs - MSME Sambandh - 09 Dec 17

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Human Rights Day 2017 observed on 10 December - 10 Dec 17

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ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit in Delhi on December 11-12 - 10 Dec 17

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Centre of excellence for E-Mobility set up by ARAI - 10 Dec 17

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Global regulators seal final post-crisis banking rules - 10 Dec 17

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Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana fastest growing states in 2013-17: Crisil - 11 Dec 17

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India’s GDP growth to rise to 7.5 % in 2018: Morgan Stanley - 11 Dec 17

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Hyderabad Metro: Largest metro project under PPP offers a number of new features - 11 Dec 17

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Lalji Singh, father of DNA fingerprinting in India, passes away at 70 - 11 Dec 17

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Jammu and Kashmir govt. launches ‘Saubhagya’ scheme - 12 Dec 17

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World’s largest automated container terminal opens in China - 12 Dec 17

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Government launches new initiatives for Universal Health Coverage - 12 Dec 17


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  • The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched ‘LaQshya’ Initiative and mHealth: Safe Delivery Application on the occasion of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. Moreover, Operational Guidelines for Obstetric High Dependency Units and Intensive Care Units were also released.
  • UHC Day is observed every year on 12 December to commemorate first unanimous United Nations resolution calling for countries to provide affordable, quality health care to every person, everywhere. 
  • UHC aims at ensuring equitable access for all to affordable, accountable, appropriate health services of assured quality.
  • It is safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in the peripheral area.
  • It objective is to improve quality of care provided to pregnant mother in Labour Room and Maternity Operation Theatres (OTs), thereby preventing undesirable adverse outcomes associated with childbirth..
  • It aims to reduce preventable maternal and new-born mortality, morbidity and stillbirths associated with care around delivery in Labour room and Maternity OTs.

India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster to be set up in Andhra Pradesh - 12 Dec 17

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  • India’s first Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) will be coming to Andhra Pradesh. EMC has been designed and developed for providing facilities and amenities for manufacturing mobiles and allied products.
  • The Union Government, through Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTY) in 2012 had announced about setting up EMC in India with grant-in-aid for establishing such clusters.
  • In 2015, Andhra Pradesh Government had announced first exclusive mobile and electronic manufacturing cluster in the new capital city Amaravati. 
  • State Government had allotted 113.27 acres of land for new cluster, through Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC).
  • A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called Sri Venkateswara Mobiles and Electronics Manufacturing Hub Private Limited was formed. 
  • The foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.
  • Three major Indian mobile manufacturers – Celkon, Karbonn and Lava have come forward to establish their units in EMC.
  • The EMC will generate around 50,000 jobs every year..

AIIB approves $335 mn loan for Bangalore metro project - 13 Dec 17

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Kerala unveils GST enabled e-ticketing for movie houses, first in India - 13 Dec 17

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INS Kalvari to be inducted into Indian Navy - 13 Dec 17

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ADB lowers India’s GDP forecast for FY-18 to 6.7% - 13 Dec 17

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National-Energy-Conservation-Day being observed on December 14 - 14 Dec 17

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Sri Lanka government handed over strategic Hambantota port to China - 14 Dec 17

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Uttar Pradesh became the first State to endorse triple talaq a cognisable and non-bailable offence - 14 Dec 17

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Union Government has proposed setting up 12 special courts for accused politicians - 14 Dec 17

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World Trade Organisation (WTO): The 11th Ministerial Conference held in Buenos Aires - 14 Dec 17

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Jitesh Singh Deo won the Peter England Mr. India 2017 title - 15 Dec 17

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Cheque bounce cases: Cabinet clears amendment to law for payment of interim compensation - 15 Dec 17

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Walt Disney Co. struck a deal with Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. - 15 Dec 17

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Narinder Batra elected President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) - 15 Dec 17

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Rajasthan becomes first state to offer e-mail IDs in Hindi - 16 Dec 17

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The Legatum Prosperity Index -2017: India ranked 100th on the list of prosperous - 16 Dec 17

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Union Govt. to return MDR to boost digital payments - 16 Dec 17

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Coal scam case: Special court awards jail term to Madhu Koda, Gupta and others - 16 Dec 17

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Eastern India's first CNG stations inaugurated in Bhubaneswar - 16 Dec 17

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Rahul Gandhi took charge as the President of the Indian National Congress (INC) - 17 Dec 17

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PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 90k crore infra fund for N-E states - 17 Dec 17

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UIDAI temporarily barred Bharti Airtel conducting Aadhaar-based SIM verification - 17 Dec 17

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Akane Yamaguchi defeated P.V. Sindhu in the women’s singles final of Dubai BWF World Superseries - 17 Dec 17

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GST Council decided to make e-way bills compulsory from 1 February 2018 - 18 Dec 17

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Mizoram become third power- surplus state in the N.E region - 18 Dec 17

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BJP able to retain the power for fifth successive term in Gujarat in neck to neck contest - 18 Dec 17

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India reaches 2nd position on horticultural crops, fruits production list - 18 Dec 17

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International Migrants Day observed on 18 December - 18 Dec 17

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Odisha CM inaugurates Tribal Sports Meet 2017 - 19 Dec 17

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Global Innovation Index- India Ranked 60th Most Innovative Country, Switzerland Tops - 19 Dec 17

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India finishes 1st at Junior Boxing Championship in Germany - 19 Dec 17

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Iraq overtakes Saudi Arabia as top Oil supplier to India - 19 Dec 17

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Pop singer Keely Smith dies at 89 - 20 Dec 17

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International Human Solidarity Day observed on 20 December - 20 Dec 17

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“Bamboo” has excluded as a tree under the Indian Forest Act - 20 Dec 17

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Osmania University (Hyderabad) to host Indian Science Congress (ISC) - 20 Dec 17

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France passes law to ban all Oil and Gas Production by 2040 - 21 Dec 17

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UN’s General Assembly reject US President’s unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital - 21 Dec 17

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Special court acquits A. Raja and Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case - 21 Dec 17

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DARPAN Project launched for Financial Inclusion of Rural Population - 21 Dec 17

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UK tops Forbes’ List of Best Countries for Business in 2018 - 21 Dec 17

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Most Expensive Office Locations list: New Delhi ranks 7th position - 22 Dec 17

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India’s First National Rail and Transportation University to come at Vadodara - 22 Dec 17

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India’s first design university ‘World University of Design’ opens campus - 22 Dec 17

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Justice U.D. Salvi appointed acting chairperson of NGT - 22 Dec 17

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Kumi Naidoo appointed as the next Secretary General of Amnesty International - 22 Dec 17

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TCS bagged the largest outsourcing contract worth $2.25 billion - 23 Dec 17

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ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year: India’s Mithali Raj, Ekta Bisht selected - 23 Dec 17

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National Mathematics Day observed on 22 December - 23 Dec 17

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Salman Khan tops Forbes India Celebrity List 2017 - 23 Dec 17

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Dhirendra Pal appointed as UGC chairman - 23 Dec 17

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Jairam Thakur will be Himachal Pradesh’s new CM - 24 Dec 17

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UN appoints Henrietta Fore as UNICEF new executive director - 24 Dec 17

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Expedia Vacation Deprivation Report 2017: India is 5th most vacation deprived country in the world - 24 Dec 17

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Rohit Sharma equals world record hits fastest T20I century - 24 Dec 17

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Kohli becomes India’s most valued celebrity - 24 Dec 17

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India’s first-ever air-conditioned (AC) suburban train services commenced in Mumbai - 25 Dec 17

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2022 Commonwealth Games: shooting event excluded - 25 Dec 17

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Patanjali ranked India’s most trusted FMCG Brand - 25 Dec 17

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Bengaluru became the first-ever Indian city to have its own logo - 25 Dec 17

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Good Governance Day observed on 25 December - 25 Dec 17

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BND-4201 : India’s first home-grown high purity gold - 26 Dec 17

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e-HRMS : The new online platform launched for central government employees - 26 Dec 17

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Vijender Singh defeated African boxer Ernest Amuzu - 26 Dec 17

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Narendra Modi to be First PM to attend World Economic Forum in 20 years - 26 Dec 17

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GDP Growth: Indian Economy may reach 7% growth - 26 Dec 17

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World’s Longest Glass Bridge opens in China - 27 Dec 17

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AG600: World’s largest amphibious aircraft takes off - 27 Dec 17

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Dornier 228 made by HAL to be used for civilian flights - 27 Dec 17

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India’s First Runway on ‘Sea Bridge’ in Lakshadweep - 27 Dec 17

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Bengali film actor Partha Mukhopadhyay passes away - 28 Dec 17

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India to become fifth largest economy in 2018 - 28 Dec 17

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Music Legend Robbie Malinga passes away - 28 Dec 17

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Saudi Arabia hosts World Chess Games for first time - 28 Dec 17

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Gujarat CM inaugurates 25th National Children’s Science Congress - 29 Dec 17

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Vin Diesel, Forbes 2017 top-Grossing Actor - 29 Dec 17

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Union Government reduced the interest rate on small savings schemes - 29 Dec 17

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Indian Science Congress finally to be host by Manipur University - 29 Dec 17

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Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan was declared the National Geographic’s Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 - 29 Dec 17

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Anushka Sharma crowned PETA’s ‘Person of the Year’ - 30 Dec 17

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Paytm becomes India’s first payments app to cross 100 mn downloads on Play Store - 30 Dec 17

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Indo-Maldives Joint Exercise ‘Ekuverin’ Concludes - 30 Dec 17

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Prithvi supersonic interceptor missile successfully test fired - 30 Dec 17

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Viswanathan Anand wins World Rapid Chess Championship - 30 Dec 17

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India ranks 5th in list of countries with highest NPA levels - 31 Dec 17

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Ex-footballer George Weah to become Liberia’s president - 31 Dec 17

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Vinay Sahasrabuddhe appointed the new President of Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) - 31 Dec 17

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Israel withdraws from UNESCO - 31 Dec 17

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Maiga appointed as the new PM of Mali - 31 Dec 17

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