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Nepal bans solo climbing on Mount Everest and other peaks - 01 Jan 18

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Mystery Writer Sue Grafton passes away at 77 - 01 Jan 18

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Sumita Misra appointed as Joint Secretary in PMEAC - 01 Jan 18

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China launches World’s Largest Human Genome Research Project - 01 Jan 18

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India ranked No.1 in global milk production - 01 Jan 18

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Maternity benefit scheme to be fully functional by Feb-end,2018 - 02 Jan 18

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Former RAW chief Rajinder Khanna appointed Deputy NSA - 02 Jan 18

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Government appoints Vijay Gokhale as new Foreign Secretary - 02 Jan 18

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GAIL commissions India’s second largest rooftop solar plant in UP - 02 Jan 18

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Saudi Arabia and UAE introduced value-added tax (VAT) from 1 January 2018 - 02 Jan 18

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Telangana state launched 24-hours free power supply for farmers from 1 January 2018 - 03 Jan 18

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Arunachal Pradesh state became the second ODF state of Northeast India - 03 Jan 18

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Ranji Trophy 2017- 18: Vidarbha lifted the maiden title defeating Delhi - 03 Jan 18

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NABARD sanctions Rs 372.51 crore to Odisha - 03 Jan 18

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India's GDP growth to slip below 7% in 2017-18 - 03 Jan 18

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India has been wasting $14 billion of food a year inspite of millions go hungry - 04 Jan 18

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This Indian-origin banker is the best central bank governor in Asia-Pacific - 04 Jan 18

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Maneka Gandhi unveiled ‘NARI’ new online portal for women empowerment - 04 Jan 18

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Indian Medical Association (IMA) strikes for the National Medical Commission Bill - 04 Jan 18

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Finance Ministry close subscription of 8% government savings (taxable) bonds 2003 - 04 Jan 18

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Zojila Pass tunnel : Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel to be construct - 05 Jan 18

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Tamil Nadu leads the nation in higher education enrolment - 05 Jan 18

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Parliament passed the NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017 - 05 Jan 18

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Union Cabinet approved setting up of an AIIMS at Bilaspur - 05 Jan 18

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Global debt hits record $233 trillion in Q3 2017 but Debt-to-GDP is falling - 05 Jan 18

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Hopman Cup 2018: Switzerland won the 30th edition defeating Germany 2-1 - 06 Jan 18

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Forex reserves (FER) hit a new lifetime high of $410 billion - 06 Jan 18

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Iceland first country to implement a law against gender gap - 06 Jan 18

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India’s GDP growth in 2017-18 to touch at 6.5% : CSO - 06 Jan 18

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Elina Svitolina lifts Brisbane International title - 07 Jan 18

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Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced 3.5 years of jail in fodder scam by a special CBI - 07 Jan 18

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Government introduces Consumer Protection Bill in Lok Sabha - 07 Jan 18

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India and ASEAN joint summit to be held in New Delhi summit - 07 Jan 18

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UCO Bank celebrated its Platinum Jubilee - 07 Jan 18

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“Bomb Cyclone” caused severe disruption along the East Coast of the United States - 08 Jan 18

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ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas -2018 conference held in Singapore - 08 Jan 18

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India unveils fastest supercomputer "Pratyush" - 08 Jan 18

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Brigadier (retd.) Kapil Mohan known as ‘Old Monk’ passed away at the age of 88 - 08 Jan 18

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GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd. signed an agreement of the mega Rs. 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai International Airport project - 08 Jan 18

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BharatNet project bring high speed broadband to all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats (GPs) through optical fibre - 09 Jan 18

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India and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement on bilateral annual Haj 2018 - 09 Jan 18

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Gujarat has topped the newly commenced Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) index - 09 Jan 18

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Haryana state became the first state in India to launch High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal - 09 Jan 18

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Union Government divested 1.5% of its stake in NMDC Limited through a 2-day offer for sale (OFS) - 09 Jan 18

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India-U.K. to ink MoU on illegal migrants - 10 Jan 18

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Woman skier Aanchal Thakur created history first Indian to register an international medal - 10 Jan 18

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UIDAI announced introduction of Virtual ID and limited KYC for Aadhaar number holders - 10 Jan 18

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B.R. Sharma heading the 12-member Inter-Ministerial Committee - 10 Jan 18

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Savings (Taxable) Bonds, 2018 opened from 10 January 2018 - 11 Jan 18

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Rocket Man K Sivan appointed New ISRO Chairman - 11 Jan 18

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UIDAI introduces two-tier security to shield Aadhaar data - 11 Jan 18

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Supreme Court Collegium recommends woman lawyer Indu Malhotra for SC judgeship - 11 Jan 18

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Former HC judge Dhingra to head new SIT on 1984 riots - 11 Jan 18

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SEBI barred international auditing firm Price Waterhouse from auditing any listed company in India - 12 Jan 18

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“KodakCoin” proposed name of a photocentric cryptocurrency to be launched - 12 Jan 18

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Union Cabinet allowed 49% stake for foreign airlines in state-owned airline company Air India - 12 Jan 18

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ISRO's 42nd PSLV successfully puts 31 satellites in orbit - 12 Jan 18

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Sikkim state government introduces unique way to preserve trees to forge a relationship of brotherhood or sisterhood - 13 Jan 18

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Senior sitting judges of the Supreme Court met the media on press conference against apex court - 13 Jan 18

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IDFC Bank Ltd to acquire non-bank financial firm Capital First Ltd deal valued at about $1.5 billion - 13 Jan 18

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Fourth International Dharma-Dhamma Conference was held at Rajgir - 13 Jan 18

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NITI Aayog to rank 115 aspirational districts by April 2018 - 13 Jan 18

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IIP growth hits 17-month high of 8.4% in November 2017 - 14 Jan 18

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Indian Navy decommissions INS Nirbhik and INS Nirghat warships - 14 Jan 18

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Teen Murti Chowk war memorial in Delhi to be renamed as Teen Murti Haifa Chowk - 14 Jan 18

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Global Manufacturing Index (GMI) : India ranked at 30th position - 14 Jan 18

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China became Nepal’s second Internet service provider breaking India’s monopoly - 14 Jan 18

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UIDAI allowed face recognition as additional means of Aadhaar authentication - 15 Jan 18

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Yara Fertilisers India acquisitioned the Tata Chemicals’ urea fertilisers - 15 Jan 18

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India and Israel sign 9 agreements in space, defence, cybersecurity - 15 Jan 18

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Vajra Prahar: Indo-US joint military exercise to be held in Seattle - 15 Jan 18

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Afzal Amanullah Committee: Union Government formed 6-member committee to providing education to minorities - 16 Jan 18

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CJI sets up 5-judge constitution bench to hear major issues - 16 Jan 18

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World Environment Award conferred to Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences - 16 Jan 18

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PM Modi and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu inaugurated the iCREATE facility in Ahmedabad - 16 Jan 18

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P M Narendra Modi inaugurated the Rs. 431-billion petroleum refinery at Barmer - 17 Jan 18

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All taxis, buses and public transport vehicles will have to install GPS and an alert button mandatorily - 17 Jan 18

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Maharashtra became the first state in India unveiled its public cloud policy - 17 Jan 18

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NITI Aayog launches first course under GIAN Program on Sustainable Urban Planning - 17 Jan 18

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HDFC Bank became the third Indian company to cross Rs. 5 trillion market capitalization - 17 Jan 18

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President presents 2016 Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards - 18 Jan 18

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China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’ - 18 Jan 18

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Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (HUL) became India’s eighth company to cross Rs. 3 trillion market capitalization - 18 Jan 18

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10th Global Forum for Food & Agriculture held Berlin - 18 Jan 18

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Vijay Kumar Venkataraman appointed as the MDirector and CEO of NCDEX - 19 Jan 18

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India test-fires nuclear-capable ICBM Agni-V - 19 Jan 18

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Amit Shah to launch 'Yuva Udghosh programme' in Varanasi - 19 Jan 18

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TRAI allows Wi-Fi and mobile services on board for flyers in and over India - 19 Jan 18

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Union Govt to rank 116 cities on 'liveability parameters' - 20 Jan 18

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Former Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel to be Madhya Pradesh's governor - 20 Jan 18

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India joins 3rd export control group, bolsters NSG claim - 20 Jan 18

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Union Government has decided to declare year 2018 as the ‘National Year of Millets’ - 20 Jan 18

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Flagship Smart Cities Mission: Nine cities are declared in fourth round - 21 Jan 18

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Maharatna company ONGC acquires 51.1% government stake in (HPCL) - 21 Jan 18

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Manipur Government launches health assurance scheme for poor & disabled people - 21 Jan 18

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Coast Guard patrol vessel Vijaya launched - 21 Jan 18

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Swachh Bharat Mission -Urban launches smart star rating for garbage free cities - 22 Jan 18

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NIIF will invest up to $3 billion in ports, first-ever investment platform - 22 Jan 18

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International Dam Safety Conference to be held at Thiruvananthapuram - 22 Jan 18

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Somanath takes charge as VSSC director - 22 Jan 18

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Indian equity markets’ bull-run continued on 23 January 2018 - 23 Jan 18

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Global Talent Competitiveness Ranking : India moves to 81st position - 23 Jan 18

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Om Prakash Rawat took over as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India - 23 Jan 18

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India ranked 62nd on WEF’s Inclusive Development Index 2018 - 23 Jan 18

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  • India was ranked at 62nd place among emerging economies on Inclusive Development Index (IDI-2018) released by World Economic Forum (WEF). 
  • Norway again remained world’s most inclusive advanced economy, while Lithuania again topped list of emerging economies. India’s position is much below China (26th) and Pakistan (47th).
  • Inclusive Development Index (IDI) measures progress of 103 economies on three individual pillars – growth and development; inclusion; and inter-generational equity. 
  • It has been divided into two parts. The first part covers 29 advanced economies and second 74 emerging economies.
  • The index takes into account the living standards, environmental sustainability and protection of future generations from further indebtedness.
  • Top 5 advanced economies: Norway followed by Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Denmark. Only two advanced economies have shown ‘advancing’ trend.
  • Top 5 advanced economies: Norway followed by Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Denmark.
  • Only two advanced economies have shown ‘advancing’ trend. Small European economies dominate top of index, with Australia (9) the only non-European economy in the top 10. 
  • Of the G7 economies, Germany (12) ranks highest followed by Canada (17), France (18), UK (21), US (23), Japan (24) and and Italy (27). Top-five most inclusive emerging economies: Lithuania, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Latvia and Poland.
  • BRICS economies: Russia was ranked at 19th, followed by China (26), Brazil (37), India (62) and South Africa (69).

Former decorated football star George Weah sworn in as President of Liberia - 23 Jan 18

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Anandiben Patel took oath as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh - 24 Jan 18

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“The Shape of Water” nominated for Oscars in the nominations for 2018 - 24 Jan 18

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TCS the second company to achieve Rs. 6 lakh crore market capitalization - 24 Jan 18

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PMs Shram Award-2016 announced for 50 workers - 24 Jan 18

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Padma Shri Awards 2018 announced, recipients include Paralympic Gold Medalist Murlikant Petkar - 25 Jan 18

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WEF launches Global Centre for Cybersecurity - 25 Jan 18

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Rotavac: First India-designed vaccine to pass WHO test - 25 Jan 18

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India and Vietnam sign two agreements - 25 Jan 18

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India ranks 177 out of 180 in Environmental Performance Index - 26 Jan 18

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8th National Voter’s Day observed - 26 Jan 18

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69th Republic Day : India invited 10 ASEAN leaders as Chief Guests - 26 Jan 18

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Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala awarded the Ashoka Chakra - 26 Jan 18

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Maharashtra state won the award for “Best Tableau” - 26 Jan 18

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Agriculture and Green Revolution architect Dr. Gurcharan Singh Kalkat passed away - 27 Jan 18

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Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki won the women’s singles title - 27 Jan 18

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Kolkata become first Metro City in India to have a floating market - 28 Jan 18

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Asha Bhosle to get Yash Chopra memorial award - 28 Jan 18

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Commemorate World Leprosy Day observed on 28 January - 28 Jan 18

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Bhartruhari Mahtab was chosen for the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for 2017 - 29 Jan 18

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Highlights of the Economic Survey 2017-18 - 29 Jan 18

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Soumitra Chatterjee presented Legion d'Honneur - 30 Jan 18

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India becomes third largest producer of crude steel - 30 Jan 18

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Vinod Paul to receive WHO's Ihsan Dogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize - 30 Jan 18


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Dr Vinod Paul, Member, NITI Aayog has been awarded the prestigious IhsanDogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize by the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

He is the first Indian to receive this global honour, which is conferred in recognition to his services in the field of family health.

The award, confirmed by the WHO Executive Board on 27th January.

The award will be presented to Dr Paul formally at the World Health Assembly to be held in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2018.

He was chosen unanimously from six other shortlisted candidates from Algeria, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Russian Federation, Uzbekistan.

The WHO Board resolution acknowledges Dr Paul as an internationally renowned researcher, clinician, educator and public health advocate in the area of family health, with a special focus on newborn health. 

He has made distinguished contributions towards improving the health and well-being of families, especially in developing countries.

Dr Paul's efforts brought the long-neglected issue of newborn health to the centre-stage of strategies for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through significant contributions to important documents used globally on family health.

Instrumental in establishing the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in 2005-06, Dr Paul is recognized world over as a leading expert in universal health coverage and human resources for health.

He has published numerous articles on various issues, including on women’s, children’s and adolescents'health, in international peer-reviewed journals as well as several books and monographs.

His book on paediatrics is the standard textbook for medical students in India and several other countries.

A well-known name in public health circles in India, Dr Paul has played a key role in formulating national child health guidelines and programmes in the country.

Prior to joining as Member, NITI Aayog, Dr Paul was head of the Department of Pediatrics at AIIMS, New Delhi.

Vinod Paul to receive WHO's Ihsan Dogramaci Family Health Foundation Prize - 30 Jan 18

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INS Karanj, India's third Scorpene class submarine, launched in Mumbai - 31 Jan 18

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Neelam Kapoor appointed director general of SAI - 31 Jan 18

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Dinesh Srivastava new Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel - 31 Jan 18

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