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Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashaschandras "Vakhar" chosen for Saraswati Samman - 01 May 18

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  • Eminent Gujarati poet Sitanshu Yashaschandras poetry collection "Vakhar" has been chosen for the Saraswati Samman for 2017.
  • The award is to be conferrers by the K K Birla Foundation.
  • The books were discussed thoroughly and Vakhar (poetry) by Shri Sitanshu Yashaschandra has been selected for Saraswati Samman, 2017.
  • This book was published in 2009.
  • Instituted in 1991, the prestigious award recognises an "outstanding" literary work every year written in any Indian language and published during the last 10 years.
  • Brief History:
  • He was born in 1941 in Bhuj, Gujarat.
  • Yashaschandra is one of the most eminent representatives of contemporary Gujarati literature.
  • A poet, playwright, translator and academic, he has authored three books of poetry, "Vakhar" being one of them.
  • The collection engages with larger and more immediate human conditions and hence with the political.
  • His other poetry works include Odysseusnu Halesu-n and Jatayu.
  • He has also authored 10 books of plays and three books of criticism.
  • Yashaschandra has also been the recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award, Kabir Samman and Padma Shri among others.
  • Last year Saraswati Samman was given to Konkani novelist Mahabaleshwar Sail.
  • The recipients of the award are given a cash prize of Rs 15 lakhs, a citation and a plaque.

Asia Pacific Regional Workshop of UNCCD held in New Delhi - 01 May 18

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International Buddhist Conference was held in Lumbini - 01 May 18

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Sikkim's Pawan Chamling Becomes India's Longest-Serving Chief Minister - 01 May 18

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HDFC Bank launches interactive humanoid IRA 2.0 in Bengaluru - 01 May 18

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Kanpur city most polluted cities in the World: WHO Report - 02 May 18

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Eminent leftist leader and scholar Ashok Mitra passed away - 02 May 18

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Subhash Chandra Khuntia appointed the new Chairman of IRDA - 02 May 18

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Asian Development Bank board to discuss ‘Strategy 2030’ to build ‘prosperous’ Asia - 02 May 18

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FDI Confidence Index: India slips 3 notches to 11th spot in AT Kearney - 03 May 18

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BARC developed state-of-the-art bullet-proof jacket named as “Bhabha Kavach” - 03 May 18

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Pakyong is to become the 100th operational airport in India - 03 May 18

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India overtook France to become world’s top five military spenders - 03 May 18

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Union Government plans to double farmers’ income by 2022 - 03 May 18

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Xiaomi smartphone maker filed for $10 billion IPO in Hong Kong ,world’s biggest IPO - 04 May 18

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Dakota DC-3 VP 905 aircraft was formally inducted into the IAF, Hindon air base,Ghaziabad - 04 May 18

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PM-led panel to make Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary a global event - 04 May 18

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DoT releases draft of new telecom policy, importance on public and stakeholder views - 04 May 18

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China removes import duties on 28 medicine s - 04 May 18

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Cabinet approves Restructuring of the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) - 05 May 18

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CBDT signs 200th Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreement - 05 May 18

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Cabinet approves Umbrella Scheme ‘Green Revolution- Krishonnati Yojana’ - 05 May 18

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CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award: BCCI to honour Diana Edulji and late Pankaj Roy - 05 May 18

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Karnataka set to be 5th state to grant farm loan waiver since last year - 06 May 18

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China launches new communication satellite APSTAR-6C - 06 May 18

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Govt launches National Water Informatics Centre to maintain data on water resources - 06 May 18

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to become biennial event from 2019 - 06 May 18

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The‘First Apex Conference for the CEOs of Smart Cities’ in Bhopal - 07 May 18

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First census for Indus dolphins to be carried out in India - 07 May 18

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Third edition of UNPCAP underway in Delhi - 07 May 18

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Maharashtra at forefront prefer to adopt girls among Indian states - 07 May 18

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Thalassaemia Patients: Over one lakh thalassaemia patients die before 20 yrs. age - 08 May 18

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India to host 15th Asia Media Summit from May 10 - 08 May 18

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UNSC Membership: India and Guatemala support each other for non-permanent membership - 08 May 18

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India signs an agreement with World Bank for POSHAN Abhiyaan worth $200mn loan - 08 May 18

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Global Optimism Index : India slips to 6th position - 09 May 18

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India ranks 4th in Asia-Pacific on power index - 09 May 18

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Indian GDP growth at 7.4 % in FY-2019:IMF Report - 09 May 18

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Madhya Pradesh Gets India's First Smart Cities Control Centre - 09 May 18

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Union Govt approves green licence plates for e-vehicles - 10 May 18

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‘70% of Ganga will be cleaned by May 2019’ - 10 May 18

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India's longest road-rail Bogibeel bridge to be inaugurated by this year end - 10 May 18

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Government likely to withdraw tax notice on free banking services - 10 May 18

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Centre will set up Separate NIA unit to probe funding of Naxalites - 10 May 18

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Telangana govt launches Rs 8,000/acre investment support scheme for farmers - 11 May 18

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India's growth to accelerate to 7.3% in FY19: Fitch - 11 May 18

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SC directed to HCs to Set up anti-sexual harassment panels in all courts - 11 May 18

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Swachh Bharat Mission in 2018-19: Central Government approved Rs 16,500 cr for the mission - 11 May 18

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Indo-Myanmar Pact : Both Nation sign seven agreements - 12 May 18

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International Nurses' Day being observed globally - 12 May 18

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India have talent surplus of 245 mn workers by 2030: Korn Ferry - 12 May 18

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World’s second oldest rock has been discovered in Odisha state - 12 May 18

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Mahathir Mohamad won a historic election in Malaysia - 12 May 18

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Indian tea industry records highest ever production, export in FY-2018 - 13 May 18

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India and Peru signs agreement in field of Renewable Energy - 13 May 18

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Janakpur and Ayodhya connected through a bus service as part of the “Ramayan Circuit” - 13 May 18

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Dena Bank kept under the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) by the RBI - 13 May 18

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Electric vehicles (EVs) in India will soon sport unique green license plates - 13 May 18

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  • Electric vehicles (EVs) in India will get number plate of Green colour, as was approved by the Union Government during May 2018.
  • The Union Government has given its approval to a proposal in this regard. 
  • Green number plates will make EVs eligible for benefits like concession on tolls, preferential parking and more.
  • The government has approved the use of green license plates with white fonts on personal EVs and with yellow fonts on EVs used for commercial purposes. 
  • The step has been taken to promote the adoption of EVs in the country.

Noted Indian physicist E.C.G. Sudarshan passed away - 14 May 18

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Guwahati railway station is the first in North-East to run completely on solar power - 14 May 18

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First all-woman Post Office Passport Seva Kendra starts operations - 14 May 18

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South Africa mourns death of musician who worked for Hindu-Muslim unity - 14 May 18

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Government launches full-fledged Green Skill Development Programme - 15 May 18

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International Day of Families observes on 15th May - 15 May 18

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India third largest solar market in the world: Mercom Communications - 15 May 18

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IIM-A centre unveils $25 million initiative to fund start-up - 15 May 18

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WHO launches 'REPLACE' to eliminate trans fat in foods by 2023 - 16 May 18

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Atal Pension Yojana subscribers base crosses 1 crore mark - 16 May 18

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Indore, Bhopal & Chandigarh cleanest cities in India - 16 May 18

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Union Cabinet approves National Biofuel Policy - 16 May 18

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International Rail Coach Expo to be hosted by Integral Coach Factory Chennai - 16 May 18

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National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMH) to be establish at Bhopal - 17 May 18

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New All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) set up in Deoghar, Jharkhand - 17 May 18

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Investment in NCD control leads to improvement in health,economy: WHO - 17 May 18

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75% households feel corruption went up,27% paid bribe: India Corruption Study - 17 May 18

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Cabinet approves Corpus for Micro Irrigation Fund with NABARD under PMKSY - 18 May 18

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Indian economy projected to grow 7.6% in 2018-19: UN - 18 May 18

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International Museum Day observes on 18 May - 18 May 18

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Ramalingam Sudhakar sworn-in as Chief Justice of Manipur HC - 18 May 18

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Cyclone Sagar: IMD issues advisory to 5 states, 1 UT - 19 May 18

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Zojila Pass tunnel inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi - 19 May 18

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Uttam Pacharne appointed the new Chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi - 19 May 18

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“Akademik Lomonosov”: The first floating nuclear power station that was launched by Russia - 20 May 18

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Government earns Rs 1,400 crore as revenue from e-tourist visa - 20 May 18

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MCX launches India’s first copper options - 20 May 18

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Navika Sagar Parikrama: Indian Navy’s all-women crew completes circumnavigating globe expedition - 20 May 18

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IIT-K establishes country’s first centre for energy regulation - 21 May 18

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Gina Haspel sworn in as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) - 21 May 18

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“Black Panther”: The anti-Naxal combat force for the state of Chhattisgarh - 21 May 18

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India successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise - 21 May 18

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“Nipah” : A deadly virus that struck the state of Kerala - 21 May 18

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Sterlite’s copper smelter plant Case: at least 10 people were killed in police firing - 22 May 18

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India’s largest banking entity SBI net loss Rs. 7,718.17 crore - 22 May 18

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First commercial aircraft launched from Pasighat to Guwahati - 22 May 18

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International Day for Biological Diversity observe 22 May - 22 May 18

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India ranks 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality: Lancet - 23 May 18

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H.D. Kumaraswamy was sworn in as 24th Chief Minister of Karnataka - 23 May 18

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Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY): Finance ministry ties up with e-commerce firms to give loans - 23 May 18

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Rajasthan launches ‘Nidaan’ software for disease monitoring - 23 May 18

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AB de Villiers retires from international cricket with immediate effect - 24 May 18

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India’s billionaire count to rise 3 times by 2027 - 24 May 18

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  • According to AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review, India has the third largest number of billionaires in the world.
  • In the next decade, as many as 238 additional ultra high net worth individuals will join this elite club.
  • India currently has 119 billionaires, and this number is expected to swell to 357 by 2027. 
  • Over the next 10 years, while India is expected to create 238 additional billionaires, its neighbour China is likely to add as 448 such individuals.
  • By 2027, the United States is likely to have the maximum number of billionaires at 884, followed by China (697), and India (357) in the second and third positions, respectively. 
  • Billionaires refer to individuals with net assets of USD 1 billion or more.
  • Russian Federation (142), United Kingdom (113), Germany (90) and Hong Kong (78). Globally, there are 2,252 billionaires at present, and this number is expected to increase to 3,444 by 2027.
  • India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of USD 8,230 billion. 
  • The US is the wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of USD 62,584 billion, followed by China (USD 24,803 billion) and Japan (USD 19,522 billion).
  • Factors that will help in wealth creation in India include, large number of entrepreneurs, good educational system, robust outlook for IT, business process outsourcing, real estate, healthcare and media sectors which will result in a 200 % rise 10-year wealth growth forecast.
  • Meanwhile, global wealth is expected to rise by 50 % over the next decade, reaching USD 321 trillion by 2027. 
  • The fastest growing wealth markets are expected to be Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, China, Mauritius.

India seeks Australia's help to combat Nipah virus - 24 May 18

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UGC permission to top Indian universities and colleges to offer online courses from 2018-19 - 24 May 18

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Singchung Bugun Village Community Reserve awarded the India Biodiversity Award 2018 - 25 May 18

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TCS became first-ever Indian company to surge past market capitalization Rs.7 trillion - 25 May 18

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India’s first-ever national sports university will be established in Imphal - 25 May 18

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“Bangladesh Bhavan” was inaugurated by PM in Santiniketan - 25 May 18

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SEBI notice to ICICI Bank, CEO Kochhar for Videocon loan matter - 26 May 18

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Nepal became the first from South-East Asia Region to eliminate trachoma - 26 May 18

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Professor Ganeshi Lal and Kummanam Rajasekharan appointed Governors of Odisha and Mizoram - 26 May 18

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PM laid the foundation of the first phase of Patratu Super Thermal Power Project - 26 May 18

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Toyota Motor Corp and Suzuki Motor Corp entered int technology transfer agreement - 27 May 18

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Supreme Court set up Committee to look into grievances of CLAT students status report - 27 May 18

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India’s first 14-lane Delhi-Meerut Expressway inaugurated - 27 May 18

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ASEAN India Film Festival being held in - 27 May 18

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IPL-2018: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for the title - 27 May 18

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Rustom-2 drone to be delivered to armed forces by 2020: DRDO - 28 May 18

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Indian Railways launches revamped reservation website - 28 May 18

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Nari Shakti Puraskar presented to INSV Tarini team - 28 May 18

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European country Ireland voted to overturn the ban on abortion - 28 May 18

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Colombia will join the 29-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) - 28 May 18

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National Data Centre of the National Informatics Centre (NIC) inaugurated at Bhubaneswar - 29 May 18

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Man Booker International Prize for 2018 conferred to Olga Tokarczuk - 29 May 18

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Sudha Balakrishnan appoints as first CFO of RBI - 29 May 18

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Nasir Ul Mulk appointed Pakistan’s care-taker Prime Minister - 29 May 18

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Indian botanist Kamaljit S. Bawa receive the prestigious Linnean Medal - 29 May 18

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World Bank to provide $21.7 mn loan for Rajasthan financial management - 30 May 18

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Patanjali launched its own SIM card in collaboration with BSNL - 30 May 18

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Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest commercial flight in October 2018 - 30 May 18

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Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest commercial flight in October 2018 - 30 May 18

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Pankaj Sharan appointed as the new Deputy National Security Advisor (DNSA) - 30 May 18

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Andhra Pradesh government announced Black Buck as symbols its state - 31 May 18

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UAE bans fruits from Indian state after Nipah virus outbreak - 31 May 18

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WTO to set up dispute panel on India-US case on export subsidies - 31 May 18

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4th International Yoga Day Celebrations main event to be held in Dehradun - 31 May 18

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