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GRSE signs contract for 8 anti-submarine warfare shallow water crafts for Indian Navy - 01 May 19

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Kumar Sangakkara named as first non-British President of MCC - 01 May 19

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International Jazz Day 2019 observed on 30 April - 01 May 19

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UNSC designates Masood Azhar as global terrorist - 02 May 19

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Gadchiroli Insident:16 people, including 15 security personnel, were killed in an IED blast - 02 May 19

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US oil sanctions Iran and Venezuela came into effect from 2 May 2019 - 02 May 19

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SEBI bars NSE from securities market for 6 months in co-location case - 02 May 19

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Varuna 2019: Indo-French joint navy exercise concludes in Goa - 03 May 19


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WikiLeaks founder Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in UK prison for skipping bail - 03 May 19

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Second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 to be launched in July - 03 May 19

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Apurvi Chandela Becomes World Number One In 10m Air Rifle ISSF Rankings - 03 May 19

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Government and IIT-Delhi to set up a Centre of Excellence for Waste to Wealth Technologies - 04 May 19

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SBI moved into a new interest regime of interest rate on savings accounts of some categories - 04 May 19

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Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria took over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff - 04 May 19

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Godrej Properties Limited purchased Mumbai’s iconic RK Studios - 04 May 19

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The World Press Freedom Day 2019 is observed on 3 May - 05 May 19

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Iraq remains top oil supplier to India - 05 May 19

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Ex-ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar gets France's highest civilian award - 05 May 19

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FAME-II could reduce transport energy needs by 64%, emissions by 37% by 2030: CII - 06 May 19

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ISRO to launch RISAT-2BR1 from Sriharikota on May 22 - 06 May 19

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Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine - VELA launched - 06 May 19

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Justice PR Ramachandra Menon Sworn In As Chief Justice Of The Chhattisgarh HC - 07 May 19

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Laurentino Cortizo elected new President of Panama - 07 May 19

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Indian-origin journalist conferred with V K Krishna Menon award - 07 May 19

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INS Vishal:India and UK in talks to replicate HMS Queen Elizabeth super carrier - 08 May 19

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World Thalassemia Day is observed on May 8 - 08 May 19

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Golf king Tiger Woods confers US Presidential Medal of Freedom - 08 May 19

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World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May - 09 May 19

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India re-elected as observer to Arctic Council - 09 May 19

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India's Jagjit Pavadia re-elected to International Narcotics Control Board - 09 May 19

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International Shooting Competition: India's Esha and Akull won silver - 10 May 19

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  • India’s Esha Singh and Akull Kumar won silver in junior mixed air pistol event in the International Shooting Competition at Hannover, Germany. 
  • They secured 5.4 points and defeated by the German pair of Jan Luca Karstedt and Vanessa Seeger.
  • Esha shot 385 out of 400 in qualification, as compared to the 370 by Akull. 
  • It was the second mixed medal for Esha, after the one she won recently with Anmol Jain in Plzen, Czech Republic.
  • Aditya Malra qualified in the third place in junior men’s air pistol with a score of 568, but shot below par in the final and placed eighth.
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50m free pistol: 
  • 1. Sander Nooij (Ned) 548 
  • 2. Pontus Rinaldo (Swe) 542
  • 3. Vladimir Issachenko (Kaz) 542
50m rifle prone: 
  • 1. Henrik Grimsrud Larsen (Nor) 629.1
  • 2. Yuriy Yurkov (Kaz) 627.7 
  • 3. Julio Iemma (Ven) 625.7
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10m air pistol: 
  • 1. Kiril Kirov (Bul) 239.1 (564)
  • 2. Yaroslav Makhnyov (Kaz) 237.2 (563)
  • 3. Jan Luca Karstedt (Ger) 216.7 (575)
Mixed air pistol juniors: 
  • 1. Jan Luca Karstedt, Vanessa Seeger (Ger) 469.2 (747) 
  • 2. Esha Singh, Akull Kumar, (Ind)  463.8 (755)
  • 3. Irina Loktionova, Eldar Imankulov (Kaz) 393.1 (746)

WTO Ministerial Meeting of Developing Countries in New Delhi - 10 May 19

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  • The WTO Ministerial meeting of developing countries is being hosted by India in New Delhi on 13-14 May 2019.  
  • Sixteen developing countries, Six Least Developed Countries (LDC) (Argentina, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Brazil, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, China, Egypt, Guatemala, Guyana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda)and DG, WTO are participating in the meeting.
  • Ministers from Bangladesh, CAR and South Africa have confirmed their participation. Vice Ministers, senior officials and ambassadors will be representing other countries.
  • The two-day meeting will be interactive in order to provide an opportunity to the Ministers to discuss various issues and the way forward. 
  • On the first day, there will be a meeting of senior officers of the participating countries followed by a dinner hosted by Union Minister of Commerce & Industry for the heads of delegations.  
  • On the 2nd day, the Ministerial Meeting will be held.
  • The meeting is being held at a time when the multilateral rule-based-trading system is facing serious and grave challenges.  
  • In the recent past, there have been increasing unilateral measures and counter measures by members, deadlock in key areas of negotiations and the impasse in the Appellate Body, which threaten the very existence of Dispute Settlement Mechanism of the WTO and impacts the position of the WTO as an effective multilateral organisation.
  • The current situation has given rise to demands from various quarters to reform the WTO. 
  • This meeting at New Delhi is an effort to bring together the developing countries and Least Developed Countries on a platform for sharing common concerns on various issues affecting the WTO and work together to address these issues.
  • The two-day meeting also provides an opportunity to the developing countries and LDCs to build consensus on how to move forward on the WTO reforms, while preserving the fundamentals of the multilateral trading system enshrined in the WTO. 
  • The deliberations will aim at getting a direction on how to constructively engage on various issues in the WTO, both institutional and negotiating, in the run up to the Twelfth Ministerial Conference of the WTO to be held in Kazakhstan in June 2020.

PM Narendra Modi 2nd most followed politician globally on social media - 10 May 19

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NR Madhava Menon, Indian legal educator, passes away at 84 - 11 May 19

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Iran announces partial withdrawal from nuclear deal - 11 May 19

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Regional Heads of Customs Administration of Asia Pacific Region of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) held in Kochi - 11 May 19

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International Nurse’s Day observed on May 12 - 12 May 19

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Djokovic Beats Tsitsipas For Madrid Title, Tying Nadal's Masters 1000 Record - 12 May 19

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Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika-2019) Inaugurated - 13 May 19

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India likely to add 80 GW of renewable energy capacity in next 5 years - 13 May 19

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Mumbai Indians (MI) won record fourth IPL title - 13 May 19

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Sunil Puri was named new Chairman of ITC - 14 May 19

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  • Sunil Puri was named new Chairman of ITC two days after death of erstwhile Chairman Y.C. Deveshwar on 11 May 2019.
  • Presently, he is working as ITC Group’s MD.
  • Sanjiv Puri was on 13 May 2019 named company’s new Chairman. 
  • He replaced Y.C. Deveshwar who passed away on 11 May 2019. 
  • Deveshwar had stepped from executive role in 2017 but had continued as non-executive Chairman of the highly diversified company.
  • ITC Limited is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. Established in 1910 as the 'Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited', the company was renamed as the 'India Tobacco Company Limited' in 1970 and later to 'I.T.C. Limited' in 1974. 

IAF received the first unit of iconic US attack helicopter AH-64E Apache - 14 May 19

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G. Suvarna Lakshmi named as the first woman on the ICC panel of Match Referees - 14 May 19

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Arunachal Pradesh occurs 35% of India’s graphite deposits: GSI - 15 May 19

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World Migratory Bird Day was observed on 11th May - 15 May 19

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WTO Ministerial Meeting Inaugurated In New Delhi - 15 May 19

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Yogesh Chander Deveshwar, ITCs longest-serving chairman passed away - 16 May 19

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Justice (retired) Madan B. Lokur appointed a judge of Fiji Supreme Court - 16 May 19

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European Union imposed a combined fine of $1.2 billion on 5 banks - 16 May 19

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Vande Bharat Express achieved 1 lakh km without missing a single trip milestone - 17 May 19

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RBI aims to make India cashless society by 2021 - 17 May 19

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Transmission lines for renewable plants in 3 states to cost Rs 12,682 crore - 17 May 19

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India to co-chair Consultative Group (CG) of Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) - 18 May 19

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Mumbai's Aarohi Pandit first female pilot to cross the Atlantic in LSA - 18 May 19

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Justice A K Sikri appointed NBSA Chairperson - 18 May 19

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Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage - 19 May 19

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Iconic personality Architecture I.M. Pei passed away - 19 May 19

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Indian Hotels Co. Ltd (IHCL), signed agreement with GIC Pte Ltd - 19 May 19

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Former Formula One (F1) driver Niki Lauda passed away - 20 May 19

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2019 Lok Sabha elections witnessed a voter turnout of 67.10% - 20 May 19

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2019 Lok Sabha elections witnessed a voter turnout of 67.10% - 20 May 19

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UN Sasakawa Award 2019: Awarded to Pramod Kumar Mishra - 20 May 19

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  • The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) conferred ‘Sasakawa Award 2019’ for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to Pramod Kumar Mishra,Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India.
  • The Sasakawa Awardee was announced at recent Award Ceremony during 6th Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2019 held at Geneva.
  • Pramod Kumar Mishra was awarded in recognition of his dedication to improve resilience of communities most exposed to disasters and for his personal commitment to social inclusion, which as per him acts as a critical principle to reduce inequality and enhances safety net of socially and economically marginalized section of society.
  • Sasakawa Award It is the most prestigious international award in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) area. 
  • It is jointly organized by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the Nippon Foundation.
  • It recognizes individuals, initiatives and organizations which have contributed towards ensuring inclusive participation in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities for all sections of society. 
  • The Sasakawa Awardee (one or more winners) is given a total grant of US $50,000.

China to host AFC Asian Cup 2023 - 20 May 19

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  • After South Korea’s withdrawal from their bid to stage Asian Cup Football tournament bid China will now be hosting 2023 AFC Asian Cup.
  • China was the sole other bidder and now has a free run to become hosts. 
  • In 2017, The KFA announced Seoul’s bid to host the 24-nation AFC 2023 edition. 
  • It would have been after a gap of 63 years that South korea would havehosted the most prestigious football tournament in Asia. 
  • It hosted AFC for the first time in 1960.
  • South korea’s withdrawal from Asian Cup means that on 4 June 2019 China should be confirmed by Asian Football Confederation as new host of the Asian nations championship finals. 
  • Previously, Indonesia and Thailand had expressed interest in hosting AFC 2023 event, but then dropped their bids.
  • This is the second time China will be hosting the event. 
  • It was in 2004 when China staged the tournament lost with 3-1 to Japan in Beijing final.
  • As per the Korea Football Association (KFA) it pulled out of hosting tournament so as to ‘strategically focus’ on a joint bid with North Korea to host Women’s World Cup which will also be held in 2023.

Italian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal won Men’s Singles Title - 21 May 19

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Nancy Pelosi honoured with 2019 John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Award - 21 May 19

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Kerala became first state to list Masala Bond in overseas market - 21 May 19

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  • Kerala became the first state to tap into masala bond market by listing the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB)’s masala bond worth of USD 312 million (Rs 2,150 crore) in London Stock Exchange (LSE)’s International Securities Market (ISM). 
  • The masala bond has tenor of 5-year and a 9.723% coupon
  • Kerala’s state finance minister Thomas Issac executed this move. 
  • The main objective of this initiative was to tap masala bond market and to rebuild the infrastructure in Kerala from the proceeds of masala bond.
  • Capital of Kerala isThiruvananthapuram
  • Governor: P. Sathasivam
  • Chief Minister: Pinarayi Vijayan

Pliskova seals Rome title with straight-sets win - 22 May 19

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Chinese tech company Huawei banned in the United States - 22 May 19

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World Biodiversity Day is observed on 22 May - 22 May 19

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Reliance Industries Limited becomes the country's biggest company by revenue - 23 May 19

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NDA scored a historic win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by winning 353 seats - 23 May 19

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Saray Khumalo became the first black African women to conquer Mt. Everest in her fourth attempt - 23 May 19

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Oman author Jokha Al Harthi wins Booker International Prize - 24 May 19

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HDFC Group Overtakes Tata Group As Indias Most Valuable - 24 May 19

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Chancy Chitete conferred with the UN's highest peacekeeping award - 24 May 19

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World Tortoise Day is observed on 23rd May - 24 May 19

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African Nations Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO - 25 May 19

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SCO Meeting Of Council Of Foreign Ministers Held In Bishkek - 25 May 19

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ISRO flagged off the shipment of India's largest liquid Hydrogen storage tank - 25 May 19

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Odisha Assembly Election:BJD wins 112 seats,Naveen Patnaik set to be CM for 5th time in row - 26 May 19

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Adani to set up container terminal in Myanmar - 26 May 19

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Sony to stop selling its smartphones in India - 26 May 19

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IAF successfully test fires aerial version of BrahMos missile - 26 May 19

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Google bans 2nd largest phone maker Huawei from some Android updates - 27 May 19

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ISSF World Cup Rifle: Apurvi Chandela wins Gold - 27 May 19

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Filmmaker and Film Historian Vijaya Mulay Passed Away - 27 May 19

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Prem Singh Tamang sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Sikkim - 27 May 19

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Kalpana Dash, Odisha's first woman mountaineer passed away at Mount Everest - 28 May 19

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Ministry of Petroleum appointed a high level committee to make strategies to reduce crude oil import - 28 May 19

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Rahi Sarnobat clinched gold in the womens 25m pistol in 2019 ISSF World Cup - 28 May 19

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Orchha town of Madhya Pradesh added to the Tentative List of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites - 29 May 19

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India's first Tree Ambulance initiated in Chennai by Green man of India - 29 May 19

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Khandu to swear-in as the CM of Arunachal Pradesh - 29 May 19

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Union Govt plans to merge CSO, NSSO to form National Statistical Office (NSO) - 30 May 19

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India Elected To Executive Board Of First UN-Habitat Assembly - 30 May 19

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Y S Jaganmohan Reddy took the oath as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh - 30 May 19

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Y S Jaganmohan Reddy took the oath as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh - 30 May 19

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GDP growth rate of India (January-March 2019) - 31 May 19

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