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10 December 2017

Indian Affairs: Centre will soon issue universal ID cards to persons with disabilities which will be valid throughout India, Union minister Krishan Pal Gurjar announced. At present, an identity card issued by a state is not considered valid in another state, which causes inconvenience to people with disabilities in availing benefits of various government schemes and reservation.

10 December 2017

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has, through the official Twitter handle of India's Public Diplomacy, shared pictures of traditional 'thalis' from all the 29 states of India. The campaign went on for a week to share "the healthy and sumptuous food thalis". The aim was to celebrate the unique flavour of every Indian state.

10 December 2017

Mehuli Ghosh and Tushar Mane became the first Indian shooters to secure the women’s and men’s quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) by winning a gold and bronze each at the 10th Asian Championship 10M Rifle/Pistol at Wako City, Japan.

10 December 2017

Google Doodle celebrated the 104th birth anniversary of India's first woman photojournalist Homai Vyarawalla. A Padma Bhushan awardee, Vyarawalla was born in Gujarat and picked up photography from her husband. Her pictures include the first tricolour-hoisting after the Independence, Lord Mountbatten departing from India and Jawaharlal Nehru addressing the crowd after the Independence.

10 December 2017

Technology giant Google has ranked 5th on the list of '100 best companies to work for in the US in 2018', marking its 10th consecutive appearance on the annual list. Apple and management consulting firm Bain & Company also featured on the list for the 10th consecutive year.  

10 December 2017

India's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki became India's sixth most valued firm, crossing India's largest lender SBI. Maruti Suzuki's market capitalisation stood at ₹2.74 trillion, marginally ahead of SBI's market value of ₹2.71 trillion. Reliance Industries is the country's most valued company with a market value of ₹5.8 trillion, followed by TCS, HDFC Bank, ITC and Hindustan Unilever.

10 December 2017

President Ram Nath Kovind awarded the President's Colours to the submarine arm of the Indian Navy in recognition of its extraordinary service to the nation in the past 50 years. Till date, 17 submarines of the Navy have been awarded the Chief of Naval Staff's Unit Citation for exceptional service. The first Indian naval submarine, on which the naval ensign and the national flag were hoisted on this day in 1967, was also named Kalvari.

10 December 2017

The Telangana government will provide broadband internet connection to all households in the state by December next year. With internet connection in every house, healthcare and education in rural areas will undergo revolutionary changes. Under the Digital Telangana project, fiber cables are being laid along water pipelines to ensure broadband internet connectivity to every household.

10 December 2017

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of Dialogue Partnership between India and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Delhi will host a two-day ASEAN-India Connectivity Summit on December 11 and 12. The Summit's theme will be 'Powering Digital and Physical Linkages for Asia in the 21st Century'. The member countries of ASEAN comprises Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

10 December 2017

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages. The Campaign is named as #standup4humanrights.