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  • Indore is Indias Cleanest City In Swachh Survekshan

    May 17, 2018
    As per the Swachh Survekshan-2018 results, Indore emerged as the cleanliest city in India. Bhopal has been ranked 2nd and Chandigarh 3rd in the survey at the national level. The announcement was made in New Delhi by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Besides, Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh is India’s cleanest big city with a population of over 10 lakh. Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh is ‘Fastest Mover’ big city. New Delhi Municipal Council is country’s... Read More

    Susheela Jayapal became first South Asian To Be Elected In Oregon

    May 17, 2018
    Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s sister Susheela Jayapal became the first South Asian to be elected in Oregon in the western US State. She won the District 2 seat on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners with 57% of the vote. She will represent North and Northeast Portland commissioner’s seat. Susheela, a former corporate lawyer, and longtime community volunteer defeated construction contractor Sharon Maxwell and two others.
    Category: International

    BS Yeddyurappa Takes Oath As CM Of Karnataka

    May 17, 2018
    The Supreme Court refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister, paving the way for the formation of his government. He took the oath as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka. After hearing the matter for more than three hours beginning, a three-judge bench of Apex court, comprising justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, directed that the letter sent by the BJP to the governor for forming the government be placed before it.

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    Lewis Hamilton Wins Spanish Grand Prix

    May 17, 2018
    Lewis Hamilton (of Mercedes) won for the second race in succession by dominating an eventful Spanish Grand Prix 2018. Valtteri Bottas of  Mercedes stood second in the race.
    Sebastian Vettel finished fourth in the event.
    Category: Awards and Honours

    Mark Tully To Get Red Ink Award

    May 17, 2018
    Senior journalist Mark Tully will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Red Ink Awards in Mumbai. Tully worked with the BBC for three decades and was the broadcaster’s Chief of Bureau for Delhi for 20 years. Tully was a front-running reporter for all major news breaks in South Asia like the Indo-Pakistan wars, the Bhopal gas tragedy, Operation Blue Star, assassination of Indira Gandhi and anti-Sikh riots.   Faye D’Souza, the Executive Editor of Mirror... Read More

    Anindita Honoured With Jayadev Rashtriya Yuva Puraskar Award

    May 17, 2018
    US-based Kathak dancer Anindita Anaam was honored with the prestigious 'Shri Jayadev Rashtriya Yuva Pratibha Puraskar 2018' for outstanding contribution to the field of art. The award was presented to the Kathak exponent during the 'Jayadev International Dance Festival' in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The four-day festival has been organized under the aegis of Odisha's culture department and National Culture Mission.
    Category: Awards and Honours

    DRDO Awards Presented By Defence Minister

    May 17, 2018
    Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman gave away the DRDO Awards- 2016 & 2017 to various DRDO scientists for their outstanding contributions while commemorating the National Technology Day (11 May). Former Secretary Department of Defence R&D, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri and Director General, DRDO Dr. VK Saraswat was given DRDO Lifetime Achievement Award – 2017. Former Secretary Department of Defence R&D, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri and Director General, DRDO Dr.... Read More
    Category: Defence

    YES Bank Launches Agenda

    May 17, 2018
    YES Bank and YES Global Institute have launched Agenda 25×25, which pledges to create a synergetic startup environment for budding women entrepreneurs in India. The effort would ensure that by 2025 at least 25% of all entrepreneurs in India are women. The bank made the announcement at the YES Bank – YES Global Institute Annual Startup Conclave hosted in partnership with NITI Aayog, Invest India, Startup India and Atal Innovation Mission.   The study outlines Agenda... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs



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