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#1 Cabinet passes a resolution recommending dissolution of 16th Lok Sabha

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Cabinet passes a resolution recommending dissolution of 16th Lok Sabha

The Cabinet met in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and took a decision in this regard.  Now, Mr Modi will meet President Ram Nath Kovind.After the Cabinet's recommendation, the President will dissolve the present Lok Sabha. The term of the 16th  Lok Sabha will end

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#2 25 May is observed as Africa Day

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25 May is observed as Africa Day

Each year on May 25, the continent celebrates Africa Day. Just how to celebrate the day is open to broad interpretation. In Zimbabwe, May 25 is a public holiday, while on Senegal’s former slave port, Goree Island, a new movement dubbed “Africans Rising,” is being launched to reclaim peace, dig

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#3 India bans Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terror outfit

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India bans Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terror outfit

Bangladesh-based terror outfit — the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) — was banned by the Centre under the anti-terror law UAPA.JMB allegedly involved in the 2016 terror attack at a cafe in Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka was declared as an unlawful association by the Ministry of Home Affai

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#4 Corporation Bank launches ‘Corp SME Suvidha’ for MSMEs

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Corporation Bank launches ‘Corp SME Suvidha’ for MSMEs

Corporation Bank has launched ‘Corp SME Suvidha’, a product for GST-registered MSMEs. The product has been designed as part of the bank’s efforts to provide the best products to the MSME sector.The product has been designed as a part of the bank's efforts to provide best products to MSME secto

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#5 PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with athletics corruption

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 PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi charged with athletics corruption

Paris Saint-Germain chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi was  charged with corruption in connection with the bidding process for this year's world athletics championships in Doha.Al-Khelaifi, who is also the boss of Qatari television channel BeIN Sports, has been under investigation since March in a probe of t

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#6 Former Malaysian King Sultan Ahmad Shah passes away at the age of 88

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Former Malaysian King Sultan Ahmad Shah passes away at the age of 88

 Malaysia's seventh King and football veteran Sultan Ahmad Shah passed away here on  at the age of 88. Ahmad Shah was also the fifth Sultan of Malaysia's central Pahang state. The state's Chief Minister Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said in a statement that Ahmad Shah died at the National Heart Institute

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#7 Bengaluru-Based Doctor Gets Global Asian of the Year

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Bengaluru-Based Doctor Gets Global Asian of the Year

Bengaluru-based medical doctor Hema Divakar was honoured with the 'Global Asian of the Year 2018-19' award in Dubai recently for her yeomen services and contributions to the women's healthcare ecosystem, in India.Hema received the award at the Asian Business & Social Forum 2019 under the 'In Service

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#8 Pune scientist Ankur Patwardhan wins German chemistry prize

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Pune scientist Ankur Patwardhan wins German chemistry prize

Ankur Patwardhan, a scientist from Pune, runner up in an international competition ‘Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge’ in Germany.Patwardhan won the second prize, worth €25,000 among top 5 finalists, for his project named ‘Butterfly attractant for pollination

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#9 Indra Nooyi receives honorary degree from Yale University for achievements in business

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Indra Nooyi receives honorary degree from Yale University for achievements in business

Former PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi was presented with an honorary degree by the prestigious Yale University, in recognition of her achievements in business and for being a global role model who encouraged women and girls to see themselves as top corporate executives.Nooyi, who received a de

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#10 US confirms approval of 8.1 billion dollars in arms transfers to Saudi, Jordan and UAE

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US confirms approval of 8.1 billion dollars in arms transfers to Saudi, Jordan and UAE

The United States has confirmed approval of 8.1 billion US dollars in arms transfers to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates amid hostilities with Iran.The equipment includes aircraft support maintenance; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; munitions; and other supplies, rep

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#11 Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

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Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years.Algeria is the second country in the WHO African Region to be officially re

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#12 World Turtle Day observed on may 23rd

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World Turtle Day observed on may 23rd

Throwing a spotlight on freshwater turtles ahead of World Turtle Day on May 23, the India Biodiversity Portal has initiated a ‘Turtle Spotting Week’ as part of a unique exercise to document the creatures across India.“There are at least 28 species of freshwater turtles which can be spotted acr

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#13 Reliance Capital to sell its stake in mutual funds biz for Rs 6,000 crore

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 Reliance Capital to sell its stake in mutual funds biz for Rs 6,000 crore

Reliance Capital, the financial services business of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani group (ADAG), has decided to exit mutual funds by selling its entire stake in to its partner Nippon Life Asset Management. Reliance Capital will sell 32.12% stake to Nippon Life for ₹4,520 crore, taking the latter's sh

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#14 Naveen Patnaik set to take oath for fifth term as Odisha CM

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Naveen Patnaik set to take oath for fifth term as Odisha CM

Odisha Governor Prof. Ganeshi Lal has accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his council of Ministers to pave the way for the formation of the new government in the State.BJD chief Naveen Patnaik is likely to take oath as the chief minister of Odisha for the fifth consecutive

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#15 India bags 57 medals at India Open International Tournament

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India bags 57 medals at India Open International Tournament

India bags a total of 57 medals including 12 Gold, 18 Silver and 27 Bronze at India Open International Boxing tournament in Guwahati.MC Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, L Sarita Devi and Naman Tanwar won gold in their respective finals. The London Olympic bronze medallist blew away the challenge of Vanlal Du

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#16 DRDO test fires guided bomb from Sukhoi combat jet

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DRDO test fires guided bomb from Sukhoi combat jet

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired an indigenously-developed 500 kg class guided bomb from a Sukhoi combat jet at Pokhran in Rajasthan. Defense Ministry said in New Delhi that the guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high preci

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#17 Jagan Mohan Reddy To Be Sworn In As CM of Andhra Pradesh

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 Jagan Mohan Reddy To Be Sworn In As CM of Andhra Pradesh

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress (YSRC) has single-handedly wiped out Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) as well as the BJP and Congress in Andhra Pradesh. Among the 176 Andhra Pradesh Assembly seats, YSRC is leading in a whopping 149 seats while the ruling TDP is leading in only 24 seats.

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#18 India's crude oil imports jump 14% in April to 6-month high

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 India's crude oil imports jump 14% in April to 6-month high

India's crude oil imports jumped 14% year-on-year in April to 19.72 million tonnes, the highest since October 2018.Oil imports from Iran had fallen 57% year-on-year in April after waiver from US sanctions on Iran ended recently.The government had earlier this month it will decide on Iranian oil impo

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#19 BARC Researchers develops Bacteria Killing Nano-Silver Coating

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BARC Researchers develops  Bacteria Killing Nano-Silver Coating

The antibacterial properties of silver nanoparticles are being explored to develop new antimicrobials and to enhance efficacy of existing antimicrobial agents. The nanoparticle loaded powder can be mixed in paints and applied to hospitals walls , kitchens and toilets to give them antimicrobial coat

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#20 DBT And DAE Signed MoU for joint collaboration on cancer research

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 DBT And DAE  Signed  MoU for joint collaboration on cancer research

 The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology and the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India on 22nd May signed an MOU for supporting joint collaborative research programs in the area of cancer.Signing the MoU, Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary DBT and Mr K N Vy

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#21 German payments company Wirecard teams up with India to issue PAN cards

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 German payments company Wirecard teams up with India to issue PAN cards

German payments company Wirecard said  it would work with India to simplify the process of issuing tax identity cards required to open bank accounts, transfer money or complete business transactions.The deal, with state company UTI Infrastructure Technology and Financial Services, seeks to widen th

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#22 SBI Ties Up With FMCG Arm Of The Art of Living

24-May-2019
SBI Ties Up With FMCG Arm Of The Art of Living

The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a strategic partnership with the FMCG arm of The Art of Living – Sri Sri Tattva.Under this partnership, YONO users can avail a discount of 15% on the entire range of products offered by Sri Sri Tattva such as food, personal care, healthcare, homecare, BY

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#23 Volodymyr Zelenskiy Sworn In As Ukraine's New President

24-May-2019
Volodymyr Zelenskiy Sworn In As Ukraine's New President

Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office as the president of Ukraine and immediately announced that he is dissolving the Verkhovna Rada, the country's parliament.In his inaugural speech, Zelenskiy called for the dismissal of several top security officials. He has replaced Petro Poroshenko. Zelen

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#24 British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation

24-May-2019
British PM Theresa May Announces Resignation

 British Prime Minister Theresa May announces resignation from her post. She will resign on 7 June.  Her announcement triggers the start of a contest to replace her as Conservative leader and Prime Minister. May, once a reluctant supporter of EU membership, who won the top job in the turmoil that

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#25 Helo becomes team sponsor of Indian Wheelchair Cricket

24-May-2019
  Helo becomes team sponsor of Indian Wheelchair Cricket

 Helo, India's social media platform, has announced its partnership with the Indian Wheelchair Cricket Association as the team sponsor for Team India during the Asia Cup 2019.This association makes Helo the first social media app to host and promote Indian Wheelchair Cricket on its platform.In prep

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#26 Documentary filmmaker Vijaya Mulay passed away at 98

24-May-2019
Documentary filmmaker Vijaya Mulay passed away at 98

Vijaya Mulay, best known for her film, ‘Ek Anek Aur Ekta’ has passed away.She had won National Award for the film in the Best Education Film category.Her 1st film was called ‘The Tidal Bore’ which was selected by the government for Manheim Film Festival. Vijaya’s daughter, actor Suhasini

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#27 Bimal Dayal to lead merged entity of Indus Towers, Bharti Infratel

24-May-2019
Bimal Dayal to lead merged entity of Indus Towers, Bharti Infratel

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Group have announced Bimal Dayal, who is currently CEO of Indus Towers, will be appointed CEO of the merged entity of Indus Towers and Bharti Infratel. Dayal, who joined Indus Towers as its Chief Operating Officer in 2010, previously worked with Ericsson. The tower compani

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#28 HDFC Group overtakes Tata Group as India’s largest

24-May-2019
HDFC Group overtakes Tata Group as India’s largest

The HDFC Group has emerged as the country’s most valuable by way of market capitalization (m-cap), displacing the Tata Group that has interest in businesses as diverse as software, table salt, steelmaking and automobiles. Five listed companies of the financial powerhouse –HDFC, HDFC BankNSE -3.

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#29 Amazon likely to get the .amazon domain name

24-May-2019
Amazon likely to get the .amazon domain name

Jeff Bezos-led Amazon has bagged a seven-year dispute over the '.amazon' domain name from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation (ACTO), a group with member countries including Brazil backed the dispute. The Internet Corporation f

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#30 Moin ul Haque appointed as Pakistans High Commissioner to India

24-May-2019
Moin ul Haque appointed as Pakistans High Commissioner to India

Pakistan announced career diplomat Moin ul Haque as its new High Commissioner to India. The appointment was formally approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan. He is the current ambassador of Pakistan in France.Haque replaces Sohail Mehmood. The post of High Commissioner to India fell vacant after Sohai

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#31 GroupM’s Sameer Singh joins TikTok’s parent company ByteDance

24-May-2019
GroupM’s Sameer Singh joins TikTok’s parent company ByteDance

ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok app,  announced the appointment of Sameer Singh as vice-president, monetisation (India). In his new role, he will work closely with ByteDance’s partners and clients while leading the advertising, sales and marketing strategies across all of ByteDance’s p

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#32 Saray Khumalo Becomes 1st Black SA Woman To Conquer Mount Everest

24-May-2019
 Saray Khumalo Becomes 1st Black SA Woman To Conquer Mount Everest

The business executive who became the first black African woman to climb Mount Everest said that knowing her climb would be in the record books helped her push on to the top.South African climber Saray Khumalo, 47, reached the peak of the 8,848-metre mountain last week after three previous failed bi

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#33 Nepal banned popular Chinese digital wallets Alipay and WeChat

24-May-2019
Nepal banned popular Chinese digital wallets Alipay and WeChat

Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank,   placed a ban on the use of Chinese digital wallets WeChat Pay and Alipay, in Nepal, stating that the country was losing foreign income due to illegal use of those payment applications by Chinese tourists. The reason cited is Nepal was losing out since the act

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#34 Bangladesh stopped visas for Pakistani nationals amid diplomatic impasse

24-May-2019
Bangladesh stopped visas for Pakistani nationals amid diplomatic impasse

The Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad has stopped issuing visas to Pakistani nationals for one week over a fresh diplomatic row amid strained bilateral ties since 2013 when Dhaka decided to hang several of the 1971 war criminals.The Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad stopped issuing visas

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#35 TAPI Pipeline Meeting Held In Turkmenistan

24-May-2019
 TAPI Pipeline Meeting Held In Turkmenistan

A delegation led by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum Nadeem Babar departed for Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on Sunday to participate in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline meeting.The TAPI gas pipeline project is expected to be completed by 2022 in Pakistan. Onc

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#36 ISRO chairman flags off shipment of India's largest liquid hydrogen storage tank

24-May-2019
ISRO chairman flags off shipment of India's largest liquid hydrogen storage tank

 ISRO Chairman K Siva  flagged off the shipment of India's largest liquid hydrogen storage tank at the VRV Asia Pacific's manufacturing plant at Sri City in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The storage capacity of the tank is 120 kilo liters. Liquid hydrogen is used as fuel for satellite launc

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#37 Asian Development Bank to provide USD 750 million loan to India for railway track electrification project

24-May-2019
Asian Development Bank to provide USD 750 million loan to India for railway track electrification project

 Multilateral funding agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement to provide USD 750 million equivalent in Indian rupee long-term financing to electrify railway tracks in India.  It is the largest single non-sovereign loan ever committed by ADB to Indian Railway Finance Corporatio

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#38 'Not all animals migrate by choice’ campaign launched

23-May-2019
'Not all animals migrate by choice’ campaign launched

UN Environment India and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) has launched an awareness campaign ‘Not all animals migrate by choice’.The campaign aims at creating awareness and garnering public support for the (a)protection and conservation of wildlife (b)prevention of smuggling and (c)reduction

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#39 May 23rd is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

23-May-2019
May 23rd is  International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment.The condition typically leaves women incontinent, and as a result they are often

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#40 Ola launches Ola money SBI Card

23-May-2019
Ola launches Ola money SBI Card

Transport Company, Ola Cabs launched Ola Money SBI Credit Card in partnership With SBI Card to provide a flexible and convenient payment system to its customers.The credit card is powered by Visa,will be without any joining fees and provide seamless, flexible and convenient payments to the car haili

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#41 World gets the redefined units of measurement of kilogram, Kelvin, mole and ampere

23-May-2019
World gets the redefined units of measurement of kilogram, Kelvin, mole and ampere

India adopted a global resolution to redefine four of the seven base units -- kilogramme, kelvin, mole and ampere, a move expected to have far-reaching effects, including changes in textbooks.After years of nursing a sometimes dusty cylinder of metal in a vault outside Paris as the global reference

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#42 World Bank and CommBank Launch the First Blockchain-Based Bond

23-May-2019
World Bank and CommBank Launch the First Blockchain-Based Bond

  The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) and Commonwealth Bank (CBA) have enabled secondary market trading recorded on blockchain for bond-i (blockchain operated new debt instrument), making this the first bond whose issuance and trading are recorded using distribute

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#43 Tripura Gramin Bank among top banking performers in country

23-May-2019
Tripura Gramin Bank among top banking performers in country

The Tripura Gramin Bank has emerged as one of the top performers in the banking sector in the 2018-19 financial year across the country, investing heavily to promote entrepreneurship.The Tripura Gramin Bank has also heavily invested in entrepreneurship by funding beneficiaries under Swabalamban, Pri

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#44 Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, co-founder of L.A.’s Comedy Store, dies at 92

23-May-2019
Actor-comedian Sammy Shore, co-founder of L.A.’s Comedy Store, dies at 92

Sammy Shore, an actor and standup comedian who co-founded the Comedy Store, has died of natural causes, his son, actor-comedian Pauly Shore, said. He was 92.Shore’s nearly seven-decade career stretched from the “Borscht Belt” summer resorts of New York’s Catskill Mountains to Las Vegas to th

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#45 World most mysterious text voynich manuscript deciphered

23-May-2019
World most mysterious text voynich manuscript deciphered

A mysterious 600-year-old manuscript that has been deemed "unreadable" by the world's top cryptographers has finally been deciphered.That's the claim by one Bristol academic who has cracked the legendary Voynich manuscript and revealed its secrets.Dr. Gerard Cheshire believes that the document is wr

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#46 Brooks Koepka Returns to World No. 1 After 4th major title

23-May-2019
Brooks Koepka Returns to World No. 1 After 4th major title

 Brooks Koepka returned to the top of the world rankings after his nerve-jangling second straight US PGA Championship victory at Bethpage Black. The 29-year-old American has now won four major titles in his last eight starts and is the first man to ever hold back-to-back titles in two majors at th

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#47 Lt Bhawana Kanth, 1st woman to qualify to go to day missions on fighter jet

23-May-2019
Lt Bhawana Kanth, 1st woman to qualify to go to day missions on fighter jet

Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth became the first woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to qualify to undertake missions by day on a fighter aircraft. She completed the Day Operational syllabus on MiG-21 Bison. Bhawana joined the fighter squadron in 2017 and flew the first solo on MiG-21 Bison in 2018.

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#48 Rajasthan Government to revamp Ujala Clinics for adolescents

23-May-2019
  Rajasthan Government to revamp Ujala Clinics for adolescents

Rajasthan Government is set to revamp ‘Ujala Clinics’ for adolescents. It will appoint peer educators and shadow educators for counseling the youngsters in order to ensure coordination with other medical and health schemes. Ujjala Clinics function under Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram(RKSK)

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#49 Shyam Saran to be Conferred With Japan’s ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ Award

23-May-2019
Shyam Saran to be Conferred With Japan’s ‘Order of the Rising Sun’ Award

Former foreign secretary Shyam Saran will be conferred with Japan’s second highest national award, ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’ for his contributions to strengthen the strategic ties and enhancing mutual understanding between India and Japan.Saran, who was India's Foreign Se

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#50 Jokha Alharthi ,Oman Author wins Man Booker International prize for her novel Celestial Bodies

23-May-2019
Jokha Alharthi ,Oman Author wins Man Booker International prize for her novel Celestial Bodies

Jokha Alharthi, the first female Omani novelist to be translated into English, has won the Man Booker International prize for her novel Celestial Bodies.Alharthi, the £50,000 award’s first winner to write in Arabic, shares the prize equally with her translator, American academic Marilyn Booth. Ce

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