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#1 Famous Astrologer Bejan Daruwala passes away

 Famous Astrologer Bejan Daruwala passes away

Famous astrologer Bejan Daruwala passed away on May 29, 2020 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. He was 88. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani took to twitter to pay his condolences. Though the exact reason for his untimely demise is yet to be confirmed, as per reports he was admitted to the hospital after exp

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#2 Missile park “Agneeprastha” to be set up at INS Kalinga

Missile park “Agneeprastha” to be set up at INS Kalinga

The foundation stone for a missile park “Agneeprastha” was laid at INS Kalinga, Naval base in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The park ”Agneeprastha”once completed will be dedicated to all the officers, sailors and support staff of INS Kalinga, who has served in this premier op-support Base o

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#3 CIPET is renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology

CIPET is renamed as Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology

The name of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) has been changed to Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET). CIPET is a premier national institution which comes under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. The new name

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#4 Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur passes away

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur passes away

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur passed away. He wrote the lyrics of hit songs “Kahin duur jab din dhal jaye” and “Zindagi kaisi hai paheli” that defined the superhit film Anand (1971). He got his first break as a lyricist with the film Sakhi Robin (1962), in which he wrote six songs. He also wr

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#5 Venkataramani Sumantran becomes new independent director of Indigo

Venkataramani Sumantran becomes new independent director of Indigo

Venkataramani Sumantran has been appointed the independent director of airline company IndiGo. He presently served as the chairman and managing director of Chennai-based Celeris Technologies. He will hold the post for the next five years.Dr Sumantran, with a rich experience of over 35 years having w

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#6 Russia hosts BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities meet

Russia hosts BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities meet

The meeting of the Heads of Tax Authorities of the BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa was held on 29 May. The meeting was hosted by the Federal Tax Service of Russia, which currently holds the BRICS Presidency, to discuss the response of BRICS Tax Authorities to th

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#7 International Everest Day observed on 29th May

 International Everest Day observed on 29th May

International Everest Day is being observed on 29th May. Nepalese Tenzing Norgay and New Zealand’s Edmund Hillary had climbed the Mt. Everest on this day (29th May) in 1953, as the first humans to achieve the feat.Nepal decided to observe the day as International Everest Day since 2008 when the le

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#8 First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi passes away

First Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi passes away

The first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Ajit Jogi has passed away. A bureaucrat-turned politician, Ajit Jogi was a mass leader who dominated the state’s politics for long time. He was an MLA from Marwahi seat in the current assembly. Jogi studied Mechanical Engineering at the Maulana Azad Colleg

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#9 Infosys ties-up with Zurich-based Avaloq for digital wealth management services

  Infosys ties-up with Zurich-based Avaloq for digital wealth management services

Infosys Limited, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, has entered into the partnership with Avaloq, a Swiss company that develops and provides software for core banking, to offer end-to-end (e2e) products and services as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) across the world to

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#10 Thierry Delaporte, COO of Capgemini becomes the new CEO and MD of Wipro

Thierry Delaporte, COO of Capgemini becomes the new CEO and MD of Wipro

Wipro appointed Thierry Delaporte, COO of Capgemini, as the new Chief Executive Officer(CEO) and Managing Director(MD) effective from 6th July 2020. He will take over the position from Adidali Neemuchwala who will be stepping down from his position on June 1. The operation of Wipro until July 5th wi

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#11 Western Naval Command sets up Ultraviolet sanitisation Bay at the Naval Dockyard

Western Naval Command sets up Ultraviolet sanitisation Bay at the Naval Dockyard

The Indian Navy has set up an Ultraviolet(UV) sanitisation Bay at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai to decontaminate the coveralls, tools, personal gadgets, masks, cloths and other items of the workers who will resume their works after the lock down in the Dockyards and other naval establishments to contro

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#12 Japan completely lifts nationwide emergency

Japan completely lifts nationwide emergency

Japan has completely lifted the nationwide emergency imposed following the CoronaVirus pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the emergency will be lifted in the remaining five prefectures including Tokyo.He warned that a state of emergency can be re-imposed if the infection sta

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#13 J&K’s Dharmarth Trust cancels annual "Kheer Bhawani Mela"

J&K’s Dharmarth Trust cancels annual

In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Annual Kheer Bhawani Mela on 30th May this year in Tulmulla village of Ganderbal district has been cancelled because of outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic. The devotees have been asked to cooperate with the authorities and perform the worship of the God

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#14 Salman Khan launches grooming and personal care brand FRSH

Salman Khan launches grooming and personal care brand FRSH

Superstar Salman Khan has launched his own grooming and personal care brand FRSH. Considering the importance of hygiene and sanitisation during the coronavirus pandemic, Salman said he decided to launch a sanitiser as the first product under the brand.Other products will also be launched soon and ca

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#15 Japanese pro wrestler Hana Kimura dies aged 22

Japanese pro wrestler Hana Kimura dies aged 22

Japanese professional wrestler Hana Kimura died at the age of 22. While the cause of death is yet to be ascertained, Kimura had posted a number of troubling social media posts in recent days. Kimura is said to have been the target of hundreds of abusive tweets on a daily basis.Kimura began her profe

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#16 SN Rajeswari becomes new CMD of Oriental Insurance Company

SN Rajeswari becomes new CMD of Oriental Insurance Company

New India Assurance, General Manager, SN Rajeswari, has been selected as the Chairman and MD of the Oriental Insurance Company (OIC) by Banks Board Bureau (BBB). She will replace AV Girija Kumar, who retiring this month end after reaching 60. BBB had conducted virtual interviews of five senior gener

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#17 Marcos Troyjo elected as next President of NDB

Marcos Troyjo elected as next President of NDB

Marcos Troyjo has been elected as next President of New Development Bank (NDB). He was unanimously elected during the Special Board of Governors meeting of the NDB which was held through the video-conference. He will be taking charge as the President of NDB from July 7, 2020. India was represented b

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#18 JK Rowling to release The Ickabog

JK Rowling to release The Ickabog

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling announced that she is to release "The Ickabog." The new children's book marks her first novel aimed toward younger readers that doesn't take place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Ickabog: The book has been written for children aged between 7 and

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#19 Indian government lifts ban on export of paracetamol APIs

Indian government lifts ban on export of paracetamol APIs

The Indian government on May 28, 2020 lifted the ban imposed on the export of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of paracetamol with immediate effect. This has made the export of the pharmaceutical ingredients that can be used in COVID-19 treatment free. The Directorate General of Foreign Tra

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#20 ADB, India sign USD 177 million loan for state road improvements in Maharashtra

 ADB, India sign USD 177 million loan for state road improvements in Maharashtra

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $177 million loan to upgrade 450 kilometers of state highways and major district roads in Maharashtra. The project aims to improve connectivity between rural areas and urban centers in Maharashtra. It will enable rural communities

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#21 Finance Minister launches facility of Instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC

Finance Minister launches facility of Instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has officially launched the facility of instant PAN through Aadhaar based e-KYC on 28 May.  The facility is in line with the announcement made in the Union Budget. The new facility is now available for those PAN applicants who possess a valid Aadhaar number and

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#22 Leo Puri to become Chairman of JP Morgan South Asia and South East Asia

Leo Puri to become Chairman of JP Morgan South Asia and South East Asia

Leo Puri has been announced to become the new Chairman of JP Morgan South Asia and South East Asia. He will replace Kalpana Morparia who will be serving as the chairman until the 1st Quarter of 2021. Leo Puri has earlier served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UTI Mutual Fund.In another major

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#23 Webinar on “Van Dhan Scheme: Learnings for post COVID-19”

Webinar on “Van Dhan Scheme: Learnings for post COVID-19”

The Department of Science and Technology, Government of Rajasthan has organized a webinar on “Van Dhan Scheme: Learnings for post COVID-19” in assciation with TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. The webinar was organised under the Know Your Scheme-Lecture Series. The webinar

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#24 LIC launches “PM Vaya Vandana Yojana” for senior citizens

LIC launches “PM Vaya Vandana Yojana” for senior citizens

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has announced the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana, which is a social security scheme for senior citizens. This plan starts from May 26 for three financial years up to March 31, 2023. LIC is solely authorised to work this scheme, which works

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#25 ‘Hunar Haat’ will restart with the theme “Local to Global” from Sept 2020

‘Hunar Haat’ will restart with the theme “Local to Global” from Sept 2020

Ministry of Minority Affairs flagship programme ‘Hunar Haat’ will restart from September 2020 with the theme of “Local to Global”. This Platform is for artisans and craftsmen from various parts of the country to showcase their art and craft. This platform has provided employment and employme

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#26 WHO launches foundation to support the critical health needs

WHO launches foundation to support the critical health needs

World Health Organization (WHO) on May 27 announced the creation of the WHO foundation to support critical health needs. It is an independent grant-making entity that aims at supporting the efforts of WHO to address the global health challenges.WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, durin

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#27 COVID-19 negative certificate mandatory for people entering Goa

COVID-19 negative certificate mandatory for people entering Goa

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant announced on May 24 that COVID-19 negative certificate is mandatory for the people who want to come to the state.At a press conference, the Chief Minister of the state informed only those who will bring an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved COVID-19 n

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#28 Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen re-elected for second term

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen re-elected for second term

63-years-old Tsai Ing-wen, the current and first female President of Taiwan has been re-elected for a second four-year term of presidency. A representative of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), she took the oath on May 20, 2020.It should be noted that, under her presidency, Taiwan has tackled the C

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#29 Airtel Payments Bank joined hands with Mastercard to develop customised payment solutions for farmers, SMEs

Airtel Payments Bank joined hands with Mastercard to develop customised payment solutions for farmers, SMEs

In a bid to create financial products especially for those areas where there is less access to bank services, the Airtel Payments Bank (APBL) has joined hands with Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, to develop a special type of payment solutions such as contact

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#30 Ola Electric acquires AppScooter maker Etergo, to launch 2-wheeler EV in 2021

 Ola Electric acquires AppScooter maker Etergo, to launch 2-wheeler EV in 2021

Ola Electric acquired the Netherlands-based Etergo BV, an innovative electric scooter company for an undisclosed sum, as the former has planned to set its own line of premium electric two-wheelers, both globally and nationally.Ola electric will launch its global electric two-wheeler in India in 2021

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#31 IAF inducts Tejas Mk-1 FOC aircraft in Squadron “Flying Bullets”

IAF inducts Tejas Mk-1 FOC aircraft in Squadron “Flying Bullets”

Tejas Mk-1 FOC aircraft has been inducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) into the recently resurrected No 18 Squadron the “Flying Bullets” at Air Force Station Sulur. Tejas Mk-1 FOC is a single engine, light weight, highly agile and all weather multi role fighter aircraft. The aircraft is capable

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#32 Padma Shri awardee, Noted Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain passes away at 84

 Padma Shri awardee, Noted Urdu satirist Mujtaba Hussain passes away at 84

Famous Urdu author, humorist and satirist Mujtaba Hussain passed away at the age of 84, after a prolonged illness in Hyderabad, Telangana. He was born on July 15, 1936, in Hyderabad, Telangana.Mujtaba Hussain was often described as the Mark Twain of Urdu. Hussain began his literary career from “Si

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#33 Former Tamil Nadu footballer Shanmugam passes away

Former Tamil Nadu footballer Shanmugam passes away

Former Tamil Nadu footballer and coach R. Shanmugam passed away. Shanmugam, who was born in Burma in 1943, represented the Burmese junior and senior national teams in 1966-67.Shanmugam played for Mohun Bagan in 1968, Indian Railways in the 1969 Nowgong senior Nationals, Tamil Nadu in the 1970 Jaland

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#34 NSO data says ESIC Social Security Scheme witnessed 8.21 lakh enrolments in 2020 March

NSO data says ESIC Social Security Scheme witnessed 8.21 lakh enrolments in 2020 March

The data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) in a report titled 'Payroll Reporting in India: An Employment Perspective-March 2020' stated that around 8.21 lakh new members joined the ESIC-run social security scheme in March 2020, against 11.83 lakh in February 2020. The NSO data includ

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#35 MoRTH notified Emission norms for L7 category for BS-VI Vehicles

MoRTH notified Emission norms for L7 category for BS-VI Vehicles

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued notification for the emission norms for the L7 (Quadricycle) category for BS-VI vehicles. It was notified on 22 May. The move will encourage automobile manufacturers to produce more petrol, diesel, CNG, and biofuel quadricycles for the I

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#36 US left open skies surveillance treaty due to non-compliance of Russia towards treaty

US left open skies surveillance treaty due to non-compliance of Russia towards treaty

The United States (US) has left the Open Skies treaty (OST) for 6 months w.e.f. May 23, 2020 due to Russia’s non-compliance with the treaty. In this regard, US submitted a notice of its decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies to the Treaty Depositories i.e. Canada and Hungary, and to al

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#37 Indian Army Major Suman Gawani becomes the 1st Indian peacekeeper to receive UN Military Gender Advocate award 2019

Indian Army Major Suman Gawani becomes the 1st Indian peacekeeper to receive UN Military Gender Advocate award 2019

Indian Army officer and woman peacekeeper Suman Gawani who has served with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) & Brazilian Naval Officer Commander Carla Monteiro de Castro Araujo have been selected for the prestigious United Nations Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award(2019). Sum

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#38 Dr. Rajiv Joshi won the Inventor of the year Award, NYIPLA 2020

Dr. Rajiv Joshi won the Inventor of the year Award, NYIPLA 2020

Indian-American IBM scientist, Rajiv Joshi has bagged the prestigious NYIPLA “Inventor of the Year award” for the year 2020. This award is given for his contribution to advancing the electronic industry and improving artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.Dr Joshi works at the IBM Thomson Wat

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#39 Researchers of INST found a route to fabricate precisely controlled nanostructure of desired geometry and location on 2D materials

Researchers of INST found a route to fabricate precisely controlled nanostructure of desired geometry and location on 2D materials

Researchers team led by Dr Kiran Hazra, of Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) found an innovative route to fabricate precisely controlled nanostructure of the required geometry and location on two dimen

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#40 Classical musician Shyamala Bhave passes away

Classical musician Shyamala Bhave passes away

Classical musician Shyamala G. Bhave passed away. She was having an equal command over Hindustani as well as Carnatic music. She had also composed music in India’s first Sanskrit serial titled “Kadambari”. She had also served at the Karnataka Sangeeta Nrithya Academy from 1997 to 2001.The reno

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#41 PFC signs MoU with NBPCL to fund various projects in Madhya Pradesh

PFC signs MoU with NBPCL to fund various projects in Madhya Pradesh

Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the central PSU under Ministry of Power has signed an MoU with Narmada Basin Projects Company Ltd. (NBPCL), a wholly-owned company of Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, to fund various power projects to be executed in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The funds of worth Rs 22,000 c

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#42 Nitin Gadkari inaugurates tunnel under Chardham Pariyojana in Chamba

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates tunnel under Chardham Pariyojana in Chamba

Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari has inaugurated the 440 metre-long tunnel as part of the Chardham Connectivity Project in Chamba. The tunnel will significantly reduce the time taken by travellers on the Rishikesh-Dharasu and Gangotri stretch of the Chardham Highway (NH 94).Under the

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#43 Army Commanders’ Conference begins in New Delhi

Army Commanders’ Conference begins in New Delhi

The Army Commanders’ Conference has commenced in New Delhi. This is the first phase of the conference which has been scheduled from 27 to 29 May 2020. The Army Commanders’ Conference is an apex level biannual event that was earlier scheduled to be held in April 2020, but was postponed due to COV

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#44 Rehabilitation package for Amphan hit West Bengal & Odisha

Rehabilitation package for Amphan hit West Bengal & Odisha

Rehabilitation package for the “Cyclone Amphan” hit West Bengal & Odisha was announced by the Government of India, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertakes aerial survey of the affected states. As part of rehabilitation package, financial assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone hit West Be

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#45 India's steel output declines by 65 percent World Steel Association

India's steel output declines by 65 percent World Steel Association

India’s crude steel output declined by 65 percent to 3.13 million tonnes in April 2020, as per a report released by the World Steel Association on May 24, 2020. In comparison, the report stated that India had produced 9.02 million tonnes of steel in April 2019. India’s steel output in March 202

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#46 Vice President asks Jal Shakti Ministry and NITI Aayog to study the feasibility of drinking water project for Udayagiri in AP

Vice President asks Jal Shakti Ministry and NITI Aayog to study the feasibility of drinking water project for Udayagiri in AP

Government of India directed the Jal Shakti Ministry and NITI Aayog to study the feasibility of drinking water project for Udayagiri in Andhra Pradesh. The decision was made in a meeting held by the Vice President of India Venkiah Naidu with Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and Parameswaran Iyer, Secre

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#47 IAF Chief to operationalise second squadron of Tejas

 IAF Chief to operationalise second squadron of Tejas

The Indian Air Force Chief, Marshal RKS Bhadauria, will operationalise the second squadron of the Tejas Light Combat aircraft on May 27, 2020. The IAF will operationalise the squadron at Sulur in Tamil Nadu.‘Flying Bullets’, the IAF’s number 18 squadron will be raised with Tejas aircraft in th

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#48 IAF to operationalize its No.18 Squadron at Coimbatore, TN

IAF to operationalize its No.18 Squadron at Coimbatore, TN

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is to operationalize its No.18 Squadron at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on 27 May. IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria is expected to operationalize the squadron "Flying Bullets" at the Sulur Air Force Station near Coimbatore, TN.No.18 Squadron is equipped with the fourth

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#49 US Navy successfully tests 1st solid state laser weapon system to destroy aircraft mid-flight

US Navy successfully tests 1st solid state laser weapon system to destroy aircraft mid-flight

The amphibious transport dock ship, USS Portland (LPD-27) of the United States (US) Navy successfully destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a solid-state laser “Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD)” from Pacific. The exact location of testing has not been specified by the US Navy.It

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#50 Migration Commission to be set up in UP to map skills of migrant workers

Migration Commission to be set up in UP to map skills of migrant workers

The Uttar Pradesh Government announced on May 24, 2020 that it will be setting up a Migration Commission for the welfare of migrants.The Migration Commission will primarily work to ensure job and social security of the migrant workers through the skill mapping of the migrants. The UP Chief Minister

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