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#1 Software for Infrastructure Management launched by Indian Army

Software for Infrastructure Management launched by Indian Army

The Chief of Army Staff inaugurated a unique ‘Infrastructure Management System’ software on the sidelines of the Army Commanders Conference which was held on October 28, 2020.The software by the Indian Army has been launched with a realization that automation is a key to empowering all stakehold

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#2 Japan aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

 Japan aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced the country’s ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and become carbon-neutral by 2050. Yoshihide Suga - Responding to climate change is no longer a constraint on economic growth.Yoshihide Suga - Need to change our thinking to th

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#3 Kerala becomes first Indian state to fix floor price for vegetables

 Kerala becomes first Indian state to fix floor price for vegetables

Kerala has became the first state of India to fix the floor price for vegetables, to provide relief and support to farmers.The floor price has been fixed for 16 varieties of vegetables produced in Kerala.The floor price would be 20 percent above the production cost of the vegetables . The scheme wou

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#4 ISRO to launch earth observation satellite EOS-01 on 7 November

 ISRO to launch earth observation satellite EOS-01 on 7 November

This is the first launch by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) since the COVID-19 induced lockdown came into force in March.India would launch its latest earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine international customer spacecraft onboard its Polar rocket PSLV-C49 from the spaceport of S

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#5 Yashvardhan K. Sinha appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner

Yashvardhan K. Sinha appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner

Government of India has approved the name of Former Foreign Service officer, Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as the new Chief Information Commissioner. He was already the Information Commissioner and was also the most senior. The post of CIC chairman had been vacant for several months after Bimal Zulka reti

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#6 Delhi Metro Rail Corporation & SBI card launch multi-purpose smart card

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation & SBI card launch multi-purpose smart card

The SBI Card in association with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation launched a contactless multi-purpose card that can function as a credit card and as a metro smart card. The credit card Delhi Metro SBI Card is designed for regular commuters on Delhi Metro.It will enable its users to use it as a smar

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#7 CSIR-CDRI Scientist,Dr Satish Mishra bags DrTulsi Das chugh Award

CSIR-CDRI Scientist,Dr Satish Mishra bags DrTulsi Das chugh Award

 "Tulsi Das Chugh Award 2020” won by CSIR-CDRI Scientist Dr Satish Mishra, Principal Scientist, Division of Molecular Parasitology and Immunology, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow.Ministry of Science & Technology - Dr Satish Mishra gets this award for research work on Malaria Parasite’s Life Cycle, which is

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#8 Tamil Nadu Government Launches Young Advocates Welfare Fund

 Tamil Nadu Government Launches Young Advocates Welfare Fund

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy launched the Young Advocates Welfare Fund on 28 October 2020.Under the newly launched fund, the young lawyers who has just come out of law colleges in the state would get a monthly financial assistance of Rs 3000 per month each for two years.A fresh

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#9 Government Extends ‘Vivad se Vishwas’ scheme Deadline till 31 March 2021

 Government Extends ‘Vivad se Vishwas’ scheme Deadline till 31 March 2021

The government has further extended the deadline for making payment under the direct tax dispute settlement scheme ‘Vivad Se Vishwas’ by three months till March 31, 2021, in order to provide further relief to the taxpayers. This is the third time that the deadline is being extended by the Minist

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#10 Om Puri Posthumously Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at India International Film Festival of Boston

 Om Puri Posthumously Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at India International Film Festival of Boston

Late Indian actor Om Puri was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the third edition of the India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB 2020).The award was received by his wife Nandita Puri. The three-day film festival, based in Boston USA., was held virtually from October 16 to 18.

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#11 Indian Film Gully Boy Wins Best Original Score At 14th Asian Film Awards

 Indian Film Gully Boy Wins Best Original Score At 14th Asian Film Awards

The 14th Asian Film Awards (“AFA14”) were announced on 28 October 2020 virtually by the Asian Film Awards Academy (“AFAA”).Ranveer Singh and, Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy bagged the award for the Best Original Score at the event.The award went to Karsh Kale and The Salvage Audio Collective.

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#12 International Internet Day is celebrated at 29 October

 International Internet Day is celebrated at 29 October

Every year the ​International Internet Day isglobally on October 29 to commemorate a momentous day in the history of telecommunications and technology.The​ International Internet Day marks the sending of the first electronic message which was transferred from one computer to another in 1969.Char

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#13 The World Psoriasis Day is observed on 29 October

 The World Psoriasis Day is observed on 29 October

 The World Psoriasis Day is observed every year on 29 October by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) to promote awareness, empowerment, and action for improving the quality of life for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritisThe theme for 2020 World Psoriasis Day is

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#14 Veteran Gujarati Singer Mahesh Kanodia passes away

Veteran Gujarati Singer Mahesh Kanodia passes away

Mahesh Kanodia, veteran Gujarati film musician and former Lok Sabha MP passed away on October 25, 2020 after a prolonged illness. He was 83. He was a Lok Sabha MP from Patan constituency in Gujarat. Kanodia was reportedly suffering from paralysis. He was a member of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th Lo

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#15 Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel passes away at 92

Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel passes away at 92

 Keshubhai Savdasbhai Patel, former Chief Minister of Gujarat, has passed away following sudden cardiac arrest. He was 92.Keshubhai Patel had served as the Chief Minister of the state for a few months in 1995 and then from March 1998 to October of 2001.He was a six-time member of the Gujarat Legisl

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#16 Govt to launch two centres of excellence for Tribal Welfare

Govt to launch two centres of excellence for Tribal Welfare

Arjun Munda Minister of Tribal  Affairs is to launch 2 Centres of Excellence (CoE) for the tribal welfare. Both centres are to be launched in collaboration between Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Art of Living.The centres is to focus on strengthening the PRIS (Panchayat Raj Institutions) and to trai

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#17 Sudan to normalise ties with Israel in US-brokered deal after UAE, Bahrain

Sudan to normalise ties with Israel in US-brokered deal after UAE, Bahrain

Israel and Sudan have agreed to normalise ties in a deal brokered with the help of US President Donald Trump. This makes Sudan the third Arab nation to recognise Israel in the last two months after Bahrain and the UAE. Sudan agreed to recognise Israel and normalise its relations with the nation on

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#18 Prime Minister Modi launches 3 major projects in Gujarat including Kisan Suryodaya Yojana

Prime Minister Modi launches 3 major projects in Gujarat including Kisan Suryodaya Yojana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 24, 2020, virtually launched 3 key projects in the state of Gujarat. The newly launched projects include ‘Kisan Suryodaya Yojana’ which was recently announced by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani. Under the scheme, farmers will be able to avail of power supply from

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#19 India to host India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on October 27

India to host India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on October 27

The Ministry of External Affairs informed on October 21, 2020, that India will be hosting the third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on October 27 in New Delhi.According to the official statement from the External Affairs Ministry, India will host the third India-US Ministerial Dialogue with U.S Se

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#20 Bangladesh government orders ‘no mask, no service’ policy to curb COVID-19

Bangladesh government orders ‘no mask, no service’ policy to curb COVID-19

Bangladesh's government has launched a ‘no mask, no service’ policy in order to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As per the orders, no services will be provided to the people who will not be wearing masks.The Cabinet meeting which was chaired by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina decide

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#21 Bangladesh seeks USD 500 million support from World Bank for COVID 19 vaccine

Bangladesh seeks USD 500 million support from World Bank for COVID 19 vaccine

Bangladesh has requested financial support worth USD 500 million from the World Bank for COVID 19 vaccine in the country.  The nation has sought the fund to utilize it for the procurement of the COVID-19 vaccine whenever it is ready along with its transportation and distribution in the nation. Ban

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#22 Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates ‘Direct Port Entry Facility’ at V.O. Chidambaranar port

Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates ‘Direct Port Entry Facility’ at V.O. Chidambaranar port

 The Union Minister of State for Shipping (I/C), Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the ‘Direct Port Entry (DPE) facility’ of V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust in Tamil Nadu on 27 October 2020.The state-of-the-art Direct Port Entry (DPE) facility would enable direct movement of containers from fact

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#23 Union Minister Arjun Munda launches two Centers of Excellence for tribal welfare in partnership with Art of Living

Union Minister Arjun Munda launches two Centers of Excellence for tribal welfare in partnership with Art of Living

The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda launched two Centers of Excellence (CoE) for Tribal Welfare in a collaboration between Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) and Art of Living (AoL) through video conference on 27 October 2020.The first CoE has been launched in Aurangabad district o

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#24 India Posts releases 75th Anniversary of UN Commemorative Stamp

 India Posts releases 75th Anniversary of UN Commemorative Stamp

Department of Posts (DOP), Ministry of Communications released a commemorative postage stamp on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Organisations.External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava stated India attaches the highest priority to the expansion of the UN Security Council so

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#25 National Infantry Day observed as 27 October

 National Infantry Day observed as 27 October

27 October observed as a National Infantry Day. National day is celebrated to mark the landing of first Indian troops in the Jammu & Kashmir region in 1947. The troops landed to push back Pakistan.In 2020, the United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and the United States secretary of Defence

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#26 Gadkari launched unique Khadi footwear; KVIC targets Rs 5,000 crore business

Gadkari launched unique Khadi footwear; KVIC targets Rs 5,000 crore business

Union Minister for Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises(MSME), Nitin Gadkari launched India’s first-ever high-quality Khadi Fabric Footwear, designed by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) through Video Conference. These footwear are made of Khadi fabric like Silk, Cotton and

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#27 Culture & Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel launches Life in Miniature project

 Culture & Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel launches Life in Miniature project

The Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launched ‘Life in Miniature’ project via video conferencing on 22 October 2020.The project is a collaboration between the National Museum, New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, and the Google Arts and Culture.Under the ‘Lif

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#28 Andhra Pradesh CM launches ‘YSR BIMA’ insurance scheme for BPL families

Andhra Pradesh CM launches ‘YSR BIMA’ insurance scheme for BPL families

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched ‘YSR Bima’, a scheme to provide financial assistance through insurance cover to beneficiary in case of death or accident of their families members.All families with white ration cards are eligible for YSR Bima scheme. Village/wa

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#29 People celebrate Kati Bihu festival in Assam

People celebrate Kati Bihu festival in Assam

People celebrated Kati Bihu festival in Assam’s Bongaigaon area. The Kati Bihu is also closely related to agriculture.Kati Bihu is celebrated on the first day of 'Kati' month in the Assamese calendar. On the occasion of Kati Bihu, women, both in urban and rural areas, try to ward off evil and pray

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#30 Dharmendra Pradhan launches trial run of Delhi's buses on Hydrogen-Blended CNG

Dharmendra Pradhan launches trial run of Delhi's buses on Hydrogen-Blended CNG

Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated Indian Oil's compact reformer plant and launched the much-awaited trial run of Delhi's buses on Hydrogen-blended CNG (HCNG). It was launched at the Rajghat Bus Depot-I of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).H-CNG blends

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#31 Uttar Pradesh Governor launches Safe City Project, a women's safety campaign, in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Governor launches Safe City Project, a women's safety campaign, in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel inaugurated the 'Safe City Project'. It is a 180-day-long campaign under which the police and other departments will work towards the safety of women.The Governor flagged off 100 pink scooties and 10 four-wheeler police vehicles as part of the campaign.Lucknow

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#32 Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Attends Y20 Summit Virtually

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Attends Y20 Summit Virtually

 Union Minister of Youth and Sports Kiren Rijiju attended the Youth-20 (Y20) Summit being held virtually in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Y20 Youth Summit is a youth-led event bringing young leaders from across G20 countries to discuss and debate the G20 Leaders' agenda.The Summit concludes with the dr

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#33 World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) observed on October 20

 World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) observed on October 20

The World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) is observed annually on October 20. The day aims to raise global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease.Osteoporosis is a condition when the bone turns fragile and is thus susceptible to fracture.It is quite co

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#34 Renowned economist Dr Jayanta Madhab passes away

Renowned economist Dr Jayanta Madhab passes away

The renowned economist from Assam, Dr Jayanta Madhab passed away. He worked as financial adviser to Calcutta Metropolitan Development Corp and has served as a director at the ADB. He was the founder chairman of North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd. He was also the financial advisor of t

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#35 India successfully test conducted SANT Missile

 India successfully test conducted SANT Missile

Recently Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully test fired the SANT (Stand-Off Anti-Tank) Missile on 19 Oct 2020 from Odisha’s Chandipur test range. Made in India SANT Missile was developed by the DRDO for the Indian Air Force.SANT Missile has both lock-on before launch and loc

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#36 Japan and Vietnam sign Agreements on free and open Indo-Pacific

Japan and Vietnam sign Agreements on free and open Indo-Pacific

 Japan & Vietnam signed agreements to ensure “free and open Indo-Pacific” on 19 Oct 2020,. Also, the bilateral agreement will allow Japan to export its defence equipment to Vietnam.The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) grouping meeting held in Japan’s Tokyo, reaffirmed the significance o

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#37 Prime Minister to Inaugurate India Energy Forum by CERAWeek

Prime Minister to Inaugurate India Energy Forum by CERAWeek

 14th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will inaugurate the India Energy Forum by CERAWeek that will be held between 26 to 28 Oct 2020. India Energy forum is in its 4th year and is hosted by IHS Markit.India Energy Forum event will be inviting international group of speakers and delegates. Comm

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#38 India 4th most powerful country influencing Asia-Pacific, the US tops

 India 4th most powerful country influencing Asia-Pacific, the US tops

India has been ranked at 4th position, with a score of 39.7 out of 100, in the Asia Power Index 2020, released by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute.The Asia Power Index 2020 ranks 26 countries and territories to assess the relative power of states in Asia.The United States has retained its position as

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#39 FSSAI to expand its new food safety compliance platform across entire India from November 01

 FSSAI to expand its new food safety compliance platform across entire India from November 01

The food regulator FSSAI has announced to extend its Food Safety Compliance System (FoSCoS) across the entire country from November 1, 2020. Currently the system is operational only in nine States/UTs since June 2020, which are Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Odisha, Chandigarh, Goa, Manipur, Puducherr

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#40 Israel-Bahrain sign agreement to establish diplomatic ties.

Israel-Bahrain sign agreement to establish diplomatic ties.

 Israel & Bahrain Peace deal was signed in the presence of United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Avi Berkowitz along with Bahrain’s foreign minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid AlZayani and Isr

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#41 Solar Awards presented for the first time by International Solar Alliance

Solar Awards presented for the first time by International Solar Alliance

Third assembly of International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held. International Solar Alliance assembly was held virtual due to pandemic.During the assembly, the World Resource Institute report was presented. The report identified sources of funds, constraints and opportunities to scale up solar invest

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#42 Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of India’s first multi-modal logistic park in Assam

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stone of India’s  first multi-modal logistic park in Assam

The Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari virtually laid the foundation stone for the first-ever multi-modal logistic park of India, at Jogighopa, in Bongaigaon district of Assam.The overall cost of this project is around Rs 693.97 and is being developed under the Bharatm

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#43 Australia to Join Malabar-2020 Naval Exercise with India, US & Japan in November

 Australia to Join Malabar-2020 Naval Exercise with India, US & Japan in November

India has invited Australia to participate in its trilateral naval exercise “Malabar-2020” which is scheduled to be held in November 2020, in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.The Malabar series of naval exercises began in 1992 as a bilateral exercise between Indian Navy-US Navy. Later, Japa

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#44 The International Chefs Day observed on 20 October

The International Chefs Day observed  on 20 October

The International Chefs Day is observed every year on 20 October.The day aims to celebrate and honour the noble profession and educate people around the world about eating healthy.It is also the day for experienced chefs to pass on their knowledge and culinary skills to the next generation with a se

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#45 Highlights of Ministers of Justice Summit of SCO

Highlights of Ministers of Justice Summit of SCO

The 17th Meeting of Ministers of Justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States was hosted by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law & Justice, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology. During the meeting, Minister highlighted the initiatives taken by the Indi

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#46 BepiColombo Spacecraft crossed Venus

 BepiColombo Spacecraft crossed Venus

The BepiColombo SpaceCraft has crossed the Venus in its journey towards Mercury. BepiColombo is a joint mission of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) to the smallest planet Mercury.The mission comprises two satellites launched together: the Mercury Plan

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#47 MISSION SHAKTI Launched by UP Government

 MISSION SHAKTI Launched by UP Government

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issues directions for including Bhojpuri, Bundelkhand dialects in helplines.Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed that the facility of speaking in Bhojpuri and Bundelkhand should be made available on various helpline numbers, observing tha

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#48 GoI extends Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla’s tenure till 2021

GoI extends Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla’s tenure till 2021

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of the tenure of Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla till August 22, 2021. Bhalla, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, was appointed as Home Secretary in August 2019. He was to superannuate on November 30, 2020.

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#49 India successfully test-fires BrahMos missile from INS Chennai

India successfully test-fires BrahMos missile from INS Chennai

India successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, from the Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai with the weapon hitting a pre-designated target in the Arabian Sea. The missile hit the target in the Arabian Sea successfully with pinpoint accuracy after p

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#50 Vishal V Sharma appointed as India's next permanent representative to UNESCO.

 Vishal V Sharma appointed as India's next permanent representative to UNESCO.

Vishal V Sharma has been selected as the next permanent representative of India to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He was selected with the rank of ambassador. Vishal V Sharma was appointed as the replacement of Jawed Ashraf.He was appointed to the Pe

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