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Tax Inspectors Without Borders

Signing of Terms of Reference (TOR) governing engagement of designated Indian Expert to provide tax assistance to Swaziland (now known as ESwatini) under Tax Inspectors Without Borders Programme between India and ESwatini was approved by theUnion Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10 January 2019.

Philip Kotler Presidential Award to India’s PM Narendra Modi

First-everPhilip Kotler Presidential Award by World Marketing Summit (WMS), Award that focuses ontriple bottom-line of Profits, People and the Planetand will be offered annually to the leader of a Nation, was presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modiby Dr.JagdishSheth of EMORY University, Georgia, USA, deputed by Prof. Philip Kotler to confer the award owing to his ill-health, on Monday 14 January 2019 at 7 Lo...

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Kumbh Mela and Shahi Snan at Prayagraj

 

KumbhMela, the largest human congregation in the world, with over 12 crore pilgrims expected to participate in the 55-day long festival between MakarSankranti on 15 January and MahaShivratri on 4 March 2019, with the belief that taking a dip in the holy water of Ganges River will pave the way for their salv...

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Fourth Raisina Dialogue

"A World Reorder: New Geometries; Fluid Partnerships; Uncertain Outcomes” was thetheme of the 4thRaisina Dialogue organised by Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with Observer Research Foundation from 8 to 10 January 2019 in New Delhi and inaugurated by Prime Minister of Norway Ms Erna Solberg in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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English Author Amitav Ghosh Honoured with Jnanpith Award 2018

54th Jnanpith Award has been conferred on Amitav Ghosh, one of the most prominent English contemporary Indian writers, known for a series of novels such as “Shadow Lines”, “The Glass Palace”, “The Hungry Tide”, and Ibis Trilogy: “Sea of Poppies”, “River of Smoke”, and “Flood of Fire”; as per the decision taken in a meeting of the Jnanpith Selection Board chaired by eminent novelist, scholar and ...

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Sentinelese is the most Reclusive Community in the World Represent Diversity of Human Heritage

Sentinelese, an isolated tribe, is believed to have hit with a volley of arrows and killed John Allen Chau, 26, an American man, on Friday 16 November 2018, shortly after landing on North Sentinel Island - part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India - which is off-limits to visitors without permission. In his diary, Chau wrote to his Parents hours before his death that he w...

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Election Commission of India reaffirms EVMs cannot be tampered

Although there has barely been any shred of evidence to show that any election held recently was subject to electoral fraud through a manipulation of EVMs, Election Commission of India(ECI) has to give repeated assurances by of the robustness of the administrative and technical safeguards in place to prevent EVM tampering.

Universal implementation of the Voter Verifiable Pape...

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World Malaria Report 2018 – India to End Epidemic by 2030

World Malaria Report 2018 has shown that progress against the disease has stalled amid a scaling-down of significant investments. The data reveals worrying trends in the fight against malaria as the cases of malaria in 2017 increased globally to 219 million from 217 million in 2016 and 11 countries carry 70% of the global burden. Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, M...

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Strengthening Democratic Institutions in Maldives

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s first overseas visit to India, after becoming President of the Indian Ocean nation of Maldives with a population of 400000, from 16 to 18 December 2018, a month after assuming his new responsibility, reaffirmed Solih’s “India First” policy and seems to have brought a tumultuous phase in India-Maldives ties to a close. India, for its part,...

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Sahitya Akademi announced Winners in 24 Languages

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2018, the most prestigious literary honours bestowed on writers for their works across genres and languages, were announced by Sahitya Akademi in 24 languages on 6 December 2018, to be presented to the authors at a special function in January 2019 at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi. The winners cover extensive range of works representing diversity in contemporary Indian liter...

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