Achievements

Efforts paid off with the best! PM Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize Award for shaping new progressive India

Felicitated with yet another prestigious award, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be conferred the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize for his dedication in improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, fostering economic growth and furthering the development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts...

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Honored with UN’s Champions of the Earth Award, PM Modi dedicates the success to Indian citizens

It’s not just India, but the entire world saw how India is transforming itself in creating a remarkable example in climatic change. Receiving the United Nation's Champions of the Earth Award for 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked the world community for acknowledging India's effort to save environment...

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Moment to rejoice! PM Modi gets UN's highest environment honour 'Champions of the Earth' award

Prime Minister Narendra Modi once quoted, “Let us live in harmony with nature and keep our beloved Earth clean and green.” Implying on creating a better environment and clean planet, UN Environment has awarded Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the United Nations' highest environmental honour for his leadership of the International Solar Alliance and pledge to eliminate single use plastic in India by 2022...

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India’s unstoppable daughters “INSV Tarini” conferred with Tenzing Norgay Award

Conquering the toughest waters in a span of seven months, the unstoppable team of six women naval officers INSV Tarini have been conferred with Tenzing Norgay Awards. The award is the highest national recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of adventure on land, sea, and air. The award was conferred to them by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ..

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Crowning the Sheroes, Centre invites nomination for Nari Shakti 2018

Conferring the women with the best, the Nari Shakti has shown her aura and presence of crafting her work to get her recognition as a woman of pride. Honoring the woman with the award that she deserves, the Department of Women and Child Development has invited nomination for the 2018 Nari Shakti Puraskar which is ought to be the Highest Civilian Honour for Women in India. ..

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India climbs above global average in hiring female airline pilots

India soars above global average in hiring female airline pilots. Now it would be a much easier career to embrace. More Indian women want to become pilots, and more benefits await them: union-mandated equal pay, a safe workplace, day care services and a booming aviation sector...

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UN claps for India; says it has made rapid progress in increasing access to sanitation in schools

United Nations lauded India for making rapid progress in increasing access to sanitation in schools by a report. Noting that the proportion of schools without any sanitation facility has decreased at a fast pace in the country...

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Two Indians get Ramon Magsaysay Award 2018

Two Indians are among six individuals who received this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award today. Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk received the award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize...

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Vishva-Hindi-Samman for Dr. Ratnakar Narale

Hindi, Sanskrit and Music scholar Dr. Ratnakar Narale was conferred with the prestigious "Vishva-Hindi-Samman" by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India at the 11th World Hindi Conference held at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre, Mauritius on August 20, 2018...

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'Amrut Mitti' to turn barren lands into fertile fields

Now barren lands can be converted into fertile fields. Thanks to the innovation of Alka Lahoti, an ingenious and dedicated lady from Bijnaur in UP. Alka Lahoti runs a 'Goshala' at Nagina in Bijnaur and has prepared a new type of fertiliser called 'Amrut Mitti' by using cow dung and urine...

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World Economic Forum claps for Indian Railways for its efforts for green environment

One of the lifelines of India for transportation, Indian railways was praised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for its solar train launched which helped to keep the environment clean. WEF has also posted a video describing the features of the solar powered railway station and train of our railways...

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Chief Minister Vijay Rupani reviews flood situation; says no change in PM Modi’s programme

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Gujarat schedule has not been deferred. Rupani maintained that state government after consulting with central agencies will take a call on PM Modi’s programme...

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Shining stars of India bag 3 silver and 2 bronze medals in International Mathematical Olympiad

A team of Indian students bagged three silver and two bronze medals at the 59th International Mathematical Olympiad, held in Cluj Napoca, Romania from July 4 - 14, 2018. The team was led by a team of senior scientists and professors. ..

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Epitome of bravery! Fisherman Milan Tare bestowed with Coast Guard award for saving 12 lives from drowning

Bravery comes through your deeds, your accomplishment of achieving anything fearlessly. Milan Tare’s bravery won him the National Maritime Search and Rescue award, and on July 5, he will visit the national capital, his first trip, to receive it. The National Maritime Search and Rescue Board (NMSAR) recognize search and rescue efforts by merchant mariners, Government vessels and fishermen every year...

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PM Modi, Amit Shah top the list of 100 most powerful Indians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his trusted lieutenant BJP National President Amit Shah maintained their top positions in the list of 100 Most Powerful Indians published by Indian Express...

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Indians who made it to the ‘Forbes 30, Under 30’: Read here to know who are they!

‘Forbes 30, Under 30’ this time listed inspiring names of Indians. Covering entertainment, Sports, Food, Environment, Forbes has managed to acclaim and appreciate each ace soul. P.V Sindhu, Smriti Mandhana, Anushka Sharma, Ria Sharma, Bhumika Arora, Suhani Jalota, Anjali Batra are such names that secured themselves in ‘Forbes 30, Under 30’...

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From serving passenger to now serving ‘nation’: Meet Maharashtra’s Om Paithane

An inspirational story of Om Paithane is a path-breaking for strugglers, from belonging to a humble family and getting an opportunity from one of the passenger’s advice: as an Ola cab driver to finally joining the Indian Army. He is among the 257 young trainees in the armed services, who will pass out from Officer Training Academy (OTA) on March 10...

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90-year-old Balkrishna Doshi becomes 1st Indian to win prestigious architecture award

Balkrishna Doshi has become the first Indian ever to win the coveted architecture award Pritzker Prize for being able to interpret architecture and transform it into buildings that respect Eastern culture. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Doshi on winning the prize...

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Meet the Bodybuilder in Hijab! 23 year old Majiziya Bhanu wins Kerala Bodybuilding Championship

Not only girls and women are empowering themselves but men are too empowering their daughters, sisters, wives, mothers to come forward and join the revolution of courage. Meet the 23-year-old Majiziya Bhanu, a Muslim woman, was announced as the winner of Mr Kerala Bodybuilding Championship in Kochi...

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Chivalrous jump sets a world record: Indian Sheetal Mahajan skydives wearing Maharashtra’s Nauwari

Breaking the glass ceiling of ‘Girls Don’t Do Such Things’ Padmashri Awardee Sheetal Mahajan set an adventurous record! Jumping from 13,000 feets wearing nice pink ‘nine-yard’ saree- our bravely adventurous Sheetal Rane Mahajan created a world record. Pune’s 35-year-old Sheetal became 1st Indian to do this way!..

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Rohan More carves history by becoming 1st Asian as well as Indian to swim across Ocean Seven

Rohan More becomes 1st youngest Asian as well as 1st Indian to swim across the Ocean Seven. Also, Pune based Rohan More becomes only the ninth person in the world to complete it. Talking about his achievement, Rohan More said, "It is the greatest moment of my life as I swam across Cook Strait in New Zealand which was the seven and last in the Ocean Seven."..

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For ‘world peace’, over 2,100 ‘Shankhs’ blown up during Kumbh Mela enters ‘Golden Book of World Records’

Over 2100 saints and locals unitedly played conch shells ‘Shankh’ with a message to promote peace in Chhattisgarh’s Gariaband to create a world record and enter into Golden Book of World Records. The world record was set on the second day of Rajim Kumbh Mela...

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The connoisseur of "new cinema" Shyam Benegal honored with V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award

Father of “middle cinema” in India, the veteran director Shyam Benegal has been conferred upon the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award. The director received the award on Saturday in Mumbai International Film Festival. An independent committee comprising several experts ,taking note of his significant contribution to the growth and sustenance of documentary movements in India...

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Three personnel, three stories, three Ashok Chakras still gives the nation a moment of salute

Ashok Chakra Award is India's highest peacetime military decoration awarded for valor, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield. When this award is honored to any brave heart, the moment makes the environment proud too...

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Himachal feels proud as a health worker Geeta Verma featured in WHO calender'18

Geeta Verma, a health worker who hails from Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh has achieved yet another milestone after she featured in the World Health Organization (WHO) calendar for the year 2018...

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Phewwww! Odisha boy Satyapira Pradhan punches to enter Guinness Book of World Records

The Guinness Book of World Records has officially approved Satyapira Pradhan of Odisha’s Bhawanipatna for creating a record in delivering most number of punches with one hand in a minute...

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Silent Efforts Louder Success: Indian firm ‘Banyan Nation’ makes up in the list for WEF Awards

Push to ‘Make in India’ on a right path, Hyderabad’s plastic recycling start-up ‘Banyan Nation’ made to the top to become India’s first firm to get shortlisted for ‘The Circular Economy awards at the World Economic Forum’...

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No plans to change coal handling expansion at Mormugao port: CM Manohar Parrikar

Taking a firm stand on the move of coal handling expansion at Mormugao port Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that state government is not in favor of the expansion of the coal handling capacity...

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Subhangi Swaroop, first female pilot of Indian Navy: From Miss World to battlefield, Indian women making history every now & then

It is usually said the defense is not a suitable sector for women, girls should look forward to “secure” job options. These stigmas actually can’t stay forever in a society. Every now and then Indian women are coming out of taboos and crossing all society-imposed limits. India navy gets first lady pilot. Is it not a historic moment? When we read incidents of rape, brutal murder, fetus killing we really leave behind the inspirations like Subhangi Swaroop. This young lady has created history as well ..

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Actress Trisha Krishnan gets UNICEF celebrity advocate status

Actress Trisha Krishnan is all set for her new role of UNICEF celebrity. On November 20, the International organization UNICEF collaborated with Veteran actress Trisha Krishnan for the cause of Child Empowerment. Trisha will be the first South Indian actress to join hands with UNICEF for the noble cause...

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India climbs 3 steps to achieve 51 position on IMD talent rankings

In terms of attracting, developing and retaining talent, India has improved its ranking by three ranks to 51 globally. Switzerland topped the list gathered by leading global business school IMD. Worldwide, Europe continues to lead the rankings, with Switzerland, Denmark, and Belgium being the top three countries. Austria, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Sweden and Luxembourg made up the top 10...

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After long 17 years Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar brings Miss World Crown to India

Haryana based medical student Manushi Chillar has made India proud on a global platform. After more than an era, she brought the Miss World crown to India after Priyanka Chopra’s win in 2000. Beating 118 contestants she broadened her own smile and the country’s smile o the success of its daughter in Sanya, China, on Saturday. Miss Mexico and Miss England acquired the position of 1st and 2nd runner up successively...

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Jana Sena Chief Pawan Kalyan gets IEBF excellence award for social & community services

Jana Sena Pary Chief Pawan Kalyan has received the prestigious Indo European Business Forum (IEBF) Excellence Award for his remarkable work in the field of social and Community services. The award was presented during the Global Business Meet-2017 at House of Lords...

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Famous Child Care activist Gopinath R. selected for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Youth Award 2017

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) which is the largest student organization has selected Gopinath R. for Prof. Yashwantrao Kelkar Yuva Puraskar 2017. Gopinath R. is a known child care activist from Bengaluru and has been taking care of at least 400 deprived children...

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Indian Peacekeepers awarded UN medal for dedicated service in South Sudan

Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan have been putting the high effort in the conflict-torn region of South Sudan. Their dedication for peace has been awarded by United Nations. More than 1000 Indian peacekeepers have been awarded the United Nations medal for their dedicated service and sacrifice. In October also, fifty Indian peacekeepers who were stationed in South Sudan had been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism...

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Walking down the street of music, Chennai reaches UNESCO Creative Cities Network

The rich musical culture of India has always been adored by music lovers across the globe. From classical music to pop Bollywood or regional music, folk music, India music is a rich heritage of the country. The South Indian city Chennai has gifted many talented musicians, innovative musical genres and especially its contribution to Kannadi Classical is unquestionable. As a recognition of its contribution, the city has been designated have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities. After Jaipur and ..

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Mumbai bags maximum number of UNESCO Heritage Awards

Mumbai is known for many things, for its street food, Fashion Street, marine drive, Queen’s necklace, Asiatic Library etc. It’s a cherishing moment for all Mumbaikars as Mumbai bagged maximum UNESCO Heritage Awards this year. Congratulations!..

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India prepares for second lunar expedition in quarter 2018

After the successful launch of Chandrayaan – I , Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning for second lunar expedition in early 2018. The aim of this mission is to study the present situation of the moon. ..

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Chandrababu Naidu receives Golden Peacock Award for good governance

Appreciating the development policies adopted by the state of Andhra Pradesh, the Institute of Directors for Leadership in Transferring Governance has conferred the prestigious Golden Peacock Award to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for providing excellent public services...

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Recognition of great initiative: Bastar Police wins global IACP award for Community Policing

Making conflict-torn Bastar proud, Bastar Superintendent of Police has won the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 2017 International award in the “Homeland Security”. He has been awarded for his campaign “AMCHO BASTAR – AMCHO POLICE”. He is the only Indian Police Service officer to win the award twice in a row...

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Utilising its skilled human resources Kerala aims to set up electronics manufacturing hub

Kerala aims to set up electronics manufacturing hub by utilizing its skilled human resources. Kerala is planning to roll out a set of policies to create a conducive ecosystem for the growth of electronic hardware sector. Several policies have been introduced for setting up hardware parks and funding for EMCs...

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Navika Sagar Parikrama – INSV Tarini enters Fremantle in Australia

Navika Sagar Parikrama, the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew flagged off by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman from Goa on September 10, 2017 has reached Freemantle in Australia on Monday...

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President bats for Vipassana as effective technique to purify body and mind

Addressing a gathering after the inauguration of Vipassana Meditation Centre at the Dragon Palace Temple in Kamptee near Nagpur on Friday, President Ram Nath Kovind said that Vipassana is a meditation technique propounded by Lord Buddha which helps us connect with our inner selves...

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Baahubali S.S. Rajamouli to receive prestigious Akkineni Nageswara Rao award

Legendary Director S.S. Rajamouli who helmed the Prabhas starrer magnum opus Baahubali series has been selected for the prestigious Akkineni Nageswara Rao national award for 2017. The veteran actor Akkineni Nagarjuna took to twitter and made a formal announcement...

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Proud! Ahmedabad officially gets certificate of inscription as #WorldHeritageCity from UNESCO

Proud for each and every Indian as the largest city and former capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad has officially got its certificate of inscription as World Heritage City from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)...

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President Kovind gives away National Sports & Adventure Awards on National Sports Day

Appreciating the contribution of young talent in the field of Sports, President Ram Nath Kovind today presented the prestigious National Sports & Adventure Awards commemorating the National Sports Day. In a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan, President Kovind gave away the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award to Sardar Singh and Devendra Jhajharia for Hockey and Para-Athletics respectively...

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Biking Queens group calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

After traversing 10,000 km through 13 States and Union territories, a group of 50 enthusiastic women bikers today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi also appreciated the group's effort for women empowerment and wished them for their future...

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Wow! PM Narendra Modi and Priyanka Chopra feature in LinkedIn Power Profiles List of 2017

Wow! Prime Minister Modi and Bollywood Actress Priyanka Chopra topped to settle amongst the most viewed LinkedIn profiles of professionals in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Actress Priyanka Chopra have found a spot in the LinkedIn Power Profiles List of 2017. ..

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Congratulations to the Best Administrator of India- Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Congratulations to the Best Administrator of India- Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Leaving behind the Chief Ministers of five states for the ‘Outlook Speakout’ Awards, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik received the Best Administrator award from former President Pranab Mukherjee at the Outlook Speakout award function in New Delhi on Friday...

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Rising India: Surpassing USA and China, India ranks 5th as major positive influencer in the world

The 21st Century has witnessed every side of India and so did us! The developing, culturally diverse, unified also broken, shaken, but emerging more strengthened and mightier in the aspects of infrastructure, economic progress, ecology etc. India ranks 5th in influencing the world as a global leader...

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AXL Hazarika becomes the first Indian to rank in SoundCloud Global Top 10 Trance Music Chart

Seldom people fall in lines who love ‘Trance’ music! Trance is a form of electronic music which is on the top charts of the playlists abroad. Good News is one of the Indian music composer Axl Hazarika hailing from Assam becomes the only Indian to rank in SoundCloud Global Top 10 Trance Music Chart...

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Ministry of Textiles sets up institutional mechanisms to bring out the growth in production and employment

Ministry of Textiles has set up institutional mechanisms to bring creative and mutual solutions for the textile industry to achieve its full potential in production, exports and employment. To carry forwards several suggestions and recommendations coming from many deliberations, Ministry of Textiles has set up institutional mechanisms...

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Youngest female commander of Boeing, Anny Divya encourages women to pursue their dreams

When everyday news coverage floods with stories of violence on women, the stories of them who can be an idol for every Indian girl never get enough coverage. The list of successful women who are making us proud is increasing in size every day. Whereas the physical ability of women is always questioned, Indian pilot Anny Divya has proved the strength of a woman by captaining a Boeing 777. She gained the title of commander at the age of 30 only. Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has ..

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From Sachin to Virat, Cricket Legends laud Mithali Raj for becoming 1st woman to score 6000 runs in ODIs

Who is your favourite Indian male cricketer? And she said: Would you ask a man that? Such a knock she gave at a perfect timing. Becomes 1st batswoman to score 6000 runs in One-Day International: who is none other than Indian Skipper Mithali Raj. The whole world is enthused by Mithali Raj who has given –the moment of pride for the Indian Cricket...

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Proud! alone India managed to put five built heritage sites on world heritage list of UNESCO

Today, the whole world admires India for its massive growth in the economy, technology, leadership etc but the country is well known for its iconic history and culture. Therefore, in the past 3 years alone, India has managed to put five built heritage sites on the world heritage list of UNESCO...

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Indian Navy’s Muhammed Anas achieves Gold in 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Indian Navy had a great achievement in sports after 42yrs as Muhammed Anas wins Gold in men's 400m run on the third and penultimate day at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships on Saturday. Arokia Rajiv and Jisna Mathew won the silver and bronze respectively as well...

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Hurrah! UNESCO declares Ahmedabad as World Heritage City

Proud for each and every Indian as the largest city and former capital of Gujarat, Ahmedabad has been declared as a World Heritage City at the 41st session of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) world heritage committee being held at Krakow in Poland on Saturday...

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Indian National Team going through a golden period of football

Vijay Goel..

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Proud Moment! Indian boy spins basketball on toothbrush, enters Guinness World Records

Indians are stepping forward by making their place in the list of Guinness book of world record. Yes, it is a pride honour for Nation that an Indian boy Sandeep Singh made a world record with unusual but extremely impressive basketball skills. India has just spun into the record books as a 25-year-old Sandeep Singh from Punjab achieved the Guinness World Records title for ‘Longest duration spinning a basketball on a toothbrush’...

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With 50 lakh people practicing Yoga, Chhattisgarh enters in ‘Golden Book of World Records’

Today the nation celebrates the third International Yoga Day, with this year's theme being 'Yoga for Harmony and Peace'. On the occasion, Chhattisgarh state has set a unique world record today, under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. Nearly 50 lakh people in all the districts of state practiced yoga at the same time, setting a unique record which has been included in Golden Book of World Record...

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States with Effective Initiatives in Rural Development was honored with 144 awards

To showcase achievements under different programmes, the Ministry of Rural Development organized an Award function on Monday. States, Institutions and Government Functionaries, who have done commendable work under different schemes, were honored with 144 awards...

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Proud! 11 Himachali students set world record in performing yoga asanas for long duration

Yoga which is India’s immense gift to humanity. The whole world now recognizes and understands the importance of Yoga as it benefits us most. Just two days remaining for the International Yoga Day, but in the meanwhile, eleven students of Himachal Pradesh have made records by practicing yoga 'asanas' for a long duration to enter the Golden Book of World Records on Sunday...

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Media is completely free to write and express their views: Venkaiah Naidu

All India Radio first embarked its unstoppable journey in the year of 1930 and since then, it’s the world’s largest public service radio broadcaster. AIR, through its external broadcast in 15 foreign and 12 Indian languages, served as India’s authentic voice to the outside world and projected India’s viewpoint on contemporary issues in the right perspective in the face of propaganda by forces inimical to country’s interest. At Akashvani Annual Awards, I&B Minister Venkaiah Naidu spoke about All India ..

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Congratulations! India tops to become the Global Innovation Centre in Central and Southern Asia

Congratulations to India as India’s position in the 2017 Global Innovation Index has successfully crawled up 6 ranks from from last year to 60. India has proven itself to be the rising innovation centre of Asia by taking the top spot in central and southern Asia...

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Par excellence! Neeru Chadha, 1st Indian Woman Judge of UN law board

Gender never can come to the way of success. From Science to Literature, Politics to education Indian women are breaking the barriers in every field. Recently Anshu Jampsenpa, the mountaineer made us proud with an amazing record. Now International Law expert Dr. Neeru Chadha has again made the nation proud by acquiring a crucial place in UN judicial body. As the first Indian woman, she won the election to seat in the position of a judge at UN tribunal...

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Kohli surpasses De Villers, David Warner to reclaim top position in ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday reclaimed the first position after surpassing AB de Villiers and David Warner in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. Kohli’s unbeaten knock of 81 and 76 against Pakistan and South Africa in the ongoing Champions Trophy helped him to overtake Warner and de Villers, who had climbed to No.1 in March this year...

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Forbes describes Virat Kohli as ‘Indian cricket phenom’; sole Indian in list Of Highest Paid Athletes

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is only a sportsperson from the country who has got the place in world's 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list which was released on Wednesday...

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Overcoming difficulties, Andhra team succeeded in climbing Mt Everest

This is for the first time when the Indian team has decided Climb Mountain in North, especially when it is very difficult to climb in such a season. A team from Andhra Pradesh successfully climbed the Mount Everest...

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Indian Navy`s Mountaineers team successfully unfurled National Flag at Mt Everest peak

The Indian Naval Mountaineering team comprising eleven summiteers have successfully unfurled National flag and Naval Ensign atop highest point on earth and thereby achieving this remarkable feat under challenging conditions...

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President fetes Prof Rakesh Sinha with Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Award

Prof. Rakesh Sinha, noted thinker, authentic RSS commentator, erudite scholar, writer and director of India Policy Foundation (IPF) was honoured with coveted Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Award at the hands of President of India...

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#WomenPower: Nandini K.R. topped 2016 UPSC; third time women topped in UPSC

Has this year’s results are out on Wednesday, Nandini K. R. topped the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) civil services examination, 2016. Expressing her happiness over the achievement said she had worked hard to accomplish this result...

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ICC rankings: Kohli only Indian in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings; remains at 3rd position

Indian skipper Virat Kohli, the run machine managed to hold his third position to be the best-placed Indian batsman in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued in Dubai. South Africa's AB de Villiers is leading the lot with 874 rating points, while the Australian David Warner is right behind with 871 points...

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President lauds Modi's communication skills, compares him with Nehru, Indira

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi in his ability to communicate and carry the country with him...

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82 lakh made digitally literate under Digital India initiative: Minister

Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Tuesday said that 82 lakh people have been made digitally literate under the Digital India initiative...

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Power sector flourishes in India, jumps to 26th spot from 99th in ‘World Bank’s Power List’

Power sector in India has changed the face of earlier handicapped issue of carrying across a kerosene lamp around villages. Today, traces of rural electrification can be seen everywhere. It’s been said by the Power Minister Piyush Goyal that by 2018, all Indian citizens will have the access to affordable and quality power in the country. With all the developments keeping in mind, India has also climbed up to 26th position from 99th spot in 2014 in World Bank’s electricity accessibility ranking...

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Proud! Indian women pacer Jhulan Goswami becomes leading wicket-taker in ODIs

Indian cricket in past two decades have remained on top of the world. However, not only men but also women team have made the whole country proud by their comprehensive performance. Notably, Indian women's team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami who is a backbone in bowling department of a team on Tuesday became the highest wicket-taker in a history of ODIs...

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Congratulations! CM Devendra Fadnavis bags ‘Technology Transformation’ Award

On Tuesday Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was awarded by the software giant Oracle Corporation to appreciate his leadership in ‘Technology Transformation’ for his vision towards digital transformation of the state...

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Chandrababu Naidu selected for ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’ by US-India Business Council

In recognition for the role in advancing the US-India partnership at the state level, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been selected for the ‘Transformative Chief Minister Award’...

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Sindhu grabs career best second position in WBF rankings

India’s star badminton player and Rio Olympics Silver medallist PV Sindhu have earned her career best world ranking after grabbing the second position by earning 75759 points in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday...

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Chennai’s freestylers’ duo made to the Guinness world records for eye-to-eye rolls with football

Freestyle footballers Pradeep Ramesh and Raghul Raja made to the Guinness world records in different categories of the sport. Ramesh, 27, a resident of Thiruvanmiyur, made 284 consecutive football touches on his knees, while Raja, 21, a resident of Chromepet, made 117 eye-to-eye rolls with a football, the most anyone has managed in a minute...

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Veteran actors Saira Banu, Jackie Shroff honoured with Raj Kapoor Awards

Ranbir Raj Kapoor is the legendary film maker from the ear of 50s who is known for his eternal roles that changed the facet of Indian cinema. He was awarded with National Awards and Padma Bhushan. With his name, honour and great work is celebrated with ‘Raj Kapoor Awards’ which is given every year to the people whose works are considered as ‘life-changing’ in the world of Indian cinema...

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Philippine Prez Rodrigo Duterte wins TIME 100 Reader Poll; becomes most influential person

Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has won the Time Magazine's Most Influential Person poll after consistently leading the TIME 100 reader's poll. Notably, in an online survey, TIME Magazine asked its readers to choose who should be included in its annual list of the world's most influential people...

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Proud! Over 50 Indians named in Forbes' super achievers list from Asia; Dipa Karmakar leads

It is a matter of proud for the country as over 50 Indians including Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and actress Alia Bhatt registered their name on Forbes' list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 who are "pushing boundaries of innovation". However, India has 53 achievers on the list, second only to China which has 76 honorees...

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ARROW, an incredible dog who does skydiving and saves endangered wildlife; bags Guinness World Record

Does anyone has seen any dog while rescuing other animals threatened by illegal hunters? Does anyone has seen any dog neutralizing armed criminals? If not, then check this out…A South African dog named ‘Arrow’ with his owner Henry Holsthyzen save animals who are being threatened by illegal hunters and also neutralizes armed criminals intent on slaughtering wildlife for valuable ivory and horns. Therefore, Arrow and Henry Holsthyzen also bagged Guinness World record for saving endangered wildlife...

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Prez Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma Vibhushan to eminent personalities

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Padma awards to 42 people at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Eminent Singer Yesudas, spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev were given Padma Vibhushan award. ..

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Himachal’s food grain production rises to 16.34 lakh tons; bags Krishi Karman Award 2015-16

Himachal Pradesh has seen a huge rise in the growth of agricultural products within the time period of this five years as total food grains production have increased from 14.94 lakh tons to 16.34 lakh tons. Therefore, Himachal won the Krishi Karman Award 2015-16. This is for the second consecutive time that Himachal is conferred with this award...

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President honored 27 Geo-scientists with National Geo-science Awards 2016

National Geo-science Awards – 2016 was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday. In this ceremony, 27 bright Geo-Scientists were awarded. This ceremony is held to honor the individual and teams of scientist from the field of Geo-science. The ceremony was presented by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee...

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Bravo! Haldia port bags first rank to become India’s cleanest port

Haldia port have achieved the first rank on sanitation parameters, based on the efforts undertaken by them to counter waste generating sources with respect to port operation, office area, township area and the response to incoming ships. Vizag port bagged the second rank in the same category...

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Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest-ever ‘UN Messenger of Peace’ to promote girls education

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and children’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai designated as UN's highest honor, UN messenger of peace on Monday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that she 'has shown an unwavering commitment to the rights of women, girls and all people. “You have been to the most difficult places visited several refugee camps. Your foundation has schools in Lebanon, in the Beka’a Valley. You are a symbol of perhaps the most important thing in the world, education for all,” said ..

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Gaurvi Singhvi, who made astonishing record of crossing Worli sea-link to Gateway pledges to perform better

India’s youngest and star swimmer Gaurvi Singhvi who became first to cross from Worli sea-link to Gateway of India was felicitated by Rajasthan Forum on her remarkable achievement at Hotel ITC Rajputana on Thursday...

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Prez Pranab Mukherjee presented Padma Awards to honor the prestigious figures of India

Captain of Indian cricket team Virat Kohli overwhelmingly tweeted ‘God has been kind’ after receiving Padma Shri Award from the President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday...

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First woman field officer of BSF inducted

Tanushree Pareek, a 25 year old resident of Bikaner, Rajasthan has created history by becoming the first female field officer of the Border Security Force on Saturday. She was inducted into the force by Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, after a convocation ceremony conducted in the BSF academy at Tekanpur in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior district...

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Lifetime Achievement Award to photographer Raghu Rai

Veteran photographer Raghu Rai was on Wednesday conferred with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th National Photography Awards. The event was graced by Union ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu and Rajyavardhan Rathore. Naidu took to twitter in congratulating the winners...

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Air India sets world record by flying around the world with all-women crew

Air India has made a world record by flying around the world with an all-woman crew ahead of International Women’s Day. The Air India flight (Boeing 777) traveled from Delhi to San Francisco and everyone involved was female - from the captain to the ground crew and check-in staff...

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Oscar 2017 at a glance

The 89th Academy Awards happening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles has a lot in its store to excite fans all over the world. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars are underway, handing out golden statuettesamid political jibes and commentaries...

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Bravo! Sudarsan Pattnaik creates Guinness World Record by creating 48.8 feet tall sand castle

Renowned Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik on Friday created Guinness World Records for building the world's tallest sandcastle. The sculptor has built the 48.08ft structure on Puri beach. The record-breaking sculpture was built with a message of world peace and featured sculptures of Mahatma Gandhi, Gautama Buddha and Nelson Mandela. Patnaik achieved the rare feat in four days. He also broke the previous record of a 45.10ft sandcastle that was built by Ted Siebert of USA on behalf of Turkish Airlines ..

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Miss Universe 2017 title goes to Miss France Iris Mittenaere

Who is the Miss Universe 2017? It’s Miss France Iris Mittenaere who took the shining crown of 65th Miss Universe 2017. Every young girl dreams to be a ‘princess’ in her life. Iris Mittenaere has lived upto every girls dream to become 65th Miss Universe from France after decades as the last time Miss Universe crown was won in France in 1953...

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Sharad Pawar, M M Joshi, Yesudas figure in Padma Vibhushan list, Nivedita Bhide gets Padma Shri

Noted singer K J Yesudas, politicians Sharad Pawar and Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, scientist Prof U R Rao, and former MP Chief Minister late Sunder Lal Patwa and former Lok Sabha Speaker late P A Sangma are the recipients of Padma Vibhushan, the highest civilian award...

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RSS Chief pitches for strengthening virtuous people for a strong nation

Dr Mohanrao Bhagwat Honoured outstanding personalities from various fields of national life with “Maitree Puraskar 2016”..

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Foreign Policy magazine hails EAM Sushma Swaraj for twitter diplomacy

Recognizing the novel initiative of Diaspora engagement of External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj through twitter platform Foreign Policy magazine has complimented Swaraj for fashioning a novel brand of Twitter diplomacy...

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UAE-based Indian girl, Kehkashan Basu wins International Children’s Peace Prize

A 16-year-old Indian environmental activist based in the UAE has won this year’s prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize for her fight for climate justice and combating environmental degradation. Kehkashan Basu was presented the award by Bangladesh’s Nobel peace laureate Mohammad Yunus at a glittering ceremony in The Hague...

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President presents 'distinguished Indologist’ award to Chinese professor Yu Long Yu  

President Pranab Mukherjee presented the second ICCR ‘Distinguished Indologist’ award to Prof. Yu Long Yu of the People’s Republic of China on Friday at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs and Prof. Lokesh Chandra, President, ICCR.Speaking on the occasion, the President said in every aspect, India represents a balance between tradition and modernity. We find our history and heritage reflected in ..

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‘World’s oldest living human’ Emma Morano turns 117th

Emma Morano, confirmed as world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records (GWR) in May, turned 117 in northwest Italy on 29th November, 2016. Morano celebrated her 117th birthday in her flat which she has been living in since a long time. The mayor of Verbania along with her fellow citizens was among the guests who affectionately greeted her on her special day. Italian President Sergio Mattarella congratulated her in a letter saying, "I am particularly happy to express my congratulations ..

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Unrest in Kashmir valley turns into joy after Asian Karate Championship won by 7 year-old boy

Positive waves came amidst unrest in Kashmir when seven year-old boy from Bandipora district won the Asian Youth Karate Championship in New Delhi. Hashim Mansoor won the Karate title on Wednesday when he defeated the Sri Lankan opponent in the finals of sub-junior below 25 kg weight category.“I am very happy to win this medal. I had been practicing for this since last one year, it was difficult, but I still won the fight," a Hashim said. His coach also expressed his happiness after the win. "It is ..

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China breaks "Guinness World Record" record in Largest Line Dance

Beijing Redance League Technology Co. Ltd. organized a spectacular event across China that saw a staggering 50,085 people take part in the world's Largest line dance on multiple venues...

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Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar conferred with International Peace Award

Founder of Art of Living and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar was honoured with Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award on Saturday. Sri Sri Ravishankar has been given this award in for his constructive efforts to ensure world peace. Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave away the International Peace Award to the spiritual leader at a function at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi. Rajnath Singh said that Ravishankar is harbinger of peace and has made potential contribution in preserving Indian culture...

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Aligarh leads 500 cities in Swachh Survekshan; final results to be announced in January

Aligarh has topped the Swachh Bharat awareness campaign in urban areas. During the assessment of Information, Education and Communication activities by the Ministry, Aligarh has scored the maximum marks. IEC performance has been assessed by the Ministry while evaluation of other parameters of Swachh Survekshan-2017 will be done by the Quality Council of India. Final results of Swachh Survekshan-2017 will be announced in January, 2017...

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President honours children for their outstanding achievements on Children’s day

President Pranab Mukherjee gave away awards to children for their outstanding achievements on the occasion of Children’s day on Monday. The Union Minster of Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi was present on the occasion. The President also gave away awards to individuals and institutions for contributing to child development and child welfare.In the category ‘National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, 2016’, the Gold Medal has been awarded to the 16 year old Kumari Revathi Nayka.M ..

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NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale mission makes world record for highest altitude GPS signal

National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (MMS) that aims to provide undiscovered awareness relating to Earth’s magnetosphere is breaking records. MMS now holds the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal. The Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) is a NASA unmanned space mission to study the Earth's magnetosphere. The spacecraft is designed to gather information about the microphysics of magnetic reconnection, energetic particle ..

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Paul Beatty becomes first American to be awarded with Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty becomes the first American ever to win the prestigious award ‘Man Booker Prize’ on Tuesday in London. His ironic novel “The Sellout” beat five other finalists for the $60,000 prize. ‘The Sellout’ was originally published in the United States last year. Amanda Foreman, one of the Booker judge, appreciating Paul’s creation called “The Sellout” “a novel for our times, its humor disguises a radical seriousness. Paul Beatty slays sacred cows with abandon and takes aim at racial and political ..

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American businessman enters Guinness records for developing workshop with world’s largest items

61-year-old American businessman Jim Bolin has entered the Guinness world of records for an extremely simple but strange idea. The town of Casey in Illinois is dotted with some of the world’s largest items, all from the workshop Big Things in a Small Town, set up by the American businessman.Jim has spearheaded the design and creation of a number of giant items as part of his project to get his hometown back on its feet after the recession. His idea was initially to build one record-breaking item to ..

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Three British scientists awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing miniaturized machines

The Noble Prize in Chemistry for the year 2016 was awarded to three British scientists who developed world’s smallest machines. Scientists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa were adorned with the prestigious award for their design and production of molecular machines. The will be given the award on 10th December later this year.The trio has developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added. The development of computing demonstrates ..

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Three scientist shares the 2016's Nobel Prize for Chemistry

The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded jointly to researchers Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa. They have bagged the international award for the design and synthesis of molecular machines. A st..

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Govt announces 90 lakhs for Rio Paralympics stars under AGP scheme

Cash awards of a total of Rs 90 lakhs for the Rio Paralympics 2016 Medal Winners have been announced by Thawaarchand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment under Awareness Generation and Publicity (AGP) scheme of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. Gehlot will felicitate these Medal winners at a special felicitation programme...

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Land Rover launch sets world record with largest Lego sculpture of London’s Tower Bridge

A huge replica of London’s Tower Bridge created for launching of land rover has set the Guinness record of world’s largest Lego sculpture. The incredible structure has been created for Land Rover to launch their New Discovery car. The new record beats the previous title holder - a replica of a Star Wars X-wing fighter, built from 5,335,200 bricks in 2013 to promote the Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon. The star-studded launch event saw British adventurer Bear Grylls abseil from the top of the huge Tower ..

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Team of Mahar Regiment returns after successful expedition of Mount Kamet

Lt Gen Bipin Rawat, Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) flagged in the MAHAR Regiment Mount Kamet expedition 2016 in a ceremony at the South Block, Army Headquarters, New Delhi on 19 September 2016. The COAS congratulated the team for display of grit and perseverance in successfully summiting India’s third highest peak.Mount Kamet expedition led by Colonel Amit Bisht, Commanding Officer 1 MAHAR, in the Garhwal Himalayas was launched to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Mahar Regiment, which has completed ..

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Indian-origin scientist ‘Ramesh Raskar’ bags Lemelson-MIT prize worth 5 lakh dollars

An Indian-origin scientist has been honoured with the prestigious Lemelson-MIT prize. Ramesh Raskar founder of the Camera Culture research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab is the recipient of the 2016 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT prize.Raskar, who is also an associate professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, is the co-inventor of radical imaging solutions including Femto-photography, an ultra-fast imaging camera that can see around corners, low-cost eye-care solutions ..

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Olympic stars PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and Jitu Rai honoured with Khel Ratna

The country’s highest sporting honour, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award was conferred on Monday to Rio medal winners PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik by President Pranab Mukherjee. The Rio fame gymnast Dipa Karmakar and ace shooter Jitu Rai were also conferred with the same. Mukherjee presented the awards at a National Sports Awards ceremony in New Delhi...

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AIFF felicitates Rio Olympic-stars Sakshi Malik and P V Sindhu with reward of Rs 5 lakh each

As the whole nation is applauding for the Rio Olympics’ stars, P V Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) also took an appreciative step to felicitate the award winning Badminton champion and the wrestler. All India Football Federation President Praful Patel on Monday congratulated ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and ace Indian Woman wrestler Sakshi Malik for winning medals in Badminton and Wrestling respectively in the ongoing Rio Olympics. Patel also announced a reward of ..

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Four Indians of Bangalore firm clinch Guinness records title after making largest dirt cake

Indian company from Bangalore registered its name in Guinness World Records after making a world largest dirt cake. Bangalore Baking Buddies demonstrated the company’s skills and passion for baking after making a giant cake that weighed a whopping 1,078 kg...

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Devendra Fadnavis to be conferred with prestigious Nagbhushan Award

  Nagpur, Aug 8: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will be honoured with Nagbhushan Award, the highest civilian award of Nagpur, for his excellent performance in the field of good governance. Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadk..

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Six-year-old Indian boy enter Guinness World Record for farthest limbo-skating under cars

In a proud moment for the nation, a six-year-old boy from Karnataka set the world record for covering longest distance by limbo-skating under cars. Om Swaroop Gowda clinched the Guinness World records title after a successful attempt to travel a staggering 65.283 metre distance while holding his body just above ground and maintaining a splits position throughout...

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Luke Aikins creates history by jumping from height of 25,000 feet without parachute

Professional American jumper Luke Aikins made history on Saturday after he made the record to jump from a height of 25,000 feet without a parachute, becoming first man to do so. The 42 aged jumper completed jump in Simi Valley just west of Los Angeles, landing in a net measuring 100 feet by 100 feet in southern California...

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Indian activist Bezwada Wilson and musician TM Krishna honoured with Ramon Magsaysay Award  

Two Indians were honoured with the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016. Human rights activist Bezwada Wilson and classical musician Thodur Madabusi Krishna were honoured with the annual award established to honour former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay. While Bezwada Wilson was awarded for his work towards asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity, TM Krishna was awarded for ensuring social inclusiveness in culture...

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US postal service creates history; earns Guinness tag for sending postage stamp to Pluto

With the help of NASA, US postal service made history after a stamp was send to Pluto which they placed on New Horizons spacecraft of the American space agency. The stamp travelled a mind-blowing 5,250,843,896 km becoming the stamp to travel longest distance ever in history. After the arrival of spacecraft at Pluto on 14 July 2015, the stamp earned a Guinness World records title for the farthest distance travelled by a postage stamp. New Horizons spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, ..

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Chaudhary Birender Singh confers SAIL logo and felicitates Rio Olympics Athlete Dharambir Singh

The Minister for Steel, Chaudhary Birender Singh conferred the SAIL logo and felicitated Rio Olympics athlete Dharambir Singh, in New Delhi today. Singh, while felicitating the Olympic (200 meters’ sprint) athlete said, “We are proud that the largest contingent of Indian athletes is participating in the Rio Olympics this time and Haryana State has contributed more than 23 athletes in the contingent of around 105 players.”..

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Model Rohit Khandelwal becomes Mr World 2016; first Indian to win the title

Rohit Khandelwal won Mr World 2016 title at the ceremony held at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre in Southport (UK) on Tuesday. Rohit became the first Indian to bag the coveted title and bought a proud moment for Indians. He emerged victorious amongst 47 participants representing different countries around the world. Rohit Khandelwal received a whopping cash prize of $50,000/- on winning this celebrated title...

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Chinese bullet trains set world record by crossing each other at 420 km/hr

Touching a milestone in speed, two Chinese trains on Friday made world record for crossing each other at highest velocity. Bullet trains ‘Golden Phoenix’ and ‘Dolphin Blue’ passed each on parallel tracks at a striking speed of 420 km per hour in opposite direction setting a world record. The record was achieved on the railway line between Zhengzhou in central China's Henan Province and Xuzhou in east China's Jiangsu Province at 11.20 am. ..

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Capt. Radhika Menon becomes 1st Woman Captain of Indian Merchant Navy to receive IMO Award

Captain Radhika Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya, is to receive the 2016 International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea for her role in the dramatic rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in tumultuous seas in the Bay of Bengal in June last year...

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NASA’ Juno enters Guinness records as ‘Fastest’ and ‘Most distant solar-powered’ spacecraft

After successfully entering the planet Jupiter’s orbit, NASA’ Juno spacecraft was blessed with two more achievements to be added to its name. The spacecraft which is revolving the Jupiter to unveil its secrets, registered its name in the Guinness for breaking two earlier records. Juno’s first record was set back in January this year, when it became the ‘Most distant solar-powered spacecraft’. Juno passed the mark of 791 million km set by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe in October 2012. Probes ..

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Most Guinness records holder ‘Ashrita Furman’ bags another title for balancing bicycle on chin

Guinness book star Ashrita Furman hit the news again after making one more record for balancing a bicycle for longest time. The man with the most number of Guinness world records thrilled the audience after a balancing act of bicycle in the latest record challenge. Furman achieved yet another title this month, after a successful attempt at the longest duration balancing a bicycle on his chin. ..

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President honours outstanding service in drug prevention; says it has created havoc in the society

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Awards for Outstanding Services in the field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse on Sunday (June 26, 2016) in New Delhi on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking...

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Prez Mukherjee to honour individuals, organizations for contribution in drug prevention

President of India will confer the National Awards to the organizations and the individuals who have shown exemplary contribution in the field of Drug Prevention on 26th June, 2016 at a ceremony at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministers of State for Social, Krishan Pal Gurjar & Vijay Sampla will also present on the occasion. 26th June is observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and is a global ..

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Kerala Tourism bags four awards at ‘FilmAT’ International Film Festival in Poland

Kerala Tourism won four awards at ‘FilmAT’ which is one of the biggest international film festivals dedicated to tourism, art and ecology in Poland. Three of the honours were given to a single campaign. ‘Responsible Tourism’ initiative started by Kerala Tourism won three awards under categories of the Best Promotional Social Campaign, Protection of Nature, and Eco-Food categories respectively...

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3,049 people perform largest Karma dance in Madhya Pradesh; enters Guinness world records

During a recent event in Madhya Pradesh, 3,049 people registered their spot in the Guinness book of world records for performing largest Karma Naach dance ever. The people took part in the dance to celebrate the culture and history of the Gond tribes of central India.Organised by district administration association, the participants formed 61 large circles of 50 people and performed the traditional tribal dance in spectacular synchronicity. In accordance with the Guinness World Records guidelines, ..

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Four Indians in Forbes list of most powerful women

Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women now consists 4 Indians are SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya, ranked 25th on the list and ICICI Bank Managing Director Chanda Kochhar is ranked 40th. Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women of 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi at the top, Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and HT Media's Shobhana Bhartia are included...

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Govt awards Paradip Port for best performance; V.O. Chidambaranar Port for highest traffic growth

Paradip Port Trust received Best Performance Award from Shipping Ministry. The Port showed best improvement in efficiency parameters for the year 2015-16. N. Vaiyapuri, Deputy Chairman, PPT received the award during the review meeting held at Panaji, Goa. ..

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Indresh Kumar honored with ‘Global Peace Ambassador’ award

Senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Pracharak and the member of RSS National Executive Committee Indresh Kumar, was honoured with the title of Global Peace Ambassador at an International Buddhist conference...

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Sunil Bharti Mittal honoured with Harward Alumni Award

Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises received the ‘Alumni Achievement Award’ of Harvard Business School. This award has been given to prominent people by Harward, since 1968 and is the highest in the alumni of Harward Business School...

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PM Modi releases ‘Transforming India’ video featuring achievements of the NDA Government

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released a 'Transforming India' anthem's video which details various successes and achievements of the NDA Government. Celebrating two successful years of NDA Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released a video anthem of ‘Transforming India’ which speaks about various successes and achievements of the NDA Government. The video was posted by PM on Twitter...

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Prez Mukherjee confers ‘Florence Nightingale Awards’ to 35 Nurses for their selfless dedication

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Florence Nightingale Awards to 35 nurses from across the country on the occasion of International Nurses Day at the Rashrapati Bhavan on Thursday in the presence of J P Nadda, Minister for Health and Family Welfare. The President congratulated the award winners and said that nurses play a vital role in all aspects of healthcare, be it national health campaigns like polio eradication, mid-wife services and community education. Their level of commitment ..

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Jitendra meets Civil Services toppers; says there is a sudden upsurge of women power in Civil Services

The Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh met the three toppers of Civil Services Examination 2015, Tina Dabi, Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan and Jasmeet Singh Sandhu on Wednesday. Congratulating the three youngsters for achieving the meritorious distinction, Singh said that there has been a sudden upsurge of women power in Civil Services. He said, in the last year’s exam, 4 out of 6 toppers were girls and this year, 2 out of 4 toppers are also girls...

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Two Indian scholars awarded with highest civilian honour of Mangolia ‘North Star’

Two noted Indian scholars Lokesh Chandra and Mansura Haider were conferred with highest civilian award of Mangolia "North Star" on Saturday, for their contribution to Mongolian studies.Lokesh Chandra is president of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Mansura Haider is a former academic adviser at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).Both were confrrred with the award by Mongolian Foreign Minister Lundeg Purevsuren at ceremony at the Mongolian embassy at New Delhi. ..

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British astronaut Tim Peake completes fastest marathon in space; earns Guinness World record

With running 42 kilometers (26.2 miles) distance aboard a treadmill at the International space station on Sunday, British astronaut Tim Peake became the first man to complete a marathon in space. As part of the London Marathon, Britain's biggest mass participation race, the 44-year-old spaceman saw London's roads under his feet in real time on an iPad as, 250 miles below him, more than 37,000 runners simultaneously pounded the streets...

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President Mukherjee confers 5 Padma Vibhushan, 8 Padma Bhushan and 43 Padma Shri awards

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday presented five Padma Vibhushan, eight Padma Bhushan and forty-three Padma Shri awards at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The President conferred the Padma Vishushan on Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani (Posthumous), Avinash Kamalakar Dixit, Jagmohan, Yamini Krishnamuthi and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar...

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Six year girl from Tamil Nadu covers 10.5 km in 41 minutes by skating; enters Asia book of records

A six year girl from Tamil Nadu on Sunday entered the India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records by covering a distance of 10.5 km in 41.03 minutes by skates in the event titled 'Quarter Skating Marathon'. K Darshini, a student of Yuvabharathi Public School of Coimbatore entered the Asia book of records for skating a distance of 10.5 km in 41.03 minutes. According to Tamil Nadu Speed Skating Association (TNSSA) General Secretary, Muruganandam, the event was the first-of-its-kind in Asia. It's ..

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Tezpur University wins ‘Best University’ title; JNU sets for award in ‘Research’ and ‘Innovation’

Tezpur University has won the annual Visitor’s Award for the ‘Best University’ and Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar as well as the Molecular Parasitology Group of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) won the Visitor’s Awards for ‘Research’ and ‘Innovation’ respectively. President of India, Pranab Mukherjee will present Visitor’s Awards for the year 2016 at a function to be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 14, 2016, as part of the ‘Festival of Innovations’...

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President salutes Women for their feats in all fields at ‘Nari Skakti’ awards 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee said it is intolerable that in this day and age, women are still being exposed to barbaric brutality and violence because they are women. The President said community programmes for efficient implementation of Government policy have proven to be among the best instruments for the broadest outreach...

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Sachin Tendulkar achieves one more milestone as his autobiography ‘Playing it My Way’ enters Limca Book of Records

One more record was enriched with the Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as his autobiography ‘Playing it My Way’ entered the Limca book of Records for breaking all sales records for an adult hardback. The book which was released by the master blaster on Novermber 6, 2014 and being published by Hachette India became best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories with 1,50, 289 copies confirmed on order subscriptions. Boria Majumdar is the co-author of the book. It also holds ..

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'Biggest discovery’ of Einstein’s gravitational waves detected, PM Modi lauds role of Indian scientists

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his happiness over historic detection of gravitational waves and lauded the role of Indian scientists in the project...

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Indian women group glorified with ‘Guinness record title’ for making largest crochet blanket

A group of women from Mother India’s Crochet Queens have entered their name in the Guinness book of World records on Monday for making the world’s largest crochet blanket. Crochet making is an art of sewing clothes manually through loops and yarns. The group reached their target on 31 January at the premises of MNM Jain Engineering College at Thoraipakkam in Chennai. "After several levels of scrutiny and making sure that there were no discrepancies in the blankets, we were able to complete the record-break..

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PM Modi presents National Bravery Awards to 25 children; praises their extraordinary acts of bravery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today presented the National Bravery Awards to twenty-five children, three girls and 22 boys, two posthumously, who have been selected for the award from across the country for their extraordinary acts of bravery...

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25 brave hearts bag National Bravery Awards 2015; Prez Mukherjee to host receptions in their honour

Adding feathers their caps, twenty five children – 3 girls and 22 boys – have been selected for the National Bravery Awards 2015. Two of the Awards have been given posthumously. The coveted Bharat Award has been conferred on 15 year old Late Master Gaurav Kawduji Sahastrabuddhe of Maharashtra, who sacrificed his life in an attempt to save four of his friends...

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India’s DAVA project wins 2015 eASIA Award in Iran; marks India’s brand image in international trade

The Department of Commerce’s DAVA (Drug Authentication and Verification Application) project has won the 2015 eASIA Award under Trade Facilitation category as announced by Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (AFACT) in Tehran, Iran. ..

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Prez Mukherjee receives Garwood Award for ‘Outstanding Global Leader in Open Innovation'

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee received Garwood Award for ‘Outstanding Global Leader in Open Innovation’ from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business on Thursday at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prof. Solomon Darwin, Executive Director Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation presented the award to the President...

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President Mukherjee conferred with ‘Outstanding Global Leader in Open Innovation’

The President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday received Garwood Award for ‘Outstanding Global Leader in Open Innovation’ from UC Berkeley-Haas School of Business at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

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Rajnath Singh presents Padma Vibhushan to veteran actor Dilip Kumar, says ‘He is nation's 'jewel'

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday presented Padma Vibhushan award to veteran actor Dilip Kumar or Mohammad Yusuf Khan. The award for Dilip Kumar was announced on the Republic Day of 2015 for his exceptional and distinguished service in field of entertainment and cinema...

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For a progressive society, citizens must possess a modern outlook to steer the nation forward: Prez

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the Rashtrapati Scout/Guide/Rover/Ranger and Adult Leader Awards/Certificates for the year 2014 at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the movement of Scout and Guides is a unique platform available to the youth to learn through experience, the values of friendship, hard work, harmony and humanity. Since its inception in 1907, under the leadership of Robert-Baden Powell, the movement has spread ..

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Pankaj Advani creates history at IBSF World Snooker C'ship in Egypt; wins his 15th world title

Creating history, India’s most successful cueist Pankaj Advani on Saturday added another feather in his cap by winning the IBSF World Snooker Championship after battling past his Chinese opponent Zhua Xintong in the final to take his world title count to 15. Advani, 30, once again mesmerized the green baize to prevail over the teenage sensation 8-6 in the best-of-15 final at Sunrise Crystal Bay resort...

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United Nations honours Kiren Rijiju as 'Disaster Risk Reduction Champion' for Asian Region

The United Nation Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) on Tuesday designated union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju as Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champion for the Asia Region. The honour was conferred by Margarete Wahlstrom, special representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, during the inaugural session of the Asia Leaders’ Meeting towards Implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR in Asia...

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Sahakar Bharati chief Satish Marathe selected for prestigious IFFCO Sahakarita Ratna Award

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited (IFFCO) has selected Sahakar Bharati national President Satish Marathe for its top most cooperative award Sahakarita Ratna for the year 2015. Sahakar Bharati is a mass orgnization of the Co-Operative Movements in India...

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Odisha inventors get international award from NASA

A group of young inventors from Odisha has developed a technology to reduce the impact of tyre puncture. They were honoured by NASA with an international award...

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World lights up in blue to mark UN’s 70 years; Ban says we remain beacon for all humanity

Marking the 70th anniversary of the Organization ahead of UN Day on 24 October, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said there is only one flag that belongs to everyone the blue flag of the United Nations..

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Britain’s Angus Deaton bags 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics for analyzing consumption, poverty and welfare

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Monday has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton the Princeton University professor of New Jersey, "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare"...

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Transport Ministry gets ISO certificate for development of infrastructure across the nation

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has acquired the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 certificate for monitoring, planning, development and maintenance of highway infrastructure and road transport throughout the country. Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari received the certificate from the CMD of Indian Register Quality Systems (IRQS) Arun Sharma in New Delhi today...

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National Dialogue Quartet of Tunisia wins 2015 Nobel Peace Prize for inputs in Jasmine Revolution

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2015 is to be awarded to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011...

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Nobel Prize 2015 in Chemistry shared in three, prize bagged for mechanistic studies of DNA repair

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar. The three scientists, from Sweden, the US and Turkey respectively, received an equal share of the prestigious 8 million Swedish kronor (6.28 cr Approx.) award for “mechanistic studies of DNA repair”. ..

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105-year-old Japanese creates Guinness world record of becoming oldest sprinter

After running in the 100m at the Kyoto Masters Athletics Autumn Competition in Kyoto, Japanese Hidekichi Miyazaki the oldest person on earth to break his own record on Friday being the oldest competitive sprinter...

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Employees’ Provident Fund Organization bags ‘SKOCH Award’ for smart governance initiatives

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) bagged the SKOCH Award for Smart Governance for its initiatives on UAN Programme and Transformation of Social Security Agenda in India. Congratulating EPFO for the 5th Award in the last two years , Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) Labour and Employment expressed hope that this will motivate EPFO to launch further e-governance initiatives for the welfare of various stakeholders...

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President Mukherjee hosts Tea party for Veterans of 1965 War; felicitates four veterans for their valour

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee hosted tea for the veterans of 1965 war at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. On the occasion, the President felicitated four veterans of the 1965 war. Among the four were Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC; CQMH Abdul Hamid, PVC; Lt Col AB Tarapore, PVC and Chaman Lal, Ashoka Chakra Rasoonan Bibi, Zarine Mahir and Asha Rani received the honour in behalf of Late CQMH Abdul Hamid, Late Lt Col A. B. Tarapore and Late Chaman Lal respectively. ..

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VRP and NSA work as an impetus and catalyst to unleash potentials of workers says Dattatreya

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya gave away Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP) and National Safety Awards (NSA) for the Performance Year 2013 on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion Dattatreya said that workforce is the biggest asset and the backbone of industrialization and protecting their health and interests and ensuring their safety at all times is of the utmost importance...

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Sridharan wins Germany’s Bonn city election; becomes first Indian to occupy mayor’s office

Indian origin Ashok Sridharan, a mayoral candidate of Chancellor Angela Merkel-led Christian Democratic Union has comprehensively won the election in Bonn. Sridharan, a mayoral candidate of Chancellor Angela Merkel-led Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has comprehensively won the election in Bonn, becoming the first person of Indian-origin to occupy the mayor’s office in a major German city...

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ISRO conferred with 2014 Gandhi Peace Prize for its achievement of Mars Orbit Mission in 1st attempt

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Wednesday was conferred with the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014 by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function organized at Rashtrapati Bhawan. ISRO last year in its first attempt successfully placed communication satellite in it Mars orbiter, wherein, India become the fourth space agency in the world to achieve this...

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Gehlot felicitates Ira Singhal; says she can be Brand Ambassador and inspire the youths

Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, felicitated Ira Singhal, All India No.1 rank holder in the Civil Services Examination, 2014, in the presence of Lov Verma, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and other senior officers/officials of the Ministry on Wednesday...

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Peru awards Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with ‘Grand Officer’

After Colombia, Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Tuesday was conferred with Peru's one of the highest awards 'Grand Officer' for social work and mission to deliver peace through his foundation The Art of Living...

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Colombia confers highest civilian award to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

India's famous spiritual leader and one of the biggest personalities known for his social work across the globe, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been conferred with Colombia's highest civilian award...

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Yoga nails itself in 'Guinness World Records'

The Ministry of AYUSH has been awarded with two Guinness World Records in two different categories on the first International Day of Yoga...

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PM Modi meets ‘Geeta champion’ Maryam; says her interest in various religions is an inspiration for all

Prime Miinister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Maryam Asif Siddiqui, a 12 year old student from Mumbai who had recently won the Bhagavad Gita Champion League. The competition was organized by ISKCON –the International Society for Krishna Consciousness...

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Govt confers National Awards for extra-ordinary work in power sector

In order to mark the contribution of power industries in the journey of development in the power sector, Union Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday conferred National Awards for meritorious performance in power sector and called upon private sector to be the part of development journey of the country...

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French director Audiard bags Palme d’Or at Cannes' 15

A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building newlives, "Dheepan", captured the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday...

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Young Indian champ bags gold in Thailand Chess C'ship

Talented Indian youngster Tejaswini Sagar won her maiden world title bagging the gold in the under-15 category of World School Chess Championship that concluded here today. Needing a last round win and one favourable result, the Aurangabad-girl defeated Kavinya Miyuni Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka in the ninth and final round...

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14 year Indian-American wins Nat Geo Bee award

Karan Menon, a 14-year-old Indian-American student, has won the prestigious National Geographic Bee competition in the US, in which the top three positions were bagged by Indian-origin contestants...

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Shimla to be among 6 world cities for climate adaptation plan funded by US

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister on Monday revealed that Shimla is among the six cities selected for the prestigious CityLinks Climate Adaptation Partnership Programme (CAAP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The programme will be managed by the International City Managers Association...

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Bagalkot's brinjal woman receives award for innovation

Laxmibai Zulapi, 77, also known as Bagalkot's brinjal woman, has drawn the attention of President Pranab Mukherjee for her work in conserving an indigenous breed of brinjal for four decades. She's been honoured with the consolation biennial award of National Innovation Foundation (NIF), an autonomous body of the Centre's department of science and technology, recently...

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94-year-old US man graduates after 75 years

With age having no bar, a 94-year-old US man will finally graduate from college this month after working on his degree on and off for more than 75 years...

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INS Tarangini sails in European ‘Tall Ship Race’

INS Tarangini, the Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy, has commenced an eight month voyage to participate in the annual Tall Ship Races and other events at Europe, organised under the aegis of Sail Training International. During these eight months the ship will travel approximately 17,000 miles under sails...

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Goan footballer bags place in Brazil’s Atletico Paranaense

The first ever Indian to be played on international football grounds, a Goan soccer player Romeo Fernandes,22, created a history when he made his much anticipated professional debut in Brazil for Clube Atletico Paranaense at home to Nacional PR in the last round of the Campeonato Paranaense on Saturday...

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Delhi Airport declared as world’s best airport of 2014

Under the category of handling 25 to 40 million passengers per annum Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been adjudged the world's best airport for the year 2014, , officials said on Saturday...

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23 journalists get Matri Shree media awards

Twenty-three journalists from print and electronic media were today conferred the Matri Shree awards for their contribution to the field of media...

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First time in history power generation crosses one trillion unit mark

Power generation shows growth rate of 8.4%. 22,566 MW of Generation Capacity Addition; Transmission and Distribution sector also to get more focus..

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Rahul and Zeena named as 2015 Yale World Fellows

World renowned Yale University named two Indians along with other 14 distinguished global leaders as its 2015 World Fellows...

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PM Modi listed in top 100 influential people, Obama writes his profile says “India’s reformer-in-chief”

Making it very clear to the world that US-India ties are certainly in upward direction, United States President Barack Obama on Thursday wrote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s profile in US based Time Magazine which released its new version of top 100 Influential persons in the world...

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Madan Mohan Malviya to be accorded Bharat Ratna posthumously

The freedom fighter and educationist, Madan Mohan Malviya will be accorded Bharat Ratna posthumously during a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday...

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ISRO bags Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014

For a successful induction of Mars orbiter mission, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) bags Gandhi Peace Prize for the year of 2014. The Jury for the Prize met under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Friday evening...

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President breaks protocol, confers Bharat Ratna to former PM Vajpayee; PM Modi says historic day

Breaking the usual protocol, President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday confers former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna on Friday which is the country's highest civilian award...

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35 Railway women awarded for outstanding performance

The President of Railway Women’s Welfare Central Organisation (RWWCO) Rashmi Mital on Thursday felicitated 35 railway women employees for their outstanding performance during 2014-15, at a function held in New Delhi...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee to be conferred Bharat Ratna by President Mukherjee

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be conferred the Bharat Ratna today...

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I&B Ministry bags Platinum icon in Web Ratna Awards 14

Government on Monday announced that the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has been awarded the Platinum icon award for the Comprehensive Web presence in the Web Ratna Awards 2014...

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Nobel Laureate Ramakrishnan to head Royal Society of Britain

Indian-American scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, whose pioneering work in molecular biology won him the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will head Britain's prestigious Royal Society, a communion of the many of the world's most distinguished scientists...

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Media should also highlight the bright side of society: RSS leader Suhas Hiremath

Senior RSS leader Suhas Hiremath has appealed the mainstream media in India to also highlight the social initiatives and good things happening in the society. He was talking at a function organized by the DNS Bank to felicitate unsung heroes in the society who are relentlessly working in the betterment o9f the downtrodden and the needy class in the society...

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