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World Forest Day: Javadekar Refutes Environmental Degradation by Companies

On the occasion of World Forest Day or International Day of Forests, India’s Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar refused focus of some plays which blamed companies for environmental degradation and alter joined Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain for a walk with students in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in Delhi Monday. The Event was held later at the ...

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Indian Navy Conducts Israel-JV LR SAM Firing Successfully in Blue Waters

Indian Navy on Wednesday achieved a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti Air Warfare capability with the maiden firing of its newly developed Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR SAM) on the Western Seaboard by INS Kolkata, wherein the missile successesfully intercepted an Aerial Target at extended ranges. Apart from the missile, the system includes a Multi Functional Surveillance ...

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ISRO Conducts Orbit Raising Feat for GSAT-6

Indian space agency ISRO on Friday conducted the first orbit raising feat on its successfully launched communication satellite GSAT-6, a day after its launch on Thursday. “The first orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 was successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 3,385 seconds at 8.35 hrs (local time) on August 28,” said the Indian Space Research Organization. The current ...

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India to Set up 70 Supercomputers at Rs.4500 crore: What it Forecasts?

With 70 super computers across the country, India is foraying into a mega-project that will connect the Indian defence establishments, hi-gi research institutes and early warning mechanism at a whopping cost of Rs.4,500 crore, said IT and communications minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The grid-like connection of these R&D facilities in the country has been approved b y the Cabinet Committee ...

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Modi Moves Decisively to Replace Sujatha Singh with S. Jaishankar to Head MEA

  Despite rancour and rumbling from the IFS ranks, Narednra Modi government moved decisively to replace Sujatha Singh as Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs with known successful aspirant S. Jaishankar. What Manmohan Singh government could not do last year despite preference for S. Jaishankar, the Modi government has shown the diplomats who the boss is and what he ...

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Malaysian AirAsia Plane Goes Missing with 162 Aboard a-la MH 370

In a deja-vu within the same year, another Malaysian plane, this time belonging to AirAsia with 162 people aboard has mysteriously disappeared mid-air enroute to Singapore from Indonesia, echoing similar shocking incident when MH370 went missing since March 8. The Malaysian-owned AirAsia aircraft took off at 5.20 a.m. from the Indonesian city Surabaya and was to land at Singapore’s Changi ...

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15th Annual India-Russia Summit: PM Looks to Productive Visit, Likely to Sign 20 Agreements

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in India on Wednesday night for a one-day visit to hold bilateral talks on the 15th Annual India-Russia Summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday. On the arrival of the President, about 20 agreements are likely to be signed between the countries including civil nuclear energy, trade and defence. The meeting with the ...

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2G Scam: Charges framed against Raja, Kanimozhi by ED

A special court on Friday framed charges against former telecom minister A Raja and Kanimozhi, DMK MP and daughter of K. Karunanidhi and others in money laundering related to the 2G spectrum allocation case, and the trail is set to begin on November 11. Enforcement Directorate (ED), in its charge sheet, stated that the accused were involved in the Rs. ...

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Canadian PM Calls Parliament Attack as Second ‘Terrorist Attack’

After a soldier was killed and the Parliament was attacked on Wednesday, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper called it as the second terrorist attack that took place in three days. The soldier was shot to death and the gunshots were being fired outside a room where Harper was speaking. As per reports, treasury board minister Tony Clement said, "PM (Harper) ...

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INS Kolkata, Delayed by 4 Years, Dedicated to Nation Today by PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated to the nation the indigenously designed warship INS Kolkata at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai after commissioning the ship. The commissioning of Kolkata was delayed by four years to 2014 due to technical problems found during her sea trials. There was a generation of additional noise, which occurred when the engine, gear box and ...

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Contradictory statements on petrol hike by Pranab in Delhi, PM at G20 summit

The Indian government has come under unprecedented criticism over its unilateral hike in petrol price, with allies in the coalition government like Trinamul threatening to quit, while the judiciary, for the first time, intervened. The most intriguing defence of the decision came from none other than the finance minister who said the decision was taken by the petroleum companies and ...

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