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  • Nov 18, 2015
  • 1  RAW Director Shankaran Nair passes away [ None ]

    Former Director of country’s external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), K. Shankaran Nair passed away in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He was 94. He was accredited with the success of secret operations that aided the liberation of then east Pakistan into new country B

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  • 2  5 New long-haired wasp species found in India [ None ]

    Scientists from India have discovered 5 new long - haired species of wasps from different parts of the country. They were discovered by researchers from National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources.

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    • These species are named ‘adikeshavus’ which in Sanskrit mean

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  • 3  Dr. Satya Paul Agarwal , Indian Red Cross Secretary General passes away [ None ]

    Renowned neurosurgeon and Secretary General of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Dr. Satya Paul Agarwal passed away in New Delhi. He was 70. About Dr Satya Paul Agarwal: Dr. Agarwal was a famous public health administrator.

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    Image of Satya Paul Agarwal

    Indian Red Cross Secretary General passes away

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  • 4  PM Modi, Fadnavis inaugurated Ambedkar’s memorial in London [ None ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated B R Ambedkar memorial in London. Maharashtra government has decided to alter the house where Ambedkar lived in London into an international memorial cum research centre.

    About the event:

    • It was a sim

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  • 5  Amazon enters in Thomson Reuters 2015 top 100 innovators list [ None ]

    Online marketplace Amazon. com Inc (AMZN. O) made its debut in the 2015 Thomson Reuters Top 100 global innovators list. There are 27 companies that are dropped from the list this year.

    About Thomson Reuters:

    • The Thomson Reuters Top 100 global innovators program identifies inno

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  • 6  Book Writer Kamala Laxman passes away [ None ]

    A renowned writer of children’s books Kamala Laxman passed away in Pune. She was 90. She was widow of fabulous cartoonist R K Laxman who was best known for his creation The Common Man for his daily cartoon strip in the daily The Times of India.

    About Kamala Laxman:

    • Laxman was

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  • 7  Nepal football President Ganesh Thapa banned for 10 years by FIFA [ None ]

    World football governing body Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has banned Ganesh Thapa, President of the All - Nepal Football Association (ANFA) for 10 years. He was banned by FIFA’s ethics committee over dishonesty claims after the Himalayan country’s footb

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  • 8  Rs 5748 crore AMRUT action Plans for 81 cities approved by Union Government [ None ]

    Union Government has accepted Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Action Plans for 81 cities in 5 states with total project outlay of 5, 748 crore rupees. It was approved by an inter - ministerial Apex Committee headed by Madhusudan Prasad, Secretary, U

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  • 9  Silver medal at 2015 World Junior badminton Championships won by Siril Verma [ None ]

    Excellent Young Indian shuttler Siril Verma has won silver medal at the significant 2015 BWF World Junior badminton Championships. The BWF World Junior Championships (is a tournament organized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to crown the best junior badminton players (und

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  • Nov 18, 2015
  • 1  NFSA implemented in 14 districts by Odisha government [ None ]

    Odisha Government has started implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 in 14 of the 30 districts of the state. It covers almost 26.33 lakh families. State Food supplies and Consumer Welfare department has issued directives to the district administration to monito

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  • 2  Mitchell Johnson, An Australian cricketer retires from International cricket [ None ]

    Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has declared his retirement from all forms of international cricket. This announcement was made by him after conclusion to the second Test match against New Zealand at WACA.

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    Image of Mitchell Johnson

    Australian cricketer retires from International cricket

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  • 3  2015 Brazilian Grand Prix title of F1 won by Nico Roseberg [ None ]

    Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg from Germany has won the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix title of Formula One (F1). It was Rosberg’s overall thirteenth championship title of F1 in his career. It was the fifth win in the 2015 season after Spain, Monaco, Australian and Mexican Grand Prix.

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  • 4  Silver medal at 2015 China Open won by Saina Nehwal [ None ]

    Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has won silver medal at 2015 China Open Superseries Premier Badminton tournament after finishing at second position in the Women’s Singles category. The final match was played at the Haixia Olympic Sports Centre in Fuzhou,

    • In the finals the defensive

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  • 5  Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit 2015 to be hosted by Philippines. [ None ]

    Philippines is going to host 2015 Asia - Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit from 18–19 November 2015 in its capital city Manila. It is second time Philippines holding the Asia - Pacific region’s most high - level business event i. e. APEC summit and had previously hosted

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  • 6  Saeed Jaffrey, veteran actor passes away [ None ]

    Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey has passed away in London, England. He was 86. He is best - known for his acting roles in movies like Gandhi, Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Henna and Ram Teri Ganga Maili.

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    Image of Saeed Jaffrey

    Indian Actor - Now no more

    About Saeed Jaffrey:

    • He was born o

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  • 7 Syed Akbaruddin has appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to UN [ None ]

    Senior Indian representative Syed Akbaruddin has been appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations at New York. He will succeed Asoke Kumar Mukerji who will be retiring soon.

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    Image of Syed Akbaruddin

    Appointed as India’s Permanent Representative to UN

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  • Nov 6, 2015
  • 1  Bimal Prasad, Prior Indian Ambassador to Nepal passes away [ None ]

    India’s former Ambassador to Nepal and modern Indian historian Bimal Prasad passed away in New Delhi at the age of 92. About Bimal Prasad: Bimal Prasad was born in 1925. He is an Indian historian who known for his grant on modern Indian history. He also served as Ambassador to Ne

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  • 2  Justin Trudeau takes oath as Prime Minister of Canada [ None ]

    Justin Pierre James Trudeau was born on December 25th, 1971 in Ottawa. He is the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada and the Leader of the Liberal Party. He is the second - youngest prime minister in Canadian history after Joe Clark who was the first youngest prime minister

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  • 3  PM Narendra Modi ranks 9th as World’s Most Powerful Person in 2015 Forbes magazine [ None ]

    Narendra Damodardas Modi was born on 17th September 1950. He is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India since 26th May 2014. He is a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) from V

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  • 4  Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor accuses by Maldives Parliament [ None ]

    Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor was born on 11th April 1982. He was the 5th Vice President of Maldives. He served as the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture prior to his appointment on 22nd July 2015. He received his degree from Staffordshire University in 2007.

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    Image of Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor

    Accused by Maldives Parliament

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  • 5  Union Government launches Three Gold Schemes [ None ]

    About the launching of three gold schemes: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three gold schemes named Gold Monetization Scheme (GMS), Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme (SGBS) and Indian Gold Coins (IGC). These aspiring schemes were launched to reduce the physical demand for gold and

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  • 6  Shiv Thapa- Indian Boxer achieves no. 2 in World Rankings [ None ]

    About Shiv Thapa: Shiva Thapa was born on 8th December 1993. He is an Indian boxer by profession from Guwahati of Assam, India. He is supported by Anglian Medal Hunt Company. This company supports young Indian players for their global competitive success.

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    Image of Shiv Thapa - Boxer

    Achieves Number 2 in World Rankings

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  • 7  Michelle Payne wins Melbourne Cup and becomes first female jockey [ None ]

    About Michelle Payne: Michelle Payne was born on 29th September 1985. She is an Australian jockey. She won her first race at Ballarat, aboard leading which was a horse trained by her father.

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    Image of Michelle Payne

    Winner of Melbourne Cup and becomes first female jockey

    • Payne

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  • 8  Surojit Chatterjee appointed as Senior Vice President of Flipkart [ None ]

    About Surojit Chatterjee: Surojit Chatterjee holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur and MS in Computer Science from SUNY Buffalo. Surojit Chatterjee was completed his MBA from Massachusetts Institute of technology, Sloan School of Management.

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    Image of Surojit Chatterjee

    Senior Vice President of Flipkart

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  • 9  China’s Parliament approves AIIB agreement [ None ]

    About approval of AIIB agreement: China’s Parliament has approved the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) agreement which creates the legal framework for the Bank. The approval by China is considered important step closer to the AIIB’s formal establishment.

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  • Nov 6, 2015
  • 1  Cube26 launches smart bulb to hit home automation market in India [ None ]

    About Cube26: Cube26 was founded by Saurav Kumar who is currently served as CEO of it. Cube26 works with multiple strategies for the mobile systems to help users to get the best out of their devices.

    • Cube26 has developed varied applications with usability for OEMs, helping them

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  • Nov 4, 2015
  • 1  Aprajita Rai, the first women IPS officer from Sikkim [ None ]

    Aprajita Rai made her state proud by becoming the first IPS officer from Sikkim. She cracked UPSE exam in 2012 and ranked 358th. She was owed the IPS cadre. She currently is posted in Hooghly in West Bengal.

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    Image of Aprajita Rai

    First women IPS officer from Sikkim

    About Apr

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  • 2  PUNJABI- The third most common language in the parliament of Canada [ None ]

    Punjabi became the third most common language after English and French, in the House of Commons of Canada. Inside the parliament: 20 Punjabi - speaking candidates were elected to the parliament in October 2015.

    • On 19 October 2015, 23 Members of Parliament of South Asian origin w

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  • 3  Shoaib Malik Pakistani cricketer announces retirement from test cricket [ None ]

    Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik declared his retirement from Test cricket. He will now play only in the One - Day International (ODI). He made this declaration after finishing Test match against England in Sharjah.

    • He had made a comeback in Test format after five years of g

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  • 4  Colin Welland , an Oscar winner writer passes away [ None ]

    Actor and Oscar - winning British writer Colin Welland passed away at the age of 81. He was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for numerous years. He had earned an Academy Award (Oscar) for best original screenplay in 1982.

    About Colin Welland:

    • He was born on 4 July 1934 in La

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