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May 14, 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Namaste Russia festival in Moscow 

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Namaste Russia which based on Indian culture in Moscow during the last leg of his tour in Russia. Namaste Russia will be started from May and ended from November 2015 i.e.. six month long festival. The purpose of festival, it seeks to…

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SBI launches RuPay Platinum debit card 

India՚s largest commercial bank State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a RuPay Platinum debit card with the help of National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI) . The RuPay Platinum debit card initially would be issued free to customers maintaining a quarterly balance of 50,000 r…

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French magazine Charlie Hebdo presented with Freedom of Expression Courage Award 2015 

The French magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented with the 2015 Freedom of Expression Courage Award (for the advancement of human rights) of the PEN American Centre at the American Museum of Natural History. Freedom of Expression Courage Award was accepted by Charlie Hebdo՚s Editor…

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Kumar Jyoti appointed as Election Commissioner 

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Retired IAS officer Achal Kumar Jyoti as the Election Commissioner for a period of three years. Achal Kumar Jyoti is Former Gujarat chief secretary and he has been appointed as Election Commissioner, filling one of the two vacant po…

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Union Cabinet gave nod for revised DTAA with South Korea 

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the revised Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with South Korea. In 1985, DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) was signed for the avoidance of double taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on i…

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KV Thomas renominated as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee 

Prof. Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas (KV Thomas) renominated as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for a second term of one year. KV Thomas was first nominated as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in August 2014 and he is the senior Congress P…

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Arvind Saxena, becomes first RAW officer to be appointed as member of UPSC 

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed as first RAW officer Mr. Arvind Saxena has as Member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in first time in history at the age of 65 years. The Chairman and members of UPSC has term of six years or until he attains the age of 65…

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WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free 

U. N. health agency, World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free from Ebola Virus and this virus has killed more than 4,800 people in the country alone. Guinea and Sierra Leone are the neighbors of Liberia and only these two countries fighting to stop Ebola outbreak…

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Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014 

Veteran actor- film producer Shashi Kapoor who received the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014 from Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley at a special function held in Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Shashi Kapoor is the 46th film personality to r…

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India & Iran signed inter-Governmental MoU for development of Chabahar Port 

India and Iran signed an inter-Governmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the important Chabahar Port in Iran and this will be used to ship crude oil and urea, saving India transportation costs. Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and…

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