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25 Sep 2017Badminton
PV Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan
02 Sep 2017Narendra Modi
Cabinet reshuffle on Sept 3: What can we expect?
PM Narendra Modi will reshuffle his cabinet on September 3. A dozen new faces are expected even as eight-nine current ministers have put in their papers.
01 Sep 2017India
Indian policemen to lose decades-old khakis, get new 'smart uniforms'
Policemen across India are set to shed their British-era khaki uniforms. After five years of research, the National Institute of Design has come up with nine new prototypes.
01 Sep 2017Mars Orbiter Mission
PSLV: Powering through failures with its many successes
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), through its reliable cost-effective launches, has played a key role in ISRO's successes over the past two decades.
01 Sep 2017Narendra Modi
Cabinet reshuffle: Several ministers quit amid speculations
The resignation of several ministers has set in motion a major reshuffle in the Narendra Modi government, sources said.
01 Sep 2017Bahujan Samaj Party
Criminals entering politics: Has it become normal?
As per the report from the Association of Democratic Reforms, 51 MPs and MLAs have been accused of crimes against women, which include alleged rape and abduction.
31 Aug 2017Elections
IAS officer Sunil Arora appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner
The law ministry has appointed former IAS officer Sunil Arora as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. Sunil Arora is a 1980 batch ex-IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre who earlier served as I&B Secretary and as an advisor to Prasar Bharati.
31 Aug 2017Narendra Modi
GDP growth in April-June quarter slides to 5.7%
As per data, the growth of Indian economy slumped to a three-year low in the April-June quarter.
31 Aug 2017Space News
ISRO first private navigation satellite launch fails
ISRO launched its navigation satellite, IRNSS-1H at 7 pm today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, but the mission was not successful.
31 Aug 2017GST
Post-GST, fewer customers having to pay service charge
Looks like the government's awareness drive on the voluntariness of paying service charge at restaurants as well as the new GST regime are producing results.
31 Aug 2017Andhra Pradesh
Indian Navy sailor Shabi facing termination for undergoing sex change
Indian Navy officer Shabi, formerly a man, is on the verge of termination for having undergone sex reassignment surgery.
31 Aug 2017Sushma Swaraj
The marital rape debate: Delhi HC calls the practice "criminal"
In what might help change the course of debates on marital rape, the Delhi HC has observed that forced sexual intercourse, even by lawfully-wedded spouses, is criminal.
31 Aug 2017Indian Army
Indian Army to undergo reforms to boost combat capability
The Centre has announced a significant restructuring of the Indian Army in a bid to boost combat capability and streamlined expenditure.
31 Aug 2017Delhi
Investigation: Over 800 'firms' located at two vacant Delhi addresses
The menace of shell companies is an undeniable reality in India. Last month, PM Narendra Modi announced over 37,000 such firms have already been detected, and registrations of one lakh others have been cancelled.
31 Aug 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
What did India achieve from demonetization move?
Arun Jaitley, citing the recent RBI declaration that "99% of the old currency notes were back with the central bank", said that demonetization had a positive effect.
31 Aug 2017Doklam
China hopes India will "learn lessons" from Doklam standoff
Barely two days have passed since India and China agreed to end the Doklam standoff, but Beijing is back to making inflammatory statements.
31 Aug 2017Startups
Youths in conflict-ridden Kashmir shine with their own start-up
Abrar Yaseen, Muazzam Khursheed and Haider Parveez could have been mistaken for just any college-going youngsters. Instead, they have managed to stand out by setting up their own start-up in conflict-ridden Kashmir.
31 Aug 2017Bank of Baroda
Nifty 50: How does it actually work?
Post periodic review by India Index Services and Products (IISL), the National Stock Exchange's (NSE) will move ACC, Bank of Baroda, Tata Power and Tata Motors DVR from its benchmark Nifty 50 index.
30 Aug 2017Karnataka
Blue Whale Challenge: Bengaluru sixth-most curious about the deadly game
India is so curious about the "Blue Whale Challenge" that seven of its cities featured on the list of top 10 global cities searching for the deadly game.
30 Aug 2017BMW
Luxury cars/SUVs to cost more as govt okays cess hike
The Centre today approved a 10% hike in cess on luxury cars and SUVs - from 15% to 25%. This is in addition to sales tax.
30 Aug 2017Uttar Pradesh
Centre issues flood alert for 12 states: Find out which
Six states are already reeling under floods. Now the government has warned that 12 others might witness floods due to "extreme to very heavy rainfall".
30 Aug 2017GST
GST collection in July exceeds target, more revenue expected
As per reports, in July i.e. the first month under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the government has raked a whopping Rs. 92,283 crore as revenue, exceeding the target that it had set for itself.
30 Aug 2017Aadhaar Card
Dec 31 deadline for mandatory Aadhaar for social benefits: Centre
The Centre has told the SC it will extend the deadline to mandatorily produce Aadhaar for social benefits till December 31.
30 Aug 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
1,000 rupee notes will not be re-introduced, says FinMin
Since there had been disequilibrium in the market after the introduction of Rs. 2,000 notes straight after Rs. 500, the center has recently introduced the new Rs. 200 notes.
30 Aug 2017NITI Aayog
NITI Aayog backs proposed law for heavy penalties on polluters
Thousands of polluting industries, including sugar producers, distilleries, pharmaceutical units, mining units, etc. have been issued closure orders by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for violating pollution norms.
30 Aug 2017State Bank of India (SBI)
NTPC share-sale is expected to fetch govt Rs. 13,800 crore
Following Rs. 22,500 crore OFS in Coal India in 2014-15 and Rs. 15,200 crore IPO in 2010, the government will now conduct its third-biggest disinvestment deal.
29 Aug 2017Supreme Court Of India
CJI Khehar: What will he be remembered for?
Justice JS Khehar, the Chief Justice of India retired yesterday having served his seven-month-plus tenure.
29 Aug 2017Narendra Modi
Why India and China agreed to settle the Doklam crisis
The months-long standoff between Indian and Chinese soldiers at Doklam came to an end yesterday, with both sides agreeing to withdraw their troops.
29 Aug 2017Arjuna Award
It's National Sports Day, the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand
To commemorate the birth anniversary of field hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, Indian government, in 2012, designated the 29th of August as "National Sports Day."
29 Aug 2017State Bank of India (SBI)
The Tirupati Temple has just deposited 2,780kg gold with SBI
Guessing which is India's richest Hindu temple isn't hard, but estimating exactly how much it owns might be difficult.
29 Aug 2017Bangladesh
Tata Nano is perfect for Bangladesh, says Nitol Niloy's chairman
Tata Nano might have fizzled out in India but it's growing strong in Bangladesh.
29 Aug 2017All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
India's first attempt to separate twins joined at the head
In a first, about 40 doctors in India are attempting to separate a pair of conjoined twins who are joined at the head.
29 Aug 2017Nitish Kumar
Sharad Yadav's rebellion in JD(U): His reinvention or doom?
JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav has announced he still stands with the "Mahagathbandhan" despite Nitish Kumar's decision to break away. This came after JD(U) joined hands with the NDA .
29 Aug 2017Future Group
Future Group wants to expand brand presence in tier-II cities
Future Group plans on increasing the proliferation of its smaller format stores in tier II and III cities.
28 Aug 2017Pakistan News
India, Pakistan targeted by a "state-sponsored" cyber attack: Symantec
At a time when India is embroiled in conflicts with Pakistan, security firm Symantec discovered a cyber-attack against India and Pakistan that is likely "state-sponsored".
28 Aug 2017Xiaomi
Xiaomi's Mi 5X to launch in India on Sept 5?
After launching it in China, Xiaomi is now looking to release the Mi 5X in India reportedly on September 5.
28 Aug 2017Pakistan News
Sohail Mahmood's appointment as Pak high commissioner makes India positive
Sohail Mahmood is set to take over as Pakistan's new high commissioner to India, a reason for positivity for New Delhi.
28 Aug 2017Delhi
'Super rich' businessman husband ordered to pay Rs. 4L alimony
In an eyebrow-raising case, a "super rich" husband has been directed by a Delhi court to pay his wife Rs. 4L monthly and an additional 15% raise annually!
28 Aug 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
Digital payments may get you 2% relief on GST
In order to promote Digital India and discourage cash payments, the center is now mulling on giving a 2% incentive over the applicable GST rate for payments made digitally on bills up to Rs. 2,000.
28 Aug 2017Reserve Bank Of India (RBI)
New Rs. 1,000 notes to come with enhanced security features
The Rs. 1,000 note, which went out of circulation last November, is making a comeback in a new avatar.