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Exercise Indra between India, Russia to be conducted

Exercise Indra 2019, a joint tri-services exercise between India and Russia will be conducted in India from December 10 to 19, the locations...

Breaking the language barrier with AI

In a historic Man vs Wild adventure Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bear Grylls had their journey in one of the harsh...

Roger Federer to become first living person to be celebrated on a Swiss coin

The Federal Mint, Swissmint is honouring 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer on 20 Swiss francs silver commemorative coins, official dispatch of...

Formula E granted World Championship status

The Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has granted World Championship status to the electric racing league starting with the 2020-2021 season, making...
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Ratna Status to CPSEs

The criteria laid down by the Government for grant of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna status to Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is given below: Criteria...

Export in Automobile Industry

As per the information made available by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers the details of quantum and value of exports done by automobile industry...

Election Commission of India to implement “Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System” (PPRTMS)

The Election Commission of India has reviewed the system and process of registration of political parties. The new guidelines will be effective from 1st...

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Shekhar Gupta’s ThePrint faces flak after publishing fake quotes about Kashmiri Pandits

The Print's editor Shivam Vij recently wrote a controversial article titled 'Why Kashmiri Pandits may never return to the Valley'. In the article he quoted several Kashmiri Pandit's saying that they never wanted to go back to the valley. The article was shared more than 250 times on facebook.( analysed via sharedcount.com). It turns out that most...

Jesus Christ’s name on Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Website

Jesus Christ's name appeared on the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam's website. The name ‘Shri Yesayya’ (శ్రీయేసయ్య or Shri. Jesus Christ) appeared to have...

A quick view of Indo-Russo relationship, as the US elections 2020 arrive

Traditionally, the Indo-Russian strategic partnership has been built on major components like politics, defence, civil nuclear energy, anti-terrorism co-operation and space, but then bilateral...

Sabrimala Temple opens today for everyone, no protection for women activists

The Lord Ayyappa Temple is all set to open today for the 2-month long Mandala Pooja festival. The day of Mandala Pooja marks...

“Stop spreading rumours and fake news” : IIT Madras students write open letter over alleged Islamophobia

Over the recent case of suicide of Fathima Latheef, students of IIT Madras write an open letter to the 'social media warriors'...

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IIT Student Fathima’s suicide note accuses Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle’s Faculty advisor Milind Brahme

Update (Nov 13th 11:00PM IST) : We have received multiple queries regarding the reliability of the...

Is IIT Madras Islamophobic? This is what Muslim students say!

Fathima Latheef, a first year student from Humanities Department at IIT Madras was found dead at her...

PM to inaugurate India’s second Multi Modal Terminal on Ganga at Sahibganj in Jharkhand

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation India’s second riverine Multi Modal terminal built at...

Jesus Christ’s name on Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Website

Jesus Christ's name appeared on the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam's website. The name ‘Shri Yesayya’ (శ్రీయేసయ్య or Shri....

WP Starter Pack SCAM | Mega Scam Unearthed by The South Asian Express Team

A new website registered in 23rd May 2019 has been caught involved in a mega scam. The...

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Telephone Conversation of Prime Minister with H.E. Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today had a telephonic conversation with H.E. Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.   The Prime Minister...

Face scans now required when buying new phones in China

Getting a cellular data contract or buying a new cellphone will now require the individual to agree for facial recognition as a...

Delhi Assembly passes Sports University Bill

The Delhi Sports University Bill 2019 was passed by the Delhi Legislative Assembly on Monday. The Sports University will...
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Fact Check : Did IIT Student Fathima Latheef actually said “My name itself is a problem”? No, Maktoob media faked it!

Days after Fathima Latheef, a first-year student of IIT-Madras, committed suicide in the hostel room, several media outlets alleged religious discrimination by some of her faculty members had forced her to take the extreme step. In particular, news outlets like Maktoob Media, The Cognate...

“My name itself is a problem, Vappichi” : She never said anything of this sort says Fathima’s Father

Highlights : The Family doesn’t claim that Fathima had to face discrimination because of her Muslim identity.Instead, they have a ‘DOUBT’ that Islamophobia could have played a part in the issue. The Family don’t make any claim about any such discrimination which she faced...

Is IIT Madras Islamophobic? This is what Muslim students say!

Fathima Latheef, a first year student from Humanities Department at IIT Madras was found dead at her hostel at IIT Madras. The suicide note released by their parents accused three professors from the Humanities Department. Soon after the news broke out PFI and SFI...

IIT Student Fathima’s suicide note accuses Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle’s Faculty advisor Milind Brahme

Update (Nov 13th 11:00PM IST) : We have received multiple queries regarding the reliability of the suicide note. Please note that the Screenshot of the note was first obtained by Malayala Manorama (Archive Link). The same has also been published by multiple news outlets here, here,...

Yuva Brigade to organize ‘Fifth Pillar’ business conclave in Belgavi

Yuva Brigade is organising an event called Fifth Pillar, a business conclave for start ups in Belgavi. The event is taking place in Visvesvaraya Technological University with an aim to keep youngsters in mind. Every start up has to stand firm on 4 pillars...

Long standing Ayodhya Verdict unanimously decided by Supreme Court

The Verdict for the Ayodhya dispute has been unanimously decided and the members of the Hindu faith have been granted the site. The Central Government will hold rights over the land after which they will create a Trust and then transfer the property to the said Trust...

India told a ‘NO’ to RCEP agreement

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leaders of ASEAN in Bangkok. India refused to sign the RCEP agreement. 4th of November marked the Indian 'walk out' from the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) agreement that could have had a great impact on the Indian Economy. What is RCEP? The...

35 NDRF teams assigned for Odisha, West Bengal to combat Cyclone Bulbul

After the prediction of Cyclone Bulbul to intensify in the areas of Odisha and West Bengal, 35 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been assigned to these states to combat the cyclone. The Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday has predicted that north coastal...

Nokia branded Smart TVs announced by Flipkart

As part of the 'Make in India' initiative, Flipkart will be facilitating the manufacturing and distribution of Nokia branded Smart TVs and will also manage end-to-end sales in order to create thousands of new jobs, the e-commerce platform said in a statement. Flipkart has...

Will Climate force Bhutan to rethink it’s policies with Energy Hungry neighbours like India?

In January last year India celebrated it’s 50th anniversary of Diplomatic relations with Bhutan. In April this year, India and Bhutan signed Rs 4,500 crore Mangdechhu Hydro project’s power tariff protocol. India and Bhutan hydro-electric power cooperation started more than five decades ago. In the beginning, the cooperation was based...

Hockey India names 39 players for junior women’s national coaching camp

Hockey India has named 39 players for the upcoming Indian junior women’s national coaching camp. The camp will be held at Sports Authority of India (SAI) Bengaluru Campus from November 4 to 28. The Indian junior women’s team is scheduled to play a three-nation...

Burmese Ethnic cleansing continues: What it means to India?

The head of the UN Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar, Marzuki Darusman, told the General Assembly last week, that Myanmar is failing in its obligations under the Genocide Convention to prevent, to investigate and to enact effective legislation criminalising and punishing genocide. Mr. Darusman on wednesday while addressing told...

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Exercise Indra between India, Russia to be conducted

Exercise Indra 2019, a joint tri-services exercise between India and Russia will be conducted in India from December 10 to 19, the locations are Babina, Pune and Goa. Company sized mechanised contingents, fighter and transport...

Telephone Conversation of Prime Minister with H.E. Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today had a telephonic conversation with H.E. Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.   The Prime Minister...

Face scans now required when buying new phones in China

Getting a cellular data contract or buying a new cellphone will now require the individual to agree for facial recognition as a...

Delhi Assembly passes Sports University Bill

The Delhi Sports University Bill 2019 was passed by the Delhi Legislative Assembly on Monday. The Sports University will...

Navy Gets its First Woman Pilot

A batch of three trainee officers of the 7th Dornier Conversion Course (DOCC) including a lady officer qualified as Dornier pilots and were awarded...
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Cabinet Secretary reviews the issue of Onion Prices in the Country

Cabinet Secretary Shri Rajiv Gauba today chaired a meeting of the Committee of Secretaries to review the issue of rising prices of Onions across...

Press release : Visit of chief of the army staff to Japan

  General Bipin Rawat, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Army Staff is embarking on an official visit to Japan from 03...

Curtain Raiser Exercise Hand-in-Hand-2019

The 8th India-China joint training exercise 'HAND-IN-HAND 2019' with the theme counter terrorism under United Nations mandate is scheduled to be conduct at Umroi,...

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh calls for generous contributions to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has urged people of the country to contribute generously to the Armed Forces Flag Day (AFFD) Fund for the...

Lt Gen P S Rajeshwar takes over as C-n-C of Andaman & Nicobar Command

Lt Gen Podali Shankar Rajeshwar took over as the 14th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on December 01, 2019. He is...

Several important steps have beentaken to Increase Tonnage Capacity of Shipping Industry: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya

 In a reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today the Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviyainformed...
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Increasing Energy Consumption

Development of India’s energy infrastructure will involve huge investments in oil and gas infrastructure of more than 100 billion dollars including in exploration and...

Compressed Bio-Gas from Paddy Stubble

Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) can be produced from biomass and organic waste sources including paddy stubble. Compressed Bio-Gas has properties similar to the commercially available...

Import of Crude Oil Substitute

The details of month wise crude oil import quantity and value during the year 2018-19 are given below: CRUDE OIL IMPORT QUANTITY AND VALUE DURING...

Production of PNG/CNG

As per information provided by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), approximately 18,646 MMSCM of Natural gas has been produced domestically and approximately 19,031...

Blue Flag Certification for beaches

The Ministry has embarked upon a programme for ‘Blue Flag’ Certification for select beaches in the country.   This Certification is accorded by an international...

Tiger corridors in Country

The National Tiger Conservation Authority in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India has published a document titled “Connecting Tiger Populations for Long-term Conservation”,...

Steps taken by Government to ensure quality education for children of weaker section and disadvantaged group in the country

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, entitles every child of age 6 to 14 years to a right...
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Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh calls for generous contributions to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has urged people of the country to contribute generously to the Armed Forces Flag Day (AFFD) Fund for the...

Lt Gen P S Rajeshwar takes over as C-n-C of Andaman & Nicobar Command

Lt Gen Podali Shankar Rajeshwar took over as the 14th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on December 01, 2019. He is...

Several important steps have beentaken to Increase Tonnage Capacity of Shipping Industry: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya

 In a reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today the Minister of State for Shipping (I/C) and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviyainformed...

Increasing Energy Consumption

Development of India’s energy infrastructure will involve huge investments in oil and gas infrastructure of more than 100 billion dollars including in exploration and...

Compressed Bio-Gas from Paddy Stubble

Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) can be produced from biomass and organic waste sources including paddy stubble. Compressed Bio-Gas has properties similar to the commercially available...

Import of Crude Oil Substitute

The details of month wise crude oil import quantity and value during the year 2018-19 are given below: CRUDE OIL IMPORT QUANTITY AND VALUE DURING...

Production of PNG/CNG

As per information provided by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC), approximately 18,646 MMSCM of Natural gas has been produced domestically and approximately 19,031...

Blue Flag Certification for beaches

The Ministry has embarked upon a programme for ‘Blue Flag’ Certification for select beaches in the country.   This Certification is accorded by an international...

Re-Tendering for Polavaram Project Works

As per the Ministry of Finance Office Memorandum No. F.No.1(2)/PF I/2014 (Pt) dated 30.09.2016, the State Government of Andhra Pradesh is executing the Polavaram...

Compensation to Families Displaced by Construction of Dams

The Water Resources Projects are planned, funded, executed and maintained by the concerned State Governments themselves as per their own resources and priority. The...

Promotion to Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles

Since inception of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) in 2015, about 2.8 lakh vehicles have...

Exploration of 37 and drilling of 121 non-CIL coal blocks this year; Country to produce810 MT of coal in FY 20 : Shri Pralhad...

The government has planned exploration of 37 coal blocks and 10 lignite blocks along with drilling of 121 coal blocks and one lignite block...
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