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11th World Hindi Conference to begin in Mauritius

The 11th World Hindi Conference will be inaugurated in Mauritius on August 18, 2018 with the theme ‘Hindi World and Indian Culture’. The three-day conference will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Praveen Kumar Jagannath in Port Louis. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and other ministers are expected to reach Port Louis to […]

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Ministry of Agriculture proposes to UNFAO to declare 2019 as ‘International Year of Millets’

The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh on August 16, 2018 wrote to Jose Graziano da Silva, the Director General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) to declare the upcoming year as the ‘International Year of Millets’. Singh stressed on the need to draw wider global attention and […]

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All you need to know about Modi’s Announcements about “Gaganyaan”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced that India will send an astronaut to space in the year 2022. He was addressing the nation on India’s 72nd Independence Day.  “I make this announcement today, before 2022, an Indian astronaut – son or daughter – will be in space. One of us will carry the tricolour to […]

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee Passes Away !!

Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and BJP stalwart passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the national capital on Thursday. He was 93. Vajpayee was admitted to the AIIMS in June and had been ailing for long. He was a great leader with a great sense of compassion He will […]

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Cabinet approves provision of bail in instant triple talaq bill

The Union Cabinet on August 9, 2018 approved a few amendments in the instant triple talaq bill, making it permissible for a magistrate to give bail for the offence. The amended triple talaq bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on August 10, 2018 for its approval. The draft bill, officially called Muslim Women (Protection […]

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Nation observed 76th anniversary of Quit India movement

The 76th anniversary of Quit India movement was observed across India on August 8, 2018. On this day in 1942, father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi gave the famous clarion call of ‘Do or Die’ to all Indians to drive the British away from the country. The movement, also known as the August Kranti Diwas, […]

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Lok Sabha approves government’s additional expenditure demand of Rs 11,698 cr

The Lok Sabha on August 7, 2018 passed the Supplementary Demands for Grants for the fiscal year 2018-19, in which Government had sought additional expenditure of Rs 11,698 crore. As per the latest demands for grants, the net cash outgo amounts to Rs 5,951,22 crore and the government’s gross additional expenditure have been shown at […]

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Bill to restore original SC/ST atrocity law passed by Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha on August 6, 2018 passed the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018. The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot on August 3, 2018. Provisions of the Bill • The Bill states that the investigating officer […]

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President Ram Nath Kovind gives assent to bill on fugitive economic offenders

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, which seeks to prevent economic offenders from fleeing the country and evading the legal process. The bill was passed by the upper house of the Parliament, the Rajya Sabha through a voice vote on July 25, 2018. The Lok […]

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Union Cabinet approves law provisioning death penalty for maritime piracy

On August 2, 2018, the Union Cabinet passed a bill proposing life imprisonment or death penalty for those who involved in maritime piracy. Objective The major objective of anti-maritime piracy bill is to form an inland anti-piracy legislation that can offer necessary legal structure with in the country for the tribunal of those who are […]

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