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India successfully test fires N-capable cruise missile Nirbhay

Posted on 21 October 2014

India’s indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which can strike targets over 700 kms away, was on Friday test-fired from a test range at Chandipur near Balasore, Odisha. “The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher positioned at launch pad 3 of the Integrated Test Range at about 10.03 hours,” an official told […] Continue Reading

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India hockey coach Terry Walsh resigns blaming ‘sporting bureaucracy’

Posted on 21 October 2014

Just when it looked Indian hockey was getting back up on its legs, another setback hit the game’s establishment in the country with head coach of the men’s team resigning citing ‘sporting bureaucracy’ as the reason for calling it quits. Walsh’s decision came at a time when he had coached the team to Asian Games […] Continue Reading

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Manohar Lal Khattar set to be Haryana Chief Minister

Posted on 21 October 2014

Manohar Lal Khattar set to be Haryana Chief Minister as BJP MLAs elect him as their leader Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday chose Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar as the new Chief Minister of Haryana. This is after 15 years that the state has a non-Jat Chief Minister after having Jat Chief Ministers […] Continue Reading

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for culpable homicide

Posted on 21 October 2014

Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to three years in prison […] Continue Reading

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Maharashtra, Haryana assembly election results today

Posted on 19 October 2014

Seats Declared: 0/288 Parties Leads Won Total (L + W) BJP+ 1 0 1 SHS 0 0 0 Cong 0 0 0 NCP 0 0 0 MNS 0 0 0 Others 0 0 0 Results of the 288-seat Maharashtra assembly and 90-member Haryana house to be declared today. The exit polls have predicted that BJP […] Continue Reading

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Lion Capital of Ashoka

Posted on 19 October 2014

The Lion Capital of Ashoka is a sculpture of four Indian lions standing back to back, on an elaborate base that includes other animals. A graphic representation of it was adopted as the official Emblem of India in 1950. It was originally placed atop the Aśoka pillar at the important Buddhist site of Sarnath by […] Continue Reading

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The National Air Quality Index

Posted on 19 October 2014

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on 17 October 2014 launched the National Air Quality Index (AQI) in New Delhi. The National Air Quality Index is an initiative under Swachh Bharat Mission envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce the culture of cleanliness. AQI will act as a One Number- […] Continue Reading

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Union Home Ministry announced to renamed 12 cities and towns of Karnataka

Posted on 19 October 2014

Union Home Ministry on 17 October 2014 announced to rename 12 cities and towns of Karnataka. The proposal was made on 27 October 2006 to change the names of the 12 towns and cities in consonance with their pronunciation in Kannada language by the Karnataka Government. The State Revenue Department had sent the proposal to […] Continue Reading

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Current Affairs India-Diesel Price Deregulated

Posted on 19 October 2014

Government today deregulated diesel prices, a move that will result in a price cut of Rs 3.37 a litre with effect from midnight tonight. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Cabinet in its meeting today decided to deregulate or free diesel prices. Retail rates will now reflect international movement in oil prices. As a result, […] Continue Reading

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Let’s football! Indian Super League kicks off

Posted on 13 October 2014

The Hero Indian Super League which kicked off yesterday is a tournament meant to showcase Indian footballing talents. Hero Indian Super League is India’s unrivalled football championship scheduled to kick off on 12th October 2014. It is co-promoted by IMG-Reliance (the joint venture between IMG and Reliance Industries), Star India and supported by All India […] Continue Reading

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