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India ranks 77th on sustainability: UN Report

India ranked 77th on a sustainability index that considers per capita carbon emissions & 131st on a flourishing ranking that measures the best chance at survival and well-being for children. Report was commissioned by WHO, UNICEF & Lancet medical journal

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Report assessed the capacity of 180 countries

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Pragyan Ojha announces retirement from international, 1st-class cricket

Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha announced retirement from international and first-class cricket with immediate effect. In all, he played 24 Tests between 2009 and 2013 in which he took 113 wickets. From 18 ODIs, he grabbed 21 wickets

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2023 Cricket World Cup will be hosted by India

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Department of Telecommunications launches '5G Hackathon'

DoT has launched ‘5G Hackathon’ in association with government, academia and industry stakeholders. Aimed at shortlisting India's focused cutting edge ideas that can be converted into workable 5G products and solutions

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Minister of State for Communications, E&IT: S. Shamrao Dhotre

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National Museum hosts 'Historical Gastronomica - The Indus Dining Experience' exhibition

National Museum in New Delhi is hosting a unique exhibition on India’s ancient food history called "Historical Gastronomica - The Indus Dining Experience till the 25th of this month that goes back to over 5000 years ago.

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Event is jointly curated with One Station Million Stories

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Retired IAS officers Amarjeet Sinha, Bhaskar Khulbe appointed as Advisers to PM

Retired IAS officers Amarjeet Sinha & Bhaskar Khulbe have been appointed as Advisers to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the rank and scale of Secretary. The appointments are made on contractual basis initially for a period of 2 years

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Chairman Economic Advisory Council to PM: Bibek Debroy

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15 clusters in Jharkhand selected under Phase 3 of Rurban Mission

15 clusters in Jharkhand have been selected under Phase 3 of Rurban Mission which includes Saradu cluster under Tandwa block of Chatra district. Saradu cluster encircles Tandwa, Saradu, Gadilong, Kabra-koyad and Kasiyadih gram panchayats

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Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission launched in 2016

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Forex reserves rise by $3.091 bn to record $476.092 bn

Country's foreign exchange reserves swelled by $3.091 billion to a lifetime high of $476.092 billion mainly due to a rise in foreign currency assets, according to the RBI data. Country's reserve position with the IMF declined by $9 mn to $3.590 bn

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Gold reserves rose by $344 million to $29.123 billion

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GMR-Groupe ADP deal for airport business gets Competition Commission nod

Competition Commission of India has given approval for GMR group's proposed 49% stake sale in its airport business to France's Groupe ADP. Clearance is through the green channel, which allows for an automatic system for speedy approval of combinations

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Competition Commission of India is a statutory body

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Ministry of MSME launches national level awareness programme

Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has launched a National Level Awareness Programme (NLAP) 2020. Objective of the NLP is to spread awareness about schemes & activities undertaken by the Ministry & its attached organisations

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MSME Minister of State: Pratap Chandra Sarangi

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Railway customers can now converse in Hindi through 'ASKDISHA' chatbot

In order to resolve queries of railway passengers, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has now powered voice-enabled 'ASKDISHA' to converse with customers in Hindi language

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Railways had introduced AI-based 'ASKDISHA' chatbot in 2018

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Chitra Bharati Film Festival organised in Ahmedabad

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated the 3rd edition of the Chitra Bharati Film Festival organised by Bharatiya Chitra Sadhana in Ahmedabad featuring a total of 141 films, divided into 4 categories: campus films, animation films & short film

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Gujarat Governor: Acharya Devvrat

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Tripura’s Seven-time MP Bajubian Reang passed away

Tripura seven-time CPI-M parliamentarian, Bajubian Reang passed away at the age of 79 years. He became an MLA in the year 1967 from Congress party & later he joined the CPI (M). He became the minister of agriculture in 1978 for Tripura

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He represented East Tripura LS seat as Member of Parliament

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President Kovind inaugurates the Huddle 2020 event in Bengaluru

President Kovind inaugurated the 4th edition of The Huddle, The Hindu’s annual thought conclave, in Bengaluru. The 2-day event would feature 15 sessions & 32 speakers, from the world of politics, business, academics, sports, entertainment and the arts

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14th President of India: Ram Nath Kovind