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1. #MeToo: DCW urges victims to report sexual crimes, creates email ID ( News and Blogs )
 

The Delhi Commission for Women on Sunday urged the victims of sexual crimes to report their cases to the police and the women's panel, creating a dedicated email ID to receive such complaints.


2. Air India diverts flight to Mumbai after freak accident; No casualties ( News and Blogs )
 

The Air India flight had to be diverted to Mumbai after the aircraft wheels hit the airport's perimeter wall while taking off on Friday morning, official said.


3. Nirav Modi declared absconder in DRI case ( News and Blogs )
 

The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Surat, on Wednesday, issued an order declaring fugitive diamantaire and Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam accused Nirav Modi as an absconder in a case filed against him by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly evading customs duty on import of diamonds and pearls.


4. Cabinet approves MoU b/w India & Finland on env cooperation ( News and Blogs )
 

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Finland on Environmental Cooperation, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.


5. Para Asian Games: India bag 5 medals on Day 1 ( News and Blogs )
 

India started their campaign at the ongoing third edition of the Para Asian Games on a high note by clinching five medals, including two silver and three bronze, on the opening day of the tournament.


6. President Kovind, PM Modi greet air warriors on IAF's 86th anniversary ( News and Blogs )
 

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed air warriors on the occasion of Indian Air Force's 86th anniversary.


7. IMD issues low-pressure alert over Arabian sea ( News and Blogs )
 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather alert regarding the likely formation of the low-pressure area over South East Arabian sea and area adjoining Lakshadweep Islands.


8. India, Russia ink action plan to set up 6 more n-reactors in India ( News and Blogs )
 

India and Russia on Friday signed a document for cooperation on a new nuclear power project in India with the latest VVER-1200 type reactors powered by advanced fuel.


9. PM Modi, Russian President begin bilateral talks ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin began the crucial bilateral talks at Hyderabad House in Delhi on Friday.


10. Cabinet approves MoU to promote India-Russia cooperation in MSME ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC) of India and Russian Small and Medium Business Corporation (RSMB).


11. PM receives 'UNEP Champions of Earth' award ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received the 'UNEP Champions of the Earth for 2018' award, United Nations' highest environmental honour, from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres here.


12. Nirav Modi's foreign assets seized by ED ( News and Blogs )
 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 637 crores belonging to fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.


13. 384 dead in Indonesia earthquakes, tsunami (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Over 380 people were confirmed dead on Saturday after earthquakes, including a powerful 7.5 magnitude tremor, and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Rescue workers were struggling to reach certain affected areas amid fears that the toll can still rise.


14. Kerala: MPs give over Rs 40 crore from MPLADS fund for flood relief ( News and Blogs )
 

Hundred Member of Parliaments (MPs) from across India have contributed an amount of Rs 43.66 crore from the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund for the rehabilitation works in flood-affected areas of Kerala.


15. SC opens Sabarimala to women of all ages; temple tantri unhappy ( News and Blogs )
 

The historic Supreme Court judgment which on Friday allowed women of all ages to enter Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala in Kerala, has left the temple tantris (priests) and those associated with it by tradition disappointed.


16. Women can't be treated as cattle: SC strikes down adultery law (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, an adultery law dating to the British era, terming it unconstitutional, archaic and manifestly arbitrary, with one judge saying women can't be treated as "cattle".


17. India rejects discussion of Kashmir issue at OIC meeting ( News and Blogs )
 

India has rejected references made by Pakistan on the Kashmir issue in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting as the matter is internal to India, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Wednesday (local time).


18. SC rules Aadhaar not mandatory for admissions, mobile connections ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Aadhar card is not needed for school admissions and mobile phone connections as well as for writing UGC, NEET and CBSE Exams.


19. Delhi Chief Secy calls emergency meeting as Yamuna crosses danger mark ( News and Blogs )
 

Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash on Tuesday called an emergency meeting, after the water level in Yamuna River rose above danger mark, following the release of water from Haryana's Hathnikund barrage.


20. Travel Guide: Things to do in Adelaide, Australia ( Tourism )
 

From spectacular nature to native Australian wildlife and gastronomical delights to fine wines, the unhurried capital city of Adelaide is the melting pot of numerous Australian experiences such as wildlife, luxury, food, wine, culture and nature.


21. HP rains: Cabinet reviews rehabilitation, rescue operations ( News and Blogs )
 

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday reviewed the rehabilitation and rescue operations being undertaken by the state government in view of the incessant and heavy downpour in the state from the last few days.


22. Indian Army fit to fight previous wars: Gen. Rawat ( News and Blogs )
 

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said that the Indian Army was fit to fight previous wars and that the future would necessitate imbibing technology and a reorganisation.


23. Rafale controversy: France, Dassault Aviation denies involvement in choosing Indian partners ( News and Blogs )
 

The French government and Dassault Aviation have denied their involvement in the choice of Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal.


24. Militants abduct, kill three policemen in Kashmir (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Militants gunned down three policemen on Friday, hours after they were abducted from their homes in south Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.


25. Aviation Ministry seeks DGCA's report over Jet Airways incident ( News and Blogs )
 

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has sought a report from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation over the incident wherein loss of cabin pressure caused a scare on board Jet Airways flight 9W 697 earlier on Thursday.


26. Troops of Indian, US army participate in Yudh Abhyas 2018 ( News and Blogs )
 

On the fourth day of Yudh Abhyas 2018, the troops of Indian and the United States army participated in a battle obstacle course, rock and ice craft wall, room intervention and unarmed combat.


27. Korean leaders undertake joint excursion to Mt. Paektu ( News and Blogs )
 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday undertook a joint excursion to Mount Paektu, a volcanic mountain located on China-North Korea border.


28. Triple Talaq an offence now, Cabinet approves Ordinance ( News and Blogs )
 

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance or an Executive Order on Triple Talaq bill, making it a criminal act, sources confirmed.


29. Platforms for SME & MSME to maximize their business this festive season ( News and Blogs )
 

A few fintech platforms who are working towards uplifting the SME and MSME sector


30. SC lifts ban on Saridon, two other drugs for now ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme court on Monday lifted a ban on the manufacture and sale of Piramal's painkiller Saridon and two other drugs - Piriton and Dart - for now.


31. ISRO likely to launch Chandrayaan-2 on January 3 ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan has said that India's second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 would be launched most probably on January 3, 2019.


32. PM Modi commemorates 'Engineers Day' ( News and Blogs )
 

On the occasion of 'Engineer's Day', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday commended the hardworking engineers of the nation.


33. SpaceX signs its first passenger to fly aboard the Big Falcon Rocket Moon mission ( News and Blogs )
 

SpaceX is building its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) to head to the moon. And now, the company has announced that it has signed its first private passenger to hop onboard the rocket.


34. Fuel prices continue northward march ( News and Blogs )
 

Fuel price jumped to all-time high on Friday, with petrol being sold at Rs 81.28 per litre and diesel at Rs 73.30 per litre in the national capital.


35. iPhones XS Max, XS, XR : Apple unveils its latest smartphones ( News and Blogs )
 

Apple unveiled new versions of its iPhone and Apple Watch on Wednesday at its headquarters in California.


36. Mumbai's richest Ganesh mandal insured for Rs 264.75 cr ( News and Blogs )
 

Gowd Saraswat Brahman (GSB) Ganesh mandal, which is believed to be Mumbai's richest mandal, has taken an insurance cover of Rs 264.75 crore.


37. Congress slams Jaitley after Mallya says he met him, demands response from government (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

As fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on Wednesday said he had met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before leaving the country, the Congress demanded a detailed response and disclosure from the government and inquiry into his claims.


38. Know the essential skincare regimes for your 30's ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Aging calls for a new skincare regime, as the needs of our skin changes and evolves as we grow.


39. No plans on absorbing fuel prices: BPCL ( News and Blogs )
 

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Tuesday said that it has no plans to absorb the rising fuel prices, adding that no communication has been received from the central government on the same.


40. Iran to hand over Chabahar Port to India within 1 month ( News and Blogs )
 

Iran will hand over Chabahar Port to India for operation and maintenance purposes within a month, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said on Friday.


41. Supreme Court decriminalises homosexuality ( News and Blogs )
 

In a landmark judgement, after months of deliberations, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalised homosexuality.


42. J-K: Heroin worth Rs. 100 crore seized in Kathua ( News and Blogs )
 

The Jammu unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday seized around 22 kgs of heroin worth Rs. 100 crore and arrested four people in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.


43. Petrol will soon touch Rs 100: Andhra CM ( News and Blogs )
 

Criticising the Narendra Modi-led government for the continuous rise in fuel prices, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu opined that soon, petrol would be sold at Rs. 100 per litre.


44. K'taka civic polls: Cong leading with 846 wins ( News and Blogs )
 

As counting of votes for the recently held urban local body polls is underway, results declared so far reveal that the Congress is leading.


45. Fuel prices hit fresh record high ( News and Blogs )
 

Fuel prices continued to rise on Saturday, with petrol and diesel prices touching a new record high in several metropolitan cities, including Delhi and Mumbai.


46. Rahul tears into PM Modi on demonistaion, Rafale deal ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government of "deliberately" implementing demonetisation to help his "crony capitalist friends".


47. IoT (Internet of Things) explained & its career prospects ( Career )
 

Internet of Things more popularly known as IoT is a computing concept that describes the idea of everyday physical devices being connected to the internet and being able to identify themselves to other devices.


48. Hike in petrol, diesel prices ( News and Blogs )
 

Fuel prices was increased on Thursday with petrol being sold at Rs 78.30 per litre in Delhi and at Rs 85.72 per litre in Mumbai, as per the data provided by the Indian Oil Corporation.


49. Over 59,000 people housed in 305 relief camps: Kerala CM ( News and Blogs )
 

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said that they have housed as many as 59,296 flood-hit victims in 305 camps, set up by the authorities across the state.


50. Andhra CM invited to address UN forum ( News and Blogs )
 

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu has been invited by the United Nations (UN) to deliver a keynote address at an event, titled 'Financing Sustainable Agriculture: Global Challenges and Opportunities' - to be organised on the sideline of the annual UN General Assembly in New York on September 24.


51. Bhima Koregaon violence: Activists arrested 'under government's pressure' ( News and Blogs )
 

The arrests of five activists from various cities across India in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence by the Pune Police was done "under government's pressure," said advocate Susan Abraham, who is wife of Varnan Gonsalves - one of the activists.


52. NTR's son, ex-MP Harikrishna dies in road accident (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

TDP founder NTR's son and actor-politician Nandamuri Harikrishna died in a road accident in Telangana's Nalgonda district early on Wednesday, doctors said. He was 61.


53. Manjit shocks favourites to win gold in 800m, Johnson second ( News and Blogs )
 

In a stunning turnaround, Manjit Singh piped his fancied compatriot Jinson Johnson to claim the Gold in the 800m race, clocking 1:46.15 minutes in the Track and Field competition at the Asian Games on Tuesday.


54. Asian Games: Sindhu bags historic silver in women's singles ( News and Blogs )
 

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Tuesday clinched a historic silver medal in Women's Singles Badminton event as she became the first Indian to finish second on the podium in the Asian Games.


55. Alagiri vs Stalin: Who will head DMK next? ( News and Blogs )
 

Late Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi's sons MK Alagiri and MK Stalin will be standing against each other in the party presidential election on Tuesday.


56. Kerala floods: CM urges Malayalis to donate one month salary ( News and Blogs )
 

"Everyone won't be able to give their one month's salary together. You can give it in ten month's time."


57. Kerala toll would have been higher if military hadn't helped: CM ( News and Blogs )
 

The death toll in the Kerala floods would have been much higher but for the timely help provided by the military, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said.


58. Asian Games: Sindhu becomes first Indian to enter badminton Singles final ( News and Blogs )
 

Ace shuttler, PV Sindhu on Monday scripted history as she became the first Indian to cement her spot in the final of the Women's Singles Event at the Asian Games.


59. Ankita clinches bronze, Bopanna & Sharan assured of silver in Asian Game ( News and Blogs )
 

Ankita Raina, who despite losing 4-6, 6-7 (6) to world number 34 Zhang Shuai in the semi- final, became the second Indian woman to claim a medal, - bronze- in the Individual event


60. Kerala govt to initiate high-level discussion on UAE aid ( News and Blogs )
 

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state government will initiate high-level discussions with the Centre to enable the transfer of funds from the UAE government in the wake of the floods in the state.


61. Asian Games: Rahi Sarnobat clinches gold in 25m Pistol event ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat on Wednesday bagged a gold medal in women's 25m Pistol Event at the ongoing 18th edition of Asian Games.


62. President Kovind, PM Modi greet the nation on Eid al-Adha ( News and Blogs )
 

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.


63. Asiad 2018: Shooters shine, wushu, sepaktakraw players create history (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

Shooters continued to make the country proud even as Indians created history by ensuring medals in non-traditional sports like wushu and sepaktakraw at the 18th Asian Games here on Tuesday.


64. Simple leg exercises can reduce negative effects on heart and blood vessels ( Health )
 

Did you know how beneficial are simple leg exercises while lying down? A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of transportation of blood in the body which in turn may increase the risk of diseases in the heart and blood vessels.


65. Asiad 2018: Wrestler Vinesh bags historic gold (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Vinesh Phogat on Monday became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold after she defeated Japan's Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women's Freestyle final at Jakarta.


66. Untreated Endometriosis can silently kill chances of motherhood ( Health )
 

An estimated 10.8 million women suffer from endometriosis worldwide and one-third of women with this condition have struggled to get pregnant.


67. Asiad 2018: Bajrang wins 1st gold, Apurvi-Ravi take bronze on Day 1 ( News and Blogs )
 

Wrestler Bajrang Punia won India's first gold medal while shooters Apurvi Chandela and and Ravi Kumar bagged a bronze medal on the opening day of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday.


68. Indian Navy steps up rescue, relief efforts in flood-hit Kerala ( News and Blogs )
 

As the massive floods continue to wreak havoc in the state of Kerala, the Western Naval Command on Sunday sailed Indian Naval Ship (INS) Mysore with relief material to provide assistance to the flood-hit state.


69. Kofi Annan struggled to escape the curse of history ( News and Blogs )
 

Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanitarian whose career was tarnished by ugly conflicts that spun out of control.


70. Kerala flood death toll climbs to 196, 11 districts on alert (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The death toll in the Kerala floods climbed to 196 as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday, even as fresh trouble loomed large for authorities due to prediction of more rains, with 11 districts continuing on a red alert.


71. Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80 ( News and Blogs )
 

Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80, his foundation said on Saturday.


72. Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan PM ( News and Blogs )
 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Saturday took oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country at the President House in Islamabad


73. Kerala Floods: PM Modi conducts aerial survey, announces financial aid ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected Kerala. He announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh per person to the next kin of the deceased and Rs. 50,000 to those seriously injured, from PM's National Relief Funds (PMNRF).


74. Kerala Floods: Modi begins aerial survey as weather clears ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday began his aerial survey of the massive loss and destruction triggered by the torrential rains in Kerala, after it was initially called off due to bad weather.


75. 164 dead in Kerala floods, massive rescue underway (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Kerala as rains subsided but the death toll touched 164 in 10 days.


76. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 'a leader for the ages-ahead of his times' ( News and Blogs )
 

'Gentle Giant' Vajpayee breathed his last at 5.05 pm in Delhi at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday, following a prolonged illness.


77. Kerala floods: India Navy deploys 21 teams for rescue operation ( News and Blogs )
 

On the seventh day of Operation Madad, Southern Naval Command deployed 21 rescue and diving teams with Gemini boats in flood-hit Kerala as the monsoon has intensified in the state.


78. Nation geared up to celebrate Independence day with great zeal ( News and Blogs )
 

On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, the nation is all geared up to celebrate the day on August 15 with great zeal to pay tribute to the freedom fighters, who sacrificed their lives to liberate the country from the yoke of British servitude, and to take a pledge to work for the country's prosperity.


79. Sweet exchange at Attari-Wagah border on Pak I-Day ( News and Blogs )
 

On the occasion of Pakistan's 71st Independence Day, India and Pakistan border guards exchanged sweets at Attari-Wagah border.


80. Teej Festival- all you want to know ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )
 


81. Teej Festival- all you want to know ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )
 

Also called 'Hariyali Teej', the festival is widely celebrated by married Hindu women in Northern and Western parts of India to pray for the well-being of their spouses.


82. Somnath Chatterjee passes away at 89yrs ( News and Blogs )
 

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee who was admitted in a private hospital in Kolkata passed away at the age of 89yrs.


83. Handling back pain ( Health )
 

Back pain can occur due to bad posture, pressure on the back muscles and from taking too much weight at once. Try out the following for controlling the pain


84. As Kerala battles floods, death toll reaches 26 ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 26 people have lost their lives so far across rain-battered Kerala due to flooding and landslides caused by the torrential downpour in the state.


85. Shutters of Idukki reservoir in Kerala open after 26 yrs ( News and Blogs )
 

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has opened one of the five shutters of Idukki reservoir on Thursday as the water level touched to 2398.88 meter due to heavy rain, following which the airport in Kochi suspended the arrival of flights.


86. Blue bottle jellyfishes injure many at Mumbai beaches ( Animals and Plant Life )
 

Scores of blue bottle jellyfish also known as Portuguese man-of-war we spotted cross the beaches of Mumbai, causing panic and fear among the people.


87. Mumbai: Over 40 injured in BPCL refinery blaze ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 45 people were injured after a level-III fire broke out at the Hydro Cracker plant of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) refinery here in Chembur on Wednesday.


88. Madras HC allows Karunanidhi to be buried at Marina Beach ( News and Blogs )
 

After an overnight drama, the DMK won a legal battle on wednesday when the Madras High Court allowed the burial of DMK President and five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi at Marina Beach.


89. Karunanidhi's mortal remains kept at Rajaji Hall for homage ( News and Blogs )
 

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi's mortal remains have been moved at Chennai's Rajaji Hall in Anna Sala on Wednesday morning.


90. Earth at risk of falling into irreversible greenhouse state ( News and Blogs )
 

The Earth is at risk of falling into an irreversible greenhouse state due to global warming, which would make several regions of the planet uninhabitable for humans, an international study revealed.


91. West Bengal: Tea trade unions call for 3-day strike ( News and Blogs )
 

Three-day strike in the tea industry, called by the joint forum of 26 tea trade unions over the implementation of minimum wages, entered its first day on Tuesday.


92. Naidu inaugurates world's first high energy storage device ( News and Blogs )
 

Andhra Pradesh CM on Monday unveiled the world's first-ever high energy storage device, a thermal battery patented by Dr. Patrick Glynn in 2016 in India in Amaravati.


93. 5 amazing healing benefits of Neem, the wonder herb ( Health )
 


94. 'Karwaan': Takes us on a journey of life, death (Movie Review) ( News and Blogs )
 

Focusing more on the journey rather than on the goal, "Karwaan" is a light-hearted comedy, designed as a road film. So obviously, you have little of the road and more of the comedy which is quirky, subtle and sardonic.


95. BWF World C'ship: Sindhu books semi-final berth; Saina, Praneeth, Rankireddy, Ponnappa ousted ( News and Blogs )
 

World No. 2 P. V. Sindhu on Friday stormed her way into the semi-finals of the BWF World Championships with an emphatic display against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara


96. Citizenship granted after due diligence: Antiguan authorities on Choksi ( News and Blogs )
 

Antigua and Barbuda's Citizenship By Investment Unit (CIU) has clarified that it took all steps to ensure fugitive diamantaire and PNB scam accused Mehul Choksi was a 'fit and proper candidate' for citizenship.


97. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Movie review) ( News and Blogs )
 

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a Hollywood Musical Romantic Comedy movie, starring Meryl Streep, directed by Ol Parker.


98. Maratha stir: 21-year-old commits suicide for not getting job ( News and Blogs )
 

Till now, 14 people have reportedly committed suicide in Maharashtra regarding Maratha reservation.


99. TDP mulls over moving SC over special status issue ( News and Blogs )
 

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is contemplating to move the Supreme Court over the issue of special category status for Andhra Pradesh.


100. RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50% ( News and Blogs )
 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50 percent while maintain neutral stance on the stability in the market.


101. We need to rethink education: Vice President ( News and Blogs )
 

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said in order to envision an "inclusive new India," the society needs to focus more on the education of children.


102. Of mysteries, marketing and the core concepts of life (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

A mysterious tale around a pregnant woman, who loses her husband and is herself vulnerable because of her association with the country's intelligence agencies; read another mysterious story that deals with the disappearance of a young girl..


103. Deadline for filing ITR extended ( News and Blogs )
 

The deadline for income tax return filing has been pushed to August 31, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Thursday.


104. Reasons Why Cards Are The Best Gift To Convey Your Heartwarming Wishes ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )
 

why hand-drawn cards and pocket-sized greetings make the perfect gift for everyone.


105. Lawyer on Sabrimala entry: SC should not interfere in religious practices ( News and Blogs )
 

The Pandalam Royal family on Thursday has challenged the petition seeking entry of women to the Sabarimala Temple, terming it to be `mischievous' as seem to be targeting the practices of the Hindu faith.


106. PTI celebrates as Pakistan heads towards hung assembly (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

With counting of votes still underway in the 11th general assembly of Pakistan, PTI supporters across the country started early celebrations in anticipation of their party's victory while PML-N cast doubts over the counting process.


107. Pak polls: 22 killed in Quetta blast, 30 injured ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 22 people, including three policeman and two children, were killed in a suspected suicide attack, which took place outside a polling station near Eastern Bypass in Quetta on Wednesday.


108. HC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in INX media case ( News and Blogs )
 

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case till August 1.


109. Pakistan goes to polls today ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid tight security,voting begins in Pakistan to elect a new National Assembly and provincial assemblies from as many as 12,570 candidates contesting for a total of 849 seats.


110. Alliance with Cong depends on seat share: Mayawati ( News and Blogs )
 

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday clearly stated they will forge an alliance with the Congress party only if they are offered a respectable number of seats.


111. Rahul to decide on alliances for 2019, will be Congress face for polls ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will be the party's prime ministerial candidate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and will take decisions on both pre and post-poll alliances.


112. Modi as PM shouldn't talk about petty things: 'Pained' Chandrababu ( News and Blogs )
 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said he was pained to hear Prime Minister Narendra Modi comparing him with "corrupt politicians" and talking about "petty things" during his reply to the TDPs no confidence motion.


113. Of a friend, girlfriend and the storm (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

A crime thriller,a complex tale, featuring many ways in which families love, betray, honour and sacrifice for one another and more..


114. Rahul's hugplomacy after tearing into government surprises Modi (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

After tearing into the BJP-led government in his speech during the no confidence motion on Friday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi walked across to the ruling benches and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, taking everyone in the Lok Sabha by surprise.


115. No-trust debate: TDP says it is war between morality, majority ( News and Blogs )
 

Former NDA ally and a prime mover of the no-confidence motion against the BJP-led ruling alliance, The Telugu Desam Party, accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "deceiving" the people of Andhra Pradesh by not giving it the promised special category status.


116. No trust vote: Modi positive MPs will rise to the occasion ( News and Blogs )
 

Ahead of the no-confidence motion against his government moved by the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hoped that MPs will rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive debate.


117. Can India drive Apple towards world's 1st trillion dollar company? (Tech Trend) ( News and Blogs )
 

At nearly $940 billion, Apple is certainly well on the way to becoming the world's first trillion dollar company -- and the feat could be achieved as early as the end of this year with upcoming iPhone launches.


118. Shiv Sena to vote against no-confidence motion ( News and Blogs )
 

The Shiv Sena will vote against the no-confidence motion moved by the TDP against the Narendra Modi-led government.


119. Thackeray to take final call on no-trust motion: Sanjay Raut ( News and Blogs )
 

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is set to face no-confidence motion tomorrow, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that his party chief Uddhav Thackeray is yet to take a final call whether to vote in favour or against the motion.


120. Congress, others to move no-trust motion against government (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Congress party said it will bring a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the monsoon session of Parliament and added that it is in talks with other opposition parties on the issue.


121. Udaipur ranked 3rd among world's best cities for second successive year ( News and Blogs )
 

Udaipur, the heritage-city built by the Maharanas of Mewar in the 16th century, is on the third place among the 15 of the world's best cities awarded by Travel + Leisure.


122. No-confidence motion set for Friday, BJP remains unperturbed ( News and Blogs )
 

The Lok Sabha will hold discussions on the Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) no-confidence motion against the centre over the Andhra Pradesh special status row on Friday.


123. Scientists discover new 'Meghalayan age' in Earth's history (Lead) ( Science & Technology )
 

Geologists have classified the last 4,200 years as being a distinct Earth age and are calling it a new chapter - the "Meghalayan Age", the onset of which was marked by a mega-drought that crushed a number of civilizations worldwide.


124. Don't let monsoon washout your makeup! ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Here are a few tips to avoid patchy foundations, dripping eyeliners and smudging lip colors during monsoon season


125. Monsoon Session: Parliament set for yet another Centre vs Opposition battle ( News and Blogs )
 

With the Monsoon Session of the Parliament kick-starting today, the Centre and Opposition would be looking forward to debates over a long pending list of bills and a slew of relevant issues.


126. Veteran actor Rita Bhaduri passes away ( News and Blogs )
 

Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri passed away on Tuesday at the age of 62. She was reportedly suffering from a serious kidney ailment.


127. If India is afraid of Modi, then he's afraid of Mayawati: BSP leader ( News and Blogs )
 

BSP leader Jai P Singh, who was removed from his party posts on Tuesday, slammed the BJP for playing vote politics in the name of "cow, river Ganga and cow dunk".


128. Diphtheria an infectious disease that can be prevented ( Health )
 

Diphtheria,an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria,primarily infects the throat and upper airways and produces a toxin affecting other organs.


129. J-K: Students dangerously cross Tawi river to reach school ( News and Blogs )
 

Students of four villages risk their lives every day in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir by crossing Tawi River to reach their respective schools.


130. NIA court sends Asiya Andrabi to judicial custody ( News and Blogs )
 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday sent Dukhtaran-e-Milat chief Asiya Andrabi and two others for 30 days judicial custody in connection with two separate cases registered against them.


131. FIFA WC: Decoding France's dream run ( News and Blogs )
 

Twenty years after winning its first FIFA World Cup in 1998 as an 'underdog', France on Sunday repeated history in Russia as the world favourites defeated Croatia 4-2 in a high-octane final at the Luzhniki Stadium at Moscow, Russia.


132. Oranges keep macular degeneration at bay ( Health )
 


133. President Kovind, PM Modi congratulate Hima Das for scripting history ( News and Blogs )
 

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have applauded Hima Das, who recently became the first Indian woman to win gold at IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships.


134. Of strangers, mischief and the Bengal famine (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Flick through a debut novel that weaves a narrative around the changes in one's life with the arrival of a stranger.


135. The decline and fall of Nawaz Sharif by Vikram Sood ( News and Blogs )
 

The current engagement between the Pakistan Army and the Nawaz Sharif government has a longer history, dating back to the time when Nawaz forced the Army Chief, General Jehangir Karamat to resign in October 1998.


136. Twitter melts down over this picture of Nawaz, Maryam with Begum Kulsoom ( News and Blogs )
 

Ahead of the arrival of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and her daughter Maryam in Pakistan on Friday, a picture of the father-daughter duo with ailing Begum Kulsoom at London's Harley Street Clinic has surfaced on social media.


137. Russell Viper snake delivers 36 offspring in Mumbai institute ( News and Blogs )
 

A Russell viper snake gave birth to 36 baby snakes in Mumbai's Haffkine Institute for Training Research and Testing.


138. In a major relief to tax payers, Centre to withdraw Rs.6,000-cr worth tax cases ( News and Blogs )
 

Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said the government has given major relief to taxpayers by withdrawing 41 per cent cases in direct taxes and 18 per cent in indirect taxes from various courts.


139. Monsoon getaways around Bangalore on a shoe string budget ( Tourism )
 

Monsoon getaways in India are sadly underrated, some places are best savored during the rains. Here's a list of affordable destinations around Bangalore.


140. FIFA WC: Croatia reach final for first time, beat England 2-1 ( News and Blogs )
 

Croatia defeated England in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium by 2-1 in extra-time to reach their first-ever FIFA World Cup final.


141. Hype your style quotient with tailor-made frames for your face ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Fashion is undoubtedly incomplete without sunglasses. The right pair of shades can amp up your style game while adding that much-needed element of mystery to your look.


142. Living in less sunny areas may increase OCD risk ( Health )
 

According to a new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).


143. Dipa Karmakar assures to give her best at Asian Games ( News and Blogs )
 

On returning to India after clinching gold at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Challenge, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar expressed gratitude to her coach for his support and assured to give her best at Asian Games.


144. Aircel-Maxis case: Court extends Chidambaram's interim protection from arrest ( News and Blogs )
 

A special court here on Tuesday extended till August 7 the interim protection from arrest granted to senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.


145. Rescuers gear up for final push to save remaining five from Thai cave ( News and Blogs )
 

Rescuers resumed preparations on Tuesday for a third rescue operation deep into a cave complex in northern Thailand to free four remaining boys and their soccer coach in a race against time and monsoon weather.


146. Korean Prez given ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan ( News and Blogs )
 

The visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in was given ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday.


147. Japan floods: Toll reaches 85, 2mn forced to evacuate ( News and Blogs )
 

The death toll from the devastating floods after record rains pounded Japan has increased to over 85, with two million others forced to evacuate from their homes, authorities said on Monday.


148. Nirbhaya case: SC likely to pronounce verdict on review pleas today ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court will on Monday pronounce judgment on the review petitions filed by the three convicts in the brutal December 2012, Delhi gang rape case.


149. Sunanda Pushkar death: Delhi Court grants bail to Shashi Tharoor ( News and Blogs )
 

A Delhi Court on Saturday granted bail to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection with the case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death.


150. Bday wishes pour in for captain cool Dhoni ( News and Blogs )
 

Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 37 on Saturday, and warm birthday wishes poured in for him not just from the cricket fraternity but also from the fans all around the world.


151. Belgium knock favourites Brazil out to book semis berth ( News and Blogs )
 

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil were on Friday knocked out of the FIFA World Cup 2018 after an own goal from Fernandinho and a stunning Kevin de Bruyne strike handed Belgium a two-goal lead, from which the Selecao couldn't recover.


152. Of love in various shades (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Romantic novels have long drawn a massive readership. Here's some quick-read offerings that weave fictional narratives around love and its various shades.


153. Diver dies on Thailand cave rescue operation ( News and Blogs )
 

A Thai diver died while taking part in operation to save 12 boys and their football coach, who are trapped inside a flooded cave complex in northern Thailand.


154. US begins trade war against China, Beijing to 'fight back' (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

United States' trade war with China officially began on Friday as the Trump administration slapped tariffs of USD 34 billion on Chinese imports, escalating a fight that could hurt companies and consumers in both the countries.


155. Delhi power tussle: L-G's role cannot be obstructionist, says CJI ( News and Blogs )
 

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, who was reading out the judgment in the Delhi government - Lieutenant Governor power tussle case on Wednesday said that the L-G's role cannot be obstructionist.


156. America to spend more on Independence Day fireworks ( News and Blogs )
 

The US government on its Independence Day on July 04 is going to spend more on fireworks as compared to last year.


157. Bhutanese PM to embark on 3-day visit to India from July 5 ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister of Bhutan, H.E. Dasho Tshering Tobgay, will pay an official visit to India from July 5 and 7, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


158. FIFA WC: Belgium's 94th-minute winner breaks Japanese hearts ( News and Blogs )
 

World No. 3 Belgium edged past Japan in the dying moments of a five-goal thriller at the Rostov Arena, completing a comeback from a two-goal deficit in the round-of-16 of the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018.


159. FIFA WC: Brazil beat Mexico to enter quarter-finals ( News and Blogs )
 

Neymar's strike and a late second goal from Roberto Firmino on Monday helped Brazil edge past Mexico 2-0 to book a spot in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup. Match schedule & scores


160. SGPC chief calls Jalalabad blast 'deliberate attack' ( News and Blogs )
 

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president GS Longowal on Monday called the 'barbaric' suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city, a 'deliberate' attack.


161. Whooping Cough, a highly contagious disease of respiratory tract ( Health )
 

Whooping Cough begins with a cold and a mild cough and effects the respiratory tract and the lungs..


162. Sikhs among 19 killed in Afghan suicide blast (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

A massive operation of ethnic cleansing of Sikhs from Pakistan is underway with the ISI systematically eliminating them from all across the country and in neighbouring Afghanistan.


163. Red Corner Notice issued against Nirav Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

A Red Corner Notice has been issued against absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi by the Interpol in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.


164. Flood alert in Kashmir, schools closed, helplines set up ( News and Blogs )
 

A flood alert has been issued following increase in the water level in river Jhelum and its tributaries due to incessant rain in the Kashmir valley, where authorities have set up helpline and ordered closure of schools on Saturday.


165. CRPF women commandos prepared to deal with stone pelters ( News and Blogs )
 

Jammu and Kashmir are on a rise with women too joining the pelters. To tackle the situation, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has prepared a team of lady commandos.


166. IMD issues cyclone warnings for Gujarat, Maharashtra ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Meteorological Department, Mumbai has issued warnings of cyclonic circulations over the northeast Arabian Sea off north Gujarat coast at upper levels and the east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra coast in a higher level.


167. Himachal Pradesh: Water level on rise in Uhl River ( News and Blogs )
 

The water level of Uhl River in Mandi district's Barot crossed danger mark, following heavy rain in the region on Friday.


168. Amarnath yatra suspended due to rain ( News and Blogs )
 

Security arrangements at the Udhampur railway station in Jammu and Kashmir have been increased to avoid any untoward incident during the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.


169. Five killed as Chartered plane crashes at Ghatkopar in Mumbai ( News and Blogs )
 

Five people were killed on Thursday when a Chartered aircraft hit an under construction building at Ghatkopar (W) here.


170. FIFA WC: Brazil brush aside Serbia to seal last 16 spot ( News and Blogs )
 

Five-time world champions Brazil eased past Serbia with a fantastic 2-0 win, in their Group E match to progress to the round of 16 at the Spartak Stadium here on Wednesday. Game Scores


171. World Cup: Brazil look to seal qualification against Serbia (Preview) ( News and Blogs )
 

Brazil will look to build on their morale-boosting 2-0 win over Costa Rica and seal a berth in the knockout stages when they take the field in their final Group E match at Sochi 11.30pm IST on Wednesday. Game Schedule


172. India for global ban on use of chemical weapons ( News and Blogs )
 

India extended its complete support to Chemical Weapon Convention held at the Hague, Netherlands to uphold the global ban on the use of chemical weapons.


173. Indian tree seed to bring water to millions ( Science & Technology )
 

A researcher, Stephanie Velegol, used sand and plant materials proteins from the Moringa oleifera plant, a tree native to India and created a cheap and effective water filtration medium, termed "f-sand",


174. FIFA WC: Lionel Messi fans ecstatic as Argentina enters round of 16 ( News and Blogs )
 

Fans of star footballer Lionel Messi across the globe breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after a late goal from Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a 2-1 triumph over Nigeria in their final Group D match.


175. I'm not a fugitive: Vijay Mallya cries foul ( News and Blogs )
 

Liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Wednesday said he is not a fugitive and "always had honest intentions" to repay his loans.


176. World Cup: Argentina faces do or die test against Nigeria ( News and Blogs )
 

Lionel Messi's Argentina, languishing at the bottom of their group, will know that anything less than a win against Nigeria will knock them out of the FIFA World Cup, when the two sides meet in a Group D clash here on Tuesday.


177. World Cup: Argentina faces do or die test against Nigeria (Preview) ( News and Blogs )
 

Lionel Messi's Argentina, languishing at the bottom of their group, will know that anything less than a win against Nigeria will knock them out of the FIFA World Cup, when the two sides meet in a Group D clash on Tuesday June 26th 11.30 Pm IST.


178. Seychelles President wishes to take relationship with India to 'newer heights' ( News and Blogs )
 

Seychelles President Danny Faure on Monday said his presence in India is to take the relationship between the two countries to "newer heights".


179. BMC collects 591 kg of plastic following ban ( News and Blogs )
 

The BMC launched a drive against the plastic on Saturday and formed various teams to conduct raids at various places following the plastic ban in Maharashtra. Around Rs. 3,35,000 was collected as fine on Sunday.


180. 'Incredibles 2': A charming and enticing superheroes film (Movie Review) ( News and Blogs )
 

Accompanied by the best technology in terms of animation, which frees the imagination from the shackles of gravity and reality, and allows the story to soar as it will, the plot follows the Parr family.


181. Of nomenclature, entrepreneurship, and long weekends (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

IANS bookshelf brings stories of a culture overwhelmed by marketing, about how you can leave behind your nine to five job & more..


182. FIFA WC: Brazil, Costa Rica look for first win ( News and Blogs )
 

Second-ranked Brazil, who are one of the favourites to clinch FIFA World Cup title this year, will be up against 23rd-ranked Costa Rica in their second match in Group E at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, Moscow 5.30 pm IST. Check Match Schedule


183. FIFA World Cup: Croatia dominates Argentina 3-0 ( News and Blogs )
 

Lionel Messi's dream of winning the World Cup now looks remote as Argentina crashed to a 3-0 defeat to Croatia at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium at Moscow.


184. FIFA WC: Argentina face tough Croatia test at 11.30 pm IST ( News and Blogs )
 

Star striker Lionel Messi-powered Argentina will look to shake off their disappointing opening in the FIFA World Cup, when they lock horns with Croatia in their second match in Group C at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Moscow at 11.30 pm Thursday.


185. FIFA WC: Portugal, Morocco look for first win ( News and Blogs )
 

Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo-powered Portugal will be up against 41st ranked Morocco in the second match in Group B of the ongoing FIFA World Cup at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow at 5.30 pm IST on Wednesday.


186. President Kovind approves imposition of Governor's rule in J-K ( News and Blogs )
 

President on Wednesday approved the imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir, with immediate effect,after Mehbooba Mufti resigned as Chief Minister following the BJP's exit from its alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.


187. India, EU committed to respecting Paris Agreement ( News and Blogs )
 

Emphasising on the need for clean energy and climate change, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said India and the European Union (EU) are united in their commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement.


188. PM Modi wishes for Rahul's long, healthy life on his birthday ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended greetings to Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his 48th birthday.


189. Mexico shock World Cup holders Germany (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Mexico's Forward Hirving Lozano's 35th-minute goal proved to make the difference in a match played at a very high tempo as four-time champions Germany began their title defence on a disastrous note.


190. Of risk planning, Nagas, texting and nagins (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

A collection of 19 short stories;inner make-up of Tangkhul Nagas from northeast India and read what happens to a virtual relationship when the two finally meet in the real world & more


191. Spain 3-3 Portugal: Spain held by Ronaldo heroics ( News and Blogs )
 

The first blockbuster encounter in the FIFA World Cup 2018 between Iberian cousins - Spain and Portugal - lived up to the billing as the two shared six goals between them to produce a classic group stage thriller in Sochi.


192. Spain face Euro champ Portugal in FIFA WC opener at 11.30 pm IST ( News and Blogs )
 

Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will surely be a key man for Portugal when they square off with Spain in the second match of Group B in the ongoing FIFA World Cup at 11.30 pm IST on Friday. FIFA World Cup news, Schedule & scores.


193. History of World Cup Football and FIFA ( Sports )
 

The first tournament of FIFA kicked off on 18 July at the Centenary Stadium in the year 1930 in Uruguay's capital Montevideo.


194. Shujaat Bukhari, a brave and outspoken voice of Kashmir Valley ( News and Blogs )
 

Hours before he was gunned down in cold blood in Srinagar, noted Kashmiri journalist Syed Shujaat Bukhari defended his reporting in a Tweet.


195. Robbie Williams enthralls fans as FIFA WC kicks off with bang ( News and Blogs )
 

Fans from all over the world witnessed a glitzy and glamorous affair at the opening event of the much awaited FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia at Moscow''s Luzhniki Stadium.


196. FIFA World cup Russia 2018 ( News and Blogs )
 

Check for news, schedule and scores. History of World cups, past World cups and more.


197. How to beat eczema itch? ( Health )
 

According to a study conducted by the North Carolina State University, scientists have identified neuropeptide involved in transmitting itch signal to the brain in eczema.


198. Ahead of Eid festivities, markets bustle ( News and Blogs )
 

People can be seen thronging the famous night bazaar in Hyderabad's Charminar ahead of Eid ul-Fitr as the shops have been granted permission by the Telangana government to all the shop vendors and others to remain open for 24 hours.


199. Brazilian legend Ronaldo & British pop star Robin Williams to feature in World Cup opening ceremony ( News and Blogs )
 

Brazilian football great Ronaldo and British pop star Robbie Williams will participate in Thursday's World Cup opening ceremony before the first match between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, FIFA announced on Monday.


200. Fifa World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico v Morocco ( News and Blogs )
 


201. 3-day Samsung Carnival on Flipkart; instant discounts & exciting offers ( News and Blogs )
 

The three days Samsung Carnival will be on from 12th to 14th June, 2018.


202. GST refund drive extended till June 16 ( News and Blogs )
 

The special fortnight-long drive to process pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) refunds has been extended by two more days till June 16. During this fortnight, over Rs 7500 crore has been sanctioned.


203. Kim, Trump agree on 'complete denuclearization' of Korean Peninsula (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed with US President Donald Trump to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees, according to an agreement signed between them here on Tuesday.


204. Kim-Trump shake hands, begin new era of 'terrific relationship' ( News and Blogs )
 

US President Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday and welcomed the beginning of a "terrific relationship", a momentous step in an improbable courtship that has opened a new era for the worlds largest nuclear power and the most reclusive one.


205. WHO lauds India's success in reducing maternal mortality ( News and Blogs )
 

India has made groundbreaking progress in reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR), from 556 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 130 per 100000 live births in 2016.


206. Lucknow's Mankameshwar temple hosts Iftar ( News and Blogs )
 

Spreading a message of communal harmony, Mankameshwar temple hosted Iftar for Muslims in the city on Sunday evening. This is the first time when a Temple hosted an Iftar.


207. Overcoming the fear of death and rising to a higher plane ( Books )
 

The fear of death comes primarily for two related reasons. The first is that we don't understand what death amounts to, and the second is simply that the life we are leading is going to end, author Sarada Chiruvolu writes in "Home at Last: A Journey Toward Higher Consciousness" (Amaryllis/Rs 399/pp 197).


208. Must have lip shades in your Make up kit ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

With a plethora of lip shades available in the market, there are a few hues like coral, red and purple that should definitely find a place in your beauty bag.


209. Working to rationalise GST rates: MoS Finance ( News and Blogs )
 

Minister of State (MoS) for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said the GST Council is working towards rationalising the Goods and Service Tax (GST) rates.


210. Vivo X21: Minimalistic design, dependable performer (Tech Review) ( Science & Technology )
 

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has focussed primarily on selfie-centric smartphones and is among the few players who are credited with starting the selfie-centric smartphone craze in India.


211. RBI policy seems positive for growth revival: FICCI ( News and Blogs )
 

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has hailed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) monetary policy while calling it 'positive for growth revival.'


212. Indian developer's app wins Apple design award ( News and Blogs )
 

An Indian developer has won a design award for his app "Calzy 3" here at the Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018.


213. Shiv Sena says no tie-up with BJP for 2019 polls ( News and Blogs )
 

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said it will contest the 2019 general elections on its own, thus effectively ruling out a tie-up with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


214. Operation Blue Star anniversary: Security tightened in Golden temple ( News and Blogs )
 

The security has been beefed up outside Golden Temple in Amritsar in the wake of 34th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Wednesday.


215. 5 Ways to contribute towards World Environment Day 2018, Individually ( News and Blogs )
 

World Environment Day urges governments, industries, communities and individuals, come together and explore sustainable alternatives and reduce the production and excessive use of single- use plastic effecting our environment directly or indirectly.


216. Aircel-Maxis deal: Chidambaram's arrest held off till July 10 ( News and Blogs )
 

Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P. Chidambaram is likely to appear before Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday in connection with the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.


217. Two-day Governors Conference begins at Rashtrapati Bhavan ( News and Blogs )
 

The Governors Conference began at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Monday with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in attendance along with the Governors and Lt. Governors.


218. NCERT syllabus to be reduced by half ( News and Blogs )
 

The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has decided to reduce the NCERT syllabus by half as it is 'cramped', said HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday.


219. Discussions begin for AAP-Congress alliance for 2019 ( News and Blogs )
 

As the battleground is getting set for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, another Congress-triggered alliance against Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has begun taking shape.


220. Trump's trade tariffs 'insulting, unacceptable': Canadian PM Trudeau ( News and Blogs )
 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday dubbed trade tariffs imposed by the United States on steel and aluminium goods of Canada as insulting and unacceptable.


221. Samsung Galaxy J4 starting at Rs 9,990 launched in India ( News and Blogs )
 

Aiming to strengthen its position in India's hot budget smartphone segment, Samsung on Friday introduced a new device in its Galaxy J series with the launch of Galaxy J4 at a starting price of Rs 9,990.


222. CBI books 13 ONGC officials in Rs 80 crore scam case ( News and Blogs )
 

CBI has booked 13 serving and retired officials of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for alleged irregularities in giving a contract to a private company for supplying gas dehyrdation units.


223. Singapore: Talks between PM Modi and Lee begin ( News and Blogs )
 

Bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong has begun-Indian, Singaporean navies sign agreement on logistics cooperation.


224. N.Korean official heads to Washington with Kim's letter (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Kim Jong-un's emissary is heading to Washington with a letter from the North Korean leader to US President Donald Trump after two days of talks here with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that has brightened the chances of a summit between the two leaders.


225. 'Centre trying to resolve fuel price hike' ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel across the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday claimed that the government is trying to solve the distress caused due to the same.


226. Bypoll Results 2018: All you need to know ( News and Blogs )
 

The counting of votes for by-elections to four Lok Sabha seats and 10 assembly constituencies will be held today.


227. AITAF questions sending of scrutiny notices to assessees by GST authorities ( News and Blogs )
 

The All India Tax Advocates Forum (AITAF) has expressed serious concern over growing trend of sending of scrutiny notices by the GST authorities to asseessees for mismatch between tax payments and final sales return even before the whole process of tax liabilities is completed under the GST rules and regulations.


228. Govt circular prescribes procedure for sanction of pending IGST refund claims on exports ( News and Blogs )
 

A validation has been introduced in GSTN system by the Ministry of Finance, which ensures that the IGST paid on the export goods in any particular month is not less than the refund claimed by the exporter.


229. IRCTC- Indian railways website gets new interface ( News and Blogs )
 

Railway's Online Travel Portal - www.irctc.co.in has now launched beta version of its new User Interface which is more user-friendly features for easier navigation.


230. A perfect pout without surgery ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

From using make up techniques that highlight your pout, to getting lip enhancement procedures done, people do many things to make their lips look attractive.


231. Delegation level talks between India, Indonesia underway ( News and Blogs )
 

Delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo are underway at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.


232. CBSE Class 10 results to be declared today ( News and Blogs )
 

School Education Secretary Anil Swarup tweeted that "Results of CBSE Class 10 examinations for 2017-18 to be declared by 4 pm on 29th of May, 2018".


233. SBI economic body suggests measures to reduce fuel prices ( News and Blogs )
 

As the rising fuel price has become a matter of concern for the general public, the Economic Research Department of State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday suggested some measures to reduce the prices of petrol and diesel.


234. Google rolls out summer campaign to make kids Internet Awesome ( News and Blogs )
 

Google India on Monday announced a fun, yet educational summer campaign that will help children across the country spend more time learning and making new discoveries, as well as teaching them how to become responsible explorers of the web.


235. Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy to meet PM Modi today ( News and Blogs )
 

Kumaraswamy will meet the Prime Minister for the first time after taking over as the Chief Minister of the JDS-Congress coalition government in Karnataka.


236. Fuel prices surges for 15th day, touches Rs 78. 27 in Delhi ( News and Blogs )
 

Petrol and diesel prices continue to touch another peak for the 15th consecutive day, with the key transportation fuel being sold at Rs 78. 27 per litre in Delhi.


237. Kumaraswamy passes floor test with ease amid BJP walk out ( News and Blogs )
 

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy comfortably passed the floor test on Friday, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs staged a walkout from the Vidhana Soudha (state assembly).


238. Fuel prices rise for 12th straight day ( News and Blogs )
 

Fuel prices continued to increase for the 12th straight day today, with petrol and diesel prices hiked by 32 and 18 paise, respectively.


239. Kumaraswamy to face floor test today ( News and Blogs )
 

With a hope for an end to the turmoil in Karnataka over government formation, newly sworn-in Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is going to face a floor test on Friday to prove his majority.


240. Netherlands 'crucial' partner for India's development, says PM Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

India and The Netherlands on Thursday explored cooperation across multiple sectors at a CEOs Round Table attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.


241. N.Korea threatens to walk away from US summit (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

North Korea will reconsider the planned summit with the US if Washington sticks to "unlawful and outrageous acts," Pyongyang's Vice Foreign Minister said on Thursday.


242. Free heart surgeries for children at AMU medical college ( News and Blogs )
 

Free heart surgeries will be available for children with congenital defects at the Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) after the varsity signed a deal with a British charity.


243. Anti-Sterlite stir: uneasy calm in Thoothukudi, tolls mounts to 10 ( News and Blogs )
 

Tension prevailed in Thoothukudi for the second consecutive day, after the anti-Sterlite protesters clashed with police personnel and set fire to two police vehicles near the Government Hospital, prompting the cops to lathicharge to chase away the unruly mob on Wednesday.


244. Seasonal influenza, an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses ( Health )
 

Seasonal influenza is an acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate in all parts of the world.


245. UP Govt introduces NCERT textbooks in Madrasas ( News and Blogs )
 

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved the introduction of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks in the Madrasa Board.


246. SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday.


247. Fuel price hike burns hole in public's pocket ( News and Blogs )
 

As the prices of petrol and diesel continued to soar high on Tuesday, the public requested the government to reduce the price as it's affecting their budget.


248. Kerala: Death toll in Nipah virus outbreak rises to 10 ( News and Blogs )
 

With more people succumbing of symptoms of dreaded Nipah Virus (NiV) in the Coastal district of Kozhikode in Kerala on Tuesday, the death toll caused by high fever rose to ten in the region.


249. Pak delegation in US to discuss 'India's violation of Indus Waters Treaty' ( News and Blogs )
 

A four-member Pakistan delegation has arrived in Washington to raise the issue of India's alleged violation of the Indus Waters Treaty with the World Bank (WB).


250. BrahMos successfully test-fired under life extension program ( News and Blogs )
 

India on Monday successfully test-fired BrahMos cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur along the Odisha coast under life extension program along the Odisha coast.


251. Visit these undiscovered travel gems at San Francisco ( Tourism )
 

Here are some of the undiscovered travel gems you would like explore for jaw dropping views and breath-taking scenic beauty at San Francisco


252. India 6th wealthiest country, says report ( News and Blogs )
 

India is the sixth wealthiest country in the world with a total wealth of USD 8,230 billion,preceded by the US,China & Japan in the 1st three positions,according to the AfrAsia Bank Global Wealth Migration Review.


253. Yeddyurappa steps down as Karnataka CM before trust vote (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House, bringing an end to a political thriller that began after May 12 elections threw up a hung verdict.


254. Royal wedding: Millions gather to witness the moment ( News and Blogs )
 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed at noon at St George''s Chapel in Windsor Castle, before travelling through the town in a carriage at 4.30pm IST.


255. Here's the first look of Chapel of the Royal Wedding ( News and Blogs )
 

The look of the chapel for the Royal wedding is unveiled and the walls are adorned with a lot of flowers.


256. Yeddurappa gets ready for cliffhanger trust vote (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The BJP government led by B.S. Yeddyurappa faces a crucial trust vote on Saturday in the Karnantaka Assembly that began its new session with MLAs taking oath with numbers stacked against the ruling party on its own.


257. Missing Congress MLAs are with BJP's MLA Somasekhar Reddy ( News and Blogs )
 

Two Karnataka Congress MLAs, who had been missing for the past few days, have been located at a Bengaluru hotel with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA G. Somasekhar Reddy, according to sources.


258. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1: Good battery, near-stock Android delight (Tech Review) ( News and Blogs )
 

Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS debuted in India in 2014 with its Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5 and Zenfone 6 devices which were essentially low-cost phones that catapulted the otherwise not-so-popular brand to recognition.


259. Royal Wedding: Priyanka Chopra seen donning plaid suit ( News and Blogs )
 

Priyanka Chopra, India's very own unofficial representative at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, took to the authentic British plaid with a sass.


260. Meghan Markle to make a statement with her wedding vows ( News and Blogs )
 

Just a few hours before the most talked about wedding, Kensington Palace released the official vows of the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.


261. Karnataka turmoil: Floor test at 4 pm tomorrow ( News and Blogs )
 

B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday, has to prove his majority in the state assembly on Saturday at 4 pm, the Supreme Court said.


262. TMC scripts a resounding victory while BJP emerges as main challenger ( News and Blogs )
 

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) scripted a resounding victory while the BJP emerged as the main challenger to the ruling party in most districts.


263. Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM with SC nod (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Bharatiya Janata Party's B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday for the third time was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka at the Raj Bhavan.


264. Bollywood beauties light Cannes red carpet ( News and Blogs )
 

The ongoing 71st Cannes Film Festival is witnessing some dazzling fashion moments. Just like the previous years, this time as well, many Bollywood beauties flocked to the French city to flaunt their stylish yet elegant looks.


265. Choose the perfect perfume this summer ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Select the perfect summer scent from fruity to aqua to spicy, for summer..


266. Yeddyurappa elected BJPLP leader, meets Governor to stake claim to form government ( News and Blogs )
 

Bharatiya Janata Party Legislature Party which met here on Wednesday elected Mr B S Yeddyurappa as its leader and immediately the party leaders met Governor Vajubhai Vala and staked claim to form the next government in Karnataka.


267. Nadda, Pradhan to attend Karnataka MLAs meet on Wednesday as central observers: BJP ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Minister for Oil and Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda will attend a party meeting in Bangalore on Wednesday as Bharatiya Janata Party's observers.


268. Congress backs JD-S after Karnataka delivers hung Assembly (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

In a dramatic turn of events after Karnataka delivered a hung Assembly, the Congress on Tuesday announced its backing to the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) to form a government to prevent the BJP from regaining power in its only southern bastion.


269. Leads suggest BJP may form government in Karnataka ( News and Blogs )
 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is inching closer towards forming the next government in Karnataka, as it has taken a significant lead so far.


270. BJP leads in Karnataka vote count (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The BJP was ahead of the ruling Congress on Tuesday as officials counted the millions of votes polled in the Karnataka Assembly election, leaving the JD-S far behind, officials said.


271. Banning lead shot: Good for birds & people (World Migratory Bird Day is May 12-13) ( Animals and Plant Life )
 

“Unifying Our Voices for Bird Conservation” is the theme of World Migratory Bird Day 2018, celebrated annually on 12 May. The UN-backed global awareness-raising and environmental education campaign focuses the need for international cooperation to conserve migratory birds.


272. Chidambaram urges states to object 15th Finance Commission ( News and Blogs )
 

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Monday urged the chief minister's and finance minister of all the state to come together and raise an objection on the Terms of Reference (ToR) prescribed by the 15th Finance Commission for allocation of funds to states.


273. K'taka polls: Cong seeks disqualification of BJP's Sriramulu ( News and Blogs )
 

The Congress party on Friday asked the Election Commission (EC) to disqualify Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate B Sriramulu from contesting the Karnataka Assembly elections over a viral video allegedly showing him trying to a bribe a former chief justice of India's relative.


274. 'Mahanati': A befitting tribute to a legend (Movie Review) ( News and Blogs )
 

Many episodes from the legendary Telugu-Tamil actress Savitri's life may appear bizarrely improbable.And yet "herein lies the truth" what we see in this sprawling,flamboyant, swaggering spectacular bio-pic.


275. Urban-rural divide key to Karnataka poll outcome ( News and Blogs )
 

Campaigning in Karnataka has come to an end, with high-intensity rallies being carried out by both the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to woo voters in their favour in both rural and urban areas.


276. Surprise! Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi are married ( News and Blogs )
 

Actress and former beauty queen Neha Dhupia had a hush-hush wedding with actor and "best friend" Angad Bedi, son of ex Indian cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi here on Thursday. She has called it the "best decision" of her life.


277. IMD issues 5-day weather warning across the country ( News and Blogs )
 

After strong winds lashed Delhi yesterday evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday warned of thunderstorms along with hail, squall and heavy rains for the next five days.


278. How to deal with body ordour this summer? ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Here are some tips for preventing body odour due to excessive sweating in summer.


279. Walmart-Flipkart deal: Here''s how India will benefit ( News and Blogs )
 

Putting months of speculation to an end, American retail major Walmart fixed the deal at $16 billion acquiring a significant stake in Indian e-commerce major, Flipkart Group.


280. Amazon invests Rs 2,600-crore more in India to take on Walmart ( News and Blogs )
 

World's largest e-commerce player Amazon has invested an additional Rs 2,600 crore in its India operations ahead of the US retail giant Walmart taking over the country's e-tail major Flipkart.


281. Anil, Salman, SRK dance their heart out at Sonam's wedding reception ( News and Blogs )
 

After a star-studded wedding ceremony of actress Sonam Kapoor and Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja, the B-town graced the reception party of the newlywed couple.


282. Vijay Mallya loses over Rs 10,000 cr lawsuit in UK court ( News and Blogs )
 

Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya faced a major setback on Tuesday after he lost a lawsuit filed in London by a consortium of Indian banks seeking to collect the amount of Rs. 10,000 crore amid allegations that he committed massive fraud.


283. India fastest growing economy at 7.4% in 2018: IMF ( News and Blogs )
 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reaffirmed on Wednesday that India will be the fastest growing major economy in 2018, with a growth rate of 7.4 per cent that rises to 7.8 per cent in 2019 with medium-term prospects remaining positive.


284. Radiant in Red, Sonam Kapoor weds Anand Ahuja ( News and Blogs )
 

And the day is here. Sonam Di Wedding! After much speculations about her bridal look, seems like fashionista Sonam Kapoor has lived up to all the expectations royally.


285. K'taka Polls: Sonia, Yogi, Siddaramaiah to campaign today ( News and Blogs )
 

In the run-up to the Assembly polls in the state of Karnataka, former Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah are scheduled to visit the state for their election campaign, later today.


286. Warming Antarctic risks diet of Emperor Penguins ( Animals and Plant Life )
 

The most beautiful birds in Antartic, Emperor Penguins eat a variety of fish but diminishing sea ice in the warming Antarctic means less fish to eat.


287. Thunderstorms accompanied with squall expected in Delhi, Haryana & other states: IMD ( News and Blogs )
 

Thunderstorms, accompanied with squall, are likely to occur at some places in Delhi and other states of the country on Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) says in its forecast.


288. 5 books to read before interning abroad ( Books )
 

Beyond the scenery, the cuisine and the independence, studying abroad offers one a lot of time to expand horizons. Here are five books that one should read while interning abroad.


289. India finishes on top with 20 gold medals at SAJAC ( News and Blogs )
 

Junior athletes added nine more gold medals to India's tally before the curtains came down at the 3rd South Asian Junior Athletics Championships (SAJAC) at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.


290. Sea slugs can shed light for perpetual green energy ( Animals and Plant Life )
 

According to a study by Rutgers University, sea slug,a marine invertebrate sucks raw materials from algae to provide its lifetime supply of solar-powered energy in the Northeast.


291. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to become biennial event from 2019 ( News and Blogs )
 

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will now be celebrated every alternate year and a series of sessions will be held before the event to increase the understanding and bring in an alignment in the interests of the Indians living within and outside the country.


292. Food that help you get good sleep ( Food )
 

Food plays an important role in getting a restful night. Paying attention to what you eat can go a long way towards getting a good sleep, say experts.


293. BJP's campaign blitzkrieg: PM Modi to address four public rallies in K'taka today ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Modi will address four public rallies in poll bound-Karnataka in Tumkur, Gadag, Shimoga and Mangaluru today.


294. Google Assistant now support 5,000 devices at home ( News and Blogs )
 

The Google Assistant can now connect with more than 5,000 devices for your home -- up from 1,500 this January, Google has announced.


295. Bug found, Twitter asks 336mn users to change password (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

It is time to change your Twitter password now as the micro-blogging platform has asked its 336 million users to do so across its services after it discovered a bug that stored passwords in plain text in an internal system.


296. Travel right with the right Skin Care Kit ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

It is important to carry some of the must have skincare products while travelling to avoid damage to your skin.


297. Deadly dust storm in Rajasthan, UP kills over 60 ( News and Blogs )
 

More than 60 people have been killed in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, owing to dust storms sweeping across the two states on Wednesday.


298. Cambridge Analytica is shutting down (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy firm at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, accused of improperly obtaining personal information on behalf of political clients,is shutting down, media reported.


299. Hockey India names 18-member Indian Women's Team for Asian Champions Trophy ( News and Blogs )
 

Hockey India, on Wednesday, announced the 18-member Indian Women's Hockey Team for the Asian Champions Trophy scheduled to begin on May 13, 2018, in Donghae City, Korea.


300. April GST collection 'a landmark achievement': Jaitley ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections in April exceeding one lakh crore rupees is a landmark achievement and a confirmation of increased economic activity.


301. New Vivo budget smartphone with 'Ultra-HD' technology in India ( News and Blogs )
 

Expanding its "Y" series, Chinese handset maker Vivo on Monday launched "Y53i" smartphone with Ultra-HD technology and "face access" feature in India for Rs 7,990.


302. J&K Council of Ministers: Assembly Speaker, Kavinder Gupta, among eight entrants ( News and Blogs )
 

Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta was among eight ministers inducted in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The swearing-in ceremony of the new members was held here this morning.


303. State's development, a priority: J&K cabinet reshuffle at noon ( News and Blogs )
 

Ahead of a major reshuffle in the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet, Deputy Chief Minister-elect Kavinder Gupta on Monday said that he would prioritise work in Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh regions.


304. China, India to reaffirm common world vision at Wuhan summit ( News and Blogs )
 

China and India are expected to reaffirm their common vision for peace, stability and development in Asia, when President Xi Jinping meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi for informal talks on Friday and Saturday here, a Beijing-based expert on international affairs has said.


305. Special edition iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus now in India ( News and Blogs )
 

The special edition (PRODUCT) RED iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will be available in 64GB and 256GB variants in India, starting at Rs 67,940, through Apple authorised resellers.


306. GST E Way bill System : Registration Process ( Finance )
 

All about E Way bill system. E-Way Bill is an electronically generated document that tracks the physical movement of goods.


307. Cash crunch will negatively affect growth rate: Chandrababu Naidu ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid a furore over a reported cash crunch, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said currency shortage will have a negative impact on the growth rate and society.


308. PM Modi, Jinping to exchange views on global, strategic issues ( News and Blogs )
 

Pressing global issues and their outlook for the world and each other's country may figure in the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their two-day informal summit commencing from Friday.


309. Hail stone weighing three kilograms sign of climate change-Expert ( Science & Technology )
 

Hailstones weighing up to three kilograms were recently discovered in Odisha's Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts.


310. 13 school children killed in UP accident (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 13 school children were killed and 12 injured after a train rammed into their van at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar on Thursday, an official said.


311. Nutritious ingredients for healthy food ( Food )
 

Introducing dishes with healthy ingredients like kale, beetroot and quinoa offer wholesome goodness.


312. Asaram Bapu gets life term in minor rape case ( News and Blogs )
 

Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu was sentenced to life imprisonment in a 2013 rape case by Jodhpur Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Court, on Wednesday.


313. Jam-Packed Entertainment Session: The IPL 2018 is here! ( Sports )
 

Exciting as always, the IPL 2018 is back again with a bang. The audience has been anticipating the nail-biting thrillers that IPL has never failed to offer.


314. India-made Tejas acquits itself well at Gagan Shakti ''18 ( News and Blogs )
 

The indigenously-manufactured Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has performed well while it was put to trial by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in war-like operational conditions during Gagan Shakti, its biggest ever 14-day war exercise.


315. Asaram rape case: All you need to know ahead of verdict ( News and Blogs )
 

Nearly five years after rape charges were levelled against self-styled godman, Asaram Bapu, the Jodhpur Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Court is set to pronounce its verdict today, April 25th.


316. Birthday wishes pour in for `master blaster` Sachin Tendulkar ( News and Blogs )
 

Warm birthday wishes poured in for legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar from every corner of the world as the `God of Cricket` turned 45 on March 24th.


317. E-way bill rollout on Wednesday in four states: Centre ( News and Blogs )
 

The Centre on Monday stated that the e-way bill system for intra-state movement of goods will be rolled out in four more states and one union territory on Wednesday.


318. CJI impeachment: Congress to file petition in SC ( News and Blogs )
 

Hours after Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu rejected the impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, the Congress on Monday decided to file a petition in the Supreme Court.


319. Vibrant Hong Kong beyond Disneyland and Ocean Park! ( Tourism )
 

Vibrant, urbane, extraordinary - Hong Kong is all of this and more. Located in southeastern China, Hong Kong is an autonomous territory and was formerly a British colony.


320. Beautiful beaches of Israel ( Tourism )
 

Israel is blessed with a beautiful coastline and beautiful beaches which is clearly visible in the vibrant city of Tel Aviv.


321. New ASUS smartphone with massive battery, pure Android in India ( News and Blogs )
 

Taiwanese smartphone maker ASUS on Monday announced the global debut of ZenFone Max Pro (M1) from India, which is the first device from the company to be co-marketed and distributed online on Flipkart.


322. VP Naidu rejects Impeachment Motion against CJI Dipak Misra ( News and Blogs )
 

In a blow to the opposition parties, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the impeachment motion moved by seven opposition parties, including the Congress.


323. India bags 10 gold medals in South Asian Judo C'ships ( News and Blogs )
 

India has bagged a total of 10 gold medals out of the total 14, in the ongoing South Asian Judo Championship, being held in Kathmandu.


324. Yashwant Sinha announces end of his association with BJP ( News and Blogs )
 

Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been trenchant in his criticism of PM Narendra Modi and his government, on Saturday announced that he was snapping his links with the BJP and launching a countrywide campaign to save the democracy.


325. Getting more women into formal workforce is priority for India: IMF ( News and Blogs )
 

India must focus as a priority on ensuring that more women work in the formal sector as it continues with labour reforms, according to Ken Kang, the deputy director in International Monetary Fund (IMF) Asia Pacific Department.


326. Food, yoga, parenting and complex love squares (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Interesting reads for different age groups


327. Meditate your way to a quiet mind, happy heart ( Health )
 

Anxious? You may want to add meditation to your daily routine as according to a recent study, it can ease anxiety and improve cardiovascular health.


328. IAF conducts mass casualty evacuation drill from Assam to Kolkata ( News and Blogs )
 

The Eastern Air Command (EAC) of the Indian Air Force conducted a mass casualty evacuation drill on March 19, as part of Gagan Shakti 2018 exercises, from Air Force Station Chabua in Assam to Netaji Subhash International Airport in Kolkata.


329. India contributing to global growth in financial inclusion: World Bank report ( News and Blogs )
 

The Global Findex Report, 2017 released by the World Bank on Friday gives India more than one reason to cheer, as it notes the rapid increase in financial inclusion that has taken place in the country.


330. Keep your sun-screen up to date ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Sunscreens do help us to maintain a clearer skin. Check out tips to use sunscreen in the right manner.


331. NASA's planet-hunter satellite launched on SpaceX rocket (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

NASA's next planet-hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


332. SC rejects plea for SIT probe into Judge Loya's death (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petition seeking SIT probe into the death of Judge Loya who was earlier holding trial in the Shorabuddin Sheikh staged shoot out case.


333. Trade war could harm global economy: IMF ( News and Blogs )
 

Though recent actions by the US and China could be seen as heralding a trade war, nations still have the opportunity to resolve their differences through multilateral discussions, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist said here on Tuesday.


334. 'Unusual demand' reason for cash crunch, says govt (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Amidst reports of a cash crunch and empty ATMs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday sought to assuage fears, saying "there is more than adequate currency in circulation", even as the government blamed "unusual demand" for shortages in some areas.


335. Microsoft unveils new security tools for IoT, edge devices ( News and Blogs )
 

Microsoft introduced "Azure Sphere", the industry's first holistic platform to create secured, connected microcontroller unit (MCU) devices on the "intelligent edge".


336. All 5 accused in Makkah Masjid blast acquitted ( News and Blogs )
 

Eleven years after a powerful explosion killed nine people and injured over 50 during Friday prayers near the iconic Charminar in Hyderabad, a National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Monday acquitted all five accused in the Makkah Masjid case.


337. Locals extend help to Rohingya refugees after fire destroys Delhi's only camp ( News and Blogs )
 

A major fire broke out at Rohingya camp near Delhi's Kalindi Kunj Metro Station, Bandh Road Jaitpur in the wee hours of Sunday.


338. India end third best CWG show with six medals on final day (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

India finished third in the Games with 26 golds, 20 silvers and 20 bronze medals. This year's total of 66 medals is the third highest haul for India in the history of the CWG.


339. CGF pres declares Gold Coast Commonwealth Games a success ( News and Blogs )
 

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President, Louise Martin CBE, on Sunday declared the success of the 21st Commonwealth Games, calling it proof of the fast-growing stature of Commonwealth Sports Movement's on the world stage.


340. Importance of giving CPR for Cardiac arrest ( Health )
 

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR is the most important first-aid step to undertake, for any person who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, till emergency medical service arrives.


341. 15-year-old Anish picks gold in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol shooting ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian shooters continued to bring laurels even on the ninth day of the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games, with 15-year-old Anish Bhanwala handing the country 16th gold here at the Belmont Shooting Centre on Friday.


342. Shooter Tejaswini Sawant breaks CWG record to clinch gold ( News and Blogs )
 

Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil further signalled India's dominance by landing gold and silver respectively in the finals of Women's 50m Rifle 3 at Gold coast, Australia on Friday.


343. Unnao rape: CBI registers 3 cases against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar ( News and Blogs )
 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday has registered three cases against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.


344. India renews call for reasonable oil prices ( News and Blogs )
 

India on Thursday reiterated its call for reasonable global oil pricing and invited investment in its hydrocarbons sector in line with the country's drive to attaining energy security.


345. Wrestler Sushil Kumar bags third straight CWG gold ( News and Blogs )
 

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar handed India their 14th gold by bagging the medal in the men's freestyle 74kg category of the ongoing 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games.


346. HRD constitutes team to prevent exam paper leaks ( News and Blogs )
 

In the light of the recent incident of the Central CBSE paper leak, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has constituted a High Powered Committee to examine the system of conducting Class X and Class XII examination to prevent leakages.


347. Didnt do enough to prevent Facebook from being used to harm others: Zuckerberg ( News and Blogs )
 

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testifies before Congress for the first time, he accepted that the company didn't do enough to prevent the platform from being used to harm others.


348. 257 killed in Algeria military plane crash (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 257 people were killed in a military plane crash near an airfield outside the Algerian capital on Wednesday, the media reported.


349. Gaurav, Vikas, Manish in semis, Mary in final; Sarita, Pinki crash out (Boxing Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian boxers Gaurav Solanki, Vikas Krishan Yadav and Manish Kaushik entered the semi-finals while M.C. Mary Kom stormed into the final at the 21st Commonwealth Games


350. CWG 2018: Shreyasi Singh shoots gold in double trap ( News and Blogs )
 

Continuing India's medal rush at the ongoing 21st Commonwealth Games, shooter Shreyasi Singh clinched gold medal on the seventh day in the women's double trap final at the Belmont Shotgun Range, Gold coast Australia on Wednesday.


351. Electric vehicles become new trend in fighting pollution in Andhra ( News and Blogs )
 

Electric cars and electric scooters on display at 'Happy Cities Summit' at Andhra Pradesh's Amaravati are grabbing the eyeballs of scores of visitors.


352. Heena Sidhu snaps CWG record, picks gold in 25m Pistol ( News and Blogs )
 

Ending the wait for a medal on sixth day of the 21st Commonwealth Games, seasoned campaigner Heena Sidhu bagged a gold in women's 25m air pistol event here on Tuesday.


353. Bharat Bandh: Section 144 imposed in various parts of country ( News and Blogs )
 

Prohibitory orders have been imposed in various parts of the country in view of another Bharat Bandh, which has been called by some groups to protest against caste-based reservation.


354. CWG 2018: India bag first-ever gold in badminton mixed-team event ( News and Blogs )
 

London Olympic silver-medallist Saina Nehwal showed her top form as she helped the star-studded Indian badminton team hammer Malaysia 3-1 to clinch the gold medal.


355. Rahul leads nationwide fast by Cong to highlight BJP's politics of division, promote communal harmony ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday led a nationwide fast by the Congress workers against the 'politics of division' followed by the BJP and 'anti-Dalit ' attitude of the NDA Government .


356. Chhattisgarh's Chintalnar village gets electricity after 15 years ( News and Blogs )
 

A village in Maoist-hit district of Sukma is getting re-electrified after the ultra-left rebels destroyed the power supply infrastructure 15 years ago.


357. CWG '18: Shooters bag gold, bronze for India ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian shooters continued to bring glory to the country as Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharwal won gold and bronze medals respectively at CWG on Monday.


358. Davis Cup: Paes creates history as India win doubles match (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian tennis ace Leander Paes became the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup with his record 43rd win on Saturday.


359. CWG 2018: Sathish Sivalingam bags India's third gold ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian weightlifter Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won gold in the men's 77 kg category on Day 3 of the Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.


360. Nepal PM receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan ( News and Blogs )
 

Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a three-day visit to India, was given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday.


361. Ecstatic parents of Mirabai Chanu shed tears of joy ( News and Blogs )
 

Parents of weightlifter Mirabai Chanu from Manipur, who on Thursday bagged the country's first gold medal in 2018 Commonwealth Games, were ecstatic and shed tears of joy on their daughter's astounding success.


362. Sanjita Chanu gives India second gold moment at CWG 2018 ( News and Blogs )
 

Weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu won India its second gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games by outshining in the women's 53 kg category event at the Carrara Stadium here on Friday.


363. CWG 2018: Ind defeats SL in badminton mixed-team championship ( News and Blogs )
 

The star-studded Indian Badminton team on Thursday defeated Sri Lanka in Group A of the mixed team championship, on Day 1 of the Commonwealth Games 2018.


364. Weightlifter P Gururaja wins India's first medal at CWG ( News and Blogs )
 

Gururaja bagged the first medal for India at the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games with silver in the men's 56 kilogram category here on Thursday.


365. MP: Arms licenses to be suspended in Bhind ( News and Blogs )
 

In wake of the violence that broke during the protest over SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, arms licenses have been suspended in some of the areas of Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district on Wednesday.


366. Bharat Bandh: Curfew to remain imposed in various parts of Madhya Pradesh ( News and Blogs )
 

Curfew will remain imposed in various areas of Gwalior, Bhind and Morena districts on Wednesday in the wake of violence witnessed by the state on April 2 during Bharat Bandh.


367. Cauvery issue: AIADMK hunger strike underway across TN, DMK protest continues (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

A one-day hunger strike called by Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK was underway across the state on Tuesday in protest against the Central government's failure to set up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) despite a Supreme Court order.


368. CBSE will not re-conduct Class 10 exam: HRD Ministry ( News and Blogs )
 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will not re-conduct the examination of Class 10 Maths paper, which was leaked online on March 28, just hours before it was conducted throughout the country.


369. Dehydrate and detox your body with Cucumber ( Health )
 

From detoxifying your body to preventing dehydration to helping say bye-bye to summer woes, cucumber makes you healthy and enhances your beauty, say experts.


370. Experiment with these special looks this summer ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

From dishevelled and messy hairstyles to playing with eye make-up, experimentation is the key to upgrading your style quotient this summer, say experts.


371. Iraq deaths: Kin refuse to accept bodies, demand compensation ( News and Blogs )
 

As bodies of five people killed in Iraq reached Bihar's Siwan in the wee hours of Tuesday, families of two of them refused to accept the bodies, while demanding financial assistance from the state government.


372. 'Bharat Bandh' updates: Protests turns violent ( News and Blogs )
 

Various Dalit organisations have called for a nationwide shutdown to protest against the Supreme Court''s ruling on amendments under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.


373. ''Tough'' H-1B visa application process begins ( News and Blogs )
 

Amidst unprecedented scrutiny by United States President Donald Trump''s administration, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is the federal agency responsible to process the visas, has indicated that there will be zero tolerance for even minor errors.


374. Contact lost with recently launched GSAT-6A, says ISRO ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday said it has lost contact with the GSAT-6A communication satellite, which was launched on Thursday.


375. China's Tiangong-1 space lab crashes in Pacific Ocean ( News and Blogs )
 

China's prototype space station Tiangong-1 crashed in the Pacific Ocean, after it re-entered the earth's atmosphere at 00:15 GMT (0545 hrs IST) on Monday over the South Pacific and mostly burnt up on re-entry, China's state-run news agency Xinhua confirmed.


376. Trade War: China slaps tariffs on 128 US products (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The trade war between China and the US escalated on Monday, with Beijing slapping a tariff as high as 25 per cent on 128 American products.


377. Over 14L Class X students will not give retest: Javadekar ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid the ongoing furore post the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class X question paper leak, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday confirmed that out of the 16 lakh students, more than 14 lakh will not have to appear for the Mathematics re-exam.


378. Diet to boost fertility in women ( Health )
 

A healthy lifestyle with a nutrient-rich diet along with an essential amount of exercise work wonders to boost fertility in women


379. Magical marinades for a perfect barbecue ( Food )
 

The secret to your perfectly barbecued meat lies in the marinades used while cooking. A good marinade can do wonders by keeping the meat flavourful and moist.


380. Tea- Few Facts & Varieties ( Food )
 

Easy ways to beat the heat and get the best out of your tea.


381. Entrepreneur Gautam Raj Anand makes it to Forbes'' ''30 under 30 Asia 2018'' ( News and Blogs )
 

Gautam Raj Anand makes the country proud after being placed alongside notable names like PV Sindhu and Anushka Sharma on the coveted list of Forbes 30 Under 30 ASIA (2018) in the Media Marketing and Advertising category.


382. CBSE receives fax revealing identity of person behind paper leak ( News and Blogs )
 

The Central Board of School Education (CBSE) has received a complaint by fax naming a person from Sector 8, Rajinder Nagar to be behind the paper leak of Class 10 and 12 examination papers.


383. Rapists must be shot dead in public: BJP MP ( News and Blogs )
 

Raising concern over the increasing number of rape incidents in Assam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Tezpur R.P. Sharma on Wednesday said people found guilty of committing such horrendous crime should be shot dead in public.


384. Yogi govt. announces Rs. 1,000 Cr. corpus to promote startups ( News and Blogs )
 

The government's objective is to enable incubators to identify and nurture disruptive technologies that can be used for the benefit of the state and scaling up the existing talent mine.


385. CBDT extends deadline for linking Aadhaar with PAN ( News and Blogs )
 

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Tuesday extended the deadline for linking the Permanent Account Number (PAN) with Aadhaar to June 30.


386. Smith's IPL future to be decided after Cricket Australia's report: Rajeev Shukla ( News and Blogs )
 

Under fire Steve Smith's participation in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be decided after Cricket Australia's report, league chairman Rajeev Shukla said on Tuesday.


387. Karnataka assembly election schedule announced ( News and Blogs )
 

Karnataka will vote on May 12 to elect a new government and the counting of votes will take place on May 15, the Election Commission announced here on Tuesday.


388. This Easter shower the goodness of California Walnuts on your loved ones ( News and Blogs )
 

Celebrate Easter at home with your loved ones, whip up some delightful dishes by using the recipes given by experts.


389. Get your skin summer ready with this beauty guide ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Prominent skin-care expert, Shahnaz Husain, has laid down all-natural ways to keep skin healthy, when the temperatures soar and the sun starts to beat you down.


390. Here are some adventure destinations to explore on weekends ( Tourism )
 

Long weekends provide an opportunity for individuals to be away from the city life and take a break from their busy schedules.


391. Big Boss Vs Chota Bheem; Congress, BJP at war ( News and Blogs )
 

The Twitter war between the Congress and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) escalated on Monday after Union Minister Smriti Irani tore into Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi for cornering Prime Minister Narendra Modi over NaMo app.


392. This Asian airport named world's best in 2018 ( News and Blogs )
 

With the title for sixth time in a row, Singapore's Changi Airport, gained the top position after fending off stiff competition from the likes of London Heathrow and Seoul's Incheon International.


393. Man drives burning truck away from petrol pump to save lives ( News and Blogs )
 

Exhibiting tremendous bravery, a truck driver in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur drove a burning petrol tanker away from a petrol pump in an attempt to save lives.


394. Global trade war can lead to collateral damage for India: Assocham ( News and Blogs )
 

The escalation of global trade protectionist measures into a "full-scale global trade war" will damage the Indian economy as well, industry body Assocham has said.


395. Pope Francis calls on youth to stand and speak out ( News and Blogs )
 

Pope Francis on Sunday called on the youth across the world to continue standing up and speaking out, a day after thousands of people, mostly students protested against gun violence in the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington D.C. and elsewhere in the US.


396. Grab these snacks to avoid lack of nutrition during fasts ( Food )
 

Here are some snack ideas, both nutritional and easy on the digestive system to help you enjoy your festive fasting without compromising on your well-being.


397. China urges US to 'cease and desist' from endangering trade relations ( News and Blogs )
 

Hours after US President Donald Trump on Thursday imposed a massive USD 60 billion trade tariffs on China, Beijing urged the United States to cease and desist from endangering trade relations between the two countries.


398. India, China hold border talks, explore confidence-building measures ( News and Blogs )
 

India and China on Thursday held their 11th round of talks on border affairs during the course of which they explored various confidence building measures.


399. Cambridge Analytica scandal: Zuckerberg admits making mistakes ( News and Blogs )
 

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg admits making mistakes and lists out strategy to address the problem.


400. BrahMos air version test-fired with indigenous seeker (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

India on Thursday successfully test-fired a BrahMos missile from a fighter aircraft using an indigenous seeker for the first time. A seeker guides the missile to its target.


401. German Prezident arrives in India on 5-day State visit ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation SS Ahluwalia, welcomed President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Bdenbender who arrived in Delhi on a five-day State visit to the country.


402. Mark Zuckerberg apologises for data debacle, says ready to testify (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for the data debacle that has upended the social media giant and said he was ready to testify before Congress, a media report said.


403. TDP calls for statewide agitation ( News and Blogs )
 

The Telugu Desam Party will on Thursday hold a statewide peaceful protest in the support of party MPs' agitation in the Parliament.


404. Ustad Bismillah Khan - the legendary maestro who transformed the Shehnai ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )
 

Remembering Bismillah Khan, the legendary maestro who elevated the wind instrument 'Shehnai' to its honoured position in the classical pantheon, on his birth anniversary.


405. President, PM wish people on Parsi New Year's Day ( News and Blogs )
 

"Navroz Mubarak to everybody, especially to our small, much-loved and overachieving Parsi community."President Mr Kovind tweeted.


406. Goa mining: Environment won't be harmed, says Gadkari ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Minister for Shipping and Water Resources, Nitin Gadkari's statement comes at a time when the Supreme Court on March 16 quashed the second renewal of iron ore mining leases given to 88 companies in Goa in 2015.


407. In touch with Iraq to bring back mortal remains of Indians: MoS V.K. Singh ( News and Blogs )
 

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Tuesday stated that the legal procedures were underway to obtain the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in Iraq.


408. 39 Indians missing in Iraq killed: EAM Swaraj ( News and Blogs )
 

External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday confirmed that 39 Indians, who went missing in Mosul in Iraq in the year 2014 have been killed.


409. Mumbaikars hit as job-seekers agitation paralyses Central Railway ( News and Blogs )
 

A flash agitation by job-seekers over issues pertaining to railway recruitment has culminated in a rail-blockade, police caning and retaliatory stone-throwing leading to a virtual paralysis of the Central Railway (CR) suburban train services here on Tuesday.


410. Sasikala seeks parole to attend husband's funeral ( News and Blogs )
 

Convicted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader VK Sasikala, who is currently lodged in Bengaluru's Parappanna Agrahara Jail, has applied for 15 days parole to attend her husband's last rites.


411. Lalu convicted, Mishra acquitted in fodder scam (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

A special CBI court here on Monday convicted RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad in the fourth fodder scam case but acquitted another former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra.


412. Vladimir Putin to lead Russia for another six years ( News and Blogs )
 

Russians voted on Sunday in an election that saw Vladimir Putin virtually secure an expected victory in the presidential election by winning 75.91 per cent of votes with 70 per cent of ballots counted, preliminary data from the Central Election Commission (CEC) showed.


413. Xi re-elected China's President, trusted aide is Vice President (Second Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

China's largely ceremonial Parliament on Saturday re-elected Xi Jinping as the country's President and appointed his aide and once feared anti-graft body's chief Wang Qishan as Vice President.


414. PM Modi to address 'Krishi Unnati Mela' ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the annual 'Krishi Unnati Mela' at Indian Agricultural Research Institute in the national capital on Saturday.


415. Andhra Pradesh's TDP exits NDA ( News and Blogs )
 

Andhra Pradesh's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday pulled out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre, a party leader said.


416. Meditate to overcome insomnia, sleep disorders (March 16 is World Sleep Day) ( Health )
 

Good news for chronic insomniacs! An ongoing study at WellSpan York Hospital in the US to assess the impact of "Heartfulness Meditation" on insomnia has shown promising results.


417. After UP debacle; BJP's bad luck with bypolls brings its tally down to 274 ( News and Blogs )
 

After MP and Punjab, the set back for BJP in bypolls for Lok Sabha seats came from Uttar Pradesh, when they lost key seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur, taking the saffron party's tally down to 274 -- from a record 282 in 2014.


418. US witnesses National Walkout Day to demand action on gun control ( News and Blogs )
 

Thousands of students across the United States (US) walked out of their schools on Wednesday to call for action against gun violence precisely one month post the Florida shooting which claimed 17 lives.


419. Centre being unfair to Andhra: CM Naidu ( News and Blogs )
 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president, N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said that the Centre is doing 'grave injustice' with Andhra Pradesh by not addressing the problems of the state.


420. 7 Common AC Problems and How to Deal with Them ( Science & Technology )
 


421. Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, passes away aged 76 ( News and Blogs )
 

British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology, passed away at the age of 76, a family spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday.


422. Nepal: Voting begins to elect new President ( News and Blogs )
 

Incumbent President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is standing in the fray for her second term challenged by Laxmi Rai from the Nepali Congress, but the mathematical calculation has shown the vote to swing for President Bhandari.


423. US-Bangla airline crashes at Kathmandu airport ( News and Blogs )
 

A US-Bangla airline crash landed and caught fire in the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday.


424. Scientists find habitable 'super-Earth' among 15 new planets ( News and Blogs )
 

Scientists from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, have discovered 15 new planets -- including one 'super-Earth' that could harbour liquid water -- orbiting small, cool stars near our solar system.


425. Anantnag encounter: Schools, colleges to remain closed today ( News and Blogs )
 

The authorities have ordered closure of all schools and colleges in Anantnag, after three terrorists were gunned down in an encounter with the security forces.


426. Three Indian 'Smart Cities' selected among finalists for WWF's One Planet City Challenge ( News and Blogs )
 

Three Indian cities - Panaji, Pune and Rajkot have been selected as national finalists in the 2017-2018 edition of WWF's One Planet City Challenge (OPCC).


427. Biplab Deb sworn in as Tripura CM today ( News and Blogs )
 

Biplab Kumar Deb sworn in as the chief minister of Tripura on Friday, officially ushering the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the Left bastion.


428. TCS ranked as the fastest growing IT services brand in 2018 ( News and Blogs )
 

According to Brand Finance IT Services 15 annual report for 2018, TCS now has a total brand value of USD 10.391 billion; a growth of 14.4 percent from last year's total of USD 9.081 billion, with an increase of USD 1.309 billion.


429. Rio sworn in as CM, becomes 1st Nagaland leader to take oath outside Raj Bhavan ( News and Blogs )
 

In a first, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) leader Neiphiu Rio and his 11 council of ministers in Nagaland took oath in full public view at the Kohima Local Ground.


430. Rajya Sabha adjourned for day amid ruckus (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Rajya Sabha was on Wednesday adjourned for the day amid ruckus without transacting any business for third day in a row.


431. Celebration of Indian women entrepreneur on Women's Day ( News and Blogs )
 

To mark the occasion of International Women's Day 2018 on Thursday 8th March, saluting the courage of seven women entrepreneurs who have chosen the unconventional path and are achieving success in their respective ventures.


432. Govt. eases norms for partial withdrawal under pension scheme ( News and Blogs )
 

Now subscribers of NPA can withdraw after three years from the date of joining the system and a maximum of three times during the entire tenure of subscription under the NPS, but the partial withdrawal is linked with the contributions made by the subscriber.


433. Emergency imposed in Sri Lanka, curfew in Kandy ( News and Blogs )
 

The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday has decided to impose a state of emergency for 10 days to control law and order in the country, following the violence against the minority community in Kandy district over the last two days.


434. SC seeks ED's response on summons to Karti Chidambaram ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea by Karti Chidambaram challenging a summon issued to him in the INX Media money laundering case.


435. Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya CM ( News and Blogs )
 

Bringing an end to the 10-year rule of the Congress Party in Meghalaya, National People's Party (NPP) president Conrad Sangma took oath as the 12th Chief Minister of the state on Tuesday.


436. Deepak Kumar, Mehuli Ghosh help India win 6th medal in Shooting World Cup ( News and Blogs )
 

India continued to bulge their medal tally on day three of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage in Guadalajara, Mexico, as the duo - Deepak Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh won India their sixth medal of the competition.


437. Full list of Oscars 2018 winners and nominees ( News and Blogs )
 

While many magnificent films vied for the golden trophy, only the creme de la creme were able to actually covet it. Here's the list of winners, along with the nominations in the same categories.


438. Kashmir on boil as six killed in gunfight (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Dozens of clashes involving stone-pelting erupted in Shopian as people came out on the streets to protest alleged civilian deaths in the south Kashmir district.


439. Parliament budget session: Lok Sabha begins on stormy note over Andhra demand, PNB scam ( News and Blogs )
 

The first day of the second part of the Budget session began on a stormy note on Monday with the Lok Sabha unable to transact the Question Hour.


440. James Ivory becomes oldest-ever Oscar winner ( News and Blogs )
 

James Ivory, the 89-year-old writer of Oscar nominated ''Call Me By Your Name''for Adapted Screenplay, has become the oldest Oscar Winner category in history.


441. 'Coco' helmer dedicates Oscar win to Mexico ( News and Blogs )
 

Disney/Pixar's colourful Day of the Dead-inspired 'Coco' has nabbed an Oscar for 'Best Animated Feature' at the 90th Academy Awards, the second Oscar for director Lee Unkrich, who won his first Oscar for 'Toy Story 3'.


442. Oscars: Colours back on red carpet after tumultuous Hollywood year ( News and Blogs )
 

Stars arrive at the red carpet of the 90th Academy Awards - the biggest night in the Hollywood Scenario.


443. Allison Janney picks first Oscar for 'I, Tonya' ( News and Blogs )
 

Actress Allison Janney took home her first Oscar in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for her powerful performance in "I, Tonya" at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony at Los Angeles


444. Budget Session : PNB fraud to dominate proceedings in Parliament ( News and Blogs )
 

As the second part of the Budget session resumes on Monday, the Opposition parties are likely to corner the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on recently unearthed banking scams.


445. ODEM.IO Sees Blockchain Shaking Up Multi-Trillion-Dollar Education Market ( Block Chain Technology )
 

The $6 trillion international education and training industry is poised for revolutionary change as a result of the emergence of blockchain technology, says Richard Maaghul, co-founder and CEO of ODEM.IO, the world's first On-Demand Education Marketplace.


446. North-East polls: BJP surges in Tripura, Nagaland in mid trend ( News and Blogs )
 

Seems like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its alliance Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) is set to push back Left surge in Tripura as the mid trend shows the former leading on 37 seats and the latter trailing behind with a 17 seat-lead in the state.


447. Tripura polls: BJP-IPFT leading on 28 seats ( News and Blogs )
 

As the counting of votes for Tripura Assembly election is underway, the BJP-Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) alliance is leading on 28 seats followed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in 16 leads as per the early trends.


448. Vietnamese President receives ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan ( News and Blogs )
 

The Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang was accorded a ceremonial welcome in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


449. Centre directs PSBs to consolidate 35 overseas operations ( News and Blogs )
 

In the wake of the recent banking scams reported, the government has directed public sector banks (PSBs) to consolidate nearly 35 overseas operations without affecting the banks' international presence in these countries.


450. President Kovind wishes citizens on Holi ( Arts,Crafts & Culture )
 

The festival of colours, Holi is a celebration of harmony.Across the country, people from villages and cities thronged temples in large numbers on the occasion of Holika Dahan.


451. Jayendra Saraswati -- The 20th century Ramanuja (Obituary) ( News and Blogs )
 

Swami Jayendra Saraswati, the Sankaracharya of Kanchipuram Mutt in Tamil Nadu who passed away on Wednesday, was a colossal spiritual figure and initiated innumerable programmes for the downtrodden across the country.


452. Jaitley launches online module of General Provident Fund for government employees ( News and Blogs )
 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched a centralised General Provident Fund (GPF) module on Thursday on the occasion of 42nd Civil Accounts Day.


453. IndusInd Bank, Ripple tie up for cross border remittances ( Block Chain Technology )
 

IndusInd Bank announced its partnership with Ripple, the enterprise blockchain solution for global payments, to facilitate payments into and out of India.


454. Child Rights commission files case against Kuthiyottam ritual ( News and Blogs )
 

The Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has registered a case against the 'Kuthiyottam' ritual performed during Attukal Pongala festival.


455. Google to make Machine Learning education available for all ( News and Blogs )
 

Google introduced "Learn with Google AI" a set of educational resources developed by Machine Learning (ML) experts at the company, for people to learn about concepts, develop skills and apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) to real-world problems.


456. INX Media case: Karti Chidambaram to be produced before Delhi Court ( News and Blogs )
 

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram will be produced before the Patiala High Court on Thursday, in connection with the INX Media money laundering case.


457. TN: Thousands pay homage to Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati ( News and Blogs )
 

Scores of people gathered here to pay their last respects to Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, who passed away on Wednesday.


458. Yester year diva Sridevi sets out on her last journey ( News and Blogs )
 

The cremation ceremony of the actress will take place at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery at 3.30 pm.


459. Sridevi in her favourite Kanchivaram - one last time ( News and Blogs )
 

A sea of fans and celebrities thronged the condolence meeting of Sridevi to have a last glimpse of the yester year diva, who, passed away on February 24.


460. PM Modi salutes 'science lovers' on National Science Day ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister took to Twitter to send his wishes "I salute all science lovers and wish them the very best as they enhance their scientific zeal. India is extremely proud of our scientists."


461. Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati passes away at 82 ( News and Blogs )
 

Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, pontiff of the Kanchi Mutt passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness at Kancheepuram. He was 82.


462. INX Media case: CBI takes Karti Chidambaram into custody ( News and Blogs )
 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with the INX Media case from Chennai airport.


463. India will remain among fastest growing global economies: Jaitley ( News and Blogs )
 

Addressing the India-Korea Business Summit in Delhi,said India will continue to remain among the fastest growing economies in the world.


464. Sridevi's death: Dubai prosecutor closes case, body handed over ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her bathtub after losing consciousness and the case had been closed after investigation, Dubai Prosecutor's office said.


465. Jordanian King to start his three-day India visit today ( News and Blogs )
 

King of Jordan Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein accompanied by a business delegation, will be on a three-day visit to India from February 27 to March 1.


466. Andhra will become no.1 state by 2029: Chandrababu Naidu ( News and Blogs )
 

Addressing a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) summit at Amaravati, CM Chandrababu Naidu said, "By 2022, Andhra Pradesh will be one of the top three states of India and by 2029 we will be number one in the country."


467. Voting begins in Nagaland, Meghalaya ( News and Blogs )
 

Voting for 59 constituencies of the 60-member assemblies will be held from 7 am till 4 pm, except in some polling stations of the interior districts of Nagaland, where the process is scheduled to conclude at 3 pm.


468. Sridevi died from accidental drowning: Report ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian actress Sridevi died due to accidental drowning in a bath tub in her hotel here, reports gulfnews.com.


469. FinMin puts out list of high-risk finance companies ( News and Blogs )
 

Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) on Monday released a list of around 9,500 Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) on its website, which have been categorised as high-risk financial institutions by the Finance Ministry.


470. Sridevi's mortal remains to leave Dubai in few hours ( News and Blogs )
 

An Indian Consulate official has confirmed that veteran actress Sridevi's mortal remains will be ready for repatriation between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Dubai time)/by 3.30 p.m. Indian Standard Time, on Monday.


471. Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ offer better camera, 'Slow-mo' videos ( News and Blogs )
 

In a bid to take on Apple iPhone X, Samsung unveiled Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones that come with "Super Slow-mo" video, a new "Dual Aperture" lens powering an innovative low-light camera and "AR Emoji" for creating personalised experiences.


472. Sridevi's death: From intuition to shock and condolences ( News and Blogs )
 

Nation mourns Legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi who passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest at the age of 54.


473. Nasscom, BRI tie-up to develop skills for blockchain adoption, deployment ( Block Chain Technology )
 

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Wednesday signed an MoU with Canada's Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to develop skill sets for blockchain adoption and deployment in India.


474. Trudeau inspects guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as he inspected a guard of honour.


475. After 70 years of Independence electricity reaches Elephanta Caves ( News and Blogs )
 

Seventy years after Independence, a 7.5-km long undersea cable has finally brought electricity to the world-famous Gharapuri Isle, which houses the UNESCO World Heritage site Elephanta Caves.


476. Canadian mission rescinds invitation to Khalistan separatist for Trudeau reception ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid a raging controversy, the High Commission of Canada on Thursday said that it has rescinded an invitation extended to Khalistan separatist Jaspal Atwal for a reception in honour of visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


477. Nirav Modi fraud case: Enforcement Directorate seizes 9 cars ( News and Blogs )
 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday seized nine cars belonging to jeweller Nirav Modi and his companies, in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.


478. Fire breaks out at Kochi's Refinery, no injuries ( News and Blogs )
 

Fire broke out at a Crude Distillation Unit in Kochi Refinery, on Thursday morning.


479. Students create 'bluetooth enabled route guiding helmet' ( News and Blogs )
 

In an innovative move, two engineering students from PDA College in Karnataka's Kalaburagi district have created a 'bluetooth enabled route guiding helmet'.


480. Industrialists promise over Rs 1 lakh cr investment in UP in the next 5 years ( News and Blogs )
 

The first ever Uttar Pradesh Investor Summit started with a bang when renowned industrialists promise their presence in the state in a big way with assuring an investment to the tune of over Rs 1 lakh crores in next three to five years.


481. PM Modi inaugurates UP Investors' Summit 2018 ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit 2018 along with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.


482. Nirav Modi's lawyer says PNB termed commercial transactions as fraud ( News and Blogs )
 

Vijay Aggarwal, the lawyer of businessman Nirav Modi, alleged that Punjab National Bank (PNB) has termed commercial transactions as a fraud.


483. India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II ( News and Blogs )
 

The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) on Tuesday test-fired Agni II medium-range nuclear-capable missile with a strike range of more than 2,000 km, from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.


484. Fin Min negates reports claiming Indian banks could take hit of over USD 3bn ( News and Blogs )
 

The Finance Ministry on Monday rubbed off media reports claiming that Indian banks could take a hit of over USD three billion, in connection with Punjab National Bank (PNB) - Nirav Modi fraud case.


485. CBI files case against Vikram Kothari, raids residence ( News and Blogs )
 

CBI on Monday registered a case against Rotomac Global Pvt. Ltd and its Director Vikram Kothari on a complaint from Bank of Baroda.


486. Blockchain can transform e-governance: Devendra Fadnavis ( Block Chain Technology )
 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said that Blockchain can transform e-governance, and that governments must start interacting with technology providers to find a solution to put them to the best possible use.


487. Visiting Canadian PM Trudeau, family visit Akshardham Temple ( News and Blogs )
 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday visited the Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, along with his family.


488. Loyakk announces world's first blockchain-powered platform for decentralised business networks ( Block Chain Technology )
 

Loyakk Inc., the provider of enterprise relationship management applications, announced Vega, the world's first blockchain-enabled Enterprise Relationship Management solution for decentralized business networks.


489. Ramco Systems and XinFin join forces to develop hybrid blockchain solution ( Block Chain Technology )
 

Global enterprise software specialist Ramco Systems and Singapore-based open-source blockchain developer XinFin FinTech Pte Ltd. will join forces to build a breakthrough hybrid blockchain solution.


490. 8K Miles launches blockchain solution 8K Health Edge ( Block Chain Technology )
 

8K Miles Software Services Limited has launched 8K Health Edge, a proprietary blockchain platform which, may render into solutions for some of the most complex problems in global healthcare.


491. Maharashtra will be India's first trillion-dollar state: PM Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

Addressing the inaugural session of at Magnetic Maharashtra' Global Investors Summit in Mumbai, PM Modi on Sunday said the Centre's budget reforms have created a new work culture and are transforming the socio-economic landscape.


492. Reliance to invest 60,000 cr in Maharashtra ( News and Blogs )
 

Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani on Sunday said that his company will invest 60 thousand crores, in a collaborative initiative, over the next ten years, in the state of Maharashtra.


493. Punjab National Bank Fraud Scam: CBI arrest three ( News and Blogs )
 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested three in connection with the alleged fraud in the issuance of Letters of Understanding (LoU) worth Rs. 11,400 crore from Punjab National Bank


494. TCS gets listed as World's best employer by Top Employer Institute ( News and Blogs )
 

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been recognized as the world's best employers by the Top Employer Institute for the consecutive third year.


495. Vitamin C can turn back clock on skin ageing ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Turns out, Vitamin C is much more than a go-to cold and flu warding-off ingredient. Along with a boost for your health, it works wonders on your skin.


496. Theater Olympics to kick-start in India for the first time ( News and Blogs )
 

The biggest international theatre festival, the 8th Theater Olympics, will start on Saturday from Red Fort, wherein India is hosting the event for the first time.


497. Kohli stars as India outplay South Africa in sixth ODI ( News and Blogs )
 

Disciplined bowling and unbeaten century by skipper Virat Kohli helped India outplay South Africa by eight wickets in the sixth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Supersport Park here on Friday.


498. Cauvery dispute: Karnataka to get additional 14.75 TMC, says SC ( News and Blogs )
 

In the much awaited verdict on Cauvery dispute, the Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that Karnataka be given 14.75 TMC of the river water while 177.25 TMC of water be released for Tamil Nadu.


499. Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley's education reforms pave way for quality education ( News and Blogs )
 

Education and reforms are the need of the hour and the 2018-19 Budget did not leave any stone unturned to ensure that the sector gets it's much required boost and support.


500. Florida high school shooting kills 17 (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday in the US state of Florida.


501. Walnuts for heart health ( Health )
 

For over two decades, walnuts have been shown to improve cardiovascular risk factors by lowering risk factors that are major contributors to heart disease risk.


502. Small Savings Act amended to allow flexibility to investors ( News and Blogs )
 

The Finance Ministry proposed a merger of the Government Savings Certificates Act, 1959 and the Public Provident Fund (PPF) Act, 1968 with the Government Savings Banks Act, 1873.


503. Celebrate Valentine's Day with these 5 tempting desserts ( Food )
 


504. Celebrate the bond of love at these popular destinations ( Tourism )
 

Valentine's Day is celebrated around the world with people showing appreciation for their partners. And what better way than travel to celebrate the bond of love.


505. India's advent on world stage must be welcomed, says EU MP ( News and Blogs )
 

Responsible democracies of the world and groupings like the European Union should invest in India's rise in Asia and welcome New Delhi's advent on the world stage, a Member of the European Parliament has said.


506. Glam up and floor your Valentine ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Beauty diva Shahnaz Husain shares some tips and tricks to create a perfect Valentine's Day-worthy look.


507. Mallya asked to pay $90 million claim to BOC Aviation ( News and Blogs )
 

The High Court in London on Monday ordered embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya to pay an estimated USD 90 million to a Singapore-based aircraft leasing company in claims.


508. Fears regarding MSP scheme 'exaggerated', claims SBI ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid growing concerns of rising inflation and commodity prices due to an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) hike announced by the Centre, the State Bank of India (SBI) claimed the fears to be "exaggerated."


509. Combing operations underway at Sunjwan Army Camp ( News and Blogs )
 

Combing operations are underway at the Sunjwan Army Camp in Jammu, where terrorists stormed in on Saturday, killing five security personnel and one civilian.


510. NITI Aayog health report: Kerala, Punjab outperform others ( News and Blogs )
 

Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have been ranked on top in overall health index while Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh saw maximum annual incremental performance among larger states, according to a report released by NITI Aayog on Friday.


511. SC to hear plea for probe in Justice Loya case ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court will today hear the plea filed by three petitioners seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe in the alleged mysterious death of Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge B H Loya.


512. Maldives sends special envoys to 'friendly nations' amid crisis ( News and Blogs )
 

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday sent his special envoys to three 'friendly nations'- China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.


513. Inflation projected at 5.1-5.6% in the next fiscal ( News and Blogs )
 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday revealed that the estimated inflation for first half of the next fiscal would stand at 5.1 to 5.6 percent. However, RBI Governor Urjit Patel noted that it may ease to 4.6 percent, likely in the second half.


514. India disturbed by declaration of state of emergency in Maldives ( News and Blogs )
 

India was disturbed by the declaration of the state of emergency in the Maldives, following Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen's refusal to abide by the Supreme Court's ruling, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tuesday.


515. SpaceX successfully launches world's most powerful rocket ( Science & Technology )
 

Business tycoon Elon Musk's SpaceX has created history by successfully launching the Falcon Heavy rocket, the first step in Musk's ambitious dream to send humans to Mars and create a colony on the planet.


516. 22 Indian sailors onboard oil tanker rescued ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 22 Indian sailors, who were onboard the oil tanker, Marine Express, have been rescued, confirmed External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj.


517. VISA, Mastercard make it difficult to buy Bitcoin ( News and Blogs )
 

Multinational financial services corporation, VISA and Mastercard have now made it more difficult for users to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.


518. Life ban on Sreesanth: SC issues notice to BCCI ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Monday sought reply from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth's appeal against his life ban in connection with the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.


519. World''s smallest satellite-carrying rocket launched ( News and Blogs )
 

Japan successfully launched the world''s smallest satellite-carrying rocket SS-520 series, which measures 10 metres in length and 50 centimetres and is about the size of a utility pole on Saturday, after a failed attempt in January last year.


520. 7 spots for family fun around USA ( Tourism )
 


521. Historic Ridge in Shimla develops fresh cracks ( News and Blogs )
 

The historic Ridge in the hilly town of Shimla has developed fresh cracks, threatening centuries-old heritage.The Ridge has been developing cracks for long, and recently during the cleaning of the water tank beneath the ground, fresh cracks were noticed.


522. BCCI announces cash reward for victorious India U-19 team ( News and Blogs )
 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a cash reward of Rs 30 lakh to each player of the Indian Under-19 Cricket team, who made the country proud by lifting their record fourth ICC U-19 World Cup title in New Zealand on Saturday.


523. Manjot guides clinical India to fourth ICC U19 World Cup title (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Promising opener Manjot Kalra's unbeaten 101 guided India to their fourth ICC Under 19 World Cup triumph, as the boys-in-blue beat Australia by eight wickets in the summit clash at the Bay Oval here on Saturday.


524. Of 'untouchables', good friends, memory and mystery (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Know a Dalit woman's family history that goes back to the 1930s, when the Independence movement promised freedom but little changed for untouchables; get a refreshing, nuanced take on friendship, love and this crazy thing called life; enhance your learning methods, study techniques, and psychological preparation; and read a crime novel that shatters the conventions of the genre.


525. Industry players appreciate Jaitley's balancing act in Budget 2018-19 ( News and Blogs )
 

Industry players have by and large appreciated Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's balancing act while presenting the Budget proposals for fiscal 2018-19.


526. All you need to know about Budget '18 ( News and Blogs )
 

As the presentation of the Union Budget 2018-19 culminates, here are some key takeaways from this year's allocation.


527. Budget 2018: Key takeaways for women ( News and Blogs )
 

Five key takeaways for women from Union Budget 2018. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a number of schemes and measures that are expected to benefit women in the country.


528. No relief in I-T rates, but cess hiked to raise Rs 11,000 cr (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday did not provide any relief in the income tax rates for 2018-19, but increased the cess levied on it by 1 per cent to raise Rs 11,000 crore.


529. Modi govt presents pro-poor budget focused on Bharat, Health and Agri sector ( News and Blogs )
 

Aiming at the general election next year, the Modi government on Thursday focused on agriculture, health, rural India and poor people, as the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced major allocations for these sectors in the Annual Budget for Financial Year 2018-19.


530. Budget 2018 will benefit common man: MoS Finance ( News and Blogs )
 

Minister of State (MoS) for Finance, Shiv Pratap Shukla on Thursday assured that the Union Budget 2018 would benefit both, the common people and the nation.


531. Total Lunar Eclipse - blue moon and super full moon - starts at 1718 hrs ( News and Blogs )
 

The first Lunar eclipse of the year, with a rare coincidence of a blue moon and a super full moon, will commence today partially from 1718 hrs.


532. Tremors measuring 6.2 felt in Northern states ( News and Blogs )
 

The Northern parts of the country, including Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, and Kashmir were rocked by a moderate intensity earthquake on Wednesday.


533. Epilepsy, a chronic noncommunicable disorder of brain that affects people of all ages ( Health )
 

Epilepsy a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain is one of the world's oldest recognized conditions, with written records dating back to 4000 BC.


534. Budget '18: Citizens expecting corporate tax reduction, GDP growth ( News and Blogs )
 


535. Indian economy will further grow: Industry bodies ( News and Blogs )
 

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Monday said they expect the Indian economy to grow further in the coming years


536. Owaisi demands monthly allowance for triple talaq victims ( News and Blogs )
 

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday criticised triple talaq bill, which is expected to be discussed during the ongoing budget session.


537. Key highlights of Economic Survey 2017-18 ( News and Blogs )
 

The Budget session of the Parliament began on Monday at 11 am with the speech of President Ram Nath Kovind. On this occasion, lets take a look at the highlights of the Economic Survey 2017-18.


538. Bruno Mars wins Song of The Year at 60th Grammy Awards ( News and Blogs )
 

Star performer Bruno Mars' single "That's What I Like" won the Song of the Year honour at the 60th Grammy Awards here.


539. SC to hear contempt plea against 4 states over 'Padmaavat' vandalism ( News and Blogs )
 

Two contempt petitions were filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday against three members of Karni Sena and four state DGPs for allegedly violating the apex court''s order and disrupting law and order in connection with the screening of Hindi film ''Padmaavat''.


540. Cook up delights for the weekend ( Food )
 


541. Padmaavat vandalism: Two arrested for torching vehicle in Bhopal ( News and Blogs )
 

Two people have been taken into custody after creating a ruckus and burning vehicles in protest against the film 'Padmaavat' in Bhopal.


542. Won't let team Padmaavat earn profit by defaming Rajputs: Karni Sena ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court's green signal for all-India screening of "Padmaavat" notwithstanding, Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Wednesday said the Rajput organisation won't allow the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial to be released as it shows the Rajput queen in less than honourable light.


543. ''Padmaavat'' champions cachet of Rajputs ( News and Blogs )
 

Despite all the buzz from the Rajput Karni Sena threatening to disrupt theatres screening the film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s war epic ''Padmaavat'' upholds the honour and dignity of Queen Padmavati.


544. A mix of popular dishes from the states of India ( Food )
 

With 29 states providing food ranging from the spiciest dishes to the blandest preparations, the variety of food that India has to offer is simply mind boggling.


545. Lalu, Jagannath Mishra convicted in Chaibasa treasury case ( News and Blogs )
 

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad and former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra were found guilty by a Special CBI court in Ranchi in the Chaibasa Treasury case related to fodder scam, on Wednesday.


546. PM Modi invokes 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' at World Economic Forum ( News and Blogs )
 

Highlighting the importance of unity in solving the various global problems, Prime Minister Modi stressed on the age-old mantra of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' at the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland.


547. Netaji's daughter says her father experienced mixed fortune ( News and Blogs )
 

Germany-based economist, Professor Anita Bose Pfaff, the only child of one of the heroes of the Indian independence struggle, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, feels her father experienced mixed fortune.


548. India's growing rich-poor divide: Richest 1% gross 73% wealth in 2017 ( News and Blogs )
 

India's richest, just 1 per cent of its 1.3 billion people, grossed 73 per cent of the wealth generated in 2017 while the wealth of the poorest half of Indians -- some 67 crore -- rose by only one per cent, according to a report by Oxfam.


549. Full dress rehearsal of R-Day Parade to be held today ( News and Blogs )
 

The Republic day parade rehearsal will begin at 9:50 a.m. from Vijay Chowk and proceed to Red Fort. All the offices in the surrounding area of Rajpath will remain closed till 1 p.m. on Tuesday


550. Modi meets CEOs at WEF, IMF reaffirms India's growth story ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a round table meeting with the CEOs of top global companies before his keynote address at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) here on Tuesday morning.


551. PM Modi wishes for happier society on Basant Panchami ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to the nation and wished for happier society on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami

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552. Trump ends year as 'most unpopular' president ( News and Blogs )
 

US President Donald Trump ended his first year in office more unpopular than any President in modern history, various polls have said.


553. GST Council slashes tax on 29 items, 54 services ( News and Blogs )
 

GST Council decided to slash the GST rate on 54 services and 29 items, including old and used motor vehicles, public transport buses run on bio-fuels, sugar-boiled confectionery and packaged water, but could not finalise measures for simplification of the GSTN returns.


554. Pakistan violates ceasefire in RS Pura sector of J-K ( News and Blogs )
 

The Pakistani troops on Friday once again resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir.


555. Google 'Cloud AutoML' to help all businesses leverage AI ( Computers )
 

Google announced the launch of Cloud AutoML, a product that enables businesses with limited machine learning expertise to build high quality, custom AI models to improve their product or service.


556. MT Genessa oil tanker: India Coast Guard fire fight on ( News and Blogs )
 

Three Indian Coast Guard (ICG) vessels, nine Tugs from KPT, Reliance, Essar, Adani and ICG Dornier continues to douse the flames on the MT Genessa oil tanker, which broke out yesterday, off the coast of Kandla.


557. PM Modi, Netanyahu in Ahmedabad for road show, iCreate Center inauguration ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu have arrived in Ahmedabad and will shortly undertake an eight-kilometer-long road show, which will end at the Sabarmati Ashram.


558. Centre withdraws subsidy for Haj pilgrims ( News and Blogs )
 

The Union government on Tuesday scrapped the Haj subsidy for pilgrims as the fund will instead be used for the empowerment of minorities from this year.


559. Modi invites Israeli defence firms to make in India, both countries pledge to fight terror ( News and Blogs )
 

India and Israel on Monday pledged to fight terror with Prime Minister Narendra Modi inviting Israeli companies to take advantage of the liberalised FDI regime in defence sector and to make more in India.


560. TN CM, Dy. CM reaches Madurai for Jallikattu event ( News and Blogs )
 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam reached Madurai's Alanganallur to attend a Jallikattu event.


561. India celebrates 70th Army Day ( News and Blogs )
 

On the 70th Army Day, Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Sunil Lanba, and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi on Monday.


562. Kites with messages seeking Jadhav's release flown in Vadodra ( News and Blogs )
 

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, kites and balloons in Vadodra were flown with a message to release the Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on a death row in Pakistan over charges of terrorism and spying for India's intelligence agency RAW.


563. Google's first India Cloud Platform set to empower enterprises, SMBs (Tech Trend) ( News and Blogs )
 

Several Indian enterprises have chosen Google Cloud to grow their businesses in the past few years. With the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region now live in the country, the behemoth is one step closer to helping more local firms embrace Cloud.


564. ISRO successfully launches its 100th satellite ( News and Blogs )
 

India successfully launched its 100th satellite 'Cartosat-2 Series' using PSLV-C40 launch vehicle, which is carrying 31 satellites, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota Island on Friday.


565. Cold wave chokes rail, road, air traffic in Northern India ( News and Blogs )
 

Several parts of North India, including Delhi and the adjoining National Capital Region, were engulfed in dense fog as temperatures continue to dip on Wednesday.


566. Cabinet permits foreign investment of upto 49% in Air India ( News and Blogs )
 

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday said foreign airlines would be able to invest up to 49 percent in Air India under approval route subject to two conditions


567. SC has no right to 'make' laws: AIMPLB on triple talaq ( News and Blogs )
 

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Tuesday raised questions over the Supreme Court's move in the triple talaq issue and said the court does not have the right to 'make' the law.


568. PM Modi says India not eying anyone's territory ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India was not eyeing on anyone's territory as the country's focus has always been on capacity building and resource development.


569. New marine spider species named after Bob Marley ( Animals and Plant Life )
 

A team of researchers has discovered a new water-adapted species of spiders from tropical Queensland, Australia, and have named it after a renowned Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley.


570. Heavy security deployed ahead of Mevani's 'Yuva Hunkar Rally' ( News and Blogs )
 

Heavy security has been deployed ahead of Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani's 'Yuva Hunkar Rally', to be held at Parliament Street, Delhi on Tuesday, despite Delhi police denying permission for the event.


571. Army chief pitches for 'Arthashastra', 'Chanakya Niti' ( News and Blogs )
 

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday called for modernisation of the armed forces, adding the time has come to look take cues from the 'Arthashastra' and 'Chanakya Niti'.


572. Golden Globes 2018: Who won what! ( News and Blogs )
 

The 2018 Golden Globes Awards saw Martin McDonagh's ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'' as the big winner in the film categories.Here''s the complete list of 2018 Golden Globes winners, as reported by E! Online.


573. Terrorists planned to storm Akshardham Temple: ATS ( News and Blogs )
 

A suspected militant on Monday has divulged that they were hatching a plan to storm the Akshardham Temple and disrupt the Republic Day parade on January 26 in the national capital.


574. Lalu gets 3.5 yrs of jail in fodder scam case ( News and Blogs )
 

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Saturday sentenced former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad to 3.5 years of jail and a fine of Rs 5 lakh in the fodder scam case.


575. GST impact to slowdown India's 2017-18 GDP growth to 6.5% (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

Implementation of GST and subsequent slowdown in the manufacturing sector is expected to drag down India's growth to 6.5 per cent in 2017-18, official data showed on Friday, even as industry analysts projected economic growth to be higher due to a favourable base effect.


576. Shopkeepers in Ahmedabad express ordeal over ban on glass coated 'manjha' ( News and Blogs )
 

Shopkeepers in Ahmedabad on Saturday expressed distress over nationwide ban on the procurement, sale and use of glass powder-coated 'manjha', stating that if a ban had to be implemented, it should have been done a year ago and not days before the peak time of their business.


577. Invest smart with these asset class investment options ( News and Blogs )
 

In this day and age, Fixed Deposits, investment in gold, Real Estate and many other traditional options are losing ground. Here are some of the alternate investment options


578. Of cartoons, healthy foods, road safety and world records (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

From Rajinder Puri's collection of his best political cartoons; the food that helps us strengthen our mind and memory; guidelines on road safety through very interesting stories written by a bunch of contemporary writers; to hundreds of exciting new records that mark our nation IANS bookshelf has a varied fare.