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1. President Kovind approves Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code amendment ordinance ( News and Blogs )
 

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave his consent to the ordinance for amendments to be made under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, that will bar defaulters from bidding for the stressed assets.


2. How to maintain the elegance of Banarasi Silk ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Every Indian woman's wardrobe has a magnificent Banarasi silk saree. Here are the steps to maintain the timeless elegance of Banarasi silk


3. Paresh Rawal deletes his 'Chai-Wala- Bar-Wala' tweet, issues apology ( News and Blogs )
 

In a mid-night drama, veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal wrote and deleted a tweet regarding the 'Yuva Desh's derogatory meme. However, he later issued an apology for 'hurting feelings'.


4. 51 countries to participate in Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting ( News and Blogs )
 

A total of 51 countries will participate in the 13th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting, opening on Monday in Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw.


5. Leonardo da Vinci artwork auctioned for $450.3 mn ( News and Blogs )
 

Christie's auction house has sold a painting, believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci, for $450.3 million.


6. Swamy welcomes Saudi Arabia's approval of Yoga as sports activity ( News and Blogs )
 

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday welcomed Saudi Arabia's decision of listing Yoga under sports activities, and said that the Muslim clerics of India continued to remain conservative even as the Islamic world was progressing.


7. Children's Day 2017: PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday led the nation in paying tribute to former prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary.


8. 135 killed in powerful earthquake near Iran-Iraq border ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 135 people were killed and over thousands injured after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake jolted the Iran-Iraq border area, the media reported.


9. Polling begins for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections ( News and Blogs )
 

Voting began for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday morning, wherein 338 candidates are contesting across 68 seats in the hilly state.


10. Demonetisation anniversary: Where the shoe pinches ( News and Blogs )
 

It was last year, when everybody in India suddenly got to know that most of their cash no longer had any value. The old Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes - 86 percent of currency in circulation - were scrapped after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unexpected announcement during a surprise television address.


11. Mary Kom storms into Asian Boxing Championships final ( News and Blogs )
 

Five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom on Tuesday cruised into the 48-kg finals of the Asian Boxing Championships after beating Japans Tsubasa Komura 5-0 to stay on course for her fifth gold medal in the continental event.


12. 714 Indian links exposed in 'Paradise Papers' ( News and Blogs )
 

India ranks 19th among 180 countries whose citizens and companies sheltered their wealth in secretive tax havens abroad, according to a fresh global investigation whose first lot of revelations were published on Monday.


13. Facial peels to pamper your skin and make it spotless ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

For a healthy and spot free skin, here are some facial peels, suggested by Dr Prabhu Mishra from StemGenn Therapeutics in New Delhi, that can give you an impressive look at affordable prices.


14. India, Bangladesh to hold joint military combat exercise ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian and the Bangladeshi army are all set to take part in "Exercise Sampriti", an intensive combat exercise at India's Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School at Vairengte in Mizoram from November 6 to 18.


15. World Bank CEO assures 'full unwavering commitment' to India ( News and Blogs )
 

Addressing the 'India's Business Reforms' session at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in Delhi, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva assured complete 'unwavering commitment' and support to fuel India's growth momentum.


16. President Kovind greets nation on Guru Nanak Jayanti ( Arts and Crafts )
 

President Ram Nath Kovind extended his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti on Saturday, and urged all to follow the steps of the Sikh Guru.


17. Heavy rain leads to waterlogging, traffic snarls in Chennai ( News and Blogs )
 

Heavy rain lashed several parts of Chennai on Thursday night leading to water logging and traffic jams in many areas.


18. NTPC Explosion: Death toll rises to 22, injured 66 ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 22 people have been killed and 66 injured as an ash-pipe exploded due to pressure at the NTPC plant in Unchahar area of Raebareli on Wednesday, reported the Raebareli District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Khatri on Thursday.


19. CIA releases files recovered in Osama bin Laden raid ( News and Blogs )
 

The CIA has released a thousands of files seized during the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, including personal photographs of his family and insight into the Al Qaeda's global leadership, the media reported.


20. No ease of doing business in India, GST ruined everything: Rahul Gandhi ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said there is no ease of doing business in India as it has been ruined by the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's decision to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST).


21. Terror attack near 9/11 site in New York kills 8 (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

In the second terror attack within a month in the US, a man wielding a truck as a weapon on Tuesday ploughed through bicyclists and pedestrians on a street near the site of the 9/11 attack killing eight persons - most of them tourists.


22. Heena Sidhu on a roll, wins gold at Commonwealth Shooting C''ships ( News and Blogs )
 

Ace Indian shooter Heena Sindhu continued her rich vein of form this year as she bagged gold in women''s 10m Air Pistol event here at Commonwealth Shooting Championships on Tuesday.


23. India beat Malaysia in women's hockey Asia Cup ( News and Blogs )
 

India continued their winning form as they beat Malaysia 2-0 in their last Pool A match at the Womens Asia Cup held at Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium in Japan on Tuesday.


24. Hockey Asia Cup 2017: Indian eves trounce China 4-1 ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian women's hockey team came up with an all-round performance to beat dangerous China 4-1 in their second Pool A match at the Asia Cup 2017 in Japan at Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium on Monday.


25. India, Italy sign six MoUs to boost bilateral relations ( News and Blogs )
 

Seeking to further "strengthen and reinvigorate" the bilateral relationship between two countries, India and Italy on Monday signed six MoUs after a top-level delegation talks between PM Modi and his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni.


26. Srikanth clinches French Open; lifts fourth title of year ( News and Blogs )
 

Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth continued his rich vein of form as he defeated Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in straight games to clinch the men's singles French Open Super Series title here on Sunday.


27. SC asks TV channels to create awareness on health hazards in Blue Whale game ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Friday said the national broadcasting channel Doordarshan and private channels should create awareness on health hazards in Blue Whale Challenge game by telecasting it in their prime time programmes.


28. SC to hear Asaram Bapu's bail plea today ( News and Blogs )
 

The lawyer of self-styled Godman Asaram Bapu will on Friday apply for an interim bail before the Supreme Court, in connection with a rape case registered against his client in Gujarat.


29. NIA files chargesheet against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik ( News and Blogs )
 

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed chargesheet against Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) president and preacher Zakir Naik in its special court in Mumbai.


30. Appointment of Kashmir interlocutor will not impact Army operations: Army Chief ( News and Blogs )
 

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said the appointment of an interlocutor for dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir will not have any impact on the Army's operations in the troubled state.


31. Gujarat Assembly elections: State to go to polls in two phases on Dec. 9, 14 ( News and Blogs )
 

The Gujarat Assembly elections will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. The counting of votes will be held on December 18.


32. Girija Devi: Queen of Thumri, jewel of Hindustani classical music passes away ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Gifted with a resonating magical voice that captivated the refined listeners of Hindustani classical music for generations, Girija Devi played a key part in popularising and raising the profile of Thumri, that gave her the appellation 'Thumri queen'.


33. Singapore passport is world's 'most powerful' ( News and Blogs )
 

Singapore's passport has been announced as the most powerful in the world as it secured the top spot in the 'Passport Index' most powerful ranking with a visa-free score of 159, the first for an Asian country, followed by Germany and Sweden.


34. TN lawyer moves SC on Jayalalitha's death probe ( News and Blogs )
 

Tamil Nadu advocate moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday against a Madras High Court order forbidding a probe on former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's death.


35. Delhi: 100 shops affected after fire breaks out in Kamla Market ( News and Blogs )
 

Fire broke out in Delhi's Kamla Market in the late hours of Monday, taking into its grip around 100 shops.


36. Kidambi Srikanth outclasses Lee Hyun Il to win maiden Denmark Open title ( News and Blogs )
 

Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth ended India's 38-year wait for a men's singles Denmark Open Super Series Premier title as he beat South Korea's Lee Hyun Il 21-10, 21-5 in just 25 minutes to win his maiden Denmark Open Super Series Premier title on Sunday.


37. 'I am Helpless' - How GST is breaking backbone of Indian Handloom Weavers ( News and Blogs )
 

Unnati Silks, working extensively since 1980 in the field of Handloom and Handcrafted Textiles at the grass root level, tries to explain major factors affecting the weavers due to implementation of GST.


38. Indian techies driving Next-Gen cyber security architecture: McAfee CEO ( News and Blogs )
 

As enterprises the world over scout for next-generation cyber security architecture to mitigate attacks, the Indian systems integrator (SI) community is helping major companies embrace state-of-the-art security structures.


39. MSRTC calls off five-day strike ( News and Blogs )
 

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) on Saturday called off their five-day strike from October 17 demanding the implementation of 7th pay commission.


40. Of Sindhis, patriarchy, mythology and love (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


41. PM Modi exchanges Diwali sweets, pleasantries with soldiers in J&K ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Modi exchanged sweets and pleasantries with army soldiers and Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in the Gurez Valley of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora District on Thursday on the occasion of Diwali.


42. Shahnaz Husain's nature secrets for beautiful skin ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain gives her valuable input on natural ingredients that can add a glow to your skin and condition your hair.


43. PM Modi to inaugurate All India Institute of Ayurveda today ( News and Blogs )
 

On the occasion of National Ayurveda Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at Delhi's Sarita Vihar on Tuesday.


44. Aarushi murder case: Talwars to walk free today ( News and Blogs )
 

Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, who have been acquitted in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, will be freed from Dasna jail in Ghaziabad today.


45. India calls for prevention of weaponisation of outer space ( News and Blogs )
 


46. India calls for prevention of weaponisation of outer space ( News and Blogs )
 

India has called upon the international community to work together to prevent the weaponisation of outer space and endeavour to formulate a global pact to avoid an arms race in space, at the Conference on Disarmament held in New york.


47. Aarushi murder case: Nupur, Rajesh Talwar acquitted ( News and Blogs )
 

The Allahabad High Court has acquitted the parents of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar, who was found murdered nine years back in Noida, in connection with the double murder case, which shook the nation in 2008.


48. Maintain healthy weight to curb risk of cancer (October 11 is World Obesity Day) ( News and Blogs )
 

Be warned -- for a few extra kilos today can multiply tomorrow, putting you at increased risk of many diseases, including cancer.


49. Unemployment haunts Indian youth -Feature by Bappaditya Chatterjee ( News and Blogs )
 

The fifth Annual Employment-Unemployment Survey, 2015-16, shows that with rising education levels, the unemployment rate has also gone up in the age group of 18-29 years and was found to be maximum with 18.4 per cent based on the Usual Principal Status Approach at the all-India level.


50. Kerala to probe ex-CM Chandy in Solar Scam case (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to initiate a criminal and vigilance probe against former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and others in the Rs 7 million Solar Scam case.


51. SEBI alleges Sahara of obstruction in Amby Valley project auction ( News and Blogs )
 

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Tuesday moved a contempt petition in the Supreme Court against business conglomerate Sahara Group for alleged obstruction in the auction of the Amby Valley city project in Pune.


52. Mental Health: Scientific techniques to fight depression ( Health )
 

As per WHO estimates, nearly five crore Indians are suffering from depression and over 300 million people are living with it globally. Here are somealternative coping strategies to reverse depression without having to resort to antidepressants.


53. Godhra train burning case: Gujarat HC commutes death sentence to 11 convicts into life imprisonment ( News and Blogs )
 

The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence to 11 convicts, in connection with the 2002 Godhra train burning case, into life imprisonment.


54. Dharmendra Pradhan raises with OPEC issue of premium being charged on oil ( News and Blogs )
 

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan spoke to visiting Secretary General of the OPEC that they should work towards "responsible pricing," which is important for India for socio-economic and developmental reasons.


55. GST has become 'simpler' after council's recommendations: PM Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Modi said that the Good and Service Tax (GST) has become simpler after the council's recommendations and that it was well in line with the government's constant endeavour to safeguard citizens' interests and ensure the growth of India's economy.


56. Seven killed in IAF chopper crash in Arunachal ( News and Blogs )
 

An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter Mi-17 V5 crashed on Friday in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh on the India-China border, killing all seven people on board, an official said.


57. India's economy will get on track soon: World Bank ( News and Blogs )
 

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the recent slowdown in India's economic growth is an "aberration" caused by temporary disruptions in preparation for the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and asserted that it will get corrected in the near future.


58. Indians can buy Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL in November (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Betting big on the best combination of artificial intelligence (AI), software and hardware, Google on Wednesday launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones starting from around Rs. 60,000, and refreshed Daydream View virtual reality (VR) headset for India.


59. Don't miss the signs of Heart Failure ( Health )
 

A light-headed feeling and increased heart rate are some of the signs of heart failure that one should not ignore, say experts.


60. Clashes between rebels and armed forces in South Sudan leave nearly 100 dead ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 100 people have been killed in the clashes between government armed forces and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar in Waat town in the northeastern state of Bieh, South Sudan.


61. Implementation of GST has rendered short-term prospects uncertain, admits Urjit Patel ( News and Blogs )
 

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Wednesday announced keeping the repo rate unchanged at six percent and the reverse repo rate unchanged at 5.75 percent.


62. How To Create A Good Website? ( Promotional Features )
 


63. Pak's ISI has ties with 'terrorist groups': US military official ( News and Blogs )
 

A top United States military officer has accused Pakistan's premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of having ties with 'terrorist groups'.


64. Srinagar BSF attack:three gunned down terrorists belong to JeM ( News and Blogs )
 

Inspector General (IG) of Police, Kashmir, Munir Khan on Tuesday confirmed that three gunned down terrorists during an encounter belonged to terror outfit- Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).


65. Honeypreet arrested, to be produced in court on Wednesday ( News and Blogs )
 

Fugitive Honeypreet Insan, a close aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was arrested on Tuesday and will be produced in a trial court of Haryana's Panchkula on Wednesday, police said.


66. Kerala actress abduction case: HC grants bail to actor Dileep ( News and Blogs )
 

Malayalam superstar Dileep, arrested for alleged involvement in the conspiracy behind the kidnapping of an actress, was on Tuesday granted bail by the Kerala High Court.


67. Las Vegas shooting: 18 more guns, explosives found at accused's place ( News and Blogs )
 

The police recovered "in excess of" 18 additional firearms, explosives and several thousand rounds of ammo, Las Vegas Sheriff has said, in connection with a shooting spree last night in Las Vegas that left more than 50 people killed.


68. Key factors To Consider While Choosing Best Web Hosting Service ( Promotional Features )
 


69. Yashwant Sinha's words can't be portrayed as personal angst against govt.: Congress ( News and Blogs )
 

Supporting and hailing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Yashwant Sinha, the Congress has said that what he is saying in his article can't be poured down as his personal ambition or angst against this government.


70. Durga Puja, Bengali's famous festival kicks off ( News and Blogs )
 

Drum beats broke the dawn, the chanting mantras after yogna underneath Bel Tolla (wood apple) mark the Maha Sasthi, the beginning of annual four-day Durga Puja, from 26/9/2017 to 30/9/2017, Bengali's famous festival kicked off this evening.


71. 5 high paying careers after graduation ( Career )
 

Are you confused about what career to choose after graduation? Dinesh Goel, CEO of Aasaanjobs lists down five highest paying career options.


72. BHU Chief Proctor resigns from post, takes 'moral responsibility' for recent incidents ( News and Blogs )
 

In the wake of the violent protests that erupted at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the chief proctor, Prof. O.N. Singh, "taking a moral responsibility" of the recent incidents of molestation and violence inside the premises of the university, submitted his resignation late on Tuesday night.


73. Honeypreet Insan alleges threat to life from drug syndicate in Punjab, Haryana ( News and Blogs )
 

Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court for an anticipatory bail. In her application, she alleged that she is facing a threat to her life from the drug syndicates in Punjab and Haryana.


74. India shows 'true face' of Pakistan in United Nations General Assembly ( News and Blogs )
 

A few days after Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi showed a picture of Palestinian victim and tried to pass it off as 'evidence' of atrocities on Kashmiris, India on Monday lambasted Islamabad, saying that the image was presented to "push a completely false narrative."


75. Chidamabaram son Karti's assets worth over Rs 1 crore attached ( News and Blogs )
 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has attached Rs 1.16-crore worth of assets belonging to Congress leader P. Chidambaram's son Karti who is being probed for receiving alleged kickbacks in getting FIPB clearance in the Aircel Maxis deal when his father was union Finance Minister.


76. Trump expands travel ban to North Korea, Chad ( News and Blogs )
 

US President Donald Trump has issued a new order banning almost all travel to the country from seven nations, including North Korea and Chad, saying that the citizens of these countries pose a threat to the US national security.


77. Veteran Journalist, Writer Arun Sadhu passes away! ( News and Blogs )
 

Noted journalist and writer Arun Sadhu passes away at 76 today morning in Mumbai. Known for his works Mumbai Dinank and Simhasan, Sadhu wrote many novels in English, Hindi and Marathi. He also worked as a script writer in some films.


78. Afghanistan lambasts Pak over long history of providing 'safe havens' to global terrorists ( News and Blogs )
 

Exercising its right-of-reply at the United Nations, Afghanistan made a scathing attack on Pakistan by listing a record number of instances of the terrorists being sheltered by Pakistan.


79. Freed Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil to reach India on September 28 ( News and Blogs )
 

Kerala Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil, who was rescued earlier this month from an undisclosed location in Yemen, will reach India on September 28 and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.


80. Pakistan is now 'terroristan': India tells United Nations ( News and Blogs )
 

Pakistan has now become 'terroristan', India told the United Nations general assembly, in response to its Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi accusing New Delhi of carrying out war crimes in Kashmir.


81. PM Modi greets people on occasion of Navratri ( Arts and Crafts )
 

"My greetings to everyone as the auspicious Navratri commences," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. The Prime Minister also shared a youtube link of a Stuti to the Goddess.


82. Myanmar leader Suu Kyi about the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis: excerpts from interview ( News and Blogs )
 

Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi, in an exclusive interview with ANI, spoke about the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, counter-terrorism, The Dalai Lama's "Buddha to help Rohingyas" assertion and the way forward.


83. Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi's interview -ANI ( News and Blogs )
 


84. Mexico quake toll rises to 139 (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Mexican authorities have raised the number of casualties to 139 after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook the centre of the country, an official said.


85. India seeking probe into N. Korea's nuke proliferation- a well-aimed swipe at Pak? ( News and Blogs )
 

India has asked for an investigation into North Korea's nuclear proliferation linkages, while also adding that those involved must be held accountable. The disapproval about the linkages is being seen as a veiled reference to, perhaps a well-aimed swipe at, Pakistan.


86. Centre files affidavit in Supreme Court terming Rohingyas threat to national security ( News and Blogs )
 

The Centre filed an affidavit in the SC on deportation of Rohingya Muslims from India and said that the illegal influx of the refugees will adversely affect the fundamental rights of Indian citizens and cause a threat to the national security.


87. Rohingyas issue: Rijiju appeals to international commissions ( News and Blogs )
 

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday asked the International Human Rights Commissions to not spread false information against India on Rohingya Muslims matter.


88. Marshal of IAF Arjan Singh accorded state funeral; fly-past, 17-gun salute also held ( News and Blogs )
 

The mortal remains of Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh was on Monday taken to Brar Square, New Delhi in a gun carriage for the last rites ceremony.


89. Ryan International group north zone head to be produced in Special Court ( News and Blogs )
 

The northern zone head of Ryan International Group, Francis Thomas will be produced in Special Court on Monday, after seven-year old Pradyuman Thakur was found murdered in the premises of the Gurugram branch of Ryan International group of schools on September 8.


90. IS claims responsibility of London Tube train blast ( News and Blogs )
 

Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the explosion on the on a Tube train in south-west London on Friday.


91. UN Security Council to meet over North Korea's latest missile test ( News and Blogs )
 

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will meet 3 p.m. EDT on latest missile test by North Korea.


92. DACA: Deal reached with Trump to protect 'Dreamers' ( News and Blogs )
 

Top House and Senate Democrats have announced agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain immigrants brought illegally to the US under the DACA programme, media reports said.


93. PM Modi to welcome his Japanese counterpart in Ahmedabad today ( News and Blogs )
 


94. PM Modi to welcome his Japanese counterpart in Ahmedabad today ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday welcome his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at Ahmedabad in Gujarat.


95. China supports UN resolution on N.Korea ( News and Blogs )
 

China supports the UN Security Council's "necessary measures" to resolve tension in the Korean Peninsula after Pyongyang conducted nuclear tests, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Tuesday.


96. Irma, now a Category 3 hurricane, moves towards Naples ( News and Blogs )
 

With maximum sustained winds of 120 mph, Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to Category 3, the National Weather Service has said.


97. Hurricane Irma: Massive destruction in northern Caribbean islands ( News and Blogs )
 

The most powerful category 5 Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hammered Puerto Rico on Wednesday night and caused widespread destruction and number of casualties in northern Caribbean islands specially Barbuda


98. Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express derails, no casualties reported ( News and Blogs )
 

As many as seven coaches of the Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express between Obra A Cabin and Paprakund stations derailed at 6:13 a.m. today.


99. The 10 Most Common Tempur-pedic Mattress Complaints ( Promotional Features )
 

A summary of some of the most common Tempurpedic complaints from prospective customers reviews and how Tempur-pedic has tried to rectify those complaints


100. Gauri Lankesh murder aftermath: protests to be held across nation ( News and Blogs )
 

In the wake of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh's death on Tuesday, various organisations have planned protests all over the nation, especially in major parts of Karnataka.


101. Defense experts label BRICS summit as 'diplomatic victory' ( News and Blogs )
 

Defense experts have deemed the BRICS Summit 2017 as a diplomatic victory for the country after a joint declaration condemned terrorism and included Pakistan based terrorist organizations in it.


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103. President Kovind wishes nation on Id-ul-Zuha ( Arts and Crafts )
 

President Ramnath Kovind on Saturday greeted the nation as well as Indian Muslims living abroad, on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha. "Greetings to all my fellow citizens, especially to my Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad, on Idu'l Zuha," he wrote on Twitter.


104. Onam the harvest festival of Kerala ( Arts and Crafts )
 


105. Mumbai Bhendi Bazaar building collapse: 47 rescued, 32 die, 15 injured ( News and Blogs )
 


106. Mumbai Bhendi Bazaar building collapse: 47 rescued, 32 die, 15 injured ( News and Blogs )
 

Seven to eight people are still reported missing in the three-storeyed Husaini building that collapsed on Thursday in Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar. Rescue teams are still carrying operation at accident site.


107. Mastermind behind Blue Whale suicide game, a Russian girl, arrested ( News and Blogs )
 

A 17-year-old Russian girl, accused of being the mastermind behind the infamous Blue Whale Game, which has provoked a number of children worldwide to commit suicide, has been arrested.


108. DMK-led delegation meets President Kovind regarding TN politics ( News and Blogs )
 

A delegation of opposition parties including the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), the Congress, the Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) met President on Thursday, demanding a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly.


109. Jaitley says Chidambaram 'doesn't understand objective of demonetisation' ( News and Blogs )
 

Soon after former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram taunted the demonetisation scheme asking if it was designed to convert black money into white, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the former finance minister had 'no understanding of the objective of demonetisation'.


110. Gorakhpur: 42 children die in last 48 hours at B.R.D. hospital, seven due to Encephalitis ( News and Blogs )
 

42 children have died in the last 48 hours at the hospital, of which seven deaths were due to Encephalitis, P.K. Singh, the principal of Baba Raghav Das (B.R.D.) Medical College, Gorakhpur said on Wednesday.


111. Nagpur- Mumbai Duronto Express derails near Titwala station ( News and Blogs )
 

"No casualities, no injuries have been reported as of now. The derailment has happened between Asangaon and Vasind station of the 12290 Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express. The engine and seven coaches have derailed," Central Railways's Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Sunil Udasi said.


112. Duronto Express derailed: Prima facie inputs indicate landslide as reason ( News and Blogs )
 

The derailment happened between Asangaon and Vasind station of the 12290 Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express. The Indian Railways on Tuesday said that the prima facie inputs state a major landslide, occurring due to heavy rainfall in the area, as the reason.


113. Health Check ups women must do after their 30's ( Health )
 

Good health habits and preventive medical care can help you to enjoy wellness of mind and body and build the foundation for good health over many decades.Here are some important tests that should be taken once women have crossed the 30s.


114. Rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentenced to twenty years of imprisonment ( News and Blogs )
 

The Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who was held guilty on charges of rape of a female devotee in 1999, was on Monday sentenced to ten years of imprisonment by the Special CBI Court of Panchkula.


115. Quantum of sentence of Gurmeet Ram Rahim to be pronounced today ( News and Blogs )
 

Punjab, Haryana and its neighbouring states are on the edge, as the quantum of sentence of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim is scheduled to be pronounced today, at around 2.30 p.m.


116. Dera chief convicted in rape case, violence in Punjab & Haryana ( News and Blogs )
 

Seen as an convict under law, treated as a God by his millions of followers, courted by politicians and political parties, protected by the police with Z-plus security cover and targeted by Sikh radicals, Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, is as controversial as he is colourful..read


117. PM Modi extends greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Narendra Modi on Friday extended greetings to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, one of the prominent Hindu festivals celebrated for 10 days beginning on the birthday of Lord Ganesha .


118. RBI unveils Rs. 200 note, to be issued on Friday ( News and Blogs )
 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday unveiled the design of the new Rs. 200 currency note, which will be issued on August 25, 2017 from select RBI offices, and some banks.


119. Must Visit Places in South Mumbai ( Tourism )
 

South Mumbai, the southern most precinct of the city of Mumbai, is an ideal tourist place for its mix of Indian and Mughal styles of architecture. Here are 5 of the key attractions of South Mumbai if you are planning to visit this vibrant city.


120. Saina, Srikanth, Praneeth advance; Ashwini-Sikki lose at Badminton Worlds ( News and Blogs )
 

Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, B. Sai Praneeth and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the third round, while the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the second round of the World Badminton Championships at Glasgow on Wednesday.


121. Ammonia gas cylinder explodes in MP's Chhindwara, 15 students admitted to hospital ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 15 students were admitted to a hospital as they fell unconscious after an ammonia gas cylinder exploded in a potato store in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district.


122. Kaifiyat Express derails in UP, several injured ( News and Blogs )
 

About 75 passengers were injured after coaches of Kaifiyat Express derailed near Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh during the wee hours of Wednesday, when the train collided with a dumper.


123. Bank unions on strike today, protest against privatisation of public sector banks ( News and Blogs )
 

The bank unions are set to hold a strike across the country today as a mark of protest against the government's move to 'privatise' as many as 21 public sector banks, which will see a major disruption in services.


124. AIADMK 'united' again: OPS to be Dy. CM, to be sworn-in at 4:30 p.m. today ( News and Blogs )
 

Earlier, in what can be dubbed as a political turnaround in Tamil Nadu that was embroiled in a political drama till not so long ago, the two warring factions of the AIADMK announced a merger.


125. Assam floods: 13 people dead, 393 villages badly affected in Morigaon district ( News and Blogs )
 

Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in state Assam as 13 people were declared dead in the Morigaon district, while 393 villages were badly affected by the downpour with houses flooded beyond repair.


126. Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone to be available online from Sep 4 ( News and Blogs )
 

The 6GB RAM Coolpad Cool Play 6 smartphone launched for the Indian market at Rs 14,999 will be available exclusively on Amazon from September 4, the company has said.


127. Of mystery, spying and ghosts (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


128. Nokia's flagship Android device, soon at a store near you! ( Science & Technology )
 

Priced at EUR 599, approximated to Rs. 45,000, the much-awaited Nokia 8, launched in London by HMD Global, is all set to hit the market in early September this year, and is reportedly entering the Indian market early October.


129. Gorakhpur probe report of DM blames doctors behind oxygen incident ( News and Blogs )
 

The initial probe report in the Gorakhpur BRD Medical College hospital in which at least 70 children died last week, has blamed the hospital authorities behind the delay in the payment of dues leading to snapping of the oxygen supply on August 10.


130. Terror funding case: NIA seizes incriminating material in Srinagar raids, suspects interrogated ( News and Blogs )
 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted follow up raids across 12 locations in Srinagar in connection with the terror funding case, following which suspects are being interrogated.


131. A step-by-step guide to the 'Independence Week look' ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

As the nation hoists the tri-coloured flag, here is a step-by-step guide to the 'Independence Week Look', which highlights the eyes and cheeks proposed by Rozar Lobo, Makeup Artist, The Body Shop.


132. Experience true sense of freedom at these patriotic destinations ( Tourism )
 

While we celebrate India's 71st Independence Day, it's time we go down in history and instill patriotism. A list of patriotic destinations in India and about their relevance in Indian History.


133. Independence Day 2017: Highlights of PM Modi's address ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, marked 71st Independence Day, by addressing the nation from the Red Fort, after unfurling the tricolor. Take a look at the highlights of the speech.


134. Himachal landslide: Death toll rises to 46, rescue operation underway ( News and Blogs )
 

The death toll in the devastating landslide that hit Himachal Pradesh's Mandi on Saturday has risen to 46, as more bodies were recovered by Sunday late evening.


135. World Athletics C'ships: Davinder Kang becomes first Indian to qualify for javelin throw finals ( News and Blogs )
 

Davinder Singh Kang created history on Thursday, as he became the first Indian athlete to make it to the final round of the javelin throw at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.


136. Bhutan rejects Beijing's claim that Doklam belongs to China ( News and Blogs )
 

The Government of Bhutan on Thursday pointedly refuted a Chinese foreign ministry claim that Bhutan had conveyed through diplomatic channels to China that the trilateral border stand-off area in Doklam in the Sikkim sector is not its territory.


137. Ahmed Patel deals severe blow to BJP, wins RS poll (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Ahmed Patel on Wednesday dealt a severe blow to the BJP when he won the Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat in a cliffhanger contest in which the top BJP leadership staked its all by backing a Congress defector.


138. Kerala HC lifts life ban on Sreesanth (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Kerala High Court on Monday lifted the life ban imposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on discarded Indian pacer S. Sreesanth.


139. Raksha Bandhan 2017 ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is a Hindu sister's day when brothers and sisters reaffirm their bonds of affections. While sisters tie colourful threads or rakhis on their brother's wrists, the brothers in turn give gifts & promise to protect them.


140. Election for Vice-President today, BJP camp confident ( News and Blogs )
 

The contest is between BJP-led NDA nominee M Venkaiah Naidu and Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who has beenfielded by 18 opposition parties including the Congress, the Left and the regional parties.


141. Terror funding: Separatists arrested from Valley to be produced before special NIA court ( News and Blogs )
 

The Separatist leaders arrested from Jammu and Kashmir for funding terror in the Valley by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) will be produced before a special NIA court at New Delhi today.


142. Proposed US immigration reform doesn't cover H-1B visas ( News and Blogs )
 

A proposed US immigration reform legislation is narrowly focused on Green Cards and it does not cover temporary non-immigrant visas like the H1-B given to tens of thousands of Indian professionals.


143. IT searches Karnataka minister's houses, resort where Congress MLAs holed up ( News and Blogs )
 

IT searches were conducted at the residences of Karnataka Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar and in a private resort outside Bengaluru where 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs have been housed, stoking a major political row that rocked Parliament and triggered cries of foul play by the Congress.


144. Most enthralling tiger destinations around the world ( Animals and Plant Life )
 

On International Tiger Day 2017, Paytm Travel and Wandertrails brings you a list of Tiger reserves and National parks where the probability of spotting the majestic cats is very high.


145. Nawaz quits after Pakistan SC rap, brother Sharif to succeed ( News and Blogs )
 

The much-awaited verdict in what came to be known as the Panama Papers case stunned the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, which put up a brave front saying he would remain its leader.


146. Doval says 'outcome' at BRICS security meet will have an impact on summit ( News and Blogs )
 

The border stand-off between India and China at Doklam has led to concern of the bilateral tensions, clouding the three-day BRICS summit involving five countries, to be held in Xiamen from September 3.


147. Nitish conspired with BJP to frame my family: Lalu Prasad ( News and Blogs )
 

Venting his ire on the JD-U chief for dumping the Grand Alliance, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday alleged that CM Nitish Kumar had "conspired" with the BJP to get graft cases filed against his family by central investigation agencies.


148. Xiaomi best-selling smartphone under Rs 10000 category in India ( Science & Technology )
 


149. Nitish Kumar swear in as Bihar CM, Sushil Modi as Dy CM at 10 a.m. today ( News and Blogs )
 

Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi took oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively on Thursday at 10 a.m.


150. Ram Nath Kovind to swear in as 14 President of India today ( News and Blogs )
 

President-elect Ram Nath Kovind will be sworn-in as the 14th President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today in a glittering ceremony.


151. Reliance Jio launches JioPhone for zero cost (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Industrialist Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday announced the launch of 'intelligent smartphone' JioPhone, which will be available at Rs zero from September.


152. Congratulations pour in for Kovind on win in Presidential polls ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Modi congratulated Kovind for winning the Presidential elections and becoming the 14th President of India. Kovind obtained 65.65 percent of votes from the electoral college, while his opponent, Kumar secured 34.35 percent.


153. Will Mayawati's quitting RS pay political dividends or remain just a gimmick? ( News and Blogs )
 

BSP chief Mayawati threw her final political trump card by quitting the Rajya Sabha over the issue of her inability to speak on atrocities being committed on Dalits..News analysis by Mohit Dubey


154. Apsarakonda true to its name is enchanting as ever ( Tourism )
 

Located near Honnavar, Uttarakannada district in the state of Karnataka, Apsarakonda is famed for its natural beauty


155. Kovind vs Meira: Presidential contest sees near 100% voting ( News and Blogs )
 

Lawmakers across India voted on Monday to elect the country's 14th President in a contest in which the ruling NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind has an overwhelming edge over opposition-backed Meira Kumar.


156. Profile: NDA's Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind ( News and Blogs )
 

A lawyer by profession, a Hindutva ideologue by thinking, a dedicated BJP worker by political affiliation and a Dalit leader by caste - Ramnath Kovind is the NDA's consensus candidate for the post of India's President.


157. Voting for 14th Presidential election continues ( News and Blogs )
 

Voting began today at 1000 hrs for electing the 14th President of the country, between Ram Nath Kovind & Meira Kumar, at 32 polling stations, one in Parliament and 31 in state Assemblies across the country.


158. GST registration closes on July 30 ( News and Blogs )
 

The government on 15th Saturday exhorted traders liable for registration under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime to do so at the earliest as July 30 is the last date, failing which would attract a penalty.


159. Top 8 Engineering Branches For Those Who Love Biology! ( Career )
 

A guide to the top 8 engineering branches apt for Biology students or those who love Biology and like to experiment in Life science.


160. Microsoft releases AI-powered app to help blind 'see' ( Science & Technology )
 

Microsoft has released a free iPhone app that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to tell the blind what is around them. Microsoft said of its app designed to turn the "visual world into an audible experience".


161. SC extends stay of rules banning sale of cattle for slaughter across India (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended across the country the Madras High Court order putting on hold the Central government's notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter from the cattle market.


162. Six Amarnath pilgrims killed, many injured in Kashmir attack (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Six Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 12 others injured, including policemen, on Monday when a bus of yatris was caught in a cross fire between militants and a police party in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantang district, police said.


163. As Xi listens, Modi seeks action against terror financing, safe havens ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Narendra Modi on Friday called for strong action by BRICS nations and the G20 against terror financing and providing support and safe haven to terrorists, as Chinese President Xi Jinping heard the Indian leader making a veiled attack on its ally Pakistan.


164. CBI files case against Lalu in Railway Tender Case ( News and Blogs )
 

The CBI on Friday registered a case against former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad and others for awarding tenders of the railway heritage hotels for development, maintenance and operation to private companies in 2006.


165. CBI raids Lalu Prasad over Hotel Tender Irregularities ( News and Blogs )
 

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered a case against then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on the allegations of awarding the tender for operation of Hotels at Ranchi and Puri to a Private Company dealing with Hotels in the year 2006.


166. Innovation and Technology can boost India-Israel ties : PM Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

Addressing a 4,000-strong gathering of the Indian diaspora at Tel Aviv, Israel, Modi said that Israel has progressed so much because of the country's penchant for innovation. "India and Israel can walk together shoulder to shoulder in the field of technology," he stated.


167. Know What Liquid Nitrogen Is! ( News and Blogs )
 

The latest buzz word in the national capital is 'liquid nitrogen,' after a recent incident where a businessman was hospitalized after drinking a cocktail, containing liquid nitrogen.

What is liquid nitrogen? Is it safe to drink it? Let us find it out!


168. PM Modi Begins 'Historic' 3-Day Israel Visit! ( News and Blogs )
 

Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian PM to visit Israel when he arrived on Tuesday evening. "I look forward to holding extensive talks with my friend PM Netanyahu who shares a commitment for a vibrant India-Israel ties," Modi said in a tweet on Monday.


169. Amarnath Yatra : Age-old traditional rituals to commence from July 9. ( News and Blogs )
 

The traditional age old rituals connected with annual pilgrimage to holy Amarnath Cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas will start from July 9 with Bhoomi Pujan, Navgrah Pujan and Dhawajarohan.


170. This monsoon, keep yourself safe on roads! ( News and Blogs )
 

Monsoon is back bringing some respite from the summer heat. However the wet roads pose a fatal threat for both pedestrians and commuters in vehicles alike. Here are some MUST-DO tips by Dr. Santosh Datar to ensure safety during the monsoon season.


171. National Doctors' Day | 1 July ( News and Blogs )
 

Doctor’s day is celebrated all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. It is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. July 1 is observed as National Doctors' Day!


172. GST will uplift the poor, give direction to country's development: Amit Shah ( News and Blogs )
 

Soon after the much-awaited GST was rolled out in a special midnight session of the Parliament, BJP national president Amit Shah said "Today the "One Nation, One Market, One Tax" concept has been fulfilled. The backward states, the poor, and the oppressed will rise with the help of the GST'.


173. GST set to roll at stroke of midnight tonight ( News and Blogs )
 

With the stroke of the midnight today, the one country one tax Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime will become a reality. The biggest ever tax reform GST is expected to rewrite the rules of business, while reducing the burden on the common man.


174. India Couture Week to kick off on July 24! ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

The India Couture Week (ICW) 2017, which will see participation from design biggies like Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bal, will kick off in New Delhi on July 24.


175. Government notifies mandatory linking of Aadhaar with PAN ( News and Blogs )
 

The government has notified rules that require all assessees to mandatorily link their Aadhaar number with the Permanent Account Number (PAN) effective from July 1.


176. Dream of developed India will be fulfilled: Modi tells Indian diaspora ( News and Blogs )
 

Addressing the Indian diaspora in the US as the "members of family", Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised of a developed India in their lifetime.


177. ISRO rocket lifts off with Cartosat, 30 other satellites ( Science & Technology )
 

An Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Friday morning lifted off successfully with the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat and 30 co-passenger satellites (29 foreign and one Indian).


178. Nubia M2 Lite: Affordable selfie smartphone for millenials (Mobile phone review) ( Science & Technology )
 


179. Embark on a spiritual journey - Yoga retreats ( Tourism )
 

Top destinations in India for a spiritual retreat, that rare feeling of enlightenment, a spiritual journey, which soothes your soul and body.


180. 7 Trending Jobs in IT Sector ( Career )
 

Information Technology has recently seen a tremendous rise in popularity paving way to more and more specialized IT job titles . The article takes a look at the 7 trending jobs one can pursue in IT sector


181. International Yoga Day | 21 June ( Health )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did yogic exercises amid rains for some 15 minutes in Lucknow on Wednesday as he underlined the importance of yoga in connecting the global community and creating jobs.


182. GST to be rolled at midnight June 30: Jaitley ( News and Blogs )
 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be rolled out from midnight of June 30 in the presence of several dignitaries including President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President M.Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, besides other luminaries.


183. BJP names Bihar Guv. Ramnath Kovind as its Presidential nominee ( News and Blogs )
 

BJP has announced Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind as its candidate for the upcoming Presidential polls. The election for the next President of India is to be held on July 17 as President Pranab Mukherjee will demit the office on July 25.


184. London: Van attack at Finsbury Park near London Mosque leaves one dead ( News and Blogs )
 

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said on Monday that at least three to four persons were reportedly killed after a van struck a crowd of pedestrians in a midnight attack near a London mosque.


185. India top exporter of information, computer, telecom services ( News and Blogs )
 

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) besides ranking India as the top global exporter of information, computer and telecommunications (ICT) services, ranked India 60 for innovation, up from 66 last year.


186. 1,500 Delhi children missing till May this year - some will never return ( News and Blogs )
 

The capital has lived up to its fearful reputation of disappearing kids with over 1,500 children -- mostly between 6 and 15 -- reported missing in the first five months of this year, according to police figures.


187. Intel to invest Rs 1,100 crore in India afresh (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Intel Corporation, the world's leading chip maker, is investing Rs 1,100 crore ($178 million) in India to set up a new Research and Development (R&D) centre in Bengaluru, said an official on Wednesday.


188. The Man with the Magic Hands! ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Raman, also known as Appan, is a professionally qualified man who makes beautiful crafts from plant litters like dried arecanuts, receptacles and calyx of different flowers. He has contributed a large part of his life for making beautiful crafts from various materials.


189. Modi urges SCO members to jointly act against those supporting terror ( News and Blogs )
 

Describing terrorism as the greatest violator of human rights, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called upon members of the Sanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to launch joint efforts to check the menace.


190. Bopanna-Dabrowski clinch French Open mixed doubles title ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski on Thursday won a tough three-set battle to clinch the mixed doubles title at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris.


191. Indian American selected among 12 NASA astronaut candidates ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian American Raja Chari, a Lieutenant Colonel with the US Air Force, has been selected by space agency NASA among 12 astronaut candidates who will conduct research off the Earth for deep space missions.


192. Army Major, 4 militants killed in Nagaland ( News and Blogs )
 

An Army Major and four militants were killed in a fierce gunfight near the India-Myanmar border in Nagaland's Mon district on Wednesday, an official said.


193. Biggest achievement for ISRO, India: Space scientist on GSLV Mk III launch ( News and Blogs )
 

In the wake of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) carrying out the successful launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III), space scientist C.B. Devgan said that it was the biggest achievement for both - the ISRO and India.


194. CBI raids NDTV founder Prannoy Roy's houses, sparks outrage (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

In a move that sparked widespread outrage and was termed as "a blatant political attack on the freedom of the press", the CBI on Monday conducted searches at the houses of the NDTV news network's co-founder Prannoy Roy for allegedly causing financial losses to a private bank.


195. 'World Environment Day' right time to nurture a better planet: PM Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

On the occasion of 'World Environment Day' Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said it is the right time to reaffirm our commitment to protecting our environment and nurturing a better planet.


196. Terror funding: NIA carries out raids in Srinagar, Delhi (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 


197. Ganga Dussehra 2017 - 3rd June 2017 ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Ganga Dusshera is, celebrated on the 10th day of the Hindu month of Jyeshta (May-June). Ten days of this month are devoted to the worship of the holy river Ganga, venerated as a mother as well as a goddess by the Hindus.


198. Hindu-Muslim amity marks Khir Bhawani festival in J&K ( Arts and Crafts )
 

The popular Khir Bhawani festival in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the usual communal amity as local Muslims welcomed the Kashmiri Pandit devotees with milk when they reached the Tullamulla shrine, located 18 miles north of capital Srinagar.


199. Trump withdraws US from Paris accord, targets India (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement due to the "draconian financial and economic burdens" the agreement imposes on his country.


200. After warm-up wins, India ready to defend Champions Trophy title (Preview) ( Sports )
 

With a few players emerging from a disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign and injuries, defending champions India, who have unmatched pedigree on paper, are all set to defend their title in the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from June 1-18.


201. England to take on Bangladesh in Champions Trophy opener ( News and Blogs )
 

Hosts England will take on Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy 2017 opener at the Oval in London, on Thursday June 1st 2017


202. May 31 st - World No Tobacco Day ( Health )
 

Smoking kills over one million people in India annually and is the fourth leading cause of non-communicable diseases (NCD), such as cancer and heart diseases, which account for 53 percent of all deaths in India.


203. Former Punjab DGP and ''Supercop'' KPS Gill dies of cardiac arrest ( News and Blogs )
 

Former Punjab top cop, DGP K.P.S. Gill, who is credited with having played a big role in eliminating terrorism from Punjab, died at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi due to cardiac arrest on 26th May afternoon.


204. Wreckage of missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet found ( News and Blogs )
 

The wreckage of the Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft with two pilots, that had gone missing a few days back after taking off from Tezpur airbase, has been found, IAF sources said on Friday.


205. India's longest bridge over Brahmaputra to bring Assam, Arunachal closer ( News and Blogs )
 

Bringing Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer, the country's longest river bridge Dhola-Sadiya-- at 9.15 km - over the mighty Brahmaputra, is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday 26th May.


206. UN dismisses Pak's claim of Indians troops targeting UN military observers ( News and Blogs )
 

The United Nations (UN) has dismissed Pakistan's claim that the Indian Army targeted UN military observers in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).


207. Bob Dylan Festival in Meghalaya - 24th May 2017 ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Bob Dylan Festival is a tribute to American singer/writer Bob Dylan by an ardent fan Lou Majaw, a performing artist himself from Shillong in the North-Eastern state of Meghalaya. Majaw based in Kolkata started Dylan’s birthday concert in Shillong way back in 1972, and has been meticulously celebrating the event for almost 4 decades.


208. Indian Army has exhibited its zero tolerance towards terrorism, infiltration: BJP ( News and Blogs )
 

Saluting the Indian Army's exhibition of exemplary courage by undertaking punitive fire assaults across the Line of Control to counter terrorist action from Pakistan, the BJP on Wednesday said the armed forces have clearly send the message of zero tolerance for terrorism and infiltration.


209. What Can I Do With a Biology Degree? ( Career )
 

A number of career choices await Biology graduates. The article takes a look at the various fields you can venture into, either for further studies or to find a job, after a degree in Biology.


210. IAF Sukhoi jet goes missing near China border ( News and Blogs )
 

A Sukhoi-30MKI multi-role fighter jet with two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots on board went missing on Tuesday near the border with China after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam.


211. Delhi MCD bypoll: Setback for BJP as AAP, Cong win bypolls from Maujpur, Sarai Pipal Thala wards ( News and Blogs )
 

In a setback for the BJP, which secured a huge victory in the recent polls to the three Municipal corporations in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress secured a victory in the bypolls for the Maujpur and the Sarai Pipal Thala wards respectively.


212. 19 dead, 50 injured in Manchester blasts, survivors recount horrifying tales ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 19 persons have been killed and 50 injured in a suspected terror attack in Manchester Arena, England following a concert by singer Ariana Grande. Some victims recount their horrific accounts about what happened during the attack.


213. China to block India's NSG bid again (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

China on Monday said it has not changed its position on India's membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), indicating it will again block New Delhi's plea at the plenary session in Bern next month.


214. The Bustling Broadway | Ernakulam ( Tourism )
 

The Ernakulam Broadway is a major shopping and trading destination in the city of Kochi. It is a narrow street running parallel to the Marine Drive. Broadway is a major shopping center in Kochi for clothes, footwear, spices, jewelery, electronic goods, banks and other commercial trade establishments.


215. 8 Best Places to Visit in Mattancherry ( Tourism )
 

The best way to imbibe the beauty and charm of Mattancherry is to wander through its narrow lanes or taking a casual stroll through its by lanes. Here is a guide to the 8 must-see places in Mattancherry.


216. ICJ asks Pakistan not to execute Jadhav (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

In a major diplomatic, moral and legal victory for India, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday asked Pakistan not to execute alleged spy Kulbushan Jadhav pending its final decision and inform it of the steps being taken to implement the order.


217. The History of Fort Kochi ( Tourism )
 

Fort Kochi is one the finest natural harbors in the world. It is the first European township in India. Fort Kochi is accessible by road or ferry.


218. World Hypertension Day: Quick guide to prevent its first signs ( News and Blogs )
 

According to Coronary Artery Disease Index in Asian Indians (CADI), the number of people with hypertension is projected to increase from 118 million in 2000 to 214 million in 2025, with the ailment affecting both men and women.


219. SBI not affected by Ransomware Virus ( News and Blogs )
 

India's largest banking institution SBI announced that it has not affected by the Ransomware 'WannaCry' threats because it has special technological system which would not be compromised by any virus.


220. CBI raids Chidambaram's Chennai Residences ( News and Blogs )
 

The CBI raids at the former Finance and Home Minister's house early on Tuesday morning.


221. India will keep fighting for Kulbhushan's freedom: MoS Home Affairs ( News and Blogs )
 

With the International Court of Justice (ICJ) hearing underway over the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by Pakistan on charges of being an Indian spy, Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Monday said that India will make sure he is not sentenced to death.


222. Regular snoring in babies can be a danger sign ( Health )
 

In a study conducted, which monitored 1,000 children over a period of six years, it was found that children who snored, breathed through the mouth, or had sleep apnoea had a higher incidence of behavioural issues, and were 50 to 90 percent more likely to develop ADHD-like symptoms than normal breathers.


223. PM Modi participates in Vesak Day celebration in Sri Lanka ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day state visit to Sri Lanka, on Friday participated in the opening ceremony of the 14th International Vesak Day celebration which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha.


224. Ozhungal Mana | Palakkad ( Tourism )
 

Ozhungal Mana is a 150 year-old nalukettu construction situated in Peringanoor near Pattambi, in Palakkad district, Kerala.


225. PM Modi announces ex-gratia for Bharatpur deceased's kin, injured ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. two lakh for the next of kin of those killed in Bharatpur wedding hall collapse incident.


226. Stay on Jadhav execution big win for Modi government: Centre ( News and Blogs )
 

International Court of Justice stayed the hanging of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court.


227. Olappamanna Mana | The Treasure Chest of Cultural Patronage! ( Tourism )
 

Olappamanna Mana, one of the centuries old feudal Namboothiri homestead, located at Vellinezhi, a small village 40 kms away from Palakkad town in Kerala. World famous Carnatic Musician Chembai Vaidya Natha Bhagavathar used to teach in this Mana. Olappamanna Dhamodharan Namboothiri is the present owner who takes care of this mana. The present owners have arranged home stay facility for tourists inside the mana.


228. A Nostalgic Ride Through Kakkattu Mana | Thrissur ( Tourism )
 

Kakkattu Mana is a 200-year old nalukettu house located at Chathanoor, Thrissur bordering Palakkad district. Mr. Unni Namboothiri, the custodian of the Mana, works hard to maintain this precious heritage, the age-old edifice. These days, the place is used for film shooting and archeology studies.


229. World Thalassaemia Day: Can Thalassaemia affect pregnancy? ( Health )
 

Every year, May 8 is observed as World Thalassemia Day across the globe. This time doctors have aimed to encourage blood donation and spread increased awareness to women carrying the gene to protect their unborn child.


230. SC jails Justice Karnan for 6 months ( News and Blogs )
 

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held the Calcutta High Court's Justice C.S. Karnan guilty of contempt and ordered he be jailed for six months.


231. Fodder scam: No relief for Lalu, SC orders trial for criminal conspiracy ( News and Blogs )
 

In a major setback to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)'s plea challenging the Jharkhand High Court's order of dropping charges against the former Bihar chief minister in the fodder scam case.


232. Of legends, emotions, fandom and a soldier's autobiography (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


233. Gas leakage in Tughlaqabad: Over 200 students hospitalized ( News and Blogs )
 

Over 200 students on Saturday were admitted to four hospitals after gas leaked from a container truck parked near Rani Jhansi Girls School in Pul Prahladpur, Tughlaqabad area, Delhi


234. New book takes us a step closer to Lucknow - and Chikankari ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Chikankari is one of the finest traditional embroideries of India, a symbol of Lucknawi culture and a just released book by an Italian author brings to life the history of this unique craft tradition.


235. SC upholds death sentence to all four in Nirbhaya gang-rape ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the death sentence on all four convicts in the December 2012 Delhi gang-rape. Mukesh, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur were convicted on charges of brutally raping and assaulting a 23-year-old paramedical student inside a bus that led to her death.


236. JK: Massive anti-terror operation launched in Shopian ( News and Blogs )
 

Almost two dozen villages in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir have been cordoned off, as the Indian Army along with other security forces have launched a massive anti-terror operation today.


237. Designed for India: Do things faster using the new Google Maps Home Screen ( Science & Technology )
 

Starting this week, Google is rolling out a new home screen on Google Maps for Android, specifically designed for people in India. After you update to the latest version of Google Maps, you'll see newly added shortcuts on the home screen that help you explore the app in just a few quick taps.


238. Modi offers prayers at Kedarnath temple ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Wednesday and offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple, one of the holiest Hindu shrines.He was presented with a miniature replica of the shrine.


239. Mutilated soldier's daughter demands '50 heads in return' for her father's sacrifice ( News and Blogs )
 

Shattered and traumatized with the news of her father's horrific death at the hands of the Pakistani Army in Krishna Ghatti, Jammu and Kashmir, the daughter of Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Prem Sagar on Tuesday demanded '50 heads in return' of her father's life.


240. Infosys to hire 10,000 US workers, set up four innovation hubs ( News and Blogs )
 

"Infosys is committed to hiring 10,000 American technology workers over the next two years to help invent and deliver the digital futures for our clients in the US," said Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer of Infosys.


241. Made mistakes, will introspect & correct: Kejriwal ( News and Blogs )
 

Three days after the Aam Aadmi Party was defeated in the Delhi civic polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accepted that he has made mistakes and said "will introspect and course correct".


242. Of brains, business and masters (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


243. Vinod Khanna - A glimpse of his voyage through life ( News and Blogs )
 

In cinema, whatever role Vinod Khanna played -- good, bad, or even supporting -- he ended up making his presence felt.


244. Timeline: Deadliest 'invasive' attacks on Indian security forces ( News and Blogs )
 

Many of our Army Jawans have lost their lives for the country in Jammu and Kashmir terrorist attacks. Timeline of the major strikes at the Indian Army camps in recent years


245. PM Modi inaugurates UDAN, asserts Indian aviation sector laden with opportunities ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the UDAN regional connectivity scheme will make air travel accessible to greater number of people across the country.


246. BJP sweeps Delhi civic polls, AAP alleges EVM tampering ( News and Blogs )
 

Riding on a Modi wave, the BJP on Wednesday clean sweeped Delhi civic polls and retained the three municipal corporations for the third term in a row, as predicted in exit polls. The AAP has alleged widespread tampering of EVMs in favour of the BJP.


247. Maoists massacre 25 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh ( News and Blogs )
 

In one of the deadliest attacks, 300 to 400 heavily armed Maoists, women included, ambushed a CRPF contingent in a forested patch in Chhattisgarh on Monday, killing 25 troopers and escaping with their AK-47 assault rifles.


248. Now you can 3D print glass ( Science & Technology )
 

The scientists at the Germany-based Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has developed a process by which it is now possible to 3D print complex forms of glass.


249. Yogi Adityanath's maiden month as UP CM at a glance ( News and Blogs )
 

While many leaders expressed doubt over appointing a staunch-Hindutva leader in a state that boasts of a sizeable proportion of Muslim population, Adityanath has managed to keep people surprised, happily at that, even his detractors.


250. No merger until Sasikala, Dinakaran resign from AIADMK: OPS faction ( News and Blogs )
 

The O. Panneerselvam-led group on Thursday categorically stated that the merger between the two factions of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) would not be possible until an affidavit stating the removal of V. K. Sasikala and his nephew T.T.V Dinakaran from the party is submitted to the Election Commission.


251. Timeline of Babri Masjid demolition case till date ( News and Blogs )
 

On December 6, 1992, a large crowd of Hindu Kar Sevaks demolished the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The demolition occurred after a political rally at the site turned violent. Read the sequence of events related to the case


252. Advani, Joshi to face trial in Babri Masjid case ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) appeal challenging withdrawal of conspiracy charges against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders including L. K. Advani in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition matter.


253. Vijay Mallya arrested on behalf of Indian authorities: Scotland Yard ( News and Blogs )
 

Absconding businessman and liquor baron Vijay Mallya was arrested in London on behalf of the Indian authorities in relation to accusations of fraud, said the Scotland Yard.


254. Panneerselvam to EC: Rescind Sasikala's appointment as AIADMK general secretary ( News and Blogs )
 


255. Nepal President receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan ( News and Blogs )
 

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday received ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. She is on a five-day visit to India


256. Pence: Era of strategic patience with North Korea over (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

US Vice President Mike Pence on Monday 17th April said that his country's "era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over and warned Pyongyang not to test the resolve of the US; after North Korea carried out a failed missile launch.


257. Delhi Police books AIADMK's Dinakaran in bribery case (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Delhi Police on Monday booked AIADMK Deputy General Secretary and V.K. Sasikala's nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran on charges of bribing Election Commission officials to get the party's 'two leaves' symbol.


258. Of mysteries, love and junk (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Flick through highlights of speculative reasons of most foul murders and most unfortunate deaths in the country, read the love story of a girl who is yet to decide whether her upcoming wedding is the right thing to do or if she has to look at the other option. Also, read about how to finally let go of stuff that is holding you back.


259. IUML leads with over one lakh votes in Kerala bypoll (Second Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

With 54 per cent of the total votes counted on Monday Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator P.K. Kunhalikutty increased his lead to over a lakh votes in the Malappuram by-poll in Kerala.


260. News on Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani express derailment ( News and Blogs )
 

Eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derail near Rampur at 0815 hrs on Saturday April 15th. However, no casualties have been reported, Only one or two persons have suffered injuries.


261. Pakistan again rejects access to Jadhav, says India failed to respond to query (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

Pakistan on Friday rejected India's 14th attempt for consular access to alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and maintained the trial sentencing him to death was according to the laws of the country.


262. Three RAW agents arrested in PoK, claims Pakistan ( News and Blogs )
 

Pakistan's Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Police on Friday claimed to have arrested three suspected agents of India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) who were allegedly involved in anti-state activities, including the bombing of a police station in the town of Abbaspur on September 27 last year.


263. Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar bypoll by over 10,000 votes (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

National Conference President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday won the by-poll to the Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary seat, beating his PDP rival Nazir Ahmad Khan by 10,557 votes.


264. Quoting Aadhaar mandatory for filing tax returns from July 1 ( News and Blogs )
 

Quoting of Aadhaar has been made mandatory for filing income tax returns with effect from July 1, as introduced by the Finance Act, 2017, an official statement said on Wednesday.


265. Govt. will go to any extent to rescue Kulbhushan Jadhav: Rajnath Singh ( News and Blogs )
 

Condemning the death sentence to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by the Pakistani military court, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the government will do every possible thing to save the former and criticised this move by the Pakistan Government.


266. Trump launches military strike against Syria in response to chemical weapon attack ( News and Blogs )
 

The United States on Thursday launched a military strike on the Syrian government target in response to their chemical weapon attack on the civilians few days before.


267. Kadamakkudy: A touch of natural beauty is a joy forever! ( Tourism )
 

A travelogue of Kadamakkudy an enchanting Island located in the backwaters adjoining the city of Kochi.


268. Altering Gilgit-Baltistan status unacceptable: India ( News and Blogs )
 

After the federal cabinet of Pakistan approved the merger of tribal areas with Khyber-Pakhtunkhuwa province last month, India on Wednesday said that any attempt to alter the status of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is completely unacceptable.


269. Chinese expert accuses India of using Dalai Lama's north east visit to upset Beijing ( News and Blogs )
 

Chinese expert urged New Delhi to deliver on its political commitments on Tibet-related issues.


270. Trump may get involved in India-Pakistan peace process: Haley ( News and Blogs )
 

The US is concerned about the state of India-Pakistan relations and President Donald Trump himself may get involved in a peace process between the two South Asian antagonists, Nikki Haley, the US Permanent Representative to the UN said on Monday.


271. Chandigarh: Restaurant owners protest against SC order on liquor ban ( News and Blogs )
 

On Sunday evening, the owner and seller of Restaurants, hotels and bars who serve liquors lit candles outside their premises in different sectors in Chandigarh to mark the protest against the banning of liquor on state and national highways.


272. 58 years later, Dalai Lama meets jawan who escorted him to India from Tibet ( News and Blogs )
 

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday shared an emotional moment with retired havildar of Assam Rifles who escorted him to India during his escape from Tibet in March 1959.


273. April 2nd - World Autism Awareness Day ( Health )
 

Autism is a neurobiological disorder that impairs social and communication skills in young children. This is a highly diverse and complex condition that requires early intervention.


274. 'Significant incidences' of gold found in Uttarakhand ( News and Blogs )
 

Scientists at the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have discovered, for the first time, "significant incidences" of gold associated with copper mineralisation in parts of Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand.


275. Slaughterhouse ban: Bihar, Jharkhand follow UP, protests arise in Maharashtra, Karnataka ( News and Blogs )
 

In the wake of newly-appointed UP CM Yogi Adityanath's bid to clamp down on illegal slaughterhouses, several states, including as many as five Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states have followed in for the closure of illegal abattoirs across the country.


276. Regional connectivity gets boost, government awards 128 air routes (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Giving flight to its 'Udan' policy for regional connectivity, the government awarded contracts to five companies to operate flight services on 128 routes that will connect 70 airports, most of them either used partially or unused.


277. South Korea's Park arrested over corruption allegations (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was arrested early on Friday raising a possibility for her to serve jail term over corruption allegations, a media report said.


278. Passage of GST Bill is history in the making, says 'optimistic' Jaitley ( News and Blogs )
 

Striding out confidently from the Parliament after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was finally passed, FM Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the country will witness transformation into a new system of indirect taxation.


279. Lok Sabha takes up GST bills for debate ( News and Blogs )
 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday moved four GST Bills (CGST, Integrated, Compensation to States, UT) Bill simultaneously for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha.


280. What can I do with a Physics degree? | Career Options in Physics ( Career )
 

An array of flexible career choices awaits physics graduates. The article takes a look at the various fields you can venture into, either for further studies/ or to find a job, after a degree in physics.


281. Usher the New year with good tidings..Happy Gudi Padwa & Ugadi ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Gudi padwa or Ugadi marks the beginning of new year, the former in Maharashtra and the latter in Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka. The festival is Cheti Chand to Sindhis, Navreh to Kashmiris and Sajibu Cheiraoba to Manipuris, Chaitra Sukladi to the North Indians; and mark the onset of spring and promise fresh beginnings of growth, prosperity and well-being


282. Lucknow: Meat committee goes on indefinite strike against slaughter house ban ( News and Blogs )
 

As the meat sellers across Uttar Pradesh went on an indefinite strike from today against the crackdown on illegal and mechanized slaughter houses, they urged CM Yogi Adityanath to fight for the nation and not for 'gosht'.


283. Militants attack J&K minister Andrabi's home, snatch four weapons ( News and Blogs )
 

Militants attacked the ancestral home of ruling PDP minister Syed Farooq Andrabi late on Sunday night in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir and decamped with four weapons of security guards, police said here on Monday.


284. March 24 - World Tuberculosis Day ( Health )
 

Tuberculosis or TB is one of the oldest diseases known to affect humans. Six countries account for 60 percent of the total TB deaths, with India leading the count, followed by Indonesia, China, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa.


285. International Coir Museum | The Treasure Trove of Alleppey! ( Tourism )
 

The International Coir Museum is a treasure trove of records on the surfacing of coir industry in Kerala, a first of its kind in the world. The Museum was inaugurated on 27th May 2014 at Coir Board Complex at Kalavoor in Alleppey. The museum has recreated a whole village to show case the traditional process of coir spinning and the development of coir industry, including retting and fibre extraction.


286. The Journey to Monkey Falls, Coimbatore ( Tourism )
 

Monkey falls is a beautiful waterfall near Aaliyar dam, in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu. It is named so because of the large number of monkeys seen near the falls. Tickets to enter the falls are available from the check-post 3km from the falls.


287. World leaders condemn U.K. Parliament attack ( News and Blogs )
 

In the wake of the unfortunate terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday, political leaders across the world have come forward and condemned the incident in strong words.


288. Cheeyappara Waterfalls | Cascade of Bliss! ( Tourism )
 

Cheeyappara waterfall is situated on the Kochi- Madurai highway between Neriamangalam and Adimali in Idukki dist, Kerala. The falls, which flow down in seven steps, is very beautiful especially in the monsoons when the water is brimming. It’s a nice locale, on the way to Munnar.


289. On World Water Day Modi exhorts people to save water ( News and Blogs )
 

World Water Day is observed on 22 March every year. In India, water availability is rapidly reaching to the point of scarcity, with 10 major states, like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, being drought prone.


290. Yogi vows to work for UP's all-round development (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

Vowing to work for the all-round development of Uttar Pradesh, new Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that his priorities will be to rid the state of corruption and communal riots.


291. BJP hails SC advice for amicable settlement of Ayodhya dispute (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

"This is a very good step by the apex court. Even the BJP has been encouraging solving the issue through negotiations," said P.P. Chaudhary, Minister of State for Law and Justice and a senior BJP leader.


292. Idea, Vodafone announce merger to create India's largest telco (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

In one of the biggest mergers in the telecom space, Vodafone India and Aditya Birla Group-promoted Idea Cellular on Monday announced their much-awaited amalgamation.


293. Car racer Ashwin Sundar, wife charred to death after their BMW rams into tree ( Sports )
 

Popular car racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha were burned to death after their BMW hit a tree and burst into flames at Pattinampakkam, Tamil Nadu


294. Agra comes alive with the culturally vibrant Taj Mahotsav ( News and Blogs )
 

Agra, renowned for its breathtaking, centuries old monuments, comes alive with the culturally vibrant Taj Mahotsav at Shilpgram, near Taj Mahal for 10 days in March.


295. Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand CM ( News and Blogs )
 

Former state BJP chief Trivendra Singh Rawat sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Saturday.


296. Swearing-in of new Uttarakhand CM on Saturday, March 18, 3 p.m. ( News and Blogs )
 

While the name of the new Chief Minister is yet to be declared, BJP leaders Trivendra Singh Rawat and Prakash Pant are said to be front runners in the race to be the next Chief Minister of the state.


297. 'India strong enough to absorb US Fed rate hike' (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

"Indian markets well placed to absorb US Fed rate hike. Gradual approach in future increases augurs well for emerging markets," India's Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said in a tweet, a day after the US Fed hiked lending rates for the third time


298. Amarinder sworn-in as Punjab CM, 9 ministers inducted (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Amarinder Singh was administered oath of office and secrecy by Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore at an impressive ceremony at the Punjab Raj Bhawan at Chandigarh.


299. Biren Singh: From BSF barracks to Manipur's CM (Profile) ( News and Blogs )
 

Manipur's new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh's first love was football, which took him to the BSF. After resignation, he embraced journalism. Finally, he chose politics as a career.


300. BJP has a bevy of experienced, talented candidates for UP CM post: Rita Bahuguna Joshi ( News and Blogs )
 

"A very capable and efficient person will take over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh as BJP has a number of leaders with great abilities and experience of governance at the state and the central level" said BJP leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi.


301. SC refuses to stay Parrikar's swearing-in, orders floor test in Goa on March 16 ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court today refused to stay the swearing-in of former defence minister Manohar Parrikar as the Goa Chief Minister and ordered a floor test in the state assembly on March 16 at 11 a.m. Parrikar's swearing-in ceremony will go as per schedule today.


302. Congress slams BJP for 'backdoor entry' in Goa, Manipur ( News and Blogs )
 

The Congress moved the Supreme Court against Goa Governor's decision to invite Parrikar to form government in the state, as they are the single largest party with 17 seats, and the BJP was only the second largest party.


303. Snehatheeram Beach | The Love Shore of Thrissur! ( Tourism )
 

Snehatheeram is a beautiful beach located at Thalikulam in Thrissur district, Kerala. The beach was awarded the best beach park by Kerala tourism department. This park was rebuilt after it was destroyed by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. The beach is quite known for the fun park here.


304. How Parrikar and the BJP got a fix on power in Goa (News Analysis) ( News and Blogs )
 

While the leaders of the Congress, which emerged as the single largest party with 17 seats, squabbled for hours over choice of the party's legislative wing leader, the BJP, with 13 MLAs in the 40-member state assembly, was more nimble and swift.


305. Kodachadri : A Spiritual Trek ( Tourism )
 

Kodachadri is a mountain peak steeped in spiritual myths and legends in Karnataka. It is the 10th highest peak and the origin of Souparnika River. Kodachadri is declared as natural heritage site by Karnataka Government.


306. Parrikar appointed as new Goa CM, BJP to form government (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will be sworn in as Chief Minister in a BJP-led government in Goa, on Tuesday at 5 pm. He resigned as the Defence Minister on Monday.


307. BJP set to form government in Manipur with NPP support ( News and Blogs )
 

Though Congress was the single largest party to secure maximum no of seats (28), Naga People's Front, the National People's Front with 4 MLAs each and AITC, LJP and a Independent having one seat each extended support to the BJP which secured 21 seats.


308. Amarinder elected as CLP leader; swearing-in on March 16 ( News and Blogs )
 

The Congress, which swept the Punjab assembly elections, on Sunday formally elected Amarinder Singh as the head of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP). This is the second time that Amarinder will become Chief Minister of the state.


309. Happy Holi 2017..the festival of colours ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Holi celebrated on 13th March is a festival of colours & joy, when all is forgiven and it is a time to break free from the shackles of convention and let ourselves go.


310. Montreal Biodome | The World Under One Roof! ( Tourism )
 

The Montreal Biodome in Canada recreates the four natural & beautiful ecosystems of America - Tropical Rainforest, Laurentian Maple Forest, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Labrador Coast, Sub-Antarctic Islands in a literally wondrous way. It has an incredible collection of living species, which includes more than 4,500 animals from 250 different species, and 500 plant species.


311. This summer, treat your kid with these healthy popsicles! ( Food )
 

Easy summer popsicle recipes,recipes, kids resipes


312. March 9th - Aanayottam / Elephant Race At Guruvayur Temple ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Elephant race at Guruvayur Temple, locally known as 'Aanayottam' heralds the beginning of the 10 day annual temple festival celebrated at Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple in the month of February-March. The participants in this unique race are none than the huge elephants. It is a race to win the honour to carry the Thidambu -the replica of the idol of Guruvayoorappan, on all special occasions of the temple for the next one year.


313. International Women's Day 2017: Google Doodle celebrates female pioneers ( News and Blogs )
 

Google commemorates International Women's Day by putting together a Doodle slideshow to celebrate some of the female pioneers who have paved the way for women today.
It brings together images of 13 remarkable women from history and the internet search giant says each of them have "made a mark in her own way


314. Mehtab Bagh | The Moonlight Garden of Agra! ( Tourism )
 

The Mehtab Bagh is located on the banks of river Yamuna opposite to the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. It was Emperor Shah Jahan who built this garden during the period 1631- 1635 A.D. Mehtab Bagh literally means a moonlit pleasure garden.


315. Famous folk singer Kalika Prasad dies in car accident ( News and Blogs )
 

Famous folk singer and leader of Bengali folk band "Dohar" Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee was today killed in a car accident, in which five others were critically wounded after their vehicle fell on a ditch at Gurap in the Hoogly district, police said.


316. Indian-origin businessman shot dead outside his home in South Carolina ( News and Blogs )
 

Days after Hyderabad-origin Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead in Kansas in an alleged hate attack, another Indian-origin businessman Harnish Patel, was shot dead outside his home in South Carolina.


317. Finance Minister announces free internet facility for 20 lakh poor families in Kerala budget ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid Opposition walk out over the alleged leakage of Budget proposals to the social media, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac today presented a welfare-oriented budget for 2017-18 with emphasis on infrastructure development, education and public health.


318. India test fires endo-atmospheric interceptor missile (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

India on Wednesday successfully test fired the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) Missile, the second level of two-tier interceptor missile system that can destroy hostile ballistic missiles.


319. Jio and Samsung win Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets ( News and Blogs )
 

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd(Jio) and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (Samsung) have won the "Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets" from Global Mobile Awards 2017 at Mobile World Congress 2017 at Barcelona, Spain.


320. Enable all accounts with mobile banking by March 31: Govt ( News and Blogs )
 

Government has asked all banks to enable all accounts with net banking before March 31, 2017.


321. Another Mumbai slumkid Sunny Pawar basks in Oscar glory ( News and Blogs )
 

Mumbai slum kid and "Lion" star Sunny Pawar basked in the limelight at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony where he won accolades from the audience having some of the world's greatest actors after re-enacting a scene from "The Lion King" with host Jimmy Kimmel.


322. Ramjas Row: DU, JNU students, teachers stage joint protest outside Khalsa College ( News and Blogs )
 

The row started on February 21 when members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) barged into the campus of Ramjas College and allegedly assaulted teachers and students present during a seminar.


323. Nokia 3310 comes back to life at MWC ( News and Blogs )
 

The much-awaited Nokia 3310 has been relaunched at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, featuring a colour screen at $52.


324. Samsung heir to be indicted on bribery charges ( News and Blogs )
 

Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of Samsung Group will be indicted on charges of bribery, an independent counsel at Seoul said on Tuesday, as investigators wrap up their probe into an influence-peddling scandal.


325. Two travellers to go on a trip around moon with SpaceX in 2018 ( Science & Technology )
 

Two individuals will be on a week-long trip around the moon in 2018 on the Dragon spaceship as part of an initiative by US company SpaceX supported by NASA, a media report said.


326. Emma Stone wins best actress Oscar for ''La La Land'' ( News and Blogs )
 

Emma Stone won her first Oscar for her lead role as a struggling actress who falls in love with a jazz musician in musical romance ""La La Land". Stone had been seen as the frontrunner for the Oscar after winning Golden Globe, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild awards.


327. ''Moonlight'' wins award as best picture after Oscar flub ( News and Blogs )
 

"Moonlight," a drama about a gay black youth coming to terms with his sexuality in an impoverished Miami neighborhood, received the Oscar for best picture at the Oscars.


328. 'Zootopia' wins Oscar for Best Animated Film ( News and Blogs )
 

Disney's "Zootopia" -- which tells a story of a female rabbit who defies her haters to become a police officer, was named the Best Animated Feature film at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony at Dolby theater, Los Angeles


329. Indian man killed in hate crime in a bar in Kansas, US(Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

An Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed and another Alok Madasani injured by an American who mistook them for "Middle Easterners", before shooting them at a bar.


330. Nation celebrates Maha Shivaratri ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Maha Shivaratri, the 'Great Night of Shiva' is observed by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting, doing Yoga and meditating on ethics and virtues such as self-restraint, honesty, non-injury to others, forgiveness and the discovery of Shiva.


331. Maharashtra Civic polls: Celebration begins outside Shiv Sena Bhawan, BJP party office ( News and Blogs )
 

In the BMC polls, Shiv Sena is leading on 85 seats and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won on 50 seats.Celebrations began outside Shiv Sena Bhawan and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party office.


332. Khajuraho, the land of enchanting temples and the legendary dance festival ( Arts and Crafts )
 

A dance festival completely dedicated to the classical art form, Khajuraho Dance Festival not only welcomes Indian classical dance lovers but has opened gates to aspiring sculptors and artists within India and from foreign lands.


333. Voting begins for 53 seats in fourth phase UP polls ( News and Blogs )
 

Voting in 53 assembly constituencies in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections began at 7 a.m on Thursday amid tight security, officials said.


334. NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around single star ( Science & Technology )
 

The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. This artist's concept appeared on the cover of the journal Nature on Feb. 23, 2017. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech


335. Trump team widens net for immigrant deportation ( News and Blogs )
 

The Trump administration has issued tough guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US, and speed up their removal.


336. Reliance Jio crosses 100 mn customer mark: Ambani ( News and Blogs )
 

"Jio was launched on September 5 last year. In only 170 days we have crossed the 100 million customer mark. This achievement is of India and Indians," Ambani told the media.


337. Rashid, Nabi first Afghan cricketers in IPL; Stokes goes for Rs 14.5 cr (Lead) ( Sports )
 

This year's auction saw Afghanistan cricketers Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi bought for Rs 4 crore and Rs 30 lakh, while England all-rounder Ben Stokes was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG) for a whopping Rs 14.5 crore.


338. Ameda Temple | The Mystical Abode of Serpent Gods! ( Tourism )
 

Ameda temple is one of the snake adoring temples in Kerala, located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, on the Tripunithura-Vaikom route, 20kms south of Ernakulam. The temple is unique in its status as an abode of snake idols brought from abandoned groves across Kerala. Ameda Devasom manages the temple.


339. Kuzhupilly Beach | A Quick Relaxing Getaway! ( Tourism )
 

Kuzhupilly Beach is one the ideal beaches situated close to Cherai in Kochi, Kerala.


340. The Shore Temple | Wonders of Ancient Indian Architecture ( Tourism )
 

Built during the Pallava dynasty, the ancient Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu is an architectural delight creating a unique blend of history and natural beauty, listed among the world heritage sites of the UNESCO.


341. 'Dimpi' a major breakthrough in diabetes treatment ( Health )
 

In a breakthrough that could transform the despair of diabetics into dimples of relief, Indian scientists have designed an insulin-like oral substance, nicknamed "Dimpi", which they claim can be used to tackle both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.


342. Andhakaranazhi Beach | A Peaceful Spot to Reconnect with Nature! ( Tourism )
 

Andhakaranazhi is a beautiful beach located 30 kilometers from Kochi in Kochi-Alleppey route, Kerala. In Malayalam, Andhakaram means darkness and Azhi means estuary, which makes it ‘The Lagoon of Darkness’. The place is known for shrimp farming which is harvested with Chinese nets. This beach is a popular location for Malayalam film shoots.


343. Palanisamy to be new Tamil Nadu CM (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

E. Palanisamy, AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala's backer, was on Thursday invited by Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao to take oath as the new Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.


344. ISRO launches record 104 satellites into space ( Science & Technology )
 

ISRO on Wednesday launched a record number of 104 satellites in one go on board a single rocket, a world record, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota


345. UP Polls Phase II: Polling to be held in 67 Assembly constituencies today ( News and Blogs )
 

In Uttar Pradesh today, polling for the second phase will be held in 67 constituencies spread over 11 districts.There are 721 candidates including 82 women in the fray in this phase.


346. Supreme Court convicts Sasikala in DA case for four years ( News and Blogs )
 

Setting aside on earlier Karnataka High Court order, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala in connection with a 19-year old disproportionate assets case.


347. Surprise your Valentine with DIY sweet delights ( News and Blogs )
 

Forget readymade cakes and pre-packaged chocolate goodies to woo your Valentine. Get behind the kitchen counter and whip up some do-it-yourself sweet delights.


348. Uttarakhand polls: Rahul Gandhi, CM Harish Rawat perform Ganga Aarti ( News and Blogs )
 

With just two days left for the Uttarakhand assembly polls and the state Congress striving hard to woo voters in the last leg of the election campaign, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Harish Rawat took part in Ganga Aarti.


349. LGBT struggles, meditation and human experiences (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Read about the pathos, problems and the mental trauma faced by the LGBT community; learn to channelise futile thoughts and turn them into productive energy; flick through unusual stories about human experiences that have the unique quality of endurance.


350. Stage set for polling in 'sensitive, crucial' western UP ( News and Blogs )
 

Uttar Pradesh assembly polls will be held in 73 assembly constituencies spread across 15 districts in the western part of the state from 7 a.m. Saturday 11th Feb.


351. Manali skiers claim to build India's first igloo ( Tourism )
 

Here's an "igloo" claimed to be India's first, constructed by two local skiers at an altitude of over 3,000 m close to Hampta Pass in Manali,Himachal Pradesh.


352. Festival of Jaisalmer, a journey into the heart of the desert ( Arts and Crafts )
 

For three days from 8th to 10th Feb, the otherwise barren land of Jaisalmer comes alive with the Desert festival showcasing traditional dances backed by high pitched music, a true show on the sands.


353. Coolpad Note 3s: A steal deal for Rs 9,999 (Tech Review) ( Science & Technology )
 

One of the positives about Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad is that it targets customers looking for a decent phone in the sub-Rs 10,000 ($148) category.


354. Feb 4th World Cancer Day ( News and Blogs )
 

A day to renew vow to implement preventable strategies. Cancer is one of the 10 leading causes of deaths in India and is an increasing public health challenge. With a prevalence of three million and annual incidence of one million, the statistics are alarming.


355. Employees cherish budget as part withdrawals from NPS now 'tax-free' ( News and Blogs )
 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Union Budget speech on Wednesday gave employees a reason to rejoice in case they are investing in the National Pension System (NPS), to withdraw up to 25 percent of their contribution without paying any tax.


356. Aim of Budget to provide more money, resources in rural areas; make economy clean: Jaitley ( News and Blogs )
 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said that the aim of the General Budget 2017-18 was to carry forward the good work being done in the last 3 years with a motto to provide more money and resources in rural areas and make the economy clean.


357. Leggie Chahal's 6/25 derails England in third T20I ( Sports )
 

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's maiden six-wicket haul turned things around for India as the hosts beat England by 75 runs in the third and final Twenty20 International to clinch the series 2-1 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.


358. Modi hails Jaitley for presenting 'uttam' Budget ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for presenting an "uttam" (excellent) Budget and said it will give new strength to the economy while also focused on eliminating corruption.Key Features..


359. Kerala MP Ahamed dies at RML hospital (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Senior Kerala MP E. Ahamed died on Wednesday hours after suffering a severe cardiac arrest in the Parliament,at the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital in Delhi. News articles on Ahamed


360. RBI lifts limits on ATM cash withdrawals with effect from February 1 ( News and Blogs )
 

Limits placed on cash withdrawals from Current accounts/Cash credit accounts/Overdraft accounts stand withdrawn with immediate effect while limits on Savings Bank accounts will continue for the present.


361. India pull off stunning death-over in second T20I against England (Roundup) ( Sports )
 

India produced an inspired bowling display to deny England their first limited-overs series in the country since 1984, winning the second Twenty-20 International (T20I) here on Sunday by five runs.


362. Padma Shri for Kohli, Sreejesh, Sakshi, Deepa Malik, Thangavelu ( News and Blogs )
 

Cricket captain Virat Kohli, hockey captain P.R. Sreejesh, 2016 Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, and para-athletes Deepa Malik etc named for the prestigious Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award.


363. Splash to showcase its 2017 collection at Lakme Fashion Week ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Splash to showcase its 2017 collection at Lakme Fashion Week


364. 17 States, 6 Central Ministries to showcase their tableaux in Republic Day Parade ( News and Blogs )
 

The tableaux will showcase varied themes starting from country's rich cultural heritage and socio-economic development to nation's progress in key areas like IT, Women, Empowerment and Environment Protection.


365. Modi, Trump discuss South Asia security; will stand together to fight terror ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Modi and US President Trump discussed the security situation in South and Central Asia during their phone conversation on Tuesday night and resolved that India and US will "stand shoulder to shoulder" to fight global terrorism.


366. Jallikattu is not a bull fight, its embracing the animal: Sadhguru ( News and Blogs )
 

"This is the only festival in honour of the animals who are our stakeholders in the making of our food, in the tilling of our lands and in our economic process. This is an experience in the agricultural society...This is not a bull fight..


367. I never gave up, Yuvraj Singh ( Sports )
 

Comeback man Yuvraj Singh, smashed a scintillating century to help India secure a series-clinching 15-run victory in the second ODI against England


368. Hairstyle trends to look fabulous ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Various hair styles to make you georgeous


369. Jaipur Literature Festival to begin today ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Jaipur Literature Festival (19th-23rd Jan) will begin today in the pink city of Rajasthan. Celebrated writers, thinkers, journalists, historians, poets, novelists and musicians are participating in the five-day event.


370. ''Sitalpati'' from Bengal recognised as 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' by UNESCO ( Arts and Crafts )
 

''Sitalpati'' weaving from Cooch Behar district of Bengal has been recognised as an 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)


371. World's richest 8 men own same wealth as 3.6 billion: Study (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 


372. RBI hikes ATM, Current Account withdrawal limits ( News and Blogs )
 

The RBI on Monday hiked the daily ATM withdrawal limit from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000 and the weekly Current Account withdrawal limit from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh.


373. Prez greets nation ahead of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal ( Arts and Crafts )
 

''Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal are expressions of joy and prosperity ushered in by a fresh harvest. May the celebrations of these festivals bind all sections of our society together with the spirit of love, compassion and joy.''


374. Traditional delicacies make Makar Sankranti special! ( Arts and Crafts )
 


375. Tips to cure for cracked heels this winter ( Fashion and Beauty )
 


376. How to re-create Priyanka Chopra's looks at Golden Globe Awards 2017 ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Priyanka Chopra's Costume and her recreated looks at Golden Globe Award 2017


377. Best FIFA Men's player award winners ( Sports )
 

The inaugural edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 was held in Zurich, Switzerland on Jan 9,2017. Formerly known as FIFA Ballon d'Or (Men) & FIFA World (Women & Coaches), the Best awards honours the best performing men & women players & coaches in Football.


378. Veteran actor Om Puri passes away at 66 ( News and Blogs )
 

Veteran actor Om Prakash Puri, who passed away this morning due to massive heart attack at his residence at Andheri here, appeared in mainstream commercial Indian, British, and American movies, as well as independent and art films.


379. A year of success, consolidation for BJP (2016 in Retrospect) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) consolidated its position as the premier national party of Indian politics in 2016, breaking new ground in some states. The coming year poses fresh challenges for the party due to assembly polls in five states and uncertainty over the impact of demonetisation at the grassroots.


380. Say Bye-Bye To Chapped Lips This Winter! ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Info on some tips for lip care during winter. Beauty Care tips


381. Dudhwa rhino rehab stuck for sedating drug ( Animals and Plant Life )
 

A natural habitat for the rhinos with a mixture of dense Sal forests, grasslands and ponds, Dudhwa's first batch of six rhinos was bought from Assam in 1984


382. Colourful on-field, chaotic off-field year for Indian cricket (2016 in Retrospect) ( Sports )
 

The year started with India reclaiming the lost glory in the T20 format in which they were the inaugural champions in 2007


383. Age-old fables, wise suggestions, exploring sexuality (IANS books) ( Books )
 


384. Technologically a fruitful year for ISRO (2016 in Retrospect) ( Science & Technology )
 

On the technological side, apart from simultaneously launching 20 satellites, the year also saw ISRO activating its own NavIC satellite navigation system, and testing a reusable launch vehicle (RLV) and a scramjet engine.


385. A year of tax/legal/policy change challenges for Auto industry (2016) ( Automobiles )
 

"It definitely was a challenging year for the automotive sector in general and luxury cars in particular with market challenges in the form of 'infra cess' and 'luxury tax' levied in the Union Budget," Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India


386. Dressing your baby in winter? Take a few basic steps ( Fashion and Beauty )
 


387. Flagship battles dominated Indian smartphone industry in 2016 ( News and Blogs )
 

With nearly 250 million unique smartphone users in the country, the Indian smartphone industry -- that surpassed the US to become the world's second-largest market by users in 2016 -- is set to break new records.


388. Cyclones that have made an impact in India in recent times ( News and Blogs )
 

There is an annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation in the Northern Indian Ocean, resulting in 3-4 cyclonic storms in a year. Here's a list of cyclones that have struck India and made an impact from 2010.


389. Secrets to make your fragrance last long ( Fashion and Beauty )
 


390. Cyclone Vardah: NDRF closely monitoring situation, teams on standby ( News and Blogs )
 

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Director-general R.K. Pachnanda on Monday said that their teams have been prepositioned at all the major location and is closely monitoring the situation to provide immediate, effective and specialized response.


391. Eid-e-Milad celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety ( News and Blogs )
 

The Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, birthday of Prophet Muhammad, was today celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety all over India, more over in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region.


392. NASA Saturn probe beams back first images from new orbit ( Science & Technology )
 

Since beginning the latest phase of its mission, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturn's atmosphere -- showing scenes from high above the planet's northern hemisphere, including an intriguing hexagon-shaped jet stream.


393. Foods that can lift your mood ( Fashion and Beauty )
 


394. Easy fixes for wrong make-up ( Fashion and Beauty )
 


395. Breather for over 24,000 illegal Indian workers in Kuwait ( News and Blogs )
 

In a rare gesture, the Kuwait government has stated it would not imprison or penalise over 24,000 illegal Indian workers if they report to the Interior Ministry for deportation or transfer of job visas.


396. Tips to dress smart to office ( Fashion and Beauty )
 


397. Stocks slump after RBI holds rates, lowers growth forecast ( News and Blogs )
 

Indian equity markets slumped on Wednesday after RBI decided to keep its key lending rates unchanged in its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy of 2016-17.Investors sentiments were subdued as the RBI lowered the forecast for India's growth to 7.1 per cent from an earlier 7.6 per cent


398. Jayalalithaa battles for life, AIADMK MLAs at Apollo ( News and Blogs )
 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's condition is "very critical" and "grave", Apollo Hospitals said on Monday, as AIADMK MLAs trooped to the hospital apparently to pick a successor.


399. Mamata stays put despite army withdrawal from toll plaza ( News and Blogs )
 

After spending the night at the secretariat, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stayed put there on Friday demanding "withdrawal of the army" from the state and alleging it has been done by keeping her government "in the dark".


400. Now, a book to help investing in stocks in time of demonetization ( Books )
 

'EQUITY: IN' is aimed at offering readers a systematic approach to investing specifically adapted to the unique aspects of the Indian markets especially in prevailing conditions with wild market fluctuation and demonetization.


401. Of mythology, eunuchs and ghosts (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


402. Protect you hair in winter using simple tips ( Fashion and Beauty )
 


403. 'Handle with care', they are humans too - December 1 is World AIDS Day ( Health )
 

AIDS( Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a condition linked to HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus that affects the natural functioning of the body's immune system. It attacks the 'T-cells' which are vital for the body's ability to fight off disease.


404. Play up with hair for parties ( Fashion and Beauty )
 


405. 4 Winter Skin care Tips that everyone should follow ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Informative tips of Skin Care during Winter.


406. Seven soldiers, three militants killed in two Jammu attacks ( News and Blogs )
 

Suicide bombers carrying guns and grenades stormed a military base at Nagrota near Jammu on Tuesday, triggering a fierce pre-dawn gunfight that left seven soldiers including two officers dead, officials said.


407. 76 killed as plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 


408. Lip colours for different skin tones ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Lip colours for different skin tones, Info on lip colours suitable for different skin tones


409. 60% penalty on undisclosed income, new black money scheme launched ( News and Blogs )
 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Income Tax rules levying a tax of 60 per cent on undisclosed income or investment or cash credit deposited in the banks.


410. Cuba''s Fidel Castro made revolutionary mark on history (Profile) ( News and Blogs )
 

Fidel Castro turned his back on a life of privilege to lead a left-wing revolution in Cuba that endured for decades and was shaped by his political cunning, keen sense of destiny and boundless ego.


411. Widespread distress as demonetisation hits small, medium businesses hard ( News and Blogs )
 

A huge wail of distress is being heard from small and medium business enterprises across India that have been hit hard by the demonetisation of high-value notes.


412. Kanpur train tragedy: Death toll reaches a staggering 142 ( News and Blogs )
 

In the worst train accident in recent years 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan of Kanpur Dehat district in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday due to suspected rail fracture.


413. Life returns to Kashmir after four months of closure (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

After 132 days of closure, the Kashmir Valley burst into life on Saturday morning with a large number of vehicles out on the roads, and markets, schools, offices and businesses open for the first time after months of separatist-sponsored shutdown and violent protests.


414. World COPD Day - Facts about the Lung disease ( Health )
 

COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema,chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bonchiectasis- characterised by increasing breathlessness.


415. Currency press capacity: Around 6 months needed to replenish Rs 500 notes ( News and Blogs )
 

Will new notes which replace the demonetised currency find itself in circulation soon? Unlikely, if the capacity of all the currency printing presses in the country is taken into account.


416. Mamata, Shiv Sena, AAP seek President's intervention against demonetisation ( News and Blogs )
 

Joined by the leaders of National Conference, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and BJP ally Shiv Sena, Mamata Banerjee and 40 of her Trinamool MPs marched to Rashtrapati Bhavan demanding rollback of demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.


417. Meghalaya kick-off India''s first Cherry Blossom festival ( News and Blogs )
 

The four-day autumn Cherry Blossom festival held in Meghalaya capital Shillong, will showcase the unique beauty of pink and white cherry blossoms as well as Meghalaya's traditional arts, culture and cuisine


418. Nov 14 World Diabetes Day - Eyes on Diabetes ( Health )
 

World Diabetes Day 2016 will focus on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications- International Diabetes Federation


419. Children's Day: President Mukherjee to award children for their achievements today ( News and Blogs )
 

President Pranab Mukherjee will give away awards to children for their exceptional achievements on Children's Day Nov 14th.


420. Of gifts, tigers and letters (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


421. RBI FAQ on Withdrawal / Exchange of the existing Bank Notes in the denominations of 500/- and 1000/- ( News and Blogs )
 


422. How to Exchange existing Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- notes you have with you (Amended) ( News and Blogs )
 

RBI guidelines for exchange of existing demonitised Rs. 500/- and Rs. 1000/- bank notes. Download & Print Application form.


423. Donald Trump to be the 45th president of US ( News and Blogs )
 

Donald John Trump won the election with 276 electoral votes against his opponent's 218, becoming the 45th US president.


424. Trump leads bitter Presidency battle, may win (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Scoring victories in some states that had been projected to go the Clinton way, Trump led with 266 electoral votes against his opponent's 218. The winner will need 270 electoral votes to take charge of the White House.


425. Air pollution: Choking Delhiites lament burning firecrackers this Diwali ( News and Blogs )
 

As the thick smog continues to hover over Delhi with visibility level reaching low, Delhi government has already closed schools in the national capital till Wednesday.


426. Love, struggles and call centre scams (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Books releases with title, author, price and synopsis


427. Assam boy bags five gold medals in South Asia Aquatic Championship ( Sports )
 

15-year-old Bastab Tapan Bordoloi from Assam made the nation proud by bagging five gold medals and a silver at the recently concluded South Asian Aquatic Championship (SAAC) in Sri-Lanka.


428. Govt asks NDTV India to go off air for a day as penalty for Pathankot coverage ( News and Blogs )
 

Hindi news channel NDTV India has been asked to go off air for a day for violation of the programme code in the coverage of the Pathankot terrorist attack.


429. India lift Asian Champions Trophy for second time ( Sports )
 

India's hockey team gifted the country on Diwali its second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament title after defeating arch foes Pakistan 3-2 in the final at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan, Malaysia on Sunday.


430. Diwali, an auspicious time for new beginnings ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Happy Diwali..2017 As the lamps light your home, may goddess Lakshmi enter and bless you abundantly with peace and prosperity.


431. World Stroke Organization Road Map for Quality Stroke Care launched (Oct 29th is World Stroke Day) ( News and Blogs )
 

In India, with a population of 1.2 billion, 1.8 million people suffer from stroke and one-third of those afflicted die annually, incidences much higher than Western industrialized countries.


432. India retains 3rd position as World's largest startup base ( News and Blogs )
 

A NASSCOM-ZINNOV report today said there was no slowdown in the Indian startup ecosystem and the country continues to harbour the third largest start-up base, marginally behind the UK.


433. Much love, suspense and messiness (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


434. At 50, Haryana prepares to celebrate progress; Punjab marks occasion too ( News and Blogs )
 

As it turns 50, the Haryana government has planned year-long 'Swarna Jayanti' celebrations, starting November 1, to mark the golden jubilee of the creation of the state.


435. India win third consecutive Kabaddi World Cup ( Sports )
 

Administered and conducted by International Kabaddi Federation (IKF), the standard style Kabaddi World Cup began in 2004 and has been held in 2007 and 2016 hence. All the tournaments have been won by India.


436. October 20 - World Osteoporosis Day ( Health )
 

Did you know? Not only women but men can also get Osteoporosis. DR. Rajeev K Sharma, Joint Replacement Surgeon & other experts gives tips to keep your bones healthy.


437. KARWA CHAUTH - OCT 19 2016 ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Karva Chauth falls nine days after Dussehra, on the fourth day of the dark fortnight of Kartika. On the auspicious occasion,married women in North India observe a fast for the longevity of their husbands,honouring an age-old Hindu tradition.


438. Get glowing skin for Karwa Chauth ( Fashion and Beauty )
 


439. Bimstec countries condemn terror, want constructive partnership with BRICS (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

Bimstec leaders called for sustainable development, economic progress, poverty eradication and comprehensive stamping out of terrorism and closer relation with BRICS.


440. PM Modi, President Putin for 'zero tolerance' in dealing with terrorism ( News and Blogs )
 

Appreciating Russia's stand and support to fight against cross-border terrorism, PM Modi said President Vladimir Putin and he affirmed the need for zero tolerance in dealing with terrorists and their supporters.


441. Common eye problems in children ( Health )
 

On October 13th 2016 World Sight Day lets be aware & work for Universal eye health.Watch Dr.Anjali, Pediatric ophthalmologist, talk about common eye problems in children


442. World Arthritis Day - 12th October ( Health )
 

Lack of physical activity, low exposure to sun, poor eating and living habits and a high paced life full of stress; all these markers point to an increasingly dangerous threat our young generation is falling prey to – that of weak bones and early onset of osteo-arthritis.


443. Obesity may hamper your sexual and social life: Experts (October 11 is World Obesity Day) ( Health )
 

India is home to the third-highest number of obese and overweight people, according to recent reports.


444. Ramayana, kingdoms and timeless tales of love (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


445. Durga Puja ( Arts and Crafts )
 


446. New lizard species discovered in Mumbai, named after Indian scientist ( News and Blogs )
 


447. Horror, mystery and self-discovery (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


448. World Heart Day ( Health )
 

World Heart Day celebrated on September 29th annually, is a campaign established to spread awareness about the health of heart among common people all through the world..Lets look at the statistics


449. 8 Alluring Tourist Destinations in and around Kottayam ( Tourism )
 


450. PSLV-C35 launch successful, for the first time injects satellites in 2 different orbits ( News and Blogs )
 

After a majestic take off at 0912 hrs from the First Launch Pad at the SHAR Range in Sriharikota PSLV-C35 in a precise mission injected SCATSAT-1 and other satellites to the orbit.


451. 5 Popular Beaches In Kochi ( Tourism )
 


452. Cotton, the pearl of Indian Textiles ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

On varieties of Indian cotton Fabrics and cotton weaves of different states.


453. Dengue Fever and its management ( Health )
 

Dengue fever, called the most vital mosquito-transmitted viral disease, causes severe joint and muscle pain to patients. Recent outbreak of the disease in the country calls for a look on the preventive measures and treatment.


454. Power games, suspense, Indian lives (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


455. President Mukherjee to take class on Teachers' Day (Sep 5th) ( News and Blogs )
 

Teacher's Day is celebrated on different days all across the world, and it also varies from the World Teacher's Day on October 5. In India, September 5 has been celebrated as Teacher's Day since 1962.


456. Ganesh or Vinayaka Chaturthi ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Ganesh or Vinayaka Chaturthi is dedicated to Lord Ganesh (son of Shiva), the elephant-headed god of all good beginnings and success. The festival celebrated as the birth day of Lord Ganesha.


457. Mother Teresa canonised on Sep 4 2016 (Watch Video) ( News and Blogs )
 

When the world celebrates the proclamation of Mother Teresa as a 'Saint' on Sunday, September 4, by Pope Francis in the Vatican,Sunita Kumar her close associate of over 30 years recalls..


458. Passion, love and ample romance (IANS Books) ( Books )
 


459. India, US sign historic military logistics agreement ( News and Blogs )
 

India and the US signed a historic agreement on sharing logistics, with both Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter clarifying that it will not involve setting up of military bases.


460. Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, Jitu get Khel Ratnas ( News and Blogs )
 

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, and shooter Jitu Rai were on Monday conferred the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna,the country's highest sporting honour, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.


461. Sri Krishna Jayanthi ( Arts and Crafts )
 


462. Rio Olympics 2016 ( News and Blogs )
 

In the presence of over 60,000 spectators and over 11,000 athletes from across the globe at the historic Maracana, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach officially declared the 31st Olympic Games closed on August 22, 04.30 AM Indian Standard Time.
Medal Standings | News


463. Kabali : Rajinikanth rocks(Review) ( News and Blogs )
 


464. NASA camera captures moon ''photobombing'' Earth - Image ( News and Blogs )
 

NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captures a stunning view of the moon as it moved in front of the sun-lit side of Earth


465. Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 ( Arts and Crafts )
 


466. International Yoga Day ( Health )
 


467. Zika Fever - Viral epidemic from Aedes mosquito ( Health )
 


468. Muhammad Ali: ''Greatest'' boxer, showman, ambassador ( News and Blogs )
 


469. World No Tobacco Day ( Health )
 


470. A trek to Peruvanmala ( Tourism )
 


471. A picturesque road trip from Athirampilly to Valparai ( Tourism )
 

About the Drive from Athirampilly in Chalakudy, Kerala to Valparai in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu


472. Easy Popsicle Stick Crafts For Kids ( Arts and Crafts )
 


473. Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv Ujjain 2016 ( Arts and Crafts )
 


474. Thrissur Pooram ( Arts and Crafts )
 


475. Collection of 15 Biryani Recipes ( Food )
 


476. Sri Rama Navami ( Arts and Crafts )
 


477. Vishu - The New Year of Kerala ( Arts and Crafts )
 


478. Mewar festival in Udaipur ( Arts and Crafts )
 


479. Biography of Pandit Ravi Shankar ( Arts and Crafts )
 


480. World Health Day -7th April 2016: Beat diabetes ( Health )
 


481. Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Health )
 


482. World Tuberculosis Day -March 24 ( Health )
 


483. World Sleep Day - Good sleep is a reachable dream ( Health )
 


484. Naturopathy ( Medicine )
 


485. Unani ( Medicine )
 


486. Reiki ( Medicine )
 


487. Osteopathy ( Medicine )
 


488. Magneto Therapy ( Medicine )
 


489. Hydrotherapy ( Medicine )
 


490. Chiropractic ( Medicine )
 


491. Aromatherapy ( Medicine )
 


492. Nuclear Weapons ( Science & Technology )
 


493. Weapons of Mass Destruction ( Science & Technology )
 


494. Tsunami, The Killer Wave ( News and Blogs )