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1. Nasscom, BRI tie-up to develop skills for blockchain adoption, deployment ( Block Chain Technology )
 

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Wednesday signed an MoU with Canada's Blockchain Research Institute (BRI) to develop skill sets for blockchain adoption and deployment in India.


2. Trudeau inspects guard of honour at Rashtrapati Bhawan ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as he inspected a guard of honour.


3. After 70 years of Independence electricity reaches Elephanta Caves ( News and Blogs )
 

Seventy years after Independence, a 7.5-km long undersea cable has finally brought electricity to the world-famous Gharapuri Isle, which houses the UNESCO World Heritage site Elephanta Caves.


4. Canadian mission rescinds invitation to Khalistan separatist for Trudeau reception ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid a raging controversy, the High Commission of Canada on Thursday said that it has rescinded an invitation extended to Khalistan separatist Jaspal Atwal for a reception in honour of visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


5. Nirav Modi fraud case: Enforcement Directorate seizes 9 cars ( News and Blogs )
 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday seized nine cars belonging to jeweller Nirav Modi and his companies, in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.


6. Fire breaks out at Kochi's Refinery, no injuries ( News and Blogs )
 

Fire broke out at a Crude Distillation Unit in Kochi Refinery, on Thursday morning.


7. Students create 'bluetooth enabled route guiding helmet' ( News and Blogs )
 

In an innovative move, two engineering students from PDA College in Karnataka's Kalaburagi district have created a 'bluetooth enabled route guiding helmet'.


8. Industrialists promise over Rs 1 lakh cr investment in UP in the next 5 years ( News and Blogs )
 

The first ever Uttar Pradesh Investor Summit started with a bang when renowned industrialists promise their presence in the state in a big way with assuring an investment to the tune of over Rs 1 lakh crores in next three to five years.


9. PM Modi inaugurates UP Investors' Summit 2018 ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit 2018 along with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.


10. Nirav Modi's lawyer says PNB termed commercial transactions as fraud ( News and Blogs )
 

Vijay Aggarwal, the lawyer of businessman Nirav Modi, alleged that Punjab National Bank (PNB) has termed commercial transactions as a fraud.


11. India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II ( News and Blogs )
 

The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) on Tuesday test-fired Agni II medium-range nuclear-capable missile with a strike range of more than 2,000 km, from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.


12. Fin Min negates reports claiming Indian banks could take hit of over USD 3bn ( News and Blogs )
 

The Finance Ministry on Monday rubbed off media reports claiming that Indian banks could take a hit of over USD three billion, in connection with Punjab National Bank (PNB) - Nirav Modi fraud case.


13. CBI files case against Vikram Kothari, raids residence ( News and Blogs )
 

CBI on Monday registered a case against Rotomac Global Pvt. Ltd and its Director Vikram Kothari on a complaint from Bank of Baroda.


14. Blockchain can transform e-governance: Devendra Fadnavis ( Block Chain Technology )
 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said that Blockchain can transform e-governance, and that governments must start interacting with technology providers to find a solution to put them to the best possible use.


15. Visiting Canadian PM Trudeau, family visit Akshardham Temple ( News and Blogs )
 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday visited the Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, along with his family.


16. Loyakk announces world's first blockchain-powered platform for decentralised business networks ( Block Chain Technology )
 

Loyakk Inc., the provider of enterprise relationship management applications, announced Vega, the world's first blockchain-enabled Enterprise Relationship Management solution for decentralized business networks.


17. Ramco Systems and XinFin join forces to develop hybrid blockchain solution ( Block Chain Technology )
 

Global enterprise software specialist Ramco Systems and Singapore-based open-source blockchain developer XinFin FinTech Pte Ltd. will join forces to build a breakthrough hybrid blockchain solution.


18. 8K Miles launches blockchain solution 8K Health Edge ( Block Chain Technology )
 

8K Miles Software Services Limited has launched 8K Health Edge, a proprietary blockchain platform which, may render into solutions for some of the most complex problems in global healthcare.


19. Maharashtra will be India's first trillion-dollar state: PM Modi ( News and Blogs )
 

Addressing the inaugural session of at Magnetic Maharashtra' Global Investors Summit in Mumbai, PM Modi on Sunday said the Centre's budget reforms have created a new work culture and are transforming the socio-economic landscape.


20. Reliance to invest 60,000 cr in Maharashtra ( News and Blogs )
 

Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani on Sunday said that his company will invest 60 thousand crores, in a collaborative initiative, over the next ten years, in the state of Maharashtra.


21. Punjab National Bank Fraud Scam: CBI arrest three ( News and Blogs )
 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested three in connection with the alleged fraud in the issuance of Letters of Understanding (LoU) worth Rs. 11,400 crore from Punjab National Bank


22. TCS gets listed as World's best employer by Top Employer Institute ( News and Blogs )
 

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been recognized as the world's best employers by the Top Employer Institute for the consecutive third year.


23. Vitamin C can turn back clock on skin ageing ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Turns out, Vitamin C is much more than a go-to cold and flu warding-off ingredient. Along with a boost for your health, it works wonders on your skin.


24. Theater Olympics to kick-start in India for the first time ( News and Blogs )
 

The biggest international theatre festival, the 8th Theater Olympics, will start on Saturday from Red Fort, wherein India is hosting the event for the first time.


25. Kohli stars as India outplay South Africa in sixth ODI ( News and Blogs )
 

Disciplined bowling and unbeaten century by skipper Virat Kohli helped India outplay South Africa by eight wickets in the sixth and final One-day International (ODI) at the Supersport Park here on Friday.


26. Cauvery dispute: Karnataka to get additional 14.75 TMC, says SC ( News and Blogs )
 

In the much awaited verdict on Cauvery dispute, the Supreme Court on Friday pronounced that Karnataka be given 14.75 TMC of the river water while 177.25 TMC of water be released for Tamil Nadu.


27. Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley's education reforms pave way for quality education ( News and Blogs )
 

Education and reforms are the need of the hour and the 2018-19 Budget did not leave any stone unturned to ensure that the sector gets it's much required boost and support.


28. Florida high school shooting kills 17 (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday in the US state of Florida.


29. Walnuts for heart health ( Health )
 

For over two decades, walnuts have been shown to improve cardiovascular risk factors by lowering risk factors that are major contributors to heart disease risk.


30. Small Savings Act amended to allow flexibility to investors ( News and Blogs )
 

The Finance Ministry proposed a merger of the Government Savings Certificates Act, 1959 and the Public Provident Fund (PPF) Act, 1968 with the Government Savings Banks Act, 1873.


31. Celebrate Valentine's Day with these 5 tempting desserts ( Food )
 


32. Celebrate the bond of love at these popular destinations ( Tourism )
 

Valentine's Day is celebrated around the world with people showing appreciation for their partners. And what better way than travel to celebrate the bond of love.


33. India's advent on world stage must be welcomed, says EU MP ( News and Blogs )
 

Responsible democracies of the world and groupings like the European Union should invest in India's rise in Asia and welcome New Delhi's advent on the world stage, a Member of the European Parliament has said.


34. Glam up and floor your Valentine ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Beauty diva Shahnaz Husain shares some tips and tricks to create a perfect Valentine's Day-worthy look.


35. Mallya asked to pay $90 million claim to BOC Aviation ( News and Blogs )
 

The High Court in London on Monday ordered embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya to pay an estimated USD 90 million to a Singapore-based aircraft leasing company in claims.


36. Fears regarding MSP scheme 'exaggerated', claims SBI ( News and Blogs )
 

Amid growing concerns of rising inflation and commodity prices due to an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) hike announced by the Centre, the State Bank of India (SBI) claimed the fears to be "exaggerated."


37. Combing operations underway at Sunjwan Army Camp ( News and Blogs )
 

Combing operations are underway at the Sunjwan Army Camp in Jammu, where terrorists stormed in on Saturday, killing five security personnel and one civilian.


38. NITI Aayog health report: Kerala, Punjab outperform others ( News and Blogs )
 

Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have been ranked on top in overall health index while Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh saw maximum annual incremental performance among larger states, according to a report released by NITI Aayog on Friday.


39. SC to hear plea for probe in Justice Loya case ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court will today hear the plea filed by three petitioners seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe in the alleged mysterious death of Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge B H Loya.


40. Maldives sends special envoys to 'friendly nations' amid crisis ( News and Blogs )
 

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday sent his special envoys to three 'friendly nations'- China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.


41. Inflation projected at 5.1-5.6% in the next fiscal ( News and Blogs )
 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday revealed that the estimated inflation for first half of the next fiscal would stand at 5.1 to 5.6 percent. However, RBI Governor Urjit Patel noted that it may ease to 4.6 percent, likely in the second half.


42. India disturbed by declaration of state of emergency in Maldives ( News and Blogs )
 

India was disturbed by the declaration of the state of emergency in the Maldives, following Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen's refusal to abide by the Supreme Court's ruling, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Tuesday.


43. SpaceX successfully launches world's most powerful rocket ( Science & Technology )
 

Business tycoon Elon Musk's SpaceX has created history by successfully launching the Falcon Heavy rocket, the first step in Musk's ambitious dream to send humans to Mars and create a colony on the planet.


44. 22 Indian sailors onboard oil tanker rescued ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 22 Indian sailors, who were onboard the oil tanker, Marine Express, have been rescued, confirmed External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj.


45. VISA, Mastercard make it difficult to buy Bitcoin ( News and Blogs )
 

Multinational financial services corporation, VISA and Mastercard have now made it more difficult for users to purchase Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.


46. Life ban on Sreesanth: SC issues notice to BCCI ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Monday sought reply from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth's appeal against his life ban in connection with the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.


47. World''s smallest satellite-carrying rocket launched ( News and Blogs )
 

Japan successfully launched the world''s smallest satellite-carrying rocket SS-520 series, which measures 10 metres in length and 50 centimetres and is about the size of a utility pole on Saturday, after a failed attempt in January last year.


48. 7 spots for family fun around USA ( Tourism )
 


49. Historic Ridge in Shimla develops fresh cracks ( News and Blogs )
 

The historic Ridge in the hilly town of Shimla has developed fresh cracks, threatening centuries-old heritage.The Ridge has been developing cracks for long, and recently during the cleaning of the water tank beneath the ground, fresh cracks were noticed.


50. BCCI announces cash reward for victorious India U-19 team ( News and Blogs )
 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a cash reward of Rs 30 lakh to each player of the Indian Under-19 Cricket team, who made the country proud by lifting their record fourth ICC U-19 World Cup title in New Zealand on Saturday.


51. Manjot guides clinical India to fourth ICC U19 World Cup title (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Promising opener Manjot Kalra's unbeaten 101 guided India to their fourth ICC Under 19 World Cup triumph, as the boys-in-blue beat Australia by eight wickets in the summit clash at the Bay Oval here on Saturday.


52. Of 'untouchables', good friends, memory and mystery (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

Know a Dalit woman's family history that goes back to the 1930s, when the Independence movement promised freedom but little changed for untouchables; get a refreshing, nuanced take on friendship, love and this crazy thing called life; enhance your learning methods, study techniques, and psychological preparation; and read a crime novel that shatters the conventions of the genre.


53. Industry players appreciate Jaitley's balancing act in Budget 2018-19 ( News and Blogs )
 

Industry players have by and large appreciated Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's balancing act while presenting the Budget proposals for fiscal 2018-19.


54. All you need to know about Budget '18 ( News and Blogs )
 

As the presentation of the Union Budget 2018-19 culminates, here are some key takeaways from this year's allocation.


55. Budget 2018: Key takeaways for women ( News and Blogs )
 

Five key takeaways for women from Union Budget 2018. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announced a number of schemes and measures that are expected to benefit women in the country.


56. No relief in I-T rates, but cess hiked to raise Rs 11,000 cr (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday did not provide any relief in the income tax rates for 2018-19, but increased the cess levied on it by 1 per cent to raise Rs 11,000 crore.


57. Modi govt presents pro-poor budget focused on Bharat, Health and Agri sector ( News and Blogs )
 

Aiming at the general election next year, the Modi government on Thursday focused on agriculture, health, rural India and poor people, as the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced major allocations for these sectors in the Annual Budget for Financial Year 2018-19.


58. Budget 2018 will benefit common man: MoS Finance ( News and Blogs )
 

Minister of State (MoS) for Finance, Shiv Pratap Shukla on Thursday assured that the Union Budget 2018 would benefit both, the common people and the nation.


59. Total Lunar Eclipse - blue moon and super full moon - starts at 1718 hrs ( News and Blogs )
 

The first Lunar eclipse of the year, with a rare coincidence of a blue moon and a super full moon, will commence today partially from 1718 hrs.


60. Tremors measuring 6.2 felt in Northern states ( News and Blogs )
 

The Northern parts of the country, including Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, and Kashmir were rocked by a moderate intensity earthquake on Wednesday.


61. Epilepsy, a chronic noncommunicable disorder of brain that affects people of all ages ( Health )
 

Epilepsy a chronic noncommunicable disorder of the brain is one of the world's oldest recognized conditions, with written records dating back to 4000 BC.


62. Budget '18: Citizens expecting corporate tax reduction, GDP growth ( News and Blogs )
 


63. Indian economy will further grow: Industry bodies ( News and Blogs )
 

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Monday said they expect the Indian economy to grow further in the coming years


64. Owaisi demands monthly allowance for triple talaq victims ( News and Blogs )
 

All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday criticised triple talaq bill, which is expected to be discussed during the ongoing budget session.


65. Key highlights of Economic Survey 2017-18 ( News and Blogs )
 

The Budget session of the Parliament began on Monday at 11 am with the speech of President Ram Nath Kovind. On this occasion, lets take a look at the highlights of the Economic Survey 2017-18.


66. Bruno Mars wins Song of The Year at 60th Grammy Awards ( News and Blogs )
 

Star performer Bruno Mars' single "That's What I Like" won the Song of the Year honour at the 60th Grammy Awards here.


67. SC to hear contempt plea against 4 states over 'Padmaavat' vandalism ( News and Blogs )
 

Two contempt petitions were filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday against three members of Karni Sena and four state DGPs for allegedly violating the apex court''s order and disrupting law and order in connection with the screening of Hindi film ''Padmaavat''.


68. Cook up delights for Republic Day weekend ( Food )
 


69. Padmaavat vandalism: Two arrested for torching vehicle in Bhopal ( News and Blogs )
 

Two people have been taken into custody after creating a ruckus and burning vehicles in protest against the film 'Padmaavat' in Bhopal.


70. Won't let team Padmaavat earn profit by defaming Rajputs: Karni Sena ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court's green signal for all-India screening of "Padmaavat" notwithstanding, Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Wednesday said the Rajput organisation won't allow the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial to be released as it shows the Rajput queen in less than honourable light.


71. ''Padmaavat'' champions cachet of Rajputs ( News and Blogs )
 

Despite all the buzz from the Rajput Karni Sena threatening to disrupt theatres screening the film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali''s war epic ''Padmaavat'' upholds the honour and dignity of Queen Padmavati.


72. A mix of popular dishes from the states of India ( Food )
 

With 29 states providing food ranging from the spiciest dishes to the blandest preparations, the variety of food that India has to offer is simply mind boggling.


73. Lalu, Jagannath Mishra convicted in Chaibasa treasury case ( News and Blogs )
 

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad and former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra were found guilty by a Special CBI court in Ranchi in the Chaibasa Treasury case related to fodder scam, on Wednesday.


74. PM Modi invokes 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' at World Economic Forum ( News and Blogs )
 

Highlighting the importance of unity in solving the various global problems, Prime Minister Modi stressed on the age-old mantra of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' at the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland.


75. Netaji's daughter says her father experienced mixed fortune ( News and Blogs )
 

Germany-based economist, Professor Anita Bose Pfaff, the only child of one of the heroes of the Indian independence struggle, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, feels her father experienced mixed fortune.


76. India's growing rich-poor divide: Richest 1% gross 73% wealth in 2017 ( News and Blogs )
 

India's richest, just 1 per cent of its 1.3 billion people, grossed 73 per cent of the wealth generated in 2017 while the wealth of the poorest half of Indians -- some 67 crore -- rose by only one per cent, according to a report by Oxfam.


77. Full dress rehearsal of R-Day Parade to be held today ( News and Blogs )
 

The Republic day parade rehearsal will begin at 9:50 a.m. from Vijay Chowk and proceed to Red Fort. All the offices in the surrounding area of Rajpath will remain closed till 1 p.m. on Tuesday


78. Modi meets CEOs at WEF, IMF reaffirms India's growth story ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a round table meeting with the CEOs of top global companies before his keynote address at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) here on Tuesday morning.


79. PM Modi wishes for happier society on Basant Panchami ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to the nation and wished for happier society on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami

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80. Trump ends year as 'most unpopular' president ( News and Blogs )
 

US President Donald Trump ended his first year in office more unpopular than any President in modern history, various polls have said.


81. GST Council slashes tax on 29 items, 54 services ( News and Blogs )
 

GST Council decided to slash the GST rate on 54 services and 29 items, including old and used motor vehicles, public transport buses run on bio-fuels, sugar-boiled confectionery and packaged water, but could not finalise measures for simplification of the GSTN returns.


82. Pakistan violates ceasefire in RS Pura sector of J-K ( News and Blogs )
 

The Pakistani troops on Friday once again resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir.


83. Google 'Cloud AutoML' to help all businesses leverage AI ( Computers )
 

Google announced the launch of Cloud AutoML, a product that enables businesses with limited machine learning expertise to build high quality, custom AI models to improve their product or service.


84. MT Genessa oil tanker: India Coast Guard fire fight on ( News and Blogs )
 

Three Indian Coast Guard (ICG) vessels, nine Tugs from KPT, Reliance, Essar, Adani and ICG Dornier continues to douse the flames on the MT Genessa oil tanker, which broke out yesterday, off the coast of Kandla.


85. PM Modi, Netanyahu in Ahmedabad for road show, iCreate Center inauguration ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu have arrived in Ahmedabad and will shortly undertake an eight-kilometer-long road show, which will end at the Sabarmati Ashram.


86. Centre withdraws subsidy for Haj pilgrims ( News and Blogs )
 

The Union government on Tuesday scrapped the Haj subsidy for pilgrims as the fund will instead be used for the empowerment of minorities from this year.


87. Modi invites Israeli defence firms to make in India, both countries pledge to fight terror ( News and Blogs )
 

India and Israel on Monday pledged to fight terror with Prime Minister Narendra Modi inviting Israeli companies to take advantage of the liberalised FDI regime in defence sector and to make more in India.


88. TN CM, Dy. CM reaches Madurai for Jallikattu event ( News and Blogs )
 

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam reached Madurai's Alanganallur to attend a Jallikattu event.


89. India celebrates 70th Army Day ( News and Blogs )
 

On the 70th Army Day, Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Sunil Lanba, and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi on Monday.


90. Kites with messages seeking Jadhav's release flown in Vadodra ( News and Blogs )
 

On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, kites and balloons in Vadodra were flown with a message to release the Indian Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on a death row in Pakistan over charges of terrorism and spying for India's intelligence agency RAW.


91. Google's first India Cloud Platform set to empower enterprises, SMBs (Tech Trend) ( News and Blogs )
 

Several Indian enterprises have chosen Google Cloud to grow their businesses in the past few years. With the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region now live in the country, the behemoth is one step closer to helping more local firms embrace Cloud.


92. ISRO successfully launches its 100th satellite ( News and Blogs )
 

India successfully launched its 100th satellite 'Cartosat-2 Series' using PSLV-C40 launch vehicle, which is carrying 31 satellites, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota Island on Friday.


93. Cold wave chokes rail, road, air traffic in Northern India ( News and Blogs )
 

Several parts of North India, including Delhi and the adjoining National Capital Region, were engulfed in dense fog as temperatures continue to dip on Wednesday.


94. Cabinet permits foreign investment of upto 49% in Air India ( News and Blogs )
 

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday said foreign airlines would be able to invest up to 49 percent in Air India under approval route subject to two conditions


95. SC has no right to 'make' laws: AIMPLB on triple talaq ( News and Blogs )
 

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Tuesday raised questions over the Supreme Court's move in the triple talaq issue and said the court does not have the right to 'make' the law.


96. PM Modi says India not eying anyone's territory ( News and Blogs )
 

PM Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that India was not eyeing on anyone's territory as the country's focus has always been on capacity building and resource development.


97. New marine spider species named after Bob Marley ( Animals and Plant Life )
 

A team of researchers has discovered a new water-adapted species of spiders from tropical Queensland, Australia, and have named it after a renowned Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter Bob Marley.


98. Heavy security deployed ahead of Mevani's 'Yuva Hunkar Rally' ( News and Blogs )
 

Heavy security has been deployed ahead of Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani's 'Yuva Hunkar Rally', to be held at Parliament Street, Delhi on Tuesday, despite Delhi police denying permission for the event.


99. Army chief pitches for 'Arthashastra', 'Chanakya Niti' ( News and Blogs )
 

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday called for modernisation of the armed forces, adding the time has come to look take cues from the 'Arthashastra' and 'Chanakya Niti'.


100. Golden Globes 2018: Who won what! ( News and Blogs )
 

The 2018 Golden Globes Awards saw Martin McDonagh's ''Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'' as the big winner in the film categories.Here''s the complete list of 2018 Golden Globes winners, as reported by E! Online.


101. Terrorists planned to storm Akshardham Temple: ATS ( News and Blogs )
 

A suspected militant on Monday has divulged that they were hatching a plan to storm the Akshardham Temple and disrupt the Republic Day parade on January 26 in the national capital.


102. Lalu gets 3.5 yrs of jail in fodder scam case ( News and Blogs )
 

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Saturday sentenced former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad to 3.5 years of jail and a fine of Rs 5 lakh in the fodder scam case.


103. GST impact to slowdown India's 2017-18 GDP growth to 6.5% (Roundup) ( News and Blogs )
 

Implementation of GST and subsequent slowdown in the manufacturing sector is expected to drag down India's growth to 6.5 per cent in 2017-18, official data showed on Friday, even as industry analysts projected economic growth to be higher due to a favourable base effect.


104. Shopkeepers in Ahmedabad express ordeal over ban on glass coated 'manjha' ( News and Blogs )
 

Shopkeepers in Ahmedabad on Saturday expressed distress over nationwide ban on the procurement, sale and use of glass powder-coated 'manjha', stating that if a ban had to be implemented, it should have been done a year ago and not days before the peak time of their business.


105. Invest smart with these asset class investment options ( News and Blogs )
 

In this day and age, Fixed Deposits, investment in gold, Real Estate and many other traditional options are losing ground. Here are some of the alternate investment options


106. Of cartoons, healthy foods, road safety and world records (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

From Rajinder Puri's collection of his best political cartoons; the food that helps us strengthen our mind and memory; guidelines on road safety through very interesting stories written by a bunch of contemporary writers; to hundreds of exciting new records that mark our nation IANS bookshelf has a varied fare.


107. Fatwa bans Muslim women from marrying into families of bank employees ( News and Blogs )
 

The largest seminary in the country, Darul Uloom Deoband, has issued a fatwa asking Muslim women to not marry into a family whose members work in banks, citing that the income from banking jobs is considered 'haram' (forbidden) earnings.


108. Aadhaar data fully safe, no breach possible: UIDAI ( News and Blogs )
 

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday denied breach or leak of Aadhaar data after a newspaper reported it bought unrestricted access to the details of over one billion Aadhaar numbers -- for just Rs 500.


109. Shiv Sena tears into Center over Bhima-Koregaon violence ( News and Blogs )
 

The Shiv Sena on Thursday tore into the state and the central government for the ongoing protests in Maharashtra by the Dalit outfits against the Bhima-Koregaon violence.


110. Maharashtra bandh: Section 144 imposed in Thane till Jan 4 ( News and Blogs )
 

Section 144 has been imposed in Maharashtra's Thane area till midnight of January 4, in the wake of the statewide band called by the dalit outfits, protesting against the Bhima-Koregaon violence.


111. IMA calls off strike after NMC Bill sent to select committee ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indian Medical Association on Tuesday called off its 12-hour countrywide shutdown of OPD services at all private hospitals in the country, after the government agreed to its demand and sent the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017 to a select committee.


112. Ex IMA chief says Medical Commission Bill 'gateway for corruption' ( News and Blogs )
 

Former president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) KK Agarwal on Tuesday said that the National Medical Commission Bill, which will be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today, would open gateway for future corruption.


113. Rajinikanth launches website for political change (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Superstar Rajinikanth, who made waves on Sunday by plunging into electoral politics, on Monday launched a website and an app inviting people to sign up in his campaign to bring about a political change in Tamil Nadu.


114. Destinations that were a hit with photographers in 2017 ( News and Blogs )
 

Are you a travel and photography fan? If yes, then you must visit these picturesque and exotic locations. Here are some of the best destinations for photography-related travel.


115. Taxpayers granted 10-day extension for filing GSTR-1 ( News and Blogs )
 

In a decision that would provide relief to last-minute taxpayers, the Centre has decided to extend the last date for filing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns to January 10, 2018.


116. Commercial, cooperative banks to be treated 'at par', asserts Jaitley ( News and Blogs )
 

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said no income tax exemption would be provided to profit-making cooperative banks, adding that they should be treated at par with commercial banks, owing to their method of functioning.


117. Loss of life in Kamla Mills could have been averted: Eyewitness ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 14 people were killed, 21 others hurt when a major fire broke out in a pub in the Kamla Mills Compound in Mumbai's Lower Parel locality early on Friday.


118. Quick fixes to get ready for New Year party ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Shahnaz Husain doles out some quick fixes to look flawless this New Year's Eve. Try out these fixes to impress many with your flawless face and shiny hair, this party season.


119. Sigh of relief for victims as Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Parliament ( News and Blogs )
 

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, which seeks to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq was tabled in Lok Sabha, in a bid to secure women's rights and justice.


120. Mumbai rooftop pub fire kills 14 ( News and Blogs )
 

At least 14 people were killed, 21 others hurt when a major fire broke out in a pub in the Kamla Mills Compound in Mumbai's Lower Parel locality early on Friday, an official said.


121. Jairam Thakur sworn-in as new Himachal CM ( News and Blogs )
 

Jairam Thakur was on Wednesday sworn-in as new Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, and other senior party leaders.


122. Understanding Congestive heart failure ( Health )
 

Heart failure is the term used for the condition describing the inability of the heart to keep up with the demands on it, specifically the failure of the heart to pump blood with normal efficiency.


123. Rs. 80,808 crores collected under GST in Dec ( News and Blogs )
 

The total collection under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for the month of December 2017 has been Rs. 80,808 crores till 25th December 2017, a notification from the Ministry of Finance said.


124. Vijay Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM ( News and Blogs )
 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Rupani on Tuesday was sworn-in as the chief minister of Gujarat, at the Gandhinagar Sachivalaya Ground in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat.


125. Exploring Great Winter Festivals of India ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Plan an extraordinary journey this winter, to explore the exotic and vibrant culture of India via its festivals.


126. Waited for seven years; coudn't find concrete evidence: CBI Judge in 2G case verdict ( News and Blogs )
 

As the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court finally pronounced its judgement in the 2G spectrum allocation case, OP Saini, the judge in the case, in his copy of verdict, said he waited for all these years for someone to provide concrete evidence against the accused, but 'not a single soul turned up.'


127. This is what court said in 2G spectrum case verdict ( News and Blogs )
 

A Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Thursday acquitted all 19 accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, which has sent a wave of happiness among the Congress party and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party members.


128. 2G ''scam'' was massive propaganda against UPA without any foundation: Manmohan ( News and Blogs )
 

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose image took a battering due to the 2G spectrum allocation scandal, on Thursday said the court''s verdict acquitting all accused has proved that all the "massive propaganda against the UPA was without any foundation".


129. Verdict on 2G scam cases pronounced, all accused acquitted ( News and Blogs )
 

All accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases - including former telecom minister A Raja and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi - have been acquitted by a Special CBI court in Delhi.


130. Trump unveils American strategy' with 'leadership role for India' (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

US President Donald Trump has said Washington will support a "leadership role" for India in the "broader" Indo-Pacific region as he unveiled his "America First National Strategy".


131. Hard fought victory in Gujarat sees Rahul emerging stronger, despite loss ( News and Blogs )
 

In the Gujarat Assembly elections, it was not a battle between the newly-elected Congress President Rahul Gandhi versus Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- it was Rahul versus the entire government machinery and more.


132. 5 smart resolutions for the New Year ( News and Blogs )
 

More than half of December is gone, and this is a good time to not just make a to-do list for 2018 but also stick to it and complete it. Here are five smart resolutions to make for the coming year


133. Three nutrients that can help prevent memory loss ( Health )
 

With literally thousands of different supplements on the market, many of them claiming to help with memory, it can be quite daunting to know which, if any, you can take to help slow memory loss.


134. PM Modi flashes victory sign as BJP takes unassailable lead in Gujarat, HP ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped out of his car, greeted the media with a 'namastey' and flashed a victory sign, while entering the Parliament, as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) looks comfortably placed to sweep the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls.


135. After early hiccups, BJP set to retain power in Gujarat (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

Gujarat's ruling BJP on Monday pledged to retain power as its candidates forged ahead of the main opposition Congress in 98 of the 182 Assembly seats, six more than the half-way mark needed to control the House.


136. BJP poised to take power in Himachal (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The BJP was set to take power in Himachal Pradesh as its candidates were on the victory lap in 36 of the 68 Assembly elections on Monday.


137. Congress giving tough fight to BJP in early trends ( News and Blogs )
 

Gujarat's ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress were locked in a neck and neck contest as officials counted the millions of votes polled in the just ended Assembly elections.


138. Rahul Gandhi: From a reluctant leader to party president ( News and Blogs )
 

Rahul Gandhi (47 yrs) on Saturday was officially declared party president in a ceremony held at the party's 24 Akbar Road headquarters in New Delhi, and was given the certificate of Congress president by Mullappally Ramachandran,the chairman of the party's central election authority.


139. NCW welcomes Cabinet's nod for Bill making instant triple talaq a crime ( News and Blogs )
 

National Commission of Women's (NCW) acting president Rekha Sharma on Saturday welcomed the Cabinet's approval of a Bill to make instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a criminal offence.


140. Amaravati will be a pollution free city: CM Naidu ( News and Blogs )
 

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu while speaking at AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) workshop on Friday said that Amaravati will be developed as a blue-green city and it will be pollution as well as traffic free.


141. SC extends deadline for Aadhaar linking till March 31, 2018 (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Friday extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar to various government schemes, as well as mobile phones and bank accounts, from December 31 to March 31, 2018.


142. This is how Google AI helped NASA discover two exoplanets ( News and Blogs )
 

With an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star which is 2,545 light-years from Earth, our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, NASA and Google said in a statement late on Thursday.


143. PM Modi commissions INS Kalvari, first indigenous Scorpene-class submarine ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday here commissioned the country's first indigenously-built Scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari to the Indian Navy terming it a significant new era "to boost India's defence and security".


144. Voting for second-phase of Gujarat polls begin ( News and Blogs )
 

The voting for the second-phase of Gujarat Assembly Elections has begun in more than 25,000 polling stations covering 93 constituencies. A total of 851 candidates are in the fray and over 2.22 lakh people will take part in the election to decide their fate.


145. Indo-UK joint military exercise heading to a close ( News and Blogs )
 

The Indo-UK joint military exercise 'Ajeya Warrior 2017', the two-week long training session which began on December 1 at Mahajan field firing ranges in Rajasthan's Bikaner is heading to a close.


146. Oyster Opera | The Theme Village ( Tourism )
 

Oyster Opera at Padanna in the district of Kasaragod, Kerala, tempts visitors with hideouts totally cut off from the hustle and bustle of the city and a range of gourmet delicacies. The retreat is surrounded by a number of tiny palm-fringed islands with plantations of coconut and wild mangroves, with an undeveloped beach and an estuary. All facilities are built with the locally available materials ensuring absolutely no damage to the rich habitation of this virgin land.Inaugurated in the year of 2007 “Oyster Opera” was the brainchild of Mr. G.S Gul .


147. Thiruvambadi Temple, Elambachi | Kasaragod ( Tourism )
 

Sree Thiruvambadi temple is located at a place called Elambachi in the southern part of Trikaripur in Kasaragod district of Kerala.The main deity in this temple at first was Dharmashasta, who is none other than Lord Ayyapan. Later on idols of Lord Shiva and Krishna were also installed here at this temple. It is believed that this temple is about 1500 years old.


148. Hearing on petition seeking lifetime ban on convicted legislators in SC to continue ( News and Blogs )
 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will continue hearing on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a lifetime ban on convicted and charge-sheeted MPs and MLAs from contesting elections.


149. Sree Chakrapani Temple | The Sanctum Of Divinity ( Tourism )
 

Sree Chakrapani Temple is located at a distance of 2 kms from the Thrikaripur railway station at a place called Elambachi in Kasaragod district of Kerala. The temple situates in a vast scenic and serene area. It is believed that this temple was built by Lord Parasurama during his temple building journeys across Kerala. The temple surroundings are salubrious and is filled with an aura of sanctity and serenity.


150. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma ties the knot (in Pictures) ( News and Blogs )
 

After months of speculations and weeks of making headlines, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli tied the knot in a private ceremony in Tuscany, Italy on December 11,2017 ..see pictures


151. PM Modi to travel in India's first ever sea plane from Sabarmati river to Dharoi Dam ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel in a sea plane,from Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad to Dharoi Dam in the first-ever flight by such a craft in the country, on Tuesday.


152. Edayilakkad Snake Temple | The Abode of Serpent Gods ( Tourism )
 

Between the deep forests of Kasaragod, lies a sacred snake grove named Edayilakkad Nagalayam. Idols of snake are placed in a concrete plot where one comes and pray for their well-being.The temple is also famous for its special powers to grant children to the childless couples. A visit to the Edayilakkad Snake Temple is definitely bound to fill anyone with an aura of spirituality and mystery.


153. Rahul Gandhi: The reluctant prince comes into his own ( News and Blogs )
 

Rahul Gandhi has been formally declared as the Congress Party president. Congress' Central Election Authority Chairman Mullapally Ramchandran said the committee had received 89 nomination papers, all proposing the name of Rahul for the coveted post.


154. Edakkal Caves | Wayanad ( Tourism )
 

Fred Fawcett discovered the Edakkal caves, in the year 1890. The Edakkal caves are one of the very few specimens of abraded drawings, dating to the pre-historic ages in India. There are several interesting engravings representing human and animal figures and objects of human use and symbols in the caves. A visit to the Edakkal caves in Wayanad will definitely be time well spent and an experience to be remembered for a long time.


155. Russian Foreign Minister arrives in India for trilateral meet ( News and Blogs )
 

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov arrived in New Delhi to attend 15th Russia-India-China (RIC) foreign ministers' meeting to be held on Monday, while Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived on Sunday.


156. Max Hospital licence cancelled for wrongly declaring baby dead (Lead) ( News and Blogs )
 

The Delhi government on Friday cancelled the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, here with immediate effect, after the hospital erroneously declared a newborn dead.


157. Pookot Lake | Paddle In Serenity ( Tourism )
 

Around 13kms from Kalpetta, lies the Pookot Lake one of the most beautiful tourist spots in the hole of Wayanad. The lake surrounded by tall trees and dense forests that line along the pathway around the lake provides a rich visual treat for one’s eyes. Boating here is a memorable experience. Tourists can avail boating facilities, to enjoy the serene waters of this enchanting lake. The best time to pay a visit to Pookot Lake would be after August till May.


158. Hockey World League Final: India to face Argentina in semis ( News and Blogs )
 

India will take on Argentina on Friday in the semi finals of the Hockey World League Final at Bhubaneswar.


159. Exploring Ranipuram : The Hill Station Of Bewitching Beauty ( Tourism )
 

Located 85 kilometers from Kasargod town, Ranipuram is a hill station with bewitching beauty. An unexplored territory for trekkers, nature enthusiasts and bird watchers, Ranipuram holds immense potential for ecotourism and could develop into a premier hill station in Kerala with the judicious development of amenities. Ranipuram can be reached via Kanhangad and Panathady. You can hire jeeps from Panathady which is 10kms away.


160. Delhi's air quality improves slightly, but still 'very poor' ( News and Blogs )
 

The air quality in Delhi-NCR that had plummeted to the dangerous "severe" category, improved slightly on Thursday, but it still remained "very poor".


161. Uthralikavu Pooram | An Annual Temple Festival Celebrated With Pomp And Gaiety! ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Uthralikavu is a Rudhramahakali temple is situated at a picturesque location in Wadakkancherry on the southern part of Thrissur district. The temple dedicated to Goddess Kali is famous for its annual pooram festival held in February / March every year. In fact, Uthralikavu Pooram, an eight-day celebration highlighted by day and night elephant processions is the most popular event in the region.


162. FICCI recommends tax rate cuts for individuals, businesses to spur demand ( News and Blogs )
 

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday stressed on the need for tax rate cuts across the board for individuals and businesses to spur domestic investment and demand, and retain India's global competitiveness.


163. Akash missile tested with indigenous radio frequency seeker ( News and Blogs )
 

Surface-to-air missile Akash was successfully test fired on Tuesday with an indigenous radio frequency seeker, from the Launch Complex-III at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha around 1.40 p.m.


164. Tribute to Shashi Kapoor - Obituary by Vikas Datta ( News and Blogs )
 

Be it romantic heroes, 'common man' roles, decadent princes, aging poets and even angels, Shashi Kapoor brought the same charm and intensity to all of them. Tribute to the late actor who passed away on 5th Dec 2017.


165. 2G scam: I have faith in judiciary, says A Raja ( News and Blogs )
 

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader A Raja, who is one of the accused in the 2G spectrum scam, said on Tuesday that he had faced a trial and has faith in the judicial system of the country.


166. Kerala Festivals | Similar Yet So Different ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Typical festivals of rural Kerala, followed by the Hindu community are called ‘Vela’s’ or ‘pooram’s’. Most of these ‘vela’s or ‘pooram’s’, though based on different myths or folklores, share certain common characteristics or elements all across Kerala. Let's take a look.


167. 'Queen of Herbs' Tulsi, the natural cure for most diseases ( Health )
 

This inexpensive herb, Tulsi, seen in every house across the Indian subcontinent is a virtual tonic for your body.


168. Cylcone Ockhi: Maharashtra Govt. declares holiday in schools, colleges ( News and Blogs )
 

The Maharashtra Government on Tuesday declared holiday in schools and colleges in Mumbai and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure against fast-approaching Cylcone Ockhi within the next 48 hrs.


169. Charges against me are false, baseless, says Vijay Mallya ( News and Blogs )
 

Ahead of appearing before London's Westminster Court on Monday, liquor baron Vijay Mallya said the charges against him were false, fabricated and baseless.


170. Madras War Cemetery | War In History And Memory ( Tourism )
 

As a tribute to the men and women who laid down their lives in the Second World War, the Madras War Cemetery was set up in 1952 by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It is located in Nandambakkam, Chennai and is currently maintained by the CWGC in partnership with the Government of India. Every year a prominent personality is invited to grace the occasion and coronals are offered at the Stone of Remembrance and the Cross of Sacrifice, accompanied with a little prayer to pay homage to the departed souls.


171. Rahul Gandhi files nomination for Congress President's post ( News and Blogs )
 

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi has filed his nomination papers for the post of party chief at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters in Delhi.


172. Startups in India that are leading the race in AI in 2017 ( Science & Technology )
 

With a lot of development in AI happening around the globe, India is coming up with equally unique perspectives on the field, as their other developed counterparts.


173. Kovind, Modi greet nation on Milad-un-Nabi ( News and Blogs )
 

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid, which marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.


174. Kodumon Palliyara Temple For Curing Spider Bites ( Tourism )
 

There are thousands of big and small temples dedicated to goddess Durga across the country. Here is one which is a Durga temple and yet peculiar for the worship of spiders. Only one of its kind in south India, the temple bears a unique power and a title to go with it. The famous Kodumon Palliyara Devi Temple also known as Spider temple or Chilandi Ambalam in Pathanamthitta, Kerala is believed to cure even the most serious skin ailments caused by spider venom. The holy water from Chilanthi Kinar (Spider Well), situated beside the sanctum sanctorum is said to have amazing curative properties against skin diseases.


175. Mannady Temple | Pathanamthitta ( Tourism )
 

Unlike other temples, the temple at Mannadi stands out for its unique and peculiar traits observed in its customs and traditions. It is the only temple in Pathanamthitta, the religious hub of Kerala, where the deity is believed to have appeared by itself.


176. Of love, romance, friends and mythology (IANS Books) ( Books )
 

book releases in November 2017


177. Eight killed in Kerala, TN as cyclone Ockhi brings heavy rains ( News and Blogs )
 

At least eight people were killed and scores injured as heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds battered south Kerala coast and neighbouring Kannyakumari in Tamil Nadu on Thursday as cyclone Ockhi heads towards Lakshadweep islands.


178. Cyclone Ockhi: Naval ships deployed for rescue operations ( News and Blogs )
 

Several naval ships have been deployed for rescue operations from the cyclonic storm Ockhi, that has created massive destruction in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and is now moving towards Lakshwadeep Islands.


179. ISKCON Temple | Bengaluru ( Tourism )
 

ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna Chandra Mandir, Bangalore offers a truly commendable experience to visitors and devotees from a spiritual, architectural and general perspective. The temple does not discriminate its visitors on the basis of religion, color or socio-economic status. ISKCON Temple is open for darshana from 4.15 am to 5 am, 7.15 am to 12.50 pm and 4 pm to 8.20 pm everyday.


180. Marari Beach | Alleppey ( Tourism )
 

Marari Beach is a pristine bliss hidden away from the stress of the strenuous city life. The beach is located in a quaint fishermen village in Kerala, Mararikulam, one of the serene and secluded villages in Aleppey. Marari gets its name from this 100-year-old fishing village.The unspoiled beauty of Marari Beach, lined with swaying coconut palms makes us spell bound that we would never want to leave.


181. Punjab police busts plot of foreign-based radical extremists ( News and Blogs )
 

Thwarting vicious plot of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, the Indian security forces recently arrested some dreaded pro-Khalistan extremists from Punjab.


182. Chavakkad Beach | Thrissur ( Tourism )
 

Chavakkad beach is situated 5 Kilometers from Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple, Thrissur, on the coast of the Arabian Sea.The beach is famous for the Azhimukam, the place where the river abuts with the salinity of the sea.Myth says that Namboothiries, high caste Hindu families who settled here cursed their counterparts who had converted to Christianity during the time of St Thomas, and thus Chavakad got its name from Shapakkad, which literally means 'cursed forest'.


183. China quietly but relentlessly becoming global super power, says expert ( News and Blogs )
 

Writer David Ignatius,WP has said the recent meeting between President Xi Jinping and President Trump in Beijing during the latter's first visit to China significantly revealed a possible but understated grand and ambitious strategy on the part of Beijing.


184. GES reflects rapid growth of US-India strategic partnership: US State Department ( News and Blogs )
 

Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017 reflects South Asia's strong entrepreneurial-ship achievements and future as well as the rapid growth of the United States-India Strategic Partnership, says U.S. State Department has said.


185. Best out of waste - DIY Craft Ideas ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Best out of waste - DIY Craft Ideas


186. US sole target of nuclear programme: N Korean Official ( News and Blogs )
 

North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile in the direction of the Sea of Japan.A senior North Korean official has stated that its nuclear weapons programme was intended only for the United States and the Asian countries were safe.


187. U.S.-India Business Council unveils mentorship program for women entrepreneurs ( News and Blogs )
 

The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC) on Tuesday announced a collaborative initiative titled "Women for Women Innovators, Social Leaders & Entrepreneurs (WISE)" with key women leaders to offer leadership, mentoring, and development opportunities.


188. Meet Hamish, youngest entrepreneur at GES ( News and Blogs )
 

Hamish Finlayson,13 yrs, youngest app developer from Australia, is the centre of attraction among 1,500 delegates at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which began in Hyderabad on Tuesday.


189. Elephants And Kerala Culture ( Animals and Plant Life )
 

Elephant, the biggest land animal and the traditionally tamed animal of India, is the official animal of Kerala. They play an important part in Kerala culture. Elephants are held in high esteem form part and parcel of the rituals associated with the temple festivals of Kerala. 


190. PM Modi, Ivanka Trump to inaugurate GES 2017 today ( News and Blogs )
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will be inaugurating and addressing the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad today.


191. 'I sold tea, not the nation': PM Modi attacks Congress ( News and Blogs )
 

Latching on to the Congress, more than twice, taking reference to his beginning as a tea vendor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the grand old party over the numerous scams that allegedly took place under the UPA's tenure.


192. India successfully tests world's fastest supersonic 'BrahMos' missile ( News and Blogs )
 

India has created history on Wednesday after it successfully flight-tested the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile from the Indian Air Forces (IAF) front-line fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea based target in the Bay of Bengal.


193. Three killed as Vasco Da Gama express derails in UP ( News and Blogs )
 

At least three passengers were killed and over seven others injured after 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed on Friday near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh, railways officials said.


194. 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.


195. 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


196. 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'.


197. 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.


198. 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.


199. 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.


200. 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.


201. 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.


202. 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.


203. 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.


204. 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.


205. 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.


206. 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.


207. 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.


208. 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.


209. 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.


210. 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.


211. 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.


212. 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.


213. 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).


214. 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.


215. 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.


216. 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.


217. 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.


218. 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.


219. 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.


220. 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.


221. 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.


222. 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.


223. 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.


224. 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.


225. 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'.


226. 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.


227. 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.


228. 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.


229. 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.


230. '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.


231. 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.


232. 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.


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


234. 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.


235. 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.


236. 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.


237. 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.


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


239. 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.


240. 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.


241. 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.


242. 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.


243. 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.


244. 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.


245. 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.


246. 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.


247. 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.


248. 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.


249. 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.


250. 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.


251. 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.


252. 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.


253. 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.


254. 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.


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


256. 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'.


257. 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).


258. 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.


259. 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.


260. 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.


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


262. 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.


263. 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.


264. 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.


265. 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.


266. 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.


267. 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."


268. 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.


269. 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.


270. 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.


271. 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.


272. 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.


273. 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.


274. 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.


275. 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.


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


277. 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.


278. 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.


279. 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.


280. 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.


281. 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.


282. 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.


283. 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.


284. 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.


285. 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.


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


287. 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.


288. 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.


289. 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.


290. 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


291. 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.


292. 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


293. 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.


294. 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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296. 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.


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


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


299. 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.


300. 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.


301. 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.


302. 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'.


303. 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.


304. 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.


305. 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.


306. 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.


307. 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.


308. 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.


309. 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


310. 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 .


311. 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.


312. 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.


313. 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.


314. 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.


315. 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.


316. 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.


317. 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.


318. 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.


319. 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.


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


321. 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.


322. 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.


323. 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.


324. 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.


325. 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.


326. 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.


327. 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.


328. 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.


329. 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.


330. 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.


331. 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.


332. 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.


333. 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.


334. 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.


335. 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.


336. 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.


337. 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.


338. 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.


339. 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.


340. 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.


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


342. 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.


343. 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.


344. 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.


345. 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.


346. 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


347. 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


348. 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.


349. 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.


350. 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.


351. 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.


352. 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.


353. 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".


354. 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.


355. 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.


356. 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.


357. 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.


358. 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.


359. 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.


360. 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!


361. 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.


362. 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.


363. 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.


364. 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!


365. 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'.


366. 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.


367. 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.


368. 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.


369. 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.


370. 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).


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


372. 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.


373. 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


374. 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.


375. 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.


376. 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.


377. 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.


378. 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.


379. 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.


380. 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.


381. 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.


382. 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.


383. 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.


384. 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.


385. 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.


386. 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.


387. 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.


388. '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.


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


390. 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.


391. 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.


392. 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.


393. 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.


394. 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


395. 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.


396. 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.


397. 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.


398. 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.


399. 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).


400. 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.


401. 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.


402. 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.


403. 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.


404. 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.


405. 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.


406. 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.


407. 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.


408. 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.


409. 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.


410. 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.


411. 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.


412. 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.


413. 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.


414. 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.


415. 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.


416. 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.


417. Ozhungal Mana | Palakkad ( Tourism )
 

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


418. 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.


419. 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.


420. 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.


421. 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.


422. 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.


423. 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.


424. 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.


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


426. 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


427. 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.


428. 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.


429. 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.


430. 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.


431. 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.


432. 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.


433. 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.


434. 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".


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


436. 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.


437. 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


438. 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.


439. 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.


440. 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.


441. 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.


442. 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.


443. 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.


444. 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


445. 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.


446. 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.


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


448. 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


449. 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.


450. 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.


451. 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.


452. 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.


453. 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.


454. 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.


455. 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.


456. 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.


457. 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.


458. 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.


459. 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.


460. 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.


461. 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.


462. 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.


463. 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.


464. 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.


465. 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.


466. 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.


467. '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.


468. 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.


469. 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.


470. 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.


471. 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.


472. 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.


473. 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.


474. 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


475. 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'.


476. 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.


477. 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.


478. 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.


479. 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.


480. 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.


481. 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.


482. 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.


483. 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.


484. 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.


485. 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.


486. Car racer Ashwin Sundar, wife charred to death after their BMW rams into tree ( News and Blogs )
 

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


487. 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.


488. 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.


489. 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.


490. '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


491. 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.


492. 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.


493. 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.


494. 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.


495. 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.


496. 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.


497. 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.


498. 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.


499. 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.


500. 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.


501. 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.


502. 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.


503. 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.


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

Easy summer popsicle recipes,recipes, kids resipes


505. 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.


506. 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


507. 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.


508. 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.


509. 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.


510. 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.


511. 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.


512. 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.


513. 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.


514. 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.


515. 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.


516. 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.


517. 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.


518. 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.


519. 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.


520. ''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.


521. '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


522. 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.


523. 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.


524. 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.


525. 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.


526. 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.


527. 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


528. 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.


529. 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.


530. 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.


531. 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.


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

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


533. 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.


534. '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.


535. 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.


536. 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.


537. 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


538. 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.


539. 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.


540. 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.


541. 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.


542. 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.


543. 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.


544. 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.


545. 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.


546. 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.


547. 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.


548. 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.


549. 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.


550. 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..


551. 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


552. 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.


553. 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.


554. 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.


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

Splash to showcase its 2017 collection at Lakme Fashion Week


556. 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.


557. 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.


558. 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..


559. Hairstyle Trends To Look Fabulous ( Fashion and Beauty )
 

Various hair styles to make you georgeous


560. 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.


561. ''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)


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


563. 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.


564. Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal- Festivals to celebrate fresh harvest ( Arts and Crafts )
 

Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal are expressions of joy and prosperity ushered in by a fresh harvest.


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


566. Tips To Cure For Cracked Heels This Winter ( Fashion and Beauty )
 


567. 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


568. 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.


569. 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.


570. 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 challe