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Start home delivery of rations to curb deaths
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France’s EDF and GE sign deal to build 6 nuclear reactors for Jaitapur nuclear power plant
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Rising temperature to cut living standards
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Japanese mission reaches unexplored asteroid Ryugu
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Centre may scrap UGC, proposes new regulator
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NASA’s Webb Telescope to unravel Jupiter’s Great Red Spot mystery
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Candidate may have to disclose health condition to contest poll
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India, Seychelles talk of ‘mutual welfare’
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First satellite to collect space junk set deployed from ISS
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India cuts export quotas for Maldives
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researchers create world’s smallest ‘computer’
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Pakistan pushes law ahead of FATF meet
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Indian scientists discover ‘sub-Saturn’ or ‘super-Neptune’ size planet around Sun-like star
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Efforts on for EU Equivalence membership to India
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World’s first International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics launched in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
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India, Maldives hold discussions to sort out issues
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World’s most powerful supercomputer unveiled
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U.S. quits UN human rights body
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Telangana State police launch mobile based Cop Connect app
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Database on unorganised workers gets under way
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Rani Rashmoni: Indian Coast Guard Ship commissioned in Visakhapatnam
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Paper setters to receive training
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Novel gold nanocomplex for cancer drug delivery
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Battle ready: Dhanush artillery gun clears final trials
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ISRO plans next launch mission in Aug
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U.K. not to ease rules for Indian students
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DRDO turns Pinaka rocket system into guided missile
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U.S. tariff to hit imports from China
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NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft flies solo through US airspace
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President rejects TN’s plea to release Rajiv case convicts
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NASA’s Opportunity rover halted over Martian dust storm
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Downturn in ties with Maldives hits Indians job
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Indian PRL scientists discover an ‘EPIC’ planet
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Trump-Kim meet ends with promise
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Norman from MIT is the world’s first psychopath AI
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No plans to privatise Railways, says Goyal
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CSIR lab to give technology for India’s first indigenous lithium Ion battery project
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Customers wary of how companies use their personal data, finds survey
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Coast Guard interceptor ship commissioned
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Homegrown terror: Rajnath alive to trend
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India hosted 11th edition of Geo Intelligence Asia
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Uranium contamination in Rajasthan groundwater
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Andhra's decision to use auto-disable syringes hailed
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India not ready to sign the Hague treaty
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NASA Curiosity rover analysing Mars rocks again
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RBI raises rates after 4.5 years as crude price surges
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New e-skin wirelessly activates fully soft robots
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NASA’s mini-satellites successfully steer towards Mars
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Centre to start measuring ‘green GDP’ of States
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Nuclear-capable Agni-5 ballistic missile successfully test-fired off Odisha coast
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Govt. mulls GST hike for farmers’ welfare fund
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Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launches Online Analytical Tool to monitor foreign contributions under FCRA
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Citizenship Bill may have to wait for House nod
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PM Modi launches 3 Indian digital payment apps in Singapore
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Govt. puts FY18 growth at 6.7%
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India, Indonesia elevate ties
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Power Minister RK Singh launches Web Portal and App called PRAAPTI
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HC bans homework for Class I & II students
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UNEP recognises Cochin International Airport as world’s first fully solar energy-powered airport
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Gaj Yatra’ honours Meghalaya’s elephant corridor effort
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Rustom-2 drone to be delivered to armed forces by 2020
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Parties out of purview of RTI Act, says EC
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UNICEF launches data visualisation app
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Want to settle all issues in a friendly ambience: Hasina
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‘Clean Air India Initiative’ launched
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Indian Election Commission launches apps for parties & voters to monitor electoral processes What in news: • The Election Commission will launch a multi-lingual mobile application empowering people across the country to share evidence of malpractice by political parties, their candidates and activists ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, directly with the electoral body. About news: • Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat told that such an application, called Model Code of Conduct Violation Reporting App, was made available for 44444 first time in Bengaluru in the run-up to the recently concluded Karnataka Assembly polls. • “The application registered a total of 780 downloads and complaints were received from the users. • Accordingly, action was taken by the officials concerned in all the cases. • Through this mechanism, we intend to encourage larger public participation in checking corrupt practices and ensuring a free and fair election process,” • The application, part of the steps taken by the Commission to prevent abuse of money and muscle power, allows for sharing of photos and short audio and video clips from the spot itself. • “Geo-location of the reported incidents will also get recorded and the officials concerned will immediately receive the alerts. This will ensure an effective response. • As part of the implementation, the application will also be made operational in the coming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Challenges faced are: • The growing abuse of social media bots for influencing public opinion has emerged as major challenge for the Election Commission and plans are on to devise a counter mechanism. • In order to address such challenges in the cyber world, an entire floor at the EC headquarters has been dedicated to the development of an independent and advanced computer operations infrastructure having full access control. A social media cell is already functional. • “There are empirical studies establishing that bots have been used for manipulating public discourses,”. • These bots are automated accounts often active on popular social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, which use Artificial Intelligence to trigger and influence political debates with an objective to shape public opinion. • Research work in several international institutions over the past two years, including the University, have recognised the influence of such bots in the Brexit referendum and also in the United States (2014) and the French (2017) presidential elections. • Experts have found evidence that bots are also programmed for spreading fake news on the Internet What are bots? • A bot is a computer programme designed to work automatically. • It is mainly used to gather information on the Internet or perform repetitive jobs. • malicious bot as self-propagating malware that infects its host and connects back to a central server(s). • Malicious bots can gather passwords, log keystrokes, obtain financial information, relay spam, and exploit back doors opened by viruses and worms, among other things. Expected prelims question Recently bots were in news. They are a) Newly developed drug for TB b) Malicious computer programme c) Nuclear fuel d) None of above Ans - b Expected mains question Discuss the significance of multi-lingual mobile application developed by election commission in India
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China wants Pakistan to relocate Hafiz Saeed to a West Asian country
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SpaceX to launch twin NASA water cycle tracker satellites
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Government Hospital for Mental Care to become Centre of Excellence
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India Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Cruise Missile
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Kerala may seek WHO help to battle Nipah
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Foreign investors cold to residency scheme
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Russia unveils world's first floating nuclear power station
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Zojila tunnel to bring Srinagar, Kargil and Leh closer
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IISER develops device to detect and remove arsenic from water
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Class X certificates for ‘gurukul’ students
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NASA spacecraft provides new evidence of water plumes on Europa
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Ready to join dialogue with India: Pak. Army
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President launches integrated Centre for crisis management at BARC
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North Korea says it is ready to join global disarmament efforts
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Government announces national wind-solar hybrid policy.
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Gender bias caused ‘excess’ deaths of girls under 5: Lancet study
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ISRO making green propellant
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Domestic Violence Act for divorced women too
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LISA can detect binaries from Milky Way’s globular clusters: Study
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Wildlife network of South Asian countries to get more teeth
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SpaceX launches most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, carrying Bangladesh’s first communication satellite
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India stands for a united, rich, strong Nepal: PM Modi
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Government launches Digital India Internship Scheme portal
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Trump-Kim summit on June 12
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Madhya Pradesh Gets India's First Smart Cities Control Centre
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World’s second oldest rock is from Odisha
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NITI Aayog and Google sign SoI to help grow AI ecosystem in India
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UN report for social inclusion
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InSight - Studying the 'Inner Space' of Mars
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New norms for labelling food planned
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NASA’s portable nuclear reactor could power missions to Mars
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China Launches Apstar-6C Communications Satellite on Long March 3B Rocket
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Pensioners can view passbook using Umang app
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GST Council approves single form for filing of returns
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India, US hold round 3 of Maritime Security Dialogue
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Supreme Court qualifies its ruling on Atrocities Act
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National Digital Communications Policy 2018.
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Cambridge Analytica ‘ceasing operations
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NASA to launch first mission to study Mars’ interior
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Tejas Successfully Test Fires Air-to-Air Beyond Visual Range Missile
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FSPA will continue in Nagaland: Rijiju
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North Korea plans to shut n-site in May
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DAC approves procurement of Nag missile system, 13 guns
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Modi, Xi detail measures to resolve border issue
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Government launches Seed import-export portal.
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A day of smiles as Koreas aim for denuclearisation
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Govt. can seek rethink on Joseph’s name: CJI
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A next generation bullet proof jacket
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BARC develops cheaper, lightweight bulletproof jackets
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Bengaluru Smart City testing prototype Intelligent Traffic Management Solution
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RS Chairman rejects motion against Chief Justice Misra
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Modi-Xi summit expected to give a strategic push to ties
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Commonwealth Cyber Declaration adopted by Commonwealth countries.
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Cabinet approves death for rape of girls under 12 years
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Congress, six other parties move to impeach CJI Misra
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34 global technology firms sign Cybersecurity Tech Accord.
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NSA to head new Defence panel
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DARPAN-PLI app launched by the Ministry of Communications
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Make BCCI a public body: law panel
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Law Commission favours simultaneous elections
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US approves world's first contact lenses that darken in bright light
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2nd India Mobile Congress to be held in New Delhi in October 2018.
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Air Force tests its sinews with 1,110 aircraft
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NASA to launch the planet-hunting Tess spacecraft.
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SC/ST Act ruling: Kerala seeks review
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Task Force for fast-tracking implementation of UAV technology
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Sharif can’t fight polls: Pak. SC
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IRNSS-1I: ISRO successfully launches navigation satellite
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Modi assures States on sharing of funds
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It is CJI’s right to allot cases: SC
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Humanity’s first flight to Sun, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to be launched
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Centre using finance panel to stifle States: CM
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NASA set to build quieter supersonic planes with Lockheed Martin
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RH300 sounding rocket launched for atmospheric studies.
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Non-bailable warrants issued against Nirav, Choksi
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Non-bailable warrants issued against Nirav, Choksi
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Nepal PM pitches for Indian investments
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Nepal not worried by debt
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ASPIRE: NASA successfully tests supersonic Mars landing parachute.
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Tit for tat: China imposes fresh tariffs on U.S. goods
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China hopes to increase rainfall by 10 billion cubic meters a year
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No affront to Dalit rights, says SC
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Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 Burns Up Over the Pacific Ocean
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NHRC seeks report on Asansol violence
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After glitch, ISRO trying to restore link with GSAT-6A
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Pakistan Test Fires Submarine Launched Cruise Missile BABUR
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TN files for contempt against Centre
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NASA Targets May 2018 Launch of Mars InSight Mission
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CHINA LAUNCHES ANOTHER PAIR OF BEIDOU-3 NAVIGATION SATELLITES INTO SPACE
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In Haryana, the making of an Indian brain template
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Robots may play a role in elder care
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Kim, Xi Jinping break ice at Beijing summit
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NASA’s Kepler telescope solves mystery
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National Medical Commission Bill:
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ISRO to launch communication satellite GSAT-6A
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Northeast ex-militants get more sops
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DAE unit develops device to measure uranium traces in water
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SC issues notice on Polavaram
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NASA plans to launch next planet hunter on April 16
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Face ID for Aadhaar authentication
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National Cultural Audiovisual Archives
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Fine, jail for failing to report TB cases
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India EU to share earth observation data from each others satellite.
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Indian Coast Guard commissions interceptor boat C-437
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Govts. have failed construction workers
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105th Indian Science Congress
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Odisha Small Industries Corporation applied for the GI tag
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China develops artificial heart with rocket technology
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Can’t compare Sri Lankan refugees and Rohingya
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India-UK Joint Team wins Newton-Bhabha Fund for Groundwater Arsenic Research project
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MoF declines 3% GDP allocation for defence
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Neutrino project gets environmental nod
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India and France co-hosted the first International Solar Alliance summit in New Delhi
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Aadhaar link deadline extended indefinitely
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Russia Test Fires New Kh-47M2 Kinzhal Hypersonic Missile
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IAF to embark on a long shopping sortie for a jet
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India, France join hands for Indian Ocean security
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Cryptojacking is in news recently, it is related to.?
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Rajasthan passes Bill to give death penalty for child rape
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Sukhad Yatra Apps for Highway Users
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Saposhi’ a new malware threat to the cyberspace
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Sri Lanka declares state of emergency amid violence
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U.S. aircraft carrier makes a historic visit to Vietnam
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Astronomers discover 3 super-Earth exoplanets
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Myanmar has asked for more time to sign MOU with India
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Super capacitor built from discarded lithium ion batteries
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Extreme TB: No licence to heal
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Bharti Defence delivers C-162 to Coast Guard
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NASA launches advanced weather satellite for western U.S.
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India to help build nuclear plant in Bangladesh
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Academy of Adventure Sports at Gandikota soon
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Our brain may navigate using just smells:
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National award for State
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Moon to get first mobile phone network
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Maldives rejects invite for naval exercise
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University of Hyderabad team develops medicine to kill deadly malaria parasite
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Supreme Court seeks details on over-crowded prisons
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Rustom-2 UAV successfully test-flown
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Centre may enact law against fugitives
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Airtel, Huawei successfully conduct 5G network trial in India
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AI may quickly diagnose eye diseases, pneumonia
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U.S. tightens H-1B approval process, IT firms worried
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CRPF to guard Indian embassy in Baghdad
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SpaceX deploys satellites, to bring internet to all
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Canada court upholds ban on ‘kirpan’
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British bank RBS hires “digital human” Cora on probation
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China deploys warships in Indian Ocean
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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates World Information Technology Congress 2018.
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Plea seeks protection for ECs from sacking
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SC curtails T.N.’s share of Cauvery water
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Prasar Bharati rejects Ministry’s directives
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RBI norms to spur increase in NPAs
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NASA’s 3-D printable tools ..
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India records marginal increase in forest cover
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Modi reiterates support for Palestine ..
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NITI Aayog: State slips in health indicators
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Bio-inspired robots can mimic live fish
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Supreme Court gives U.P. govt. 4 weeks for Taj protection plan
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RBI holds rates on inflation risk
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India ‘disturbed’ by emergency in Maldives ...
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When 2 adults marry, none should interfere
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Significance of Digital Gender Atlas :
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Now, an app to report roadkill in wildlife habitats
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Aim & Sailent features of (e-HRMS):
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Bharat Ke Veer anthem unveiled ..
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India admitted to Australia Group
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India calls off missile deal with Israel ...
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TRAI interconnect rule has a Rs 1 lakh a day penalty ..
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WHO to classify ‘gaming disorder’ as mental health condition..
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SC: Place on record amended draft of Tribunal Rules
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Ensure access for disabled in higher education: SC
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Special courts to try politicians ...
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HC restrains Karnataka from taking action against editors ...
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Successful Launch of Akash Missile ...
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Constitution of Fifteenth Finance Commission Notified ...
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