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World Elephant Day

Indian Union Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, launched ‘Gaj Yatra’ in a nationwide campaign to protect elephants on the occasion of World Elephant Day....

Sitaram Completes Bharat Parikrama Padyatra

Shri Sitaram Kedilaya met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the successful completion of Bharat Parikrama Padyatra undertaken by him. Shri Kedilaya had embarked on...

Development of New National Waterways in India

To promote Inland Water Transport (IWT) in the country, 111 waterways, have been declared as National Waterways under the National Waterways Act, 2016.  Of...

August Month Important Days

International Beer Day – first Friday of August Emancipation Day (Jamaica) - August 1 Yorkshire Day – August 1 Friendship Day – first Sunday of August World Anglo...

‘International Organization for Migration’ in News

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organization that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced...

Island Named After Abdul Kalam

The Odisha government has named the Outer Wheeler Island under Chandabali tehsil in Bhadrak district as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island as a tribute to...

Yoga as Intangible Cultural Heritage

Yoga was inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 11th session of Intergovernmental Committee held from 28th November...

India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management

The Election Commission of India has set up the India International Institute of Democracy & Election Management (IIIDEM) as its advance training and resources...

Passport Seva Divas

The Ministry of External affairs celebrated the completion of 50 years of the Passport Act 1967 as the 5th Passport Seva Divas and a...

New Record for Solo Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Francis Joyon from France beat his own record for the solo trans-Atlantic crossing. He set a new benchmark of five days two hours and seven minutes. Joyon...

Vice President Releases Book ‘Isthmus of Time’

The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has released the book ‘Isthmus of Time’ authored by Anshuman Gaur and published by Milap Publications. The...

EC Disqualifies MLA in Madhya Pradesh

The Election Commission disqualified Madhya Pradesh MLA Narottam Mishra for filing wrong accounts of election expenditure. He was disqualified for three years  and his election...