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  • India ranks 133 in 2016 World Press Freedom Index

    Thursday, Apr 21, 2016

    India ranks 133 in 2016 World Press Freedom Index

    According to the recently released 2016 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI), India ranked abysmally low at 133 among 180  surveyed worldwide in terms of press

  • History of the legendary Koh-i-Noor diamond

    Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016

    History of the legendary Koh-i-Noor diamond

    The controversy over one of India’s long-cherished treasures, the 105-carat Kohinoor diamond, may finally achieve official closure as government  told th

  • India was sixth biggest military spender in 2015

    Friday, Apr 08, 2016

    India was sixth biggest military spender in 2015

    As per the reports published by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India is the sixth largest military spender in 2015 having spent $51.3

  • World Health Day : April 7

    Thursday, Apr 07, 2016

    World Health Day : April 7

    The World Health Day is a global health awareness day that is celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • 4th Nuclear Security Summit in Washington

    Friday, Apr 01, 2016

    4th Nuclear Security Summit in Washington

    Heads of about 53 countries and representatives of five international organisations including the UNO, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), European 

  • 2016 BRICS summit to be held in Goa

    Thursday, Mar 24, 2016

    2016 BRICS summit to be held in Goa

    India has assumed the chairmanship of BRICS on February 15 this year from the Russian Federation. On this occasion Union External Affairs Minister Sus

  • India ranked 118th in UN’s world happiness index

    Thursday, Mar 17, 2016

    India ranked 118th in UN’s world happiness index

    India ranked 118th out of 156 countries on the United Nations’ World Happiness Index (WHI) 2016, down one slot from last year on the index and coming behind C

  • Mother Teresa, elevated to Sainthood

    Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016

    Mother Teresa, elevated to Sainthood

    Pope Francis has approved sainthood for Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who was awarded Nobel peace prize in 1979 in recognition

  • Bill Gates retains position as World’s Richest Person : Forbes 2016

    Friday, Mar 04, 2016

    Bill Gates retains position as World’s Richest Person : Forbes 2016

    Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates continued his reign as the world’s richest person in the Forbes’ 30th annual ranking of the world’s billionaires list,

  • First Silk Road train arrives in Tehran from China

    Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

    First Silk Road train arrives in Tehran from China

    The first train connecting China and Iran has arrived in the Iranian capital city Tehran loaded with Chinese goods, as part of an attempted revival of the ancie


World News Tidbits ( Feb 16, 2016 - Apr 21, 2016 )

  • Apr 21, 2016 Europe becomes world’s first region to end malaria: WHO show

  • Apr 18, 2016 EU Parliament approves joint system for sharing air passenger data to fight terror show

  • Apr 14, 2016 Nauru becomes 189th member of IMF, World Bank show

  • Apr 14, 2016 India ranks 44th in 2016 Global Connectivity Index   show

  • Apr 12, 2016 12 April: International Day of Human Space Flight show

  • Apr 12, 2016 Hiroshima Declaration: G7 leaders call for 'world without nuclear weapons' show

  • Apr 11, 2016 B R Ambedkar's birth anniversary to be observed for first time at UN show

  • Apr 09, 2016 WTO cuts 2016 global trade forecast to 2.8% show

  • Apr 06, 2016 Over 50% rise in Death penalty in 2015: Amnesty show

  • Apr 02, 2016 China launches 22nd BeiDou navigation satellite show

  • Mar 31, 2016 Faustin Archange Touadera sworn in as new President of Central African Republic show

  • Mar 31, 2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer poses global risk: WHO show

  • Mar 28, 2016 Syrian army 'recaptures city of Palmyra from ISIS show

  • Mar 24, 2016 March 23: World Meteorological Day show

  • Mar 23, 2016 Agreement between EU and Turkey to tackle migrant crisis comes into effect show

  • Mar 23, 2016 21 March: International Day of Forests show

  • Mar 23, 2016 March 20: World Sparrow Day show

  • Mar 23, 2016 March 22: World Water Day show

  • Mar 18, 2016 Four Indians in WEF Global Leaders List of 2016 show

  • Mar 16, 2016 15 March: World Consumer Rights Day  show

  • Mar 15, 2016 Kakrapar nuclear plant shut down after coolant system develops leak show

  • Mar 14, 2016 China to set up International Maritime Judicial Centre show

  • Mar 14, 2016 India to supply 18 meter-gauge diesel-electric locomotives to Myanmar show

  • Mar 14, 2016 Arab League declares Hezbollah group a terrorist organization show

  • Mar 09, 2016 Iran conducts several ballistic missile tests show

  • Mar 08, 2016 Gender gap in jobs, wages remain unchanged in 20 years: ILO report show

  • Mar 08, 2016 Air India operates ‘world’s longest all-women flight’ show

  • Mar 07, 2016 Myanmar grants operating licenses to SBI show

  • Mar 02, 2016 Peru declares emergency after oil spill in two Rivers show

  • Feb 26, 2016 Union Cabinet approves USD150 million Credit for Chabahar Port Development show

  • Feb 26, 2016 WTO rules against india in solar case show

  • Feb 26, 2016 E-Tourist Visa Scheme extended to 37 more countries show

  • Feb 24, 2016 Pak parliament becomes first in world to run entirely on solar power show

  • Feb 23, 2016 21 February : International Mother Language Day observed across the world  show

  • Feb 17, 2016 Sindh becomes first province of Pakistan to adopt Hindu Marriage Bill show

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