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India-US talks: Is an 'Asian NATO' on the cards?...
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The defense agreement signed between India and the US yesterday, COMCASA, is one of the four foundational agreements that the US signs with its allies. Notably, India already has two other major pacts signed with the US, and COMCASA could mark the start of something like an 'Asian NATO'.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-07 12:49 UTC
Comply with orders on cow vigilantism: SC to states...
The Supreme Court has given a week's notice to all the states that haven't filed a report on the incidents of cow vigilantism and lynching. Only 11 out of 29 states and Union territories have filed their reports till now. The states were given 3-weeks notice on July 17, 2018.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-07 11:56 UTC
UPSC exam: Paper pattern and stages of the IAS exam...
The Indian Civil Services exam, popularly referred to as the IAS exam, is conducted by UPSC each year. The exam is considered one of the toughest in India, but with thorough preparation and strong determination, one can crack it. Here's the paper pattern and details of the IAS exam stages.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-07 11:08 UTC
To counter haters, Congress shares RaGa's Fitbit numbers from Kailash-yatra...
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Rahul Gandhi's Kailash Mansoravar Yatra is being widely discussed in Indian politics (for reasons unknown) and now Congress, in a bid to take haters head-on, has shared Fitbit numbers of the party president's pilgrimage. The numbers revealed Gandhi traveled 46,433 steps and burned 4,466 calories.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-07 10:04 UTC
Is the Gaganyaan mission a politically motivated vanity project?...
On August 15, PM Modi announced, to the world's surprise and, ironically, to ISRO's surprise, that India would send humans to space by 2022. The announcement sent the space agency scuttling to make requisite arrangements. However, the crucial question of why ISRO wasn't consulted still looms large.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-07 05:05 UTC
#LoveIsLove: A guide to how not to be a homophobic...
Now that the Supreme Court has decriminalized gay sex, it's time for all of us to throw homophobia out of our lives. As historic as this judgment is, it means nothing if the LGBT community is constantly judged and inclusiveness doesn't happen on ground level. Here's how not to be homophobic.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-06 13:21 UTC
Homosexuality not a crime, but same-sex marriage is unnatural: RSS...
Homosexuality is not a crime, the RSS said on Thursday, while maintaining that it does not support same-sex marriage as it was not natural. The comments came on a day the Supreme Court unanimously decriminalized part of Section 377 of IPC, which criminalizes consensual unnatural sex.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-06 12:34 UTC
Supreme Court to give verdict on Section 377 shortly...
The Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped section 377 of Indian Penal Code giving a new found freedom to LGBTQ community. The constitution bench was headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, whose tenure ends soon. The arguments were heard for four days in July and had reserved the judgement.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-06 05:06 UTC
Ajit Doval sparks controversy by calling J&K Constitution an "aberration"...
With petitions pending in the Supreme Court against Article 35A, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has sparked controversy by calling the J&K Constitution an aberration in the constitutional scheme of India. Doval added that the sovereignty of India could never be compromised.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-05 11:19 UTC
WhatsApp expands campaign to curb fake-news to 10 more states...
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Stepping up crackdown efforts on spread of fake news, WhatsApp today said it is expanding its radio campaign to 10 more Indian states. WhatsApp has been facing severe criticism from the govt over circulation of fake news on its platform that incited multiple incidents of mob lynching across India.
By shubham400 on 2018-09-05 10:24 UTC
Robin Wright says Kevin Spacey can reform himself...
Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey co-starred in Netflix's acclaimed show 'House Of Cards'. However, following the allegations of sexual assault against Spacey, Netflix had terminated his contract. Now, Robin, in an interview, said she felt that everyone deserves a second chance, including Spacey.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-04 07:22 UTC
BJP MP calls for a 'purush-aayog', because men suffer too!...
Harinarayan Rajbhar, a BJP MP from UP, has said there should be a commission for men, like the National Commission for Women, as he believes men also suffer. In an interview, Rajbhar said men should also get a platform. Another MP, Anshul Verma also agreed. He thinks this would promote equality.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-03 13:25 UTC
Hardik Patel's will: Parents, protesters and 'gaushala' named as inheritors...
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Patidar leader Hardik Patel, whose hunger strike entered ninth day on Sunday, said he has prepared his will, anticipating he would die early. In his will, he has mentioned his parents, a cow shelter and kin of 14 agitators who died in violent protests, three years ago, as the inheritors.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-09-03 13:18 UTC
Rupee hits all-time low, breaches 71-mark for the first time...
The rupee slumped to a record low of 71 against the US dollar for the first time ever, amid persistent demand for the US currency and rising crude prices. At Forex market, the local currency opened at 70.95 a dollar and slipped further to hit its lifetime low of 71 from its previous close of 70.74.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-31 06:04 UTC
#PolicyExplainer: Get upto Rs. 60,000/year post-retirement with Atal Pension Yojana...
An alarming 90% of the Indian population isn't currently covered under any pension scheme, mainly due to the lack of availability of affordable schemes. To address the issue and provide an affordable old-age income security plan, the government launched the Atal Pension Yojana in 2015.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-28 05:15 UTC
Jaipur: Man has unnatural sex with female stray dog, booked...
A man was booked in Jaipur on Friday for having unnatural sex with a female stray dog, police said. The case was registered on basis of a complaint filed by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and Sachin Stalin, an animal rights activist. The accused was sent to judicial custody.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-25 06:00 UTC
#PolicyExplainer: All you need to know about government's Saubhagya Scheme...
Many schemes for electrification were launched in India, yet, there are millions of households without electricity. To address this issue, in 2017, PM Modi announced Saubhagya Scheme Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana to provide electricity to every rural and urban un-electrified household.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-25 05:03 UTC
You can rate and review MPs, MLAs with this app...
Former President Pranab Mukherjee today unveiled NETA app, which lets users rate their MLAs and MPs and is being billed as an instrument to gauge voter sentiment across constituencies in the country. The app aims to foster political accountability and transparency among the leaders.
By shubham400 on 2018-08-24 13:31 UTC
Have 'solid evidence' against Kulbhushan, hopeful to win case: Pakistan...
Pakistan has solid evidence against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and is hopeful of winning the case against him at ICJ, the country's new Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said yesterday. Jadhav, 47, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani Military Court on spying charges in April 2017.
By Shontyraj on 2018-08-24 09:38 UTC
Virat Kohli dedicates win to Kerala Flood Victims...
Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli today dedicated his India's victory in the third Test against England to the victims of the devastating Kerala floods.

Around 400 people have lost their lives, with more than a million people displaced, This has been the worst natural calamity in the state for a
By Shontyraj on 2018-08-23 12:25 UTC
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