Daily Archives: June 29, 2017

India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-17 launched


India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-17 was today successfully launched by a heavy duty rocket of Arianespace from Kourou in French Guiana, adding teeth to its current fleet of 17 working communication satellites. The GSAT series of geosynchronous satellites is a system developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) with an objective to make the country self-reliant in broadcasting services. The ...

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Union Agriculture minister caught urinating in public; pic goes viral


The Rashtriya Janata Dal Twitter handle on Thursday shared the pictures of Radha Mohan SIngh, the Union Minister of Agriculture, urinating in the open and flanked by security guards. Since then, the photos have gone viral. The minister, however, defended himself, saying there was no urinal for long distances on National Highway 28 near Pipara when he wanted to relieve ...

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India contributes$100,000 to UN Tax Fund; 1st country to contribute


India has contributed USD 100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution. The UN Trust Fund for International Cooperation in Tax Matters (the UN Tax Fund) received its first financial voluntary contribution from India, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Office ...

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Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir, Priyanka invited to join the Oscar Academy


Indian stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, filmmakers Goutam Ghose and Buddhadeb Dasgupta are among the 774 people, who have been invited to join the Academy and vote in the Oscars. According to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences website, the 2017 invitees come from 57 countries, with the list comprising 39 per cent female ...

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Granddaughters of freedom fighters to get Rs 50000 wedding fund


The state cabinet in a meeting on Wednesday decided to hike the grant given to freedom fighters for the wedding of their granddaughters from Rs 4,000 to Rs 50,000. Urban development minister Madan Kaushik said, “Until now, freedom fighters registered in the state were granted Rs 4,000 for the wedding of their granddaughters. The cabinet has raised the amount of ...

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