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CDS: What is it 

Indian Army General Bipin Rawat has been named as the first Chief of Defence Staff. He was named just a day before he was set to retire from the post of General in the Army. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced in his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort in 2019 that his government […]

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Villagers knit jumbo jackets for elephants 

Winters are here. North India is already wrapped in heavy fog and dipping temperatures. Are you all wrapped up in thermals and knitwears? But what about the animals?  Well, there are good Samaritans who do their bit for the animals too. Animal lovers in Mathura are knitting sweaters for elephants at the Wildlife SOS Elephant […]

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Protests break out over Citizenship Act

After the Parliament passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the President signed over it on December 12 to make it an Act.  The Act provides Indian citizenship to the six minority communities from Muslim-majority countries of Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. These six minority communities are – Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi, Christian and Sikhs. After the Act […]

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Parliament passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

In a historic move, the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was already passed by the Lok Sabha. Backed by the BJP government, this Bill would become an Act of law after the President of India Ramnath Kovind signs it. The bill has been drawing a lot of protests around the country due […]

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Citizenship (amendment) Bill: What it is

The Modi government has cleared Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 and it would be tabled in the Parliament next week. A bill when passed by the Parliament becomes an Act. This means only after it’s confirmed by both Houses, it would come into force. Now let’s talk about Citizenship Bill and why it’s creating so much […]

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Hooray! Shivangi becomes first woman pilot in Indian Navy

Sub-lieutenant Shivangi became the first woman pilot for the Indian Navy. The 24-year-old was born in the city of Muzaffarpur in Bihar. Her induction has been seen as another milestone for the Armed Forces.  Indian armed forces have been a bit too reluctant in the past over entry of women in the defence forces. But […]

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Ayodhya Verdict: SC gives nod to Ram temple, space for mosque

In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court of India put an end to centuries old dispute and 70-year-old legal matter on November 9. The Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute was sorted by the five-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Sharad Arvind Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer and […]

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India, Pakistan open doors to Kartarpur Sahib

Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for respecting Indian sentiments on the occasion of historic Kartarpur Sahib Corridor opening on November 9.  The prime minister inaugurated the Integrated Check Post of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur. PM Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan separately inaugurated the cross-border […]

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RCEP: Know more about free trade

India has decided to opt out of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which could become the world’s biggest trade agreement. India thinks that the treaty or deal would affect our farmers and smaller businesses adversely.  What is RCEP The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a free trade agreement originally devised to consist of 16 countries […]

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World record in Diwali

The city of Ayodhya was in the news this week, not because of Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute but because of a world record. Yes, the land of Lord Ram made to the Guinness Book of World Records by illuminating hundreds of thousands of earthen lamps as part of Diwali. Representatives from the Guinness World Records handed […]

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