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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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World celebrates Diwali in style

MumbaiWe all know Festival of Lights is the biggest celebration in India. But Diwali is celebrated with equal zeal around the world. As Indians are spread across the globe, this festival too has travelled far and wide. While the US, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and other European countries have imbibed the festival in their […]

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Maha Polls: Know more about State Assembly Elections

The state of Maharashtra would go to polls next week. On October 21, people in the state would vote for the new government. And on October 24, the results would be out.  The new government would sit in the Vidhan Sabha. The state elections or Assembly elections, as they’re called, are also held every five […]

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Rafale reports for duty

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh officially received the first Rafale fighter jet made for India by the French company Dassault. He attended the handover ceremony along with his French counterpart Florence Parly at aircraft maker Dassault Aviation facility in Merignac, southwestern France. Singh performed a Shastra Puja on the new aircraft as he emblazoned it with […]