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Raising farmers income vital

Raising farmers income vital

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently called for focusing on higher agricultural productivity through the use of latest technology and high
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National anthem must in cinema halls

National anthem must in cinema halls

The order also clarified the protocols to be followed when the national anthem is played or sung in cinema halls. This order was passed on a
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Understanding Fundamental Duties

Understanding Fundamental Duties

The Fundamental Duties of citizens were added to the Constitution by the 42nd Amendment in 1976, upon the recommendations of the Swaran Sing
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FFC Implications for fiscal federalism in India

FFC Implications for fiscal federalism in India

The Fourteenth Finance Commission(FFC) was appointed on 2ndJanuary, 2013under the chairmanship of Dr. Y. V. Reddy. In addition to the primar
12 Jan 2017, 11:22 PM IST
G20 Hangzhou Summit

G20 Hangzhou Summit

G20 presidency is selected on a rotational basis among the regional groups of member countries and one member from a group is selected as ho
11 Jan 2017, 11:25 PM IST

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The internet originated from a United States defense initiative in the last century and it now seems to be as pervasive as the air surrounding our planet. 
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Need for Integrated Emergency Response

There is an absolute requirement to establish Integrated Emergency Response Centers (IERC) in each State covering all National Highways and major State Highways. 
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The phenomenon called NTR

NTR was a man always totally in command of the situation at hand. It is well-known that his forte was the ability to remain totally incorruptible.
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No rosy picture in sight

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An overview on cyber security policy in India

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Mars Orbiter Mission

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Making India: The next manufacturing destination

Making India, the initiative aims to raise the contribution of the manufacturing sector to 25% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the year 2025 from its current 16%. 
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8th Brics Summit Goa declaration

The 8th BRICS summit was held from 15-16 October,2016 in Goa. BRICS is an acronym for the association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit concluded with ad
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Unique election system of India

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Non Aligned Movement Summit

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Decoding Armed Forces Special Powers Act

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