Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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Pakistani terrorist caught in Kashmir, weeks after Naved was nabbed
India > Terrorism
In a major success, the Indian army captured a Pakistani terrorist after killing his four associates in a two-day operation in Kashmir, about weeks after terrorist Naved from Pakistan was caught alive in Udhampur.

In 10 years, Pakistan will have largest N-stockpile after US and Russia
India > N-stockpile
In less than 10 years, Pakistan will have the third largest nuclear stockpile in the world, behind only the US and Russia, two prominent US think tanks said in a report.

Rs 22,000 crore mobilised under Jan Dhan Yojana: Government
Politics and Government > Jan Dhan Yojana
The Government has said that Rs 22,000 crore has been deposited in over 17.5 crore bank accounts within a year of the launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, the largest financial inclusion scheme in the world.

Sania conferred Khel Ratna; shooter Jitu Rai, gymnast Dipa Karmakar among Arjuna Awardees
Sports > Awards
Tennis star Sania Mirza received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting honour on Saturday, while 12 others, including ace shooter Jitu Rai, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and hockey goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh were conferred with the Arjuna award.


Tennis Player Novak Djokovic appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF
Sports > Tennis
Novak Djokovic, the world’s top ranked tennis player, was on 26 August 2015 appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), after having served as the UNICEF’s Serbia Ambassador.

India, Seychelles sign agreement to curb tax evasion
India > Economy
As it seeks to bring back black money stashed abroad, India signed an information exchange agreement with Seychelles, preferred by many for routing of funds to dodge taxes.

India to get first fast reactor fuel reprocessing plant in TN for Rs 9,600 crore
India > Fuel reprocessing plant
The foundation for India's first fast reactor fuel reprocessing plant to be built at a cost of Rs 9,600 crore is expected to be laid in two months' time at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu, a top official has said.

ISIS destroys Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, U.N. reports
World > Bel Temple, Syria
The temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, which is one of the most culturally significant pieces of architecture in the world and is more than 2000 years old has been destroyed by the militant group Islamic State.

Centre releases Rs 2,000 crore for Employees' Pension Scheme
Politics and Government > Employees' Pension Scheme
The central government has released Rs. 2,000 crore to the Employees' Pension Scheme as its contribution for the year 2015-16.

Maharashtra OBC organisation against reservation for Patels, Marathas
India > Reservation
The Maharashtra Other Backward Class (OBC) Organization has opposed reservation status to Patel and Maratha communities. The opposition comes on the heels of protests by the Patel community in Gujarat for reservation as OBCs.

Google unveils new logo at turning point in company's history
World > Google
Google introduced a new sans-serif and slightly toned-down four-colour logo on Tuesday in the biggest redesign since 1999.

Indira Gandhi considered military strike on Pakistan's nuclear sites: CIA document
India > Indira Gandhi
A declassified document of USA’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has revealed that after returning to power in 1980, the then Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi had considered a military strike on Pakistan's nuclear installations to prevent it from acquiring weapons capabilities.


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