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EAM Sushma Swaraj embarks on 4-nation visit

Her Italy visit will be the first major political exchange between India and Italy following the swearing in of Giuseppe Conte as Italy’s new Prime Minister on 1st June 2018. During her visit, Swaraj will call on Prime Minister Conte and also meet her counterpart, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, and review ... Read More »

4th meeting of NITI Aayog concludes

Delivering his closing remarks, at the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog Governing Council, the Prime Minister asked the Aayog to follow up with the States on the actionable points made by them within three months. He said that on the lines of the 115 aspirational districts identified by NITI ... Read More »

Facebook not to show weapon accessory ads to users under 18: Report

The social network currently bans advertisements for the sale of weapons and modifications, like magazines. But Facebook took an additional step of adding an age requirement for ads selling things like holsters, belt accessories or mounted flashlights, CNET reported. For example, advertisements for gun cases, slings and gun paint are ... Read More »

International Yoga Day celebrations begin in US

In New York, people gathered at the Governors Island in the backdrop of the iconic Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline to participate in the Yoga Day commemoration organised by the Consulate General of India. The two-hour event ‘Let Yoga Govern Your Life’ organised on Saturday by the Consulate General ... Read More »

Security forces to resume operation against terrorists in J&K: Govt

Government of India has decided not to extend suspension of the operations in J&K against terrorists announced in the beginning of Ramzan, it said. The announcement comes days after senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari was shot dead in Srinagar. Announcing the decision, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the government is committed ... Read More »

Decoded: Why we can’t stop eating junk food

Both fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods activate the reward system in the brain, albeit via different signalling pathways. When carbohydrates and fats come together in the food, this effect is intensified. In nature, there are no foods that contain a high proportion of fats and carbohydrates: Either they are rich in ... Read More »

More women in government may reduce corruption: Study

The study, published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation, also found that women’s representation in local politics is important too – the likelihood of having to bribe is lower in regions with a greater representation of women in local-level politics in Europe. “This research underscores the importance of ... Read More »

PM Modi chairs 4th meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog

In his opening remarks, PM Modi appreciated the role of States in institutionalising GST, and said “cooperative & competitive federalism holds key to progress”. The day-long meeting will be attended by Union Ministers, Chief Ministers of different states, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories and senior officials from the Central government. The council ... Read More »

Troubled Germany look to make World Cup statement against Mexico

While Manuel Neuer finally won his lengthy fitness battle after more than eight months out, Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan were jeered by Germany fans in recent friendlies after posing for a photograph alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said what is discussed on talk ... Read More »