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  • 25-Apr-2017
  • India becomes world's fifth largest military spender

     India's military expenditure grew around 8.5 per cent in 2016, making it the world's fifth largest spender at $55.9 billion, figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri).

  • World Malaria Day, 25 April 2017

    World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria.

  • Pak Hindus allowed to worship at Shiva temple after 20 years

    A Pakistani court allowed Hindus to worship at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad district which had been off limits to them for 20 years. A bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) headed by Justice Ateeq Hussain Shah permitted Hindus to worship at the Shiv Jee temple of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under section 20 of the Constitution.

  • 24-Apr-2017
  • English Language Day 23 April

    English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare.

  • World Book and Copyright Day 2017

    World Book and Copyright Day is an opportunity to highlight the power of books to promote our vision of knowledge societies that are inclusive, pluralistic, equitable, open and participatory for all citizens.

  • Saudi Arabia king's son, an air force pilot, becomes US envoy

    Saudi Arabia named an air force pilot, son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington, with which ties are improving under President Donald Trump.

  • National Panchayati Raj Diwas being observed 

    Every year April 24 is being observed as National Panchayati Raj Diwas across India. This day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.

  • India becomes World No.2 LPG importer

    India has become world’s second largest LPG importer, a position that was previously occupied by Japan. China remains as the world’s top importer.

  • India Post releases commemorative postage stamp on coffee as fragrance stamp

    The India Post released a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Coffee as a Fragrance Stamp in Bengaluru.

  • Sulkhan Singh appointed new DGP of Uttar Pradesh, replaces Javeed Ahmad

    Sulkhan Singh, the senior most IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh, has been appointed as the new Director General of Police (DGP) by the Yogi Adityanath-led state government.

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