Mongolia Launched Its First Satellite Mongol Sat-I
Mongolia launched its first satellite named Mongol Sat-I, part of its efforts to make use of new technology to diversify its resource-dependent economy.
Sri Lanka to host the 14th Edition of United Nations International Day of Vesak 2017
The 14th Edition of United Nations International Day of Vesak 2017 will be hosted by Sri Lanka from 12-14 May 2017.
Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad disqualified from running in upcoming presidential election
The body charged with vetting candidates has disqualified former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month's presidential election.
Italian mayor wins UNESCO Peace Prize
The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has awarded its Peace Prize to Giuseppina Nicolini, the mayor of the Italian island of Lampedusa, for her commitment to saving the lives of migrants and refugees, media reported.
Narendra Modi, Paytm’s Vijay Shekhar Sharma in Time’s ‘most influential people’ list
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma were the only two Indians to make it to an annual list of ‘100 most influential people in the world’ this year released by the Time magazine.
eSports to be a medal event at 2022 Asian Games
eSports will be an official medal sport at the 2022 Asian Games in China, in the boldest step yet toward mainstream recognition of competitive gaming.
Madhesi Parties in Nepal unite to form a new united Political Party
Five prominent Madhesi parties in Nepal have united to form a new united party named the Rastriya Janata Party, which will be the fifth largest party in Nepal’s Parliament.
Mahatma Gandhi stamps sold at 500,000 pounds at auction in UK
A set of four rare stamps featuring the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi has been sold for record 500,000 pounds at an auction in the UK which its seller said is the highest price ever paid for Indian stamps.
UN Chinese Language Day
UN Chinese Language Day is observed annually on April 20.April 20 was chosen as the date for the Chinese language "to pay tribute to Cang Jie, a mythical figure who is presumed to have invented Chinese characters about 5,000 years ago".
Visually impaired Indian runner Sagar Baheti completes historic Boston Marathon
In a watershed moment for Indian sport, as well as a triumph in overcoming the odds, Bangalore-based Sagar Baheti has become the first visually impaired Indian runner to complete the historic Boston Marathon, the world's oldest, most competitive and the hardest marathon to qualify for.