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What is the protest by Opposition leaders in Russia all about?

June 23, 2017 1:18:22 pm

The protests are the second mass action since March, called by Alexei Navalany to overcome the problem of corruption and political stagnation in Russia. He may contest the polls next year and Monday's protest was seen as his latest move in the political battle with the government.

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Farmers protests: What is Swaminathan Commission Report and how is its implementation relevant?

June 8, 2017 7:12:48 pm

Madhya Pradesh farmers protests: NCF’s Swaminathan Commission Report aimed at working out a system for food and nutrition security, sustainability in farming system, enhancing quality and cost competitiveness of farm commodities.

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What is the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit?

June 8, 2017 11:28:58 am

All you need to know about the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit on June 8 and 9 in Astana, Kazakhstan

What is the CBI’s jurisdiction, when can it conduct raids?

June 7, 2017 5:28:02 pm

CBI issued a press release clarifying its stand and explained how the raid on NDTV promoters was in consonance with the law and done with prior approvals. The provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 are applicable to the officials of private banks.

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What is the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini?

June 7, 2017 4:05:57 pm

Every year on the anniversary of the Ayatollah’s death on June 4, thousands of mourners visit the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini.

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What is Operation Blue Star?

June 6, 2017 3:43:55 pm

The operation resulted in the death of Bhindranwale and a high casualty figure among the army, civilians and militants. The assault on Golden Temple was heavily criticised by Sikhs worldwide and had led to several Sikhs resigning from administrative positions.

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What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

June 5, 2017 5:34:21 pm

The Muslim Brotherhood began as a movement in Egypt back in 1928, as the means of booting out the British and purge the country from foreign imperialism. Hassan Al-Banna, an Egyptian schoolteacher and imam, sought to unify the Egyptians through religion.

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What is the Paris climate agreement or Paris climate accord?

June 2, 2017 11:17:41 am

While poor countries and island states had requested a lower goal considering threats of droughts and sea-level rise, climate experts have said maintaining a 2 degrees increase will be a challenge in itself. The agreement came into force in November 2016. 

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What is ISRO’s ‘fat boy’ GSLV Mk III? Everything you need to know

November 14, 2018 5:58:21 pm

ISRO's 'fat boy' GSLV Mk III satellite will use an indigenous Cryogenic rocket stage. Here's more about it.

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What is the Manchester Arena?

July 12, 2017 4:05:19 pm

Manchester Arena blast: The venue, where at least 19 people died in a suspected terror attack, is considered to be one of the busiest arenas in the world

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What is coal scam?

May 22, 2017 7:28:10 pm

A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India showed inefficient and possibly illegal allocation of coal blocks between 2004 and 2009.

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What is Yogi Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini?

May 17, 2017 7:25:41 pm

Undying support to their patron and founder and a firm vow to turn India into a Hindu nation were perhaps the threads that bound the group founded by Yogi Adityanath.

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What is Najeeb Ahmed disappearance case?

May 16, 2017 7:07:17 pm

The case of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday by the Delhi High Court.

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What is Char Dham rail link?

May 13, 2017 9:53:46 pm

The route length of the Char Dham rail link will be 327 km and it will have 21 new stations in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand.

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What is China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) project?

May 14, 2017 6:10:15 pm

All you need to know about China's ambitious OBOR project.

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What is an EVM? How does it work?

May 12, 2017 9:39:18 pm

The EC invited seven national and 48 state parties to the meeting. An open challenge was given to prove allegations of EVM tampering.

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What is the controversy about Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey?

May 12, 2017 2:53:08 pm

Everything you need to know about James Comey and Donald Trump.

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What is Delhi Metro fare hike: Here are the new ticket prices

May 9, 2017 9:50:58 am

It is the first fare revision by Delhi Metro in over seven years.

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What is Synlight? All about the world’s largest artificial sun

May 8, 2017 3:52:10 pm

The Synlight project is powered by 149 industrial-grade film projector spotlights.

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What is the fodder scam: A look at what all has happened since 1996

January 24, 2018 11:56:02 am

A timeline of the fodder scam from when it began.

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What is the Venezuela economic, political crisis and protests all about?

May 6, 2017 9:30:23 am

38 protesters and one policeman killed. What is the Venezuelan crisis?

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What is Bilkis Bano gangrape case?

May 4, 2017 1:47:39 pm

Bilkis Bano gangrape case verdict: The rape of Bilkis Bano and the murder of her family members was one of the most horrifying incidents that had taken place during the 2002 Godhra riots in Gujarat.

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Solid Waste Management Rules 2016: How well they have been implemented on ground?

May 1, 2017 6:08:23 pm

The 2016 Rules supersede the Municipal Solid Waste Rules, 2000 and expand the ambit of application to every urban local body, including outgrowths in urban agglomerations, census towns, areas under Railways and airports.

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What is the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA)? Here is how it will help buyers

May 1, 2017 5:05:28 pm

RERA seeks to bring clarity and fair practices that would protect the interests of buyers and also impose penalties on errant builders.

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What is South Asia Satellite: India’s ₹235-crore gift to neighbours

April 30, 2017 5:50:43 pm

The SAS can be used for telemedicine, tele-education, disaster management help and support, direct to home etc. The satellite will also help in natural resource mapping.