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Germany’s ex-President Richard von Weizsaecker passes away

Germany’s former President Richard von Weizsaecker has passed away on 31 January 2015. He was 94. He was in office as President for 10 years, from 1984 to 1994.  His tenure also spanned the period of German reunification (Reunion of East and West Germany). Richard von Weizsaecker He was a soldier in the German army ..

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Germany wins Champions Trophy Hockey by defeating Pakistan

Olympic Champions Germany has won the Champions Trophy Hockey title.  It is Germany’s 10th Champions Trophy title. Germany defeated Pakistan by score of 2-0 goal margin in the final match held at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odhisa. Earlier for the third position India lost to Australia 1-2. In other classification encounters, the Netherlands defeated Argentina 4-1 ..

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Silver Jubilee of fall of Berlin Wall observed

On 9th November 2014, Germany marks 25 years since the euphoric fall of the Berlin Wall.  A great festival was organized to celebrate to mark this peaceful revolution which ended Europe’s Cold War division on November 9, 1989. On the occasion, white balloons marking a small stretch of the wall were released to symbolize the ..

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“Road Traffic Act” to replace Motor Vehicles Act, 1988

A new Road Traffic Act will be brought in the winter session of Parliament this year, which will be at par with international Acts in the Road Sector, this was held by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari. He held that the prevailing Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 has outlasted ..

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Global Competitiveness List 2014-15: India slides down to 71st rank

Challenging economic environment for most of the last year has pushed India down to 71st position in an yearly Global Competitiveness List 2014-15, released by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). India has the lowest position amongst the 5 BRICS Nations. Switzerland is the most competitive economy. The yearly list, has come at a time ..

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