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Biju Patnaik

March 5th 2020 marked the 104th birth anniversary of the former Chief Minister of Odisha, Biju Patnaik. On the occasion, the PM shared an Intelligence Bureau document highlighting his contributions to the freedom movement. About Biju Patnaik Biju Patnaik was the two time Chief Minister of Odisha. He was born in 1916 in Orissa, British ..

India to host 15th EAS conference in Chennai

The 15th East Asia Summit conference of the year 2020 is set to be organised by India, in the southern city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The conference will mainly focus on co-operation in maritime security and challenges in maritime domain. During the 14th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Bangkok in November 2019, the Indian Prime ..

Ratchanok Intanon wins Indonesia Masters title

The first badminton title of the year was won by Ratchanok Intanon, the Badminton player of Thailand, defeated the former world number one, Spain’s Carolina Marin in the women’s singles final match of the Indonesia Masters tournament held in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta on Sunday, 20th January 2020. This is her second win ..

Mohammed Anas to be conferred with GV Raja Award

Last week, the Sports Minister of Kerala, E P Jayarajan announced the names of the recipient of the sports awards of the state. Indian sprinter and national record holder in 400 meters sprint, Mohammed Anas Yahiya was selected as the winner of the GV Raja award (Male) for athletics, which is the highest sporting honor ..

Rising Sea Level to impact Population in India: Moody’s Report

The US-based credit rating agency Moody’s Corporation in its report on the consequences of rising sea level due to global warming has stated that the Asian countries, especially the Middle East and the North Africa countries (MENA) are the most exposed to credit risk, with some high-income economies such as Japan and Netherland also are ..

44,000 years old Painting found in Indonesia Cave

A 44,000 years old painting was discovered on the wall of a cave in Indonesia. The art appears to show a buffalo being hunted by creatures like a part-human, part-animal holding possibly ropes and spears. The finding was presented by archaeologists from the Brisbane based Griffith University in the journal Nature. This is not the ..

China has most Diplomatic Posts around the World

The Global Diplomacy Index 2019 report by the Sydney based Lowy Institute has ranked the People’s Republic of China at the top of the Index with 276 diplomatic posts globally. According to the index, China with 8 UN permanent Missions has a total of 169 Embassies/High Commissions, 96 Consulates/Consulates-General around the world.   The United ..

Joko Widodo sworn-in as new President of Indonesia

In Jakarta, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been sworn-in for a second and final 5-year term with a pledge to take bolder actions in the course of a string of fresh challenges around security, corruption and economic slowdown. Widodo clinched victory with 55.5% of the vote in the April presidential election.