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Mary Kom becomes First woman Sportsperson to win Padma Vibhushan

Six-time World Amateur Boxing Champion and Olympian bronze medallist (London 2012), MC Mary Kom was announced as one of the recipients of the prestigious ‘Padma Vibhushan’ award on the occasion of  Republic Day 2020. Mary Kom became the first women sportsperson to win the award. She is the first boxer in the world in both ..

World Hindi Day 2020

To promote the greatness of the Hindi language, the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Official Language under the Ministry of Home Affairs celebrate World Hindi Day annually on the 10th of January, first celebrated in 2006 the day 10th January was chosen to mark the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference organized ..

List of Important Appointments from November 2019

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde            47th Chief Justice of India Justice Dr.Ravi Ranjan             Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court Justice Mohammad Rafiq        Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court Justice Sanjay Karol                 Chief Justice of Patna ..

U.K misses UN deadline to end colonial administration over ‘Chagos Islands’

On 23rd May 2019, The United Nations (UN) General Assembly had given the United Kingdom (UK) 6 months’ time to hand control of the Chagos Islands, an India Ocean Archipelago back to Mauritius, the deadline of which has now passed. On 22nd May 2019, The UN General Assembly voted 116-6 in favor of Mauritius and ..

BIMSTEC Leaders invited to PM Modi Swearing-In

Prime Minister Modi has invited leaders of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries along with those from the Kyrgyz Republic and Mauritius for his swearing-in ceremony to be held on May 30. The Swearing ceremony for the first tenure saw the participation of SAARC leaders including Pakistan. Significance of ..

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passes a resolution demanding United Kingdom withdraw its administration of Chagos Islands

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has officially passed a resolution demanding the United Kingdom withdraw its administration of the Chagos Islands. The resolution welcomed the February 25, 2019 advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965. It ruled ..

International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague rules that United Kingdom must transfer Chagos Islands (Diego Garcia) to Mauritius

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled that the United Kingdom must transfer the Chagos Islands (Diego Garcia) to Mauritius as they were not legally separated from the latter in 1965. It has ruled that continued British occupation of the remote Indian Ocean archipelago is illegal. In a non-binding opinion issued on ..

India supports Mauritius in International Court of Justice (ICJ) on issue of de-colonisation of Chagos Archipelago

The Chagos Archipelago (or Chagos Islands) is a group of 7 atolls consists of more than 60 individual tropical islands in the Indian Ocean about 500 km south of the Maldives archipelago. The sovereignty over the Islands is disputed between Mauritius and the United Kingdom (UK). Recently, it is in news because India has supported ..