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R Venkataramani: New Attorney General of India

R Venkataramani, a senior advocate in the Supreme Court, has been appointed as the Attorney General of India for a period of three years. Key facts R Venkataramani is a lawyer having an experience of 42 years of practice in the apex court of India. He enrolled in the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in ..

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Lt. General Anil Chauhan becomes next CDS

Lt. General Anil Chauhan was appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). Key facts The Central Government appointed the former Eastern Army Commander Lt. General Anil Chauhan (retired) as the new Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). The post of Chief of Defence Staff was vacant for over 9 months since the death of the ..

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Virtual autopsy

Comedian Raju Srivastava’s post-mortem was conducted using a novel technique called virtual autopsy. What is virtual autopsy? Virtual autopsy or virtopsy is a new technique of post-mortem that does not include dissections. The post-mortem is done using high-tech digital X-rays and CT-scans. This technique requires lesser time when compared to the traditional method of post-mortem. ..

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Soviet Cosmonaut Valery Polyakov passes away

Valery Polyakov, who held the record for the achieving the longest single stay in space, has passed away at the age of 80. Key facts Valery Polyakov’s record of 437 days in space started on January 8, 1994. While aboard the Soviet Space Station Mir, he orbited the Earth more than 7,000 times before returning ..

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Usha Ganguly

Kolkata-based theatre personality and winner of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Usha Ganguly recently passed away at the age of 75. About Usha Ganguly is an activist, theatre director and actor born in 1945 in Uttar Pradesh. She is noted for her theatre group, Rangakarmee and her introduction of Hindi theatre form in West Bengal. She ..

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Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray

Experts dismissed recent claims in the social media that Indian chemist, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, was behind the discovery of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine. About Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray was an Indian chemist, industrialist, historian, educationist and philanthropist born in 1861. He is considered as the Father of Chemical Sciences in India. He was the first ..

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