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Politician Hans Raj Bhardwaj passes away

Hans Raj Bhardwaj, who was an Indian Politician and belonged to Indian National Congress, recently passed away. He was the Union minister for Law and justice for five years the minister of state for nine years. Hans Raj Bhardwaj introduced the concept of rural courts (Gram Nyayalayas) in India. He had also served as the Governor ..

Actor-Politician Tapas Paul passes away

Former Trinamool Congress MP and Bengali actor Tapas Paul recently died of cardiac arrest at the age of 61. He was a Member of Parliament from Krishnanagar for two terms and elected MLA from Alipore. The debut film of Paul is ‘Dadar Kirti’, which was released in 1980. He was also awarded the Filmfare Award ..

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidential Polls

On 17 Nov, Gotabaya Rajapaksha, a former defense secretary and intelligence officer has won Sri Lanka’s presidential elections.  He was also accused of committing human rights violations.  He defeated his main opponent, Sajith Premadasa of the ruling United National Party (UNP). He won with more than 52% of the nearly 16 million possible votes.   His ..

Chile agree to hold referendum on new Constitution

On 15 Nov, Chilean political parties agreed to hold a referendum next April to replace the country’s dictatorship-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who want the country’s social and economic model overhauled.  The referendum will ask Voters will be asked whether they approve the idea of a new constitution and whether current lawmakers should ..

Kristalina Georgieva selected as new head of International Monetary Fund

Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva has been named as the new Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the first person from an emerging market economy to lead the IMF. Georgieva will succeed Christine Lagarde for a five-year term from October 2019.

Japan partner country for 6th India Water Week (IWW-2019)

At Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 6th edition of ”India Water Week (IWW-2019)”, which is organised by Ministry of Jal Shakti with the theme of ”Water cooperation-coping with 21st-century challenge’ . Japan and European Union have been associated as partner countries for this mega event. Under this campaign, the ..

Sheikh Hasina conferred with Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh has been conferred the Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019 in Dhaka for her vision of a peaceful and prosperous South Asia, free of tension, conflicts and terrorism. It acknowledged her contribution to fostering cooperation between India and Bangladesh. The award has been instituted in the memory of ..

Ram Nath Kovind honoured with highest award of Republic of Guinea “National order of Merit”

President Ram Nath Kovind has been awarded the National order of Merit by the President of Guinea for his exceptional contribution to the advancement of overall relations and development of mutual cooperation between India and Guinea and for promoting friendship and partnership between the people of both the countries. This is the highest award of ..