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Jitu Rai wins bronze at ISSF World Cup

Published: April 12, 2015

Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai on 12 April 2015 won a bronze medal in the 10m air pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup in Changwon, South Korea. Rai won the bronze medal after he scored 181.1 points in the final and had missed out for the gold medal shoot-out by ..

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Indian scientist Kamal Bawa wins the Midori Prize 2014

Published: September 17, 2014

Indian scientist Kamal Bawa, an eminent professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, won the Midori Prize (2014) in Biodiversity for his research, including in climate change in the Himalayas. Kamal Bawa, founder president of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) in Bangalore, will accept the prize ..

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Hindi Sevi Samman for 2010 and 2011 presented by President Pranab Mukherjee

Published: August 26, 2014

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the Hindi Sevi Samman for the years 2010 and 2011: Various Categories included:  Ganga Sharan Singh Award (For work in the field of promotion and training of Hindi) 2010: Janhu Barua Padma Sachdev R.F. Nirankatti S.A. Suryanarayan Verma 2011: C Kulchandra Sharma Dr. H. Balasubrahmanium Robin Das T. ..

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India appeals against recent WTO ruling on steel exports by Indian companies

Published: August 19, 2014

India has opposed a recent ruling passed by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in a case related to imposition of penal duties by the US on steel exports by Indian companies. India has filed an appeal against the ruling. Though the report of the dispute panel favoured India in its stance that the US’ determination ..

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PIOs win top awards in the field of Mathematics

Published: August 12, 2014

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) awarded mathematicians of Indian-and Iranian-origin with the 2014 Fields Medal, also considered as the “Nobel Prize of Mathematics“. Persons of India Origin (PIOs) Manjul Bhargava bagged the Fields Medal 2014 while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize conferred by the IMU at International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 held in ..

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