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India at 94th spot on Corruption Perception Index: Transparency International

Published: December 5, 2013

According to a survey by corruption watchdog Transparency International, India is positioned at 94th place on corruption index which ranked 177 countries. Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia are viewed as the world’s most corrupt countries while Denmark and New Zealand have scored the best. As per Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2013: India, with a score ..

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Cyber Coalition 2013: NATO’s largest-ever cyber-security exercise held in Estonia

Published: December 1, 2013

NATO held Cyber Coalition 2013: Largest-ever cyber-exercises to practise averting large-scale, simultaneous cyber attacks on member states and their allies. The drill was hosted by National Defence College training center in Tartu, Estonia. Objective: Cyber Coalition an exercise with technical components to give its participants a good learning about NATO’s Cyber Defence capabilities, identify areas for ..

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Swedish envoy unviels ‘Nobel Memorial Wall’ in Kolkata

Published: October 29, 2013

Commemorating the centenary of legendary polymath Rabindranath Tagore (Gurudev) receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, Swedish Ambassador Harald Sandberg inaugurated the Nobel Memorial Wall, a permanent structure set up in the Kolkata’s Esplanade Metro Railway station, where portraits of the seven Nobel Laureates from India, including Tagore, are displayed. Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly ..

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WEF ranks India 101st on global gender gap index

Published: October 26, 2013

The Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) placed India at a low 101st rank on a Global Gender Gap Index which ranked 136 nations on how well resources and opportunities are divided between men and women in four broad areas of economy, politics, education and health. Despite India’s improvement on the Index by four positions since 2012, the performance indicates ..

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U.N. peacekeeping forces to take over from French troops in Mali

Published: July 3, 2013

United Nations peacekeeping force will take over from African troops in conflict-scarred Mali. A 12,600-strong force will take over security duties from French troops who entered Mali in January 2013. France had sent troops to the country to recapture two key towns from al-Qaeda linked Islamists holding Mali’s north. The move was backed by the ..

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