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What does it mean for the husband when his wife keeps her own surname?

When a woman chooses not to take her husband’s surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being higher in traits related to femininity and lower in traits related to masculinity. He is also perceived as having less power in the relationship. This is according to a study led by Rachael Robnett of the University of Nevada in the US. ...

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New tool can help job searchers better position themselves in market

With the decline of manufacturing, the U.S. economy has increasingly shifted toward knowledge-based production: industries focused on implementing new ideas surrounding technology, product design, machine learning, and other areas as their source of revenue. In this new economy, it can be challenging to evaluate the skillset of an individual, as combinations of various skills are important. For example, a software ...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan will be open for public viewing for four days a week from tomorrow

Rashtrapati Bhavan will now be open for public viewing for four days in a week – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – from tomorrow (November 23, 2017) between 0900 hrs. to 1600 hrs. except on Gazetted Holidays. Entry and exit for visitors will be through Gate No. 2 (Rajpath); Gate No. 37 (Hukmi Mai Marg); and Gate No. 38 (Church ...

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Meet India’s Manushi Chillar – Graceful Medico who Went on to Win Miss World 2017

  India’s Manushi Chillar has finally brought India the much-required international glory that was achieved by Aishwarya Rai way back in 1994 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000. Manushi, who represented India emerged the winner after a total of 118 contestants vied for the coveted title. Miss Puerto Rico, Stephanie Del Valle, who won the crown last year, crowned Ms chillar ...

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Manushi Chillar Gets Miss World 2017 Crown to India after 17 Years

India’s Manushi Chiller has finally brought India the international glory that was achieved by Aishwarya Rai way back in 1994 and Priyanka Chopra in 2000. Manushi, who represented India emerged the winner after a total of 118 contestants vied for the coveted title. Miss Puerto Rico, Stephanie Del Valle, who won the crown last year, crowwned Ms chiller with 2017 ...

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Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017 – Declaration of Final Result

The following are the lists, in order of merit of 209 (124+75+10) candidates who have qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in February, 2017 and SSB interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the 144th Course ...

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President Inaugurates 37th India International Trade Fair-2017

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President Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2017, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that IITF is more than just a trade fair or exhibition. Commencing every year on November 14, it is a showcase of India on the global stage. It is also a symbol ...

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Clean Ganga Mission Organises Ek Shaam Ganga Ke Naam

River Ganga has been an unceasing source of livelihood for more than 40 percent of India’s population. It has been unconditionally providing for our needs and has been the very essence of spirituality. In order to acknowledge the river’s importance and celebrate its magnificence, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) organised a cultural evening – “Ek Shaam Ganga ke Naam” ...

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Indian Origin CEO of Spike Unveils New Concorde Supersonic Jet Ahead of NASA

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Reminding the shortest trans-Atlantic Concorde flights in the 1980s, a new supersonic jet that can travel from New York to London in just three hours at 1,354 mph has successfully test-flown on Saturday without any passengers by Spike Aerospace Indian origin CEO Vik Kachoria. The prototype of S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet can carry 18 passengers and it was test flown unmanned for the ...

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MI-17 V5 Helicopter Accident

An Indian Air Force Mi-17 V5 helicopter crashed at around 0659h on 06 Oct 17 after getting airborne from a helipad North of Tawang. This was the second routine air maintenance sortie of the day for the aircraft at a forward area. The helicopter was carrying supplies to a forward post of the Indian Army in the hilly terrain. The ...

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Turtle Sanctuary to be set up in Allahabad

In order to protect the rich aquatic biodiversity of river Ganga from escalating anthropogenic pressures, development of a Turtle sanctuary in Allahabad along with a River Biodiversity Park at Sangam have been approved under Namami Gange programme. The project at an estimated cost of Rs 1.34 crore would include development of River Biodiversity Park at Sangam (confluence of Ganga, Yamuna ...

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How much is that call worth?

Call centres can be expensive as well as the source of lots of consumer angst. But companies can get more bang for their buck by doing a better job of coordinating marketing decisions that drive customers to call centres with operational ones about handling them once they get there, says a new study from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School ...

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Defence Minister visits Ladakh, J&K

Defence Minister Mrs Nirmala Sitharaman visited the forward locations of Leh, Ladakh and Siachen on Saturday, 30 Sept. to review the security situation in the area. During her visit she was accompanied by The Chief of the Army Staff, The Army Commander, Northern Command and Corps Commander of the Ladakh Corps. The Defence Minister interacted with the soldiers in the ...

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ARPAN Version 3.0 for Defence Security Corps Rolled Out

Defence Security Corps personnel now have a software ‘ARPAN’ which shall ease personal documentation and all issues related to their progression as the software has been rolled out for faster access and retrieval of information, especially the pension. The ARPAN software consisting of seven modules facilitates end to end human resource, financial management of Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks ...

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President’s Durga Puja Greetings

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind in his message on the eve of Durga Puja has said:- “On the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, I extend greetings to my fellow citizens and wish them happiness and prosperity. The festival celebrates the triumph of virtue and destruction of evil. Durga Puja is also a festival that cherishes the love ...

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Meet Bilal Dar, the Boy Behind Plastic-free Dal lake

In his “Mann ki Baat” Prime Minister Narendra Modi focused on a boy named Bilal Dar who drew the attention of many for his self-less service to keep the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar free from plastic waste. He is now made the brand ambassador of Srinagar Municipal Corporation. “We can see in “Swachhata Hi Sewa” movement as to how ...

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Rajamouli, Rajinikanth Support 8-day Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign, 201 Districts OD Free

After 8 days of Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign, 201 Districts are ODF now. Swacchata Hi Seva campaign has fostered collaborations, across the country, to fight against the evils of open defecation. In a major milestone, the rural sanitation coverage has increased with 4 districts being declared ODF today taking the total tally to 201. After a week of the Swacchata Hi ...

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Building a new India: Pledge to Double Farmers Income by 2022

In order to improve the economic condition of the farmers, Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has set up an ambitious target in front of the nation. The goal is to double the income of the farmers by 2022. It has been for the first time, a Prime Minister has put such a target in front of the compatriots for the ...

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2-day ‘North East Calling’ Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

Union Minister of State PMO Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the “North East Calling” festival on Saturday in New Delhi under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), which has declared 2017 as ‘Destination North East series’. The festival is to promote the art, culture, heritage, cuisine, handicrafts, business and tourism of North East India. To be held at ...

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New Rules While Flying Unveiled, No Fly List Next

India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation has unveiled rules to tackle air flight passengers on-board who are disruptive and unruly, making it easy for a unique first ever in the world ‘No Fly List’ to be promulgated soon. Unveiling the rules, Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the new rules will allow for the preparation of a national, ...

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First batch of 1000 E-rickshaws ‘SmartE’ flagged off in Gurugram Today

‘SmartE’ will provide last mile transport connectivity to Metro commuters. Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation flagged off a fleet of first batch of 1000 E-rickshaws from Huda City Centre metro station in Gurugram today. Speaking on this occasion Shri Gadkari said that the E-rickshaw fleet will not ...

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Tracking down the whale-shark highway

Did you know that August 30 is International Whale Shark Day? Whale sharks are the largest fishes on Earth, growing up to 18 meters (60 feet) long, but they feed mostly on tiny drifting animals such as copepods and, occasionally, small fish such as anchovies. To satisfy their immense appetites, whale sharks travel long distances to find dense swarms of ...

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Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi gives National Level Awards to Anganwadi Workers

Massive programme of training AWWs to impart pre-school education being taken up: WCD Minister The Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi gave away National Level Awards to anganwadi workers to recognize their exemplary voluntary service in the field of child development and related areas under the ICDS Scheme, at New Delhi today. The Awards for the ...

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Modi Assails Bargaining Style of India

In his ‘Mann Ki Baath’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed the countrymen not to bargain too much with autodrvers and vegetable vendors when they could spend huge amounts on their restaurant bills without a second thought. Taking cue from a phone call from one Aparna from Pune who complained about her friend repeatedly bargaining over small amounts with auto drivers, ...

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PM condemns violence over Dera Chief Gurmeet’s Conviction

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned the instances of violence in parts of the country, which erupted following the court ruling convicting the local sect guru. “The instances of violence today are deeply distressing. I strongly condemn the violence and urge everyone to maintain peace. The law and order situation is being closely monitored. I reviewed the situation with ...

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PM hails SC judgement on Triple Talaq

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has hailed the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court on Triple Talaq. Calling the judgement historic, the Prime Minister said that it grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment. “Judgement of the Hon’ble SC on Triple Talaq is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is a ...

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Religious affiliation impacts language use on Facebook

Are you more likely to use words like “happy” and “family” in your social media posts? Or do you use emotional and cognitive words like “angry” and “thinking?” The words you use may be a clue to your religious affiliation. A study of 12,815 U.S. and U.K. Facebook users finds use of positive emotion and social words is associated with ...

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Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017

Traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines has been analysed for the month of July, 2017. Following are the salient features: Passengers carried by domestic airlines during January-July, 2017 were 657.21 lakhs as against 560.87 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering a growth of 17.18%. Click below to see the performance of domestic airlines for the ...

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Last Date for Padma Awards nominations – 15th September, 2017

The last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma Awards 2018 is September 15, 2017. Everyone can nominate any one. People are encouraged to nominate unsung heroes who deserve these prestigious awards (Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri). The nominations/recommendations for the Padma Awards will be received only on the Padma Award online portal available on the ...

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Vice President condemns terror attack in Barcelona

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain. In a message, he said that there can be no justification for such barbaric and reprehensible acts and terrorism is the biggest menace humanity is facing today. International terrorism can only be defeated by coordinated global efforts, he added. Following is the text ...

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