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Padma Awards 2017 Announced, Virat Kohli, Sadhguru Figure in List

Padma Awards

Padma Awards, India’s highest civilian Awards for 2017 have been conferred to singer K J Yesudas, spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and cricket captain Virat Kohli among many others. Given in three categories – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri – the Awards covered art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, ...

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PM Presents National Bravery Awards to 25 Children

National Bravery Award

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday presented the National Bravery Awards to 25 children saying their deeds of bravery show their decisiveness as much as their courage. He encouraged the children to ensure that this award does not become the end of their life’s purpose, and added that this award should only mark the beginning for them. Reminding the children ...

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2017 Republic Day Parade: 17 States, 6 Ministries to Showcase Tableaux

Republic day Parade 2017 Arunachal Pradesh

This year Republic Day Parade on Rajpath will witness tableaux from 17 States and Six Ministries of the Central Government, showcasing themes starting from country’s rich cultural heritage and socio-economic development to nation’s progress in IT, Women, Empowerment and Environment Protection. The UAE Crown Prince is going to be the Chief Guest at 2017 Republic Day parade. Arunachal Pradesh, in ...

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World’s 250 Top Business Schools List Released; IIM-A Tops From India

Top MBA schools

  The 2017 drive to assess the world’s best business schools has begun, with global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds releasing the QS Global 250 Business Schools Report 2017. The analysis, classifying business schools into four quadrants, recognizes the top institutions for both employability and academic standards across all major world regions. Key findings for India include: The Indian ...

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Haj 2017: Meningitis Vaccination Made Compulsory for All

Indian Muslims population growth

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health has announced that vaccination against meningitis is mandatory for all Haj pilgrims in 2017 and it said a flu shot was also recommended, besides the usual quarantine requirements based on the country of origin. “Meningitis vaccination should be taken at least 10 days before pilgrims arrive into the holy cities,” Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mirghalani ...

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Festival of India to be Held in Netherlands on Jan 26, 27

india netherlands ties

A Festival of India is being organized in the Netherlands from 26 January – 27 March 2017 to showcase diverse Indian culture, including classical and folk dances, music, and exhibition on hand-made ethnically sourced silk clothes and accessories. The events will be held in the cities of The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam/Maastricht, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Groningen. During the Festival, the following ...

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Sale of Tickets for Republic Day Parade Begins

The tickets for viewing the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath on 26th January and Full Dress Rehearsal of Beating the Retreat Ceremony at Vijay Chowk on 28th January will be available at seven Departmental Sale Counters, said a statement. The price of tickets for the Republic Day Parade on 26th January 2017 are Rs.500 for reserved seats and Rs.100 and ...

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Colourful Dances, School Children to Enthrall Republic Day Parade – 2017

Republic Day Parade 2017

School children in unforms and colourful dances enthrall Republic Day every year but this year’s parade will have just one school with 162 students performing the key dance on the national tri-colour with the theme ‘Tiranga Sakshi Hai’. Their performance is being choreographed to convey how our national flag has been a witness to the glorious tales of our freedom ...

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Amazon Replaces Gandhi’s Face with His Quotes on Slippers Now

As Indian PM Narendra Modi replaced Gandhi’s face on Khadi calendar of 2017, the US e-commerce giant Amazon has gone a step ahead to sell slippers with Gandhi face on them, ridiculing the face of India. Called ‘Gandhi flip flops’, Amazon describes them as “foam rubber flip flops” with Gandhi face and priced $16.99 (Rs.1,200). This is the second time ...

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PM Greets as India Celebrates Sankranti, Pongal, Bihu, Uttarayan

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As different regions of India celebrate the first festival of the calendar year, PM Narendra Modi has greeted the people, on the occasion of various festivals across India. “Today people across India are celebrating various festivals. My greetings to everyone celebrating these auspicious festivals!,” he said adding festival-wise greetings. “Makar Sankranti greetings. May this day bring joy & prosperity in ...

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Festival of India to be Held in Ghana

Indian mission in Ghana will hold a Festival of India in four cities of Ghana from January 25 to March 16, 2017 as part of bilateral knowledge share initiative. The activities of the Festival include amalgamation of Indian classical dances, Sufi & Folk Music, and Saptarang – confluence of seven classical dance forms culminating in Vande Matram. To complete the ...

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E-Tourists Double in Dec. 2016 Despite Demonetisation

The number of foreign tourists who arrived in India using e-visa doubled to 1,62,250 in December 2016 compared to 1,03,617 during the month of December 2015, registering a growth of 56.6 percent, though expectations were that the demonetisation would have affected the overall tourism sector in November and December 2016. Britain (22.4%) continues to occupy top slot followed by USA ...

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Unfold Indian Story, President Asks Diaspora

President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee in his Valedictory Address at the 14th Edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention on Monday asked the diaspora to be foremost emissaries of Indian story in the world and conferred the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards on recipients at the closing ceremony in Bengaluru. Speaking on the occasion, the President expressed hope that the ...

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Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2017 Presented

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations, being held in Bangalore from January 7-9,2017, came to close on Monday with the presentation of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards to recipients from Canada to Trinidad & Tobago by President Pranab Mukherjee. PBD conventions are being held every year since 2003 and we have been honoring our Pravasis since the first edition. Since it was ...

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: The Overseas Indians have come a long way

By PRIYADARSHI DUTTA The 15th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention will be heldin Bengaluru, Karnataka from January 7 to 9, 2017. The first annual convention was held between January 9 and 11, 2003. January 9 was adopted as the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or Overseas Indian Day based on the recommendations of a High Level Committee constituted in August, 2000. ...

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Festival of India in Cambodia Next Week

A Festival of India is being organized in Cambodia from 10th January to 16th February, 2017 featuring  Ramayana Performance, Rajasthani Folk Music and Dance Group (Manganiyar Group) and Classical Dance. A Buddhist Mahotsav – Exhibition titled Dhamma Darshana – to explore the life, teachings and important events connected with Lord Buddha and Photo Exhibition on Buddhist religious/heritage sites in India will also ...

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