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WHO urges to retain Brazil as venue for upcoming Olympics; issues guidelines to fight Zika virus

World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday advised that cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus. In addition, it also laid down various measures to be taken care of by people who are considering traveling to Brazil. “Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus”, said WHO in a statement. WHO also cl..

Iraq’s strong counter to ISIS in Fallujah

Iraq's counter terrorism forces have been deployed on the outskirts of Fallujah for the first time since an operation was launched to retake the city held by Islamic State (IS) militants. The counter terrorism forces, Iraq's best-trained and most battle-tested fighting troops, took positions around the city on May 28..

Centre to act tough on racist attacks on African nationals

After a week of the incident where a Congolese national was beaten in Vasant Kunj in South Delhi, six more African Nationals were attacked with cricket bats and sticks in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area on Thursday. The complaints were lodged by two women from Uganda and South Africa as well as two men from who were from Nigeria. Earlier, a student from Nigeria was also beaten up in Hyderabad by the local residents after an argument over parking space issue...

4th batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose released online

The Fourth batch of 25 declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose released online on web portal www.netajipapers.gov.in by N.K. Sinha, Secretary, and Ministry of Culture today. The present batch of 25 files consists of 05 files from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), 04 files from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), and 16 files from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) pertaining to the period 1968 to 2008...

‘State govts must join central govt in enhancing contribution of mining sector in GDP’: Tomar

A National meet of Mining Ministers chaired by Union Steel & Mines Minister N. S. Tomar was held in Jaipur today. In his key note address, Tomar said, “States must come forward to join the Central Government in enhancing contribution of Mining sector in GDP of the country from present level of 2.4%. Mineral exploration initiatives can be owned by state governments as more exploration can lead to more mining, which can result in employment generation and economic growth. Ministry of Mines has signed MOU ..

Government launches portal to promote Net zero energy buildings

Ministry of Power in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Friday launched India’s first integrated web portal designed to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India. The portal “www.nzeb.in” was launched by Pradeep Kumar Pujari, Secretary of Ministry of Power and Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, USAID Mission Director to India...