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Bombay HC Approves Reservations For Marathas

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The Bombay High Court on 27 June, 2019 upheld reservation for Marathas in the State on the basis of the recommendations of Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission (MSBCC).


A New Species ‘Impressive’ Tortoise Discovered

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A team of herpetologists from the Forest Department and two NGOs found the Impressed Tortoise (Manouria impressa) in Lower Subansiri, Arunachal district a few days ago.


Aadhaar Bill Re-introduced In The Parliament

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Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019, has been re-introduced in the parliament by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.


UNCCD COP Meet Scheduled In India In September 2019

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For the first time, India will host the 14th session of the Conference of Parties (COP-14) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in September 2019.


PM Calls For ‘One Nation One Election’

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The Prime Minister had called for an all-party meet on ‘one nation, one election’.


Quality Of 18 Pharma Companies’

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The Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) has found 25 batches of drugs of 18 pharmaceutical companies to be of substandard quality since January 2018.


Encephalitis Claims 57 Lives In Bihar

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Until 14 June 2019, the death toll of children due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur went up to 57.


India Plans To Launch Its Own Space Station

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The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on 13 June that India is planning to have its own space station and the details of the project will be worked out after the first manned mission, Gaganyaan, scheduled in 2022.


New Agency DSRO For Developing Space Weapons

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The government has given approval to set up a new agency, Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO) that will develop sophisticated space weapons and technologies.


DRDO Successfully Tests HSTDV

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On 12th June, 2019, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the maiden test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) and other technologies.


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