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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’s Retaliatory Tariffs On US

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The Commerce Ministry revealed on 14th June, that India has decided to slap retaliatory tariffs on 29 goods imported from the U.S. from June 16 onwards.


India Renounces Trade Protectionism At The SCO

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The Prime Minister took part in the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit on 14th June, 2019, that was held at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


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.


India Supports Israel At The UN Vote

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India was congratulated by Israel’s PM on 13 June after India voted on 11 June in favour of a decision introduced by Israel that objected to granting consultative status to a Palestinian group at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)


PM Narendra Modi And Xi Jinping Meet

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The two leaders met in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on 13 June where they will participate in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.


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.


India Slips 5 Places On Global Peace Index 2019

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Global Peace Index 2019 Report released on 12th June, highlights that India’s rank has slipped by five places to 141 among 163 countries from previous year.


SC Orders UP Govt. To Release Jailed Journalist

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The SC on 11 June 2019 ordered release of the journalist Prashant Kanojia on bail who has been jailed by the UP government.


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.


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