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womb transplant

In a first-of-its-kind surgery in India, a team of 12 specialist doctors of Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) in Pune successfully carried out India’s first Uterine transplant on a 22-year-old woman from Solapur district of Maharashtra.  The donor of the uterus was the woman’s 40-year-old mother. At the time of writing this, both were doing fine and recovering. Globally, over 1.5 million suffer from absolute uterine infertility, a condition where the woman may have been [...]

Kulbhushan Jadhav Case in ICJ

  Pakistan is still quaking following the International Court of Justice’s order to Islamabad to stay the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav, an ex-Indian naval official who has been convicted by the country’s military court for his alleged involvement in espionage and terrorism in Pakistan. The Hague-based 12-bench member court made it clear that “Pakistan shall ensure that Mr Jadav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings and shall inform the court of [...]

gst set for rollout

On 19 May, the tax rates for the ensuing Goods and Services Tax (GST) tax regime were decided by the GST Council. The new rates are supposed to come into effect from 1 July 2017. A meeting was held in this regard at Srinagar. It has been stated that education and healthcare would be exempted from GST. Hasmukh Adhia, the Union Revenue Secretary of India, has also revealed that expenses such as metro travel, local [...]

Howitzer M-777s Artillery Guns

On 18 May India got its first artillery gun after Bofors, made by a Swedish company, making it a time gap of three decades. Bofors scandal had come to public notice during 1980s and it had a major impact on the process of modernizing Indian army at that time. India has received a couple of M777s from the US. These are a part of a contract with the global weapons heavyweight. The deal itself is [...]

half girlfriend movie reivew

Testing the dividing line between friendship and romance   Movie Review : Half Girlfriend  Release Date: 19 May, 2017 Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty, Vikrant Massey, Seema Biswas, Felix, Shindraj Directed by: Mohit Suri Produced by: Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Mohit Suri, Chetan Bhagat Story: Chetan Bhagat Screenplay: Tushar Hiranandani Dialogue: Ishita Moitra Udhwani Cinematography: Vishnu Rao Music composed by: Mithoon, Tanishk Bagchi, Rahul Mishra, Rishi Rich, Farhan Saeed and Ami Mishra Duration:  2:15 [...]

most clean railways stations in ndia

The railway station at Beas has been declared to be the cleanest in India. It is followed by the likes of Khammam and Vishakhapatnam. These results were declared following a survey by Indian Railways that took into account 407 stations across India. This included 75 busiest stations in India that were ranked in A-1 category and 332 stations that are part of category A. In overall rankings, the stations at Jogbani, Madhubani, and Sagauli are [...]

10 new nuclear reactors in India

The domestic nuclear manufacturing industry just got a major boost with the government announcing plans to indigenously design and build 10 Pressurized Heavy Water Rectors (PHWR) on a fast track mode. Coming at a time when the NDA government is completing its third year in office, Union Minister of Power Piyush Goyal made the dramatic announcement in a meeting with the press. The move is expected to give ‘Make in India’ initiative its biggest fillip [...]

final race of ipl season-10

On May 16 Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) became the first team to reach the finals of the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) by beating the much-fancied Mumbai Indians (MI) at their home ground Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. MI captain Rohit Sharma chose to field first upon winning the toss and his bowlers were able to restrict RPS to 163. The main scorers for RPS were Ajinkya Rahane (56 from 43 balls) and Manoj Tiwary [...]

three years of modi government

On 16 May, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government completed three years in office. With just two more years left before the party returns to the people seeking re-election, it is a good time to take stock of what the government promised and how much has been fulfilled. Towards that end, an organization called LocalCircles organised a 3 year governance assessment poll conducted over a three week period and covering 40,000 respondents, who collectively sent in [...]

India against one belt one road

On 14 May China organised the Belt and Road Forum – an important period in the country’s history considering it represents a significant shift in its foreign policy. Through this forum China has signaled its intentions to come out and connect globally. However, the forum was not attended by India, a notable name in this regard considering the fact that it does not always see eye to eye with China. The said event was attended [...]