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Technical Agreement between Indian navy and Singapore navy.

India and Singapore signed Technical Agreement (TA) on sharing white-shipping information to enhance maritime cooperation between the two navies. The agreement was signed during the visit of Navy chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan to Singapore. The White-shipping refers to commercial shipping information about movement of cargo ships. The Singapore Navy and the Indian Navy conduct the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) together annually.

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ISRO successfully tested India’s latest and most powerful cryogenic engine

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved a huge milestone as it successfully tested India’s latest and most powerful cryogenic engine for 800 seconds  at Mahendragiri (Tamil Nadu). This cryogenic engine will be utilized to power ISRO’s next generation monster rocket, the GSLV Mark-III, which will be capable of carrying the 8 ton class of satellites to space.

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Tom Moore, the "Archie" cartoonist passed away

Tom Moore, the "Archie" (America's famous cartoon character) cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of the freckled-face, red-haired character passed away.Moore, who began drawing cartoons while in the US Navy during the Korean War, died in his hometown of El Paso.

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Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee has been nominated for an Emmy Award

Pulitzer winning Indian-born American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his documentary series on cancer.The six-hour programme based and titled after Dr Mukherjee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 2010 book "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" is among five nominees for the award for documentary or nonfiction series.

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Visa on Arrival Facility

The scheme has been renamed as Electronic Tourist Visa (e-TV) and the Government of India has already extended the e-TV facility to 74 countries in the first two phases of its implementation.

As per information currently available, the following countries/ territories have either extended the facility of visa-on-arrival or require no visa or have extended e-Visa facility to Indian passport holders who visit those countries:Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cook Islands, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Macau, Madagascar, Malaysia (visa on arrival under certain condition), Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Montserrat, Myanmar, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Reunion Island, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Somalia, Sri Lanka (Electronic Travel Authorization), Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

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'India Pride Award'.for India's greatest hockey player Major Dhyan Chand

The British government has decided to honour India's greatest hockey player Major Dhyan Chand with 'India Pride Award'. In British Parliament's House of Commons this award will be presented to him on 25th July. On behave of Dhyan Chand, his son Ashok Chand and former captain of Indian hockey Ashok Kumar has been invited to London for the award. One of the world's best hockey players Dhyan Chand won Gold medals in three Olympics: 1928, 1932, 1936. 

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