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A house is where new dreams are born and are nurtured, thus making it one of the most basic needs for survival. But an affordable housing sometime just remains a dream for many people. To address the housing requirement of poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a comprehensive mission "Housing for All by 2022".

Former Asian silver-medallist Sonia Lather is the lone Indian boxer to make the semifinals at the AIBA Women's World Championships in Kazakhstan. 
Four others lost their quarterfinal bouts at Astana on Tuesday.
By entering the last four stage, Sonia has assured herself of a medal in the non-Olympic category. 

Russia's Olympic Committee has said 14 of its athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics had been found positive for doping in new tests of their samples given during the Games. 
this comes a week after the International Olympic Committee announced that 31 athletes from 12 countries had failed doping tests after new analysis of samples taken from the Beijing Games.

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will now be known as 'Divyangjan' Sashaktikaran Vibhag in Hindi, dropping the word 'viklangjan' from its previous nomenclature.


Arjun Vajpai has touched new heights by scaling Mount Makalu - the fifth-highest peak in the world. 
Arjun, a resident of Noida, who became one of the youngest climbers to achieve this feat, scaled the mount Makalu on Monday morning. 

Veteran CPI-M leader Pinarayi Vijayan will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of Kerala on Wednesday.
Governor P Sathasivam will also administer the oath of office and secrecy to 18 ministers in Thiruvananthapuram at 4 PM. 

Minority Affairs Minster Dr. Najma Heptulla on Tuesday listed two years achievements of the Union Government in connection with the initiatives taken by her ministry. 
She said the most significant scheme started by the ministry is "Nai Manzil" under which skill development courses have been started for drop outs or those who can not afford higher education.

Union and Karnataka Government on 24 May 2016 signed 100 million US dollar loan and project agreement with World Bank to support ‘Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization project’.
Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) is the implementing agency of the project.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on 24 May 2016 launched its inaugural World Wildlife Crime Report. The report highlights how the poaching and illegal trade of thousands of different species across the globe present real environmental dangers.
The report also urges shared responsibility in tackling this crime given how products made from illicit

Solar storms four billion years ago may have provided the crucial energy needed to warm Earth and seed life despite the Sun’s faintness, new research has revealed.
Some four billion years ago, the sun shone with only about three-quarters the brightness we see today, but its surface roiled with giant eruptions spewing enormous amounts of solar material and radiation out

Greece has won an essential batch of bailout funds from international creditors following agreement among the 19 eurozone finance ministers and can start looking forward to debt relief in the future.
After the ministers approved Greece’s recent reform efforts, they decided early on Wednesday to disburse 10.3 billion euros ($11.5 billion) in funds to see Athens through the next months.

The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor.
In a statement sent to media, the insurgent group said its new leader is Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada,

Lieutenant General SK Saini in third week of May 2016 took over as the 46th Commandant of the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun.
Who is Lieutenant General SK Saini?
• Lt Gen Saini is an alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Indian Military Academy (IMA).

Indian-American Neera Tanden, president of the Centre for American Progress (CAP) and a long-time associate of presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton, has been nominated to the Democratic platform committee that will draft the party’s policy agenda for approval by the national convention in July.

Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has set an ambitious target of capacity addition at 12 major ports by 120 million tonnes in 2016-17. These ports had added the highest-ever capacity of 94 million tonnes in 2015-16.

United States has fully lifted its embargo on sales of lethal weapons to Vietnam, its one-time enemy. This move of US removed a lingering vestige of the Cold War that was seen in South East Asia in 1970’s. It was announced by US President Barack Obama during his official state visit to Vietnam and after talks with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang. He is the third US President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War in

Routes 2 Roots, a Delhi-based Non-profit organization (NGO), has been awarded prestigious Inter-cultural Innovation Award 2016. The award was bestowed upon the NGO for their unique Student Exchange Program, which allowed children in schools from India and Pakistan to connect with each other. The award was given by United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in Baku, Azerbaijan. Key facts Under this programme, students

Indian students have won six awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the US where New Delhi’s Shreyas Kapur was declared the grand winner of the “Google Thinking Big Award.” Organised by Intel Corporation and the Society for Science and the Public in Arizona this month, the Indian team comprising 16 students won a total of $9,500

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