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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY IS OBSERVED IN 10-DECEMBER.
                      
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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. "Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always." aims to promote and raise awareness of the two Covenants on their 50th anniversary. The year-long campaign revolves around the theme of rights and freedoms -- freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear -- which underpin the International Bill of Human Rights are as relevant today as they were when the Covenants were adopted 50 years ago.


TODAY COM PLEATS THE 60 YEARS OF SAGAR PROJECT
                    
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Nagarjuna Sagar Dam was built across the Krishna River at Nagarjuna Sagar where the river is forming boundary between Nalgonda district of Telangana state and Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state in India. The construction duration of the dam was between the years of 1955 and 1967. The dam created a water reservoir whose gross storage capacity is 11,472,000,000 cubic metres (4.051×1011 cu ft). The dam is 490 feet (150 m) tall from its deepest foundation and 0.99 miles (1.6 km) long with 26 flood gates which are 42 feet (13 m) wide and 45 feet (14 m) tall.[2] Nagarjuna Sagar was the earliest in the series of large infrastructure projects initiated for the Green Revolution in India. It is also one of the earliest multi-purpose irrigation and hydro-electric projects in India. The dam provides irrigation water to the Prakasam, Guntur, Krishna, Khammam, West Godavari and Nalgonda districts along with hydro electricity generation.

PUNE, RAJKOT ARE BASES FOR NEW INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE FRANCHISES
                      
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Pune and Rajkot became the new franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), replacing the suspended teams of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for a period of two years, BCCI announced here on Tuesday.Sanjeev Goenka's New Rising won the bid for Pune while Intex won the bid for Rajkot franchise for the next two seasons.

NO LINK BETWEEN ‘NATIONAL HERALD’ CASE AND GST, SAYS CHIDAMBARAM
                
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                  A day after senior Congress leaders led by party president Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held deliberations on their strategy on the ‘National Herald’ case and the party’s stand on the Goods & Service Tax (GST), former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said that there was no link between the two issues.“This is a link made by the government… This is a link selectively placed in the media... There is no link,” Mr. Chidambaram told The Hindu in an exclusive interview on Thursday.
                  The GST issue stands where it stood at the meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the government is yet to send its revised formulations to the Congress party based on the deliberations between the two sides, Mr. Chidambaram said.

PM MODI TO VISIT PAKISTAN FOR SAARC MEET IN  SEP 2016 
                          
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit likely to be held in September 2016.The disclosure of Mr. Modi’s visit was made by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Islamabad in yet another indicator of a positive turn in bilateral ties after recent chill.
“He will be coming,” Ms. Swaraj told reporters when asked if Mr. Modi will visit Pakistan to attend the Summit.Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had invited Mr. Modi for the SAARC Summit when they had met for a bilateral meeting in the Russian city of Ufa in July.

SEPARATE MINISTRY FOR PHARMA IN NEXT ONE YEAR: ANANTH KUMAR
                      
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Union Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar on Wednesday said there would be a separate ministry for pharma and medical devices sector in the next one year, and assured that the government will soon implement the Katoch panel recommendations to cut bulk drugs import from China.

TIME MAGAZINE NAMED GERMAN CHANCELLOR MERKEL AS 2015 ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’
                     
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named as 2015 Person of the Year on 9 December 2015 by Time Magazine. The magazine cited her role in Europe’s crisis over migration and Greek debt.The announcement was made by Editor Nancy Gibbs, who in praise of Merkel said that Merkel had provided steadfast moral leadership in a world, where it is in short supply. Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named runner-up and third place went to US Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

INDIA’S KARTIK SAWHNEY AND NEHA SWAIN WON 2016 QUEEN'S YOUNG LEADERS AWARD
                            
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Two Indians, Kartik Sawhney and Neha Swain, have won the 2016 Queen's Young Leaders award in the United Kingdom which will be presented by the British monarch in Buckingham Palace in June 2016. Sawhney and Swain have won the prestigious award for their exceptional work in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in their communities.
Kartik Sawhney was born blind. He discovered that blind students were unable to pursue science after Grade 10. Therefore, he appealed and enrolled as India's first Grade 11 blind science student. He founded Project STEMAccess, which offers hands-on science workshops in India, as well as virtual training sessions. He is acknowledged for his exceptional work highlighting universal access to education for all.






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