India has changed its four-decade old definition of blindness, tuning it with the globally accepted definition of the blindness, as recommended by the World Health Organisation.

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The Union Cabinet cleared a proposal of the Election Commission to procure paper trail machines for use during future elections. The decision comes in the wake of growing demands from opposition parties for holding all future elections using paper trail machines along with EVMs, to clear doubts about votes cast.

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China announced that it has "standardised" official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh and termed the provocative move as a "legitimate action", days after Beijing lodged strong protests with India over the Dalai Lama's visit to the frontier state.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. The first was the steam engine-driven Industrial Revolution; the second involved the innovations from Henry Ford’s assembly line.

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Seeking to end VIP culture, the Union Cabinet decided that beacon light will be removed from all vehicles, including that of the Prime Minister, from May 1. In a historic decision, the Cabinet has decided that beacon lights will be removed from all vehicles, barring emergency service vehicles, from May 1.

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United Nations (UN) investigators have discovered 17 new mass grave sites in central Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the total to 40 documented in an area where the army has clashed with a local militia, the UN said on 19 April 2017.

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Australia’s controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric.

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