India on 27 April 2017 successfully test-fired its intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni-III from Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The missile lifted off from Launch Pad No 4 of the Integrated Test Range located on the island.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the UDAN regional connectivity scheme on 27 April 2017 from Shimla that will allow tourists to fly to Shimla from New Delhi for just Rs 2,000.

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Search engine giant Google India has been named as the country's most attractive employer brand, followed by Mercedes-Benz India at the second place, a survey says.

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Pushing for the immediacy of a Lokpal for transparency in government and public life, the Supreme Court on 27 April 2017 said the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act of 2013, in its original form, is an "eminently workable piece of legislation".

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One out of 150 emails were malicious in India in 2016, compared with one out of 305 in 2015. According to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) released, India ranks No 4 in Global Threat Rank.

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North Korea has agreed to host a UN rights expert for the first time, granting access next week to the special rapporteur on disabled people's rights, the world body said.

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