The new-look index of industrial production (IIP) and the wholesale price index (WPI), which were declared on 12 May 2017 and have been built on the new series of data, paint a much healthier picture of the Indian economy than the old series did.

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Light combat aircraft Tejas on 12 May 2017 "successfully" test fired an air-to-air missile, paving the way for powering the indigenously-built aircraft with missiles having beyond visual range capabilities (BVR).

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Scientists have detected two massive waves sweeping across the largest lava lake on Jupiter’s moon Io – the most volcanically active body in our solar system.

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Nepal on 12 May 2017 signed up to China’s new Silk Road drive, a massive infrastructure project spanning some 65 countries at the centre of the Asian giant’s push to expand its global influence.

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