The next plenary session of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is likely to be held in Swiss capital Bern next month, but the chances of any breakthrough on India's entry into the elite group still look slim, given China's persistent opposition to it.

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In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism — a form of bacteria — has been found only on the International Space Station (ISS) and has not been found on earth.

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India Inc's credit profile was at its strongest last financial year (FY) with less than 10 per cent of the corporate debt securities rated as unsafe for investment — the lowest level so far for such issues.

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China invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and six cabinet colleagues to its “new Silk Road” summit this month, even offering to rename a flagship Pakistani project running through disputed territory to persuade them to attend.

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China has successfully mined ‘flammable ice’ from under the South China Sea, describing the advance as a major breakthrough and the key to future global energy supply. The ice-like compounds, called Methane hydrates, hold vast reserves of natural gas trapped in water molecules.

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