The Union Cabinet on 24 May 2017 approved winding up of the 25-year-old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), which has been vetting foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals requiring government approval, and it will be replaced by a new mechanism.

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India has become UN's greatest match-winner at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction being the first country to have come up with a national plan and a local strategy for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and having made significant progress in its commitment to bring down disaster losses and on the climate change.

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved a policy for providing preference to 'Make in India' in government procurements.

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An exhibition “Return of the Three Stone Sculptures from Australia to India” has begun in National Museum, Janpath.  It has been organised to mark the safe return of three stone sculptures (Seated Buddha; Worshippers of Buddha; & Goddess Pratyangira) from Australia to India.

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State-owned BSNL on 24 May 2017 started satellite phone service through INMARSAT which will be initially offered to government agencies and later opened for others citizen in phased manner.

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Scientists have used X-rays to solve the mystery behind how some rocks can float on water for years at a time. A team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in the US scanned samples of lightweight, glassy and porous volcanic rocks known as pumice stones.

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Based on an analysis of 7.2-million-year-old fossil remains, a new study claims that the split of the common lineage of great apes and humans probably occurred in Europe and not — as customarily assumed — in Africa.

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