Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017

India has moved up six places to 60th among 130 nations on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2017, emerging as the top-ranked economy in Central and South Asia.

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‘One Family at a Time’ study by UN

Indians working across the globe sent home USD 62.7 billion last year, making India the top remittance-receiving country surpassing China, according to a UN report.

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THE World Reputation Rankings 2017

Indian universities yet again missed a spot on the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2017. The list is compiled through research insight, from leading academics across the world.

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Pioneer of judicial activism passes away

Former Chief Justice of India P N Bhagwati, considered a pioneer of judicial activism in the country for introducing the concept of PILs, died in New Delhi on 15 June 2017 after a brief illness, family sources said.

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UNICEF report 2017

One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published on 15 June 2017 that put the US and New Zealand among the world’s worst performers for youth well-being.

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Investment spots in Asia-Pacific

Six Indian cities — including Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai — have found place in the top 10 emerging property investment destinations list for the Asia-Pacific.

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1st Indian woman on UN law board

In a significant victory for India at the UN, international law expert Neeru Chadha has won a crucial election to a top UN judicial body that deals with disputes related to the law of the sea,

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Ireland’s youngest PM

Leo Varadkar, a 38-year-old Indian-origin doctor, scripted history by becoming Ireland’s youngest and the first openly gay prime minister of the Catholic-majority country, as he promised to build “a republic of opportunity”.

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Global IoT spending by 2021

Worldwide spending on the internet of things (IoT) is set to grow 16.7% year-on-year, reaching over $800 billion in 2017 and nearly $1.4 trillion by 2021,

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China's first X-ray space telescope

China successfully launched on 15 June 2017 its first X-ray space telescope to study black holes, pulsars and gamma-ray bursts.

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