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enlightenedThe All India Conference of Chairpersons and Chief Executive Officers of states and union territories’ Waqf Boards has been inaugurated by Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on December 7, 2017 in New Delhi.

enlightenedA 7 day International Kite Festival is inaugurated by Gujarat Governor, OP Kohli and CM Vijay Rupani at the Sabarmati riverfront, Ahmedabad on January 8, 2017.

enlightenedIndia’s first state-wide call centre facility of the Maharashtra forest department was launched by Maharashtra state Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar at Goregaon in Mumbai on January 6, 2017.

enlightenedThe world’s highest altitude gravitational wave telescopes which is located 5,250 meters above sea level to come up in Roof of the World or Tibet by China with an investment of USD 18.8 million. It is expected to be operational by 2021.

enlightenedGen Raheel Sharif from Pakistan will head the Saudi Arabia-led 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism. His appointment has been confirmed by Pakistan  Government on January 6, 2017.

enlightenedAstronomers, using data from India’s Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), have  Astronomers discover ‘powerful cosmic double whammy’ with help of India’s GMRTdiscovered two of the most powerful phenomena in the universe – a supermassive black hole and the collision of giant galaxy clusters about two billion light years from Earth.This cosmic double whammy is found in a pair of colliding galaxy clusters called Abell 3411 and Abell 3412 located about two billion light years from Earth. The two clusters are both very massive, each weighing about a quadrillion – or a million billion times the mass of the Sun.

enlightenedRising Indian squash star Velavan Senthilkumar created history by winning the first-ever all-Indian Boys’ Under-19 final at the British Junior Open in Sheffield on Friday.

enlightenedVeteran All India Forward Bloc leader and former West Bengal minister Saral Deb passed away.

enlightenedJustice C. G. Weeramantry, one of the world’s most eminent jurists passed away in SriLanka.

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