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  • Dec 16, 2015
  • 1 Rajasthan has submitted India’s First smart city plan [ None ]

    By submitting smart city plan to Union Ministry of Urban Development Rajasthan has become the first state in the country, Rajasthan has selected 3 cities for smart city project which are Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer.

    According to this project state government has submitted investment

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  • 2 UNDP has ranked India at 130th position in 2015 Human Development Index [ None ]

    According to recently released United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Report 2015 India has been ranked at 130th position in the 2015 Human Development Index (HDI) among the 188 countries.

    Important facts:

    • In the medium human development category with 0.6

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  • Dec 14, 2015
  • 1 In Ladakh region of J&K Losar Festival has begun [ None ]

    In Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir the Losar Festival has begun to mark the beginning of New Year in this Himalayan region. It is 15 day long festival began with illumination of religious and residential places and by visiting monasteries for prayer.

    • Losar is came from Tibeta

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  • 2 TAPI gas pipeline project construction work has begun [ None ]

    At Mary, Turkmenistan ground breaking ceremony of 1800-kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project has been started. Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif

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  • 3 14 agreements ink by India and Japan [ None ]

    14 agreements have been inked by India and Japan in various fields with the aim to enhance bilateral co-operation between both countries. During ninth annual Indo-Japan summit talks organized in New Delhi this agreements were signed.

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese

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  • 4 As Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmad Javed has been appointed [ None ]

    Senior IPS officer Ahmad Javed has been appointed as India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia by Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). With this appointment the vacancy of the post of Ambassador in Indian Embassy in Riyadh since April 2015 will be filled after retirement of Hamid A

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  • 5 High Speed Rail on Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector - MoC signed by India & Japan [ None ]

    In order to introduce High Speed Rail (HRS) on Mumbai Ahmedabad sector India and Japan have signed historic Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) to revolutionize Indian Railways. The MoC was signed in New Delhi in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Japanese Prime M

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  • 6 Myanmar’s First UNESCO biosphere reserve Inle Lake of Myanmar has been launched [ None ]

    The country’s first United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve Inle Lake in Shan state has been lunched by Myanmar. For bio-diversity and eco-system conservation commitment Myanmar opens a new section by lunching this.

    • In June 2015

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  • 7 Registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi has been banned by NGT [ None ]

    Registration of new diesel-run vehicles in Delhi has been banned by National Green Tribunal (NGT) to curb the growing menace of air pollution in the capital city. Justice Swatanter Kumar Chairperson of NGT has given this ruling and he also questioned Delhi government’s odd-even f

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  • 8 For establishment of IIITs at Ranchi, Nagpur & Pune Union Government inks MoU [ None ]

    For establishment of three Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs) in the country the Union Government has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). And regarding to this the agreement which effect was signed between Department of Higher Education (DoHE) and private a

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  • 9 Double taxation avoidance pact protocol has been signed by India and Japan [ None ]

    With the aim of modifying the existing convention for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to income taxes India and Japan have signed a Protocol. In 1989, the existing Agreement for avoidance of double taxation and tax evasion was signed bet

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  • Dec 14, 2015
  • 1 Sharad Joshi the Renowned agro-economist passes away [ None ]

    Sharad Anantrao Joshi, renowned agro-economist and veteran leader of farmers passed away in Pune, Maharashtra at age of 81. He was founder of Shetakari Sanghtana (farmers’ Organization) an NGO dedicated to the cause of farmers in Maharashtra.

    About Sharad Joshi

    • Born: 1935 in Sa

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  • 2 UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network has designated Varanasi and Jaipur as their members [ None ]

    As UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN) India’s two cities have been designated as members for first time. Two cities are Varanasi City: It is located at Uttar Pradesh has been added in the City of Music category of network.

    • Varanasi was advocated as a perfect example of Indi

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  • Dec 11, 2015
  • 1 India and South Korea has ink MoU on taxation treaty [ None ]

    New memorandums of understanding (MoU) on suspension of collection of taxes during pendency of mutual agreement procedure have been inked by India and South Korea. During the pendency of Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) proceedings burden of double assessment for taxpayers in bot

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  • 2 World’s 1st Dengue fever vaccine named Dengvaxia has been approved by Mexico Government [ None ]

    Key facts: Mexico Government has created history by approving world’s first-ever Dengue fever vaccine branded as Dengvaxia for the public use. French pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur has manufactured Dengvaxia.

    • To protect people in age groups of 9 - 45 from all four su

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  • 3 Arrow ballistic missile interceptor has been successfully test fired by Israel [ None ]

    To measures the face of regional threats as its Defence upgradation Israel has successfully tested Arrow ballistic missile Weapon System. By collaboration of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the US aviation giant Boeing this has been developed.

    Arrow ballistic missile interceptor

    Arrow Ballistic Missile Interceptor

    Test fired recently by Israel

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  • 4 The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 has been win by Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet [ None ]

    Prestigious 2015 Nobel Peace Prize was picking up by Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet (NDQ) at a ceremony held in Oslo, Norway. Trade unionist Hassine Abassi; human rights activist Abdessatar Ben Moussa, Mohamed Fadhel Mahfoudh and Ouided Bouchamaoui has collected this award.

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  • 5 10-point Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue has be announced by India and Pakistan [ None ]

    For new 10-point Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue (CBD) India and Pakistan are agreed to resume structured dialogue between them. Earlier Resumed Dialogue was structured dialogue with 8-point Composite Dialogue Process (CDP) it is replaced by the 10-point CBD.

    India Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue

    India Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue

    Comprehensive 10 point agenda

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  • Dec 10, 2015
  • 1 Amendments to The National Waterways Bill, 2015 has been approved by cabinet [ None ]

    Amendments in The National Waterways Bill, 2015 have been officially approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairperson of Union Cabinet. Inland waterways as the national waterways based on the recommendations of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Cultur

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  • 2 To fight agents malaria scientists naturally modify Anopheles Gambia mosquito species [ None ]

    To fight the deadly disease of malaria scientists have naturally modified malaria-causing mosquito Anopheles Gambia species to fight. The research was successfully conducted by team of researchers under the leading of London based Imperial College.

    It was published in the journa

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  • Dec 9, 2015
  • 1 Chinese Researchers invented World’s first brain driven Car [ None ]

    About brain-driven Car Chinese researchers has invented world’s first brain driven car in history. After two years long research scientists of Tianjin, China has designed this care which can drive solely by the brain power.

    • As if now with the help of brain power the car can mov

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  • 2 India is now Alibaba Group’s second largest market [ None ]

    Alibaba. com world’s largest business-to-business e- retailer has earned second largest market in India. Alibaba. com has second largest in India globally; the first position is reserved by China. This website has 4.5 million registered users from India.

    • Alibaba. com has provide

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  • 3 Eight new Ecological Observatories has been setup by India [ None ]

    Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced that new eight Ecological Observatories will be set up in India at Himalayas and Western Ghats for mapping of climate change impact in long term.

    • Currently one Ecological Observatories is present at Mudumalai in 50 hectare fro

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  • 4 By replacing CSK and RR respectively Pune, Rajkot become interim IPL franchises [ None ]

    Through the inverse bidding process Pune and Rajkot have become the new interim franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL). And with this they have replaced the suspended teams of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for two years.

    • Kolkata-based company New Ris

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  • 5 Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 has been passed by Parliament [ None ]

    The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 has been passed by Parliament. Earlier in August 2015 it was passed by Lok Sabha and later in Rajya Sabha in December 2015. With the objective to make cheque-bounce filing of cases more convenient for check payees (person who rece

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  • Dec 8, 2015
  • 1 First red alert on pollution stated in Beijing by China [ None ]

    Due to hazardous air quality caused by severe air pollution the Chinese government has issued its first red alert on pollution (smog) in its Capital Beijing. The level of warning was improved from the earlier second highest orange alert.

    Image of Smog Laden Beijing

    Image of Smog Laden Beijing

    China Issues Red Alert for Beijing

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  • 2 2015 Parliamentary election of Venezuela won by Centre-right MUD coalition [ None ]

    Parliamentary elections of Venezuela 2015 have won by opposition Centre-right Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) coalition. The MUD coalition has won the Election by taking 99 seats from 167 seats. And with this it has bit the ruling party United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV

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  • 3 High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2015 [ None ]

    The High Court and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2015 has been passed by Lok Sabha. The Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954 was

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  • 4 Maharashtra becomes first state to introduce online questions for MLAs [ None ]

    By launching online mechanism Maharashtra government has become the first in the country which allow its members to send questions and move different indications in the House. And regarding state government has launched a website www.mls.org.in for Digital MLAs initiative in the

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  • 5 Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced in Lok Sabha to fast track nuclear power projects [ None ]

    Union Government has introduced Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Lok Sabha to facilitate and fast track setting up of new nuclear projects in the country. Atomic Energy and Space Union Minister of State (MOS) Dr. Jitendra Singh has introduce it.

    The Bill pursues to modify

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