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  • Feb 3, 2016
  • 1 Well Known Urdu Writer Intizar Husain Passed Away [ None ]

    Intizar Husain a fabulous Urdu fiction writer, novelist, columnist and poet has passed away in Lahore, Pakistan at the age of 93 years. He was the first person from Pakistan and the first Urdu writer who is nominated for the prestigious literally award Man Booker International Pr

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  • 2 S. S. Tarapore Former RBI Deputy Governor is No More [ None ]

    S. S. Tarapore a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Economist has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the age of 80 years. He was famously known for his strong views on issues ranging from inflation to capital account convertibility as economist.


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  • 3 A New Senior Director of World Bank: Saroj Kumar Jha [ None ]

    New Senior Director for the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group in the World Bank is Saroj Kumar Jha. Senior Director is an important position in the World Bank to provide strategic leadership to address the challenge like fragility, conflict and Violence.

    About Saroj Kumar J

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  • 4 As World’s Most Valuable Company Alphabet Inc. Overtakes Apple [ None ]

    As the most valuable company in the world Alphabet Inc. the parent company of Google has overtaken Apple. In the fourth quarter Alphabet has made a profit of $4.9 billion which is valued at 548 billion dollars followed by Apple with 534 billion dollars.

    • The fundamental businesse

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  • 5 10 Years of Implementation Has Been Completed of Mgnrega [ None ]

    10 year of implementation is completed of The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005. And with the aim to highlight the achievements MGNREGA, Union Ministry of Rural Development has organized MGNREGA SAMMELAN in New Delhi.

    • And at the event Union F

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  • Feb 2, 2016
  • 1 30th Edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela Begins at Faridabad [ None ]

    The 30th edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela has begun at Faridabad in Haryana. It was inaugurated by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. And this year’s theme Sate is Telangana and the two focus countries are China and Japan.

    Key facts

    • The Surajkund Mela Aut

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  • 2 Zika Virus Outbreak as International Emergency as Declared by WHO [ None ]

    Zika virus has declared as an international public health emergency over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne by World Health Organization (WHO). After emergency meeting conducted by WHO for independent experts headed by WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at Geneva, Switzer

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  • 3 US-2 Amphibious Aircraft Will Be Setup by Japan in India [ None ]

    Under ‘Make in India’ initiative to cater to international demands ShinMaywa Industries of japan is planning to establish US-2 amphibious aircraft in India. And under this Indian Navy is planning to secure 6 such aircrafts between 2017 and 2022 by signing a government to governme

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  • 4 1st Woman DG of Sashastra Seema Bal: Archana Ramasundram [ None ]

    The new Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) is IPS officer Archana Ramasundram. She is the first women police officer to lead a central police force that guards the country’s international borders. And she will serve as DG till the date of her retirement 30 September 20

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  • Feb 1, 2016
  • 1 2016 Syed Modi Badminton Title in Men’s Singles Has Been Won by Kidambi Srikanth [ None ]

    The 2016 Syed Modi International Grand prix Gold Championship Title of Badminton in men’s singles category has been won by the top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth by beating Huang Yuxiang of China with 21 - 13, 21 - 14 and 21 - 14 score at finals played at Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh

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  • 2 Serbian Tennis Player, Novak Djokovic Wins 2016 Australian Open Men’s Singles Title [ None ]

    The 2016 Australian Open Title in the men’s singles category has been won by World Number One tennis player Novak Djokovic from Serbia by beating Andy Murray of Britain in 7 straight sets by 6 - 1, 7 - 5, 7 - 6 score. With this win, Djokovic reserved the title and also equalled t

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  • 3 Sunil Lanba, Vice Admiral Transfer to Higher Position as New Commanding-In-Chief of Wnc [ None ]

    Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba was served as Vice Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy from 2nd June 2014 to 30th Mar 2015. Previously, he has served as the Commandant of theNational Defence College at New Delhi from November 2012 to June 2014.

    • He was appointed into the Indian Navy

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  • 4 Terry Wogan, British TV and Radio presenter passes away [ None ]

    About Terry Wogan: Sir Terry Wogan, British TV and radio presenter passed away in London after suffering from cancer at age of 77. Sir Michael Terence “Terry” Wogan was born on 3rd August 1938. He was a radio and television broadcaster from Ireland who worked for the BBC in Grea

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  • 5 2015 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 won by Pietro Fittipaldi [ None ]

    Pietro Fittipaldi da Cruz was born 25th June 1996. He is a Brazilian-American racing driver and the grandson of two time Formula 1champion Emerson Fittipaldi. He began his racing career in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series.

    About his other championship:

    • In 2014, he won theP

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  • 6 K. V. Krishna Rao, former Army Chief General passes away [ None ]

    About K. V. Krishna Rao: Former Army Chief General Kotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao passed away in New Delhi by having a cardiac arrest at the military hospital at age of 92. Kotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao but he is well-known as K. V. Krishna Rao was born on 16th July 1923.

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  • 7 Angelique Kerber wins Australian Open Title of 2016 of Tennis [ None ]

    Angelique Kerber was born on 18th January 1988. She is a German professional tennis player from Poland. She started her career as tennis player in year 2003. Currently she is ranked as world’s no. 2 tennis player by winning Grand slam at 2016 Australian Open title.

    About her ach

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  • 8 Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey as Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities [ None ]

    Dr. Pandey was associated with NGO Saksham working in the field of disability. He completed his education in Science from University of Allahabad and Medical Graduation from Agra University in 1990. He was also associated with NGO Sewa Bharti where he had worked in recovery of sl

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  • 9 MITRA app is launched by Puducherry Lt Governor AK Singh [ None ]

    About the MITRA app: MITRA stands for Mobile Initiated Tracking and Rescue Application. It is an Android application for Women’s safety. It is developed by Puducherry Police department in association with National Informatics Centre (NIC).

    Features of MITRA application:

    • It is

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  • Feb 1, 2016
  • 1 India signs $80 Million Loan agreement with ADB to Improve Urban Services in Agartala and Aizwal [ None ]

    About the agreement of India and ADB: Union Government and Asian Development Bank have signed $80million loan agreement to improve urban services in two North Eastern cities Agartala of Tripura and Aizwal of Mizoram.

    • This loan agreement is the third tranche of a $200 million whi

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  • 2 Gurdeep Singh appointed as CMD of NTPC [ None ]

    About Gurdeep Singh: Gurdeep Singh was was serving as the managing director (MD) of Gujarat State Electricity Company Limited (GESC). He had lead several key improvements during his contract at GESC. He works in innovative solar power programmes such as the solar power plant over

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  • 3 Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis win 2016 Australian Open title of Tennis [ None ]

    About Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis: Sania Mirza is a professional world’s no. 1 ranker of Indian tennis player in women’s doubles. She was also ranked as no. 1 tennis player of India from 2003 to 2013 which year she took retirement from singles.

    • She also named in “50 heroes of

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  • 4 Union Government Constitutes Technical Group to Observe Zika Virus Situation [ None ]

    About Zika virus: It is a member of the Flaviviridae virus family and the Flavivirus genus. It is transmitted by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, like A. aegypti. This virus spread eastward across the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia, then toEaster Island in 2014 and in 2015 to

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  • 5 Union Government Shortlists 20 Cities of India under Smart Cities Mission [ None ]

    About the shortlist of the cities by Union Ministry: In the list of first batch of Smart Cities Mission, the Union Ministry of Urban Development has nominated 20 cities from 11 States and Delhi Union Territory from India. These nominated cities were selected on the basis of Smart

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  • 6 Union Government Constitutes Expert Panel for Assessment of Specific Relief Act, 1963 [ None ]

    About constitution of expert panel: The Legislative Department of Union Law Ministry has established an expert committee to review the Specific Relief Act, 1963. This constitution includes chairman and 5 members.

    • It will submit its report within three months that means till Apri

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  • 7 Supreme Court appointed Justice Sanjay Mishra as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh [ None ]

    About appointment of Sanjay Mishra: Supreme Court approved the appointment of Justice Sanjay Mishra as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh. He succeeds Justice Virendra Singh, who was appointed as Lokayukta of UP in December, 2015.

    • For this appointment, court evoked its earlier order of

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  • Jan 28, 2016
  • 1 CERT-In has signed agreement for cyber security with 3 nations [ None ]

    With its complements With Malaysia, Singapore and Japan, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has signed cybersecurity agreement. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi at union cabinet has explained the Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) signed between CERT-In and 3 nati

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  • 2 India has become World’s largest Rice exporter by overtaking Thailand [ None ]

    India has become world’s largest rice exporter in the year 2015 with exporting 10.23 million tonnes of rice and by overtaking Thailand. The Bangkok based Thai Rice Exporters Association Chairman Charoen Laodhammatas has made this announcement.

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  • 3 In 2015 Corruption Perception Index, India Ranked at 76 Position [ None ]

    In the recently released 21st edition of 2015 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) published by the Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI), India is ranked at 76th position from 168 countries.

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    • India has scored 38 on a scale from 0 (most corrupt

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  • 4 28th January: 150th Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai [ None ]

    28th January 2016 is 150th birth anniversary of great freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai. He is also known as Punjab Kesri. So in order to celebrate this day Punjab is organizing a state level function and special event will be held at village Dhudike in Moga district at the birth p

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  • Jan 27, 2016
  • 1 American Actor Abe Vigoda is No More [ None ]

    American actor Abe Vigoda is passed away in New Jersey, US at the age of 94 years. He was become well known in 1970s for roles in The Godfather and Barney Miller, a sitcom. The most popular role of him was the grumpy and deadpan Detective Sergeant Phil Fish in the Barney Miller p

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