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  • Feb 24, 2016
  • 1 New Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is K N Vyas [ None ]

    New Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) is distinguished scientist KN Vyas. He is appointed for a term of three years. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced his appointment in New Delhi.

    • K N Vyas will re

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  • 2 Pakistan Parliament Becomes First Fully Solar Based Power Parliament in the World [ None ]

    Pakistan’s Parliament is world’s first parliament who entirely runs on solar power. It is located at national capital Islamabad. Key facts: Pakistan’s close supporter and strategic partner China has support in this project.

    • This project was officially announced by Chinese Presid

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  • 3 Haryana Will Soon Become India’s First State to Complete Aquifer Mapping [ None ]

    Haryana is ready to become Indi’s first state to complete aquifer mapping for its groundwater resources up to May 2016. “Aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing rock from which groundwater can be extracted. ”

    Key facts:

    Aquifer mapping: To assess the groundwater situati

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  • 4 India Maintains Position as World’s Largest Arms Importer [ None ]

    India has maintained the world’s largest arms importer position with 14 % secretarial of the global arms imports in the 2011 - 2015 timeframe. This news is clear after report on international arms transfers released by a global think-tank, Stockholm International Peace Research I

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  • Feb 23, 2016
  • 1 New Chief Justice of Orissa High Court is Justice Vineet Saran [ None ]

    Justice Vineet Saran has been appointed as the new Chief Justice (CJ) of Orissa High Court as per the provisions of Article 217 of Constitution by the President Pranab Mukherjee. After deceitful vacant ever since transfer of Justice D H Waghela as CJ of Bombay High Court his appo

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  • 2 New Full-Time Md and Ceo of Msei is Udai Kumar [ None ]

    New full-time Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India (MSEI) Ltd is Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Udai Kumar. Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has agreed his appointment and comes after stringent shortli

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  • 3 New Police Commissioner of Kuala Lumpur is Indian-Origin Amar Singh [ None ]

    The new Police Commissioner of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is Indian-origin Sikh Amar Singh by succeeds Tajuddin Mohamed after his transfer to federal headquarters as the Deputy Director of commercial CID. He is the first person of Indian origin (PIO) and first Malaysian Sikh

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  • 4 Swachh Paryatan Mobile App Has Been Launched by Union Government [ None ]

    With the aim to keep tourist places clean Union Government has launched “Swachh Parayatan” mobile application. Union Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma has launched this application in New Delhi.

    Key facts

    • The Union Ministry of Tourism

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  • 5 The 9th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul Has Taken Sworn [ None ]

    The 9th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul has taken sworn after Governor JP Rajkhowa used his discretionary powers to appoint him. The Governor in a simple function at Raj Bhawan in Itanagar was administered his oath to the office and secrecy.

    • He has support of 32

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  • 6 Harper Lee a Well-Known Us Writer is No More [ None ]

    Harper Lee a famous US has writer passed away in Monroeville, Alabama, US at the age of 89 years. A novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has been penned by her which was released in 1960 and had become a classic of modern American literature.

    • More than 40 million copies has sold worldw

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  • 7 Imf Has Appointed Christine Lagarde as Md for a Second Term [ None ]

    The International Monetary Fund has appointed Christine Lagarde (60) from France has been appointed as the Managing Director (MD) for a second five-year term. She was only candidate who is nominated for the post and IMF’s Executive Board has decided to re-nominate her by consensu

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  • 8 New Five Hot Jupiter Planets Has Been Discovered [ None ]

    New five “hot Jupiter-like” planets have been discovered by the Scientists which have similar characteristics to our solar system’s biggest planet. And Scientists has designated them as: WASP-119 b, WASP-124 b, WASP-126 b, WASP-129 b and WASP-133 b.

    And they path very close to t

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  • 9 For Smart City Plans Implementation of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan Has Setup Spv [ None ]

    For the implementation of Smart City Plans Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan Government have set up Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV). SPVs have been set up for five cities: Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal from Madhya Pradesh; Jaipur and Udaipur in Rajasthan.

    All these five cities are belon

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  • Feb 23, 2016
  • 1 Vibrant North East Event is Arranged in Guwahati This Year [ None ]

    The Vibrant North East a three-day event is arranged in Guwahati, Assam this year. Union Minister Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur has inaugurated this event on 18th February 2016. The Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD) and ASSOCHAM has jointly organized

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  • 2 Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan a Veteran Singer is No More [ None ]

    Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan a Veteran singer has passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal due to old-age related ailments at the age of 107 years. He was a most commended Hindustani classical singer of Gwalior Gharana.

    • He had created around 2, 000 compositions and also a prolific writer

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  • 3 By Composing 3524 Songs Sameer Anjaan Has Created New World Record [ None ]

    Sameer Anjaan a Bollywood lyricist has created new world record by composing around 3524 different songs in 650 Bollywood movies. And with this he recognized as the Most Prolific Bollywood Lyricist Ever by Guinness Book of World Records officially.

    He is the first Guinness Recor

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  • Feb 22, 2016
  • 1 New Md of Ncrtc is Vinay Kumar Singh [ None ]

    Vinay Kumar Singh an Indian Railway Officer has been appointed as Managing Director of National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). He was working with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), a railway PSU involved in the study of high speed rail corridors before he is appoint

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  • 2 Four Bengali Sweets Will Get Gi Tag Soon [ None ]

    For four traditional sweet delicacies of the state, West Bengal government is planning to get Geographical Indication (GI) tag. These four traditional sweet delicacies are: Moa of Jainagar, Sarpuria of Krishnagar, and Mihidana of burdwan and Sitabhog of Burdwan.

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  • 3 2016 Hockey India League Has Been Won by Punjab Warriors [ None ]

    The fourth edition of Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) title 2016 has been won by the Jaypee Punjab Warriors. With this they have maiden title at the finals played at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Ranchi by beating Kalinga Lancers with 6 - 1 goals. In 2014 and 2015 Punjab

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  • Feb 19, 2016
  • 1 Envis Portal and Mobile Application Has Been Launched by the Union Government [ None ]

    The Environment Information System (ENVIS) portal and mobile application has been launched by the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. The national interaction-cum-evaluation workshop for Environment Information System is sidelines behind th

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  • 2 On Small Post Office Schemes 0.25%interest Rate Has Been Cut by Union Government [ None ]

    On short-term small saving schemes below five years of maturity 0.25 per cent interest rates including post office deposits and Kisan Vikas Patras has been cut by the Union Government. To align interest rates on small savings with market rates and help the economy move to a lower

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  • 3 Utkarsh Bangla Scheme Has Been Launched by the West Bengal Government [ None ]

    The Utkarsh Bangla Scheme has been launched by the West Bengal Government. Main aim behind this launch is to provide vocational training to school dropouts. The Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched this scheme in Kolkata and book on Utkarsh Bangla.

    Key features of scheme:

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  • 4 Union Cabinet Approved Ligo-India Mega Science Proposal [ None ]

    The LIGO-India project (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India) proposal has been approved by Union Government for research on gravitational waves. The historic detection of gravitational waves had opened up of a new window on the universe to unravel some of

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  • Feb 18, 2016
  • 1 First Mega Food Park of Jharkhand Has Been Inaugurated at Ranchi [ None ]

    First mega food park of Jharkhand has been inaugurated at village Getalsud in Ranchi district of state by Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Main aim behind the formation of this park is to motivate the growth of the food processing sector in the state. This par

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  • 2 First Pakistan Province to Adopt Hindu Marriage Bill is Sindh [ None ]

    The first Pakistan province to adopt landmark Hindu Marriage Bill, 2015 is Sindh which allow the minority community to register their marriages. ins formation of Pakistan in 1947 this is for the first such a law is being passed to safeguard rights of Hindus, a second largest reli

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  • 3 Boutros Ghali a Former United Nations Secretary General is No More [ None ]

    Boutros Boutros-Ghali a Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General has passed away in Cairo, Egypt at the age of 93 years. Boutros-Ghali was Egyptian politician and sixth UN Secretary-General from 1992 to 1996.

    About Boutros Boutros-Ghali:

    • He was born on 14 November 1922 in C

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  • 4 New President of Icai is M Devaraja Reddy [ None ]

    New President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is Reddy Devaraja. He will serve as precedent for one year as declared by an apex body of Indian Chartered Accountant. For the Council Year 2015 - 16 He was serving as Vice President of ICAI. He is chartered

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  • Feb 17, 2016
  • 1 On Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector India and Sweden Has Signed Mou [ None ]

    On Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector, Union Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation of Sweden have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). To develop cooperation activities in the Railway sector in order to promote efficiency and sustainability and t

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  • 2 Infosys Prize 2015 Has Been Conferred by President Pranab Mukherjee [ None ]

    The Infosys Prizes 2016 has been conferred by President Pranab Mukherjee to six winners for their outstanding contribution in the research fields in New Delhi. These six winners in six different categories are: Jonardon Ganeri: For work in interpreting and scrutinizing analytical

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  • 3 From China First Silk Road Train Arrives in Tehran [ None ]

    At the Iranian capital city Tehran, the first long distance cargo train connecting Iran and China has arrived after starting its journey from China. From China’s eastern Zhejiang province the train has started its journey and reached after 14 days to final destination.

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