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  • Mar 16, 2016
  • 1  Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Has Been Passed by Lok Sabha [ None ]

    The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been passed by Lok Sabha to include certain communities in the list of Scheduled Castes (SC) from 4 states. The bill aims to amend Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 to include certain communities from

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  • 2  VC of Canberra University is H Deep Saini a Indian Scholar [ None ]

    H Deep Saini (60) a noted Indian scholar and plant physiologist has been appointed as the fifth Vice Chancellor of the prestigious University of Canberra, Australia. In September 2016 he will replace Vice Chancellor Stephen Parker who will step down from the post in July 2016 aft

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  • 3  Htin Kyaw Becomes First Civilian President of Myanmar [ None ]

    After 53 years of military rule Htin Kyaw (69) is appointed as the first civilian (non-military) President of the country by Myanmar Parliament. He has secured 360 votes out of 652 and beaten Military-nominated Myint Swe with 213 votes, NLD candidate, Henry Van Thio at third posi

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  • 4  Mother Teresa to Be Idolized as Saint [ None ]

    A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary Mother Teresa will be preeminent to Sainthood i. e. will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on September 4, 2016. Pope Francis has approved a decree identifying a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa’s intercession

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  • Mar 15, 2016
  • 1  2016 Global Teacher Prize Has Been Won by the Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub [ None ]

    The prestigious one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize has been awarded to the Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub from a refugee camp. She was honored with the award at a ceremony held in Dubai for her outstanding contribution to the profession. She has beaten other nine in

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  • 2  Lloyd Stowell Shapley a Nobel Prize Winner Economist Passed Away [ None ]

    Lloyd Stowell Shapley a well-known American mathematician and Nobel Prize-winning economist have passed away on 12 March 2016 at the age of 92 years. He had given a lot to the fields of mathematical economics and especially game theory. And he was considered as fathers of game th

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  • 3  Government Has Announced That More Than 50 Animal Species Judgmentally Threatened in India [ None ]

    Recently Union Government has declared that more than 50 animals have been assessed as critically endangered (CR) and 310 as endangered (EN) out of 96, 000 animal species found in India. The Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced it in a written reply to the R

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  • 4  Maximum Sale Price of Bt Cotton Seed Has Been Fixed by the Union Government [ None ]

    For the year 2016 - 17 the Union Government has notified maximum sale price (MSP) of Bt cotton seed. The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh has make announcement in this regard. For this notification is also published by the Union Government as per t

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  • 5 International Maritime Judicial Centre is Going to Be Set Up by China [ None ]

    In order to handle territorial disputes and protect its sea rights Supreme Court of china has announced to set up its own International Maritime Judicial Centre (IMJC). In this regard Chief Justice Zhou Qiang of China’s Supreme Court has make announcement at the annual meeting of

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  • Mar 14, 2016
  • 1  New Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court: Justice Ajit Singh [ None ]

    Justice Ajit Singh has sworn in as Chief Justice (CJ) of the Gauhati High Court. Assam Governor P B Acharya as per the provisions of the Article 129 of Constitution has administrated hi oath as chief justice. President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed him according to provisions Ar

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  • 2  LED Based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme is Named as UJALA by the Union Power Ministry [ None ]

    The LED based Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) is named as UJALA by Union Power Ministry. UJALA stands for Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All. In January 2015 the National LED based DELP programme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for energy conserv

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  • 3  France’S Chevalier De La Legion D’Honneur is Conferred to Anand Mahindra [ None ]

    Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) has been honored to Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman and Managing Director (MD) Anand Mahindra by French Government. Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India has presented him this award in recognition of his ou

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  • 4  New Deputy Chief of Army is Lt Gen N P S Hira [ None ]

    New Deputy Chief of Army Staff is Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) N P S Hira. After this appointment he is moving to Army Headquarters in New Delhi. Before his appointment he was serving as Chief of Staff of Northern command at Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir.

    Lt Gen N P S Hira - Appointed

    Lt Gen N P S Hira - Appointed

    New Deputy Chief of Army

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  • 5  Multi-Faceted Indian Ocean World Will Be Going to Explore by Project Mausam [ None ]

    The multi-faceted Indian Ocean world is going to be exploring by the Project Mausam for collating archaeological and historical research and not to counter China’s Silk Route strategy. The Union Minister of State (MoS) has announced it for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge)

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  • 6  New Secretary General of Arab League is Egyptian Diplomat Ahmed Abul Gheit [ None ]

    The Arab League is Veteran Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Abul Gheit (73). In favour of Aboul Gheit 22-member league voted unanimously who was only contender for the post at its ministerial meeting held in Cairo, Egypt. He will replace Nabil El-Araby, Egyptian diplomat whose term ends i

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  • 7  Plastic Improper Bacteria Ideonella Sakaiensis 201-F6 Secluded [ None ]

    Japanese researchers have successfully secluded a bacterium species Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6 capable of breaking down plastic polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or polyester. Their results were published in the journal Science.

    Key facts:

    • On PET film Ideonella sakaiensis relie

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  • 8  Women Transforming India Initiative Has Been Launched by the NITI Aayog [ None ]

    The ‘Women Transforming India’ initiative has been launched by the Union Government’s premier think-tank NITI Aayog on the International Women’s Day (8th March) in partnership with the United Nations and MyGov.

    Key facts:

    • NITI Aayog’s aim behind implementation of this initiativ

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  • 9  18 Meter-Gauge Diesel-Electric Locomotives Has Ben Supply to Myanmar by India [ None ]

    18 metre-gauge 1350 HP Diesel Electric Locomotives will be supply by India to Myanmar in order to help the country bolster its railway transportation system. RITES (Public Sector Enterprise under Union Ministry of Railways) have signed a contract with Myanmar Railways regarding t

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  • Mar 14, 2016
  • 1  Three Major Railway Projects Has Been Inaugurated by the PM Narendra Modi in Bihar [ None ]

    Three major railway projects have been inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bihar at an estimated cost of 7000 crore rupees. Three projects are: Rail-cum-road Bridge at Patna over the River Ganga: It is 4.56 km long.

    • Rail-cum-road Bridge at Munger.
    • Additional brid

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  • 2  Clean My Coach Service Has Been Launched by Railway Ministry [ None ]

    An online Clean My Coach service has been launched by the Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu under the Indian Railways cleanliness drive Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat and Union Government’s flagship Digital India Programme. This online service provides facility to travelers for get

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  • 3  Allahabad High Court Has Completed 150th Foundation Year [ None ]

    On 14th March 2016 the Allahabad High Court celebrated its 150th foundation day. At this occasion President Pranab Mukherjee was the Chief Guest of the celebrations along with TS Thakur Chief Justice of India (CJI) and Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda were some of the dignit

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  • 4  Services Win 70th Santosh Trophy Football Title [ None ]

    The 70th edition of Santosh Trophy Football Championships title 2016 has been won by a Services by beating hosts Maharashtra. The Services defeated host team Maharashtra by 2 - 1 goal score in the final match played at SEC Railway Stadium, Nagpur (Maharashtra).

    • In the space of 1

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  • 5  2016 All England Badminton Title Has Been Won by Lin Dan [ None ]

    The prestigious 2016 All England Badminton title in the men’s singles category has been won by the Lin Dan from China at the finals played at Birmingham, England. He has beaten Chinese teammate Tian Houwei by 21 - 9, 21 - 10 score. With this he has won All England badminton title

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  • Mar 11, 2016
  • 1  National Waterways Bill, 2015 Passed by Parliament [ None ]

    The National Waterways Bill, 2015 has been passed by the Parliament to clear surfaces for the conversion of 106 rivers and creeks across India into transport waterways. Earlier in December 2015 it was passed in Lok Sabha in the winter session and well ahead was passed by Rajya Sa

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  • 2  Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Union Cabinet Has Given Not to BIMSTEC [ None ]

    The Bay of Bengal Initiative on Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters has been approved by the Union Cabinet for signing and ratification.

    The Central Authority under Article 15 of the Convention is

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  • 3 Chairman of 21st Law Commission of India: Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan [ None ]

    Former Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan (66) has been appointed as Chairman of the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI) by the Union Government. Presently he is serving as Chairman of the Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal.

    Image of Balbir Singh

    Image of Balbir Singh

    Chairman -Law Commission of India

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  • 4  2015-16 Irani Cup Cricket Title Won by the Rest of India [ None ]

    The Irani Cup Cricket Title 2015 - 16 has been won by the Rest of India by beating Mumbai in the final match of the cup with four wickets. Rest of India fixed the record of victory target of 480 by making 482 for 6 on the fifth and final day in the final match played at Bra Bourn

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  • Mar 10, 2016
  • 1  Garuda Shakti IV Indo-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Begins [ None ]

    At Magelang in Indonesia fourth edition of the India-Indonesia Joint Training Exercise Garuda Shakti has begun. The 13 days bilateral exercise is aims to: Between the Armies of India and Indonesia building and promoting positive relations. Under United Nations Charter increasing

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  • 2  Nana Vasconcelos a Well-Known Brazil Musician Passed Away [ None ]

    Highly praised Brazil musician Nana Vasconcelos has passed away due to lung cancer in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife at the age of 71 years. He has won Grammy Award-winning Brazilian percussionist for 8 times. He is famously known for his wide instrumental range and ma

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  • 3  NCC Girls First Ever Everest Expedition Flagged Off [ None ]

    The Union Minister of State (MoS) for Defence Rao Inderjeet Singh has flagged off the first ever all girls National Cadet Corps (NCC) Mount Everest expedition in New Delhi. The aim of climbing trips in NCC is to strengthen the character and implant qualities in the cadets like

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