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  • Jun 10, 2016
  • 1  India-US Has Signed Six Agreements [ None ]

    India and the United States (US) have signed six agreements to improve bilateral cooperation in various fields after inclusive range of bilateral talks between Prime Minster Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama in Washington.

    • The signed agreements were in the field of Ter

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  • 2  Global Growth Forecast Reduced Up to 2.4% World Bank Report [ None ]

    The global growth forecast reduced up to 2.4 % in 2016 by World Bank as recently released global economic prospects report and at 2.8 % in 2017 is also can be lower than its earlier forecast of 2.9 % and 3.1 % respectively, chiefly on account of a slower than predictable recovery

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  • Jun 9, 2016
  • 1 Pakistan Tops in 2016 Malware Infection Index [ None ]

    The 2016 Malware Infection Index (MII) has been topped by Pakistan from the list of 19 countries figuring in the Asia-Pacific according to recently report of technology giant Microsoft. India is ranked at 8th position.

    Key Facts:

    • The index mainly observed key malware threats in

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  • 2 India: Third Largest Oil Consumer [ None ]

    India has beaten Japan to become the world’s third-largest oil consumer according to recently released BP Statistical Review of World Energy with request of 4.1 million barrels a day (bpd), India is the third-largest consumer after the United States and China.

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    Top Three Oil Consumer

    top three oil consumer

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  • 3 2016 Junior Hockey World Cup Will Be Hosted by Lucknow [ None ]

    The 2016 Junior Men’s hockey World Cup is being hosted by Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh as announcement made by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) from 8th to 18th December 2016.

    • The eleven-daylong event and 16 teams will participate in this cup including defending champi

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  • 4  Thailand: First Asian Country to Eliminate Mother to Child HIV [ None ]

    Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission as resent report of the World Health Organization (WHO) so in this regard; Health Minister of Thailand was honored with the certificate of validation during a ceremony at United Nations Gene

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  • Jun 8, 2016
  • 1  India Co-Chair the Working Group on Maritime Situational Awareness Under CGPCS [ None ]

    India is going to co-chair the Working Group on Maritime Situational Awareness (WG-MSA) under Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) and during the 19th Plenary Session of the CGPCS held in Mahe, Seychelles from 31st May to 3th June 2016 the decision in this reg

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  • 2  RajVayu Mobile App on Air Quality Index Launched by Rajasthan Government [ None ]

    RajVayu mobile application for sharing information about air quality index of Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur launched by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the eve of World Environment Day (5th June).

    • With this launch Rajasthan becomes first state of India to launch such a

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  • 3  India Secure 2nd Position on GRD Index on Ease of Doing Business [ None ]

    India has secured second position in the 2016 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) which was released by London-based business consultancy A T Kearney. India has flown 13 positions from last year (2015) to rank second among 30 evolving countries on ease of doing business.

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    Graph of India Economy Growth

    graph of India economy growth

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  • 4  Dia Mirza: Swachh Saathi Programme Ambassador [ None ]

    Dia Mirza is named as the ambassador for Swachh Saathi (student internship) programme because of her active campaigner and a youth icon for Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission which aims to make country clean.

    Image of Dia Mirza ambassador for Swachh Saathi programme

    Image of Dia Mirza Ambassador for Swachh Saathi Programme

    Dia Mirza ambassador for Swachh Saathi programme

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  • 5  Gangetic River Dolphin: City Animal of Guwahati [ None ]

    Guwahati of Assam state becomes first city in the country which has its own city animal Gangetic River dolphin after Kamrup metropolitan district administration declared its official mascot.

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    Image of Gangetic River Dolphin

    Gangetic River dolphin city animal of Guwahati

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  • Jun 7, 2016
  • 1  First Solar Policy Approved by Delhi Government [ None ]

    The first Solar Policy has been launched by Delhi government with the goal of making the Capital an environment-friendly solar city and it was permitted by Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as it is part of one of Government’s 70-point agendas.

    • The Govern

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  • 2  V Narayanasamy Takes Oath as Puducherry CM [ None ]

    V Narayanasamy a Congress Party leader has sworn in as Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry his oath of office and secrecy is administered by Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi at a function held at the historic Gandhi Thidal in Beach Road.

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    Image of V Narayanasamy

    V Narayanasamy CM of Puducherry

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  • 3  Afghan-India Friendship Dam inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi, Ashraf Ghani [ None ]

    The Afghan-India Friendship Dam Prime has been jointly inaugurated by Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in Herat province in Western Afghanistan during PM Narendra Modi’s first stop to Afghanistan as part of his five- nation tour.

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    • Previously

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  • 4  Airbus Launched World’S First 3D Printed Plane THOR [ None ]

    Airbus European based aerospace company has launched world’s first 3D-printed aircraft THOR at the International Aerospace Exhibition held in Schoenefeld, Germany. In Reality the THOR is short for Test of High-tech Objectives.

    Image of 3D Printed Plane THOR

    Image of 3D Printed Plane THOR

    3D Printed Plane THOR

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  • Jun 6, 2016
  • 1  First Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme of Asia Launched by Haryana Government [ None ]

    First ever ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ of Asia has been launched by Haryana Government at the Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre in Pinjore by state Chief Minister Manohar Lal at the time of pre-release aviaries close to the breeding centre at Pinjore with releasing

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  • 2  Muhammad Ali a Boxing Legend is No More [ None ]

    Muhammad Ali an American boxing icon passed away at the age of 74 years after 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease in Phoenix, Arizona. He was former three times world heavyweight champion in 1964, 1974 and 1978; he had record-setting boxing career by which he becomes the best

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  • 3  Bionic Leaf Founded by Scientists That Turns Sunshine into Liquid Fuel [ None ]

    A unique bionic leaf has been created by the team of scientists from Harvard University (United States) that uses sunlight (solar energy) to divided water particles into oxygen and hydrogen and hydrogen-eating bacteria to produce liquid fuels from CO2.

    • They have named this repro

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  • 4  39 Unreported Sources of SO2 Pollution Found by NASA Scientists [ None ]

    39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions have been placed by NASA scientists using a new satellite-based method which are causes pollution.

    • From 2005 to 2014 the unreported emission sources were create in the analysis of satellite data.

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  • 5  In Forbes’ Self-Made American Women List Two Indian-Origin Women Got Place [ None ]

    In the Forbes’ second yearly list of America’s wealthiest and most successful self-made women, Two Indian-origin women Neerja Sethi and Jayshree Ullal got place. This list contains names of 60 most successful self-made women who have stopped maximums through creation and innovati

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  • 6  P Dhanapal Designated as Speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly Again [ None ]

    Ruling AIADMK P Dhanapal was universally elected as Speaker of the 15th Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly again and he becomes first speaker to be elected for a successively second term in the state’s legislative history.

    • Previously AIADMK’s Pollachi V Jayaraman was re-elected as

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  • 7  On 2015 Good Country Index India Secure 70th Spot [ None ]

    India has placed at 70th spot in the list of 163 countries according to the recently released 2015 Good Country Index (GCI) and Sweden has topped the best country in the world when it comes to portion the interests of its people and contributing to the common good of humanity.

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  • 8  India and Singapore Decide to Enhance Scale of Military Interaction [ None ]

    India and Singapore have decided to improve the measure of existing bilateral military interaction and decided to expand the interaction between the fortified forces and at inaugural Singapore-India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD) the decision in this regard, was taken.

    • Defenc

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  • 9  India and Qatar Inked Seven Agreements to Increase Bilateral Ties [ None ]

    India and Qatar have inked seven bilateral agreements in various fields to increase bilateral ties in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Qatar Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at Doha.

    • After visiting Afghanistan Qatar was PM Narendra Modi’s second stop as part of his five

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  • Jun 6, 2016
  • 1  2016 French Open Title Won by Novak Djokovic [ None ]

    Novak Djokovic a World Number One tennis player of Serbia has won the 2016 French Open title in the men’s singles category at the finals by beating Andy Murray of Britain with 3 - 6, 6 - 1, 6 - 2, 6 - 4 score.

    Image of Novak Djokovic

    Image of Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic winner of 2016 French Open title

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  • 2  Afghanistan’S Highest Civilian Honour Conferred to Indian PM Narendra Modi [ None ]

    The highest civilian honour of Afghanistan Amir Amanullah Khan Award is conferred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural function of the Afghan-India Friendship Dam (Salma Dam) by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

    • The award is recognized after Afghan national hero Amanull

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  • 3  Odisha: First State of India to Give Social Welfare Benefits to Transgender Community [ None ]

    The first state of India to give transgender people social welfare benefits Viz. a housing, pension and food grains is Odisha with this the people of transgender community who is living below the poverty will gets benefits to improve their overall social and economic status.

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  • 4  Asia’S Largest Annual Security Forum Shangri-La Dialogue Kicked Off in Singapore [ None ]

    Asia’s largest annual security forum Shangri-La Dialogue is kicked off at Singapore to discuss security issues in the Asia-Pacific region and it was organized by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

    • More than 20 Defence Ministers from Asia-Pacif

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  • Jun 3, 2016
  • 1  India Post Payments Bank Set Up Soon [ None ]

    The India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has got approval to set up as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts by the Union Cabinet with 100 % Government of India (GOI) equity.

    • It will be established with total expenditure of 800 Crore rupees. And by March - September 2

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  • 2  India and World Bank Inked Agreement for Efficient Bus Service [ None ]

    For the Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service Project, the Union Government and World Bank have inked a US 9.2 million dollar grant agreement under World Bank-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Programme.

    Key Facts

    • The main aim of the Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Serv

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