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  • Jun 17, 2016
  • 1  Contract of Exploration of Poly Metallic Sulphides Approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    15 years contract for undertaking exploration and other developmental activities related to Poly-Metallic Sulphides (PMS) has been approved by the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences and the International Seabed Authority (ISA).

    • The examination and other growing actions has been as

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  • 2  5 Associate Banks Will Merge with SBI Soon [ None ]

    Country’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) and its associate banks have been approved by the Union Cabinet to bring the state-owned entity on a par with global lenders. And the 5 associate banks of SBI are:

    1. State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur
    2. State Bank of Hyderabad
    3. State

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  • 3  India and Bangladesh Transit Facility “Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura” Becomes Operational [ None ]

    The transit facility “Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura” under the revised Inland Water Transit and Trade Protocol between India and Bangladesh became operational after Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed it during his visit to Dhaka in June 2015.

    Transit facility route of India and Bangladesh

    Transit Facility Route of India and Bangladesh

    Transit facility route of India and Bangladesh

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  • Jun 16, 2016
  • 1  MoU Between ISRO and Canadian Space Agency Approved by Union Cabinet [ None ]

    Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has been approved by the Union Cabinet on cooperation in the field of outer space and in this regard the MoU was signed by two parties in Ottawa, Canada in April 20

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  • 2  2016 Pen Pinter Prize Won by Margaret Atwood [ None ]

    2016 Pen Pinter Prize will be honored to Margaret Atwood a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist at a public event scheduled to be held on 13th October 2016 at the British Library.

    About Margaret Atwood

    • She was born on 18th November 1939

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  • 3  1000 MW CTU- Connected Wind Power Project Scheme Launched by Union Government [ None ]

    New scheme has been launched by the Union Ministry of new and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for setting up of 1000 Mega Watt (MW) Wind Power Project connected to transmission network of Central Transmission Utility (CTU).

    • The main objective of the scheme is to provide supply of wind p

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  • 4  Kepler1647b a Jupiter-Like Planet Orbiting’S Two Suns Discovered [ None ]

    A Jupiter-like circumbinary planet which is named as Kepler1647b orbiting a system of two stars has been discovered by Scientists using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope. The astronomers of Goddard Space Flight Centre and San Diego State University (SDSU) have discovered the planet.

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  • 5  President of 71st Session of United Nations General Assembly is Peter Thomson [ None ]

    Fijian diplomat Peter Thomson is elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the secret canvass election for the post by beating Andreas Mavroyiannis of Cyprus with 94 to 90 votes, with one abstention.

    Image of Peter Thomson

    Image of Peter Thomson

    Peter Thomson President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly

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  • Jun 15, 2016
  • 1  RBI Launched Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets [ None ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the guidelines which are named as Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A). The S4A was formed by RBI as an optional framework for the resolution of large stressed accounts.

    The main aim of these guidelines are:

    1. St

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  • 2  Mudrarakshasa the Well-Known Hindi Writer is No More [ None ]

    Mudrarakshas the famous Hindi novelist and critique passed away due to old age related causes in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh at the age of 82 years. He was notable Hindi writer, activist, thinker and cultural personality.

    • His write-ups habitually hinged on various vital social disput

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  • 3  Australian Great Barrier Reef Rodent the First Mammal Species Dabbed Out [ None ]

    The first animal species which is driven to extinction by human-induced climate change is Australian Great Barrier Reef rodent or Bramble Cay melomys, it was discovered after researchers in general analysis (searches) has failed to find a single example from its only recognized h

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  • 4  195 MW Units at Muzzafarpur Commissioned by BHEL [ None ]

    195 MW units has been Commissioned by Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) at Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Station in Bihar. This is the second 195 MW unit to be commissioned by BHEL at the 2×195 MW Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Station Stag

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  • Jun 14, 2016
  • 1  Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad Sworn in as Chief Justice of Manipur HC [ None ]

    Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad the most senior Judge of the Manipur High Court has taken charge of the Chief Justice of the High Court by succeeding Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra due to her relinquished the charge of office.

    President Pranab Mukherjee had transferred Justice Rakes

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  • 2  India and Ghana Inked Three Agreements [ None ]

    Three bilateral agreements signed by India and Ghana to support co-operation in varied fields after designation level talks between President Pranab Mukherjee and his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama at Accra.

    • The signed agreements includes
    1. visa waivers for holders of

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  • 3  Hubble Telescope Revealed Solitary Dwarf Galaxy UGC 4879 [ None ]

    A mysterious solitary dwarf galaxy known as UGC 4879 revealed by Hubble Space Telescope of NASA. The galaxy is smaller and messier than its cosmic cousins and lacks the majestic swirl of a spiral or the coherence of an elliptical.

    Key Findings

    • The galaxy UGC 4879 is very inacce

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  • 4  Stricter KYC and Disclosure Norms Issues by SEBI for P-Notes [ None ]

    Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) the markets regulator has relived the stricter KYC (Know Your Customer) norms and disclosure regime for Participatory Notes (P-Notes). Registered foreign institutional investors (FII) has released are offshore/overseas derivative inst

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  • Jun 13, 2016
  • 1 Champaran Satyagrah Express Train Flagged Off by Union Railways Ministry in Bihar [ None ]

    Champaran Satyagrah Express train has been flagged of by Union Railways Ministry by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at a function in Motihari, Bihar. This train will run between Bapudham, Motihari to Anand Vihar, Delhi.

    • Champaran Satyagrah Express train has been familiarize

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  • 2  ‘Internet Sathi’ Launched by Google and Tata Trusts in West Bengal to Empower Rural Women [ None ]

    ‘Internet Saathi’ program has been launched by the Indian unit of search giant Google Inc. and Tata Trusts have jointly launched in Purulia district of West Bengal. The initiative has been launched as part of Google’s ‘Helping Women Get Online’ campaign to create alertness about

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  • 3  Gordie Howe the Legendary Canadian Ice Hockey Player is No More [ None ]

    Gordie Howe the Legendary Canadian ice hockey player passed away at Toledo, US at the age of 88 years, during his career he got nickname Mr. Hockey and had spent most of his career with the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup four times.

    Image of Gordie Howe

    Image of Gordie Howe

    Gordie Howe the Legendary Canadian ice hockey player

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  • 4  Surya Mitra Mobile App Launched by Union Ministry of Power [ None ]

    Surya Mitra mobile App has been launched by Piyush Goyal the Union Power Minister to serve customers in the field of renewable energy at National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power held in New Delhi. The App will work for customers as at their doorsteps with quality installation, re

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  • 5  New Print Media Advertisement Policy Announced by Union Government [ None ]

    A New Print Media Advertisement Policy announced by the Union Information and Broadcasting for Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP). The aim of the policy is to support transparency and accountability in distributing advertisements in print media.

    Key highlight

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  • 6  Satya Pal Jain: Part Time Member of 21st Law Commission [ None ]

    Satya Pal Jain an additional Solicitor General of India and former Parliamentarian was appointed as a part-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India to present charge as an Additional Solicitor General of India.

    About Satya Pal Jain

    • Satya Pal Jain is a well-known constitu

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  • 7  On 2016 Global Peace Index India Secured 141st Position [ None ]

    India has secured 141st spot in a Global Peace Index (GPI) for year 2016 out of 163 countries and which describe India is a less peaceful country. The by global think Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has ranked 163 countries on bases of GPI.

    • Previously in 2015 GPI India h

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  • 8  India, Japan and US Navies Kick Off 2016 Malabar Exercise near South China Sea [ None ]

    20th edition of MALABAR trilateral naval Exercise 2016 of India, Japan and United States (US) navies have been kicked off near South China Sea. This year the naval exercise over 100 aircraft and 22 naval ships is including a nuclear submarine are participating.

    Key facts

    • The 20

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  • 9  Achyut Lahkar an Expert Theatre Personality is No More [ None ]

    Achyut Lahkar a well-known theatre personality, playwright and doyen of Assam’s mobile theatre movement passed away in Pathsala, Assam due to a protracted illness at the age of 85 years. He was measured as the father of the Bhryamyman or Mobile Theatre of Assam.

    Achyut Lahkar an Expert Theatre Personality

    Achyut Lahkar an Expert Theatre Personality

    Achyut Lahkar an Expert Theatre Personality

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  • Jun 13, 2016
  • 1  23rd BeiDou Navigation Satellite Successfully Launched by China [ None ]

    A 23rd BeiDou Navigation Satellite has been successfully launched by China to support its global navigation and positioning network it was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on board of Long March-3C carrier rocket.

    • In the Bei

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  • 2  Norway: First Country to Ban Deforestation [ None ]

    The first country in the world to prohibit deforestation is Norway. And for this Parliament of Norwegian had assured to make government’s public procurement policy deforestation-free. The Norwegian Government has taken this step based on official recommendations of Norwegian Parl

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  • 3  New Four Elements Included in Periodic Table [ None ]

    Four proposed names for the four new elements have been announced by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) which were added in periodic table in January 2016. The nuclear researchers have discovered the element and give those names and symbols. And they wi

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  • Jun 10, 2016
  • 1 🌟  India Will Be Part of MTCR and NSG [ None ]

    As recently released India-US Joint Statement released President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi both are looking forward to India’s entry into the Missile Technology Control Regime” (MTCR).

    About the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)

    • It was established in

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  • 2  Maria Sharapova Banned for Two Years by International Tennis Federation [ None ]

    Maria Sharapova former Russian World No. 1 tennis player has been banned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for two years due to doping charges which was begin on 26 January 2016. During the Australian Open in January 2016 she was verified positive for banned drug meldo

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