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  • Dec 4, 2016
  • 1 Thanu Padmanabhan Wins 10-Year-Old Bet on Dark Matter [ None ]

    Pune-based theoretical astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan has won decade-long bet with a physicist from New Zealand, David Wiltshire, regarding the nature of dark energy.The terms and conditions of the wager were that if Wiltshire won, he would be given a clock of his choice to hel

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • 1 Golden Jubilee Celebrations of UNCITRAL in New Delhi by India [ None ]

    India hosted the golden jubilee 50th anniversary celebrations of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee gave the opening address at international conference of the golden jubilee celebrations of UNCITRAL.

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  • 2 51st Annual DGPs Conference Held in Hyderabad [ None ]

    The 51st Annual Conference of Directors-General of Police of States was held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad, Telangana. It was attended by around 100 DGPs of states, Director Generals of Central paramilitary forces and their Inspecto

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  • Nov 24, 2016
  • 1 Green GDP - A Detailed Analysis [ None ]

    The Green GDP or Gross Domestic Product is an economic growth index that quantifies and calculates the environmental consequences of that growth.What is Green GDP? Green GDP is conventional gross domestic product figures adjusted for the environmental costs of economic activities

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  • Nov 21, 2016
  • 1 International Peace Prize given to Sri Sri Ravishankar [ None ]

    Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award Given to Sri Sri Ravishankar.Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar was honored with Dr. Nagendra Singh International Peace Award for his efforts in ensuring world peace. Home Minister Rajnath Singh conferred it to the spiritual leader at a

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  • Nov 20, 2016
  • 1 Women in Service- Geeta Phogat Appointed DSP in Haryana Police [ None ]

    Haryana Government appointed international woman wrestler Geeta Phogat as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Haryana Police. Geeta Phogat is a freestyle wrestler who won India’s first ever-gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, in 2010.

    Geeta Phogat DSP in Haryana Police

    Geeta Phogat DSP in Haryana Police

    Geeta Phogat DSP in Haryana Police

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  • Nov 8, 2016
  • 1 128th Birth Anniversary of CV Raman Observed on November 7, 2016 [ None ]

    128th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate and Bharat Ratna Sir CV Raman was observed on November 7, 2016 with functions like debates organized in schools and colleges across India.

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    Image of CV Raman

    Image of CV Raman

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  • 2 बलुचिस्तान पर घिरता पाकिस्तान [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:-पाकिस्तान की ओर से फूंकी गई ’हवाओ’ से कश्मीर सुलग रहा है। लाख समझाया पर पाकिस्तान मानने को तैयार नहीं। हमने अब बलूचिस्तान में मानवाधिकारों के उल्लंघन का काउंटर कार्ड (विरोध करके अपनी योजना को प्रत्यक्ष करना) चलाया है। अंतरराष्ट्रीय मंचों पर हाशिए पर रहे बलूचों को नैति

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  • 3 सिंधु समझौता (Indus Agreement) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- उरी हमले के बाद भारत और पाकिस्तान के बीच बढ़ते तनाव से भारत ने पाकिस्तान पर दबाव बनाना शुरू कर दिया है। भारत ने साल 1960 में हुए सिंधु समझौते को तोड़ने के संकेत दिए हैं लेकिन ऐसा करना मोदी सरकार के लिए इतना आसान नहीं होगा। जानकारों का कहना है कि सिंधु नदी का पानी रोका

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  • 4 उच्च ग्यारह समाचार (Top Eleven News) [ None ]

    भारत और चीन व्यापार:-आयात:- बीते दो सालों के दौरान चीन से भारत के आयात में 20 प्रतिशत की बढ़ोतरी दर्ज की गई है। पिछले पांच साल के दौरान चीन से भारत के आयात में 5 फीसदी की बढ़ोतरी दर्ज की गई हैं। गौरतलब बात यह है कि वैश्विक स्तर पर कच्चे तेल की कीमतों में गिरावट दर्ज किए जाने की वजह

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  • Oct 15, 2016
  • 1 Women of India Festival 2016 of Organic Products Kicked Off in New Delhi [ None ]

    Union Minister of Women & Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated ‘Women of India Festival 2016’ of organic products in New Delhi. The festival has been organized for 10 days. Women of India Festival 2016 celebrates and promotes women entrepreneurs in India

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  • 2 2nd Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav Kicked Off in New Delhi [ None ]

    The 2nd edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM)-2016 was kicked off at New Delhi after inauguration by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts. This 10-day event will highlight the rich cultural heritage of India in all its varied dimensi

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  • 3 New DG of Directorate General of Foreign Trade: Ajay Kumar Bhalla [ None ]

    New Director General of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is Ajay Kumar Bhalla a Senior IAS officer. He will replace Anup Wadhawan, whose post was vacant after his appointment as Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Commerce.

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    Image of Ajay Kumar Bhalla

    Image of Ajay Kumar Bhalla

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  • Oct 14, 2016
  • 1 IISER Use Human Hair to Produce Cheaper Cathodes for Solar Cells [ None ]

    Researcher of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Kolkata produced cost-effective, metal-free cathodes using human hair for solar cells. This is the bio-waste-derived electrode used as cathode in a quantum dot sensitised solar cell device.

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  • 2 Cabinet Revises Ethanol Price for Public Sector OMCs- Prices to Be Market Driven [ None ]

    Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) cut down ethanol price for supply to Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to Rs. 39 per L from Rs 48.90-49.90. The ethanol is used for Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme.

    Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs

    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs

    Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs

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  • 3 उच्च दस समाचार भाग 2 (Top Ten News Part - 2) [ None ]

    अमेरिका:-राष्ट्रपति पद के चुनाव प्रचार में डोनाल्ड ट्रम्प ने खुद को हमेशा करोबारी बताया है। उन्होंने यह भी जोड़ा की उनकी नीतियों के कारण ही वे कामयाब हैं। द न्यूयॉर्क टाइम्स नामक पत्रिका में उनकी वित्तीय गतिविधियों की खोजबीन में पता चला कि अमेरिका में उनका रियल एस्टेट (कानून अचल स

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  • 4 उच्च दस समाचार भाग-1 (Top Ten News Part - 1) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- पूर्व की भांति हम इस बार भी हम आपके लिए दस चुनिंदा खबर लाये जो देश-विदेश में होने वाली घटनाओं में आधारित हैं। भारत और पाकिस्तान, दोनों को कश्मीर में चल रही प्रचंड हिंसा को शांत करना होगा। भारतीय कश्मीर में राज्य सरकार ने इस दिशा में योजना बना ली है, जिसका दोनों देशों

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  • 5 उच्च पाँच समाचार (Top Five News) [ None ]

    माओवादी:- भारत में आंतकी हमलों के लिए प्रतिबंधित संगठन सीपीआई (माओइस्ट) को दुनिया का चौथा सबसे बड़ा आतंकी संगठन करार दिया गया है। ये बात नेशनल (राष्ट्रीय) कॉनसोरर्टियम फॉर द स्टडी (खोज) ऑफ टेरिज्म (त्रास दव्ारा शासन) एंड (और) रिसपॉन्स (अनुभव) (अमरीका) के एक अध्ययन दल ने कही है। यू

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  • 6 कश्मीर के उड़ी में सबसे हमला (Attack in Kashmir’S Uri) [ None ]

    प्रस्तावना:- पाकिस्तान से आए जैश-ए मोहम्मद के आत्मघाती आतंकियों की नापाक करतूतों से एक बार फिर घाटी हमारे जवानों के खून से लाल हो गई। झेलम पार कर पीओके से घुसे भारी गोला-बारूद से लैस (कम) चार आतंकियों ने जम्मू-कश्मीर में बारामूला के उरी सेक्टर में एलओसी के पास सेना के एक हेडर्क्व

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  • Oct 13, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and Hungary on Cooperation in Water Management [ None ]

    Union Cabinet has given approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hungary for cooperation in the field of water management. The MoU will enable sharing innovations in irrigation technology.

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    Image of Union Cabinet

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  • 2 Union Government Adopts 3-Pronged Approach to Spur Internal Trade [ None ]

    Union Government adopts a three- pronged approach to reinvigorate domestic retail and wholesale trade. This three-pronged policy approach will address the need of several small businesses.

    Three Pronged Approach

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  • 3 Schneider to Open Training Centers in 500 Districts in India [ None ]

    Schneider Electric (SE), a French company, will open training centres in 500 districts in India. It plans to set up a Centre of Excellence focused on power, solar and automation sectors.

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    Logo of Schneider Electric

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  • 4 India Ranks 97th of 118 in Global Hunger Index (GHI) [ None ]

    In 2016, India ranked 97th out of 118 countries on the Global Hunger Index. This annual report of GHI was made by International Food Policy Research Institute’s (IFPRI). 15 % of India’s population was found undernourished.

    Key Aspects

    • Hunger levels in developing countries have de

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  • Oct 12, 2016
  • 1 IIP: April-August Industrial Growth Worst in Last 10 Years [ None ]

    According to the report released by Index of Industrial Production (IIP) the first five months of the current fiscal year, recorded lowest Industrial growth in least 10 years from 2007-08. It is believed that Indian industries are suffering due to a global recession. Government r

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  • 2 Union Government Celebrates 100th Birth Anniversary of Nanaji Deshmukh [ None ]

    The Union Government decided to celebrate 100th birth anniversary of social activist and former RSS leader Nanaji Deshmukh from October 11, 2016 to October 11, 2017.  Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma announced during inaugural programme.

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    Image of Nanaji Deshmukh

    Image of Nanaji Deshmukh

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  • Oct 11, 2016
  • 1 Telangana Government to Announce 21 New Districts [ None ]

    Telangana government has announced 21 new districts in states on Dasara after two and half years of formation. With this Telangana will now have total 31 (10 existing + 21 new) districts. Telangana Rashtra Samithi made announcement on 11th October 2016. It will improve administra

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  • 2 Telangana and Ashok Leyland Signs MoU to Setup Body Building Unit [ None ]

    Telangana government and Ashok Leyland Commercial vehicle manufacturer signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a vehicle body building unit in Telangana at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore.

    Vinod K. Dasari, MD of Ashok Leyland and Shanti Kumari, Principal Secretary in the

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  • Oct 10, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Extends Anti-Dumping Duty on Certain Chinese Products [ None ]

    Revenue department has extended the anti-dumping duty on import of certain Chinese products, used in manufacturing shoes, toys, garment, and footwear and other industrial segments for another five years until 2021. This decision was taken by Central Board of Excise and Customs (C

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  • 2 India’S First Medipark to Be Set Up at Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu [ None ]

    Union cabinet approved setting up Medipark at Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu through a special purpose vehicle. It will be the India’s first medical devices manufacturing park. Union Cabinet permitted HLL Life care, a Mini Ratna PSU to sub-lease over 300 acres of

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  • 3 World Sustainable Development Summit Inaugurated [ None ]

    The first edition of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. It was organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with the theme “Beyond 2015 is People, Planet and Progress.”

    Key Facts

    • WSDS

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