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  • Jan 13, 2016
  • 1 David Bowie a Music Legend passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    David Bowie a Music Legend passed away on 10 January 2015 in New York, United States following a battle with liver cancer at the age of 69 years. He was one of the most significant musicians of 1970s. He was well-known for his creative musicianship to break pop and rock boundarie

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  • 2 Maria Teresa de Filippis a first female F1 driver passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Maria Teresa de Filippis the first female F1 (Formula One) driver has passed away on 8 January 2016 in Italy at the age of 89 years. She was the first female pioneer in motor racing. Motor racing is a sport mainly subjugated by men.

    • In 1958, she had taken part in the five World

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  • Jan 11, 2016
  • 1 Urjit Patel has been reappointed as Deputy Governor of RBI for a second term by government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For a second three-year term Dr. Urjit Patel has been reappointed as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) by The Union Government. Duty of Dr. Patel as Deputy Governor of RBI is to looks after Monetary Policy, Economic Policy Research, Deposit Insurance, Statistics and

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  • 2 New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 begins [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    At Pragati Maidan 24th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair began in New Delhi. Smriti Irani Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister has inaugurated it. The theme of 2016 is “Vivid Bharat – Diverse India” based on Cultural Heritage of India.

    • For the 24th addition China

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  • 3 New Chairman of CCI: Devender Kumar Sikri [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Former IAS Devender Kumar Sikri appointed as Chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI) by Union Government. He will replace Ashok Chawla after his tenure completed as the Chairman of CCI. He will serve as chairman of CCI for two and half year’s tenure until he reaches to

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  • 4 For payments bank space ICICI Bank partners with FINO PayTech [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To expedition into the payments bank space India’s largest private sector lender ICICI Bank has partnered with FINO PayTech. And with this ICICI Bank joins some of the leading lenders of the country who are already partnered with payments banks like Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) and

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  • 5 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy has been won by Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy in the women’s doubles category has been won by Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis at the finals played in Brisbane (Australia). They have batten the top seeded duo defeated German pair of An

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  • 6 Governor’s rule forced in Jammu and Kashmir for sixth time [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    After the unexpected death of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Governor’s rule has been forced in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for sixth time. After the recommendations forwarded by Union Home Ministry recommended this rule on the basis of a recommendation from J&K Go

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  • 7 Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016 has been announced by President [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To make amendments to the Enemy Property Act, 1968 Pranab Mukherjee has announced the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016. Under the governmental powers in consultation with Council of Union Ministers as per the provisions of Article 123 of Constitution of I

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  • 8 Ravindra Kalia noted Hindi writer and journalist passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ravindra Kalia a noted Hindi writer and journalist passed away in New Delhi after suffering from liver cirrhosis at the age of 78 years. He was become well-known for his works like Ghalib Chutti Sharab and Nau Saal Chotti Patni. He had also worked as Director of Bharatiya Jnanpit

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  • Jan 11, 2016
  • 1 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy has been won by Milos Raonic [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy in the men’s single category has been won by World No. 14 Milos Raonic from Canada at the finals played at Brisbane (Australia). He win the trophy by beating Roger Federer (world No. 3) from Switzerland by 6–4,6–4 score.

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  • 2 New Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India: Sailesh Singh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Registrar General and Census Commissioner (RGCC) of India is Senior IAS officer Sailesh. Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his appointment. He will serve as Registrar General and Census Commissioner (RGCC) till July 2

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  • 3 2016 Chennai Open title has been won by Stan Wawrinka [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016 Chennai Open title of tennis has been won by the World No. 4 Stanislaus Wawrinka from Switzerland by beating Aljaz Bedene from Slovenia with 6 - 3,6 - 4 score. With this he had won ATP Chennai Open title for 3 times continually in 2014,2015 and 2016, and overall fourth t

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  • 4 NASA’s Kepler spacecraft finds new 100 alien planets [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    More than 100 planets orbiting other stars have been discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA’s) restored planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft. In second-chance K2 mission the Kepler spacecraft discovered these alien planets during by using the transit me

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  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 1 Abid Ali Neemuchwala: New CEO of Wipro [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Abid Ali Z. Neemuchwala has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Member of the Board of the India’s third largest IT exporter Wipro Limited. He has replace T. K. Kurien who has been higher as the Executive Vice Chairman of the company.

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  • 2 E-Vahan Bima Scheme has been launched by Telangana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In order to issue motor insurance policy in digital form, Telangana Government has launched e-Vahan Bima Scheme. By legally accepting motor vehicle insurance policy in digital form Telangana has become the first state in the country to do so.

    About e-Vahan Bima Scheme

    • The schem

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  • 3 After 27 years, India-Nepal friendship bus service resumes [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    After a gap of 27 years, A friendship bus service between India and Nepal was flagged off via Champawat district in Uttarakhand. The resumed bus service will be run between Kanchanpur in Nepal close to the Banbasa border in Champawat district and Anand Vihar in New Delhi regularl

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  • 4 Former Chief Justice of India S. H. Kapadia passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sarosh Homi Kapadia a former Chief Justice of India (CJI) passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the age of 68. His At Tower of Silence at Kemps Corner, South Mumbai as per Parsi tradition his funeral was held.

    About SH Kapadia

    • He was born on 29 September 1947.
    • He had completed

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  • 5 33% posts for women constables in CAPFs has been reserve by Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    With the aim to enhance women’s representation Union Government has decide to reserve 33 % posts of Constables for women in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). Rajnath Singh Union Home Minister has approved suggestion in this regard and it will come into effect very soon with im

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  • 6 To expand FTA Sri Lanka and Pakistan - both agreed [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To expand bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) by inclusion of services and investment Sri Lanka and Pakistan both are agreed. During official visit to Sri Lanka, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared that they both are agreed for expiation of FTA.

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  • 7 India’s next Sachin Tendulkar: Pranav Dhanawade world record by scoring 1009 runs [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pranav Dhanawade a 15-year- old cricketer has created a world record by scoring 1009 runs (not out) in HT Bhandari Cup, an under-16 inter-school tournament held in Mumbai (Maharashtra). He has become the first batsman to score more than 1000 in any innings in any form of cricket.

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  • 8 Ganga Gram Yojana has been launched by Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To develop 1600 villages in Uttar Pradesh (UP) which are located near the banks of Ganga River, Union Government has launched Ganga Gram Yojana. The scheme was launched by the Uma Bharti Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has launched this

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  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 1 IMPS has been launched by Andhra Bank for money transfer [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In order to provide inter-bank electronic fund transfer service, Andhra Bank has launched Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) at all its branches in country. Andhra Bank has launched this customer friendly service by association with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

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  • 2 Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Chief Minister of J&K passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has passed away on 7th January 2016 at morning in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was hospitalized from December 24 for complaints of fever and neck pain

    • He was in the Intensive Care Unit of AIIMS and

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  • 3 Labshankar Thakar renowned Gujarati writer passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Labshankar Thakar passed away at Ahmedabad at the age of 80. He was modernist author of Gujarati literature. He was poet, playwright and story writer. About Labshankar Thakar: Thakar was born on 14 January 1935 in Sedla, Surendranagar Gujarat.

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  • 4 River Information System has been launched by Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government has launched India’s first ever River Information System (RIS) which facilitate safe and accurate inland waterway navigation. This system will be implemented in phases.

    • The first phase will cover 145-km stretch of National Waterways 1 on the Ganges River.
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  • 5 New Technical Advisor of Odisha Government: Sam Pitroda [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Technology Advisor of the Odisha Government is well-known telecom engineer and inventor Sam Pitroda, for the post of technology adviser for development of telecom, electronics, Information Technology, IT Enabled Services sectors of the state.

    • And with this he becomes a Cabi

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  • 6 Stand up India Scheme has been accepted by Union Cabinet for women and SC/ST [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In order to promote entrepreneurship among Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) and Women entrepreneurs Union Cabinet has approved the Stand Up India Scheme. This was approved in Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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  • 7 At Swedish Cup Grand Prix, Apurvi Chandela set world record in 10m air rifle [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the 2015 Swedish Cup Grand Prix Indian ace shooter Apurvi Chandela has set a new world record. And also win the gold medal in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event shooting score of 211.2.

    • Earlier world record of 211 score created by Chi

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  • 8 According to World Bank Report India will grow at 7.8% in year 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to recently issued the Global Economic Prospect report of the World Bank (WB), India will robust 7.8 per cent growth in the year 2016. Strong investor sentiment in India is also mentioned in this report and the positive effect on real incomes of the recent fall in oil p

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