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  • Feb 9, 2016
  • 1 India Officially Turn Out to Be Associate Member of Embo [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India has signed agreement and officially become an Associate Member State European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). In behalf of India Ministry of Science and Technology has signed an agreement at New Delhi on 4th February 2016. With this agreement India has become second

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  • 2 The Last Member of Apollo 14 Edgar Mitchell is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    US Spaceman Edgar Mitchell is passed away at the age of 85 years at Lake Worth, Florida. He was the sixth person who walks on the moon. In 1971, as part of Apollo 14 he has spent 9 hours at moon’s surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region.

    About Edgar Mitchell:

    • He was born on

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  • 3 12th South Asian Games Opened with a Colorful Ceremony [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 12th edition of South Asian Games (SAG) has begun after inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in Guwahati, Assam. This multi sports event of 11 days is began from 5th February 2016 which is jointly hosted by Guwahati and Meghalaya capital,

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  • 4 2016 International Fleet Review Kick Starts in Visakhapatnam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016International Fleet Review (IFR) is a military exercise which is hosted and conducted by Indian Navy. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Chandrababu Naidu has inaugurated it in Visakhapatnam. “United through Oceans” is a theme of this edition.

    • The main aim

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  • 5 Union Government Will Setup National Organic Farming Research Institute in Sikkim [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The National Organic Farming Research Institute (NOFRI) will be formed at Sikkim as decided by The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The existing Regional Centre of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) at Gangtok will upgraded to establish this Inst

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  • 6 For Aids Prevention Project Sunrise Launched in Ne States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Project Sunrise on for prevention of AIDS has been launched by J P Nadda a Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, especially for people who are injected with drugs in 8 North-eastern States. Main aim behind this project is to identify 90 % of drug addicts with HIV and put t

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  • 7 Sudhir Tailang a Well-Known Political Cartoonist is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Well-known political cartoonist Sudhir Tailang has passed away at the age of 55 years due to brain cancer at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, Mumbai. He was famous for his political cartoons which are chronicled contemporary Indian politics with wit humors.

    About Sudhir Tailang

    • He

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  • 8 Basmati Rice Gets Geographical Indication Tag for 7 Indian States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chennai based Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) has issue ‘Geographical Indication’ tag for basmati rice as suggested by the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). This GI tag is allotted to basmati raise grown in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) on the foothills of th

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  • Feb 9, 2016
  • 1  National Institute of Science Education and Research Campus Has Been Inaugurated at Bhubaneswar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The permanent campus of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) is inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jatani near Bhubaneswar, Odisha. On the lines of IISc Bangalore NISER has been established and its five sister institutions IISERs that are being

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  • 2 Google Has Celebrated 182nd Birth Anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Popular search engine Google has celebrated 182nd birth anniversary of Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev by dedicating a doodle on 8th February 2016. This was a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate holidays, events, achieveme

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  • 3 National Air Quality Indices Has Been Released [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The National Air Quality Indices (AQI) has been released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 24 cities across India in the month of January 2016. Delhi is also termed as most polluted city in world by the World Health Organization (WHO).

    Key facts

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  • 4 Indian Handloom Tag Has Been Given to Chettinad Cotton Saree [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Indian Handloom Brand tag has been given to Chettinad cotton saris for its unique designs and identity by the Union textile Ministry. The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has examine its several quality parameters stipulated and then after chettinad cotton saree get this ta

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  • 5 Well-Known Urdu Poet Nida Fazli is More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Legendary Urdu Poet and Bollywood lyricist Nida Fazli passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra due to heart attack at the age of 78 years. He was become famous among singers and fans for their graceful presentation of ghazals, nazm and dohaas.

    About Nida Fazli

    • He was born on 12th Oct

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  • Feb 8, 2016
  • 1 New Nato Commander of Afghanistan is Us General John Nicholson [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Nomination of General John Nicholson as the commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan has been conferred by the US Senate Armed Services Committee. He will replace commander US General John Campbell after his retirement. When Afghanistan needed serious concerns about the securi

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  • 2 Indian Vaccine Maker Greensignal Bio Pharma Has Been Certified with Pqp Certification [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chennai based Indian vaccine maker GreenSignal Bio Pharma has been certified with PQP (Pre-qualification of Medicines Programme) certification by a UN Health agency World Health Organization (WHO) for manufacturing a BCG (Bacillus Calmette–Guerin) vaccine. And now with this certi

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  • 3 For Nuclear Damage India Has Approved Convention on Supplementary Compensation [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Convention on Supplementary Compensation which sets parameters on a nuclear operator’s financial liability. And regarding to this, India has submitted the Instrument of Ratification of the CSC to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It will come into force after 90 days

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  • 4 Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited Has Been Inaugurated [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) have been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Lepetkata, Assam and dedicated the facility to the nation. And it is North-Eastern region’s first ever petro-chemical plant of Indian. It will construct at estimated cost o

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  • 5 For the First Time Paper Waste Turned into Non-Toxic Green Aerogel [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Scientists from National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully converted paper waste into green nontoxic cellulose aerogels for the first time ever. Aerogels are most weightless solid materials in the world. They are also one of the finest insulation materials available

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  • 6 First Joint Tactical Drill on Border Has Been Hold by India and China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For the first time joint tactical exercise named “Sino-India Cooperation 2016” has be held by border troops of India and China in Chushul-Moldo in Jammu and Kashmir. And for the Hand-in-Hand series of India-China Joint Exercises and the recently conducted joint exercise in Sikkim

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  • 7 Paradip Oil Refinery Has Been Dedicated to Nation [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Oil Corporation’s (IOC’s) new state of the art refinery at Paradip in Odisha has been dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This will be 11th refinery of IOC. It has installed capacity of 15 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA).

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  • 8 Well Known Singer-Songwriter Dan Hicks is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Well-known American singer-songwriter Dan Hicks passed away at the age of 74 years due to throat and liver cancer. He was suffering with these diseases from last two years. He became well known for his traditional mix of folk, jazz and country music.

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  • Feb 4, 2016
  • 1 Aiib’s New Vice-President: Dj Pandian [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    D J Pandian a former IAS office has been appointed as vice-president and chief investment officer (CIO) of Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). He is retired IAS officer of Gujarat cadre and also had served as chief secretary of the state.

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  • 2 World’s First Zika Vaccine Candidates Has Been Developed by Bharat Biotech [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The world’s first Zika vaccine has been innovated by Hyderabad-based vaccines manufacturer Bharat Biotech. They have developed two candidates of vaccine, one of them is inactivated and second one is recombinant type which is recently submitted to the Government.

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  • 3 Historic Trans-Pacific Partnership (Tpp) Agreement Has Been Signed by the 12 Nations [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement has been signed by all 12 Pacific Rim countries in Auckland, New Zealand which is one of the biggest profession deals in history. These 12 countries are:

    • Singapore,
    • Malaysia,

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  • 4 61st National School Athletics Championship Has Been Won by Kerala [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 61st National School Athletics championship has been won Kerala (host) for the 19th consecutive time. It was organized at Kozhikode. Out of 20 reported records state has won 10 meet records. Kerala has got 306 points and win 39 gold, 29 silver and 17 bronze medals in this edi

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  • 5 India’s First Ayurvedic Anti-Diabetic Drug “Bgr-34” Has Been Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s first anti-diabetic Ayurvedic drug “BGR-34” has been launched by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for type two Diabetes mellitus. BGR-34 stands for Blood Glucost Supervisor and proposed effective, safe, patient-friendly solution for dealing with t

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  • Feb 3, 2016
  • 1 As World’s Most Valuable Company Alphabet Inc. Overtakes Apple [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As the most valuable company in the world Alphabet Inc. the parent company of Google has overtaken Apple. In the fourth quarter Alphabet has made a profit of $4.9 billion which is valued at 548 billion dollars followed by Apple with 534 billion dollars.

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  • 2 A New Senior Director of World Bank: Saroj Kumar Jha [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Senior Director for the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group in the World Bank is Saroj Kumar Jha. Senior Director is an important position in the World Bank to provide strategic leadership to address the challenge like fragility, conflict and Violence.

    About Saroj Kumar J

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  • 3 S. S. Tarapore Former RBI Deputy Governor is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    S. S. Tarapore a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Economist has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the age of 80 years. He was famously known for his strong views on issues ranging from inflation to capital account convertibility as economist.


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  • 4 Well Known Urdu Writer Intizar Husain Passed Away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Intizar Husain a fabulous Urdu fiction writer, novelist, columnist and poet has passed away in Lahore, Pakistan at the age of 93 years. He was the first person from Pakistan and the first Urdu writer who is nominated for the prestigious literally award Man Booker International Pr

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