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  • Mar 23, 2016
  • 1 Andrew Grove Former Intel CEO is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Andrew Grove: He was born on 2nd September 1936 in Budapest, Hungary. He had left US in 1956 - 7 and then he had survived Nazi occupation and later Soviet repression. In 1968 he was present at the Intel’s founding.

    • He became

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  • 2  2016 Australian Grand Prix of Formula One Has Been Won by Nico Rosberg [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Nico Rosberg, Mercedes driver from Germany has won the 2016 Formula One Rolex Australian Grand Prix held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit. It was the first race of the 2016 season of Formula One in which total 11 teams had participated.

    With this Rosberg has won fifteenth cha

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  • Mar 22, 2016
  • 1  New Goodwill Ambassador of UN Population Fund Ashley Judd [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ashley Judd a highly praised humanitarian, actor, writer and political activist from US has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She will support the UNFPA’s efforts to empower women to choose when and how often to become pregnant a

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  • 2  Meir Dagan a Former Mossad Director Passed Away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mossad Meir Dagan a former Director of Israel’s intelligence agency has passed away due to liver cancer at the age of 71 years. Dagan had served as Director General of the Mossad from 2002 until his retirement in 2011. He was extensively accredited for covertly disrupting Iran’s

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  • 3  First US Female Combatant Chief : General Lori Robinson [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Lori Robinson a United States (US) Air Force General has been selected as the next head of the US military’s Northern Command. She becomes the first woman to head a US combatant command as the position is one of the most senior in the US military for the first time.

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  • 4  Indian Railways and ISRO Signed MoU for Remote Sensing, GIS Technologies [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For Effective use of Space Technology in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) Union Ministry of Railways and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has signed a MoU which is based on Governance Application for Indian Railways.

    Indian Railways will use geospa

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  • 5  Inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize Has Been Won by the Geetakshi Arora [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize is awarded to an Indian student Geetakshi Arora for her excellent dissertation on “Goddess Myths in Graphic Novels: Reimagining Indian Feminity”. Geetakshi is a post-graduate student of the South Asia at Institute at the School of Oriental and

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  • 6  IRCTC Survey Has Released That Surat is Cleanest a-1 Railway Station in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to the recently published survey of Indian Railways Surat (Gujarat) was declared as the cleanest railway station in the country. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have jointly conducted the survey at 407 railway stations, which included 75 A-1 stat

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  • 7  Agreement of EU and Turkey is Tackle Migrant Crisis Comes into Effect [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The European Union (EU) and Turkey agreement to tackle the migrant crisis has formally come into effect. Migrants arriving in Greece will be sent back to Turkey if their asylum claim is rejected under the agreement.

    Key features of agreement

    • All unequal migrants into Greece cro

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  • 8  Kisan Suvidha Mobile App Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Kisan Suvidha mobile application has been launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for farmers to provide agricultural related basic information quickly. Kisan Suvidha is a compilation mobile app that will provide basic information on subjects viz.

    • Market prices
    • Seeds
    • Ferti

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  • Mar 22, 2016
  • 1  Knight of the Legion of Honour Has Been Conferred to Tikka Shatrujit Singh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The royal scion of Kapurthala’s Ahluwalia dynasty Tikka Shatrujit Singh (54) has been conferred with the prestigious Knight of the Legion of Honour by the French Government. The French ambassador to India Francois Richier has presented him this honour in a ceremony held in New De

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  • 2  Across the World Earth Hour 2016 Was Observed on 19th March 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On 19th March 2016 from 8: 30 pm to 9: 30 pm local time the 10th edition of World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF’s) Earth Hour was observed across the World. People energized by Earth Hour 2016 to explore and adopt a cleaner and more supportable lifestyle by implementation renewable

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  • 3  New MD of Pfizer India: S Sridhar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About S Sridhar: S Sridhar has been appointed as new managing director (MD) of the Pfizer India. The company’s shareholders have announced his appointment at the annual general meeting.

    • S Sridhar is a chartered accountant by profession and he has 20 years of reach experience.

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  • Mar 21, 2016
  • 1  2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title Has Been Won by the HS Prannoy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious 2016 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in the men’s single category has been won by the Ace Indian shutter HS Prannoy (World no 13) at the finals played at Basel, Switzerland, he defeated Marc Zwiebler (World no 7) of Germany 21 - 18,21 - 15 score

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  • 2  Bangladesh Bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are Suspended by ICC for Illegal Bowling Action [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Bangladesh bowlers Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny are suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowling with an illegal action with an immediate effect. After independent valuations it is found that their bowling actions of is illegal and so that they are suspen

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  • Mar 18, 2016
  • 1  2016 Abel Prize Will Be Honored the British Mathematician Andrew Wiles [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious 2016 Abel Prize will be honored to the British mathematician Andrew Wiles (62). The Norwegian Academy of Sciences has selected him and Letters for solving a centuries old hypothesis (equation), Fermat’s Last Theorem. Academy has described his achievement as an epo

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  • 2 on Internet List of Time Magazine, PM Narendra Modi Named Among 30 Most Influential People [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named in list of 30 most influential people on the internet the among the 2016 edition by the Time Magazine. He was positioned at 15th position.

    The American hip hop artist and entrepreneur Kanye West has topped the list.

    It is the s

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  • 3 to Provide Real Time Visibility Information to Pilots IMD Has Develops Drishti [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To provide real time visibility information to pilots India Meteorology Department (IMD) has indigenously developed an instrument named Drishti. With the use of this instrument pilots are able to take quick decision during critical landings and take-offs of aircraft particularly

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  • 4  Swine Flu is Notified Under Epidemic Disease Act by Punjab Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Under the Epidemic Disease Act Punjab Government has notified swine flu (H1N1) in order to prevent the spread of disease in the state. Based on recommendations of state advisory committee headed by Dr. D Behera Health and Family Welfare Department of state has issued notification

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  • 5  FCI’S Depot Online System Has Been Launched by the Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Depot Online System of state run Food Corporation of India (FCI) has been launched by the Union Government to carry transparency and minimize storage losses of food grains. The Union Food and public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan have launched this system in New Delhi as

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  • Mar 17, 2016
  • 1 on UN’S World Happiness Index 2016 of UN India Ranks at 118th Position [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    World Happiness Index (WHI) 2016 of United Nations India ranked 118th out of 157 countries. The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the UN has publicized the fourth World Happiness Report 2016.

    Key Highlights of Report

    Top 10 countries are:

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  • 2  NFC-Based Contactless Mobile Payment Solution “Touch & Pay” Launched by ICIC Bank [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New contactless mobile payment solution Touch & Pay based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has been launched by India’s largest private sector ICICI Bank. This solution will allow credit and debit of bank of customers to make in-store contactless payments by undulate

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  • 3  New Governor of Central Bank of Bangladesh is Fazle Kabir [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The new Governor of Bangladesh central bank of country is former Secretary of Finance Division Fazle Kabir. He was appointed by Bangladesh Government. He will replace Atiur Rahman due to his resigned after taking moral responsibility over the cyber theft from the central bank’s o

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  • 4  Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan a Well-Known Shehnai Exponent is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan well-known Shehnai exponent has passed away due to prolonged illness at the age of 77 years in Kolkata, West Bengal. After the legendary Bismillah Khan he was one of the best-known players of the instrument.

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  • 5  India Aviation Show 2016 Instigated in Hyderabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    An international exhibition and conference on civil aviation The India Aviation 2016 kicked off in Hyderabad, Telangana. The President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the fifth edition in the biennial series at the Begumpet Airport (also known as Hyderabad Old Airport).

    Key fac

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  • Mar 16, 2016
  • 1  Mother Teresa to Be Idolized as Saint [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary Mother Teresa will be preeminent to Sainthood i. e. will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on September 4,2016. Pope Francis has approved a decree identifying a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa’s intercession w

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  • 2  Htin Kyaw Becomes First Civilian President of Myanmar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    After 53 years of military rule Htin Kyaw (69) is appointed as the first civilian (non-military) President of the country by Myanmar Parliament. He has secured 360 votes out of 652 and beaten Military-nominated Myint Swe with 213 votes, NLD candidate, Henry Van Thio at third posi

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  • 3  VC of Canberra University is H Deep Saini a Indian Scholar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    H Deep Saini (60) a noted Indian scholar and plant physiologist has been appointed as the fifth Vice Chancellor of the prestigious University of Canberra, Australia. In September 2016 he will replace Vice Chancellor Stephen Parker who will step down from the post in July 2016 aft

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  • 4  Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Has Been Passed by Lok Sabha [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been passed by Lok Sabha to include certain communities in the list of Scheduled Castes (SC) from 4 states. The bill aims to amend Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 to include certain communities from

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  • Mar 15, 2016
  • 1  2016 Global Teacher Prize Has Been Won by the Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious one million dollar 2016 Global Teacher Prize has been awarded to the Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub from a refugee camp. She was honored with the award at a ceremony held in Dubai for her outstanding contribution to the profession. She has beaten other nine in

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