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  • Mar 30, 2016
  • 1  Reservation Bill Has Been Passed by Haryana Assembly Unanimously [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in services and admission in educational institutions) Bill, 2016 has been passed by the Haryana Parliamentary Assembly unanimously. Key Provisions: The bill aims to offer reservation in various fields like services and admission in educ

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  • 2  112 is Declared as the Single Emergency Number by Telecom Commission [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    112 is accepted as the single emergency number for India, similar to 911 of United States (US) and 999 of United Kingdom (UK) by Telecom Commission. From this time Indian citizens in distress are able to get all emergency services by just dialing this single-number such as

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  • Mar 29, 2016
  • 1  Aadhaar Act, 2016 Has Been Announced by the Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Government has announced the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016. The Act will make available statutory backing for transfer of subsidies and benefits to eligible people having Aadhaar (UID) number.

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  • 2  GIRI Radar System Has Been Established by ISRO near Tirupati [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer (GIRI) Radar System has been installed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) near Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. It was installed at the autonomous research institute of the Department of Space (DoS) a National Atmospheric Resear

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  • 3  40 MW Hydropower Plant Has Been Commissioned by BHEL in West Bengal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The second 40 MW hydropower generating unit has been commissioned at the Teesta low dam hydroelectric project (HEP) stage IV in West Bengal by the Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). At the Teesta low dam HEP, a run-of-the-river Gre

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  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1 Longitudinal Ageing Study Launched by Union Government in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the Longitudinal Ageing Study: Longitudinal Ageing Study (LAS) focuses on the health, fiscal and social well-being of India’s elderly population. LAS will be a national milestone in scientific research that will give better knowing of India’s adult health problems and popul

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  • 2 India Post Announces Honoring Stamp on HAL for 75-Year of Service [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About HAL: HAL stands for Hindustan Aeronautical Limited. It is an aerospace and defence company located in Bangalore of Karnataka, India. It was established as Hindustan Aircraft Limited on 23rd December 1940 in Bangalore, India by Mr. Walchand Hirachand.

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  • 3 Agriculture Appreciation Bill, 2016 Passed by Punjab Assembly [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Agriculture Appreciation Bill, 2016: The aim of passing the Agriculture Appreciation Bill is to provide release to agriculturists, laborers and others who are dependent on agriculture by providing them fair clearance of their debt related disputes.

    • It also deals with qui

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  • 4 Justice Permod Kohli Selected as Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Justice Permod Kohli served as chief Justice of Sikkim High court from 12th December 2011 to March 2013. Currently, Justice Sunil Kumar Sinha of Chhattisgarh High court is served as Chief Justice of Sikkim High court from 30th March 2015.

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  • 5 India’S First Ever Lift Irrigation Project Has Been Inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s first river linking project Pattiseema lift irrigation project connecting Godavari River with Krishna River from the ongoing Polavaram Multi-purpose Irrigation Project has been inaugurated by the Andhra Pradesh government.

    • The Hyderabad-based Megha Engineering and Infras

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  • 6  in 2015 India and China Directed Investments in Renewable Energy: UN Report [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In 2015 India and China have led the developing countries in reserves made in renewable energy. The ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment’ was revealed in the report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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    • The wealthy nations have surpassed capacit

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  • 7  Fortune Magazine Named Arvind Kejriwal Among World’S 50 Greatest Leaders [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Fortune magazine has named Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as greatest leaders among the world’s 50 leaders. He placed at 42nd position and only leader from India in the list. It was Fortune magazine’s third annual ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ list.

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  • 8  to Improve Cooperation on Security, Trade Iran and Pakistan Both Have Agreed [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To enhance two-sided cooperation on regional security and trade Iran and Pakistan have mutually agreed. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have taken this decision during intensive talks in Islamabad.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is on

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  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1  to Promote Sustainable Agriculture Mizoram Government and JICA Inks MoU [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For ‘Capacity Enhancement for Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation Development’ Mizoram government and Japanese International Cooperative Agency (JICA) have inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    • The State government officials of Agriculture, Minor Irrigation, Horticulture a

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  • 2  New CEO and President of Bank of the West is Indian-American Nandita Bakshi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bank of the West, a subsidiary unit of French banking giant BNP Paribas is Indian-American Nandita Bakshi (57). She will replace Michael Shepherd due to his appointment as chairman of the BNP Paribas USA, a new holding compan

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  • 3  to Help India Join APEC US Lawmakers Has Introduced Legislation in Congress [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In order to help India join the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) a group of significant US lawmakers have introduced a Bull in the Congress asking the US President Barack Obama administration. The Chairman of the House Sub-committee Matt Salmon has introduced the legislat

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  • 4 Self-Regulation Code of Ethical Business Conduct for Industry Has Been Released by Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The self-regulation Code of ethical business conduct has been released by the Union Consumer Affairs Ministry which will be adopted by the Industry on providing best products and services. Department of Consumer Affairs and the industry bodies has inked Memoranda of Understanding

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  • 5  Garry Shandling a Legendary US Comedian Passed Away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Garry Shandling a US writer, actor, and comedian passed away in Los Angeles due to heart attack at the age of 66 years. He has prejudiced a generation of comedians with his Emmy Award winning TV series, ‘It’s Garry Shandling’s Show’.

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  • 6  for Construction of Six Nuclear Reactors at Jaitapur India and France Has Inked MoU [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For construction of six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur nuclear park in Maharashtra India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Electricite de France (EDF), a French public utility and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has inked this MoU.

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  • 7 Australian Cricketer Shane Watson Retires from International Cricket [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Shane Watson: Shane Robert Watson was born on 17th June 1981 in Ipswich of Queensland, Australia. He is formal professionalcricketer of Australia. He is currently ranked as the world No. 1 all-rounder inT20I. He joined the Australian Cricket team in 2002 and play game again

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  • 8 Johan Cruyff, the Dutch Soccer Legend Has Passes Away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Johan Cruyff, The Dutch football legend and coach passed away after a long suffering from lung cancer in Barcelona, Spain at age of 68. About Johan Cruyff: Hendrik Johan Cruyff was born on 25th April 1947 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    • He was a Dutch’s football player by profession

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  • Mar 28, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Permits the Implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana – Gramin [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana: Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana will provide financial help for construction of pucca houses to all houseless and households living in decrepit houses. The spending in implementing the project is Rs. 81975 crore in a span of 3 years from 2016 - 17 t

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  • 2 CIMAP Researchers Research That Mint Plant Can Help to Fight Cancer [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the research of CIMAP Researcher: Scientists CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP​) at Lucknow have found that mint plant has medicinal values that can cure cancer. They have recognized that a medicinal compound called ‘L-Menthol’ derived from Ment

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  • 3 President’S Rule is Made Compulsory in Uttarakhand [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Due to Sate Emergency President Pranab Mukherjee has imposed Present’s Rule in the state of Uttarakhand in the wake of legitimate breakdown under Article 356 of Constitution. Based on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet President has signed the declaration state Emergency in

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  • 4  First Indigenous Rotavirus Vaccine Rotavac of India Has Been Launched by the Union Health Ministry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first indigenous rotavirus vaccine named Rotavac of India has been launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to combat infant mortality due to diarrhoea. Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda has launched this vaccine as part country’s ambitious Universal Immuni

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  • 5  Syrian Army Recalls Historic City of Palmyra from IS [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The control of the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has been recovered by the Syrian Army and standard defence forces. The Syrian Army and Russian Aerospace Forces have jointly effort to get freedom of the historic city of Palmyr

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  • 6  India-Born Surya Deva Selected as UN Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Surya Deva an India-born academician has been appointed as the United Nations (UN) Adviser on Human Rights and Businesses. The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has appointed him as the Asia-Pacific representative of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights an

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  • Mar 23, 2016
  • 1  New Anti TB Drug Bedaquilin Has Been Launched by Health Ministry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New anti-TB (Tuberculosis) drug Bedaquilin has been launched by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry. The Union Health Minister J P Nadda has launched it as part of the TB national programme.

    At the primarily level the drug will be made available in six public hospitals

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  • 2 Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve of India Now Part of World Network of Biosphere Reserves of UNESCO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve (ABR) of India was included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) along with other 19 sited at the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (ICC

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  • 3  India Take Responsibility of BRICS Chairmanship from Russia for 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For the year 2016 India has assumed BRICS Chairmanship from the Russian Federation. BRICS is an association of five countries viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj formally disclosed the BRICS Logo for the duration of In

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