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  • Apr 13, 2016
  • 1 2015 Saraswati Samman Will Be Honored to Dogri Poetess Padma Sachdev [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015 will be honored to Dogri Poetess and novelist Padma Sachdev (76) for her autobiography ‘Chitt-Chete’ written in Dogri language and published in 2007.

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  • Apr 12, 2016
  • 1 ISRO Will Launch “CartoSat-2C” a New Military Satellite in May 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a new earth observatory named CartoSat-2C in May. The satellite is constructed for military purposes will blast off using the renowned PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle).

    • India will join the ranks of China and USA who hav

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  • 2 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize Will Be Honored to Khadija Ismayilova [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize will be honored to the Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova of Azerbaijan. During the celebration of World Press Freedom Day i. e. on 3 May 2016 she will be conferred with this award for her outstanding c

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  • 3 2016 US Masters Golf Has Been Won by the Danny Willett [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious 2016 US Masters Golf tournament has been won by the Danny Willett (28) from England. with a score of 283 (−5) it was his first major championship and three strokes ahead of runners-up Lee Westwood (UK) and the defending champion Jordan Spieth (US).

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  • 4  Bharti Airtel’S Payments Bank Unit Has Been Permitted by RBI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharti Airtel’s payments bank venture — Airtel M Commerce Services Ltd (AMCS) has approved by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). And with this approval AMCS has become the first entity to receive final approval from the RBI to start a payments bank.

    • Airtel M Commerce is a subsidi

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  • Apr 11, 2016
  • 1 Rajasthan: the First State of India to Pass Land Title Bill [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Rajasthan state assembly passes Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Bills, 2016 to provide constitutional support to land records. And with this Rajasthan has become the first state in India to pass land title bill for successfully assuring land and property ownership.

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  • 2  Union Government Gives Permission to First Metrino Pod Taxi Project of India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s first Metrino Pod project named personal rapid transit (PRT) network has been approved by the Union Government for Gurgaon, Haryana. Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister; Rao Narbir Singh has announced these project.

    These will be completely private project

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  • 3  Experienced Journalist and Writer Yogendra Bali is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Veteran journalist and author Yogendra Bali passed away in New Delhi at the age of 86 years after a brief illness. Bali had served The Times of India as its roving correspondent till retirement in his long journalistic career.

    • He was also connected with a number of newspapers a

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  • 4 Ambitious Climate Change Action Plan Has Been Launched by the World Bank [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The World Bank has revealed an ambitious Climate Change Action Plan (CCP) to fast-track hard work to tackle climate change over the next five years, up to 2020. It will help developing countries to bring their targets set in the national climate plans which were submitted for the

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  • 5  Union Government Has Recently Launched ISBN Portal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) portal has been launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) in New Delhi. The Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has launched it as part of Union Government’s ambitious Digital India campaign.

    Key facts:

    • The ISB

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  • 6  Saudi Arabia and Egypt Has Decided to Build Bridge Over the Red Sea [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Saudi Arabia and Egypt have decided to build bridge which will connect both them over the Red Sea to boost trade and commerce. Saudi Arabia has publicized that an agreement has been reached with Egypt regarding to this.

    During official visit of Saudi Arabia’s king Salman to the

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  • 7 Former Union MoS Dr C Silvera is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Dr C Silvera a former Union Minister of state (MoS) had passed away due stroke in Aizawl District, Mizoram at the age of 80 years. From 17 February 1994 to 15 September 1999, he had served as Union MoS for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

    • He was the first only person for l

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  • 8  UN Going to Observe 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On April 13,2016 for the first time, United Nations (UN) is going to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, father of the Indian Constitution (a day before his date of birth).

    • The ma

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  • Apr 11, 2016
  • 1 2016 Malaysian Open Title of Badminton Has Been Won by the Lee Chong Wei [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    2016 Malaysian Open title in the men’s single category has been won by the Lee Chong Wei Malaysia’s badminton, at Kuala Lumpur by beating Chen Long (world number 1) of China in straight games 21 - 13,21 - 8 in a match that lasted 42 minutes.

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  • 2 Graphene Based All-Weather Solar Cell Has Been Invented by Chinese Researchers [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Graphene based all-weather solar cell which can generate electricity even during rains using ‘wonders material’ has been innovated by the team of researchers from the Ocean University of China and Yunnan Normal University.

    Key facts:

    • The new all-weather solar cell is prepared

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  • 3  Sri Lanka Announces Recommencement of Chinese Colombo Port City Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sri Lankan Government has officially announced the recommencement of work on the delayed Chinese Colombo Port City project. In the Joint Statement by China and Sri Lanka at the conclusion of the official state visit of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Beijing the announceme

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  • Apr 8, 2016
  • 1 Worlds Smallest Nanoscale Diode Has Been Developed by Georgia and BGU University Researchers [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Researchers of Georgia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed the world’s smallest nanoscale diode or molecular rectifier which will affect the development of molecular electronic devices in future.

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  • 2 New Chairman of NASSCOM is CP Gurnani [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    CP Gurnani is appointed as chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) for 2016 - 17 terms. Presently Gurnani is serving as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tech Mahindra.

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  • 3 ECoR Turn into Largest Freight Loading Railway Zone of India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The East Coast Railway (ECoR) Zone has emerged as largest Freight Loading Railway Zone the country in year 2015 - 16 in terms of revenue loading performance. It is headquartered at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

    • The ECoR loaded 173.49 million tonnes of freight as compared to 161.91 durin

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  • 4  Iceland Government Has Named Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson as New PM [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson (53) has been named as new PM by the Iceland ruling coalition Government after igmundur Gunnlaugsson had stepped down. He was serving as Agriculture and Fisheries Minister (since 2013) and deputy leader of the Progressive Party of the Ireland prior to thi

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  • 5 North East-ASEAN Business Summit Started at Imphal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first-ever north East-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Business Summit has begun in Imphal, Manipur. Its main focus area is on road connectivity, trade and tourism. Manipur Commerce and Industries Department (MCID) have organized this two day summit in collabora

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  • Apr 7, 2016
  • 1 New Planet with Triple-Star System Named KELT-4Ab Has Been Discover by the Scientists [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A rare triple-star system named KELT-4Ab with a gas giant planet similar in size to Jupiter has been discovered by the researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the United States. And the research was published in The Astronomical Journal.

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  • 2 Adarsh Vidyalaya Project Has Been Launched by the Odisha Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Adarsh Vidyalaya (AV) project has been launched by the Odisha Government to offer modern schools facilities on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalayas in the undersized rural areas of the state.

    • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched this project at Sasan Ambagaon village in

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  • Apr 6, 2016
  • 1  Gatimaan Express a First Semi-High Speed Train Flagged Off from Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gatimaan Express First Semi-High Speed Train (SHST) of India was flagged off between New Delhi and Agra. Suresh Prabhu a Union Railway Minister has flagged of these train from Nizamuddin Railway station of New Delhi and reached Agra on time in 100 minutes.

    • It is faster compared

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  • 2 Stand Up India Scheme for SC/ST, Women Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Stand-up India scheme to providing credit to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and women borrowers in the non-farm sector has been launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The scheme is planned to promote free enterprise among SC/ST and women and further give a

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  • 3  M H P Rao Architect of Madras Atomic Power Station is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Myneni Hari Prasad Rao a former Project Director of Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) has passed away at the age of 88 years due to old age ailments. He was measured the Father or Architect of the MAPS and had served its first project director.

    About Myneni Hari Prasad Rao:

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  • 4 Repo Rate Will Be Cut by 25 Basis Points to 6.5% by RBI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Repo rate has been cut down by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent from 6.75 per cent, with immediate effect by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). In the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the RBI for the 2016 - 17 fiscal the announcement in this regard was declared.

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  • Apr 5, 2016
  • 1  Police Chief Tran Dai Quang Sworn in as 9th President of Vietnam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The ninth President of Vietnam is Tran Dai Quang after he was elected by country’s National Assembly. He had replaced Truong Tan Sang and shall have term of five years. After he had secured 91.5 % votes i. e. 452 valid votes out of the total 494 members of the unicameral house he

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  • 2  Gato Barbieri a Famous Jazz Saxophonist Passed Away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gato Barbieri a well-known Latin jazz saxophonist Leandro passed away in New York, US due to pneumonia at the age of 83 years. For best instrumental composition for his music for Last Tango he had won a Grammy Award in 1973.

    About Gato Barbieri

    • He was born on November 28,1932 a

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  • 3  First Ever Public Dengue Vaccination Programme of World Has Been Launched in Philippines [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    With a French drug Dengvaxia (world’s 1st dengue fever vaccine) to combat mosquito-borne disease the world’s first public dengue vaccination programme was launched in the Philippines. And in this program many hundred children whose age is between 9 and 10 were protected with the

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