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  • Apr 27, 2016
  • 1 The Web Portal Called NOAPS Launched by Union Tourism Ministry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Tourism Ministry has launched Web Portal for National Monuments Authority called NOC Online Application and Processing System (NOAPS) to provide easy clearance to get no-objection certificates for applicants.

    About the web portal NOAPS:

    • NOAPS web portal stands for NOC On

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  • 2  Heart of Asia Conference Begins in New Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Heart of Asia conference began in New Delhi with the objective of bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. The Heart of Asia - Istanbul Processwas initiated to provide a stage to discuss regional issues, mainly promising security, political and economic collaboration betw

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  • 3 Shreya Iyer Becomes First Woman in Indian National Rally Championship of Motorsport [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Shreya Iyer becomes first woman to win a National motorsport championship in Indian National motorsport championship 2016 Rally. Shreya has begun to ride bikes at the age of 17 and rode widely across India including the inaccessible Suru valley in the Himalayas.

    About Shreya Iye

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  • Apr 26, 2016
  • 1  Mairaj Ahmed Khan Wins Silver Medal at ISSF World Cup of Shooting [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mairaj Ahmed Khan from India has won the silver medal in the men’s skeet event at ISSF World Cup held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. By winning at ISSF, Mairaj becomes first Indian shooter to win skeet medal for India at a World Cup.

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  • 2  Parliament Passes Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to Disentitle Sahejdhari Sikhs [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Parliament has passed the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to remove given right to Sahejdhari Sikhs to vote in the elections to members of the Board and the Committees. The amendment bill was passed first in the Rajya Sabha in March 2016 and later in the Lok Sabha in Ap

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  • 3 Finance Ministry Lowers EPF Rate to 8.7 Percent [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Finance Ministry has approved 8.7 percent interest on PF deposits for over five crore subscribers of retirement body EPFO, which is lower than 8.8 percent decided by the Central Board of Trustees (CBT).

    About the decision made by Finance Ministry to lower the rate:

    • The Cen

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  • Apr 25, 2016
  • 1 ISRO Scientists Develop World’S Lightest Material Silica Aerogel [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have developed world’s lightest synthetic material named ‘silica aerogel’ or ‘blue air’. ISRO’s scientist from Thiruvananthapuram developed it. Silica Aerogel is the lightest artificial material which was never before made.

    Properties of

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  • 2  Department of Disinvestment Renamed as DIPAM by Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Finance Ministry has issued notification to rename department of investment as DIPAM which is stands for Department of Investment and Public Asset Management. The decision of renaming was taken for proper management of Central government’s investments in equity

    • By this rena

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  • 3  Prince Rogers Nelson, the Music Legend Passed Away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor Prince Rogers Nelson was passed away on 21st April 2016 at Chanhassen of Minnesota, United States at the age of 57 years.

    About P

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  • 4  FDI Intelligence Reports: India Becomes Top FDI Destination in 2015 by Replacing China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to the FDI Intelligence Reports, India has replaced China as the top Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination by $63 billion worth FDI projects in 2015 in India. FDI Intelligence is a division of Financial Times Limited which is the largest sector of excellence globa

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  • 5  Idriss Deby, the Chadian President Wins Fifth Term [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chad’s President, Idriss Deby has won a fifth term in office in first-round victory. Idriss Deby’s Patriotic Salvation Movement party secured the 61.56 % of the vote in the first-round runoff in election of 2016.

    • Opposition

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  • 6  Twitter Seva Launched by Union Commerce Ministry for Start-Ups [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Twitter Seva launche by the Union Commerce and Industry Ministry to access government irrespective of any department, to be aware of issues and grievances regarding startups, exporters and importers and other stakeholders they can put their queries in Twitter Seva using the hasht

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  • 7  China, Pakistan Signs Agreement to Launch Satellite to Monitor CPEC Projects [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    China and Pakistan have signed an agreement for the launch of a special satellite to monitor the development of the multi-billion dollars China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

    About CPEC projects:

    • CPEC stands for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
    • It refers to seiz

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  • 8  Bhupendra Kainthola Appointed FTII Director [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bhupendra Kainthola, Indian Information Service officer has been appointed as Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). He will replace FTTI Prashant Pathrabe. He will have tenure of near about three years as director post.

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  • Apr 25, 2016
  • 1 President Nominates 6 Well-Known Members to Rajya Sabha [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee has selected six renowned members to Rajya Sabha as per the provisions of Article 80 of the Constitution. the selected members are Mary Kom, Narendra Jadhav, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Suresh Gopi, Subramanian Swamy and Swapan Dasgupta

    About the nominated six

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  • 2 India Approves Trade Facilitation Agreement of WTO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India has officially approved the WTO’s (World Trade Organisation) Trade Facilitation Agreement which aims at easing customs procedures to increase business. To approve the agreement regarding trade facilitation, India’s WTO ambassador Anjali Prasad handed over agreement of accep

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  • 3  Salman Khan Appointed as Indian Contingent’S Goodwill Ambassador for 2016 Rio Olympics [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bollywood actor Salman Khan was appointed as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Olympics to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was chosen by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) from a list of two to three candidates.

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  • 4  Sahapedia, India’S First Online Interactive Heritage Portal Has Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sahapedia, India’s first online interactive heritage portal has launched by the Union Government in New Delhi, India. Aweb portal is specially designed web site that transports information together from varied sources in an even way.

    • Early public web portals wereAOL, Excite, Net

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  • 5  Rafael Nadal Has Won 2016 Barcelona Open Title of Tennis [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    World-class tennis player Rafael Nadal from Spain has won the 2016 Barcelona Open title of Tennis. The Barcelona Open Title of year 2016 is Nadal’s overall 9th Barcelona Open title and 69th win from 101 finals on the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour.

    • He also has w

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  • 6  Mouamba Clement Selected as Prime Minister of Congo [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mouamba Clement has been appointed as Prime Minister of Congo, the Central African Country by Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Mouamba Clement will be responsible in this position for developing a new government in agreement with the 2015 constitution as per discussion wit

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  • Apr 21, 2016
  • 1  Rahul Johri First CEO of BCCI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is Rahul Johri. Mr. Johri will crash to the BCCI secretary and shall be given independence to work individually in BCCI’s set-up that was consistently measured by honorary office-bearers.

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  • 2  In 2016 World Press Freedom Index India is Ranks at 133 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India ranked 133rd out of 180 nations in recently released 2016 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI) measured worldwide in terms of press self-determination in 2015. This year India has scored 43.17 and jumped three spots from the 136th position it had in 2015.

    • The Index was circula

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  • 3  Signing the Paris Agreement Accepted at 21st CoP is Approved by Union Cabinet [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet gave its agreement to signing the Paris Agreement accepted at the 21st Conference of Parties of UNFCCC held in Paris in December 2015. So on behalf of India, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar

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  • 4 2016 Pulitzer Prize: List of Winners and Other Key Details [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Pulitzer Prize 2016 is won by the Sympathizer, a debut novel of Vietnamese American professor Viet Thanh Nguyen. Two prestigious Pulitzer Prize has won by Associated Press in Public Service for coverage for an investigation of severe labour exploitations tied to the supply of

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  • Apr 20, 2016
  • 1  Well-Known Hollywood Actress Doris Roberts is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Renowned Hollywood actress Doris Roberts passed away at the age of 90 years at Los Angeles in her sleep. She was become famous for playing meddlesome mother Marie Barone in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005).

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  • 2  Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme Protracted to More 61 Districts with Low Child Sex Ratio [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Government has protracted the Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme in supplementary 61 districts across 11 States and Union Territories with low Child Sex Ratio, the Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced it at New Delhi.

    About Beti Bachao, Beti Padh

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  • 3  Durga Thakur from India Has Promoted as International Hockey Umpire [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Durga Thakur from India has been supported as international outdoor umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for her good performance at the recently-held Hawke’s Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand.

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  • 4  RIC Forum Fields to Expand Collaboration in Fight Agents Terrorism [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 14th edition of meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russia, India and China (RIC) Forum has declared to extend collaboration in fighting terrorism. The conference was held in Moscow, Russia and was acted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Union Minister of Foreign Af

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  • 5  RBL: First Private Sector Bank of India to Open Dedicated Branch for Startups [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The RBL Bank became India’s first private sector bank to open dedicated branch for startups. It was inaugurated at Koramangala, Bengaluru by noted entrepreneur and former chairman of UIDAI Nandan Nilekani.

    Key facts:

    • The first exclusive bank branch of start-ups will compromise

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  • Apr 19, 2016
  • 1  EU Parliament Has Accepts Joint System for Share Air Passenger Data to Fight Terror [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To fight against terrorism, the European Parliament has approved formation of a European passenger name records (PNR) system. This proposal is passed by 461 votes to 179 against. Now the EU member countries will true it as national law in two years.

    • PNR is a joint system for se

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