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  • May 26, 2016
  • 1  Pinarayi Vijayan Takes Oath as Chief Minister of Kerala [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pinarayi Vijayan veteran CPI (M) leader has taken oath as 12th Chief Minister of Kerala after the left Democratic Front (LDF) had won 2016 state assembly election. His oath of office and secrecy has been administered by the State Governor P Sathasivam along with other 18 minister

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  • 2  According to CSE Study Chemical Additive in Bread Potassium Bromate is Carcinogenic [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chemical additive Potassium bromate (KbrO3) usually prevalent in bread and refined flour is carcinogenic according to the recent study of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) which was tested by CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory.

    • Ans during the study they found 84 % of

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  • May 25, 2016
  • 1  Sarbananda Sonowal Take Oath as Chief Minister of Assam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sarbananda Sonowal (54) BJP leader and former Union Minister have taken oath as the 14th Chief Minister of Assam after winning with majority in 2016 state assembly election. At the oath taking ceremony of Sarbananda Sonowal State Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya administer

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  • 2  Union Government Shortlist 13 Cities in 2nd Phase of Smart Cities Mission [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    13 cities have been shortlisted by the Union Ministry of Urban Development for the list of second batch of Smart Cities based on scores obtained in Fast Track competition lead for 23 cities from as many States and Union Territories.

    • Lucknow in Uttar Prades has topped this compe

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  • 3  Asian 6-Red Snooker Title Won by Pankaj Advani [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pankaj Advani ace cueist of India has won the Asian 6-Red Snooker title held in Abu Dhabi and created history and became the first cueist in the world to hold both world and continental titles in 6-red snooker at the same time.

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  • 4  ASMITA a Student Tracking System To Be Launched Soon [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ASMITA, a student tracking system programme will soon be launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), it is acronym for All School Monitoring Individual Tracing Analysis.

    • ASMITA will be launched under Shala Asmita Yojana (SAY).

    Key facts:

    • SAY will track

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  • 5  Light and Heavy 10 Years Old Diesel Vehicles Banned by NDT in Six Major Cities of Kerala [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Light and heavy diesel vehicles which are more than 10 years old has been banned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in the six major cities of Kerala. And these six major cities are:

    1. Thiruvananthapuram (state capital)
    2. Kochi (commercial capital)
    3. Kollam
    4. Thrissur
    5. Kozhikode
    6. Kan

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  • May 24, 2016
  • 1  RLV-TD India’S First Reusable Space Shuttle Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s first Reusable space shuttle Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) has been successfully launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

    • This space shutt

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  • 2  Historic Land Transit Trade Agreement Inked by India, Iran and Afghanistan [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in Teheran, Iran have inked a historic three-way land transit agreement on Iran’s strategic southern port of Chabahar.

    • India will invest up to 500 million dollars in a d

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  • 3  Smart Village Program Launched by Gujarat Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Smart Village program has been launched by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on the occasion of completion of two years of her Government to improve public facilities in the villages. It was launched by.

    Key facts

    • 300 villages will be selected under the Smart Village progr

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  • 4  12 Bilateral Agreements Signed by India and Iran in Various Areas [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    12 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and Agreements in various areas has been signed by India and Iran including building and operating the Chabahar port by India. The other agreements consist of cooperation in science and technology, culture, library sciences, and cooperation

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  • May 23, 2016
  • 1  First Women President of Taiwan: Tsai Ing-Wen [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first female Tsai Ing-wen (59) has taken oath as a 14th President of Taiwan on 20th May 2016 in front of national flag. She has replaced outgoing President Ma Ying-jeou. She is the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which favors individuality from China.

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  • 2  First World Conference on Tourism for Development Kicked Off at Beijing [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    At Beijing, China the first World Conference on Tourism for Development (WCTD) was kicked off from 18 to 21 May 2016. The theme of conference was ‘Tourism for Peace and Development’ to advance the contribution of tourism to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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  • 3  2016 Assembly Election Results: West Bengal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ruling All India Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) has won the 2016 West Bengal Assembly Election with 211 seats (two-third seats) of total 295 seats.

    • Coalition of Indian National Congress (INC) and Left combine has won 76 sea

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  • 4  Intelligent Operations Centre Inaugurated in Rashtrapati Bhavan [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) has been inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhavan. And a mobile application ‘Monitor’ for transformation of President’s Estate into a smart township.

    • President’s Estate will work around the ‘4H’ theme of a humane, Hi

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  • 5  ‘Qora’ the Indigenously Developed Fecal Incontinence Management System Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ‘Qora’ an indigenously developed affordable Faecal Incontinence Management System (FIMS) has been launched by Union Minister of State (MoS) for Science & Technology Y. S. Chowdary in New Delhi. Under the Union Ministry of Science & Technology’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) B

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  • 6  Artificial Propagation Programme of Mahseer Fish Launched by Himachal Pradesh for Conservation [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    An artificial propagation programme launched by Himachal Pradesh fisheries department for rehabilitation and conservation of Golden Mahseer fish, a hatchery has been set up in the state with an outlay of Rs. 6 crore to rear mahseer fish and announcement its fingerlings into the w

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  • 7  Mary Robinson and Macharia Kamau Appointed as Special Envoys for El Nino, Climate by UN [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mary Robinson and Macharia Kamau have been appointed as UN’s Special Envoys for El Nino and Climate by United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon because of great urgency as the drought and flooding associated with El Nino have created substantial requirements across the w

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  • 8  Ratan P Watal: New Principal Advisor for Social Sector in NITI Aayog [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Principle Adviser for social sector in NITI Aayog is Former Finance Secretary Ratan P Watal for three years. He was appointed after his two-month extended tenure as Finance Secretary ended in April 2016.

    • He was to ret

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  • May 23, 2016
  • 1  J Jayalalithaa Take Oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for Sixth Time [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ms. J Jayalalithaa has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for record sixth successive time after winning 2016 state assembly election with absolute majority. State Governor Dr. K. Rosaiah administered the oath of office and concealment to her at oath taking ceremony h

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  • 2  With the Red Line Campaign on Antibiotics India Has Extoled for Medicines [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s Medicines appreciated with the Red Line campaign on antibiotics by the Global Evaluation on Antimicrobial Resistance in its final report. In 2014 the global review was specially made by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron and was chaired by economist Jim O’Neil.

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  • 3  Kiran Bedi Appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Puducherry as per Article 239 of the Constitution by President Pranab Mukherjee. The post LG was empty for the past two years after the Union Government had discharged Virendra Kataria from the post i

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  • 4  Anurag Thakur Elected as BCCI President [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New President of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) is Anurag Thakur (41), he was universally elected by the board’s special general meeting (SGM) held in Mumbai. With this he becomes 34th BCCI President and now he will served as president up to tenure till September 20

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  • May 20, 2016
  • 1  2016 Assembly Election Results of Assam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    With 87 seats (16.46 % votes) in the 126 member House Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and its association partners have won an absolute majority in 2016 Assam state assembly election. Only BJP has won 60 seats (29.5 % votes) on its own and create history by winning an Assam assembly

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  • 2  2016 Assembly Election Results of Kerala [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016 Kerala Assembly Election has been won by the coalition of Left Democratic Front (LDF) with the absolute majority by winning 91 seats with 44.94 % votes of the total 140 seats.

    • 58 seats has emerged single largest party which is Communist Party of India (Marxist) from the

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  • 3  Diwaliben Bhil Veteran Gujarati Folk Singer is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Veteran Gujarati folk singer Diwaliben Bhil passed away in Junagadh, Gujarat at the age of 80. Diwaliben Bhil had given her voice for various Gujarati folk songs, film songs and Garba (Gujarati folk dance).

    About Diwal

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  • 4  SmartUp for Startups Launched by HDFC Bank [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    SmartUp has been launched by India’s second-largest private sector lender HDFC Bank, a dedicated solution for startups to satisfy all their banking requirements with the association with a Mumbai-based start-up accelerator Zone Startups India (ZSI).

    Key facts:

    • SmartUp is perso

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  • 5  Development Office of Apple Inc. Opened at Hyderabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A new Development Office has been opened by US personal and consumer technology giant Apple Inc. in Hyderabad, Telangana which was officially opened by Apple’s CEO Tim Cook who is on official visit to India.

    • The facility situated on the Waverock campus will mainly focus on deve

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  • May 19, 2016
  • 1  Biggest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant of the World Inaugurated in Amritsar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Biggest single rooftop solar power plant of world with 11.5 Megawatt (MW) capacities was inaugurated at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh in Beas near Amritsar in Punjab. It is spread over 82 acres of rooftop in single campus on multiple roofs with installed capacity of 19.5 MW

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  • 2  SBI Aims to Merge 5 Associate PSBs, Bhartiya Mahila Bank [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to join its five associate public sector banks (PSBs) and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself. So SBI has conversant with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) that they are looking for in-principle approval fo

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