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  • Jun 1, 2016
  • 1 🌟  From 1st June 2016, 15% Service Tax Will Be Charged [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    15 % service tax will be charge from the 1st June 2016 on the most of services such as eating, Uber ride. 0.5 % will be added in to the total bill with the new Krishi Kalyan Cess. This cess will be charged addition to the usual service tax rate of 14.5%.

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  • 2  In FY16 Center Met 3.9% Fiscal Deficit Target [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In FY16 the Centre achieved the fiscal deficit target of 3.9 % or Rs. 5.32 lakh of GDP according to the Controller General of Accounts report; it is slightly lower than the revised estimate (RE) of Rs. 5.35 lakh crore.

    • The government had used number of measures such as series o

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  • 3  In Index of HIV Cases by Transfusion, Maharashtra Ranks 3rd Position [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Over the last one and half years 276 people were infected with HIV while getting a blood transfusion in Maharashtra that’s way Maharashtra ranked at 3rd position. According to the survey of National Aids Control Organization (NACO) 2,234 people have infected HIV by blood transfus

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  • 4  Retirement Age of Central Services Doctors Extended to 65 Years [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Retirement age of all Central Health Services doctors has been extended to 65 years as declared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi; this decision will benefit about 4,000 doctors across the country.

    • The rule is come in effect from 31st May 2016.
    • Earlier this announcement was made

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  • 5  Japan’S Fukuoka Prize 2016 Honored to AR Rahman [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Japan’s Fukuoka prize 2016 is honored to A R Rahman a Legendary Oscar winning Indian music composer in the Grand Prize category for his outstanding contribution towards creating, preservative and showcasing South Asian traditional fusion music.

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  • May 31, 2016
  • 1  2016 UEFA Champions League Has Been Won by Real Madrid FC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016 UEFA Champions League has been won by Real Madrid FC for the record 11th time by beating Atletico Madrid FC with 5 - 3 goals in penalty shootout. Both teams have scored 1–1 goals in regulation period in final play which have led to draw.

    • Captain of Real Madrid Sergio R

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  • 2  Lakshadweep: First UT to Sign 24×7 ‘Power for All’ Document [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Lakshadweep became first Indian Union Territory to sign 24×7 Power for All document and in this regard representative of Union Government and administration of Lakshadweep has signed the document.

    • 10 inhabited islands of Lakshadweep are mostly fed by diesel at the current time.

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  • 3  First Integrated Web Portal of India Launched to Support Net Zero Energy Buildings [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    First integrated web portal of India has been launched by the Union Ministry of Power and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India.

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  • 4  Seema Punia Qualifies for 2016 Rio Olympics [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Seema Punia Discus thrower has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics scheduled which is going to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August 2016. And with this she becomes 19th Indian track and field athlete to qualify for Rio Olympics.

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  • 5  2016 Indian Premier League Title Won by Sunrises Hyderabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been won by Sunrises Hyderabad (SRH) for the first time at the finals at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore (Karnataka), SRH beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by eight runs.

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  • 6  New Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command is Vice Admiral AR Karve [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command (SNC) is Vice-Admiral A R Karve, he was serving as the Chief of Personnel at IHQ MoD (Navy), at Delhi prior to this appointment.

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  • 7  First Inflatable Room BEAM Successfully Installed to International Space Station by NASA [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first experimental inflatable room BEAM has been successfully attached to the International Space Station (ISS) by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). After successfully installation and pressurized the experimental expandable room named as BEAM (Bigelow

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  • 8 Indigenous Submarine Assembly Workshop of India Inaugurated at Mazagon [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Manohar Parrikar a Union Defence Minister has inaugurated state-of-the-art submarine assembly workshop at the Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This is considered as a major step near self-sufficiency in the submarine construction for the Indian Navy

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  • May 31, 2016
  • 1  Kalpana Chawla Chair Set Up on Geospatial Technology by Indian Railways and PEC [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To set up Kalpana Chawla Chair on Geospatial Technology for Indian Railways at the University Union Ministry of Railways and PEC University of Technology have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    • In this regard the MoU was signed as the backdrop of Union Railway Minister S

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  • 2 High-Speed Spanish Talgo Train Trial Run Conducted by Indian Railways [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first ever trial run for high-speed Talgo trains of Spain on the 90-km Bareilly-to-Moradabad stretch has been conducted by Indian Railways in Uttar Pradesh under the Indian Railways’ strategy to increase the speed of trains.

    • With this 2nd phase of the trail run was completed

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  • 3  Mulapadu Cricket Centre Inaugurated by BCCI President Anurag Thakur [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The cricket centre on the premises of Mulapadu Cricket Stadium in Vijaywada has been inaugurated by President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Anurag Thakur. The Centre is spread over 13-acres of land.

    • It was constructed at a cost of Rs. 7 crore.
    • It has eigh

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  • 4  Health Department Requested Compulsory License for Tobacco Sellers [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Proposal, The health department has made proposal to the Rajasthan government for making compulsory licences for all vendors to sell tobacco products in Rajasthan to Control COTPA destructions for the effective implementation of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA).

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  • 5  IIT-Bombay Students Developed Fastest Sports Car of India ‘ORCA’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    IIT-B students has developed Indian fastest sports car which they named as ‘ORCA’ is all set to enter in to the Formula Student UK competition to compete against similar models designed by over 100 student teams from around the globe.

    • IIT-B students have designed this car in ni

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  • May 30, 2016
  • 1 🌟  Mamata Banerjee Takes Oath as West Bengal Chief Minister for a Second Term [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mamata Banerjee has taken oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for second successive five-year term at oath taking ceremony which was held on Red Road and State Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi has administered her oath of office and secrecy with the 42 ministers of her governm

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  • 2  BrahMos Missile Successfully Tested at Pokaran by Indian Air Force [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    BrahMos a land-attack version of the supersonic cruise missile has been successfully tested from the Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan by the Indian Air Force (IAF).

    • The missile has met its mission goals and smashed a designated target.
    • Two squadrons of IAF al

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  • 3  To Enhance R&D Capabilities in Biotech India and Australia Inked MoU [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To improve research and development (R&D) capabilities in biotechnology by introducing a joint funding call, India and Australia have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Which was signed by India’s BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) and Horticulture

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  • 4 🌟 Women CMs' in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In Indian History total sixteen women have served as the chief minister of an Indian state. And at the current time five are in office—Jayalalithaa, Anandiben Patel, Vasundhara Raje, Mamata Banerjee and Mehbooba Mufti. Total thirteen states of India have been headed by a female c

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  • May 27, 2016
  • 1  Bharatavani Portal Launched by Union HRD Ministry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The multilingual knowledge portal www.bharatavani.in has been launched by Smriti Zubin Irani the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh as part of Union Government’s Digital India Mission.

    • This is first it kind of knowledge portal of India w

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  • 2  Assocham-KPMG Study: India is Fifth Largest Producer of E-Waste [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India has developed as the world’s fifth largest electronic waste (e-waste) producer according to the recent study conducted by Assocham-KPMG. Each year India discards approximately 18.5 lakh tonnes of e-waste and telecom equipment alone accounts for 12 % of it.

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  • 3  Sea Ice Cover is Rising Around Antarctica: NASA-Led Study [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to the new study of NASA-led, sea ice cover around Antarctica has slightly increased. Sharp contrast to the drastic loss of sea ice arising in the Arctic Ocean to global temperature rise, based on the study.

    • Based on satellite radar collected data ocean depth, temperat

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  • 4  First Branch of Islamic Development Bank Will Open at Ahmedabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Islamic Development Bank (IDB) of Saudi Arabia will open its first branch in India at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. IDB and its private sector arm, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) have met with top officials of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), EXIM Bank

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  • 5  Frances Arnold the US Bioengineer: First Woman to Win Millennium Technology Prize [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious 2016 Millennium Technology Prize has been won by Bioengineer Frances Arnold from United States (US) and with this she becomes first female to win this prestigious biennial award in its 12-year history.

    • Frances Arnold is selected for this award for her discoverie

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  • May 26, 2016
  • 1  Air-Breathing Propulsion System Will be Tested by ISRO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    An Air-breathing Propulsion System will be tested by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) after successful test of Reusable launch Vehicle- Technology Demonstration (RLV-TD).

    • The main object behind testing of air-breathing propulsion system is to capitalize on the oxygen i

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  • 2  Amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 Approved by Union Cabinet [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Two Bills in the Parliament for certain amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 has been approved by the Union Cabinet which are aims to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in deference of five States are:

    1. Assam
    2. Chhattisgarh
    3. Tamil Nadu
    4. Jharkhand
    5. Tripura
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  • 3  Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility Launched by World Bank [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pandemic Emergency Finance Facility (FEP) has been launched by the World Bank at the G-7 Finance Ministers Summit held in Ise-Shima, Japan to help countries and health agencies fight terminal disease occurrences.

    • FEP is financing mechanisms introduce for fast mobilize funds to

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