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  • Jul 8, 2016
  • 1 India Ranks 91st in Networked Readiness Index 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India was placed at 91st rank in the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) 2016 released recently by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF). The index was released as the part of the WEF’s Global Information Technology Report.

    • It measures countries success in creating the essenti

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  • Jul 7, 2016
  • 1 TRAI Launches Myspeed App to Measure Real Time Mobile Internet Speed [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched ‘MySpeed’ mobile application for measuring real time mobile Internet speed that consumers get. It would start the process within a month to frame new service quality norms for wireless data.

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  • 2 Union Cabinet Approves Import of Pulses Through Long-Term Contract with Mozambique [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved a long-term contract with Mozambique for import of pulses by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

    Objective:

    • The aims of MoU promoting the pro

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  • 3 IWAS World Games: Para Swimmer Niranjan Mukundan Wins Eight Medals in 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bengaluru para swimmer Niranjan Mukundan has won eight medals, including three golds, at the recently-concluded IWAS (International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports) U-23 World Games in Prague, Czech Republic.

    • He won go

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  • 4 China Inducts Largest Homegrown Y-20 Military Transport Plane [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    China inducted its largest indigenously-built transport aircraft Y-20, A breakthrough in military aviation technology for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) which will allow the world’s largest force to transport cargo and troops over long distances in various weather situations.

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  • Jul 6, 2016
  • 1 Govt. Approves Extension of 3% Interest Subvention on Crop Loans [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet approved a proposal to extend a three percent interest subvention scheme to banks for the current fiscal to ensure farmers get short-term crop loans up to Rs. 3 lakh at seven percent.

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  • 2 Cabinet Expansion: 19 Inducted, 5 Resign [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Nineteen new Ministers of State (MoS) were inducted in the Union Council of Ministers in a major expansion. These new ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expanded his counci

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  • 3 NASA’S Juno Spacecraft Successfully Begins Orbit of Jupiter [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft has successfully entered into orbit of Jupiter on a mission to probe the origin of the solar system on 4th July 2016. The spacecraft was launched by NASA as part of its New Frontiers program in 2011 to study:

    • Jupiter’s composition
    • Gravity field
    • Magnetic f

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  • 4 Wimbledon 2016: Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis Cruise into Quarter-Finals [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian tennis champion Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis storm enter into the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at Wimbledon. Rohan Bopanna lost a marathon third round with partner Florin Mergea to bow out of the Wimbledon Championships.

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  • 5 World’S Largest Charkha Unveiled at T3 of IGI Airport in Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    BJP President Amit Shah inaugurated World’s largest ‘Charkha’ at the terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The world’s largest Charkha (spinningwheel) was unveiled by the Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Minister Kalraj Mishra to remind India’s

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  • Jul 5, 2016
  • 1 BRICS Working Group 1st Meeting on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency Begins in Visakhapatnam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    First meeting of the BRICS Working Group on Energy Saving and Energy Efficiency will be held in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh during 4th July 2016. BRICS includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa countries.

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  • 2 B Sai Praneeth Win 2016 Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’S Singles Title [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On 3rd July 2016 Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth has won the Canada Open Grand Prix Badminton Men’s Singles title category. The 23-year-old Praneeth, seeded fourth, dished out a dominating game to defeat Korea’s Lee Hyun II 21 - 12 21 - 10 in the men’s singles final.

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  • 3 IMF Warns of Repercussions for Global Economy: Brexit [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Britain decision to leave the European Union (EU) has created significant uncertainty. Its effects not only UK and Europe, but also for the global economy.

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  • 4 SBI Secures USD 625 Million from World Bank for Solar Program [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    State Bank of India (SBI) and the World Bank have inked agreements for a $625 million (around Rs. 4,200 crore) facility to support grid-connected rooftop solar programme (GRPV) in the country.

    State Bank of India (SBI) is the india’s largest lender bank.

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  • 5 Lewis Hamilton Wins Austrian Grand Prix 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Lewis Hamilton has won the 2016 Austrian Grand Prix title of Formula One. Lewis Hamilton is the Mercedes driver. Austrian Grand Prix was the ninth race of the 2016 season and was held at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria.

    It was his third title of the 2016 season:

    • Monaco G

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  • 6 Sudarshan Sen Appointed Executive Director of RBI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sudarshan Sen has been appointed as Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He will replace NS Vishwanathan who was elevated as Deputy Governor of RBI. Sudarshan Sen will look after Department of Banking Regulation, Department of Co-operative Bank Regulation and De

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  • 7 NASA Extends New Horizons Mission [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has given the green light to the New Horizons mission to push on to investigate a mysterious object deep in the Kuiper Belt, known as 2014 MU69.

    2014 MU69:

    • New Horizon

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  • 8 MV Dhekane Takes Over as Director of IISU [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Scientist M V Dhekane has assumed the office of Director of ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU) Department of Space, Dhekane becomes the seventh director of IISU which functions under the aegis of the Department of Space at Vattiyoorkavu.

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  • Jul 5, 2016
  • 1 JNPT Becomes First Indian Port in Logistics Data Tagging of Containers [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) has become the first port in the country to implement logistics data tagging of containers. This port at Nhava Sheva in Raigad District of Maharashtra.

    • The port implemented the logistics data bank tagging of containers,
    • Its kind facility, which wil

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  • 2 First Commercial Court and Commercial Disputes Resolution Centre Inaugurated in Raipur in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s first Commercial Court and Commercial Disputes Resolution Centre was inaugurated at Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh. It was inaugurated by State Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh with Supreme Court judge Madan B. Lokur.

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  • Jul 4, 2016
  • 1 World Bank Group Sign an Agreement with ISA for India’S Solar-Energy Program [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The World Bank (WB) Group has signed an agreement with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to provide more than 1 billion dollars to support India’s solar energy program. In New Delhi, the agreement was signed in the presence of World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, Union P

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  • 2 Amul Become the Official Sponsor of Indian Contingent at Rio Olympics 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s biggest food products marketing organization Amul has become the official sponsor of Indian contingent to the 2016 Rio Olympics. In this concern, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells its product under the brand Amul, has inked an agreement wi

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  • 3 Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Makes History Again, Becomes First Indian to Feature in Europa League [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gurpreet Singh Sandhu makes history again, becomes first Indian to feature in Europa League. Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was named in Norwegian club Stabaek FC’s squad for their Europa League qualifying match against Welsh Premier League side Connah’s Quay Nomads FC,

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  • 4 In Food and Beverages Sector FSSAI Inks MoU with ASCI to Check Misleading Advertisements [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has inked a MoU with Advertising Standard Council of India (ASCI) to check misleading advertisements in the food and beverages sector.

    The MoU was signed by FSSAI CEO Pawan Agarwal and ASCI chairman Benoy Roychoudhry.

    Par

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  • 5 High-Speed OPV INS Tarasa Launched by Indian Navy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Navy has launched INS Tarasa, The last ship in the series of four Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC). It is being built by Kolkata (West Bengal) based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), for the Indian Navy. The WJFACs are ideally suited and used for setback

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  • 6 RIL,SBI Sigh Shareholder Agreement for Payment Bank JV [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and India’s largest bank State Bank of India (SBI) have signed Subscription and Shareholders’ Agreement to set up payments bank. According to the agreement, Reliance Industries will be the promoter with a 70 % equity contribution in the payments

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  • 7 World Bank Logistics Performance Index: India Ranks 35th in 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Recently released bi-annual Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 of World Bank Group. India improved its ranking in the World Bank group’s (WBG) bi-annual Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016. India ranked 35th among 160 countries.

    The index was published in the World Bank b

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  • Jul 1, 2016
  • 1 The Successfully Test-Fired Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile Developed by India and Israel [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A model of the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile. A new generation Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM), developed by India and Israel, was successfully test-fired twice on a day. In the test, the missile was launched from a mobile launcher in the Integrated Test Range (

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  • 2 ZSI to Record Impact of Climate Change on Animals in Five Himalayan States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has launched long-term monitoring studies project for the document of the impact of climate change on animal biodiversity in five Himalayan states.

    These five Himalayan states include Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Hi

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  • 3 Online Teacher Education Portal Union HRD Ministry Launched known as Prashikshak, [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has launched ‘Prashikshak’- an online teacher education portal for District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs). Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani dedicated ‘Prashikshak’ - a teacher

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