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  • Jul 21, 2016
  • 1 Canada to Hold World’S First Zika Vaccine Test on Humans [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Canadian university are going to conduct the world’s first Zika vaccine test on humans. In this test researchers from Laval University and based in Quebec City from Canada. In the world they are first international researchers team to complete all of the steps in the regulatory p

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  • 2 Indian Hockey Player Mohammed Shahid is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Famous Indian hockey player Mohammed Shahid passed away because of multiple organ failure in Gurugram, Haryana. He was 56 years old. He was a member of the V Baskaran-led Indian team. He made his debut in 1979 for the Indian junior side.

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  • 3 India’s Role in a Changing Global Economy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India has become the fastest-growing country even in the global economy because of India got benefitted from a confluence of factor such as reduced international price of energy and elasticity in domestic private consumption

    • So, India has to continue its constant growth leadershi

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  • 4 Union Cabinet Approves MoU Sign Between India and Switzerland for Cooperation in Skill Development [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Cabinet has given approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Switzerland for cooperation in skill development. Decision was taken in the Union Cabinet Meeting in New Delhi. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • Jul 20, 2016
  • 1 CBDT Inks 7 Advance Pricing Agreements to Cut Tax Lawsuit [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has signed seven one-sided Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with Indian taxpayers to reduce tax lawsuit. Number of APAs entered into by CBDT. So, CBDT has reached 77 APAs.

    • This inclu

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  • 2 Malcolm Turnbull Sworn in as Australian Prime Minister for Second Term [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Malcolm Turnbull was sworn as Australian Prime Minister for second term after a narrow success in the federal election. Malcolm Turnbull sworn by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in government house in Australia.

    • Malcolm Turnbull became the 29

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  • 3 Rohit Khandelwal Becomes First Indian to Win Mr. World Title 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Rohit Khandelwal won the prestigious 2016 Mr. World title and he became first Indian and first Asian to win the Mr. World title. He is the Indian actor, model, television personality. The grand ceremony was held at Southport theatre, Promenade, Southport in England.

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  • 4 Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012 Passed in Rajya Sabha [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Rajya Sabha passed Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2012. Bill seeks to amend the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 to expand the scope of the law against child labour and strict punishments for infringement. The Bill is associated with

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  • Jul 19, 2016
  • 1 Pema Khandu Sworn in as the 10th CM of Arunachal Pradesh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pema Khandu sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and with this he became the youngest Chief Minister in the country. He was administered the oath to office and secrecy by Governor Tathagata Roy at the Rajbhavan in Itanagar.

    • Chowna Mein was sworn in as the De

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  • 2 Union Commerce Ministry Launches E-Marketplace Portal for Goods Procurement [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Commerce Ministry has launched an e-marketplace portal for online purchase of goods and services by various central government ministries and departments. It was launched by the Union Minister of State (MoS) Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi.

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  • 3 UNESCO Announces 9 New World Heritage Sites [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    UNESCO and UN cultural agency added nine new sites on its In World Heritage List. This decision taken at the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

    • World Heritage recorded sites is now 981.
    • It includes both cultural and natural wonders.

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  • 4 HDFC Becomes First Indian Company to Issue Masala Bonds [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) become the first Indian company to issue “masala bonds” on London Stock Exchange (LSE). Masala bonds are in the form of synthetic rupee notes. This bond will help to HDFC.

    • India’s biggest mortgage lender (home finance company) to s

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  • 5 Indian Railway Ministry Launches Project to Install Solar Panels in All Railway Buildings [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Railway Ministry has launched a project to install Solar Panels in all Railway Buildings. This project aims to reduce expenditure on electricity. Suresh Prabhu is the Minister of Union Railway.

    • In Punjab Amritsar Railway station he arranged the foundation stone of one Mega

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  • 6 73rd Senior National Squash Championship Wins Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Saurav Ghosal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal won the 73rd Senior National Squash Championship in women’s and men’s single categories respectively. 73rd Senior National Squash Championship was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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  • 7 Indian Ministry of Railways to Install TRI-NETRA to Reduce Train Accidents [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Ministry of Railways has launch the Terrain Imaging for Diesel Drivers- Infrared Enhanced Optical and Radar Assisted (Tri-NETRA) system to reduce train accidents. TRI-NETRA will be installed on locomotives for improving the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement situatio

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  • 8 Parliament Passes Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Lok sabha has passed the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016. The bill seeks to provide statutory status to the existing Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, Haryana.

    • The Bill to provide legislative support

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  • Jul 19, 2016
  • 1 India’S First E-Court Opened at Hyderabad High Court [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In Hyderabad India’s first e-court (paperless court) was opened at High Court of Judicature. This court is the common high court for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It was inaugurated by the e-court, Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B. Lokur who heads the e-Committee

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  • Jul 18, 2016
  • 1 Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi Appointed as CBSE Chairman [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Senior IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi has been appointed for a period of 5 years as the new Chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) appointed the Rakesh Kumar Chaturvedi.

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  • 2 India and ADB Sign $100 Million Loan Pact on Cauvery Basin Development [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a 100 million dollars loan agreement for irrigation, drainage system and water management project in Vennar sub-basin of Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu.

    • In Vennar system project is to improve water management and strengthen embankments

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  • 3 Hospital Train Lifeline Express: Completes 25 Years of Service [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The world’s first hospital on a train Lifeline Express of Indian Railways has completed 25 years of service to the poor and needy people of rural India. Function was held in Mumbai to mark the occasion and celebrate the success of the train.

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  • 4 Union Government Launches Transforming India Website [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government has launched Transforming India Website www.transformingindia.mygov.in for sharing the impact of various governance initiatives with citizens in real-time. Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology and Law & Justice launched Tra

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  • 5 Madhya Pradesh Becomes First State to Have Happiness Department [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Madhya Pradesh became the first state in country to have ‘Happiness Department’. They will work to ensure “happiness in the lives of common people” on the lines of Bhutan. In the state cabinet meeting presided by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan take decision to set up Happin

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  • 6 Nalanda Mahavihara Enters UNESCO’S World Heritage Site List [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Nalanda Mahavihara (also known as old Nalanda University) of Bihar has been included in the List of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Nalanda Mahavihara c Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University) comprises the archaeological remains of a monastic and scholastic institution dating from

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  • 7 RBI Sets Up Sudarshan Sen-Headed Working Group on Fin Tech and Digital Banking [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an inter-regulatory Working Group to study the entire regulatory issues relating to Fin Tech (Financial Technology) and Digital Banking in India.

    • Inter-regulatory Working Group will be headed by RBI’s Executive Director Sudarshan

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  • 8 WHO Felicitates India for Yaws, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has certificates declaring elimination of yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus. Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda from WHO presented certificates to Union in New Delhi.

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  • Jul 15, 2016
  • 1 Union Cabinet Allocates Rs 12,000 Crore to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Cabinet allocates Twelve thousand crore rupees to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The funds will be used to impart skilling to one crore people over next 4 years (2016 - 2020).

    • The PMKVY impart skill training to 60 lakh youths and certify skills of 40 lakh per

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  • 2 A K Patnaik: Senior IPS Officer Appointed as CEO of NATGRID [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Senior IPS officer Ashok Patnaik appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID). His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). This Committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    • Ashok Patnaik will c

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  • 3 Fide Women’S Grand Prix Trophy of Chess Wins Harika Dronavalli [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s Chess Grand Master Harika Dronavalli won the Fide Women’s Grand Prix trophy in Chendu, China. This was the first Grand Prix Chess title for the Grand Master from Guntur. It was her original career Grand Pix title. Harika defeated Russia’s Olga Girya to win the title.

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  • 4 DRDO Successfully Tests New Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) successfully conducted firing tests of Armament system for 155 mm x52 caliber New Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS). The tests were conducted as part of technical trials at Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE) in

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  • 5 11th ASEM Summit Begins in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM11) or ASEM2016 began in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar is a capital of Mongolia. Summit theme is ‘Partnership for the Future through Connectivity’.

    • Prime Minister Dr

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