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  • Sep 8, 2016
  • 1 India the Second Most ‘Unequal’ Country in the World: Gini Index [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    After Russia India becomes the second most “unequal” country in the world, with more than half of total Indian wealth controlled by millionaires according to the report of Johannesburg-based wealth research firm New World Wealth.

    • 54 % of India’s wealth is controlled by milliona

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  • 2 “Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC)” Launched to Eliminate Leprosy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Health Minister J P Nadda recently launched the 2 week “Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC) ” for eliminating leprosy with special attention to the 149 prevalent leprosy districts in India.

    Key Facts

    • In this regard, 1,600 blocks from the 149 districts of 20 states

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  • 3 Sri Lanka: Malaria-Free Country According to WHO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sri Lanka declared as malaria-free country by the World Health Organization (WHO), after the life-threatening sickness malaria completely removed in the island. After Maldives, Sri Lanka is the second malaria free country declared by the WHO.

    Key Facts

    • During the 69th Session

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  • 4 Indian Scientists Solve the Mystery of Preterm Birth [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian scientists have achieved great millstone by solving the mystery of preterm births of child between 28 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. This discovery was must needed for India because India has 35 % of highest ratio of preterm births in the world.

    • Usually, a child birth after a

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  • 5 ‘Tihayu’: the Fast Attack Craft Given to Indian Navy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Indian Navy gets “Tihayu” a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) from the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE). In this regard CMD of GRSE AK Verma handed over the ship CDR Ajay Kashov the Commanding Officer of Indian Navy after the Chief Staff Officer (Techn

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  • 6 2016 G-20 Summit Kicked Off at Hangzhou, China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The two day and eleventh edition of Group of Twenty (G20) Summit 2016 kicked off at Hangzhou, China for the improvement of global economic governance and for the first time China is hoisting the first ever G20 summit and second of Asian (previously it was hosted by South Korea in

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  • 7 #Gas4India: a Campaign to Promote Use Natural Gas in the Country [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Dharmendra Pradhan the Union Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas has recently launched #Gas4India campaign to encourage and spread awareness about the use of natural gas in the country.

    • In this regard Dharmendra Pradhan has launched website, Twitter handle, Fac

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  • 8 Rs 450 Crore Approved for Five States Under Swadesh Darshan Scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Tourism Ministry has recently approved Rs. 450 crore for the development of Heritage circuit of Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Ramayana Circuit in Uttar Pradesh, North East Circuit in Sikkim and Coastal Circuit of Tamil Nadu under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.

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  • Sep 8, 2016
  • 1 ESICS Pilot Project’S First Phase of Telemedicine Services Started [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Telemedicine Services ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation) Pilot Project’s first phase recently launched by the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya recently to offer specialist medical services at a distance to assured workers in New

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  • Sep 7, 2016
  • 1 आयरन लेडी(लौह महिला) इरोम शर्मिला की ’अगस्त क्रांति’(August Revolution of Iron Lady Irom Sarmila) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मणिपुर की आयरन लेडी (लौह महिला) अपना 16 साल पुराना अनशन समाप्त कर रही है। भारत में उनके इस फेसले पर दो तरह के मत है। कुछ उनके इस फेसले से उत्साहित नजर आ रहे हैं तो दूसरा विचार रखने वाला पक्ष उनके इस फेसले से खुद को ठगा महसूस कर रहा है। लेकिन आंदोलनो का इतिहास अगर

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  • 2 Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana Launched by Odisha Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of Odisha has launched the Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana (BKRY) with the aim to development of girls in three districts of Odisha or three years and they are:

    Key features of scheme

    1. Ganjam
    2. Dhenkanal
    3. Angul

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  • 3 UK Appoints Ambassador to Iran After 5 Years [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    After long term of 5 years UK has appointed ambassador to Iran for more productive co-operation between two countries. A former British ambassador to Qatar and Yemen is appointed as ambassador to Iran.

    • Hamid Baeidinejed will be appointed as Ambassador to London from Iran.
    • In N

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  • Sep 6, 2016
  • 1 India to Take Part in Indian Ocean-Wide Tsunami Mock Drill [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India is participating in a major Indian Ocean-wide tsunami mock drill on 7 - 8 September and in this drill many different states peoples will be vacated, and this will be attended by approximately 23 Indian Ocean nations.

    What are Tsunamis?

    • These are gaint waves caused by ear

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  • 2 7.1 Magnitude Earthquakes in New Zealand Generates Tsunami, but No Damage, Say Officials [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In the New Zealand on Friday at 4.37 pm a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake generated waves of about 21 cm for about 16 minutes. In nearby Tokomaru Bay, Marlene Kipa heard the civil defence warning sirens and her mind went to other disasters.

    What is earthquake?

    • The natural vi

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  • 3 Solung an Adi Tribe Festival Started in Arunachal Pradesh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Solung festival celebration has been started in Arunachal Pradesh among the Adi tribe. It is annual socio-religious festival of and celebrated for 5 day in first week of September.

    Key Facts:

    • This

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  • 4 Gujarat and Centre Government Signs MoU on Construction of 11 Small Airports [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    After Maharashtra and Jharkhand, Gujrat become third state to sign a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for new 11 small airports and airstrips.

    Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) wil

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  • 5 Majuli: World’S Largest River Island [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Assam’s Majuli a beautiful river line island declared as the world’s largest river island by the Guinness World Records which is located in the Brahmaputra River with 880 km2 (340 miles2) area.

    • From the last 30 - 40 years the island has lost one-third of its area because of freq

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  • 6 Narendra Modi announced Rs 200cr package to engage J&K youth in sporting activities [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a special package for Jammu and Kashmir of 200 crore rupees with the aim to engage youth of the state and encourage constructive sporting activities.

    Key facts

    • Using this package J & K government will construct indoor sporting halls in

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  • 7 C Vidyasagar Rao Has Taken Oath as Acting Governor of Tamil Nadu [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao the Governor of Maharashtra had taken oath as the acting Governor of Tamil Nadu under the admonition of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Madras High Court according to the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution at the Raj Bhavan, Chennai.

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  • 8 Kiran M Shaw Honored with the Franc’S “Knight of Legion of Honor” [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Kiran Mazumdar Shaw a Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited honored with the “Knight of the National Order” a Legion of Honour of France for her great contribution to biosciences and research.

    • The award will

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  • Sep 6, 2016
  • 1 Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya a Well-Known Assamese Poet is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya a well-known Assamese poet, author and literary critic has taken his last breath in Guwahati, Assam after suffering from age-old ailments at the age of 95 years.

    About Nalinidhar Bhattac

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  • 2 Mother Teresa: Idolized as Saint [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary Mother Teresa was announced as a Saint during the ceremony held in Vatican by Pope Francis. Previously announcement in this regard was mad during March 2016.

    • Union External Affairs Mi

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  • 3 Winner of 2016 Italian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016 Italian Grand Prix of Formula one won by the Nico Rosberg a Germany Mercedes driver at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy. This was eleventh championship F1 title of in Nico Romberg’s career.

    • This was seventh title

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  • 4 Now Chilli-Based PAVA Shells Can Be Used as Alternative to Pellet Guns [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given green signal to the use newly developed Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide (PAVA or Nonivamide) shells as alternative of pellet guns for mass controlling in Jammu and Kashmir.

    • They contain less poisonous compared to pellet guns and

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  • Sep 5, 2016
  • 1 BRICS Convention 2016 on Tourism Kicked Off in Madhya Pradesh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Surendra Patwa has inaugurated the two day BRICS Convention 2016 on Tourism in Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh at UNESCO World heritage site Khajuraho for encouraging intra-regional tourism as a pioneer of the BRICS Summit going to be held

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  • 2 Ashok Chawla: New Chancellor of TERI University [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ashok Chawla was a Former Finance Secretary appointed as the new Chancellor of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University as decided in the governing council meeting of TERI held on 19th August 2016.

    • He will appointed at the

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  • 3 Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat Appointed as Deputy Chief of the Indian Army [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New deputy chief of the Indian Army is Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat; he has replaced Lt General MMS Rai due to his completion of his tenure. Along with this Lt Gen P M Hariz has replaced Bipin Rawat as the Southern Command chief and a new signal officer-in-chief in Lt Gen A R P

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  • 4 Union Government and Amar Chitra Katha Inked MoU [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Amar Chitra Katha and the Union Ministry of Urban Development have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on publishing and distribution of comic book focusing on Swachh Bharat Mission to generate more awareness among children by a simple and attractive way.

    Key Facts

    • The bo

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  • Sep 2, 2016
  • 1 Gujarat: First State of India to Distribute 2 Crore LED Bulbs Under UJALA Scheme [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gujarat has created history by distributing 2 crore LED bulbs within just a 96 days of UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) Scheme launch with the average of 2 lack bulb per day.

    • 42 lack households of Gujarat got the benefits of this scheme.
    • This two crore LED bulls

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  • 2 Union Cabinet Gives Green Single to Creation of PDF to Catalyze Indian Economic Presence in CLMV countries [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union cabinet has given green signal to the A project Development fund (PDF) so now Indian economy came in the row of the CLMV countries such as Cambodia, Laos Myanmar and Vietnam with 5000 crore and also kept in Department of Commerce

    • EXIM Bank will operate it.
    • The Inter-Mini

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