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  • Sep 20, 2016
  • 1 Alka Sirohi: New UPSC Chairman [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    IAS officer Alka Sirohi is appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by the President Pranab Mukherjee according to the Article 316 of Constitution. She has succeeded Deepak Gupta.

    • She will serve as chairmen up to 3

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  • Sep 19, 2016
  • 1 BHVS Narayana Murthy: New Director of Research Centre Imarat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The new Director of Research Centre Imarat (RCI), a premiere laboratory of Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) located at Hyderabad is BHVS Narayana Murthy the avionics scientist.

    About BHVS Narayana Murthy

    • He has contribut

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  • 2 Aadhaar Details Sharing Banned [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Government has barred Aadhaar number possession agencies to publish or post the information openly to stop the misuse of such a personal details by publicize the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued notification under the Aadhaar (Targeted Deliver

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  • 3 500 Crore Rupee Projects Approved for Development of Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    500 crore rupees project is announced by the Union Ministry of Tourism for integrated development of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir under Swadesh Darshan scheme which was approved by the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee as part of Development Package of Prime Minister R

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  • 4 Gionee and Haryana Government Signed MoU to Set Up Manufacturing Hub in Faridabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Gionee India and Haryana government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishment of its phone manufacturing hub in Faridabad. In this regard Gionee Mobiles Chairman Liu Lirong and Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC)

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  • 5 Swachhta Saptah the Cleanliness Drive of Indian Railways [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Swachhta Saptah (Cleanliness Week) the cleanliness drive has been launched by the Indian Railways to mark the ‘Swachh Paryavaran Diwas’ (Clean Environment Day), it is nine-day public cleanliness outreach programme which will be celebrated from 17 to 25 September 2016.

    • It was lau

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  • 6 India Declares Itself Bird Flu Free [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare has declared India as Avian Influenza (H5N1) or bird flu free and has notified the same to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

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  • Sep 16, 2016
  • 1 BRICS Stand Against Terror Groups [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    BRICS have agreed to stand for intensified cooperation against terror groups such as IS in West Asia and North Africa region (WANA) to steps against the threat of terrorism at G-20 summit in Antalya, Turkey.

    The main objective of this decision is “peace building” in the violence

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  • 2 #AskVijayRupani: Gujarat CM Host Twitter Townhall [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For the first time in India, Gujrat CM Shri Vijay Rupani is going to host Twitter townhall on 23rd September 2016, previously former CM of Gujrat Shri Narendra Modi and US President Barak Obama had interacted with common people via social media.

    • In this regard any one can ask q

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  • 3 National Humanities Medal 2015 Will Be Honored to Indian-American Abraham Verghese [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious 2015 National Humanities Medal will be honored to the Indian-American physician-author, Abraham Verghese for his reminding us that the patient is the centre of the medical enterprise at a ceremony to be held in Washington on 21st September 2016 by President Barack

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  • Sep 15, 2016
  • 1 1924 - Toll Free Number for Postal Complaints Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ‘1924’ a toll free number has been launched by the Union Government for registration of complaints regarding to postal which was launched by the Department of Posts (DoP) after Twitter Sewa for redressal of telecom and postal grievances was introduced before a month.

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  • 2 Ramesh Raskar India-Born Scientist Wins 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize has been won by the India-born innovator and scientist Ramesh Raskar has won for his co-invention of an ultra-fast imaging camera which can see around corners, low-cost eye-care solutions and a camera using which without opening a book some

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  • 3 Aircel and Reliance Communications Going for Merge Business to Build a New Brand [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Reliance Communications and Aircel has signed agreement to merge their wireless telecom business to create the 3rd biggest mobile phone operator of the with asset base of more than Rs. 65,000 crore with 50 per cent partnership each.

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  • Sep 14, 2016
  • 1 14 September Observed as National Hindi Divas [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    14 September is being celebrated as the National Hindi Divas, an annual literary-day in Hindi speaking regions of India and other countries to spread Hindi language, its cultural heritage and values and also to promote the “Matra Bhasha” (mother tongue of India) and its importanc

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  • 2 The Model Guidelines Issued for States to Curb Ponzi Schemes [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Model guidelines “The Direct Selling Guidelines 2016 framework” have been issued for states by the Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan in New Delhi to standardize the level of direct selling and multi-level marketing businesses in order to keep the customer

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  • 3 3rd BRICS Urbanization Forum Meet Kicked Off in Vishakhapatnam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The third edition of three days BRICS Urbanization Forum Meet has been kicked off at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. N. Chandrababu Naidu the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has inaugurated this conference and Union Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu was also has at

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  • Sep 13, 2016
  • 1 2016 BRICS Wellness Workshop Kicked Off in Bengaluru [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first BRICS Wellness Workshop the four day event kicked off in Bengaluru, Karnataka from September 10,2016 jointly by Union Ministry of AYUSH and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). Along with it National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine syste

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  • 2 “E-Nivaran” Launched by CBDT to Resolve I-T Grievances [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    “e-nivaran” (electronic resolution) has been launched by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances related to refunds, Income Tax Returns (ITRs), Tax Deducted at Source (TDS), and Permanent Account Number (PAN).

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  • 3 New Guidelines for Flexi-Fund Issued for CSS [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The new flexi-fund guidelines have been issued by Union Finance Ministry for the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) which will enable states for spending more spending money under the CSS to meet local developmental requirements.

    • Flexi-fund guidelines are prepared according to

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  • 4 Enhancement of the Buffer Stock of Pulses Up to 20 Lakh Tonnes Approved [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The enhancement of the buffer stock for pulses up to 20 lakh tonnes has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) which was proposed by the Department of Consumer Affairs under the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.

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  • 5 Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma Ranked in Fortune List [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Arundhati Bhattacharya Chairperson of SBI and top women banker of India have ranked at second position in the list of 50 most powerful women outside US in Fortune List. Along with her two other influential women’s Chanda Kochhar (Chief of ICIC bank) and Shikha Sharma (CEO of AXIS

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  • 6 Rahul Bhatnagar: New Chief Secretary of UP [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    IAS officer Rahul Bhatnagar is appointed as new Chief Secretary of UP by the Chief Minister of UP Akhilesh Yadav. He has succeeded former Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal who has taken charge on 7th July 2016 by succeeding Alok Ranjan due to his retirement.

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  • Sep 12, 2016
  • 1 LIGO Laboratory Going to Be Set Up at Hingoli, Maharashtra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) first of this kind of laboratory in India is going to be set up soon in Aundh in Hingoli district of Maharashtra after research on existence of gravitational waves by scientists from Department of Science and Technology (

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  • 2 2016 ASEAN Summit [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 28th and 29th edition of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit was held in Vientiane, Laos from 6th to 8th September 2016 and the summit was chaired by Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR H. E.

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  • 3 Gramin Swachh Surveksha: Mandi, Sindhudurg Cleanest Districts of India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According Gramin Swachh Survekshan report of Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mandi district (in ‘Hills’ category) of Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg district (in the ‘Plains’) of Maharashtra category have arisen as the cleane

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  • 4 ICG Commissions “Sarathi” the Offshore Patrolling Vessel [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar have commissioned “Sarathi” the well-equipped offshore patrolling (OPV) vessel at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) shipyard at Vasco, south Goa.

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  • 5 Urja Mitra Helpline Launches for Power Outages [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Department of Telecom (DoT) of the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has launched Urja Mitra Helpline for customers which will provide information regarding power outages from distribution companies. And the helpline number is 14401.

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  • Sep 9, 2016
  • 1 First Edition of IoT India Congress Hosted by Bengaluru [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first edition of the three-day event Internet of Things (IoT) India Congress, 2016 is inaugurated by Union Information Technology (IT) and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and JS Deepak, Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunications at Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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  • 2 India and Greece Inks Open Skies Pact [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India and Greece signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will enable both the countries for unlimited number of flights into each and introduced the air service agreement for open skies.

    • Greece is the first country to

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  • 3 Sikkim Tops in of Swachh Bharat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sikkim arises at first sport in the coverage of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan after two year of launch in October 2014 and Bihar reserve the last position in this Index. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, on the occasion of the 145th birthday of The Fa

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