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  • Nov 12, 2016
  • 1 World Pneumonia Day [ Important Days ]

    World Pneumonia Day highlights the severity of pneumonia encouraging organizations to combat the disease especially through public knowledge. This day was first hosted in 2009 when over 100 organisations joined to form the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia, since then it i

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  • Nov 11, 2016
  • 1 China to Launch World’s First X-Ray Pulsar Navigation Spaceship by This Month [ Science/Technology ]

    China plans to launch an X-ray pulsar navigation satellite ‘XPNAV-1’ in November to test autonomous spacecraft navigation- world’s first X-ray pulsar navigation satellite. This will be a revolutionary step towards a more digitalized future of space research driving research in se

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  • 2 Armistice Day Celebrated on November 11th [ Important Days ]

    Armistice Day was celebrated on November 11th to commemorate the World War I allied agreement with Germany to end the fighting. German, French and British representatives signed the agreement at 5: 00am on the morning of November 11th, 1918.

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  • 3 India Now 3rd in Pictorial Warnings on Tobacco Products [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Implementing 85 percent pictorial warnings on all tobacco product packs, India has now moved several spots up into third place on a global ranking index of 205 countries from its earlier ranking of 136 in 2014 and 123 in 2012.

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  • 4 New Pneumonia Vaccine Introduced in Five States [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Health Ministry has approved pneumonia vaccines in Himachal Pradesh along with four other states under the Universal Immunization Programme. The Health Ministry approved introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under Universal Immunization Programme in follo

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  • 5 Union Government Launches Smart India Hackathon [ Science/Technology ]

    The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) is going to launch the world’s largest digital national building initiative in India 2017 with all technology institutions in the country challenging students to offer innovative solutions to some of the daunting problems fac

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  • Nov 10, 2016
  • 1 Rs 500, Rs 1,000 Ban: Deposits Above Rs 2.5 Lakh to Face Tax Penalty on Mismatch [ Policy/Governance ]

    The demonetization of 500 and 1000-rupee banknotes in November 2016 was a step by government to fight corruption and black money issues in the country. Starting from midnight of 8th November 2016, all 500 and 1000 rupee notes ceased to be legal tender in India.

    • The demonetizati

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  • 2 Tata Sons Assigns Ishaat Hussain as Interim Chairman of TCS [ Appointments ]

    Tata Consultancy Services told the Bombay Stock Exchange about a notice from its parent Tata Sons nominating Ishaat Hussain as Chairman of the company, immediately replacing Cyrus Mistry.

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  • 3 Donald Trump Becomes the 45th President of the United States [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Trump won the race with 56,897,955 popular votes and 276 electoral votes, compared with 55,877,015 popular votes and 218 electoral votes for Clinton. IN A STUNNING upset that proved the polls, the pundits and the data wrong, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the Unit

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  • 4 Video App ‘YouTube Kids’ Launched in India to Promote Child’S Personal Growth [ Science/Technology ]

    The standalone, kid-friendly and mobile-first app is available on Google Play and App Store from Wednesday. The arrival of YouTube Kids in India comes one-and-a-half years after it was first launched in the United States.

    Key Feature

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  • 5 Union Government Enhances AFSPA in Three Districts of Arunachal Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) enhanced the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh. These districts are Tirap, Changlang and Longding. They have been “disturbed area” under Section 3 of the AFSPA. One of the primary reasons cite

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  • Nov 9, 2016
  • 1 Indian Government Puts NDTV’S Ban on Hold [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of Information had previously imposed one-day ban (on November 9th) on Hindi news channel NDTV India over its live coverage of the Pathankot terror attack, violating programme and advertising Code. Opposition parties and media bodies criticized the extreme puni

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  • 2 Scientists Discover Water on Giant Metallic Asteroid Named Psyche [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists detected the presence of water on Psyche, the largest metallic asteroid in our solar system. NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) in Hawaii detected these new observations. The source of water on Psyche however remains a mystery with few unproven theories.

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  • 3 India Fourth on Climate Risk According to German Report [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    After floods in February and March due to unseasonal rainfall, India suffered from one of the deadliest heat waves in world history killing more than 2,300 people in May, followed by a much weaker monsoon than normal.

    There were 4,317 fatalities in 2015 due to extreme weather ev

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  • Nov 8, 2016
  • 1 एलियंस(पराग्रह्यी)का अस्तित्व और मानव सभ्यता (Aliens & the Existence of Human Civilization) [ Science/Technology ]

    प्रस्तावना: - अंतरिक्ष के असीम विस्तार में पृथ्वी के आगे भी जीवन की संभावनांए हैं। विज्ञान कथाओं और फिल्मों ने इन एलियंस (पराग्रह्यी) को हमारी स्मृति में रोप (गाढ़) दिया है। इनके अस्तित्व पर शोध जारी है। हाल ही में मशहूर वैज्ञानिक ‘स्टीफन हॉकिंग’ एलियंस से संपर्क नहीं करने और मा

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  • 2 Ford Commits Rs 1,300 Cr in New Technology & Business Hub in Chennai [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    United States car company Ford Motor plans to invest ( $195 million) Rs. 1,300crore in a new global technology and business hub in Chennai for developing a mobility solutions, hub and product development and business services center for India and world. New Global Technology and

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  • 3 भारत व पाकिस्तान हथियार (India and Pakistan Arms) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    प्रस्तावना: - पाकिस्तान ने चीन, अमरीका व उत्तर कोरिया का पिछलग्गू बन चोरी-छिपे तकनीक का जुगाड़ कर परमाणु बम बनाया। उरी हमले के बाद परमाणु शक्ति संपन्न भारत-पाकिस्तान के बीच तनाव चरम पर है। हम जहां ‘नो फर्स्ट यूज’ यानी पहले प्रयोग नहीं करेंगे, की नीति पर कायम हैं वहीं दूसरी ओर पा

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  • 4 पाक अधिकृत कश्मीर (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    प्रस्तावना: - धरती पर यदि कहीं स्वर्ग हैं तो कश्मीर में यहीं है, सचमुच में कश्मीर की प्राकृतिक छटा दुनिया में अनूठी है इतिहास के पन्नों को पलटते हैं तो कश्मीर भारत का अटूट हिस्सा रहा है। विभाजन के बाद से ही पाकिस्तान इस पर नजरें जमाए बैठा है। पड़ोसी चीन ने भी कश्मीर का एक हिस्सा

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  • 5 भारत की सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक के बाद पाक व अन्य देशों की प्रतिक्रिया भाग-2 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    बारामूला हमला: - सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक से बौखलाएं आतंकवादी और पाकिस्तानी सुरक्षाबल सेना के साथ अब गांवों में आम आबादी को भी निशाना बनाने लगे हैं। एलओसी से सटे जम्मू-कश्मीर के बारामूला में 2 अक्टूबर को रात 10.30 बजे 46 राष्ट्रीय रायफलस मुख्यालय पर दो तरफ से हमला हुआ। आतंकी हमला नाकाम

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  • 6 उच्च ग्यारह समाचार (Top Eleven News) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    भारत और चीन व्यापार: -आयात: - बीते दो सालों के दौरान चीन से भारत के आयात में 20 प्रतिशत की बढ़ोतरी दर्ज की गई है। पिछले पांच साल के दौरान चीन से भारत के आयात में 5 फीसदी की बढ़ोतरी दर्ज की गई हैं। गौरतलब बात यह है कि वैश्विक स्तर पर कच्चे तेल की कीमतों में गिरावट दर्ज किए जाने की

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  • 7 सिंधु समझौता (Indus Agreement) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    प्रस्तावना: - उरी हमले के बाद भारत और पाकिस्तान के बीच बढ़ते तनाव से भारत ने पाकिस्तान पर दबाव बनाना शुरू कर दिया है। भारत ने साल 1960 में हुए सिंधु समझौते को तोड़ने के संकेत दिए हैं लेकिन ऐसा करना मोदी सरकार के लिए इतना आसान नहीं होगा। जानकारों का कहना है कि सिंधु नदी का पानी रो

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  • 8 पाक के खिलाफ भारत का सर्जिकल स्ट्राइक (शस्त्र-चिकित्सक हड़ताल) भाग-1 [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    प्रस्तावना: - करगिल युद्ध में मुंह की खाने के बाद उम्मीद थी कि पाकिस्तान सीमा पार से आतंक को बढ़ावा देना बंद करेगा। पर ऐसा हुआ नहीं। नवंबर 1999 के आम चुनाव में देश की अवाम ने अटल बिहारी वाजपेयाी को खूब सराहा। हालात स्थिर थे, माहौल शांत था। इसलिए जुलाई 2001 में वाजपेयी ने भी नफरत

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  • Nov 8, 2016
  • 1 बलुचिस्तान पर घिरता पाकिस्तान [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    प्रस्तावना: -पाकिस्तान की ओर से फूंकी गई ‘हवाओ’ से कश्मीर सुलग रहा है। लाख समझाया पर पाकिस्तान मानने को तैयार नहीं। हमने अब बलूचिस्तान में मानवाधिकारों के उल्लंघन का काउंटर कार्ड (विरोध करके अपनी योजना को प्रत्यक्ष करना) चलाया है। अंतरराष्ट्रीय मंचों पर हाशिए पर रहे बलूचों को न

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  • 2 CII Launches Startup Mentorship Circle Platform [ Policy/Governance ]

    CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) launched ‘Startup Mentorship Circle’ platform for connecting start-ups to universal marketplace under the Union Government’s vision of entrepreneurship development - Startup India Initiative.

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  • 3 NASA’S MMS Mission Breaks Guinness World Record [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission made the Guinness world record for highest altitude fix of a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal achieving closest flying separation of a multi-spacecraft formation with only 7.2 km between the four satellites.

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  • 4 Germany Unveils First Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Train Coradia iLint [ Science/Technology ]

    World’s first hydrogen powered, emission-free train in Germany is named Coradia iLint. This breakthrough innovation in the field of clean transportation would signal the phasing out of heavily polluting, diesel-powered trains.

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  • 5 128th Birth Anniversary of CV Raman Observed on November 7, 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    128th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate and Bharat Ratna Sir CV Raman was observed on November 7,2016 with functions like debates organized in schools and colleges across India.

    About CV Raman

    • Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was born on Novemb

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  • Nov 7, 2016
  • 1 DRDO MoU with IIT Delhi to Establish JATC [ Policy/Governance ]

    DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to establish a Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC). This MoU was signed at function held in IIT, Delhi.

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  • 2 RBI Appoints M Rajeshwar Rao as New Executive Director [ Policy/Governance ]

    RBI (Reserve Bank of India) appointed M Rajeshwar Rao as Executive Director subsequent to voluntary retirement of G Mahalingam. Worked with RBI in various capacities for nearly 30 years. Mr. Rao will took charge of Department of:

    • Statistics and Information Management
    • Financial

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  • 3 India Ascends to 2nd Rank in Global Business Optimism Index [ Policy/Governance ]

    India ranked second in the global business optimism index during the third quarter (July-September 2016) according to Grant Thornton International Business Report. India has improved its ranking by one spot in the index.

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