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  • Nov 18, 2016
  • 1 Google Cloud to Bring G Suite to Indian Enterprises, New Vodafone Ties Up [ Science/Technology ]

    Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, has tied up with Google Cloud to offer G Suite. Vodafone will support enterprises with boarding, activation, migration, and support through a dedicated Cloud support team.

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  • 2 Drug Capsule Delivering 2 Week Medication - MIT Researchers [ Science/Technology ]

    MIT scientists developed a new drug capsule that can stay in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed, gradually releasing its payload. The capsule, could be a powerful weapon in fighting malaria, HIV and other diseases where successful treatment depends on repeated

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  • 3 Australia Cuts Stay of 457 Visa Holders, Indians to Adversely Affected [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Australia has announced changes to the 457 visa for skilled foreign workers to limit their ability to look for another job after their official employment ends. Foreign workers on a 457 visa will only now be able to stay in Australia for 60 days after their employment ends instea

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  • Nov 17, 2016
  • 1 World Prematurity Day on 17th November [ Important Days ]

    World Prematurity Day is observed on 17th November to raise awareness of preterm birth and the problems of such babies and their families worldwide. Approximately 15 million babies born preterm each year, account for about one in 10 of all babies born worldwide.

    Defining Preterm

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  • 2 Notes Exchange Limit Reduced to Rs. 2,000 from Friday [ Important Days ]

    The government today revised certain guidelines for the withdrawal of cash, limiting counter exchange of old Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000 notes from Rs. 4,500 to Rs. 2000 starting from tomorrow.

    Government also allowed farmers to draw money from banks against loans sanctioned to them to b

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  • 3 NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson is on Verge of Becoming Oldest Woman in Space [ Science/Technology ]

    Whitson will be 56 when she rockets off the planet Thursday, and she will celebrate her 57th birthday in February on the International Space Station becoming the oldest woman in space.

    • Launch from Kazakhstan with two younger men.
    • Ride the Soyuz rocket with Oleg Novitskiy and T

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  • 4 Microsoft Contributes to Open Ecosystem Joins Linux and Welcomes Google [ Science/Technology ]

    During its annual Connect Developer event, Microsoft unveiled a series of products and partnerships that strengthen the company’s Azure cloud platform for building intelligent, cross-platform apps and services.

    Microsoft embraces Linux and enables developers to write cloud, mobi

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  • Nov 16, 2016
  • 1 Anil Bokil: Man Claimed Behind Banning Rs 500 and Rs 1000 Notes [ Policy/Governance ]

    Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned Rs. 500 and 1000 notes. The idea about ban the notes to recover black money was suggested by Anil Bokil, a social activist part of “Arthakranti Sansthan”.

    In August 2014 after the Narendra Modi’

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  • 2 The National Medical Commission Bill- 2016 [ Education ]

    NITI Aayog has proposed to replace Medical Council of India with the National Medical Commission (NMC) to create a world Class medical education system ensuring supply of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate medical specialists.

    The bill encourages medical specialists:

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  • 3 Framework for International Solar Alliance (ISA) Signed by Over 20 Countries [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Over 20 countries, including India, Brazil and France signed the framework agreement of the ISA. The framework agreement of ISA opened for signatures on the sidelines of CoP22 (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change- UNFCCC) at Marrakech, in Morocco.

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  • 4 Building 9.8km Ganga Bridge in Bihar- India and ADB Sign $500 Million Loan [ Economy ]

    Government of India and ADB Sign $500 million loan to build longest river bridge across the Ganges River improve the transport connectivity between North and South Bihar improving the linkage between the state capital, Patna, and the surrounding areas.

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  • 5 How Will RBI Dispose Old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 Notes [ Economy ]

    About 86 percent of the Rs. 17.77 lakh crore in circulation till March 31st this year was in the form of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency note. 9026.6 crore bank notes were in circulation across the country in terms of volume until March 31st. Around 24 percent or 2,203 crore notes

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  • 6 ICC Announces First-Ever Women’S World T20 in 2020 [ Sports ]

    ICC has decided to organize first-ever women’s World T20 in 2020. After having led West Indies Women to victory in the 2016 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 on Sunday, Stafanie Taylor was picked as the captain of the team for ICC Women’s World T20 of the tournament.


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  • Nov 15, 2016
  • 1 World Diabetes Day (WDD) Celebrated Annually on November 14 [ Important Days ]

    The theme of World Diabetes Day 2016 is “Eyes on Diabetes” focusing on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.


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  • 2 What is NAFTA- NAFTA and Rise of Donald Trump [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States signed into law in 1994 under President Bill Clinton. The framework of the deal was drafted under President Ronald Reagan in 1987.

    NAFTA essentially eliminates all tariffs among the three nations, allowing for the sea

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  • 3 Mobile Wallets [ Science/Technology ]

    Mobile wallets are digital versions of traditional wallets carried in their pocket. Among variations, some can hold digital information about credit and debit cards for making payments, store coupons, loyalty programs points, and specific information about personal identity and m

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  • 4 India, Israel Agree on Two Agreements [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is in India on a six-day official state visit. He is the first Israeli head of state to visit India in nearly 20 years. The last and first Israeli president officially visit India was Ezer Weizman in January 1997.

    India and Israel have inked two a

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  • 5 2016 Will Be Hottest Year on Record [ Science/Technology ]

    2016 was warmest year on record globally according to WMO’s ‘Status of the Global Climate in 2016’ report. WMO is the United Nation’s authoritative voice on Weather, Climate and Water.


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  • 6 Padmini Rout Winner of 2016 National Women Premier Chess Championship [ Sports ]

    International Master Padmini Rout won the 2016 National Women Premier Chess Championship. She scored a hat trick after winning the championship in 2014 and 2015. Padmini played out a hard fought draw with her Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) teammate Eesha Karavade helping

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  • Nov 14, 2016
  • 1 Why ATM’s are Facing the Crowd [ Science/Technology ]

    Generally, one ATM has three or four Cash cartridge or cassettes, which identify particular currency notes through pointers. Usually Rs. 100,500 and 1,000 notes were filled in appropriate combination depending on the area (usually two cassettes 100 + one cassette 500 + one casset

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  • 2 Benami Properties to Be Rough After Demonetization Drive [ Policy/Governance ]

    After recent demonetization of 500 and 1000 currency notes to check black money, the Government has expressed clear intent to bring all ‘Benami’ properties under scanner ensuring strict punishments for those caught under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act (PBPT A

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  • 3 Tejaswin Cracks 12yr Old National Senior Record in High Jump [ Sports ]

    Delhi’s Tejaswin Shankar smashed the 12-year old national senior record in high jump with a leap of 2.26m on the inaugural day. He managed to win the gold in the under-18 category on the opening day of the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championships in Coimbatore.

    The previous

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  • Nov 13, 2016
  • 1 November 13th is World Kindness Day [ Important Days ]

    The World Kindness Movement introduced the World Kindness Day in 1998. The current members of WKM’s International Council represent South Korea, Switzerland, India, Australia, France, Nigeria, China, Thailand, and USA.

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  • 2 Doodle 4 Google’ 2016 Contest Won by 11-Year-Old Pune Girl Wins [ Science/Technology ]

    Eleven-year-old Pune girl Anvita Prashant Telang named the national winner of the “Doodle 4 Google” contest. The sixth standard student from Vibgyor High School in Balewadi area was chosen for her Doodle submission on the theme titled “If I could teach anyone anything, it would b

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  • 3 Pawan Goenka Named MD of Mahindra- Anand Mahindra to be Executive Chair [ Economy ]

    Executive director Pawan Goenka was elevated to the position of managing director, and Anand Mahindra was designated as executive chairperson of Mahindra Industries. India’s premier utility vehicle company.

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  • 4 Indian Women’S Carrom Team Got Gold at the 7th World Carrom Championship in Birmingham (UK) [ Sports ]

    The Carrom World championship is held every four years and this year’s edition is considered the largest so far with over 15 countries participating in the elite event including USA, Germany, Canada, France, and Italy. The first day starts with doubles followed by the Swiss leagu

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  • Nov 12, 2016
  • 1 Measures to Strengthen Cyber Security in India by Union Government [ Policy/Governance ]

    To strengthen cyber security, Union government announced a slew of measures, including requirement for organisations with significant IT infrastructure to appoint cyber security officers and National cyber coordination center to provide real time situational awareness and rapid r

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  • 2 India’S First Robot Appointed Customer Care Executive [ Science/Technology ]

    India’s first banking robot named Lakshmi launched by the Kumbakonam-based City Union Bank (CUB) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Lakshmi is first on-site humanoid (robot) in India. CUB has readied only one version of humanoid banker and but is planning to deploy 25 - 30 robots at key bra

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  • 3 Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance 2016 is Won by SAIL [ Awards ]

    The Maharatna Company Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) bagged the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance instituted by the Institute of Directors, India for the year 2016.

    Received by Ashwini Kumar, CEO of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on behalf of SAIL du

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  • 4 Landmark Civil Nuclear Deal with Japan [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Japan signed a landmark civil nuclear cooperation deal after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Shinzo Abe- boosting bilateral economic, security ties, and facilitate US-based players to set up atomic plants in India.

    • The completion of the

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