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  • Nov 24, 2016
  • 1 IAS Mains 2016 Will Be Held on 3 to 9 December [ IAS Upd. ]

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the schedule for the IAS civil services (main) examination 2016, which will be held between December 3 to 9 December. Those candidates who qualified in the preliminary exam will be allowed to write the second stage of the examin

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  • 2 Renowned Scientist MGK Menon Passes Away [ Science/Technology ]

    Renowned physicist Dr. Menon played a prominent role in the development of science and technology in the country over the last 50 years, is no more amidst us. He was Scientist, Science & Technology policy-maker, scholar, parliamentarian, Cabinet Minister. He has been described as

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  • 3 Obama Honors Bill, Melinda Gates with Medal of Freedom Award [ Awards ]

    President Barack Obama awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor to 21 groundbreaking actors, musicians, athletes and others during a ceremony at the White House. Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is - along with the co

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  • 4 Veteran Carnatic Musician, Balamuralikrishna, Passes Away [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Balamuralikrishn, a legendary Carnatic singer passed away at the age of 86. He was the singer who was awarded with Padma Vibhushan. He was well versed in Carnatic vocal music, viola and violin.

    Personal Information

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  • 5 Switzerland and India Sign Joint Declaration on Introduction of AEOI [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Switzerland signed a Joint Declaration for implementation of Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) in respect of accounts of Indians held abroad. India’s income tax department will be able to obtain information from accounts of all Indians in Switzerland from 2018 on

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  • 6 Green GDP - A Detailed Analysis [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Green GDP or Gross Domestic Product is an economic growth index that quantifies and calculates the environmental consequences of that growth. What is Green GDP? Green GDP is conventional gross domestic product figures adjusted for the environmental costs of economic activiti

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  • Nov 23, 2016
  • 1 📹 IAS GS Mains 2016: 87 Expected Questions [ Education ]

    With only 10 days to go, it is time to brush up the important topics for UPSC IAS Mains 2016. Here you will find the list of most important topics for upcoming Mains examination – We are focusing on General Studies – Major Environment and geographic issues, Art and Culture, Sport

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  • 2 India’S Longest Expressway Inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Bangarmau in Unnao district of UP Inaugurated India’s longest expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) built it in a record time of 23 months.


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  • 3 China to Import Rice from 17 Mills in India [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    China has agreed to import rice, non-basmati and basmati varieties, from 17 registered mills in India ensuring market access for Indian products in that country. China is the world’s largest rice importer.

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  • 4 Demonetization- Encouraging Online Transactions Through Taxation [ Economy ]

    All public sector banks and some private sector ones have agreed to waive the transaction cost for all payments made through debit cards until 31 December. Indian Railways waived service charges for E-tickets and I-tickets booked through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corpor

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  • 5 Pankaj Patel CMD of Zydus Cadila 2017 FICCI President [ Policy/Governance ]

    Mr. Pankaj R. Patel, Chairman, and Managing Director of Zydus Cadila - Cadila Healthcare Ltd. , has elected as President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017.

    He will take over after incumbent Ambuja Neotia Group Chairman Harshavardha

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  • Nov 22, 2016
  • 1 Mother Teresa International Award Given to Al Nahyan [ Awards ]

    Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, was conferred the prestigious Mother Teresa International Award. The Mumbai-based NGO Harmony Foundation presented it.

    He was honored for his work on institutions to protect youth

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  • 2 Trump’S Plan to Revoke US from TPP Helps China, Downs India- India [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    US President-elect Donald Trump’s policy outline to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) within his first 100 days in the Oval Office if materialized cause problem to India.

    US president-elect Donald Trump announced that US will exit the TPP on his first day in offi

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  • 3 Radhika Menon- 1st Woman for IMO’S Exceptional Bravery Award at Sea [ Awards ]

    India’s first female Merchant Navy captain became the first woman to be awarded by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for her exceptional bravery in the dramatic rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in tumultuous Bay of Bengal waters last year.


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  • Nov 21, 2016
  • 1 International Peace Prize given to Sri Sri Ravishankar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award Given to Sri Sri Ravishankar. Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar was honored with Dr. Nagendra Singh International Peace Award for his efforts in ensuring world peace. Home Minister Rajnath Singh conferred it to the spiritual leader at

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  • 2 Three Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APA) signed by India and UK [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Earlier both countries had exchanged agreements under the Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) - Article of the India-UK Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC). With this, CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes, Government of India) so far has entered into 111 APAs.

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  • 3 Twin Trial of Prithvi-II Missile Successfull [ Science/Technology ]

    India test-fired indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. Along with Prithvi-II, the two other tests missiles are:

    • Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor capable of destroying incoming enemy mi

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  • 4 November 21: World Television Day [ Important Days ]

    The United Nations’ (UN) World Television Day is annually observed largely on November 21. The day recognizes television’s role in presenting issue that affect people. On December 17th, 1996, UN General Assembly proclaimed November 21st as World Television Day commemorating the f

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  • 5 Google Arts & Culture Uncover Virtual Exhibition on Iconic Indian Women [ Science/Technology ]

    Technology giant Google through its cultural arm Google Arts & Culture, has uncovered a virtual collection of artworks and exhibitions on the life of Indian women in history spanning 2,500 years and from 26 cultural institutions across the country. Luisella Mazza is Head of Opera

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  • Nov 20, 2016
  • 1 Universal Children’S Day [ Important Days ]

    Universal children’s day recognized on various days in various places around the world celebrates children globally. Universal Children’s Day is part of the work carried out by UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

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  • 2 Integrated Emergency Services UP-100 Launched in UP [ Policy/Governance ]

    High-tech centralized emergency system in UP to ensure that police reach a caller in a maximum of twenty minutes in rural areas and within 15 minutes in urban areas. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav launched one of his dream projects - the UP-100 Police Emergency Management System.

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  • 3 Quami Ekta Week Today [ Important Days ]

    The Qaumi Ekta Week (National Integration Week) to be observed all over the country, from 19th to 25th November 2016. National Integration is even more important in light of ongoing debates over intolerance, separation and isolation. Central and state governments organize and cel

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  • 4 State Bank of Patiala Awarded for Excellence in MSME Lending [ Awards ]

    State Bank of Patiala was conferred “Special Award for Excellence in MSME lending” for its performance in lending to the MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) sector during the year 2013 - 14 and 2014 - 15.

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  • 5 Women in Service- Geeta Phogat Appointed DSP in Haryana Police [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Haryana Government appointed international woman wrestler Geeta Phogat as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Haryana Police. Geeta Phogat is a freestyle wrestler who won India’s first ever-gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games, in 2010.

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  • Nov 19, 2016
  • 1 November 19th Observed as World Toilet Day (WTD) [ Important Days ]

    WTD is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world on issues of sanitation. It was originally established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 now recognized by almost all countries. In 2013, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution recognizing WTD as an

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  • 2 Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Receives 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award [ Awards ]

    Noted flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chourasia was conferred 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Indian classical music by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung at a function held in New Delhi.

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  • 3 Tamil Nadu Gets World’S First Salt-Tolerant Plant Garden [ Science/Technology ]

    The world’s first Genetic Garden of Halophytes (naturally occurring salt-tolerant plants) was inaugurated at the coastal town of Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu. Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib Fakim through video-conferencing inaugurated the first of its kind garden in the world.

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  • 4 Tata Consultancy and Vedanta Wins ACES Awards [ Awards ]

    Two leading Indian companies were awarded ACES for their leadership in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, eco consciousness, and community care at the third annual Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards (ACES) in Singapore.

    • TATA Consultancy Services (

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  • 5 Scientists Improve Photosynthesis for Fast-Growing Crops [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists have improved the photosynthesis process in the plants to produce faster-growing crops. Genetic modification was used to increase the amount of sunlight crop plants can channel into food production.

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  • Nov 18, 2016
  • 1 Four Indigenous Sonars Inducted by Indian Navy [ Economy ]

    Navy formally inducted following four types of indigenously developed sonars that will boost its underwater surveillance capability: Abhay – compact hull mounted sonar for shallow watercrafts. Humsa UG – upgrade for the Humsa sonar system. NACS – Near-field Acoustic Characterizat

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