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  • Mar 27, 2017
  • 1 Focus on Biodiversity Flora and Fauna - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Snowflake Corals

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  • Mar 22, 2017
  • 1 Twenty Projects Approved for Implementation of Namami Gange Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Executive Committee (EC) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) on 15 March 2017 approved 20 projects worth nearly Rs. 1900 crore. For swift implementation of Namami Gange Programme in

    • Uttarakhand
    • Bihar
    • Jharkhand
    • Delhi

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  • 2 UN Launches Women in Politics Map 2017; India Placed at 148th Number [ Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    Women in Politics Maplaunched Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women. Releasing a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians that placed India 148, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women. Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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  • 3 Indrani Das Wins Top Prize in Regeneron Science Talent Search Competition [ Science/Technology ]

    Indrani Das, 17, has won the top, $250,000 prize in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search competition in the United States. Indrani Das won the award for her research on treating brain injury and disease. Taking home more than $1.8 million in award.

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 International Women’S Day: Women Empowerment Schemes [ Important Days ]

    The International Women’s Day will be celebrated on 8 March 2017. The earliest organized Women’s Day observance was held on February 28,1909. International Women’s Day was earlier known as the International Working Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a global day celebratin

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  • 2 NASA to Develop Giant Magnetic Shield Around Mars for Human Colonisation [ Science/Technology ]

    NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD) hosted a community workshop at their headquarters in Washington, DC where the exploration of Mars by human astronauts was discussed. NASA is planning on making the planet a more habitable place for human colonisation.

    • NASA scientists have

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  • 3 Accession to Global Customs Convention Approved by Union Cabinet [ Economy ]

    Indian accession to the customs convention on international transport of goods approved by Union Cabinet. This will help in faster movement of export goods. The decision was taken by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Key Highlights:

    • Indian traders to h

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  • 4 What Does the US to Suspension of Premium Processing of H-1B Visas Mean? [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The U. S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has decided to temporarily suspend premium processing of all H1B petitions. Donald Trump administration’s plans for the visa programme that allows skilled workers to come into the U. S. temporarily.


    • New H1B appl

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  • 5 Formation of Committee to Resolve Grievance of Women Sports Person Announced [ Sports ]

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel Announced that a high-level committee will be constituted to address the grievances and complaints of women sports persons in India at the occasion of international women’s Day.


    • Sports

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  • 6 Government Launches Web Portal for Obtaining CRZ Clearances [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A web portal for obtaining CRZ clearances was launched by Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave. The launch of the portal is an example of ease of doing business. Portal launched is a web-based system for obtaining clearances required from the ministry under the CRZ by the projec

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  • 7 EU Successfully Launches 5th Satellite of Copernicus Observation Program [ Science/Technology ]

    EU launched the fifth satellite of the Copernicus observation program. It is multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to provide speedy images of land, oceans, and waterways. Satellite will cut the time of imaging the earth by half. The program is aimed at improving the life of EU c

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  • 8 China Overtakes Eurozone as World’S Biggest Bank System [ Economy ]

    China’s banking system has surpassed that of the Eurozone to become the world’s largest by assets. The country’s increasing global influence and its reliance on growth driven by debt.

    Key highlights:

    • China’s gross domestic product surpassed the EU’s economic bloc in 2011 at ma

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 Aadhaar Payment App Launched by IDFC Bank [ Science/Technology ]

    IDFC Bank launched biometric-based Aadhaar pay App on March 2017. IDFC Bank has become the first bank to launch the Aadhar Pay. The shopkeeper and the only Aadhaar number need to carry by the consumer to the bank.

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  • 2 Second Stage of India HCFC Phase Out Management Plan Launched [ Economy ]

    The environment minister Anil Madhav Dave launched the second stage of HCFC phase out management Plan for the 2017 – 23 periods, as required under the Montreal Protocol. Second stage of India HCFCs phase out Management Plan launched for research in developing environment-friendly

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  • 3 Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit of in Jakarta [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit will be held in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta from 5th March to 7th March 2017, the theme “Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable, and Prosperous Indian Ocean”, 20th Anniversary of the Association.

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  • 4 National Safety Week Observed [ Important Days ]

    National Safety Week was observed from March 4 to 10. The first National Safety Day (NSD) Campaign was launched in 1972. It seeks to prevent and lessen the loss of human life and tackle financial losses to the family by availing them of safety, health and environment-related supp

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  • 5 INS Tillanchang Commissioned by Indian Navy [ Economy ]

    India Navy has commissioned INS Tillanchang at Karwar, Karnataka. A Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC), has been commissioned into Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra. This announcement has come just one day after INS Viraat was decommissioned which the Indian Navy called

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  • 6 Culture Festival “India by the Nile” Started in Egypt [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The fifth edition of the mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ began in Cargo, Egypt on 8 March 2017. The mega cultural festival ‘India by the Nile’ got off to a colorful start at the foot of the Pyramids in Cairo with a Crafts Mela, showcasing joint handicraft exhibition of

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  • 7 Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Passed by Parliament [ Bills ]

    Lok Sabha passes the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Bill had already passed by the Rajya Sabha during the winter period. Which wil increase the maternity leave for working women in public and private sector from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for the first two children.

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  • 8 Konkani Writer Mahabaleshwar Sail Honoured with Saraswati Samman Award 2016 [ Awards ]

    Eminent Konkani writer Mahabaleshwar Sail was honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2016. The award was given for his novel ‘Hawthan’. Selection for the award was made by a jury president by the 29th Chief Justice of India (CJI) as Anand.

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 Mass Coral Bleaching Occurring in Great Barrier Reef for Second Year [ Science/Technology ]

    Great Barrier Reef has been devastated by coral bleaching for the second consecutive year in a row. This marks the first time the reef has not had several years between bleaching events to recover According to researchers.


    • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority a

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  • 2 Focus on Biodiversity- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace


    Agasthyamala Among 20 UNESCO World Biosphere Reserv

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  • 3 NTPC Installs India’S Largest Floating Solar PV Plant in Kerala [ Science/Technology ]

    NTPC Ltd has started power generation from India’s largest floating solar power plant at the Rajiv Gandhi Combined Cycle Power Plant (RGCCPP) Kayamkulam in Kerala. The plant was inaugurated by AK Jha, Director of the NTPC Ltd, The 100-kWp floating solar generation plant.

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  • 4 Narendra Kumar Appointed as New Chairman of Central Water Commission [ Appointments ]

    Union Government has appointed Narendra Kumar as the new chairman of the Central Water Commission (CWC). He assumed the charge of the post up on superannuation of GS Jha. Member of Experts Committee for Scientific Assessment of flood prone area in India and Standing Committee for

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  • 5 BrahMos Missile Successfully Test-Fired [ Science/Technology ]

    Successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg, from a warship off the Goa coast. Missile performing high-level manoeuvres successfully hit the target ship.

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  • 6 Focus on Biodiversity- Expected Questions for 2017- Birds of Prey [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Declining Vulture Population

    • In Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (

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  • 7 Madhukar Gupta Committee on Border Protection Submits Report [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection has submitted its report to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh. It was constituted to suggest recommendations for strengthening border protection and addressing. It studied security and threats at Border States of

    1. Gujarat
    2. Rajasthan
    3. Punj

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  • 8 CCEA Approves Policy for Early Monetization of Coal Bed Methane Gas [ Science/Technology ]

    The CCEA chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Policy for Early Monetization of Coal Bed Methane Gas Marketing and Pricing Freedom for CBM Gas. The policy provides marketing and pricing freedom to the CBM Contractors to sell the CBM at Arm’s Length Price in the dom

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 15 IIITs Declared as Institutes of National Importance [ Policy/Governance ]

    15 IIITs set up under the Public- Private Partnership mode were granted a degree as the Cabinet approved a bill that declares them as institutions of national importance. Decision in this regard was taken by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New

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  • 2 Highlight on Biodiversity- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    NGT Halts Tawang Hydro Power Project

    • Tawang hydro power proj

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