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  • May 23, 2017
  • 1 Bilateral Exercise SIMBEX-17 Between Indian & Republic of Singapore Navy Commences [ Defense ]

    The 24th bilateral exercise SIMBEX-17 “Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercises” between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has commenced in South China Sea and will culminate. The exercise will be held from May 18,2017 to May 24,2017.

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  • 2 Indian Scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni Wins Prestigious Dan David Prize [ Awards ]

    Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni has won the prestigious Dan David prize as recognition for his contribution in the field of astronomy. Mr Kulkarni is a professor of astrophysics and planetary science at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

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  • May 21, 2017
  • 1 New Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Against Pneumonia Launched [ Health ]

    Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.

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  • 2 WannaCry Ransomware Used in Widespread Attacks All Over the World [ Science/Technology ]

    It has been reported that a new ransomware named as “WannaCry” is spreading widely. WannaCry encrypts the files on infected Windows systems. Our products detected and successfully blocked a large number of ransomware attacks around the world.

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  • 3 Arjun Maini Becomes First Indian to Win a GP3 Race [ Sports ]

    Arjun Maini has created history by becoming the first-ever Indian to win a GP3 race. The 19-year-old triumphed in Barcelona three days after joining Haas F1 team as a development driver. Arjun Maini is supported by JK Racing and TVS

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  • 4 खोज, अंतरिक्ष, ज्ञान-विज्ञान व अन्य रौचक जानकारियां(Search Space Knowledge&Other Interesting Inf.) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    अमरीका: - अमरीका के लांस एंजिलिस स्थित कैलिफोर्निया विश्वविद्यालय के शोधकर्ताओं की टीम (समूह) ने इस बात का खुलासा किया है कि अभी तक हम मस्तिक की जितनी क्षमता के बारे में सोचते थे, उसकी क्षमता उससे तकरीबन 10 गुना ज्यादा होती है। अमरीकी विशेषज्ञों ने यह खोज की है कि पहले के अनुम

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  • 5 KalamSat - World’S Smallest Satellite Built by Indian Teen to Be Launched by NASA [ Science/Technology ]

    An 18-year-old boy in India’s southern city of Chennai has developed a satellite lighter than smartphone, which National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will launch on June 21.

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  • 6 India – Chile Expanded PTA to Come into Effect on 16 May [ Economy ]

    India and Chile will implement a bilateral expanded Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) from May 16. The first preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between India and Chile was signed on 8 March 2006.

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  • 7 West Bengal Makes Bengali Mandatory in All Schools [ Education ]

    West Bengal State government has made Bengali mandatory in all schools, including private English medium schools every student will have to compulsorily study three languages from Class I to Class X, and one of them has to be Bengali.

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  • 8 MoU Signed Between Indian Navy and Space Application Centre [ Economy ]

    The Indian Navy and Ahmedabad- based Space Application Centre (SAC) today inked a pact on data sharing and scientific cooperation in the field of meteorology and oceanology. The MoU has further enhanced the already established collaboration between the two organizations.

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  • May 21, 2017
  • 1 अयोध्या में रामं मंदिर व बाबरी मस्जिद का मामला (Ram Temple in Ayodhya and Babri Masjid Case) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -सुप्रीम कोर्ट (सर्वोच्च न्यायालय) ने विवादित बाबरी ढांचा गिराए जाने की आपराधिक साजिश के आरोप में लाल कृष्ण आडवाणी, मुरली मनोहर जोशी और केंद्रीय मंत्री उमा भारती सहित 13 लोगों के खिलाफ मुकदमा चलाने का आदेश दिया है। इस मामले में केंद्रीय जांच ब्यूरो (सीबीआई) के रुख म

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  • 2 Railways to Install CCTV Surveillance System Under Nirbhaya Fund [ Policy/Governance ]

    Indian Railways will install CCTV surveillance system at more than 900 stations under the Nirbhaya Fund at an approved cost of Rs. 500 crore to strengthen security at rail premises. Ladies Special trains and women compartments in suburban trains

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  • 3 बांग्लादेश की प्रधानमंत्री शेख हसीना की चार दव्वसीय भारत यात्रा Bangladesh PM 4day Visit to India [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - बांग्लादेश की प्रधानमंत्री शेख हसीना वाजेद की 8 अप्रेल से चार दिन की भारत यात्रा शुरू हो रही है। उनके परिवार के भारत से आधी सदी से बहुत गहरे संबंध रहे हैं। वे कई बार भारत आ चुकी हैं पर इस बार उनकी यह यात्रा सात वर्ष के अंतराल के बाद हो रही है। आज के संदर्भ में देख

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  • 4 भारत और नेपाल (India & Nepal) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -नेपाल की राष्ट्रपति विद्या देवी भंडारी 5 दिन की राजकीय यात्रा पर भारत आ रही है। वे नेपाल की पहली महिला राष्ट्रपति हैं और अक्टूबर 2015 में पदभार संभालने के बाद, यह उनकी पहली विदेश यात्रा है। दिल्ली के अलावा वे वाराणसी, गुजरात व उड़ीसा भी जाएगी। इस यात्रा का महत्व इसल

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  • 5 भारत का पूर्व नौसेना अधिकारी कुलभूषण जाधव को फांसी की सजा India Former Naval Officer K.Jadhav Case [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -पूर्व नौसेना अधिकारी कुलभूषण जाधव की फांसी की सजा पर भारत-पाकिस्तान आमने-सामने आ गए हैं। विदेश मंत्री सुषमा स्वराज ने लोकसभा में कहा ‘जाधव को न्याय दिलवाने के लिए सरकार आउट (बाहर) ऑफ (का) वे जाने को भी तैयार है। अगर जाधव को फांसी दी गई तो पाकिस्तान को दव्पक्षीय सं

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  • 6 मुस्लिम के तीन तलाक का मामला (Muslim Divorce Case) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -तीन तलाक का विरोध करने के लिए लोग अलग-अलग तरीके अपना रहे हैं, केंद्र की नरेंद्र मोदी सरकार ने सुप्रीम कोर्ट (सर्वोच्च न्याय सभा) में जारी इस संबंध में दायर केस (प्रकरण) की सुनवाई में सरकार का पक्ष साफ कर दिया है। मुस्लिम पर्सनल (व्यक्तिगत) लॉ (निम्न स्तर) बोर्ड (म

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  • 7 (विज्ञान में खोज) आहार सरोकार (Discovery in Science) Dietary Concerns [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मानव के विकास में आहार का बड़ा योगदान रहा है। डार्विन के सिद्धांत के अनुसार मानव की उत्पत्ति को मानें तो प्रारंभिक अवस्था में पत्तियां और कंदमूल खाले वाले आदिमानव को फलाहार से मस्तिष्क के विकास में अहम सहायता मिली। मानव का मस्तिष्क शरीर की तुलना में सभी प्राणियों

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  • 8 प्रंदह उच्च समाचार (Top High Fifteen News) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    अमेरिका व चीन: - अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप और चीन राष्ट्रपति शी जिनपिंग वॉशिगटन में आमने-सामने मिल रहे हैं तो दोनों देश दुनिया में अपनी जगह का फिर आकलन करने में लगे हैं। दोनों विपरीत दिशा में देख रहे हैं: अमेरिका वैश्विक जिम्मेदारियों से दूर जा रहा है, तो चीन इसकी ओर बढ़

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  • May 21, 2017
  • 1 बारह उच्च समाचार (Top Twelve News) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    भारत: - यदि आप पर किसी बैंक (अधिकोष) का कर्ज है तो यह आपकी समस्या है। यदि आप पर दस करोड़ का कर्ज है तो बैंक की समस्या है। यदि आप उन कई उद्योगपतियों में से हैं, जो बेकार कंपनियों (संघों) के लिए अरबों का कर्ज लेते हैं, तो यह सरकार की समस्या है।

    मोटेतौर पर भारत आज इसी तरह की स्थिति

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  • 2 Government Launches‘Operation Clean Money’ Website [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Continuing its fight against black money, the government launched a website Operation Clean Money. The new website will help honest taxpayers. Deptt of Revenue & CBDT at launch of Operation Clean Money Portal. 91 lakh persons have come under the tax net as unaccounted cash lost a

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  • 3 One of the World’S Remotest Islands is the Most Polluted: Study [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    One of the world’s most remote islands is polluted with the highest density of plastic debris reported anywhere on the planet, with over 37 million pieces littered on its beaches, a new study has found. Uninhabited piece of land in the South Pacific Ocean.

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  • 4 Ovais Sarmad Appointed to Key Post in UNFCCC [ Appointments ]

    Ovais Sarmad who is an Indian national has been appointed by the U. N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the post of Deputy Executive Secretary, which is a key post in the UNFCCC. U. N. Information Centre in Delhi, the appointment has been made after making wide consultations

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  • 5 Government Decision to Set Up 10 Atomic Power Plants to Generate Lots of Jobs. [ Economy ]

    The government has approved a Rs. 70,000-crore quantum leap in India’s nuclear energy generation capacity and a new transparent policy for fuel supply to thermal power plants that reflects the country’s swift progress from scarcity to sufficiency of domestic coal.

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  • 6 Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave Passes Away [ Important Days ]

    Union Environment Minister Anil Dave passed away. 60-year-old Dave complained of uneasiness at his home this morning and was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he passed away, according to official sources.

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  • 7 CCEA Gives Approval to New Coal Linkage Policy [ Policy/Governance ]

    The CCEA has approved a new coal linkage policy to ensure adequate supply of the fuel to power plants through reverse auction. The new policy will help in ensuring fuel supplies to the power plants in an organised manner.

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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 UPSC to Share Competitive Exams Scores Online for Employers to Boost Hiring [ IAS Upd. ]

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided to share online scores of the candidates taking competitive exams like civil services, NDA too boost hiring. It’s a part of the government’s proposal to boost hiring by the private sector.

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  • 2 NASA Detects Signs of Strong Water in Neptune-Sized Planet [ Science/Technology ]

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists detected a strong water signature in the atmosphere of a distant Neptune-sized planet called HAT-P-26b. That could help understand more about the birth and development of planetary systems.

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  • 3 Digital Tsunami expected with Massive Layoffs, 6 Lakh Jobs Under Threat [ Economy ]

    For employees working at IT software services companies, the bad news about layoffs could be potentially worse than has been reported so far. They could be staring at about 6 lakh job cuts in the next two to three years

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  • 4 Amitabh Bachchan Appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region [ Appointments ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 13,2017 appointed actor Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in the South-East Asia region to spread awareness about the disease

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  • 5 New IIP, WPI Series Introduced [ Economy ]

    The government has released new-look index of industrial production (IIP) and the wholesale price index (WPI) which have been built on the new series of data. The impact of demonetization still persisted on industrial production, particularly manufacturing

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