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    • Jan 2, 2017
    •  Amazon’S Flying Warehouse to Launch Drones [ Science & Technology ]

      Amazon wins a patent for flying the warehouse in the US, announced plans for an “airborne fulfillment center” (AFC) . Amazon will fly a warehouse at an altitude of around 45,000 feet that would act as a Launchpad for drones, with an aim to deliver consignments.

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    • Jan 1, 2017
    •  PM Narendra Modi Launches Aadhaar Based Mobile Payment App Called BHIM [ Science & Technology ]

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a mobile app for the Unified Payment Interface (UPI) . The application, which will be common across all banks and financial institutions, is called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Mobile) . The central banking system was born out of a thesis writt…

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    • Dec 23, 2016
    •  GLOBAL INITIATIVE OF ACADEMIC NETWORKS (GIAN) [ Education ]

      The GIAN project aims to tap talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs, internationally to encourage engagement with Higher Education Institutes and increase the footfalls of reputed international faculty in the Indian academic institutes.

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    • Dec 22, 2016
    •  DoNER Announced Rs 207 Crore for Development of Majuli Island [ Policies & Governance ]

      The Union Government has announced ₹ 207 crore to undertake developmental works in Assam՚s Majuli Island. The sanctioned amount will be spent primarily for safeguarding the land the 80 km length of the bank line on the right bank of river Brahmaputra.

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    • Dec 21, 2016
    •  First Chikungunya Vaccine Developed by Researchers [ Science & Technology ]

      The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) in the US developed the first vaccine for chikungunya. This drug is safe and effective. It has been made using an insect-specific virus which is harmless to humans. It offers efficient, safe and affordable protection agai…

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    • Dec 20, 2016
    •  Indian’S Will Be Able to Start Companies in 4 Flat Days Soon [ Important Days ]

      The government has identified areas requiring doing away with complex rules. It will simplify procedures to enable businesses to start in four days flat. It is Aiming to break into top 50 best countries to do business. With India ranked poorly at 130th among 190 nations on the Wo…

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    •  Scientists Develop Drone Like New Bird with Feathers [ Science & Technology ]

      EPFL built an energy-efficient winged drone capable of changing its wingspan, and flying at high speed. It equipped with feathers which is capable of changing its wingspan, flying at high speed and moving through tight spaces. Birds alter the configuration of their wings, when th…

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    • Dec 19, 2016
    •  Throwing Garbage in Public Brings Fine of Rs 10,000: NGT [ Policies & Governance ]

      Any person found disposing garbage in a public place will be fined ₹ 10,000 National Green Tribunal (NGT) . All authorities are under a statutory obligation to ensure that waste is collected, transported and disposed of in accordance with Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

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    • Dec 18, 2016
    •  PM Modi to Launch Skill Development Initiative Projects [ Science & Technology ]

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid foundation of the first-ever Indian Institute of Skills of the country at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The event is witness joint partnerships with various industries that will train and employ nearly four lakh youths over the next 3 years.

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    •  Pankaj Advani Won World Billiards Title in Bengaluru [ Sports ]

      Ace Indian player Pankaj Advani won the 11th World Billiards Championships title. Advani began on a strong note by pocketing the first two games, 150 points against 33 and 150 against 95. Advani won his 16th world title overall.

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