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  • Jul 31, 2017
  • 1 IARI Gogamukh Foundation Stone Lies by PM [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Foundation Stone of the third Indian Agricultural Research Institute is laid at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district, Assam by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Gogamukh is exactly located on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.

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  • 2 Satyabrata Rout Bagged Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar 2016 [ Awards ]

    Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar 2016 has been awarded to Satyabrata Rout who is professor at the Department of Theatre Arts, S N School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad (UoH).

    • The award is credited to him for h

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  • 3 Arun Jaitley Inaugurats Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga in Karnataka [ Science/Technology ]

    The newly built Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has been inaugurated by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has inaugurated at Chitradurga in Karnataka.


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  • 4 IIT Kharagpur Scientists Introduce New Technology to Manufacture Biofuel [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists at IIT Kharagpur has come up with a new technology of manufacturing Biofuel known as ‘soil-to-soil’ cheaper, quicker and pollution-free. The technology is in the process of being patented.

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  • 5 4 Indians Got Place in ESPN World Fame 100 List [ Sports ]

    Only four Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina got place in ESPNs most 100 famous active athletes in the world. Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo has stolenthe first place of the list.

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  • 6 First Indian to Be in Induct in ITTF URC: Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer [ Appointments ]

    International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has nominated Ganeshan Neelakanta Iyer as a member of the Umpires and Referees Committee (URC) for tow year term which can be further extend.

    • He is the first Indian to be nominated.

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  • 7 Indian Army Offers Combat Role for Women Soon [ Policy/Governance ]

    In short time women’s will get appointed to the combat positions in Indian Army as announced by Army Chief Genral Bipin Rawat and the Indian Army has raised this issue with the government.

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    • Previousaly women ar

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  • 8 5th June Observed as World Environment Day (WED) [ Important Days ]

    Every year 5th June is observed as World Environment Day (WED) to lift up worldwide global awareness to protect environment and over planet Earth, this is the largest celebration of the year related to environment.

    • United Nations Env

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  • Jul 31, 2017
  • 1 Six Arab Nations Suspended Diplomatic Ties with Qatar [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Six Arab Nations including Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and UAE have announced end of their diplomatic ties with Qatar and also withdrawal their diplomatic staff from Qatar and Strike out diplomats of Qatar from their territories.

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  • 2 Vijaya Bank Going to Digitalize 100 Villages [ Policy/Governance ]

    Vijaya Bank is planning to develop 100 digital villages in different States across the India under digital banking initiative in the rural population. Vijaya Bank is current leading public sector financial who is focusing on digital development of villages.

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  • 3 UGC, AICTE to Be Replaced by One Higher Education Regulator [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    Modi Government has decided to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) by Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA).

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  • Jul 29, 2017
  • 1 Trade Comparison Between Indian and China [ Economy ]

    China is India’s largest trading partner, with bilateral trade at $71.5 billion skewed in favour of China. India imports $61.3 billion worth of Chinese products while it exports $10.2 billion. From - $37.2 billion in 2011 - 12, trade deficit has widened in the last six years to -

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  • Jul 26, 2017
  • 1 MoU Between India and Bangladesh for Cyber Security Cooperation [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on cyber security cooperation between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) (Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology) and Bangladesh Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT) Ban

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  • 2 Indian Power Sector- An Update [ Policy/Governance ]

    All India Statistics of Indian Power Sector released by Central Electricity Authority (CEA) showed that generation capacity addition target during the period 2012 - 17 from conventional sources was 99,209.47 MW against a target of 88,537 MW, over achieving the same by 112%. Conve

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  • Jul 23, 2017
  • 1 Oil Diplomacy in South China Sea and First Oil Import from US [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Vietnam has granted ONGC Videsh a two-year extension to explore oil block 128 in the South China Sea. Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has bought 1.6 million barrels of US Mars crude (a heavy, high-sulphur grade) and 400,000 barrels of Western Canadian Select.

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  • 2 India Poised to be Economic Growth Pole [ Economy ]

    Research conducted by the Centre for International Development at Harvard University (CID) concluded that India will be economic pole of global growth with the economic pole of global growth having moved from China to India. With 7.7 % annual growth, India and Uganda top the list

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  • 3 India and Bangladesh to Construct Bridge Along Mizoram Border on Karnaphuli River [ Economy ]

    India and Bangladesh to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui river (also known as Karnaphuli river) for trade and communication. This was decided in a meet in Tlabung town in Mamit district of Mizoram adjacent to Khagrachari district of Southeast Bangladesh.

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  • 4 HRD Ministry: No Detention Policy to Be Removed from Next Academic Year [ Education ]

    HRD Ministry to remove no-detention policy from the next academic year. The rule stated that Under the Right to Education Act, no child was to be detained or held back in any class or expelled till the completion of elementary education covering classes 1 to 8.

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  • 5 Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY): Now Covers 97% of Discom Debt [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). The total debt of all state-owned discoms was Rs. 3.95 lakh crore. 26 states and 1 UT to have joined UDAY scheme have total outstanding debt of Rs. 3.82 lakh crore amounting to 97 % of the total outstanding debt.

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 अंतरिक्ष ( Space in hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    नया देश: - अंतरिक्ष में नया देश बसाने की तैयार हो रही है। ऐसा देश, जहां कोई धर्म या जाति नहीं होगी। एस्गार्डिया नामक इस देश के संविधान पर तो काम बाकी है। पर इसका अंतरिम प्रमुख तय हो गया है। रूसी अंतरिक्षयात्री व अरबपति इगोर अशरबेयली इसके हेड (प्रमुख) ऑफ (का) नेशन (राष्ट्र) होंग

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  • 2 First Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centre in Hyderabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres will provide short term job oriented skill development course for youths belonging to minority communities. Besides providing various job-oriented skill development courses, Gharib Nawaz Skill Development Centres of Ministry of Minority Affa

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  • 3 India Free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1 and H5N8) [ Health ]

    India had reported outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza at various epicenters in Delhi, Gwalior (MP), Rajpura (Punjab), Hissar (Haryana), Bellary (Karnataka), Allappuzha and Kottayam (Kerala), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Daman (Daman) and Khordha and Angul (Odisha during Octob

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  • 4 चौदह उच्च समाचार ( Fourteen Top News in Hindi for June 2017) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    भारतीस क्रिकेट: - भारतीय क्रिकेट (झींगुर) कंट्रोल (नियंत्रण) बोर्ड (परिषद) को खिलाड़ियों और प्रशिक्षक स्टॉफ (कर्मचारीगण) की ओर से वेतन में बढ़ोतरी का प्रस्ताव सौंपा गया था। यह प्रस्ताव करीब 150 फीसदी की बढ़ोतरी से संबंधित था। अब ऐसी खबरें सुनने को मिल रही हैं कि क्रिकेट बोर्ड खिल

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  • 5 Shri Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Shri Achal Kumar Joti has assumed charge as the 21st Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, succeeding Dr. Nasim Zaidi making it the clear his commitment to hold free, fair, inclusive and credible elections throughout the country and ensuring that “No Voter to be Left Behind

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  • 6 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems [ Health ]

    National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices, and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems is important national summit of hospital management. The theme for this year was meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Another important focus was National Health Policy, 2017 whi

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  • 7 जीएसएलवी मार्क-3 (GSLV Mark-3 in Hindi ) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -अंतरिक्ष असीम है। अनंत संभावनाएँ हैं। भारत ने स्वतंत्रता के बाद से अंतरिक्ष के क्षेत्र में कदम रखना शुरू किया। आज हम अंतरिक्ष के विस्तार में अपने भविष्य को तलाश रहे हैं। 5 जून को भारत अपना अब तक का सबसे वजनी यानी 640 टन के रॉकेट (अग्नि बाण) जीएसएलवी मार्क-3 का प्र

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  • 8 Ahmedabad Becomes India’S 1st World Heritage City [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Ahmedabad became the first Indian World Heritage City of UNESCO. Several factors worked for Ahmedabad which is home to Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. Other major cities include Paris, Vienna, Cairo, Brussels, Rome, and Edinburgh. Ahmedabad is one of the only three cities from

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 MERIT App,Merit Order Stack and E-Bidding Portal for Utilization of Domestic Coal [ Science/Technology ]

    ‘MERIT app or Merit Order Despatch of Electricity for Rejuvenation of Income and Transparency and the e-bidding portal provide e-Bidding solution to States to select Independent Power Producers (IPPs) for procurement of power by transferring their domestic coal under the scheme o

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  • 2 NITI Aayog- Competitive Cooperative Federalism in States, GDP, Productivity & Income Redistribution [ Policy/Governance ]

    After cooperative federalism now ‘competitive cooperative federalism’ defines the relation between centre and states with onus on states to drive transformation in India. Top bureaucracy of states and union territories “to remain ever mindful of the credo of competitive cooperati

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  • 3 भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी की अमेरिका यात्रा (Modi's US visit in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी 26 जून को ‘हजार संभावनाओं वाले देश’ अमरीका की यात्रा पर रहेंगे। वे अमरीकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप से मुलाकात भी करेंगे। मोदी की पिछली अमरीका यात्रा के बाद से हालात काफी बदल गए हैं।’ अमरीका फर्स्ट’ का नारा वहां चल रहा है। एच-1 बी वीजा का

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