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  • Jun 3, 2015
  • 1 Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, appointed as first woman President of Mauritius [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government of Mauritius has appointed as Ameenah Gurib-Fakim who is first president of Mauritius by Mauritian Parliament approval. Ameenah was designated as Ocean island nation’s first woman and sixth President in this country. She is biodiversity scientist and biologist.

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  • 2 India, Sweden signed six agreements during President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India and Sweden signed six agreements, during the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Sweden. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee is the first Indian President to visit Sweden. Both countries signed MoU Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) of India and Swedish Medical Product

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  • Jun 1, 2015
  • 1  Manabi Bandopadhyay, first transgender principal of Krishnagar Women’s College [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Manabi Bandopadhyay has been appointed the first transgender principal of Krishnagar Women’s College at a college in West Bengal for first time in Indian history. At present, she is an associate professor in Bengali at Vivekananda Satobarshiki Mahavidyalaya and this decision was

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  • 2 RBI allow FIIS and RFPIs can invest up to 49 percent in Gammon Infrastructure Projects Limited [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowed that the Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) or the Registered Foreign Portfolios Investors (RFPIs) can now invest up to 49 % of the paid up capital in the Gammon Infrastructure Projects Limited under the Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS

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  • 3 NASSCOM launches Cyber Security Task Force [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cyber Security Task Force launched by National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Data Security Council of India (DSCI). B. V. R. Mohan Reddy is the chairman of Nasscom. Rajendra Pawar is the Chairman of NIIT who will chair this task force and its member

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  • 4 Union Government constitutes Committee headed by Vijay Kelkar to revisit PPP infra model [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union government of India appointed Vijay Kelkar who headed a 10-member committee to review and revitalise public private partnership (PPP) mode of infrastructure development which appointed by the Union government. C. S. Rajan, Dr. Shekhar Shah, S. B. Nayar, Pradeep Kumar, Vikra

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  • 5 Four Indians women among Forbes world’s 100 most powerful women [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Four Indians women have been named in Forbes magazine’s 12th annual list of World’s 100 most powerful women. They are- Arundhati Bhattacharya – she is Chairperson of State Bank of India (SBI) was placed at 30th position. She is First &youngest Women.

    Chanda Kochhar- she is Manag

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  • 6 State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 report released [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 was released by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) by UN hunger report titled annually.

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  • 7 DD Kisan, India’s first television channel dedicated to farmers launched by PM Narendra Modi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PM Narendra Modi was launched India’s first television channel DD Kisan dedicated to farmers in New Delhi. It is a 24X7 hours channel. DD Kisan channel is dedicated to agriculture and allied sectors and owned by public service broadcaster Doordarshan (DD).

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  • 8 ANZ Bank to open 2 India branches by early 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ANZ Bank will open two more branches in India by early 2016 and it would be opened at Gurgaon and Bangalore city. Subhash DeGamia who is executive Director of ANZ (International banking) and the bank opened its first branch in India at Mumbai four years ago.

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  • Jun 1, 2015
  • 1 Nirbhay Sharma sworn-in as governor of Mizoram [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Retired Lt General; Nirbhay Sharma was appointed as the governor of Mizoram at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan. Justice T Vaiphei, judge of the Gauhati high court, administered the oath of office to general Sharma. Earlier, Lt. Gen Nirbhay Sharma was the Governor of Arunachal Prade

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  • 2 Finance minister Arun Jaitley announces setting up of NIIF [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Arun Jaitley who is Finance minister of India had announced the setting up of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) in the Union Budget 2015 - 16. The note is likely to be taken up by the Cabinet within a month’s time. The north block has now issued a draft Cabin

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  • 3 State Bank of India launched Online Customer Acquisition Solution [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India’s largest lender bank The State Bank of India (SBI) was launched an Online Customer Acquisition Solution (OCAS). It was based on an online platform to apply for Home Loans, Car Loans, Education Loans and Personal Loans etc. This application was launched by SBI Chairman Arun

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  • 4 ISRO announced to launch ASTROSAT in October 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ISRO announced that ASTROSAT will be launched in October 2015 by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-34 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. ASTROSAT carries four X-ray payloads, one UV telescope and a charge particle monitor and it is the f

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  • 5 Mega Food Park Inaugurated at Nalbari, Assam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Smt. Harsimrat Kaur badal Ministry of Food Processing Industries who had inaugurated Mega Food Park to M/s North East Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. at Nalbari, Assam. This park was inaugurated by Honble Chief Minister, Assam, Shri Tarun Gogoi and Union Minister for Food Processing Ind

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  • 6 Anand Kumar, Founder of Super 30, honoured in Canada [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Anand Kumar is founder of Super 30 founder and mathematician. He was honoured by Legislature of British Columbia (Speaker Linda Reid) in Canada at Toronto University for his pioneering work in the field of education. Anand Kumar was invited by the British Columbia Government in r

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  • 7 PM Modi & Shiekh Hasina to inaugurate Kamalasagar border ‘haat’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    PM Narendra Modi and Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina will jointly inaugurate a border ‘haat’ (market) at Kamalasagar district of Sipahijala in Tripura and borders Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh. The ‘haat’ would jointly inaugurate the second border ‘haat’ (market) in Tripur

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  • 8 Finance Minister inaugurated New Bank Note Paper Line unit in Hoshangabad, MP [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the New Bank Note Paper Line unit of 6000 metric tonne capacity at Security Paper Mill in Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh. India will become self-reliant in producing Bank Note Paper for big denominations with opening of this unit. Ea

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  • Jun 1, 2015
  • 1 India tops in World Hunger List with 194 Million People: UN Report [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    United Nations annual hunger report released that India tops in World Hunger List with 194 Million People, surpassing China. The corresponding figure dropped to 795 million in 2014 - 15, from 1 billion in 1990 - 92 as per the global level. East Asia led by China accounting for mo

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  • 2 23-year-old US-educated Yaduveer crowned Maharaja of Mysuru [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    US-educated Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar who is a 23-year-old economics graduate from the University of Massachusetts and he adopted son of Pramoda Devi Wodeyar, is crowned as the titular head of the erstwhile Mysuru royal family. The ceremony took place at Kalyana Man

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  • 3 Renowned scientist Selvin Christopher appointed as DG of DRDO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Eminent scientist Dr. Selvin Christopher has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Dr. Selvin Christopher along with will also severe as Secretary at Department of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D) for a period

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  • 4 Pradeep Kumar Sinha appointed as Cabinet Secretary to Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pradeep Kumar Sinha was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary to the Union Government with effect from 13 June 2015. Sinha replaced Ajit Seth. Sinha was appointed by the Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). The ACC also approved the appointment of Sinha as the Officer on Special Duty (OS

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  • 5 Book titled Ahmedabad: A City in the World released by Amrita Shah [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Book Ahmedabad: A City in the World: released by authore Amrita Shah. This book’s story based on India’s seventh-largest city Ahmedabad and its all too frequent complicity in communal violence. The six-hundred year old former textile town in Kaka-style development and sketches Ma

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  • 6 Abhinav Bindra became 4th Indian shooter to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Abhinav Bindra who is India’s only individual Olympic gold medalist won a berth for 2016 Rio Olympic in men’s air rifle event. Abhinav Bindra became the 4th Indian shooter who won a quota place for the Rio Olympics and this will be his fifth consecutive appearance in the Olympics

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  • 7 Sepp Blatter re-elected as five time FIFA President [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter was re-elected as President for the fifth time in history. Sepp Blatter was chosen for the post by the 65th FIFA Congress held in Zurich. Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan (39- year) defeated by Blatter who was able to secure 133 votes. Ali wa

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  • 8 Veena Jain appointed as Director General of Doordarshan News [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Veena Jain was appointed as Director General (news) in Doordarshan. She was appointment by the Union Ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B). Veena Jain replaced senior Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Akshay Rout. Earlier, Veena Jain has also served as director of

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  • May 28, 2015
  • 1 ICICI Launches Voice Password Facility for Phone Banking [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Largest private sector bank, ICICI Bank launched voice recognition service which authenticates customers based on their speech patterns and allows them to execute banking transactions through the bank’s call centre in a quick, secure and convenient manner. This is the-first kind

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  • 2 On day one Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa clears five welfare schemes [ Important Days ]

    After being sworn in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time, J Jayalalithaa signed in five files for development and welfare schemes worth over Rs. 1,800 crore. Jayalalithaa announced several schemes, including those for improvement of roads, drinking water facilities

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  • 3 Ranjit Singh Baxi appointed as Head of Bureau of International Recycling [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian-origin entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Baxi was appointed as the Head of the Bureau of International Recycling, a global organisation that facilitates free and fair trade of recyclables in a sustainable and competitive world economy. Ranjit Singh Baxi replaced Bjorn Grufman. He

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  • 4 Mumbai KEM Nightingale Aruna Shanbaug died after 42-years in coma [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Aruna Shanbaug was the nurse of Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital who died after 42 years in coma. Shanbaug was brutally raped on the night of November 27,1973 by a ward boy-cum-sweeper of the hospital and after throttling her with a dog chain. Since then, she was hosp

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