Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2022 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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Mar 16, 2017

First S-300 Air Defence System Becomes Operational in Iran 

S-300 air defence system became operational in Iran. The system was delivered by Russia following a July 2015 nuclear deal. Iran had been trying to acquire the system for years to ward off repeated threats by Israel to bomb its nuclear facilities, but Russia had held off delivery…

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International Relations & Organizations

Cairn India Appointed Melody Meyer and Atul Gupta as Advisors 

Cairn India has appointed oil and gas exploration experts Chevron executive Melody Meyer and ex-CEO of BSG Resources Atul Gupta as executive advisors. Atul Gupta on its team to drive the company՚s objective of contributing 50 % of India՚s overall crude production. According to a …

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Appointments

Black Money: Next Frontier is to Bring Land and Realty Under GST 

The steps taken to reduce black cash and streamline election finance, the one of the biggest sources of black money is land and real estate. Bring supply of land and real estate into the GST. The GST law does not include LARE (Land and Real Estate) .

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Economics

India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for Tejaswini 

Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank. Financing Agreement was signed by Mr. Raj Kumar, joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on behalf of the Government of India and Mr. Junaid Kamal Ahmad, Country Director, World Bank (…

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Health

Pakistan and Turkey Signs 10 Agreements to Enhance Bilateral Ties 

Pakistan and Turkey entered into 10 accords of cooperation in diverse areas. It including hydrocarbon and solar energy, and financial intelligence related to terrorism financing. It is to enhance their bilateral cooperation in various fields.

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International Relations & Organizations

Gujarat Assembly Clears Bill Banning Hookah Bars 

Gujarat assembly approved a bill banning hookah bars. Operating a hookah bar will be a criminal offence warranting a maximum of three-year imprisonment and ₹ 50,000 fine. Running hookah bar in Gujarat will be considered as punishable.

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Policies & Governance

India, Australia MoU for Cooperation in Civil Aviation Sector Approved 

Union Cabinet chaired PM Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Australia. MoU is for promotion and development of cooperation in civil aviation security. it will provide compliance of international obligation.

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International Relations & Organizations

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2016 Presented 

Twenty-four writers received the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2016. Eminent authors were conferred with award/honour for writing in as different Indian languages. Awards were conferred in different genres and they included poetry, essay, short story, novel, criticism and play.

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Awards

CM Manohar Lal Conferred Haryana’S Highest Sports Award to 42 Sportspersons 

Haryana government conferred awards to 42 sportspersons of state. It is to recognize sports persons for their outstanding performance at national and international level between years 2013 and 2017. Out of them five awards given for games of individuals.

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Awards

Tripartite MoU to Help Scheduled Caste Artisans Signed 

MoU signed among National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC) , Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) , Ministry of Textiles.

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Policies & Governance

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