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  • Jul 23, 2015
  • 1  आम आदमी पार्टी (Aam Aadmi Party) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - आम आदमी पार्टी अर्थात दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल जी शुरू से ही दावा करते थे कि इनकी पार्टी औरों से अलग है पर अब दिल्ली में सत्ता संभालने के कुछ समय बाद ही इस दावे में कोई दम नजर नहीं आ रहा है। स्वराज की तर्ज पर लोकतांत्रिक तरीके से पार्टी चलाने की वकालत

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  • 2  काला धन (Black Money Circulation in India - Measures to Curb - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - काला धन, जिसे अंग्रेजी में ‘ब्लेक मनी’ कहा जाता है, ऐसा धन होता है, जो व्यावहरिक रूप से आयकर विभाग की नजर से छुपा हुआ होता है। इस धन का लेखा-जोखा सरकारी आँकड़ों में कहीं नहीं होता है। यह बड़े-बड़े व्यापारियों, राजनेताओं, अधिकारियों, माफियाओं एवं हवाला कारोबारियों का

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  • 3  बोफोर्स (Boforce Guns Case - Published in Sweden Newspaper - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - एक बार फिर यह मुद्दा इसलिए गरमाया है। क्योंकि राष्ट्रपति प्रणब मुखर्जी ने स्वीडन के एक अखबार को दिए साक्षात्कार में बोफोर्स तोप सौदे को घोटाला मानने से इनकार कर दिया है। यह सौदा बहुत ही विवादास्पद रहा है। बोफोर्स तोपों के सौदे में दलाली की खबरों के बाद इसकी गुणवत्

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  • 4  भारत-चीन व मंगोलिया संबंध (Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Visit to Mongolia - India’s relation) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - मोदी जी को प्रधानमंत्री बने लगभग एक वर्ष हो चुका है। इस वर्ष में उन्होंने देश के विकास के लिए कई सराहनीय कार्य किए है, इसके लिए उन्हें कई विदेशी यात्राएं भी करनी पड़ी है जिसमें कुछ विदेशी दौरे सफल भी रहे है। इसी विकास को आगे बढ़ाने के लिए वे अभी मई 2015 में चीन व मं

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 Rakesh Sahni appointed chairman of NVDA [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Shivraj Singh Chouhan who is Madhya Pradesh government has appointed Rakesh Sahni as the Chairman of Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA). Rakesh Sahni is IAS officer of 1972 batch who had retired after serving post of chief secretary of States. After his retirement Sahni

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  • 2 Ajay Kumar Pandey appointed as MD and group CEO of GIFT City [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ajay Kumar Pandey was appointed as new Managing Director and Group CEO of Gandhinagar based Global financial services hub Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). Ajay Kumar Pandey will replace Ramakant Jha who was appointed as CEO of Mumbai based IL&FS’s Smart City in

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  • 3 Krishnapatnam Port receives Golden Peacock award for environment management [ Awards ]

    Krishnapatnam Port (Andhra Pradesh) has been awarded Golden Peacock environment management award for its achievements and initiatives in the field of environment. During the 17th World Congress on Environment Management, C Sasidhar is Managing Director of Krishnapatnam Port who w

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  • 4 Legendary music director MS Viswanathan passed away July 15, 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    MS Viswanathan Doyen was music composer who passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu at the age of 87. Viswanathan had composed the veteran musician for over a thousand films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. He was fondly called as the King of Light Music (Mellisai Mannar in Tamil).


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  • 5 CSK, Rajasthan Royals suspended for two years from IPL [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Supreme Court-appointed three-member committee headed by former Chief Justice of India R M Lodha suspended two major Indian Premier League teams Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals from the cricket league for two years.

    • CSK and Rajasthan Royal were banned in regards

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  • 6 IIT Bombay, Nehru Science Centre launches ‘Internet for All’ Mobile Science Exhibition [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    IIT -Bombay (All Indian Institute of Technology) and Nehru Science Centre have launched a pilot project “Internet for All” in its Mobile Science Exhibition Bus in Mumbai. A pilot project “Internet for All” was launched under the aegis of the Union Government of India’s flagship ‘

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  • 7 Home Ministry gives nod to Huawei to set up unit in Tamil Nadu [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given nod to Huawei which is Chinese Telecom Manufacturer Company to set up a manufacturing unit in Tamil Nadu for its components. Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has given the security clearance behalf of subject to certain condition

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  • 8 RBI Logo Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a committee to prepare a 5 year [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    RBI executive director Deepak Mohanty will be a head of committee and comprise total of 14 members Terms of References of the committee for Action plan to spread the reach of financial services across country to unbanked population. This committee will review the existing policy

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 Tata, Boeing ink Strategic framework Agreement in lines with Make in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sukaran Singh, MD & CEO of TASL (Tata Advanced Systems Limited) and US-based aircraft maker Boeing Military Aircraft president Shelley Lavender have signed a strategic framework agreement for aerospace and defence manufacturing with Make in India in Hyderabad, Telangana. Accordin

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  • 2 CCEA approves creation of Intra State Transmission System in 7 States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) has approved the creation of an Intra-state Transmission System (ISTS) in seven states across the country. These seven States are- Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.

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  • 3 INS Astravahini decommissioned after 31 years of service [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indigenously built torpedos INS Astravahini launch and recovery vessel was decommissioned after its service for almost 31 years to the nation. INS Astravahini was decommissioned in a ceremony held at the Ship Building Centre (V) at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

    • INS Astravahini

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  • 4 ‘Champions of Change’ Indian-American Sunita Viswanath [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    An Indian-American woman Sunita Viswanath who has been with Champion of Change award by the White House of United States among the 12 other recipients who have been honoured with this award for their continuous efforts towards climate change.

    1. Sunita was honoured for her work wi

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  • 5 INSTC, India’s strategic gateway to Central Asia and Eurasia [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The INSTC (International North-South Transport Corridor) is considered as gateway for India to expand trade and investment links with Central Asia and Eurasia. International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) is a multi-modal trade transport network that includes strategic ra

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  • 6 India inks $250-million loan pact with World Bank for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government, Andhra Pradesh government from India has inked a financing agreement with World Bank (WB) to raise US 250 million dollars financial assistance for Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Project (APDRP) in New Delhi.

    Objective of Andhra Pradesh Disaster Recovery Proje

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  • 7 Union Cabinet gives nod to redevelop 400 major railway stations July 17, 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the redevelopment of 400 major railway stations which accelerate the redevelopment of ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category railway stations across the country. These major railway stations will be redeveloped under a new a

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  • 8 Two new plant species discovered in Western Ghats July [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Two new plant species were discovered in Edmalayalar, Pooyamkutty-Adamalayar and Neriamangalam forest regions of Western Ghats in Ernakulam district of Kerala by Professor C. N. Sunil during investigations conducted as part of a UGC-sponsored project on the flowering plants.

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 India and Myanmar to strengthen Defence ties [ Defense ]

    Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin have announced plans to strengthen their defence cooperation during a joint consultative commission (JCC) meeting held in New Delhi. JCC meeting had released joint statement on various a

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  • 2 EU approves 7 Billion Euro Short-Term Loans to Greece [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    European Union (EU) has approved a short-term loan of 7.16 billion euros to Greece after it was backed by the 28 member states. The European Financial Stabilization Mechanism (EFSM) will be given loan to the Greece and EFSM is a rescue fund set up during the first time bailout of

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  • 3 Uruguay’s soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia passes away July 18, 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Ghiggia who has passed away due to heart attack in Montevideo, Uruguay at the age of 88. In the final match of World Cup 1950, Alcides Ghiggia had scored the winning goal against Brazil which had helped Uruguay to win World Cup for the second time.

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  • 4 Ottappalam in Kerala to have India’s first Defence Industrial Park [ Defense ]

    Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of Union Government have approved India’s first defence industrial park. This park will be set up at Ottappalam in Palakkad district of Kerala and it has approved proposal for this defence park forwarded by the Kerala Industria

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  • 5 Veteran Telugu playback singer V Ramakrishna passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Veteran Telugu playback singer Vissamraju Ramakrishna who passed away due to cancer at his Venkatagiri Hills residence at the age of 68. Vissamraju Ramakrishna had sung many memorable songs for legendary south Indian actor turned politician N T Rama Rao and other top stars.

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  • 6 MAIT- IMRB released ITOPS 2015 Study on IT hardware market performance [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    MAIT (Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology) and IMRB International (formerly known as Indian Market Research Bureau) jointly released the ITOPS 2015 Study. According to the study deals, the performance of the IT hardware market performance between April 2014 and

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  • 7 Second Sohra Marathon held in Meghalaya [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Second Sohra Marathon-2015 was held in Meghalaya Mawkdok in East Khashi. Chief Minister of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma who also joined the runners in the marathon. Second Sohra Marathon event was jointly organized by Department of Sports & Youth Affairs and Department of Art & Culture

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  • 8 IIS officer Prashant Pathrabe appointed FTII Director [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Information and Broadcasting Ministry Prashant Pathrabe who has given additional charge to Prashant Pathrabe as Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Prashant Pathrabe was appointed as Interim Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) by Union

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  • Jul 21, 2015
  • 1 RBI, Central Bank of Sri Lanka ink currency swap agreement [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian RBI (Reserve Bank of India) and central bank of Sri Lanka has signed a special currency swap agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBS). According to the agreement, Sri Lankan bank can draw up to 1.1 billion dollars for a maximum period of 6 months.

    • This agreemen

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  • 2 Bhanu Pratap Sharma appointed as Chairperson of FSSAI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government of India has appointed Bhanu Pratap Sharma as Chairperson Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). At present, Bhanu Pratap Sharma is Health and Family Welfare Secretary was given additional charge of FSSAI for three months. Sharma is an IAS officer

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