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  • Jul 29, 2015
  • 1 IRDAI sets up 3 committees to analysis regulations in insurance [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    About IRDA: IRDAI stands for Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India. It is an agency of Government of India for insurance sector supervision and development. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is an independent top legislative organiz

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  • Jul 27, 2015
  • 1 India ranks 12th in terms of power generation from nuclear source [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About nuclear power: Nuclear power is used to release nuclear energy and for that it uses nuclear reactors and then it can generate electricity. The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) announce a report in 2013 that there are 437 operational nuclear power reactors in 31 cou

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  • 2 India earns $100 million by launching 45 foreign satellites: Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Satellite: A satellite is defined as “a non-natural object which has been purposefully placed into orbit of the Earth”. According to ISRO, India had launch four foreign satellites in 2014 - 15 in the Earth’s lower orbit using its workhorse polar rocket, which are:

    • Commerc

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  • 3 UNESCO names Conakry as World Book Capital for 2017 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    What is UNESCO? The abbreviation for UNESCO is The United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and it is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). Its purpose is to contribute peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educati

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  • 4 7 Indian companies placed in World’s 500 global companies list: Fortune Magazine [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Seven Indian companies placed in 2015 Fortune 500 Global Companies list gathered by Fortune Magazine. About Global 500: The Fortune Global 500 is also known as Global 500, it covers an annual ranking list of the top 500 companies from worldwide and these ranks are measured by the

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  • 5 Activist Teesta Setalvad’s bail appeal rejected in foreign funds case [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Teesta and Javed are directors of Sabrang Communications and Publishing. The Gujarat government believed that the Ford Foundation was interfering in India’s internal affairs and encouraging Teesta’s Sabrang Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace to promote “public disagreement”

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  • 6 Axis Bank Q1 (first quarter) profit increases 19% to Rs 1,978 crore [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Axis Bank: Axis Bank Limited is the third largest private sector bank in India. It offers to customer the financial services segments covering Large and Mid-Sized Corporates, MSME, Agriculture and Retail Businesses. Axis Bank has its registered office at Ahmedabad. Axis Ban

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 Japan assures 26% greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Japan has assured to cut 26 percent of the world’s sixth largest greenhouse gas emissions. For this, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe submitted its target to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Japan announced at the Climate Change Conference in

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  • 2 Nationality of the Indo-Bangla joint survey concluded in LBA enclaves [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The land boundary agreement (LBA) on the India-Bangladesh border recently swapped selection of 162 enclaves in the official national survey has ended. The survey was conducted by the Enclaves Exchange Co-ordination Committee (NECC) of both countries for determining the nationalit

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  • 3 Puducherry get the nomination of the country’s first smart city [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Puducherry city also known as Pondicherry has emerged as the first nomination to be received by the Urban Development Ministry for a Smart City Mission. Puducherry is a Union Territory of India, Former French India formed out of four exclaves and named after the largest Puducherr

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  • 4 Supreme Court rejects Centre’s review against scrapping quota for Jats [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Supreme Court (SC) has rejected the review appeals filed by the Union Government and Jat Organisations seeking OBC status to the Jat community. Jat Mahasabha or All India Jat Mahasabha is the premier organization of Jats in India which aim is to raise awareness about the social a

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  • 5 14 States, UTs achieve literacy rate of 80%: Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government has declared that 14 States and Union Territories (UTs) have achieved or surpassed the literacy rate of 80 percent. These 14 States and UTs are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, Tripura, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NCR- Delhi, Chandigarh, Puduche

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  • 6 Pipavav Defence inks pact with Russian firm Zvyozdochka to refit submarines [ Defense ]

    Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group’s Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company (PDOC) signed an agreement with JSC Ship Repairing Centre Zvyozdochka, Russia, for Medium Refits and Life Certification of 877 EKM Submarines in India.

    The Type 877EKM has six 533mm torpedo tubes a

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  • 7 Ananth Narayanan appointed as CEO of Myntra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Myntra: Myntra is an Indian e-commerce company of fashion and casual lifestyle products. It’s headquarter is in Bangalore, Karnataka. Myntra has appointed Ananth Narayanan as its chief executive officer (CEO).

    • The founder of Myntra are graduates of Indian Institutes of Te

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  • 8 Kerala Tourism’s Muziris Heritage Project wins 2015 PATA Award [ Awards ]

    Kerala Tourism has won 2015 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) award for its Muziris Heritage Project. This award was in the ‘Heritage & Culture’ category. The dedications in the project to get this award are maintenance and protection of the ancient town of historical and cu

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 India, Russia sign trade agreement to enhance customs [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India and Russia have signed a customs and easiness business visas agreement to enhance trade between both countries to overcome these interferences and to increase business. It focuses on land and sea ports related issues and allows faster import of goods and non-tariff barriers

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  • 2 Indian-origin doctor Shiv Pande receives honorary fellowship in UK [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Shiv Pande: He is an Indian origin doctor. University of Central Lancashire of United Kingdom awarded him with honorary fellowship because of his contribution to the community as a general practitioner and medical educator.

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  • 3 French tennis legend Amelie Mauresmo inducted in International Tennis Hall of Fame [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Legend France’s Amelie Mauresmo Tennis Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Here are some of the major and noteworthy Accomplishments of Amelie Mauresmo:

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  • 4 BRICS bank starts its operations from Shanghai China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The New Development Bank (NDB) created by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) nations formally started its operations from its headquarters in Shanghai, China. This bank was formerly known as BRICS Development Bank.

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  • 5 ISRO successfully test-fires GSLV-Mark III rocket engine [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About ISRO: The Indian Space Research Organisation also called in short as ISRO is the famous space agency of the Indian government. Its primary objective is improvement of space technologies and it uses its applications for national benefit.

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  • 6 Union Government launches National Career Counselling portal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India launches National Career Counselling Portal, here are the highlights. About Union Government: The Union Government of India is also known as Central Government. It was established by the constitution of India. It has authority of 29 states and seven union territories.

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  • Jul 23, 2015
  • 1  मैगी (Nestle Maggi Noodles banned in India - Article in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - हाल ही में नेस्ले इंडिया के लोकप्रिय उत्पाद ‘मैगी नूडल्स’ में तय मात्रा से अधिक सीसा (लैड) पाया गया। कुछ राज्यों ने इसकी ब्रिकी पर पाबंदी लगा दी तो कुछ ने जांच शुरू कर दी। ऐसा पहली बार नहीं हुआ है कि किसी एक खाद्य पदार्थ में तय मानकों के विपरीत पदार्थों का इस्ते

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  • 2  नेट और नेट न्यूट्रिलिटी (Article in Hindi on Net and Net Neutrality) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - नेट में फेसबुक की एक ऐसी दुनिया है, जिसमें मेलजोल बढ़ाने और लोगों को सामाजिक बनाने के लिए रचा गया था। लेकिन अपने फेसबुक अकाउंट में एक बार झांककर देखें कि आज कितने लोगों ने सकारात्मक पोस्ट डाली हैं या खुद आपने कितनी सकारात्मक पोस्ट लाइफ या शेयर की हैं? यहां तो नका

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  • 3  नरेन्द्र मोदी रिपोर्ट 2014 से 2015 (Achievements of Narendra Modi Government in One Year-in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - यह रिपोर्ट 2014 से 2015 की है जिसमें नरेन्द्र मोदी जी के कार्य को बताया गया है कि इन एक वर्ष में उन्होंने देश के विकास के लिए क्या-क्या किया है। ‘अच्छे दिन आने वाले है’ के नारे को लेकर केंद्र की सत्ता में पूर्ण बहुमत के साथ आई नरेन्द्र मोदी की सरकार 26 मई 2015 को

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  • 4  तीस्ता जल (Teesta River Water - Explanation by PM on trip to Bangladesh - in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की बांग्लादेश यात्रा में जा रहे है। जोकि नि: संदेह महत्वपूर्ण है। वे बहु प्रतीक्षित भूमि सीमा समझौते को अमल में लाने के लिए हस्ताक्षर करेंगे। पं. बंगाल की मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी इस बार प्रधानमंत्री के साथ जा रही हैं लेकिन तीस्ता नदी जल

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  • 5 Sushma corners Congress over Bagrodia [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday supposed that a senior Congress leader approached her for a diplomatic passport for coal scam and accused Santosh Bagrodia who is a politician from Indian National Congress was a Member of the Parliament of India representing R

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  • 6 NASA satellite returns ‘Epic’ view of Earth [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The US space agency has announced, a high-resolution camera aboard a NASA satellite has beamed back its first photograph - a spectacular view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

    The colour image of Earth was taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Ca

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  • 7 India ‘Freedom Now’ refrains from voting on UN resolution on the American NGO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India has abstained from voting on a UN resolution that granted special consultative status to an American NGO that works to free political prisoners across the world. India was among the 11 countries that abstained from voting on the resolution in the UN Economic and Social Coun

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  • 8 ‘Ragtime’ Author E.L. Doctorow Dies in New York at 84 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Edgar Lawrence Doctorow born on January 6,1931 was an American author, editor and professor is renowned internationally for his works of historical fiction. Before becoming a novelist, he was editor-in-chief at Dial Press beginning in 1964, where he supervised writings by Ian Fle

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  • Jul 23, 2015
  • 1 Naomi Klein wins 2015 American Book Award [ Awards ]

    Naomi Klein born on May 8,1970 is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker renowned for political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of corporate capitalism. She is known for ” No Logo”, a book that went on to become an international bestseller.

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