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  • Sep 15, 2015
  • 1 Palestinians gets agreement to fly flag at United Nations [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Palestinians: Palestinians are the Palestinian people who are the modern children of the peoples who have lived in Palestine over the centuries. These people are mainly Arab in culture and also use the Arabic language due to Arabization of the region. Palestine is also kno

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  • 2 Ramaswamy Iyer, popular Water policy expert passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Well - known water policy expert Ramaswamy R. Iyer passed away in New Delhi because of a severe attack of viral fever at age of 86. About Ramaswamy Iyer: Ramaswamy R. Iyer was born in October 1929 in Thakkalai, Tamil Nadu.

    • He was an h

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  • 3 Indra Nooyi placed at 2nd position in 2015 Fortune’s business list [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Indira Nooyi: Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi was born on 28th October 1955 in Madras, Tamil Nadu of India. She is business executive and the current Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo.

    • She joine

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  • 4 JK Tyre signs agreement to buy Haridwar unit of Kesoram’s Industries [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Kesoram Industries: Kesoram Industries Limited is one of the pioneer companies in India. It is under the leading ‘B K Birla Group Of Companies’. Its production is of varieties from tires to cement to rayon.

    • According to ET500 (Economics Times 500 list), it’s all India ra

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  • 5 Rajasthan submit its State Annual Action Plan under AMRUT [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About AMRUT: AMRUT stands for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. Aim of AMRUT: To ensure about water supply in all household. To increase the facility of cities by developing greenery and well maintained parks.

    • To reduce pollution by switching to public tra

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  • 6 Dr G. Satheesh Reddy conferred with Silver Medal by Royal Aeronautical Society [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Dr G. Satheesh Reddy is an Eminent Scientist. He has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNTU, Anantapur and completed his MS and Doctorate from JNTU, Hyderabad.

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  • 7 Union Government extends e-Tourist Visa Scheme to 37 more countries [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About e - Tourist Visa: A valid passport and visa are required for travel to India. The Indian government now offers two options for tourists: A traditional tourist visa or an e - Tourist Visa (e - TV) which issued electronically.

    • A traditional Indian tourist visa is stamped i

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  • 8 First Australia and India naval exercise called AUSINDEX15 initiates in Visakhapatnam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Naval Exercise: Naval exercises with other friendly countries are planned to increase naval interoperability and to strengthen supportive security relationship. About different naval exercises of India: The naval exercise, the Varuna with the French Navy.

    • Konkan with the

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  • Sep 15, 2015
  • 1 2,000 Year old Ashoka Stupa to be inaugurated in China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About restoration of Ashoka Stupa in China: A 2,000 year old Stupa which was constructed by emperor Ashoka in China’s Nangchen, fell into destruction has been restored. It is agreed to be revealed by spiritual head of Ladakh - based Drukpa Buddhism.

    • Located close to Tibet auto

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  • 2 Sania Mirza won US Open in doubles category [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Sania Mirza: Sania Mirza was born on 15th November 1986. She is an Indian tennis player by profession. Currently, she is ranked as world’s No. 1 in women’s doubles. From 2003 until her retirement from singles in 2013, she was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as Indi

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  • 3 Narsingh Pancham Yadav has secured quota for 2016 Olympic Games [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Narsingh Pancham: Narsingh Pancham Yadav was born on 6th August 1989. He is an Indian wrestler by profession. He has been taking training in wrestling since he was 13 year old. His native place is suburban Jogeshwari in Mumbai.

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  • 4 Kalamandalam Sathyabhama, the Classical dancer passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Kalamandalam Sathyabhama: Kalamandalam Sathyabhama who was the famous classical dancer is passed away in Palakkad district of Kerala at age of 77. Kalamandalam Sathyabhama was born in 1937 at Shoranur.

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  • 5 Novak Djokovic has won 2015 US Open by defeating Roger Federer [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Novak Djokovic: Novak Djokovic was born on 22nd May 1987. He is a Serbian tennis player by profession. He is presently ranked as world’s No. 1 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals.

    • He is the firs

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  • Sep 12, 2015
  • 1 India and UAE agree to raise mutual trade by 60% in next 5 years [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About United Arab Emirates (UAE): This country was established in 1971. It is an association of seven territories, includes Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al - Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al - Quwain. Each territory is ruled by a monarch (Ruler) who jointly forms the Feder

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  • 2 India to unveil Indonesian satellite LAPAN A2/Orari [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Indonesian satellites: Palapa is a series of communication satellites owned by Indosat (Indonesian Telecommunication Company). First launched on July 1976, this satellite has made Indonesia as the first developing country to operate their own national satellite system in t

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  • 3 South African city, Durban to host 22nd Edition of Commonwealth Games in 2022 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Commonwealth Games: These are a multi - sport events featuring athletes from over 50 fellow countries of Commonwealth nations. The games were first held in 1930 and since then they are held every 4 years. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the lead agency to supervise

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  • 4 Mount McKinley , tallest mountain in North America retitled as Denali [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Denali: It is the highest mountain peak in North America. The peak elevation of Mount Denali is 6,190 m above sea level. It is located in the Alaska Range and Denali National Park in the US state of Alaska. It is the third most prominent peak after Mount Everest and Aconcag

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  • 5 Union Cabinet approves settlement to 4 government agencies for import of pulses [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About 4 government agencies: These include National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED), Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC), State Trading Corporation of India (STC) and PEC.

    • During the period from 2006 - 11, Union Government had

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  • Sep 11, 2015
  • 1 Jhumpa Lahiri nominated for National Humanities award of White House [ Awards ]

    About Jhumpa Lahiri: She was born on July 11th 1967. She is known as Bengali - American author. Her one of the debut short story is Interpreter of Maladies in 1999. Her first novel is The Namesake in 2003, later was adapted into a film.

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  • 2 Union Cabinet agrees MFP for Progress of Hydrocarbon discoveries [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Marginal Fields Policy (MFP): It is the major policy initiative to develop the domestic, economic and production sector. This includes the auctioning of 69 oil & gas fields that hold reserves of 89 mn tonnes with the potential revenue of INR 70,000 CR, as claimed by the go

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  • 3 Canada’s economy falls into a downturn [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Canada’s Economy: Canada is the world’s 11th biggest economy. The gross domestic product (GDP) of Canada is about 1432,140 Billion US dollars, so the state in GDP rank is 14th worldwide.

    • In purchasing power capacity, Canada is up to 1265.838 billion dollars in 13th place

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  • 4 India wins UNESCO Award for preserving Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala [ Awards ]

    About Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala: It is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thrissur district of Kerala. It has monumental towers on all four sides and also has a Kuttambalam (a kind of design) displaying monographs carved in wood.

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  • 5 Anil Kumar Jha appointed as temporary CMD of NTPC Limited [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Anil Kumar Jha: He joined National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited in 1977 as an executive trainee and was associated with Singrauli Project. He has rich and varied corporate experience of 38 years in areas of projects such as engineering and design, monitoring an

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  • 6 Mumbai wins Buchi Babu Memorial Title of Cricket [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy: The memorial trophy has been named after Mothavarapu Buchi Babu Naidu. He was born in 1868 and was an Indian cricket pioneer and also a socialite till 1908.

    • He found the Madras Presidency Matches in Tamil nadu.
    • He is considered as father of S

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  • 7 Govind Ballabh Pant get honor on his 128th birth anniversary [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Govind Ballabh Pant: Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant was born on 10th September 1887 and died on 7th March 1961. He was an Indian freedom fighter and politician. He gave his participate in the movement for India’s independence with Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.

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  • 8 Constitution of 21st Law Commission of India gets permission by Union Cabinet [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Law Commission of India: The Law Commission of India (LCI) is executive branch of Indian Government. Its authority and responsibility is daily administration of state. The first Law Commission was established in 1834 during the British command by the Charter Act of 1833.

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  • Sep 11, 2015
  • 1 New type of human relative discovered in South Africa [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About new type of human relative: The new type of human relative has been classified in the genus Homo to whom modern humans belongs. The new types of human relatives have hardened bones which are the largest remains hominine found on the African island.

    • They have also a tiny

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  • 2 NATMO to Make Digital library for Indian Maps within a Year [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About NATMO: NATMO stands for National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation. The plan of buildup a National Atlas of India was conveyed for the first time in India by Prof. S. P. Chatterjee who was Professor of Geography in Calcutta University. Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was e

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  • 3 Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli becomes co-owner of UAE Royals [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Virat Kohli was born on 5th November 1988. He is an Indian international cricketer by profession. Currently, he is captain of the Indian team in Test cricket and vice - captain in limited overs formats. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he captains the Royal Challengers Bangalo

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  • Sep 10, 2015
  • 1 DRDO selects J Manjula as its Director General [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    J Manjula completed her graduation from Osmania University. She is a practicing electronics and communications engineer. She has served in the area of Integrated Electronic Warfare for more than 26 years in Defence Electronics Research Laboratory of Hyderabad.

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