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  • Jan 1, 2016
  • 1 Mangesh Padgaonkar well-known Marathi poet passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mangesh Padgaonkar well-known Marathi poet passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra on after a brief illness at the age of 86. He was best known for many poetry presentation programmes and for writing lyrics for many Marathi films.

    He was iconic Marathi poet.

    About Mangesh Padgaonkar

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  • 2 From INS Kolkata LRSAM Barak 8 Missile has been successfully tested [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) Barak 8 jointly developed by India and Israel was successfully test fired from INS Kolkata. The Indian Navy, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have jointly carried out the test firing of the LRSAM and Israel Aerospace I

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  • 3 Raptor MoU for conservation of migratory birds of prey has been approved by Union Cabinet [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To sign Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia has been approved by the Union Cabinet. According to the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) this MoU is also called as the ‘Raptor MoU’.

    India has bec

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  • 4 National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020 has been announced by Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Biotechnology Development Strategy (NBDS) 2015 - 2020 to establish India as a world-class bio-manufacturing hub has been announced by Union Government. The Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan have revealed it in New Delhi.

    Key facts

    • The main aim of

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  • 5 Construction of 69 bridges on Trilateral Highway in Myanmar has been approved by Union Cabinet [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The construction of 69 Bridges including Approach Roads on the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa (TKK) road section of the Trilateral Highway in Myanmar has been approved by the Union Cabinet. In New Delhi at Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi decision in this regard

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  • Dec 30, 2015
  • 1 By passing law China has officially abandons its One Child Policy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    By passing law China has officially unrestricted its One Child Policy which is deepening on demographic crisis of shrinking workforce and aging population in the world’s second largest economy. Law has been passed on Population and Family Planning by 159-member National People’s

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  • 2 Astra missile has proven Anti-jamming capability with successful testing [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Anti-jamming capability of the Astra missile has been recently successfully tested by Scientist from Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Within the first trials missiles ECCM (electronic counter-counter measure) features to overcome any blocking was successfully

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  • 3 India for advance procedures of Farzad-B gas field to Iran [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For early completion India has highlighted Iran for all necessary procedures of its participation in the Farzad-B gas field at cost of 5 billion US dollars. In the Joint Commission Meeting, India’s request was forwarded by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Iranian Minist

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  • 4 E-office has been launched by Ministry of Women and Child Development [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    E-office has been introduced by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), it is an initiative which will help provide efficient services to the people by digitizing more than 12,000 files. WCD Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has officially launched this e-office in New D

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  • 5 At Asian Luge Championship Shiva Keshavan has won silver medal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    At the 2015 Asian Luge Championship held in Nagano, Japan veteran Indian luger Shiva Keshavan has won a silver medal. The first place was claimed by Japan’s Hidenari Kanayama and the third by South Korea’s Dong Hyeon Kim in this edition of championship, the first place was.

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  • 6 4G telecom service has been launched by Reliance Jio [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    4G (4th Generation) telecom service using LTE (Long Term Evolution) Technology has launched by Reliance Jio. Mukesh Ambani Chairman of the company has launched this service on the 83rd birth anniversary of Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in Navy

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  • 7 LPG subsidy has been linked to income by Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Connection LPG subsidy has been announced by Union Government for income of consumers in order to ensure that the subsidy benefits go to the targeted group. So that now the consumer who has taxable income likes more than ten lakh rupees will not get the LPG subsidy.

    • Under Incom

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  • 8 Renowned cinematographer Haskell Wexler passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On 27th December 2015 in California, US the renowned American cinematographer Haskell Wexler passed away at the age of 93. He was become best known for his work in films like “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “American Graffiti” and it was one of the film history’s most influ

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  • Dec 30, 2015
  • 1 Four Greenfield Airports nod has been given by Union Civil Aviation Ministry [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In two states four Greenfield airports has got clearance by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry. Three Greenfield airports will be in Andhra Pradesh and one at international airport at Dholera in Gujarat from the total four.

    Key facts

    • At under public-private partnership Greenfiel

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  • 2 For 2015 Jnanpith Award Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary has been selected [ Awards ]

    For the 51st Jnanpith award Eminent Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary has been selected. After Uma Shankar Joshi (1967), Pannalal Patel (1985) and Rajendra Shah (2001) Mr. Chaudhary is the fourth Gujarati litterateur to carrier this prestigious award.

    About Raghuveer Chau

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  • 3 Guinea has been declared Ebola-free by WHO [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Guinea Ebola-free has been declared by World Health Organization (WHO), a UN health agency after no new cases were reported. And with this country has enters into 90-day period of heightened surveillance of WHO.

    The poisonous disease had killed more than 2,500 people and had com

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  • 4 12th Prime Minister of Georgia is Giorgi Kvirikashvili [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Parliament of the country has elected Giorgi Kvirikashvili as the 12th Prime Minister of Georgia. After Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili had resigned from the post on December 29,2015 without any explanation Giorgi Kvirikashvili has been elected as Prime Minister by the Par

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  • 5 Earth observation satellite Gaofen-4 has been successfully launched by China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    As part of the country’s high-definition (HD) earth observation Gaofen project China has successfully launched its most sophisticated observation satellite Gaofen-4. From the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan it was launched onboard a Long Ma

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  • 6 Educational qualification for municipal polls has been set by the Haryana Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The minimum educational qualification for aspirant of contesting urban local bodies (ULB) elections in the state on the lines of panchayat polls has been set by the Haryana Government. In the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh the de

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  • 7 Gujarat wins Maiden Vijay Hazare title [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 14th season of prestigious Vijay Hazare Cricket Trophy for season 2015–16 has been won by Gujrat for first time in its history of championship. At the finals Gujrat has beat Delhi by 139 runs played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Karnataka).

    About Vijay Hazare Trophy

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  • Dec 29, 2015
  • 1 16 pacts are inked by India, Russia to expand cooperation in various sectors [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To expand cooperation in various sectors Russia has inked 16 cooperation agreements to give a major push to their strategic ties. During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two days official visit to Russia these agreements were signed.

    • This agreement includes nuclear energy, hydroca

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  • 2 Bollywood actress Sadhna passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sadhna Shivdasani a Bollywood actress has passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the age of 74. In the 1960s and 70s she was renowned for his style statement and acting prowess in Bollywood. About Sadhna: Sadhna Shivdasani was born on September 2,1941 in Karachi in then British I

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  • 3 Under the NLEM Union Government brings 376 drugs [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Under the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) the Union Government has added 106 drugs including that of HIV/AIDS, Cancer and Hepatitis C. NLEM has been revised by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s core committee regarding to this.

    • Former secretary of De

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  • 4 Contactless wallet MoboMoney has been launched by Tech Mahindra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For the Indian masses IT major Tech Mahindra has launched first of its kind ‘Tap N Pay’ contactless digital payment wallet MoboMoney. MoboMoney is first it kind of wallet in India which has been billed as India’s first commercial NFC ecosystem rollouts that would allow consumers

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  • 5 According to India list Indian Oil Corp tops in 2015 Fortune 500 companies [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In terms of annual revenue as per an annual list of 2015 Fortune 500 companies in India State-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has emerged as the country’s biggest company. With annual revenue of Rs. 4,51,911 crore IOC has topped the list for consecutive sixth year.

    Mukesh Amban

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  • 6 New building of Afghanistan Parliament in Kabul has been inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The new building of Afghanistan Parliament in the capital city Kabul has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is built by India. During Narendra Modi’s first official visit to Afghanistan after becoming Prime Minister it was inaugurated.

    • The Parliament is name

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  • 7 George Clayton Johnson a Famous American Science-fiction writer has passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    George Clayton Johnson a Famous American science-fiction writer has passed away in Los Angeles, US at the age of 86. For dystopian novel Logan’s Run, which adapted into a 1976 film starring Michael York and was nominated for two Oscars he become well known.

    About George Clayton

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  • 8 Against domestic voilence China’s Parliament adopts country’s first law [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The country’s first law against domestic violence that prohibits any form of domestic violence, including psychological abuse has been adopted by China’s Parliament. After a week-long bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, the top organ of C

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  • Dec 29, 2015
  • 1 New CEO of NITI Aayog is Amitabh Kant [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog is Senior IAS officer Amitabh Kant. Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi has taken this decision.

    • Mr. Kant has replace Sindhushree

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  • 2 First Counter-Terrorism law has been passed by China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The top organ of China’s parliament has adopted the country’s first counter-terrorism law by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee. After a week-long bimonthly session China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee the legislation was approved with large ma

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