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  • Jan 13, 2016
  • 1 January 12 observed as National Youth Day [ Important Days ]

    January 12 is being observed as National Youth Day in India to mark a birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and thinker Swami Vivekananda. To celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda numbers of functions are being organized in India. This is the 153rd birt

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  • 2 2016 FIFA Ballon d’Or award has been won by Lionel Messi [ Awards ]

    The 2016 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award has been wan by Barcelona FC forward Lionel Messi from Argentina. And with this he has created history by winning this title of world’s best football player for five times. He has won this award in 2010 (inaugural), 2011,2012 and 2012.

    He has won

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  • 3 David Bowie a Music Legend passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    David Bowie a Music Legend passed away on 10 January 2015 in New York, United States following a battle with liver cancer at the age of 69 years. He was one of the most significant musicians of 1970s. He was well-known for his creative musicianship to break pop and rock boundarie

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  • Jan 11, 2016
  • 1 Urjit Patel has been reappointed as Deputy Governor of RBI for a second term by government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    For a second three-year term Dr. Urjit Patel has been reappointed as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) by The Union Government. Duty of Dr. Patel as Deputy Governor of RBI is to looks after Monetary Policy, Economic Policy Research, Deposit Insurance, Statistics and

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  • 2 New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 begins [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    At Pragati Maidan 24th edition of New Delhi World Book Fair began in New Delhi. Smriti Irani Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister has inaugurated it. The theme of 2016 is “Vivid Bharat – Diverse India” based on Cultural Heritage of India.

    • For the 24th addition China

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  • 3 2016 Central Banker of the Year Award has been won by RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan [ Awards ]

    The Central Banker of the Year Award (Global and Asia Pacific) for year 2016 has been awarded to Governor of RBI Raghuram Rajan. The Banker, a monthly publication of Financial Times Group the awarded presented to him. This award has been honored to those who play significance rol

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  • 4 New Chairman of CCI: Devender Kumar Sikri [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Former IAS Devender Kumar Sikri appointed as Chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI) by Union Government. He will replace Ashok Chawla after his tenure completed as the Chairman of CCI. He will serve as chairman of CCI for two and half year’s tenure until he reaches to

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  • 5 For payments bank space ICICI Bank partners with FINO PayTech [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To expedition into the payments bank space India’s largest private sector lender ICICI Bank has partnered with FINO PayTech. And with this ICICI Bank joins some of the leading lenders of the country who are already partnered with payments banks like Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) and

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  • 6 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy has been won by Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy in the women’s doubles category has been won by Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis at the finals played in Brisbane (Australia). They have batten the top seeded duo defeated German pair of An

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  • 7 Governor’s rule forced in Jammu and Kashmir for sixth time [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    After the unexpected death of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Governor’s rule has been forced in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for sixth time. After the recommendations forwarded by Union Home Ministry recommended this rule on the basis of a recommendation from J&K Go

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  • 8 Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016 has been announced by President [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To make amendments to the Enemy Property Act, 1968 Pranab Mukherjee has announced the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016. Under the governmental powers in consultation with Council of Union Ministers as per the provisions of Article 123 of Constitution of I

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  • Jan 11, 2016
  • 1 Ravindra Kalia noted Hindi writer and journalist passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ravindra Kalia a noted Hindi writer and journalist passed away in New Delhi after suffering from liver cirrhosis at the age of 78 years. He was become well-known for his works like Ghalib Chutti Sharab and Nau Saal Chotti Patni. He had also worked as Director of Bharatiya Jnanpit

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  • 2 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy has been won by Milos Raonic [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy in the men’s single category has been won by World No. 14 Milos Raonic from Canada at the finals played at Brisbane (Australia). He win the trophy by beating Roger Federer (world No. 3) from Switzerland by 6–4,6–4 score.

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  • 3 New Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India: Sailesh Singh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Registrar General and Census Commissioner (RGCC) of India is Senior IAS officer Sailesh. Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has confirmed his appointment. He will serve as Registrar General and Census Commissioner (RGCC) till July 2

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  • 4 2016 Chennai Open title has been won by Stan Wawrinka [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2016 Chennai Open title of tennis has been won by the World No. 4 Stanislaus Wawrinka from Switzerland by beating Aljaz Bedene from Slovenia with 6 - 3,6 - 4 score. With this he had won ATP Chennai Open title for 3 times continually in 2014,2015 and 2016, and overall fourth t

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  • 5 NASA’s Kepler spacecraft finds new 100 alien planets [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    More than 100 planets orbiting other stars have been discovered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA’s) restored planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft. In second-chance K2 mission the Kepler spacecraft discovered these alien planets during by using the transit me

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  • 6 2015 Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award has been honored to Poet Balkrishna Garg [ Awards ]

    The second edition of Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award 2015 has been honored to Veteran poet Balkrishna Garg for his collection of poems for children titled ‘Baal Geet’. Sahitya Akademi President Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari and National Book Trust Chairman Baldeo Bhai Sharm hav

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  • 7 किशोर अपराध (Essay in Hindi on Nirbhay Case - Down the Lane) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: -आज 16 दिसम्बर 2012 को निर्भया कांड को पूरे तीन साल हो गए हैं। 23 वर्षीय निर्भया के साथ घटी गैंगरेप की भयावह घटना ने पूरे देश को हिलाकर रख दिया था। जिसमें छ: ं अपराधियों में से एक नाबालिग भी शामिल था। जिसे तीन साल के लिए सुधार गृह में रखा गया व एक अपराधी ने खुदकुशी

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  • 8 दूरसंचार घोटाला (Essay in Hindi - Telecom Scam - Role of Media & Opinion) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - दूरसंचार के एक मंत्री दयानिधि 2004 से 2007 तक मंत्री रहे। मंत्री पद जाने के बाद 323 टेलीफोन लाइनें निजी इस्तेमाल के लिए लगवा लीं। उन्होंने चेन्नई टेलीफोंस के सीजीएम के नाम से गोपनीय नंबर लिए। नंबरों की पहचान गुप्त रखने की सुविधा हासिल की, जो कि केवल राष्ट्रपति, प

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  • Jan 11, 2016
  • 1 स्मार्ट सिटी (Essay Hindi - Emergence of Smart City - “Is it a SMART Move” - Case Study of Udaipur) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - बेशक हमने एक साल में प्रधानमंत्री मोदी जी के नेतृत्व खूब काम किया हो । चाहे मामला पर्यावरण-पहाड़ बचाने का हो या समाज में जागरुकता लाने का, भ्रष्टाचार पर नकेल कसने का हो या पीड़ितों को राहत पहुंचाने का। हमारे-आपके साझा पहल -प्रयास रंग लाए और हमें अच्छे नतीजे मिले। ले

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  • Jan 9, 2016
  • 1 हिट एंड रन (Hit and Run - Salman Khan Case - Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: मार्टिंग लूथर ने कहा था-‘किसी जगह न्याय से वंचित होना, हर जगह न्याय का हास होना है।’ वैसे तो न्यायपालिका से ऊपर कुछ नहीं होता। उसका फैसला सबसे बड़ा होता है और उसे स्वीकार करना पड़ता है। पर न्याय की अवधारणा हमेंशा से रही है कि न्याय होते हुए दिखना भी चाहिए। लेकिन कुछ

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  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 1 IMPS has been launched by Andhra Bank for money transfer [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In order to provide inter-bank electronic fund transfer service, Andhra Bank has launched Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) at all its branches in country. Andhra Bank has launched this customer friendly service by association with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

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  • 2 Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Chief Minister of J&K passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has passed away on 7th January 2016 at morning in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was hospitalized from December 24 for complaints of fever and neck pain

    • He was in the Intensive Care Unit of AIIMS and

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  • 3 Labshankar Thakar renowned Gujarati writer passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Labshankar Thakar passed away at Ahmedabad at the age of 80. He was modernist author of Gujarati literature. He was poet, playwright and story writer. About Labshankar Thakar: Thakar was born on 14 January 1935 in Sedla, Surendranagar Gujarat.

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  • 4 2015 Costa Novel Award has been won by Kate Atkinson [ Awards ]

    The 2015 Costa novel award has been won by the British writer Kate Atkinson for her novel “A God in Ruins”. And she has created history for British by becoming the first British author to receive a Costa prize three times. Previously she had won it for “Life After Life” (2013) an

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  • 5 River Information System has been launched by Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government has launched India’s first ever River Information System (RIS) which facilitate safe and accurate inland waterway navigation. This system will be implemented in phases.

    • The first phase will cover 145-km stretch of National Waterways 1 on the Ganges River.
    • Inla

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  • 6 New Technical Advisor of Odisha Government: Sam Pitroda [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Technology Advisor of the Odisha Government is well-known telecom engineer and inventor Sam Pitroda, for the post of technology adviser for development of telecom, electronics, Information Technology, IT Enabled Services sectors of the state.

    • And with this he becomes a Cabi

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  • 7 Stand up India Scheme has been accepted by Union Cabinet for women and SC/ST [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In order to promote entrepreneurship among Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) and Women entrepreneurs Union Cabinet has approved the Stand Up India Scheme. This was approved in Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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  • 8 At Swedish Cup Grand Prix, Apurvi Chandela set world record in 10m air rifle [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the 2015 Swedish Cup Grand Prix Indian ace shooter Apurvi Chandela has set a new world record. And also win the gold medal in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event shooting score of 211.2.

    • Earlier world record of 211 score created by Chi

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  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 1 According to World Bank Report India will grow at 7.8% in year 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to recently issued the Global Economic Prospect report of the World Bank (WB), India will robust 7.8 per cent growth in the year 2016. Strong investor sentiment in India is also mentioned in this report and the positive effect on real incomes of the recent fall in oil p

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