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  • Apr 7, 2016
  • 1 7th April is Being Observed as World Health Day [ Important Days ]

    7th April is being observed as World Health Day (WHD) every year to broadcast knowledge and awareness about human health. The main aim behind this observation is to increasing life expectation by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting healthier living habits acro

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  • Apr 6, 2016
  • 1  Gatimaan Express a First Semi-High Speed Train Flagged Off from Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gatimaan Express First Semi-High Speed Train (SHST) of India was flagged off between New Delhi and Agra. Suresh Prabhu a Union Railway Minister has flagged of these train from Nizamuddin Railway station of New Delhi and reached Agra on time in 100 minutes.

    • It is faster compared

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  • 2  Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award Will Be Honored to Viswanathan Anand [ Important Days ]

    Viswanathan Anand Five-time world chess champion (46) will be honoured with the Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award. Maharashtra State Governor C Vidyasagar Rao will honor him with the award at an event to be held in Mumbai on April 12,2016.

    About Viswanathan Anand:

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  • 3 Stand Up India Scheme for SC/ST, Women Has Been Launched by PM Narendra Modi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Stand-up India scheme to providing credit to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and women borrowers in the non-farm sector has been launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The scheme is planned to promote free enterprise among SC/ST and women and further give a

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  • 4  M H P Rao Architect of Madras Atomic Power Station is No More [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Myneni Hari Prasad Rao a former Project Director of Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) has passed away at the age of 88 years due to old age ailments. He was measured the Father or Architect of the MAPS and had served its first project director.

    About Myneni Hari Prasad Rao:

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  • 5 Repo Rate Will Be Cut by 25 Basis Points to 6.5% by RBI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Repo rate has been cut down by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent from 6.75 per cent, with immediate effect by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). In the first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the RBI for the 2016 - 17 fiscal the announcement in this regard was declared.

    First bi-

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  • Apr 5, 2016
  • 1  Top University of India is IISc in NIRF Survey [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to the first National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) survey the Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru was ranked at the best Indian university. This NIRF Survey was the first of its kind of indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions

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  • 2  First Ever White Tiger Safari of World Has Been Opened in Madhya Pradesh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    First ever White Tiger Safari of World was inaugurated at Mukundpur in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh. It was inaugurated and opened for public by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. The first of its kind safari is situated next to to the Mukundpur Zoological P

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  • 3  Police Chief Tran Dai Quang Sworn in as 9th President of Vietnam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The ninth President of Vietnam is Tran Dai Quang after he was elected by country’s National Assembly. He had replaced Truong Tan Sang and shall have term of five years. After he had secured 91.5 % votes i. e. 452 valid votes out of the total 494 members of the unicameral house he

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  • 4  Gato Barbieri a Famous Jazz Saxophonist Passed Away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gato Barbieri a well-known Latin jazz saxophonist Leandro passed away in New York, US due to pneumonia at the age of 83 years. For best instrumental composition for his music for Last Tango he had won a Grammy Award in 1973.

    About Gato Barbieri

    • He was born on November 28,1932 a

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  • 5  First Ever Public Dengue Vaccination Programme of World Has Been Launched in Philippines [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    With a French drug Dengvaxia (world’s 1st dengue fever vaccine) to combat mosquito-borne disease the world’s first public dengue vaccination programme was launched in the Philippines. And in this program many hundred children whose age is between 9 and 10 were protected with the

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  • Apr 4, 2016
  • 1 KfW, Germany’S Development Bank Will Provide Loan Support to Metro System for Nagpur [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Germany’s bank KfW: KfW is German government owned developmental bank located in Frankfurt. KfW stands for Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau that means Reconstruction Credit Institute.

    • It was established after World War II in 1948.
    • Banking group of KfW insurances over 90 %

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  • 2  Flipkart Buys Mobile Payments Firm Phone Pe [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Phone Pe: Phone Pe is an UPI based application to provide a cashless and seamless payment experiences. It’s features are: Pay & Receive Money: By using this feature we can pay, request and receive money from our mobile by just selecting a mobile number.

    • Pay Your Bills: we

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  • 3 Babu Bharadwaj, Well-Known Journalist Passed Away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Babu Bharadwaj, well-known journalist and writer passed away due to cardiac arrest in Kozhikode, Kerala at age of 68. About Babu Bharadwaj: Babu Bharadwaj was a well-known journalist as well as novel and story writer.

    • He was born in

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  • 4 Indian Boxer, Shiva Thapa Wins Silver Medal at Asian/Oceania Qualifying Occasion in China [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Shiva Thapa: Shiva Thapa was born on 8th December 1993 at Guwahati of Assam, India. He is an Indian boxer by profession. He is supported by Anglian Medal Hunt Company which is a company supports young Indian players for their global competitive success.

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  • 5 Union Government Enacts Safeguard Duty on Import of Steel Products [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About safeguard duty: Safeguard duty is imposed by Central Government which empowers by Section 8B of Customs Tariff Act, 1975. The safeguard duty imposes on goods which enter in increased quantities and cause threat of serious injury to domestic industry producing like or direc

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  • 6 Union Government Has Issues Indian Intellectual Property Panorama [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Intellectual Property Panorama: The IP Panorama is a single window interface for information on Intellectual Property and guidance on leveraging it for competitive advantage. It can be accessed at http://ict-ipr.in/index.php/ip-panorama.

    About Indian IP Panorama:

    • The Indi

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  • 7 Haryana Assembly Passes Bills for Compulsory Educational Criteria for Urban Local Bodies’ Elections [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About compulsory educational criteria Bill: The Haryana Legislative Assembly has consistently passed two bills to make compulsory minimum educational qualification criteria for the urban local bodies’ election (ULBs). These bills are

    (I) The Haryana Municipal (Amendment) Bill, 2

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  • 8 Novak Djokovic Wins in Man’S Single at Miami Open Title of 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Novak Djokovic: Novak Djokovic was born on 22nd May 1987 at Belgrade, SR Serbia of SFR Yugoslavia. He is a tennis player of Serbia by profession. He is currently ranked as world’s No. 1 in men’s singles tennis player by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

    He is

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  • Apr 4, 2016
  • 1 Cesare Maldini, Former Italy Coach and AC Milan Player Passes Away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Cesare Maldini, former AC Milan and Italy coach passed away at age of 84. About Cesare Maldini: Cesare Maldini was born on 5th February, 1932 at Trieste of Italy. He was football player and manager of Italy.

    • He was also a respected defender as he had good techniques and passing

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  • 2 UNIDO Report That India Ranks 6th Top-10 Manufacturers List in 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About UNIDO: UNIDO stands for United Nations Industrial Development Organization. It is aimed to promote industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

    UNIDO’s four enabling functions are:

    • Technical operations,
    • Analytic

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  • 3 Mehbooba Mufti Sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed was born 22nd May 1959 in Akhran Nowpora. She has completed her education in Law from theUniversity of Kashmir. She is the president of theJammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    • Currently, she is a Member of Parliament and represents Anantnagin

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  • 4 Blackstone Will Buy Mphasis for Up to Rs 7,071 Crore [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Blackstone: Blackstone is an America based multinational private equity, investment banking, alternative asset management and financial services corporation. It is located at New York City of America. It was founded by Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman in 1985.


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  • 5 2016 ICC T-20 Cricket World Cup Won by West Indies Team [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About West Indies Cricket team: West Indies Cricket team is also known as the Windies. It is a multi-national cricket team which represents a honorable league of 15 mainly English-speaking Caribbean countries. It was one of the strongest team in the world in both Test and One Day

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  • 6 I-T Department Launches Tax Calculator and E-Filing of Few ITRs Begins [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About tax calculator: The tax calculator is computer-based programme works online and it is hosted on the website of the tax department. It is invented to help taxpayers or filers evaluate their tax liability. The calculator works when a filer correctly enters his basic details a

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  • 7 Scientists Survey That Ballast Water Bringing Aggressive Species to Indian Coasts [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Ballast water: Ballast compartment in Ship usually remains below the water level in order to balance the weight above the water level. Ballast water is the water which is carried out in a ship’s ballast tanks which is used to improve constancy, balance and trim of ship.

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  • Apr 1, 2016
  • 1 Suu Kyi’S Selected for Special ‘Adviser’ Role by the Party [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Aung San Suu Kyi was born on 19th June 1945 at Rangoon (now known as Yangon) of British Burma. She is Chairperson of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NDL) Party. Currently, she is serving as Minister in President Htin Kyaw’s Cabinet.

    She is also citizen of Canada and mem

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  • 2 State Bank of India Announces Its MCLR [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About announcement of marginal cost based lending rate (MCLR): The State Bank of India became the first bank who announces its MCLR. By this announcement, our loans may get cheaper with banks executing the new lending rate structure marginal cost based lending rate.

    • So, all bank

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  • 3 India Signs MOU with US to Set Up LIGO Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About LIGO Project: LIGO stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. It is aimed to directly observe gravitational waves of cosmic origin. Gravitational waves of cosmic origin were predicted firstly by Einstein’s relativity’s theory in 1916.

    • Scientists of LI

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  • 4 UltraTech Purchases Jaypee Cement Units for Rs 15.9k Crore [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About UltraTech and Jaypee cements: UltraTech Cement Limited is India’s biggest cement company located at Mumbai of Maharashtra, India. It is part of Aditya Birla group and also division of Grasim Industries which is a manufacturing company.

    • UltraTech Cement was awarded with ‘S

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