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  • Jun 17, 2017
  • 1 NITI Aayog Introduce SATH Program [ Policy/Governance ]

    SATH ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ has been launched jointly by NITI Aayog and the State Governments to promote the agenda of cooperative federalism. The main objective of SATH initiative is to identify and build three future ‘role model’ states for health s

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  • 2 Tele-Law Launched to Mainstream Legal Aid in Rural India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Tele-Law has been launched as joint initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. It will provide legal help to the marginal communities and rural areas peoples by CSC. Primarily it will be started across 1000 Common Service Centres (CSC) in Uttar Pradesh

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  • Jun 7, 2017
  • 1 Airtel and Telenor Merger Approved by SEBI [ Policy/Governance ]

    Bharti Airtel has announced mergers with Telenor Communications Private Ltd after getting approval by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) for the proposed scheme of merger with Telenor (India).

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  • May 29, 2017
  • 1 Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha has launched three new initiatives, namely, BSNL’s satellite phone service, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Award Scheme, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Sanchar Kaushal Vikas Pratisthan Scheme.

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  • May 25, 2017
  • 1 Indian Boy Wins Intel International Science Award in US [ Awards ]

    An Indian boy has won the world’s largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides. Prashant Ranganathan is a student of Carmel Junior College in Jamshedpur.

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  • May 21, 2017
  • 1 New Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Against Pneumonia Launched [ Health ]

    Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.

    Highlights:

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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 CRPF Command Shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh [ Defense ]

    The strategic anti-Naxal operations command headquarters of the CRPF has been shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh. In 2010, the central zone command headquarters was shifted from Raipur to Kolkata owing to logistics and connectivity issues.

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  • May 6, 2017
  • 1 Veteran Actor Vinod Khanna Passes Away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away at 70 on April 27,2017. The actor breathed his last at HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre Khanna was suffering from bladder cancer. Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Vinod Khanna who was admitted to the Sir HN Relianc

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  • Apr 17, 2017
  • 1 📹 Horticulture - Summary of Kurukshetra April 2017 Edition [ Kurukshetra ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Kurukshetra April 2017 - horticulture in India. Details are available in the video tutorial at Youtube@Examrace

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  • Apr 14, 2017
  • 1 Agriculture Ministry, ISRO to Team Up to Geo-Tag Agricultural Assets [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Agriculture Ministry joined hands with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a wing of ISRO to geo-tag agricultural assets. The Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana or National Agriculture Development Scheme signed a MoU with the NRSC.

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  • Apr 6, 2017
  • 1 India Becomes Net Exporter of Power for the First Time [ Science/Technology ]

    CEA, under Union Power Ministry, India for the first time has become a net exporter of electricity during the April-February period in fiscal 2016 - 17. During this period, India has exported around 5,798 million units to Nepal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar, which is 213 million units

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  • Mar 22, 2017
  • 1 Twenty Projects Approved for Implementation of Namami Gange Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Executive Committee (EC) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) on 15 March 2017 approved 20 projects worth nearly Rs. 1900 crore. For swift implementation of Namami Gange Programme in

    • Uttarakhand
    • Bihar
    • Jharkhand
    • Delhi

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Bihar Govt Launches “Nasha Mukt Campaign” [ Health ]

    With an aim to make state addiction-free, state government of Bihar launched a Nasha Mukt campaign in state. Participation of about two crore people shown in campaign. Teachers and students of schools and colleges formed human chains across state including CM Nitish Kumar.

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  • 2 West Bengal to Give Legal Protection to Hilsa Fish [ Policy/Governance ]

    The West Bengal Fisheries Department is planning to initiate a process that will introduce stiff penal provisions under CrPC and IPC and allow police to arrest anyone for catching, selling and buying Hilsa weighing less than 500 grams.

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  • 3 Padma Awards 2017 [ Awards ]

    This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are women. The Padma Award ceremony will be held on the occasion of 68th Republic Day.

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  • 4 Dr Vijay Bhatkar Appointed New Vice-Chancellor of Nalanda University [ Appointments ]

    Vijay Pandurang Bhatkar, has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of Nalanda University. He is a technocrat, who is considered father of Indian Supercomputer. He will hold office for a three-year period from date of his appointment.

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  • 5 India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank of USD 201.50 Million for TEQIP III [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    USD 201.50 million financing agreement has been signed between India and World Bank. It is to improve quality of technical education in India. Agreement is for ‘Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme′ (TEQIP III) in India.

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  • 6 Sourabh Verma & Rituparna Das Won Singles Titles in National Badminton Championship [ Sports ]

    81st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament held in Patna, Bihar. Sourabh Verma wins men’s singles crown. Rituparna Das wins women’s title. The top seeded pair of Satwik Sai Raj R and Maneesha K took mixed doubles crown with a hard fought.

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  • 7 Bihar Government Prohibits State Officials from Consuming Liquor Anywhere in World [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has taken his policy to a whole new level. He acquired a new rule, according to which, no officials of state government are allowed to consume liquor outside the state or country. Bihar is only state to have passed rule.

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  • 8 Government’S National Family Health Survey 4 Shows Improved Sex Ratio and Decline in IMR [ Health ]

    National Family Health Survey -4 (NFHS-4) surveys conducted for the year 2015 - 16 was unveiled by Health Ministry in New Delhi. India’s health index has shown an improvement over the last decade including an improvement in sex ratio at birth and a decline in infant mortality rat

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 NMCG, Rotary India Signs MOU for Namami Gange Programme [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The NMCG and Rotary India signed a MOU for the success of Namami Gange Programme. National Mission for Clean Ganga under Ministry of Water Resources, MOU with Rotary India was signed on 2 March 2017 in New Delhi.

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  • Jan 3, 2017
  • 1 Former Union Minister Balasaheb Vikhe-Patil Passes Away [ Policy/Governance ]

    Ex-Member of Parliament and former union minister Balasaheb Vikhe Patil passed away in Loni at Maharashtra He represented the Kopargaon constituency of Maharashtra. He is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. He was 84 and had been suffering from kidney

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  • Jan 2, 2017
  • 1 Anil Baijal Takes Oath as Delhi Lieutenant Governor [ Policy/Governance ]

    Former Union Home Secretary Anil Baijal took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. The oath was administered by Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. He was formally appointed as Delhi LG as a replacement of Najeeb Jung. He served as Union Home Secretary during Atal Bihari Vajpa

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  • Dec 30, 2016
  • 1 World Bank Approved USD 235 Million Loan for Bihar Rural Roads Project [ Policy/Governance ]

    The World Bank has approved a USD 235 million credit for the Bihar Rural Roads Project to improve and effectively manage rural road network of the state. The project will support the construction of about 2,500 km of rural roads under the Mukhiya Mantri Gram Sampark Yojana (MMGSY

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  • Dec 27, 2016
  • 1 Assam to Launch Health Insurance Scheme Atal-Amrit Abhiyan [ Policy/Governance ]

    The state government of Assam launched an ambitious health insurance scheme ‘Atal-Amrit Abhiyan’. It will provide coverage against several critical illnesses. It is launched by Assam’ Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Scheme is to mark the 92nd birthday of former prime minister

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  • Dec 24, 2016
  • 1 Good Governance Day 25th December [ Important Days ]

    Celebrating good governance day every year all over the India on 25th of December has been declared by the Government of India. It is the birth anniversary of our former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee which has been declared as the Good Governance Day to give him honour and

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  • Dec 11, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Launches DigiShala TV Channel to Promote Digital Payments [ Policy/Governance ]

    Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has introduced ‘Digi Dhan Abhiyan’ campaign to enable every citizen, small trader and merchant to adopt digital payments in their everyday financial transactions. It is as an attempt to promote digital payments in the country.

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • 1 15 New Castes on OBC’S List Approved by Union Cabinet [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for inclusion of 15 new castes and modification in 13 other castes in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in eight states. The Union Cabinet took this decision based on the recommendation of the National Commission for Backwa

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • 1 Major Committees 2016: Bimal Jalan Committee and Hari Gautam Committee and Suresh Prabhu Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Bimal Jalan Committee Purpose: To head the Expenditure Management Commission. About Bimal Jalan Committee The Bimal Jalan panel, which is scrutinizing applications for new bank licenses, will hold a meeting on 10 February.

    • The committee held its first meeting on 1 November.
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  • Nov 16, 2016
  • 1 Building 9.8km Ganga Bridge in Bihar- India and ADB Sign $500 Million Loan [ Economy ]

    Government of India and ADB Sign $500 million loan to build longest river bridge across the Ganges River improve the transport connectivity between North and South Bihar improving the linkage between the state capital, Patna, and the surrounding areas.

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