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  • Nov 3, 2016
  • 1 Sarabjit Singh Marwah: First Sikh Senator of Canada [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah becomes first India born Sikh to be appointed in the Canadian Senate (upper house). He was the one from six Ontarians appointed to Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    • He became the first and only Indian-orig

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  • Oct 31, 2016
  • 1 31st October Celebrated as “Rashtriya Ekta Divas” [ Policy/Governance ]

    National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) was observed across India on 31st October 2015. This honors the 140th birthday of Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Run for Unity at Rajpath in New Delhi

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  • Oct 28, 2016
  • 1 IPS officer Karnal Singh Appointed as Director of Enforcement Directorate [ Policy/Governance ]

    Senior IPS Officer Karnal Singh was appointed as the Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED). The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • 2 Union Government Constitutes Munialappa Committee to Monitor Bird Flu Situation [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Agricultural Ministry constituted a High-Level Munialappa Committee to monitor the situation of bird flu and help state governments take steps to curb the disease. Committee is headed by Joint Commissioner in the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy, and Fisheries (DADF) M

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  • 3 India and New Zealand Sign Three Agreements Including Avoidance of Double Taxation [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and New Zealand inked three agreements in the areas of double taxation avoidance (DTA), sports, and food security in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his New Zealand counterpart John Key after the delegation-level talks in New Delhi.

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  • Oct 27, 2016
  • 1 RGI Data: Life Expectancy Highest in Jammu and Kashmir [ Policy/Governance ]

    Jammu and Kashmir has exceeded Kerala with the highest life expectancy in India for all ages, except life expectancy at birth. This data was released by Registrar General of India (RGI). They published data of state level life expectancy- defined as the estimate of the average nu

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  • Oct 26, 2016
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates First National Tribal Carnival [ Policy/Governance ]

    India’s PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first National Tribal Carnival in New Delhi. This carnival promotes a sense of completeness among the tribal population. It is celebrated for four-days displaying and promoting tribal culture on a large scale.

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  • Oct 24, 2016
  • 1 ITBP Celebrates 55th Raising Day [ Important Days ]

    Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated its 55th raising day on 24th October. It was on this day of 1962 the force was raised. ITBP is arranged along the border from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3488 kilometers of India-China Border.

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  • Oct 23, 2016
  • 1 3 Days Long Conference to Strengthen Arbitration & Enforcement Held in New Delhi [ Important Days ]

    Three days long, global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India was held in New Delhi. This Conference was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on 21st October 2016.

    • Launched by the Government and Judiciary to change the face of dispute resolution in

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  • 2 TRAI Suggests Rs 3,050 Crore Penalty on Airtel, Vodafone & Idea [ Science/Technology ]

    Telecom Regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended a penalty of 3,050 crore rupees on Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea cellular for not providing sufficient interconnects points to Reliance Jio. Penalty should be imposed on these telecom companies for alle

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  • Oct 22, 2016
  • 1 CYSVAX- World’S First Vaccine for Tapeworms in Pig Developed by IIL [ Science/Technology ]

    CYSVAX is world’s first ever vaccine to fight against Taenia solium Tapeworms found in pigs. It was developed by Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). It has significant potential to reduce the incidence of epilepsy in humans

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  • Oct 20, 2016
  • 1 India and Myanmar Sign 3 MoU and Agree to Strengthen Border Security [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Myanmar agreed to coordinate on border security. Both countries signed three deals in key economic sector. PM Narendra Modi confirmed New Delhi’s commitment to help develop Myanmar.

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  • Oct 19, 2016
  • 1 NPL Scientists Produced Electricity from Water Without Using Energy [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists of NPL have developed a new way producing electricity from water hydroelectric cell at room temperature. This was innovated by team of scientists of NPL led by Dr. RK Kotnala from Delhi’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

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  • Oct 17, 2016
  • 1 National Summit on Fortification of Food Inaugurated in New Delhi [ Policy/Governance ]

    “National Summit on Fortification of Food” was inaugurated in New Delhi to address micronutrient malnutrition in India. Summit brought together experts from food industry, development communities, technical supporters, state governments, academics, donors, and receivers.

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  • Oct 15, 2016
  • 1 2nd Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav Kicked Off in New Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 2nd edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav (RSM) -2016 was kicked off at New Delhi after inauguration by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts. This 10-day event will highlight the rich cultural heritage of India in all its varied dimens

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  • 2 Women of India Festival 2016 of Organic Products Kicked Off in New Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister of Women & Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated ‘Women of India Festival 2016’ of organic products in New Delhi. The festival has been organized for 10 days. Women of India Festival 2016 celebrates and promotes women entrepreneurs in India

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  • Oct 12, 2016
  • 1 IIP: April-August Industrial Growth Worst in Last 10 Years [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According to the report released by Index of Industrial Production (IIP) the first five months of the current fiscal year, recorded lowest Industrial growth in least 10 years from 2007 - 08. It is believed that Indian industries are suffering due to a global recession. Government

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  • Oct 10, 2016
  • 1 Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling for Sustainable Development Leadership Award [ Awards ]

    The prestigious Sustainable Development Leadership Award of the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) was honored to Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling for his vision and leadership in environment and sustainable development. Sikkim becomes first fully organic state of Inida.

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  • 2 RBI Panel for Easing Bank Branch Norms [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Internal Working Group (IWG) chaired by Lily Vadera on Rationalization of Branch Authorization Policy has suggested changes in bank branch norms. The panel proposed relaxing bank branch such as building, number of employees etc. to promote financia

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  • 3 RBI’S Prior Approval Required for Payment Banks [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    All the entities granted a payments bank (PB) license should first take specific approval for the products which they intent to provide to customers. RBI also recently issued separate operating guidelines for payments banks based on financial inclusion.

    Terms of this Guideline

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  • 4 World Sustainable Development Summit Inaugurated [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first edition of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. It was organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with the theme “Beyond 2015 is People, Planet and Progress. “

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  • 5 India Wants Greater Pharma Market Access in Japan Pharma [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced India’s plan for greater market access in Japan to the domestic pharmaceuticals sector. Contribution of India to Japanese drug market is falling continuously.

    This declaration was made at the seminar on promoting India’s expor

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  • 6 Union Government to Set Up Public Debt Management Cell [ Policy/Governance ]

    Finance Ministry Arun Jaitley has proposed to set up a Public Debt Management Cell (PDMC). PDMC will strengthen and deepen the reach of bond markets in India, streamline government borrowings and promote better cash management.

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    • PDMC housed at the RBI’s Delhi office.

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  • 7 SC Stays Commercial Release of GM Mustard [ Policy/Governance ]

    Supreme Court has stayed the commercial release of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard crop till October 17,2016. It has asked the Central Government to take public opinion on such seeds before releasing the variety for cultivation.

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  • Oct 6, 2016
  • 1 India and AARDO MoU on Capacity Building Program for Rural Development [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and African Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for capacity building Programmes in rural development. This was approved by the Union Cabinet for the triennium 2015 – 2017.

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    Under this MoU

    • Every year the capacit

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  • 2 Delhi Polices’ Mobile App for Senior Citizens [ Science/Technology ]

    “Delhi Police Senior Citizen” mobile application was launched by the Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to offer immediate assistance in distress. This was done at a function in New Delhi on International Day for Older Persons.

    This application will provide safety to senior c

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  • 3 Indian Bridge Management System Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Indian Bridge Management System (IBMS) was launched by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari at New Delhi; it will be the most important step to ensure safety of bridges in the country.

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    • IBMS creates & maintains a record of all bridges in

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  • Oct 4, 2016
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates INDOSAN in New Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the INDOSAN (Indian sanitation Conference) in New Delhi- second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission. PM Modi addressed that cleanliness is a habit and takes some effort.

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  • Oct 3, 2016
  • 1 📹 S Sivakumar Appointed as New Law Commission Member [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    S. Sivakumar, professor at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi is appointed as full-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India (LCI). He specializes in Media and Administrative Law. In 2008 he received National Law Day award.

    S. Sivakumar is Expert In:

    • Constitutional La

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  • 2 India-Egypt Relations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Egypt, are the part of world’s oldest civilizations, and have enjoyed very close relations form ancient times. Even I modern times, Mahatma Gandhi and Saad Zaghloul shared common goals on the independence of their countries a relationship that was to blossom into an exc

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