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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 9, 2016
  • 1 14 April, Will Be Observed as “Water Day” Across India [ Important Days ]

    14 April, observed as “Water Day” across India. The day observed to mark Ambedkar’s contribution in water resource management of the country. Uma Bharti is Union Minister for Water Resources. She was the Chief Guest of the seminar that was organized by Central Water Commission in

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  • 2 Steps Taken to Ensure Availability of Cash in Rural Areas: Arun Jaitley [ Policy/Governance ]

    Steps have been taken to ensure availability of cash in the rural areas. Currency notes are supplied by the RBI through currency chests. Notes maintained in the banks to keeping in mind the requirement in various areas and regions.

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  • 3 Indian Railways: Humsafar Express to Be Launched Soon [ Science/Technology ]

    Humsafar trains are set to be launched next month. Fare rates about 20 per cent higher than the normal. Railway ministry announced four new type trains in our budget. Humsafar is likely to be launched between New Delhi and Gorakhpur.

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  • Dec 8, 2016
  • 1 December 7 International Civil Aviation Day [ Important Days ]

    Annually International Civil Aviation Day is observed on December 7. Aim is to raise awareness of the importance of international civil aviation and the role that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) plays in international air transport. United Nations (UN) is res

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  • Dec 7, 2016
  • 1 MoES Launched Winter Fog Experiment [ Economy ]

    Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India has taken up a multi-institutional initiative during winter 2016 - 17 to conduct an intensive ground-based measurement campaign to understand different physical and chemical features of fog and factors responsible for its gen

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  • Dec 6, 2016
  • 1 📹 IAS Mains 2016: GS Paper 2 (Political Science and International Relations) [ Education ]

    Examrace aspirants score again! Like essay, several questions were from geography test series (bulls eye) This time questions like air mass, regionalism were core geography graduate level questions. Again, aspirants with geography optional had significant edge. Now, we expect atl

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  • Dec 4, 2016
  • 1 Additional charge as Director of CBI taken by Rakesh Asthana [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Government has given senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana additional charge of the post of Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He took charge following retirement of Anil Sinha. He was given this charge after government failed to find any full-time Director fo

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  • 2 Issue of New Notes Announced by RBI, Old Notes to Be Valid [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Sunday announced that it would issue new Rs. 100, Rs. 50 and Rs. 20 bank notes, but the old versions of these notes will continue to be valid. The new Rs. 50 notes won’t have inset letters in the number panels. The new Rs. 20 notes will have the

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  • Nov 30, 2016
  • 1 Asian Youth Karate Championship Won by 7 - Yr - Old Bandipora Boy Hashim Mansoor [ Sports ]

    After seven - year - old boy Hashim Mansoor, from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district has brought laurels to not only the state but India as well by winning gold in Asian Youth Karate Championship.

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • 1 Major Committees 2016: Pratyush Sinha & Jairam Ramesh & T.K. Viswanathan Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Pratyush Sinha Committee Purpose: To assess compensation for coal blocks Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi okayed the recommendations of Pratyush Sinha Committee regarding the division of All India Service Officers in A. P. and Telangana. The meeting of the committee held on 14

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  • 2 Major Committees 2016: Justice SB Sinha (One Member Commission) and G.N.Bajpai Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Justice SB Sinha (One Member Commission) Purpose: To Probe 2006 Meerut Fire Tragedy. A Supreme Court bench comprised of Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice Dipak Misra appointed former Judge S. B. Sinha to probe the 2006 Meerut fire tragedy, which claimed the lives of 60 people.

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  • 3 51st Annual DGPs Conference Held in Hyderabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 51st Annual Conference of Directors-General of Police of States was held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad, Telangana. It was attended by around 100 DGPs of states, Director Generals of Central paramilitary forces and their Inspecto

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  • 4 Golden Jubilee Celebrations of UNCITRAL in New Delhi by India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India hosted the golden jubilee 50th anniversary celebrations of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in New Delhi. President Pranab Mukherjee gave the opening address at international conference of the golden jubilee celebrations of UNCITRAL.

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  • Nov 23, 2016
  • 1 📹 IAS GS Mains 2016: 87 Expected Questions [ Education ]

    With only 10 days to go, it is time to brush up the important topics for UPSC IAS Mains 2016. Here you will find the list of most important topics for upcoming Mains examination – We are focusing on General Studies – Major Environment and geographic issues, Art and Culture, Sport

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  • 2 India’S Longest Expressway Inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Bangarmau in Unnao district of UP Inaugurated India’s longest expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) built it in a record time of 23 months.

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    • Starts

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  • 3 Pankaj Patel CMD of Zydus Cadila 2017 FICCI President [ Policy/Governance ]

    Mr. Pankaj R. Patel, Chairman, and Managing Director of Zydus Cadila - Cadila Healthcare Ltd. , has elected as President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the year 2017.

    He will take over after incumbent Ambuja Neotia Group Chairman Harshavardha

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  • Nov 22, 2016
  • 1 Trump’S Plan to Revoke US from TPP Helps China, Downs India- India [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    US President-elect Donald Trump’s policy outline to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) within his first 100 days in the Oval Office if materialized cause problem to India.

    US president-elect Donald Trump announced that US will exit the TPP on his first day in offi

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  • Nov 21, 2016
  • 1 International Peace Prize given to Sri Sri Ravishankar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Dr Nagendra Singh International Peace Award Given to Sri Sri Ravishankar. Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar was honored with Dr. Nagendra Singh International Peace Award for his efforts in ensuring world peace. Home Minister Rajnath Singh conferred it to the spiritual leader at

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  • Nov 19, 2016
  • 1 Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia Receives 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award [ Awards ]

    Noted flautist Pandit Hari Prasad Chourasia was conferred 2016 Sumitra Charat Ram Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Indian classical music by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung at a function held in New Delhi.

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  • Nov 15, 2016
  • 1 India, Israel Agree on Two Agreements [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin is in India on a six-day official state visit. He is the first Israeli head of state to visit India in nearly 20 years. The last and first Israeli president officially visit India was Ezer Weizman in January 1997.

    India and Israel have inked two a

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  • 2 Padmini Rout Winner of 2016 National Women Premier Chess Championship [ Sports ]

    International Master Padmini Rout won the 2016 National Women Premier Chess Championship. She scored a hat trick after winning the championship in 2014 and 2015. Padmini played out a hard fought draw with her Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) teammate Eesha Karavade helping

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  • Nov 14, 2016
  • 1 Tejaswin Cracks 12yr Old National Senior Record in High Jump [ Sports ]

    Delhi’s Tejaswin Shankar smashed the 12-year old national senior record in high jump with a leap of 2.26m on the inaugural day. He managed to win the gold in the under-18 category on the opening day of the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championships in Coimbatore.

    The previous

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  • Nov 12, 2016
  • 1 Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance 2016 is Won by SAIL [ Awards ]

    The Maharatna Company Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) bagged the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance instituted by the Institute of Directors, India for the year 2016.

    Received by Ashwini Kumar, CEO of Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) on behalf of SAIL du

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  • Nov 10, 2016
  • 1 Tata Sons Assigns Ishaat Hussain as Interim Chairman of TCS [ Appointments ]

    Tata Consultancy Services told the Bombay Stock Exchange about a notice from its parent Tata Sons nominating Ishaat Hussain as Chairman of the company, immediately replacing Cyrus Mistry.

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  • Nov 8, 2016
  • 1 CII Launches Startup Mentorship Circle Platform [ Policy/Governance ]

    CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) launched ‘Startup Mentorship Circle’ platform for connecting start-ups to universal marketplace under the Union Government’s vision of entrepreneurship development - Startup India Initiative.

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  • Nov 7, 2016
  • 1 Narendra Modi Inaugurates First International Agro-Biodiversity Congress [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated first International Agro biodiversity Congress in the national capital attended by 900 delegates from 60 countries brainstorming on conservation of genetic resources. The conference will be held from 6th to 9th November.

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  • 2 DRDO MoU with IIT Delhi to Establish JATC [ Policy/Governance ]

    DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi to establish a Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC). This MoU was signed at function held in IIT, Delhi.

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  • 3 RBI Appoints M Rajeshwar Rao as New Executive Director [ Policy/Governance ]

    RBI (Reserve Bank of India) appointed M Rajeshwar Rao as Executive Director subsequent to voluntary retirement of G Mahalingam. Worked with RBI in various capacities for nearly 30 years. Mr. Rao will took charge of Department of:

    • Statistics and Information Management
    • Financial

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  • Nov 5, 2016
  • 1 Google Ties with ASI for Virtual Tour of Monuments [ Policy/Governance ]

    Google has tied up with ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) to develop 360 degree virtual tours of 280 monuments in India out of which 30 are in West Bengal. Google has already launched a selection of its mapping and navigation products in India such as:

    • Offline view of maps
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