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  • Jan 9, 2017
  • 1 Ministry of Power Unveils World’S Largest Street Light Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    Power Ministry unveiled world’s largest street light replacement programme in South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area. It is implemented under LED based Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Uni

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  • Jan 8, 2017
  • 1 Azure Power Commissions Largest North Indian Solar Power Project (150MW) [ Science/Technology ]

    Azure Power is a leading solar power producer in India. It has commissioned the largest (150 MW) solar power project in north India. It has signed a solar power implementation agreement with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) under its Solar Policy Phase III.

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  • Jan 6, 2017
  • 1 Justice JS Khehar Sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, has led the five-judge constitution bench in the Supreme Court which had struck down the controversial NJAC Act for appointment of judges. He has sworn in as the 44th Chief Justice of India.

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  • Jan 5, 2017
  • 1 📹 Online in-Service Teacher Capacity-Building Program [ Education ]

    SCERT, Delhi as an academic authority has been providing academic resource support to the Directorate of Education (DoE) and Education Departments of MCDs, NDMC and Cantonment Board. The focus is on quality improvement in school education with latest content and relevant pedagogi

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  • 2 RBI Appoints Surekha Marandi as Executive Director [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Reserve Bank of India has appointed Surekha Marandi as its Executive Director (ED). She appointed in place of U. S. Paliwal, who retired in December 2016. She has also served on the Boards of United Bank and Bank of Baroda.

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  • Jan 4, 2017
  • 1 Air Marshal SB Deo Takes Over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff of Indian Air Force [ Policy/Governance ]

    Air Marshal SB Deo is going to be the next Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF). He will take over from Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa who is all set to be the new IAF chief. He will hand over charge of the Western Air Command to Air Marshal. He is assuming to join the off

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  • Jan 2, 2017
  • 1 📹 (U-DISE) Unified District Information System for Education [ Education ]

    Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE) being the only source of data for Educational Planning at Elementary & Secondary level, is implemented at the State in coordination with National University of Educational Planning and Authority (NUEPA), New Delhi since 1

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  • 2 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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  • Jan 1, 2017
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi Launches Aadhaar Based Mobile Payment App Called BHIM [ Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a mobile app for the Unified Payment Interface (UPI). The application, which will be common across all banks and financial institutions, is called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Mobile). The central banking system was born out of a thesis written

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  • Dec 30, 2016
  • 1 Government Introduced IVRS Platform to Tackle Call Drops [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Government has launched a new platform called Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS). IVRS platforms at various locations including Delhi and Mumbai to get direct feedback from subscribers on call quality. The feedback which has taken by the customers will be then sha

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  • 2 PM Narendra Modi Launches Aadhaar Based BHIM App for Mobile Payment [ Science/Technology ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an Aadhaar based mobile payment application at the Digi Dhan Mela event in Talkatora stadium in New Delhi. This application called BHIM (Bharat Interface for Money). This is a rebranded version of UPI (Unified Payment Interface) and USSD (Uns

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  • Dec 29, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Gives Nod for Apex Corridor Development Body [ Policy/Governance ]

    NICDIT will be the apex body to oversee integrated development of all industrial corridors across the country. The Union Government has approved the re-designation of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project Implementation Trust Fund (DMICPTF) as National Industrial Corridor

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  • Dec 28, 2016
  • 1 📹 National Institutional Ranking Framework [ Education ]

    Overview: The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws fr

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  • 2 Sagarmala Development Company’s office inaugurated in New Delhi [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Sagarmala Development Company’s (SDC) office in New Delhi. It is to promote port-led development in the country. The SDC has been incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013.

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  • 3 Digi Dhan Mela Held in Gurugram to Promote Cashless Economy [ Science/Technology ]

    The nationwide 100 day special campaign to promote digital & cashless transactions, second ‘DigiDhan Mela’ was organized at Gurugram in Haryana. A large number of people from different walks of life including celebrities actively participated with a commitment for the cashless so

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  • Dec 26, 2016
  • 1 DRDO Successfully Flight Tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon [ Science/Technology ]

    The Defence and Research Development Organisation (DRDO) have successfully tested an indigenous Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft. it is Designed and developed in the country. It is used to destroy runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers and oth

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  • Dec 25, 2016
  • 1 Ministry of External Affairs Launches Twitter Seva [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched Twitter Seva. It is to directly engage with citizens in country and abroad, tourists and business travelers for speedy resolution of their visa and passport queries. Twitter Seva will enable the MEA, through its Twitter ha

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  • 2 MEA Announces New Rules to Ease Process of Getting Passport [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has announced new passport rules by changing Passport Rules, 1980. It is to streamline, liberalize and ease the process of issue of passport. The new rules aim to speed up and simplify the passport delivery process. It will help single

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  • 3 Google India, Ministry of Consumer Affairs Tie Up for Digitally Safe Consumer Campaign [ Science/Technology ]

    Google India has partnered with the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs to launch nationwide Digitally Safe Consumer campaign to raise awareness among consumers about online safety and better protect consumer interest online. The campaign is expected to be rolled out in January 20

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  • Dec 24, 2016
  • 1 Shankha Ghosh Selected for 2016 Jnanpith Award [ Awards ]

    Veteran Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh has been selected for this year’s Jnanpith Award. It is India’s highest literary award. The decision was announced by the Jnanpith Board in New Delhi. The award returned to Bengal after 20 years. Mahasveta Devi was the last to receive Jnanpith f

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  • Dec 21, 2016
  • 1 India and Kyrgyzstan sign 6 agreements [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Kyrgyzstan have signed six Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) including in the fields of tourism, agriculture and food industry. Both signed after delegation level talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Sharshenovich Atamb

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  • Dec 20, 2016
  • 1 Electricity from Water Generated by Indian Scientists, Seeks Commercialization of Invention [ Science/Technology ]

    Researchers have developed a novel way of producing electricity from water at room temperature without using any power or chemicals. Soon, a device that runs on a few drops of water could revolutionize the way electricity. Team of scientists at Delhi’s National Physical Laborator

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  • Dec 19, 2016
  • 1 Union Power Ministry to Launch GARV-II Mobile App to Monitor Rural Electrification Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    App will open the rural electrification work to public scrutiny. People will be able to participate in the development work and can give their input about rural electrification programme. It is to provide real time data of all six lakh villages of the country.

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  • Dec 18, 2016
  • 1 December 2016 Air Marshal BS Dhanoa Appointed Air Chief of IAF [ Policy/Governance ]

    Air Marshal BS Dhanoa will take over as the new chief of air staff. Dhanoa’s appointment is on expected lines, as he will be the senior-most air marshal. While Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha retires on December 31. He is currently the IAF’S vice-chief.

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  • Dec 17, 2016
  • 1 Rajiv Jain Appointed as New IB Chief, Anil Dhasmana to Head RAW [ Policy/Governance ]

    Jharkhand cadre IPS officer Rajiv Jain was appointed as the new chief of Intelligence Bureau (IB) while Anil Dhasmana will head external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Both the officers will have tenure of two years.

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  • Dec 16, 2016
  • 1 Top 10 Most Powerful People in World in Forbes List 2016, Includes PM Narendra Modi [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked among the 10 most powerful people in the world by Forbes. In a list that has been topped by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a fourth straight year and had US President-elect Donald Trump in the second place.

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  • Dec 14, 2016
  • 1 India Contributes $500K to UN Central Emergency Response Fund [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India will contribute $500,000 to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This contribution for the year 2016 - 17 and New Delhi’s cumulative contribution since the fund was launched in 2006 stood at $6 million. India has always been forthcoming with its ability and nation

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  • Dec 13, 2016
  • 1 India’S First Cybersecurity Engagement Centre in New Delhi, by Microsoft [ Science/Technology ]

    After running pilot for one year, Microsoft India launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Center (CSEC) in Delhi. This is the company’s seventh Cybersecurity Center in the world and will function as a satellite to the company’s Redmond Digital Crimes Unit (DCU).

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  • 2 Sushma Swaraj and Vineet Nayar in FP’S Global Thinkers 2016 List [ Policy/Governance ]

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and philanthropist couple Anupama and Vineet Nayar are among the Indians who have been named in the Global Thinkers of 2016 List compiled by the Foreign Policy magazine.

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  • Dec 11, 2016
  • 1 Andhra Pradesh Launches Website of APEDB [ Science/Technology ]

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandababu Naidu launched the website of the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB). Website is aimed to provide a repository of knowledge on investing in Andhra Pradesh. Website would provide valuable insights to the investor, seeking

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