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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Delhi Airport First in World to Adopt Digital Platform Arc [ Economy ]

    Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has become the first in the world to adopt a unique digital platform called Arc. It will be used to measure, manage and improve performance of the airport in resource consumption, carbon emissions and ensuring quality of passenger space.

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  • 2 Guided Pinaka Successfully Test-Fired [ Science/Technology ]

    The Guided Pinaka is a modified version of the Pinaka rocket, equipped with a navigation, guidance and control kit. The test-firing has met all mission objectives. It is successfully test-fired from Integrated Test Range (ITR) launch pad at Chandipur in Odisha.

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  • 3 India, US Ink MoU for Collaboration in Third World Countries [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The MoU was signed between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and Union Ministry of External Affairs’ Development Partnership Administration (DPA). India and the United States have signed MoU for developmental activities and aid in third world countries.

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  • 4 NGT Orders Inspection of Bio-Medical Waste Plants in Delhi [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered inspection of plants which treat waste in the hospitals of the National Capital Delhi. It has ensured proper segregation, collection and disposal of such waste. The tribunal had earlier asked hospitals and clinics to ensure proper collect

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  • 5 Sports Minister Vijay Goel Inaugurates Khelo India Competitions [ Sports ]

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel inaugurated the Khelo India National-level competitions for various sports for Under-14 and Under-17 children. It is The Delhi leg of the competitions, organized by Sports Authority of India. Minister also presented medals to the winners of the swimming

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  • 6 Farrukh Amonatov Wins Delhi International Open Chess Tournament [ Sports ]

    Top seeded Grandmaster Farrukh Amonatov won the 15th edition of the Delhi International Chess tournament. In 10th and final round of tournament, Amonatov settled for a draw with Grandmaster Diptayan Ghosh. He scored 8.5 points out of a ten and stayed a half point ahead of Ghosh a

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  • 7 Amendment in Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme Approved by Union Cabinet [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Cabinet amended the Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS) to boost electronic manufacturing. Under the amended rules, companies that invest in manufacturing would get up to Rs. 10,000 crore as incentives. The plan is to make India a big hub in electronic manufac

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  • 8 Govt. Launches ‘ShaGun’ - a Web-Portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development has launched e-initiative a global democratic forum enabled by technology ‘ShaGun’ - a web-portal for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. He highlighted that platform will give recognition to people, State governments, sc

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Second Raisina Dialogue Held in New Delhi [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The second edition of Ministry of External Affairs’ annual Raisina Dialogue was held in New Delhi. At the inauguration of the second edition of the Raisina Dialogue, Modi talked about the importance of security and his dream of well-integrated neighborhoods.

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  • 2 Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma Appointed as New CBI Director [ Appointments ]

    Alok Verma’s appointment was approved by PM Narendra Modi for period of 2 years as CBI chief. It was approved by three-member selection panel and was headed by PM. The post of CBI director was lying vacant for over one month after Anil Sinha’s retirement.

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  • 3 Union Cabinet Approves the Exclusion of States from National Small Savings Fund [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet approved a loan of Rs. 45,000 crore to the FCI out of the National Small Savings Fund. As well as exempted most states and UTs from the mandatory investment norms for funds collected under the NSSF scheme.

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  • 4 2016 Was India’S Warmest Year Ever: India Meteorological Department [ Environment/Ecology ]

    India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that 2016 was India’s warmest year ever recorded since the documenting of meteorological records began in 1901. Announcement was made in IMD’s Statement on Climate of India during 2016.

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  • 5 Bengaluru Ranked ‘Most Dynamic City’ in World [ Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    Bengaluru became most dynamic city in world. It is released by Jones Lang LaSalle’s City Momentum Index (JLL CMI). Index tracks speed of change of a city’s economy and commercial real estate market. Index examined 42 variables in 134 global cities.

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  • 6 India, UAE Holds 1st Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi [ Defense ]

    India and UAE held first meeting of their strategic dialogue in an attempt to finalize cooperation agreement. Meeting was co-chaired by Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar and MoS in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UAE Anwar Gargash.

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  • 7 Union Cabinet Approved MoU Between India and Vietnam in the Field of Cyber Security [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Cabinet gave its approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Vietnam in field of cyber security. It was given at a meeting of Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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  • 8 Delhi Airport Wins Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award in Aviation Sector [ Awards ]

    The Delhi International Airport (Private) Limited (DIAL) has won the ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in transportation sector under Aviation category for year 2016.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 MoU Between India and Serbia for Cooperation in IT and Electronics Approved [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given ex-post facto approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Serbia for promoting cooperation in field of Information Technology and Electronics.

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  • 2 National Voters’ Day [ Important Days ]

    The ECI observes National Voters Day to ensuring universal adult franchise, increasing the enrolment of voters and encouraging participation of newly eligible young voters. It was instituted in 2011, in remembrance of the inception of the Election Commission of India in 1950.

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  • 3 Union Government Releases National Action Plan for Children [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Action Plan for Children, 2016 (NPAC) was launched on the National Girl Child Day in New Delhi. The NPAC has been developed by the Ministry of Women & Child Development. It aims to ensure optimum health, education and success of children as well as to contribute to devel

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  • 4 68th Republic Day Observed in India [ Important Days ]

    India celebrated Republic Day on January 26,2017, commemorating 68th anniversary of our constitution’s existence. Traditional march continued as it does every year showing world a glimpse of India’s cultural diversity and its armed prowess.

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  • 5 Cabinet Approves New Scheme for Promotion of Rural Housing in Country [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a new scheme for promotion of Rural Housing in country. Government provide interest subsidy under scheme. Interest subsidy would be available to every rural household who is not covered under Pradhan Mantri Aawas

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  • 6 Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Cricketer to Score 1000 Runs as ODI Captain [ Sports ]

    Indian batting star Virat Kohli became fastest to complete 1,000 runs as ODI skipper in third ODI against England in Kolkata. Kohli achieved milestone in 17 innings, beating AB de Villiers’s record. Villier, South African skipper had scored 1000 runs in 18 innings in 2013.

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  • 7 Burj Khalifa Lights Up in ‘Tricolour’ to Mark 68th Indian Republic Day [ Important Days ]

    World’s tallest building was lit up in tri-colours - saffron, white and green - to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day. It showcase strong cultural and trade bond between India and UAE. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was Chief Guest at Republic Day parade i

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  • 8 India, France Sign Pact on Maritime Information Sharing in Indian Ocean Region [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and France have signed White Shipping agreement to enable information sharing on maritime traffic and maritime domain awareness in Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The agreement was signed in New Delhi after both countries held their second dialogue on maritime cooperation for IO

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 IndiaPost Receive License to Start Payment Bank Operations [ Policy/Governance ]

    India Post has become third entity to receive a final license last week from Central Bank to start its payment bank operations. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched India Post Payments Bank branches. Communications Minister Manoj Sinha remotely launched Raipur and Ranchi India

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  • 2 Amulya Kumar Patnaik Appointed Delhi Police Commissioner [ Appointments ]

    Government appointed Amulya Patnaik as next Commissioner of Delhi Police. A native of Odisha, Patnaik is an IPS office of AGMUT cadre. He was holding charge as special commissioner (administration) in Delhi Police when announced to succeed Alok Verma as Commissioner.

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  • Feb 23, 2017
  • 1 NALCO Signs MoU with TERI for Sustainable Rehabilitation [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    MoU has been signed between Nalco and Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). It is for various scientific, technological and educational activities in area of mining rehabilitation. It will further strengthen Nalco’s initiatives being undertaken under Sustainable Development Fram

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  • Jan 17, 2017
  • 1 ICAI CA 2016: Lucknow’S Eti Agarwal All India Topper [ CA Upd. ]

    Eti Agarwal topped Chartered Account (CA) final examination-November 2016 and she comes from Lucknow. CA final examination results declared by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), which is second largest professional Accounting & Finance body in the world in terms

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  • Jan 10, 2017
  • 1 Delhi Government Introduces ‘Good Samaritan Policy’ [ Policy/Governance ]

    Delhi Government has approved ‘Good Samaritan Policy to encourage people to help road accident victims in emergency situation. Under this policy monetary incentive of Rs. 2,000 and appreciation certificate will be given to people who help road accident victims in the national Cap

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  • 2 Virat Kohli Named Team India ODI, T20 Captain [ Sports ]

    Virat Kohli took over leadership for the upcoming limited-over series against England. Mahender Singh Dhoni resigned as the skipper of the ODI and T20 team of Indian cricket. Indian test captain and star batsman Virat Kohli selected to lead the team.

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