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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Anand Kumar Gupta Appointed as Director of NTPC [ Appointments ]

    Shri Anand Kumar Gupta has taken over charge as executive Director, NTPC. He will be responsible for activities relating to Commercial, International and Domestic Business development and Consultancy business of NTPC. He has no inter-se relationship with any of the Directors of t

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  • 2 Indian Coast Guard to Have Joint Exercise with UAE Coast Guard [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and their UAE counter parts will take part in a joint exercise and sharing of operational expertise. Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samudra Pavak has arrived on a goodwill visit to Dubai. Then ICGS has anchored itself at Port Rashid.

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  • 3 Laws Approved by Parliament Take 261 Days to Be Enforced [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    It takes an average of 261 days for a parliamentary law to be enforced. It is a source from report by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. After receiving presidential assent, implementation of law requires two more steps. Half of laws analyzed entered into force within six months.

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  • 4 Union Cabinet Approves Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan for Rural Digital Literacy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA). It is to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate. Intent of government is to usher in digital literacy in rural India by March 2019.

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  • 5 RBI to Set Up Separate Enforcement Department [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Reserve Bank of India has decided to set up an enforcement department to speed up regulatory compliance. Department will be operational from next financial year. It will mainly deal on penalties imposed on banks for violation of norms.

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  • 6 RBI Announces Setting Up of Standing Committee on Cyber Security [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to set up a Standing Committee on Cyber Security. The priority of committee is to examine various threats and to suggest measures to deal with. RBI instructed banks to mandate cyber security preparedness for addressing all cyber risks.

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  • 7 Government to Open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government has decided to open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) at different locations in various states. It is for delivering passport related services to people. States include Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi (UT), Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana and West Bengal.

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  • 8 AAD Interceptor Missile Successfully Test-Fired [ Defense ]

    India successfully test fired its homegrown Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile. Missile ashwin launched from pad-III of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha coast. Two-stage PDV missile is part of two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence System.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 FSSAI Sets Up Panel to Finalize Laws on Food Fortification [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Food regulator FSSAI has set up a scientific panel to frame final regulations on fortification of foods and prepare strategies to address malnutrition problem. FSSAI has already issued draft guidelines on fortification for five food items.

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  • 2 Sandeep Jajodia Appointed Assocham President [ Appointments ]

    Sandeep Jajodia has been elected President of industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Assocham will continue to play a transformational role both nationally and globally.

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  • 3 India and United States Agree to Sustain Defence Partnership [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and US agreed to maintain pace and momentum of their partnership, particularly their defence ties. Both committed to build upon tremendous progress in bilateral defense cooperation made in recent years.

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  • 4 Nilesh Vikamsey Appointed New President of ICAI [ Appointments ]

    Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) elected Nilesh Shivji Vikamsey as president and Naveen N D Gupta as vice-president. They have been elected for year 2017 - 18. Council has 32 elected members and eight are nominated by Central government.

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  • 5 AIIMS Delhi Wins Rs 5 Crore Kayakalp Award [ Awards ]

    All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi won first prize under Central Government Hospitals category of Kayakalp awards. AIIMS was rewarded with Rs. 5 crore, for maintaining high standards of sanitation and hygiene.

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  • 6 Oriental Bank of Commerce Launches Mobile Wallet ‘Batuaa’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    On occasion of its 75th Foundation Day, Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has come up with several digital offerings including launch of mobile wallet ‘Oriental Batuaa’. OBC has also launched two new cards.

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  • 7 Cabinet Approves Air Services Agreement Between India and Greece [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Cabinet chaired PM Narendra Modi has approved signing of Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Greece. Agreement has potential to spur greater trade, investment, tourism and cultural exchange between the two countries. Agreement has prepared keeping in view latest

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  • 8 Scientists Discover New Miniature Frog Species in India [ Science/Technology ]

    Scientists have discovered seven new endemic species of Nyctibatrachus (night frogs). Four of these species are hardly 14 mm in length it is among the smallest ever described. Found through rainforests of Western Ghats in southern India.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 India & Ukraine to Strengthen Bilateral Cooperation Through Cinema [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Ukraine have agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation between two countries through medium of Cinema. Cooperation would be worked out through a policy and institutional framework.

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  • 2 Kohli Named Captain of the Year at ESPNcricinfo Awards [ Sports ]

    Test skipper Virat Kohli has been named as ‘Captain of Year’ at 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards. While England’s Ben Stokes won Test Batting Performance of the Year Award. West Indians topped chart with awards for Sunil Narine, Carlos Brathwaite and Hayley Mathews.

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  • 3 Government Frames National Transit Oriented Development Policy [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Urban Development Ministry formulated ‘National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy’. Policy framework aims to promote living close to mass urban transit corridors like Metros, monorail and bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors.

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  • 4 Gopi, Athare Win Men’S and Women’S Races in Delhi Marathon [ Sports ]

    Rio Olympian Thanackal Gopi won men’s title in second edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon. While Monika Athare claimed honors in women’s section. Half marathon title won by G Lakshamanan. Manju Yadav won women’s half marathon title.

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  • 5 Pests Eat Away India’S 35% of Total Crop Yield: ICAR Scientist [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    About 30 - 35 % of annual crop yield in India gets wasted because of pests. Large-scale crop-loss is having an adverse effect on agricultural biosafety. It is paramount to food security of country. It is discovered by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) scientist.

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  • 6 Gopal Baglay Appointed as New Spokesperson of MEA [ Appointments ]

    Gopal Baglay has been appointed as new spokesperson of Indian foreign ministry succeeding Vikas Swarup. Former spokesperson Vikas Swarup was appointed as India’s High Commissioner to Canada. Baglay has served as deputy high commissioner to Islamabad.

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  • 7 India’S First Integrated Heliport Inaugurated in Delhi [ Science/Technology ]

    India’s Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated country’s first integrated heliport at North Delhi. Heliport has been developed by Pawan Hans; it is a state-owned helicopter service company. Facility has been successfully tested.

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  • 8 Sumit Mullick Appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra [ Appointments ]

    Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick was appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. He is succeeded by Swadheen Kshatriya. CM Devendra Fadnavis clears appointment of Sumit Mullick. He is senior most bureaucrat of state presently.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 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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  • 2 ISSF World Cup: Jitu Rai Wins Gold in 50m Pistol [ Sports ]

    Indian shooter Jitu Rai won a gold medal in 50m men’s air pistol event in the International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF World Cup. Rai will be competing in the 10m and 50m categories, and will be one of India’s biggest medal hopes this term India’s first gold medal in the comp

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  • 3 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.

    • The MoU was signed by Director General, National Mission for Clea

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  • 4 New Train of Indian Railway’S Thought: RO–RO Service to Cut Down Traffic Woes in Delhi [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The RO-RO is a boon for Delhi as it would have a direct impact on its air ambient quality and the capital would breathe clean air. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched Roll-on Roll-off (RO-RO) service.

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  • 5 PK Purwar: Appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL [ Appointments ]

    PK Purwar has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of state-run telecom major Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). Between June 2014 and June 2015, he was additional incharge of the post Chairman and Managing Director of MTNL 7 back again in June 2016.

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  • 6 DMRC Enters Limca Book of Records [ Economy ]

    DMRC has listed by entering the prestigious Limca Book of World Records. For constructing 200 Girders in just one month on the Noida – Greater Noida corridor. This project has been executed by DMRC on behalf of Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) Ltd. Maximum number of U-girders

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