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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 Mustard Set to Be India’S First GM Food, Gets Regulator Nod [ Economy ]

    India’s central biotech regulator, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), the regulator for GM crops, today recommended commercial use of GM mustard its approval to the environment ministry.

    Highlights:

    • The Genetic Engineering Apprais

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  • 2 Amitabh Bachchan Appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region [ Appointments ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 13,2017 appointed actor Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in the South-East Asia region to spread awareness about the disease

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  • May 15, 2017
  • 1 HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Launches Vidya-Veerta Abhiyan [ Science/Technology ]

    Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will launch Students for soldiers- a nationwide Vidya – Veerta Abhiyan to encourage 1,000 educational institutions to display portraits of war heroes on campus.

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  • Apr 30, 2017
  • 1 NGO Barred from Receiving Foreign Funds [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    An NGO has been barred by the government from receiving any kind of foreign fund including from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the alleged violation of the law. The FCRA registration of the Public Health Foundation of India has been cancelled by the home ministry. The law

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  • 2 उच्च पद्रंह समाचार (Top Fifteen News)(in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    बीजिंग: - चीन अब विदेशों में भी अपने नौसैनिकों की अधिक संख्या में तैनाती करेगा। जहां चीन इन नौसैनिकों की तैनाती करेगा उसमें बलूचिस्तान स्थित ग्वादर बंदरगाह और हिंद महासागर का जिबूती मिलिट्री (फौजी) लॉजिस्टिक्स (तार्किक) बेस (अड्‌डा) शामिल है। चीन यहां अपने नौसैनिकों की संख्या क

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  • 3 Third Meeting of Governing Council [ Policy/Governance ]

    The 3rd meeting of the Governing Council took place, the CEO of NITI Aayog Shri Amitabh kant, reviewed the work done by the Niti Aayog. The work of transforming the economy and cooperation with states in the sectors of education, health etc. he spoke about the work done by the su

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  • Apr 27, 2017
  • 1 Revised Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) Issued by RBI [ Policy/Governance ]

    A new notification by RBI namely “Revised Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) has come up for the banks. It shall be applicable to all the banks operating in India including small and foreign banks. It shall pay effectives from April 1 based on the financials of banks as of March 2017

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  • 2 India’S Steel Import and Export Currently [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The Joint Plant Committee’s annual report on steel sector for the time period 2016 - 17, India’s import of total finished steel declined 36 % to 7.4 million tonnes (MT). The country have had a quite well tariff in the producton also. The crude steel production has been 97.358 MT

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  • 3 📹 Normal Monsoon in South-West: IMD [ Economy ]

    For 2017, there would be normal monsoon as predicted by the Indian Meteorological Department’s with a rainfall of 96 % of the long-period average (LPA). Rainfall between 96 % and 104 % of LPA is considered as normal. The country had suffered droughts in 2014 and 2015 too. In 2016

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  • Apr 14, 2017
  • 1 India, Bangladesh Sign 22 Agreements [ Policy/Governance ]

    The two neighboring countries India and Bangladesh have taken drastic changes in their cordial relations with each other. With the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina various thoughts have crossed our minds. The two Prime Ministers have talked on various issues whi

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  • 2 64th National Film Awards [ Awards ]

    On 7th April 2017 the 64th National Film Awards were announced. Kasaav, the Marathi film won the award in the Best Feature Film category and Fireflies in the Abyss won in the Non-Feature film Category. Telugu drama film Sathamanam Bhavathi directed by Satish Vegesna was selected

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  • Apr 11, 2017
  • 1 Union Cabinet approves setting up Rail Development Authority [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    The Union Cabinet has cleared approved setting up an independent rail regulator, named Rail Development Authority (RDA). It will be based in Delhi and will be set up through an executive order. It will be responsible for recommending passenger fares, setting performance standar

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  • 2 CCEA Approves Extension of Implementation of CCTNS Project by One Year [ Economy ]

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the extension of the implementation phase of the Crime and Criminals Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) Project for another year beyond 31 March 2017. The proposal in this regard was forwarded by the Union Ministry o

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  • Apr 9, 2017
  • 1 IISc Ranked India’S Top University in 2017 NIRF Survey [ Education ]

    The IISc Bengaluru was adjudged as the best Indian university in the first National Institutional Ranking Framework, rankings for higher educational institutions in India. NIRF Survey was the first of its kind of indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions in t

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  • Apr 6, 2017
  • 1 True Caller Ties –Up with Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank and Google in India [ Economy ]

    True-caller made a series of announcements, ties-up with Bharti Airtel, ICICI Bank and Google in India and launched the latest version of its application with new features. CNBC-TV18′s Megha Vishwanath catches up with the founders of True-caller in Delhi.

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  • 2 📹 Focus on Pollution- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • 3 Myanmar Becomes 7th Member of SASEC [ Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    The SASEC program of Asian Development Bank is expanding towards the East with Myanmar formally becoming the 7th member of SASEC in 2017. It was officially made member at the SASEC Finance Ministers’ meeting held in New Delhi. SASEC member countries recognize that most of SASEC’s

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  • 4 Scientists for First Time Saw Eclipses of Binary Star Shed Light on Orbiting Exoplanet [ Science/Technology ]

    Team of scientists from Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru, and University of Delhi have seen for the first time indications of a massive planet orbiting a low mass X-ray binary star system. The technique that has been used, namely, X-ray observations, is a new way of detecting

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  • Mar 30, 2017
  • 1 Five Indian Cities Included in World Heritage List [ Economy ]

    Union Government information that five Indian cities were included in the tentative list of UNESCO world Heritage Sites. The cultural heritage of a country is a spectacular memorandum of its glorious past.

    The five cities included are:

    1. Ahmedabad
    2. Jaipur
    3. Delhi
    4. Mumbai
    5. Bhubaneswar

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  • Mar 27, 2017
  • 1 ICRISAT, ICAR Join Hands for Crop Improvement [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    ICAR and ICRISAT have signed an agreement to work together. They will work together on crop improvement and agronomy programmes for grain legumes and dryland cereals. It will benefit small farmers in India and Globally.

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  • 2 Union Cabinet Approved Four GST Related Bills [ Bills ]

    Union Cabinet approved four supplementary Goods and Services Tax Bills to implement the tax reform. These Bills were earlier approved by the GST Council after clause-by-clause, discussion over 12 meetings in past 6 months.

    Union Cabinet Approves Four GST Related Bills:

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  • 3 Government to Merge Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI [ Policy/Governance ]

    Government of India has Decided to merge the BMB With the SBI to ensure greater banking services outreach to women, at a faster pace. The Bharatiya Mahila Bank was founded in 2013 in order to drive economic empowerment of women.

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  • Mar 22, 2017
  • 1 Twenty Projects Approved for Implementation of Namami Gange Programme [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Executive Committee (EC) of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) on 15 March 2017 approved 20 projects worth nearly Rs. 1900 crore. For swift implementation of Namami Gange Programme in

    • Uttarakhand
    • Bihar
    • Jharkhand
    • Delhi

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 Formation of Committee to Resolve Grievance of Women Sports Person Announced [ Sports ]

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel Announced that a high-level committee will be constituted to address the grievances and complaints of women sports persons in India at the occasion of international women’s Day.

    Highlights:

    • Sports

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  • 2 15 IIITs Declared as Institutes of National Importance [ Policy/Governance ]

    15 IIITs set up under the Public- Private Partnership mode were granted a degree as the Cabinet approved a bill that declares them as institutions of national importance. Decision in this regard was taken by Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 100 Districts in India Declared ODF Under Swachh Bharat Mission [ Yojana ]

    Indian government announced that over 1.14 lakh villages have become Open Defecation Free under Swachh Bharat Mission. It’s aiming to achieve the status for more than 100 districts by March next year.

    These three states also declared themselves ODF:

    • Kerala
    • Himachal Pradesh
    • Sik

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  • 2 CGST and IGST Bills Approved by GST Council [ Policy/Governance ]

    Goods and Services Tax Council meeting held in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi under. The meeting held under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley.

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  • 3 Delhi Government Approves 37 Percent Hike in Minimum Wages [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The government’s decision to hike by 37 % the minimum wages of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers, Dubbing the 37 % hike in minimum wages for the Delhi as “historic” and “highest” in Independent India.

    Highlights

    • The Delhi Cabinet’s decision:

      • An unskilled worker mini

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  • 4 Airtel, Millicom International Sign Agreement to Combine Ghana Operations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    BhartiAirtel and Millicom International Cellular Respective subsidiaries entered into an agreement for Tigo Ghana Limited and Airtel Ghana Limited. This agreement has signed to combine their operations in Ghana. Both would have equal ownership and governance rights in the combine

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  • 5 WCD Ministry to Set Up Women’S Entrepreneurship Council [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has proposed the setting up of a Women’s Entrepreneurship Council for taking up with the government the problems faced by businesswomen. WCD this year made rapid strides to address the issues of women and child development.

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