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  • Oct 16, 2016
  • 1 Brazil Wins Inaugural BRICS U-17 Football Tournament [ Sports ]

    Brazil has won the inaugural 2016 BRICS U-17 Football Tournament 2. It was held in the Indian state of Goa on the occasion of the 8th BRICS summit. Tournaments began on 5 October and concluded with final on 15 October.

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  • 2 Rosneft-Led Group Buys India’S Essar Oil for $13 Billion [ Economy ]

    Russian group led energy giant Rosneft Oil Company has agreed to acquire India’s private oil firm Essar Oil in an all-cash deal about US $13 billion. Essar Oil is the India’s Second largest firm.

    • The group includes:

      • Rosneft

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  • Oct 15, 2016
  • 1 International Day of Rural Women on 15th October [ Important Days ]

    15th October is the International Day of Rural Women across the world every year to identify the critical role and contribution of rural women. The main aim is to highlight the contribution of rural women, including Indian women in enhancing rural and agricultural development, er

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  • Oct 11, 2016
  • 1 October 11th Observed as International Day of the Girl Child [ Important Days ]

    11th October is observed as the International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) every year across the world to recognize girls’ rights and the challenges faced by girls around the world.

    • Increase awareness about gender inequality thus increasing opportunities for girls.
    • Theme of th

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  • Oct 10, 2016
  • 1 World Sustainable Development Summit Inaugurated [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first edition of World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. It was organized by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) with the theme “Beyond 2015 is People, Planet and Progress. “

    Key Facts

    • WSD

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  • Sep 30, 2016
  • 1 Indian Women’S Kabaddi Team Won Gold at Asian Beach Games [ Sports ]

    Indian women’s beach kabaddi team earned gold medal at the 5th Asian Beach Games by beating Thailand with 41 - 31 in Danang, Vietnam. Indian women’s kabaddi team has retained this title for fifth time whereas Thailand has also lost finals match against India for the fifth time.

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  • Sep 28, 2016
  • 1 Jim Yong Kim: Re-Appointed as President of World Bank [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Executive Directors of the World Bank have re-appointed Jim Yong Kim as President for a second five-year term, the new term starts from 1 July 2017. He was the only candidate in a process.

    About Jim Yong Kim

    • Born on 8th December 1

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  • Sep 27, 2016
  • 1 India at 143rd Position on Health Index [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India ranked 143rd in the health Index in a 188 countries list. The index was prepared based on mortality rates, malaria, and hygiene and air pollution. This first global analysis to assess countries on sustainable development goal (SDGs) health performance was conducted by UN Ge

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  • 2 Pinky Balhara Earns Bronze Medal in 5th Asian Beach Games [ Sports ]

    In 5th Asian Beach Games, Pinky Balhara of India has won bronze medal in women’s 52kg Kurash category. The games were held at Da Nang, Vietnam. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy of Vietnam won the gold medal in same category.

    Top Three Medalists in Women’S 52kg Kurash Category

    1. Nguyen Thi T

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  • 3 World Tourism Day on 27th September [ Important Days ]

    27th September is the World Tourism Day (WTD) to remind the importance and immense benefits of universal accessibility to tourism. Its purpose to foster international awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value.

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Smart City [ Policy/Governance ]

    A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology, in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets. The city’s assets include schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management

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  • 2 Startup India and Start-Up Hubs [ Policy/Governance ]

    Startup India aims to build strong ecosystem for development of startups in the country and for their economic growth. The aim is ultimately to create more job opportunities. Prime Minister of India launched this scheme on 16th January 2016. It main policy direction for this sche

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  • 3 Stand Up India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Stand up India scheme supports entrepreneurship among SCs, STs and women to empower them. It was launched on 5th April 2016 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Stand up India scheme offers up to ₹10 lakh and ₹1 crore bank loans for SCs STs and women for their new businesses.

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  • Sep 21, 2016
  • 1 International Day of Peace Being Observed on 21st September [ Important Days ]

    21st September is observed as the International Day of Peace across the world every year for firming up the ideals of peace, in peoples of all nations and within the nation. The International Day of Peace is celebrated to mark the efforts of those people who have struggled to end

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  • Sep 20, 2016
  • 1 Most Advanced Guided Missile Destroyer “Mormugao” Launched [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The most Advanced Guided Missile Stealth Destroyer ‘Mormugao’ of Indian Navy was launched in Mumbai, Maharashtra by Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba’s wife Reena at a function at Mazagaon Docks.

    Key Facts

    • It is named after the Mormuga

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  • Sep 16, 2016
  • 1 International Democracy Day Observed on 15th September [ Important Days ]

    15th September is being observed as the International Democracy Day every year on to raise public awareness about the democratic system and it also provide platform to review the state of democracy in the world.

    • Observation of this day is mainly focus on the democracy, values o

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  • Sep 15, 2016
  • 1 Army Green Wins 2016 Durand Cup Football Title [ Sports ]

    2016 (128th edition) Durand Cup Football Title has been won by Army Green, they have beating Neroca FC with 6 - 5 penalties score because both the teams were failed to score the goal at the finals played at Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi.

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  • Sep 14, 2016
  • 1 3rd BRICS Urbanization Forum Meet Kicked Off in Vishakhapatnam [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The third edition of three days BRICS Urbanization Forum Meet has been kicked off at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. N. Chandrababu Naidu the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has inaugurated this conference and Union Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu was also has at

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  • Sep 13, 2016
  • 1 2016 BRICS Wellness Workshop Kicked Off in Bengaluru [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The first BRICS Wellness Workshop the four day event kicked off in Bengaluru, Karnataka from September 10,2016 jointly by Union Ministry of AYUSH and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS). Along with it National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine syste

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  • Sep 12, 2016
  • 1 ICG Commissions “Sarathi” the Offshore Patrolling Vessel [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar have commissioned “Sarathi” the well-equipped offshore patrolling (OPV) vessel at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) shipyard at Vasco, south Goa.

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  • Sep 9, 2016
  • 1 The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 Gets President’S Approval [ Bills ]

    Finally the Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 gets approval of President Pranab Mukherjee under the Article 111 of the Constitution and now bill becomes law officially and opens road to roll out a new indirect tax rule with this India will become one tax nation.


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  • Sep 6, 2016
  • 1 India to Take Part in Indian Ocean-Wide Tsunami Mock Drill [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India is participating in a major Indian Ocean-wide tsunami mock drill on 7 - 8 September and in this drill many different states peoples will be vacated, and this will be attended by approximately 23 Indian Ocean nations.

    What are Tsunamis?

    • These are gaint waves caused by ear

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  • Sep 5, 2016
  • 1 BRICS Convention 2016 on Tourism Kicked Off in Madhya Pradesh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture Surendra Patwa has inaugurated the two day BRICS Convention 2016 on Tourism in Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh at UNESCO World heritage site Khajuraho for encouraging intra-regional tourism as a pioneer of the BRICS Summit going to be held

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  • Aug 31, 2016
  • 1 23rd IIT Inaugurated in Dharwad [ Education ]

    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad inaugurated by the Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar in Karnataka at the temporary campus in Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) at Belur village near Dharwad city.

    • For the inauguration program around 1000 stude

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  • Aug 30, 2016
  • 1 Cristiano Ronaldo Won UEFA Best Player in Europe Award [ Awards ]

    The UEFA Best Player has been won by Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo (31) at Europe award for 2015 - 16 year by beating Antoine Griezmann and Gareth Bale and with this he had won this award for the second time after 2013–14.

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  • 2 First Children’S Court of South India Region Inaugurated in Hyderabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    South India regions first Children Court was launched at the Nampally Criminal Courts Complex in Hyderabad, Telangana for quick disposal of causes related to children. After Goa and Delhi, Telangana becomes third state to have a child friendly court and over all 6th child-friendl

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  • Aug 9, 2016
  • 1 August 9: International Day of the World’S Indigenous People [ Important Days ]

    United Nations (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9. International Day of the World’s Indigenous People was first marked by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

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  • Aug 3, 2016
  • 1 Jammu, Tirupati Among Six Places to Get IITs [ Policy/Governance ]

    Rajya sabha approves Jammu and Tirupati are among six cities across the countries which are set to get IITs. This was included in Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill 2016. IITs are the centre of excellence and they will continue to remain same.

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  • Jul 25, 2016
  • 1 India Ranks 110th on Sustainable Development Index [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In Sustainable Development index (SDI) India has been ranked a low 110th out of 149 countries. SDI evaluates countries where they stand with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also their progress and certifying accountability.

    Key Details:

    Top 10 Count

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  • Jun 28, 2016
  • 1 Zubaida Bai a Social Entrepreneur Got Place UN Honour for Corporate Sustainability Initiative [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Zubaida Bai, an Indian social entrepreneur got place in the ten ‘2016 Global Compact SDG Pioneers’, an initiative which is launched by UN and as announced by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the 2016 UN Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders’ Summit in New York, United States.

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