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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Gujarat Wins First Ranji Trophy Title [ Sports ]

    Gujarat won its maiden Ranji Trophy title by defeating defending champion Mumbai by five wickets in the final match held at the Holkar stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Mumbai has won the Ranji title for record 41 times in the past.

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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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  • 2 Nobel Prize Series India Exhibition in Gandhinagar Inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Nobel Prize Series Exhibition in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It has been organized by Nobel Media and coordinated by the Department of Biotechnology. Nine Nobel laureates are attending it and interact with students of Indian Universities.

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  • Jan 4, 2017
  • 1 Assembly Election 2017 in Five States of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Election Commission today announced the dates and phases of elections for 5 states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa. About 160 million people spread across five states will vote in February and March. For both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress,

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  • Jan 3, 2017
  • 1 India’S First Laser Technology-Based Check-Post in Gujarat [ Science/Technology ]

    Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani dedicated India’s first laser technology-based advanced AVMS RTO check-post at Shamlaji of Aravalli district. Along with this programme, Rupani also laid foundation stones of various developmental works worth Rs. 30 crore in tribal area of Arav

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  • Dec 29, 2016
  • 1 Gujarat Announces Biotechnology Policy-2016 [ Policy/Governance ]

    The policy has various incentives for investors who are keen to set up their units in the state. With an aim to establish Gujarat as a preferred destination for manufacturing of biotechnology products, the state government announced its ‘Biotechnology Policy-2016’.

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  • Dec 23, 2016
  • 1 Announcement of Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 [ Awards ]

    Sahitya Akademi has announced the Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2016. Eight books of poetry, seven books of short stories, five books of novel, two books of criticism, one book of essays and a book of play have won the prestigious awards for the year.

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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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  • 2 Approved Major Port Trust Authorities Bill, 2016 to Give Autonomy to 12 Major Ports by Union Cabinet [ Economy ]

    The bill aims to empower 12 major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision-making. The Union Cabinet has approved the draft Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963.

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  • Dec 12, 2016
  • 1 Narendar Modi Inaugurates India’S Largest Cheese Plant in Gujarat [ Science/Technology ]

    PM Modi inaugurated India’s largest Cheese Plant in Banaskantha. Along with other projects, PM Modi inaugurated milk cooperative dairy plant. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Gujarat. He mentioned how drip irrigation widely benefitted farmers in the north Gujarat region.

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  • Dec 4, 2016
  • 1 Additional charge as Director of CBI taken by Rakesh Asthana [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Government has given senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana additional charge of the post of Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He took charge following retirement of Anil Sinha. He was given this charge after government failed to find any full-time Director fo

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  • Nov 29, 2016
  • 1 India’S First Digital Village [ Science/Technology ]

    Akodara, India’s first ‘digital village’ is located in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district. Situated 90 km from Ahmedabad, the village has been functioning neither normally despite the chaos demonetization has brought to the rest of the country, as shops nor citizens of the village de

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • 1 51st Annual DGPs Conference Held in Hyderabad [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The 51st Annual Conference of Directors-General of Police of States was held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) in Hyderabad, Telangana. It was attended by around 100 DGPs of states, Director Generals of Central paramilitary forces and their Inspecto

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  • Nov 24, 2016
  • 1 IAS Mains 2016 Will Be Held on 3 to 9 December [ IAS Upd. ]

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the schedule for the IAS civil services (main) examination 2016, which will be held between December 3 to 9 December. Those candidates who qualified in the preliminary exam will be allowed to write the second stage of the examin

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  • Nov 23, 2016
  • 1 📹 IAS GS Mains 2016: 87 Expected Questions [ Education ]

    With only 10 days to go, it is time to brush up the important topics for UPSC IAS Mains 2016. Here you will find the list of most important topics for upcoming Mains examination – We are focusing on General Studies – Major Environment and geographic issues, Art and Culture, Sport

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  • 2 India’S Longest Expressway Inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Bangarmau in Unnao district of UP Inaugurated India’s longest expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) built it in a record time of 23 months.

    Highlights

    • Starts

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  • Nov 1, 2016
  • 1 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index of NITI Aayog Topped by Maharashtra [ Policy/Governance ]

    Maharashtra has topped 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index- the first-ever index comparing states on implementation of farm sector reforms developed by NITI Aayog.

    What is Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index?

    • Based on seven farm s

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  • 2 Ease of Doing Business List Topped by- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ease of Doing Business Reforms Ranking 2015 - 16 was topped by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Ranking is developed by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and the World Bank.

    • The Index is based on how states implemented DIPP-proposed 340-point Business Re

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  • Oct 31, 2016
  • 1 31st October Celebrated as “Rashtriya Ekta Divas” [ Policy/Governance ]

    National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) was observed across India on 31st October 2015. This honors the 140th birthday of Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off Run for Unity at Rajpath in New Delhi

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  • Oct 22, 2016
  • 1 India Won Kabaddi World Cup for the Third Time [ Sports ]

    2016 Kabaddi World Cup was won by India by beating Iran with 38 - 29 score in the finals at the Arena By Trans Stadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. With this India becomes one and only winner of all the Kabaddi World Cup (Standard Style) events including in 2004,2007 and 2016.

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  • 2 CYSVAX- World’S First Vaccine for Tapeworms in Pig Developed by IIL [ Science/Technology ]

    CYSVAX is world’s first ever vaccine to fight against Taenia solium Tapeworms found in pigs. It was developed by Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) a subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). It has significant potential to reduce the incidence of epilepsy in humans

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  • Oct 10, 2016
  • 1 Maharashtra: 17th State to Join UDAY Scheme [ Important Days ]

    Maharashtra agreed to join Central Government’s Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY) scheme. It became the 17th state to join UDAY. This will help Maharashtra recover Rs. 9,725 crore in low-cost funds, transmission losses, energy efficiency, and coal modifications.

    • In 2016 Mahar

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  • Oct 5, 2016
  • 1 2 October Observed as International Day of Non-Violence [ Important Days ]

    2nd October is celebrated as International Day of Non-violence across the world to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi known internationally as the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of philosophy of non-violence.

    • It is believed that worl

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  • Oct 4, 2016
  • 1 Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana ~ Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana is poverty alleviation program mainly by educating the poor about the various governmental schemes. This scheme was officially launched in April 2015.

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  • 2 PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates INDOSAN in New Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the INDOSAN (Indian sanitation Conference) in New Delhi- second anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission. PM Modi addressed that cleanliness is a habit and takes some effort.

    Key Aspects

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  • Oct 3, 2016
  • 1 India-Egypt Relations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Egypt, are the part of world’s oldest civilizations, and have enjoyed very close relations form ancient times. Even I modern times, Mahatma Gandhi and Saad Zaghloul shared common goals on the independence of their countries a relationship that was to blossom into an exc

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  • Sep 26, 2016
  • 1 World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Now at Kamudhi, Tamil Nadu [ Science/Technology ]

    The world’s largest solar power plant is not at Kamudhi in Ramanathapuram district 90 km from Madurai in Tamil Nadu. It has an installed capacity of 648MW. It was constructed in 5,000 acres by Adani Group with total expense of Rs. 4,550 crore.

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  • Sep 23, 2016
  • 1 Three Economists Appointed to Monetary Policy Committee [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Three economists Pami Dua, Chetan Ghate, and Ravindra Dholakia are appointed as the external appointees on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for four year term.

    • Now with this, MPC has three Reserve Bank of India (RBI) representatives

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Digilocker – General Studies Mains [ Science/Technology ]

    Digital India is one of the most dramatic dreams of our Prime Minister till date. It actually resonates with our forward thinking nation. Digilocker is a digital locker service launched by the GOVERNMENT OF INDIA in February 2015.

  • 2 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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