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  • Jul 4, 2017
  • 1 Fiscal Deficit of States Soars Reaches to Rs 4.93 Trillion in FY16 [ Policy/Governance ]

    The gross fiscal deficits of all the states have been reached to the Rs 4,93,360 crore in fiscal 2016 as per ‘Handbook of Statistics on States 2016 - 17 a second edition of RBI’s statistical publication, which was Rs 18,790 crore in FY1991.

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  • Jun 25, 2017
  • 1 Growth of Domestic and Foreign Tourist Visits During 2016 Gets Higher [ Economy ]

    India has marked positive growth in both domestic and foreign tourist visits during 2016 as discover by Market Research Division of Ministry of Tourism. The contribution of these states was about 85 % to the total number of domestic tourist visits during 2012.

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    Domestic

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  • 2 Government Announced More 30 Smart Cities [ Economy ]

    Central government has announced more 30 cities for development as smart cities so with this the number of smart city under Smart City Mission is reached to 90. The Smart City Mission was announced on 25th June 2015.

    • Total 45 cities were in the race for 40 available smart city

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  • Jun 23, 2017
  • 1 Justice PN Bhagwati Passes Away [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati the former Chief Justice of India is passed away at the age of 95 years. He is pioneer of Judicial Activism because he has introduced the concepts of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and absolute liability to the Indian judicial system.

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  • 2 Narmada Control Authority Clears Final Raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam [ Policy/Governance ]

    The final raising of Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) has been cleared by Narmada Control Authority (NCA) by lowering of gates and impounding of water in the reservoir up to its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of EL 138.68 mts in Gujarat.

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  • Jun 20, 2017
  • 1 📹 Highlight on Government Policies & Schemes Contemporary –Expected Question 2017 Part-2 [ Policy/Governance ]

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  • 2 📹 Highlight on Economics Contemporary - Expected Questions 2017 Part-1 [ Economy ]

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  • Jun 17, 2017
  • 1 NITI Aayog Introduce SATH Program [ Policy/Governance ]

    SATH ‘Sustainable Action for Transforming Human capital’ has been launched jointly by NITI Aayog and the State Governments to promote the agenda of cooperative federalism. The main objective of SATH initiative is to identify and build three future ‘role model’ states for health s

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  • Jun 7, 2017
  • 1 Airtel and Telenor Merger Approved by SEBI [ Policy/Governance ]

    Bharti Airtel has announced mergers with Telenor Communications Private Ltd after getting approval by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) for the proposed scheme of merger with Telenor (India).

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  • May 21, 2017
  • 1 MoU Signed Between Indian Navy and Space Application Centre [ Economy ]

    The Indian Navy and Ahmedabad- based Space Application Centre (SAC) today inked a pact on data sharing and scientific cooperation in the field of meteorology and oceanology. The MoU has further enhanced the already established collaboration between the two organizations.

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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 Agriculture Ministry Discloses Model APMC Act [ Agriculture/Agro Industries ]

    The Agriculture Ministry has come up with a new model Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act Market fee across a State and a united single trading license for cost-effectiveness of transactions. To provide farmers more freedom to sell their produce.

    • “The State/UT Agric

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  • Apr 27, 2017
  • 1 📹 PM Advice Folks to Use Narmada Water Judiciously [ Economy ]

    Botad had seen the rousing reception of the Prime Minister who had come there to inaugurate the 1st phase of the 2nd link of Saurastra Narmada Avataram yojna. He had urged the people to use the water judiciously as it can make the people of the village wealthy. He told them to us

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  • Apr 17, 2017
  • 1 📹 Horticulture - Summary of Kurukshetra April 2017 Edition [ Kurukshetra ]

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    Dr. Mani

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  • Apr 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 Focus on Critically Endangered and Endangered - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

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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 2, 2017
  • 1 Government Approves 101 Cold Chain Projects to Boost Food-Processing Sector [ Economy ]

    The Government has sanctioned 101 new integrated cold chain projects across the country. To reduce wastage of agricultural produce and add value to farmers’ harvests ranging from fruits and vegetables to fish, dairy and marine products.

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  • Mar 27, 2017
  • 1 Focus on Biodiversity Flora and Fauna - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

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    Snowflake Corals

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  • 2 Cheteshwar Pujara Plays Indian’S Longest Innings [ Sports ]

    Cheteshwar Pujara created history when he registered the longest Test innings for any Indian in Test cricket, in terms of balls. His 202 off 525 balls in the first innings during the third test – match against Australia at Ranchi.

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  • Mar 19, 2017
  • 1 Madhukar Gupta Committee on Border Protection Submits Report [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection has submitted its report to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh. It was constituted to suggest recommendations for strengthening border protection and addressing. It studied security and threats at Border States of

    1. Gujarat
    2. Rajasthan
    3. Punj

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Committee Constituted to Set Rules for Implementation of Disabilities Act, 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    A committee has been constituted by the Centre. It is to frame uniform rules for the states to avoid delay in proper implementation. Implementations are for Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act across country. It will submit its report within three months.

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  • 2 Padma Awards 2017 [ Awards ]

    This year the President of India has approved conferment of Padma Awards to 89 persons. The list comprises of 7 Padma Vibhushan, 7 Padma Bhushan and 75 Padma Shri Awardees. 19 of the awardees are women. The Padma Award ceremony will be held on the occasion of 68th Republic Day.

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  • 3 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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  • 4 MSRA Between Reliance Defence &Engineering Limited and US Navy [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) signed between Reliance Defence &Engineering Limited (RDEL) and US Navy. This makes the Reliance Shipyard at Pipavav in Gujarat the first Shipyard in India which can undertake servicing and repairing works for the vessels of US Pacific Command’

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  • 5 Tripartite MoU to Help Scheduled Caste Artisans Signed [ Policy/Governance ]

    MoU signed among National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) , Ministry of Textiles.

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  • 6 Sahitya Akademi Awards 2016 Presented [ Awards ]

    Twenty-four writers received the Sahitya Akademi Awards 2016. Eminent authors were conferred with award/honour for writing in as different Indian languages. Awards were conferred in different genres and they included poetry, essay, short story, novel, criticism and play.

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  • 7 Gujarat Assembly Clears Bill Banning Hookah Bars [ Policy/Governance ]

    Gujarat assembly approved a bill banning hookah bars. Operating a hookah bar will be a criminal offence warranting a maximum of three-year imprisonment and Rs. 50,000 fine. Running hookah bar in Gujarat will be considered as punishable.

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  • 8 Tarak Mehta Noted Gujarati Writer is No More [ Education ]

    Popular Gujarati writer and noted play writer Tarak Mehta died on 1st March 2017 at his Ahmedabad residence. Mehta passed away at the age of 87 years. Mehta had been suffering from a prolonged illness in the months leading up to his death.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 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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  • 2 Sanjiv Singh Appointed as Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation [ Appointments ]

    Sanjiv Singh will be the new Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOC). IOC is the nation’s largest company commercial enterprise. He was selected for the top job after Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) interviewed eight candidates.

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    • IOC is also the nation

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