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  • Dec 28, 2016
  • 1 Sagarmala Development Company’s office inaugurated in New Delhi [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Sagarmala Development Company’s (SDC) office in New Delhi. It is to promote port-led development in the country. The SDC has been incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013.

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  • Dec 20, 2016
  • 1 Solar-Powered Boat Service to Begin in Kerala Soon [ Science/Technology ]

    Kerala start its transport sector when a solar-powered boat will start its first service from Vaikom in Kottayam district, about 180 km from Thiruvananthapuram by January 2017. Trial run of India’s first solar-powered passenger boat “Adithya”.

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  • Dec 16, 2016
  • 1 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 4, 2016
  • 1 Thanu Padmanabhan Wins 10-Year-Old Bet on Dark Matter [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Pune-based theoretical astrophysicist Thanu Padmanabhan has won decade-long bet with a physicist from New Zealand, David Wiltshire, regarding the nature of dark energy. The terms and conditions of the wager were that if Wiltshire won, he would be given a clock of his choice to he

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • 1 Yoga on UNESCO Cultural Heritage List [ Education ]

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have formally included Yoga in its representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The declaration describes Yoga, an ancient Indian practice as a Human Treasure. It was unanimously sup

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • 1 Major Committees 2016: Tandon Committee and Dr. Gadgil Committee: [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Tandon Committee Purpose: Follow Up Of Bank Credit The observation and recommendations made by Tandon committee were: Norms: The committee suggested 15 industries excluding engineering industries. These norms suggested in following forms:

    1. For Raw materials: Consumption in mon

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  • Nov 26, 2016
  • 1 Proposal to Name Silent Valley After M G K Menon [ Economy ]

    M S Swaminathan, agricultural scientist and chairperson of the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation in Chennai declared that we should acknowledge this unique contribution by naming the Silent Valley Biosphere Reserve ‘Prof M G K Menon Biosphere Reserve. ‘

    MGK Menon was a scienti

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  • Nov 19, 2016
  • 1 November 19th Observed as World Toilet Day (WTD) [ Important Days ]

    WTD is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world on issues of sanitation. It was originally established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 now recognized by almost all countries. In 2013, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution recognizing WTD as an

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  • Nov 12, 2016
  • 1 Measures to Strengthen Cyber Security in India by Union Government [ Policy/Governance ]

    To strengthen cyber security, Union government announced a slew of measures, including requirement for organisations with significant IT infrastructure to appoint cyber security officers and National cyber coordination center to provide real time situational awareness and rapid r

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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 30, 2016
  • 1 India’S Second Open Defecation Free State is Himachal Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    Himachal Pradesh became the country’s second open defecation-free (ODF) state under the Swachh Bharat Mission, indicating that the northern state has toilet access for every household. The status qualifies Himachal Pradesh to receive funds under the World Bank’s Rs. 9,000-crore c

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  • Oct 27, 2016
  • 1 RGI Data: Life Expectancy Highest in Jammu and Kashmir [ Policy/Governance ]

    Jammu and Kashmir has exceeded Kerala with the highest life expectancy in India for all ages, except life expectancy at birth. This data was released by Registrar General of India (RGI). They published data of state level life expectancy- defined as the estimate of the average nu

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  • Oct 18, 2016
  • 1 Famous Writer C Radhakrishnan Awarded by Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016 [ Awards ]

    Famous writer C Radhakrishnan was selected for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award 2016 to appreciate his literary contribution. A panel chaired by novelist M Mukundan selected this literary genius.

    About C Radhakrishnan

    • Born on Febr

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  • Oct 5, 2016
  • 1 Tamil Nadu Ranked Top in Endemic Flowering Plants- BSI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Botanical Survey of India (BSI) released list of state wise endemic flowering plants which was topped by Tamil Nadu. The publication titled Endemic Vascular Floras of India also revealed that almost one of each four species of flowering plants found in India are endemic to the co

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  • Sep 29, 2016
  • 1 Cauvery Water Crisis [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Kaveri (Cauvery) is a long and large Indian river and the basin of Cauvery is estimated to be 81,155 sq. km. The river covers the four states are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Pondicherry. Cauvery provides water for irrigation, water for household consumption and the gen

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  • Sep 23, 2016
  • 1 New Chief Justices of Calcutta and Kerala High Court [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Justice G C Gupta has taken oath as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, his oath was administered by West Bengal governor Kesari Nath Tripathi according to Article 219 of Constitution.

    Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar was also sworn in as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and o

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Sagar Mala Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India lies in the Indian Ocean. The location of India is both decisive and fractural. On one hand it is bound with a big coastal area and on the other, the threat to the coastal region is also real. Real problem lies with securing the coastline but not the borders and hence the M

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  • 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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  • 3 7th Pay Commission in India [ Economy ]

    The Government of India has introduced 7th Central Pay commission. Former Finance minister P Chidambaram had announced approval of 7th Pay Commission by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 25th September 2013, which was intended to come into effect from 1st January 2016. On 4

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  • Sep 16, 2016
  • 1 National Humanities Medal 2015 Will Be Honored to Indian-American Abraham Verghese [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious 2015 National Humanities Medal will be honored to the Indian-American physician-author, Abraham Verghese for his reminding us that the patient is the centre of the medical enterprise at a ceremony to be held in Washington on 21st September 2016 by President Barack

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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 Sikkim Tops in of Swachh Bharat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sikkim arises at first sport in the coverage of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan after two year of launch in October 2014 and Bihar reserve the last position in this Index. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, on the occasion of the 145th birthday of The Fa

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  • 2 Novel on Arunachal Pradesh’S Tribe “Apatani” Wins MM Bennetts Award [ Awards ]

    “Into the Hidden Valley” the Arunachal Pradesh’s Apatani tribe based Novel has won the 2016 MM Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction in the United Kingdom which was authored by Stuart Blackburn.

    • In this regard Stuart Blackburn was honored with this award at the HNS Conference i

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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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  • Aug 31, 2016
  • 1 Second Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit and Southern Grid Connected [ Science/Technology ]

    The second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) of 1,000 MW capacity reactors successfully connected with the southern power grid and with this second reactor of KKNPP electricity will be generates and supplied to the grid.

    • Previously this plant becomes operational

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  • Aug 23, 2016
  • 1 Manjula Chellur Takes Oath as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Justice Manjula Chellur takes oath as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court and become second women to hold this post after Sujata Manohar in 1994 by replacing CJ Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela due to his retirement.

    • Maharas

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  • Aug 17, 2016
  • 1 Manjula Chellur Appointed as Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Ministry of Law and Justice has been appointed Manjula Chellur as a Chief justice of the Bombay High Court. Manjula Chellur currently Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. She will take a charge of Bombay High Court on or before 24, August, 2016.

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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 Scientists to Undertake Field Trials of Oil-Degrading Bacteria in Kochi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Scientists have planned to undertake field trials of three new strains of oil-degrading bacteria in Kochi, Kerala. These new strains conducted Laboratory tests were successful. The Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute of Plant Sciences (MBGIPS), Kozhikode and Bharat Petroleum C

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