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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.


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  • Nov 18, 2016
  • 1 Google Cloud to Bring G Suite to Indian Enterprises, New Vodafone Ties Up [ Science/Technology ]

    Vodafone Business Services (VBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, has tied up with Google Cloud to offer G Suite. Vodafone will support enterprises with boarding, activation, migration, and support through a dedicated Cloud support team.

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  • Nov 13, 2016
  • 1 Pawan Goenka Named MD of Mahindra- Anand Mahindra to be Executive Chair [ Economy ]

    Executive director Pawan Goenka was elevated to the position of managing director, and Anand Mahindra was designated as executive chairperson of Mahindra Industries. India’s premier utility vehicle company.

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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 4, 2016
  • 1 Maharashtra: First State to Launch Cyber Police Stations [ Policy/Governance ]

    Maharashtra will become the first state in India to have a cyber-police station in each district and Maharashtra government is also converting 42 state-of-the-art cyber-crime labs into cyber police stations.

    Key Aspects

    • Cyber police stations will set up at police commissionerat

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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 28, 2016
  • 1 India’s Biggest Debit Card Fraud [ Science/Technology ]

    Around 32 lakh debit cards of various banks were affected by malware (biggest security crack ever) silently moved into a bank’s server with the possibility of the virus exploiting vulnerabilities in systems. This kind of attack is known as advanced persistent threat (ABT).


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  • Oct 26, 2016
  • 1 Cyrus Mistry Removed as Chairman of Tata Group [ Policy/Governance ]

    Cyrus Pallonji Mistry was abruptly removed by the board of India’s largest conglomerate Tata Sons Ltd. However, he will continue as a director of the individual companies. Ratan Tata will succeed him as chairman who was replaced by Cyrus Pallonji Mistry as interim chairman for fo

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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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  • Oct 21, 2016
  • 1 Silchar is SBI’S 5th Zone in North East [ Economy ]

    State Bank of India (SBI) has declared Silchar as its 5th North East Zone. This would facilitate banking for the people of Mizoram, Tripura and Manipur along with the Barak Valley of North East India.

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    • SBI ope

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  • Oct 16, 2016
  • 1 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 11, 2016
  • 1 India’S First Obesity Clinic for Children Opened in Mumbai [ Science/Technology ]

    First obesity clinic for children has been opened at Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was inaugurated at Surya Hospital by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta Fadnavis. Aim is to control rising cases of child obesity.

    The decision came after the recent survey conducted in Pune

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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.

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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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  • Oct 4, 2016
  • 1 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.

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  • Sep 28, 2016
  • 1 RCom and RJio Have Virtually Merged [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Reliance Communications (RCom) and Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio) were virtually merged, to reduce the debt burden by upto 75 % in the next one year. Under the merger, RCom will share spectrum, network, and towers with Mukesh Ambani’s RJio.

    • Now Anil Ambani and Mukesh Ambani both

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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 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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  • 3 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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  • 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 19, 2016
  • 1 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award Won by Dinesh Bharadia [ Awards ]

    The prestigious 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar has been won by the Dinesh Bharadia an Indian-born researcher for his outstanding contribution in the research of send and receives radio (wireless) signals, including mobile telephony and data on the same channel (wav

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  • Sep 15, 2016
  • 1 Ramesh Raskar India-Born Scientist Wins 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The prestigious 2016 Lemelson-MIT Prize has been won by the India-born innovator and scientist Ramesh Raskar has won for his co-invention of an ultra-fast imaging camera which can see around corners, low-cost eye-care solutions and a camera using which without opening a book some

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  • Sep 12, 2016
  • 1 LIGO Laboratory Going to Be Set Up at Hingoli, Maharashtra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) first of this kind of laboratory in India is going to be set up soon in Aundh in Hingoli district of Maharashtra after research on existence of gravitational waves by scientists from Department of Science and Technology (

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  • 2 Gramin Swachh Surveksha: Mandi, Sindhudurg Cleanest Districts of India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According Gramin Swachh Survekshan report of Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mandi district (in ‘Hills’ category) of Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg district (in the ‘Plains’) of Maharashtra category have arisen as the cleane

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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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  • 2 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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  • Sep 6, 2016
  • 1 Gujarat and Centre Government Signs MoU on Construction of 11 Small Airports [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    After Maharashtra and Jharkhand, Gujrat become third state to sign a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for new 11 small airports and airstrips.

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  • 2 C Vidyasagar Rao Has Taken Oath as Acting Governor of Tamil Nadu [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao the Governor of Maharashtra had taken oath as the acting Governor of Tamil Nadu under the admonition of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Madras High Court according to the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution at the Raj Bhavan, Chennai.

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