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

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

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  • Apr 9, 2017
  • 1 📹 Focus on Flora & Fauna (IUCN) - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

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  • 2 📹 Highlight on Flora & Fauna (IUCN)- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

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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 ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran is New Chairman of Tata Sons [ Appointments ]

    Tata Sons appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran as its Executive Chairman. With this appointment, Chandrasekaran becomes the first non-Parsi person to head Tata group. He will take charge of the company on 21 February 2017. In absence of Cyrus Mistry, Ratan Tata was looking after th

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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 NABARD Sanctions Rs 157 Crore Loan to Haryana for Drinking Water Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned Rs. 157crore loan to Haryana government. It is to implementation of a project for augmentation of drinking water supply scheme in 84 villages of districts Palwal and Faridabad.

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  • 4 Pankaj Advani Wins 29th National Snooker Championship Title [ Sports ]

    Pankaj Advani clinched his 29th Indian National Snooker Championship title. Advani won Indian National Snooker Championship with a 6 - 0 win over Pandurangaiah of Railways in a one-sided final. He became only Indian men’s cueist to be holder of all national billiards and snooker

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  • 5 Cloud Seeding Project for 2017 Monsoon, Has Been Approved by Maharashtra Government [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Maharashtra Government has approved 250 crore Cloud Seeding Programme during 2017 monsoon season. Aim is to produce sufficient rain during monsoon. It is coordinated by Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. It will be the first controlled experiment.

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  • 6 Telangana Govt Signs MoU with NABARD for Rs 874-Crore Loan [ Policy/Governance ]

    Telangana Government has signed MoU with NABARD here for a loan of Rs. 874 crore. Loan is for Horticulture Development Corporation to cover 3.15 lakh acres under Micro Irrigation scheme for 2016 - 17 and 2017 - 18.

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  • 7 TCS Ranked Among Top Three IT Services Brands Globally by Brand Finance [ Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has become one of top three most-valuable brands in information technology (IT) service sector. Assessment done by Brand Finance, it is leading brand valuation firm in world. Brand Value has grown by US $6.7 billion over past 7 years.

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  • 8 Sumit Mullick Appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra [ Appointments ]

    Senior IAS officer Sumit Mullick was appointed as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. He is succeeded by Swadheen Kshatriya. CM Devendra Fadnavis clears appointment of Sumit Mullick. He is senior most bureaucrat of state presently.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 INS Viraat, Oldest Aircraft Carries Decommissioned [ Science/Technology ]

    The world’s oldest aircraft carrier in active service, INS Viraat, will be decommissioned after serving the India Navy for approximately 30 years. The decommissioning ceremony will be attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries.

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  • Feb 23, 2017
  • 1 Lata Mangeshkar Honoured with ‘Legendary Award ’ 2017 [ Scholarship Upd. ]

    Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar was honoured with ‘Legendary Award’ 2017 by Brand Laureate. She was bestowed with this award for her immense contribution to Hindi film music. Awards recognize world-class achievement in branding amongst individuals and companies.

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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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  • Jan 5, 2017
  • 1 Google Doodle Pays Tribute to India’S Social Reformer Savitribai Phule [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Google dedicated a Doodle to mark the 186th birth anniversary of India’s 19th century social reformer Savitribai Jyotirao Phule. She was a social reformer and poet. She has been given recognition in the list of important figures in Maharashtra’s social reform movements.

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  • Jan 4, 2017
  • 1 Air Marshal SB Deo Takes Over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff of Indian Air Force [ Policy/Governance ]

    Air Marshal SB Deo is going to be the next Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF). He will take over from Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa who is all set to be the new IAF chief. He will hand over charge of the Western Air Command to Air Marshal. He is assuming to join the off

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  • Jan 3, 2017
  • 1 Former Union Minister Balasaheb Vikhe-Patil Passes Away [ Policy/Governance ]

    Ex-Member of Parliament and former union minister Balasaheb Vikhe Patil passed away in Loni at Maharashtra He represented the Kopargaon constituency of Maharashtra. He is a member of the Indian National Congress (INC) political party. He was 84 and had been suffering from kidney

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  • Dec 30, 2016
  • 1 Government Introduced IVRS Platform to Tackle Call Drops [ Science/Technology ]

    The Indian Government has launched a new platform called Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS). IVRS platforms at various locations including Delhi and Mumbai to get direct feedback from subscribers on call quality. The feedback which has taken by the customers will be then sha

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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 26, 2016
  • 1 India’S First 2G Ethanol Bio-Refinery to Be Set Up in Punjab [ Economy ]

    Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is setting up this project at a cost of 600 crore, with Central Government Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU). India’s first 2G The foundation stone of (Second Generation) Ethanol Bio-refineries was laid at Tarkhanwala village in Bathi

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  • Dec 18, 2016
  • 1 Pankaj Advani Won World Billiards Title in Bengaluru [ Sports ]

    Ace Indian player Pankaj Advani won the 11th World Billiards Championships title. Advani began on a strong note by pocketing the first two games, 150 points against 33 and 150 against 95. Advani won his 16th world title overall.

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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 7, 2016
  • 1 Tax Information Automatically to Eliminate Tax Evasion Shared Among BRICS Nations [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries have agreed to share tax information automatically as per their commitment to ensure the fairness of the international tax system. This was decided by the meetings of the Heads of Revenue of BRICS Countries in Mu

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  • Dec 6, 2016
  • 1 Global Startup Program ‘Launchpad’ by Amazon [ Science/Technology ]

    Amazon Launchpad will provide an exceptional opportunity for Indian Startups to get access to big consumer markets nationally and internationally. Through this program small entrepreneurs and innovators can leverage Amazon’s online platform to increase scale of their businesses a

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  • Dec 4, 2016
  • 1 Issue of New Notes Announced by RBI, Old Notes to Be Valid [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Sunday announced that it would issue new Rs. 100, Rs. 50 and Rs. 20 bank notes, but the old versions of these notes will continue to be valid. The new Rs. 50 notes won’t have inset letters in the number panels. The new Rs. 20 notes will have the

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • 1 Before Movies, National Anthem Must Be Played in Theatres [ Policy/Governance ]

    All Indians now compulsorily have to stand up and listen to the National Anthem before they can watch a movie in a theatre. It is for love and respect, for the motherland reflected when one shows respect to the National Anthem as well as to the National Flag.

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  • 2 15 New Castes on OBC’S List Approved by Union Cabinet [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet has given its approval for inclusion of 15 new castes and modification in 13 other castes in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in eight states. The Union Cabinet took this decision based on the recommendation of the National Commission for Backwa

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  • Dec 1, 2016
  • 1 Mumbai Urban Transport Project Approved by Cabinet [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Union Cabinet has approved the Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III. The estimated cost of project is Rs. 8679 crore with completion cost of Rs. 10947 crore. The project expected to complete in the next five years during 13th Five Year Plan period.

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