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  • Sep 6, 2017
  • 1 🌟 Jharkhand: First State Implementing DBT in Kerosene PDS (Public Distribution System) - Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Jharkhand is India’s first state to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme for Kerosene Public Distribution System. Four districts are selected under the scheme given below it:

    1. Chatra
    2. Hazaribagh
    3. Khunti
    4. Jamtara

    The scheme will be implemented from 1st October 2017.

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  • 2 🌟 Murga: Winner of First Prize at Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival- Important [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Murga has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF). Directed by young filmmaker Katyayan Shivpuri from Maharashtra. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu honored Katyayan with award, certificate and cash prize of 10 lakhs rupees.

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  • Sep 4, 2017
  • 1 Maharashtra Government $270 Million from Green Climate Fund [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Maharashtra Government is getting help of $270 million as Green Climate Fund (GCF) from 2030 Water Resources Group (2030WRG). Amount invested in state government’s integrated watershed program- Jalyukt Shivar Yojana to augmented ground water in drought affected areas.

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  • Aug 28, 2017
  • 1 Bharatmala Pariyojana: Road and Highways Project [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Bharatmala is an ambitious road and highways project with total investment estimated at Rs. 10 trillion largest ever outlay for a government road construction scheme garlanding the territory of India. Bharatmala subsumes all existing highway projects including National Highways D

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  • 2 Salt Farming Industry in India: Revival Plans [ Economy ]

    India is the third largest salt producer after China and USA with global annual production about 230 million tones. In 1947, salt was imported from the United Kingdom & Adens but today India is in a position of exporting surplus salt. Production of salt during 1947 was 1.9 millio

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  • Aug 17, 2017
  • 1 27 Cities Selected for Smart Cities Mission in 3rd Stage [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    27 cities have been selected by the Union Ministry of Urban Development from 12 States for the third phase of Smart Cities Mission based on the scores of the Smart City Challenge competition in which total 63 cities had participated.

    • Amritsar of Punjab state has topped the list

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  • Aug 11, 2017
  • 1 SBI: First Domestic Bank to Open Branch in Yangon, Myanmar [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    State Bank of India (SBI) India’s largest lender will be set up its foreign branch in Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar - SBI became the first domestic bank to open a branch in Myanmar.

    • Yangon the 54th foreign branch of the SBI will spread the global presence of India’s large

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  • 2 Industrial Schemes Khadi & Capital Goods: National Capital Goods Policy 2016, [ Policy/Governance ]

    Scheme for enhancing competitiveness of the Indian Capital Goods Sector in operation since 2014. Scheme provides infrastructural components for setting up Centre of Excellence (CoE) for technology development, Integrated Industrial Infrastructural Facility, Common Engineering Cen

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  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 1 Export of Marine Food Products [ Economy ]

    Gujarat is the top producer. Andhra Pradesh is the second largest producer in 2015 - 16. In addition, Goa is the third largest producer. Among the union territories, Andaman and Nicobar and Dam and Diu are also important producers.

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  • Jul 31, 2017
  • 1 IOC, BPCL, HPCL Going to Set World’S Largest Refinery [ Economy ]

    Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies such as Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum have signed the agreement to jointly set up the world’s largest refinery and petrochemical complex. The refinery will be developed at Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra.

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  • 2 ‘COMMIT’ Program for State Government Officials [ Policy/Governance ]

    Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C) launched a new training programme Comprehensive Online Modified Modules on Induction Training (COMMIT) for State Government officials.

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  • Jul 9, 2017
  • 1 Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanization (SMAM) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare started the Sub-Mission on Agricultural Mechanisation in the year 2014 - 15 with an objective to promote agricultural mechanisation among small and marginal farmers and in the areas where the level of mechanisation is very low. In addit

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  • Jul 6, 2017
  • 1 5th Slum Yuva Daud- Adopt Slum Campaign - Slums in India [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Slum Yuva Daud of the Adopt Slum Campaign initiated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan involves groups like NSS, public schools, RWAs, NGOs and clubs etc. A total 11 Slum Yuva Runs have been planned of which 5 have happened.

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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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  • 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 India’S First Indigenously Build L&T Yard 55000 (Floating Dock – FDN 2) Launched [ Economy ]

    Smt Anjali Deshpande, wife of Vice Admiral DM Deshpande, AVSM, VSM, and Controller of Warship Production & Acquisition has launched India’s first indigenously (self build) Floating Dock (FDN-2) for the Indian Navy at Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai.

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  • Jun 20, 2017
  • 1 51 Eklavya Model Residential Schools Get Functional in Last Three Years [ Education ]

    51 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) were made functional by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in last three years, so currently 161 EMR Schools are running which were 110 in the year 2013 - 14.

    • Around 52 thousand tribal students belong to 26 States getting advantage of

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  • 2 Uttar Pradesh Topped List of Child Labourers [ Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    Uttar Pradesh has topped the list of child labour with 2,50,672 children involved in labour work according to the recently released CRY Report which also claimed that more than 8 lakh children of India with age group between 5 and 6 years are engaged in child labour.

    • Child Righ

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

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Economics Contemporary and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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  • Jun 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 Highlight on Science and Technology Contemporary Topics - Expected Questions 2017 Part-3 [ Science/Technology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Science and Technology Contemporary Topics and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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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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  • 2 📹 Highlight on Health Medical Developments-Expected Questions 2017 Part-2 [ Health ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to Defense and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at YouTube@Examrace

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    Expected Questions on Health: UPSC IAS 2017

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  • May 31, 2017
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi Lays Foundation Stone of AIIMS at Changsari, Assam [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lays the foundation stone in Guwahati to setup All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Changsari of Kamrup District, Assam under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana’.

    • The institute will be 26 km far from Guwahati and will be

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  • 2 Nagpur India’S First City to Get Electric Mass Mobility System [ Science/Technology ]

    India’s first ever multi-modal electric vehicle project was inaugurated by Maharashtra’s chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at the Nagpur Airport Complex. The pilot project will have 200 electric vehicles such as taxis, buses, e-rickshaw and auto rickshaws and these all public tran

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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 Heads of 7 PSU Banks Appointed [ Appointments ]

    The government today appointed new managing directors and chief executive officers of seven public sector banks and a reshuffle of the management of Punjab National Bank and Bank of India

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  • 2 India’S First Bio Refinery Plant Inaugurated in Pune [ Science/Technology ]

    Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the country’s first bio-refinery plant which produces ethanol from the variety of biomass. The project is situated at Rahu in Pune district of Maharashtra.

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  • 3 Amitabh Bachchan Appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Hepatitis in South-East Asia Region [ Appointments ]

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 13,2017 appointed actor Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador for hepatitis in the South-East Asia region to spread awareness about the disease


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  • Apr 30, 2017
  • 1 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 14, 2017
  • 1 Agriculture Ministry, ISRO to Team Up to Geo-Tag Agricultural Assets [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Agriculture Ministry joined hands with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), a wing of ISRO to geo-tag agricultural assets. The Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana or National Agriculture Development Scheme signed a MoU with the NRSC.

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