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  • Nov 3, 2015
  • 1  Punjab to set up bio-ethanol refinery to stop threat of straw burning [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Punjab Government has announced to set up bio - ethanol factory in the state to attack the danger of wheat and paddy straw burning. State government has inked MoU with association of Beta Renewables, Novozymes and CVC India Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

    • The project estimated worth Rs

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  • Oct 29, 2015
  • 1  Punjab Government has chosen Suresh Arora as DGP and replaced Sumedh Singh Saini [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Suresh Arora: Arora, a 1982 - batch IPS officer, was serving as the Director - General of Police - cum - Chief Director, Vigilance Bureau. The new DGP, Suresh Arora, has served as SSP in almost all districts, besides serving as the DIG, CM Security, after the assassination

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  • Oct 20, 2015
  • 1  VK Malhotra named head of All India Council of Sports [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About his appointment: Vijay Kumar Malhotra is an Indian politician and a sport administrator. He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was born in the Lahore city of Punjab in British India which is now in Pakistan.

    • Experienced sports administrator VK Malhotra was today n

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  • Oct 12, 2015
  • 1  Beighton Cup of Hockey won by PNB [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About PNB: Founded in 1894, it is an Indian financial services company based in New Delhi, India. It is the third largest bank in India in terms of asset. The bank is ranked 248th biggest bank in the world by the Bankers’ Almanac.

    • Its founders included several leaders of the Sw

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  • Oct 1, 2015
  • 1 Heena Sidhu bags gold at Asian Air Gun Championships [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Heena Sindhu: She was born on 29th August 1989. She was born in Ludhiana in Punjab. She has completed her graduation in BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery). She is a professional Indian Shooter. About her achievements: In 2014, she was ranked World No. 1 by ISSF.

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  • Sep 23, 2015
  • 1 Lakshmipathy Balaji selected as Player cum Coach [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Lakshmipathy Balaji: He was born on September 27,1981. He hails from Chennai in Tamil Nadu. He is an Indian Cricketer. He became the member of Indian Cricket Team in 2003 as fast medium bowler. He made his first Debut in Ahmedabad on 8th October 2003 against New Zealand.

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  • Sep 15, 2015
  • 1 Punjab Government bags award for accomplishing rooftop solar power output [ Awards ]

    About solar rooftop power station: A solar rooftop power station, or solar rooftop system, is a photovoltaic system that has its electricity - generating solar panels fixed on the rooftop of a residential or commercial building or structure.

    • The various components of such a sy

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  • 2 United States prolonged the anti-dumping duty of Indian preserved mushrooms for another 5 years [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About preserved mushroom and its trade: Preserved mushroom refer to mushrooms prepared or preserved by bleaching, cleaning and sometimes slicing and cutting. It is very nutritious and rich in fiber and proteins.

    • It has high content of folic acid which is uncommon in vegetables

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  • Sep 8, 2015
  • 1 China and Pakistan forces launch joint Air Drill ‘Shaheen (Eagle) – 4’ [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Shaheen (Eagle) -4: Air drill ‘Shaheen (Eagle) -4 is an air exercise which is a part of a series of military exchange programs between China and Pakistan. It is fourth edition of air exercise so it named as ‘Shaheen (Eagle) -4.

    About launching of Air Drill:

    • China and Pak

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  • Aug 25, 2015
  • 1 Punjabi University won Maulana Abul Kalam Azad trophy 2014 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Punjabi University: Punjabi University provides higher education. It is located in Patiala of Punjab in India. It was established on the 30th April 1962. Its name is given after the language of Punjab; by this it becomes second university in the world which has given name

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  • Aug 17, 2015
  • 1 Om Prakash Munjal, The founder of Hero Cycle passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About Om Prakash Munjal: Om Prakash Munjal who was the founder of Hero Cycles and Motors is died at DMC Hero Heart Centre in Ludhiana at age 87. Om Prakash Munjal was born on 26th August 1928 in Kamalia.

    • Kamalia is a city in th

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  • Aug 7, 2015
  • 1 World War-II hero, Colonel Harwant Singh is no more [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    World War - II hero and Retired Colonel Harwant Singh passed away in Patiala, Punjab at age of 95. About Colonel Harwant Singh: He was appointed in 2nd Sikh Battalion of the British Army in September 1941.

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  • Aug 5, 2015
  • 1 Rajan Vishal chosen for Election Commission’s Zonal award [ Awards ]

    About Rajan Vishal: Rajan Vishal is an IAS officer from Himachal Pradesh of batch 2008. He achieved 60th position in IAS exam. He did M. A. Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh and Master Business Economics (MBE) from University of Delhi, South Campus New Delhi.

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  • Jul 24, 2015
  • 1 14 States, UTs achieve literacy rate of 80%: Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Government has declared that 14 States and Union Territories (UTs) have achieved or surpassed the literacy rate of 80 percent. These 14 States and UTs are Kerala, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, Goa, Tripura, Daman and Diu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, NCR- Delhi, Chandigarh, Puduche

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  • Jul 9, 2015
  • 1 Pakistani Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Abdullah Hussain who was Pakistani Urdu novelist passed away in Lahore due to blood cancer at the age of 84 on 6th July 2015. Abdullah Hussain had received worldwide fame after the publication of his masterpiece Urdu novel and greatest contemporary works of Urdu fiction Udas Nasl

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  • Jul 6, 2015
  • 1 World Bank approves $650 million loan for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    World Bank (headquarter Washington DC) has approved an additional loan of 650 million dollars for India’s Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project. World Bank will fund to build 401 km Ludhiana-Khurja section worth 650 million dollar that falls in three North Western stat

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  • 2 Indian-American professor R Paul Singh named for 2015 World Agriculture Prize laureate [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian-American professor R Paul Singh who has been selected for 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture (GCHERA) and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate (WAPL). The award was announced at the annual GCHERA conference held at the Hol

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  • Jun 30, 2015
  • 1 Satnam Singh Bhamara becomes first Indian to be drafted by a NBA team [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Satnam Singh Bhamara became the first Indian born basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) among 60 young men who will play in the next season of NBA. Satnam Singh Bhamara was chosen by the Dallas Mavericks team as the 52nd pick in the NBA Draf

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  • Jun 29, 2015
  • 1 Sahitya Akademi announced Bal Sahitya Puraskar for the year 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sahitya Akademi awards announced Bal Sahitya Puraskar for the year 2015. The awards were recommended by Jury members representing 24 Indian languages and approved by the Executive Board of Sahitya Akademi that met under the chairmanship of President of Sahitya Akademi Dr. Vishwan

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  • 2 Union Cabinet approved setting up of six Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Union Cabinet meet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union cabinet announced setting up of six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in the country. These new IIMs will be located at Amritsar (Punjab), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha

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  • Jun 24, 2015
  • 1 Book on 20th century Dogri literature by Dr. Vijay Seth released [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    ‘Beehmi Sadi Da Dogri Da Gadya Sahitya: Ik Jayzaa ’ titled is a comprehensive book in Dogri language on the Dogri literature of 20th century and this book was released in Jammu and Kashmir. The book has been written by a noted Dogri language scholar Dr. Vijay Seth. To describe in

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  • May 26, 2015
  • 1 Manoj Mishra appointed as CMD of National Fertilizers Limited [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Manoj Mishra was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of state-run National Fertilizers Limited (NFL). In February 2014, the post of National Fertilizers Limited’s CMD fell vacant after the retirement of Neeru Abrol.

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  • May 25, 2015
  • 1 Parvinder Singh first Sikh mayor of Wokingham in England [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian-origin Parvinder Singh Batth of Conservative party councillor who was chosen as the mayor of United Kingdom’s Wokingham Borough Council. Parvinder Singh Batth became the first Sikh to hold the Mayor’s position in UK. He replaced Councillor UllaKarin Clark for this post and

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  • May 18, 2015
  • 1 Punjab becomes first state to issue Soil Health Cards to farmers [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    State government of Punjab declared that Punjab has become the first state in India to issue Soil Health Cards (SHCs), a Union Government initiative to all farmers in the state. At present, state government of Punjab has 66 such laboratories and has capability to test 3.5 lakh so

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  • 2 Gagan Narang wins bronze medal at ISSF World Cup in the 50m Rifle Prone Event [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian shooter Gagan Narang won the bronze medal in the 50m Rifle Prone Event of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup at Fort Benning in US. Ace Gagan Narang qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by wining ISSF World Cup. Narang is third Indian shooter to ma

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  • May 1, 2015
  • 1 RBI imposed a fine of 1.5 crore rupees each on three Public Sector Banks for violating KYC norms [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Reserve Bank of India imposed a fine of 1.5 crore rupees each on three Public Sector Banks (PSBs) for violating Know Your Customer (KYC) /Anti Money Laundering (AML) norms. These bank names are Bank of Maharashtra, Dena Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce.

    It under the provisions

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  • Apr 9, 2015
  • 1 Gujarat cricket team won Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Gujarat won “Syed Mushtaq Ali T20” Trophy 2014 - 15 and Gujarat defeated Punjab by two wickets in the final match at the KIIT Cricket Stadium, Bhubaneshwar. Smit Patel is wicketkeeper and opening batsman who unbeaten 50 helped Gujarat to win their second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

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  • Mar 26, 2015
  • 1 Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries sanctioned 17 Mega Food Parks (MFPs). These parks are aimed at creating state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities to reduce food wastage and create value addition.

    1. The 17 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) will be spread across 11 States. While

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  • Mar 17, 2015
  • 1 Services clinched 69th Santosh Trophy football title 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Services on have won 69th Santosh Trophy football title 2014 - 15 at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana, Punjab and in the final match Services defeated host Punjab by score of 5 - 4. Both teams in the hour of tie-breaker penalty shootout all the five players of Services including Ca

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  • Mar 2, 2015
  • 1 Ranchi Rays wins Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ranchi Rays won the 3rd edition of Champions of HHIL (Hero Hockey India League) in 2015. The final match held between Ranchi Rays and Jaypee Punjab Warriors but Ranchi Rays defeated by Jaypee Punjab Warriors which by score of 3 - 2 in the penalty shootout after 2 - 2 tie in regul

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