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  • Feb 24, 2016
  • 1 Haryana Will Soon Become India’s First State to Complete Aquifer Mapping [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Haryana is ready to become Indi’s first state to complete aquifer mapping for its groundwater resources up to May 2016. “Aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing rock from which groundwater can be extracted. “

    Key facts:

    Aquifer mapping: To assess the groundwater situat

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  • Feb 23, 2016
  • 1 New Police Commissioner of Kuala Lumpur is Indian-Origin Amar Singh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The new Police Commissioner of Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is Indian-origin Sikh Amar Singh by succeeds Tajuddin Mohamed after his transfer to federal headquarters as the Deputy Director of commercial CID. He is the first person of Indian origin (PIO) and first Malaysian Sikh

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  • Feb 22, 2016
  • 1 2016 Hockey India League Has Been Won by Punjab Warriors [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The fourth edition of Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) title 2016 has been won by the Jaypee Punjab Warriors. With this they have maiden title at the finals played at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Ranchi by beating Kalinga Lancers with 6 - 1 goals. In 2014 and 2015 Punjab

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  • Feb 12, 2016
  • 1 New Australian High Commissioner to India is Harinder Sidhu [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    New Australian High Commissioner to India is Indian-origin Harinder Sidhu. She has succeeded High Commissioner Patrick Suckling after his retirement. From Australia she is second envoy with Indian roots after Peter Varghese that had ancestral roots to southern Indian state of Ker

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  • Feb 9, 2016
  • 1 Basmati Rice Gets Geographical Indication Tag for 7 Indian States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Chennai based Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) has issue ‘Geographical Indication’ tag for basmati rice as suggested by the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB). This GI tag is allotted to basmati raise grown in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) on the foothills of th

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  • Feb 1, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Shortlists 20 Cities of India under Smart Cities Mission [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the shortlist of the cities by Union Ministry: In the list of first batch of Smart Cities Mission, the Union Ministry of Urban Development has nominated 20 cities from 11 States and Delhi Union Territory from India. These nominated cities were selected on the basis of Smart

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  • Jan 28, 2016
  • 1 28th January: 150th Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    28th January 2016 is 150th birth anniversary of great freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai. He is also known as Punjab Kesri. So in order to celebrate this day Punjab is organizing a state level function and special event will be held at village Dhudike in Moga district at the birth p

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  • Jan 27, 2016
  • 1 India and France has Singed 14 Agreements in Various Fields [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    14 agreements have been signed by India and France after general talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande for enhancing the mutual cooperation in various fields such as defence, space, railways, education etc.

    Signed Agreements are:

    Defe

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  • Jan 26, 2016
  • 1 2016 Padma Awards [ Awards ]

    The names of recipients of year 2016 for 112 Padma awards have been announced by President Pranab Mukherjee. Padma Awards is the highest civilian awards of Country. This Awards are conferred in three Categories: Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

    And this year list i

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  • Jan 18, 2016
  • 1 14th January celebrated as Makar Sankranti and in South as Pongal in India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the festival Makar Sankranti: Makar Sankranti is a kite’s festival celebrated in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and many other countries. Makar Sankranti marks the conversion of the sun into the astrological sign of Makara means Capricorn on its cosmic path.

    • The day is also be

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  • 2 HRD Minister Smriti Irani initiates permanent campus of IISER in Thiruvananthapuram [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About IISER: IISER stands for Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research. It is a group of most leading science education and research institutes in India. These institutions have been declared asinstitutions of national importance by Act of Parliament.

    • The institutes w

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  • 3 5,000 MW a remarkable capacity has been crossed by Grid-linked solar generation of India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have announced that the 5,000 Mega Watt (MW) mark capacity has been crossed by the grid-connected solar power generation of India. At the moment, Government has set aspiring plan to achieve 175 Giga Watt (GW) of power generation capacity

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  • Jan 11, 2016
  • 1 Ravindra Kalia noted Hindi writer and journalist passed away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ravindra Kalia a noted Hindi writer and journalist passed away in New Delhi after suffering from liver cirrhosis at the age of 78 years. He was become well-known for his works like Ghalib Chutti Sharab and Nau Saal Chotti Patni. He had also worked as Director of Bharatiya Jnanpit

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  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 1 2014-15 BCCI Annual Awards [ Awards ]

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is giving this BCCI Awards annually. These awards are honored for many different categories like the best Indian international and domestic cricketers of the year.

    The awards were started from 2006–07.

    2014 - 15 BCCI Awards are

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  • 2 DBT scheme for kerosene will be rolled out by Government from April 1, 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    From 1st April 2016, the Union Government is going to roll out LPG-like Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for kerosene. At the initial phase scheme will be implemented in selected 26 districts of eight states which are Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Mahara

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  • 3 Jharkhand signed MoU with center for power scheme UDAY [ Important Days ]

    For Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme Jharkhand, a mineral-rich but energy-deficit state has become first state in country to sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Government.

    • The state government, Union Ministry of Power and state power distributor Jharkha

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  • 4 Ganga Gram Yojana has been launched by Union Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    To develop 1600 villages in Uttar Pradesh (UP) which are located near the banks of Ganga River, Union Government has launched Ganga Gram Yojana. The scheme was launched by the Uma Bharti Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has launched this

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  • Dec 29, 2015
  • 1 Atal Setu North India’s first cable bridge has been inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Atal Setu North India’s first cable-stayed bridge was inaugurated on Dunera-Basohli-Bhadharwah road in Basohali town in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag ha

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  • Dec 18, 2015
  • 1 For Prestigious 2015 Sahitya Akademi award 23 poets and authors has been selected [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    For the prestigious 2015 Sahitya Akademi Award, Sahitya Academy has announced the names of 23 poets and authors. This award has been presented aimed at Indian 23 Languages for best work, for 2015 Sahitya Akademi Award 6 books of short stories, 6 of poetry, 4 novels, 2 books eac

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  • Dec 14, 2015
  • 1 TAPI gas pipeline project construction work has begun [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    At Mary, Turkmenistan ground breaking ceremony of 1800-kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project has been started. Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif

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  • Dec 2, 2015
  • 1 Brickwork Report: Maharashtra is biggest state economy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Maharashtra is the biggest economy among the states in India, according to the most recent report published by credit rating agency Brickwork Ratings. On the basis of gross state domestic product (GSDP) Maharashtra accounts 16.87 lakh crore rupees in survey and with this it becom

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  • Dec 1, 2015
  • 1  As part of global polio endgame strategy Union Government launches IPV injection [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) injection has launched by The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda in New Delhi as a part of the global polio endgame strategy in New Delhi. The launching of this injection is a part of India’s next step in Universal Immunization P

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  • 2  Maharashtra Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2015 approved by President [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Maharashtra Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was approved by President Pranab Mukherjee of Maharashtra government to allow women to work in factories in night shifts. The working of women in night shifts in the state was banned as per the amendment bill amends Section 66 (1) (c)

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  • Nov 30, 2015
  • 1  West Indies spinner Sunil Narine suspended by ICC for illegal bowling action [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    West Indies off - spinner Sunil Narine has suspended by The International Cricket Council (ICC) for bowling in international cricket with an immediate effect. After the 3rd ODI match of West Indies against Sri Lanka in Pallekele in November 2015 ICC found his bowling action illeg

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  • Nov 27, 2015
  • 1  Employability ratio of Andhra Pradesh is more than any other states [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Hyderabad: According to India Skills Report – 2016 (ISR - 2016) Andhra Pradesh is ranked first with the large ratio of employment. The report is creatively made by… online talent calculation firm, Wheebox, in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Linkedin

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  • Nov 23, 2015
  • 1  First Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was held at IGNCA in New Delhi [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About First Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav: First Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav was organized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Janpath in New Delhi.

    • Shri N. K. Sinha who is the secretary of Culture has presente

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  • Nov 20, 2015
  • 1  Indian Government has selected Justice T.S.Thakur as 43rd Chief Justice [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    About the appointment: The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Justice T. S. Thakur as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI) as per provision of Article 124 of constitution. T. S. Thakur will start their work a Chief Justice of India from 3 December 2015, after off

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  • 2  Indian Railways wins 32nd Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament [ Sports ]

    About Indian Oil Surjit Hockey Tournament: Surjit Memorial Hockey Tournament is planned by Surjit Hockey Society every year in Jalandhar, Punjab which is played in memory of Surjit Singh. Sardar Surjit Singh Randhawa was born on 10th October 1951 and died due to a car accident o

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  • Nov 18, 2015
  • 1  Saeed Jaffrey, veteran actor passes away [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey has passed away in London, England. He was 86. He is best - known for his acting roles in movies like Gandhi, Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Henna and Ram Teri Ganga Maili.

    About Saeed Jaffrey:

    • He was born on

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  • Nov 4, 2015
  • 1  PUNJABI- The third most common language in the parliament of Canada [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Punjabi became the third most common language after English and French, in the House of Commons of Canada. Inside the parliament: 20 Punjabi - speaking candidates were elected to the parliament in October 2015.

    • On 19 October 2015,23 Members of Parliament of South Asian origin w

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