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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Sports Ministry Constitutes Committee to Identify Athletes Under TOP Scheme [ Sports ]

    The Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has reconstituted TOP committee. Committee’s objective is to identifying and supporting potential medal prospects for 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. Games are under Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme.

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  • 2 Dushyant Chautala Appointed as New TTFI President [ Appointments ]

    Dushyant Chautala was appointed the President of Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) . He is youngest president of apex body. His term, which is for four years, extends until 2021. Along with Chautala, M. P. Singh was appointed as Secretary General, and Arun Kumar Banerjee to

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  • 3 Surajkund International Crafts Mela [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The 31st edition of Surajkund International Crafts Mela starts from February 1st having tight security. The carnival will last for 15-day. It is inaugurated by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Over 20 countries are participating in event with Egypt as a partner country

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  • 4 Tripartite MoU to Help Scheduled Caste Artisans Signed [ Policy/Governance ]

    MoU signed among National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) , Ministry of Textiles.

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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 8, 2017
  • 1 Azure Power Commissions Largest North Indian Solar Power Project (150MW) [ Science/Technology ]

    Azure Power is a leading solar power producer in India. It has commissioned the largest (150 MW) solar power project in north India. It has signed a solar power implementation agreement with Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) under its Solar Policy Phase III.

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  • Jan 4, 2017
  • 1 Assembly Election 2017 in Five States of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    The Election Commission today announced the dates and phases of elections for 5 states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa. About 160 million people spread across five states will vote in February and March. For both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress,

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  • Jan 1, 2017
  • 1 Pakistan Opens New Nuclear Plant Built with Help of China [ Science/Technology ]

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated a nuclear power facility built with the assistance of China in Islamabad. The three power plants at Chashma are known as C-1, C-2 and C-3 respectively. The government plans to increase the power production by about 60 percent.

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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 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 23, 2016
  • 1 Announcement of Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 [ Awards ]

    Sahitya Akademi has announced the Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2016. Eight books of poetry, seven books of short stories, five books of novel, two books of criticism, one book of essays and a book of play have won the prestigious awards for the year.

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  • Dec 17, 2016
  • 1 India Lifts Second Junior Hockey World Cup Title, First Time in 15 Years [ Sports ]

    With 25,000 people cheering the team on in a stadium that could accommodate just 15000, the boys did just that and were crowned world champions. Junior Indian men’s hockey team beat Belgium. This was India’s first title in 15 years after they won their maiden on back in 2001.

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  • Dec 12, 2016
  • 1 Government Launches India’S First Amphibious Bus Project in Punjab [ Science/Technology ]

    The first water cruiser bus of Punjab has launched by the Deputy Chief Minister of the state Sukhbir Singh Badal at Harike Pattan Lake in Ferozepur. Punjab gets its first Water Bus to attract tourists. The amphibious vehicle can run on both water and land.

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  • Dec 5, 2016
  • 1 6th Heart of Asia Conference Held in Amritsar, Punjab [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    The sixth edition of ‘Heart of Asia- Istanbul Process of Afghanistan’ conference, an annual regional gathering of Asian and other countries was held in Amritsar, Punjab (India). It was inaugurated jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. It concl

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • 1 Yoga on UNESCO Cultural Heritage List [ Education ]

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have formally included Yoga in its representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The declaration describes Yoga, an ancient Indian practice as a Human Treasure. It was unanimously sup

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  • Nov 24, 2016
  • 1 IAS Mains 2016 Will Be Held on 3 to 9 December [ IAS Upd. ]

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the schedule for the IAS civil services (main) examination 2016, which will be held between December 3 to 9 December. Those candidates who qualified in the preliminary exam will be allowed to write the second stage of the examin

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  • 2 Veteran Carnatic Musician, Balamuralikrishna, Passes Away [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Balamuralikrishn, a legendary Carnatic singer passed away at the age of 86. He was the singer who was awarded with Padma Vibhushan. He was well versed in Carnatic vocal music, viola and violin.

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  • Nov 23, 2016
  • 1 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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  • 2 China to Import Rice from 17 Mills in India [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    China has agreed to import rice, non-basmati and basmati varieties, from 17 registered mills in India ensuring market access for Indian products in that country. China is the world’s largest rice importer.

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  • Nov 20, 2016
  • 1 State Bank of Patiala Awarded for Excellence in MSME Lending [ Awards ]

    State Bank of Patiala was conferred “Special Award for Excellence in MSME lending” for its performance in lending to the MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) sector during the year 2013 - 14 and 2014 - 15.

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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?

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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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  • 2 Pakistan Warns Against Breaching Indus Water Treaty [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Pakistan has notified India of consequences for breaching Indus Water Treaty (IWT). Earlier India suspended all talks with Pakistan on IWT because of the Uri attack. Indus is main support for Pakistan in water supply, irrigation, and hydropower. It provides drinking water to mill

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  • 3 Union Government Signs Loan Treaty with World Bank for Eastern Freight Corridor [ Economy ]

    The Union Government and World Bank have signed $650 million loan agreement for the development of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) -III project. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IRBD), part of World Bank Group will lend $650 million, for constr

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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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  • Sep 28, 2016
  • 1 Bar Council Sets Age Limit for Law Courses [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Bar Council of India set the age limit for legal education for three and five-year law programmes. The law collage seats will fill complying with clause 28 of the Legal Education Rules 2008.

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 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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  • 2 Baluchistan Controversy [ Policy/Governance ]

    Baluchistan is the province of the Pakistan, its provincial capital and the largest city is Quetta. Baluchistan shares the border with Punjab (India). Baluchistan is known for its ancient culture and dry desert climate.

    Baluchistan History

    • Pakistan Baluchistan had become part o

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  • Aug 31, 2016
  • 1 Madhukar Gupta Committee Recommends Border Protection in Report Submitted to UHM [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    The Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection has submitted its report which include detailed study on risk management and recommendations of border protection other issue such as gaps and perviousness in border fencing Border to the Union Ministry Home Affairs (MHA).

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  • Aug 29, 2016
  • 1 Union Government Announced National Sports Awards 2016 [ Awards ]

    Every year Union Government confers National Sports Awards to honor excellence in the field of sports in India by the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Dronacharya Award, Arjuna Award, Dhyan Chand Award, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy and Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.

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