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  • Nov 14, 2016
  • 1 Tejaswin Cracks 12yr Old National Senior Record in High Jump [ Sports ]

    Delhi’s Tejaswin Shankar smashed the 12-year old national senior record in high jump with a leap of 2.26m on the inaugural day. He managed to win the gold in the under-18 category on the opening day of the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championships in Coimbatore.

    The previous

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  • Nov 5, 2016
  • 1 Google Ties with ASI for Virtual Tour of Monuments [ Policy/Governance ]

    Google has tied up with ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) to develop 360 degree virtual tours of 280 monuments in India out of which 30 are in West Bengal. Google has already launched a selection of its mapping and navigation products in India such as:

    • Offline view of maps
    • L

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  • Nov 3, 2016
  • 1 Sarabjit Singh Marwah: First Sikh Senator of Canada [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Sarabjit Singh Marwah becomes first India born Sikh to be appointed in the Canadian Senate (upper house). He was the one from six Ontarians appointed to Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    • He became the first and only Indian-orig

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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?

    • Based on seven farm s

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  • Oct 22, 2016
  • 1 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 20, 2016
  • 1 INS Tihayu Commissioned by Indian Navy [ Science/Technology ]

    Indian Navy has commissioned its high tech water jet fast attack craft (WJFAC) INS Tihayu. This Car Nicobar Class water-jet fast-attack craft was commissioned by the Flag-Officer-Commanding in Chief of the Eastern Naval Command Vice-Admiral H. C. S. Bisht in Visakhapatnam, Andhra

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  • Sep 23, 2016
  • 1 New Chief Justices of Calcutta and Kerala High Court [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Justice G C Gupta has taken oath as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court, his oath was administered by West Bengal governor Kesari Nath Tripathi according to Article 219 of Constitution.

    Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar was also sworn in as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and o

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  • 2 2 Indians Bagged 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards [ Awards ]

    Two Indian forest officials assistant Conservator Ritesh Sarothiya of Madhya Pradesh State Forest Service and Range officer Sanjay Dutta of Belakoba Forest Range Jalpaiguri of West Bengal were selected for the 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards for their commenda

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  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 1 Sagar Mala Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India lies in the Indian Ocean. The location of India is both decisive and fractural. On one hand it is bound with a big coastal area and on the other, the threat to the coastal region is also real. Real problem lies with securing the coastline but not the borders and hence the M

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  • 2 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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  • Sep 12, 2016
  • 1 Gramin Swachh Surveksha: Mandi, Sindhudurg Cleanest Districts of India [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    According Gramin Swachh Survekshan report of Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Mandi district (in ‘Hills’ category) of Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg district (in the ‘Plains’) of Maharashtra category have arisen as the cleane

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  • Sep 9, 2016
  • 1 Sikkim Tops in of Swachh Bharat [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Sikkim arises at first sport in the coverage of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan after two year of launch in October 2014 and Bihar reserve the last position in this Index. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, on the occasion of the 145th birthday of The Fa

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  • Sep 8, 2016
  • 1 ‘Tihayu’: the Fast Attack Craft Given to Indian Navy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Indian Navy gets “Tihayu” a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) from the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE). In this regard CMD of GRSE AK Verma handed over the ship CDR Ajay Kashov the Commanding Officer of Indian Navy after the Chief Staff Officer (Techn

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  • Sep 6, 2016
  • 1 India to Take Part in Indian Ocean-Wide Tsunami Mock Drill [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    India is participating in a major Indian Ocean-wide tsunami mock drill on 7 - 8 September and in this drill many different states peoples will be vacated, and this will be attended by approximately 23 Indian Ocean nations.

    What are Tsunamis?

    • These are gaint waves caused by ear

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  • Aug 29, 2016
  • 1 Akashvani Maitree Channel Launched by President Pranab Mukherjee in Bangladesh [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Akashvani Maitree (Moitree) Channel along with multimedia website has been launched by President Pranab Mukherjee in Bengali language for listeners in West Bengal, Bangladesh and the adjoining areas with blending content for both India and Bangladesh and preserving Bengali Cultur

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  • Aug 23, 2016
  • 1 Vyas Samman Award 2015 Awarded to Hindi Author Sunita Jain [ Awards ]

    The prestigious 25th Vyas Samman 2015 has been honored to Hindi scholar, novelist, writer and Hindi and English literature poet Sunita Jain by West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi for her poetry collection Kshama (published in 2008).

    • Kshama

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  • Aug 3, 2016
  • 1 West Bengal Wins All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015 [ Awards ]

    West Bengal has been selected for the All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015. This will be the first time the state will be receiving this award. It was selected by the 51st committee from the Indira Gandhi Krishi Bikash Kendra, for its achievement in the four

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  • Jul 25, 2016
  • 1 Ministry Constituted Madhav Chitale Committee to Prepare Guidelines for Desiltation of Ganga River [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Madhav Chitale committee constituted to prepare guidelines for desiltation of Ganga River. This committee constituted by Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.

    • Madhav Chitale (Expert Member of NGRBA) committee includes four member.
    • Term of

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  • 2 Bapi Lahiri Was Honoured with Mahanayak Award by West Bengal Government [ Awards ]

    Well-known Music Director and singer Bapi Lahiri was honoured with Mahanayak award by the West Bengal Government. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee deliberated the Mahanayak award to Bapi Lahiri on the occasion of 36th death anniversary of Uttam Kumar.

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  • Jul 19, 2016
  • 1 73rd Senior National Squash Championship Wins Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Saurav Ghosal [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal won the 73rd Senior National Squash Championship in women’s and men’s single categories respectively. 73rd Senior National Squash Championship was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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  • Jul 11, 2016
  • 1 Tathagata Roy Sworn-in as Arunachal Governor [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy has sworn in as the acting Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. He becomes 18th Governor to be sworn in as Governor of Tripura. As per the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution of India. Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh had administered

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  • 2 NBAGR Confers Rare and Singular Species Genetic Recognition Tag to Kendrapara Sheep [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In Odisha The National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) has conferred rare and singular species genetic recognition tag to the threatened breed of Kendrapara sheep founded.

    • To receive such tag it became the 42nd sheep breed in India.
    • It received registration number
    • I

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  • Jul 8, 2016
  • 1 World Famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath Begins [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The world famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath has begun in Puri, Odisha as well as in different parts of the country. Rath Yatra marks is an annual celebration of the journey of Lord Jagannath, his brother Lord Balbhadra and sister Subhadra to the Gundicha temple.

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  • Jul 6, 2016
  • 1 Cabinet Expansion: 19 Inducted, 5 Resign [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Nineteen new Ministers of State (MoS) were inducted in the Union Council of Ministers in a major expansion. These new ministers were administered oath of office and secrecy by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expanded his counci

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  • Jul 4, 2016
  • 1 National Doctors’ Day: 1 July [ Important Days ]

    The National Doctors’ Day is celebrating on 1 July every year across to increase the awareness about the doctor’s role in day-to-day life. It marks the birth anniversary (and death anniversary) of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy (1182 - 1962).

    Importance of the day:

    • The importance of the

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  • 2 High-Speed OPV INS Tarasa Launched by Indian Navy [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Indian Navy has launched INS Tarasa, The last ship in the series of four Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC). It is being built by Kolkata (West Bengal) based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE), for the Indian Navy. The WJFACs are ideally suited and used for setback

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  • 3 President Pranab Mukherjee Presents BC Roy National Awards for 2008, 2009 & 2010 [ Awards ]

    President of India, Pranab Kumar Mukherjee has presented the Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy Award national awards for 2008,2009 and 2010 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. These awards were presented on the occasion of National Doctors’ Day observed on July 1 to pay honour and tribute to

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  • Jul 1, 2016
  • 1 ZSI to Record Impact of Climate Change on Animals in Five Himalayan States [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has launched long-term monitoring studies project for the document of the impact of climate change on animal biodiversity in five Himalayan states.

    These five Himalayan states include Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Hi

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  • Jun 29, 2016
  • 1 पांच राज्यों के चुनाव परिणाम घोषित (Election Result Declared for 5 States Essay in Hindi) [ News Snippets (Hindi) ]

    प्रस्तावना: - पांच राज्यों में हुए विधानसभा चुनाव नतीजो में राजनीतिक दलों के लिए ‘कहीं खुशी तो कहीं गम’ लेकर आए हैं। दिल्ली और बिहार विधानसभा चुनाव में करारी हार के बाद भाजपा को असम की जीत से संजीवनी मिली है, वहीं एक के बाद एक हार झेल रही कांग्रेस को एक ओर झटका लगा है। इन चुनाव

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  • Jun 23, 2016
  • 1 Jews Gets Minority Status in Maharashtra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The minority status has been conferred by the Maharashtra Government to Jews in the state based on the provisions of the Maharashtra State Minorities Commission Act, 2004 at the state cabinet meeting which is chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai the decision in t

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