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  • Aug 8, 2017
  • 1  New PM of Tibetan Government-in-Exile is Lobsang Sangey [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Lobsang Sangey (48) is re-elected for consecutive term as the Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile. The Tibetan election officials have announced result of election in the northern Indian town of Dharmsala which is the headquarters of the government-in-exile.

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  • Jul 31, 2017
  • 1 Kaushik Basu takes over as President of IEA [ Appointments ]

    Former chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu has taken over as president of the International Economic Association (IEA). Basu’s three-year term started from June 23. The chief economic adviser to the Government of India from 2009 to 2012.

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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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  • 3 ‘White Tiger’ Spotted in Nilgiris [ Economy ]

    Rare ‘white tiger’ with a pale skin colour was spotted for the first time in the Nilgiris. The tiger spotted in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is albino but was white with golden brown patches.

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  • Jul 23, 2017
  • 1 India and Bangladesh to Construct Bridge Along Mizoram Border on Karnaphuli River [ Economy ]

    India and Bangladesh to construct a bridge over Mizoram’s Khawthlangtuipui river (also known as Karnaphuli river) for trade and communication. This was decided in a meet in Tlabung town in Mamit district of Mizoram adjacent to Khagrachari district of Southeast Bangladesh.

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  • 2 Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY): Now Covers 97% of Discom Debt [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). The total debt of all state-owned discoms was Rs. 3.95 lakh crore. 26 states and 1 UT to have joined UDAY scheme have total outstanding debt of Rs. 3.82 lakh crore amounting to 97 % of the total outstanding debt.

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  • Jul 21, 2017
  • 1 Shri Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner of India [ Policy/Governance ]

    Shri Achal Kumar Joti has assumed charge as the 21st Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, succeeding Dr. Nasim Zaidi making it the clear his commitment to hold free, fair, inclusive and credible elections throughout the country and ensuring that “No Voter to be Left Behind

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  • 2 4th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems [ Health ]

    National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices, and Innovations in Public Health Care Systems is important national summit of hospital management. The theme for this year was meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Another important focus was National Health Policy, 2017 whi

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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 Kanyashree Prakalpa Scheme of West Bengal Bagged UN Public Service Award [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    United Nations Public Service Award has been honoured to the Mamata Banerjee a Chief Minister of West Bengal for Kanyashree Prakalpa (Girl Child) scheme in The Hague, Netherlands. It is the highest prize of the United Nations Public Service.

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  • 2 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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  • 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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  • May 21, 2017
  • 1 West Bengal Makes Bengali Mandatory in All Schools [ Education ]

    West Bengal State government has made Bengali mandatory in all schools, including private English medium schools every student will have to compulsorily study three languages from Class I to Class X, and one of them has to be Bengali.

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  • May 17, 2017
  • 1 CRPF Command Shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh [ Defense ]

    The strategic anti-Naxal operations command headquarters of the CRPF has been shifted from Kolkata to Chhattisgarh. In 2010, the central zone command headquarters was shifted from Raipur to Kolkata owing to logistics and connectivity issues.

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  • 2 Jhulan Goswami Become the Leading Wicket-Taker in Women’S One-Day Internationals [ Sports ]

    Former India women’s cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami has become the leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals as the right-arm fast bowler surpassed the world record held by Cathryn Fitzpatrick of Australia.

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  • Apr 17, 2017
  • 1 📹 Focus on Vulnerable Mammals- Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • Apr 14, 2017
  • 1 📹 Focus on Critically Endangered and Endangered - Expected Questions for 2017 [ Environment/Ecology ]

    We will be covering the important questions and topics for competitive examinations for 2017 related to environment, biodiversity, ecosystem and related policies. As per video tutorials and lectures at Youtube@Examrace

    Expected Questions on Environment and Biodiversity Part 1

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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 West Bengal to Give Legal Protection to Hilsa Fish [ Policy/Governance ]

    The West Bengal Fisheries Department is planning to initiate a process that will introduce stiff penal provisions under CrPC and IPC and allow police to arrest anyone for catching, selling and buying Hilsa weighing less than 500 grams.

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  • 2 President Appoints Banwarilal Purohit as Governor [ Appointments ]

    President Pranab Mukherjee accepted resignation of V Shanmuganathan as Governor of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh. President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Banwarilal Purohit, the Governor of Assam to execute the functions. Banwarilal Purohit appointed as Governor of Meghalaya and A

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  • 3 Government to Open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendra [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Government has decided to open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendras (POPSK) at different locations in various states. It is for delivering passport related services to people. States include Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi (UT), Odisha, Rajasthan, Telangana and West Bengal.

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  • 4 Hindustan Motors Sells Iconic Ambassador Car Brand to French Company Peugeot [ Economy ]

    Indian car brand Ambassador is being sold to French carmaker Peugeot. Ambassador was first car made in India, was once considered a status symbol. Hindustan Motors had suspended production of Ambassadors way back in 2014. The “brand and certain related rights” have been sold for

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  • 5 India Signs $375 MN Loan Pact with ADB for Industrial Corridor [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed $375 million pact for loans and grants to develop 800km Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor. It is first phase of a planned 2,500km East Coast Economic Corridor. Earlier ADB had approved $631 million in loans and grants for

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  • 6 NMCG, Rotary India Signs MOU for Namami Gange Programme [ Environment/Ecology ]

    The NMCG and Rotary India signed a MOU for the success of Namami Gange Programme. National Mission for Clean Ganga under Ministry of Water Resources, MOU with Rotary India was signed on 2 March 2017 in New Delhi.

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  • 7 DMRC Enters Limca Book of Records [ Economy ]

    DMRC has listed by entering the prestigious Limca Book of World Records. For constructing 200 Girders in just one month on the Noida – Greater Noida corridor. This project has been executed by DMRC on behalf of Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) Ltd. Maximum number of U-girders

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  • Dec 28, 2016
  • 1 Sagarmala Development Company’s office inaugurated in New Delhi [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Sagarmala Development Company’s (SDC) office in New Delhi. It is to promote port-led development in the country. The SDC has been incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013.

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  • Dec 16, 2016
  • 1 Approved Major Port Trust Authorities Bill, 2016 to Give Autonomy to 12 Major Ports by Union Cabinet [ Economy ]

    The bill aims to empower 12 major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision-making. The Union Cabinet has approved the draft Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963.

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  • Dec 13, 2016
  • 1 Kolkata-Mizoram Trade Route Via Myanmar to Soon Open [ Economy ]

    A deep water port built in Myanmar’s Sittwe by India is ready to be commissioned. Open Kolkata-Mizoram trade route via Myanmar. The Sittwe port is starting point for the Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project in Myanmar. Once shipments arrive at Sittwe port from Kolkata, t

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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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