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  • Jun 22, 2018
  • 1 IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy [ Eco., Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and European Investment Bank (EIB) inked a 150 million euros loan agreement, a move that will benefit over 1.1 million households with clean energy.

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

    IREDA, EIB Ink 150mn-Euro Loan Agreement for Renewable Energy

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  • 2 Founding Conference of International Solar Alliance [ Int. Rel & Org., Env. ]

    The founding conference of the India-initiated International Solar Alliance (ISA) was held in New Delhi on March 11. President of India had hosted dinner for all the members of ISA who had attended the founding Conference.

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

    Image of International Solar Alliance

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  • 3 Consultation on Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 [ Health, Bills ]

    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare conducted extensive consultative process (initiated in 2006) with experts, with the objective of proposing suitable amendments to Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.

    Image of Medical Termination of Pregnancy

    Image of Medical Termination of Pregnancy

    Image of Medical Termination of Pregnancy

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  • 4 Basel III Capital Regulations: What are Basel I and Basel II Regulations? [ Eco. ]

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has implemented ‘Basel III capital regulations’ in India in phases, targeting full implementation by March 31, 2019. Norms/guidelines regarding capital required to be maintained by banks in India including the Basel III capital regulations, are issued

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  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Amendments to the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India Regulations, 2016 (Important) [ Eco., Bills ]

    Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has evolved transparent & consultative process for making regulations. IBBI effectively engages stakeholders in regulation making process to factor in ground reality, secure ownership of regulations & make regulations robust & precise

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  • 2 🌟 1st Medal at Ongoing ISSF World Cup-Air Warrior SGT Shahzar Rizvi (Important) [ Sports ]

    World record holder Shahzar Rizvi claimed India’s 1st medal at ongoing ISSF World Cup, winning 10m air pistol silver. He belonged to IAF Shooting team. At CWG, Mitharwal’s 2 bronze medals had come in 10m air pistol & 50m pistol events, while Rai had won 10m air pistol gold.

    Image of World record holder Shahzar Rizvi (ISSF World Cup)

    Image of World Record Holder Shahzar Rizvi (ISSF World Cup)

    Image of World record holder Shahzar Rizvi (ISSF World Cup)

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  • 3 130 Years of Indian Railways Iconic Station: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Building [ Railways ]

    Pride of Indian Railways Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus has completed 130 years. It is Central Railways’ current headquarters building, popularly known as Victoria Terminus.

    Image of Railways Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

    Image of Railways Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

    Image of Railways Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

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  • 4 FAME India: Government Proposes Multi-Modal Public and Shared Transport in the Cities [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Government has announced the launch of public and shared transportation based on electric power train, through a system of Expression of Interest (EoI). FAME-I was focused more on private vehicles. The government is giving priority to public transport in the second phase of incen

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  • 5 Surya Mitra & Solar Study Lamp Scheme-One Million Solar Study Lamps Scheme Successfully Implemented [ Sci-Tech, Env., Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said today it has distributed one million solar study lamps under Solar Study Lamp Scheme for states including Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh.

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

    Image of Surya Mitra and Solar Study Lamp Scheme

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  • 6 Draft Guidelines on Food Fortification of Salt, Milk, Wheat Flour, Rice and Edible Oil [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued the draft guidelines on fortification for five food items – salt, milk, wheat flour, rice and edible oil – to boost production and consumption of fortified foods.

    Image of Commonly Fortified Foods

    Image of Commonly Fortified Foods

    Image of Commonly Fortified Foods

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  • 7 Elimination of Malaria [ Health ]

    The Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare for first time has unveiled National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Malaria Elimination (2017 - 22). It has set malaria elimination deadline as 2027, three years ahead of the global deadline. The NSP is based on 2016 National Framework for M

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  • 8 First Ever Multi-Nation Naval Exercise at Sea Begins in Andaman [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    The first-ever multi-nation naval exercise at sea, ’MILES-18’, began at the Andaman Sea. It was a part of the tenth edition of MILAN. 11 naval ships of 8 countries (Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) and nine Indian ships too

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  • Jun 20, 2018
  • 1 🌟 HRD Ministry 75 National Resource Centres for Online Refresher Programmes for Education (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty using MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) platform SWAYAM.

    Image of free online education swayam

    Image of Free Online Education Swayam

    Image of free online education swayam

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  • 2 High Powered Committee to Examine System of CBSE Class X & XII Exams to Prevent Leakages [ Edu., Committees & Bodies ]

    High Powered Committee was constituted on 4th April 2018 by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to examine entire system of concluding Class X & Class XII exams conducted by CBSE.

    Image of High Powered Committee to Examine System of CBSE

    Image of High Powered Committee to Examine System of CBSE

    Image of High Powered Committee to Examine System of CBSE

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  • 3 ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement Launched by Dr Harsh Vardhan [ Env. ]

    Union Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched Green Good Deeds campaign on 19th May 2018. Purpose of people-oriented campaign is to sensitise people & students, in particular abt climate change & global warming.

    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

    Image of ‘Green Good Deeds’ Movement

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  • 4 DigiGaons: CSC Reach 2.50 Lakh Gram Panchayats & 700 Digital Villages to Be Established by the 2018 [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Network of solar-powered Common Service Centres (CSCs), which act as access points for delivery of various digital services to villages in India, will be expanded to 2.50 lakh gram panchayats by year-end.

    Map of 6 adopted villages in country in pilot phase

    Map of 6 Adopted Villages in Country in Pilot Phase

    Map of 6 adopted villages in country in pilot phase

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  • Jun 19, 2018
  • 1 DEPwD to Organise Cochlear Implant Awareness Programme [ Policy-Governance, Health ]

    Department of Empowerment of Persons w/Disabilities (DEPwD) under Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Organised ‘Cochlear Implant Awareness Programme’ on 6thMay, 2018 at Huda Convention Centre in Faridabad, Haryana.

    Image of Cochlear Implants Work

    Image of Cochlear Implants Work

    Image of Cochlear Implants Work

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  • 2 🌟 What is a Phumdi? Floating Lab to Monitor Manipur’S Loktak Lake (Important) [ Env., Disaster Management ]

    The Institute of Bio-resources and Sustainable Laboratory (IBSD), Imphal, set up a floating laboratory in northeast India’s largest freshwater lake, Loktak to constantly monitor its water quality and eventually improve it.

    Image of largest water lake in India

    Image of Largest Water Lake in India

    Image of largest water lake in India

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  • 3 🌟 India and France Ink 14 Pacts, Major Boost to Defence & Nuclear Energy Cooperation-(Important) [ Int. Rel & Org., Defense ]

    France is the ninth largest foreign investor in India with a cumulative investment of over six billion dollars from April 2000 to October 2017. Indian and French forces would be able to access each other’s ports and bases in the Indian Ocean region.

    Image of MoUs Between India And France

    Image of MoUs Between India And France

    Image of MoUs Between India And France

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  • 4 🌟 Govt of India Launches I-Metros for Association of Indian Metro Rail Companies [ Schemes & Proj., Railways ]

    Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs launched “I-METROS”, an association of all Indian Metro Rail companies at a Conference on “Indian Metros: Collaborating for Excellence”. “I-METROS” will share or exchange ideas and experience among the metro railway projects in India.

    Image of Metro Rail Advantages

    Image of Metro Rail Advantages

    Image of Metro Rail Advantages

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  • 5 🌟 Global Firepower Index or Power Index: Indian Military Ranked 4th Strongest in World (Important) [ Defense, Ranks & Indices ]

    Out of 133 countries, India is ranked fourth on a global index for its military strength, only the United States, Russia and China are ranked above India on the list. Pakistan is ranked 13th on the Global Firepower index 2017.

    Image of Top 25 military powers

    Image of Top 25 Military Powers

    Image of Top 25 military powers

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  • Jun 18, 2018
  • 1 EPFO Launches New Facilities for UAN- Aadhaar Linking [ Policy-Governance, Eco. ]

    The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation introduced a UAN-Aadhaar linking facility for members using EPFO Link in the UMANG mobile app. In addition to the existing web facility already available at EPFO’s website- it will provide convenience to UMANG Mobile App users.

    Image of Bank Account - Aadhaar Card Link

    Image of Bank Account - Aadhaar Card Link

    Image of Bank Account - Aadhaar Card Link

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  • 2 Government Launches 2nd Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation launched the second project of Swajal pilot project at Village Bhikampura, Karuli, Rajasthan. Ensures availability of clean drinking water to every household round the year and to generate employment.

    Map of 2<sup>nd</sup> Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan

    Map of 2nd Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan

    Map of 2nd Swajal Yojana Project in Rajasthan

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  • 3 President of India Receives Special Issue of ‘Think India’ Journal on Deen Dayal Upadhyay [ Culture, Speeches ]

    Philosopher-politician Deendayal Upadhyay was important national figure. He enriched Indian politics & public thought thru his writing & ideas. There is need for broader consciousness & need to rise above party politics to evaluate him & his work.

    Image of Deen Dayal Upadhyay

    Image of Deen Dayal Upadhyay

    Image of Deen Dayal Upadhyay

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  • 4 Petroleum Minister Inaugurates World-Class Interpretation Centre & Tourist Amenities at Sun Temple [ Culture ]

    World-class Interpretation Centre & tourist facilities at Konark Sun Temple was inaugurated by Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas w/Utkal Divas celebrations in Odisha. Sun Temple of Konark in Odisha is one of the important tourist attractions in the region.

     Image of Odisha Day

    Image of Odisha Day

    Image of Odisha Day

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  • Jun 15, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 - (Important) [ Bills ]

    Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 ensures harmony amongst employees in private sector & Public Sector Undertakings Organizations under Govt. Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha & lok Sabha on 15th March, 2018. Present upper ceiling on gratuity amount under Act is Rs. 10 Lakh.

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  • 2 JNPT Rolls Out Direct Port Delivery Transport Solution [ Eco. ]

    Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) is working on innovative transport solution to ensure seamless & faster cargo movement thru Direct Port Delivery (DPD). This will benefit 1600 importers.

    Chart of Cargo traffic at major ports (MMT)

    Chart of Cargo Traffic at Major Ports (MMT)

    Chart of Cargo traffic at major ports (MMT)

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  • 3 📹 Nipah Virus (NiV) [ Health ]

    Zoonosis that causes disease in humans and animals, Nipah Virus Host – Fruit Bats (Pteropodidae Family, Pteropus genus), RNA virus that is part of the Paramyxovidae family. WHO list of Blueprint priority disease: 1st identified - Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998 (pigs as in

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  • Jun 14, 2018
  • 1 🌟 New Integrated Scheme for School Education (Important) [ Edu. ]

    Department of School Education & Literacy formulated Integrated Scheme on School Education for period 2018 to 2020. New scheme will subsume existing education schemes as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) & Teacher Education (TE) .

    Image of New Integrated Scheme for School Education

    Image of New Integrated Scheme for School Education

    Image of New Integrated Scheme for School Education

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  • Jun 13, 2018
  • 1 Mission Indradhanush- PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India by 2025 [ Health ]

    A deadline of 2025 was set to free India from tuberculosis (TB), five years ahead of the global deadline set by World Health Organization (WHO). The announcement of the deadline was made during the “End TB summit”.

    Image of PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India by2025

    Image of PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India By2025

    Image of PM Launches Campaign to Eradicate TB from India by2025

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