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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 RBI to Set Up Separate Enforcement Department [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Reserve Bank of India has decided to set up an enforcement department to speed up regulatory compliance. Department will be operational from next financial year. It will mainly deal on penalties imposed on banks for violation of norms.

    RBI is setting up separate Enforcement Department

    RBI is Setting up Separate Enforcement Department

    RBI is setting up separate Enforcement Department

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  • 2 Union Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and Senegal in Health and Medicine [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Senegal. It is in field of Health and Medicine. Working Group will be set up to further elaborate details of cooperation and to oversee i

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  • 3 NASA’S Chandra Satellite Detects Distinct X-Ray Signal [ Sci-Tech ]

    US space agency NASA’s Chandra X - Ray Observatory detected a very strange and distinctive X - ray signal from Milky Way galaxy. This observation can help scientists in proving existence of dark matter in universe. Researchers observed extra photons with energy of about 3500 elec

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  • 4 Union Cabinet Apprised of MoU Between India and France in S&T and Innovation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of Cooperation. It aims to carry out activities related to exchange of best practices in field of Science & Technology.

    MoU between India and France

    MoU between India and France

    MoU between India and France

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  • 5 Railways Ministry Launches First Phase of Station Redevelopment Program [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has launched first Phase of Station redevelopment Program. Program comprises 23 major Railway Stations of Indian. The Ministry of Urban Development is collaborating with the Ministry of Railways to develop smart stations.

    Phases of station redevelopment programme

    Phases of Station Redevelopment Programme

    Phases of station redevelopment programme

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  • 6 Union Cabinet Apprised of India-Vietnam Space Agreement [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has been apprised of Framework Agreement between India and Vietnam. Agreement would lead to development of joint activity in field of application of space technologies for benefit of humanity.

    PM Narendra Modi and Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

    PM Narendra Modi and Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

    PM Narendra Modi and Vietnam PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc

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  • 7 Union Cabinet Approves Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan for Rural Digital Literacy [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Union Cabinet chaired by PM Narendra Modi has approved ‘Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan’ (PMGDISHA). It is to make 6 crore rural households digitally literate. Intent of government is to usher in digital literacy in rural India by March 2019.

    Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

    Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

    Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

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  • 8 SC Clears Plan to Verify Mobile Phone Users Through Aadhaar [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Supreme court approved government’s plan to record identification details of mobile subscribers through an e-KYC (Know Your Customer) mechanism linked to Aadhaar. It is in a bid to enhance national security and prevent fake users.

    UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF INDIA

    UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF INDIA

    UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AUTHORITY OF INDIA

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  • 9 China Becomes World’S Largest Solar Energy Producer [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    China becomes world’s biggest producer of solar energy. Their photovoltaic (PV) capacity reached an impressive 77.42 gigawatts. Germany, former global solar-power leader, produced 40.78 gigawatts in November 2016.

    China becomes world’s largest Solar Energy Producer

    China Becomes World’s Largest Solar Energy Producer

    China becomes world’s largest Solar Energy Producer

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 RAISE Act Introduced to Cut Legal Immigrants to US by Half [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (Raise Act) introduced by Republican Senator Tom Cotton and David Perdue. It would alter U. S. immigration system to significantly reduce number of foreigners admitted to country without a skills - based visa.

    RAISE Act introduced in US

    RAISE Act Introduced in US

    RAISE Act introduced in US

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  • 2 Sourabh Verma & Rituparna Das Won Singles Titles in National Badminton Championship [ Sports ]

    81st Senior National Badminton Championships tournament held in Patna, Bihar. Sourabh Verma wins men’s singles crown. Rituparna Das wins women’s title. The top seeded pair of Satwik Sai Raj R and Maneesha K took mixed doubles crown with a hard fought.

    Rituparna Das left and Sourabh Verma right

    Rituparna Das Left and Sourabh Verma Right

    Rituparna Das left and Sourabh Verma right

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  • 3 Indian - Origin British Sculptor Anish Kapoor Wins Genesis Prize [ Awards ]

    Renowned Indian - origin British sculptor Anish Kapoor was honored with the prestigious $1 million 2017 Genesis Prize. Prize is given for his utmost contribution for Jewish community. He was chosen by the prize committee headed by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky.

    Genesis winner 2017, Indian-Origin Anish Kapoor

    Genesis Winner 2017, Indian-Origin Anish Kapoor

    Genesis winner 2017, Indian-Origin Anish Kapoor

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  • 4 Terahertz Transmitter Capable of Sending Data 10 Times Faster Than 5G Developed [ Sci-Tech ]

    Scientists developed terahertz (THz) transmitter technology. It is a next generation system which can transmit digital data over 10 times faster than 5G networks. It will pave transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits per second (gbps) with a single channel using

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  • 5 India Will Host FIBA Women’S Asia Cup in July 2017 in Bengaluru [ Sports ]

    India will host two international events in 2017: FIBA Women’s Asia Cup and FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asian Championship. FIBA Women’s Asia Cup will held in Bengaluru. FIBA U-16 Women’s Asian Championship will be held in October.

    India to host FIBA Women's Asia Cup basketball tournament

    India to Host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup Basketball Tournament

    India to host FIBA Women’s Asia Cup basketball tournament

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  • 6 Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Passed in Lok Sabha [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Lok Sabha passed Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017. It seeks to enable employers to pay wages to workers through cheque or directly crediting to their accounts. Bill is moved by Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya in House.

    Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya

    Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya

    Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya

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  • 7 Telangana to Launch India’S First Social Innovation Hub [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Telangana government launched Kakatiya Hub for Social Innovation in Nizamabad. It will function like a rural incubator to encourage entrepreneurship at grassroots level. Rural entrepreneurs need structured guidance and an incubator is best way of providing a necessary ecosystem a

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  • 8 Qatar Airways Launches World’S Longest Flight [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Qatar Airways has launched the world’s longest non-stop commercial flight. It carries total distance of 9, 032-mile marathon from Doha to Auckland. Flight will take 16 hours and 20 minutes to pass over 10 time zones, five countries.

    World’s longest flight

    World’s Longest Flight

    World’s longest flight

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  • 9 Andaman & Nicobar Islands to Get First Railway Route [ Policy-Governance ]

    Ministry gave green signal to 240-kilometre broad-gauge railway line which will connect Diglipur in North Andaman Island with Port Blair, capital of Andamans located in South Andaman Island. Railway project will boost scope of tourism in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands to get first railway route soon

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands to Get First Railway Route Soon

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands to get first railway route soon

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Mexico & Turkey Agrees to Speed Up Negotiations for Free Trade Agreement [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Mexican and Turkish authorities have agreed to step up negotiations regarding bilateral free trade agreement. Two governments have held seven rounds of talks and will meet again in coming weeks. Agreement in wake of protectionist threats from US President Donald Trump.

    Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu Left,Mexican FM Luis VidegarayRight

    Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu Left, Mexican FM Luis VidegarayRight

    Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu Left, Mexican FM Luis Videgaray Right

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  • 2 Ministry of AYUSH Constitutes a 16-Member Committee to Prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    Ministry of AYUSH has constituted a 16-member committee under chairmanship of H. R. Nagendra, to prepare a Yoga Protocol for Diabetes Control. Yoga is a part of adjuvant therapy. In addition to this Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) has opened 08 OPDs i

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  • 3 India and Italy Sign an MOU in Rail Sector for Technical Cooperation [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    India and Italy signed an agreement recently. It is for improving safety standards in railways. FS Group a Government Company of Italy managing Italian railway sector has signed a MoU for technical cooperation in rail sector with Indian railways.

    India and Italy Sign an MOU in Rail Sector

    India and Italy Sign an MOU in Rail Sector

    India and Italy Sign an MOU in Rail Sector

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  • 4 Pankaj Advani Wins 29th National Snooker Championship Title [ Sports ]

    Pankaj Advani clinched his 29th Indian National Snooker Championship title. Advani won Indian National Snooker Championship with a 6 - 0 win over Pandurangaiah of Railways in a one-sided final. He became only Indian men’s cueist to be holder of all national billiards and snooker

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  • 5 Laws Approved by Parliament Take 261 Days to Be Enforced [ Schemes & Proj. ]

    It takes an average of 261 days for a parliamentary law to be enforced. It is a source from report by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. After receiving presidential assent, implementation of law requires two more steps. Half of laws analyzed entered into force within six months.

    Parliament House in New Delhi

    Parliament House in New Delhi

    Parliament House in New Delhi

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  • 6 Indian Coast Guard to Have Joint Exercise with UAE Coast Guard [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and their UAE counter parts will take part in a joint exercise and sharing of operational expertise. Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Samudra Pavak has arrived on a goodwill visit to Dubai. Then ICGS has anchored itself at Port Rashid.

    Indian Coast Guard to have Joint Exercise with UAE

    Indian Coast Guard to Have Joint Exercise with UAE

    Indian Coast Guard to have Joint Exercise with UAE

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  • 7 India to Host World Billiards Championship for Next Four Years [ Sports ]

    The Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) declares that India will be home to World Billiards Championships for next four years. Last year, prestigious tournament was held in Bengaluru.

    Pankaj Advani of India, in World Billiards Championship

    Pankaj Advani of India, in World Billiards Championship

    Pankaj Advani of India, in World Billiards Championship

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  • 8 Right to Information Act Comes into Force in Sri Lanka [ Int. Rel & Org. ]

    As India, The Right to Information (RTI) Act came into force in Sri Lanka too. Legislation aimed at restoring transparency and good governance in country that has been plagued by corruption and misrule. Act marks culmination of a movement of over 20 years to ensure transparency i

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  • 9 World Cancer Day 2017 Observed Globally [ Important Days ]

    World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4. It is to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Primary goal is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

    Image shows World cancer day

    Image Shows World Cancer Day

    Image shows World cancer day

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  • Mar 17, 2017
  • 1 Sanjeev Sanyal Appointed Principal Economic Adviser [ Appointments ]

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Sanjeev Sanyal, as principal economic adviser in department of economic affairs in finance ministry. He has been appointed in a pay scale of Rs. 67, 000 - 79, 000 for a period of three years.

    Sanjeev Sanyal appointed Principal Economic Adviser

    Sanjeev Sanyal Appointed Principal Economic Adviser

    Sanjeev Sanyal appointed Principal Economic Adviser

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  • 2 Indian Navy Launches Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System [ Defense ]

    Indian Navy has launched an Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) in Mumbai. It is to enhance security of valuable naval assets against asymmetric threats. It is third IUHDSS to be installed in India.

    Representation, IUHDSS

    Representation, IUHDSS

    Representation, IUHDSS

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  • 3 Anand Kumar Gupta Appointed as Director of NTPC [ Appointments ]

    Shri Anand Kumar Gupta has taken over charge as executive Director, NTPC. He will be responsible for activities relating to Commercial, International and Domestic Business development and Consultancy business of NTPC. He has no inter-se relationship with any of the Directors of t

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