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Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha-panel to reform Medical Council of India

Published on: 03-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The court appointed the panel as the MCI is often been accused of indulging in corrupt practices.

World Press Freedom Day observed across the world

Published on: 03-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This year's theme was Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms - This Is Your Right!

Indian American Sikh woman, Harmeet Kaur Dhillon, elected to key Republican position

Published on: 03-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Chandigarh-born Harmeet Kaur Dhillon was elected as the newest national committee woman of the Republican National Committee on 1 May 2016.

IISc professor Sriram Ramaswamy became Royal Society Fellow

Published on: 02-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Besides, biochemist Ramanujan Hegde, MRC Laboratory of Microbiology, U.K. and applied mathematician Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Harvard University, was also elected as the fellows of the premier scientific academy of the U.K. and the Commonwealth.

International Labour Day celebrated globally

Published on: 02-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The theme of the Day of 2016 is Celebrating the international labour movement. This is also known as International Worker's Day and May Day.

Indian-American journalist, Neela Banerjee, received with Edgar A. Poe award

Published on: 02-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Edgar A. Poe awards will be shared by Terrence McCoy of The Washington Post and Neela Banerjee, John Cushman Jr., David Hasemyer and Lisa Song of InsideClimate News.

Indian Navy decommissioned INS Veer and INS Nipat

Published on: 30-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

INS Veer was commissioned into Indian Navy on 26 March 1987 with the pennent number K 40 while, INS Nipat was brought into Navy on 5 December 1988 with pennent number K 42.

Swat activist Tabassum Adnan won 2016 Nelson Mandela Award

Published on: 30-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

She won the award for the individual activist category on the concluding day of the International Civil Society Week held from 25 April to 28 April 2016.

International Jazz Day 2016 observed globally

Published on: 30-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

This year, UNESCO celebrated the day at Washington, DC.

Senior IPS officer Surender Kumar Bhagat appointed as DG of Railways Protection Force

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

He will serve the Railway Board till the date of his superannuation that is on 30 June 2017.

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2016 observed

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

This commemoration will provide an opportunity to pay tribute to the victims of chemical warfare.

Indian academician Radha Kumar appointed to United Nations' University Council

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Radha Kumar is the Director General of New Delhi-based think tank Delhi Policy Group.

New Zealand's $5 bill won IBNS Banknote of the Year Award

Published on: 29-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The runner’s up in the voting were Sweden’s 20 Kronor note depicting children's author Astrid Lindgren, Russia’s 100 Ruble note illustrating Crimean landmarks, Kazakhstan’s 20,000 Tenge note and Scotland’s (Clydesdale Bank) 5 Pound polymer note.

Blood on my Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters by Kishalay Bhattacharjee

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The book contains the author’s conversations with an anonymous army officer. It  narrates the staged encounters in India's northeast and explains how awards and citations are linked to a body count.

Chinese human rights activist Harry Wu died

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Wu, the son of a wealthy Roman Catholic family from Shanghai, was arrested in 1960 when he was only 23 years old. He was given a life sentence in a forced labour prison camp after he criticised the Soviet Union, then an ally of China.

Kerala cartoonist V T Thomas passed away

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Toms created the legendary cartoon characters Boban and Molly (Bobanum Moliyum).

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2016 observed globally

Published on: 28-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The theme for the 2016 World Day for Safety and Health at Work is Workplace Stress: a collective challenge.

Naval Detachment Inaugurated at Androth Island of Lakshadweep

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Officer-In-Charge of the Detachment is Lt Cdr Angom B Singh who will function under the Naval Officer-in-Charge (Lakshadweep and Minicoy Island).

Shyam Benegal panel submitted report on Censor Board functioning

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The committee sought some time to clear issues related to clearances to be obtained from the Animal Welfare Board under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, which was granted.

Gopal Subramanium appointed as amicus curiae to implement Justice RM Lodha committee recommendations

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

He will also assist the court in establishing the legal validity of certain recommendations of the Lodha committee, if the same were to be implemented by the court on the BCCI.

Parliamentary panel headed Divakar Reddy suggested fine, jail for celebrities of misleading ads

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Divakar_ReddyThe Union Government introduced the Consumer Protection Bill 2015 in the Lok Sabha in August 2015 to repeal the 30-year old Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

Heart of Asia conference began in New Delhi

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The objective of the conference is to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan and to speed up its reconstruction with a focus on enhancing investment and connectivity to the country.

IIT scholar, K Ashok Kumar, won International Plant Nutrition Scholar Award

Published on: 27-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Ashok is pursuing his PhD on 'Comparative Assessment of Direct and Residual Effects of Organic and Inorganic Nutrient Management on Rice-Chickpea Production System in Lateritic Soil.'

Thailand former Prime Minister Banharn Silpa-archa died

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Banharn

His tenure as 21st Prime Minister of Thailand was lasted from 13 July 1995 to 24 November 1996 for about 16 months with Thai Nation Party.

World Intellectual Property Day 2016 observed globally

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The theme of World Intellectual Property Day 2016 was Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined.

Indo-Mongolia Joint Military Exercise, Nomadic Elephant – 2016, commenced

Published on: 26-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

A platoon of the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army along with a team of two observers will be taking part in the event.

INS Karmuk Corvette participated in Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

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It would include participation of one warship and one Maritime Patrol Aircraft of India and Thailand with the closing ceremony being held at Port Blair.

Full Pink Moon seen across the skies of North America

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Pink Moon appeared to be smaller than usual because it was at its furthest point from the Earth, or apogee. This full moon comes less than one day after reaching lunar apogee, the moon’s farthest point in its monthly orbit.

Operation Sulaimani to eradicate Poverty in Kozhikode District

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The project is named after Sulaimani as the Kozhikode is famous for food and ‘Sulaimani’ is one of such iconic items of the district.

World Immunization Week 2016 organised with campaign Close the immunization gap

Published on: 25-APR-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The 2016 campaign additionally stresses the need for immunization among adolescents and adults - throughout life.

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