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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 observed across the world

8 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

In 2016, the goal of the IDPD is assessing the current status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and SDGs. The day also looks forward for laying the foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disabilities.

National Pollution Control Day 2016 observed in India

10 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

This day is observed every year to give honour to thousands of human beings who lost their lives in 1984 due to the Bhopal gas tragedy.

Yoga now on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Inscription enables a bottoms-up empowerment, as it directs the spotlight towards numerous institutions and communities that disseminate this ancient tradition.

Union Government forms Chandrababu Naidu Committee to promote digital economy

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Committee will identify the best global practices for implementing an economy primarily based on digital payment.

World AIDS Day 2016 observed across the world

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

On the 2016 World AIDS Day, the UNAIDS hosted a special event on 30 November 2016 to commemorate the day and to reinforce the commitment to move forward together to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNESCO adds Cuban rumba and Belgian beer to list of world’s intangible heritage

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In addition, the UN body also included Portuguese pottery and Ugandan traditional music into the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list at the meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Drones help assess land problems in North East

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Drones were used to assess the extent of damage caused to Meghalaya’s NH-40, which was cut off completely last year due to heavy landslides.

Trump nominated Seema Verma to head Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

She is the owner and CEO of SVC Inc, a health policy consulting firm and has worked as an adviser to several US States including Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.

Bangladesh to honour 1668 martyrs of the Indian Army

Nov 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

As a mark of respect, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh-Sheikh Hasina will be handing over Rs 5 lakh to the martyred soldiers’ families. Bangladesh would also be setting up a war memorial to honour the soldiers.

Plane carrying Brazilian first division football team crashes in Colombia

Nov 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Reports say, the crashed aircraft made a stop in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, was transporting the first division Chapecoense soccer team to Colombia for a regional tournament final.

Lt-General A K Bhatt appointed as Director-General of Military Operations

Nov 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Lt-Gen Bhatt will succeed Lt-General Ranbir Singh, who declared at a press briefing that Army Special Forces had conducted surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.

47th IFFI Concluded in Goa

Nov 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Spanish film ‘Daughter’ took away the top prizes and the legendary Korean filmmaker Im Kwon-Taek was honoured with the ‘Lifetime achievement award’.

Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India's Green Movement authored by Sunita Narain

Nov 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The book is Narain’s personal account. The book includes an “environmental manifesto” in which she lays out an outline for the direction India must take, if it is to deal with the exigencies of climate change and environmental degradation.

'Xenophobia' is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year for 2016

Nov 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The word Xenophobia has Greek roots. The etymology of the word can be broken down to 'xenos,' which means 'stranger' or 'guest,' and 'phobos,' meaning 'fear' or 'panic.'

Noted Marathi author Anand Yadav passes away

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

80-year-old Anand Yadav breathed his last at his residence in Pune. His autobiography 'Zombi' won him Sahitya Akadmi award in 1991.

National Milk Day observed in memory of Verghese Kurien

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The first National Milk Day was observed on 26 November 2014 by all Indian diary sector majors including National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), IDA along with around 22 state level milk federations.

Pink invited for special screening at UN HQ

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The film, directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, addresses the highly concerning issue of women harassment. It is by far being considered as one of the best works by the all-time Bollywood superstar- Amitabh Bachchan.

Third Gender to be included in Rail reservation forms

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The decision stands for both offline and online booking. It was taken in accordance with the judgment passed by the Supreme Court of India in the NALSA vs Union of India case.

Amitabh Kant Committee constituted to push cashless transactions

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Amitabh Kant Committee was constituted following a directive from the Prime Minister’s Office to back up the demonetisation move.

George Yeo, Chancellor of Nalanda University, resigns

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Earlier on 23 November 2016, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen terminated his nine-year-long association with the University, first as a Chancellor and later as a member of the Governing Board. He had resigned as the Chancellor in February 2015.

Death Under the Deodars authored by Ruskin Bond released

Nov 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Comprising 8 new thriller stories, the book narrates a murder mystery featuring an elderly woman-Miss Ripley-Bean and her friends.

Cuba's Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Nov 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Comrade Fidel Castro overthrew Fulgencio Batista and established a communist state in Cuba, first in Western Hemisphere.

Veteran Journalist Dilip Padgaonkar passed away

Nov 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He was brought into a private clinic in a critical condition on 18 November 2016, where he was put on ventilator support and dialysis. Though there was a team of doctors trying to revive him, his condition showed no improvement.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2016 observed across the world

Nov 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The theme of the 2016 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is “Orange the World - raise funds to end violence against women”. The colour orange in the theme symbolizes a better future without the pervasive human rights violation that affects 1 in 3 women and girls all over the globe.

7000-year-old city discovered in Egypt

Nov 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The unearthed things include huts, pottery remains, iron tools and 15 graves. The sizes of some of the graves look even larger than the royal ones belonging to the kings in Abydos, indicating that those who were buried beneath held a high social standing.

Manoj Bajpayee wins 10th Asia Pacific Screen Award in Best Actor Category

Nov 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

While, Nawazuddin received a Special Mention in the Best Performance category for his role in Anurag Kashyap's "Raman Raghav 2.0".

Upgraded Jaguar DARIN III aircraft receives IOC

Nov 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria said the DARIN III Upgrade was one of best upgrades in terms of data handling and overall capabilities.

Yudhvir Singh Malik appointed Chairman of NHAI

Nov 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The National Highways Authority of India is an autonomous agency of the Government of India. It was created through the promulgation of the National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988.

ITU released Measuring the Information Society Report 2016

Nov 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Korea topped in the global ICT Development Index (IDI) for second straight year, while Niger was ranked 175.

Malini Subramaniam wins 2016 CPJ International Press Freedom Award

Nov 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Subramaniam reports on buses by police and security forces, sexual violence against women, the jailing of minors, shutdown of schools, extrajudicial killings, and threats against journalists in the Bastar region in Chhattisgarh.

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