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Ravichandran Ashwin receives Garfield Sobers Trophy

12 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The award was judged by a voting academy, which was completely independent of the ICC. They panel took into consideration performances between 14 September 14 2015 and 20 September 2016. During this period, Ashwin produced some extraordinary all-round performances across all three formats of the game.

Bhubaneswar to host Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018

14 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Kalinga Stadium has previously successfully hosted the 2014 Men’s Hero Hockey Champions Trophy.

India reclaims Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 2-1 series victory of Australia

16 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

India’s KL Rahul scored an unbeaten half-century, while Ajinkya Rahane made an aggressive 37 runs in the fourth Test.

Satwiksairaj & Chirag won Vietnam Open International Challenger Badminton Doubles title

16 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

To win the USD 20,000 title, the Indian duo defeated the Thai duo of Trawut Potieng and Nanthakam Yordphaisong in the summit clash.

Parliament passes Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Bill describes mental illness as “a substantial disorder of thinking, mood, perception, orientation or memory that grossly impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to recognise reality or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, mental conditions associated with the abuse of alcohol and drugs.”

Law Commission of India submitted report on Hate Speech

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Law Commission of India submitted the report on ‘Hate Speech’ in pursuance of a recommendation made by the Supreme Court of India.

Union Government sanctioned 101 Integrated Cold Chain Projects

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

These new projects will lead to the reduction in wastage in agri supply chains and will create huge employment opportunities.

Eminent Jurist Tehmtan R Andhyarujina passes away

20 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Before joining the Bar, Andhyarujina was selected as Indian Foreign Services in 1958.

India won 73 medals in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In total, the Special Olympics Bharat (SOB) of India won 37 golds, 10 silver and 26 bronze medals.

Sebastian Vettel beats Lewis Hamilton to win Australian Grand Prix

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It was Vettel's first win since the Singapore Grand Prix in September 2015.

Indian Navy to de-induct TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft after 29 years

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Tu-142M, still the world's fastest turbo-prop plane, was bought in 1998 from the USSR and inducted into Indian Navy as its long-range maritime patrol aircraft at Dabolim Goa.

Earth Hour observed on 25 March 2017

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

To mark the occasion, the lights were switched off for one hour between 8.30 9.30 pm at several iconic monuments and buildings in India and across the world.

HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri features in World's Best CEOs list by Barron's

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The top three positions in the list were secured by Mary Barra of General Motors, Gary Dickerson of Applied Materials and Stephen Hemsley respectively.

West Bengal wins 2016-17 Santosh Trophy

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

With the win, West Bengal ended a six-year wait having last won the title in 2011. Goa last won the title in the year 2009.

World Conference on Environment 2017 concluded

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The World Conference on Environment 2017 was held for two days 25-26 March 2017 at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

COA issues seven-point instruction for BCCI office bearers

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The issued instructions states that all legal documents would be cleared by the COA, the body that can communicate anything to office bearers via CEO.

Arun Jailtley handed over DRDO developed products to Indian Navy

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The three Naval Systems -  USHUS-II Submarine Sonar, Directing Gear for Hull Mounted Sonar Array and RLG based Inertial Navigation System for Ship Applications (INS-SA) – will boost India’s maritime security.

WEF released Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017 advised countries to enable the energy transition with adaptable and  co-designed policies.

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved winding up of CHBL & ICBL

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The approval was given at a meeting of the CCEA, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.

Rajya Sabha passed Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016 seeks to amend the over nine-decades old Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923.

International Day for Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations 2017 observed

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The day also pays tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all.

ICICI launched Mera iMobile application for rural customers

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The launch of the Mera iMobile is expected to boost the reach of the ICICI in rural areas.

French Mathematician Yves Meyer won Abel Prize 2017

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Yves Meyer worked at the Centre of Mathematics and its Applications (CMLA) until formally retiring in 2008

Bharti Airtel acquires 4G business of Tikona Networks

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Currently, Tikona has 20 MHz spectrum in the 2300 MHz band in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh circles.

Assam launched SaCReD Project to protect environment of Majuli Island

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Sustainable Action for Climate Resilient Development in Majuli (SaCReD, Majuli) project seeks to develop Majuli Island as India’s first carbon neutral district.

World Tuberculosis Day 2017 observed globally

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The day commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.

Noted Tamil writer Ashokamitran passes away

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

A well known novelist and essayist, Ashokamitran was noted for his subtlety and refreshing creativity in expression.

CCEA approved North East Road Network Connectivity Project Phase I

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The execution of the Phase I of the North East Road Network Connectivity Project will give a boost to the socio-economic development of Meghalaya and Mizoram.

Five Indian cities included in World Heritage List

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar and Mumbai are the five cities that were included in the tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Suresh Prabhu announced scaling up of VIKALP Scheme for Railway Passengers

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The expanded VIKALP scheme will enable the Indian Railways to get more revenues without any increase in the number of train services.

Union Ministry of Railways releases new Water Management Policy

Mar 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

On this occasion, the Union Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu presented GreenCo Certificates to three units of Indian Railways for their eco-friendly initiatives.

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