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Government tweaked Startup definition, benefits to now flow for 7 years

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

DIPP, the nodal body for Start-up India, said that an entity shall now be considered a start-up up to seven years from the date of its incorporation/registration.

Rajan Anandan appointed as Chairman of IAMAI

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Deep Kalra, Chairman and Group CEO of MakeMyTrip, was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the IAMAI.

Sanjay Mitra took charge as Defence Secretary

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Mitra succeeds G Mohan Kumar. Mitra is a 1982 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre.

Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda resigns

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He was elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal on 3 August 2016 after forging an alliance with the Nepali Congress.

World Turtle Day 2017 observed globally

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Day aims to protect the turtles and tortoises and their rapidly disappearing habitats across the world.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus becomes first African to be elected as WHO Director-General

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Prior to being elected as WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012.

Paytm launches Payments Bank

May 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

With this launch, there are now three payments bank operational in the country, the other two being Airtel Payments Bank Ltd and India Post Payments Bank Ltd.

PM Narendra Modi calls for creation of Asia-Africa growth corridor for development of Africa

May 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The meeting focuses on achieving high 5s–strategy that includes which include agriculture, energy, industrialisation, regional connectivity and improved quality of life.

India becomes second largest steel producer in the world

May 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

As per the data, the top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China.

Jacqueline Fernandez wins UK Humanitarian Award

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

While, writer Jeffrey Archer was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to various charity organisations over the years.

GST Council fixes 4-tier tax slab for services

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Education, Healthcare and Third Tier Railway Travel will be exempted from GST.

India's Prashant Ranganathan wins Intel International Science Award 2017 in US

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Prashant's innovation for fighting against pesticide and getting rid of its side effects through biodegradable use could be of great help for Indian farmers.

Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant to win 2017 IPL

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner was termed the leading runscorer of the tournament with 641 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar of Sunrisers Hyderabad was the leading wicket-taker of the tournament with 26 wickets.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2017 observed

May 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In December 2002, the UN General Assembly in its resolution declared 21 May as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

GST Council announces GST Rates of 1211 items

May 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

GST Rates of 1211 items were finalised by the GST council with 81 per cent of them facing a levy of up to 18 per cent.

Indian-American student Pranay Varada wins 2017 National Geographic Bee Competition

May 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In 2016, Rishi Nair, a sixth grader from Florida, won the contest. Varada was a runner up in 2016 National Geographic Bee.

Indian Army gets M777 howitzers 30 years after Bofors scandal

May 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The weapon system was contracted on 30 November 2016 and as per the contract agreement firing tables is being prepared by the contracted agency, that is, US Government and BAE GCS Ltd with the support of Indian Army.

Indian scientist Shrinivas Kulkarni wins Dan David Prize 2017

May 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

He will share the award with Andrej Udalski of the University of Warsaw and Neil Gehrels of NASA for their discoveries on time-domain astrophysics.

Indian activists Sanjay Gubbi and Purnima Barman win Whitley Awards 2017

May 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

These two Indians are among six global winners of the award shortlisted from 166 entries.

Tata Group is India’s most valuable brand: Brand Finance

May 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

IT firm Infosys ranked fourth in the list with an estimated value of $6.2 billion, up one rank from 2016, while State Bank of India slipped to the fifth rank in 2017, from third in 2016.

Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave passes away

May 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The minister was last seen in meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17 May 2017 itself.

David Letterman wins Mark Twain Prize 2017 for American humour

May 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He is also a past recipient of Kennedy Centre Honours for his influence on American culture.

UP Assembly passes Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017

May 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The CGST Bill makes provisions for levy and collection of tax on intra-state supply of goods and services by the Union Government.

Former Puducherry CM Subrahmanyan Ramaswamy passes away

May 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

He became Chief Minister of AIADMK in 1974 heading the AIADMK-CPI coalition ministry for a brief period.

International Day of Families observed with theme Families, education and well-being

May 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The day of families seeks to reinvigorate the policies and initiatives that strengthen the family unit, which is the core building block of the society.

V K Saraswat appointed as Chancellor of JNU

May 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

As the Chancellor of JNU, Saraswat will discharge functions such as presiding over the convocation ceremony for awarding degrees.

India test-fires surface-to-air missile ‘Spyder’

May 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

It can neutralise enemy targets up to a distance of 15 km and at heights between 20 and 9000 metres.

Aruna Sundararajan appointed as Secretary of Department of Telecommunications

May 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The post of full time Secretary of DoT has been lying vacant since the removal of J S Deepak from the post in March 2017.

Sanjay Mitra appointed as Defence Secretary

May 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Mitra will function as an Officer on Special Duty in the Defence Ministry. This will be his first posting in the Defence Ministry.

India celebrates 2017 National Technology Day

May 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

It was the same date in 1998 when India successfully conducted first among the five nuclear tests in Pokhran.

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