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John-John Dohmen, Naomi Van named best hockey players of 2016

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Hockey Federation's Player of the Year award in the male and female category went to Belgium's John-John Dohmen and Netherlands' Naomi Van, respectively.

Sahitya Akademi awards 2016 presented to 24 authors

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Award-winning poets included Jnan Pujari (Assamese), Anjali Basumatary (Bodo), Sitanath Acharya (Sanskrit) and Kamal Vora (Gujarati) among others.

Tata Sons Chairman-designate N Chandrasekaran to act as TCS Chairman too

Feb 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

TCS also announced that the Chief Operating Officer (COO) N Ganapathy Subramaniam will be on the board of the company as Executive Director.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins 2017 Rotterdam Open

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

With the title came an end to Tsonga’s two-year title drought. He had last won a title in the year 2015.

Shahid Afridi announces retirement from international cricket

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Afridi had already quit Tests in 2010 and One Day International cricket after the 2015 World Cup. However, he still skippered the Pakistan Twenty20 team at the 2016 world championships in India.

India ranks 143rd in 2017 Index of Economic Freedom

Feb 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

In its 23rd edition, the Index analyzed economic policy developments in 186 countries. Countries are graded and ranked on 12 measures of economic freedom that evaluate the rule of law, government size, regulatory efficiency, and the openness of markets.

Air India inducts A320 neo plane, to add 13 more in 2017

Feb 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

With this, Air India became the third airline to induct the A320 neo aircraft, the other two airlines with A320 neo planes are after IndiGo and Go Air.

Kalinga Lancers beat Dabang Mumbai to lift maiden Hockey India League title

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Kalinga Lancers were able to finish at the second best position in the 2016 Hockey India League. The team lost the finals of 2016 against Jaypee Punjab Warriors.

Set up in-house expert bodies to remove info on sex determination: SC to Search Engines

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

SC directed search engines to set up in-house expert bodies without delay to ensure deletion of materials which went against Indian laws prohibiting pre-natal sex determination.

Gopi, Athare won men's and women's races in New Delhi Marathon

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Rio Olympian Thanackal Gopi won the men's title in the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon.

Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma selected for Vyas Samman 2016

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Verma’s play Qaid-e-Hayat talks about the personal life of poet Mirza Ghalib, including his financial hardships and his tragic love for Katiba, a woman calligraphist.

EPFO launches Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017

Feb 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The employees’ share of contributions, if declared by the employer as not deducted, shall stand waived.

Norman Isaac became first Indian to be FIBA’s Technical Delegate

Feb 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Now, he will be assigned to any country and will be responsible for the conduct of an entire event, ranging from actual competition management to every related aspect.

Indian tabla player Sandeep Das wins 2017 Grammy Award for Best Global Music

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The album ‘Sing Me Home’ was released as a part of the documentary on Ma’s project titled ‘The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble’.

Tehmina Janjua appointed as Pakistan's first woman Foreign Secretary to UN

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

She will replace the outgoing Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, who will now be the Ambassador to the United States (US).

Master Ship Repair Agreement signed between RDEL and US Navy

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Reliance Shipyard is the first in India that has received the MSRA Certification to undertake to service and repair work of the vessels of Seventh Fleet.

L&T and MBDA establish Joint Venture for development of missile systems

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The JV would focus on business opportunities in the Missiles and Missile Systems domain and target prospects under the Buy (Indian – IDDM), Buy (Indian) and Buy & Make (Indian) categories of Defence Procurement.

Lok Sabha passed Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Bill, 2017

Feb 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The bill was introduced by the government in the Lok Sabha to facilitate the demonetization measure announced on 8 November 2016.

National Productivity Day 2017 observed in India

Feb 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Besides, the country also observed National Productivity week from 12 February to 18 February 2017 with the theme 'From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse'.

Hindustan Motors sells Ambassador Car brand to Peugeot

Feb 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In this regard, Hindustan Motors signed an agreement with Peugeot SA for the sale of the Ambassador brand including the trademarks for a consideration of Rs 80 crore.

Official Mascot unveiled for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

Feb 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Kheleo will participate in several activities in the run-up to the first FIFA tournament to be hosted by India. The tournament will be played from 6 to 28 October 2017.

Nokia to acquire Comptel Corporation to advance its software strategy

Feb 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Nokia and Comptel entered into a Transaction Agreement through its wholly owned subsidiary Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy.

Welspun India Ltd ties-up with Cotton Egypt Association

Feb 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Welspun India Ltd and Cotton Egypt Association will work together to create programmes for promotion of Egyptian Cotton logo.

National Deworming Day 2017 observed in India

Feb 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

This year, the National Deworming Day initiative was aimed at reaching approximately 34 crore children in the age group of 1-19 years.

India under-19 team clinches One-Day International series against England, 3-1

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

In the 5th ODI, England scored a modest 227. India needed one run off the last ball with just one wicket in hand, but pacer Ishan Porel faltered at the last moment and was caught by Max Holden off Liam White.

RBI releases Sixth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2017-18

Feb 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The policy statement projected GVA growths for 2016-17 and 2017-18 at 6.9 per cent and 7.4  per cent respectively.

Veteran freedom fighter Racharla Samrajyam passes away

Feb 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

While leading the protests during the Quit India Movement, she was arrested at Bezawada (now known as Vijayawada) and was sent to the Raya Vellore Jail for six months in 1944.

Former CBI Director Joginder Singh passes away

Feb 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

He was the one who oversaw investigation of several high-profile cases including Bofors scam and Bihar's fodder scam.

Arun M Kumar appointed as Chairman and CEO of KPMG India

Feb 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He succeeds Richard Rekhy, who resigned in November 2016 following a large scale exodus of key people from the advisory team.

World Wetlands Day 2017 observed globally

Feb 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The theme 'Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction' is aimed at raising the awareness of healthy wetlands in reducing the impacts of extreme events such as floods, droughts and cyclones on communities.

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