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Government to replace physical police verification of passport with online verification

10 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Soon passport applicants will be free of the tiresome procedure of physical police verification, as the Union Government is planning to connect the procedure with the national database of crimes and criminals.

Fact Box: Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat Programme

11 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’ is an initiative of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to prepare a physical Health and Fitness Profile Card.

National Sports Awards 2017 announced

12 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Para athlete Devendra and hockey player Sardar Singh will be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 22 August 2017

12 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The bench that pronounced the judgement on Triple Talaq issue comprised judges from different religious communities -- Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim.

Indian Navy inducts second ship of Landing Craft Utility MK-IV

12 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The ship is commanded by Commander Kaushik Chatterjee and has a complement of 05 officers, 46 sailors and is capable of carrying 160 troops in addition.

ICMR signs deal with IVI for vaccine research and development

12 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Indian Council of Medical Research along with the Union Health Ministry has signed a pact with the South Korea-based International Vaccine Institute to collaborate on vaccine research and development.

K Chandrashekhar Rao selected for Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2017

13 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Rao launched various initiatives for the welfare of farmers in the state such as providing free power to farmers, waiving off 1 lakh loan of every farmer, supplying fertilizers in time and announced to credit 4000 per acre per crop to every farmer.

British scientists create world’s smallest surgical robot named Versius

14 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The robot was developed by a team of 100 scientists and engineers using low-cost technology originally developed for mobile phones and space industries.

Google introduces new Android version named Oreo

15 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Android Oreo is more secure with inbuilt Google Play Protect, Security Status Front and tighter app install controls.

Union Government imposes anti-dumping duty on tempered glass from China

15 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Union Government has imposed anti-dumping duty on certain “textured toughened (tempered) glass” imported from China.

Supreme Court strikes Triple Talaq by 3:2 majority

15 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Some Muslim groups see the issue as a matter of religious right while others, including the Centre, termed it unconstitutional.

Union Government launches Digital Police Portal under CCTNS project

16 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The minister went on to state that the Interoperable Criminal Justice System (ICJS) will be a useful resource for all stakeholders including the policy makers.

I & B Ministry constituted 40-member preview panel for IFFI

16 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a 40-member 'preview committee’ for the International Film Festival of India 2017 with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri as the convenor.

US-based Indian doctor discovers new way to prevent sepsis in newborn babies

17 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Sepsis in early infancy results in one million annual deaths worldwide, most of them in developing countries. No efficient means of prevention is currently available.

Work on Asian Trilateral Highway to begin shortly as part of India’s Act East Policy

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Speaking at the one-day lecture on New India Manthan- Sankalp Se Siddhi at Imphal, Sitharaman went on to state that Manipur will be the gateway for the entire South-East Asia.

AIADMK Merger: O Panneerselvam sworn in as Deputy CM of Tamil Nadu

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Panneerselvam is tasked to look after Finance of the state besides Housing, Rural Housing and Housing Development, Slum Clearance Board and Accommodation Control, Town Planning, Urban Development and CMDA.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 22 August 2017

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The negotiations for the agreement, officially dubbed as the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), were launched in November 2010 to boost bilateral trade and investments.

Morning Current Affairs Updates: 21 August 2017

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The high-level panel formed by the Maulana Azad Education Foundation had said the proposed schools could work on the patterns of Kendriya Vidayala or Navodaya Vidyalaya.

A total Solar eclipse to sweep across North America after 241 years

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

On 21 August 2017, the people of the United States would be witness to a complete eclipse of the sun, a spectacle that would be visible exclusively in the US.

RBI to issue new fluorescent blue Rs 50 banknotes

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The note has other designs, geometric patterns that align with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse sides.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 21 August 2017

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The Indianapolis sank in 12 minutes, making it impossible for it to send a distress signal or deploy life-saving equipment.

Assam government to launch Compassionate family pension instead of employment

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The state government of Assam announced on 21 August 2017 that it would be launching a new scheme called Scheme for Compassionate Family Pension (CFP) in place of Compassionate Appointment, as the former approach didn’t serve the objective due to practical difficulties.

NASA launches TDRS-M Satellite to help astronauts communicate with Earth

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The TDRS network receives signals from vehicles like the space station flying at a mere 250 miles above Earth and routes the telemetry, voice, video and science information to a dedicated ground terminal.

India’s first calf born to surrogate cow in Pune’s mobile lab

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The donor cow, Ratan, belongs to the Gir breed, whose population across the country is around one lakh currently. The Gir breed unevenly spread across Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

Polish-US writer Janusz Glowacki passes away

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

His dark and absurd humour was also helpful in protecting his works from censors like the 1970 movie 'The Cruise' that in intricately showed the absurdities of life under communism in Poland.

Arabian cap-shaped World Cup stadium to be built in Qatar for FIFA 2022

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Qatar, the host nation of 2022 FIFA World Cup, is going to build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the World Cup quarter-final match.

Lost WWII wreckage of warship USS Indianapolis found in Pacific after 72 Years

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

USS Indianapolis went missing after a Japanese submarine drowned it in the final days of World War II.

Scientists discover new state of matter

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The ability to find similarities and differences among classes of materials with phenomena such as this helps establish the essential ingredients that cause novel functionalities such as superconductivity.

First three of 24 fast track courts for Maharashtra to be set up in Mumbai, Thane

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The first three of the 24 fast track courts for Maharashtra, which will deal with heinous crimes like rape and murder, will be set up in Mumbai and Thane within a year.

Union Government plans 40% reservation for girls at Navodaya schools

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Naqvi stated that the government is mulling to open the 100 Navodaya-type schools in minority concentrated areas of India.

Rahul Doshi crowned as ‘Child Genius’ in UK

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Rahul Doshi won the title by answering a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.

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