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NASA may send robotic spacecraft to Sun in 2018

9 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

NASA plans to send its first unmanned spacecraft to the Sun to understand why the blazing star’s surface is not as hot as its atmosphere.

India, ADB sign USD 375 million pact to develop Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor

10 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

ADB also signed USD 5 million loan agreement under the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund that is managed by ADB to build climate change resilient infrastructure.

World’s first robot table tennis tutor sets new Guinness World record

11 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

World’s first robotic table tennis coach sets new Guinness World Record by playing tennis better than most humans.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeats Lucas Pouille to win 2017 Open 13

11 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The final, played in Marseille, France, was Tsonga's ninth victory in a row. He executed seven aces against Pouille and managed to maintain his serve without a break.

CM Raghubar Das: Polythene bags will soon be banned in Jharkhand

12 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Jharkhand Chief Minister, Raghubar Das has announced that the state government is soon going to ban the use of polythene bags.

Sixty Four Indian exporters take part in Gulfood 2017

14 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The five-day annual event that began on 26th February 2017 witnessed participation from sixty-four Indian exporters under the banner of APEDA.

Indian Navy concludes Theatre Level Exercise Tropex 2017

14 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The aim of the exercise was to test the various facets of war-fighting and joint combat capabilities of the armed forces to respond to given threat situations.

Pests eat away 35% of total crop yield: ICAR Scientists

15 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Chakrabarty also announced that among such pests, nematodes had recently emerged as a major threat to crops in the country and they caused loss of 60 million tonnes of crops annually.

RAHAT medical project launched in Rajasthan

17 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

A private hospital in Rajasthan has launched a new medical project to provide quick and effective treatment to patients suffering from heart attacks in the remote and rural areas of the state.

Oscar Awards 2017 conferred; La La Land won maximum awards

17 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The nominees for the 89th Oscar Awards were announced on 24 January 2017, via global live stream from the Academy. Movie La La Land received the most nominations with a record-tying fourteen.

Haryana Government set up sex ratio monitoring dashboard for Panipat

18 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Haryana government has set up an online system for Panipat to monitor the sex-ratio in the district as part of the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme.

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.

PM Modi unveils 112 ft bust of 'Adiyogi'

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

While lauding the practice of Yoga, the Prime Minister said, it is popularly known that the journey of man from soul to Shiva is Yoga.

Former Nagaland CM Zeliang appointed as Finance Advisor to state government

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Zeliang, who was appointed as the Finance Advisor in the rank of a cabinet minister, will receive the pay and allowances admissible to a cabinet minister.

India to provide financial assistance to Bangladesh for development of Sylhet city

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The project will be developed at an expense of Taka 240 crore. Sylhet is an ancient city and had been a part of the former Assam province of India.

61 CAVALRY defeats Army Service Corps to win Army Polo Championship

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Army Polo Championship was re-instituted 2015 and since re-inception, the championship has witnessed the participation of some of the renowned players in the Indian Polo Circuit.

Bet Dwarka Darshan Circuit to be developed under HRIDAY

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The circuit is connecting the Dwarkadish Haveli and Hanuman Dandi, the only temple housing Hanumanji and his son Makardhwaj, in Dwarka district of Gujarat.

CBEC launched a mobile application for Goods and Services Tax

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

GST Mobile Application is an initiative of CBEC towards improving ease of doing business and providing outstanding taxpayer services.

Seven Earth-like planets found orbiting the same star

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Scientists are convinced that the discovery of the seven Earth-like exo-planets may lead to a new and interesting break-through in space studies.

Central Excise Day celebrated on 24 February 2017

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The day is celebrated annually to mark the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944.

Seven new miniature frog species discovered in Western Ghats

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Night Frogs belong to the Nyctibatrachus genus endemic to the Western Ghats and represent an ancient group of frogs that diversified on the Indian landmass approximately 70 to 80 million years ago.

NPPA asks hospitals to display revised price list of cardiac stents

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Union Government is keeping a close watch on companies trying to create an artificial shortage of life-saving coronary stents, and stringent action will be taken against those engaging in unethical practices.

Canada to resettle 1200 Yazidi refugees by the end of 2017

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Canada’s government has announced that it would be spending around 28 million to resettle Yazidi refugees facing persecution at the hands of the Islamic state group.

Digital payments industry to hit USD500 billion by 2020: Google-BCG study

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The report said that more than 50 per cent of India's Internet users will use digital payments by 2020, when the size of digital payments industry in the country will be 500 billion dollars.

South Africa's decision to leave ICC ruled invalid

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A court in Pretoria recently ruled against President Jacob Zuma’s decision to withdraw South Africa’s membership from the International Criminal Court.

Union Government decided to set up POSCO Victims Compensation Fund

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi announced this measure in view of growing instances of sexual crimes against children.

Trump administration revokes law protecting transgender students

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Donald Trump’s administration has revoked Obama’s order to public schools that allowed transgender students to use washrooms that matched with their chosen gender identity.

India, Australia MoU for cooperation in civil aviation sector approved

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The MoU will provide an opportunity to Indian aviation security authorities to share the expertise of their Australian counterparts and enhance the overall aviation security environment in India.

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.

Ministry of Railways dedicated Antyodaya Express to the nation

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The introduction of Antyodaya Express trains is considered as a major step by the Indian Railways towards providing better amenities to passengers.

India, Uganda agreed to cooperate in space programme and atomic energy

Feb 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

India, Uganda are ready to boost their bilateral ties by extending their cooperation in different fields, including Space, atomic energy and vocational training.

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