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Myanmar Government and 16 Ethnic Rebel Groups signed draft cease-fire agreement

Apr 1, 2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

The agreement that can be a significant step towards ending decades of conflict was reached after seven rounds of talks.

RBI imposed 5 lakh rupees fine on 16 Central Co-operative Banks for violation of norms

Apr 1, 2015
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

The penalty was imposed for non-adherence of the Know Your Customer and Anti-Money Laundering guidelines.

Fourteenth Multi-Parametric Geophysical Observatory (MPGO) inaugurated in Port Blair

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 102 people agreed

The observatories are set up by the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) to study seismic activities by using multi techniques.

China and Sri Lanka inked five agreements during visit of Maithripala Sirisena to China

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

The agreements were signed during the Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena to China to deepen development partnership between both the countries.

Union Ministry of Finance approved 1500 crore rupees for AP Capital construction

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

The funds will be utilized to construct essential amenities and administrative buildings in the proposed capital area of Andhra Pradesh.

Australia's IAG to raise stake in SBI General Insurance to 49 percent

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

IAG decided to increase its stake in SBIGI in the backdrop of the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015 that seeks to increase foreign investment limit in local insurers to 49 percent from 26 percent.

Port Blair Magnetic Observatory inaugurated to monitor seismic activities

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

It is a part of network of observatories called as Multi-Parametric Geophysical Observatories (MPGO), established by the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG).

WJP released Open Government Index 2015 Report

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 140 people agreed

The Index used four dimensions to assess openness in government functioning. India is placed at the 37th position among 102 countries surveyed.

Union Ministry of Home Affairs proposed initiatives for women security under Nirbhaya Fund

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

The initiatives are setting up Central Victim Compensation Fund (CVCF) and Investigative Units on Crime Against Women (IUCAW). The third initiative is intended to prevent and monitor obscene online content.

God’s Bankers authored by Gerald Posner released

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Posner through this book has tried to present the secret side of the 200-year history of Vatican finances and the Vatican Bank, the Catholic Church's completely independent financial institution.

Union Cabinet gave its approval for the Approach and Key Components of e-Kranti

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

The Mission of e-Kranti is to ensure a Government wide transformation by delivering all Government services electronically to citizens through integrated and interoperable systems via multiple modes.

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over as Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took the charge from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema at the Naval base in Kochi.

Daniel Vettori retired from all forms of International Cricket

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Daniel Vettori is the eighth player in Test history to take 300 wickets and score 3000 runs. He is the youngest player to represent New Zealand in Test cricket, having made his debut in 1996–97 at the age of 18.

Himachal Pradesh Government launched India’s first e-Vidhan Mobile app

Mar 31, 2015
Important for Exam: 139 people agreed

The e-Vidhan system will help the state to save 8 crore rupees per annum that is spent on the paper.

Hockey India conferred inaugural Hockey India Annual Awards

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

The awards of over 2.80 Crore rupees were presented in a ceremony at New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Sarbananda Sonowal.

Katsushi Inoue appointed as President and CEO of Honda Cars India

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Currently, he is working as General Manager in Marketing Planning office in Japan. He has been associated with Honda Motor Co for over 29 years.

Balbir Singh Senior conferred with Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award of Hockey India

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

Balbir Singh Senior was a member of three Olympic gold medal winning Indian team, viz., London Olympics (1948), Helsinki Olympics (1952) and Melbourne Olympics (1956).

Japan organised World’s first Otaku Expo

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The Expo was organized as a part of a special comic book fair held every five years, which attracts about half a million visitors.

Department of Agriculture and Cooperation approved the creation of Price Stabilisation Fund Scheme

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The fund is meant to extend financial assistance to government agencies to procure perishable horticulture produce from farmers and provide them to consumers at affordable rates during price volatility.

ISRO successfully launched IRNSS 1-D Navigational Satellite

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 126 people agreed

The satellite is the fourth of the seven satellites constituting the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS). The satellite will provide navigation, tracking and mapping services.

Former Union Minister and veteran Congress Party leader Paty Ripple Kyndiah died

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

He had served as the Union Minister for Tribal Affairs and Union Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) in 2004 under the UPA-I government led by Manmohan Singh.

Earth Hour 2015 observed globally from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm local time

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

The tagline for the Earth Hour 2015 is Change Climate Change and it was observed across 172 nations and territories and around 1400+ iconic landmarks of the world switched off the lights.

Madan Mohan Malaviya posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 68 people agreed

Pandit Malaviya was born on 25 December 1861 in Allahabad. He studied in Calcutta University and became a school teacher and later a lawyer and even a newspaper editor. He was the founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Hindu Mahasabha.

Michael Clarke retired from ODI cricket

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Clarke, nicknamed Pup, played his debut ODI match on 19 January 2003 against England at Adelaide; while, he played his debut ODI match on 6 October 2004 against India at Bangalore.

Aditi Arya won the fbb Femina Miss India 2015 title

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

She was crowned Miss India 2015 in the 52nd edition of the beauty contest held in Mumbai.

Australia defeated New Zealand to win ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

James Faulkner was declared as the man of the match, while, Mitchell Starc was declared as man of the series. Grant Elliott became only the fifth man to register a half-century in the semi-final and final of the same World Cup.

Union Cabinet gave approval for the concept and institutional framework of Sagarmala Project

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

Sagarmala Project’s main objective is to promote port-led direct and indirect development and to provide infrastructure to transport goods to and from ports quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Saina, Srikant won India Open Super Series Badminton Women's & Men's Singles titles

Mar 30, 2015
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

In the title clash, Saina defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-16, 21-14. Srikanth defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 18-21, 21-13, 21-12.

Fortune released the list of 2015 roster of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

Mar 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

The list included Prime Minister of India at 5th rank and Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi at the 28th rank.

President presented Bharat Ratna award to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Mar 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The award giving ceremony is usually held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, but an exception was made keeping in mind the poor health of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Delhi Government launched India’s first e-ration card Service

Mar 28, 2015
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

In this service, E-ration card will be linked with Aadhaar cards and it would enable the beneficiaries of Public Distribution System (PDS) to get the cards online from the government’s web portal without hassles.

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