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Lobsang Sangay re-elected PM of Tibetan Government-in-Exile

Apr 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

48-year-old Sangay has been premier since 2011, when the Dalai Lama, Tibetans’ spiritual leader, officially relinquished political leadership.

Foxconn agreed to buy Sharp Corporation for $3.5 billion

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The deal, for a 66 percent stake in Sharp, is intended to make Foxconn a more attractive partner for Apple Inc. that uses Sharp screens for its iPhones.

Tata Steel announced plans to explore options to restructure its UK business

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

As per the announcement, the Tata Steel Europe will explore all options for portfolio restructuring including the potential divestment of Tata Steel UK, in whole or in parts.

Union Government announced unified building bye-laws for Delhi

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The bye-laws, which have been revised after a gap of 33 years, reduced the number of documents to be submitted for obtaining building permits from 40 to just 14.

France announced to end Operation Sangaris across Central African Republic in 2016

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The decision was taken as its military intervention in the country has achieved its objectives of restoring security to the country after three years of communal violence.

Sand-eating tadpoles of Indian Dancing Frog Family Micrixalidae found in Western Ghats

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

This discovery builds the knowledge base for further comparative analyses and conservation of Micrixalus, an ancient and endemic lineage of Indian frogs.

Telangana Road Transport Authority’s Mobile App M-Wallet launched

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The app will help the user to download digital copies of documents like driving licence and registration certificate and they could be produced before the police and RTA authorities when demanded.

13th India-EU Summit held in Brussels

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

One of the key outcomes of the summit is the EU-India Agenda for Action 2020. It sets out a concrete road-map for the EU-India Strategic Partnership for the next five years.

EIB announced loan of 33 billion rupees for Lucknow metro

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The 450 million Euros long-term loan will be used to finance the first metro line in Lucknow, including both construction of the 23km long new metro line and a fleet of metro trains.

NTT Data inked agreement to acquire Dell Services

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

This is set to be the biggest-ever acquisition by NTT Data, which is a part of Japan's former telephone monopoly.

Poet Haldar Nag, a class III dropout, conferred Padma Shri

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Sambalpur University is coming up with a compilation of his writings, Haldhar Granthabali-2. This compilation will be a part of the university's syllabus.

Asia's biggest telescope ARIES launched at Devasthal in Uttarakhand

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel from Brussels, Belgium and is located at Devasthal near Nainital in Uttarakhand.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar flagged off India’s first indigenous Sonar Dome

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The Sonar Dome will now be delivered to Mazgaon Docks, Mumbai for use in the warships of Indian Navy.

Faustin Archange Touadera took oath as Central African Republic's President

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Tauadera became the first elected President of the country in three years. Muslim rebel alliance Seleka overthrew the government in 2013.

Patrick Dupuis appointed to Wipro’s Board of Directors

Mar 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Dupuis, who holds an experience of over 30 years, currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Simplicity, Quality and Productivity at Global technology platform and payments leader, PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Biocon received approval to sell Insulin Glargine in Japan

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The product will be available in Japan in 2017 in the form of disposable pen with 3 ml of 100IU Insulin Glargine.

Rakesh Mohan joined Nestle India Board as Independent Non—Executive Director

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Rakesh Mohan is a former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. He completed his three year term as an Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund in November 2015.

IIT-Patna organised First International Symposium on 5G

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Patna 5G Summit is co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society, Center for TeleInfrastruktur, Aalborg University (CTIF), Global ICT Standardization Forum for India (GISFI) and IEEE Kolkata Section.

Haryana launched Project Salamati for injectable contraceptive

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

With this launch, Haryana became the first State in the country to launch injectable contraceptive as part of a government initiative.

Supreme Court approved guidelines of Union Government to protect Good Samaritans

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The apex court asked Union government to give wide publicity to these guidelines so that people who help others in the time of distress are not victimised by any authority.

China launched 22nd BeiDou navigation satellite

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

China aims at creating Beidou network by 2020 for global navigation services. It will join the US Global Positioning System, Russia’s Glonass and Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites.

Russia approved OVL deal to acquire 15% stake in Vankor oilfield for $1.3 billion

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The deal was signed between the ONGC Videsh Ltd and Rosneft in September 2015.

Htin Kyaw took oath as Myanmar's first elected President

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Htin Kyaw took over from Thein Sein, who introduced wide-ranging reforms during his five years in power.

Environment Ministry notified Construction & Demolition Waste Management Rules for the first time

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The rules were notified to effectively tackle the issues of pollution and waste management.  The basis of these rules is to recover, recycle and reuse the waste generated through construction and demolition.

DIPP notified Guidelines for 100% FDI in B2B E-commerce

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The guidelines were issued under the Consolidated FDI Policy Circular 2015 that was unveiled by the DIPP of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in May 2015.

P Susheela entered Guinness World Records for recording highest number of songs in several languages

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

On the other hand, Asia Book of Records also officially recognised Susheela for singing most number of songs in Indian languages.

RBI signed Special Currency Swap Agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Under the arrangement, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka can draw up to 700 million US dollars for a maximum period of three months.

SEBI hiked FPI investment limit for government debt

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The limit was increased to 140000 crore rupees from 135400 crore rupees and will be effective from 4 April 2016.

ISRO to launch 22 satellites in single mission

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV C34 will carry India’s remote sensing satellite Cartosat 2C along with 21 other satellites to be injected into the orbit.

Union Government launched Innovative Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Programme of MANAS

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The innovative Scheme proposes to use leading celebrities who belong to Minority communities in various skill sets as the driving force behind the skill development projects in their respective fields.

RBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of 22 NBFCs

Mar 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

RBI cancelled their certificates of registration by exercising the powers conferred on it under Section 45-IA (6) of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934.

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