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Union Government approved retirement age of doctors of Central Health Services to 65

Jun 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The proposal was made by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to strengthen the healthcare sector in the country.

Present Drought Situation & Steps Taken by Modi Government

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

India is experiencing one of the severe droughts in recent history. Unlike the rich, the drought effects the poor and the marginalized the most especially the farming community. Against this backdrop, this article enumerates the steps taken by the government to mitigate the present condition and make India drought-proof.

Sonia Lather won silver in Women’s World Boxing Championships

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Though she reached the finals in the 57kg category, she was defeated by the gold medalist Mesiano Alessia of Italy 2-1.

CEAT Cricket Awards 2016 conferred

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

England batsman Joe Root was named as the CEAT International Cricketer of the Year and also International batsman of the Year 2016 while India’s test captain Virat Kohli was named CEAT T20 Player of the Year.

AR Rahman conferred with Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

He received the award alongside Philippines’ historian Ameth R Ocampo and Pakistan's Yasmeen Lari.

World No Tobacco Day 2016 observed across the world

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

To mark this occasion, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control called countries to get ready for plain packaging of tobacco products.

Philippine parliament declared Rodrigo Digong Duterte to be president-elect

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He won a landslide victory in the presidential election in May 2016, taking about six million votes more than his competitor.

Railways. PEC sign MoU to set up Kalpana Chawla Chair on geospatial technology

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Development of the chair and its research will help Indian Railways to develop in house solutions to the problems which are often outsourced to western countries.

Noted Kannada writer D Javare Gowda passes away

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He dedicated much of his time and efforts towards protecting Kannada and promoting the language as the medium of instruction in schools.

Admiral Sunil Lanba takes charge as 21st Navy Chief

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Born on 17 July 1957, Lanba is a recipient of Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) and Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) for distinguished service of an exceptionally high order.

Draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2016 released

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

It seeks to create a comprehensive law against trafficking of persons and is victim oriented. It makes clear the distinction between the trafficker and the trafficked.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian to play in Tippeligaen

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He played his first Tippeligaen (Norwegian Premier League) for Stabaek FC on 29 may 2016 and helped the team to claim a dominant 5-0 triumph over IK Start.

42nd G7 Summit concluded in Japan

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

Global economy and trade, climate change and energy, development, health and quality infrastructure investment were the major issues that were discussed during the summit.

Surajit Kar Purkayastha appointed Director General of West Bengal Police

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Purkayastha will replace G.M.P Reddy, who retires on 31 May 2016.

Veteran TV and film actor Suresh Chatwal passes away

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The actor was known for his role of Commissioner Suraj Agnihotri in F.I.R .

Alastair Cook becomes youngest cricketer to score 10000 Test runs

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The previous record was held by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar who reached the landmark score against Pakistan at Eden Gardens in 2005.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 Monaco F1 Grand Prix

May 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Formula One motor race was held at the Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit that runs through the Principality of Monaco. It was the sixth round of the 2016 season.

Chabahar Port Deal: How India gains from it?

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 117 people agreed

The article focuses on Chabahar Port Deal, importance of Chabahar Port and its significance for India.

NASA successfully deploys Bigelow Expandable Activity Module

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

It is the first experimental inflatable room attached to the space station.

Real Madrid wins 2016 European Champions League

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Real Madrid’s win also helped Zinedine Zidane to become the seventh man to claim the trophy as both a player and a manager.

Trial run of High-Speed Spanish Talgo Train conducted in India

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

It was conducted as part of the Railways’ strategy to increase the speed of trains  by a joint team of the Railway Design Standards Organisation (RDSO) and Spanish train manufacturer Talgo.

China to launch first hack proof Quantum Communication Satellite

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The project will bring revolutionary changes in communications. It includes launch of a satellite and building of four ground stations for quantum communication and one space quantum teleportation experiment station.

Manohar Parrikar inaugurates second submarine assembly workshop in Mazgaon

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

It is a pre-engineered building structure to handle construction of multiple submarines including Scorpenes class submarines simultaneously.

Discus thrower Seema Punia qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The 32-year old discus thrower from Haryana defeated 2008 Olympic discus throw champion Stephanie Brown-Trafton of United States of America for the gold.

Indian-American scientist Arnab De wins Springer Theses Award

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Earlier, he also received the 'Young Investigator Award' at the American Peptide Symposium for developing peptide-based prodrugs as therapeutics for diabetes.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskar 2016

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The initiative was mainly taken to promote the quality teaching in the schools besides encouraging the hundred percent attendance of girl students in the government schools.

SRH defeated RCB to win maiden Indian Premier League title

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

This was maiden Indian Premier League title for Sunrisers Hyderabad, while third final lost for Bangalore in the IPL. Earlier, it lost in finals of 2009 and 2011 editions.

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2016 observed with theme Honouring Our Heroes

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The day offers a chance to pay tribute to the Blue Helmets’ invaluable contribution to the work of the Organization.

Indian author Aditi Krishnakumar wins 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award

May 30, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Aditi Krishnakumar won the Singapore dollar 10000 award for her manuscript "Codex: The Lost Treasure of the Indus".

Sunil Bharti Mittal receives 2016 Harvard Alumni Award

May 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The award confers on who have contributed significantly to their companies and communities while upholding the highest standards and values.

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