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Environment Ministry official to chair Animal Welfare Board of India

1 day ago
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At present, the Board is chaired by Sharad Singh Negi, Special Secretary and Director-General (Forests), MoEF.

Pawan Hans to start ‘Dilli Darshan’ chopper rides

Mar 24, 2017
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Pawan Hans, the national helicopter service company is soon going to start helicopter rides for Delhi darshan, the starting price of which is just Rs 2499 per person.

Radha Mohan Singh launches Coffee Table Book titled 50 Years – The Great Indian Milk Revolution

Mar 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The book was launched to commemorated National Dairy Development Board’s (NDDB) Golden Jubilee year.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proposes shutting down Haiti peacekeeping mission

Mar 22, 2017
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The proposal to close the 13-year-old UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti comes as the United States is planning major funding cuts to the United Nations. The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti is known by its French acronym MINUSTAH.

India and Brazil sign agreement to protect rights of detached workers

Mar 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

India and Brazil signed a Social security agreement that establishes the rights and obligations of nationals belonging to both the countries and provides for their equal treatment.

Odisha Government launches 181 helpline for distressed women

Mar 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

This toll free helpline number will be available for 24 hours in all the 30 districts of the state.

International Women's Day: Celebrating India’s women scientists who made India proud

Mar 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

International Women’s Day gave us a time to celebrate the achievement of women who made India proud by their activities in the field of science and space.

PM Narendra Modi releases commemorative postage stamp on 100 years of Yogoda Satsang Math

Mar 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Yogoda Satsang Math are the headquarters of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS). Its major aim is to reveal the complete harmony, basic oneness and common foundations of all true religions.

Mayan Jade pendant with unique inscription found in Belize

Feb 28, 2017
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The jewel, a jade pendant worn on a king’s chest during key religious ceremonies, was first discovered in the year 2015 in Nim Li Punit in southern Belize.

PM Modi unveils 112 ft bust of 'Adiyogi'

Feb 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 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.

Barren Island, India’s only live volcano, active again

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The volcano is erupting in small episodes of five to 10 minutes. The researchers observed only ash clouds during the day. However after sundown, red lava foundations spew from the crater into the atmosphere.

Qatar Airways launches world's longest scheduled commercial airline route

Feb 8, 2017
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The airliner, a 259-seat Boeing 777-200LR, crossed 10 time zones before landing in Auckland early on 6 February 2017 after taking off from Doha, covering a distance of 7848 nautical miles. That is the furthest distance between any two cities linked by direct flights.

Ministry of AYUSH, ASCI signed MoU to co-regulate misleading advertisements in the AYUSH sector

Jan 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Ministry of AYUSH, ASCIASCI’s partnership with Ministry of AYUSH will provide necessary support to our efforts in effectively curtailing misleading advertisements in this sector. signed MoU to co-regulate misleading advertisements in the AYUSH sector

India's first solar power boat launched in Kerala

Jan 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The government will soon launch ten more solar power boats with an aim to replace the existing fleet of diesel boats with solar-powered ones.

PM Modi launches Mobile App-BHIM for Aadhaar-based digital payment

Dec 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

The new indigenously developed payment app BHIM has been named after the main architect of the Indian constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar.

Salman Khan tops 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Salman Khan climbed back to the No 1 rank on the 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List, riding on the commercial success of his two big releases - Sultan and Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo. He outperformed Shah Rukh Khan who topped the list in 2015.

Merriam-Webster names ‘surreal’ its Word of the Year for 2016

Dec 21, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

As per Merriam-Webster, the word surreal saw major spikes following Brussels terror attacks in March 2016, the coup attempt in Turkey and the terrorist attack in Nice. However, the largest spike in lookups for surreal was noticed after the U.S. election in November 2016.

Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar’s statue unveiled in Haridwar

Dec 20, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The first mention of the name Thiruvalluvar was found in the 10th century in a text called Thiruvalluvarmaalai.

Pokemon Go to make its India debut

Dec 14, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The location based augmented reality game is entering the Indian market in partnership with telecom operator Reliance Jio. All Reliance digital stores will be designated as 'PokeStops'.

Ravishankar Prasad launched Digishala TV Channel to promote cashless India

Dec 11, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Digishala TV Channel and Digi Dhan Abhiyan were launched to make people aware of the benefits of digital payment and how to use digital mode for payment.

AirAsia India Summoned for FEMA violations

Dec 9, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The fraud probe has been initiated after a revelation by Cyrus Mistry, who right after his ouster as Tata Sons Chairman, reported fraud transactions worth Rs 22 crore at AirAsia.

INS Sumitra visits Australia to strengthen bilateral ties

Dec 7, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

During INS Sumitra’s stay in harbour, various activities are planned towards enhancing cooperation and mutual understanding between the two navies.

The Lifeline Express to get two more coaches for cancer treatment

Dec 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The coaches are purely equipped for detection and control of oral, cervical and breast cancer and prevention of stroke. They will be accompanied by three fully equipped operation theatres.

Yoga now on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Dec 2, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Inscription enables a bottoms-up empowerment, as it directs the spotlight towards numerous institutions and communities that disseminate this ancient tradition.

UNESCO adds Cuban rumba and Belgian beer to list of world’s intangible heritage

Dec 1, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In addition, the UN body also included Portuguese pottery and Ugandan traditional music into the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list at the meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

'Xenophobia' is Dictionary.com's Word of the Year for 2016

Nov 29, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The word Xenophobia has Greek roots. The etymology of the word can be broken down to 'xenos,' which means 'stranger' or 'guest,' and 'phobos,' meaning 'fear' or 'panic.'

Third Gender to be included in Rail reservation forms

Nov 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The decision stands for both offline and online booking. It was taken in accordance with the judgment passed by the Supreme Court of India in the NALSA vs Union of India case.

World Robot Olympiad to be held for the first time in India

Nov 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The theme for the 13th World Robot Olympiad is Rap the Scrap. The theme is in line with 'Swachh Bharat Mission' of the Indian government. The students are expected to come up with innovative ideas using robotics technology to ‘Rap the Scrap’ i.e. to reduce, manage and recycle waste.

Patel most common Indian surname in UK

Nov 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The study included detailed analysis of published and unpublished British and Irish records dating right from 11th Century to the 19th Century. Previously untapped medieval and modern sources were also referred like tax records, church registers and census returns.

Union Government bans Zakir Naik's controversial NGO

Nov 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In many speeches compiled by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Naik can be heard praising Osama Bin Laden, justifying suicide bombings and making objectionable comments against Hindus, their religious places and gods.

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