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Indian flights to soon provide in-flight Wi-Fi Net access

3 days ago
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The Department of Telecommunications has sent a revised proposal to the Committee of Secretaries that will enable on-board Wi-Fi services.

Kiren Rijiju unveils world's first philosophical novel on God

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The book, touted as world’s first philosophical novel on God, is penned by IAS officer Haulianlal Guite.

President Pranab Mukherjee receives first copy of book ‘Metaphysics, Morals and Politics’

May 19, 2017
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In 1965, Mukhopadhyay was awarded Ph.D. degree by London University. His thesis was published in a book titled ‘The Ethics of Obedience’.

India ageing gradually; every 5th person to be 60+ by 2050

May 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The report suggested that almost 90 per cent of the population was below the age of 60 years and the working age population proportion stood at 44 per cent in 2015.

Suresh Raina launches foundation dedicated to wellness of Mother and Child

May 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Cricketer Suresh Raina has launched a foundation named after his daughter Gracia, which is dedicated to empowering underprivileged pregnant women and providing them with a support system.

Justice Karnan is the first High Court judge to be sentenced to jail by Supreme Court

May 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Justice Karnan has been sentenced for imprisonment for repeated incidents of contempt of court.

Puducherry farmers to get free power

Apr 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Puducherry government has decided to give free electricity supply to small and other classes of farmers.

India to host 18th World Road Meeting

Apr 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The conference is expected to be attended by over 4000 delegates across the world.

1948 Mahatma Gandhi stamps sold for record 500000 pounds

Apr 20, 2017
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Presently, only 13 of the 1948 Gandhi 10-rupee Purple Brown and Lake Service stamps are in circulation.

UP Government renames Gorakhpur and Agra Airports

Apr 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Gorakhpur Airforce Station was renamed after the name of Mahayogi Gorakhnath, the founder of Nath monastic movement.

Vastu Shastra to be introduced in IIT Kharagpur

Apr 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The undergraduate students will be taught graded modules related to basic design and history of architecture will be taught. At the postgraduate level, modules imparting solar principles, sacred diagrams, 9 circuit placements or the nabagraha mandal, sacred altars and design semiotics and semantics will be taught.

EC throws open challenge to people to hack its EVM's from 1st week of May

Apr 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Following opposition parties claim that EVMs can be hacked, the election commission has thrown an open challenge to people to hack its Electronic Voting Machines.

Ali Javed becomes first Muslim to join NYPD's Emergency Services Unit

Mar 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

With this, Sergeant Javed has also become the first Pakistani American to join the elite services.

Union Government releases Postage Stamp on Cub Scouts

Mar 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The aim of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people through a value system based on the 'Scout Promise and Law'.

FDA approves first drug for moderate and severe eczema cases

Mar 29, 2017
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The injection will have an initial list price of USD 37000 per year, as per Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, which developed the drug.

Environment Ministry official to chair Animal Welfare Board of India

Mar 27, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

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: 6 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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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: 7 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: 72 people agreed

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

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