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PM Modi unveils 112 ft bust of 'Adiyogi'

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 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
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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: 47 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: 6 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: 8 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.

Archaeologists to use airborne lasers to examine Rajgir’s history

Nov 8, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Rajgir Archaeological Survey Project (RASP) is a collaborative project between the society and Nalanda University in co-ordination with Bihar’s Ministry of Art, Culture and Youth. It aims to establish a better understanding of the historic city’s landscape by studying the existing archaeological remains through a comprehensive survey.

NDTV India ordered to be taken off air for 24 hours

Nov 4, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The order by the Inter-Ministerial Committee claimed that NDTV India revealed several confidential details like location of the ammunition depot, details of arms cache and fighter planes, details of schools and residential areas located around the airbase, endangering lives of both civilians and defense personnel.

Irom Sharmila announces formation of political party named Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance

Oct 19, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Irom Chanu Sharmila, the Iron Lady of Manipur, announced her decision to enter politics on 9 August 2016, the day when she broke her 16-year-long fast.

Ashok Leyland unveils India's first indigenous electric bus

Oct 18, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The zero-emission vehicle will be offered on multiple platforms and enjoys a subsidy under the government’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme. It can travel 150 km on a single charge.

Aiyoh, Aiyah words added to Oxford English Dictionary

Oct 11, 2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Like many Indian words, Aiyoh and Aiyah can mean many things depending on context and tone like irritation, disgust, surprise, dismay, pain, lament, disappointment.

Civil Aviation Ministry prohibits use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone on board aircraft

Sep 10, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The decision came in the wake of several incidents of battery of the phone getting exploded.

MoUD and Amar Chitra Katha signs MoU to publish and distribute comic book on Swachh Bharat Mission

Aug 31, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The book would comprise a series of inspirational stories from the mission, cleanliness rankings of cities, the public figures and ambassadors, environmental impact.

India’s first Nuclear Suppliers’ Insurance Policy unveiled by INIP

Aug 16, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The India Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP) has become the 27th such insurance pool in the world as countries such as France, Russia, South Africa and the U.S. have put in place such similar risk transfer mechanisms.

CSIR-CFTRI develops Nutrice Cream

Aug 6, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Nutrice cream is an Omega-3 and Vitamin-E enriched frozen nutritional dessert from vegetarian source. This product will provide the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of omega-3 for children in one serving.

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