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16th meeting of Financial Stability Development Council held in New Delhi

Jan 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The 16th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council discussed various measures taken by the government and regulators to strengthen the economy.

Virat Kohli named Team India ODI, T20 captain

Jan 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Virat Kohli will lead Team India in all three formats as he was anointed as captain for the ODI, T20 series against England.

Suresh Nagarajan appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Reliance Power

Jan 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

At present, Nagarajan is working as the Senior Executive Vice President of Reliance Power. He was elevated to the position of CFO by the Board of Directors at their meeting.

Regional Labour Conference of North-Eastern Region held in Guwahati

Jan 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The participants in the conference discussed the problems faced by the labour in the northeast region with special reference to plantation sector.

US Army issues new regulations, allows turbans and beards in military

Jan 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

According to the new regulation, servicemen who wear turbans, hijabs or beards are allowed to enroll in the military.

Union Government grants assistance of over 1782 crore rupees for drought-hit Karnataka

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The decision was taken during a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) presided by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

India, World Bank discussed Indus Water Treaty

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

The discussion with Indian officials is a part of the World Bank’s efforts to resolve the differences over the implementation of the Indus Water Treaty.

Ninth edition of JIFF begins tomorrow

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Inaugurated by prominent members of the South Indian film fraternity like Hariharan and Singeetam Srinivasa Rao, the festival will host the screening of around 134 films.

Union Cabinet approved MoU with Kenya on agriculture and allied sectors

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is one of recent initiatives under taken by India to boost bilateral cooperation with Kenya.

Eminent British economist Tony Atkinson died

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Through his extensive research, Tony Atkinson contributed in conceptualizing poverty eradication policies in India.

NASA to send first African-American to space station in 2018

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Epps was selected by NASA in 2009 as an astronaut. She will join Feustel as a flight engineer on Expedition 56, and remain on board for Expedition 57.

Japan to associate with India in its Smart Cities Mission

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Japan has expressed interest in being associated with India’s mission of developing 100 smart cities by 2020. The decision was revealed during the meeting of Indian Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu.

Google unveils My Business and Digital Unlocked tools for small and medium businesses

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

My Business Website will help Small and Medium Businesses create a free and mobile optimised website.

Veteran actor Om Puri died at 66

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Padma Shri awardee actor was an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India and the National School of Drama.

Delhi’s Connaught Place to be vehicle-free from February

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

NDMC is planning to make the inner and middle circle of Connaught Place completely vehicle-free to ease congestion and reduce pollution.

Bindra and Padukone part of Government Panel for National Sports Development Code

Jan 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The committee will be chaired by Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas.

Celebrations for 350th Prakash Parv begin in Patna

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The main function of the celebrations was held on 5 January 2017 at the Gandhi Maidan. The celebrations in saw the presence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and several other Sikh dignitaries from India and abroad.

Eminent historian Prof Gangmumei Kamei died

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Prof Gangmumei Kamei was a writer and historian whose area of specialisation was regional history of Northeast India and history of Manipur.

Sir Tim Barrow appointed as UK’s ambassador to European Union

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Sir Tim previously served as representative to the EU Security Committee and as Ambassador to the Western European Union.

Trump appoints Indian-American to key White House position

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

US President-Elect has appointed Indian-American Raj Shah to a key position in his government. Shah would serve as the deputy assistant to the President and as the Deputy Communications and Research Director.

World Braille Day observed on 4 January 2017

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The day also helps people to feel the importance to produce works in the Braille language to allow blinds to read the works.

TRAI released consultation paper on Net Neutrality

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The consultation paper is a part of the measures undertaken by the Department of Telecom and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to find an acceptable solution to the issue of net neutrality.

Scientists discover a new organ in human digestive system

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

New Research shows evidence of the existence of a new organ – Mesentery-within the human digestive system.

Renowned Sitar Player Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan passes away

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Born in 1929 in Jawra, Madhya Pradesh, Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan belonged to the Beenkar Gharana of Indore.

Book titled The People's President: Dr A P J Abdul Kalam released

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

It is a comprehensive compendium of Dr Kalam’s experiences as the President of India between 2002 and 2007.

Filmmaker Dasari to make biopic on Jaya

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Veteran filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao will be making a biopic titled ‘Amma’ on the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, covering her life story.

India wins 2016 SAFF Women's Championship

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The early goal in the finals was scored by India’s Dangmei Grace in the 12th minute. In the second half of the game, goal from India’s Sasmita Malik and Indumathi helped the Indian women fetch the title.

Finland introduces basic income for unemployed

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Finland introduces basic monthly income to tackle the issue of unemployment and poverty. Under the scheme, a basic amount will be provided to 2000 randomly picked citizens on a trial basis for two years.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as Captain of India ODI and T20I teams

Jan 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The ace Indian cricketer also informed BCCI that he will be available for selection for the upcoming series against England. However, he would not be continuing in the skipper's role.

Jovenel Moise declared winner of Haiti’s Presidential elections

Jan 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Jovenel Moise, the candidate of former President Michel Martelly’s Haitian Tet Kale Party has been declared the new President-Elect of the Hurricane-hit Caribbean nation, Haiti.

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