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Formulate national policy to provide adequate relief to rape survivors: SC to Union Government

Published on: 28-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The court said that the Union Government should ensure that adequate relief is being provided to the victims of sexual offences.

Union I&B Ministry frames Policy guidelines for Online Central Government advertisements

Published on: 27-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Websites which are owned and operated by companies that are incorporated in India will be considered for empanelment by Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP).

Ministry of Railways launched Rail Humsafar Saptaah

Published on: 27-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Rail Humsafar Saptaah will conclude on 1 June 2016.

Union Cabinet gives nod for incorporation of Six new IITs; Upgrades Indian School of Mines to IIT

Published on: 26-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The above Amendment is also for conversion of Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad into an IIT by bringing it into the ambit of the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961.

Draft Model Rules 2016 under Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 released

Published on: 26-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Rules are based on the philosophy of reformation, rehabilitation and social integration, rather than retribution.

Union HRD Minister launches Bharatavani Portal at Lucknow

Published on: 26-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The portal has been launched in 22 scheduled languages, which eventually will be extended to 100 more languages.

Union Road Transport Minister Gadkari launches safety feature-rich Nirbhaya buses

Published on: 26-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Triggered emergency signal will allow CCTV cameras to display live footage of the bus at the central control room.

Union Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to Amendments in Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950

Published on: 25-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

It seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in respect of five States, namely, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and identification of ST in Puducherry.

Union Government announced 2nd batch of 13 Smart Cities

Published on: 24-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Lucknow topped the list of winners of the Fast Track competition conducted for 23 cities from as many States and Union Territories.

Union Cabinet approved ordinance to keep States out of NEET for one year

Published on: 22-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The ordinance was brought out to bypass the 9 May 2016 order of the Supreme Court on National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

Election Commission declares By-Election 2016 results

Published on: 20-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

By-elections are the elections, which is used to fill elected offices that become vacant between two general elections/assembly elections.

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates Intelligent Operations Centre and launches Mobile App Monitor

Published on: 20-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The IOC is a software solution designed by IBM. It helps collect and make sense of the rich data streaming in from several sources within the Estate to provide intelligent insights.

Assembly Election 2016: Jayalalitha, Mamta retain power; BJP in Assam and Kerala goes Left

Published on: 19-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The grand old party of India, Congress party seems to have lost its hold over the entire country and the assembly elections 2016 may prove to be the last nail in the coffin of Congress demise.

Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourer Scheme – 2016 to be Made Central Sector Scheme

Published on: 19-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It proposes to increase the budget provision from 5 crore rupees to 47 crore rupees per annum.

Union Government urged CMs of drought effected states to prepare weekly action plans on drought

Published on: 19-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The participant states were Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.

Union Government opened Tatkal Window to expedite examination of patent applications

Published on: 18-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The move came in the backdrop of 2.37 lakh patent applications pending in the country.

Draft National Policy for Women, 2016 unveiled

Published on: 18-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It will replace National Policy for Empowerment of Women, 2001. It will also guide Government action on Women’s issues over the next 15-20 years.

Tips to prepare for current affairs and general awareness questions

Published on: 17-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

Aspirants should make it a habit of reading newspaper on a daily basis as it will keep them updated about the trending topics happening across the globe.

India, WHO signed agreement for Global promotion of Traditional Systems of Medicine

Published on: 16-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The PCA is titled as Co-operation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine between WHO and AYUSH, India, 2016-2020.

NITI Aayog to prepare 15-year vision documents by replacing 5-year plans

Published on: 16-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Unlike the earlier 5-year plans, the new document will also cover subjects like internal security and defence.

Modi, Maithripala Sirisena released 'Simhastha Declaration' in Ujjain

Published on: 15-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

51 sacred points have been included in this declaration for betterment of mankind and these elixir points will start new discourse for India and the world.

Supreme Court upholds validity of Criminal Defamation Law

Published on: 15-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It said that the current criminal defamation law is constitutionally valid as criminalisation of defamation helps in protecting individual dignity of life and reputation.

Union Cabinet approves National Intellectual Property Rights Policy

Published on: 14-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

It sets in place an institutional mechanism for implementation, monitoring and review. It aims to incorporate and adapt global best practices to the Indian scenario.

Union Cabinet approved to sign inter-governmental agreement between India and Mauritius

Published on: 13-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The agreement between the two countries will be for duration of five years after which it will be automatically extended for another five years.

President approves name of Four Judges for Supreme Court

Published on: 12-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

NJAC wanted to replace the 22-year-old collegium system and provided equal say to politicians in appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and the High Courts.

Supreme Court asked Delhi Government not to register New Diesel Cars

Published on: 12-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It relaxed its April 30 order of imposing ban on diesel taxis in Delhi-NCR from 1 May 2016 but underlined that diesel taxis will eventually have to go off the roads.

Supreme Court struck down TRAI’s regulation on telecom companies over call drops

Published on: 11-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The court struck the regulation calling it as arbitrary, unreasonable and non-transparent.

Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2014 passed in Lok Sabha

Published on: 10-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The Bill provides for the death penalty even if ground handling staff and airport personnel are killed during such acts.

Dial 112 for any Emergency throughout India from 1 January 2017

Published on: 09-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The service will also be accessible even through those SIMs and landlines whose outgoing call facility has been stopped or temporarily suspended.

Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched Wi-Fi hotspot at Vijayawada, Kachiguda and Raipur

Published on: 06-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Wi-Fi facility for the visitors and rail users of these stations has been commissioned by RailTel in association with Google for providing high speed state of the art world class internet experience to the commuters.

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