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Supreme Court asks Centre & states not to protect any kind of vigilantism

4 hrs ago
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The apex court’s direction came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned a spate of violence across India linked to the cow, saying killing in the name of cow worship was not acceptable.

DDA signs MoU with NIUA for preparing Delhi Master Plan 2041

22 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2041 will be an enabling strategic plan which would be the guiding framework of the planning and growth of Delhi till 2041.

Union Government launches quality mark logo for milk and milk products

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

NDDB's quality mark will provide dairy cooperatives and producer institutions the much-needed brand identity and a competitive edge.

Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana for poors: Interest free loans on e-rickshaws, three-wheelers

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The sub-scheme will provide safe, affordable and community monitored rural transport services like e-rickshaws, 3 and 4 wheeler motorised transport vehicles to connect remote villages with key services and amenities including access to markets, education and health for the overall economic development of the area.

Union Cabinet apprised of MoU between India and Netherlands on cooperation in space technology

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

It calls for setting up a Joint Working Group with members from Indian Space Research Organisation and the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) to work out the action plan for implementing this MoU.

Environment Ministry Approves Projects for Climate Change Adaptation in Three States

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The National Steering Committee on Climate Change has approved three Detailed Project Reports submitted by the Governments of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Sikkim for funding under the National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change.

Ram Nath Kovind elected as 14th President of India

1 day ago
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NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind crossed the winning margin to become the 14th President of India by beating opposition candidate Meira Kumar.

Lok Sabha clears Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership Bill 2017

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The proposed Bill grants statutory status to the fifteen Indian Institutes of Information Technology in Public Private Partnership and declares them as Institutions of National Importance.

UIDAI launches mAadhaar app for syncing Aadhaar data on mobile phone

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Once you register in mAadhar app, your Aadhaar card profile including phone number, address and other details get stored on the app.

Race to Raisina Hill ends today, as counting begins

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Presidential poll counting will begin today, following which the fourteenth President of India will be announced. Numbers look to be stacked in favour of NDA nominee, Ram Nath Kovind.

Union Cabinet approves revision of Indian Community Welfare Fund guidelines

2 days ago
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The approved guidelines would cover key areas like improvement in Consular services, Assisting Overseas Indian nationals in distress situations and Community Welfare activities.

SC says Right to Privacy cannot be absolute right, State may have some power to put reasonable restriction on it

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Terming ‘right to privacy’ as “amorphous”, the Supreme Court held that privacy is not absolute and cannot prevent the state from making laws imposing reasonable restrictions on citizens.

Nine-judge bench to decide whether privacy is a fundamental right

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The formation of the nine-judge Bench seeks to bring an end to contradictory judicial pronouncements of the past on the issue of the right to privacy.

Supreme Court allows Union Government to replace MCI oversight committee

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

MCI oversight committee was set up by the Supreme Court on 2 May 2016 for a term of one year or till a suitable mechanism was brought in by the government to substitute it.

PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be inaugurating a memorial for former Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam at his birthplace, Peikarumbu near Rameswaram on 27 July 2017.

Right of Children to Free & Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill scheduled for consideration in Lok Sabha

Jul 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017 is scheduled to be brought up for consideration and passage in the Lok Sabha on 18 July 2017.

Vice Presidential election 2017: Venkaiah Naidu named as NDA's vice-presidential candidate

Jul 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Naidu is pitted against Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who was chosen by an alliance of 18 opposition parties, including Congress.

Railways Ministry launches RailCloud Project, NIVARAN-Grievance Portal and CTSE Scheme

Jul 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

RailCloud is another step towards the Digitization of Railways with an aim of single digital platform for Indian Railways.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi named as Opposition’s Candidate for Vice Presidential Election 2017

Jul 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

His nomination was announced by Congress president Sonia Gandhi after eighteen parties jointly approved Gandhi as their vice presidential candidate in a meeting.

Union Government signs MoU with West Bengal to set up Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine

Jul 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The project to set up Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine is a part of the Metro Blood Bank Project of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

President Pranab Mukherjee launches digital initiatives to promote e-education

Jul 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

These digital initiatives were launched under the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) with an aim to help all in adopting the digital way to improve the quality of teaching.

Union Government proposes scheme to open residential schools for SC girls

Jul 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

70 percent of the seats in these schools, which will have classes from VI to XII, will be reserved for SC girls and the remaining for those from BPL families in other categories.

Jobs, Admissions secured under reserved category using forged caste certificates cannot be held valid: SC

Jul 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, did not concur with the findings of the Bombay High Court that if a person continues in service for a long period of time and the certificate is found to be fake at a later stage, then he or she may be allowed to continue in the service.

Union Government launches student-scientist connect programme JIGYASA

Jul 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

In this regard, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Union Ministry of Science & Technology and Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.

India declares itself free from Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N1 and H5N8

Jul 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Avian influenza is a highly contagious viral disease that affects species of food producing birds like chickens, turkeys, quails, guinea fowl as well as pet birds and wild birds.

PM Modi pays homage to veteran leader Babu Jagjivan Ram on his death anniversary

Jul 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Veteran Leader, Jagjivan Ram, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Dalit Icon, Congress Leader, Indira Gandhi, Emergency Period

EPFO inks agreement with 5 banks to collect PF dues

Jul 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Before, only State Bank of India was authorised to collect contributions from employers and make payment to employees.

President Pranab Mukherjee approves ordinance allowing Kambala in Karnataka

Jul 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In November 2016, the Karnataka High Court banned kambala along with bull-cart race in the state while hearing a case filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Law Commission recommends compulsory registration of marriages, defaulters to be fined

Jul 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Law commission of India recommended the compulsory registration of marriage in its 270th Report called ‘Compulsory Registration of Marriages’ submitted to the Government.

GST rollout: India launches historic indirect tax regime GST after 17 years of debate

Jul 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

With effect from 1 July 2017,  GST is expected to completely transform the Indirect Taxation landscape in the country involving both the Central and State levies.

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