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India became 35th full member of Missile Technology Control Regime

Published on: 27-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

India's entry into MTCR comes days after it failed to get Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) membership due to stiff opposition from China and six other countries, namely Austria, Brazil, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Switzerland.

Union Government launched India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on CNG

Published on: 24-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The programme is implemented by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and GAIL (India) Limited.

Union Government approved setting up of District Level Advisory and Monitoring Committees

Published on: 24-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

In a first of its kind, these Committees will oversee, review and monitor implementation of urban development, affordable housing and urban poverty alleviation programmes.

Aadhaar to be linked with caste, domicile certificates

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The states will have to ensure that such certificates are issued within 60 days time to the students when they are studying either in Class V or VIII.

Union Government bans use of Potassium Bromate as food additive

Published on: 21-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

In May 2016, FSSAI in its recommendation asked health ministry to remove potassium bromate from the list of permissible food additives.

India gets first women fighter pilots; Commissioned 3 pilots in Batch-1

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

With the commissioning of Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawana Kanth and Mohana Singhthis, India joined the select few nations in the world that have women fighter pilots in their Air Forces.

URJA Mobile app launched to enhance consumer connect with Urban Power Distribution sector

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The URJA, which stands for Urban Jyoti Abhiyaan, was launched on the on the side-lines of Conference of Power Ministers at Cansaulim in South Goa.

PM Modi outlines RAPID, a five-point charter for tax administrators at the Rajasva Gyan Sangam

Published on: 19-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

It will help to focus on digitization, voluntary tax compliance, facilitation for taxpayers, increasing the tax base, upgradation of digital and physical infrastructure for tax administrators etc.

Union Government notified 10 coastal police stations extending their jurisdiction to 200 nautical miles

Published on: 18-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The extension of jurisdictional limits will allow local police while dealing with cases of smuggling and terrorism and guarding 7516-km long coastline of India.

Microsoft & AICTE signed agreement to build app for HRD ministry's SWAYAM platform

Published on: 18-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Microsoft signed a deal of 38 crore rupees with All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to build and run the app for three years. Later, it will be taken over by AICTE.

Draft National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy 2016 released

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The policy was unveiled as part of Union Government’s attempt to reach the target of 175 Gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity from renewable energy sources by 2022.

Union Government launches Vidyanjali Mobile App for volunteer work at government schools

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Vidyanjali initiative is in line with the Union HRD Ministry's ongoing efforts under Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat.

National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 released

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

To establish  an  integrated  eco-system  leading  to significant growth of civil aviation sector that would promote  tourism,  increase  employment  and  lead  to  a balanced regional growth.

Pan-India Ramayana & Krishna Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme approved

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

During the meeting proposal to set up 11 Ramayana Circuits and 12 Krishna Circuits were approved which were earlier approved by the expert committee.

Union Ministry of Railways signs JV Agreement with Odisha Government

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

The MoU envisages formation of a Joint Venture company having 51 percent stake of the State Government and 49 percent stake of Ministry of Railways.

Union Government approves Measures for Conservation & Preservation of Lakes in Bengaluru

Published on: 15-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Under the decision, all Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) of the city will be monitored online 24x7. Apart from this, lake water quality will be monitored by concerned authorities in Bengaluru.

Central Port Authorities Act, 2016 drafted to replace the Major Port Trust Act, 1963

Published on: 14-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The draft was prepared with an aim to provide more autonomy and flexibility to the Major Ports and to bring in a professional approach in their governance.

Union Ministry of Civil Aviation proposes passenger centric amendments to CARs

Published on: 11-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Ministry is committed to ensure that flying for most Indians becomes a pleasant experience along with the growth of the Airline industry. Accordingly, it proposed certain amendments to the existing Civil Aviation Requirements (CARs)

Union Railway Minister dedicates Champaran Satyagrah Express at Motihari

Published on: 11-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Express was introduced to mark 100 years of the historic Champaran Satyagraha (movement) that was launched by Mahatma Gandhi in 1917.

Union Government releases the Road Accidents in India 2015 Report

Published on: 10-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

As per the report, road accidents have emerged as a major public health problem in India where almost 5 lakh accidents occurred last year killing 146000 people.

Union Government launched Surya Mitra Mobile App

Published on: 08-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Mobile App was developed by National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) which is an autonomous institution of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE).

India becomes co-chair of Working Group on Maritime Situational Awareness under CGPCS

Published on: 07-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

This decision was taken through a consensus during the 19th Plenary Session of the CGPCS that took place in Mahe, Seychelles during 31 May – 3 June 2016.

Draft National Water Framework Bill, 2016 released

Published on: 07-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The proposed legislation provides an overarching national legal framework with principles for protection, conservation, regulation and management of water as a vital and stressed natural resource.

Constitution of National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal Notified

Published on: 03-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Both the NCLT and NCLAT were constituted under the Companies Act, 2013 which replaced the Companies Act, 1956. The Act came into force on 12 September 2013.

India joins Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation

Published on: 03-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The code of conduct formed in November 2002 has 138 subscribing states. The non-subscribing states include countries like China, Pakistan, Israel and Iran.

Union Cabinet approves Proposal for Extension of Corridor-1 of Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase-I

Published on: 02-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The project will be executed by the existing SPV of Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu having 50:50 equity of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd.

Union Cabinet approves MoU between DGCA and French Civil Aviation Authority

Published on: 02-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The MoU was signed to implement Technical Cooperation Programme for promotion and implementation of Standards and Recommended Practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Prime Minister releases National Disaster Management Plan to make India disaster resilient

Published on: 01-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

It is the first of its kind of national plan prepared in India. It emphasizes on a greater need for Information, Education and Communication activities to prepare communities to cope with disasters,

Union Government approved retirement age of doctors of Central Health Services to 65

Published on: 01-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The proposal was made by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to strengthen the healthcare sector in the country.

Railways. PEC sign MoU to set up Kalpana Chawla Chair on geospatial technology

Published on: 31-MAY-2016
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Development of the chair and its research will help Indian Railways to develop in house solutions to the problems which are often outsourced to western countries.

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