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Union Government signs GEF Grant Agreement with World Bank

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

India signed a grant agreement worth USD 24.64 million with the World Bank for Ecosystem Service Improvement Project.

NHAI launches mobile App MyFASTag and FASTag Partner

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Moreover, NHAI has also started Online sale of FASTags and offline sale through Common Services Centre (CSC) near toll plazas.

Union Environment Ministry launches Harit Diwali, Swasth Diwali Campaign

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The campaign is aimed at enlightening the children about harmful fire crackers.

Union Cabinet approves completion of North Koel Reservoir Project

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The project is situated on North Koel river which is a tributary of Sone river that joins the river Ganga.

Union Cabinet approves new Metro Rail Policy

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The policy enables private investments across a range of metro operations making Public-Private Partnership (PPP) component mandatory for availing central assistance for new metro projects.

Union Cabinet approves creation of non-lapsable Madhyamik and Uchchtar Shiksha Kosh

2 days ago
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The funds arising from the MUSK will be utilized for schemes in the education sector which would be available for the benefit of students of secondary and higher education.

India’s first Partition Museum opens after 70 years of Independence

2 days ago
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This is the first time that a venue is created to mark India's independence and to focus on the stories of survivors of the chaotic and bloody history of India.

LED bulbs, tubelights, fans to go on sale at petrol pumps across India

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with three state-owned oil marketing companies for the distribution of energy-efficient appliances through petrol pumps across India.

GeM and CII sign MoU to establish GeMSamvad

3 days ago
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GeM and CII will work together to create GeM related awareness and onboard industry members from across the country.

Parliament passes Banking Amendment Bill empowering RBI to deal with wilful defaulters

Aug 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Parliament has passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with the Rajya Sabha approving it on 10 August 2017; the Lok Sabha has already passed it.

Venkaiah Naidu sworn in as 13th Vice President of the country

Aug 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Naidu who will be holding the second highest constitutional office in the country was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Lok Sabha passes State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017

Aug 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Bill was passed to repeal the SBI (Subsidiary Banks) Act 1959, State Bank of Hyderabad Act 1956 and to further amend the State Bank of India Act, 1955, following the merger of five associates with the parent SBI.

Union Government launches Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Quality Council of India (QCI) conducted a transparent third-party assessment of the present status of rural sanitation in all the States and the Union Territories (UTs), called Swachh Survekshan Gramin 2017.

SC to five states: What is status of High Security Registration Plates?

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

In 2012, the Supreme Court asked several states and Union Territories to ensure High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) for all vehicles or face contempt of court proceedings.

Muslim clerics urge UN to take action against Hafiz Saeed for anti-India activities

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Over one thousand Muslim clerics and imams today urged the United Nations to take action against the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack Hafiz Saeed for his "anti-India" activities.

Second round of National Deworming Day programme covers 11 Cr children

Aug 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The second round of National Deworming Day (NDD) was held across the nation to tackle worm infections targeting more than 11 Cr children.

Google, NSDC launch programme to improve Mobile Developer Ecosystem

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The programme is aimed at imparting mobile development training on the Android and Web platform and improving the quality of mobile app development ecosystem in India.

Government forms panel to enhance affordability, availability of drugs

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Union government has formed a new committee to enhance the affordability, availability and accessibility of drugs for the citizens of the country.

Mosque can be built at a distance from disputed site in Ayodhya: Shia Waqf Board to SC

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Waqf Board has sought time from the Supreme Court for setting up of a committee for exploring an amicable resolution of the issue.

NITI Aayog selects 6 States for transformative change in Health & Education sectors

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

NITI Aayog has shortlisted Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka under its 'Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital', SATH initiative to transform their health sector.

India celebrates 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement

Aug 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement, also known as August Kranti Andolan, was celebrated across India on 9 August 2017.

National Handloom Day observed across India to promote welfare of weavers

Aug 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The 3rd National Handloom Day was observed across India on 7 August in order to promote indigenous creations and honour the skill and dedication of handloom weavers of the country.

Book Tatkal Train Tickets now and Pay Later: Indian Railways

Aug 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The book now and pay later mode enables customers to book tatkal e-ticket and pay the fare within a period of 15 days.

Lok Sabha passes Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill for resolution of non-performing assets

Aug 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

After being enacted, the bill will empower RBI to direct banks to resolve specific stressed assets under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC).

Lok Sabha passes NABARD (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Aug 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The Bill also seeks to amend certain clauses in the light of reference of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Development Act, 2006 in the proposed legislation.

Suresh Prabhu: MAHSR sanctioned for implementation with financial assistance from Japan

Aug 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu informed the Lok Sabha that the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project (MAHSR), has been sanctioned for implementation with the technical and financial assistance of the Japan government.

EC rejects opposition’s demand to remove NOTA in Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls

Aug 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Election Commission has rejected the demands of the political parties to remove the None of the Above (NOTA) option in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat.

Union Cabinet clears proposal to extend proxy voting for NRIs

Aug 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend the facility of voting by electronic means and proxy to Non-resident by amending electoral laws.

Rajya Sabha passes Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Aug 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Bill extends the deadline for teachers to acquire the prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment by 4 years.

Union Government launches e-RaKAM portal for selling agricultural produce

Aug 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The platform is a digital initiative that aims to bring together the farmers, PSUs, civil supplies and buyers on a single platform to ease the selling and buying process of agricultural products.

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