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Uma Bharti has launched Water Conservation Programme for Bundelkhand

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Uma Bharti has launched a new water conservation programme to address the decline in ground water level in UP and MP’s Bundelkhand region.

Union Government launches MSEFC Portal and MyMSME Mobile App

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Micro and Small Enterprises Facilitation Council (MSEFC) portal will facilitate implementation of delayed payment provisions of the MSMED Act 2006.

PM Narendra Modi launches UDAN scheme, flags off first UDAN flight on Shimla-Delhi route

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Simultaneously, PM Narendra Modi also launched the inaugural UDAN flights on Kadapa – Hyderabad and Nanded-Hyderabad routes.

NITI Aayog's vision: Houses, vehicles, ACs for all by 2032

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Niti Aayog has envisaged a new India in which all citizens in 15 years will have houses with toilets, vehicles, power, air conditioners and digital connectivity.

India notifies conformity to UN resolution of imposing sanctions on North Korea

3 days ago
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The resolution prohibits the sale of luxury goods including jewellery, gems, yachts and luxury automobiles like racing cars that could directly contribute to the development of North Korea.

Union Government takes 10 new Swachh Iconic Places under Swachh Bharat Mission

Apr 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The announcement was made during second quarterly review meeting on the Swachh Iconic Places that was held at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra, Jammu and Kashmir.

India and Sri Lanka sign MoU on Economic Cooperation

Apr 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

It also calls for setting up of a LNG power plant and terminal, piped gas supply in Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

India becomes world’s fifth largest military spender

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

As per the data of SIPRI, the United States remains the world’s largest military spender.

SC directs Kerala government to reinstate TP Senkumar as DGP of Kerala

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The ruling was made by a bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta. The bench ruled that Senkumar was dealt unfairly and arbitrarily .

Double-decker AC train to be launched on high-density routes

Apr 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Indian Railways is going to launch a double-decker train on high demand routes, which would be less costly than 3AC in regular trains.

India Post releases commemorative postage stamp on coffee as fragrance stamp

Apr 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Union Minister of State Nirmala Sitharaman expressed happiness over coffee growing extending to non-traditional areas like Araku in Andhra Pradesh, parts of hilly Odisha and other places in North India.

India wins elections to two UN subsidiary bodies

Apr 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

India, along with 12 other members, was elected for the period of three years to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC), a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

No red beacon on Delhi HC judges cars

Apr 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Delhi High Court judges have decided to give up the use of red beacons starting immediately. The decision follows Union Cabinet’s ruling that bans the use of beacon lights from 1 May 2017.

SC sets 25% of net salary of husband for maintenance to an estranged wife

Apr 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The decision was made by a bench of justice R Banumathi and Justice MM Santanagoudar while directing a man to pay his ex-wife Rs 20000 out of a monthly salary of Rs 95527.

Union Government and Naga rebel groups agree to extend ceasefire till April 2018

Apr 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The decision over extension of ceasefire was taken at a meeting held between the officials of the Union Home Ministry and the Ceasefire Supervisory Board of Naga armed factions on 17 April 2017 in New Delhi.

Supreme Court approves e-auction of Taj Mansingh Hotel in Delhi

Apr 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The auctioning the Taj Mansingh Hotel property was stiffly opposed by Tata group-run Indian Hotels Company Ltd which manages the hotel.

India develops National Action Plan to combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Apr 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The plan highlights the need for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) across multiple sectors such as human health, animal husbandry, agriculture and environment in consideration of the “One-Health” approach.

Union Cabinet approved to introduce Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill 2017 in Parliament

Apr 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 calls for repealing the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993 along with Savings Clause.

Rajnath Singh inaugurates Civil Services Day function

Apr 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Union Home Minister inaugurated a two-day programme to commemorate Civil Services Day. The event would honour ten districts with PM’s awards for Excellence in Public Administration.

SC restores trial against L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti in Babri Masjid demolition case

Apr 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

It ruled that there will be no fresh trial because of framing of conspiracy charges against senior BJP leaders.

Government banned red beacons on all VIP vehicles, including PM’s, emergency services exempt

Apr 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The red beacon ban will not be implemented in cases of emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire brigades and Police.

President of India Inaugurates Global Exhibition on Services

Apr 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the third edition of the Global Exhibition on services on 17 April. The four-day event will be held at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida.

Prakash Javadekar launches Portal and Mobile App of RUSA

Apr 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Nation-wide training programme launched for Elected Women Representatives of Panchayats

Apr 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The National Commission for Women of the WCD Ministry in collaboration with TISS developed the module.

Railways Ministry launches first-ever train with glass roof coaches on Visakhapatnam-Araku route

Apr 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Coaches also feature LED lights, rotatable seats, GPS based info system, etc.

MoU between NSFDC & Development Commissioner (Handlooms) signed

Apr 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Handlooms Sector is a part of Textile Industry, the second largest economic activity after agriculture.

Cab safety measures for women included in new Taxi Policy Guidelines

Apr 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

These measures have been recommended by the Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, WCD Minister, to the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping (MoRTH).

PM Modi inaugurates new units in Koradi thermal power station in Nagpur

Apr 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

These dedicated thermal power stations include three super-critical units 660 MW each at Koradi, two of 500 MW each at Chandrapur and one of 250 MW at Parli.

126th Birth Anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar observed nationwide

Apr 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Ambedkar was an ardent champion of fundamental rights which is enshrined in Part-III of the Indian Constitution.

Union Government launches Aadhaar Seeding Application

Apr 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Application was launched at the 217th special meeting of the Central Board of Employees Provident Fund (CBEPF/EPFO) in New Delhi.

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