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Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre appointed chairman of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal

21 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Justice Sapre, who will head the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal, was elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court and assumed charge on 13 August 2014.

Health Secretary launched ‘SAATHIYA’ Resource Kit and ‘SAATHIYA SALAH’ Mobile App for Adolescents

1 day ago
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The SAATHIYA Resource Kit has being designed to present the Peer Educators with key information on adolescent health and communicate the same and help the adolescents at the grass root/village level’.

Tripartite MoU to help Scheduled Caste artisans signed

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The tripartite MoU was signed among various agencies of the Union Government to boost livelihood opportunities for scheduled caste artisans.

UN's WHO gives India's vaccine regulatory body NRAI highest ratings

2 days ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

This highest approval rating is expected to give a boost to Indian pharmaceutical companies.

Set up in-house expert bodies to remove info on sex determination: SC to Search Engines

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

SC directed search engines to set up in-house expert bodies without delay to ensure deletion of materials which went against Indian laws prohibiting pre-natal sex determination.

Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare presented Kayakalp Awards 2016-17

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

While the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi was conferred with the first prize, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong was given the second prize.

New Marriage Bill seeks to check extravagant spending in weddings

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

A new marriage bill in Lok Sabha seeks to put a restriction on lavish spending in Indian weddings by limiting the number of guests invited and the number of dishes included in the menu.

Union Cabinet approved establishment of Food Legumes Research Platform in Madhya Pradesh

Feb 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) will assist the Indian Government in setting up of the Food Legumes Research Platform.

Union Cabinet approves merger of 5 associate banks with SBI

Feb 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In May 2016, the proposal for the merger was cleared by the State Bank of India. The Union Cabinet approved the merger in principle in June 2016. The proposal then went to the respective bank boards before returning to the Union Cabinet for a final nod.

Union Cabinet approved amendments to Collection of Statistics Act, 2008

Feb 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The amendment will strengthen the data collection mechanism in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

FSSAI formed Scientific Panel on Food Fortification and Nutrition

Feb 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The panel will review the Draft Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Food) Regulations, 2016 and suggest measures accordingly.

Publications Division, Sasta Sahitya Mandal signed MoU for joint publication of books

Feb 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

While Sasta Sahitya Mandal is a trust established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1925, Publication Division is a media unit under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Indian Railways Dedicated Freight Corridor: First portion to be operational by 2018

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

This will be a 190-km double track route with a total of 380 km track length which will be under the scrutiny of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL).

Supreme Court convicted Sasikala in disproportionate assets case

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The ruling of the SC renders Sasikala ineligible to contest Assembly elections.

India’s first floating elementary school inaugurated on Manipur’s Loktak Lake

Feb 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

This first of its kind school was set up with an aim to provide education to drop outs students as well as illiterate adults.

Union Minister launches new service to provide employment to unemployed youth in rural areas

Feb 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Union government seeks to eradicate unemployment among the rural youth by launching the National Career Service portal.

Sand Artist Sudarsan’s new sand castle creates Guinness World Record

Feb 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has broken Guinness World Record with his newest artwork, a 48.8 feet high sand castle, which was created in just four days.

UP:1st phase polling to be held tomorrow

Feb 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The first phase of the seven-phase UP assembly elections is scheduled to begin tomorrow. The voting would be spread across 15 districts of west Uttar Pradesh.

Union Government to open 56 Post Office Passport Seva Kendra facilities

Feb 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

In January 2017, the External Affairs Ministry and the Department of Posts announced their decision to utilize the Head Post Offices in the various States as Post Office Passport Seva Kendras. The partnership is aimed at extending passport services on a larger scale and to ensure wider area coverage.

Railways Ministry launches first phase of Station Redevelopment Program

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Railways Ministry will collaborate with the Union Ministry of Urban Development to develop these smart stations.

India ranks at 43rd position in 5th Annual International IP Index of USCC

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The top four positions of the index were fetched by the United States, United Kingdom, Japan and the European Union.

Union Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan

Feb 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The outlay for the project is Rs.2351.38 crore. It targets ushering in digital literacy in rural India by March 2019.

Railway Ministry to approve an ambitious railway project in Andaman and Nicobar

Feb 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Railway ministry has given a green signal to an ambitious rail link project that will connect Andaman’s capital Port Blair to Diglipur, the largest town in the north of the islands.

Lok Sabha passes Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Feb 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The Bill will replace the Ordinance promulgated by the President on 28 December 2016.

Enemy property must go to government: Supreme Court

Feb 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The bench refused to hear the writ petition of Congress Rajya Sabha MP Husain Dalwai.

Union Government eases rules for clearance of non-polluting industrial projects

Feb 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Non-polluting industries (White Category) will not be required to obtain consent certificate from respective State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs).

Tourism Ministry, J&K Government and NPCC sign MoU for implementation of tourism projects

Feb 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Ministry of Tourism, under the initiative 'Development of Tourism in the J&K State– New Projects', sanctioned projects to PSUs NPCC and NBCC for implementation by September 2017.

Union Government launches measles-rubella vaccination drive

Feb 7, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Subsequently, the measles-rubella vaccine campaign will be introduced in routine immunisation, replacing the currently given two doses of measles vaccine, at 9-12 months and 16-24 months of age.

If you don't vote, you have no right to blame government: SC

Feb 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The bench, which also comprised Justices N V Ramana and D Y Chandrachud, also ruled that it cannot look into encroachments in a matter involving all states while sitting in Delhi.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant launches India Innovation Index

Feb 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The index is in tune with the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy 2016. The policy aims at achieving the objective of ‘Innovative India’.

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