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India’s first underwater rail tunnel completed ahead of schedule

2 hrs ago
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For the construction of tunnel, a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) named 'Rachna' was deployed.

Union Cabinet approves abolition of Foreign Investment Promotion Board

3 hrs ago
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The proposal approved entails abolishing the FIPB and allowing administrative Ministries and Departments to process applications for Foreign direct investment (FDI) requiring government approval.

Union Cabinet approves setting up of AIIMS in Kamrup, Assam

5 hrs ago
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The establishment of AIIMS at Kamrup will serve the dual purpose of providing super speciality health care to the population while also help create a large pool of doctors and other health workers in the region.

Cabinet approves JDI between Germany and India on alternative medicine

5 hrs ago
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The Union Cabinet has approved the joint declaration of intent between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the field of alternative medicine.

Union Cabinet approves allocation of 2.5 per cent of Central Road Fund for development and maintenance of National Waterways

6 hrs ago
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The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017 would be moved by the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways in the ensuing Monsoon Session 2017 of the Parliament.

Union Government launches Swachh Bharat App

22 hrs ago
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When one is in the monument or Museum, the app will deliver the message about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and will ask the user to report the garbage around him.

Reader with guidelines for raising happy children released by WCD Ministry

1 day ago
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The Ministry of Women and Child Development has released a reader that aims to serve as a guide for parents and teachers on how they can prevent crime and violence by children by creating a more protective and caring environment.

Union Government launches SEVA mobile app for quick tracking of coal dispatch

1 day ago
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The app will provide complete information of departmental functioning and transparency to the public.

Railway Minister inaugurated free Wi-Fi facility at 28 Railway Stations

2 days ago
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Railway Minister inaugurated free wi-fi facility at 28 railway stations on the Konkan Railway to enable commuters to access important information while waiting for trains.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu launches high speed Tejas Express

2 days ago
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The train will operate five days a week during non-monsoon period, and three days a week during monsoon period.

GST Council announces GST Rates of 1211 items

May 19, 2017
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GST Rates of 1211 items were finalised by the GST council with 81 per cent of them facing a levy of up to 18 per cent.

Anant Geete inaugurates Test Track Facility developed by Global Automotive Research Centre

May 19, 2017
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The Global Automotive Research Centre is a body working under the National Automotive Testing & R&D Infra Project (NATRiP).

Union Cabinet approves amendment of the Public Premises Act, 1971

May 18, 2017
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The Union Cabinet has approved the amendment in the Public Premises Act, 1971 that would speed up the eviction of unauthorised occupants from government residences thus reducing the waiting period for the new incumbents.

CCEA approves Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission

May 18, 2017
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The Mission will be funded by the Government of India. It will be implemented by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), which is a Public Sector Undertaking of Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

CCEA approves setting up of Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam

May 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The proposal of Department of Agriculture Research and Education (DARE) /Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) under the scheme, the establishment of the "Indian Agricultural Research Institute (lARI)-Assam" seeks to set up the Institute on 587 acre of land provided by the Govt. of Assam.

Union Cabinet approves pan-India implementation of Maternity Benefit Program

May 18, 2017
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The total cost of the proposal for the period from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2020 including Union and State Governments share is Rs. 12661 crore. The Government of India’s share during the period is around Rs. 7932 crore.

Cabinet Minister Inaugurated 15th National Meeting for Persons with Disabilities

May 18, 2017
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Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot inaugurated the 15th National meet of state Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities to discussion implementation of the Persons with Disabilities act-1995.

Cabinet has approved Amendment of the Ancient Monuments and Remains Act, 1958

May 18, 2017
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The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved limited construction for the benefit of the public within the prohibited areas of a centrally protected monument or site.

Union Cabinet approves construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors

May 18, 2017
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In a first of its kind project for India’s nuclear power sector, the ten new units will come up in fleet mode as a fully homegrown initiative. It would be one of the flagship “Make in India” projects in this sector.

Can women be given option of saying no to Triple Talaq: SC to AIMPLB

May 17, 2017
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The questions were raised by a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar on the fifth day of the hearing on petitions challenging Triple Talaq.

Union Government launches EPFO’s Citizens’ Charter 2017

May 17, 2017
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It will also offer social security coverage to all employees as well as implementation of policies for benefit of all stakeholders.

VO Chidambaranar Port Trust and TANGEDCO sign MoU to upgrade Coal Jetties

May 16, 2017
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The MoU was signed by S Anantha Chandra Bose, Chairman of VO Chidambaranar Port Trust and M Sai Kumar, Chairman cum Managing Director of TANGEDCO.

Public Affairs Index 2017 released: Kerala secures 1st position

May 16, 2017
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Kerala and Tamil Nadu secured first and second rankings for the second consecutive year in the index.

Indian Railways to install CCTV cameras at over 900 stations under Nirbhaya fund

May 16, 2017
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Indian Railways have about 8000 stations, out of which only 344 stations were provided with CCTV cameras till now.

Indian Coir Sector’s export revenue touched all time high in fiscal 16-17

May 15, 2017
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The Indian Coir sector’s revenue from exports touched an all time high in the 2016-17 financial year.

Union Government revises Base Year of WPI to 2011-2012 from 2004-05

May 15, 2017
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The base year of WPI was revised in order to align it with the base year of other macroeconomic indicators like the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

Union Government revises Base Year of IIP to 2011-2012 from 2004-05

May 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The new base year was selected keeping in view the base year of other macroeconomic indicators namely Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Consumer Price Index (CPI).

UPSC to share competitive exams scores online to boost employment

May 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Moreover, the candidates can either opt in or out of the disclosure scheme by making an appropriate response in the application form.

Union Government launches Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine against Pneumonia

May 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The vaccine will support efforts of the government in further bringing down the child mortality.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates 2nd NPDRR meeting in Delhi

May 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The second meeting of NPDRR will be held from 15 to 16 May 2017 with the theme “Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development: Making India resilient by 2030”.

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