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Central Excise Day celebrated on 24 February 2017

6 hrs ago
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The day is celebrated annually to mark the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944.

Digital payments industry to hit USD500 billion by 2020: Google-BCG study

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The report said that more than 50 per cent of India's Internet users will use digital payments by 2020, when the size of digital payments industry in the country will be 500 billion dollars.

Sahitya Akademi awards 2016 presented to 24 authors

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Award-winning poets included Jnan Pujari (Assamese), Anjali Basumatary (Bodo), Sitanath Acharya (Sanskrit) and Kamal Vora (Gujarati) among others.

Shoot-at-sight order issued in Corbett Tiger Reserve to curb poaching

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As per the tiger census data released in 2015, Uttarakhand with 340 tigers has the second highest tiger population in the country after Karnataka.

India can develop space station, said ISRO chief

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According to the Chairman of ISRO, India has the capability of developing its own space station, it just needs sufficient funds and time.

Union Government clears Coastal Surveillance Project

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Once fully functional, the coastal surveillance project is expected to boost India’s maritime security.

Abhijit Sarkar appointed Vice Chairman of Asian Hockey Federation

2 days ago
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Sarkar has been associated with the Sahara India Pariwar since 2004. He has also served as the Head of Corporate Communications, Corporate Affairs and Relations, and the Sports Division at Sahara India Pariwar.

Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre appointed chairman of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal

2 days ago
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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.

ISRO: India may fulfil its energy requirements from Moon by 2030

3 days ago
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According to an ISRO scientist, India may be able to fulfil its energy requirement from resources from Moon by the year 2030.

Rajkummar Rao's 'Newton' wins Art Cinema honour at Berlinale

3 days ago
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Congratulating the team Actor Rajkummar Rao twitted “So happy to share Newton has won the Art Cinema award for the Forum section at Berlinale. Congratulations team”

Presidential Historians Survey: Abraham Lincoln Best; Obama 12th Best

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Barack Obama ranked 12th in the list and it was also the first time that he was eligible for the Presidential Historians Survey.

US President names Lt Gen HR McMaster as new National Security Advisor

3 days ago
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Highly respected Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster is going to take over the position of the recently ousted National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn.

South Asian Speakers’ Summit 2017 concluded in Indore

3 days ago
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The South Asian Speakers’ Summit 2017 discussed ways to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by the UN in September 2015.

ISRO successfully tests its Cryogenic Stage for GSLV MkIII for the Flight Duration

Feb 20, 2017
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This complex technology named the cryogenic engine has been mastered only by six countries namely Russia, the US, France, Japan, China and India

Barren Island, India’s only live volcano, active again

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The volcano is erupting in small episodes of five to 10 minutes. The researchers observed only ash clouds during the day. However after sundown, red lava foundations spew from the crater into the atmosphere.

Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH commissioned in Kochi

Feb 20, 2017
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While Tata Motors is India’s market leader in the automobile industry, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software products.

World Day of Social Justice observed with theme preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

As recognised by the United Nations, the World Day of Social Justice focuses on guaranteeing fair outcome through social justice, equality, employment and much more.

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir dies

Feb 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Kabir served as the 39th Chief Justice of India from September 2012 to July 2013.

India ranks 143rd in 2017 Index of Economic Freedom

Feb 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

In its 23rd edition, the Index analyzed economic policy developments in 186 countries. Countries are graded and ranked on 12 measures of economic freedom that evaluate the rule of law, government size, regulatory efficiency, and the openness of markets.

INSV Tarini inducted into Indian Navy

Feb 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The boat draws her origin from the famous Tara-Tarini temple of Orissa’s Ganjam district. The word Tarini means a Boat and is also a Sanskrit word for Saviour.

Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl authored by Ram Kamal Mukherjee

Feb 19, 2017
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The book discusses Hema Malini’s life and achievement, since she has been extremely active as a stage performer, actor and a politician.

UAE reveals its plan to build the first city on Mars by 2117

Feb 18, 2017
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The United Arab Emirates plans to spearhead international efforts in Mars exploration with its Mars 2117 program.

Vikas Swarup appointed as High Commissioner of lndia to Canada

Feb 17, 2017
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Vikas Swarup is a 1986-batch IFS officer. He was conferred with the US-India Business Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

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.

Hindi Scholar and writer Surendra Verma selected for Vyas Samman 2016

Feb 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Verma’s play Qaid-e-Hayat talks about the personal life of poet Mirza Ghalib, including his financial hardships and his tragic love for Katiba, a woman calligraphist.

Indian Panorama Film Festival begins in Port Blair

Feb 16, 2017
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The five-day festival will see screening of about 15 films of different languages and genres. The film festival will conclude on 19 February 2017.

EPFO launches Employees Enrolment Campaign 2017

Feb 16, 2017
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The employees’ share of contributions, if declared by the employer as not deducted, shall stand waived.

Justice Vikramajit Sen takes charge of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association

Feb 16, 2017
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Just after taking charge of the DDCA, Justice Sen formed various committees. In a three-page instruction, he laid out the ground rules while keeping most of the committees selected by Justice Mudgal.

India joins Moscow meet, despite exclusion in first round

Feb 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Despite exclusion in the first round of conference, India attended the second round of Moscow meet on Afghanistan issues.

Olympic Champion Bolt wins Laureus 'Sportsman of the Year' award

Feb 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Rio Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Simone Biles were awarded top honours at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2017.

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