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IIT Delhi scientists develop cheapest respiratory filter

The product will soon be available in Indian and global markets under the brand name Nasofilters by Nanoclean Global Pvt Ltd, a company formed by the innovators.

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Publish Date : May 19, 2017

India ageing gradually; every 5th person to be 60+ by 2050

The report suggested that almost 90 per cent of the population was below the age of 60 years and the working age population proportion stood at 44 per cent in 2015.

Recommended for : PFRDA-CRISIL report , Report Financial security for India's elderly - The imperatives , Pension , under-penetrated pension market , Atal Pension Yojna , self- sustaining pension , Pension sector , Indian pension industry , Voluntary Pension Schemes ,

Publish Date : May 17, 2017

Maharashtra government sends three Marathi films to Cannes, again

Similar to 2016, this year again three Marathi films have found their way to Cannes, one of the biggest film markets in the world.

Recommended for : Cannes Film Festival , Cannes 2017 , Marathi Films , The National Film award , Maharashtra Government

Publish Date : Apr 20, 2017

SBI becomes India's most-valued Public Sector Company

On the other hand, in Private Sector, IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the most-valued Indian company with a market cap of Rs 454902.85 crore.

Recommended for : SBI , India's most-valued Public Sector Company , State Bank of India , Tata Consultancy Services , Reliance Industries Limited

Publish Date : Apr 19, 2017

Centre plans to buy 1 lakh potato from UP farmers to ease their load

The centre has planned to buy 1 lakh tonnes of potato from the farmers in UP to guard them against the drastic fall in the crop’s prices.

Recommended for : The Union Agriculture Ministry , Market Intervention Scheme , Uttar Pradesh , UP Government , The Union Ministry

Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017

Cairn India merged with Vedanta Ltd

The merged company will have a larger market cap of USD 15.6 billion.

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Publish Date : Apr 12, 2017

अमेज़न को टक्कर देने के लिए फ्लिप्कार्ट ने ईबे का अधिग्रहण किया

फ्लिपकार्ट में इक्विटी स्टेक के बदले एबे कैश निवेश कर रही है जिसके साथ ही ईबे का भारतीय बिज़नेस अब फ्लिकार्ट का हो जाएगा.

Recommended for : Flipkart , eBay , Amazon , e marketing , फ्लिप्कार्ट , ईबे , अमेज़न , ई मार्केटिंग

Publish Date : Apr 11, 2017

Anti-Romeo Squads in Uttar Pradesh: Lawful Policing or Moral Policing?

Anti-Romeo Squads are special teams to make public places safe and secure for girls and women. These squads consist of police personnel, majorly women constables, and are deployed in chowks, market places, malls and parks in plain clothes.

Recommended for : Anti Romeo Squads , BJP Government UP , Yogi Adityanath Government , Women safety in UP , Eve teasing , Sexual Harassment

Publish Date : Apr 4, 2017

Myanmar becomes seventh member of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation

Up till now, SASEC members have invested more than USD 9 billion in development projects, which have connected markets and businesses over the last 15 years in the subregion.

Recommended for : South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation , SASEC , Myanmar

Publish Date : Apr 3, 2017

India becomes the third largest aviation market in domestic traffic

India beat Japan to become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic. India’s domestic passenger traffic stood at 100 million in 2016, which is only behind the US (719 million) and China (436 million).

Recommended for : Domestic Air Travel , Third Largest Aviation Market , India , Air Passenger Traffic , Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation , The United States of America

Publish Date : Mar 27, 2017

ICAR, ICRISAT signed collaborative agreement for crop improvement

The collaboration is expected to benefit crores of Indian farmers, who are vulnerable to fluctuations in rainfall and demand for food items in the market.

Recommended for : ICAR , ICRISAT , Dryland farming , Agriclutre development , Indian farmers

Publish Date : Mar 19, 2017

Union Cabinet approves Policy for Early Monetization of Coal Bed Methane Gas Marketing

As per the policy, the Contractor, while discovering the market price for Arms Length Sales, has to ensure a fully transparent and competitive process for sale of CBM. While doing so, the Contractor must also take care of the fact that the best possible price is realized for the gas without any restrictive commercial practices.

Recommended for : CBD , Coal Bed Methane , Union Cabinet

Publish Date : Mar 16, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the day: 2 March 2017

2 March 2017: The one liner of 2nd March covers important current happenings that are relevant to competitive exams. The day’s one liner’s cover important the happenings like Report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India and Indian Market Research Bureau states, ISSF World Cup and World Bank’s (WB) loan for the Tejaswini project among others.  

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Mar 2, 2017

Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS AYUSH commissioned in Kochi

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

Recommended for : Tata Motors , Microsoft India , Internet of Things , Artificial Intelligence , Automobile Industry

Publish Date : Feb 20, 2017

India ranks 143rd in 2017 Index of Economic Freedom

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.

Recommended for : Economic Freedom Index , Economic Freedom , The Heritage Foundation

Publish Date : Feb 19, 2017

Tata Motors, Microsoft India signed strategic agreement to leverage IoT & AI

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

Recommended for : Tata Motors , Microsoft India , Internet of Things , Artificial Intelligence , Automobile Industry

Publish Date : Feb 18, 2017

Summary of Economic Survey 2017

As per the advance estimates released by the CSO, the growth rate of GDP at constant market prices for the year 2016-17 is placed at 7.1 per cent, as against 7.6 per cent in 2015-16.

Recommended for : Economy Survey highlights , Arun Jaitley , Finance Minister , Budget session , Parliament , Narendra Modi , Budget

Publish Date : Jan 31, 2017

NEC and Union Ministry of Textiles sign MoU to harness the hidden potential of Cane & Bamboo

It will provide a push for the integrated and inclusive development of Cane & Bamboo Sector of NRE through skilled manpower, marketing support, technology dissemination and institutional support.

Recommended for : NEC , Union Ministry of Textiles , MoU , Cane & Bamboo industry , North Eastern Region

Publish Date : Jan 30, 2017

Union Cabinet approved short term market borrowing by NABARD

NABARD’s mission is to promote sustainable and equitable agriculture and rural prosperity through effective credit support, related services, institution development and other innovative initiatives.

Recommended for : Union Cabinet , NABARD , Agriculture , Rural development , Interest subvention

Publish Date : Jan 24, 2017

Union Cabinet approves listing of General Insurance Companies at the stock exchanges

Companies that will be listed on stock exchanges are New India Assurance, United India Insurance, Oriental Insurance, National Insurance and General Insurance.

Recommended for : Listing of General Insurance company , Capital market , Public Sector General Insurance Companies , General Insurance Companies , Stock Exchanges ,

Publish Date : Jan 19, 2017

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates India's first international stock exchange at Gift city

It will work for 22 hours in a day from sunrise to sunset i.e. it will start when the Japan exchanges begin and will close when the US markets end.

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Publish Date : Jan 12, 2017

Environment Ministry invites comments on Draft Notification for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, 2016

The Rules make it mandatory for all dog breeders and the dog breeding establishments to register themselves with the State Animal Welfare Board of the respective State Governments.

Recommended for : Prevention of Cruelty to Animals , MoEF , Union Environment Ministry

Publish Date : Jan 11, 2017

H1-B Visa Programme reform bill introduced in US Congress

The proposed changes are expected to impact the revenues of the Indian IT companies that are heavily dependent on the American market.

Recommended for : Donald Trump , H1-B visa , L1 visa , Indian IT companies

Publish Date : Jan 8, 2017

Apple to make iPhones in Bengaluru

Apple in collaboration with a Taiwanese manufacture is going to manufacture iPhones in Bengaluru to tap into India’s growing smartphone market.

Recommended for : Apple , iPhone , Wistron , Peenya Industrial Area , Foxconn

Publish Date : Jan 2, 2017

National Consumer Day celebrated with theme Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal

The National Consumer Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the national consumer movement and is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers.

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Publish Date : Dec 25, 2016

Pokemon Go to make its India debut

The location based augmented reality game is entering the Indian market in partnership with telecom operator Reliance Jio. All Reliance digital stores will be designated as 'PokeStops'.

Recommended for : Pokemon Go , Niantic , The Pokémon Company , Augmented Reality Game

Publish Date : Dec 14, 2016

रत्नेश कुमार बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा कैपिटल मार्केट्स के प्रबंध निदेशक तथा सीईओ नियुक्त

रत्नेश कुमार ने वर्ष 1993 में भारतीय पूंजी बाजार और वित्तीय सेवाओं के क्षेत्र से अपना कैरियर शुरू किए.

Recommended for : Ratnesh Kumar , appointed , MD and CEO , BoB , Capital Markets , रत्नेश कुमार , बैंक ऑफ बड़ौदा , कैपिटल मार्केट्स , प्रबंध निदेशक , सीईओ नियुक्त

Publish Date : Nov 8, 2016

Ratnesh Kumar appointed MD and CEO of BoB Capital Markets

BOB Capital Markets Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda. It is one of the Investment Banking Companies in India and is a SEBI registered Category I Investment Banker.

Recommended for : BoB , Bank of Baroda , Ratnesh Kumar , BOB Capital Markets

Publish Date : Nov 8, 2016

RBI appoints M Rajeshwar Rao as Executive Director

As Executive Director, Rajeshwar Rao will look after Department of Statistics and Information Management, Financial Markets Operation Department and International Department.

Recommended for : M Rajeshwar Rao , Reserve Bank of India , RBI’s Executive Director , G Mahalingam

Publish Date : Nov 8, 2016

Weekly Current Affair Quizzes: 31 October to 6 November 2016 brings for its reader quizzes of the week that covers important happenings of the week. The section revises selected quizzes from the week to help its readers in revising the most important happenings. The topics covered this week include topics like Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran, Agricultural Marketing & Farm Friendly Reforms Index and 2016 Vigilance Awareness Week among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Quiz , Current Affair , Interactive Quiz , Competitive Quiz

Publish Date : Nov 6, 2016
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