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Union Government announces package for promotion of Digital and Cashless Economy

NABARD will extend financial support to eligible banks for deployment of 2 POS devices each in 1 Lakh villages with population of less than 10000.

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Publish Date : Dec 9, 2016

government relaxes norms for online card transactions of up to Rs 2000

केंद्र सरकार ने कैशलेस पेमेंट बढ़ाने के लिए 2000 रु. तक के डेबिट तथा क्रेडिट कार्ड ट्रांजैक्शंस पर सर्विस टैक्स माफ कर दिया है.

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Publish Date : Dec 8, 2016

Bernard Cazeneuve named new French PM, as Valls resigns

Cazeneuve’s role has been especially significant for the French government, as he oversaw all the operations of the French security forces following the Paris and Nice terror attacks.

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Publish Date : Dec 7, 2016

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa passes away

She was put on heart assist device following the attack and her condition was stated to be critical by senior doctors at the Apollo hospital.

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Publish Date : Dec 6, 2016

Union Government launches Stanpan Suraksha mobile app to promote breastfeeding

It is first-of-its-kind app that aims to promote breastfeeding and baby food promotion reporting mechanism.

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Publish Date : Dec 6, 2016

Amazon launches global startup program Launchpad in India

In this regard, Amazon India tied up with Start Up India programme of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), NASSCOM's 10000 Startups, Indian Angel Network (IAN), NITI Aayog, Governments of Maharashtra, Telangana and TiE.

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Publish Date : Dec 6, 2016

Supreme Court of UK hears Government’s appeal over Brexit issue

The hearing follows an appeal by the British Government after a High Court ruling in November stating that the Theresa May government has no right to invoke Article 50 without parliament's permission.

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Publish Date : Dec 6, 2016

A roadmap to cashless economy

In India, the government’s decision of demonetizing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes raised some obvious questions about the validity of cash in Indian economy. As a solution, the use of plastic money in the form of credit and debit cards was touted as the way forward. The government is also propagating cashless transactions to enable people to get by.

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Publish Date : Dec 6, 2016

Hailakandi becomes first district in Assam to make cashless payment

At least 504 workers received their daily wages through individual bank accounts. This makes Hailakandi the first district in Assam to join PM Narendra Modi’s cashless drive.

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Publish Date : Dec 5, 2016

NAT-Union Governments approves additions to the Central OBC list

The Union Government of India gave its nod for the inclusion of 15 new castes and modification of 13 others in the Central list of Other Backward Castes (OBC). The amendment was made on the suggestion of the National Commission of Backward Classes (NCBC).

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Publish Date : Dec 2, 2016

Competition Commission of India approves merger of Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI

On 17 May 2016, the SBI had informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that it is seeking in-principle sanction of the Union Government to enter into negotiation with its 5 subsidiaries and Bharatiya Mahila Bank for acquisition.

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Publish Date : Dec 1, 2016

Union Government forms Chandrababu Naidu Committee to promote digital economy

The Committee will identify the best global practices for implementing an economy primarily based on digital payment.

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Publish Date : Dec 1, 2016

Union Government launches e Pashuhaat portal to connect breeders and farmers

पोर्टल किसानों को देश की अलग– अलग एजेंसियों के साथ बीमारी मुक्त गुणवत्तापूर्ण गोजातीय जर्मप्लाज्म की उपलब्धता के बारे में भी जानकारी उपलब्ध कराएगा.

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Publish Date : Nov 30, 2016

Union Government launches e-Pashuhaat portal to connect breeders and farmers

The portal will also facilitate the farmers about the availability of quality disease free bovine germplasm with different agencies in the country. The portal will lead to propagation of high genetic merit germplasm.

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Publish Date : Nov 29, 2016

George Yeo, Chancellor of Nalanda University, resigns

Earlier on 23 November 2016, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen terminated his nine-year-long association with the University, first as a Chancellor and later as a member of the Governing Board. He had resigned as the Chancellor in February 2015.

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Publish Date : Nov 28, 2016

Government slaps safeguard duty on certain steel imports

राजस्व विभाग की अधिसूचना के अनुसार, वस्तुओं के मूल्य को घटाने के बाद प्रभावी शुल्क दर की गणना की जाएगी. सीआईएफ (लागत बीमा भाड़ा) आधार पर 504 अमेरिकी डॉलर प्रति टन से नीचे आयात मूल्य होने पर एंटी– डंपिंग ड्यूटि देय होगा.

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Publish Date : Nov 28, 2016

Government slaps safeguard duty on certain steel imports

Revenue Department levied safeguard duty of 10% ad valor em minus the anti-dumping duty payable for imports at a price below $504 per tonne on CIF basis.

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Publish Date : Nov 26, 2016

Yudhvir Singh Malik appointed Chairman of NHAI

The National Highways Authority of India is an autonomous agency of the Government of India. It was created through the promulgation of the National Highways Authority of India Act, 1988.

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Publish Date : Nov 25, 2016

Union Government announces major changes in the demonetisation plan

Payments for the transactions under all the exempted categories will now be accepted only through old Rs 500 notes.

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Publish Date : Nov 25, 2016

Colombian Government and FARC rebels sign revised Peace Agreement

The new accord introduces around 50 changes, which are intended to temper critics led by still-powerful former President Alvaro Uribe. The modifications range from a prohibition on foreign magistrates judging crimes by the FARC or government to a commitment from the insurgents to forfeit assets.

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Publish Date : Nov 25, 2016

National Green Tribunal orders green audit of all government buildings of Delhi

The order was issued by the NGT bench, which was conducting a hearing in the petition filed by Vardhaman Kaushik over toxic air of the National Capital. The bench included judicial members, justices UD Salvi and Raghuvendra S Rathore, and expert members Bikram Singh Sajwan and Ajay A Deshpande.

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Publish Date : Nov 24, 2016

Supreme Court asked Union Government to frame rules for consumer courts

इस निर्देश को तीन– जजों की खंडपीठ ने पारित किया. खंडपीठ में चीफ जस्टिस टीएस ठाकुर और जस्टिस डीवाई चंद्रचूड़ एवं एल नागेश्वर राव थे.

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Publish Date : Nov 24, 2016

World Robot Olympiad to be held for the first time in India

The theme for the 13th World Robot Olympiad is Rap the Scrap. The theme is in line with 'Swachh Bharat Mission' of the Indian government. The students are expected to come up with innovative ideas using robotics technology to ‘Rap the Scrap’ i.e. to reduce, manage and recycle waste.

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Publish Date : Nov 23, 2016

Union Government constitutes committee to review status of demonetisation drive

The committee comprises of Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries and Directors with each team consisting of up to two or three officers for each State and Union Territory (UT).

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Publish Date : Nov 23, 2016

Current Affairs One liner of the Day: 22 November 2016

The one liner of the day covers important current affairs of the day like pehchan identity cards, International Peace Prize by Indian Government, and 47th International Film Festival of India among others.

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Publish Date : Nov 22, 2016

Supreme Court asked Union Government to frame rules for consumer courts

Expressing its concern over the working of consumer courts, the court said that a systematic overall of the infrastructure is necessary if the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is not to become a dead letter.

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Publish Date : Nov 22, 2016

Islamic Window to be considered in conventional banks

Islamic banking may be introduced in the country in a gradual manner, considering the inexperience of Indian banks in the sphere and complexities of Islamic finance.

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Publish Date : Nov 21, 2016

Indian government targets 50 medals for India in 2024 Olympics

रियो ओलिंपिक में भारत के खराब प्रदर्शन के बाद ही मोदी सरकार ने अगले तीन ओलंपिक खेलों हेतु टास्क फोर्स का भी गठन किया था.

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Publish Date : Nov 19, 2016

Union Government announces new set of measures to ease demonetisation policy

The government has now decided to permit families celebrating weddings to draw maximum of 250000 rupees in cash from their own bank accounts that are KYC compliant.

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Publish Date : Nov 18, 2016

Union Government bans Zakir Naik's controversial NGO

In many speeches compiled by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Naik can be heard praising Osama Bin Laden, justifying suicide bombings and making objectionable comments against Hindus, their religious places and gods.

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Publish Date : Nov 18, 2016
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