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BJP forms NEDA to boost development agenda in North-East India

BJP leader and Cabinet Minister in newly formed Assam government Himanta Biswa Sarma will be Convener of the alliance.

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Telangana Government, Eclat Health Solutions signed MoU to invest $15 million

Under the MoU, the Eclat will invest 15 million US dollars in Tier II cities of Telangana.

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United Nations World Humanitarian Summit concluded in Istanbul

More than 50 heads of state and government attended the summit, which commenced on 23 May 2016. However, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced his disappointment at the absence of world leaders from G7 countries.

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NGT bans over 10-year-old light, heavy diesel vehicles in six Kerala cities

NGT directed the state government not to register any diesel vehicle in the capacity of 2000 CC and more, except public transport and local authority vehicles.

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UK grants asylum to Maldives' ex-president Mohamed Nasheed

Nasheed was granted permission in January 2016 to leave for the U.K. by the Maldivian Government to undergo a spinal surgery. He was supposed to return to Maldives after the treatment, but remained in London.

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Gujarat Government launched Smart Village programme to improve public facilities

It was conceptualized on the lines of Smart Cities initiative of the Union Government.

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Union Government announced 2nd batch of 13 Smart Cities

Lucknow topped the list of winners of the Fast Track competition conducted for 23 cities from as many States and Union Territories.

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Oldest Olympic champion Sandor Tarics dies

Tarics was member of the Hungarian Waterpolo team which won in the Berlin Olympics staged by the Nazi government in 1936.

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Union Government constituted DB Shekatkar Committee on defence spending

The committee will also recommend measures to enhance the combat capabilities of the over 13-lakh strong armed forces.

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केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्री जे पी नड्डा ने देश में केंद्र सरकार के अस्पतालों में कायाकल्प पखवाड़ा लांच किया

यह पखवाडा स्वच्छ भारत अभियान के अंतर्गत कायाकल्प पहल में तेजी लाने की दृष्टि से 20 मई 2016 से 3 जून 2016 तक केंद्र सरकार के विभिन्न अस्पतालों में पूरे देश में मनाया जाएगा.

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केंद्र सरकार ने सड़क परिवहन क्षेत्र में ePACE, INFRACON और उन्नत INAM PRO का शुभारंभ किया

केंद्रीय सड़क परिवहन एवं राजमार्ग और जहाजरानी मंत्री नितिन गडकरी ने 16 मई 2016 को सड़क परिवहन के क्षेत्र में तीन सर्वोत्तम प्रथाओं के पहल की शुरुआत की. ये तीन नई आईटी पहलें हैं– INFRACON, ePACE और उन्नत INAM PRO.

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केंद्र सरकार ने सूखा प्रभावित दस राज्यों के मुख्यमंत्रियों के साथ बैठक की

सूखा प्रभावित राज्य निम्न हैं- तेलंगाना, झारखंड, उत्तर प्रदेश, गुजरात, महाराष्ट्र, मध्य प्रदेश, राजस्थान, कर्नाटक, आंध्र प्रदेश और छत्तीसगढ़

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Odisha to launch Green Passage Scheme for orphan students

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also gave his green signal for the scheme, which would function under the department of higher education.

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Union Government urged CMs of drought effected states to prepare weekly action plans on drought

The participant states were Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.

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दिल्ली सरकार ने दिल्ली को पूर्ण राज्य का दर्जा दिए जाने हेतु मसौदा विधेयक जारी किया

दिल्ली सरकार के अधिकार क्षेत्र में विस्तार् की मांग करते हुए पुलिस, भूमि, नगर निगमों और नौकरशाही को दिल्ली सरकार के अधीन करने की मांग की है.

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Ola signs MoU with Union Government to benefit Safai Karamcharis

The MoU aims to focus on building a sustainable framework by supporting entrepreneurship, skill development training and self-defence courses for Safai Karamcharis and Scavengers.

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Rehabilitation of Bonded Labourer Scheme – 2016 to be Made Central Sector Scheme

It proposes to increase the budget provision from 5 crore rupees to 47 crore rupees per annum.

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Draft National Policy for Women, 2016 unveiled

It will replace National Policy for Empowerment of Women, 2001. It will also guide Government action on Women’s issues over the next 15-20 years.

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केंद्र सरकार ने पेटेंट आवेदनों की जांच में तेजी लाने हेतु तत्काल विंडो सुविधा आरंभ की

वर्तमान में पेटेंट आवेदन के परीक्षण के लिए 5 से 7 वर्ष का समय लगता है, किंतु सरकार चाहती है कि यह समय घटकर मार्च 2018 तक अधिकतम 18 माह हो जाये.

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Union Government opened Tatkal Window to expedite examination of patent applications

The move came in the backdrop of 2.37 lakh patent applications pending in the country.

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जस्टिस मुकुल मुदगल फीफा संचालन समिति के उपाध्यक्ष नियुक्त

मुदगल पंजाब और हरियाणा उच्च न्यायालय के पूर्व मुख्य न्यायधीश है और आईपीएल स्पॉट फिक्सिंग जांच समिति के अध्यक्ष रह चके है.

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Indian short film ‘Beti’ to be screened at Seattle International Film Festival

The short film promotes girl child by narrating the real life story of three girls from a government school and their dream for the future.

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FIFA appoints Justice Mukul Mudgal as Deputy Chairman of its Governance Committee

The Committee has been set up to protect the organisation against any conflict of interest in the approval of any appointments to the key committees and bodies.

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Union Government launches ePACE, INFRACON and up-Scaled INAM PRO for Road Transport Sector

These initiatives developed by National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd are aimed at making the road building procedure faster, more transparent and more efficient.

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Current Affairs Quiz: 16 May 2016

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like 2016 IAF Hall of Fame award, 2016 International Day of Families and deputy chairman of FIFA’s Governance Committee among others.

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Kenya to close Dadaab, world's biggest refugee camp

The government cited reasons of pressing national security for the decision. The government also stated that the camp has become safe haven for terrorist organizations like al-Shabaab, a Somali-based Islamist group.

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Maharashtra declares drought in 29000 villages

The government through a corrigendum issued from Mumbai clarified that wherever reference is made to a 'drought-like situation' in the state manual, it would be read as drought.

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Committee on Estimates recommends PM-headed authority on Ganga Rejuvenation

The Committee opined the authority is required to cut down on the red tape involving various ministries and state governments to be set up for securing the nirmalta (purity) and aviralta (flow) of the Ganga by July 2018.

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Shashank Manohar unanimously elected as Independent ICC Chairman

Manohar is the first elected independent Chairman of the Cricket governing body and will serve for two-year term with immediate effect.

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UP government approves bicycle highway between Taj and lion safari

Starting from eastern gate of the Taj Mahal, it will cover areas such as Raja Bhoj ki Haveli, Bateshwarnath Temple, Mela Kothi Jarar, Naugava ka Quila and other rural areas to reach lion safari in Etawah.

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