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Shurhozelie Liezitsu sworn in as new CM of Nagaland

Shurhozelie Liezietsu has been sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Nagaland. He will be succeeding TR Zeliang, who resigned from the post following widespread protests in the state over 33 per cent reservation for women in urban local bodies.

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Publish Date : Feb 22, 2017

Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre appointed chairman of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal

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.

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Publish Date : Feb 22, 2017

Pakistan Senate approved Hindu Marriage Bill

It is applicable to all persons who profess Hindu regligion in all of its forms prevalent in the country.

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Publish Date : Feb 21, 2017

UN's WHO gives India's vaccine regulatory body NRAI highest ratings

This highest approval rating is expected to give a boost to Indian pharmaceutical companies.

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Publish Date : Feb 20, 2017

India joins UN’s Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

The network is focused on strengthening national efforts to end preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns by 2030.

Recommended for : UN Healthcare Network , Maternal mortality , Infant Mortality , WHO India , UNICEF

Publish Date : Feb 15, 2017

Tehmina Janjua appointed as Pakistan's first woman Foreign Secretary to UN

She will replace the outgoing Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry, who will now be the Ambassador to the United States (US).

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Publish Date : Feb 14, 2017

Veerappan, Chasing the Brigand authored by K Vijay Kumar

K Vijay Kumar headed the special task force that killed Veerappan during the Operation Cocoon in 2004.

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Publish Date : Feb 9, 2017

Former CBI Director Joginder Singh passes away

He was the one who oversaw investigation of several high-profile cases including Bofors scam and Bihar's fodder scam.

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Publish Date : Feb 6, 2017

Arun M Kumar appointed as Chairman and CEO of KPMG India

He succeeds Richard Rekhy, who resigned in November 2016 following a large scale exodus of key people from the advisory team.

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Publish Date : Feb 6, 2017

Task Force to prepare Action Plan for next three Olympic Games constituted

The task force includes who is who of the Indian sporting community like Pullela Gopichand, Abhinav Bindra, Baldev Singh, etc.

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Publish Date : Jan 30, 2017

WEF, UCSB partnered to protect world’s USD 2.5 trillion ocean economy

The partnership comes less than six months after scientists warned that humanity is driving unprecedented marine extinction with devastating consequences for the ecology of the oceans and the people who rely on them.  

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Publish Date : Jan 24, 2017

Israel approved building permits for 566 settler homes in East Jerusalem

According to Turjeman, the new permits are for homes in the settlement neighbourhoods of Pisgat Zeev, Ramot, and Ramat Shlomo, who also heads the planning committee that approved them.

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Publish Date : Jan 23, 2017

India wins three-match ODI series against England, 2-1

Kedar Jadhav who made 90 off 75 balls, was on the verge of single-handedly taking his side to a memorable win. But after his dismissal, India failed to rattle up the required runs to lose the match.

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Publish Date : Jan 23, 2017

Punjab Royals wins Pro Wrestling League Season 2

The winners were presented with the Champions trophy along with a prize money of Rs. 1 crore and 90 lacs. The runners up were awarded the prize money of Rs. 1 crore and 10 lacs.

Recommended for : Haryana , who remained undefeated so far in the tournament , failed to cross the last hurdle.

Publish Date : Jan 20, 2017

J&K Legislative Assembly passes resolution on return of Kashmiri Pandits back to Kashmir

With the improvement in situation the return and rehabilitation of Kashmir migrants who have to shun their places due to militancy will be felicitated by the state government.

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Publish Date : Jan 19, 2017

25 children including 13 girls selected for National Bravery Awards

Geeta Chopra award will be conferred on Tejasweeta Pradhan and Shivani Gond of West Bengal who showed immense courage fearlessly helping police and NGO in uncovering an international sex racket leading to the arrest of the mastermind in Delhi.

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Publish Date : Jan 18, 2017

App named 'SEZ India' launched by Commerce Ministry

Commerce Secretary who launched the app said that the App would help the SEZ Units and Developers to find information easily and track their transactions on SEZ Online System.

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Publish Date : Jan 16, 2017

भारत में प्रदूषण से प्रतिवर्ष 12 लाख लोगों की मृत्यु: ग्रीनपीस

ग्रीनपीस की इस रिपोर्ट में यह भी बताया गया कि प्रदूषण स्तर के मामले में दिल्ली देश में सबसे अधिक प्रदूषित शहर है.

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Publish Date : Jan 12, 2017

सिगरेट पीने से प्रतिवर्ष 80 लाख लोगों की मृत्यु: डब्ल्यूएचओ

विश्वभर में तंबाकू संबंधित बीमारियों के चलते लगभग 1 ट्रिलियन डॉलर हेल्थ केयर पर खर्च हो जाता है. तम्बाकू प्रयोग को कम करने के लिए तंबाकू उद्योग विपणन गतिविधियों पर रोक लगाना भी एक महत्वपूर्ण कदम है.

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Publish Date : Jan 12, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016

Ronaldo garnered 34.54% of total votes to grab the title. He beat Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who scored 26.42% of total votes, and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann (7.53% of total votes) to the prize.

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Publish Date : Jan 10, 2017

Union Government amends Income-tax Rules, 1962 to link PAN in all existing bank accounts

People, who have bank account but have not submitted PAN or Form No 60 yet, will now be required to submit the PAN or Form No 60 to the bank.

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Publish Date : Jan 9, 2017

US Army issues new regulations, allows turbans and beards in military

According to the new regulation, servicemen who wear turbans, hijabs or beards are allowed to enroll in the military.

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Publish Date : Jan 7, 2017

Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India

Justice Khehar succeeds T S Thakur who retired on 3 January 2017 after tenure of a year.

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Publish Date : Jan 4, 2017

Current Affairs Quiz: 4 January 2017

4 January 2017: The daily quizzes provided by are an update of daily happenings that occurs on the day or before and are important for aspirants of different competitive exams. Today’s quizzes cover the topics like Mubadala World Tennis Championship, 44th Chief Justice of India and social reformer who was honoured by Google Doodle among others.

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Publish Date : Jan 4, 2017

Andhra Pradesh Government launches NTR Arogya Raksha Scheme

It will offer medical insurance to those people who are not covered under any of the existing health schemes of the state government.

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Publish Date : Jan 3, 2017

Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds passes away

She was the mother of actress Carrie Fisher and her death came just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, who died on 27 December 2016.

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Publish Date : Dec 30, 2016

Anil Baijal to be appointed 21st Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

Baijal will succeed Najeeb Jung, who resigned from the post of Delhi LG on 22 December 2016. Jung had resigned 18 months short of his tenure.

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Publish Date : Dec 29, 2016

Astronomer Vera Rubin, who confirmed dark matter, passes away

Rubin's results, which initially met with scepticism, were confirmed over the subsequent years. The attempts to explain the galaxy rotation problem led to the theory of dark matter.

Recommended for : Vera Rubin , Dark Matter , Galaxy Rotation Rates

Publish Date : Dec 28, 2016

Assam Government launched Atal Amrit Abhiyan health insurance scheme

The scheme was launched on 25 December 2016 to mark the 92nd birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who contributed immensely for the development of North East Region.

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Publish Date : Dec 28, 2016

Dinanath Bhargava, man who designed National Emblem, passes away

He sketched the National Emblem and extracted its motto 'Satyameva Jayate' from Mundaka Upanishad in 1948 after an extensive research.

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Publish Date : Dec 27, 2016
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