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Atomic Energy • Unit 1, (1000 MWe) of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) was dedicated to the nation on August 10, 2016 by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Russian President Shri Vladimir Putin. • Unit 2 (1000 MWe) of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project achieves criticality and  Governance Watch  dedicated to the nation. • Foundation laying of Units...
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Commerce & Industry • Exports record a positive growth • Government E-Marketplace (GeM) launched in August, 2016 and becomes fully functional by October, 2016. • The WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement in Goods ratified • 1st BRICS Trade Fair organised in India from October 12-14, 2016 • INNOPROM 2016 • Building the India Brand...
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The Supreme Court recently ordered all cinema halls across the country to play the national anthem before the screening of films and that all present must stand up in respect till the anthem ended. It said the practice would instill a feeling within one a sense of committed patriotism and nationalism. Cinema halls should also display the national flag on screen when th...
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Andhra Pradesh and Telangana emerged as joint toppers in the ease of doing business, toppling Gujarat from the first spot to the third position. According to rankings by the department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP) and the World Bank which was recently released, Telangana and Andhra ended the closely-contested contest with a score of 98.78 per cent on the 3...
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In order to check the environmental compliance and their impact on pollution and public health, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) recently directed all government establishments including colleges, hospitals, and courts to go through an environmental audit. The tribunal’s principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, has ordered the Union Environment, Forest and ...
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Delhi has muscled out Mumbai as the economic capital of India, taking the 30th spot among the top 50 metropolitan economic entities globally in 2015, according to the latest data released by Oxford Economics. Mumbai is ranked 31st in the list. Oxford Economics said the Delhi Extended Urban Agglomeration (EUA) consisting of Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad...
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Indian Railways and IRCTC have included “transgenderas third gender” in the option alongside male andfemale in ticket reservation and cancellation forms. Thedecision, which was taken on a representation madeby a lawyer will include the facility for reservations andcancellations, both online as well as offline. The Delhibased  lawyer had made the representation after th...
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Haryana government has decided to open an agro business school to skill farmers and help them understand market trends with the changing scenario as well as sell their produce directly to consumers. Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Om Prakash Dhankar made the announcement while speaking as chief guest at ‘Kisan Sangoshthi’ organised on the concluding d...
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In a first in the Asia continent, a digital radiological unit has been set up at Delhi’s AIIMS mortuary to enable doctors conduct virtual autopsies with the help of high tech digital X-rays, which can detect even the minutest clots and fractures invisible to the naked eye. The cutting edge technology is also less time consuming and promises to be a boon in cases where ...
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Goa is likely to become the first state in India to go cashless from December 31, as people will be able to buy perishables such as fish, meat, vegetables or anything else at the press of a button on their mobile. One has to dial *99# from their mobile phone, not necessarily a smart phone, and follow the instructions to complete the transaction. This system is being in...