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India successfully test-fires long-range surface-to-air missile - 01 Jan 16

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The central Govt panel wants no-fail-till-Class 8 : Vasudev Devnani-is the head of the panel - 01 Jan 16

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Shyam Benegal to head panel to revamp censor board - 01 Jan 16

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The centre has Amended PAN rules and declared,false PAN could land you in prison - 01 Jan 16

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The Union Govt. has target to make LPG available to all in three years - 01 Jan 16

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NSA Ajit Doval to visit China in the first week of January to discuss border dispute - 01 Jan 16

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IPL-2016 : Virat Kohli highest paid player in IPL, overcome Dhoni, Dhawan - 02 Jan 16

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President recommended the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2015 : Now file cheque bounce cases locally - 02 Jan 16

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Renown Singer Adnan Sami conferred Indian citizenship - 02 Jan 16

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French journalist Ursula Gauthie forced out by China to leave for misleading the media - 02 Jan 16

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Odisha government has launched a webpage and an SMS number: people can send budget suggestions via email, SMS - 02 Jan 16

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Kerosene subsidy directly in bank accounts effect from April 1, 2016. - 02 Jan 16

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The Union Govt wants collegium functions under RTI - 03 Jan 16

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China starts 1st nuclear reactor in ethnic minority region - 03 Jan 16

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Up-Gradation fund scheme (A-TUFS) : The New scheme to create 30L textile jobs - 03 Jan 16

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The centre is to set-up Inter-ministerial panel for coal gas - 03 Jan 16

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World's top-30 'super cities' :Indian financial capital Mumbai and Delhi are listed - 03 Jan 16

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India beat Afghanistan 2-1 to lift SAFF Cup title for 7th time - 03 Jan 16

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A.B. Bardhan Veteran CPI leader passes away - 04 Jan 16

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Kochi Metro Rail (KMRL) get the first set of Made in India coaches - 04 Jan 16

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Punjab National Bank launches host of digital banking solutions - 04 Jan 16

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Maharashtra govt to waive road tax and registration for electric vehicles - 04 Jan 16

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Lodha panel has recommended sweeping changes to the BCCI's administrative and governance structures. - 04 Jan 16

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Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to tighten norms for rating agencies - 04 Jan 16

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What is SEBI ?

The Central government has plan to electrify 250 villages everyday - 05 Jan 16

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First River Information System on Ganga for safe navigation - 05 Jan 16

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Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) S.H. Kapadia passes away - 05 Jan 16

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RK Mathur takes oath as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) - 05 Jan 16

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What is CIC ?


The powers and functions of Information Commissions:

  • The Central Information Commission/State Information Commission has a duty to receive complaints from any person -  
  • I) who has not been able to submit an information request because a PIO has not been appointed ;
  • II) who has been refused information that was requested; 
  • III) who has received no response to his/her information request within the specified time limits ; 
  • IV) who thinks the fees charged are unreasonable ;
  • V) who thinks information given is incomplete or false or misleading ;and
  • VI) any other matter relating to obtaining information under this law.

RBI imposes Rs 1 crore fine on State Bank of Travancore - 05 Jan 16

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GDP Growth: HSBC pegs FY-2016 economic growth rate in India at 7.4% - 05 Jan 16

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Mumbai’s Dhanawade hits 1,009 runs in 323 balls, makes world record - 06 Jan 16

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The Union Govt clears ‘Stand up India’ to fund SC, ST, women entrepreneurs - 06 Jan 16

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Tripura state to be gateway of India's corridor with South-East Asia - 06 Jan 16

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Union Government collects Rs 9.5 lakh crore in taxes during April-December - 06 Jan 16

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The Central Government approves MoU with Bangladesh to set up border haats - 06 Jan 16

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Andhra Bank launches IMPS for money transfer - 06 Jan 16

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The Central government has approves Rs 815 crore as drought assistance for Odisha - 07 Jan 16

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The government of India to skip BS-V, leapfrog to BS-VI norms from April 1, 2020 - 07 Jan 16

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Mufti Mohammad Sayeed ,the chief minister Jammu and Kashmirdies - 07 Jan 16

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INS Kadmatt, the Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette commissioned in Visakhapatnam - 07 Jan 16

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Union Cabinet approves creation of a Credit Guarantee Fund for MUDRA loans - 07 Jan 16

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Rs 2,550 crore central grant to drought-hit UP, Andhra, Odisha - 07 Jan 16

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Labshankar Thakar noted prolific Gujarati writer passes away - 08 Jan 16

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India-France military exercise Shakti-2016 begins in Rajasthan - 08 Jan 16

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India set to re-open commercial coal mining to private firms after 40 years - 08 Jan 16

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Raghuram Rajan won Central Banker of the Year award for 2016 by 'The Banker' - 08 Jan 16

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Former IAS officer Devender Kumar Sikri appointed as Chairman of CCI - 08 Jan 16

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Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir - 08 Jan 16

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Government reappoints Urjit Patel as Deputy Governor of RBI for a second term - 09 Jan 16

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The Union Government allowed the conduct of ‘Jallikattu’ – the bull taming sport - 09 Jan 16

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Sania Mirza- Martina Hingis win 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy - 09 Jan 16

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RBI offered Rs.8,000 crore worth of 10-year benchmark government bond - 09 Jan 16

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Pravasi-Bharatiya-Divas-2016 was observed on 9 January 2016 - 09 Jan 16

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Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) was approved by Prime Minister - 09 Jan 16

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The 43rd edition of New Delhi World Book Fair held in New Delhi - 10 Jan 16

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Noted Hindi writer and journalist Ravindra Kalia passes away - 10 Jan 16

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CIRB Hisar becomes second institute to clone buffalo in India - 10 Jan 16

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Nirmal Singh Bhangoo, the founder the non-banking finance company PACL Limited was arrested by the CBI - 10 Jan 16

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ICICI Bank has recently partnered FINO PayTech to foray into the payments bank space - 11 Jan 16

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Globe-Award-2016 :‘The Revenant’,the American movie won the top honours including Best Movie - 11 Jan 16

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Eminent British artist David Bowie passed away - 11 Jan 16

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Telangana becomes first State to make gender education compulsory at graduate level - 11 Jan 16

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The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards was conferred at Beverly Hills, California - 11 Jan 16

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Maria Teresa de Filippis the First female F1 driver passes away - 11 Jan 16

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National Youth Day is observed on 12th January - 12 Jan 16

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Sailesh appointed as Registrar General and Census Commissioner - 12 Jan 16

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2016 FIFA Ballon d’Or award : Barcelona FC Lionel Messi wins this award - 12 Jan 16

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What is  FIFA Ballon d’Or Award ?

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approves major changes in Defence Procurement Procedure - 12 Jan 16

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Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) constituted a committee to hasten the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor. - 12 Jan 16

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Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) launched “Jeevan Shikhar” - 13 Jan 16

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Lt General JFR Jacob passed away on 13 January 2016 - 13 Jan 16

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Indian cricketer Barinder Singh Sran made a memorable international ODI debut - 13 Jan 16

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P.K. Sinha will head the committee to devise a process for the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) - 13 Jan 16

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Agriculture-Insurance-2016: The new crop insurance scheme was approved by the Union Govt - 13 Jan 16

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Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis broke the 22-year-old world record by winning their 29th women’s doubles match in a row. - 14 Jan 16

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Internet-Explorer-2016: Microsoft Corp. came out with major announcement with regard to its Internet browser application ‘Internet Explorer’ (IE) - 14 Jan 16

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Wealth-Management-Services has been launched by SBI - 14 Jan 16


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  • State Bank of India (SBI) became the first public sector bank to launch wealth management services.
  • SBI launched its wealth management service called ‘SBI Exclusif’ on 14 January 2016 at Bengaluru. This service will be open to customers with a wealth base of Rs.30 lakh, which may be relaxed to Rs.10-15 lakh if the bank feels the customer has the potential for scaling up wealth.
  •  Non-resident Indians will be tapped as well.
  • ‘SBI Exclusif’ customers will have access to a dedicated relationship manager and a service manager, supported by a team of investment experts.
  • Initially, three SBI branches in Bengaluru - Indiranagar, Koramangala and Central Bengaluru, will offer Exclusif services. 
  • The bank plans to expand wealth management to other cities soon.
  • SBI also differentiated its wealth management services from its private sector peers by linking performance incentives for its relationship managers to satisfaction of customers and the maximization of their wealth.

ICICI Bank have become the first private sector bank in India to cross Rs. 1 lakh crore mark in mortgage disbursals. - 14 Jan 16

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“SBI-InCube” is the SBI’s first specialized for catering to the financial needs of start-ups - 14 Jan 16

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Kamal Haasan and Gautam Ghosh have been inducted in to constituted Shyam Benegal Committee - 15 Jan 16

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Union Government working on new ethanol policy to boost production - 15 Jan 16

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The 12th (newest) NDRF battalion has been established at Itanagar - 15 Jan 16

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Presently, NDRF’s existing battalions are at :–

1) Ghaziabad, UP

2) Bhatinda, Punjab

3) Kolkata, West Bengal

4) Guwahati, Assam

5) Mundali, Odisha

6) Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu

7) Pune, Maharashtra

8) Gandhinagar, Gujarat

9) Patna, Bihar

10) Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

11) Varanasi, UP

12) Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.

Nag anti-tank missile successful test fired at Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan - 15 Jan 16

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Indian Army Day is observed on January 15 - 15 Jan 16

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Anti-corruption Body Lokpal : Retd SC, HC judges among 16 in fray for post of lokpal chief - 15 Jan 16

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Solar Energy Generation:India’s Grid-linked solar generation capacity crosses 5,000 MW mark - 16 Jan 16

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Top grid-connected states:

Rajasthan (1,264.35 MW). 

Gujarat (1,024.15 MW). 

Madhya Pradesh (678.58 MW). 

Maharashtra (378.7 MW). 

Andhra Pradesh (357.34 MW). 

Telangana (342.39 MW). 

Punjab (200.32 MW). 

Uttar Pradesh (140 MW).

Major states lagging behind West Bengal (7.21 MW). Uttarakhand (5 MW). Haryana (12.8 MW). 

British actor Alan Rickman passes away - 16 Jan 16

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PM Narendra Modi announces big push for start-ups Rs 10,000 crore fund to be set up - 16 Jan 16

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Juvenile Justice Act comes into force - 16 Jan 16

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Russian Tenis star Marat Safin Inducted Into International Tennis Hall of Fame - 16 Jan 16


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  • Former World No.1 tennis player Marat Safin of Russia has been inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 
  • It was announced by Russian Tennis Federation and will be formally inducted in the official ceremony scheduled on July 16, 2016. 
  • With this, he will become first Russian national to be inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. 
  • Safin’s candidature for the induction into the Hall of Fame was announced in October 2015 along with Justine Henin (Belgium) and Helena Sukova (Czech Republic).
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame honours players and contributors to the sport of tennis. 
  • The first Hall of Fame members were inducted in 1955. 
  • The hall of fame of tennis and museum are located in the Newport Casino. 

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  • Marat Safin Born on January 27, 1980 in Moscow, Russia. 
  • He had started his professional career in 1997. 
  • Safin has won two-time Grand Slam Champion (2000 US Open and 2005 Australian Open) and dual Davis Cup champion with the Russian national team in 2002 and 2006. 
  • He was the first Russian tennis player to reach the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2008. 
  • He retired in 2009 and at that time he was ranked 61st best player in ATP’s world best men’s singles rankings. 

Neeranchal National Watershed Project : World Bank and govt of India ink with loan agreement - 16 Jan 16

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The Union Govt sets up inter ministerial panel on coal gasification - 17 Jan 16

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Postal Department to open 1,000 ATMs by March this year - 17 Jan 16

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Indian Star crickteer Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 24 ODI centuries - 17 Jan 16

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Indian Railways to manufacture locos that run on diesel, electricity - 17 Jan 16

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‘Hall of Nuclear Power’: Northern India’s first permanent exhibition on nuclear power was inaugurated - 17 Jan 16

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Twenty20 : Chris Gayle smashes 12-ball fifty to equal world record - 18 Jan 16

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India became 2nd largest fruit producer in world - 18 Jan 16

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French President declares economic emergency - 18 Jan 16

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Delhi govt launches DVAT BILL app to boost tax collection - 18 Jan 16

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Somnath Temple to invest in Gold Monetisation Scheme - 18 Jan 16

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India gets record $102 billion development loans in 70 years - 18 Jan 16

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India ranked 89th rank on global talent competitiveness - 19 Jan 16

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The state government of Kerala set to adopt policy on antibiotic resistance - 19 Jan 16

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China launches first online database on monks’ authenticity - 19 Jan 16

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MUDRA Bank not to regulate micro finance institutions: Govt of India - 19 Jan 16

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Indian economy likely to grow at 7.9% next fiscal: India Ratings & Research - 19 Jan 16

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The Public Investment Board (PIB) likely to approve India Post’s payments bank proposal - 19 Jan 16

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India GDP forecast at 7.5% in F.Y-2017, cuts world growth: IMF - 19 Jan 16

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Government panel wants prices of stents, medical implants capped - 20 Jan 16

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Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has ordered two companies to refund investor money - 20 Jan 16

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First infection case of Zika virus recorded in the USA - 20 Jan 16

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Union Cabinet Ministry approves a new power tariff policy that aims to promote clean energy - 20 Jan 16

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India's Sugar production increases 7% to 110.9 lakh tonne: ISMA - 20 Jan 16

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India has emerged Top Five most promising markets globally - 20 Jan 16

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Union Govt approves Rs 5050 crore funding to push solar projects - 21 Jan 16

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RV Easwar panel committee’s panel makes it easier for taxpayers - 21 Jan 16

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The Central govt. added 5 states in the group of states dealing with ISIS - 21 Jan 16

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Indo-Maldives Ties : India to boost defence ties with Maldives - 21 Jan 16

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India ranked 22nd among world's best countries : WEF Report - 21 Jan 16

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India's oldest warhorse INS Viraat sets off on last tour of duty - 21 Jan 16

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Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI : About 92% of India’s adult population have Aadhaar - 22 Jan 16

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5th navigation satellite takes India closer to ‘desi GPS’ - 22 Jan 16

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IRS officer Atulesh Jindal appointed new CBDT chief - 22 Jan 16

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India to be fastest growing economy at 7.3% in 2016: UN report - 22 Jan 16

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Noted danseuse Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away - 22 Jan 16

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Ministry of food and consumer recognized 3.75 crore bogus ration card holders in India - 22 Jan 16

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The Union Govt proposes amendments to process of registration of foreign visitors - 23 Jan 16

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Govt of India announced BS-VI emission to be enforced by April 2020 - 23 Jan 16

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