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Turkish President Erdogan visits India to hold talks with PM Modi - 01 May 17

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Maharashtra becomes First State to Use Automated Weather Stations (AWS) for Farmers - 01 May 17

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SAARC satellite to be launched on May 5 - 01 May 17

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India to give Rs 35 cr to children of freedom fighters in Bangladesh - 01 May 17

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RBI asks ARCs to have a minimum net corpus of Rs100 crore by 2019 - 01 May 17

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Nepal's youngest woman candidate files papers for local polls - 02 May 17

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Dubai becomes first city in the world to get its own Microsoft font - 02 May 17

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Army successfully test-fires Brahmos land-attack missile - 02 May 17

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Justice CS Karnan issues NBWs against seven SC judges, including CJI - 02 May 17

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Madhya Pradesh became the first state of India to introduce as financial year (January-December) - 02 May 17

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Tarang Sanchar’: The web-portal launched by DoT to track radiation emitted from mobile towers - 02 May 17

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Real Estate Act came into effect on 1 May 2017 - 03 May 17

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“Vidya-Veerta Abhiyan”: A nationwide mission launched by the Union Government to promote nationalism among youth - 03 May 17

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India climbs 12 notches on Travel and Tourism Competitive Index 2017 - 03 May 17

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National Steel Policy approved by Union Cabinet - 03 May 17

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Vijayawada gets International airport - 03 May 17

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SAMPADA : A scheme for supplement agriculture, modernise processing and decrease agri-waste - 04 May 17

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Modi government advances immunisation programme deadline to 2018 - 04 May 17

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$21 billion in black money exited India in 2014: Global Financial Integrity (GFI) - 04 May 17

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World Press Freedom Index : India is ranked 136th out of 180 countries - 04 May 17

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Renowned Indian IT firm Wipro revealed its new logo - 04 May 17

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India asks UK to ensure early extradition of Vijay Mallya - 04 May 17

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China to launch own encyclopedia to rival Wikipedia - 05 May 17

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Swachh Bharat Awards: Indore cleanest city in India in latest ranking - 05 May 17

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Integrated Indian market will help attract FDI in South Asia: ADB - 05 May 17

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World's First 'Ladies Special' Suburban Train Turns 25 - 05 May 17

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Maharashtra to award 10,000 HAM projects costing Rs 30,000 cr - 05 May 17

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Central government targets 300 mn tonnes steel production capacity by 2030 - 05 May 17

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India’s forex reserves (FER) touch record high at $372.73 bn - 06 May 17

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Government sets up expert team to look into railway safety - 06 May 17

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Kerala become third fully-electrified states after Gujarat and Andhra - 06 May 17

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ISRO puts Rs 450 crore South Asia satellite into orbit with textbook launch - 06 May 17

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Union Govt plans Rs 30,000 crore investment in Ujjwala burns bright scheme - 06 May 17

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Bengaluru slips from 38 to 210 in Swachh Bharat Rankings - 07 May 17

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Year of Swachh Bharat Ranking             Ranking for Bengaluru

               August , 2015                                                 7

              February,  2016                                              38

                May ,      2017                                             210

India to provide $65.68 mn electrification project to Mauritania - 07 May 17

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India and Russia to ink deal on 5th generation fighter design - 07 May 17

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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Great Britain dethroning Australia in the final - 07 May 17

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First woman Chief Justice of a state High Court Justice Leila Seth passed away - 07 May 17

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Punj Lloyd Raksha Systems became India's first private sector small arms manufacturing entity - 07 May 17

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India become third-biggest solar market of world to overtake Japan in 2017 - 08 May 17

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India overtook China to become the world’s largest two-wheeler market - 08 May 17

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CBDT chief Sushil Chandra gets one-year extension - 08 May 17

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Central Government forms panel to study financial health of telecom sector - 08 May 17

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French Presidential elections : Emmanuel Macron will be the new President of France - 08 May 17

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India to grow 7.5% next year on higher infrastructure spending: UN - 09 May 17

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India Will Invest Rs 10,000 In Deep Sea Mission To Dig Out Fuel And Minerals - 09 May 17

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India elected as President of UN-Habitat - 09 May 17

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Government ups grain output estimate to record 273.38 MT for 2016-17 - 09 May 17

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Indian American Nominated for Key Post in FERC - 09 May 17

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Ace cricketer Jhulan Goswami named Highest Wicket-Taker in Women’s One-Day - 10 May 17

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India may miss TB eradication target: Lancet study - 10 May 17

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PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Supreme Court’s ICMIS - 10 May 17

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International Court Of Justice (ICJ) stays hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav - 10 May 17

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Taranjeet Singh becomes New Country Director of Twitter - 10 May 17

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South Korea Election: Moon Jae-in elected as President - 10 May 17

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India beats China on list of Nepal’s top development partners - 11 May 17

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Online gaming industry in India to hit $1 bn by 2021 - 11 May 17

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Shashank Manohar to serve on as ICC Chairman till June 2018 - 11 May 17

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Centre sets up task force to look into jobs data discrepancies headed by Arvind Panagariya - 11 May 17

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India to import LPG from Iran to meet rising demand - 11 May 17

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Sanjay Mitra to be next Defence Secretary of India - 12 May 17

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Ace tennis star Serena Williams maintains top spot in latest WTA world rankings - 12 May 17

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Current WTA rankings :

1. Serena Williams (US) 7,010 points

2. Angelique Kerber (Germany) 6,945

3. Karolina Pliskova (Czech) 5,946

4. Garbiñe Muguruza (Spain) 4,627

5. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia) 4,475

6. Johanna Konta (Britain) 4,425

7. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 4,255

8. Simona Halep (Romania) 4,206

9. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 4,060

10. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) 3,955.

Vinay Mohan Kwatra named new ambassador to France - 12 May 17

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WHO Appoints Amitabh Bachchan As Goodwill Ambassador For Hepatitis - 12 May 17

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May 12 is observes as World Chronic Fatigue Day 2017 - 12 May 17

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Environment Committee Approves GM Mustard,first genetically modified food crop - 13 May 17

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IIT Kharagpur collaborates with British Geological Survey to turn Varanasi into smart city - 13 May 17

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ISRO's most powerful rocket planned to be launched in June ,2017 - 13 May 17

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Electric vehicles to save $60 billion in fuel costs by 2030: Niti Aayog - 14 May 17

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates longest Buddha sand sculpture - 14 May 17

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World Bank's power list: India jumps 73 spots to 26 rank - 14 May 17

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India's Longest Bridge will be inaugurated in Assam Near China Border - 14 May 17

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INS Rajput reaches Yangon for Operational Turn around (OTR) - 14 May 17

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Indian Naval ships Shivalik, and Jyoti visit Malaysia - 15 May 17

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Public Affairs Index 2017 (PAI-2017) : Kerala stands first rank - 15 May 17

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Rafael Nadal Wins Madrid Open Title - 15 May 17

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Arjun Maini becomes First Indian to Win a GP3 Race - 15 May 17

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English Premier League (EPL) -2017: Chelsea won the 2016-17 edition - 15 May 17

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Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency for the Zika virus - 15 May 17

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India and Bhutan skipped the “Belt and Road Forum” summit - 16 May 17

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PM Launches Narmada Seva Mission for Conservation of Narmada - 16 May 17

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Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas arrived on a four-day visit to India - 16 May 17

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Women’s Cricket: India’s Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut Sets new Record - 16 May 17

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Edouard Philippe appointed as French PM by President Emmanuel Macron - 16 May 17

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Award winning journalist Javier Valdez shot to death in Mexico - 17 May 17

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Iraq replaces Saudi as top oil supplier to India in April, 2017: Thomson Reuters Oil Research & Forecasts - 17 May 17

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Nepal in talks with China to build $8 bn cross-border rail link - 17 May 17

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Cabinet approves setting up of Indian Agricultural Research Institute in Assam - 17 May 17

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BIF admires ISRO's GSAT 9 launch on World Telecom Day - 17 May 17

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Government launches 'Operation Clean Money' website for excessive cash - 17 May 17

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India’s first infrastructure investment trust dips on debut - 18 May 17

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Cabinet clears proposal to build 10 nuclear power plants - 18 May 17

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J&K state may be first to bring real estate under new regime - 18 May 17

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Beas railway station is cleanest station in India followed by Vishakhapatnam - 18 May 17

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Reema Lagoo, Bollywood’s favourite mom, dies of cardiac arrest at 59 - 18 May 17

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Government modifying ‘2011 vintage’ national manufacturing policy - 18 May 17

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Pakistan lost face at ICJ on Kulbhushan Jadhav case - 19 May 17

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NITI Aayog holds first ‘Samavesh’ meeting - 19 May 17

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GST : Essential commodities like milk, cereals to be exempted - 19 May 17

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PM Modi to inaugurate African Development Bank (AfDB) - 19 May 17

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Global Healthcare Index : India ranks 154th ; below Lanka Bangladesh - 19 May 17

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Indian researchers use a novel route to kill TB bacteria - 20 May 17

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Moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani sweeps to second term as Iran's President Election - 20 May 17

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FDI inflow up 9% in F.Y- 2017 at $43.48 billion - 20 May 17

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Union Environment Minister Anil Dave passes away - 20 May 17

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Prime Minister Releases Book Series written by MS Swaminathan - 20 May 17

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Indian Boy Wins Intel International Science Award in USA - 21 May 17

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Air Marshal PN Pradhan Appointed as Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff - 21 May 17

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Konkan Railways India wins all 10 Gold Medals at South Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships - 21 May 17

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Tejas Express, 'Aeroplane On Tracks', Makes First Trip from Mumbai to Goa - 22 May 17

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World Biological Diversity Day being observed on 22 May - 22 May 17

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Anshu Jamsenpa from Arunachal becomes world's first woman to scale Everest twice in week - 22 May 17

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NASA scientists discovered new bacteria named after late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - 22 May 17

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India Ranks Third Highest Globally In Internal Displacement Numbers - 22 May 17

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World Turtle Day being celebrated on May 23 - 23 May 17

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Madhya Pradesh state Signs MoU with IIT-Kharagpur for Developing Happiness Index - 23 May 17

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A Swachh Bharat app was launched at the National Museum - 23 May 17

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Former Moto GP champion Nicky Hayden dies after cycling accident - 23 May 17

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Godman Chandraswami passes away - 23 May 17

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India become first Nation to have national plan for Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) - 24 May 17

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India's PV Sindhu elected as member of BWF Athletes' commission - 24 May 17

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Paytm became the third entity in India to launch a payments bank - 24 May 17

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English city Manchester was hit by a suspected terror attack on a music concert - 24 May 17

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) - 24 May 17

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India’s first underwater rail tunnel work was completed ahead of its schedule during May 2017 - 25 May 17

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World’s first-ever robot police officer was unveiled in Dubai - 25 May 17

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Manchester United won the 2017 Europa League title on 24 May 2017 - 25 May 17

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Socialist Lenin Moreno sworn in as Ecuador president - 25 May 17

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India targets $1 trillion digital Economy by 2022 - 25 May 17

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Union Government appoints five members to National Commission for Minorities (NCM) - 25 May 17

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India is the third largest pharma supplier to Africa - 26 May 17

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India retains world's highest FDI recipient crown - 26 May 17

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Nearly every third Indian suffers from a thyroid disorder - 26 May 17

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Iran has built 3rd underground ballistic missile factory - 26 May 17

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Israel ranks at 12th position among India's engineering export destination - 26 May 17

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Odisha activist Mr.Akhand sets Limca Book of Records for RTI replies - 26 May 17

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Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill passes away - 27 May 17

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PM Narendra Modi introduces food scheme 'Sampada' to nation - 27 May 17

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  • It's full form is ‘Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters’. SAMPADA’s  aim is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing and decrease agri-waste. SAMPADA scheme is approved for the period 2016- 2020.
  • SAMPADA, with an allocation of Rs 6000 crore, is expected to leverage investment of Rs 31400 crore and will handle 334 lakh MT agro-produce valuing of Rs 104125 crore.
  • This scheme will benefit 20 lakh farmers and will generate 530500 direct and indirect employment in the country by the year 2019-20.
  • SAMPADA is an umbrella scheme incorporating ongoing schemes of the Ministry like Mega Food Parks, Food Safety, Quality Assurance Infrastructure,Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters and Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages.
  • This scheme will boost the development of modern infrastructure to encourage entrepreneurs to set up food processing units based on cluster approach. It will give effective and seamless backward and forward integration for processed food industry.
  • SAMPADA scheme will result in modern infrastructure creation with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet.
  • It will help in reducing wastage of agricultural produce, increasing the processing level, availability of safe and convenient processed foods at affordable price to consumers.
  • It will increase the export of the processed foods.

India provides a$500 aid to Mauritius - 27 May 17

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India Government bans Sale of Cattle for Slaughter - 27 May 17

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Narendra Modi lays Foundation Stone for AIIMS at Changsari - 27 May 17

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Apple Opens First Official Store in South East Asia at Singapore - 28 May 17

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India’s First Electric Mass Mobility System Launched in Nagpur - 28 May 17

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Newly Built Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga in Karnataka - 28 May 17

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Zika Virus : The Union Health Ministry confirmed three cases of Zika were reported from Ahmedabad - 28 May 17

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C.A. Bhavani Devi become the first-ever Indian to win a gold medal in fencing in a major international tournament - 29 May 17

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India's contribution to global peace remarkable: UNO - 29 May 17

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Priyanka Chopra To confreres Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award - 29 May 17

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Najma Heptulla appointed Jamia Millia Islamia Chancellor - 29 May 17

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‘Judy’: The Android-based malware ,infected over 36.5 million users across the globe - 29 May 17

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Cannes Film Festival 2017: “The Square” won the Golden Palm award - 30 May 17

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PM Narendra Modi To Inaugurate Kochi Metro On June 17 - 30 May 17

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Cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ may trigger rain in Odisha; Mizoram issues warning - 30 May 17

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U.S.A plans first ICBM defence test - 30 May 17

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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies aged 83 - 30 May 17

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India's Horticulture Production-2016-17 to be touch at 295 million tonnes - 31 May 17

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First Scorpene submarine Kalvari to be commissioned by July - 31 May 17

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Rajasthan High Court recommends declaration of cow as national animal - 31 May 17

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India and Spain sign seven agreements - 31 May 17

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Noted South Indian filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, who passed away - 31 May 17

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