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PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended by 4 months to December 31 - 01 Sep 17

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Virat Kohli overtakes Sanath Jayasuriya with record-breaking 29th hundred - 01 Sep 17

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Pervez Musharraf declared fugitive in ex-Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto's murder trial - 01 Sep 17

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Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Ltd given the status of scheduled bank by RBI - 01 Sep 17

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India’s GDP growth (April-June) 2017 at 5.7%: Lowest in last 3 years - 01 Sep 17

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Hockey India sacks chief coach Roelant Oltmans - 02 Sep 17

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Ken Juster nominated US Ambassador to India - 02 Sep 17

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KJ Alphons becomes first BJP leader from Kerala to become Union Minister - 02 Sep 17

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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) help in $1.5 bn in Indian projects - 02 Sep 17

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Ahmedabad’s Walled City gets India’s First World Heritage City Certificate - 02 Sep 17

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Sports Ministry approves constitution Empowered Steering Committee(ESC) - 03 Sep 17

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Forbes's most corrupt country in Asia : India stands No.1 - 03 Sep 17

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Nirmala Sitharaman became the first-ever full-time woman defence minister of India - 03 Sep 17

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World's other women achievers who helmed the post:

  • Sri Lanka: Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike held the post from 1960-65 and 1970-77.
  • Australia: Ros Kelly held the post from 1987-88.
  • Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto held the post from 1988-90.
  • Canada: Mary Collins held the post from 1989-93.
  • Finland: Elisabeth Rehn held the post from 1990-95.
  • Bangladesh: Begum Khaleda Zia from 1991-96 and 2001-06.
  • Norway: Kristin Krohn Devold 2001-05.
  • France: Michèle Alliot-Marie 2002-07.
  • Colombia: Marta Lucía Ramírez de Rincon 2002-03.
  • Sweden: Lena Hjelm-Walén 2002.
  • New Zealand: Annette King 2005-07.

PM Modi reshuffle the Cabinet : inducted new council of ministers - 03 Sep 17

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Pulitzer-Prize winning poet, John Ashbery, dies at 90 - 03 Sep 17

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India seals 5-0 clean sweep against Sri Lanka in ODI series - 03 Sep 17

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Piyush Goyal was given Rail Ministry from Suresh Prabhu - 04 Sep 17

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Odisha gets a state run medical college after 54 years - 04 Sep 17

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HDFC Bank Ltd. declared a domestic-systemically important bank (D-SIB) by RBI - 04 Sep 17

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Star India has won the television and digital rights of Indian Premier League (IPL) - 04 Sep 17

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Exim Bank of India is representing Indian in the BRICS ICM - 04 Sep 17

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UP capital Lucknow became the ninth Indian city to have it metro rail system - 05 Sep 17

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Foreign bank DBS Bank Ltd. received RBI’s approval to offer banking services in India through WOS - 05 Sep 17

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Aadhaar centres in 10% bank branches till Sep 30 - 05 Sep 17

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Senior Journalist Gauri Lankesh Shot Dead At Her Residence In Bengaluru - 05 Sep 17

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Astronomers found Water on TRAPPIST-1 planets - 05 Sep 17

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India and Myanmar sign 11 agreements - 06 Sep 17

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NITI Aayog unveils strategy for National Nutrition Mission - 06 Sep 17

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India's bilateral trade target of $30 bn with Russian Far East by 2025 - 06 Sep 17

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NHAI to expand 112km highway stretch in Myanmar - 06 Sep 17

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1993 Mumbai serial blasts case: Abu Salem sentenced to life imprisonment - 07 Sep 17

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Under PMGKY, 21000 people disclose Rs 4,900 cr black money - 07 Sep 17

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First hyperloop transport system to come up in Andhra to connect Amravati and Viayawada - 07 Sep 17

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England's James Anderson joins 500 club Test cricket - 07 Sep 17

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Benjamin Netanyahu bans Al-Jazeera journalist from free speech event - 07 Sep 17

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Mahindra launches e-rickshaw e-Alpha Mini at Rs 1.12 lakh - 08 Sep 17

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Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana generated massive 5.5 cr jobs - 08 Sep 17

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West Bengal state has highest number of GST registrations in India - 08 Sep 17

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RCEP trade ministers meet to be held in Manila on September 10 - 08 Sep 17

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India-Singapore trade to reach $25 billion by 2019-20: FIEO - 08 Sep 17

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Habib Bank of Pakistan to pay $225-million New York fine for compliance failures - 09 Sep 17

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Viveck Goenka elected as new PTI chairman and N Ravi is vice-chairman - 09 Sep 17

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INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt deployed to East and Southeast Asia as Part of India's 'Act East Policy' - 09 Sep 17

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India rank among 10 worst countries to live to live and work in - 09 Sep 17

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HAL has signed contract for 41 Dhruv ALH helicopters - 09 Sep 17

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Centre to launch 'Adopt a monument' scheme for maintenance of heritage sites - 10 Sep 17

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Centre tells SC set up Body to deal with sex determination info on Internet - 10 Sep 17

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Parali I island of the Lakshadweep Archipelago has vanished due to coastal erosion - 10 Sep 17

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Sjoerd Marijne appointed as the new Chief Coach of the Indian men’s Hockey team - 10 Sep 17

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Third Generation ATGM NAG successfully test fired - 10 Sep 17

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"Sahara Forest Project" launched by Jordan - 11 Sep 17

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US Open -2017: Sloane Stephens defeated Madison Keys - 11 Sep 17

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“Navika Sagar Parikrama”: India’s first all-women crew circumnavigation flagged-off from Goa - 11 Sep 17

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Govt aims to start Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train on Aug 15, 2022 - 11 Sep 17

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US Open-2017 (Men): Rafael Nadal defeated Kevin Anderson to clinch the 3rd title - 11 Sep 17

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Navratna Company, BPCL is all set to become a Maharatna Company - 12 Sep 17

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Manipur state recorded India’s lowest infant mortality rate (IMR) - 12 Sep 17

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Government reconstitutes six Committees of Cabinet - 12 Sep 17

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India gets first state-of-the-art homoeopathy research lab - 12 Sep 17

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Global Financial Centres Index -2017: London ranks tops - 12 Sep 17

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India and Belarus sign 10 pacts to expand cooperation - 12 Sep 17

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Rs 100 coin will be introduced to commemorate birth centenary of MG Ramachandran - 13 Sep 17

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Holly city Allahabad to be rename as Prayagraj - 13 Sep 17

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Test record-holder and World Cup winner Jan Brittin dies aged 58 - 13 Sep 17

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Global Human Capital Index: India ranks 103rd - 13 Sep 17

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Food Grain production likely to be lower this year: Nomura - 13 Sep 17

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Indo-Japan Relation : India likely to finalize first defence purchase from Japan - 14 Sep 17

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Union Government raise OBC creamy layer income limit raised to Rs.8 lakh per annum - 14 Sep 17

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India's GDP growth for F.Y- 2018 likely at 7.1 %: Nomura - 14 Sep 17

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Dr Harsh Vardhan launches ‘Wood is Good’ campaign in New Delhi - 14 Sep 17

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PM Modi to inaugurate world's second biggest dam on September 17 - 14 Sep 17

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Singapore swears in first woman President amid criticism - 15 Sep 17

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Engineers day 2017 observed on September 15 tribute to M Visvesvaraya - 15 Sep 17

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Pakistan defeat World XI by 33 runs to win Independence Cup - 15 Sep 17

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Engineers day 2017 observed on September 15 tribute to M Visvesvaraya - 15 Sep 17

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President launches nationwide Swachhata Hi Seva jan aandolan from Kanpur - 15 Sep 17

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IAF completes development trials of Astra air-to-air missile - 16 Sep 17

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South African Cricketer JP Duminy announces retirement from Test cricket - 16 Sep 17

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Arjan Singh, Marshal of Indian Air Force, passes away - 16 Sep 17

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Ancient Indian text claims back history of “zero” by 500 years - 16 Sep 17

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Aadhaar must for driving licence from April 2018 - 16 Sep 17

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KS Chugh,'father of nephrology in India', dies - 17 Sep 17

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Ace Indian Badminton star Sindhu beats Japan’s Okuhara to clinch Korea Open title - 17 Sep 17

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PM Narendra Modi's birthday to be observed as 'Seva Diwas' nationwide - 17 Sep 17

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Current account deficit (CAD) touch at 1.2-1.3 % of GDP in FY- 2018: ICRA - 17 Sep 17

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Rajasthan became the third BJP-run state to waive farm loans - 17 Sep 17

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India’s Foreign Exchange Reserves (FER) crossed at $400 billion - 17 Sep 17

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Senior IPS Y C Modi becomes new chief of NIA - 18 Sep 17

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Internet giant Google launched UPI-based payments app ‘Tez’ - 18 Sep 17

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Aadhaar-linking deadlines for Indian citizen enhance to Feb.2018 - 18 Sep 17

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1) Deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN:

2) Deadline to link Aadhaar with mobile number:

3) Deadline to submit Aadhaar details with banks:

4) Deadline to provide Aadhaar details to get social security schemes:

India open to 100 % FDI in defence with full tech transfer - 18 Sep 17

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ICICI Lombard became the first non-life insurer first such entity to be listed on Indian stock exchanges - 18 Sep 17

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Jharkhand state government launched ‘Shaheed Gram Vikas Yojana’ for upliftment of tribal - 19 Sep 17

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President Ram Nath Kovind appointed 25 new judges for two High Courts - 19 Sep 17

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Odisha becomes first state government in India to release its social media under a free license - 19 Sep 17

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India is world’s 4th fastest growing economy - 19 Sep 17

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TRAI reduced the interconnect usage charges (IUC) by 57% - 19 Sep 17

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India third worst-hit nation by natural disasters: UNO - 20 Sep 17

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Food Grain production target 276.55 million tonnes in 2017-18 - 20 Sep 17

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India replaces China as top retail destination in 2017: AT Kearney - 20 Sep 17

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Central American country Mexico was hit by 7.1 magnitude earthquake - 20 Sep 17

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‘Khelo India’ scheme: 1,000 selected athletes receive scholarship of Rs. 500,000/ annum each - 20 Sep 17

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Liliane Bettencourt the richest woman in the world,died - 21 Sep 17

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Tata Steel and Thyssenkrupp AG signed an MoU create Europe’s second-largest steel enterprise - 21 Sep 17

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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to regulate all peer-to-peer lending (P2P) platforms in India - 21 Sep 17

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INS Kalavari : The first indigenous Scorpene-class submarine handed over to the Indian Navy - 21 Sep 17

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India’s first electric bus service launched in Himachal Pradesh - 21 Sep 17

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  • India’s first electric bus service was launched at Rohtang Pass area in Himachal Pradesh. 
  • It is first of its kind electric bus service for tourist spot in India and first in world at an altitude of 13,000 feet. 
  • The electric bus service will ply between Manali and Rohtang and there will be 10 electric buses in fleet. It was launched amid concern over environment degradation in Rohtang Pass area due to plying of diesel taxis. 
  • The initiative aims to curb carbon emission which is resulting in melting of glaciers in Himalayas.
  • Himachal Pradesh Government was forced to introduce zero-emission transportation facility in ecologically fragile areas after National Green Tribunal (NGT) had taken stringent step of imposing restriction on entry of vehicles to Rohtang Pass. 
  • The NGT had shown concern over melting of glaciers in Rohtang Pass area as they were receding at an alarming rate of 19-20 meters per year. 
  • The entry of vehicles were restricted to 1,000 vehicles per day, including both diesel and petrol vehicles, however, electric and CNG vehicles are exempted.
  • Rohtang Pass (elevation 3,978 m) is high mountain pass on eastern Pir Panjal Range of Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. 
  • It connects the Kullu Valley with Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh.

SBI launched India’s first bond index series for overseas investors at the London Stock Exchange - 22 Sep 17

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University of Manchester Scientists create world’s first molecular robot - 22 Sep 17

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Indo-Afghan Relation: India to train Afghan police - 22 Sep 17

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NITI Aayog, International Road Federation ink SoI for Intelligent Transportation Systems - 22 Sep 17

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Central Government launches Pradhan Mantri LPG Panchayat - 22 Sep 17

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Mary Kom: First Indian to be AIBA representative at IOC athletes' forum - 23 Sep 17

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Indian economy (GDP) to grow 6.7 % in 2017-18: OECD - 23 Sep 17

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ADB sanctions $300 mn loan to West Bengal for forward fiscal reforms - 23 Sep 17

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Hindi film ‘Newton’: India’s official entry to Oscars 2018 - 23 Sep 17

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Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina floats five-point peace plan - 23 Sep 17

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Government launches 'Deendayal Hastkala Sankultrade" facilitation centre for handicrafts - 24 Sep 17

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SATH Program launched in Assam by NITI Aayog - 24 Sep 17

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SBI revised minimum average monthly balance (MAB) with Rs. 3,000 - 24 Sep 17

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Ministery of Science & Technology launches Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana - 24 Sep 17


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  • The Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences & Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr.Harsh Vardhan launched ‘Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana’ in Uttarakhand, recently.
  • This project has been inspired by teachings and ideals of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay.
  • Department of Science and Technology (DST) has planned to adopt a few clusters of villages in Uttarakhand and make them self-sustainable using the tools of Science and Technology.
  • The main idea of this project is to acquire local resources and skill sets and transform them using science and technology. 
  • So the value addition is imparted to the local products and services, which would develop the rural community.
  • Dr Harsha Vardhaniv.In this case, the local communities don’t have to migrate from their native places in search of jobs.Once this concept is implemented in selected villages, it can be followed by villages all over India.
  • Four clusters at Gaindikhata, Bazeera, Bhigun (in Garhwal) and Kausani (in Kumaon) have been selected in Uttarakhand.
  • Around 1 lakh people will be benefited from this project in four clusters of 60 villages in Uttarakhand.
  • Areas of development in these clusters have been identified as processing and value addition of milk, honey, mushroom, herbal tea, forest produce, local crops, and traditional craft and handloom of Uttarakhand.
  • Processes like post-harvest processing of Kiwi, Strawberry, Cherry, Tulsi, Adrak, Elaichi through solar drying technology, extraction of apricot oil using cold press technology have been selected.
  • Also, eco-tourism, naturopathy and yoga, are also planned to be promoted.
  • DST has allotted Rs.6.3 crore fund for 3 years for this project.

India third in nuclear power installations: WNIS Report - 24 Sep 17

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  • According to the the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017, Nuclear Power Plant India has been ranked third in the world with respect to number of nuclear reactors being installed.
  • World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017:
  • The lead authors of the report are energy consultants Mycle Schneider and Antony Froggart.
  • India occupies 3rd position in the list with 6 nuclear reactors being installed.
  • China is in the lead with 20 reactors.
  • In 2016, nuclear power generation increased by 1.4% globally. Wind power generation increased by 16% and solar power generation by 30%.
  • Department of Atomic Energy of India'  headquarters located in Mumbai

Top Richest list : Patanjali CEO Balkrishna ranked 8th richest with Rs 70,000 crore wealth - 25 Sep 17

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Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as CAG - 25 Sep 17

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Legendary soul singer Charles Bradley dies aged 68 - 25 Sep 17

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Saudi Arabia allows women into sports stadium for the first time - 25 Sep 17

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Angela Merkel wins 4th term as Chancellor of Germany - 25 Sep 17

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Renowned Marathi writer, journalist Arun Sadhu passes away at 76 in Mumbai - 26 Sep 17

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Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize : Ten scientists to conferred by President - 26 Sep 17

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Bibek Debroy to be head of the newly constituted Economic Advisory Council (EAC) - 26 Sep 17

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World's 'heaviest' woman Eman Ahmed dies in Abu Dhabi - 26 Sep 17

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Ace shuttler P V Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan by Sports ministry - 26 Sep 17

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Jio signs multi-year original content deal with Roy Kapur Films - 27 Sep 17

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Centre has extended the deadline for Aadhaar before Dec 31 to avail govt schemes, subsidies - 27 Sep 17

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World Tourism Day being observed on 27th September - 27 Sep 17

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Lourenco sworn in as Angola’s new president - 27 Sep 17

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Fortune’s most powerful women in business list : India's Indra Nooyi, Kochhar & Shikha Sharma are inducted - 27 Sep 17

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Rajnath Singh launches portal ‘PENCIL’ to eliminate child labour - 27 Sep 17

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India Is World's 40th Most Competitive Economy: World Economic Forum - 28 Sep 17

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Interpol admits Palestine as its full member - 28 Sep 17

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Govt approves Rs 25,000 crore mega internal security scheme to modernise police forces, fight terrorism - 28 Sep 17

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Forbes' top-10 highest-paid TV actresses list : Indian actress Priyanka Chopra makes 8th spot - 28 Sep 17

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India become a $6 trn economy in next 10 years: Morgan Stanley - 28 Sep 17

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ADB lowers India GDP growth forecast for F.Y-2018 - 29 Sep 17

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Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayay Vigyan Gram Sankul Pariyojana launches by Ministry of Science & Technology - 29 Sep 17

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Andhra CM Naidu declares 2017 as e-pragati year - 29 Sep 17

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Union Govt launches campaign to sensitise women about cancer - 29 Sep 17

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Guwahati to Host South Asian Boxing Championships in December - 29 Sep 17

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BHU appoints Royana Singh as its first woman chief proctor - 30 Sep 17

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Malaysia bans all citizens from traveling to North Korea - 30 Sep 17

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Veteran Congress leader Makhan Lal Fotedar died in Delhi - 30 Sep 17

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Karnataka state bans sale of loose cigarettes - 30 Sep 17

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President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new five governors - 30 Sep 17

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World Heart Day 2017 observed on 29th September - 30 Sep 17

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