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Meghalaya to host 2022 National Games

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The news was announced on 27 December 2016 in the meeting of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) meeting held in Chennai. The IOA accepted Meghalaya's bid to host the National Games overshadowing four other bidders, which were Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgargh and Uttarakhand.

Soli J Sorabjee re-elected as President of India International Centre

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

He was elected for a second consecutive term for his services in achieving the objectives of India International Centre.

Union Cabinet approved ratification of ISA Framework Agreement

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The International Solar Alliance acts as a collaborative platform to enhance energy security and sustainable development through increased deployment of solar energy technologies.

Samit Gohel broke 117-year-old record in first-class cricket

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

While Hanif Mohammed's 499 remains the highest score by an opener in first-class cricket, no one has scored more than Gohel while remaining not out in his team's score of 641.

Viral V Acharya appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Prior to this appointment, Acharya was serving as the CV Starr Professor of Economics at the New York University Stern School of Business.

Study: Birds with larger brains more likely to survive climate change

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Bath in the UK revealed that birds with larger brains are more likely to survive climate change.

Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Sagarmala Development Company in New Delhi

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Sagarmala Development Company is an important milestone in the implementation of Sagarmala Programme of the Union Government.

Assam Government launched Atal Amrit Abhiyan health insurance scheme

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

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.

Virat Kohli chosen Cricket Australia’s ODI Captain of Year

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Cricket Australia stated that Kohli played only 10 one-day matches in 2016; however, he underlined his status as one of the best in the 50-over format.

Nepal rejects India’s 'Open Sky’ offer

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Nepal rejected India’s ‘open sky’ offer saying that it was too early to commit to it. The country said that it might consider the proposal after two years.

PM Narendra Modi laid foundation stone of Char Dham Highway Development Project

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The Char Dham Highway Development Project is a part of the government’s efforts to boost religious tourism in the State.

Indian Olympic Association appoints Suresh Kalmadi, Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The IOA unanimously appointed the Kalmadi and Chautala to the post during its Annual General Meeting in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Sunderlal Patwa, the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, died

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Patwa, an RSS ideologue, was instrumental in consolidating BJP base in Madhya Pradesh (undivided).

15 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailed

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Rescue & relief operations are being carried out by the district administration and railway officials. Through investigation will be carried on to ascertain the cause.

Astronomer Vera Rubin, who confirmed dark matter, passes away

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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.

India, Bhutan signed MoU for technical cooperation in infrastructure engineering

Dec 28, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Memorandum of Understanding is aimed at extending India’s development assistance to Bhutan as part of the Neighbourhood First Policy.

India’s first Digi Dhan Mela held in Gurugram to promote cashless transactions

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The Digi Dhan Mela was held by the Union Government to show case the efforts to promote digital financial transactions after the demonetisation.

Union Government releases funds of Rs 1981 crore for Polavaram irrigation project

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Polavaram Project or Indira Sagar Project of Andhra Pradesh is expected to be completed by the year 2019.

Wi-fi services to be provided in 100 Haryana villages

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The plan would enable residents of the villages to access 170 e-services through Atal Seva Kendras. It was announced by Haryana’s chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the launch of 53 new IT services.

Scientists build bacteria-powered battery on single sheet of paper

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Papertronics, a fusion of paper and electronics, can power disposable electronics and can reduce the fabrication time and cost.

Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passes away

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Wickremanayake served as the Prime Minister in the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government in the year 2005. He earlier held the position of Prime Minister from August 2000 to December 2001, succeeding the then Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

Dinanath Bhargava, man who designed National Emblem, passes away

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

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

Union Government releases special stamp on freedom fighter Gaya Prasad Katiyar

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The government also released eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on 'Personalities Series: Bihar'- Sachchidananda Sinha, Karpoori Thakur, Dashrath Manjhi, Vidyapati, Kailashpati Mishra, Kunwar Singh, Phanishwar Nath Renu and Krishna Sinha.

First biological pacemaker developed from human stem cells

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The scientists used a developmental-biology approach to ascertain a specific protocol for generating the pacemaker cells.

Delhi Government to slash bus fares by 75 per cent

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Delhi government has decided to cut down the fares of its public transport buses including DTC and cluster buses to encourage more people to opt for the service and in turn help reduce pollution.

MEA launched Twitter Seva for passport and consular services

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Twitter Seva service of the Union Ministry of External Affairs seeks to resolve passport and consular services related queries in a speedy and transparent manner.

World’s most heat resistant materials identified by scientists

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The researchers of the study developed a new extreme heating technique using lasers to test the heat tolerance of the two materials.

China to levy environment tax to fight pollution

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

China has passed a law levying specific environmental protection taxes on heavy industries. The tax rate according to the new system will be determined by the rate of emissions by these industries.

Foundation stone for India’s first 2G Ethanol Bio-refinery laid in Bathinda, Punjab

Dec 27, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The approximate investment for setting up of the refinery is Rs 600 crores.  The project will be set-up by the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL).

Israel summons US envoy after UN vote

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel summoned US envoy Daniel Shapiro to discuss US’s decision to abstain from voting at the UNSC meeting.

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