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Union Government launches 'Smart Consumer' mobile app

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The centre launched will encourage consumers to opt for pre-litigation and will also provide them with an option to settle disputes harmoniously.

ICICI Bank launches EazyPay app for merchants

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Customers can use this app to make payment through any bank account using UPI or by entering credit or debit card details on a link forwarded by the merchant.

Anupam Kher’s film to Premiere at Sundance

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The film starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan and Ray Romano is largely based on the challenges faced by a Pakistani-born man and his American girlfriend.

Registration fee for Pakistani Hindus as Indian citizens reduced from Rs 15000 to Rs 100

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Minority communities such as Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians will be benefited by such decision of the Union Government.

Union Government launches Aadhaar Payment App to simplify digital transactions

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Through this Aadhaar Payment application, consumer can make digital payment without carrying the plastic money or even phone with him.

Aleppo’s Christians celebrate Christmas for first time in five years

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Christmas celebration has been seen as the return of peace in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Odisha to launch malaria elimination programme named DAMAN in eight districts

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The drive aims at supplementing the routine malaria control activities and fill the gaps in case finding and treatment among the high risk population of inaccessible villages of high endemic areas.

Russian Military plane crashes, no sign of survivors

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

A Russian plane carrying 92 people crashed in the Black Sea killing everyone on board. The plane was travelling to Latakia in Syria where Russia has a prominent air base.

India successfully test-fires surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Agni-5 missile, the surface-to-surface Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles, will be inducted into services after few more trails.

NITI Aayog launches the National Index of Performance on Health Outcomes

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The data collected by the Health Outcomes’ index will be used to propel actions of states to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems.

Yuki Bhambri clinches ITF Hong Kong F4 Futures title

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Bhambri won 75% of his first service points and broke serve three times to lock victory in one hour and 54 minutes.

Union Government announced Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana awards

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Lucky Grahak Yojana was launched for Consumers, while the Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana for Merchants.

Pankaj Advani won National title in 6-red Snooker

Dec 26, 2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

With this win, Advani has emerged as the strongest contender to represent India in the Asian and World Championships in 6-red Snooker in 2017.

Good Governance Day being observed to mark Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Birthday

Dec 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

The initiatives to be launched include RRFAMS, PRISM, the announcement of E-Service Book, EO App on iPhone Operating System and more.

DRDO successfully flight tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon system in Odisha

Dec 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Secretary, Department of Defence (R&D) & Chairman, DRDO, Dr S. Christopher, congratulated DRDO and the IAF teams for the successful mission.

Shankha Ghosh conferred with 52nd Jnanpith Award

Dec 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Shankha Ghosh was conferred with the prestigious award for his notable contributions to the Bengali literature. His literary works were translated into many Indian and as well as foreign languages.

National Consumer Day celebrated with theme Alternate Consumer Disputes Redressal

Dec 25, 2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The National Consumer Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the national consumer movement and is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers.

Pranab Mukherjee gives assent to Enemy Property Ordinance

Dec 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

President Pranab Mukherjee promulgated the Enemy Property Ordinance for the fifth time in a span of one year. The ordinance was promulgated for the first time in January 2016 under the Article 123 of the constitution.

Sunny Leone declared PETA's Person of the Year

Dec 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Leone will receive the award for her commitment for promoting the rescue of homeless dogs and cats, as well as her compassion for abused animals.

India lifts Under-19s Asia Cup title beating Sri Lanka

Dec 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Half-centuries from Himanshu Rana and Shubman Gill provided India with a total of 273, which was successfully defended by their spinners.

Parliamentary Standing Committee: 55 percent rise in forest fires

Dec 24, 2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

A parliamentary standing committee report focussing on the prevention of forest fires reported that there has been an alarming rise in forest fires, especially in the Himalayan region, almost around 55 per cent.

Andhra Pradesh allots land to NPCIL for Kovvada N-Plant

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The project constitutes setting up of nuclear power plants, establishing a township and rehabilitating the displaced families. It also helps in achieving the objectives of the Make In India initiative.

Salman Khan tops 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Salman Khan climbed back to the No 1 rank on the 2016 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List, riding on the commercial success of his two big releases - Sultan and Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo. He outperformed Shah Rukh Khan who topped the list in 2015.

Shiva Keshavan won gold at Asian Luge Championship

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Asian Cup is annually held in December at Bobsleigh, Luge Park of Nagano Prefecture Nagano Prefecture City Spiral in Japan.

White House banned oil, gas drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The decision would help in protecting the fishing business and coastal tourism from offshore drilling.

Amul all set to invest Rs 200 Cr in Bengal

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Popular Indian dairy brand, Amul is going to invest around Rs 200 Cr in a Centralised Milk Processing Plant, located at Kandua Food Park in West Bengal’s Sankrail town. The park has been created as a platform to bring together different agro units and their support facilities.

Union Cabinet approves ordinance to amend Payment of Wages Act, 1936

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The present law states that all the payment of wages should be made in cash with a provision of taking written permission from the employees to pay them either by cheque, or by crediting the wages to his or her bank account.

 

Ravichandran Ashwin wins Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy is a cricket trophy awarded annually by the ICC to its chosen world player of the Year.

Tripura to adopt cashless payment system in public transactions from New Year

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The government plans to convert all its transactions into digital form starting January 2017. To ensure the smooth application of the same, the government has initiated the process of opening bank accounts for those who do not have one.

China launches TanSat satellite to monitor global carbon emissions

Dec 23, 2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Satellite weighs around 620-kg and it will be located in sun synchronous orbit about 700 kms above the earth while serving three-year mission life.

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