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India wins bronze at women's U18 Hockey Asia Cup

Dec 23, 2016
After the win, Hockey India announced cash rewards of Rs.1 lakh for each player. It also announced Rs.50000 for each member of the support staff.

North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy inaugurated in Shillong

Dec 22, 2016
The North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy will help in the growth of health care sector, tourism industry and herbal-agro plantations.

Indian Railways partnered with JICA for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project

Dec 22, 2016
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an agency of Japan that coordinates developmental activities in the under developed and developing countries.

Hong Kong withdraws visa-free facility for Indians

Dec 22, 2016
Indian tourists will now have to apply and successfully complete a pre-arrival registration in order to visit Hong Kong.

Union Government launches GARV-II mobile app and citizen engagement window SAMVAD

Dec 22, 2016
This new version of GARV app will map the data of about 6 lakh villages having 17 crore people on household electrification.

Najeeb Jung resigned as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

Dec 22, 2016
As per report, after this sudden and surprise move, Jung would return back to academics.

RBI to issue Rs 500 banknotes with the inset letter ‘R’

Dec 22, 2016
These new notes will be little different from the previous Rs 500 banknotes that came with the inset letter 'E' in both the number panels.

Jeje Lalpekhlua declared 2016 AIFF Player of the Year

Dec 22, 2016
AIFF selected Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Uvena Fernandes for the 2016 AIFF Award for Special Recognition awards.

National Mathematics Day observed on 22 December 2016

Dec 22, 2016
2016 SASTRA-Ramanujan award for mathematics was presented to Maksym Radziwill of McGill University, Canada and Kaisa Matomaki of University of Turku, Finland.

Union Cabinet approved creation of Indian Enterprise Development Services

Dec 22, 2016
The creation of Indian Enterprise Development Services will enable the Union Government to implement its policies and progammes in a more efficient and effective way.

Girija Vaidyanathan appointed new Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu

Dec 22, 2016
Girija Vaidyanathan, an officer of 1981 IAS batch replaces P Rama Mohana Rao as the new Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu. Rama Mohana Rao was sacked following an IT raid at his residence.

Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin occupy top two spots in ICC Test bowling chart

Dec 22, 2016
Jadeja’s maiden 10-wicket match haul against England in the Test match on 20 December 2016 in Chennai made him achieve the second position in the rankings.

PM Modi laid foundation stone of Cancer Center in Varanasi

Dec 22, 2016
During his one-day visit to Parliamentary constituency Varanasi, PM Modi laid the foundation of super speciality block of Institute of Medical Science of BHU.

Nepal to hold military exercise with China

Dec 22, 2016
The military engagement will focus on training Nepali soldiers to deal with extreme hostage situations like the one that happened in Dhaka in July 2016.

Gujarat government announces Aerospace and Defence Policy 2016

Dec 22, 2016
Government land will be made available at 50 percent of Jantri rates for setting up units.

Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 announced

Dec 22, 2016
The Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2016 will be presented to the winners at a special function to be held on 22 February 2017 in New Delhi.

RBI modifies conditions for depositing over Rs 5000 in old notes

Dec 21, 2016
The Reserve Bank of India goes back on its earlier statement of Rs 5000 deposit limit in old Rs 500 and 1000 currency notes.    

NGT: Rs 50000 fine on aircrafts that empty human waste in air

Dec 21, 2016
The NGT has directed the DGCA to issue notices to all the involved airlines to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation and to ensure that they do not release any waste from the tanks anywhere near the terminals of the IGI Airport.

Union Government notified Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2016

Dec 21, 2016
These rules replace the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010 and seek to address the issues related to the conservation and development of wetlands in a comprehensive manner.

Merriam-Webster names ‘surreal’ its Word of the Year for 2016

Dec 21, 2016
As per Merriam-Webster, the word surreal saw major spikes following Brussels terror attacks in March 2016, the coup attempt in Turkey and the terrorist attack in Nice. However, the largest spike in lookups for surreal was noticed after the U.S. election in November 2016.

Union Government announced Rs 207 crore for development of Majuli Island

Dec 21, 2016
The sanctioned amount will be spent primarily for safeguarding the land loss due to erosion and to protect the 80 km length of the bank line on the right bank of river Brahmaputra.

AIBA grants full membership to Boxing Federation of India

Dec 21, 2016
The recently-formed BFI was voted to office in September 2016, which ended four years of administrative logjam in the sport.

India, Kyrgyzstan signed 6 agreements to boost bilateral cooperation

Dec 21, 2016
The six agreements were signed after successful deliberations between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambaye in New Delhi.

Queen Victoria’s last letter to India unveiled

Dec 21, 2016
The three-page handwritten letter was addressed to the then Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon. It mostly contains references to the death of Prince Christian Victor, eldest son of the queen’s third daughter.

India ranks 4th in Global Wind Power Installed Capacity Index

Dec 21, 2016
The Index was topped by China, followed by USA and Germany. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of China is 145362 MW. The cumulative installed wind power generation capacity of the USA is 74471 MW and that of Germany is 44947 MW.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to step down as patron of 25 charities

Dec 21, 2016
The queen will step down as patron of 25 charities at the end of this year. The patronage of the organisations will be passed on to other members of the royal family.

OBC Ministry to be created in Maharashtra

Dec 21, 2016
While addressing Kunbi Mahotsav at Shahapur, the CM also announced Rs 200 crore funds for gravity-based water supply projects.

Deepak Agarwal appointed CEO of Noida Authority

Dec 21, 2016
Deepak Agarwal will replace P K Agarwal, who was officiating as the CEO of Noida Authority.

Union Government announced measures to improve Ease of Doing Business ranking

Dec 20, 2016
The objective of these measures is to improve country’s ranking in the World Bank’s report on Ease of Doing Business.

US Electoral College formally elects Donald Trump as President

Dec 20, 2016
Six weeks after winning the polls, the Republican Candidate Trump was able to secure the 270 votes needed to formalise his victory. While the result will be officially announced on 6 January 2017 in a special joint session of Congress, he will assume the office on 20 January 2017.

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