Archive For The “India Current Affairs 2018” Category

Govt unveils Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system

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The Union Government unveiled a new Aadhaar-enabled service delivery system that will provide a reliable mechanism of direct cash transfer to beneficiaries in a transparent manner. Objective: To eliminate fraud, black-marketing, pilferage in schemes and bribery in the delivery of government services. What is Aadhaar? A 12-digit unique number issued by the Unique Identification Authority…

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz Archive – October 2012

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Quiz – Current Affairs October 30-31, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 29, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 28, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 27, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 25-26, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 23-24, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 21-22, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs October 20,…

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First American Indian canonized

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Kateri Tekakwitha, famous as “Lily of the Mohawks”, who for centuries has been a symbol of hope for the long-oppressed American Indians, was canonized in St Peter’s Square by Pope Benedict XVI . Who is famous as the “Lily of the Mohawks” ? Kateri Tekakwitha             Source:gktoday

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Apex court asks amend Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 and Rules 2005

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The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to amend the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 and Rules 2005 to ensure that the life of seafarers is made more secure and their families are compensated adequately in the event of loss of life. The court showed its concern about increasing piracy and attack on vessel.    …

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India’s NSDC inks pact with Ausralia’s industry skills council SkillsDMC

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An agreement was signed b/w Ausralia’s industry skills council SkillsDMC and India’s National Skills Development Corporation(NSDC) to provide training to 500 million people in key industry areas by 2022. As per the pact, SkillsDMC will support the establishment of the Indian Sector Skills Council for mining. India aims to provide skills training for up to…

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Govt contemplating key changes in rules for clinical trials

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The Union Government is pondering to bring major changes in the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940, and its Rules, to address the problem of inadequate monitoring of clinical trials in the country. As per the proposed changes: Mandatory for the Investigator to report all serious adverse events, including deaths, to the Drugs Controller General of…

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Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act(IRWA)

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The Union Cabinet approved the introduction of Amendments to the "Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986". Major amendments proposed are as follows: · Broaden the scope of the law to cover the audio-visual media and material in electronic form. · Penalties to be enhanced to a maximum of 3 years of imprisonment and fine…

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Gujarat tops in private sector investments across India

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As per an analysis titled ‘Composition of Outstanding Investments Across States,’ carried out by Assocham, Gujarat has the biggest share of 12.5% in total outstanding private sector investments ((including both domestic and foreign private sectors) across India as of June 2012. As per the analysis top 4 states are: Gujarat (12.5%) Odisha (10.7%) Maharashtra (8.9%)…

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Daily Current Affairs Quiz Archive – September 2012

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Quiz – Current Affairs September 28-30, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 27, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 26, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 25, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 24, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 23, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 22, 2012 Quiz – Current Affairs September 21,…

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IMR decreased to 44 Per 1000 Live Births during 2011

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Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) declined by 3 points from 47 to 44 infant deaths per 1000 live births during 2011. As per Sample Registration System (SRS) released by the Registrar General of India (RGI): IMR for rural areas has decreased by 3 points from 51 to 48 infant deaths per 1000 live births IMR in…

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Aircraft Acquisition Committee

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Govt. approves setting up of Aircraft Acquisition Committee The government gave its nod for setting up a new committee which will consider, examine and make recommendations on allowing import or acquisition of aircraft for various purposes by airlines. After analyzing the proposals, the panel would make suggestions for operation of scheduled air transport services, regional…

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