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#1 INS Kavaratti was delivered to Indian Navy by the Defence PSU GRSE

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INS Kavaratti was delivered to Indian Navy by the Defence PSU GRSE

INS Kavaratti the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes was built by Defence Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) for Indian Navy under the project P28.INS Kavaratti is 104th warship constructed by GRSE. The trails had been completed successfully an

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#2 62nd Annual Grammy Awards 2019 held in Los Angeles, US

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62nd Annual Grammy Awards 2019 held in Los Angeles, US

The 62nd edition of the Annual Grammy Awards 2019 was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles city of California in the United States(US). The awards were given in recognition for the best recordings, compositions, and artists covering the period from October 1, 2018 till August 31, 2019. The even

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#3 TN agri university Vice-Chancellor N Kumar honoured 2019 Harit Ratna Award

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TN agri university Vice-Chancellor N Kumar honoured 2019 Harit Ratna Award

The Vice-Chancellor(VC) of Tamil Nadu Agriculture University(TNAU) Shri N Kumar was honoured with Harit Ratna Award 2019 at the 5th National Youth Convention(NYC) at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) in Raipur, Chattisgarh. The award was given by All India Agricultural Students Association

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#4 BSE signed licensing agreement with ICE Futures Europe

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 BSE signed licensing agreement with ICE Futures Europe

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has signed a licensing agreement with the  Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures Europe. ICE is a global exchange and clearing houses operator. Through this pact, the ICE Brent index will be used as a final settlement price for the rupee-denominated Brent future co

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#5 Passport Renewal Reminder Services begun by Passport Seva Kendras

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Passport Renewal Reminder Services begun by Passport Seva Kendras

The Ministry of External Affairs launched the Passport renewal reminder services. The Passport Seva Kendras operating under the Ministry of External Affairs will send SMS about the renewal .The ministry is to send two Reminder messages, one before 9 months and another before 7 months. Along with the

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#6 Report Card on Smart Cities to be released by June 2020

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Report Card on Smart Cities to be released by June 2020

The central government will release a report card of 100 selected smart cities based on the categories such as ease of living, public performance index, and climate in June as the Smart Cities Mission completes its five years. The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry will help cities in better p

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#7 MGNREGA scheme faces funds shortage

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MGNREGA scheme faces funds shortage

The MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Employment Act) scheme released its financial statement recently. According to the statement, almost 96% of the money has already been spent. Only 2,500 crores of rupees is left to sustain the scheme for the next two months.Studies analysing gov

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#8 Districts in Manipur may be named after fruits: CM

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Districts in Manipur may be named after fruits: CM

 Manipur CM Nongthombam Biren Singh has said that the govt is planning to name the State’s districts after specific local fruits and spices such as ginger.Manipur has 16 districts, five in the central Imphal Valley and the rest in the hills around. Each district is known forgrowing a specific var

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#9 APGCL to set up waste-to-energy plant

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APGCL to set up waste-to-energy plant

The Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL) has announced that it is to set up a waste-to-energy plant in Assam. The facility will be established near the proposed integrated solid waste management facility (ISWMF) of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) on the campus of the old Chandrapu

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#10 L V Prabhakar appointed MD & CEO of Canara Bank

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L V Prabhakar appointed MD & CEO of Canara Bank

Government appointed L V Prabhakar as managing director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Canara Bank. The appointment will be effective from 1 February 2020. He will hold the position till he attains the age of superannuation on 31 December 2022 or until further orders. L V Prabhakar is cur

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#11 Assamese linguist Golok Chandra Goswami passes away

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Assamese linguist Golok Chandra Goswami passes away

Eminent Assamese linguist and academician Golok Chandra Goswami passed away. His well-known books are ‘Structure of Assamese’, ‘Assamese: Its Formation and Development’, ‘Dhvani Bigyanor Bhumika’, ‘Asomiya Bornoprakash’ and ‘Asomiya Akhor Jotoni’. He was honoured with the Asam S

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#12 India’s first war memorial dedicated to service animals is coming up in Meerut

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India’s first war memorial dedicated to service animals is coming up in Meerut

Government of India is a plan to set up a war memorial for animals in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. It will be India’s first animal war memorial. The memorial will come up at the Remount and Veterinary Corps (RVC) Centre and College in Meerut, where the army breeds, rears, and trains dogs, mules and hors

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#13 N. Ram selected for Kerala national media award

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N. Ram selected for Kerala national media award

The chairman of "The Hindu Group" N. Ram has been selected as the outstanding media person in a national award instituted by Kerala Media Academy. The award was instituted for fearless and brilliant journalistic work at a national level. The award carrying a cash prize of ₹1 lakh, citation and sc

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#14 Govt invites bids to sell 100 % stake in Air India

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Govt invites bids to sell 100 % stake in Air India

The government of India announced a sale of 100% stake in debt-laden Air India. As part of the strategic disinvestment and has set March 17, as the deadline for submitting an expression of interest (EoI). Air India would also sell 100% stake in low-cost airline Air India Express and 50 per cent shar

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#15 Former Karnataka Minister Amarnath Shetty Passes Away at 80

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 Former Karnataka Minister Amarnath Shetty Passes Away at 80

Former Karnataka Minister and senior Janata Dal(S) leader Amarnath Shetty has passed away due to age-related ailments. Shetty was 80.Shetty, who began his political career in 1965, was minister for Tourism and Muzarai in the Janata Dal government.He was elected to the state Assembly from Moodbidri c

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#16 Sunil Mehta Sworn in as IBA Chief Executive

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Sunil Mehta Sworn in as IBA Chief Executive

Former MD & CEO of Punjab National Bank, Sunil Mehta, has taken charge as the chief executive of the Indian Bank’s Association (IBA) from 27 January 2020.He succeeds VG Kannan, who demitted office as chief executive of IBA on December 31, 2019.Mehta recently retired as the Managing Director and CE

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#17 Kerala Partners MIT To Unveil India’s First ‘Super Fab Lab’ in Kochi

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Kerala Partners MIT To Unveil India’s First ‘Super Fab Lab’ in Kochi

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated India’s first Super Fab Lab at the Integrated Startup Complex of the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) in Kochi on 25 January 2020, that will give India’s hardware industry a huge leap.The Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) Super Fab Lab has been has bee

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#18 Noted artist, sculptor Sher Singh Kukkal dead

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Noted artist, sculptor Sher Singh Kukkal dead

Noted artist and sculptor Sher Singh Kukkal passed away. He was 86. He was awarded Senior Fellowship in Visual Art Photography by Union Ministry Of Culture during 2008-09. He received a gold medal in painting from Queens College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (UP) & Rajiv Gandhi Foundation award for his ph

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#19 Britain unveils 50 pence coin minted to celebrate Brexit

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Britain unveils 50 pence coin minted to celebrate Brexit

Britain has unveiled a new 50 pence coin minted to mark Brexit (British exit). Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). Britain will leave the EU at 2300 GMT on January 31st. The coin bears the inscription “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations

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#20 Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec resigns

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Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec resigns

Prime Minister of Slovenian Marjan Sarec announced his resignation and called for new elections as the country’s coalition struggles with political deadlock. He is Slovenia’s youngest-ever Prime Minister. He began his career as a comedian and satirist before entering politics. He formed a liber

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#21 India signs 15 MoU with Brazil including Cyber Security

27-January-2020
India signs 15 MoU with Brazil including Cyber Security

India and Brazil on Saturday signed 15 MoUs in various fields including cybersecurity, bioenergy and health and medicine among others, following the bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro.An MoU on bioenergy cooperation, investment coopera

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#22 Researchers discovered a new species of Allosaurus in Utah

27-January-2020
Researchers discovered a new species of Allosaurus in Utah

Paleontologists have unveiled a remarkable new species of the meat-eating dinosaur at the Natural History Museum of Utah. It is suspected that the species must have evolved at least 5 million years earlier than fragilis.The study notes that the Allosaurus jimmadseni had numerous notable features tha

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#23 'GATI’ portal launched by the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways

27-January-2020
'GATI’ portal launched by the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways

The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari has launched an online Web Portal ‘GATI’ on the pattern of ‘PRAGATI’, the portal used by the Prime Ministers’ Office (PMO) for monitoring projects.The GATI portal has been created by the National Highways Authori

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#24 Diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida is appointed as first post-Brexit UK ambassador

27-January-2020
Diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida is appointed as first post-Brexit UK ambassador

Portuguese diplomat Joao Vale de Almeida was appointed as the head of future EU diplomatic mission to the UK after Brexit on 24 January. The UK's exit was scheduled for 31 January 2020. Almeida will head the first EU delegation to the UK as of the first day of February.Joao Vale de Almeida is an exp

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#25 Ganga-Volga Dialogue held with Russia to enhance Connectivity

27-January-2020
Ganga-Volga Dialogue held with Russia to enhance Connectivity

The Ganga-Volga Dialogue was held between India and Russia in New Delhi on 22 January 2020. The Dialogue was organised by the Ministry of External Affairs in collaboration with Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation. The event was inaugurated by India’s Minister of State for External Affai

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#26 Switzerland puts Einstein on world's smallest gold coin

27-January-2020
Switzerland puts Einstein on world's smallest gold coin

In Switzerland, State-owned Swissmint has minted world’s smallest gold coin measuring 2.96-millimeter (0.12-inches). The coin features the image of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue. Swissmint has minted just 999 such coins.Features of the Coin:The size of the coin is 2.96-millimeter (0.12-i

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#27 Indian Railway’s First Waste-To-Energy Plant Commissioned In Bhubaneswar

27-January-2020
Indian Railway’s First Waste-To-Energy Plant Commissioned In Bhubaneswar

The first waste-to-energy plant of the Indian Railways, has been commissioned at Carriage Repair Workshop, Mancheswar, in Bhubaneswar by the East Coast Railway (ECoR) zone.The plant is the first Government of India initiative in waste to energy plant and fourth such plant in the country.It has been

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#28 Tribal Affairs Ministry proposes 6th Schedule Area status to Ladakh

27-January-2020
Tribal Affairs Ministry proposes 6th Schedule Area status to Ladakh

Union Tribal Affairs Ministry has proposed 6th Schedule Area status to Union Territory of Ladakh.Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda said that his ministry has sent the proposal to the Union Home Ministry to declare the 6th Schedule status to Ladakh. Environmentalist Sonam Wangchuk had last month ap

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#29 Government announces 141 Padma Awards for this year on occasion of 71st Republic Day

27-January-2020
Government announces 141 Padma Awards for this year on occasion of 71st Republic Day

The government has announced 141 Padma Awards for this year on the occasion of 71st Republic Day.The list comprises 7 Padma Vibhushan, 16 Padma Bhusan and 118 Padma Shri awards. Former Union Ministers George Fernandes, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley will be awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously. Pej

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#30 India test-fired K-4 nuclear-capable from an underwater platform for the second time

27-January-2020
India test-fired K-4 nuclear-capable from an underwater platform for the second time

India successfully test-fired the K-4 nuclear-capable submarine-launched ballistic missile from Visakhapatnam coast, Andhra Pradesh. This is the second time the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has conducted the test, just after its test on 19 January 2020. It is a major mileston

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#31 CEC Sunil Arora assumes Chairmanship of FEMBoSA for 2020

27-January-2020
CEC Sunil Arora assumes Chairmanship of FEMBoSA for 2020

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora has assumed Chairmanship of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) for the year 2020.The Outgoing Chair of FEMBoSA, handed over the Logo of FEMBoSA to Mr Arora at the 10th Annual Meeting of  FEMBoSA held in New Delhi.FEMBoSA

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#32 3rd Global Potato Conclave to Begin in Gandhinagar from 28 January

27-January-2020
3rd Global Potato Conclave to Begin in Gandhinagar from 28 January

The Third edition of the Global Potato Conclave will be held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 28 to 31 January 2020.Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the conference through remote video conferencing, which aims to highlight achievements and opportunities in the area of potato research, trade

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#33 West Bengal emerges at the top in vegetable production

27-January-2020
West Bengal emerges at the top in vegetable production

West Bengal has emerged as the top state in the country in vegetable production in 2018-19, according to horticulture production data released by the Central government recently.West Bengal witnessed a production of 29.55 million tonne (MT) of vegetables during 2018-19 which was the maximum in the c

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#34 Government launched a 24x7 helpline number to provide support regarding queries on novel coronavirus

27-January-2020
Government  launched a 24x7 helpline number to provide support regarding queries on novel coronavirus

Government has launched a 24x7 helpline number to provide support regarding queries on novel coronavirus. Under the directions of Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) call centre, 91-11-23978046, has been made operational. Coronavirus causes an infection

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#35 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust: 27 January

27-January-2020
International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust: 27 January

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is held on 27 January to commemorate the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War due to the genocide that resulted in the deaths of 6 million Jews and 11 million others, by the Nazi regime and its collaboratorsThe year 2020 marks the

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#36 GoI & Maharashtra signs USD 210 million loan agreement with World Bank

27-January-2020
GoI & Maharashtra signs USD 210 million loan agreement with World Bank

The Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra has signed a USD 210 million loan agreement with the World Bank. The loan agreement has been signed for Maharashtra Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project. The USD 210 million loan will be funded by the International Bank for Reconstru

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#37 Nation celebrated 71st Republic Day

27-January-2020
Nation celebrated 71st Republic Day

The nation celebrates 71st Republic Day.The main function was organized at Rajpath in the National Capital. President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the tricolour and took the salute of the parade.President of Brazil Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the Chief Guest at the Parade this year. The parade started fr

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#38 Himachal Pradesh celebrates its 50th Statehood Day

27-January-2020
Himachal Pradesh celebrates its 50th Statehood Day

Himachal Pradesh celebrated its 50th Statehood Day on 25 January.On January 25, 1971 Himachal Pradesh was carved out as the 18th State of the country, after being a Union Territory for over 15 years.Listing schemes such as public grievances redressal programme Janmanch; CM Helpline; Himachal Grihini

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#39 Bharat Parv 2020 to begin at Red fort ground in New Delhi

27-January-2020
Bharat Parv 2020 to begin at Red fort ground in New Delhi

Bharat Parv 2020, the programme to celebrate the spirit of India, begins at Red fort ground in New Delhi and will be on till 31st January.The objective of Bharat Parv is to encourage people to visit different tourism places of the country and to inculcate the spirit of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’.The Tour

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#40 International Summit on Women in STEM was held in New Delhi

27-January-2020
International Summit on Women in STEM was held in New Delhi

The International Summit on Women in STEM “Visualizing the Future: New Skylines” was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The summit was organized by the Department of Biotechnology. The summit aimed to boost the women participation in STEM field for the development of scientific career. The

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#41 2-day ‘Innovation Festival’ begins at Science Centre in Itanagar

27-January-2020
2-day ‘Innovation Festival’ begins at Science Centre in Itanagar

 The ‘Innovation Festival’ kicked off at the Science Centre in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. The festival is being organized by the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science & Technology in collaboration with the National Innovation Foundation. The Innovation Festival, a 1st of its kind in the

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#42 Greenpeace India Report: Jharia most polluted city in India

25-January-2020
 Greenpeace India Report: Jharia most polluted city in India

The coal-belching town of Jharia in Jharkhand to be the most polluted city in India according to a Greenpeace India Report. Jharkhand’s Dhanbad, known for its rich coal reserves and industries, is the second-most polluted city in India.Delhi is the 10th-most polluted city in India, according to th

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#43 Cabinet approves closure of Hindustan Fluorocarbons Ltd

25-January-2020
 Cabinet approves closure of Hindustan Fluorocarbons Ltd

The Union Cabinet recently approved the closure of public sector Hindustan Fluorocarbon Ltd (HFL). Only 88 employees are working in this company.  HFL has been at a loss since 2013-14 and its net worth has come down to a negative mark. As on March 31, 2019, the company incurred a cumulative loss of

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#44 US amends visa rules to restrict 'birth tourism'

25-January-2020
US amends visa rules to restrict 'birth tourism'

The United States recently announced new visa rules to restrict ‘birth tourism’ wherein no temporary visitor visas (B-1/B-2) will be issued to foreigners seeking birth tourism. As per the US White House, the move is aimed at boosting national security and public safety on the whole The White Hou

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#45 India, Bangladesh signed agreement to upgrade a road into 4-lane highway

25-January-2020
India, Bangladesh signed agreement to upgrade a road into 4-lane highway

India and Bangladesh have signed an agreement to upgrade Ashuganj-Akhaura road (50.58-kilometer) into a four-lane highway. A stretch of 39 kilometers between Ashuganj river port to Dharhar area will be developed by Indian Company, Afcons Infrastructure Limited and Roads and Highways Department (RHD)

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#46 Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank submits merger proposal with Rupee Bank to RBI

25-January-2020
Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank submits merger proposal with Rupee Bank to RBI

The Maharashtra State Cooperative (MSC) Bank has submitted a joint proposal for a merger with the Rupee Cooperative Bank.Mounting bad debt of the Rupee Bank had led RBI to put severe sanctions on the bank while superseding the erstwhile board of directors in 2013. The total deposit in the bank is ar

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#47 IWF President Tamas Ajan Steps aside for 90 days after doping, misgovernance allegations

25-January-2020
IWF President Tamas Ajan Steps aside for 90 days after doping, misgovernance allegations

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) president Tamas Ajan has stepped aside to voluntarily cease his duties for 90 days while an independent investigation into allegations of corruption and doping violations are being carried out against him.Ajan has till then delegated the operational r

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#48 This year, Republic Day ceremony to start from War Memorial, not India Gate

25-January-2020
 This year, Republic Day ceremony to start from War Memorial, not India Gate

Changing a decades-old tradition, the 71st Republic Day ceremony will not begin from India Gate, where the Prime Minister commemorates soldiers who have died in combat for India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay a wreath at the National War Memorial, which was opened on February 25, 2019.Chief

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#49 16 States and UTs along with 6 central ministries to participate in Republic Day Parade

25-January-2020
16 States and UTs along with 6 central ministries to participate in Republic Day Parade

Sixteen states and Union Territories and Six Central Ministries will participate in the Republic Day Parade this year at Rajpath in New Delhi. Start-up India, Jal Jeevan Mission and Financial Inclusion are some of the themes of the tableaux of Ministries and Departments.The Walled City of Jaipur and

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#50 India provides 30,000 doses of vaccine to Maldives after Measles Outbreak

25-January-2020
India provides 30,000 doses of vaccine to Maldives after Measles Outbreak

India supplied 30,000 doses of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccine to the Maldives responding swiftly to an emergency request to contain the measles outbreak in the Maldives.The vaccine supply was quickly procured and delivered to Maldives Health Ministry within 72 hours of the request. Four people wer

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