NITI Aayog launched First Delta Ranking of Aspirational Districts

Date: July 01, 2018

The NITI Aayog has launched the first Delta ranking (incremental progress) for the Aspirational Districts, based on self-reported data of districts between March 31, 2018 to May 31, 2018, across five developmental areas of Health and Nutrition, Education, Agriculture and Water Resources, Financial Inclusion and Skill Development, and Basic Infrastructure.&nb...

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Date: June 29, 2018

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Higher Education Commission of India (HECI): New Institution proposed in the place of the University Grants Commission (UGC)

Date: June 29, 2018

The Centre has decided to establish a Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) in the place of the University Grants Commission (UGC). A draft Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grants Commission Act) Bill, 2018, is being circulated among stakeholders to invite suggestions.

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India - Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT)

Date: June 25, 2018

ndia and Bangladesh have agreed to institute a Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) as an annual feature between the two Navies. The first edition will be inaugurated by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba during his visit there from June 24 to 29.The Navy regularly conducts CORPATs with Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand. It also conducts EEZ surveillance of Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles on their request....

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The Narendra Modi lexicon: Terms, Plans & abbreviations used by Modi government in last 4 years

Date: June 21, 2018

The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance continued to put out slogans, short forms and alliterations in the fourth year in power—though fewer in number—to create a buzz around its government schemes and projects. Like in the previous three years, Mint updates the Modi lexicon list with the new buzzwords and catchphrases that were added in the fourth year.

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Date: June 20, 2018

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Summit Supercomputer: US Reclaims Title Of Fastest Supercomputer In The World

Date: June 20, 2018

Though China still has more supercomputers on the Top 500 list, the USA takes the crown of "world's fastest supercomputer" from China after IBM and the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) unveiled "Summit."

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Governor's Rule in J&K- Why Governor's and not President's Rule

Date: June 20, 2018

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is placed under Governor's Rule after resignation of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. In other states, President's Rule is imposed after collapse of the local government under Article 356 of the Constitution. But Jammu and Kashmir has its own separate Constitution that provides for an intermediary statutory layer in the state.
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India registers 22% reduction in maternal mortality ratio since 2013:Sample Registration System (SRS) data

Date: June 12, 2018

The maternal mortality rate (MMR) , according to the sample registration system (SRS) data released by the office of Registrar General of India shows decline to 130 in 2014-16 from 167 in 2011-13 — a significant improvement on a parameter widely used by analysts and developmental economists to rate a country’s progress.

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13 Indian beaches will become Asia’s first 'Blue Flag' environment-friendly beaches

Date: June 12, 2018

13 Indian beaches will now have environment-friendly resources and will live up to international standards as they are now going to be awarded with the Blue Flag certification.This certification is granted to beaches on the basis of cleanliness standards, being environment friendly and to be equipped with amenities of international standards for tourists.

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