Current Affair For Year “2016”

#Gas4India campaign: To promote Natural gas in the country

Date: September 07, 2016

 The Union Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today launched #Gas4India  campaign, aimed at promoting the use of gas in the country. Public and private sector companies working in the sector have joined hands to promote the natural gas sector.

#Gas4India  is a unified cross-country, multimedia, multi-event campaign to communicate...

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National Teachers Day:September 5

Date: September 06, 2016

Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 5 every year across the country since 1962 in honor and deference of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was born on 5th September, 1988.

Radhakrishnan became the second President of India in 1962 and he was a great scholar, philosopher and teacher of modern India and was conferred with the Bharat Ratna back in 1954.
This year President M...

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Michel Temer sworn in as new Brazil president

Date: September 01, 2016

Michel Temer was sworn in as the new president of Brazil after Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the presidency by the Senate in an impeachment motion.At a special session of Congress on Wednesday, after the playing of the national anthem, Temer was sworn in.Temer will serve as president until December 31, 2018.

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National Sports Awards – 2016

Date: August 23, 2016

National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports.  Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four years; Arjuna Award is given for consistently outstanding performance for four years; Dronacharya Award for coaches for producing medal winners at...

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SWIFT – A Transformative Approach towards Ease of Doing Business

Date: August 22, 2016

As part of the Government's initiatives for improving the Ease of Doing Business, several facilitation measures are being taken by the Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) in last two years. In line with the Budget announcement made by the Union Finance Minister and as part of the “Ease of Doing Business” initiatives, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) launched t...

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9th August : International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Date: August 10, 2016

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

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GST – A game-changer for India

Date: August 09, 2016

The 122nd Amendment to the Constitution will go down in India’s political-economic history as a watershed, as it is about to give the country the most progressive tax reforms till date in the form of Goods and Services Tax (GST) which should make life easier for the trade and industry and more importantly reduce the cost of goods and services for the consumer, without compromising on the ...

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Child Labour Prohibition Bill passed by Parliament

Date: July 27, 2016

Lok Sabha passes bill prohibiting employment of children below 14 years; Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Amendment Bill prohibits children's employment in all occupations except non-hazardous family business.

It has also been linked with the Right to Education Act - 2009 for ensuring mandatory education to all children. It has entailed strong punishment for violators while viola...

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FORTUNE 500: 7 Indian Companies among the 500 International companies

Date: July 26, 2016

Famous Business Magazine Fortune has released the top 500 lisitngs of the world biggest companies for the year 2016.Fortune is a New York based international Business Magazine managed by Time Inc., and dated back to 1929 for its foundation. This magazine is well known for its Fortune 500 list, a detailed and analytical rankings of the international companies depending upon their economy and val...

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Recent power sector reforms

Date: July 22, 2016

Considered to be the backbone of any economy, India’s power sector has never witnessed reforms as it has in the past two years. Not that reforms in the power sector were not talked about in the past but they somehow failed to take flight and remained just that- a collection of perfectly placed words on paper.

Global Agencies Laud Power Reforms

Today...

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