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Idea of nodal body for transport sector

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Centre has begun discussions to set up a national level nodal body for all transport-related matters across modes including aviation, railways, surface transport and waterways.The proposed 'Logistics and Integrated Transport Board' will initially work on improving... Read More...
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Naming of Indian Navys ship

The Indian Navy formally decommissioned its aircraft carrier INS Viraat The ship had earlier been commissioned with the Royal Navy in 1959, and was known as HMS Hermes.India now has only one aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, which was bought from Russia... Read More...
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Logistics pact with U.S.

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In just about two days, India is expected to notify the operationalising of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) with the U.S.India and the U.S. concluded the logistics agreement, the first of the three foundational agreements between ... Read More...
# Ecology, Environment and Disaster Management More
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Inter-Ministerial Delegation to Participate in BRS Conventions in Geneva

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An inter-ministerial Indian delegation will participate in the 2017 Conference of Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm (BRS) Conventions.The three COPs to BRS Conventions will be held jointly and back-to-back... Read More...
# Welfare Schemes and Policies in India More
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Portal and Mobile App of RashtriyaUchchatarShikshaAbhiyan (RUSA)

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The RashtriyaUchchatarShikshaAbhiyan (RUSA), under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched its own portal and mobile app.The portal is a one-stop for States Higher Education Plans... Read More...
# Economy and Economic Development More
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State entities can seek loans overseas

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Government has given Permission to avail external assistance by State Government entities from bilateral agencies for implementation of vital infrastructure projects.Government has approved the policy guidelines... Read More...
# Polity and Governance More
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Legal Aid and Empowerment initiatives

Three key legal aid and empowerment initiatives of the Department of Justice- including 'Pro bono legal services', 'Tele law service' and 'Nyaya Mitra scheme were launched recently.They are aimed at fulfilling the department's core mandate of enhancing ... Read More...
# Science and Technology More
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Killed Zika virus vaccine

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The Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's 'killed Zika virus vaccine' using an African strain has shown 100% efficacy against mortality and disease in animal studies, a study has shown. A 'killed virus vaccine' or 'inactivated vaccine' contains virus that has been grown in culture and then ... Read More...
# Geography of India and The World More
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IMD expects a normal monsoon

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India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast "normal rainfall" in the June-September monsoon and tempered concerns about a drought as unlikely.Rains are likely to be 96% of the 50-year average of 89cm for the monsoon season of June... Read More...
# Polity and Governance More
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Central Consumer Protection Council

Recently 31st meeting of the Central Consumer Protection Council (CCPC) was held. In this State Governments have been requested to provide necessary support for establishment of Regional Consumer Helpline.... Read More...

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