INDIAN AFFAIRS – 1


Monthly Current Affairs May 2016 “INDIAN AFFAIRS” key points to Remember.
Union Government launched Inclusiveness and Accessibility Index for Persons with Disabilities
Union Government launched Startup India Portal and Mobile App
Kachhabali Becomes 1st Liquor-free village in Rajasthan
Mumbai to get its first Arbitration Centre
Government Unveils new building bye laws in New Delhi
BHEL commissions 250 Mw unit at Nabinagar plant in Bihar
Telangana Road Transport Authority’s Mobile App M-Wallet launched
India becomes fourth largest spender on defence
India’s fastest train to hit tracks on April 5
Delhi roads to be vacuum cleaned from today
Maharashtra first state to join national cancer grid
Haryana fixes qualification for urban body polls
Free helmets for two-wheeler riders in Kerala
2 Andhra Pradesh villages to run on solar power
Madhya Pradesh to create Department of Happiness
Bihar imposes complete liquor ban from 5 th april
India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express launched
Mumbai gets it’s first-ever AC local train
Odisha to Launch Model Schools in 14 Districts
Dubai’s United World Infrastructure to launch hotel startup in India
Xiaomi to host Mi festival on April 6
India planning to launch marriage cruises
Aadhaar enrolment crosses 1 billion: IT Minister
Government sanctions 20 crore for Varanasi tourism
Indian Air Force to participate in Red Flag exercise
Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited, India’s first SPV on smart city, started operations
Dilli Haat to house Abdul Kalam memorial
Telangana to set up two electronic clusters in Hyderabad, eying $7.5billion business
Government to develop 25 regional airports: Arun Jaitley
Nation remembers Babu Jagjivan Ram on his 108th birth anniversary
India all set to host Asia-Pacific remote sensing symposium
PM Modi announces to set up 24×7 call center for Indian workers engaged in foreign countries
India to ratify COP 21 global climate agreement on April 22
Mehbooba Mufti to be sworn in as first woman Chief Minister of J&K on Monday
President Pranab Mukherjee inked Ordinance on Uttarakhand expenditure
Coastal circuit project in Goa gets Centres nod
Gujarat Assembly cleared amendments in Land Acquisition Act
“Vidyut PRAVAH” App for common people to demand power
India ranked 6th in top 10 largest manufacturers list: UN report
Government to halve Christian Couples’ separation time
I-T dept launches tax calculator on website
Australia approves Adani Group’s coal mining leases
Andaman Nicobar gets semi-submarine ocean safar
Germany’s Development Bank KfW to provide loan assistance to metro system for Nagpur
PM Modi concluded three-nation visit to Belgium, United States and Saudi Arabia
PM Modi to launch Stand up India scheme
PM Modi gifts Saudi King gold-plated replica of Cheraman Juma Masjid
Mehbooba Mufti sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir’s First Woman CM
India, Saudi Arabia signed five agreements to boost bilateral co-operation
Union Government notified Hazardous Waste Management Rules, 2016
World’s first White Tiger Safari inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh
Trimbakeshwar Temple Trust barred entry for all men & women
India’s first cash giving app ‘CASHe’ launched
Vedanta sets Guinness World Record for mass plantation
IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore top the list of best Indian universities
NGT notice to Govt on pollution at petrol pumps
Government allows redemption of GMS deposits in gold
Varanasi to automate waste collection
India becomes fourth largest spender on defence
GOI released Indian Intellectual Property (IP) Panorama
MoU on IMPRINT programme signed by 25 Ministries
“Index” to compute Organisation’s Attitude towards Disabled Persons
Gujarat Assembly cleared amendments in Land Acquisition Act
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched Phase I of Green Delhi initiative
Union Government extended safeguard duty on steel imports
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016 observed
Telangana unveils new ICT Policy 2016
MTDC to launch budget rates to promote tourism
Government allows culling of monkeys in Shimla
Thane gets toll free number over water crisis
Madhukar Gupta committee constituted to suggest ways to strengthen security alongIndo-Pak border
Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched Transnational Skill Standards
India fourth country with highest Downadup malware attacks
Union Minister Gangwar inaugurates three mega projects in Nagaland
OneRyder launches bike taxi service in Delhi
ECoR becomes largest freight loading railway zone
EC lifts ban on free rice supply in Kerala
National Summit on Family Planning 2016 concluded in New Delhi
Low cost and environment-friendly solar lighting device, Solar Jyoti, launched
SCs, STs to get full fee waiver in IITs: Reports
IIT annual fees hiked from 90k to 2 lakh
Government clears ATC-Viom Networks 5.8k cr deal
TN’s 1st transgender candidate to contest polls
Centre allows states to expand fiscal deficit
Government clears 3.6k crore National Hydrology Project
India’s coal import bill drops 28k crore in FY16
Coimbatore duo work for waste-free city
Nadda launches first indigenous female condom
Punjab King’s statue to be installed in France
Maharashtra permits two-wheeler rentals
Odisha Government launched Adarsh Vidyalaya project
BHEL commissioned tiltable canal top solar plant in Andhra Pradesh
CCEA approved Andrew Yule proposal to convert Bank of Baroda’s loan into equity
Foundation stone laid for first Horticulture University in Haryana
Union Cabinet gave ex-facto approval for implementation of One Rank One Pension
Schemes to Distribute Energy Efficient Smart Agriculture Pumps & Fans in Andhra Pradesh launched
Union Cabinet allowed Oil PSUs to have independent crude import policy
Karnataka 1st to curb surge pricing by cab firms
NITI Aayog moots tax breaks for electronics manufacturing, plan’s to dent China’s clout
Government to launch two schemes to provide farm pumps, fans
Telangana, AP celebrate Ugadi festival
Gangwar Inaugurates 3 Mega Projects in Nagaland
Anandiben Patel launches ‘Maa Annapurna Yojna’
Delhi makes business licensing system online
Karnataka govt bans surge pricing by Ola, Uber
MGNREGS: Centre to release funds in a week
Unemployment rate in India at 7.97%: BSE index
Ramkund pond dries up for first time in 130 yrs
India 6th biggest military spender in ’15: SIPRI
Cigarettes worth Rs. 8.63 cr seized in Goa
Over 16,000 litres of liquor seized in Bihar
U.N. to observe Ambedkar’s birth anniversary
Union HRD Minister Smriti Zubin Irani Launches ISBN Portal
Uma Bharti inaugurates Water Films Festival
Gujarat Governor gives assent to six Bills
Rajasthan becomes the first state in India to clear land title Bill
NRDC signs License Agreement with M/S Nagarjuna Agro Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. for Soil Moisture Indicator of ICAR
Government inaugurates ‘Namma Toilet’ in Delhi under Swachh Bharat Mission
ShaniShingnapur temple allows women inside inner sanctum
Himachal passes bill increasing salary of MLAs
Haryana sets up legal panel to probe Jat violence
Central govt employees get 6 per cent DA hike from Jan 1
IOC to spend Rs 20,000 cr in expansion of its Gujarat refinery
WTO cuts 2016 global trade forecast to 2.8%
Maldivian President Gayoom to arrive in New Delhi on 10 th April
US Defence Secretary Carter to arrive in India today
Centre releases Rs 12,230 crore for MGNREGA
Gurgaon to get India’s first Metrino Pod Taxi project
Union Government constitutes B B Tandon Committee to monitor Government Advertisements
DIPP launches web-based dashboard for monitoring commitments of ministries under Make in India
Textiles Minister inaugurates Apparel and Garment Making Unit in Tripura
Sagarmala project will create 1 Crore jobs: Gadkar
Goverment okays 1k crore projects to ease Delhi traffic
Maharashtra to put all major public services online
Sajibu Cheiraoba festival celebrated in Manipur
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley visit to US
Union government allots Rs. 800 crore to clean up polluted lakes in garden city
Allahabad high court dismisses 15 judges President Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate Global Exhibition on Services
BSNL customers can now retrieve 30 yr old deleted mails
Women in Indian Navy to get permanent commission
Air Force prepares 10-year indigenisation plan
India adds 6.9 GW to clean energy capacity
Panasonic and US-based AES inked agreement to install energy storage project in Haryana
Prime Minister to inaugurate 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation in New Delhi
Government to launch Village Self Governance Campaign Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan to improve rural livelihoods
Jammu & Kashmir government’s new scheme increases rice ration
Post Twitter, Election Commission ties with Facebook for TamilNadu polls
Central Council for Research in homoeopathy (CCRH) has signed two MOUs with institutions of higher education of Canada and Armenia
Godavari islands, Konaseema to be tourist hubs
Indian ports added highest ever capacity in Financial Year 2016
Government plans to make prescription of generic medicines mandatory
Centre plans to promulgate uniform Minimum Wages Act
Jharkhand Government announced to reserve 2 percent employment for meritorious sports persons
The Festival of Harvest Baisakhi being celebrated in northern part of the country
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch online Agri-Market platform on April 14
Gurgaon is now Gurugram
India, US ‘agree in principle’ on sharing military logistics
Shan-E-Punjab Express Becomes the First Train Fitted with CCTV Surveillance Cameras
India’s Maharajas’ Express among top rated trains globally
Government activates Aadhaar based IT appeal e-filing
World bamboo conference: Government Of India to promote bamboo cultivation
Government to launch cow survey in states
Golden Tobacco Ltd became first company in India to implement 85% pictorial health warnings
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly passed Dance Bar Bill 2016
Andhra Pradesh government announces creation of new Integrated Tribal Development Agency at Chintur
Haryana police chief Yashpal Singh
removed, replaced by KP Singh
Maharashtra CM Fadnavis launched Mission Drinking Water
Shri Kiren Rijiju to inaugurate National Workshop on Fire Services Day
“DEEP” The Power Procuring Online Portal launched by Piyush Goyal
Akash missile test fired in Odisha
Delhi government launched PoochhO Carpool app to help people during oddeven scheme
Indo German Agreement on Namami Gange Signed
Cabinet nod for MoU with UAE to combat Human Trafficking
MoU between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the field of Fisheries
Cabinet nod to adopt statute of South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) to check wildlife crimes
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly approved Social Boycott Bill 2016
PM Modi to inaugurate India’s first ever Maritime Summit in Mumbai
President Pranab Mukherjee to visit Tamil Nadu today
Rama Navami being celebrated across the country
PM Narendra Modi launches National Agriculture Market portal eNAM
Union Government imposes anti-dumping duty on N-Butyl Alcoho
Delhi Government bans chewable tobacco for a year
Government asks banks to compute pension post Dearness Relief hike
Aadhaar, net banking-based I-T e-filing appeal system activated
Government proposes 20k Crore Plan for Delhi congestion
A first: transgenders to man a poll booth in Kolkata
Delhi’s odd-even phase 2 begins today
Government reconstitutes Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) board; Ram Bahadur Rai appointed as Chairman
121-feet incense stick to witness the Kumbh Mela
Over 50% rural population defecate in open: National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)
Early summer vacations declared in Telangana
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on 4-day visit to Iran, Moscow from today
Jharkhand Government launched Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana for widows
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences inks MoU with Centre’s PSU
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) allocates 500 crore to upgrade labs
Maritime summit sees investments worth 82.9k crore
Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of woman entrepreneurs in the country, says the latest economic census
India’s poorest district, Odisha’s Nabarangpur gets first govt Degree College
PM Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone for India’s biggest power plant in Jharkhand
Annual 45-day fishing ban in TamilNadu
Urban India’s fertility rate lower than France’s
Government suspends Mallya’s passport on Enforcement Directorate’s (ED)’s request
Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan urges Nagaland Govt to implement Food Security Act
Panagarh airbase of West Bengal renamed after former IAF chief Arjan Singh
Union Government notified SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Rules, 2016
Government to allow Pakistan Hindus to buy property, open bank accounts
Manohar Parrikar arrives in Shanghai on first visit to China
India, Iran hold delegation-level talks