INDIAN AFFAIRS – 2


Monthly Current Affairs May 2016 “INDIAN AFFAIRS” key points to Remember.
Government to increase minimum wages to 10k per month for contract labourers
Suresh Prabhu to launch free Wi-Fi service at Bhubaneswar railway station Maharashtra got highest new project announcements: Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE)
Delhi witnesses hottest day of season yesterday soaring upto 44 degree Celsius
Department of Personnel and Training decides against scrapping Pensions Act 1871
Government to Launch ‘Twitter Seva’ for Startups on April 21
Indian Railways use drones to assess project
Indian Army Conducts Battle Exercise ‘Shatrujeet’ In Rajasthan
Kerala’s famous Thrissur Pooram festival begins
Haryana to raise medical allowance for employees
Netaji’s driver Colonel Nizamuddin becomes oldest human alive at 116 years
World’s largest ‘charkha’ to be on display at Indira Gandhi International airport
SC/ST victims to get minimum compensation of Rs 8.5 lakh from state government
Centre to give 100 crore for Kumbh Mela in Madhya Pradesh
Haryana to go kerosene free next year:Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
Infosys Co-founder launches app chronicling Indian IT journey
PM Modi to inaugurate Super-Speciality hospital in Katra tomorrow
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates superspeciality hospital in Jammu and Kashmir’s Katra District
Maneka Gandhi inaugurates Regional Conference of North Eastern States on Child Adoption
Railways will shortly be launching phone ticket cancellation service, wherein passengers will be able to cancel their reserved tickets booked through counters by dialing 139.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma releases Commemorative Coin and Circulation Coin on Tatya Tope on his Martyr Day
Shri Piyush Goyal Releases Report of Technical Committee on Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy
Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies (CGRBMS) formally launched in New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh tops in Public Private Partnership project investments: Study
Asian Development Bank clears $300-million loan for upgradation of Uttar Pradesh roads
Maharashtra to ban new Marathwada sugar mills for 5 yrs
Haryana launches online registration of firms
Hologram, barcode must on liquor bottles in Maharashtra
Beti Bachao Beti Padho Scheme extended to 61 more districts with low child sex ratio
Science Express -Climate Action Special Train to be in Gujarat for 18 days from April 20
Supreme Court allows common entrance test for all medical courses
Meteorological Department to start India’s first heat index
India, Maldives sign six agreements in different sectors
Centre to Issue Universal ID-Cards for Differently-Abled People
Union Minister Piyush Goyal Lays Foundation Stone for Integrated Power Development Scheme Work
Five lakh ponds to be created under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana: Agriculture Minister
‘Green UP – Clean UP’ Programme: Five crore trees to be planted in UttarPradesh
All Uttar Pradesh homes will get power by 2019: PiyushGoyal
Prime Minister visits Puttingal Devi Temple following fire mishap
Prime Minister pays tributes to Mahatma Jyotiba Phule
Government announces 1,304 crore relief for Uttar Pradesh drought
Punjab to give scholarship to brilliant students
Government to involve private sector in cyber security
Goa to host Int’l seminar on Wheat Products
India’s 1st Beti Garden to celebrate girl child
Delhi Metro to get free Wi-Fi facility
Union Government renamed Department of Disinvestment as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM)
400 road deaths per day in India; up 5% to 1.46 lakh in 2015
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to travel under the sea near Thane creek
7 women officers of SSC granted permanent commission by Navy
Women allowed to enter Maharashtra’s Trimbakeshwar temple
India headed for top slot in global LED bulb market
Pranab to visit Beijing in last week of May
Cabinet approves signing the Paris Agreement
Union Culture and Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma Unveils Gold Finial at Humayun’s Tomb
Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Science Dr. Harsh Vardhan visit to Nagaland
Government merges Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan with Khelo India
MoU on Youth Exchange Programmes with Foreign countries
MoU between India and Bhutan on Technical Cooperation in the Field of Capacity
Building, Benchmarking and Bilateral Exchange in Infrastructure Engineering
Ceasefire in Nagaland extended by one year
India to Purchase 145 M777 Howitzers for US$ 750 Million
Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana notified by Haryana Government
Punjab CM Parkash Badal distributes health insurance cards & approves Rs 750 crore for road sector
Joint Conference of CMs and Chief Justices of High Courts on Sunday
Three day Curtain Raiser International Yoga Fest inaugurated by Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
Cabinet nod for amendments in Compensatory Afforestation Bill
‘Twitter Seva’: Modi government launches service to address issues of startups, exporters & importers
Cabinet clears expansion of India-Chile trade agreement
India, China agree for peaceful negotiations to settle border issue
Russia to sign helicopter contract with India
1 crore LPG consumers gave up subsidy in a year:
Uttarakhand High Court quashed imposition of President’ Rule in the State
Simhastha Kumbh mela 2016 begins in Ujjain
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairs High Level Committee meeting for Central assistance to Karnataka, Puducherry and Arunachal Pradesh affected by drought and floods
Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme for free LPG connections to poor
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) to start first holiday homes for Jawans
Delhi government announces ‘Premium Bus Service’
Government sets up panel for doubling farm income
Manipur observes Khongjom Day today
Government sets up panel over central excise duty on jewellery to be headed by former Chief Economic Advisor Ashok Lahiri
Centre to provide plastic park to Andhra Pradesh
Prime Minister to address Panchayati Raj Sammelan in Jamshedpur tomorrow
Piyush Goyal with French Environment Minister launch programmes under International Solar Alliance (ISA)
Talgo train trials to be held by Indian Railways
New Rules notified by Government to revamp Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launches Cancer Care campaign in Northeast
India clears insurance for nuclear reactors
‘Smart’ classes for kids in naxal-hit district
Kerala mosque opens to women for the 1st time
Spanish Priest Father Gussi Frederick Sopena becomes Indian after 38-year struggle
Government to appoint 10,000 new LPG distributors in FY17
Ministry of External Affairs revoks Vijay Mallya’s passport
Second part of Budget session begins today
Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu inaugurates Secretariat in new Capital
India Pride Project (IPP): An Initiative to bring back India’s lost artefacts
PM lays foundation stone for India’s biggest power plant in Jharkhand
UDAY bonds fetch Rs.99,000 crore
J P Nadda inaugurates first of its kind Central Government CGMP compliant facility in Himachal Pradesh
Army completes amphibious exercise ‘Jal Prahar’
India cancels visa given to Chinese dissident leader Dolkun Isa
Participatory notes, P-Notes investment climbs to Rs 2.23 lakh crore
Kozhikode feeds people for free in Operation Sulaimani
Heart of Asia conference begins in New Delhi
Army Commanders Conference begins in New Delhi
India lays foundation for final phase of Housing Project in Central and Uva Provinces of Sri Lanka
Nomadic Elephant- 2016: 11th Indo-Mongolia joint military training exercise commence
Lok Sabha passed the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016
INS Karmuk Corvette participated in Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT
Maharashtra government seeks Rs 5000 crore World Bank loan for drought mitigation
Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) becomes first e-office among power utilities in India
Haryana government to give free laptops to first 500 meritorious students
Panic button mandatory for phones from ’17
National Emergency Response System to be launched soon
Mumbai named noisiest city in India
New polio vaccine Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV), introduced in Chandigarh
Government mulls complete ban on FDI in tobacco sector
President embarks on two-nation tour to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand
Union Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma launches NMA’S online web portal ‘NOAPS’ to facilitate single window clearance
3.8L under-5 deaths per yr from pneumonia
First Human Milk Bank in Delhi-NCR launched
Mumbai: Missed call service launched for local train updates
Delhi government discontinues bus service for MPs
Lok Sabha passed Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016
Government to divest 11.36% stake in National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)
Income Tax department to pay interest on Tax Deducted at Source(TDS) refund
Smart city website for Jalandhar city launched
In Goa, newly appointed Lokayukta Justice (retired) P K Mishra would be sworn-in tomorrow
Startup India launched to build strong eco-system for nurturing innovation: Heptulla
Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) aims to make Aadhaar as identifier to settle PF claim
Maharashtra cabinet approves draft bill regulating prices of pulses
Indian officials plan Japan visit to take forward Rs 98,000-crore Ahmedabad Mumbai bullet train project
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik inaugurate 100 rural drinking water projects
J&K Cabinet approves 5% interest subsidy for flood-hit traders
Maharashtra Government rose jail term up to 5 yrs for chain snatchers
Buddhist Circuit under Swadesh Darshan Scheme
Uttarakhand Government to be first stable to buy short-term power through eauction
Union Railway Ministry to set up Rs 1 lakh crore Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh
Haryana notifies scheme to encourage water harvesting in MSMEs
Naval detachment set up at Lakshadweep
Panel suggests fine or jail for celebs in misleading ads headed by Divakar Reddy
Union Government allowed states to control stock limits on sugar to check price rise
Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Papua New Guinea on cooperation in health and medical science
Gopal Subramanium appointed as amicus curiae to implement Justice RM Lodha committee recommendations
Government bans import of dogs for commercial purposes
Railways to harness 1,000 MW solar power by 2020
Union Cabinet gives nod to MoU between IRDAI and Insurance Authority of UAE
India, Papua New Guinea sign four agreements
India extended 1-billion dollar Line of Credit to Mongolia
10% quota for economically backward in Gujarat
Nagaland’s Kohima declared ‘smoke-free city’
Border Security Force to unveil tallest national flag near Attari-Wagh Border
PM Modi’s wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds
Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh Govt implement NFSA across state
Direct tax collection in FY15 highest from Maharashtra
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) publishes direct tax details for first time
PM Modi to launch solar powered boats at Assi ghat in Varanasi
Election Commission launches mobile app for Kerala Assembly polls
Goa government to classify ‘Feni’ as ‘Heritage Spirit’
Ski India opens new amusement park in Delhi
Rajya Sabha passed the Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015
NITI Aayog launched urban management programme for capacity building of states and urban local bodies
Installation of Solar Power Plant set up at Central State Farm at Jetsar, Rajasthan
PM invited to address US Congress Meeting
LED Bulb Ujala Yojana inaugurated in Bhopal
Government clears 9k cr for 73k houses for urban poor
NABARD partners Germany for food security initiative
President Pranab arrives in Auckland on 3-day visit to New Zealand
Centre revises rates of foodgrains supplied under Mid Day Meal Scheme
Railway Ministry to set up two new Directorates
Government plans to keep 1% of highways project cost for road safety
J&K Cabinet approved 5% interest subsidy for flood-hit traders
Rahuri in Ahmednagar becomes first to have digi-locker
Centre approves Rs 9005 Crore for construction of houses for EWS
Delhi to get Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose memorial
Indian Air Force (IAF) for the first time took part in Exercise Red Flag
58 pharmaceutical companies blacklisted in Odisha
Haryana Cabinet to withdraw Cabinet rank for former CMs
Subroto Bagchi to head Odisha Skill Development Authority
Kerala-IMA partners with UNICEF to promote safe health practices
Online app for tribal caste validity certificate in Maharashtra
Mountaineering expedition flagged off in Visakhapatnam
Controller and Auditor General (CAG) asks Railways to revisit passenger tariffs
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) deployed to control U’khand forest fires