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Monthly NATIONAL Current Affairs May 2016  to Remember.
PM launches Pradhanmantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia in UP
Karnataka government clears projects worth 3,028 crore
Union Urban Development Minister Venkaih Naidu, Karnataka Chief Minister
Siddaramaiah flag off South India’s First Underground Metro in Karnataka
Mobile App namely ‘‘Indian Customs- Guide to Travellers’ launch
Andhra Pradesh first state in the country to become Open Defecation Free in urban areas
Maharashtra government to develop textile park at Amravati
Telecom panel approves sale of all spectrum
World Gold Council urges govt to increase supply India gold coin
Brazil major Gerdau Steel plans 1,000-crore investment in Andhra Pradesh plant
Government creates online traffic violators database
Odisha inducts 1,370 constables into newly-raised OISF
Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam & Odia now classical languages of India
Andhra Pradesh CM launched Chandranna Bima Yojana
Jammu &Kashmir Government signs MoU to set up IIT in Jammu
World’s largest telescope may be set up in Ladakh
Asian Defence Ministers Meeting(ADMM) plus Exercise on Maritime Security and Counter Terrorism at Brunei and Singapore
Parliament approves Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill, 2016
Modi launches solar-powered e-boats in Varanasi
Golden Temple to provide free WiFi to devotees
Jammu & Kashmir: Free medicine in government hospitals from June 1
Swachh Bharat Mission funds released in Punjab to achieve clean India Mission
Madhya Pradesh High Court terms reservation in promotions in the State as unconstitutional
Government launches MICE initiative for upgradation of tourism sector
NHAI to raise 55k crore in 2016-17 via bonds
India third largest e-learning market: Coursera
Government to monitor illegal mining via satellite
Supreme Court banned all diesel cabs in NCR-Delhi from May 1
Indian Railways signed MoU with Haryana & Punjab to plant trees alongside Railway Track
National Action Plan to boost jobs opportunities for disabled people: Gehlot
Over hundred villages electrified last week under Gram Jyoti Yojna
Telangana to set up Spices Park in Nizamabad
Kaleshwaram irrigation project launched in Telangana
7.5k crore allocated for space dept in FY17 budget
Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha-panel to reform Medical Council of India
Railway Ministry launched e-enabled application, PMIS to monitor Railway projects
Piyush Goyal to unveil portal on payment to contract workers
NRDC signed agreements for commercialization of Ghar Sodhon
Union Commerce Ministry launched EXIM Analytics Dashboard for export, import data
Madhya Pradesh government to launch Nagaroday Abhiyan on lines of Gramoday Se Bharat Uday
Arun Jaitley to leave for Frankfurt today to attend ADB meet
Telengana to set up memorial for statehood martyrs
India ranks 137 of 210 in access to electricity
Clean energy body IREDA may turn into green bank
Mumbai world’s most crowded airport: Reports
Government relaxes coal supply policy for power firms
Government proposes to amend divorce laws
Rajnath Singh chairs meeting on internal security in Delhi
Odisha government to provide loan to farmers during Kharif season
SC Collegium recommended transfer of Uttarakhand Chief Justice to Andhra Pradesh
Lok Sabha passes the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill 2016
Indian Government has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the WTO
India’s Supreme Court has upheld new federal rules which require tobacco firms to put bigger pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets
DRDO and Ayush Join Hands to Impart Yoga Training to Defence Wing Staff.
Wi-Fi Service at Vijayawada, Kachiguda, Raipur rail stations.
Indian Railways creates Non-Fare Revenue Directorate to explore advertising in train coaches:
CAIPEEX a process to understand Rain Formation in Clouds & impact of Randomized Cloud Seeding:
Odisha govt to dig one lakh deep bore wells for farmers of the drought-hit areas are able to save their crops at the time of drought.
Haryana to enact Act to accord statutory status to Sports Council
BSNL has registered the highest growth rate in providing new wireless connections during February this year, beating all private operators.
The Finance Bill, 2016 has been passed in the Lok Sabha.
H R Nagendra Committee on Yoga Education in Universities submitted its recommendations:
Goa-based defence shipyard, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), launched Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Shaurya at Vasco.
4th SAIEVAC Ministerial Meeting to be held in New Delhi
Bombay High Court decriminalises beef possession, upholds ban on slaughter of bulls, bullocks in Maharashtra
Finance Ministry gives clearance to government e-marketplace
Government releases Rs 9,367 crore under MGNREGA to drought-hit states
Number of gram panchayats in Odisha to increase by 500 to 600
BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal power unit in Jharkhand
Haryana to enact Sports Council Act
Union government approves proposal of Infosys to set up IT SEZ
Uttar Pradesh Governor refers Lokayukta Bill to President
Railways launch Bharat Darshan Tourist train for pilgrims
Gangavati to get Asia’s first Rice Technology Park
Negative marking system reintroduced in Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE)
Banks in Telangana to provide Rs 6000 crore loans to poor under Mudra Yojana
Gujarat government accords minority status to Jain community
Sulabh group to set up ‘hybrid toilet complexes’ in 9 Odisha cities
Election Commission to send postcards to 3 lakh Puducherry voters
IRCTC to sell Kashmiri cuisine, handicrafts
Telangana to set up monkey rescue, rehab centre
Kalraj Mishra Inaugurates Khadi Spinning and Weaving Centre in Srinagar
Government Of India starts Unique Business Identification Number (UBIN) drive for budding entrepreneurs
India’s single emergency number ‘112’ to be active from January 1
Manamadurai-Rameswaram rail track to become first green corridor
Uma Bharti launches first trash skimmer for River Yamuna for skimming of solid waste material
Mahesh Babu adopts villages in Andhra, Telangana
55,669 villages to have mobile connectivity by 2019
Indian Army conducts ‘Chakravyuh-II’ training exercise in Rajasthan
Ministry of Environment & Forests launches web-based application on Integrated Waste Management System
Uma Bharti Launches Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand
Railways sets up directorate to generate funds via advertisements
Mahesh Sharma Releases Commemorative Coin on Maharana Pratap
Gujarat Government to kick-start solar rooftop project for citizens
HAL completes Rs.4.77 crore Kumudvathi rejuvenation project
Odisha Government launches DBT scheme for farmers
Chhattisgarh relaxes labour laws
India emerges as world’s biggest renewable energy lab: Richard Verma
Government to start campaign to inform about its schemes, achievements
Government forms committee to prepare policy framework for taxi
Parliament Passes Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2016
Gujarat announces ‘Agri Business Policy-2016’
India, Mauritius sign pact to curb tax evasion
Government to set up AIIMS-like institute for Ayurveda
Delhi Police to set up ‘deradicalisation’ centre
Nagaland to teach financial literacy in schools
Government amending Act to check false medicine ads
Jammu &Kashmir bans non-biodegradable items in government offices
Indian Navy decommissions fighter planes Sea Harriers
Indian Navy launches underwater vigil system in Visakhapatnam
Harish Rawat wins Uttarakhand floor test
Government approves Gilead’s Hepatitis C drug patent
India developing $5 billion infra projects in South Asia
Telecom project for Lakshadweep, Andaman
Kendriya Vidyalayas to include PETA programme
Government allows 100% FDI in ARCs via automatic route
Government distributes 61k crore through DBT scheme
3-day international Vichaar Mahakumbh to begin in Madhya Pradesh today
Uttar Pradesh government approves 200-km ‘Bicycle Highway’
Centre lifts President’s Rule in Uttarakhand
Parliament passes bill on potable alcohol
Government sets up panel to draft national policy on marine fishery
Rajasthan Universities to adopt rainwater harvesting
Government fixes ceiling price of 54 drug formulations
I-T Dept’s PAN-Aadhaar linkage crosses 50 lakh
Gujarat BJP to celebrate Vikas Parva to mark completion of 2 years of Modi government
Delhi no longer world’s most polluted city: WHO
India introduces Military Tourism
Committee on Estimates recommends PM-headed authority on Ganga Rejuvenation
Railways to spend 80k crore on laying new tracks
India, 5 others sign pact on sharing tax info
Research wing now compulsory in dental colleges
Mumbai: Now apply for character certificate online
Bihar government to build over 7 lakh toilets in 4 yrs
Maharashtra declares drought in 29000 villages
UIDAI launches special enrolment drive in 4 states, UTs
Cabinet nod for Rs 1,984-cr Delhi-Meerut Expressway stretch
Polls for 57 Rajya Sabha seats including 3 from Odisha on June 11
Prakash Singh panel submits report on Jat quota stir
Railway Minister to inaugurate number of amenities through remote control from Dadar East station
Uttar Pradesh: Amethi gets 1st Open Defecation Free village
NDA framed NITI Aayog to replace 5-year plans with 15 year vision document
Cabinet approves country’s first Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy
Cabinet approves pact between SEBI and FSRA Abu Dhabi
India’s first solar train set for trial run in Jodhpur
Indo-US Brain Trust formed to deepen scientific collaboration
Dial-100 emergency service set to be launched in UP on Oct 2
Government increases Leave Travel Concession (LTC) withdrawal time to 125 days
Haryana notifies backward classes quota Act
India’s first spice museum to open in Kochi
Modi, Maithripala Sirisena released ‘Simhastha Declaration’ in Ujjain
Amit Shah inaugurates 2nd phase of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana in Gujarat
Union Health Minister Nadda lays foundation stone of medical college in Rajouri
Railways to lay test track for high speed trains
Rajasthan to be 1st state to issue ads to appoint V-Cs
Black money declaration window opens June 1
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) launched a unique initiative to enroll left over population for Aadhaar, in four States and Union Territories, viz., Haryana, Goa, Chandigarh and Puducherry.
The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of penal provisions on defamation law, observing that the right to freedom of speech is “not an absolute right“.
Drugmaker Aurobindo Pharma has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manufacture and market an aesthetic injection in the American market.
Sikkim was annexed into India on May 16, 1975 as the 22nd state of the country.
Section 144 was imposed in Chandigarh today as a precautionary measure ahead of an AAP protest against the Punjab government at CM Prakash Singh Badal’s residence.
Minister of State Jitendra Singh has written to all ministers to implement the ‘eOffice’ initiative and move to paperless office functioning in a timely efficient manner
Alleging that National Investigation Agency has become ‘Namo Investigation Agency’, Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday demanded a Supreme Court monitored probe into the 2008 Malegaon blast case.
Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said it was the “appropriate time” to impose President’s rule in Bihar
PM Modi to visit Iran for two days in May
Center to come up with new bill to improve present law for disabilities: Gehlot
World Bank okays $625 million loan for Indian solar programme
DeitY to build first social security platform
Shri Nitin Gadkari Launched INFRACON, ePACE and up-Scaled INAM PRO
Global conference on women empowerment held in New Delhi
15 days Swachh Office drive launched across the country
Maharashtra asks UN arm to train cops in cyber security
I-T Department launches new grievance redressal tool
Menka releases draft National Policy for Women
Punjab gets world’s largest rooftop solar plant
Union Government opened Tatkal Window to expedite examination of patent applications
Delhi government releases full statehood bill online
National Conference on ‘Gaushalas’ Inaugurated
Odisha to launch Green Passage Scheme for orphan students
NK Singh committee formed to review and give recommendations on FRBM roadmap
Assembly results: BJP heads for mega win in Assam, TMC retains power in WB, AIADMK in TN, LDF wins in Kerala
5 Member Committee to give recommendations on Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management
Joint issue between Department of Posts and UN Postal Administration on UN Women HeForShe postage stamp
Government to launch IIT-JEE preparation app
Indian Navy warships deployed in South China Sea
Indian Army mountaineers summit Mount Everest
Jharkhand to add regional languages in state exams
Engineers set solar cell efficiency world record
JP Nadda launches Centre for Environmental Health to assess environmental impact on health
President of India inaugurated IOC in Rashtrapati Bhavan
India and Slovenia have signed Protocol amending the India-Slovenia Double Taxation Avoidance Convention
BHEL Commissions 250 Mw Thermal Unit In Maharashtra
India sends 2 Naval ships to cyclone-hit SL
Government takes measures to set up science cities, science centres
PM Narendra Modi to address nation through ‘Mann ki Baat’ on May 22
Virbhadra Singh launches PEHAL in Shimla
Delhi’s Presidential Estate is now a smart city
Kayakalp Fortnight initiative launched at AIIMS New Delhi by JP Nadda
Cyclone Roanu heads towards B’desh; No imminent danger to Odhisha coast
Anti-militancy operation underway in Kashmir’s Drugmulla area
e-Municipality building to come up in Rajasthan
Punjab to set up regulatory body for school fees
Union government urges states to make pulses tax-free
Jayalalithaa to be sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM on May 23
Cloud Burst In Rudraprayag; Rudraprayag-Badrinath Highway Severly Affected
Mann Ki Baat 20th Edition: PM Modi Stresses on Cashless Society, Water-Forest Conservation
PM Modi’s First Iran Visit: Chabahar Port, Gas High on Agenda
President Seeks Legal Advice on Ordinance on Medical Entrance Exam
After liquor, Nitish govt now bans gutka, pan masala in Bihar
Government sets up panel to relook defence expenditure
Mizoram’s fresh initiative to take back tribal refugees from Tripura
Gujarat Government launches Smart Village program
Only 1% water remains in Marathwada dams
Global warming to impact milk production: National Dairy Development Board
Earthquake of 4.3 magnitude hits J&K
French firm to help Railways for safety measures
Govt electrifies 108 villages across the country
Amid Amma chants, Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for the sixth time
More than two crore LPG consumers join PAHAL scheme: Assam
IndiGo plane flew close to road; DGCA suspends license of two pilots
Himachal Pradesh begins artificial propagation programme of Golden Mahseer fish for conservation
Government bans Indians from travelling to Libya until further orders
Chhattisgarh government aims to dig about 50,000 small ponds
Sikkim bans disposable foam food containers
Jammu Kashmir government to develop app to enhance tourism
13 new cities announced for Smart-Cities project
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Draft rules for Juvenile Justice Act released
Andhra Pradesh to introduce e-Office system in all districts
Railways to launch programme to mark its success
HRD Ministry to launch student tracking system
$100-m World Bank aid for Karnataka
DARPA PLANS TO DEVELOP EXPERIMENTAL SPACE PLANE XS-1
179 Kashmiri youth join Indian Army
Union Cabinet approves MoU between ISRO and United Arab Emirates Space Agency
Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval to India-Maldives MoU on tourism
HC Stays 10 % Reservation For Jats, Five Other Communities
Union HRD Minister Launches Bharatavani Portal
Now dial 139 to cancel waitlisted, RAC tickets
Gadkari launches safety feature-rich Nirbhaya buses
Cabinet clears Railway projects worth Rs 11,000 crore
Union Cabinet gives approval to 6 new IITs
T S R Subramanian panel submits report on New Education Policy
1st bullet train to run in India in 2023: Prabhu
SC refuses to stay President’s NEET ordinance
Govt to spend Rs5.5k crore on infra in 111 cities
Banks distributed Rs 1.32 lakh crore under Mudra Yojana: Bandaru Dattatreya
V Narayanasamy to be new Puducherry Chief Minister
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and ministry of power launch portal to promote net zero energy buildings
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflow in 2015-16 at $40 billion
25 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files declassified
Lakshadweep inks pact for energy efficiency measures
Government formulates guidelines for website ads
The Income Tax Department said the provisions of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) will be effective from the financial year 2017-18
40% of electricity from renewables by 2030′
Indian Museum makes replica artefacts for blind
Jammu & Kashmir government spent Rs.322 crore on assistance to migrants
Railway conducts trial for high-speed Talgo trains
30% Driving licenses in India bogus: Gadkari
J&K bans sale of loose cigarettes, tobacco
Himachal granted proposals worth ₹12k crore in 3yrs
J&K only Indian state to have a state flag
Vice President Hamid Ansari to leave on a 5-day visit to Morocco and Tunisia
Section 144 Imposed in 8 Districts of Haryana As Jats Threaten To Relaunch Quota Agitation
Sushma launches PMO’s website in 6 languages
Betting racked busted by Hyderabad Police
All gram panchayats to have WiFi by 2018: Govt
Turning FTII into a Digital Media University proposed
With 4 new vaccines, govt to revamp immunisation drive
15 jawans killed in fire at Army depot in Maharashtra
Maharashtra central jails get community radio stations
Assam bans smoking in public transport vehicles
Maneka Gandhi to release Draft Trafficking of Persons Bill on 31st May
India has the world’s largest postal network