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Manas on January 24th, 2015

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ scheme at Panipat in Haryana this week. The scheme aims to address gender imbalance and discrimination against the girl child across the nation. He begged the people to save the lives of the girl child and also administered them an oath to fight female foeticide, celebrate […]

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Manas on January 21st, 2015

1. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the eighth Jaipur literature festival in Jaipur today in which many poets, authors and historians are expected to participate. While inaugurating the same, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that more literary and music festivals will be organized at in the state in coming months. 2. Famous economist Bibek […]

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Manas on January 20th, 2015

1. Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has named newly joined and first woman IPS Kiran Bedi as its Chief Ministerial candidate for the Delhi Assembly elections to be held on 7th February. She will contest from the Krishna Nagar seat in East Delhi. This will make Delhi assembly election more interesting as two former anti-corruption campaigners […]

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Manas on January 19th, 2015

1. Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani has been appointed as the new chief of Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC by the Central Government. The government also reconstituted the board by appointing new nine members including film Director Dr. Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, film maker Ashok Pandit and BJP leader Vani Tripathi Tikoo. Earlier the entire board members […]

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In a surprise move, RBI Governor Dr Raghuram Rajan has cut key policy rates by 25 bps with immediate effect today. Repo rate, the rate at which RBI lends money to banks for the short term, was reduced by 25 bps to 7.75% while the Reverse Repo Rate, the rate at which RBI borrows money […]

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Manas on January 13th, 2015

1. A.S. Kiran Kumar has been appointed as the new head of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He joined ISRO in 1975 and was also behind the success of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission which entered the Martian orbit on 24th September last year. He succeeds K. Radhakrishnan who retired in December last year after serving […]

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Manas on January 8th, 2015

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally inaugurated the 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar today. Guyanese president Donald Ramotar was the chief guest at the event India. India has been holding Bhartiya Pravasi Divas for 12 years now to coincide with the arrival of Mahatma Gandhi back to India from South Africa […]

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Manas on January 4th, 2015

1. India’s largest private bank ICICI Bank launched its own ‘digital village’ project in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi while adopting an entire village in Gujarat to provide services ranging from cashless banking to digitize school teaching. Digital village has three themes; cashless, comprehensive and connected.  The village named as Akodara is in Sabarkantha […]

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Manas on January 3rd, 2015

1. A suspicious fishing boat carrying explosives from Pakistan was intercepted by Indian Coast Guard in Arabian Sea on the New Year eve. The crew on the boat was expected to carry 26-November like attack on Indian land. But the crew set the boat on fire and it sank at the same spot. The incident […]

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Manas on January 1st, 2015

1. The Central government has renamed the 64-year old Planning Commission as ‘NITI Ayog’ (NITI- National Institution for Transforming India) which will provide the Centre and the States with relevant strategic and technical advice across key elements of policy. Planning commission has been renamed after Modi’s meeting with chief ministers of other countries. This step […]

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