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3 Feb Current Affairs

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Jallikattu In News: The Supreme Court has referred to a Constitution Bench to decide whether the people of Tamil Nadu can preserve jallikattu as their cultural heritage under Article 29 (1) of the Constitution and demand its protection. Background: The decision came based on petitions filed by activists to strike down the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act of 2017 and the...

2nd Feb Current Affairs

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Ayushman Bharat for a new India -2022 In News: The Government has announced two major initiatives in health sector, as part of Ayushman Bharat programme. Details: These two health sector initiatives under Ayushman Bharat Programme will build a New India 2022 and ensure enhanced productivity, well being and avert wage loss and impoverishment. These Schemes will also generate lakhs of jobs...

1 Feb Current Affairs

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Medaram Jatara In News: The four-day ‘Sammakka – Saralamma Jatara’ at Medaram in Telangana has begun. Considered the biggest tribal festival across South Asia, the Jatara witnesses a huge number of devotees thronging the village to take the blessings of Goddess Sammaka-Saralamma. About the Medaram’s Sammakka-Sarakka/Saralamma Jatara: Sammakka-Sarakka Jatara held by forest dwelling Koya tribe of...

Union Budget 2018

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Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley presents general Budget 2018-19 in Parliament. Budget guided by mission to strengthen agriculture, rural development, health, education, employment, MSME and infrastructure sectors The government says a series of structural reforms will propel India among the fastest growing economies in the world. Country firmly on course to achieve over 8 % growth as...

31 January Current Affairs

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Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project In News: India and the World Bank have signed a $100 million loan agreement to support Tamil Nadu Rural Transformation Project. This is expected to promote rural enterprises, facilitate their access to finance, and create employment opportunities for youth, particularly women, in selected blocks of Tamil Nadu across 26 districts, directly benefitting over...

30 January Current Affairs

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“Res extra commercium” In News: To curb the $11 billion tobacco industry’s legal right to trade, the government, for the first time, has asked the top court to classify tobacco as “res extra commercium”, which is a Latin phrase for “outside commerce”. The move is part of the government’s effort to tame the tobacco companies looking to challenge tough regulations pertaining to the industry. What...

27 January Current Affairs

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Republic Day 2018 In News: India is celebrating its 69th Republic Day this year. Republic day in India is celebrated every year on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950. Details: In a first, the Republic Day celebrations will have 10 chief guests. The heads the ASEAN leaders from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the...

26 January Current Affairs

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Republic Day 2018 In News: India is celebrating its 69th Republic Day this year. Republic day in India is celebrated every year on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950. Details: In a first, the Republic Day celebrations will have 10 chief guests. The heads the ASEAN leaders from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the...

29th January Current Affairs

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Stree Swabhiman Initiative In News: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has announced an initiative by common services centres (CSCs) on women’s health and hygiene. The initiative is named ‘Stree Swabhiman’. About Stree Swabhiman: ‘Stree Swabhiman’ aims to create a sustainable model for providing adolescent girls and women with an access to affordable sanitary products by...