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1. SushmaSwaraj,MinisterforExternalAffairsandShripadNaik,(MinisterinAYUSHMinistry)launchedthelogoforInternationalDayof

YogatobeheldeachyearonJune21.

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1. DelhiGovernmentapprovedVictimCompensationSchemeenhancingcompensationlimittorapevictimsto5lakhrupeesand7lakh

rupeesforAcidAtackVictims.

2. Acperrecommendationsof13thFinanceCommission,Only9of29IndianStateswerefoundeligibleforreleaseofPerformanceGrants

ofUrbanLocalBodiesduring2014­15.Theseninestates(UttarPradesh,MadhyaPradesh,Rajasthan,AndhraPradesh,Telangana,

Kerala,Haryana,ChattisgarhandMizoram)werereleasedPerformanceGrantofRs.457.91crores.

3. MinistryofOverseasIndianAffairsandGovernmentofTamilnaduhavesetupaMigrantResourceCentre(MRC)inChennai (Tamilnadu)toprovideinformationandguidancethetooverseasIndianworkersonallaspectsofoverseasemployment.

4. MinistryofCivilAviationapprovedtosetupsecondinternationalairportofNationalCapitalRegionatJewar(UttarPradesh).

5. 17thAll­IndiaGovernmentWhipsConferenceheldinVisakhapatnam,AndhraPradesh.

6. 2­daylongannualHemisfestivaldedicatedtoGuruPadmasambhavaheldinLadakhHemisGompa(monastery)ofJammuand

Kashmir.

7. 2015EducationforAll(EFA)GlobalMonitoringReport(GMR)releasedwiththeme‘EducationforAll2000­2015Achievementsand

Challenges.

ReporthighlightedachievementsmadebyIndiainreducingtheOutofSchoolChildrenandachievingthegenderparityatthe elementaryleveltherebycontributingtotheglobalprogressintheEFAgoals.EducationforAll2000­2015Achievementsand Challenges . 8. 20thLawCommissionofIndia(Headedby AjitPrakashShah

8. 20thLawCommissionofIndia(HeadedbyAjitPrakashShah)submitteditsReportsNumber­258,259and260.

AjitPrakashShah )submitteditsReportsNumber­258,259and260. ReportNumber 258 ­Itisabout

ReportNumber258­ItisaboutPreventionofBriberyofForeignPublicOfficialsandOfficialsofPublicInternational

Organisations.ItproposestointroducePreventionofBriberyofForeignPublicOfficialsandOfficialsofPublicInternational

OrganisationsBill,2015intheParliamentaimedatformingframeworkforoffencesagainstforeignPublisofficials.

ReportNumber259­ Itisabout EarlyChildhoodDevelopmentandLegalEntitlements .Itsuggestsseveralconstitutional 259­ItisaboutEarlyChildhoodDevelopmentandLegalEntitlements.Itsuggestsseveralconstitutional

amendmentstomakesurepropereducationandcareforchildrenunder6yearsage.

Article24AbeinsertedtoPartIIIofConstitutiontomakechild’srighttobasiccareandassistancebecomesanenforceableright.

right.

Article21AofConstitutionshouldbeamendedtoextendrighttoeducationtochildreninunder­6agegroupaswell. .

Article51A(k)shouldbeamendedsothatfundamentaldutyofparentstoprovideeducationisplacedoneverycitizen. .

Section11ofRighttoEducationActshouldbemademandatorythatenforcesGovernmenttomakearrangementsfor.

providingfreepre­schooleducationtochildrenbetweenageof3­6Years.

ReportNumber260 ­Itisabout Analysisofthe2015DraftModelIndianBilateralInvestmentTreaty .Itpresentsviewstoassist 260­ItisaboutAnalysisofthe2015DraftModelIndianBilateralInvestmentTreaty.Itpresentsviewstoassist

GovernmentofIndiainachievingabalancednegotiatingtextthattakesintoconsiderationprotectionofIndianinvestorsinvesting abroadandalsosafeguardsregulatorypowersofIndia. 9. 20thLawCommissionofIndia(HeadedbyAjitPrakashShah)submittedReportNo.257onReformsinGuardianshipandCustody LawsinIndiaandsuggestedamendmentstolawstoemphasizethewelfareofthechildincustodyandguardianshipmatters.

10. 2ndSohraMarathonheldinMeghalaya.ItisnamedafterCherrapunjishistoricalnameSohra.

11. 350thfoundationdayofShriAnandpurSahib(Rupnagar­Punjab)celebrated.Theholycitywasfoundedbythe9thGuruoftheSikhs,

GuruTeghBahadurin1665.

12. 4­daylongAmbubachiMelaatKamakhayaDevitempleheldatGuwahati,Assam.

13. 45­daylongannualfishingbaninterritorialwatersofEasternCoastalZoneofIndia(includingAndaman&NicobarIslands)startedto

safeguardfishintheirbreedingseason.

14. 4thInternationalTourismMartforNorthEastIndiawillbeheldatGangtok(Sikkim)Oct14­16,2015.

15. 4thNorthEastYouthFestivalstartedinMajuli(Assam).Itwillbeheld29thto31stMay,2015.TheFestivalisbeingorganizedbythe

NehruYuvaKendraSangathan(NYKS)underMinistryofYouthAffairsandSports.

16. 61DaysFishingbanalongWesternCoaststartedfrom1Juneto31July,2015,ExceptKeralawhichwillstickto47­daybantoallowits

fishermentocontinuefishingtillJune15.

17. BharatParv,a13daycelebrationofCulture&CuisinefromdifferentIndianstatesstartedinDelhiasapartofIndependenceDay

celebrations.

18. IndiasStrategyforEconomicIntegrationwithCLMVReporthasbeenissuedbyMinistryofCommerceandIndustry.Itprovidesviews forestablishingcommercialandeconomiclinkagesbetweenIndiaandtheCambodia,Laos,MyanmarandVietnam(CLMV)region.

19. MumbaiDialogue:TowardsaTB­FreeIndiawaslaunchedbyUSAmbassadortoIndiaRichardVermaalongwithActorAmitabh BachchanandRatanTata,(ChairmanofTataTrusts)withaimtoengagecorporatesectortostrengthenGovernment’sCalltoActionfora TB­FreeIndia.

20. OperationMuskaanlaunchedasaninitiativebyrailwaypolicetotracemissinganddestitutechildrenandreunitethemwithparents.

21. SouthIndianFertiliserswillstartKissanKendraAgriSuperMarketsacrossKeralatoprovideinformationonagricultureandmake organicfertilisersavailablealongwithotherAgri.Products.

22. UnionCabinetapprovedNewUreaPolicy2015fornextfouryearsaimedatmaximizingproductionandminimizedependenceon

imports­

PolicyaimstomaximizeureaproductionincountrytoreducethesubsidyburdenonGovernment.imports­

Savingsinenergywillreducecarbon­footprintandbemoreenvironmentfriendly.

PolicywillensuretimelysupplyofureatofarmersatsameMaximumRetailPrice(MRP)withlessburdenontheexchequer.

PolicywilldirectlysavesubsidyofRs.2618croreandindirectsavingofRs.2211crore(totalRs.4829crore)withrevisedspecific

energyconsumptionnormsandimportsubstitutions.Duringthenextfouryears,Itwillhelpinmakingadditional20lakh/MTurea

annually.

GovernmentdecidedinJanuary2015toallowureaproducerstoproduceneemcoatedureaupto75­100%ofproductiontobenefitannually. thefarmers.

thefarmers. Neemcoatedureaisrequiredlessinquantityforsameareaandwillgivehighercropyields. Undergroundwatercontaminationduetoleachingofureawillgetreducedasnitrogeninneemcoatedureagetsreleasedto plantsveryslowly. Neemcoatedureaisunfitforindustrialuse,soillegaldiversiontoindustrieswillalsoreduce.

MRPofureaforfarmersiskeptthesameatRs.268/­perbagof50kgs.FarmershavetopayanadditionalRs.14/­perbagforneem

coatedurea.

MRPofureaforfarmersiskeptthesameatRs.268/­perbagof50kgs.FarmershavetopayanadditionalRs.14/­perbagforneem coatedurea.
MRPofureaforfarmersiskeptthesameatRs.268/­perbagof50kgs.FarmershavetopayanadditionalRs.14/­perbagforneem coatedurea.
MRPofureaforfarmersiskeptthesameatRs.268/­perbagof50kgs.FarmershavetopayanadditionalRs.14/­perbagforneem coatedurea.

GovernmenthasdecidedtoreviveclosedureaunitsatGorakhpur(UttarPradesh),Barauni(Bihar),TalcherureaunitinOdishaandRamagundaminTelanganatoproduceandadditional26lakhtonnes.

RamagundaminTelanganatoproduceandadditional26lakhtonnes.

Byallthesemeasures,importdependencyofIndiaforureawillreduce.Presently,Indiaimportsabout80lakhmetrictonnesofureaRamagundaminTelanganatoproduceandadditional26lakhtonnes. outoftotaldemandof310lakhmetrictonnes.

outoftotaldemandof310lakhmetrictonnes.

GovernmenttodayalsodecidedtocontinuetheexistingsubsidyratesforPhosphaticandPotassic(P&K)fertilizers,Muriateof Potash(MOP),etc.)underNutrientBasedSubsidy(NBS)policyforcurrentyear.outoftotaldemandof310lakhmetrictonnes.

19unitsareproducingphosphaticfertilizersand103unitsmakingSSP(SingleSuperPhosphate).TheseunitsrelyheavilyonimportofphosphateasthereisnoresourceofPotashinIndia. 23.

ofphosphateasthereisnoresourceofPotashinIndia.

23. ATerroristattackclaiming7livesoccuredinDinanagartowninGurdaspurdistrictofPunjab.

24. AnationallevelmuseumofSikhheritagewillbesetupinLakhnaurSahibvillageinPunjab.LakhnaurSahibisahistoricalvillageas motheroftenthSikhguruGuruGobindSingh,MataGujaribelongedtotheplace.

25. AnewspeciesofcyprinidfishnamedasPuntiusDolichopterushasbeendiscoveredinAlappuzhadistrictsKayamkulamcityofKerala.

26. AadiPerukkufestivalcelebratedinTamilNadubythousandsofpeopleincludingnewlywedcouples.AadiPerukkuisaHinduTamil

festivalcelebratedonthe18thdayoftheTamilmonthofAadi(mid­Julytomid­August)ingratitudetowaterbodiesespeciallyCauvery

River.

27. AdvertisingStandardCouncilofIndia(ASCI)launcheditsconsumercomplaintmobileapplicationnamedASCIonlinetoprovide consumercomplaintservicesalongwithexistingWebsiteFacilityforreportingmisleadingadvertisements.

28. AgriculturalfestivalNuakhaiobservedacrossWesternOdisha.

29. AgricultureMinisterRadhaMohanSinghlaunchedSoilHealthCardportal,FertiliserQualityControlSystem(FQCS)portaland ParticipatoryGuaranteeSystem(PGS)webPortals.

SoilHealthCard:Forregistrationofsoilsamples,recordingtestresultsofsoilsamplesandgenerationofSoilHealthCard(SHC) alongwithfertilizerrecommendations.ParticipatoryGuaranteeSystem(PGS)webPortals.

FertilizerQualityControlSystemPortal(FQCS):Thisportalisdevelopedforprocessingofsamplecollection,testingandgeneration ofanalysisreports.Thesystemwillautomatemostofmanualactivitiesandhelpinonlinetrackingthestatusofthesample.alongwithfertilizerrecommendations.

ParticipatoryGuaranteeSystem­IndiaPortal:Thisportalisaprocessofcertifyingorganicproductswhichensuresagriculture productionprocessinaccordancewiththestandardslaiddownfororganicproductsandthatdesiredqualityhasbeenmaintained.30. AgricultureMinisterRadhaMohanSinghlaunchedfreeSMSservice

30. AgricultureMinisterRadhaMohanSinghlaunchedfreeSMSserviceNowcasttoprovidealertsonextremeweatherconditionssuchas hailstormeverythreehourstoregisteredfarmersontheirmobilephones.

31. AllahabadHighCourtorderedUttarPradeshgovernmenttoensureflaghoistingceremonyofNationalFlagonIndependenceDayand RepublicDayinallschoolsinthestateandMadrasas.

32. AndamanandNicobarPoliceannouncedtoreserve33%ofseatsofconstableandsub­inspectorsforwomen.EarlierinJune2014,

GujaratGovernmentannounced33%quotaforwomeninpoliceforce.

33. AndhraPradeshCabinetapprovedAmaravathiasnewcapitalcityofthestate.

AndhrapradeshwasBifurcatedinTelanganaandAndhraPradeshandErstwhileCapitalHyderabadwentwithTelengana.34.

34. AndhraPradeshGovernmentwillLinkGodavariandKrishnaRiversforBenefitofFarmers.

35. AndhraPradeshGovernmentwillopencallcentresforverificationandmonitoringofclaimsToincreaseefficiencyofclaimsettlement processforunorganisedworkers.

36. AndhraPradeshgovernmentlaunchedMeeBhoomi,adigitaldepositoryoflandrecords.WebURLis­http://meebhoomi.ap.gov.in.It willmakealllanddetailsavailabletothepeople.

37. AndhraPradeshgovernmentlaunchede­Pragatiasacomprehensivearchitectureforimplementinge­governanceandprovidee­services tocitizens.ItisrenamingadnadvancedversionofofAPStateEnterpriseArchitecture(APSEA).

38. AndhraPradeshgovernmentsignedMoUwithIISLCompanyforreplacingstreetlightsin13municipalitieswithLEDlightsandmaintain

forsevenyears.

39. AndhraPradeshgovernmentsignedaMemorandumofUnderstanding(MoU)withTataInstituteofSocialSciences(TISS)toincrease employabilityofstudentsinthestate.

40. ArunachalPradeshGovernmentlaunchStateSoilHealthMissiontomakeahundred%organicstate.

41. AsperdatabyElectionCommissionofIndia,thereare1866registeredpoliticalpartiesinIndia.Outofthese,56arerecognisedas

registerednationalorstateparties,whileothersareunrecognised.

42. AsperrecentCensus2011DatareleasedbytheGovernment,Indiansarenowgettingmarriedathigheragethanadecadeagowitha

declineinfertility.

Femalemeanageatmarriagehasincreasedfrom18.3to19.3years,whereastheincreaseinmaleisfrom22.6to23.3yearsduringdeclineinfertility.

Census2001­11.

Proportionofdivorcedhasmarginallyincreased.Proportionofmarriedwomentototalnumberofwomenis49.9%in2011asagainstCensus2001­11. 47.7%in2001.Formales,itis46%in2011asagainst43.6%in2001.

47.7%in2001.Formales,itis46%in2011asagainst43.6%in2001.

Onfertility,itisobservedthatfertilityrateatnationallevelhasdeclinedfrom2.5to2.2during2001­11.47.7%in2001.Formales,itis46%in2011asagainst43.6%in2001. 43. AssamAssemblypassed

43. AssamAssemblypassedWitchHunting(Prohibition,PreventionandProtection)Bill,2015toeliminatecasesofsuperstitionleadingto

murderofso­called'witches'.

44. August06­ItmarksindependencefromSpainin1825.

45. BSNL,withIndianArmy'sassistancehasoperationalisedamobiletoweratrecordheightof16,000feetinLadakh(Jammuand

Kashmir).

46. BajajAllianzlaunchedaweather­basedcropinsuranceschemefororangecropsinNagpur,HingoliandWashimdistrictsof Maharashtra.

47. BangaloreInternationalAirportsignedseven­yearcontractwithITaviationfirmSITAforimplementingCommonUseSelfServicekiosk

(CUSS)platformtoallowpassengerstoCheck­InThemselvesthatIncludesprinttheirboardingpassesandbaggagetagsfromJune2015.

48. BharatElectronicsLimited(BEL)launchedElectro­MagneticInterference­Electro­MagneticCompatibilityfacilityandNearFieldTest Range(NFTR)atitsGhaziabadUnit.

49. BharatHeavyElectricalsLimited(BHEL)commissioneda195MWthermalunitofKantiBijleeUtpadanNigamLimited(KBUNL)in

MuzaffarpurinBihar.

50. BharatHeavyElectricalsLimited(BHEL)commissioneda600MWthermalunitatDhabrainJanjgirChampaDistrictofChhattisgarh.

51. BharatHeavyElectricalsLimited(BHEL)commissionedfirst250­MWunitofBongaigaonthermalpowerprojectofNationalThermal

PowerCorporation(NTPC)inAssam.ItispartofNTPCsprojectforsettingup3unitsof250MW(750MWintotal)eachascoal­based

projectwhichtobecompletedby2016.

52. BharatHeavyElectricalsLimited(BHEL)commissionedfourth600MWthermalunitofOPJindalSuperThermalPowerProject(STPP)

ExtensioninRaigarhdistrictofChhattisgarh.

53. BharatiyaJanataParty­affiliatedAkhilBharatiyaVidyarthiParishad(ABVP)wonstudentunionelectionsofDelhiUniversitybydefeating NationalStudentsUnionofIndia(NSUI).

54. BhartiAirtelacquiredAugereWirelessBroadbandtoexpandits4Goperationstoninecircles.

55. BiharAssemblypassedBiharPublicGrievanceRedressalBill,2015aimedatempoweringpeopletoseekredressaloftheirgrievancesby

governmentservantsinatime­boundmanner.

56. BiharChiefMinisterNitishKumarlaunchedcampaignBadhChalaBihartocollectideasfromthepublictoproduceBihar@2025asa

visiondocumentforstatesdevelopmentbetween2015­2025.

57. BiharGovernmentdecidedtogive2%reservationingovernmentjobstograndchildrenoffreedomfighters.

58. BombayHighCourtbannedhorsedrivencarriagesinMumbai.

59. BureauofEnergyEfficiency(BEE)signedanImplementingAgencyAgreementwithRECPowerDistributionCompanyLtd.(RECPDCL) fortheoperationalisationofPartialRiskGuaranteeFundforEnergyEfficiency(PRGFEE).

60. C­DOT,theresearchanddevelopmentinstituteunderdepartmentoftelecommunicationslaunchedfourbroadbandproductsunder

DigitalIndiainitiative.Theproductsare­longdistanceWi­Fisystem,solar­poweredWi­Fisystem,100Gbpsopticalfibrecable(OFC)link

andC­DOT’snextgenerationnetwork(NGN)inMTNLnetwork.

61. CabinetCommitteeonEconomicAffairs(CCEA)approvedMaharashtraStateCo­operativeCottonGrowersMarketingFederation (MSCCGMFL)toundertakeMinimumSupportPrice(MSP)operationsforCotton.

62. CabinetCommitteeonEconomicAffairs(CCEA)approvedcreatinganintrastatepowertransmissionsysteminsevenstates(Andhra

Pradesh,Gujarat,HimachalPradesh,Karnataka,MadhyaPradesh,MaharashtraandRajasthan)atacostof8548crorerupees.Outofit,

40%willbecontributedbyNationalCleanEnergyFund,40%byKfW(GermanDevelopmentBank)loanandremaining20%as

contributionbyStates.

63. CabinetCommitteeonEconomicAffairs(CCEA)approvedextensionof2yearsforcompletionofprojectssanctionedtillMarch2012

underSub­MissiononBasicServicestotheUrbanPoor(BSUP)andIntegratedHousingandSlumDevelopmentProgramme(IHSDP) componentsofJawaharlalNehruNationalUrbanRenewalMission(JNNURM).

64. CabinetCommitteeonEconomicAffairs(CCEA)approvedsettingupofover2000MWofGrid­ConnectedSolarPVPowerProjects

underBatch­IIIofPhase­IIofJawaharlalNehruNationalSolarMission(JNNSM)atacostof12000crorerupees.

65. CabinetCommitteeonEconomicAffairs(CCEA)approvedtworoadprojectsworth4721crorerupeesinMadhyaPradeshandTelangana

underNationalHighwaysDevelopmentProject(NHDP).

66. CabinetCommitteeonEconomicAffairs(CCEA)extendeddeadlineforimplementationofCrimeandCriminalsTrackingnetworkand

Systems(CCTNS)projecttillMarch2017alongwithapprovingadditionalfiveyearsphaseforoperationandmaintenanceoftheCCTNS

uptoMarch2022.

67. CabinetCommitteeonEconomicAffairs(CCEA)increasedinvestmentlimitbyGovernmentagenciesinMegaFoodParksto100%of

theirequityholdingfrom26%currentlyintheSpecialPurposeVehicle(SPV).Newregulationwillbringmoreinvestmentinfood

processingforsmoothimplementationoftheMegaFoodParksScheme(MFPS).

68. CabinetCommitteeonEconomicAffairsextendeddateofcompletionofNationalAutomotiveTestingandR&DInfrastructureProject

(NATRiP)bythreeyears(from31stDecember2014to31stDecember2017).

69. CabinetapprovedfinancialrestructuringofBVFCL(BrahmaputraValleyFertilizerCorporationLimited)andsettingupanAmmonia­

UreaComplexof8.64LakhMetricTonnesannualcapacitywithcostofRs.4500croreatNamrup(Assam)onPublicPrivatePartnership

(PPP)basis.

70. CardiologySocietyofIndiareportoncardiovasculardiseases(thoseinvolvingheartorbloodvessels)­

CVDaccountedforaround30%foralldeathsinthecountryin2014.

Over33%Indianshavehypertension,ofwhich60%peopleareevenunaware.25%peoplebetweenagegroupof31­45yearssufferCVDaccountedforaround30%foralldeathsinthecountryin2014.

fromundetectedhypertension.Widespreadignoranceaboutriskofheartdiseaseindicatesneedtoraiseawarenessamongpeople.

71. CarpetExportPromotionCouncil(CEPC)willhold30thIndiaCarpetExpoinOctober2015inVaranasi(UttarPradesh).

72. Chinahasopened2ndlandbordercrossinginTibetviaNathuLa,SikkimtoallowIndianpilgrimsforKailash­Mansarovaryatra.Eerlier

LipulekhPassrouteinUttarakhandwasdamagedinUttarakhandfloodsin2013.

73. ChithiraiThiruvizhaFestivaliscelebratedinMadurai(Tamilnadu)duringTamilmonthofChitiraiinApril.Itisoneofthelongest

celebrationsoftheworldthatlastsforonemonth.First15daysofthefestivaliscelebratedforMeenakshi,andnext15daysarecelebrated

forAlagar.

74. CochinInternationalAirport(Kerala)willbecomefirstairportinIndiatoruncompletelyonsolarpower.A12MWpsolarpowerproject

setupintheairportwillgenerate50,000to60,000unitsofelectricityperday.

75. CommunicationandITMinisterRaviShankarPrasadlaunchedIndiaPost'sE­CommerceCentreinDelhitocaterthee­commerce

businessenterprisescapableofhandling30000parcelsinaday.

76. CommunicationsandInformationTechnologyMinisterRaviShankarPrasadinauguratedBSNLSponseredwi­fizoneatHistorical monumentTajMahalatAgra(UttarPradesh).

77. CompetitionCommissionofIndia(CCI)imposedapenaltyofRs671croreonfourpublicsectorinsurancecompanies­National

Insurance,NewIndiaInsurance,OrientalInsuranceandUnitedIndiainsuranceforindulginginanti­competitivepracticesbyrigginga

tenderofKeralaGovernmentin2009forselectinginsuranceproviderfor'RashtriyaSwasthyaBimaYojna'.

78. CycloneKomenturnedintoacyclonicstormformedoverNorthernBayofBengalandexpectedtomakelandfallonthecoastofOdisha andWestBengal.

79. DRDOhastiedupwithPatanjaliAyurvedformarketingofhighlynutritionalSeabuckthornbasedproductscreatedbyDefenceInstitute ofHighAltitudeResearch(DIHAR).

80. DefenceMinisterManoharParrikarlaidfoundationstoneofBharatElectronicsLimited'sDefenceSystemsIntegrationComplexin AndhraPradesh.

81. DelhiGovernmentmadeGlobalPositioningSystem(GPS)mandatoryinallpublictransportvehicleskeepinginviewsecurityandsafetyof commuters,especiallywomen.

82. DelhiGovernmenttiedupwithRotaryClubforrevampinggovernmentschoolsbyupgradingsanitationandbasicinfrastructurefacilities ofdrinkingwaterandtoilets.

83. DelhiHighCourtagreedtohearaPILthatchallengesconstitutionalvalidityofArticle370ofConstitutionofIndiathatdealswiththe

specialstatusofJammu&Kashmir(J&K).

84. DelhiJalBoardcommissionedDelhi'sfirstHydro­powerplantatChillaareaofeastDelhi.Itcangenerateupto20000KWHofelectricity

peryear.

85. DelhigovernmentannouncedCityTaxiSchemefor600­749CCvehicleswithMinimum25rupeeschargeforfirsttwokilometresand10

rupeesperkilometerafterwards.

86. DepartmentofIndustrialPolicyandPromotion(DIPP)approvedcreatingIndia’sfirstdefenceindustrialparkatOttappalam(Kerala).It willhavemoderncommoninfrastructurefacilitiestoattractcomponentmanufacturersinthedefenceindustry.

87. DepartmentofSpace,DepartmentofLandResources(DoLR),MinistryofRuralDevelopmentsignedanMoUondevelopmentofWeb GeoPortal'Shrishti'andMobileApp'Drishti'forMonitoringofIWMP(IntegratedWatershedManagementProgramme)watersheds.

88. DepartmentofTelecommunicationsextendeddateofimplementationofthefullMobileNumberPortability(MNP)bytwomonths(till3

July2015)onthebasisofrequestmadebytheCellularOperatorsAssociationofIndia(COAI).

89.

DigitalsignaturescertifyingfirmeMudhralaunchedeSignservicesaspartofDigitalIndiaVision.eSignisanonlineelectronicsignature servicetoenableAadhaarholderstodigitallysignadocument.Itwillpromotequickexecutionofftasksinpaperlessenvironmentand crucialdocumentscanbekeptsafelyinelectronicfirm.

90.

EcologistsfoundanewspeciesoffishcalledPethiastriatainTungaRiverinKudremukhNationalPark(Karnataka).

91.

ElectionCommissionintroducedsymbolforNoneoftheAbove(NOTA)OptionforVotersinelections.SymbolforNOTAoptionhasbeen designedbyNationalInstituteofDesign,Ahmedabad.

92.

ElectionCommissionofIndiasuspendedrecognitionofPASangma'sNationalPeople'sParty(Meghalaya)forfailingtofileitselection expenditurestatement.

93.

EnvironmentMinistrycleared12000croresCoastalRoadProjectofMumbai(Maharashtra)thatwillcover35.6kms.Itwilldecongest

Mumbairoadsandcreate91hectaresofgreenspace.

94.

ExpertsfromTamilUniversitydiscoveredexistenceofaflourishingporttowninThanjavurdistrictofTamilNaduduringSangamera andMiddleCholaperiod.SangamerarelatestothirdCenturyBeforeCommonEratoThirdCenturyCommonErawhileMiddleChola

periodrangesfrom850to1250CommonEra.

95.

ExternalAffairsMinisterSushmaSwarajVisitedThailand.Adoubletaxationavoidancetreatywassignedandratifiedatreatysignedin

2013toprovideframeworkforextraditionoffugitiveoffenders.

96.

ExternalAffairsMinisterSushmaSwarajduringherUSAVisitstatedthatIndiawillorganize9thRegionalPravasiBharatiyaDiwas

(RPBD)atLosAngeles,(USA)on14thand15thNovember2015withTheme­IndianDiaspora:DefiningaNewParadigminIndia­US

 

Relationship.

97.

FastfoodchainKFCtiedupwithIRCTCtostartdeliverysystemforpassengers.

98.

FilipeNyusi,PresidentofMozambique(SoutheastAfricanCountry)visitedIndia.

99.

FinanceministerArunJaitleylaunchedDDNewsmobileappasanagendaofPrasarBharati,Doordarshan(DD)andAllIndiaRadio (AIR)tohavemorecoverageandgivefacts.

100.

Firstcow­urinerefineryinauguratedatPathmedavillageinJaloredistrictofRajasthanforresearchonthecowproducts.

101.

Firstphase(10­kmstretch)ofChennaiMetroinauguratedbyTamilNaduChiefMinisterJJayalalithaa.

102.

Forbes'richestIndianslist2015­

RelianceGroupChairmanMukeshAmbaniisrichestIndianforninthconsecutiveyearwithnetworthof18.9billionUSD.102. Forbes'richestIndianslist2015­

Top10are­MukeshAmbani(18.9),DilipShanghvi(18)ofSunPharma,AzimPremji(15.9),Hindujabrothers(15.9),PallonjiMistry 

 

(14.7),ShivNadar(12.9),Godrejfamily(11.4),LakshmiMittal(11.2),CyrusPoonawala(7.9)andKumarMangalamBirla(7.8).

 

Thereare12newcomersThisYear,IncludingFlipkart’sco­foundersSachinandBinniBansalandIndiGo’sco­founderRakesh 

 

Gangwal.

103.

ForestMinistersofsouthernstatesdecidedtosetupaSouthernForestMinisters’Inter­stateCoordinationCounciltobeheadedby KeralaForestMinisterThiruvanchoorRadhakrishnanforfirstyear.Aimistotackleforest­relatedproblemsintheregionandensure ecological,socio­economicandlivelihoodsecurity.

104.

FormerPresidentA.P.JAbdulKalamlaunchedRashtriyaAvishkarAbhiyanfocusedondevelopingspiritofinnovationand experimentationamongstudents.

105.

ForumforHumanRightsandJustice(FHRJ)organisedaMarathonnamedAjanmiBetiKeliyeDaud(ProtectingtheUnbornGirl)in

Shimla(HimachalPradesh)inviewofdecliningsexratiointhestate(906femalesper1000males).

106.

FoundationstoneofNationalResearchCentreonIntegratedFarming(ICAR­NRCIF)laidoutinPipraKothiinEastChamparandistrict ofBiharbyAgricultureMinisterRadhaMohanSingh.ThisResearchCentrewillworkforwelfareoffarmersintheregionthroughresearch inintegratedfarmingsystemmodelsfordiverseagro­ecologicalconditionslikeFloods,withemphasisonrice,sugarcaneandbananathat requiremorewater.

107.

FourthLighthouseMuseumofIndiatobeopenedatKannur(Kerala).

Otherthreelighthousesmuseums­Alappuzha(Kerala),ChennaiandMahabalipuram(TamilNadu).

Otherthreelighthousesmuseums­Alappuzha(Kerala),ChennaiandMahabalipuram(TamilNadu).

108.

GoaGovernmentlaunchedhotairballoonandamphibiousvehiclesservicetoaddattractionstoitstourismportfolio.

109.

GoogledevelopedTheGoogleCulturalInstituteasaninitiativetomakeIndiasheritageaccessibleforglobalaudiencesandtopreserveit digitallyforgenerationstocome.

110.

GovbermentApprovedincludingUttarakhand,JharkhandandChhattisgarhinNationalDairyPlanPhase­Iandextendedtheproject

periodbytwoyearsto2018­19.

111.

GovbernmentapprovedSolarEnergyCorporationofIndia(SECI)toapplytoRegistrarofCompaniesforconvertingitintoaSection3

companyundertheCompaniesAct,2013(No,18ofCompaniesact1956)ANDrenamingitasRenewableEnergyCorporationofIndia

(RECI).WithThis,

SECIwillbeabletoownsolarpowerplants,generateandsellpowerandmanufacturingofsolarproductsandmaterials.SECIwillworkindevelopmentofallsegmentsofrenewableenergy­geo­thermal,off­shorewind,tidaletc.apartfromsolarenergy

SECIwillworkindevelopmentofallsegmentsofrenewableenergy­geo­thermal,off­shorewind,tidaletc.apartfromsolarenergy afterbeingrenamedasRECI.

Section8ofCompaniesAct,2013[earlierSection25ofCompaniesAct1956]definesformationofcompanieswithcharitableobjectsafterbeingrenamedasRECI.

andcommercialaspectsofabusinessentityarecompletelyprohibited.ItisthereasonbehindSECIapplyingtobebeconvertedto

Section3company[earlierSection18ofCompaniesAct1956]asherethecompanyismainlyforcommercialactivitieswithoutany

limitation.

GovernmentalsodecidedtoenlargethescopeoftheactivitiesofSECItocoverallrenewableenergysourcestoprovidea comprehensivesolutionforrenewableenergygenerationinthecountry.limitation. 112. GovernmentIncluded Sipai,PatniJamat,TurkJamat

112. GovernmentIncludedSipai,PatniJamat,TurkJamatcategoriesinGujaratandKaharandTanwarSinghariyaCatergoriesin UttarakhandinCentralListofOtherBackwardClasses(OBCs)asperadvicesfromNationalCommissionforBackwardClasses(NCBC).

113. GovernmentallowedNationalHighwaysAuthorityofIndia(NHAI)toissueTaxFreeInfrastructureBondsofRs.24000croreand

CapitalGainTaxExemptionBondsofRs.4000croreinthefinancialyear2015­16.

114. Governmentannouncedthat14States/UnionTerritorieshaveachievedliteracyrateof80%.

115. GovernmentannouncedtosetupSkillDevelopmentCentersinallthe40parliamentaryconstituenciesofBihar.

116. Governmentannouncedtostarttoll­freehelplinefortuberculosispatientstoenablethemtoreachouttomedicalcarebygovernment withease.

117. Governmentapproved20%hikeinhonorariumpaidtoworkersofGrihKalyanKendra(GKK),awelfaresocietyunderDepartmentof

Personnel&Trainingforwelfareofcentralgovernmentemployeesinlowerincomegroups.

118. GovernmentapprovedDadraandNagarHaveliValueAddedTax(Amendment)Regulation2005tohelptheUnionterritorygenerate

yearlyadditionalgrossrevenueandnettaxgenerationofRs120croreand7crorerespectively.

119. GovernmentapprovedGujaratState'sClimateChangeActionPlan2015­2020withproposaltoinvestover21000croresforcreating

environment­friendlywaterresourcemanagement,publichealthandagricultureimprovementprojectsby2020.

120. GovernmentapprovedMemorandumofCooperationwithJapan'sJapanPatentOffice(JPO)forcooperationinfieldofIndustrial Property(IP).

121. GovernmentapprovedNCAOR(NationalCentreforAntarcticandOceanResearch)'sacquisitionofAPolarResearchVehiclewithcost

1050CroreRupeesforResearchinAntartica,ArticandSouthernOceanRegion.

122. GovernmentapprovedamendingBenamiTransactions(Prohibition)Act,1988tofighttheblackmoneyinsidethecountrybySeizing

benamipropertiesandputtingfinewithimprisonmet.

123. Governmentapprovedcreationof21stLawCommissionofIndiafor3years(1September2015­31August2018).Last(20th)LCIwas

headedbyJusticeAPShahandtenureendedon31August,2015.

124. GovernmentapprovedcreationoffourpostsofDirectorsforfournewNationalInstitutesofDesign(NIDs)atKurukshetra(Haryana), Bhopal(MadhyaPradesh),Jorhat(Assam)andVijayawada(AndhraPradesh).

125. GovernmentapprovedintroducingBureauofIndianStandardsBill,2015toprovidenewprovisionsinexistingBureauofIndian

StandardsAct,1986.MainProvisionsare­

BureauofIndianstandards(BIS)tobeestablishedasNationalStandardsBodyofIndiaStandardsAct,1986.MainProvisionsare­

Itwilincludegoods,servicesandsystems,besidesarticlesandprocessesunderthestandardizationregime.

ItwillpromoteeaseofdoingbusinessbyallowingmultiplesimplifiedconformityassessmentschemesincludingSelfDeclarationOf

Conformity(SDOC)againstanystandard.Itwillgivemultiplesimplifiedoptionstomanufacturerstoadheretostandardsandgeta

certificateofconformity.

certificateofconformity. Governmentwillbeableto­

Governmentwillbeableto­

applymandatorycertificationregimeonprocesseswherevernecessarytomaintainhealth,safetyandsecurity.Itwillhelp

consumersreceiveISIcertifiedproductsandwillpreventimportofsub­standardproducts.

AppointanyauthorityalongwithBureauofIndianStandardstoverifyconformityofproductsandservices.

AppointanyauthorityalongwithBureauofIndianStandardstoverifyconformityofproductsandservices.

Implementmandatoryhallmarkingofpreciousmetalarticlesandalsostrengthenpenalprovisionsforbettercomplianceand

Implementmandatoryhallmarkingofpreciousmetalarticlesandalsostrengthenpenalprovisionsforbettercomplianceand

enablecompoundingforviolations.

Thisbillwillpromoteacultureofqualityofproductsandservicesthroughmandatory/voluntarycompliancewithIndianstandardsenablecompoundingforviolations.

through'productcertification'and'CertificateofConformity'byEmpoweringBISandGovernment.

126. GovernmentapprovednamechangeofBangalorecityrailwaystationas‘KrantiveeraSangolliRayanna’railwaystation.

127. GovernmentapprovedproposalofMinistryofCultureforsettingupaNationalMemorialatbirthplaceofLokNayakJaiPrakash

NarayaninChhapra(Saran)inBihar.

128. GovernmentapprovedproposaltopromulgateNegotiableInstruments(Amendment)Ordinance,2015inparliamenttoamend

NegotiableInstrumentsAct,1881thatisrelatedtojurisdictionrelatedissuesforfilingcasesforoffencecommittedundersection138ofNI

Act.KeyFeaturesare­ Casesofbouncingofchequescanbefiledonlyinacourtinwhosejurisdictionthebankbranchofthepayee(personwhoreceivesthe cheque)lies.

cheque)lies.

Allcasesfiledagainstapersonwillbetransferredtothecourtwiththeappropriatejurisdiction.cheque)lies. 129.

129. GovernmentapprovedrevivalofclosedureaunitofFertilizerCorporationIndiaLimited(FCIL)atSindri(Jharkhand)withan

investmentofRs6000crore.Thisunitwasnotinoperationssince2002.

130. GovernmentapprovedsettingupofCentralResearchInstituteforYogaandNaturoapthy(CRIYN)atNagmangla(Karnataka)and Jhajjar(Haryana).

131. GovernmentapprovedsettingupofsixnewIndianInstitutesofManagement(IIMs)atVishakhapatnam(AndhraPradesh),BodhGaya (Bihar),Sirmaur(HimachalPradesh),Nagpur(Maharashtra),Sambalpur(Odisha)andAmritsar(Punjab).ThesesixnewIIMswill

commenceacademicsessionsfrom2015­16witheachhavingintakeof140studentsinthePostGraduateProgramme(PGP)courses.

132. GovernmentauthorizedCentralInstituteofPostHarvestEngineeringandTechnology(CIPHET­ICAR),Ludhianaas30thdesignated

testingcenterfortestingalltypesofPostHarvestingEquipmentandMachinery.

.

TestingofmachinesatanyFarmMachineryTestingandTrainingInstitutes(FMTTIs)or30designatedtestingcenterismandatory

beforesupplyingthemtoGovernmentassistanceprogrammes.

133. Governmentcancelledlicencesofnearly9,000Non­GovernmentalOrganisationsforviolationofForeignContributionRegulationAct

(FCRA)duetononfilingannualreturnsforthe2009­2011.

134. GovernmentdecidedtocloseIndianPeople’sNaturalCalamityTrust(IPNCT)createdbyformerRulerofJaipurin1900toproviderelief

toIndianpeopleduringnaturalcalamities.ThetaskiscurrentlyadministeredefficienctlybyNationalDisasterManagementAuthorityin MinistryofHomeAffairs.

135. GovernmentdeclaredNSCN(K)(NationalSocialistCouncilofNagaland)asanunlawfulorganisationfor5yearsunderUnlawful

Activities(Prevention),Act1967duetocontinuedviolencebyNSCN(K)evenafterceasefiresignedon27thApril,2015.

136. GovernmentextendedTouristVisaschemeto31morecountries,bringingthetotalnumberofcountriesundertheschemeupto76.

137. GovernmentextendedcontroversialArmedForcesSpecialPowersAct(AFSPA)toalmostentirestateofArunachalPradeshduetoserious lawandordersituationinthestate.

138. Governmentgranted800croresunderDeenDayalUpadhyayGramJyotiYojanatoKarnatakaforsettingupfeederlinetoprovide24

hoursqualitypowersupplytofarmers.

139. GovernmenthaslaunchedTheEconomicsofEcosystemsandBiodiversityTEEB­IndiaInitiative(TII)tohighlighteconomic consequencesoflossofbiologicaldiversityanddeclineinecosystemservices. TheInitiativeisfocussedonthreeecosystems­forests,inlandwetlandsandcoastalandmarineecosystems. TIIhasbeenimplementedunderIndo­GermanBiodiversityProgrammeastechnicalcooperationwithGIZ.

140. Governmentincluded36morecountriesundere­TouristVisascheme,takingtotalcountriesunderthisschemeupto113.7moreIndian

airportsasdesignatedairportsforentryone­TouristVisa. 141.
airportsasdesignatedairportsforentryone­TouristVisa. 141.

airportsasdesignatedairportsforentryone­TouristVisa.

141. GovernmentlaunchedNationalHeritageDevelopmentandAugmentationYojana(HRIDAY)topreserveandrejuvenaterichcultural

heritageofthecountry.Ininitialphase,12heritagecitieshavebeenidentifiedtoberejuvenatedanddevelopedatacostof500crore

rupees.

142. GovernmentlaunchedIndianWindResourceAtlasat100metreleveltohelpGovernmentsinpolicymakingtodealwithissuesrelatedto

tarifffixation,transmission,gradefrequency.

143. GovernmentlaunchedaSAHAJschemeforonlinereleaseofnewLPGconnections.

144. GovernmentlaunchedonlinesystemforsubmissionoftheLongTermVisa(LTV)applicationsbyPakistaninationalstoaddressdifficulty oftheminoritycommunitiesinPakistanwhocometoIndiaforpermanentsettlement.Theapplicationscanbesubmittedonlinethrough indianfrro.gov.in/frro.

145. GovernmentlaunchedwebsiteofCommitteeforthePurposeofControlandSupervisionofExperimentsonAnimals(CPCSEA)and pressedtheneedforminimizinguseofanimalsforcarryingoutexperiments.

146. GovernmentlaunchedwebsiteofNationalInstitutionforTransformingIndia(NITI)AayogatURL­http://www.Niti.Gov.In.Website waslaunchedbyArvindPanagariya,ViceChairmanofNITIAayog.

147. GovernmentofIndiadeferredproposedtalksbetweenChiefnegotiatorsonIndia–EUBroadbasedInvestmentandTradeAgreement

(EU­BTIA)duetodisappointmentbyactionofEuropeanUnionforimposingbanonsaleofaround700pharmaproductsbyIndian

CompanyGVKBiosciences.

148. Governmentonallocated5000crorerupeesforgrowthofDepartmentofAYUSH(comprisingAyurveda,YogaandNaturopathy,Unani,

SiddhaandHomoeopathy).

149. GovernmentreconstitutedNehruMemorialMuseumLibrarySociety(NMMLS)ontheoccasionofits41stAGM.

150. GovernmentrejectedOdishaGovernment'sproposaltograntmininglicensetoSouthKoreansteelmajorPoscoforitsproposed12billion

USDmegasteelplantatParadipinOdisha.

151. Governmentruled30thSeptember,2015aslastdatefordeclaraingundisclosedassetslocatedoutsideIndiaandanytaxesinrespectof

theseforeignassetsmustbepaidby31stDecember,2015undertheBlackMoney(UndisclosedForeignIncomeandAssets)andImposition

ofTaxAct,2015.

152. GovernmentsanctionedRs.1,000crorefora15­kmIndia­Bangladeshrailwayproject.

153. GovernmentsignedpeaceaccordwithNationalistSocialistCouncilofNagaland(NSCN)toendinsurgencyinnortheasternstateof Nagaland.

154. GovernmenttransferredtrainingandapprenticedivisionsofDirectorateGeneralofEmploymentandTraining(DGET)fromLabour MinistrytoMinistryofSkillDevelopmentandEntrepreneurship.

DGETcomprises12000IndustrialTrainingInstitutes(ITIs)acrossthecountry.MinistrytoMinistryofSkillDevelopmentandEntrepreneurship. 155.

155. GovernmentwilldevelopBuddhistcircuitunderitsnewly­launchedSwadeshDarshanschemecoveringBodhGaya,RajgirandVaishali inBiharandKapilavastu,Sarnath,SravastiandKushinagarinUttarPradesh.

156. GovernmentwillsetupIndianSignLanguageResearchandTrainingCentreatInstituteforPhysicallyHandicapped(NewDelhi), underDepartmentofEmpowermentofPersonswithDisabilities(MinistryofSocialJustice&Empowerment)asaSocietyunderSocieties

RegistrationAct,1860.

157. GovernmentwillsetupnationalinstituteonmedicinalplantsforwhichallocationofRs.100crorehasbeenmadeduringthe12thfive

yearplan.

158. GujaratGovernmentdeclaredbanonuseofplasticintheStateontheoccasionofunfurlingNationalFlagat69thIndependenceDay

ceremony.

159. GujaratHighCourtruledthatProhibitionofChildMarriageAct(PCMA)2006willalsoapplytoMuslimcommunity.

160. GujaratHighconstitutedafour­memberpaneltoensurebasicamenitieslikehousingandhospitalforlabourersatAlangship­breaking yardinBhavnagardistrict.

161. GujaratbecamefirstIndianstatetolaunchAgro­solarpolicy.Underthis,farmerswilltapenergyfromthesunbyinstallingsolarpower equipmentsintheirfields.Thiswillhelpfarmersearnadditionalincomefrompowergenerationcompanies.Farmersandpowergeneration companieswillbothgainbysuchinnoativegenerationofsolarenergyinagriculturalfields.

162. GujaratbecamefirstIndianstatetomakevotingcompulsoryinLocalbodyPolls.Gujaratgovernmentalsoannouncedreservationof50%

seatsforwomeninmunicipalcorporations,municipalities,andvillagepanchayats.

163. GujarathasledinimplementationofSwachhBharatMissionduring2014­15.

Outof2,70,069householdtoiletsconstructedduringthelastfinancialyear,Gujarataloneaccountedfor60%ofthemhavingbuilt

1,65,376householdtoilets.MadhyaPradeshsecondandKarnatakathird.

164. Gujarat'sAhmadabadMunicipalCorporationannouncedUSEandGETPAIDscheme,underwhichpeoplewillbepaidonerupeesfor usingpublictoilets.Aimistoeradicateopendefecationandkeepthecityclean.

165. HRDMinisterSmritiIraniLaunchedNationalInstitutionalRankingFramework(NIRF)DocumentandWebportalforenablingranking ofinstitutionsonthebasisofavariousparameters.

166. HaryanaAssemblypassedPanchayatiRaj(Amendment)Bill,2015toamendtheHaryanaPanchayatiRajAct,1994andfixmatriculation

asminimumeducationalqualificationforelectionstoPanchayatiRajInstitutions(PRIs).HaryanabecamesecondstateafterRajasthanto fixeducationalandotherqualificationsforcandidatescontestingPanchayatelections.

167. HaryanaDepartmentofSchoolEducation(DPSE)approved10%reservationforEconomicallyWeakerSections(EWS)andBelow

PovertyLine(BPL)categorystudentsfromClassesItoXIIinprivateunaidedschools.

168. HaryanaGovernmentlaunchedaVillageMentoringProject(VMP)toimprovehealthcareandeducationofthevillagerswithaspecial emphasisongirlchild.

169. Haryanagovernmentcompletelybannedgutka,panmasalaandothersimilarproductscontainingtobaccointhestateforoneyear.

170. HaryanagovernmentgavestatusofCabinetMinistertoyogaguruRamdev,whohasbeenappointedasthestate’sbrandambassadorto promoteyogaandayurveda.

171. Haryanagovernmentlaunched'MharaGaon­JagmagGaon'schemeaimedatproviding24­hourpowersupplytoruralareasand

improvingelectricitybillcollectionstoreducelossesofpowerutilities.

172. HaryanagovernmentstartedworkonRs50­croreSaraswatiriverexcavationandRevivalproject.

173. HaryanagovernmentwilldevelopGurgaonasasmartcitywithitsownresourcesworth500Crores.Gurgaonhasnotbeenincludedinto

98CitiesunderCentralGovernment'sSmartCityMission.

174. HimachalPradeshChiefMinisterVirbhadraSinghannouncedtomakeSanskritasamandatorysubjectinallGovernmentschoolsofthe state.

175. HimachalPradeshGovernmentlaunchedRajivGandhiIlluminatingSchemeforHillTownAdvancement(RISHTA)projectfor implementationofLEDbasedstreetlightingincollaborationwithEESL.TheschemeisalsoknownasCentralizedControlandMonitoring System(CCMS)SmartStreetLightingSchemeforUrbanLocalbodies.

EESL(EnergyEfficientServicesLimited)isajointventurebyNationalThermalPowerCorporation(NTPC),PowerGridCorporation ofIndia(PGCIL),PowerFinanceCorporationandRuralElectrificationCorporation.System(CCMS)SmartStreetLightingScheme forUrbanLocalbodies. 176.

176. HimachalPradeshGovernmentorganisedathree­dayorganicfairandfoodfestivaltopromoteorganicfarminginthestate.

177. HimachalPradeshHighCourtaskedstategovernmenttoestablishseparatehomesfordifferently­abled,shelterlessandmentality challengedpeoplewithinayear.

178. HimachalPradeshgovernmenthassetupsatellitetrackingsystemtocheckforestfireincidentsinsummerseason.

179. HomeMinisterRajnathSinghreleasedgraphicdepictingcourageandsacrificeofCRPFpersonnelduringbattleofSardarPost,Rannof

Kutchin1965lndo­PakWar.

On9April1965,atSardarPostinRannofKutch,twocompaniesofCRPFbattledfull­fledgedPakistaniBrigade,causingheavyKutchin1965lndo­PakWar. casualtiestoPakistaniArmy. 180.

casualtiestoPakistaniArmy.

180. HomeMinistrywillimplementNERS(NationwideEmergencyResponseSystem)tosavewomenindistress.

181. Housingministryidentified305citiesinninestatestobuildhousesforpoorinurbanareasby2022fortwocrorefamiliesineconomically

weakersection(EWS).

182. HumanResourceDevelopmentMinisterSmritiIranilaunchedNationalWebPortalforpromotionofNationalApprenticeshipSchemefor

Graduates,Diplomaholdersand10+2pass­outsvocationalcertificateholders.SloganisSashaktYuva,SamarthBharat.

183. HyderabadbasedICRISATlaunchedGreenPhabletwithpriceat$300(~Rs.18,000)forfarmersinTelanganatosendtimelymessages

tothefarmers.ICRISATwillmaintainserversandkeeptheinformationupdated.

184. ICAR­87thFoundationDayawardsceremonyandNationalConferenceofKrishiVigyanKendendrasheldinPatna,(Bihar).PM

NarendraModilaunchedfournewschemesofICAR­FarmerFIRST,StudentREADY,ARYAandMeraGaonMeraGaurav.Healso

launchedRs.76000CroreDeendayalUpadhyayaGramJyotiYojanaaimedtoprovidecontinuouspowersupplytoruralIndia.Notethat

FoundationdayofICARison16JulythatmarkscreationofICARon16July,1929.

185. IndiaBrandEquityFoundation(DepartmentofCommerceinMinistryofCommerceandIndustry)releasedareportonIntellectual

PropertyRights(IPRs)filinginIndiaduring2013­14.

MaharashtratoppedthelistofstatesandUnionTerritories(UTs)withBengalurubeingtopcityinIPRfiling.

MaharashtratoppedthelistofstatesandUnionTerritories(UTs)withBengalurubeingtopcityinIPRfiling.

IndianInstituteofScience(Bengaluru),SiddagangaInstituteofTechnology(Tumakuru)andIndianSpaceResearchOrganisation

IndianInstituteofScience(Bengaluru),SiddagangaInstituteofTechnology(Tumakuru)andIndianSpaceResearchOrganisation

(ISRO)weretop3bodieswith32,24and12filings.

186. IndiahasovertakenUStobecomeworld'sthirdlargeststeelproducerafterChinaandJapanasstatedbySteel&MinesMinister,

NarendraSinghTomar.Targetistoachieve300milliontonnes(MT)steelproductionin10years.

187. India'sTajMahalbecamefirsthistoricalmonumentsinworldtohaveaTwitteraccountofitsown.

188. India­BornSunderPichaihasbeenappointedasChiefExecutiveOfficerofGoogle.

Google'sFormerCEOAnnouncedtoPromoteSunderPichaiasNewCEOafterCompanyannouncedplanstorestructureitselfasa subsidiaryofaNewCompany­Alphabet.LarryPagewillbeCEOofAlphabetwhichwillhavenumeroussubsidiarycompanies IncludingGoogle.189.

189. IndianGreenBuildingCouncil(IGBC)reportedthatIndiahasregisteredgreenbuildingprojectsofover3billionsqftareathatmade

Indiasecondintermsofgreenbuildingfootprint.NextAimistocover10billionsqftby2022.

190. IndianInstituteofTourismandTravelManagement(IITTM)(MadhyaPradesh)signedanAgreementwithIndiraGandhiNational TribalUniversity(IGNTU)(Manipur)tostartaJointMBAProgram.

191. IndianMedicalAssociation’s(IMA)first­everJanAushadhiGenericDrug(JAGD)StoreinauguratedinIPNewDelhi.Itwillofferover

118commonlyusedmedicinesat10­20%lesserprice.

192. IndianMeteorologicalDepartmentunderMinistryofEarthSciencessignedMemorandumofUnderstanding(MoU)withPowerSystem OperationCorporationLtd(POSOCO)foroptimumuseofweatherinformationinpowersector.

193. IndianRailwayCateringandTourismCorporation(IRCTC)teamedupwithASI(ArchaeologicalSurveyofIndia)fore­ticketfacilityfor entrytoTajMahalandHumayun’sTomb.

194. IndianRailwayshasnamedHaridwarMail(TrainNo19031/19032Ahmedabad­Haridwar­Ahmedabad)asYogaExpress.

195. IndianRenewableEnergyDevelopmentAgencyLimited(IREDA)hasbeenawardedtheMiniratna(Cateogry­1)statusbyDepartmentof

PublicEnterprises.

196. India’sfirstInternationalFinancialServicesCentre(IFSC)becameoperationalatGIFTCityinGujarat.

197. India’sfirstairfreightstationinprivatesectorwillbeopenedinIrungattukottainearChennai(Tamilnadu).

198. India’sfirstdieselelectricmultipleunit(DEMU)trainservicewithanair­conditionedcoachlaunchedinKochi(Kerala).

199. InformationandBroadcastingMinisterArunJaitleyinauguratedVividhBharatiServiceofDelhionFMModeon100.1Megahertz

frequency.

200. InstituteofHumanDevelopmentandDelhiPlanningBoardreleasedreportMillenniumDevelopmentGoalsReportforDelhi­

PeoplebelowpovertylineinDelhiwas9.9%in2011­12,ascomparedto15.7%in1993­94

Under­5mortalityratedroppedto28in2012ascomparedto83.1in1992.Infantmortalityrateis25in2012against36in1998.201.

201. InternetandMobileAssociationofIndia(IAMAI)andIndianCouncilforResearchonInternationalEconomicrelations(ICRIER)report ­AnInquiryintotheImpactofIndiasAppEconomy.

MobileapplicationindustryinIndiawillgrowto1964crorerupeesby2016from974crorerupeesin2014­ AnInquiryintotheImpactofIndiasAppEconomy .

Mobileapplicationscurrentlyemployapprox75000peopleinIndia.Itisestimatedthatemploymentinthisindustrywillbebetween1.51­1.59lakhby2016. 202.

1.51­1.59lakhby2016.

202. InternetandMobileAssociationofIndia(IAMAI)incollaborationwithIMRBInternationalreleasedSocialMediainIndia2014report­

Thereare14.3croresocialmediausersinIndiaasonApril2015.2.5croreusersareinRuralareaswhile11.8croreusersinUrbanIndia.

India.

Collegegoingstudentsarelargestusers(34%)andyoungmensecond(26%).India.

Facebookisleadingsocialmediaplatformwith96%ofusersinurbanareasaccessingit,followedbyGooglePlus(61%),Twitter(43%)andLinkedIn(24%).

%)andLinkedIn(24%).

TopActivitiesareMaintainingasocialnetworkingprofilefollowedbyupdatingstatusandCommentingonblogsites.%)andLinkedIn(24%). 203.

203. JammuandKashmirGovernmentbannedsaleofAmbujaCementsinthestateaftercomplaintsofmalpracticesagainstthecompany.

204. Japanparliament'sUpperChamberpassedtwosecuritylawstoallowitstroopstofightoverseasforthefirsttimesince1945.Thebillwas

alreadyhavebeenapprovedbyParliament’slowerhouseearlier.

205. JharkhandChiefMinisterRaghuvarDasimposedbanonsaleofthermocolplatesinthestatetopromoteleafplatesandgenerate employmentforthepoorandtribalpeopleengagedinmakingleafplates.

206. JharkhandGovernmentapprovedformationofanAnti­TerrorismSquad(ATS)inthestatewith243posts.

207. JharkhandGovernmentempoweredAntiCorruptionBureau(ACB)toarrestMinister,MLAandseniorcivilservantswithoutpermission incasesoftakingbribes.

208. JharkhandapprovedSpecialCourtsOrdinance,2015toestablishspecialcourtsforspeedytrailofcorruptioncasesandprosecutionof

individualshoardingblackmoneyandillegallyacquiredproperty.

209. KeralaGovernmentdeclaredJune22as‘SnakeBirdDaytoprotecttheendangeredspecieswhichisalsoknownasIndiandarter.

210. KeralaGovernmentdeclaredKeralaasfirsttotallydigitalstateinIndia.Thisdeclarationwasmadeconsideringtherapiddigitalprogress

inKeralabyachieving100%mobileconnectivity,maximumdigitalbanking,75%e­literacy,broadbandconnectivityuptothePanchayat

level,linkingbankaccountswithAadharcardsande­districtplans.

211. KeralagovernmentlaunchedSubodhamprojecttoendliquorabuseaspartofPunarjani2030Projecttocompletelyeradicatethe

menaceofsubstanceabuseinKerala.

212. KeralagovernmentsignedanagreementwithAdaniGroupfordevelopingINR7525croreVizhinjamInternationalDeepwater

MultipurposeSeaportnearKovalambeach.

213. LawCommissionofIndia(HeadedbyAjitPrakashShah)submitteditsReportNo.261onNeedtoRegulatePetShopsandDogand

AquariumFishBreedingbystatingthatpetshopsandbreedersviolateprovisionsofanimalwelfarelawswithimpunity,anditisnecessary toregulatetheirpractices.

214. LokSabha2015passedJuvenileJustice(CareandProtectionofChildren)Bill2014.

AccordingtodatafromNationalCrimeRecordsBureau,crimesbyjuvenilesintheagegroupof16­18yearshaveincreased,especiallyincertaincategoriesofheinouscrimes.

especiallyincertaincategoriesofheinouscrimes.

Billwillnowallowchildrenin16­18agegrouptobetriedasadultsiftheycommitheinouscrimesanditwillbeexaminedbyaespeciallyincertaincategoriesofheinouscrimes.

JuvenileJusticeBoardtoassessifthecrimewascommittedasachildorasanadult.

Thebillproposedtostreamlineadoptionproceduresfororphaned,abandonedandsurrenderedchildrenbymakingmandatory registrationofallinstitutionsengagedinprovidingchildcare.215.

215. LokSabhapassedDelhiHighCourt(Amendment)Bill,2015thatproposesfollowingchanges­

Civilcasesupto2crorerupeeswillbeheardby11districtcourtsindelhiinsteadofDelhiHighCourt.PreviouslimitforDistrictcourtswas20LaksRupees. ItempowersChiefJusticeofDelhiHighCourttotransferanypendingcasetoarelevantsubordinatecourt. 216.

was20LaksRupees.

ItempowersChiefJusticeofDelhiHighCourttotransferanypendingcasetoarelevantsubordinatecourt.was20LaksRupees. 216.

216. LokSabhapassedUndisclosedForeignIncomeandAssets(ImpositionofTax)Bill2015­

ProvisionsoftheActwillapplytoundisclosedforeignincomeandassetswithRateoftaxof30%ofUndisclosedforeignincomeorassets.

assets.

Violationoftheprovisionsoftheproposednewlegislationwillentailpenaltiesinformofthreetimesthetaxableamount.assets.

Failuretofurnishreturninrespectofforeignincomeorassetsshallattractapenaltyof10lakhrupees.

PunishmentforwillfulattempttoevadetaxinrelationtoaforeignincomelocatedoutsideIndiawillberigorousimprisonmentfrom3­10yearsandafine.

3­10yearsandafine.

Thesamepunishmentisprescribedforassesseeswhohavefiledareturnofincome,buthavenotdisclosedforeignassetorhas furnishedinaccurateparticularsofthesame. ProvisionswillalsoapplytobanksandfinancialinstitutionshelpinginconcealmentofforeignincomeofIndiansthrough
ProvisionswillalsoapplytobanksandfinancialinstitutionshelpinginconcealmentofforeignincomeofIndiansthrough falsificationofdocuments. Certainsafeguardsforassesseshavebeenprovisionedintheactincluding­ Requirementofmandatoryissueofnoticestothepersonagainstwhomproceedingsarebeinginitiatedwithgrantof opportunityofbeingheard RightofappealtoIncome­taxAppellateTribunal,HighCourtandtheSupremeCourthasbeenprotected.furnishedinaccurateparticularsofthesame.

Failuretoreportbankaccountswithmaximumbalanceofupto5lakhrupeesatanytimeduringtheyearwillnotputpenaltyasitmightnothavebeenreportedmymistakeorbyignorance.

asitmightnothavebeenreportedmymistakeorbyignorance.

TheBillprovidesaone­timecomplianceopportunityforalimitedperiodtopersonswhohaveanyundisclosedforeignassets whichhavenotbeendisclosedforthepurposesofIncome­tax.asitmightnothavebeenreportedmymistakeorbyignorance. 217.

217. MadhyaPradeshGovernmentlaunchedM­Shiksha­Mitramobileapptoprovidevariousservicesandteaching­relatedworktoteachersin asimpleway.

218. MadhyaPradeshGovernmentwillbuilda750megawatt(MW)solarphotovoltaic(SPV)plantinRewadistrict.Itwillbedevelopedin

threephasesof250MWeach.Oncompletion,itwillbecomeworld’slargestsolarpowerplantandwillleavebeghindTopazSolarFarm

(550MW)inCalifornia(USA).

219. MadrasHighCourtdirectedTamilNaduGovernmenttomakewearingofhelmetsfortwo­wheelerscompulsory.

220. MaharashtraElectricityRegulatoryCommissionnotifiedinstallationofnetmeteringsystemofrooftopphotovoltaic(PV)solarpower units,Topromotegreenpowerinstate.

221. MaharashtraGovernmentamendedSection66(1)(c)ofFactoriesAct,1948andallowedwomenemployeestoworkinnightshiftslikewise

Haryana,Rajasthan,Punjab,AndhraPradeshandMadhyaPradesh.

222. MaharashtraGovernmentamendedtheMaharashtraPreventionofDangerousActivities(MPDA)Act,1981toincludecriminalactivities

relatedtosandmafiaandblackmarketingunderitsbracket.

223. MaharashtraGovernmentbanneddiggingofborewellsover200feettocontroldeclineofgroundwater­level.

224. MaharashtraGovernmentconstitutedataskforceonagriculturedevelopmentandpovertyalleviationtoaddresstheissues.

225. MaharashtraGovernmentdecidedtodiscontinuecolonial­erapracticeofpoliceguardofhonourgiventoministersandtopofficials.

226. MaharashtraGovernmentpassedGuaranteeofPublicServicesBill,2015toempowerscitizenstoavailtheirrightsinstipulatedtimewith

lesseffortsandcost.Aimistoreducecorruptionandbringtransparencyandspeedindelieveryofpublicservices.

227. MaharashtraGovernmentwilltakeordinanceroutetoamendMaharashtraPreventionofDangerousActivities(MPDA)Act,1981tomake

Illegalsandmininghasbeenmadenon­bailableoffences.

228. MaharashtraapprovedShyamaprasadMukherjeeJanVanVikasSchemeaimedatdevelopmentofvillagesinbufferzonesoftiger reservesandaroundthem.

229. MaharashtraapprovedRenewableEnergyPolicyworth4156.43crorerupeestoincreasecapacityofRenewablepowergenerationfrom

6700to14400MWby2020.

230. MaharashtradeclaredBlueMormonasStatebutterflyasastatesymbol.

231. Maharashtragovernmentannouncedconstructionof800kilometersofNagpur­Mumbaisix­laneexpressway,alsocalled

CommunicationSuper­expressway.Costoftheprojectwillbe30000crorerupees.

232. MaharashtragovernmentboughtDrBhimraoRamjiAmbedkar'shouseinLondonwherehestayedin1920sin3.1millionpoundsdeal.

233. MaharashtragovernmentdecidedtoabolishLocalBodyTax(LBT)onpetrolanddieseltoenddisparitybetweenfueldealersandother

traders.

234. Maharashtragovernmentdecidedtousenon­conventionalresourcestogenerate14,400MWelectricityby2019andtocutdowncostand

reducecarbonfootprint.

235. Maharashtragovernmentdeclared2017asVisitMaharashtraYeartopromotetourism.

236. Maharashtragovernmentincreasedretirementageforgroup'A'medicalofficersfrom58to60years.

237. Maharashtra'sDahiHandi(Govinda)hasbeenaccordedwithstatusofAdventureSport.ItwillnowbeplayedasperrulesandaState­ levelassociationwillbeformedforit.ItwillnotbelimitedtoJanmashtamionly.

238. MajorIndianSteelCompanies,signedaMemorandumofAgreementwithMinistryofSteelforsettingupofSteelResearch&Technology MissionofIndia(SRTMI)topromotenewbeginningintheR&Dinsteelsector.

239. ManekaGandhi,MinisterforWomenandChildDevelopmentlaunchedfirstmodernisedAnganwadicentreofIndiaatHasanpurvillage ofSonepatinHaryanaunderNand­GharYojanaofGovernmentaimedattransformingtheanganwadicentres.

240. ManipurForestDepartmentwilltranslocatecriticallyendangeredBrowAntlereddeer(Sangai)speciesfoundinKeibulLamjaoNational Park(KLNP)toPumlenPat.KLNPistheonlyfloatingnationalparkintheworld.

241. ManipurLegislativeAssemblywithdrawntheManipurRegulationofVisitors,TenantsandMigrantWorkers(MRVTMW)Bill,2015ina

one­dayspecialsessionaspeopleweredoubtfulabouteffectivenessoftheBilltoprotectindigenouscommunitiesinManipur.

242. ManoharLalKhattarChiefMinisterofHaryanadedicatedtheNationalTransmissionAssetManagementCentre(NTAMC)of POWERGRIDtothenation.

243. ManufacturersAssociationforInformationTechnology(MAIT)andIMRBInternationalreportaboutperformanceoftheIThardware

marketbetweenApril2014­March2015.

Salesofdesktopsandnotebooksshrank4%and15%respectivelyinurbanIndiain2014­15.InruralIndia,salesofdesktopsgrew33marketbetweenApril2014­March2015. %andofnotebooks11%.

%andofnotebooks11%.

Forsmartphonesandtablets,revenuerisen88%tomorethan65815crorerupeesin2014­15from34900croresin2013­14.Growth%andofnotebooks11%.

willcontinuein2015­16withsmartphonesexpectedtogrow27%,phablets65%andtablets16%.

OverallsizeofIndianICThardwaremarketwaspeggedat15.87billionUSD,up23.98%over2013­14.244.

244. MemorandumofAgreement(MoA)signedbetweenJharkhandGovernmentandNationalThermalPowerCorporation(NTPC)for PatratuThermalPowerStation(PTPS)tobesetupthroughaJointVenturebetweenNTPCandJharkhandBidyutVitaranNigamLtd.

(JBVNL)with74:26equityparticipation.

245. MinisterforHealthandFamilyWelfareJPNaddareleased11thNationalHealthProfile(NHP)2015,whichprovidescomprehensive

informationrelatedtohealthsector.

246. MinisterforMicro,SmallandMediumEnterprisesKalrajMishralaunchedadigitalEmploymentExchangeforIndustries(EEX)portal ateex.dcmsme.gov.in.ItwillconnectemployersandjobseekersandwillhelpinlinkingMakeinIndiainitiativewithSkilledIndiaone.

247. MinisterforScience&TechnologyandEarthSciencesHarshVardhanlaunchedwebenabledprojectmanagementinformationsystemfor DepartmentofBiotechnology(DBT)projectsatURLhttp://dbtepromis.nic.in.Itwillhelpregistrationofnewinvestigators,online submissionofproposalsandOnlinetrackingofprojects.

248. MinisterofChemicals&Fertilizers,AnanthKumarlaunchedPharmaPriceDataBankofNPPA(NationalPharmaceuticalPricing Authority)asintegratedPharmaceuticalDatabaseManagementSystem.ItwillhelpeveryoneasManufacturerscanfilltheirmandatory formsonlinethatcanbeaccessedbyGovernment,NPPAandconsumers.

PharmaPriceDatabankwillhaveonlinedatasubmissionfacailityformedicinemanufacturersasprescribedundertheDrugsPriceformsonlinethatcanbeaccessedbyGovernment,NPPAandconsumers. ControlOrder,2013.

ControlOrder,2013.

NPPAisalreadyoperatinganotherportalPharmaJanSamadhan”thatregisterscomplaintsaboutshortageoroverchargingfor medicines.ControlOrder,2013. 249.

249. MinisterofFinanceArunJaitleylaunchedHeadendInTheSky(HITS)digitalplatform­NXTDIGITALpromotedbyHindujaGroupas

partofDigitalIndiainitiativeandMakeInIndiamission.Itwillprovideviewersaccesstoover500televisionchannelsoftheirchoice­

international,nationalandlocalbesidesothere­applications.Theinitiativewillenablethousandsofcableoperatorstotransitfromanalog

todigitalacross12CrorehomesinIndia.

250. MinisterofRailwaysSureshPrabhakarPrabhulaunchedIndianRailwayKnowledgePortaldevelopedbyNationalAcademyofIndian Railways(Vadodara)aturlwww.kportal.indianrailways.gov.in,thathasaggregatedmostofavailableknowledgeaboutIndianRailways atonelocation.

251. MinisterofRailwaysSureshPrabhulaunched‘E­Samiksha’formonitoringimplementationofRailwaybudget2015­16,

announcements/commitments.

252. MinisterofRoadTransport&HighwaysandShippingNitinGadkarilaunchedGreenHighwaysPolicyaimedatpromotinggreeningof

Highwayswithpublicparticipation.1%oftotalprojectcostofallhighwaysprojectswillbekeptasideforhighwayplantation,.ammounting

toRs.1000croreannualbudget.MonitoringwillbedonebyISRO'sBhuvanandGAGANsatellitesystems.

253. MinisterofRoadTransportandHighwaysandShippingNitinGadkariinauguratedIndiasfirstTier­IOilSpillResponseCentre(OSRC) forMumbaiPortTrust(MBT),JawaharlalNehruPortTrust(JNPT)andONGCsfacilitiesatNhavaandUran.Objectiveistodevelopan appropriatesystemfordetectionandreportingofoilspillage.

254. MinisterofState(IC)forCoal,PowerandNewandRenewableEnergyPiyushGoyallaunchedAccesstoCleanCookingEnergyand Electricity­SurveyofStates(ACCESS)ReportbyCouncilonEnergy,Environment&Water(CEEW)incollaborationwithColumbia

University.Ithighlightsthatabout30croreIndiansrelyonkeroseneforlighting,andover80crorerelyontraditionalbiomassandneedis

tofocusbeyondelectrificationandLPGconnectionsformoreinclusiveenergyaccessforall.

255. MinisterofState(IC)forDevelopmentofNorth­EasternRegionJitendraSinghlaunchedanAugmentedReality(AR)application ‘Sakaar’tohighlightachievementsofDepartmentofSpaceduringoneyearinofficeofthepresentGovernment.

256. MinisterofStateforCulture(IC),Tourism(IC)andCivilAviation,MaheshSharmalaunchedNOCOnlineApplicationPortaland ProcessingSystem(NOAPS)forNationalMonumentAuthority(NMA)underMinistryofCulture.

257. MinisterofStateforHomeKirenRijijuannouncedtoimplementSendaiframeworkforDisasterRiskReduction2015­2030ataworkshop

onEnhancingPrivateSectorPartnershipforDisasterRiskReductioninNewDelhi.SendaiFrameworkwasadoptedatWorldConference

onDisasterRiskReductioninSendai,JapaninMarch2015.

258. MinisterofStateforHomeAffairsShriHaribhaiParathibhaiChaudharylaunchedCentralizedDelhiPoliceRailwayHelplineNo.1512.

259. MinisterofStateforTextiles(I/C),SantoshKumarGangwarlaidfoundationstoneforApparelandGarmentMakingCentreinAizawl (CapitalofMizoram).

260. MinisterofStateforTextiles(I/C),SantoshKumarGangwar,laidfoundationstoneforanApparel&GarmentMakingCentrein ArunachalPradesh.

261. MinisterofUrbandevelopmentMVenkaiahNaiduannouncedlistof98citiesselectedundersmartcitiesmission.

SeeAllSmartCitiesList!
SeeAllSmartCitiesList!

262. MinisterofWaterResources,RiverDevelopmentandGangaRejunivetionUmaBhartilaunchednationwideJalKrantiAbhiyanfrom Jaipur(Rajasthan)toconsolidatewaterconservationandmanagement.

263. MinistriesofRailways,Coal&OdishaGovernmentSignedagreementforUndertakingRailInfrastructureforEvacuationofCoal.

264. MinistryforSocialJustice&EmpowermentlaunchedCreditEnhancementGuaranteeSchemeforScheduledCastes.Theschemeis

implementedbyIndustrialFinanceCorporationofIndia(IFCI)Ltdwithasumof200crorerupeesforyoungandstart­upentrepreneurs

ofScheduledCastes(SC)toavailfinancialassistance.

265. MinistryofAgricultureandMinistryofNewandRenewableEnergyintroducedsolarenergypumpingsystemsunderSubMissionon AgricultureMechanization(SMAM)implementedthroughStateGovernmentstomeetthedemandsofsolarpumpingsystemsin irrigation.

MinistryofAgricultureintroducedSubMissionofAgriculturalmechanization(SMAM)in2014­15toaccelerategrowthof

agriculturalmechanizationinIndia.FinancialAssistanceforProcurementofAgricultureMachineryandEquipmentisprovided underthisscheme.

266. MinistryofCivilAviationandASSOCHAMorganized8thInternationalConferenceonIndianCivilAviation&TourisminNewDelhi.

267. MinistryofCultureTookoverLalitKalaAkademiaftercomplaintsregardingallegedadministrativeandfinancialirregularitiesinLalit KalaAkademi.

268. MinistryofEnvironment,ForestandClimateChangeisestablishingaCentreforWorldNaturalHeritageManagementandTrainingfor

theAsiaandPacificRegionasaUNESCOCategory2CentreattheWildlifeInstituteofIndia(WII),Dehradun.Itisforthefirsttimethat

anexistinginstitutehasbeenaccordedstatusofUNESCOCategory2Centre(C2C)andisalsofirstcentretobeestablishedfor

managementandtraininginnaturalheritage.

269. MinistryofEnvironment,ForestsandClimateChangehasexemptedbuildersfromobtainingpriorgreennodforconstructionof Universities,SchoolsandColleges.

270. MinistryofFoodProcessingIndustriesapprovedsettingup30newcoldstoragechainsundertheIntegratedColdChainprojectwithcost

of274.9crorerupees.Sofar,138coldstoragechainshavebeensanctionedoutofwhich108areunderimplementation.

271. MinistryofHealthandFamilyWelfarebannedsaleofDiclofenacinmultidosevial.Itwillnowonlybesoldinsingle­dosevialpackaging forhumanuse.ThebanwasimposedonrecommendationofMinistryofEnvironment,ForestandClimateChangeinordertosaveand protectvulturesfromextinction.

272. MinistryofHomeAffairschangednameofthescheme‘TouristVisaonArrival­ElectronicTravelAuthorization’to'e­TouristVisa'(eTV).

273. MinistryofHomeAffairsextended‘disturbedareastatusofNagalandforonemoreyear(TillJune30,2016).

274. MinistryofHomeAffairswillestablishpan­IndiaNationalfingerprintdatabaseofabout28Lakhconvictsforspeedyinvestigationof

crimesacrosscountry.

275. MinistryofLaw&Justicehasdevelopedweb­basedapplication–LegalInformationManagement&BriefingSystem(LIMBS)for managingandmonitoringallcourtcasesOnline.

276. MinistryofRailwaysdecidedtorunSuvidhatrainswithdynamicfaresfromJuly2015toaddresstherushduringpeaktravelseasons.

ThesetrainswillhavedynamicfaresystemwithnoWaitingList.

277. MinistryofRailwayswillsetupMalaviyaChairforRailwayTechnologyatIIT(BHU)todevelopnewmaterialstobeusedinallassetsof

RailwayswithfundsRs5crore.R.K.VermawillbeheadofChairCoreCommittee.

278. MinistryofRailwayswillsetupTechnologyMissionforIndianRailwaysfortakingupidentifiedrailwayprojectsforappliedresearch anduseonIndianRailways.N.S.VyaswillbeheadofMissionImplementationandcoordinationcommittee.

279. MinistryofRoadTransportandHighwaysdraftedanewRoadTransport&SafetyBillthatproposescreationofNationalRoadSafety &TrafficManagementAuthority(NRSTMA)tolookafterissuesrelatedtovehicleregulationandroadsafetybyutilizinginformation technologybasedsystemstoensureefficientandsafetransport.

280. MinistryofRoadTransport,HighwaysandShippinglaunchedRoadAssetManagementSystem(RAMS)forNationalHighways.The systemwilluselasertechnologyforcompilinginformationonroadassets,conditionofpavementsandtraffic.

281. MinistryofRuralDevelopmentlaunchedSAMANVAYwebportaltomonitorprogressofSansadAdarshGramYojana(SAGY)for

developmentofGramPanchayats.SAMANVAYwebportalhasapprox1800CentralandStategovernmentforGramPanchayats.This

portalwillhelpMembersofParliamenttoutiliserelevantschemesforimplementationofSAGY.

282. MinistryofSkillDevelopmentandEntrepreneurshipsignedaMemorandumofUnderstanding(MoU)withMinistryofDefencefor partnershiponskilldevelopmentandentrepreneurship.

283. MinistryofUrbanDevelopmentapprovedTransitOrientedDevelopment(TOD)PolicyforDelhiaspartofMasterPlanforDelhi­2021.

ThepolicyaimstoaddressproblemsofpollutionandshortageofhomesforpoorandmiddleclassinDelhi.TODinitiativeisforlow­ carbon,high­densityandcompactlivingspaces.

284. MinistryofUrbanDevelopmentplanstodevelopSmartNationalCommonMobilityCard(NCMC)modeltoenableseamlesstraveland shoppinginmetroareas(calledEMVOpenLoopCardwithstoredvalue).

285. MinistryofYouthAffairsandSportsrecognizedIndianKalaripayattuFederationasRegionalSportsFederationforpromotionand developmentofKalarippayattusportinIndia.OriginofsportisKeralastate.

286. Ministryofenvironmentandforestshasapproved5,465­crorefertiliserplantinRamagundam,TelanganacalledRamagundam

FertilizersandChemicalsLimited.ItisjointventureofNationalFertilizersLimited,EngineersIndiaLimitedandFertilizerCorporationof India.

287. MuglawalivillageofYamungardistrictinHaryanacameintonewsafterdistrictauthoritiesclaimedthattheyhaveduggedoutapaleo (old)channelresemblingnowinactiveRiverSaraswati.

288. NCR(NationalCapitalRegion)gotbiggerwithInclusionofHaryana'sJind,Karnal&UP'sMuzaffarnagarDistrictsinNCR.

289. NDMC(NorthDelhiMunicipalCorporation)willrenameAurangzebroadinDelhiasAPJAbdulKalamroad.

290. NHAI(NationalHighwaysAuthorityofIndia)startedinvitingbidsforpreparingDetailedProjectReports(DRPs)ofover3500kmof

roadsalongtheborderandcoastlinesaspartofBharatMalaproject.

BharatMalaprojectisaplanofMinistryofRoadsTransport&Highwaystobuild5000kmofroadnetworksandlinkborderandroadsalongtheborderandcoastlinesaspartofBharatMalaproject.

coastalareaswithroadnetworkwithinvestmentofaround50000crorerupees.

291. NITIAayogdecidedtosetupanexpertscommitteetoprepareamodellandleasinglawtobeadoptedbystatesaspertheirlocalneeds. Statesagreedthatlandleasing,updatingoflandrecordsandlandtitlingwouldbewin­winstepsforallaffectedparties.

292. Nadiadistrict(WestBengal)haswonUnitedNationsPublicServiceAward2015inthecategoryofimprovingdeliveryofpublicservices

fororeliminatingopendefecation.

293. NadiadistrictofWestBengaldeclaredasfirstopendefecation­free(ODF)districtinIndiaduetocollaborativeeffortswithUnited NationsChildren'sFund(UNICEF)andWorldBankforconstructionoftoiletsacrossthedistrict.

294. NajmaHeptulla,MinisterforMinorityAffairsLaunchedOnlineApplicationManagementSystem(OAMS)forNaiRoshnischemeto bringtransparencyandquickdelivery.

NaiRoshnischemeismeantforLeadershipDevelopmentofMinorityWomentoempowerthembyprovidingknowledgeandfor schemeismeantforLeadershipDevelopmentofMinorityWomentoempowerthembyprovidingknowledgeandfor interactingwithGovernmentsystems,Banksandotherinstitutions.

295. NationalCadetCorps(NCC)enteredLimcaBookofRecordsforLargestYogaperformancesimultaneouslyonInternationalDayofYoga

(21Jun2015)with9,50,210NCCcadetsperformingYogaat1767venues.

296. NationalDairyDevelopmentBoard(NDDB)launchedmobileapplicationPashuPoshantoboostdairyfarmers'incomebyraisingmilk

yieldandcuttingfeedcost.

297.

298.

299.

NationalGreenTribunal(NGT)bannedimmersionofidolsintoRiverYamunamadefromnonbio­degradablematerials.

NationalGreenTribunal(NGT)banneduseofplasticbagsinpilgrimagetownsofHaridwarandRishikeshwithof5000rupeesfor

violations.

NationalGreenTribunal(NGT)orderedthateveryhouseholdinDelhiwillhavetopayamonthlyenvironmentalcompensationtoclean

upYamunaRiver.NGTbenchheadedbyitschairpersonJusticeSwatanterKumarmadethisdecisiononapetitionofenvironmental

activist,ManojMisraagainstseverepollutioninRiverYamuna.

300.

301.

302.

NationalGreenTribunalruled10­yearolddieselvehiclescannotrunonDelhi­NCRroads.

NationalMissionforCleanGangaandNehruYuvaKendraSangathansigned5­yearAgreementforinvolvementofyouthinthe

conservationofriverGanga.

NationalSafaiKaramcharisFinance&DevelopmentCorporation(NSKFDC)andCreditEnhancementGuaranteeSchemeforScheduled

CastesofIFCIlaunchedCommercialMotorDrivingTrainingProgrammewithSelfDefenseSkillsforWomenProgramme.

303.

NationalSampleSurveyOffice(NSSO)71stRoundofsurveyonSocialConsumption:Education­

Adultliteracy(age15yearsandabove)rateinIndiawasaround70.5%in2014

Inagegroup7yearsandabove,maleliteracyratewas83.2%andfemalewas67.1%.Meghalaya,Mizoram,Nagaland,Kerala,Goa,

Delhi,ChandigarhandLakshadweephadmorethan90%Literacyinthisagegroup.

Literacyinage5andabovegroupinruralareasis71.4%ascomparedto86.1%inurbanareas.304. 305. 306.

304.

305.

306.

NewInternationalInstituteofInformationTechnology(IIIT)inaugeratedatNayaRaipur(Chhattisgarh)byPiyushGoyal(Ministerof

State,(IC)forPower,CoalandNew&RenewableEnergy).

NeyveliLigniteCorporationsetupa10MWsolarpowerplantasitsfirstrenewableenergyproject.

NuclearReactorsofIndia­AnOverview­

Thereare21nuclearpowerreactorsinthecountrywithatotalinstalledcapacityof5780MW.NuclearReactorsofIndia­AnOverview­

OneOfthese,RajasthanAtomicPowerStationUnit1(100MW)atRawatbhataisundershutdownfortechno­economicassessment.KudankulamUnit–2ispresentlyundercommissioning.

KudankulamUnit–2ispresentlyundercommissioning.

Fivereactorsarepresentlyundervariousstagesofconstructionwithatotalcapacityof3300MW­:KudankulamUnit–2ispresentlyundercommissioning. Project Location Capacity Anticipated (MW)

Project

Location

Capacity

Anticipated

(MW)

Completion

Dates

KakraparAtomicPowerProject

Kakrapar,

Units3&4(KAPP3&4)

Gujarat

1400

2017­18

Units3&4(KAPP3&4) Gujarat 1400 2017­18

RajasthanAtomicPowerProject

Rawatbhata,

1400

2018­19

Units7&8(RAPP7&8)

Rajasthan

307.

PrototypeFastBreederReactor

Kalpakkam,

(PFBR)

TamilNadu

500

2015­16

 

308.

Shareofthenuclearpowergenerationinthe

2014­15was3.6%oftotalelectricity

Generation.

NumberofforeigntouristvisitstoNorth

EasternStatesincreasedfrom84820in2013

andfurtherto118552in2014(39.76%).

NumberofseatsinLegislativeAssemblyof

AndhraPradeshandTelanganaarelikelytobeincreasedfrom175and119to225and153,respectivelysubjecttotheprovisionscontained

inArticle170ofConstitution.

309.

310.

NumerousburialsitesbelongingtoMegalithicperiodfoundinavillageinSiddipetmandalofMedakdistrict(Telangana).

OdishaElephantCensusReport2015statedthatelephantpopulationinOdishaincreasedto1954from1930recordedin2012Census.

highestnumberofelephants(487)areinSimilipalTigerReservefollowedbySatkosiaTigerReserve(234elephants).

311. OdishaGovernmentapprovedFisheriesPolicy,2015aimingtoincreaseproductionoffishfromisland,brackishwaterandmarine

resources.Targetistoincreasefishproductionto7.15lakhtonnesby2019­20from4.13lakhtonnesannualproductioncurrently.

312. OdishaGovernmentwillimplement5sub­schemesofcentralgovernmentforempowermentoftransgenders,underOdisha'snewly

createdDepartmentofSocialSecurityandEmpowermentofPersonswithDisabilities(SSEPD).Parentsofeverytransgenderwillget

assistanceof1000rupees.

313. OdishaGovrnmentapprovedIndustrialPolicyResolution(IPR)2015forfiveyearswithfocusonvarioussectorsincludinginfrastructure,

automobile,agricultureandIT.The1500CroresStateCapitalRegionImprovementofPowerSystem(SCRIPS)schemeand650.64km

ambitiousBijuExpresswaywerealsoapproved.

314. OneyearofNDA(NationalDemocraticAlliance)GovernmentledbyPrimeMinisterNarendraModicompletedwithtagline'SaalEk

ShuruatAnek'.

315. PHDChamberofCommerceandIndustrylaunchedIntellectualPropertyRightsFacilitationCentre(IPFC)forMicroSmallandMedium

Enterprises(MSMEs)inLucknow(UttarPradesh).

316. PMNarendraModiannouncedtodevelopBodhGaya(Bihar)siteasspiritualcapitalforBuddhistworldDescribingitsaslandof enlightenment.

317. PMNarendraModiinauguratedBadarpur­FaridabadMetroExtensiononVioletLineofDelhiMetro.

318. PMNarendraModiinauguratedupgradedIISCOSteelPlant(ISP)inBurnpur(WestBengal).Costforupgradationis16000crore

rupeesandplant'sproductioncapacityhasincreasedfrom0.85milliontonnesperannum(mtpa)to2.9mtpa.

319. PMNarendraModilaunchedIntegratedPowerDevelopmentScheme(IPDS)atVaranasi(UttarPradesh).IPDSisflagshipprogramme

ofPowerMinistrytoensure24x7powerforallbystrengtheningtransmissionnetworks,Metering,ITapplication,CustomerCare,Solar

PanelsandcompletionofongoingworksofRestructuredAcceleratedPowerDevelopmentandcompletionoftheReformsProgramme

(RAPDRP).GovernmentwillprovidebudgetarysupportofRs.45,800croreforimplementationofIPDS.

320. PMNarendraModilaunchedNationalIntegratedPowerDevelopmentScheme(IPDS)inVaranasi,UttarPradeshtoprovide24×7Power

Supply.CentralGovernmentwillprovide572crorerupeesforthescheme.HealsoinauguratedbiggestTraumacentreofcountryin

BanarasHinduUniversity.

321. PMNarendraModilaunchednewtelevisionchannelforfarmers­DDKisan.Itwillprovideinformationaboutbestagriculturalpractices topromotegrowthoffarmers.

322. PMNarendraModireleaseddigitalversionofRamcharitmanasasasetofdigitalCDsproducedbyAllIndiaRadio.

323. PatnitopTunnel(Chenani­NashriTunnel)inUdhampurdistrictofJammuandKashmirwillbeIndiaslongestroadtunnelafterits

openingin2016.

324. PercapitawateravailabilityinIndiaisreducingprogressivelyduetoincreaseinpopulation.Averageannualpercapitaavailabilityof

waterwas1816cubicmetersin2001andhascomedownto1545cubicmetersin2011.

325. PerumannaGramaPanchayatinKozhikodedistrictofKeralabecomefirstPanchayatintheStatetodeclareitsownwaterpolicyinlines

withKerala’swaterpolicydeclaredin2008.

326. PicturesqueNelongValleyinGangotriNationalParkinUttarakhandhasbeenopenedforthefirsttimesinceitsclosurein1962.

327. PiplantriVillageofsouthernRajasthan'sRajsamanddistrictisinnewsforhonouringthebirthofagirlchildbyplanting111trees.

328. PresidentPranabMukherjereleasedCommemorativePostageStamponbicentennial(200th)AnniversaryofOldSeminaryinKottayam

(Kerala).

329. PresidentPranabMukherjeeinauguratedaculturalfestivaloftheNorthEastorganizedbyGovernmentofMeghalayainNewDelhiwith theme"SongsanddancesofNorthEast".

330. PresidentPranabMukherjeeinaugurated‘NakshatraVatikaathisofficialRashtrapatiNilayamGardensinSecunderabad(Telangana).

331. PrimeMinisterNarendraModilaidfoundationforIndianAgricultureResearchInstitute(IARI),JharkhandatBarhiinHazaribagh District.

332. PuducherryChiefMinisterNRangasamylaunchedSchemetoprovidefreelaptopstostudentspassing12thfromGovernmentHigher

SecondarySchoolsin2013­14and2014­15.

333. PuducherrycityhasbecamefirstnominationtobereceivedbyUrbanDevelopmentMinistryforaSmartCityMission.Governmentof

UnionTerritoryofPuducherrynominateditscapitalcityforinclusioninUnionGovernment’sflagship100SmartCitiesMission.

334. PunjabGovernmentestablishedaspecialMGNREGAcelltocoordinateeffectiveimplementationofNationalRuralEmployment GuaranteeSchemeinthestate.

335. PunjabgovernmentlaunchedstatePortalePMS(ElectronicProjectsManagementSystem)tofasttrackinfrastructuraldevelopment.

336. PunjabissuedSoilHealthCardstofarmerstomonitorthesoilhealthofeveryfarminthestate.

337. RailwayMinisterSureshPrabhuinauguratedIntegratedSecuritySystem(ISS)at6railwaystationsinMumbai(Maharashtra)­

ChhatrapatiShivajiTerminus,Dadar,Kurla,LokmanyaTilakTerminus,KalyanandThane.

338. RailwayMinisterSureshPrabhulaunchednewtrainservicesinNortheastaftercompletionofNorthLakhimpur­Murkongselekand Balipara­Bhalukpongsectionsintobroad­gauge.

339. RailwaysMinisterSureshPrabhulaunchedUTSONMOBILEappforspeedybookingofunreservedtrainticketsonMobileunder

OperationFiveMinutesmeantforbookingunreservedticketsin5Minutes.

340. RailwaysMinistryhassigned4MemorandumofUnderstandings(MoUs)withPowerandNew&RenewableEnergyMinistryforenergy

conservation,transmissionandsolarisation.

341. Railwaysinauguratedbroad­gaugerailway­linebetweenGandhidhamandTuna­TekraPortinGujarat.ItisIndiasfirstrailway­line

builtatacostofapprox185crorerupeeswithprivatesectorparticipationunderNon­GovernmentRailway(NGR)Policy2012ofIndian

Railways.

342. RailwayslaunchedFreightMonitoringApp‘Parichaalan’developedbyCRIStoimproveoperatingefficiencythroughbetterplanning

freightoperationsonrealtimebasis.

 

343. RailwayssignedaMemorandumofUnderstanding(MOU)withOdishaGovernmentforDasapalla­BolangirsegmentofKhurdaRoad­ BolangirBroadGaugeRailwayLineoncostsharingbasis.

344. RailwayswillUseTechnologyofCSIR­IndianInstituteofPetroleum(CSIR­IIP)(Dehradun)toSetupPlantsforPlastictoDiesel Conversion.

345. RajajiNationalParkinUttarakhanddeclaredasIndia's48thTigerReserveandUttarakhand'sSecondafterJimCorbettNationalPark.

346. RajasthanAssemblyhaspassedtwobillstoprovidereservationineducationalinstitutionsandgovernmentjobstoeconomicallybackward classes(EBC)andspecialbackwardclasses(SBC).Billsare­

SpecialBackwardClassesReservationBill2015­5%reservationtoBanjara/Labana/Baldiya,Gujar, ­5%reservationtoBanjara/Labana/Baldiya,Gujar,

 

Gadiya/Gadoliya/Lohar,Gadariya/GayariandRaika/Rebari/Debasi.

EconomicallyBackwardClassesReservationBill2015­14%reservationtounreservedcategory. ­14%reservationtounreservedcategory.

347. RajasthanGovernmentopenedwomenmilkbankJeevanDharainJaipurtocurbhighinfantmortalityrateofRajasthan.

348. RajasthanGovernmentsignedaMoUwithVedantaGrouptoimprove3056AnganwadiCentresinfivedistricts

349. RajasthanGovernmentsignedanagreementwithNationalHealthMission(NHM),UNICEFandGAIN(GlobalAllianceforImproved Nutrition)totackleproblemofmalnourishmentinthestate.

350. RajasthanHighCourtBannedSanthara­Jainpracticeoffacingdeathvoluntarilyattheendofone'slife,termingitasacriminal

offenceunderSection306ofIndianPenalCode(IPC).

 

351. RajasthanHighCourtbannedSanthararitualprevailinginJainCommunityinthsStatebyconsideringitasacriminalactamountingto suicide.

352. RajasthanbecamefifthstateafterMaharashtra,Gujarat,GoaandMadhyaPradeshtopassVexationLitigationPreventionBill2015to

preventfilingofbaselesscasesandtocheckthemisuseoflawforpersonalbenefits.

353. RajasthanbecamefirststatetosubmitStateAnnualActionPlanunderAtalMissionforRejuvenationandUrbanTransformation

(AMRUT).RajasthanGovernmenthasproposedprojectsworth1087crorerupeesforapprovalbyUrbanDevelopmentMinistryduring

2015­16.

354. RajasthangovernmentlaunchedaThreemonthArogyaRajasthancampaignforcollectionandcompilationofhealthdataofrural populationinRajasthanbyissuinghealthcardsbasedonspotdiagnoses.

355. RajasthangovernmentsignedanagreementwithFutureConsumerEnterpriseLtdtomodernisepublicdistributionsystem(PDS)by providingmulti­brandconsumergoodsatcompetitivepricestopublicthroughfairpriceshops.TheinitiativeisknownasAnnapurna BhandarYojna.

356. RajasthanmayimplementMaharashtra's'JalYuktShivarAbhiyanforwaterconservationandIntegratedwatermanagementscheme.

357. Rajasthantoppedlistofstatesincommissioninggridconnectedsolarpowerprojectswithinstalledcapacityof1147megawattasperdata

byministryofNewandRenewableEnergy.Gujaratcamesecondwithinstalledcapacityof1000MW.

358. RajyaSabhapassed119thConstitutionalAmendmentBillonLandBoundaryBill(LBA)tooperationaliseLandBoundaryAgreement

withIndiaandBangladesh,andexchangeofcertainenclavesoflandbetweenthetwocountries.BillwillnowbeintroducedinLokSabha

andwillthenbesentforPresident'ssignatures.AsitistheConstitutionalAmendmentBill,Itwouldrequireratificationofatleast50%of

thestatelegislaturesbeforeitcomesintoeffect.

 

BillnowincludesterritoriesinAssam,WestBengal,TripuraandMeghalaya.thestatelegislaturesbeforeitcomesintoeffect.  

Thebill’spassagewillleadtoanamendmentinthefirstscheduleoftheConstitutionandgiveeffecttoaMay1974agreement 

 

betweenIndiaandBangladeshonacquisitionandtransferofterritories.

ExchangewillseeBangladeshtakeover111enclaves(17160acres)fromIndia’spossessionandIndiawillreceive51enclaves(7110  acres)fromBangladesh.

 

acres)fromBangladesh.

Enclavesaretinylandlockedterritoriesthateachcountryhaswithinthebordersoftheothernation.  acres)fromBangladesh. 359.

359. RamVilasPaswan(MinisterofConsumerAffairs,FoodandPublicDistribution)launchedSurakshitKhadyaAbhiyanasacountrywide campaigntocreatemassawarenessandcapacitybuildingforsafeandhygienicfood.

360. RegistrarGeneralandCensusCommissionerofIndia(RGI)releasedPopulationbyReligiousCommunitiesdataonCensus2011.

AspertheCensus2011,TotalPopulationin2011was121.09crores.

AspertheCensus2011,TotalPopulationin2011was121.09crores.

Religion

Population

Hindu

96.63crores(79.8%)

Muslim

17.22crores(14.2%)

Christian

2.78crores(2.3%)

 

Sikh

2.08crores(1.7%)

 

Buddhist

0.84crores(0.7%)

Jain

0.45crores(0.4%)

OtherReligions&Persuasions0.79crores(0.7%)

ReligionNotStated

0.29crores(0.2%)

GrowthRate­

 
Growthrateofpopulationinthedecade2001­2011was17.7%.BreakupisHindus­16.8%;Muslims24.6%Christians15.5%,

Growthrateofpopulationinthedecade2001­2011was17.7%.BreakupisHindus­16.8%;Muslims24.6%Christians15.5%,

 

Sikhs8.4%.

MuslimpopulationgrewatafasterratethantheHindupopulation,butgapbetweenthetwogrowthratesisnarrowingfast.

MuslimpopulationgrewatafasterratethantheHindupopulation,butgapbetweenthetwogrowthratesisnarrowingfast.

TheGrowthratedifferencein2001­2011was7.84%(24.6­16.8)whilein1991­2001,thedifferenceingrowthratewas9.6%

(29.52­19.92).

361. RoadtransportandhighwaysministrydecidedtoexpandNationalHighwaysby50,000kminnextsixmonths.

362. ScientistsofCentreforCellularandMolecularBiology,Hyderabaddevelopednano­particle­baseddrugdeliverymethodtofightfungal keratitis.

363. Secondborderhaat(ruralmarket)openedinSipahijaladistrictofTripuraborderingBrahmanbariadistrictofBangladesh.

364. SiddhivinayaktempleofMumbaireceivedInternationalOrganizationforStandardization(ISO)9001­2008certificationforbestquality

practices.

 

365. SimhasthaKumbhMela,notedaslargesteventoffaithintheworld,beganinNashik(Maharashtra).KumbhMelaisamassHindu pilgrimageoffaithandheldeverythirdyearatoneofthefourplacesbyrotation:Haridwar,Allahabad(Prayaga),NashikandUjjain.

366. SpiceJetbecamefirstairlinetomakenightlandingonVeerSavarkarInternationalAirportatPortBlair(AndamanandNicobarIslands).

367. SportsAuthorityofIndialaunchedSchoolSportsPromotionFoundationtotapsportingtalentattheschoollevelbyreachingoutto

around100000schools.Foundationwillorganisesportstournamentsacrosscountrytoidentifytalentandwillnurturethemaccordingly.

368. StateBankofIndia(SBI)appointedAnshulaKantaschieffinancialofficer(CFO)andDeputymanagingdirector.

369. StateBankofIndialaunchedcontact­lesscreditanddebitcardscalledsbiINTOUCH.Thesecardsarebasedonnear­fieldtechnology (NFC)thatenablestransactionbyjustwavingthecardagainstthereader.

370. SupremeCourt(SC)askedUnionGovernmenttore­examinetheJuvenileJustice(CareandProtectionofChildren)Act,2000andmake

itmorestringentatleastincasespertainingtoheinouscrimeslikerapeandmurder.

371. SupremeCourtdirectedArunachalPradeshGovernmenttograntcitizenshiptoChakma­Hajongrefugeeswithin3months,whomigrated

toIndiafromBangladeshin1964­69.

 

372. SupremeCourtstayedimplementationofHaryanaPanchayatiRaj(Amendment)Act,2015thatmandatedminimumqualificationfor

candidatescontestingPanchayatielections.

 

373. SushmaSwaraj,MinisterforExternalAffairsandShripadNaik,(MinisterinAYUSHMinistry)launchedthelogoforInternationalDayof

YogatobeheldeachyearonJune21.

 
YogatobeheldeachyearonJune21.   374.
YogatobeheldeachyearonJune21.   374.

374. SwachhBharatrankingsbyurbandevelopmentministry,basedonextentofopendefecationandsolidwastemanagementpractices­

Mysore(Karnataka)iscleanliestamongall476citieswhileBengaluruiscleaneststatecapital.

Karnatakahasfourintop10cities.WestBengalhasalsodonewellwith25citiesintop100.DamohinMadhyaPradeshisworstintermsofcleanliness.  

DamohinMadhyaPradeshisworstintermsofcleanliness. 

 

SouthvIndiahasdonebetterwith39southerncitiesintop100,followedbyEastIndia(27),WesternIndia(15),NorthernIndia(12)DamohinMadhyaPradeshisworstintermsofcleanliness.  

andSevencitiesfromNortheasternstates.

375. TamilFilm'Visaaranai'willbefirstTamilfilmtohaveaworldpremiereincompetitionsectioninupcoming72ndVeniceInternational

FilmFestival(Italy).

376. TamilNaduGovernmentannouncedtosetupTamilNaduFibernetCorporationtoimplementUnionGovernment’sBharatnetschemeat

costof3000crorerupees.Itwilloverseelinkageof12524villagesinthestatethroughopticalfibrenetworkforbetterinternetconnectivity

ofHouseholds.

377. TamilNaduGovernmentsignedaPowerPurchaseAgreementwithAdaniPower(PPA)tosetupa200MWsolarpowerplantin

Ramanathapuramdistrict.

378. TamilNadugovernmentstartedayouthawardinnameofformerPresidentAPJAbdulKalam.Theawardwillhave8gramgold,5laks

rupeesandacitation.Itwillbegivenfrom2015onwardsoneveryIndependenceDaytoapersonwhoworksexceptionallyinscience,

humanitiesandstudentswelfare.TamilnaduChiefMinisterJJayalalithaaannouncedthatDrKalamsbirthdayonOctober15thwouldbe

celebratedastheYouthRevivalDay.

379. TamilNaduhasmost(751)registeredYoga&Naturopathypractitionersinthecountry,followedbyKarnataka(609).Therearetotal

2034suchregisteredpractitionersacrossIndia.

380. TamilNadustateHighCourtpermittedatransgendertoparticipateinphysicaltestforthepostofSub­Inspector.

381. TataTrustwilldevelop264villagesinVijayawadaLokSabhaconstituencyofAndhraPradeshunderSansadAdarshGramYojana(SAGY)

initiative.IthasbeenpossibleduetoeffortsofMPofVijayawadaSrinivasKesineni,whoapproachedRatanTataseekinghiscollaboration todevelopmodelvillagesinhisconstituency.

382. TayganLionsParkandSkazkazooinCrimeasignedananimalexchangeagreementwithKerala'sThiruvananthapuramzooforExchage ofIndianElephants.

383. TelanganaChiefMinisterK.ChandrasekharRaolaunchedGramaJyothiprgrammeaimedatdevelopmentofruralareaswith

investmentof25000crorerupees.

384. TelecomMinisterRaviShankarPrasadlaunchedDishamobileapptopromotedigitalliteracyinBihar.Theappwillhelppeoplelearn aboutcomputersandInternetthroughselflearningmodules.

385. TelecomMinisterRaviShankarPrasadreleasedacommemorativeRs.5postalstamponIndianemperorAshoka.

386. TendongLhoRumFaat(PrayeroftheTendongMountain),anancientfestivalofethnicLepchatribeofSikkimwascelebrated.

387. TenthWorldHindiConferencebeganinBhopal(MadhyaPradesh)withthemeofHindiJagat­VistarandSambhavnaye.

388. Thane(Mumbai)namedasNationalEarthHourCapital2015asitemergedaswinnerintheEarthHourCityChallenge(EHCC)2015

conductedbyWorldWildlifeFund(WWF).

389. TheawardmoneygiventoAwardeeTeachershasbeenenhancedtoRs.50,000fromRs.25000Currently.

NationalAwardasaregiveneveryyearbyPresidentofIndiaon5thSeptember(Teacher'sDay)toupto378meritoriousschool

Teachers.

390. ThiruOnam(Thiruvonam)festivalcelebratedacrossKerala,markingbirthdayofSriPadmanabham,thepresidingdeityof Thiruvananthapuram.

391. Toaugmenttransportinfrastructureofthecity,DelhigovernmentdecidedtoruntramsacrossareasincludingLalQuila,JamaMasjid andOldDelhiRailwayStation.ShahjahanadRedevelopmentCorporationwillbecreatedtocarryoutinfrastructureprojectsinOldDelhi. Atramisarailvehiclewhichrunsontracksalongpublicurbanstreets(calledstreetrunning).Thelinesornetworksoperatedby tramcarsarecalledtramways. KolkatatraminKolkataisonlypublictramsysteminthecountry.

KolkatatraminKolkataisonlypublictramsysteminthecountry. 392.
KolkatatraminKolkataisonlypublictramsysteminthecountry. 392.

392. ToimproveeducationinbackwardVidarbharegion,GovernmentwillsetupfirstIIIT(IndianInstituteofInformationTechnology)of MaharashtrastateinNagpuralongwithanAllIndiaInstituteofMedicalSciences(AIIMS)andIndianInstituteofManagement(IIM).

393. Toreduceairpollution,MinistryofRoadTransportandHighwayswillintroduceBharatStageIVcompliant4wheelersinIndiafrom1

April2017.OnlyBSIVCompliantCarstobeSoldFromOctober2015.

394. TripuraassemblypassedaresolutiontoreplacelifesentenceuntodeathbyrequestingUniongovernmenttoamendtheSection302ofthe

IndianPenalCode(IPC).

395. Twelvecities­Amaravati(AndhraPradesh),Gaya(Bihar),Dwaraka(Gujarat),Amritsar(Punjab),Ajmer(Rajasthan),Kanchipuram(Tamil Nadu),Vellankani(TamilNadu),Puri(Odisha),Varanasi(UttarPrasesh),Mathura(UttarPradesh),Kedarnath(Uttarakhand)and Kamakhya(Assam)havebeenidentifiedfordevelopmentunderPilgrimageRejuvenationandSpiritualityAugmentationDrive(PRASAD) underHeritageCityDevelopmentandAugmentationYojana(HRIDAY)scheme.

396. UGC(UniversityGrantsCommission)grantedheritagestatusto19collegesandwillprovidefinancialassistancetothesecollegesfor

conservingcampusesandspecialisedcoursesrelatedtoheritage.

397. UnionAgricultureMinisterRadhaMohanSinghlaidfoundationstoneofGangatiriCows’ConservationandDevelopmentCenterin

Varanasi(UttarPradesh).

398. UnionCabinetapprovedChildLabour(Prohibition&Regulation)AmendmentBill,2012meanttoamendtheChildLabour(Prohibition

&Regulation)(CLPR)Act,1986andallowschildrenbelowageof14yearstoworkinselectnon­hazardousfamilyenterprises.

Childrenbelow14yearsareprohibitedtobeEmployedinalloccupationsandprocesses.However,achildhelpinghisfamilyorfamily

enterprise,whichisotherthanhazardousoccupationorprocessafterhisschoolhours.Achildworkingasartistinanaudio­visual entertainmentindustryisalsonotprohibited(exceptthecircus)withoutaffectingtheschooleducation. PunishmentforemployersforviolationoftheCLPRAct­

FirstoffenceofemployinganychildinviolationoftheActwillbeimprisonmentfor6­24months,orfinebetween20000­

50000rupees.

SecondoffenceofemployinganychildinviolationoftheActwillbeimprisonmentof1­3years.

399. UnionCabinetapprovedintroductionof
399. UnionCabinetapprovedintroductionof

399. UnionCabinetapprovedintroductionofCommercialDivisionandCommercialAppellateDivisionofHighCourtsandCommercial

CourtsBill,2015inthecurrentsessionofParliament.

Thebillaimstosetupcommercialdivisionsincourtsforspeedydisposalofhighvaluecommercialdisputes.CourtsBill,2015 inthecurrentsessionofParliament.

Thebillisbaseduponrecommendationsin253rdReportofLawCommissionaboutestablishmentofCommercialCourts,

CommercialDivisionsandCommercialAppellateDivisionsintheHighCourts.

400. UnionCabinetapprovedintroductionofCompensatoryAfforestationFund(CAF)Bill,2015intheParliamenttoprovideforinstitutional

mechanismatCentreandStatelevelstoensureexpeditiousutilizationofamountsrealisedinlieuofforestlanddivertedfornon­forest

purpose.KeyProvisionsare­

EstablishmentofCompensatoryAfforestationFundsatNationalandStatelevelstocreditamountscollectedbyStateGovernmentstopurpose.KeyProvisionsare­ compensatelossofforestlanddivertedfornon­forestpurpose.

compensatelossofforestlanddivertedfornon­forestpurpose.

ConstitutionofCompensatoryAfforestationFundManagementandPlanningAuthority(CAMPA)atstateandnationallevelstocompensatelossofforestlanddivertedfornon­forestpurpose. utiliseamountscreditedtothecorrespondingCAFs.

utiliseamountscreditedtothecorrespondingCAFs.

EstablishmentofaMonitoringGrouptoassisttheNationalCAMPAinmonitoringandevaluationofactivitiesundertakenfromutiliseamountscreditedtothecorrespondingCAFs. amountsreleasedfromtheNationalCAFandStateCAFs. 401.

amountsreleasedfromtheNationalCAFandStateCAFs.

401. UnionHomeAffairsMinistrysuspendedregistrationofGreenpeaceIndiaSociety(GIS)for180daysforactingagainstpublicand

economicinterestsofthecountry.

GreenpeaceIndiaSocietyisanIndianchapterofGreenpeaceInternational,anon­profitenvironmentalorganizationworkingoneconomicinterestsofthecountry. variousissuesrelatedtotheenvironmentinIndiasince2001. 402.

variousissuesrelatedtotheenvironmentinIndiasince2001.

402. UnionHomeMinistryhasplacedtheinternationalfundingorganisationFordFoundationonitswatchlistonthebasisofinputsreceived

fromsecurityagencies.

ItwasnoticedthatFordFoundationisfundingentitiesnotregisteredunderForeignContributionRegulationActcausingseriousfromsecurityagencies. violationofAct.

violationofAct.

Aspersection46ofForeignContributionRegulationAct2010,MinistryinstructedRBItoensurethatfundscomingfromitbeviolationofAct. broughttoMinistry'snotice.

broughttoMinistry'snotice.

RBIwillinstructallbankstoensureanyfundflowfromtheFordFoundationtoanyentityshouldbedoneafterclearanceofHomebroughttoMinistry'snotice. ministry. 403. UnionMinisterMaheshSharmareleasedfilm

ministry.

403. UnionMinisterMaheshSharmareleasedfilmShesherKobitaaspartof150thbirthanniversarycelebrationsofRabindranathTagore.

404. UnionMinisterforPower,CoalandNew&RenewableEnergyPiyushGoyallaunchedthreeNTPCMobileScienceLabs(MSL)for

revolutionizingeducationinruralIndia.

MSLisavehiclewithLCDTVcarryingworkingScienceModelstoemphasizecuriosityinruralchildren.TheseMSLswillbeinitiallyrevolutionizingeducationinruralIndia.

deployedatNTPC'songoingprojectsatDarlipalli,PakriBarwadihandKahalgaonandaimtocover140000studentexposuresin

threeyears.

405. UnionMinisterforScienceandTechnologyandEarthSciences,HarshVardhanlaidfoundationstoneforoceanresearchfacilityof

ESSO­NIOTinNelloreDistrictofAndhraPradeshatacostofoverRs.250croreswillallowtestingofvariousequipmentandoperationsto

beundertakeninactualseaconditions.

406. UnionMinisterofState(IndependentCharge),JitendraSinghorderedprobeintomisuseoffundsofoverRs.900croresinArunachal

PradeshthroughvariousCentrallySponsoredSchemes.

407. UnionMinisterofStateforCulture,TourismandCivilAviation,MaheshSharmainauguratedfirstScienceCentreandPlanetariumof

UnionTerritoryofPuducherry.

408. UnionMinisterofStateforTourism(IC)MaheshSharmalaunchedVisitKerala2015campaigntopromotingKeralatourism.

409. UnionMinisterofWomenandChildDevelopmentManekaGandhilaunchedIAPHealthPhoneprogrammeforaddressingthe

malnutritioninwomenandchildren.ItisjointlydevelopedbyIndianAcademyofPediatrics(IAP),MinistryofWomenandChild Development,UNICEFandVodafoneIndia.Highlightsare­

Itwillincreasepenetrationofmobilephonestoeducateover6millionfemalesbetween13­35yearsofageonbetternutritionDevelopment,UNICEFandVodafoneIndia.Highlightsare­ practicesby2018.

practicesby2018.

Programmewillachieveitsobjectivesbypromoting4re­editedPoshan videosin18Indianlanguages.Thesevideosaddressissuesof Poshanvideosin18Indianlanguages.Thesevideosaddressissuesof

careofpregnantwomenandchildren.Vodafonewillprovidediscountondownloadofthesevideos.

410. UnionMinistryofInformationandBroadcasting(I&B)receivedtheISO9001:2008certificationfromtheBritishStandardsInstitute

(BSI)inrespectofvariouslicencesissuedbyministryforthebroadcasts,printmediaandfilms.

ISO9001:2008Certification­TheISO9001:2008certificationisastandardfortheQualityManagementSystemandbasically ­TheISO9001:2008certificationisastandardfortheQualityManagementSystemandbasically

focuswhattheorganizationdotofulfillCustomer'sQualityRequirements,ApplicableLegal&Regulatoryrequirements,Develop CustomerSatisfactionandAttainContinualImprovementofitsperformances.

411. UnionScience&TechnologyMinisterDrHarshVardhanstatedthatGovernmentwillsetupEasternIndia’sfirstobservational astronomyinstituteinAyodhyaHillsofPuruliadistrictofWestBengal.

412. UnionTourismMinistryreleasedDraftNationalTourismPolicy2015aimedatboostingtourismsectorinthecountryandincreaseIndia’s

shareinworldtouristarrivalsfrom0.68%to1%by2020and2%by2025.KeyFeaturesare­

NationalTourismAdvisoryBoard(NTAB)willbesetupunderchairmanshipofUnionTourismMinistertomonitorthe implementationofthepolicy.

NationalTourismAuthoritywillbeestablishedwithrepresentationfromthetradeandindustryandinterconnecteddepartmentsor agenciestoexecutethepolicy.implementationofthepolicy.

Toattractforeigntouriststhegovernmentwillplayamorepro­activeanddecisiveroleatmultilateraltourismforasuchasthe BuddhistCircuit,RamayanaCircuit,HimalayanCircuit,HeritageCircuit,etc.agenciestoexecutethepolicy. 413. UnionWaterResourcesMinisterUmaBhartilaunched

413. UnionWaterResourcesMinisterUmaBhartilaunchedBhuvanGangaMobileApplicationandWebPortaltohelpmissiontoClean Ganga.ItwillfacilitatepublictouploadpicturesofpollutionsourcesoftheGangaRiverforfurtheractionbytheauthoritiesconcerned.

414. UnioncabinetapprovedamendmenttotheJuvenileJusticeBilltoprovidethatifaheinouscrimeiscommittedbyapersoninthe16­18

agegroup,itwillbeexaminedbytheJuvenileJusticeBoardtoassessifthecrimewascommittedasa‘child’orasan‘adult’and punishmentwillbeadjudgedaccordingly.

415. Unionministerforscienceandtechnologyandearthsciences,HarshVardhaninauguratedfirstphaseoftheBioInnovationCentreat RajivGandhiCentreforBiotechnology(RGCB)inThiruvananthapuram(Kerala).

416. UnitedNationalDevelopmentProgramme(UNDP)willfinanciallysupportimplementationofArunachalVision2030ofArunachal

Pradeshforcarryingoutreforms.

417. UttarPradeshGovernmentamendedStateFilmPolicytopromotetourism.ChiefMinisterAkhileshYadavinauguratedUPFilm

Bandhus’sWebsite,signedanagreementtosetupafilmcityandannouncedasubsidyof2crorerupeesforfilmmakinginUttarPradesh.

418. UttarPradeshHighCourt(Allahabad)benchunderJusticeSudhirAgarwaldirectedallgovernmentofficialsandelectedrepresentatives tosendtheirchildrentoprimaryschoolsunderstateBoardforSecondaryEducation.Also,Penalprovisionsaretobelaiddownforthose violatingtheorder.

419. UttarPradeshStateRoadTransportCorporation(UPSRTC)becomefirstStatetransportcorporationtohaveavehicletrackingsystemfor inter­citybusestoreduceaccidents.

420. UttarPradeshgovernmentrenamedZoologicalGarden(Lucknow)afterNawabWajidAliShahandNawabganjBirdSanctuary(Unnao) afterfreedomfighterChandrashekharAzad.

WajidAliShahwaslastNawabofOudhunderwhomtheprovincewasannexedbyBritishundertheDoctrineofLapse(1856).afterfreedomfighterChandrashekharAzad. 421.

421. UttarPradeshgovernmentrenamedUttarPradeshTechnicalUniversity(UPTU)asDr.APJAbdulKalamTechnicalUniversity (APJAKTU).

422. UttarakhandbecamefirstIndianstatetoinstallearthquakesdetectionsystem(incapitalDehradun)thatcanissuewarnings1­40

secondsbeforeearthquakesofmagnitude5ormoreoccur.

423. Varanasi(UttarPradesh)hasbeenincludedinUNESCO'dsCitiesofMusicunderCreativeCitiesNetwork.Ithasbeenchoseninthe musiccategoryunderUNESCO'sfieldofexcellenceplan.

424. WarmuseumsinaugeratedatmilitarystationsofJaisalmerandLongewalainRajasthantoshowcasebraveryofIndianArmy.

BattleofLongewala(4–7December1971)wasoneoffirstengagementsinIndo­PakistaniWarof1971.120IndianSoldiersdefeated

over2000PakistaniSoldiersalngwithdestroyingover1000Tanks,MarkinganewmilestoneintraditionalbraveryofIndianArmy.

425. WeeklongannualLadakhFestivalbeguntoextendshorttourismseasonofLadakh.

426. WestBengalGovernmentdeclassified64secretfileson‘Netaji’SubhashChandraBose,containingover12,000pagesafterbeingkept

undersecrecyfor70years.

427. West­CentralRailway(headquarteredinJabalpur)becomefirstIndianRailwayZonetoeliminateallunmannedlevelcrossings.

IndianRailwayshastotal30,348levelcrossings,outofwhich11,563(40%)areunmanned.

428. YadvendradevVJhalapresentedfirsteverdataonIndia’sleopards.Theresearchestimatesleopardpopulationtobearound12000to

14000inIndia.MaxNumberbeinginMadhyaPradesh(Over1800).

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