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Anandam Scheme Launched in Madhya Pradesh to Help Poor


  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh launches Anadam Scheme to help the poor and the needed person.
  • Under this scheme the people who are economic sound can donate items for the needed person.
  • The state government of Madhya Pradesh has fixed the places in each district of the state where the people can donate items for the poor people.
  • People can donate items like ;
    1.jackets,
    2.sarees,
    3. blankets,
    4.utensils,
    5.school bags
    for the poor people under Anandam Scheme.
  • Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has appealed to the citizens to get them registered voluntarily as Anandak under Anandam Scheme.
  • They will be imparted training and they will play an important role to publicize Anandam.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Shivraj Singh Chouhan Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh launched which scheme in his state to help the poor and the needed person ?
 - Anadam Scheme. 
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Meghalaya’s Mawlynnong village has become Asia’s cleanest village


  • Mawlynnong village in Meghalaya has become a role model for other states in maintaining cleanliness.
  • Known as Asia’s cleanest village, Mawlynnong has become tourists’ hotspot.
  • To maintain its reputation as clean village, all 550 villagers carry cleanliness drive on every Saturday.
  • Through cleanliness, the villagers have created opportunities to earn money as the village has become tourists’ prime destination in North East.
  • Recently, the village headman of Mawlynnong was invited to Vibrant Gujarat to explain its success story.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Meghalaya’s which village has become Asia’s cleanest village? 
 - Mawlynnong. 
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Kangra first ever district to geo-tag all assets under MGNREGA


  • Kangra has become the first district in the country to geo-tag 100 per cent of the assets generated under the MGNREGA.
  • Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh felicitated all the rural development officers for the achievement, at the cabinet Hall in the Mini Secretariat.
  • The geo-tagging of assets under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is being done as to ensure online recording of the assets generated under the welfare programme.
  • It allows the workers to click photo of the asset and upload it to a ISRO-run web portal thus digitally recording its time and location.
  • It allows the ease in tracking the assets.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which district has become the first district in the country to geo-tag 100 per cent of the assets generated under the MGNREGA?
- Kangra.
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Petroleum awareness ‘Saksham 2017’ launched in Nagaland


  • Every year the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOP & NG) conduct mass awareness drive on oil and gas conservation across the country on January 16.
  • From this year onwards the theme of the programme has been redesigned as Saksham – 2017 and the programme duration has been extended to one month.
  • Saksham – 2017 was inaugurated for the state of Nagaland in a small function organised at Unity College, Dimapur on January 16 amidst gatherings comprising of;
    1. People from State Government,
    2. People from Oil sector,
    3. Petroleum Dealers community in Nagaland,
    4. People from business community,
    5. College students particularly girl students etc.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Every year the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MOP & NG) conducts, which mass awareness drive on oil and gas conservation across the country on January 16? 
 -  ‘Saksham 2017’
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Manipur’s Karang is India’s first cashless island


  • Karang, a small lake island in Manipur, has become the country’s first cashless island.
  • The Union ministry of electronics and information technology under its Digital India programme announced Karang as the first cashless island in India on Friday.
  • Confirming it, deputy commissioner M Harekrishna of Bishnupur district said the island fulfilled the Centre’s necessary criteria.
  • The Karang island is located in the middle of Loktak, the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India.
  • The campaign was held from January 9 to 12. Karang Island Boat Association and Panthoibi Khoyol Standard Association extended help in holding campaigns on cashless transactions.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which place has become the India’s first cashless island?
 - Manipur’s Karang. 
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Madhya Pradesh Launches Digital Dakiya Scheme For Digital Literacy


  • Madhya Pradesh government inaugurated a first of its kind scheme of the country, “Digital Dakiya” in Indore on January 14, 2017 to encourage cashless transaction in the state.
  • Under the scheme, a Digital Postman referred as Digital Dakiya would visit door to door in both urban and rural areas to train households specially women and elderly people about digitized transactions.
  • The scheme was inaugurated by the State Finance Minister Jayant Malliya.
  • State government will provide Identity cards to the volunteers deployed in this programme.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which state's government has inaugurated a first of its kind scheme of the country, “Digital Dakiya” on January 14, 2017 to encourage cashless transaction in the state? 
 - Madhya Pradesh. 
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A new mobile app for tourists by Tamil Nadu Tourism Department


  • For the benefit of both domestic and international tourists, Tamil Nadu Tourism Department has launched a mobile app ‘pinakin’ with information on tourism in Tamil Nadu with audio facilities.
  • The app, in two languages —
    1.Tamil and
    2. English
    covers world heritage tourist sites like;
    1.Mamallapuram,
    2.Thanjavur Big Temple,
    3.Gangaikonda Cholapuram and
    4. Darasuram.
  • The app can be downloaded free of cost from iStore or Playstore.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which state's government has launched ‘pinakin’ mobile application with information on tourism of their state ? 
 - Tamil Nadu. 
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Parthiv Patel stars in Gujarat's maiden Ranji Trophy title win


  • Gujarat won Ranji Trophy title as they rode on Parthiv Patel’s innings of 143 to beat defending champions Mumbai by five wickets on the final day at the Holkar Stadium.
    1.Parthi and
    2.Manprit Juneja
    put up a 116-run stand after Gujarat were reduced to 89 for the loss of three wickets.
  • Gujarat became the 17th team to lift the title.
  • With this title, Gujarat have won the domestic titles in T20, one-day and Ranji.
  • They are only the fourth team to achieve this feat.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which state of India won the Ranji Trophy in cricket? 
 - Gujarat. 
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46 UP constituencies to have Urdu electoral rolls


  • For the first time, electoral rolls in as many as 46 assembly constituencies spread across 22 districts in UP would be printed in Urdu as well.
  • In Uttar Pradesh, the voters' list is generally prepared in Hindi.
  • According to the official website of the chief electoral officer of UP, among the 46 assembly constituencies, three are reserved for scheduled castes.
  • These are ;
    1.Nagina and Nehtaur in Bijnor district and
    2.Chandausi in Sambhal district.
  • In Lucknow, voters in Lucknow Central and Lucknow West would find their names appearing in Urdu.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
For the first time, electoral rolls in as many as 46 assembly constituencies spread across 22 districts in UP would be printed in which new language? 
 - Urdu
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Kerala's first solar-powered boat launched


  • Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the government has taken up the development of water transport in the state with utmost seriousness.
  • He was speaking after inaugurating the first solar-powered boat of the state water transport department, 'Aditya' at Vaikom.
  • The boat will do service between ;
    1.Vaikom and
    2.Thavanakkadavu.
  • The construction of the Rs 1.50-crore boat took nearly two years.
  • The boat has a seating capacity of 75. The boat was manufactured based on the studies conducted at the ship technology department of the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat).
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian state has launched first solar powered boat? 
 - Kerala. 
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Delhi Airport first in world to adopt digital platform Arc


  • Delhi Airport claimed it has become the first aerodrome in the world to adopt unique performance and benchmarking digital platform, Arc, which helps in tracking and monitoring building performance.
  • Its developed by;
    1. Green Business Certification Inc (GBCI) and
    2.US Green Building Council (USGBC), the global certifying body for all Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects.
  • This dynamic platform at T3 would be used by airport operator to;
    1. measure,
    2.manage and
    3.improve performance
    of airport on resource consumption, carbon emissions and quality of passenger space.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which airport has become the first aerodrome in the world to adopt unique performance and benchmarking digital platform, Arc, which helps in tracking and monitoring building performance? 
- Delhi Airport. 
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First student startup fund has Rs 200 crore


  • Gujarat government has come up with India's first student startup and innovation policy, which aims to provide Rs 200 crore in the form of grants to ideas developed by them.
  • The policy aims to support over 1,000 innovation per year and create pre-incubation support in all universities of the state.
  • Under the pre-incubation support, it would help convert ideas of students from proof of concept (PoC) upto minimum viable proto-type (MVP), besides providing support for patent filing.
  • Under the policy, Gujarat government would provide Rs 200 crore as State Innovation Fund during the next five years, of which Rs 100 crore will be allocated by the state government and the remaining amount will be created by internal sources, like university funds and CSR funds.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which state's government has come up with India's first student startup and innovation policy, which aims to provide Rs 200 crore in the form of grants to ideas developed by them?
- Gujarat. 
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Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017


  • Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.
  • He also met Nobel Laureates at maiden Nobel Prize Series.
  • This meeting is held at the Science City in Ahmedabad where the Nobel Media is holding the first Nobel Prize Series in the country in conjunction with the biennial summit of Vibrant Gujarat.
  • Nobel Prize Series is a unique programme combining ;
    1.a conference,
    2. lectures,
    3.roundtables, and
    4.exhibitions.
  • By bringing together Nobel Laureates, other experts and lifelong learners the programme aims to stimulate innovation and creative thinking
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who inaugurated Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017? 
- Narendra Modi. 
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The ninth edition of Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) begins


  • The ninth edition of Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) began here in the presence of renowned film makers including Hariharan.
  • The ceremony opened with tributes to veteran actor Om Puri who died of a massive heart attack.
  • This years Life Time Achievement Award was presented to internationally acclaimed cine-visionary Ramesh Prasad hailed as creator of specialised post production facilities.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The ninth edition of Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) opened with tributes to which veteran actor? 
 - Om Puri. 
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Vijayawada to host 1st Digi Dhan Mela in Andhra Pradesh


  • In Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada will be host to the first Digi Dhan Mela in the State this afternoon.
  • Digi Dhan Melas are being organized across the country to promote cashless transactions.
  • Union Minister for Urban Development and Information Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu along with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will launch the Mela at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, Vijayawada.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which city of Andhra Pradesh will be the host to the first Digi Dhan Mela? 
- Vijayawada
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Shri Rajnath Singh lays the Foundation Stone of New NDRF Campus in Andhra Pradesh


  • The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone of the new NDRF campus at Konda Pavuluru, Gannavaram (Mandal), Krishna, Andhra Pradesh,
  • This campus will come up in 50 acres land provided by the Andhra Pradesh Government and the expenditure for construction will be borne by the Central government.
  • The campus will be completed in two years.
    10th Battalion of NDRF is responsible for looking after the areas of ;
    1.Andhra Pradesh,
    2. Telangana and
    3.Karnataka
    for disaster response.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Who laid the Foundation Stone of New NDRF Campus in Andhra Pradesh? 
 - Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh
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Mumbai WiFi becomes India's largest public WiFi service


  • Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Monday activated 500 WiFi hotspots at various locations across the city of Mumbai.
  • He announced that Mumbai WiFi is the largest public WiFi service in the country.
  • Claiming that it is one of the largest in the world too, Fadnavis said, "As committed, 1,200 WiFi hotspots will be activated by May 1, 2017."
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which Indian city's WiFi is the largest public WiFi service in the country?
- WiFi. 
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Assam govt comes up with e-Wallet


  • The Assam government will be shortly launching its indigenously-developed e-Wallet, Tokapoisa.in.
  • It's launched to enable the people of the state for hassle-free online transactions in local language.
  • The mobile application Tokapoisa.in has been developed by the Assam Electronics Development Corp. Ltd.
  • Besides being an e-Wallet, it will be a virtual payment terminal.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Which state of India will be shortly launching its indigenously-developed e-Wallet, Tokapoisa.in?
- Assam. 
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World Book Fair begins in Delhi from Jan 7


  • The World Book Fair which is being organised in the national capital from January 7-15 at Pragati Maidan.
  • The fair will have 'Manushi' as the theme of the year and will focus on writings on and by women.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
The World Book Fair has being organised in which city of India from January 7-15 ,2017?
 - Delhi. 
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Three Days International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes” Organised in New Delhi


  • The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes” which began in New Delhi on January 4, 2017.
  • The three days conference aims to generate discussions on the role of Yoga in the prevention and management of Diabetes and draw up a roadmap to be adopted for the control of Diabetes through Yoga.
  • The Conference consists of main and parallel sessions on different aspects of Yoga & Diabetes including
    1. research,
    2. policy making and
    3. panel discussion.
  • It provides a common platform for the;
    1.Allopathy and AYUSH practitioners,
    2.Researchers,
    3.Academicians,
    4.Policy makers and students  to come together in the fight against diabetes.
Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:
Three Days International Conference on “Yoga for Diabetes”  is organised in which city of India ? 
- New Delhi. 
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