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Top National News - General Awareness - 13/04/2016

  • Gurgaon is now Gurugram'
  • Chandigarh: Gurgaon, the corporate hub of Haryana on the outskirts of Delhi, will now be known as ''Gurugram''.
  • Four new Himachal HC judges sworn in ?
  • Shimla: Four new judges of the Himachal Pradesh High Court were sworn in here today.
  • EC removes Kolkata police chief
  • Kolkata: Controversial Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar was today removed from his post by the Election Commission following complaints against him by major opposition political parties in poll-bound West Bengal.
  • Cong creates Advisory Council in Maharashtra PCC
  • New Delhi: Congress has created an Advisory Council in Maharashtra PCC to accommodate seniors including former Union Minister Shivraj Patil and Devisingh Shekhawat, husband of former President Pratibha Patil.
  • UGC relaxes Ph.D norms for women, differently-abled
  • New Delhi: To encourage women and the differently-abled to pursue research, UGC has relaxed norms allowing students eight years instead of present six to complete Ph.D and three years instead of two to complete M.Phil degrees.
  • Ind, US agree on 2 new 'pathfinder' projects
  • New Delhi: India and the US today identified two new "pathfinder" projects under the Defence Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) for the joint production of a helmet-mounted digital display and a biological tactical detection system.
  • Railways to use 50-wagon train to transport water to Latur
  • New Delhi: After pressing a special train in service for carrying water to Latur, another train consisting of 50 wagons is getting ready to transport potable water to the parched area in the Marathawada region.
  • Delhi govt launches carpool app
  • New Delhi: Ahead of the second phase of odd-even car-rationing scheme set to begin from April 15, Delhi government today launched ''PoochhO Carpool'' app to help people explore carpooling options during the 15-day exercise.
  • Maharashtra Assembly passes Dance Bar Bill
  • Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly today unanimously passed the Dance Bar Regulation Bill, which has provisions for stringent actions against the violators.
  • Nagaland bands to perform in metro cities at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Kohima: To promote local musical talent, Nagaland Government would be taking eight local bands to perform in metro cities of the country.
  • 'Above normal' monsoon this year: Met office
  • New Delhi: After two consecutive drought years, the country will receive "above normal" monsoon with a fair distribution of rainfall across major parts of country and it will be a "good year", the Met office predicted today, easing fears of struggling farmers.
  • Modi to launch 'Village Self Governance Campaign' on April 14
  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 11-day ''Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan (Village Self Governance Campaign)'' on the 125th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar this Thursday in Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister Birender Singh said today.
  • Mehbooba rules out shifting NIT from Srinagar
  • New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is here on her maiden visit after taking over the reins of the state, today dismissed the possibility of shifting National Institute of Technology (NIT) out of the Valley.
  • Rs 2,000 fine for washing cars, watering plants in morning
  • Chandigarh: To check misuse of water during the summer, municipal authorities here have decided to impose a fine of Rs 2,000 on anyone found washing cars or watering plants in the morning hours.
  • Modi calls for intl collaboration for tiger conservation
  • New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for tiger conservation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today underlined the need for collaboration between governments at the highest level to check trafficking in body parts of the wildcat.
  • Leopard spotted near Army hospital in Meerut
  • Meerut: The locals in the Chhavani area here were in a state of panic today after a leopard was spotted near the Army hospital, a forest official said.
  • Indian, Pak troops hold flag meeting over ceasefire violations
  • Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops today held a battalion commander-level flag meeting in Pooch to discuss ceasefire violations along the LoC and reaffirmed their faith in ensuring lasting peace and tranquility.
  • Drought-hit states asked to utilise 10 pc of central funds
  • New Delhi: Union Minister Birendra Singh today asked the states reeling under severe drought to utilise 10 per cent of the central funds lying with them for mitigating the problems like natural calamity even as the Centre was extending support to them.
  • SAD protests against Kejriwal, burns effigy
  • Jalandhar: Hitting out at AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal for adopting "dual standards" on Sutlej Yamuna Link canal issue in the Supreme court, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal today burnt an effigy of the Delhi Chief Minister at the district headquarters here.
  • Ola to help Delhi Police curb drunken driving
  • New Delhi: Taxi aggregator Ola today said it has partnered with Delhi Police to help them curb drunken driving on the roads in the national capital.
  • PM hosts lunch for William, Kate
  • New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hosted British royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton for lunch to the accompaniment of classical music.
  • "BJP's coalition with PDP is to fight separatists"
  • Jammu: Days after PDP and BJP formed the government here afresh, Union Minister Arun Jaitley today said his party had entered into the coalition despite "totally different" ideologies of the two parties to fight separatist forces and serve Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Prez secretariat refuses to disclose communication on Modi
  • govt formation The President''s Secretariat has refused to disclose the communication President Pranab Mukherjee had with Narendra Modi when he was called to form the government after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
  • Murder case of NIA officer solved, two held: UP cops 
  • Bijnor (UP): Uttar Pradesh Police today claimed to have solved the case of murder of NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed by arresting two persons and contended that domestic dispute was the motive behind the crime.
  • 'Above normal' monsoon this year: IMD
  • New Delhi: There will be "above normal" monsoon this year, the Met office predicted today, easing fears over farm and economic growth after two consecutive years of drought.
  • Goa taxi operators calls off strike; CM forms panel
  • Panaji: Nearly 15,000 taxi owners and auto-rickshaws in Goa today called off their strike after Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar assured them to take action against illegal rent-a-cab and related businesses.
  • Fire at Bhiwandi building doused; 66 families rescued
  • Thane (Mah): A fire broke out today in a five-storeyed residential building in powerloom town of Bhiwandi here and firemen had to battle for over four hours to bring it under control and evacuate all the 66 families trapped inside, civic officials said.
  • India's Maharajas' Ex among top rated trains globally
  • New Delhi: India''s Maharajas'' Express has been ranked among the top rated trains in the world, while The Plaza New York was rated among the best hotels for the super-rich, says a survey.
  • Pre-2006 central govt retirees to get pension hike
  • New Delhi: Pre-2006 pensioners will now get a hike in pension, in addition to the arrears, as the Centre has done away with a provision of having 33-year service for earning full pension.
  • Ajmal holds Congress responsible if BJP wins in Assam
  • Guwahati: AIUDF president and perfume baron Badruddin Ajmal has said that Congress, which had rejected his offer of an alliance in assembly polls, will be responsible if BJP wins in Assam because of division of secular votes.
  • "3 heritage sites face threat from harmful activity"
  • Kochi: India''s three major natural World Heritage Sites - the Western Ghats, Sundarbans National Park and Manas Wildlife Sanctuary - are facing threats from harmful industrial activities like mining, according to a latest survey by World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
  • 7 temple officials surrender; Police grill them???
  • Kollam: Crime Branch Police officials are questioning the seven managing committee members of the Puttingal Devi Temple, who surrendered early today after going absconding since the fireworks tragedy that claimed 109 lives.
  • Kejriwal lauds PM for efforts to resolve Latur crisis
  • New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal praised PM Modi for making efforts to resolve water crisis in Latur and sought his help to send water to the district in Maha's Marathwada region.
  • "Water train" reaches Latur after 18 hr journey
  • Mumbai: A special train carrying around five lakh litres of water for parched Latur in Marathwada region, which is battling the worst drought ever, reached the destination after 18 hours this morning.
Top National News - General Awareness - 13/04/2016 Reviewed by Manohar Veera on 12:16:00 AM Rating: 5

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