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SEBI issues detailed corporate governance norms

With the aim to encourage companies to adopt best practices on corporate governance the Security and Exchange Borad of India (SEBI)

Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins the Presidency for fourth term in a row

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won the Presidency for the fourth consecutive time with 81.53 per cent of the vote.

CBI sets up Sport Integrity Unit to fight against sports fraud

The increasing cases of match fixing, betting and fraud in sports made the CBI to set up a dedicated 'Sport Integrity Unit'.

61st National Film Awards announced

The Directorate of Film Festivals announced the winners of 61st National Film Awards on 16th April.

Indian origin poet Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

Vijay Seshadri, Indian origin US poet, has bagged the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems "3 Sections"

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha appointed as new CJI

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India by the President of India under clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India.
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    भारत में जाति-प्रथा सदियों से प्रचलित है जो विभिन्न परंपराओं व अवधारणाओं द्वारा पोषित होती रही है। निम्न में से कौन सा/से शब्द भारतीय जाति-प्रथा से संबंधित है/हैं
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    केवल 1, 2 तथा 4


    केवल 1, 2 तथा 3


    केवल 3 तथा 4


    केवल 1 तथा 2

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    GST is a tax on goods and services with comprehensive and continuous chain of set-off benefits from the producer's point and service provider's point up to the retailer's level.

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    National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

    The Union Cabinet has approved the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility that recognizes the need to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disabilities

    National AIDS Control Programme Phase - IV

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a gross budgetary support of Rs. 8632.77 crore

    Biomedical and Health Research Regulation Bill, 2013 proposed by Ministry of Health

    A castigating report of the Parliamentary Committee on Health has slammed the government and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for failing to prevent deaths
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    Govt approves two more attempts to UPSC aspirants
    A moment of rejoice for lakhs of Civil Services aspirants, as the Central Government has approved two additional attempts to all categories of candidates with effect from Civil Services Examination 2014.
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     Interesting Facts for IAS Exam

    • In 2008, the Government launched Jan Aushadhi to sell low cost medicine. The first store for Jan Aushadhi opened in Amritsar on 25th November.
    • The Jan Aushadhi Campaign would make quality the hallmark of medicine availability in the country, by ensuring, access to quality medicines through the CPSU supplies and through GMP Compliant manufacturers in the private sector.
    • The campaign was launched with the objective to develop a model which can be replicated not only in India but also in other less developed countries in their common goal of improving quality affordable health care by improving access to quality medicines at affordable prices for al.
    • The jan aushadhi campaign is open for all. Since generic equivalents are available for all branded drugs, the campaign will provide access to any prescription drug or Over The Counter (OTC) drug for anybody. It will be as much available to the disadvantaged sections of the society as much to the advantaged richer population segment of the country.
    • This November will mark five years since Jan Aushadhi. But, its record in the last five years has not been good. About 100 outlets operate at present, while another 50 have shut shop.
    • Having learnt from its mistakes, the Government is giving the venture a fresh shot at success - as a more inclusive Jan Aushadhi (JA) format attempts to reach out to private drug-makers, civil society and consumers.
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