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  1.Kerala Government Implements ‘Green Protocol’ For Weddings With the implementation of the protocol, plastic and other non-degradable articles including disposable glasses and plates and thermocol decorations will be kept at bay from marriage functions in Kerala. Instead of this, people would be persuaded to use tumblers, plates and other utensils made of glass and environment-friendly metals.        2. RBI’s bi-monthly monetary policy  RBI kept its key interest rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent on Wednesday, as widely expected, while lowering projections for inflation and striking a less hawkish tone in a policy statement. Following are the highlights of second bi-monthly monetary policy for 2017-18 as announced by RBI: Repo rate unchanged at 6.25% Reverse repo unchanged at 6% Statutory Liquidity Ratio cut by 0.5% to 20% Bank Rate unchanged at 6.50% Cash Reserve Ratio at 4.00%   3. ‘Super dad’ Tendulkar joins UN campaign on fathers Cricketer

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  1.‘Darwaza Bandh’ Toilet Usage Campaign of Swachh Bharat Mission For promotion of toilet usage across the country’s villages, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has come out with an aggressive new campaign called Darwaza Bandh starting from May 30th, 2017. Iconic Bollywood actor ,  Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, will lead the campaign. The campaign has been supported by the World Bank and is being rolled out countrywide immediately after the launch. It is designed to encourage behaviour change in men who have toilets but are not using them. The campaign also features actress, Ms Anushka Sharma, who will be seen encouraging women to stand up for this issue in their villages and assume a leadership role. 2. Nitin Gadkari lays foundation of Rs 1,117 crore projects at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to boost port infrastructure, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari today laid foundation stone of eight connectivity projects worth Rs 1,117.03 crore at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).  The projects

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  1.Delhi Metro’s ‘Heritage Line’ thrown open to public The Delhi Metro made a major foray into the Walled City of the national capital, as the ITO-Kashmere Gate ‘Heritage Line’ was thrown open to public today. It has three stations — Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. The new line, which is essentially an extension of the Violet Line that runs between Faridabad and ITO presently, will take considerable load off the Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar stations of the Yellow Line.  The new line was flagged off by Union minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, through video conferencing at Metro Bhawan here.   2. HARYANA ANNOUNCES PENSION SCHEME FOR JOURNALISTS Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a slew of incentives for journalists, including a Rs 10,000 monthly pension scheme, for those who are above 60 years and have completed

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Dhola Sadiya Bridge

  1.PM modi inaugurates India’s longest bridge Dhola Sadiya Bridge in Assam Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the country’s longest bridge over the Lohit river in Assam on the third anniversary of his government and said the NDA dispensation was working to make the northeast a trade hub for southeast Asia. Dedicating to the nation the 9.15 km-long bridge, named after Dadasaheb Phalke awardee and legendary lyricist-singer Bhupen Hazarika who hailed from Sadiya, he said it will serve as the foundation for a new economic revolution and help India in its efforts to become a superpower.     2. Centre bans sale of cattle for slaughter at livestock markets In a move amounting to a virtual ban on slaughter of cattle the Centre on Friday announced strict rules to prohibit sale of animals for slaughter or religious sacrifice at livestock markets and animal fairs that are a common occurrence

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  1. Sri Lankan PM Ranil wickremesinghe to visit India Ranil wickremesinghe, the pm of sri lanka was on an official visit to india from 25 -30 april 2017. He is the 3rd leader from south asian region to visit India during April 2017. On april 26 2017 during the visit of sri lankan pm , india and srilanka signed a MOU on economic cooperation in new delhi. To strengthen cultural ties with srilanka, india prime minister Narendra modi will visit sri lanka on may 12,2017.     2. PM Narendra Modi releases stamp on 1,000th birth anniversary of Sri Ramanujacharya Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative stamp on 1,000th birth anniversary of Sri Ramanujacharya in Delhi on Monday. The PM, after releasing the stamp, remembered the saint and said, “the central message of Sant Shri Ramanujacharya’s life was inclusive society, religion and philosophy”. The PM, in a tweet in the morning, had said that

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  1.India’s first sea ropeway to link Mumbai and Elephanta island India’s first and longest ropeway to connect Mumbai with the famous Elephanta Island in the Arabian Sea is planned to be constructed by the Mumbai Port Trust, officials said here on Monday. The 8-km ropeway will begin from Sewri in Mumbai’s east coast and end at Raigad district’s Elephanta Island, globally renowned for Elephanta Caves, a Unesco World Heritage site.       2. Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot inaugurates photo Exhibition “The Paths We Walk” Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment inaugurated a Documentary Photo exhibition “The Paths We Walk” here today. The exhibition has been organized by The National Trust under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in collaboration with Society for Child Development, New Delhi. Shri Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State for Social Justice and Employment graced the occasion as Guest of Honour. The

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World Heritage Day

    1.President inaugurates the Global Exhibition on Services in New Delhi President has inaugurated Global Exhibition on Services (GES-2017) that is set to highlight India’s potential to boost its services exports across sectors at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. The event has been organised by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry together with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Services Export Promotion Council. The main focus of the event will be on 20 services sectors, including information technology, tourism and hospitality, logistics, education and financial services.   2. Australia abolishes 457 Visa Programme largely used by Indians Australia has abolished the 457 Visa Programme used by thousands of temporary foreign workers, a majority of them Indians to address growing unemployment in that country. Instead, Australia wants to adopt ‘Australians first’ approach to skilled migration. There are about 95,757 workers in Australia on primary 457 visa programme. Worryingly, the majority

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Yogi Adityanath

  1.Yogi Adityanath Takes Oath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP, Yogi Adityanath took oath as the 32nd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on March 19, 2017 at Kanshiram Smriti Upvan in Lucknow in the presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. Uttar Pradesh Governor, Ram Naik administered the oath of office and secrecy to Adityanath. Yogi Aditya Nath (44), a five-time Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur, was unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader at a meeting of the MLAs in Lucknow on March 18, 2017. Besides, two deputy Chief Minister, nine MoS (independent charge), 24 cabinet ministers and 13 ministers of state also took the oath.   2. Punjab Approves 33 Percent Reservation for Women in State Govt Jobs The Punjab government led by new Chief Minister Amarinder Singh chaired his maiden Cabinet Meeting on March 18, 2017 and announced a series of decision for the welfare of the entire

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