###History ::::THE COMING OF THE EUROPEANS (part-I)###

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Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana The Lok Sabha has passed the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan yojna (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill was introduced as some of the existing provisions of the Income Tax Act, 1961 can possibly be misused for concealing black money. The new bill attempts to impose a higher rate of tax and penalty in […]

##CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JANUARY 2017##

##CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JANUARY 2017## #Q1. Indian passport has been ranked a lowly 78 in a global ranking of the world’s most powerful passports which was topped by- (a) Australia (b) France (c) USA (d) Germany (e) Switzerland #Q2. Which among the following state government has allowed to the sale of white kerosene in open market […]

CURRENT AFFAIRS JANUARY 2017

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@@@@@CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ JANUARY 12, 2017@@@ Q1. Which company has launched its global startup program ‘Launchpad’ in India recently? An online portal featuring over 400 products from different startups including 25 Indian startups. (a) Amazon (b) Flipkart (c) TCS (d) Wipro (e) Facebook www.flameinstitute.com Q2. The International Volunteer Day (IVD) is observed across the world […]

AWARDS 2016-17

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****CURRENT AFFAIRS QUIZ January 11, 2017****

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#8TH BRICS SUMMIT 2016 CONCLUDED IN GOA####

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6TH HEART OF ASIA SUMMIT HELD IN AMRITSAR PUNJAB

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NOBEL PRIZE 2016

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