Socio-Economic: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Mr. Arvind Kejriwal resigned as Delhi CM

Published: February 18, 2014

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Delhi, after failing to introduce and pass the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi Assembly. In the 70-member Assembly, the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill was opposed by 42 MLAs: BJP (32), Congress (8) and one of the Janata ..

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India and ADB signed loan agreement to improve rural roads in 5 States

Published: February 16, 2014

The Government of India (GOI) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $275 million loan agreement to continue improving rural roads in the states of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. The loan represents the second tranche of $800 million financing facility under the Rural Connectivity Investment Program (RCIP). Joint secretary of Department ..

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“Sammakkaa Saarakka” or "Jatara": Largest tribal religious congregation of world began

Published: February 16, 2014

In Andhra Pradesh, “Sammakkaa Saarakka” Fair or “Jatara”, the largest tribal religious congregation in the world, began at Medaram in Warangal district of the Telangana region. Sammakkaa Saarakka is a 4-day biennial fair which is celebrated to pay tribute to the tribal warrior Sammakka and her daughter Saaralamma Saaralamma who sacrificed their lives while fighting ..

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Assam became the First State to legally ban smokeless tobacco

Published: February 16, 2014

Assam became the first state to legally ban consumption of all forms of smokeless tobacco, including pan masala containing tobacco and nicotine. Thus sale, consumption, manufacturing, trading, storage and advertisement of all forms of smokeless tobacco including pan masala have been banned in Assam.  Provisions of (Ban on Smokeless Tobacco ) Act Ban on all ..

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“The Hindus: An Alternative History”: Penguin withdraws Doniger book on Hinduism

Published: February 16, 2014

Publisher Penguin India agreed to withdraw American Indologist Wendy Doniger’s book “The Hindus: An Alternative History” from the Indian market. The decision made between the publisher and Delhi based complainant organization called “Shiksha Bachao Andolan”, who moved to court alleging distortion aimed at denigrating Hindu traditions. The main contention of all petitioners is that the ..

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