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Apurvi Chandela wins gold in Sweden with world record effort

Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela broke the world record on way to winning gold in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix. Chandela shot 211.2 in the event held on Tuesday to surpass the feat of Chinese Olympic gold medallist Yi Siling, who held the record with 211. Chandela had won the gold in the National Championships held last month. She had won an Olympic quota place for India after winning a bronze in the ISSF World Cup in Changwon, Korea in April last year.

Apurvi Chandela

Apurvi Singh Chandela (born 4 January 1993) is an Indian shooter who competes in the 10 metre air rifle event. Apurvi was born to a Chandela Rajput family in Jaipur. Her father is Kuldeep Singh Chandela, a hotelier, and mother is Bindu Rathore. Her family is from Udaipur.

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November 14 – Happy Children’s Day!

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TNPSC: Applications are invited for 813 Village Administrative Officer (VAO) Posts

Applications are invited only through online mode upto 14.12.2015 for Direct Recruitment to the vacancies in Village Administrative Officer (VAO) posts (2014-2015).

Number of (Total) Vacancies: 813

Important Dates:

  • Date of Notification: 12.11.2015
  • Last date for submission of applications: 14.12.2015
  • Last date for payment of Fee through Bank or Post Office: 16.12.2015

Date and Time of Written Examination (OMR Method)

  • Date of Written Examination: 14.02.2016 FN 10.00 A.M to 01.00 P.M.

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Miss International 2015 – Edymar Martinez Blanco (Venezuela)

2015 Miss International

Miss International 2015, the 55th Miss International pageant held on November 5, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Valerie Hernandez of Puerto Rico crowned her successor Edymar Martinez (born July 10, 1995) of Venezuela at the end of the event with a new crown created and designed by Mikimoto. Supriya Aiman (Bihar, Patna) represented India at Miss International 2015.

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Make in India

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (Prime Minister’s People Money Scheme) (PMJDY) is National Mission for Financial Inclusion to ensure access to financial services, namely Banking Savings & Deposit Accounts, Remittance, Credit, Insurance, Pension in an affordable manner. This financial inclusion campaign was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 August 2014. He had announced this scheme on his first Independence Day speech on 15 August 2014.

Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana is a government-backed Life insurance scheme in India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May in Kolkata. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana is available to people between 18 and 50 years of age with bank accounts. It has an annual premium of Rupees 330 excluding service tax. The amount will be automatically debited from the account. In case of death due to any cause, the payment to the nominee will be Rupees 2 lakh.

Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana is a government-backed accident insurance scheme in India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May in Kolkata. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana is available to people between 18 and 70 years of age with bank accounts. It has an annual premium of Rupees 12 excluding service tax. The amount will be automatically debited from the account. In case of accidental death or full disability, the payment to the nominee will be Rupees 2 lakh and in case of partial disability Rupees 1 lakh. Full disability has been defined as loss of use in both eyes, hands or feet. Partial disability has been defined as loss of use in one eye,
hand or foot.

Atal Pension Yojana

Atal Pension Yojana is a government-backed pension scheme in India targeted at the unorganised sector. It was formally launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May in Kolkata. In Atal Pension Yojana, for every contribution made to the pension fund, the government will contribute an equal amount to his/her fund. Depending on the contribution made between 18 and 40, at the age of 60 a sum of Rupees 1000, Rupees 2000, Rupees 3000, Rupees 4000, or Rupees 5000 will be paid monthly.

Make in India

Make in India is an initiative of the Government of India to encourage multinational, as well as domestic, companies to manufacture their products in India. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 September 2014. The campaign was designed by Wieden+Kennedy.

 

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Expressways in India

Expressways are the highest class of roads in the Indian road network. They are six or eight-lane controlled-access highways (motorways or freeways), where entrance and exit is controlled by the use of slip roads (ramps) that are incorporated into the design of the highway. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is in the process of preparing a draft for creation of a National Expressways Authority of India (NEAI) on the lines of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Durgapur Expressway in the state of West Bengal, part of NH 2

Durgapur Expressway in the state of West Bengal, part of NH 2

S No

Expressway name

Distance

State(s)

1

Ahmedabad Vadodara Expressway

95 km (59 mi)

Gujarat

2

Dhuri BeasNaddi Highway

390 km (240 mi)

Punjab

3

Jaipur-Kishangarh Expressway

90 km (56 mi)

Rajasthan

4

Allahabad Bypass Expressway

86 km (53 mi)

Uttar Pradesh

5

Durgapur Expressway

105 km (65 mi)

West Bengal

6

Ambala Chandigarh Expressway

35 km (22 mi)

Haryana/Punjab

7

Chennai Bypass

32 km (20 mi)

Tamil Nadu

8

Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway

28 km (17 mi)

Delhi/Haryana

9

Noida-Greater Noida Expressway

24.53 km (15.24 mi)

Delhi/Uttar Pradesh

10

Delhi Noida Direct Flyway

9.2 km (5.7 mi)

Delhi/Uttar Pradesh

11

Hyderabad Elevated Expressways

11.6 km (7.2 mi)

Telengana

12

Hosur Road Elevated Expressway

9.985 km (6.204 mi)

Karnataka

13

Kona Expressway

8 km (4.97 mi)

West Bengal

14

Outer Ring Road, Hyderabad

158 km (98 mi)

Telangana

15

Raipur-BhilaiDurg Expressway

26 km (16 mi)

Chhattisgarh

16

Yamuna Expressway

165 km (103 mi)

Uttar Pradesh

17

Lucknow Amar Shaheed Path

49 km (30 mi)

Uttar Pradesh

18

Mumbai Nashik Expressway

150 km (93 mi)

Maharashtra

19

Bengaluru-Nelamangala Elevated Expressway

19.5 km (12.1 mi)

Karnataka

20

Eastern Freeway

22 km (14 mi)

Maharashtra

21

Jaipur Elevated Road

8.0 km (5.0 mi)

Rajasthan

22

Jaipur Heerapura To Chandwaji NH-8 Exp Way

50 km (31 mi)

Rajasthan

23

Kishangarh-Ajmer-Beawar Expressway

84 km (52 mi)

Rajasthan

24

Pimaplgaon Nashik Gonde Expressway

60 km (37 mi)

Maharashtra

 

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August 22 – Madras Day

Madras Day is a day of celebrations organised in the city of Madras (Chennai), the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated on 22 August every year, and is named after the city. It commemorates the founding of the modern city by establishing Fort St George on a small piece of land acquired from the last King of Chandragiri in 1639 by the British East India Company.

Madras

It was on 22 August 1639 that a sliver of land, where now stands Fort St George, was handed over by the local Nayak rulers to the East India Company’s Francis Day, his dubash Beri Thimmappa, and their superior, Andrew Cogan. From this small three square miles given to the East India Company grew the city of Madras where more than four and a half million people live now. As years passed by out of the fort grew settlements and the villages around it were brought together with the old and new towns linked up and hence birth of a city.

 

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