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Colour Revolution's - List of all Colour Revolutions in India

  1. Black Revolution  - Petroleum
  2. Blue Revolution - Fish [Remember the colour of Sea]
  3. Brown Revolution - Leather / Cocoa
  4. Golden Revolution - Horticulture / Honey
  5. Golden Fiber Revolution - Jute
  6. Green Revolution - Food Grains
  7. Grey Revolution - Fertilizer
  8. Pink Revolution - Onion / Prawn
  9. Red Revolution - Meat / Tomato
  10. Silver Revolution - Egg / Poultry
  11. White Revolution - Milk / Diary
  12. Yellow Revolution - Oil Seeds
  13. PM Modi's Tricolour Revolution
    • Second Green Revolution - Protein Rich Pulses
    • White Revolution - Cattle Welfare
    • Blue Revolution - for fishermen's Welfare and Clean water
    • Saffron Revolution - Solar Energy
  1. Round Revolution - Potato
Other Important Revolutions
  1. Fibre Revolution - Cotton

Indian Presidents List in Chronological Order till date

  1. Rajendra Prasad                          [ 1st President ]
  2. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan           [ 2nd President ]
  3. Zakir Hussain                              [ 3rd President ]
  4. Varahagiri Venkata Giri              [ Acting President of India]
  5. Mohammad Hidayatullah            [ Acting President of India]
  6. Varahagiri Venkata Giri              [ 4th President ]
  7. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed                [ 5th President ]
  8. Basappa Danappa Jatti                 [ Acting President of India]
  9. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy                 [ 6th President ]
  10. Giani Zail Singh                           [ 7th President ]
  11. Ramaswamy Venkataraman         [ 8th President ]
  12. Shankar Dayal Sharma                 [ 9th President ]
  13. K. R. Narayanan                           [ 10th President ]
  14. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam                    [ 11th President ] 
  15. Pratibha Patil                                 [ 12th President ]
  16. Pranab Mukherjee                         [ 13th President ]

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Latest Current affairs Updates 2016/April

  • Saina Nehwal (born 17 March 1990): India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on March 28, 2015 (Saturday) became the first woman badminton player from the country to be ranked number one in the world.

  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Final (March 29, 2015): Australia win by 7 wickets
Man of the Match – James Faulkner
Man of the Tournament – Mitchell Starc
World cup wins
1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015
West Indies
1975, 1979
1983, 2011
Sri Lanka

March23, 2015 Current Affairs

March 23, 2015
India - china Border Talk
-          Line of Actual control – clarification
Two parts of border dispute – roughly 2, 000 km along anarchy and about 4,000 km along LAC in Laclakh esp. Aksaichin are taken by china in 1962 war
-          Seven paramilitary forces (central armed polne forces) to have 33% women – CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, 4 NSG and Assam rifles does not have women.  Now women only < 8%
-          All these force report to home ministry
-          Merger of commodities regulator FMC with SEBI to create unified markets regulator- soon to be happen.
-          India, Singapore, Kuwait , Qatar  Founding  members of Asian infrastructure investment Bank (AIIB)
-          Sarath Fonseka – SL’s first Field Marshal.
-           Let Girls Learn” – Initiative – to help girls in the developing world get school education.
-          Singapore’s first P.m. – Lee Kvanyew – Founding Father of Modern Singapore.
-          Light combat helicopter (LCH) – developed by Hindustan aeronautics – 5.5 tones, twin-engine – designed specifically requirements of army and Air force.

March 22, 2015 Current Affairs

March 22, 2015

Rajendra Singh (Water man) – wins Stockholm water prize – For innovative water retardation efforts and courage to empower communities in India village.
-           He won Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2001.
-          President conferred one kritichakva and II shavrya chakra  kriti chakra awarded to captain Jaidev
-          Katharine viner – 1st woman editor in chief of the guardian” (UK)
-          Nepal P.M. – Sushi koivala
-          Nowruz – Kurdish new-year
-          P5+1 talks with Iran – U.S, Britain, France , Germany , Russia & china

-          5/ 20 rule, Domestic operators’ cantle only international if they have 5 flying yrs and a fleet of 20 aircraft. 

March 21, 2015 Current Affairs - world Forestry day

March 21, 2015  world Forestry day

-          Procedure for merger of commodities watchdog Forward markets commission with SEBI was on track.
-          Guild lines – country’s First Int. Financial Services center (IFSC) – in Gujarat’s GIFT City.
-          Proposal – shift the power to regulate trading in govt bonds from RBI to SEBI
-          Coal mainly imported from Indonesia, Chile, South Africa and Australia – useful in Steal, power plants paper and sugar mills.
-          Krishnapatnam port – A.P.
-          Undisclosed foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of Tax) Bill, 2015 – tabled in L.S
-          Aim – comprehensive new law for specifically dealing black   money stashed abroad – provides separate taxation of such money.
-          Imprisonment up to 10yrs → will no longer Taxed under Income Tax act.

Mapped terrain, studied the chemicals present, looked for methane, a sign of ancient or present life and got a ringside view of a passing comet.

-          ESA’s sun watching proba-2 minisatelure – Iran & P5+ 1 – nuke talks – Drafting elements commits Tehran – 40% cut in no % machines it could use to make atomic bomb. In return – get relief – some crippling economic sanctions and a partial list of U.N. embargo on conventional arms.

Shram suvidha, a unified labour portal scheme, - provide timely redress of grievances and facilitate self – certification by Industry.

7 states having upper house
A.P, Telangana, Bihar, J&K, Karnataka, Maharastra , U.P, NOW, ASSAM, Rajasthan wants to join

-          Sarin gas – Nazi – developed nerve gas – even low dose cause paralysis of kings & neurological damage.
-          Saturn’s moon  Titan

-          Chadar Badar – santhal puppetry 

March 20, 2015 CURRENT AFFAIRS

March 20, 2015 → Today world sparrow day.

  • Two issues holding up the India- Japan Civilian nuclear Deal are data sharing and weapon  testing.
  • JPN wants IND to give nation specific data over nuclear material like uranium, plutonium and  nuclear parts – which accounts for every part of the nuclear chain.
  • Second issue  -  which is redline for India- if IND break  its self imposed moratorium on weapon  testing , JPN wants immediate cancellation as the civilian nuclear deal.
  • JPN & U.S. nuclear firms co-produce nuclear components 
  • NSG – US, JPN and Australia – who’s nuclear, deal with India – awaiting parliamentary clearance. 
  • The proposed 9900 MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power project (JNPP) which will be largest power  generating station in the world on completion 
  • Joint venture of French - state controlled nuclear eng firm AREVA and NPCI
  • Mines 4 minerals are on the union and state lists
  • India built by record foreign exchange reserve - $ 340 billion- insulates the economy from capital  right – US prepares to lift interstate. 
  • India chastened by capital flight in 2013’ taper tantrum’ 
  • NSE lunched ‘Quality 30 index ‘to capture the performance of stocks selected on quality  parameters.
  • Venkatraman Rama Krishnan, - President – Elect of the Royal society. 1st Indian to be elected was  s. Ramanujan (maths) followed by J.C. Bose, C.V. Raman and Meghnad.
  • Won Nobel prize in 2009- Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu – Likvd party.
  • Israel Parliament – Knesset.

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

The Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to provide skills training to youth across the country.
Decision in this regard was taken in the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

Details about Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

  • The PMKVY Scheme will be implemented by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship through the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
  • It will provide skills training to youth, including class 10 and 12 drop outs and aims to cover about 24 lakh people.
  • The target for skilling under the scheme will be associated with Union Government’s flagship programmes such as Make in India, Digital India, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and National Solar Mission.
  • The skill training will involve soft skills, good work ethics, personal grooming, behavioural change for cleanliness etc.
  • Inspection of training under PMKVY will be done by Sector Skill Councils and the repective State Governments.
  • The skill training will be undertaken on the basis of demand assessed on the basis of skill gap studies conducted by the NSDC for the period 2013-17.
  • Fund Allocation- The scheme will be implemented with an outlay of 1, 500 crore rupees.
  • Of the total 1,500 crore rupees, about 1,120 crore rupees will be spent on skill training of 14 lakh youth.
  • 150 crore rupees allocated for training of youth from the North-East region.

List out the Government of India Organisation and their Directors Names

Govt Organisations
Directors and Chairman Names
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) 

Sh.Anil Kumar Sinha
chief information commissioner
Rajiv Mathur retired on August 23 2014
Kiran Kumar
Indian foreign secretary
S. Jaishankar
Economic Advisory Council
Dr. C. Rangarajan
Chief Economic Adviser
Arvind Subramanian
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Deepak Gupta, a retired IAS Officer from Jharkhand Cadre has been appointed as the Chairman of Union Public Service Commission by the President Pranab Mukherjee in accordance with the Article 316 (1) of the Constitution.
Sahitya Akademi Award 2014
Sanskrit Scholar Prabhu Nath Dwivedi
Tamilnadu Avvaiyar Award 2015
Shanthi Ranganathan
 Renowned water conservationist and environment activist Rajendra Singh has been conferred with 2015 Stockholm Water Prize.
The Union Cabinet has approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) to provide skills training to youth across the country.

Current Affairs Today - Indigenously Developed Astra successfully test-fired from Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft

India’s indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missile Astra was successfully tested on 18 March 2015 from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft.  The test was undertaken at the Integrated Test Range located at Chandipur in Odisha.
About Test
  • During the test, missile successfully hit a simulated target and also proved its manoeuvring capability against a simulated target and also validated its various subsystems.
  • Missile’s all subsystems like propulsion, navigation, guidance and separation from the aircraft were also successfully tested.

About Astra missile

Key facts about India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project

Union cabinet meeting has approved setting up of India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project in Bodi West Hills, Tamil Nadu.  This cabinet meeting was headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Key facts about India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project
·         It is an underground project, jointly supported by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
·         It will comprise a complex of caverns – the main cavern, which will house detector which is 130 metres long, 26 metres wide and 30 metre high.
·         Along with main cavern, there will be two smaller caverns that will be used for setting up experiments for neutrino double detector and dark matters.
·         This underground complex will be approached by a 2-kms long tunnel.
·         It will host experiments such as the neutrino-less double beta decay and the search for dark matter.
·         It also involves Inter-Institutional Centre for High Energy Physics (IICHEP) and Iron Calorimeter Detector (ICAL).
Along with project, government has also approved the construction of a 50,000 tonne magnetised iron calorimeter detector (ICAL). It will study the properties of the neutrino, in particular the mass hierarchy among different types of neutrino.
It is an electrically neutral, weakly interacting elementary subatomic particle with half-integer spin. It belongs to the lepton family.
There are three types of neutrinos: electron neutrinos, muon neutrinos and tau neutrinos.

Current Affairs March 10,11,12,14/2015 | MODI’S VISIT Sri Lanka

March 10, 2015
Pm – launched -1st indigenously  -rotavirus vaccine – Diarchoea   caused by rotavirus results in up to 10 lakh population hospitalization and 80, 000 children – kills – under age of 5   
-          Developed under P.P P – Microscience 4 Tech , intuition us govt – various  - Melinda gates foundations

March 13, 2015
Modi – fervent plea for – “strong grouping around the Indian clean”
SAGAR – “Security and Growth for all in the Region”
Indian Ocean regional association (IORA) – secretary _ general _ K.V. Bhagirath.
Factor output accelerates 2.6% in Jan
Manufacturing output grew by 3.3% - capital goods by 12.8% consumer durable, consumer durable negative growth.
Retail Inflation – edged up to 5.37% from 5.19 in Jan –due to rise in food prices – Base: 2012
Priya Pillai – Green peace activist
March 14, 2015
India’s trade deficit narrowed to 17 month low – of $ 6.85 billion In Feb. –exports down by 15% - Decline in imports due to lower Guide prices

  • Four Moves on visa exemption for official passport holds customs co-operation, youth exchanges and education, and the construction of a university auditorium.
  • $ 318 million – Line of credit – upgrade SL’s railways
  • Promise to build Trincomalee as a ‘Petroleum hub’
  • Seeking movement on 500 MW Sampur power project (delayed – environmental concerns)
  •  U.S. antiapates H-1B cap will reach in 5 days.
  • H-1B – programme cn 1990 – employs foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming.
  • Iraqi force 4 Iranian backed Shia militants has hid shaabi
  • Re-capture part of Tikrit.
  • Tikrit- home city of deceased sadam Hussein –( Iraq) 



-          Pick up in net exports of travel and software services and due to lower net out flows under primary income (repatriation of profits , dividends and interest payments)
BALANCE OF PAYMENT(BOP) – surplus of $ 13.2billion
India –Iran will review – issue of maximum residue levels of pesticides in Tea
-          India ranks 2nd in world production of Tea
-          Ranks 4th in the market (world) as tea exporting country.

In S.P.Gupta Case- collegians system was formed.

-          Separatist activities come under concurrent list – as the matters affecting the security of the state.
-          Ministry of Finance 4 RBI – agreement regarding the operational target and procedure for maintaining price stability  in India, enforcing the recommendations of URJIT PATEL

-          Committee on monetary policy reforms

CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT(CAD) reduction 2015 MARCH, 2016 current events, current affairs highlights 2016 march, 2016 current events, current affairs highlights 2016 march, latest current affairs highlights 2016/march,


 1st Ind P.M. – visit in 34yrs
-          Signed 4 agreements for co-operation in   hydrograph, renewable energy, Infrastructure development and hydro- graphic survey and infrastructure development in the Assumption Island.
-          M- Inaugurated the 1st the eight coastal surveillance Radar system being setup by India.
-          Seychelles – largest recipients of Indian assistance in this area MODI’S – MAURITIVS
-           Signs 5 agreement including security pact – opening up the ocean economy or blue economy or blue economy- Move on  built transport infrastructure (sea & air links ) for Aga- Iega Islands
-          $ 500 million – Line of credit 
-          Gave coastal patrol vessel MCGS barracuda
-          M’s –initiative for India to become a “not security provider “bid to counter china’s increasing influence.
-          Modi- chief guest – National day celebrators – on March 12 mark of respect to Mahatma Gandhi – began Dandimarch.
-          68% inhabitants – Indian origin – chhota Bharat
-          Traditional economy of sugarcane crops and tourism –
-          99th constitutional amendment giving NJAC constitutional status.

March 9, 2015
China- India partnership was a strategic necessity to unveil ‘Asian century’
-          Saina Nehwal loses in Final – All England Open Badminton championship against Spain’s Carolina Marin – 1st Indian woman to vetch final 

March 11, 2015

Solar impulse -2 (Si- 2) – world’s 1st solar fight ciramventing the globe – without a drop of fuel
-          Mr. Piccard – 1st balloonist to circle the earth.
-          Andre Boschberg
-          India’s CAD – narrowed to $ 8.2 billion – 16% G.D.P.

Current Affairs March 09/2015

March 9, 2015
 Kashmir separatist leader masrat Alam – released
-          At the core of the new inflation agreement is the monetary policy committee – on the lines of recommendations of an RBI – appointed committee headed by urjitpatel – is also suggested CPI inflation as the reference point.
-          Inflation in India is largely driven by food and a fuel price over monetary policy has very little impact.
-          Home ministry approved for recruitment of women officers in the Indo- Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), a specialized fence that guards – 3,488km Indo- china border at highialititude along the Himalayan ranges.
-          Vinod Mehta – passes away- founding editor of outlook, magazine
-          Centre goal – achieve 1, 00,000mw of solar capacity by 2022
-          China’s silk road project
-          Russia hill be its core partner
-          China’s diplomacy in 2015  making all round progress in the “Belt & Road “ initiatives
-          Two initiatives – silk road – economic Belt and 21st country maritime Silk Road – which are the pillars for the integration of Eurasian economies with china its anchor.
-           Open –ended “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to establish a transportation corridor which starting from Xian in china, will terminate in Europe.
-          Modi – 1st p.m. – visit SL- in 24yrs – will commission a railway line in talaimannar  inaugurate – cultural centre in Jaffna and also hand over 20,000 homes – built by India in northom  provinces
P.M.s – 3 nation “Indian ocean Foray’s = Seychelles, Mauritius and Lanka.

-          Modi – 1st p.m. to visit Jaffna and Talaimannar

Goods and Service Tax(GST)- why states opposing?

Manufacturing states would lose more than consumption states. That’s why 1 % origin based tax has been included with a sunset clause of 2yers

-          Centre agree to compensate states far GST LOSS for on 1st Five years a differing basis.
-          GST – a Key Indirect state –from 1 April, 2016.
IMF raises Indi’s growth – 7.2% this fiscal

-          Firm policy actions, lover global oil prices help improve economic outlook

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What is Minimum alternate Tax (MAT) ?

Minimum alternate Tax (MAT)

It was introduced to farce companies which did not pay tax due to availability of concessions, exemptions and dedications to pay tax.
-          The companies make profit as per profit and loss account but do not pay tax due to concessions. So they are made to pay a nominal amount as tax. Companies making profit pay   tax, and MAT could be offset in case of a future loss. It is only a farm of advance tax

India –America partnership

-          Key component of America’s rebalance to the Indo- Asia pacific
-          Us  India Joint strategic vision  for Asia – pacific –signed   between both sides in Jan 15-  which specifically referred to Safeguarding maritime security in the south china sea
-          U.S. admiral see’s china’s naval presence in the Indian ocean as “positive ‘– It was involved in the anti-piracy operations in the Guilt of Aden.
-          Malabar – naval exercise between India and US

-          Under rebalance to Asia, a U.S. plan to shift 60% of is nary to pacific fleet by 2020.

Current Affairs March 07, 08/2015

March 7, 2015

The govt and RBI- set to consider proposals far, the Formation of a monetary policy committee, which will take decisions such as Interest changes

  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) the umbrella organization for all retail payment in India.
  • “modi’s Four- nation Indian ocean Foray” – was expected to booster India’s relation in the region , and build strategic ties as a possible counter to china’s growing maritime influence
  • Modi cancels mddives trip-
  • ISIS – destroys – Ancient Assyrian archaeological site  in Nimrud in Iraq
  • India vs. Pakistan contentions issue – Sir Geek, siachen, terrorism and kashmir
  • FARC
March 8, 2015
Govt 4 RBI – signed a framework agreement to setup a monetary policy committee, under which parliament would set an Inflation target to RBI, apart  from setting up a separate agency, PDMA ( public debt management Agency)to manage government borrowings and other public debt by amending the RBI Act
-          Present system of regulations the money markets are controlled by the RBI, but mutual funds, who are major players in the money market, are  regulated by SEBI

-          Both those proposals are part of the financial section Reforms commission by N. Sritrishna – submitted in March 2013.


March 6, 2015

Micro units’ development refinance agency (MUDRA) Bank wills refinance microfinance institutions through pradhan Manti Mudra yojana
SME – which account for 40% of India’s export?
DIRECT TAX collections 10.6% up
-          Corporation tax, income Tax, securities transaction Tax } direct tax


  • Srilanka- temporarily & immediately suspends the controversial Chinese fund part city project in Colombo.
  • India SriLanka- comprehensive economic partnership Agreement  CCEPA)  signed in 2005 – now pushing for FTA
  • India is SriLanka’s largest trade partner and bilateral trade between the countries at $ 4.6 billion in 2014.
  • Eastern province, - India helping build a power plant – the ancient city of Anuradhapura in n. Central province
  • In 1979 , Morajidesai – address – SL parliament (last time)
  • Indo –US space security Dialogue by next week.
  • Concern over china’s disruptive counter –space technologies
  • For early conduction of a global frame work “ on code of conduct for space and stressed on Maintaining long term security  and sustainability of outer space environment  , including  space  awareness & collision a voidance
  • India  4 U.S space agencies have co-operated in chandrayaan (2008) 
  • The collaborative effort – U.S 4 Ind – NASA –ISRO synthetic Aperture radar mission (NISAR) – likely to launch by 2021.
  • “This high end satellite that will help in earth observation and monitoring climate change”. 
NOTE : SL-SriLanka

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