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POLICY RATES OF RBI

  • Repo rate- 8%
  • Reverse Repo Rate-7%
  • CRR-4%
  • SLR-22%
  • Bank Rate-9%
  • Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)- 9%


RBI/ BANKING/ BUSINESS NEWS


  •  RBI amended KYC norms for NBFC’s, as they were facing practical difficulties and constraints in getting KYC documents at frequent intervals. 
  • The Department of Financial Services under the Union Ministry of Finance on 31 December 2014 appointed the Managing Directors (MD) and Chief Executive Officers of four Nationalised Banks. 
  •  Union Cabinet approved the hike of government stake in Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) ltd to 51 percent. 
  •  The Reserve Bank of India on 29 December 2014 released the Financial Stability Report December 2014. The report also includes the Trend and Progress of Banking in India during 2013-14.
  •  Foreign Exchange Reserves of India reached 320 billion US dollars on the back of a massive jump in foreign currency assets. 
  •  Four PSUs signed joint venture agreements to set up an integrated coal gasification-cum-fertiliser and ammonium nitrate complex in Talcher, Odisha. 
  •  Union Cabinet approved promulgation of an Ordinance to hike FDI cap in the insurance sector to 49 percent. 
  •  Suresh Prabhu Advisory Group on Integrated Development of Power submitted report to Union Government. 
  •  BHEL bagged a 16.96 million Euros contract for a thermal power project from Electricity Generation Company of Turkey. 
  •  The interest rate of 8.75 percent on Provident Fund (PF) deposits for the year 2014-15 was approved by the Union Finance Ministry on 19 December 2014. 
  •  RBI imposed monetary penalty on ICICI bank and Bank of Baroda for violation of its instructions regarding norms on KYC and AML. 
  •  RBI increased RTGS (real time gross settlement) business hours from 7.30 hours to 12 hours. 
  •  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 10 December 2014 approved the implementation of the Tea Development and Promotion Scheme of the Tea Board. 
  •  Union Cabinet approved to set up of 500 crore rupees Credit Guarantee Fund for factoring of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
  •  The Union Government on 5 December 2014 divested its 5 percent stake in Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL). 
  •  The Reserve Bank notified reviewed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy in railways infrastructure and Defence sectors. 
  •  Air India signed a MoU with NBCC for monetization of surplus land assets of the national carrier.
  •  The Union Cabinet approved Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2013 that seeks amendments in the Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) Act, 1976. 
  •  RBI in its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy statement kept the policy rates unchanged.
  •  International Finance Corp (IFC) arm of World Bank issued 10 billion rupee Masala bond to fund infrastructure development. The so-called masala bonds mark the first rupee bonds listed on the London Stock Exchange. The name masala bond is the Indian counterpart of the Dim Sum bond applied to Chinese offshore issues of IFC. Bonds issued inside India by IFC are known as Maharaja Bonds.
  •  November 11: Reserve Bank of India tightened its norms for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) by requiring them to have a much stronger capital base. Failing to which, the NBFCs would lose their CoR (Certificate of Registration). NBFCs have been given time till March 2017 to comply with the norms.
  •  November 19: Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd ( IREDA) and US ExportImport (Exim) Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with respect to cooperation on clean energy investment.
  •  State Bank of India (SBI) Mutual Fund (MF) announced that it will launch Shariah Equity Fund on 1 December 2014. The fund is aimed at attracting investments from Muslim populations of India. The fund has been approved by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, an authority that oversees the observance of Muslim civil laws in India.
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) directed Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI) to ensure compliance with all necessary norms of Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI) Regulations before issuing Offshore Derivative Instruments (ODIs) especially participatory notes (P-notes) with immediate effect. With respect to this SEBI issued the guidelines outlining the details.
  •  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to sell worth 2000 crore rupees government bonds through Open Market Operations (OMOs) to squeeze the liquidity in the market.
  • The Reserve Bank of India on 27 November 2014 issued Guidelines for Licensing of Small Finance Banks in the Private Sector. As per the issued guidelines, the minimum paid-up equity capital for small finance banks shall be 100 crore rupees.
  •  Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released guidelines for Licensing of Payments Banks. These guidelines will allow mobile firms and supermarket chains, among others, to enter the banking arena to cater to individuals and small businesses.
  • The objectives of payments banks will be to further financial inclusion by providing small savings accounts and payments or remittance services to migrant labour workforce, low income households, small businesses, other unorganized sector entities and other users.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) eased gold imports and scrapped 20:80 scheme. The decision to withdraw the 20:80 scheme will cut smuggling of gold and raise legal shipments into India. In 2013, the 20:80 scheme was introduced to bring down inbound shipments, sliding rupee and to combat a huge current account deficit (CAD) along with a hike in import duty to 10 percent.
  • Union Cabinet approved proposal to amend Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy in construction and real estate sectors.
  •  India-Saudi agreed to cooperate in areas of strategic reserves, petrochemical conservation, refineries and
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POLICY RATES OF RBI
  • Repo rate- 8%
  • Reverse Repo Rate-7%
  • CRR-4%
  • SLR-22%
  • Bank Rate-9%
  • Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)- 9%
BANKING & FINANCIAL NEWS

  • Reserve Bank of India on 10 November 2014 tightened its norms for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) by requiring them to have a much stronger capital base. Failing to which, the NBFCs would lose their CoR (Certificate of Registration). NBFCs have been given time till March 2017 to comply with the norms.
  • The criteria for directors of NBFCs have also been brought on par with banks.
  • Classification of loan NPAs for NBFCs has also been brought in line with banks. All NBFCs have to classify loans overdue for 90 days as NPAs. However, this new rule will be applied in a phased manner starting in March 2016 till March 2018.
  • Provisions for standard assets have also been increased from 0.25 percent of the loans outstanding to 0.40 percent of loans in a phased manner starting from March 2016 and to be complied by March 2018.
  • For deposit-taking NBFCs, it has been mandated that unrated asset-financing NBFCs that accept deposits must get an investment grade rating by March 2016 or stop accepting deposits.
  • Also between now and March 2016, unrated asset finance companies which are sub-investment grade can only renew deposits on maturity and not accept fresh deposits till they get an investmentgrade rating.
  • All asset financing NBFCs will now be allowed to accept deposits up to 1.5 times of their net owned funds, down from four times their net owned funds earlier. NBFCs above this threshold have been asked not to renew deposits.
  • The Reserve Bank of India on 16 October 2014 signed a pact with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) for Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information.
  • Apart from this, the RBI signed 22 such MoUs and one Letter for Supervisory Co-operation. The signing ceremony was held at Hyderabad.
  • Union Finance Minister on 12 October 2014 gave the green signal for the much awaited reforms in the monetary policy framework.
  • As per the new reforms, Union Government will specify the inflation targets for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to achieve. The RBI will set inflation as its top priority in its policy statements.
  • India is the fastest growing e-commerce market in the Asia-Pacific region and is expected to touch $6 billion (about Rs. 3.7 lakh crore) by next year, research firm Gartner.
  • India's biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has come up with new norms for ATM transactions, offering more free ATM usage for customers maintaining higher account balance. The new SBI norms will come into effect from November 1.
  • Note: SBI said that customers maintaining average monthly balance of Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 1 lakh will get the benefit of unlimited free usage of its own ATMs. However, at other bank ATMs in six metro cities, these customers will be charged beyond three transactions in a month and five transactions in other centres.
  • Much-awaited reform on energy pricing and cutting subsidies, government has decided to deregulate or link to market the price of diesel. As a result, the diesel price has been slashed by Rs 3.37.
  • Egypt signed contracts with six international firms to carry out dredging of the new Suez Canal.
  • Construction of the new Suez Canal is the flagship project under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's program to revive an economy battered by years of political turmoil.
  • India is poised to become a USD two trillion economy this year, while its GDP size would cross another milestone of USD three trillion after five years in 2019, according to IMF's latest world economic outlook. India's ranking would also improve to seventh largest economy in the world, while measured on "current prices" basis in US dollar, in 2019 from its tenth position currently.
  • Financial services giant MasterCard's chief executive, Ajay Banga, is the sole Indian-origin top executive in a list of 100 best performing CEOs in the world compiled by the prestigious Harvard Business Review (HBR) magazine, with Amazon CEO Jeffrey Bezos topping the rankings.
  • Government has approved the Fertiliser Ministry's proposal to provide Rs 14,500-crore subsidy to the cash starved fertiliser industry via a special banking arrangement (SBA) route.
  • State-owned power major NTPC has committed to build 8,152 toilets in government schools under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive
  • Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd (Tata AutoComp) and Katcon Global have inked an alliance to provide exhaust systems for the Indian automotive industry.
  • Ministry of Steel will set up a "Steel Research & Technology Mission of India" (SRTMI) to promote collaborative research programmes in steel sector.
  • The Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Shri Satya Narayan Mohanty launched the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2014-15 in New Delhi.
  • Indian and Chinese technology entrepreneurs were leading the top 10 Asian tech billionaire list with $136 billion net assets, according to an industry source and recent market data.
  • Google Inc Chief Executive Officer Larry Page has put Sundar Pichai, one of his key lieutenants, in charge of the Internet company's products.
  • G. S. Sandhu, Secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance has launched a dedicated website (www.pmjdy.gov.in) for Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) which is available both in English and Hindi versions.
  • Ministry of Finance, Government of India organized a three day International Cross Regional Conference on "Increasing Financial Outreach of the Youth Population, 2014-Postal Savings Bank Forum and 90th Anniversary of World Thrift (Savings) Day during 28th - 30th October 2014 in collaboration with World Savings Retail Banking Institute (WSBI, Brussels).
  • The Vigilance Awareness Week was observed this year from October 27, 2014 to November 01, 2014 and this year's theme is "Combating Corruption - Technology as an enabler".
  • Note: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as the apex integrity institution of the country has been thriving to promote transparency, probity and integrity in public life.
  • The Chairman and CEO of the Japanese telecom and internet giant SoftBank, Masayoshi Son met the Minister for Communications and Information Technology and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi.
  • The Indian Railways has successfully implemented Wi-Fi facility in Bangalore City Railway station for providing high speed internet to the passengers.
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GENERAL AWARENESS

@ Government has reconstituted how many cabinet committees? 6

@ How many cabinet committees are headed by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi? 4

@ Who is appointed as the arbitrator in Vodafone tax disputes case? RC Lahoti

@ 38th session of World Heritage Committee was held in which country? Qatar

@ Mullaperiyar dam is located in which state of India? Kerala

@ Who is M K Narayana? Last Former Governor of West Bengal

@ Who won Australian Open Super Series Title 2014? Saina Nehwal

@ In India, Fergusson College has included the category of third gender in its application forms for academic programs. It is situated in which city? Pune

@ Central Information Commission ruled that the private schools come under the provisions of which act? Right to Information

@ Kudankulam becomes India's first nuclear power plant to generate ………….. 1000 mw

@ India successfully test-fired the 290 km-range ………… supersonic anti-ship cruise missile from the country's largest indigenous warship INS Kolkata. BrahMos

@ Project Seabird phase II started in which state? Karnataka

@ Union Govt gives permission to increase the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by ……. 17 meters

@ What is Gauravi? One stop crisis centre 

@ Who is appointed as the new Minister of Rural Development? M Venkaiah Naidu

@ ……….. to become 19th country to adopt Euro as currency from 1 January 2015.Lithuania

@ Which country has published the world's first Modern Slavery Bill? Britain

@ Madhya Pradesh Government appointed which bollywood actress as the brand ambassador of maternal and child health campaign, Mamta Abhiyan? Madhuri Dixit

@ …………….won Airport Service Quality Award by Airport Council International in the category of the best improved airport in Asia Pacific Region. Kolkata Airport

@ Who won French open 2014 Women single ? Maria Sharapova

@ The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the seventh edition of Indian Premier League 2014 by defeating which team? Kings XI Punjab

@ A high-level forum Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths was held in ………….Washington

@ Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare released a video to highlight health and economic impacts of tobacco consumption. What is the title of that video? The Price we pay

@ UNESCO has inscribed the Okavango Delta in its World Heritage Site List. In which country this delta is located? Botswana

@ Panchsheel Awards are announced by which country? China

@ The Uttar Pradesh Government enhanced the retirement age of State Election Commissioner (SEC) from 65 to how many years? 68

@ Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad, Telangana celebrated its .....……....... anniversary in June 2014. 125th

@ Which state has announced 33% quota for women in police force? Gujarat

@ Name the sand artist who won the People's Choice prize at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014 held in the Atlantic City of the US. Sudarsan Pattnaik

@ Who has recently been appointed as new Chairman of Coal India Limited? A.K. Dubey

@ Who won the IBSF 6-Red World snooker title at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt? Pankaj Advani

@ Who became the first Indian to win three medals in successive ISSF Shooting World Cup ? Jitu Rai 

@ Who won the 2014 Bailey's Women's Prize for her first novel "AGirl is a Half-Formed Thing"? Eimear McBride

@ Who has been named as the winner of 2014 Pen Pinter Prize for hisoutstanding literary output and support for freedom of expression? Salman Rushdie

@ Who has barred Indian companies from raising the External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) from overseas branches and subsidiaries of Indian banks for refinance or repayment of the Rupee loans raised from domestic banking system? RBI

@ First indigenously developed missile Astra successfully test fired from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet over the Arabian Sea off Goa. It is a ______ missile. air-to-air

@ Which Private Sector Bank in India sets Guinness record in blood collection? HDFC Bank

@ Which Indian actor was selected by the Election Commission as its national icon for the Lok Sabha elections 2014? Amir Khan

@ What is the rank of India out of 132 countries on the Social Progress Index (SPI)? 102

@ Who has been re-elected as Prime Minister of Hungary for the second consecutive four year term? Viktor Orban

@ Who is the Chief Justice of India at present? Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha

@ India became the ______ largest exporter of textiles in the world. This was revealed by the recent data released by UN Comtrade in Global Textiles as well as Apparel Exports. Second

@ 40th G-7 summit 2014 was held at Justus Lipsius building, Brussels.

Who hosted the summit for the first time? European Union
@ Jayalalithaa launched _______, which follows up her government's earlier

initiatives like the subsidised 'Amma' Canteens and 'Amma' Mineral Water 'Amma' Salt
@ What is the rank of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Forbes' world's highest paid

athletes list? 22nd
@ 6th International Nuclear Energy Forum ATOMEXPO-2014 was held

from 9 to 11 June 2014 in ________. Moscow
@ India's first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) was launched in Bhopal,

Madhya Pradesh on 16 June 2014. What is the name of this One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC)? Gauravi
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@ Which prize is recognised as an international award for the most original and influential researchers or institutes in the areas of Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceuticals Science, Sinology, and Rule of Law? Tang Prize

@ Who took over as the General Officer Commanding of Army's strategic Chinar Corps ? Lieutenant General Subrata Saha

@ Who is the director-general UNESCO? Irina Bokova

@ From Where PSLV C-23 rocket was launched ? Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh

@ Bor Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in which state ? Maharashtra

@ Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has issued orders prohibiting research and breeding of which animal ? Sheep

@ Dr Mohan Dharia Nation Building Award is given to - Dr Raghunath Mashelkar

@ ………….expedition will bring out the passion for adventure, will, strength and is a tribute to the very essence of indomitable Air Force spirit. Kshitij-Se-Pare

@ DHVANI the target training system for Indian Army is developed by…… CSIR

@ The endeavour of Project named ……… is meant for Maritime Routes and Cultural Landscapes will position itself at macro and micro levels. Mausam

@ Who became the first female four-star admiral in US Navy? Michelle Howard

@ The headquarters of INTERPOL is in - Washington D.C

@ Tamil film director and producer, who died in Kualalampur at the age of 65 - Ramanarayanan

@ The prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013 is given to -Renowned poet Kedarnath Singh

@ Who among the following is a founder-member of Manchester's Hindu Temple? Hari Dutt Seth

@ Who has won the 'Miss Marwadi Nepal 2014 title? Dakshnia Agrawal

@ Who has been named the winner of World Food Prize for his breakthrough achievement in increasing global rice production? Sanjaya Rajaram
@ Who has been appointed as "ethics adviser and ambassador" by the World Citizen Artists (WCA) to raise awareness about global issues through art? Prakash Bal Joshi

@ Who has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women ? Emma Watson
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@ Who among the following is Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

@ Which country has emerged as the world's largest consumer of antibiotics followed by China and the US, according to a new study which quantifies the growing alarm surrounding antibiotic -resistance. India

@ William Hague has resigned as part of an anticipated reshuffle of the Conservative-led Government ahead of a general election next year. He is the Foreign Secretary of which country? Britain

@ ___________Nobel Prize-winning writer and anti-apartheid activist Nadine Gordimer passed away. South African

@ The third oldest football tournament in the world, Durand Cup, will be held in

________between October 28 and November 9 this year Goa
@ Which city will become the IT capital of Andhra Pradesh because of its

immense potential? Vijayawada
@ Which country has been allotted the first Presidentship for the first six years

of the newly constituted 100 billion US dollar development bank by the BRICS
nations in the 6th BRICS Summit? India
@ State Government of Delhi decided to set up______ Mahila Suraksha Dals

(MSDs) across the national capital. 320
@ In a bid to assist minor girls saved from child marriages which State Government

announced a cash support of Rs. 1,000 to each of them every month until they attain
18 years of age? Tamil Nadu
@ The 7th BRICS Summit will be held in the Russian city of _______. Ufa

@ At which place the India-Africa Forum will be conducted? New Delhi

@ Which country has the third-highest number of people, living with HIV, in the world? India

@ The Union Agriculture Minister of India ____launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission Radhamohan Singh

@ Who has sworn in as Gujarat Governor, recently? Om Prakash Kohli

@ Which former Indian cricket captain has been elected as the member of Laureus

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@ J. Sasikumar passed away recently. He was a _______. Malayalam filmmaker

@ Which country has topped the Global Innovation Index rankings for fourth year? Switzerland

@ Former President of the United States of America Bill Clinton visited Jabrouli

village, near Lucknow, on an awareness mission on ________. Diarrhea
@ Football player Philipp Lahm has announced his retirement from international game.

He belongs to which country? Germany
@ The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games was held at which of the

following places? Glasgow, Scotland
@ Which country passed a law to legalise child labour for kids from age 10? Bolivia
@

Who is Kaptan Singh Solanki? Governor of Haryana
@ What was the theme of the World Hepatitis Day observed on 28th July 2014? Think Again

In the 50m Pistol event, _________has secured Gold whereas his compatriot
Gurpal Singh won the silver. Jitu Rai
@ _________ was appointed as the horticulture ambassador of Maharashtra. Amitabh Bachchan

@ Italian _________won the 101st edition of the Tour de France in cycling. Vincenzo Nibali

@ International Tiger Day was observed on which day? 29 July

@ What is C-17 Globemaster? Aircraft

@ _____________Tim Clark clinched his second PGA Tour title. South African

@ Muhammad Fuad Masum has been elected as the seventh President of ______. Iraq

@ Who is the author of the book 'The Vijay Mallya Story'? K. Giriprakash

@ Dalbir Singh Suhag has taken over as the new Army chief. He succeeded whom? General Bikram Singh

@ Which organization from Pakistan is included in the list of prestigious Ramon

Magsaysay Awards for year 2014? The Citizens Foundation
@ In which year Ramon Magsaysay Awards were established? 1957 


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Oct 10, 2014 2014 Nobel Prize for literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano.


Oct 10, 2014 Centre to name its ambitious Urban Housing Mission after Sardar Patel.


Oct 10, 2014 Leela Samson steps down as the Chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi.


Oct 10, 2014 Veteran journalist MV Kamath breathes his last at 93.    


Oct 10, 2014 Aamir Khan has been appointed UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia.


Oct 10, 2014 NCC National Games 2014 to take place in Delhi from October 8 - 18.  

Oct 07, 2014 Brazil presidential election fails to throw a clear winner; run-off vote on October 26.  

Oct 07, 2014 Madhya Pradesh dislodges Bihar as the fastest growing state in the country for the year 2013-14.  

Oct 04, 2014 World Teachers' Day 2014 to be observed around the globe on October 5.  

Oct 01, 2014 Centre issues commemorative coins of 100 and 5 rupees denominations to mark the 100-year of 'Komagata Maru Incident'.  

Oct 01, 2014 Vigilance Commissioner Rajiv to act as the interim chief of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).  

Sep 30, 2014 Khushbir Kaur becomes the first Indian woman to win a medal in race walking in the ongoing Asian Games.

Sep 29, 2014 'World Heart Day 2014' observed across the globe on September 29.

Sep 29, 2014 Indian Army observes 'Gunners Day' on September 28.

Sep 29, 2014 Delhi Metro is the 2nd best international Metro systems in the world in terms of overall customer satisfaction after London's.

Sep 29, 2014 O Panneerselvam to replace J Jayalalithaa as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Again.

Sep 27, 2014 Good news for Indian economy: Global credit rating agency Standards & Poor’s has revised India's credit outlook up to 'Stable' from 'Negative'.

Sep 27, 2014 Rajat Sharma is the new President of News Broadcasters Association (NBA) for the 2014-15 period.

Sep 27, 2014 Six ailing Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSEs) are likely to be shut down.  
Sep 27, 2014 Centre launches Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana (DDAY) to help lift poors, both urban and rural, out of poverty.

Sep 26, 2014 Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) is the 15th biggest dairy organisations in the world.

Sep 26, 2014 Centre rolls out red carpet for foreign investments in manufacturing sector with launch of “Make in India” initiative.

Sep 26, 2014 Book your meal on trains through your mobile; Centre launches the e-catering service on select trains on Delhi-Amritsar route.
Sep 26, 2014 Bamiyan declared as the SAARC cultural capital for the 2015-16; the honour goes to Dhaka for 2016-17.

Sep 25, 2014 Centre to roll out a dedicated 3-digit national helpline number for natural disasters.

Sep 25, 2014 Supreme Court allows only 4 coal blocs to function; revokes all other 214 allocations allotted between 1993 to 2010.

Sep 24, 2014 VG Mathew is appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of South Indian Bank for a 3-year term.

Sep 24, 2014 Amit Mathew is unanimously elected as the Chairman of Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) for the year 2014-15.

Sep 22, 2014 Ashraf Ghani edges past Abdullah Abdullah to be declared as the winner of Afghanistan presidential election.

Sep 22, 2014 John Key storms to 3rd successive victory as PM of New Zealand.

Sep 20, 2014 All India Radio launches the free news SMS service in five Indian languages Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Dogri and Nepali.

Sep 20, 2014 India proposes to set up a 'SAARC centre for good governance'.

Sep 18, 2014 India is to join the world's biggest industrial fair namely 'Hannover Messe (fair)' as 'partner country' for the April 2015 event.

Sep 18, 2014 Indonesia is all set to bag the hosting rights of the next Asian Games probably to take place in 2018.

Sep 17, 2014 World observed "International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer 2014" on September 16.  

Sep 16, 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the best university in the world for the 3rd year running. -

Sep 15, 2014 Nation observed Hindi Diwas on September 14.  

Sep 15, 2014 Veteran educationist Kireet Joshi passes away aged 83.

Sep 13, 2014 Environment Ministry launches Online Portal for grant of recognition and monitoring of zoos.

Sep 13, 2014 Indo-US combined military training exercise “YUDH ABHYAS 2014” is to be conducted in the foothills of Himalayas of Chaubattia

in Uttarakhand from September 17 to 30, under the aegis of GARUD DIVISION/SURYA COMMAND.

Sep 11, 2014 Government clears disinvestment in 3 CPSEs namely Coal India Limited (CIL), Oil and Natural Gas Company (ONGC)

and National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC).

Sep 11, 2014 Iconic watch brands HMT Watches and HMT Chinar Watches - both subsidiaries of HMT Ltd - soon to go out of existence.

Sep 10, 2014 Delhi is playing host to World Military Dental Conference 2014.  

Sep 10, 2014 Indian-origin author Neel Mukherjee’s novel “The Lives of Others” is one among 6 books shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize in fiction category.

Sep 10, 2014 No Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officers over 70 years for Private Banks: RBI

Sep 08, 2014 International Literacy Day 2014 celebrated across the globe on September 8.

Sep 08, 2014 Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15: India slips 11 places to 71st rank

Sep 05, 2014 India celebrates 'Teacher's Day' today on September 5; world observes 'International Day of Charity'.

Sep 05, 2014 HL Dattu to be the next Chief Justice of India; take over from incumbent RM Lodha after September 27, 2014.

Sep 03, 2014 ‘Abhiraj', the fourth in the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs), is commissioned under the administrative

and operational control of the Commander, Coast Guard Region (East).

Sep 03, 2014 Tessy Thomas and Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath become the first Women directors of IIT council.

Sep 02, 2014 P Sathasivam, previous Chief Justice of India, to be appointed as the Governor of Kerala.

Sep 01, 2014 Veteran Telugu filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu passes away aged 80.

Aug 30, 2014 Centre decides to delegate the powers of registration, survey and certification of Indian fishing boats,

irrespective of their size or length, to states and union territories.

Aug 29, 2014 Its 5th 'International Day against Nuclear Tests' today (Aug 2014).

Aug 29, 2014 Centre hikes the minimum monthly pension to Rs 1,000; ceiling for maximum wage also

extended to Rs 15,000 for social security schemes run by retirement fund manager EPFO (Employees' Provident Fund Organisation).

Aug 29, 2014 Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana set in motion; an estimated 1.5 crore bank accounts opened across the country on the inaugural day.

Aug 28, 2014 Centre removes 'one cylinder per month' restriction.

Aug 28, 2014 CS Verma, chairman of SAIL, is elected as the inaugural President of Indian Steel Association (ISA).

Aug 28, 2014 Centre sets up 'R Ramanujam committee' to identify obsolete laws.

Aug 27, 2014 Ramesh Chand Tayal is appointed as the Special Director-General of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force).

Aug 27, 2014 Shiv Nadar is honoured with 'Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) Life Time Achievement Award 2013' for Excellence in Corporate Governance.   show

Aug 27, 2014 The Competition Commission of India penalizes 14 car companies of Rs. 2544 crores.

Aug 25, 2014 Arvind Subramanian is going to be the Chief Economic Adviser of Indian government.

Aug 25, 2014 TM Bhasin becomes the Chairman of Indian Banks Association (IBA) for the 2014-15 period.

Aug 25, 2014 Renowned Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy breathes his last at 82.

Aug 21, 2014 Dutch racer 'Max Verstappen' is all set to become the youngest Formula One (F1) driver in the history.

Aug 20, 2014 BCCI install Ravi Shastri as the Director of beleaguered Indian team in a measure to arrest the team's slide.

Aug 14, 2014 The name of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation


in Hindi has been changed to "Jal Sansadhan, Nadi Vikas Aur Ganga Sanrakshan Mantralaya".  

Aug 14, 2014 World Health Organisation (WHO) clears the use of experimental drug ZMapp to counter the fast-spreading deadly Ebola virus.

Aug 13, 2014 The 3rd World Elephant Day 2014 is observed across the globe on August 12.  

Aug 13, 2014 'Tata-Singapore Airlines' joint venture in India will be known as "Vistara".

Aug 13, 2014 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ( for 2010), Congress leader Karan Singh (2011)

and JD(U) President Sharad Yadav (2012) are conferred with 'Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards' by the President Pranab Mukherjee.

Aug 09, 2014 Ebola death toll nears 1000; declared as Global Health Emergency by WHO.

Aug 09, 2014 The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed across the globe on August 9.

Aug 06, 2014 Arvind Gupta has been appointed as the deputy National Security Adviser.

Aug 02, 2014 India single-handedly derail WTO's 'Trade Facilitation Agreement'  -

Aug 02, 2014 Inaugural 'International Conference on Natural Fibres' held in Kolkata.

Aug 02, 2014 Natwar Singh releases his autobiography 'One Life is Not Enough'.

Aug 02, 2014 Centre moves to abolish the need for; attestation by Gazetted Officer and affidavits, unless required by the law.

Jul 31, 2014 Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha replaces outgoing Army Chief 'General Bikram Singh' as the Chairman of "Chief of Staff Committee (COSC)".

Jul 30, 2014 International Tiger Day 2014 is observed across the world on July 29.

Jul 30, 2014 The first 'World Day against Trafficking in Persons' is observed on July 30, 2014.

Jul 28, 2014 Boko Haram abducts wife of Cameroon's vice Prime Minister, Amadou Ali, in an attack on his home.

Jul 25, 2014 Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk steps down after his governing coalition collapsed.  

Jul 24, 2014 20th Commonwealth Games begins at Glasgow. -

Jul 23, 2014 There are only one hospital bed per 1946 people in the country.

Jul 23, 2014 Centre proposes to set up three new low-cost airports in Bihar at Muzaffarpur, Raxaul and Gaya.

Jul 21, 2014 India slips to 76th place in Global Innovation Index 2014. -

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[National Sports Award 2014: A complete list-]

Hello guys this is current award list for sports in 2014 these are very important Questions for all competitive exams and specially designed for upcoming IBPS_PO & SBI-PO associates exam. I have uploaded important questions list for august, September and October in my previous post. Must read that if you really want to clear Banking exams.


There are a total of 'five' national sports award in India.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna: Highest sports award in India.
Arjuna Awards: given for outstanding sporting achievements.
Dronacharya Awards - given to Coaches.
Dhyan Chand Awards  - given for lifetime achievement in sports and games.
Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar - given to organisations or person other than sportperson and coaches who contributes in development of sports in country.
List of winners for the year 2014

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2014:

Not awarded this year
It comprises a medal, a scroll of honour and a cash prize of Rs. 750,000.

Arjuna Awards 2014: 15 awardees

Ravichandran Ashwin (Cricket)
Akhilesh Varma (archery)
Tintu Luka (athletics)
HN Girisha (paralympics)
V Diju (badminton)
Geetu Ann Jose (basketball)
Jai Bhagwan (boxing)
Anirban Lahiri (golf)
Mamta Pujari (kabaddi)
Saji Thomas (rowing)
Heena Sidhu (shooting)
Anaka Alankamony (squash)
Tom Joseph (volleyball)
Renubala Chanu (weightlifting) and
Sunil Rana (wrestling)
Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhyan Chand Awardees recieves statuettes, citation and Rs 5 Lakh.

Dronacharya Awards 2014:

Mahabir Prasad: Wrestling
N Lingappa: Athletics – Lifetime
G Manoharan: Boxing – Lifetime
Gurcharan Singh Gogi: Judo – Lifetime
Jose Jacob: Rowing – Lifetime
 Dhyan Chand Awards 2014

Gurmail Singh: Hockey
KP Thakkar: Swimming (Diving)
Zeeshan Ali: Tennis

Rashtriya Khel Protsahana Purushkar, 2014

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC): in 'Employment of sports persons and sports welfare measures' category.
Jindal Steel Works (JSW): in 'Identification and nurturing of budding /young talent' category.
Guru Hanuman Akhara, Delhi: in 'Establishment and Management of sports academies of excellence'.
Child Link Foundation of India (Magic Bus): in 'Other forms of sports activities not covered in the four categories mentioned in the schemes'.

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[CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR Aug, Sep, Oct 2014]

Hello Guys i am uploading Day-Wise current Affairs for IBPS-PO IV and upcoming SBI-PO assocates exam these are very important current affairs Questions and may be asked in these exams. 


"Constitution/Indian polity Tidbits"

Aug 26, 2014 Supreme Court rules all coal mining licences (218) awarded between 1993 and 2010 as illicit.

Aug 19, 2014 'The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014' has been passed by the Parliament.

Aug 13, 2014 Centre tables 'The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014' in Lok Sabha.

Aug 13, 2014 AIADMK leader Munisamy Thambidurai is set to be elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha.

Aug 07, 2014 Centre clears bill to bring amendment to the the Juvenile Justice Act in order
to treat children above 16 indulged in heinous crimes like rape and murder, as adults.


"Places in News Tidbits"

Oct 09, 2014 Nokia pulls plug on its Chennai phone manufacturing unit.

Oct 04, 2014 At least 32 people killed in Stampede at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan during the Ram Leela ceremony.

Oct 01, 2014 Andhra Pradesh inks Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Google for Digital AP project.

Sep 25, 2014 PM inaugurates India Food Park in Tumkur, Karnataka.

Sep 25, 2014 Swedish furniture retaile giant IKEA to set up its first store in India at Hyderabad.

Sep 24, 2014 4th International Buddhist Conclave begins in Bodhgaya and Sarnath.

Sep 24, 2014 Andhra Pradesh raises upper age-limit for direct recruitment in government service from 34 to 40 years.

Sep 23, 2014 Centre inaugurates National Academy for Athletics and National Golf Academy at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Sep 20, 2014 Centre decides to establish ‘National Academy for Railway Security” at Maula-Ali, Secunderabad.

Aug 27, 2014 India’s first All India Institute of Ayurveda, along the lines of AIIMS, to come up at Jasola (Delhi).

Aug 26, 2014 Nagpur becomes the first Indian city to operate public buses running on ethanol.

Aug 25, 2014 West Bengal gets the nation's first 'Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology' (IIEST) at Shibpur, Howrah.

Aug 22, 2014 World’s first eco-friendly Hindu temple comes up in London, UK.

Aug 21, 2014 Centre approves Metro Rail Project for Nagpur.

Aug 16, 2014 Vijayawada to be the interim capital for Andhra Pradesh.

      "Person in News Tidbits"

Oct 10, 2014 Aamir Khan has been appointed UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia.

Oct 10, 2014 Leela Samson steps down as the Chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Oct 09, 2014 Pratima Dharm bags another first; becomes the first Hindu chaplain at the Georgetown University (US).

Oct 09, 2014 Anoop Jain clinches the 'Waislitz Global Citizen Award' for the year 2014.

Oct 01, 2014 Harish Manwani, the first and current Chief Operating Officer of 'Unilever', is to retire on December 31 this year.

Sep 29, 2014 SEBI appoints Gyan Bhushan as its chief vigilance officer.

Sep 26, 2014 Malayalam filmmaker MT Vasudevan Nair wins JC Daniel Award 2013 for lifetime achievement.

Sep 26, 2014 Suresh Prabhu has been appointed as the India’s Sherpa for the Group of 20 annual Summit 2014.

Sep 23, 2014 Hardeep Singh Puri, India's former ambassador to UN, is appointed as the Secretary General of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM).

Sep 22, 2014 Indian architect 'Alok Shetty' is declared as the “young leader of tomorrow” by world-renowned Time Magazine.

Sep 20, 2014 Padmini Prakash becomes the first transgender television news anchor in India.

Aug 30, 2014 RN Ravi, chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee, has been appointed as the
new official Interlocutor and centre's representative for Naga Peace Talks.

Aug 28, 2014 Shah Rukh Khan becomes the first Indian to be appointed as ambassador for Interpol's ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign.

Aug 26, 2014 Centre appoints RN Ravi as the new Chief of Joint Intelligence Committee for a 3-year term.

Aug 25, 2014 British film director Richard Attenborough passes away aged 90.

Aug 22, 2014 Cyril Baldock becomes the oldest person to cross the English Channel at the age of 70.

Aug 22, 2014 Ex-Irish prime minister 'Albert Reynolds', who played a key role in forging peace in Northern Ireland, dies aged 81.

"Economics Tidbits"

Oct 08, 2014 India is 18th most desirable destinations to work among G20 countries as per a report published by the consulting giant Boston Consulting Group.

Oct 01, 2014 RBI directs banks to partially freeze the accounts of those who don't comply to the KYC (Know Your Customer) norms within a reasonable period of time.  

Sep 29, 2014 The Finance Ministry constitutes 15-member 'KV Kamath committee' to examine the financial architecture for
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector.

Sep 22, 2014 Pension regulator PFRDA constitutes a committee to review the investment guidelines for
national pension system (NPS) schemes in private sector.

Sep 20, 2014 RBI wants public sector banks to segregate the post of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) to improve corporate governance.

Sep 17, 2014 Mukesh Ambani (1.65 lakh crore) is the richest Indian for the 3rd year running: Hurun India Rich List for 2014.

Sep 15, 2014 Call centre launched for Reefer Vehicles.

Sep 04, 2014 India stands second in the world in fish production after China; account for 5.68% of the global production.

Aug 27, 2014 Textiles Ministry to collaborate with Flipkart to provide an online marketing platform to handloom weavers in the country.

Aug 16, 2014 RBI reduces the number of free ATM transactions from other banks to 3 per month;
5 from the same bank; in six cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad.

Aug 14, 2014 Centre appoints former RBI governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the Expenditure Management Commission.

Aug 02, 2014 Russia is the largest importer of tea from India for the 2013-14 period.

"Science and Technology Tidbits"


Oct 04, 2014 The world first baby is born out of a transplanted womb to Swedish parents.

Oct 04, 2014 ISRO will launch the IRNSS 1C satellite - 3rd of the seven in the series making our regional GPS namely "Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)"- on October 10.

Sep 25, 2014 India to help build the largest ground telescope 'TMT'.

Aug 16, 2014 'INS Kolkata', nation's largest indigenously built warship, gets commissioned into Navy.

Aug 06, 2014 NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission will be able to extract oxygen from carbon dioxide present in Mars’ atmosphere.

Sep 24, 2014 India becomes 4th country in the world and first in Asia to land on Mars.

Sep 17, 2014 Paying toll to get easier in the country; centre to roll out Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) program under the brand name 'FASTag'.

Sep 09, 2014 Rukwatitan Bisepultus: The newest discovered species of Dinosaur.

Sep 04, 2014 Government releases mobile application ‘Incredible India’ to facilitate foreign and domestic tourists in India.

"Energy and Environment Tidbits"

Oct 01, 2014 First 'Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo' (RE - INVEST) will take place in New Delhi from 15-17 February, 2015.

Sep 16, 2014 Centre to launch a major power transmission scheme for Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim to bring them fully into the grid.

Sep 12, 2014 'Montreal Protocol' pulls off a coup; restores most of the Ozone Layer.

Sep 08, 2014 Centre to launch a National Water Conservation and Water Enrichment Scheme from 25th of September.

Aug 20, 2014 765kV Ranchi-Dharamjaygarh-Sipat Inter-regional transmission line is to be inaugurated in Ranchi.

Aug 12, 2014 Jammu and Kashmir gets two new hydel power projects in Leh and Kargil respectively.

Aug 07, 2014 The 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting will be held on 7th – 8th August 2014 at New Delhi.

Aug 05, 2014 Centre plans to add 29,800 MW of power from various renewable energy sources during 12th Plan period.

Aug 05, 2014 Government comes up with a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for better water management in the country.

Aug 01, 2014 Government, in order to encourage the solar power generation in the country,
has set in motion a “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Program”.

"Awards Tidbits"


Oct 10, 2014 2014 Nobel Prize for literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano.

Oct 09, 2014 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to the American duo of Eric Betzig and William Moerner alongwith Stefan Hell from Germany.

Oct 08, 2014 Dr Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai wins the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence
        in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2014.

Oct 08, 2014 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics goes to Japanese Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano alongwith Shuji Nakamura (US) for
their invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes (LED) which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.

Oct 07, 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine 2014 awarded to British-American researcher John O'Keefe alongwith Norwegian couple,
Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser for their discovery of the brain's GPS system.

Oct 01, 2014 Anant Khasbardar (Maharashtra) wins Rs.50,000 prize for designing the Logo of Swachh Bharat Mission;
Bhagyasri Sheth (Gujarat) bags Rs.25,000 for giving the tagline.

Sep 27, 2014 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2014: See the Winners.

Sep 26, 2014 NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden wins 'Right Livelihood Award 2014' alongwith Alan Rusbridger.

Sep 22, 2014 Two Indians bag 'Ig Nobel prize 2014' for offbeat discoveries.

Sep 18, 2014 Government presented the Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP) together with National Safety Awards (NSA) for year 2012.

Sep 17, 2014 Sachin Tendulkar gets the Giants International award for lifetime achievement in sports.

Sep 16, 2014 The President distributed Rajbhasa awards in various categories on the occasion of Hindi Divas (September 14, 2014).

Aug 30, 2014 Tenzing Norgay National Adventure awards 2013 presented.

Aug 27, 2014 19th Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards for the year 2012 presented.

Aug 22, 2014 National Sports Award 2014: A complete list - read more Aug 21, 2014 Partha Mitra, an Indian-American neuroscientist, has been honoured with Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) under President Barack Obama's multi-year Brain Initiative to map the human brain.   show Aug 20, 2014 DRDO Life Time Achievement Award 2013 goes to Dr Dipankar Banerjee for his distinguished contributions to the field of Metallurgy, Materials science & Combat Aircraft Program.   show Aug 16, 2014 Major Mukund Varadarajan honoured with Ashoka Chakra (posthumously).

"Sports Tidbits"

Oct 10, 2014 NCC National Games 2014 to take place in Delhi from October 8 - 18.

Oct 07, 2014 Novak Djokovic clinches his 5th China Open Men’s singles title after thrashing Czech’s Tomas Berdych in a straight set by 6-0, 6-2.

Oct 07, 2014 Chennai Super Kings clinches 2014 Champions League T20 crown after beating IPL Champion Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets in the final.

Oct 04, 2014 India finishes at 8th place with a haul of 57 medals - 11 gold, 9 silver and 37 bronze - in the Asian Games 2014.

Sep 30, 2014 Europe extends Ryder Cup domination by defeating the United States for the 8th time in last 10 events.

Sep 29, 2014 Kenya's Dennis Kimetto creates new world record in Marathon; wins 41st edition of the Berlin Marathon
in just 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds show Sep 27, 2014 India's men compound archery team clinch gold medal in Asiad 2014.

Sep 26, 2014 Sachin Tendulkar becomes the joint winner of Bradman Honouree 2014 with Steve Waugh.

Sep 22, 2014 Sania Mirza bags women's doubles crown with Cara Black at Tokyo Open 2014.

Sep 19, 2014 Chinese tennis icon 'Li na' bids adieu to her career.

Aug 30, 2014 PV Sindhu storms into the semi-final of World Badminton Championship 2014; gets assured of a bronze medal.

Aug 28, 2014 Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso quits international football.

Aug 20, 2014 The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games 2014 is underway in Nanjing, China.

Aug 19, 2014 Roger Federer clinches men's singles title of Cincinnati Masters 2014; Serena Williams grabs her maiden women's singles trophy.

Aug 16, 2014 Real Madrid clinches the UEFA Football Super Cup 2014 beating 'Sevilla' by 2-0.

Aug 12, 2014 Rory McIlroy wins USPGA Championship 2014.

"National Tidbits"


Oct 08, 2014 Centre to frame first ever official national policy on mental health.

Sep 30, 2014 Jaipur Literature Festival, the world’s largest free literary festival, introduces a new prize 'The Ojas Art Award'.

Sep 25, 2014 Government clears "Swachh Bharat Mission for Urban Areas".

Sep 24, 2014 Google India rolls out new campaign to enhance internet penetration among women.

Sep 24, 2014 Centre constitutes 'Bibek Debroy committee' to revamp Railway Board.

Sep 23, 2014 Hindi movie "Liar's Dice" to represent India at the Oscars next year.

Sep 20, 2014 November 7 to be observed all over the country as National Cancer Awareness Day.

Aug 28, 2014 Government launches the .bharat domain name in devanagari script.

Aug 25, 2014 Alcohol service no longer required to keep stars in hotel rating.

Aug 21, 2014 Centre set up a high-level committee to suggest roadmap to revamp FCI (Food Corporation of India).

Aug 09, 2014 There are 247 Unani hospitals in the country; Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 204 of them.

Aug 06, 2014 Doctors with foreign degrees in India have to qualify a screening test to be able to begin practice in the country.

Aug 05, 2014 NGRBA (National Ganga River Basin Authority) and
Mission Clean Ganga have been transferred to Ministry of Water Resources from Ministry of Environment.

"World News Tidbits"

Oct 09, 2014 OECD declares 'Canberra' as the best place in the world to live.

Oct 07, 2014 Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta becomes first sitting head of state to attend hearing by International Criminal Court.

Oct 04, 2014 Sweden to become the first member of the European Union to recognise the state of Palestine.

Sep 30, 2014 Pro-democracy movement grips Hong-kong; Beijing tense.

Sep 30, 2014 Spain’s constitutional court declares Catalonia's 'independence referendum' illegal.

Sep 24, 2014 UN climate summit 2014 begin in New York.   show Sep 23, 2014 New Zealand may hold a referendum next year to change its flag.

Sep 23, 2014 Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar is appointed as the new chief of Pakistan's dreaded spy agency ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence).

Sep 22, 2014 Yemen government inks peace pact with Houthi rebels.

Aug 29, 2014 Libyan PM Abdullah al-Thinni steps down with his entire cabinet; fresh election likely to follow.

Aug 27, 2014 Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko dissolves parliament; elections called on October 26th this year.

Aug 26, 2014 Ahmet Davutoglu becomes the new Prime Minister of Turkey.

Aug 22, 2014 Prayuth Chan-ocha, Army Chief of Thailand, takes over as the Prime Minister of the nation.

Aug 21, 2014 Delhi ranks a dismal 111th place out of 140 world cities in liveability.

Aug 20, 2014 China is the largest producer of wind power in the world; India at 5th: Renewables 2014 Global Status Report.

"International Relations Tidbits"

Oct 07, 2014 India helps Colombo reconnect to Jaffna over rail network.

Sep 25, 2014 Centre approves Indo-Nepal agreement on "Electric Power Trade, Cross-Border Transmission Interconnection and Grid Connectivity".

Sep 19, 2014 Le Yucheng to take over as the new Chinese ambassador to India.

Sep 19, 2014 Indian-American 'Richard Rahul Verma' is nominated by Barack Obama to be the next US Ambassador to India.

Sep 12, 2014 World Bank holds 2nd 'World Reconstruction Conference' in Washington (US).

Sep 05, 2014 Centre streamlines visa related services for foreign students studying in India; grants more powers to the Foreigner Registration Offices.

Aug 22, 2014 Bangladesh decides to be a part of BRICS development Bank.

Aug 05, 2014 India inks three agreements with Nepal including one on the 5,600 MW Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project that
will pave the way to start the stalled project.

Aug 01, 2014 New Delhi is going to host the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) in December 2014.

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