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Current Affairs November:
China and Russia Signed Energy Cooperation Agreements
China and Russia signed energy cooperation agreements on 9 November. The
agreements were signed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President
of China Xi Jinping at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
summit in Beijing.The deals include a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to
develop a second major supply route to supply Russian natural gas to China
along a western route.
In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese
President Xi Jinping on 12 November announced both countries will curb their
greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades. Under the agreement, the
United States would cut its 2005 level of carbon emissions by 26-28% before the
year 2025. China would peak its carbon emissions by 2030 and will also aim to
get 20% of its energy from zero-carbon emission sources by the same year.It is
the first time China, the world’s biggest polluter, has set an approximate date
for emissions to peak.
Klaus Iohannis was elected as the fifth President of Romania on 16 November.
The Mayor of Sibiu Klaus Werner Iohannis won the Presidential elections in
Romania by defeating Prime Minister Victor Ponta of Social Democratic Party.
Klaus Iohannis belongs to Christian Liberal Alliance of Romania. He got 54.81
percent of votes and Victor Ponta got 45.18 percent.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) rights committee on 21 November
adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child
marriages. The resolution was presented by Canada and Zambia.
India and Bhutan on 7 November signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to
develop Nalanda University in Bihar as an international centre of excellence.
The two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard in
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, after President of India Pranab Mukherjee held
talks with the Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
Second Edition of Global Slavery Index was released on 17 November by the
Australia-based Walk Free Foundation. The Index ranks 167 countries in terms of
the percentage of a national population and the total number of people living
in modern slavery – country by country, region by region. In absolute terms,
the index was topped by India followed by China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and
Russia. Index highlighted that estimated 35.8 million people are in modern
slavery globally. Out of this, 61% people are living in top five countries.
India and Australia on 18 November signed five agreements on social security,
transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade, tourism, and Arts
and Culture.The agreements were signed after the bilateral talks between Indian
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in
India has voted on 25 November against a UN General Assembly draft resolution
calling for moratorium on the use of death penalty. The draft resolution on
‘Moratorium on the use of the death penalty’ was approved in the General
Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural
issues.India was among the 36 nations that voted against the resolution, which
got 114 votes in favour and 34 abstentions.
The Department of Posts released a commemorative postage stamp on Liver
Transplantation in India on 4 November on the occasion of 15 years of Liver
Transplantation in India. The patient who had undergone first successful liver
transplantation in India in 1998 Sanjay Kandaswamy was also present on the
Prime Minister Narendra modi on 9 November 2014 expanded his cabinet and added
21 more ministers to his government. The 21 new ministers include four Cabinet
Ministers, three Minister of State (Independent Charge) and 14 Minister of
State. With this expansion, the total number of ministers under different ranks
including the Prime Minister has gone up to 66 from previous 45. It is also the
first expansion of the Union Council of Ministers since the Modi government
took office on 26 May 2014. The Portfolios of Cabinet Ministers:- Manohar
Parrikar (Goa) – Defence Minister ; Suresh Prabhu (Maharashtra) – Rail Minister
; J P Nadda (Himachal Pradesh) – Health and Family Welfare Minister ; Birender
Singh (Haryana) – Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10 November launched “Jeevan Pramaan” – an
“Aadhar-based Digital Life Certificate” for pensioners.The digital
certification will do away with the requirement of submitting a physical Life
Certificate in November each year by pensioners for getting pension.
The Union Government on 21 November approved the launch of the Deendayal
Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DUGJY) to provide access of electricity to rural
households across the country. A decision in this regard was taken at the
Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The Union
Cabinet also decided to merge the ongoing Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran
Yojana (RGGVY) with DUGJY scheme.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on 5 November launched the
Samajwadi Pension Scheme for 40 lakh families, including those belonging to the
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and minorities.
‘Jayapur’ was adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 November under the
Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (MP Model Village Plan). Narendra Modi chose Jayapur
village in Varanasi district (Uttar Pradesh) under the Sansad Adarsh Gram
Assam State Zoo in Guwahati in the month of November 2014 decided to have the
critically endangered pig Pygmy Hog (Porcula salvania). Pygmy Hog is the rarest
and smallest wild pig in the world. With this decision, Assam State Zoo is set
to become the first and only zoo of the world to have this critically
endangered species of pigs.
Namsai on 25 November 2014 officially became the 18th district of Arunachal
Pradesh. The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki made the
Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was conferred with the “Grand
Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers” Award on 5 November. The “Grand
Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers” is perceived as the second
highest civilian award of Japan after “Order of the Chrysanthemum”. The award
was presented to Manmohan Singh by Japanese Emperor Akihito at the Imperial
Palace in Tokyo. He was given this award for his “significant contribution to
the enhancement of relations and promotion of friendship” between Japan and
India. He became the first Indian to receive this prestigious award.
The Darjeeling Zoo or the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park was on 1
November selected for the prestigious International Award The Earth Heroes
Award 2014. It has become the first zoo in India. It has competed with 300 zoos
across the world. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is largest high
altitude zoo of India. It is located in West Bengal.The Earth Heroes award is
annually awarded by the Royal Bank of Scotland in collaboration with the
Government of United Kingdom.
Indian-American student Neha Gupta has won the 2014 International Children’s
Peace Prize Award for her exceptional work to raise money for underprivileged
children around the world. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu the patron of the
Dutch children’s rights organization presented her with the award on 18
November in The Hague, Netherlands. She is the first American to be awarded
with this prize.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Indira Gandhi
Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014 in recognition of its
path-breaking achievements including the Mars Orbiter Mission and contribution
in strengthening international cooperation in peaceful use of outer space. ISRO
was selected for the award by a jury chaired by Vice President Hamid Ansari on
19 November 2014.
Central Zone won the 2014-15 Duleep Trophy title on 2 November. They won by
defeating South Zone in the finals played at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
with 9 runs. This was the first Duleep title for Central zone in ten seasons
and the narrowest win in the tournament’s history, in terms of runs. K Rahul
was adjudged as the Man-of-the-match for his knocks of 185 and 130 in the
The 2014 Durand Cup , the 127th edition of the Durand Cup which is the third
oldest association football competition in the world, was won by the Salgaocar
FC. Salgaocar FC defeated Pune FC in the final by 1-0 to claim their 3rd Durand
title.They were Durand Cup champions in the year 1999 and 2003 as well. 127th
Durand Cup played at the Raia Sports Complex, Goa. India Won 3rd SAFF Women’s Championship
India won the 2014 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s Championship
at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad on 21 November. Indian team won 6-0 over
Nepal to register their first series win on Pakistan soil.With this win, the
Indian team has won all the three SAFF women finals against Nepal.
Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 on 23
November at Sochi (Russia). He defeated Viswanathan Anand of India with a score
of 6.5 – 4.5. Out of a total of 12 games played, he won the Game 2, Game 6 and
Game 11. With this he retained the FIDE World Championship which he had won in
Chennai in 2013.
Karnataka won the Vijay Hazare Cricket Trophy on 25 November by defeating
Punjab by 156 runs in the final at Ahmedabad.Karnataka had won the title
earlier this year in March 2014 to complete a historic treble (Ranji Trophy,
Irani Cup and Vijay Hazare Trophy) under R Vinay Kumar.
17 companies from India were recognised as Global Growth Company by World
Economic Forum (WEF) as notified by it on 5 November. Ratnakar Bank Limited
(RBL), headquartered at Kolhapur (Maharashtra), is the only banking entity out
of these 17 companies from India, which have been described as region’s most
dynamic and high-growth companies by the WEF. The Global Growth Companies
community comprises over 370 companies around the world.
The Government of India (GoI) and the World Bank on 10 November signed a $200
million loan agreement to enhance the productivity of Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprises (MSMEs) by expanding and upgrading Technology Centers across India.
The Technology Center Systems Program (TCSP) will develop the technological and
skills base of MSMEs in selected manufacturing industries.
Kerala has become the first state in the country with bank accounts for all
families under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY). A formal declaration to
this effect was made by Kerala Finance Minister K M Mani at the State-Level
Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) meeting in Thiruvananthapuram on 11 November.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on 19 November
raised India’s growth forecast to 6.6 percent for the financial year 2015-2016.
Russian Strategic Missile Troops (RVSN) on 1 November successfully test fired a
‘Topol-M’ Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) to test its technical
features. The Topol-M, a silo-based ICBM, was launched from the Plesetsk
cosmodrome in Russia’s northern Arkhangelsk region.
India on 9 November successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable
Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler
Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the army.The 20-metre long
Agni-II missile is a two-stage, solid-propelled ballistic missile. It has a
launch weight of 17 tonnes and can carry a payload of 1000 kg over a distance
of more than 2,000 km.
Pakistan has successfully test fired Shaheen-II (Hatf-VI) Ballistic Missile on
13 November 2014. Shaheen-II Missile is capable of carrying nuclear and
conventional warheads to a range of 1500 kilometers.
China launched remote sensing satellite Yaogan-23 from the Taiyuan Satellite
Launch Centre on 15 November. This satellite was carried by the Long March 2-c
rocket. This is the 198th mission of the Long March rocket project. The
Yaogan-23 will be deployed mainly for scientific experiments, crop yield
estimates, national resource surveys and disaster relief.
Senior Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Anita Kapur has been appointed as
the new Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 5 November.
CBDT is the topmost authority of the Income-Tax Department. Anita Kapur will be
serving as the Chairperson of CBDT till November 2015. She succeeded K V
Chowdhary who has retired on 31 October 2014.
Laxmikant Parsekar sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Goa. Parsekar was
elected the leader of the Goa BJP Legislative Party on 8 November 2014 and was
administered the oath of office on the same day. He replaced Manohar Parrikar,
who took oath as Union Cabinet Minister on 9 November 2014. Laxmikant Yashwant
Parsekar is the member of the Goa Legislative Assembly from Mandrem
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar on 8 November 2014
resigned from his position. He took oath as Union Cabinet Minister on 9
November 2014. Manohar Parrikar is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
in India. He has been Chief Minister of Goa first from 2000 to 2005 and later
from March 2012 to November 2014 and represented the Panaji constituency in the
Legislative Assembly of Goa.
Murli Deora, Senior Congress leader from Maharastra and Former Petroleum
Minister, was died on 24 November in Mumbai. Deora was India’s longest serving
Petroleum Minister, completing exactly five years in office in a tenure that
began in January 2006 and was spread between UPA-1 and II. He first contested
the Lok Sabha polls from Mumbai South constituency in 1980 . He was first time
elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2002 from Maharashtra and since then had
completed two terms. At present, he was serving his third term.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited Myanmar to attend the 25th ASEAN
summit, 12th ASEAN-India Summit and 9th East Asia Summit in Naypyidaw,the
capital of Myanmar from 12-13 November 2014. During the visit, many decisions
were taken and on the sidelines of the summit, the Prime Minister also met with
other leaders of ASEAN countries. Narendra Modi also met Myanmar President U
Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital of Myanmar. This was the first meeting
between the two leaders, and focus was on connectivity, cultural contacts and
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked 15th in the Forbes list of World’s
Most Powerful People for the year 2014. Forbe’s world’s most powerful people
-2014 list was released on 5 November. Russian President Vladimir Putin retains
his numero uno seat – just above his American rival Barack Obama (2nd) – for
the second consecutive year.
The world’s second tallest power transmission towers, built by Haldia Energy
Limited (HEL), has come up in West Bengal.The 236-metre-long twin towers,
located at HEL’s 600-MW capacity plant at Haldia and Raichak across the river
Hooghly, are the tallest in the country. Covering a span of 1.5 km, the twin
towers weigh 1,800 tonnes.The world’s highest transmission tower (370 metres)
is located at Mount Damaoshan in China.
A book titled ” 2014:The Election that Changed India” authored by senior
journalist Rajdeep Sardesai was released on 1 November. The book follows
through the major stories of the 2014 Loksabha elections which affected the
fate of Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi.
The Supreme Court (SC) appointed Mukul Mudgal committee on 2013 Indian Premier
League (IPL)-6 spot-fixing submitted its final report to the court on 3
November 2014. The report of Justice Mukul Mudgal committee on match fixing in
IPL-6 was made public on 17 November 2014.The report gave a major relief to the
stepped down BCCI president N. Srinivasan observing that it could not be proved
that he was involved with betting activities. The Mudgal Committee submitted
two reports to the Supreme court on 9 February 2014.The Mukul Mudgal panel was
constituted by the Supreme Court in October 2013 to probe the allegations of
spot-fixing in IPL-6 matches. The committee is headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukul
Mudgal, former Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
National Education Day (NED) was observed on 11 November 2014 to mark of the
birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. This NED was 125th birth
anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.National Educational Day was observed on
the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, first Education minister of
Independent India.In 2008, Government of India declared that Azad’s birth
anniversary will be celebrated as the National Education Day.
World Fisheries day on 21 November 2014 was observed across the world by the
fisher folk communities. The day will remind the world to ensure sustainable
stocks of fisheries and healthy oceans ecosystems.The day also helps to
highlight the problems like over fishing and mechanization and moves towards
finding solutions to the increasingly inter-connected problems that world
facing and in the longer term, to sustainable means of maintaining fish
stocks.Fishing communities across the world celebrated through rallies,
workshops, public meetings, cultural dramas, exhibition, music show, and
demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the fisheries of
world. As a part of World Fisheries Day celebrations, Union Government of India
announced to launch Blue Revolution to increase in fish production and
productivity in India.
US and China Signed Climate Change Agreement
Klaus Iohannis Elected As New President Of Romania
UN General Assembly Adopted Resolution On Child Marriages
INDIA & WORLD
India and Bhutan Signed MoU on Establishment Of Nalanda
Global Slavery Index – 2014
India and Australia Siged Five Agreements
India Votes Against UN General Assembly Resolution On Death
Commemorative Stamp on Liver Transplantation In India Released
21 New Ministers Inducted Into The Union Cabinet
PM Narendra Modi Launches Jeevan Pramaan – Digital Life
Certificate For Pensioners
Union Government Approved Launch Of DUGJY
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Launched Samajwadi Pension Scheme
PM Narendra Modi Adopts ‘Jayapur’ Village In Varanasi
Assam Zoo Set To Become First Zoo To Have The Endangered Pygmy
Namsai Becomes Arunachal Pradesh’s 18th District
Ninth G20 Summit Held In Brisbane
The 2014 G-20 Australia summit was the ninth meeting of the G-20
heads of government. It was held on 15-16 November 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.
At the conclusion of the Summit, the G20 leaders released the final communiqué
known as the Brisbane Action Plan. The Action Plan contains a package of more
than 800 reforms to boost global growth, shore up financial institutions and
improve economic resilience. If these are implemented, then global growth will
see an increase of 2.1 percent. After recovery from the global financial crisis
the G20 agreed on the need for bold and coordinated push to generate strong,
sustainable economic growth across the bloc. It set an ambitious goal to lift
G20 growth by more than 2 percent to 2018 and millions of additional jobs.
China will play host to the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit of the emerging
economies in 2016. Turkey took over the presidency from Australia and will host
the event in Antalya in 2015.
AWARDS & HONOURS
Manmohan Singh Received Japan’s Top National Award
West Bengal’s Darjeeling Zoo Selected For Earth Heroes Award
Neha Gupta Received International Children’s Peace Prize 2014
ISRO selected For Indira Gandhi Prize For Peace – 2014
SPORTS & GAMES
Central Zone Won Duleep Trophy 2014-15
Salgaocar FC Won Durand Cup 2014
Magnus Carlsen Won FIDE World Chess Championship 2014
Karnataka Won Vijay Hazare Trophy
WEF Recognizes 17 Indian Companies As Global Growth Companies
Government of India and World Bank Signed $200 Million Agreement
Kerala Becomes First State with Bank Accounts For All Families
India’s Growth Forecast Raised To 6.6 percent By OECD For 2015-16
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Russia Successfully Test Fired Topol-M Intercontinental
Nuclear Capable Agni-II Missile Successfully Test Fired
Pakistan Successfully Test Fires Shaheen-II and Shaheen 1A
China Launched Yaogan-23 Remote Sensing Satellite
PERSONS IN NEWS
Anita Kapur is CBDT new Chairperson
Laxmikant Parsekar Sworn In As Goa’s New Chief Minister
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Resigned
Former Union Minister Murli Deora Died
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visited Myanmar
Narendra Modi Ranks 15th On Forbes Most Powerful People List
PLACES IN NEWS
World’s 2nd Tallest Power Transmission Towers In West Bengal
AAFI —– Amateur Athletics Federation of India
APEC —– Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
CDRI —- Central Drug Research Institute
SAARC —- South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
ASEAN — Association of South East Asian Nations
BOOKS IN NEWS
” 2014:The Election That Changed India” Authored By Rajdeep
Justice Mudgal Committee Submitted It’s Final Report on IPL Spot
IMPORTANT DAYS AND DATES
National Education Day was Observed on 11 November
World Fisheries Day Observed Across The World On 21 November
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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"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.
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”.
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).
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.
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.
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