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2014 Current Affairs

SEBI directed FPIs to ensure FPI regulations to issue ODIs, especially P–notes

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

SEBI directed FPIs to ensure compliance with all necessary norms of FPI Regulations before issuing P-notes with immediate effect.

Guye Adola of Ethiopia won Airtel Half Marathon held in Delhi

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Guye Adola of Ethiopia won Airtel Half Marathon (ADHM) in men’s category within 59.06 minutes.

Kotak Mahindra Bank became first bank in India to fully own an insurance business

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Kotak General Insurance will be the 29th non-life company in the country and the CEO of the new entity will be Mahesh Balasubramanian.

New species of bird Muscicapa flycatcher named after Indian ornithologist Navjot Sodhi

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The bird found in Sulawesi Island of Indonesia was named as Muscicapa sodhii.

Michael Phelps named Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

He was crowned with the title for a fifth time

Sixth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack remembered across the country

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Nation remembered sixth year 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack.

Union Government announced Swachh Bharat Kosh Operational Guidelines

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Union government launched the Swachh Bharat Kosh to achieve the objective of cleanliness across the country.

Australian opener Phil Hughes went in induced coma after being hit by a bouncer ball

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes went into induced coma after a bouncer ball of Sean Abbott hit back of his head at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Britain withdrew last military forces from southern Afghanistan

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Britain withdrew its last military force based at Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan after 13 years of fighting that has cost hundreds of British lives.

India and Nepal signed 10 pacts during visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

India and Nepal signed 10 pacts (five Agreements and five MoUs) during Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Nepal.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited United Arab Emirates

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited United Arab Emirates at the invitation of UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Sania Mirza appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

She became the first South Asian woman to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador

Indian dairy sector observed 26 November as National Milk Day

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Indian dairy sector majors decided to celebrate 26 November as National Milk Day to mark the 93rd birth anniversary of Father of White Revolution, Dr. Verghese Kurien.

Assam NGO Aaranyak nominated for UN Lighthouse Activities award

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

UNFCCC announced United Nations Lighthouse Activities award 2014 in Bonn, Germany. It named 12 shining examples of climate action.

Haryana government reduced retirement age of government employees from 60 to 58

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana decided to reverse the retirement age of state employees by two years.

Iran Nuclear deal deadline extended by 7-months to 30 June 2015

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Iran and P5 + 1 Countries on 24 November 2014 agreed to extend the deadline on Iran Nuclear deal by 7-months to 30 June 2015

Adani Power signed binding agreement with Avantha group to buy its Korba West Power Co Ltd unit

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Adani Power 24 November 2014 signed a binding agreement with Gautam Thapar-led Avantha Group to buy its Korba West Power Co Ltd (KWPCL) unit

Indian cyclist Deborah won four gold medals at Track Asia Cup 2014

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Tribal girl from Andaman and Nicobar, Deborah won four Gold Medals in the Track Asia Cup Cycling Championship 2014.

WTO, WASTE and FINISH signed MoU to end open defecation in India

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Three global organisations on 24 November 2014 signed a three year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to end open defecation in India.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women observed on 25 November

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women observed across the world to raise awareness about violence against women.

Kiran Gurrala appointed as CEO of CMDA

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Kiran Gurrala appointed as the CEO of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA). He succeeded A Karthik.

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned after less than two years in the top military post.

Bilal Tanweer won Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2014

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Lahore-based author Bilal Tanweer on 24 November 2014 won the 2014 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his novel The Scatter Here Is Too Great (Random House India).

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi appointed as Governor of Bihar

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has been given the additional charge of Bihar.

Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 3G & 4G phablets

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 3G and 4G, priced at 8999 rupees 9999 rupees respectively.

Shah Rukh Khan named as Brand Ambassador of DHFL

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Shah Rukh Khan was announced as the brand ambassador of DHFL.

Former SC judge Chandramauli Kumar Prasad chosen as the next chairperson of PCI

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Former Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Chandramauli Kumar (CK) Prasad was on 24 November 2014 chosen as the next chairperson of the Press Council of India.

Report titled Future of India- The Winning Leap released by PwC

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The report titled Future of India- The Winning Leap was released on 24 November 2014 by  global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd.

Legendary Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Legendary Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. She was 94.

Magnus Carlsen of Norway won FIDE World Chess Championship 2014

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Magnus Carlsen of Norway on 23 November 2014 won FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 played at Sochi, Russia.

Strong earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit Tibetan region of southwestern China

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The earthquake killed at least five people and affected nearly 80000 others

Senior Marathi actor-director Raghuvir Nevrekar died

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Senior Marathi actor-director Raghuvir Nevrekar died in Mumbai on 23 November 2014 following a brief illness.

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