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2014 Current Affairs

New software app Sandesh Pathak developed to help farmers

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

A new software app Sandesh Pathak using text-to-speech method was developed to help the illiterate farmers.

Piramal Enterprises Ltd decided to acquire 20 percent stake in Shriram Capital

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Piramal Enterprises Ltd acquired 20 percent stake in Shriram Capital Ltd for 20.14 billion rupees.

Randstad Awards 2014 announced

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Randstad Awards 2014 was announced encourage best practices for talent attraction and to identify the best Employer Brand in the country.

A new robot, Borewell Robot, developed to rescue kids who fall into borewells

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

A new robot called Borewell Robot was developed by M.Manigandan to rescue kids who fall into borewells.

3D model of malaria parasite genome created for the first time

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

3D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in life cycle of parasite

Comic book icon Archie to die in July's final issue

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Archie Comics has declared that the famous comic character Archie will die in the July 2014 issue after ruling the comics market for 73 year.

Randstad India Country Report 2014 released

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Randstad India Country released a report on 17 April 2014 based on the survey of employed workforce in India.

South Korean ferry drowned off the South of the Korean peninsula

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

South Korean ferry carrying 459 passengers and crew drowned on 16 April 2014 off the south of the Korean Peninsula.

Admiral RK Dhowan appointed as the new Navy Chief

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Admiral RK Dhowan took over as 22nd Chief of Indian Navy. He is a successor of Admiral DK Joshi, who was the 1st Defence forces chief to resign in India.

CAG empowered to audit private telecom companies: SC

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Supreme Court in its direction said that CAG is empowered to audit the private telecom companies.

European Parliament approved the Banking Union reforms

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The European Parliament on 15 April 2014 approved banking union reforms to minimise the risk of EU taxpayer-funded bailout.

Union Cabinet approved the appointment of Narendra Kothari as Chairman of NMDC

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Union Cabinet on 16 April 2014 approved the appointment of Narendra Kothari as Chairman of the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).

PGCIL & PGCB to conduct joint feasibility study to export 100 MW power to Bangladesh

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

PCIL and PGCB will conduct a joint feasibility study for exporting 100 MW power to Bangladesh from gas-fired Palatana power plant in Tripura.

Cherrapunji regained the World record for highest rainfall in 48 hours

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) panel announced that Cherrapunji regained the world record for highest rainfall in 48 hours with 2493 millimeters

Google bought Drone maker Titan Aerospace to deliver internet across the globe

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Google has acquired the maker of high-altitude solar powered drones, Titan Aerospace to bring deliver internet in the remotest corners of the world.

61st National Film Awards: Ship of Theseus won Best Feature Film

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Ship of Theseus was selected as best feature film and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was named as the best popular film in the National Film Awards.

SBI launched Tab banking to facilitate opening of Saving Accounts

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 71 people agreed

State Bank of India on 15 April 2014 launched digital banking facilities for the convenience of SBI customers.

CBI established Sport Integrity Unit to investigate sports fraud cases

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) established a Sport Integrity Unit on 15 April 2014 to investigate the cases related to fraud in sports.

Indians accounted for more than one-third of temporary workers in US: DHS Report

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

India accounted for more than one-third of the temporary workers of non-immigrants in the US in 2012.

SBI launched financing scheme for women fashion boutique owners

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

State Bank of India (SBI) on 15 April 2014 launched a financing scheme for women fashion boutique owners

Inflation based on WPI reached 3-month high of 5.7% in March 2014

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

WPI for month of March 2014 was recorded at 5.7%, which was 3-month high. This hike was driven up by increases in prices of food items and fuel costs.

GOI extended Tourist Visa-on-Arrival Scheme to the citizens of the South Korea

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Government of India (GOI) extended the Tourist Visa-on-Arrival Scheme to the citizens of the South Korea (ROK) with effect from 15 April 2014.

Eight franchisees of Indian Super League of AIFF announced

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 91 people agreed

Eight franchisees of Indian Super League of All India Football Federation announced on 13 April 2014.

Air pollution over Asian countries strengthened Pacific storms: PNAS Study

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

A study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in the US.

PC Parakh authored book Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths released

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

PC Parakh book entitled, Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths was released in New Delhi.

ECI launched Election Visitors Programme 2014

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Election Commission of India (ECI) on 15 April 2014 launched the Election VIsitors Programme (EVP) 2014 for foreign delegates of 50 countries

Portal ‘RAILSAVER’ launched to Improve Energy Efficiency in Indian Railways

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Portal, RAILSAVER was inaugurated by the Indian Railways with an aim to improve energy efficiency in Indian Railways.

Basel Committee issued Final standards to curb exposures of banks to customers

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on 15 April 2014 issued Final standards for measuring and controlling large exposures of banks to customers.

India won 12 medals at the 7th South Asia Judo Championship

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

Indian judokas won 12 medals at the seventh South Asia Judo Championships held in Kathmandu.

Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram designated as new Finance Secretary

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram has been designated as new Finance Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

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