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2014 Current Affairs

T M Bhasin elected as Chairman of Indian Banks Association

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

T M Bhasin was elected as Chairman of Indian Banks Association (IBA) on 20 August 2014. He will be the Chairman of IBA for 2014-15.

Afghanistan celebrated 95th Independence Day

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Afghanistan celebrated its 95th Independence Day on 19 August 2014. It is celebrated to mark the signing of the 1919 Anglo-Afghan treaty

RBI released its annual report 2013-14 suppressing the fear of drought

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The Reserve Bank of India released its Annual Report for 2013-14.

DDA approved modification of Master Plan of Delhi-2021

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The Delhi Development Authority on 21 August 2014 approved the modification proposal in Master Plan of Delhi-2021.

Veteran CPI-M leader Amitava Nandy died at 71

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Amitava Nandy died on 15 August 2014 in Kolkata...

South Africa announced to evacuate 500 rhinos from Kruger National Park to curb illegal poaching

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Environment Minister of South Africa Edna Molewa on 12 August 2014 announced plan to curb illegal hunts of rhinos for their horn..

Guru Hanuman Akhara chosen for 2014 Rashtritya Khel Protsahan Puraskar

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Guru Hanuman Akhara, a Delhi-based wrestling academy was chosen for the 2014 Rashtritya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP)

Hockey Madhya Pradesh became 23rd Associate Member of Hockey India

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Hockey India on 21 August 2014 added Hockey Madhya Pradesh as its 23rd associate member. With this, Hockey Madhya Pradesh..

Release of Punjabi film Kaum de Heere based on Indira Gandhi's assassination stalled

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

I&B Ministry withheld the release of Punjabi film Kaum de Heere that depicts the lives of the assassins...

Faisalabad Agriculture University conferred M S Swaminathan with honorary degree

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Renowned Agriculture Scientist M.S. Swaminathan conferred with the Doctor of Science by the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad

Prime Minister dedicated 765 KV Ranchi-Sipat transmission line to the nation

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Prime Minister inaugurated and dedicated 765 KV Ranchi-Dharmjaygarh-Sipat Transmission Line (Powergrid) to the nation.

Thai coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha elected as Prime Minister of Thailand

Published on: 22-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Thailand coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha elected as the Prime Minister of Thailand by junta-picked National Legislative Assembly (NLA).

SC fined 14 states and 1 UT for not responding to Law Commission's report

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

The Supreme Court fined 14 state governments and 1 Union Territory (UT) on 20 August 2014 for not responding to Law Commission's 245th Report

Union government issued draft rules to empower Forward Markets Commission (FMC)

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The Union government issued draft rules to empower the commodity markets regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC).

Union Cabinet approved the Nagpur Metro Rail Project

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

The Union Cabinet of India approved the Nagpur Metro Rail Project.

Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali presented with 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

Muzaffar Ali, renowned filmmaker and poet, was presented the 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana award...

NHRC issued notice to Himachal Pradesh government on alarming sex ratio in Una

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

NHRC issued notice to HP government to give report on depressing state of sex ratio. Sex ratio of Una district has gone down to 500 girls on 1000 boys.

Manipur Court orders release of human rights activist Irom Sharmila

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The District and Sessions Court of Imphal, Manipur ordered release of Irom Sharmila Chanu on 19 August 2014

The BRAIN Initiative: A Project for mapping brain activity

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The BRAIN Initiative was in news recently as an Indian neuroscientist Partha Mitra in the United States was awarded EAGER research grant..

World’s first Hindu eco-temple Shree Swaminarayan Mandir opened in UK

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

World’s first eco-temple, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir opened in United Kingdom that feature solar panels & rainwater harvesting system.

Mainstreaming Civil Defence in Disaster Risk Reduction Scheme launched

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Plan Scheme named Mainstreaming Civil Defence in Disaster Risk Reduction was launched by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.

Senior MP KV Thomas appointed as Chairman of PAC

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Prof. Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas, Senior Congress MP of Ernakulum Constituency, Kerala was appointed as Public Accounts Commission Chairman.

India celebrated 68th Independence Day on 15 August 2014

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

India celebrated its 68th Independence Day on 15 August 2014, as India became independent nation from British Rule on 15 August 1947

Landslides struck Japan's Hiroshima prefecture

Published on: 21-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Landslides struck in Hiroshima prefecture in western Japan. It happened in city's Asaminami and Asakita wards.

India to be the launch-pad for Amazon's plan to deliver packages using drones

Published on: 20-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

India would be the first launch-pad for Amazon’s plan to deliver packages using drones or unmanned aerial vehicles. Amazon...

Squash Legend of Pakistan Hashim Khan died

Published on: 20-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Squash Legend of Pakistan Hashim Khan died on 18 August 2014. He died due to congestive heart failure.

ICICI Bank became the first bank in India to launch EMI facility on Debit Card

Published on: 20-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 121 people agreed

Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank on 19 August 2014 launched EMI (equated monthly installments) facility on debit cards.

Chinese authority arrested thousand members of Quannengshen religious cult

Published on: 20-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Chinese authority on 19 August 2014 arrested thousand members of banned Quannengshen or the Church of Almighty God religious cult

World-renowned yoga guru B K S Iyengar died

Published on: 20-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

World-renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar died on 20 August 2014. He died at the age of 96.

Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi authored by Faraz Ahmad released

Published on: 20-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

A book titled Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job? authored by Faraz Ahmad was released on 19 August 2014....

UNHRC launched massive aid operation for Iraqis fleeing violence

Published on: 20-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) on 19 August 2014 launched one of its biggest ever humanitarian relief

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