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2014 Current Affairs

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set off-Earth roving distance record

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set the record of maximum distance covered by a rover.

Sushilarani Patel, a Classical singer died at 96

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Classical singer Sushilarani Patel died due to heart attack. She was 96. She was a recipient Sangeet Natak Academy award in 2002.

Sneha, a White tigress, gave birth to a black cub

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

White tigress game birth to a melanistic (dark skinned) cub in Nandankanan Biological Park in Captivity.

Iraqi Parliament elected Fuad Masum as the seventh President of Iraq

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the seventh President of Iraq after winning most votes (211 votes out of 269 votes).

Bangladesh freedom fighter Bir Bikrom UK Ching Marma died

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Bangladeshi freedom fighter UK Ching died at the age of 86. The Bir Bikram awardee died due to a brain stroke.

IAF received 6th C-17 Globemaster III aircraft

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 68 people agreed

Indian Air Force on 28 July 2014 received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

CSF agreed to reinstate shooting Pair events in 2018 CWG on India’s request

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

General Assembly of the Commonwealth Shooting Federation (CSF) on 28 July 2014 agreed to reinstate shooting pair events...

The Lives of Others written by Neel Mukherjee shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

The Lives of Others authored by Neel Mukherjee was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014 in the fourth week of July 2014.

The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash published

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014.

RBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of six NBFCs

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 85 people agreed

RBI has cancelled certificate of registration of six NBFCs with which they cannot be able to conduct business of non-banking financial institution.

Indian mission in Tripoli advised all Indian nationals to leave strife torn Libya

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

India’s mission in Tripoli has advised Indian nationals to leave strife-torn Libya using all available means for exiting Libya.

International Tiger Day 2014 observed across the world

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2014 to promote protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats.

3rd Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Third Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi.

Union Government launched Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 146 people agreed

Government has launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission to promote conservation and developments of indigenous breeds of cows in a scientific manner.

World Hepatitis Day observed across the world on 28 July

Published on: 28-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

World Hepatitis Day was observed on 28 July 2014. Viral Hepatitis is a disease that annually claims about 1.4 million deaths.

Amitabh Bachchan named as Maharashtra's horticulture ambassador

Published on: 28-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

Indian megastar, Amitabh Bachchan has been appointed as the horticulture ambassador of Maharashtra.

Finance Ministry approved setting up of rape crisis centres in all districts

Published on: 28-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Union Finance Ministry gave its nod to the proposal of setting up rape crisis centres in all district across India.

Sushma Swaraj visited Nepal

Published on: 28-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Sushma Swaraj was on a three-day visit to Nepal from 25 July to 27 July 2014. During the visit, she co-chaired the meet of Indo-Nepal Joint Commission.

Prime Minister launched web platform MyGov to get citizens' ideas for governance

Published on: 28-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 94 people agreed

Prime Minister of India has launched a web platform – MyGov.nic.in to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance.

International Gaucher Day observed on 26 July

Published on: 28-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

First International Gaucher Day was observed across the world on 26 July 2014.  The day was observed to mark the 160th birthday of Philippe Gaucher.

Cycling: Italian Vincenzo Nibali won 101st edition of Tour de France

Published on: 28-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Italian Vincenzo Nibali won 101st edition of Tour de France. He is the first Italian in 16 years to accomplish cycling’s greatest race.

Only 8.2 percent of Human Genome functional: Oxford University researchers

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

The Oxford University researchers in their study found that only 8.2 percent of the human genome are presently functional or doing something important..

Veteran BJP Leader Kaptan Singh Solanki Appointed Governor Of Haryana

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Veteran BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki was appointed as the Governor of Haryana by President Pranab Mukhejee on 25 July 2014.

5th Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 presented in Mumbai

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

5th Godrej Expert Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 presented in Mumbai.

CAG Of India, Shashi Kant Sharma took charge as member of UN Board Of Auditors

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

The CAG of India, Shashi Kant Sharma on 25 July 2014 assumed office as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors

NCDEX announced to introduce Comprehensive Hedge Policy for Commodity Markets

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Ltd (NCDEX) on 25 July 2014 announced introducing a comprehensive hedge policy for the commodity markets..

RBI penalised 12 Banks in Deccan Chronicle Holdings case

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 175 people agreed

The Reserve Bank of India on 25 July 2014 penalised 12 banks in Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited case. The penalty imposed...

Union Government revised Investment target for DFC to 80000 crore rupees

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The Union Government revised investment target for Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) to 80 thousand crore rupees.

Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebrated across the country on 26 July

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 148 people agreed

The 15th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated in India on 26 July 2014. The day is celebrated in the honour of war heroes of Kargil

EU extended sanctions on Russia in wake of MH-17 incident

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

European Union on 25 July 2014 extended the sanctions on Russia in wake of the Malaysian Airplane MH-17 crash...

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