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2014 Current Affairs

Magnus Carlsen of Norway won FIDE World Chess Championship 2014

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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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
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The earthquake killed at least five people and affected nearly 80000 others

Senior Marathi actor-director Raghuvir Nevrekar died

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Senior Marathi actor-director Raghuvir Nevrekar died in Mumbai on 23 November 2014 following a brief illness.

Koala diplomacy, the Australian soft power-based foreign policy

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Koala diplomacy was in news recently during the G-20 Summit of major economies held in Brisbane, Australia.

Sunil Manohar appointed as Advocate General of Maharashtra

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Eminent lawyer Advocate Sunil Manohar was appointed as the Advocate General (AG) of Maharashtra. Manohar replaced Darius Khambatta who was appointed as AG in 2012.

Switzerland defeated France to win 1st-ever Davis Cup of Tennis

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Switzerland won its first Davis Cup Tennis title after defeating France by securing three-one lead at Lille Stade Pierre Mauroy.

Adidas appointed Tushar Gokuldas as Brand Director of Emerging Markets

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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In his new role, he will face the challenge of strengthening the brand in around 78 countries, some of which are the company's most important markets.

Pico do Fogo Volcano erupted in Cape Verde archipelago off West Africa coast

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Volcano Pico do Fogo in the Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa erupted leading to evacuation of people.

Pope Francis conferred sainthood on Father Chavara Achen & Sister Euphrasia

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia.

Indian pugilists Sarjubala and Saweety won Silver at World Women Boxing Championships

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Indian Women pugilists Sarjubala Devi and Saweety won Silver medals in the 8th World Women's Boxing Championships, in Jeju, South Korea.

World Bank released report Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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The World Bank released Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal report focusing on the specific regional impacts of warming.

Ajim Premji Philanthropic Initiative launched to fund non-profit organisations

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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The focus of the initiative is to award grants to non-profits organizations which are working in socially important areas like nutrition, disabilities, support for the marginalized, and governance.

Ex-Washington DC mayor Marion Shepilov Barry Jr died

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Ex-Washington DC mayor Marion Shepilov Barry Jr. died on 23 November 2014 in Washington DC following a brief illness.

Adani Welspun Exploration to invest 1.5 billion US dollar in US shale and Canadian oil sands assets

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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The investment will be made towards stake purchases in select Louisiana and Texas shale fields in the US and some Alberta oil sands projects in Canada.

Deepak Gupta appointed as Chairman of UPSC

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Deepak Gupta was appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel launched MLA Adarsh Gram Yojana

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel launched the MLA  Adarsh Gram Yojana in tune with the concept of ideal village of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Lewis Hamilton won Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to become the F1 World champion for second time

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

Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit and the Formula 1 racing championship title of 2014.

Afghanistan lower house approved Afghanistan-US bilateral security pact on NATO-led troops

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Afghanistan lower house of Parliament on 23 November 2014 approved the Bilateral Security Agreements with the United States and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization).

Former Union Minister Murli Deora died

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
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Former Union Minister Murli Deora died after a prolonged illness in Mumbai. He is survived by his wife and two sons, including former MP Milind Deora.

Time Magazine released list of 25 Best Inventions 2014

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
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Time Magazine released list of 25 Best Inventions 2014

Maharashtra Government set up all-party committee to review issue of Maratha reservations

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
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The Maharashtra government set up an all-party committee to review the issue of Maratha reservations.

World Fisheries Day observed across the world on 21 November

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

World Fisheries day was observed across the world by the fisherfolk communities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Fiji

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited to Fiji on 19 November 2014 and he had Pacific Island Leaders Meeting.

India won 3rd SAFF Women's Championship in Islamabad

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

India won the 2014 SAFF Women's Championship at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad after defeating Nepal 6-0.

UN adopted resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

UNGA rights committee adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages.

Dilip Vengsarkar received Col CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement award

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Dilip Vengsarkar received the prestigious BCCI-instituted Colonel C K Nayudu Lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Indian cricket.

US President Barack Obama to be the Chief Guest of India’s Republic Day 2015

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

US President Barack Obama will be the Chief Guest at India’s 66th Republic Day celebrations 2015.

UNGA Committee passed resolution refering North Korea to ICC for human rights abuses

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The UNGA Committee adopted a resolution condemning North Korea human rights abuses and referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Australia

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited to Australia as a part of G-20 summit and bilateral summit with Australia.

Scientists at IIT-B developed hollow-fiber membrane to cut dialysis cost, time by half

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The research was conducted under the leadership of Jayesh Bellare at the Chemical Engineering Department of (IIT-B).

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