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World Humanitarian Day observed across the world on 19 August

Published on: 20-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

19 August was observed as World Humanitarian Day to recognise humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.

The Kurdish Peshmarga Forces: Frontline in the fight against ISIS

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

The Kurdish Peshmarga Forces were in news recently as they formed the frontline against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Iranian Poet Simin Behbahani died

Published on: 20-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Poet Simin Behbahani, the Lioness of Iran, died on 19 August 2014 in Tehran, Iran.

Founder of Delhi Gymkhana Club Dilbagh Singh died at 81

Published on: 19-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The founder of Delhi Gymkhana Club Dilbagh Singh died at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died

Published on: 19-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Eduardo Campos, the Brazilian presidential candidate, died on 13 August 2014...

Rajni Razdan became UPSC Chairperson

Published on: 16-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 233 people agreed

Rajni Razdan on 16 August 2014 became the new Chairperson of the Union Public Service Commission.

Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to bag Fields Medal

Published on: 14-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 179 people agreed

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian born mathematician, became the first woman to win coveted Fields Medal on 13 August 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.

Fields Medal for the year 2014 awarded

Published on: 14-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 69 people agreed

The Fields Medal for the year 2014 was awarded on 13 August 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.

RIMFAX, one of the seven payloads of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission

Published on: 14-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 95 people agreed

RIMFAX, ground-penetrating radar will be used by NASA to study centimeter-scale resolution of the geologic structure of the subsurface on Mars.

Delhi University professor Dr. Sunil Kumar received Global South Award of IPSA

Published on: 14-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

Delhi University professor Dr. Sunil Kumar on 13 August 2014 received Global South Award given by International Political Science Association (IPSA)

Goalkeeping great Vladimir Beara of Croatia died at 85

Published on: 14-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Goalkeeping great Vladimir Beara of Croatia died in city Split of Croatia on 11 August 2014. He died after a series of strokes...

Indian-origin mathematician Manjul Bhargava won Fields Medal

Published on: 14-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Manjul Bhargava, an Indian-origin mathematician was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the IMU International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul.

Former RBI Governor Bimal Jalan to head the Expenditure Management Commission

Published on: 13-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 104 people agreed

The Union Government decided to appoint former RBI governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the Expenditure Management Commission on 12 August 2014.

Burra Katha, a Folk Art form of Storytelling

Published on: 13-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Burra Katha was in news because one of the last exponents of Burra Katha passed away on 12 August 2014.

Human skull with Copper Crown related to Harappan culture discovered in UP

Published on: 13-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

Human skeleton with copper crown with carnelian beads on its skull was discovered in Chandayan village of Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh.

Legendary Burra Katha exponent Daroji Eramma died

Published on: 13-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Daroji Eramma, one of the last exponents of Burra katha died at a private hospital in Bellary, Karnataka. She was 84.

Jaitley, Karan Singh, Sharad Yadav felicitated with Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards

Published on: 13-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

President conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on Arun Jaitley, Dr Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav in New Delhi.

Reshamlal Jangade, the member of First Lok Sabha, Died

Published on: 12-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 72 people agreed

Reshamlal Jangade, the veteran politician and a member of the country's first Lok Sabha from undivided Madhya Pradesh, died

MEDA, one of the payloads of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission

Published on: 12-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

MEDA would be used by NASA to measure temperature, wind speed and direction, pressure, relative humidity and dust size and shape on Mars.

World Elephant Day observed across the world on 12 August

Published on: 12-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

12 August 2014 was observed as the World Elephant Day. Goal of the day is to create awareness about plight of African and Asian elephants.

Oscar Winning Actor Robin Williams died

Published on: 12-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian died at his home in Tiburon, California. He was 63.

K.V. Chowdary appointed as new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes

Published on: 11-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 121 people agreed

Senior IRS officer K V Chowdary appointed as new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

Google polluted internet with classified material: Survey of India

Published on: 11-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Google continued to pollute internet with map results of India’s classified areas even after being warned.

Sir Peter Geoffrey Hall, the Urban Town Planner died at 82

Published on: 11-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

United Kingdom’s planning academician and Professor, Sir Peter Hall died at University College Hospital, London. He was 82.

Narendra Modi released a book titled Gujarat's success story in Water Management

Published on: 11-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

Narendra Modi released a book titled Gujarat’s success story in Water Management authored by Sriram Vedire.

Iran-140 Sepahan Air passenger plane crashed near Mehrabad airport

Published on: 11-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Iran-140 Sepahan Air passenger plane crashed near Mehrabad airport, west of Tehran in Iran. 39 passengers died in the crash.

AIMA Managing India Awards 2014 awards announced

Published on: 09-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

AIMA Managing India Awards 2014 were announced. The awards were given to distinguished and eminent organization/personality for their contribution.

Munger through the Ages written by late DP Yadav released

Published on: 09-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Munger through the Ages authored by late DP Yadav released at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Books’s first copy was received by President of India.

SHERLOC, one of the payloads of NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission

Published on: 09-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 72 people agreed

SHERLOC will be used by NASA to determine fine-scale mineralogy and detect organic compounds on Mars from 2021 onwards.

WHO declared Ebola as Global Health Emergency

Published on: 08-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 156 people agreed

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Ebola as Global Health Emergency.

Qaraqosh, Iraq's largest Christian town seized by ISIS militants

Published on: 08-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Militants of Islamic State group seized Iraq’s largest Christian town, Qaraqosh and surrounding areas.

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