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CEO of Total Christophe de Margerie died in Moscow plane crash

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

Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Total Christophe de Margerie on 21 October 2014 died in Moscow plane crash.

Police Commemoration Day observed

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

The Police Commemoration Day was observed in New Delhi with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as chief quest.

Malala Yousafzai conferred 2014 Liberty Medal

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Malala Yousafzai was conferred with the 2014 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia.

International Stammering Awareness Day observed across the world

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD) was observed with theme we speak with one voice.

Border haat opened in Tripura

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

The first border haat facility on zero line on the Indo-Bangla international border at Srinagar in South Tripura district was inaugurated.

Denis Mukwege won prestigious Sakharov human rights prize

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

Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege Mukengere on 21 October 2014 won the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.

Anita M Singh appointed as Chief of Staff of NSD in US Justice Department

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

Indian-American Anita M Singh on 21 October 2014 was appointed as Chief of Staff and Counselor in the National Security Division (NSD) of the US Justice Department.

Tihar Jail Authority set up e-library for women inmates

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

Tihar Jail Authority set up an e-library for women inmates in Tihar jail.

Union Government constituted Vishwanathan committee to provide Bankruptcy code for SMEs

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Union Government on 20 October 2014 constituted Vishwanathan committee to provide Bankruptcy code for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

List of Nobel Prize Winners 2014

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 86 people agreed

Nobel Prizes 2014 was announced by the Nobel Assembly from 6 October to 13 October 2014.

British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham died

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham on 19 October 2014 died in London because of colon Cancer.

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day observed on 21 October

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

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (GIDD) Prevention Day observed across the World.

UK announced first ever Dadabhai Naoroji Awards

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

The UK government on 17 October 2014 announced the inaugural Dadabhai Naoroji Awards to honour individuals who have worked to strengthen the UK-India relationship over the years.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on 20 October 2014 at Kent, Connecticut.

Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rafting Expedition on River Siyom, Arunachal Pradesh

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

Indo Bangladesh Joint Rafting Expedition was conducted on the Siyom River in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh from 1 October to 3 October 2014.

Vanita Gupta appointed as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in DoJ of US

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Vanita Gupta Indian-American attorney appointed temporary head of Department of Justice’s civil rights division.

Tropical Storm Trudy struck Mexico

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Tropical Storm Trudy struck Mexico and claimed life of six people. It prompted evacuations and stranded 16 communities.

Five year old Indian boy Harshit Saumitra become the youngest to reach the EBC

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Five year old Indian boy Harshit Saumitra on 19 October 2014 became the youngest person to reach the Everest Base Camp (EBC).

Biggest electronics trade exhibition of Japan CEATEC concluded

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The biggest electronics trade exhibition of Japan CEATEC concluded on 11 October 2014 at Makuhari Messe International convention complex in Chiba prefecture of Japan.

Treason Act of 1351 to be used to tackle ISIS

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Britain’s Treason Act of 1351 would be used to charge citizens who prefer to fight with ISIS insurgents in Iraq and Syria.

Time released its annual list of The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Time on 13 October 2014 released its annual list of The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014.

Raghuram Rajan won Euromoney Award for Best Central Bank Governor of the Year 2014

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 78 people agreed

The RBI governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan was conferred with Euromoney’s Central Bank Governor of the Year Award 2014 in Washington.

PSN Rao appointed as Chairman of the DUAC

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Union Urban Development Ministry appointed PSN Rao as the new Chairman of the Delhi Urban Art Commission. He succeeds Raj Rewal.

Tamil poet Iqbal named for Singapore's highest cultural award, Cultural Medallion

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

Indian-origin Singaporean poet and writer KTM Iqbal will be awarded Cultural Medallion, the country's highest cultural award by the President.

Cairo International conference held to raise fund for reconstruction of Gaza strip

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

Cairo International conference was held to raise the fund for reconstruction of Gaza Strip.

ACC approved appointment of Rajiv Mehrishi as the Union Finance Secretary

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

ACC approved appointed of Rajiv Mehrishi as the Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance in place of Arvind Mayaram.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed on 17 October

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

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed across the world to promote people’s awareness on the need to eradicate poverty worldwide.

President Pranab Mukherjee visited Norway

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

President Pranab Mukherjee visited Norway.

Indian-born scientist Sanjaya Rajaram received World Food Prize 2014

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Indian scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram on 16 October 2014 received the World Food Prize 2014.

World Food Day observed globally on 16 October

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

World Food Day was observed across the world on 16 October 2014.

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