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Theodore Van Kirk, the last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima died

Published on: 31-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving crewman of the plane that dropped atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945 during the World War II died.

Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff

Published on: 31-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff on 31 July 2014. He succeeded General Bikram Singh...

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha took over as the Chairman of COSC

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on 30 July 2014 took over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC).

Eminent Hindi litterateur Madhukar Singh died at 87

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Madhukar Singh, an eminent Hindi litterateur died at his residence in village Dharahara of Bhojpur district on 21 July 2014

Union government decided to appoint Suresh Prabhu Committee to review gas pricing formula

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Union government on 24 July 2014 decided to appoint Suresh Prabhu Committee to review the gas pricing formula.

Haryana Power Minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav resigned from state cabinet

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

Captain Ajay Singh Yadav, the Haryana Power Minister resigned from the cabinet. He submitted his resignation to Chief Minister of the state.

Sushilarani Patel, a Classical singer died at 96

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

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

Bangladesh freedom fighter Bir Bikrom UK Ching Marma died

Published on: 30-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 19 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: 96 people agreed

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

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

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 65 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: 27 people agreed

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

International Tiger Day 2014 observed across the world

Published on: 29-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

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

World Hepatitis Day observed across the world on 28 July

Published on: 28-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 32 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: 73 people agreed

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

Sushma Swaraj visited Nepal

Published on: 28-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 32 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: 108 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: 55 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.

Veteran BJP Leader Kaptan Singh Solanki Appointed Governor Of Haryana

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

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

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

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 67 people agreed

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

Kargil Vijay Diwas Celebrated across the country on 26 July

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 152 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

Veteran journalist Sundaram Sankaran died at 87

Published on: 26-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Veteran Journalist Sundaram Sankaran died on 19 July 2014. He passed away at his residence in Kensington...

Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk Resigned

Published on: 25-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned from his post from Verkhovna Rada (The Parliament of Ukraine)

Logo Design Competition launched for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign

Published on: 25-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 111 people agreed

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development launched a Logo Design Competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign.

SC appointed R S Cheema as special public prosecutor in coal scam

Published on: 25-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

The Supreme Court on 25 July 2014 appointed R S Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor for trial in coal blocks allocation scam.

Malabar Naval Exercise featuring Indian, Japanese and US Navy started

Published on: 25-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Malabar Naval exercise 2014 started on 24 July 2014 in the Pacific Ocean. Malabar naval exercise 2014 is the 18th edition...

India's President inaugurated Bank and Post Office in President Estate's new buildings

Published on: 25-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 24 July 2014 inaugurated the President’s Estate Branch...

KN Tripathi sworn in as 22nd Governor of West Bengal

Published on: 25-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Keshari Nath Tripathi was sworn in as 22nd Governor of West Bengal on 24 July 2014. The Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court...

Air Algerie plane Boeing MD-83 went missing over Mali

Published on: 24-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 63 people agreed

Air Algerie plane Boeing MD-83 went missing over Gao in Mali in Africa on 24 July 2014.

Union Government issued guidelines for Selection of Dance Productions for Festival of India abroad

Published on: 24-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Union Ministry of Culture on 4 July 2014 issued guidelines for Selection of Dance Productions for Festival of India abroad.

Doordarshan's Naad Bhed-The Mystery of Sound to be featured in Limca Book of Records

Published on: 24-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

The classical music reality show of Doordarshan Naad Bhed-The Mystery of Sound will be featured in Limca Book of Records

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