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President of India presented Indira Gandhi Rajbhasa Awards

Published on: 16-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 14 September 2014 presented Indira Gandhi Rajbhasa awards.

International Day for preservation of Ozone Layer observed on 16 September

Published on: 16-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer observed on 16 September with a theme Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On.

Japan actress Yoshiko Yamaguchi died

Published on: 15-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Yoshiko Yamaguchi, film actress of Japan died due to heart failure.

Educationist Kireet Joshi died

Published on: 15-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Educationist Kireet Joshi was died.

ISIS beheaded British Citizen, David Haines; David Cameron vows to hunt down killers

Published on: 15-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

ISIS militants on 13 September 2014 released a video of beheading its hostage, David Haines, the British aid Worker. He was kidnapped from Syria.

Spaceship Earth Grants launched Global Crowdfunding Spaceflight Contest

Published on: 15-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Spaceship Earth Grants (SEG) on 15 September 2014 launched a new program Global Crowdfunding Spaceflight Contest.

Chinese Army stopped water supply for Indians from T-Point in Demchock, Ladakh

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

Chinese Army stopped Indians from using water supply and construction work at the T-Point of Demchok area of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Hurricane Odile hit Mexico's Baja California resort

Published on: 15-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Hurricane Odile on 14 September 2014 hit the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in western Mexico.

India observed Hindi Divas on 14 September

Published on: 15-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

National Hindi Divas or Hindi Day was observed across India on 14 September to promote the Matra Bhasha – the mother tongue of India.

Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited India

Published on: 15-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited India from 6 to 8 September.

Narendra Ambwani elected as chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India

Published on: 13-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Narendra Ambwani on 12 September 2014 elected as Chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI).

Russian hackers leaked around five million Gmail passwords

Published on: 13-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Russian hackers on 11 September 2014 have leaked around Five millions Gmail Passwords.

WHO honoured Bangladesh and Timor-Leste for Excellence in Public Health

Published on: 12-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

WHO honoured Bangladesh and Timor-Leste with South East Asia Regional Award for Excellence in Public Health.

SC asked Union Government to reinstate Rajeshwar singh as Deputy Director of ED

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

Supreme Court on 8 September 2014 asked the Union Government to reinstate Rajeshwar singh as permanent Deputy Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Skeleton of giant water-living Dinosaur unveiled in Morocco

Published on: 12-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The skeleton of a giant water-living Dinosaur was unveiled in Morocco.

Freedom Fighter and Journalist Jitendra Chandra Paul died

Published on: 12-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Freedom fighter and veteran journalist Jitendra Chandra Paul died.

Legendary Nazrul singer Firoza Begum Died

Published on: 11-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Prominent Bangladeshi Nazrul Sangeet singer Firoza Begum died.

James Bond villain Richard Kiel died

Published on: 11-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Actor Richard Kiel who played steel-toothed villain role in two James Bond films died.

Subhash Chandra Garg appointed as Executive Director of World Bank

Published on: 11-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 90 people agreed

ACC appointed Senior IAS officer Subhash Chandra Garg was appointed as the Executive Director in World Bank for a tenure of three years.

Strategic Force Command of India successfully test-fired Agni-I missile

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

Strategic Force Command of India successfully test-fired Agni-I missile.

Bhartendu Harishchandra Awards conferred

Published on: 10-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Union Ministry for Information & Broadcasting on 9 September 2014 conferred the Bhartendu Harishchandra Awards for the years 2011 and 2012.

Fertile Crescent under threat from violent turmoil in the Middle East

Published on: 10-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Fertile Crescent was in news recently due to the new initiative by the UN FAO and University of Birmingham's School of Biosciences

Indian institutions IARI and NAAS awarded Doctor Honoris Causa to FAO Director-General

Published on: 10-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Indian institutions IARI and NAAS on 9 September 2014 awarded Doctor Honoris Causa to FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva.

H Devaraj Committee reported most deemed universities not fit for being a university

Published on: 10-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

H Devaraj Committee on 8 September 2014 reported that most of the deemed universities are not fit for being a university.

International Labour Organisation released a report titled G20 labour markets: Outlook

Published on: 10-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

ILO released a report titled G20 Labour markets: outlook, Key challenges and policy responses.

1846 Northwest Passage expedition ship found in Canadian Arctic

Published on: 10-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Sir John Franklin's doomed 1846 Northwest Passage expedition ship was found in Canadian Arctic on 9 September 2014.

Al–Khansaa brigade: Women force of ISIS

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

The al-Khansaa Brigade is an all-female branch of ISIS.

Suresh Kumar became first Indian to visit Stratosphere

Published on: 10-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

TN Suresh Kumar became the first Indian to visit to the stratosphere, the second layer of the Earth’s atmosphere.

50 years of man in space: authoured by Garik Israelien, Brian May and David J Eicher

Published on: 09-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

50 years of man in space: authoured by Garik Israelien, Brian May and David J Eicher

Former NASA Scientist Dr. Noel W. Hinners died

Published on: 09-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

A former NASA chief scientist Dr. Noel W. Hinners died on 5 September 2014 due to brain tumor

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