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American actor James Garner died at 86

Published on: 23-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed


American actor James Garner died at the age of 86 in Los Angeles on 19 July 2014.

National Geographic launched magazine Explorer for schoolchildren in India

Published on: 23-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The famed National Geographic on 22 July 2014 launched a special edition of Explorer magazines for schoolchildren in India.

Ram Naik sworn in as 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh

Published on: 23-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Former Union Minister and BJP leader from Maharashtra Ram Naik on 22 July 2014 was sworn in as 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow

India won 5 medals at 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO2014) held at Astana

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

The Indian Contingent won five medals in 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO2014) held in Astana, Kazakhstan

R S Sharma Expert Committee constituted on Cost Records and Cost Audits

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

Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 19 July 2014 constituted R S Sharma Expert Committee on Cost Records and Cost Audits.

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Arrived in India

Published on: 21-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 97 people agreed

The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim arrived in New Delhi, India on 21 July 2014 on his three-day visit.

Y Sudharshan Rao appointed as Chairman of ICHR

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

Yellapragada Sudharshan Rao on 25 June 2014 was appointed as Chairman of Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)

B20 Australia Summit held in Sydney

Published on: 19-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

B20 Australia Summit was held in Sydney, Australia on 18 July 2014.

Global Innovation Index 2014 released

Published on: 19-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 72 people agreed

The Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII) was released at the B20 Australia Summit held in Sydney on 18 July 2014.

Malaysia Airlines plane Boeing 777 MH-17 crashed over Eastern Ukraine

Published on: 18-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane, MH-17, was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border on 17 July 2014.

India to host 7th IBSA Summit in 2015

Published on: 18-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 111 people agreed

7th India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) summit will be held in New Delhi, India in 2015

Narendra Modi visited Brazil to attend 6th BRICS Summit

Published on: 18-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

Narendra Modi visited Brazil to attend the 6th BRICS Summit held in Fortaleza, Brazil form 15 July to 16 July 2014.

Om Prakash Kohli sworn in as the Governor of Gujarat

Published on: 18-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Om Prakash Kohli was sworn in as the Governor of Gujarat. He succeeds Kamla Beniwal who was transferred to Mizoram by the President of India.

B Ashok took charge as Chairman of IOC

Published on: 17-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

B Ashok on 16 July 2014 took charge as Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the India’s largest oil firm.

Veteran actress Suchitra Sen's house to be converted into a museum

Published on: 17-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Suchitra Sen’s ancestral home of Bangladesh will be converted into a museum as per the decision of Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.

7th BRICS Summit to be held in Russian city of Ufa

Published on: 17-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 123 people agreed

7th BRICS Summit will be held in Russian city of Ufa in 2015. The announcement was made in Fortaleza Declaration

Ramayana month started in Kerala temples

Published on: 17-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Karkadakam month in the Malayalam Calendar is observed as the Ramayana Month in Kerala, during which, the epic Ramayana is recited in homes and temples.

Prehistoric rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs found in Chhattisgarh

Published on: 17-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 101 people agreed

Archeologists has discovered prehistoric rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Caves of Charama region of Kanker district of Chhattisgarh.

South African Nobel-prize winning author Nadine Gordimer died

Published on: 16-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

South African Nobel Prize-winning author, Nadine Gordimer died. She wrote several books, of which two were banned by apartheid regime.

Subway metro train derailed in Moscow

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

At least 21 people were killed in metro train derailment in Moscow, Russia when it was crossing through deepest tunnel, Park Pobedy.

Operation to refloat wrecked Italian ship Costa Concordia launched

Published on: 15-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Operation to refloat the wrecked Italian ship Costa Concordia was launched on 14 July 2014.

Environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt won the Gandhi Peace prize 2013

Published on: 15-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Chandi Prasad Bhatt an acclaimed environmentalist and social activist has been awarded with the prestigious Gandhi Peace prize for 2013.

President appointed Governors of five states

Published on: 15-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 195 people agreed

Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India has appointed Governors of five states, namely Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Nagaland.

World-renowned conductor Lorin Maazel died at 84

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Lorin Maazel, the American conductor of classical music, violinist and composer died on 13 July 2014 at his home in Castleton, Virginia. He was 84.

India's first indigenous anti-submarine warship INS Kamrota handed over to Indian Navy

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 137 people agreed

India's first indigenous anti-submarine warship (ASW) Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kamorta was handed over to the Indian Navy by GRSE

Post recovery of four bodies from River Beki, tensions rise in Assam’s Baksa district

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

River Beki in Baksa district of Assam was in news due to recovery of four kidnapped bodies on 13 July 2014 that led to tensions...

INS Kuthar Warship damaged in mishap, 15th such incident since August 2013

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kuthar Warship was damaged in a mishap on 13 July 2014. This was the 15th such incident after INS Sindhurakshak...

Senior VHP leader Giriraj Kishore died at 94

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Senior VHP leader, Giriraj Kishore died in New Delhi following prolonged illness. He was 94.

Inter-island air service to start in Andaman & Nicobar from 24 July

Published on: 14-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Inter-island air service operation in Andaman and Nicobar would start from 24 July 2014. This air service will connect Port Blair to Car Nicobar.

Earthquakes in Oklahoma due to wastewater disposal wells: Cornell University

Published on: 12-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Earthquakes in Oklahoma increased due to massive injections of wastewater from the oil and gas industry

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