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Randstad Awards 2014 announced

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Randstad Awards 2014 was announced encourage best practices for talent attraction and to identify the best Employer Brand in the country.

A new robot, Borewell Robot, developed to rescue kids who fall into borewells

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

A new robot called Borewell Robot was developed by M.Manigandan to rescue kids who fall into borewells.

Comic book icon Archie to die in July's final issue

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Archie Comics has declared that the famous comic character Archie will die in the July 2014 issue after ruling the comics market for 73 year.

Randstad India Country Report 2014 released

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Randstad India Country released a report on 17 April 2014 based on the survey of employed workforce in India.

South Korean ferry drowned off the South of the Korean peninsula

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

South Korean ferry carrying 459 passengers and crew drowned on 16 April 2014 off the south of the Korean Peninsula.

Admiral RK Dhowan appointed as the new Navy Chief

Published on: 17-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Admiral RK Dhowan took over as 22nd Chief of Indian Navy. He is a successor of Admiral DK Joshi, who was the 1st Defence forces chief to resign in India.

61st National Film Awards: Ship of Theseus won Best Feature Film

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

Ship of Theseus was selected as best feature film and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was named as the best popular film in the National Film Awards.

Indians accounted for more than one-third of temporary workers in US: DHS Report

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

India accounted for more than one-third of the temporary workers of non-immigrants in the US in 2012.

PC Parakh authored book Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths released

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

PC Parakh book entitled, Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths was released in New Delhi.

Portal ‘RAILSAVER’ launched to Improve Energy Efficiency in Indian Railways

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Portal, RAILSAVER was inaugurated by the Indian Railways with an aim to improve energy efficiency in Indian Railways.

Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram designated as new Finance Secretary

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram has been designated as new Finance Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

SIPRI released Trends in world military expenditure, 2013 report

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

Trends in world military expenditure 2013 report of SIPRI says that world's military expenditure has declined. The report has placed India ninth.

India born poet Vijay Seshadri won 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry category

Published on: 15-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems entitled 3 Sections.

Justice G Rohini appointed as the first women Chief Justice of Delhi High Court

Published on: 14-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Justice G Rohini appointed as the next Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. She will be the first women Chief Justice in the Delhi High Court.

President conferred Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships 2013

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

President of India conferred Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 2013 at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

Book entitled The Accidental Prime Minister released

Published on: 14-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

A book entitled The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh written by Sanjaya Baru was released.

Earthquake of Magnitude 8.3 on Richter Scale struck Solomon Islands

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

Earthquake of magnitude 8.3 on Richter Scale struck Solomon Islands on 13 April 2014.

Ratan Tata received Knight Grand Cross award by UK Government

Published on: 12-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

Ratan Tata on 10 April 2014 received the Knight Grand Cross (GBE) award by UK Government.

Legendary Poet Gulzar selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013

Published on: 12-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

The Union Ministry announced on 12 April 2014 that legendary poet Gulzar was selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2013

Successful Novelist Sue Townsend died

Published on: 12-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Novelist Sue Townsend on 11 April 2014 died after a short illness

Justice R.M.Lodha appointed as Next Chief Justice of India

Published on: 12-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 292 people agreed

President of India on 11 April 2014 appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha as Next Chief Justice of India.

Stuart Parkin won Millennium Technology Prize 2014

Published on: 11-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 81 people agreed

Stuart Parkin won Millennium Technology Prize 2014

'Gulabi Gang' documentary to be screened at New York India film festival

Published on: 11-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Gulabi Gang documentary based on the life of an activist Sampat Devi will be screened at the 14th New York Indian Film Festival.

Ratan Tata appointed member of China-backed Board of Boao Forum for Asia

Published on: 11-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Ratan Tata on 10 April 2014 was appointed as a member of the Board of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA)

Van der Lugt, dutch priest shot dead in Homs

Published on: 09-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

A Dutch priest Frans Van der Lugt was shot dead on 7 April 2014 in Homs by a gunman. He was 70.

Viktor Orban re-elected as Prime Minister of Hungary

Published on: 09-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Viktor Orban was re-elected as Prime Minister of Hungary for the second consecutive four-year term.

Ernesto Gainza set a new Guinness record of skydiving using smallest parachute

Published on: 09-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Ernesto Gainza set a new Guinness record by skydiving using world's smallest parachute. He jumped from 14000 feet with a canopy size of a bed sheet.

India's first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant sold for 60 crore rupees

Published on: 09-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 139 people agreed

INS Vikrant was sold to IB Commercial for 60 crore. It is India’s first aircraft carrier and played an important role during 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Mickey Rooney, the American film actor died

Published on: 08-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

American film actor and entertainer, Mickey Rooney died in California at the age of 93.

Jhumpa Lahiri's "Lowland" shortlisted for 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

Published on: 08-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Lowland of Jhumpa Lahiri has been shortlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction along with other five books.

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