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RBI adopted Inflation Targeting as a policy tool for monetary regulation

Published on: 05-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Inflation targeting is defined as an economic policy in which a central bank estimates or decides for a medium-term target inflation rate.

BBC released a documentary film India's Daughter

Published on: 05-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The film is based on the Delhi gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old female named Nirbhaya that took place on 16 December 2012. The film was simultaneously released in Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway and Canada.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar completed his SAARC Yatra

Published on: 05-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

During the SAARC Yatra, he visited four countries namely Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan. He held talks with his counterparts of respective nations and their leaders to.

Three South Asian women selected for International Women of Courage Award

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

They were among the 10 extraordinary women selected from 10 countries for the award for demonstrating exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights and gender equality.

Rani Mukerji awarded by National Institute of Gender Justice for representing the cause of women

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Rani is the first ever film personality to be felicitated with this prestigious award. She was awarded for creating awareness about child trafficking in New Delhi.

Indian-American physician Rahul Jindal selected for Fulbright Nehru Distinguished Chair

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Rahul Jindal is a Professor of Surgery and Global Health at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Ornithologist KS Lavkumar Khachar died at 84

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Ornithologist and naturalist K S Lavkumar Khachar died.

World’s largest and tallest Indian flag unfurled in Faridabad

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

The flag was unfurled by BJP president Amit Shah, Haryana CM M L Khattar and Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor.

World Wildlife Day observed globally

Published on: 04-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The 2015 theme of the World Wildlife Day is it’s time to get serious about wildlife crime. The day is to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people.

IAS officer Kewal K Sharma appointed as Delhi Chief Secretary

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

At present, Sharma is the chief secretary of Goa. Sharma was appointed as the Goa chief secretary on 1 January 2015.

Baldev Sharma appointed as chairman of National Book Trust

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Panchajanya is an Indian weekly newspaper published by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Hindi.

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba won 2014 Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

Published on: 03-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Pohamba was awarded for serving the country since its independence and his leadership has renewed people’s trust in democracy. He is a role model for the African continent.

Avalanches hit Panjshir Valley of northern Afghanistan

Published on: 02-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Earlier in second and third week of February 2015, the area was devastated by avalanches and flooding in which at least 286 people have died. These recent environmental devastation is believed to be worst in past 30 years.

National Science Day observed in India on 28 February

Published on: 02-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

The theme for the National Science Day 2015 is Science for Nation Building and the day is observed to mark discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928.

Kannan Ramesh appointed as Judicial Commissioner to Supreme Court Bench of Singapore

Published on: 02-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He will serve the office for two years. Prior to this appointment, Kannan Ramesh was the managing partner of Tan Kok Quan Partnership.

Words Ride-share, unboxing added to Oxford Dictionary

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Ride-share has been defined as to participate in an arrangement in which a passenger travels in a private vehicle driven by its owner, for free or for a fee, especially as arranged by means of a website or app.

Indian Navy concluded TROPEX Exercise 2015

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

TROPEX-2015 was a month long exercise aimed at validating the Indian Navy’s Concept of Operations and the area of operations spanned across the Arabian Sea and Northern Indian Ocean.

Acclaimed US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Renowned US actor Leonard Nimoy passed away on 27 February 2015 in Los Angeles following chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

International Rare Disease Day observed on 28 February

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

On this day, hundreds of patient organisations from more than 80 countries and regions worldwide carried-on awareness-raising activities around the slogan Day-by-day, hand-in-hand.

Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Nemtsov had served Russia as its first Deputy Prime Minister in 1990s under the late President Boris Yeltsin.

Noted sociologist Meera Kosambi died

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Her works were known for brilliant and incisive scholarship and her crowning achievement was to turn the light on Pandita Ramambai, the great 19 century Indian reformer and educationist and early pioneer of women’s emancipation in India.

IDC released a report on Indian Smartphone market

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

For the fourth quarter (October-December) of 2014, report highlighted that South Korean handset maker Samsung continued to retain its top position in the Indian Smartphone market.

Kshatrapati Shivaji appointed as CMD of Small Industries Development Bank of India

Published on: 28-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Shivaji was appointed on deputation basis for a period of three years.

Veteran cinematographer Aloysius Vincent passed away

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He was a well-known cinematographer in various film industries including Telugu film industry, Tamil Film Industry and Bollywood as well.

Justice Amitava Roy sworn in as Supreme Court judge

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

With his elevation, the strength of the SC judges has gone up to 29. SC has a sectioned strength of 31 judges.

FBI announced 3 million US dollar award for information on Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Bogachev is alleged for his involvement in a major cyber racketeering enterprise in which he played a role of administrator for the GameOver Zeus botnet.

Wipro won seven awards at the CIO Choice Honour and Recognition 2015

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Wipro won the award in the categories of Managed IT Services, Managed Security Services, Enterprise Infrastructure Automation Services, Systems Integrator, Network Maintenance Services, Service Assurance Program, and Application Managed Services.

Former Haryana Chief Minister Hukam Singh died

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

He served Haryana as its Chief Minister in 1990-91 as a  member of Janata Dal.

Clemson University honoured Ratan Tata with Doctorate of Automotive Engineering

Published on: 26-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

He was awarded for his contributions to the global automotive industry.

Abdul Jabbar sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes in Bangladesh

Published on: 25-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was sentenced for crimes committed during the Liberation War in 1971 and if he fails to submit the fine then his jail term would be extended by two years.

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