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Michael Hudson McHugh, the ex-Australian judge appointed as arbitrator by SC

May 1, 2014
Important for Exam: 157 people agreed

SC appointed Hudson McHugh as 3rd arbitrator to resolve dispute of Centre and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on KG basin.

For the first time London got its Web Domain name .London

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 126 people agreed

London on 29 April 2014 got its domain name .london for the first time.

George Clooney stepped down from UN role

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

George Clooney stepped down from his role as UN’s Messenger of Peace amid the reports of his engagement Amal Alamuddin.

The Indo-French DanSe DialogueS dance festival celebrated across India

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Indo-French DanSe DialogueS festival celebrated across the seven cities in India

TDSAT allowed intra-circle 3G roaming and quashed fines on Bharti, Vodafone and Idea

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) on 29 April 2014 allowed intra circle 3G roaming for service providers.

Increase in extreme wet and dry spells in South Asian monsoon: Stanford Study

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The South Asian monsoon has been experiencing dangerous increase in extreme wet and dry spells since 1980.

Petition filed in Court of Pakistan to prove Bhagat Singh's innocence

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

To prove innocence of Bhagat Singh in the murder case of the Lahore SSP, John P Saunders in 1928, a FIR was registered in Pakistan.

Rape victim statement should be directly recorded by judicial magistrate within 24 hours: SC

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 92 people agreed

SC directed that statement of rape victims should be directly recorded by a judicial magistrate within 24 hours instead of police officials.

Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana scheme launched in UAE

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 218 people agreed

MGPSY was launched in UAE in tie up of a leading Indian financial and health care service player and the UAE Exchange.

NGT prohibited dumping of sewage and waste material at Dheerpur Wetlands

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 29 April 2014 prohibited dumping of sewage and waste materials at wetlands.

Facebook launched FB Newswire for journalists

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

Facebook launched FB Newswire for journalists on 24 April 2014.

Scientists developed World's First Solar Jet Fuel

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 163 people agreed

Scientists on 29 April 2014 for the first time developed Solar Jet Fuel using Sunlight, water and carbon dioxide (Co2)

SAIL bagged RVNL contracts for rail line projects in country

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

SAIL bagged contracts to supply over 1.17 lakh tonnes of rails for two global tenders for major upcoming passenger rail line projects in India.

Wimbledon announced 10.8 percent increase in Prize Money

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Wimbledon prize amount for 2014 has been increased by 10.8 percent to 25 million Pound.

UN and IOC signed historic agreement on Sport for Peace and Economic Development

Apr 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The UN and the IOC signed an agreement to use sports for promotion of peace and economic development.

Sharath Gayakwad won 2 Bronze, 1 silver at IDM Berlin 2014

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 145 people agreed

Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad won two Bronze and single Silver at the IDM Berlin 2014.

Arch to be built over Chernobyl to safeguard citizens from radioactive dust

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

Ukranian Government on 28 April 2014 announced to build a arch over Chernobyl to protect its citizens from radioactive dust

UN and IOC signed agreement to promote peace and economic development

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

UN and IOC signed an agreement to use the power of sports to promote peace and economic development.

EU imposed temporary ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes and 4 vegetables

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 193 people agreed

EU imposed a temporary ban on import of Alphonso mangoes and four vegetables from India. The ban will come into effect from 1 May 2014.

Indian Golfer Anirban Lahiri ranked 67 in World Golf Ranking

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

Indian Golfer Anirban Lahiri was ranked 67 in World Golf Ranking which was released on 28 April 2014.

NR Narayana Murthy hounoured with 'Global Indian Award' in Canada

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 91 people agreed

2014 CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award presented to NR Narayana Murthy for his remarkable vision and leadership in the IT sector.

Rajeev Suri appointed as President and CEO of Nokia Corporation

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 84 people agreed

Rajeev Suri appointed as President and CEO of Nokia Corporation.

President approved dissolution of Andhra Pradesh Assembly

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

President of India approved dissolution of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and a fresh proclamation of Central Rule in the state.

Californian Mite became the fastest land animal

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 125 people agreed

A Southern California mite Paratarsotomus macropalpis set a new record as world's fastest land animal.

Slovakia and Ukraine signed Framework Interconnection Agreement on gas supply

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Slovakia and Ukraine signed a Framework Interconnection Agreement.

An Egyptian Court gave death sentence to 683 ex-president Morsi supporters

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

An Egyptian Court on 28 April 2014 sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the Mohammed Morsi.

Environmental activist Ramesh Agrawal won Goldman Environmental Prize 2014

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

An Indian environmental activist, Ramesh Agrawal won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize that is commonly called as the Green Nobel.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez named as Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year

Apr 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Luis Suarez was named as the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year. Eden Hazard was voted as the Young Player of the Year.

PLO adopted a plan to seek membership of International Organisations

Apr 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

The central council of Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) on 27 April 2014 adopted a plan to seek membership of International Organisations.

Arturo Licata, the World's oldest man died in Italy at age 111

Apr 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

World’s oldest man, Arturo Licata died at the age of 111. He was awarded the Guinness World Records title of oldest living man on 28 February 2014.

Two former Popes John XXIII and John Paul II declared as Saints by Pope Francis

Apr 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Pope Francis on 27 April 2014 declared his two predecessors, John XXIII and John Paul II, saints in St Peter's Square in Vatican City.

Philippines and the U.S. signed 10 year long defence pact

Apr 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

The Philippines and the United States signed a 10 year long defence pact on 28 April 2014.

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