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Pak Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif appointed as mediator to defuse political crisis

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 117 people agreed

Pakistan Government on 29 August 2014 appointed Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif's as mediator to defuse political crisis.

Yohann Diniz broke 50km Walk World Record at the European Athletics Championship

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 142 people agreed

Yohann Diniz of France broke the 50-km Walk World Record at the European Athletics Championship held in Zurich, Switzerland.

Union Government notified enhancing the social security cover limit under EPFO

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 279 people agreed

Union Government on 28 August 2014 notified enhancing the social security cover limit under the social security...

SEBI issued norms for sharing KYC details with financial regulators

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 159 people agreed

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 30 August 2014 allowed sharing of Know-your-Client details with entities

Noted Historian Bipan Chandra died

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

Bipan Chandra, former professor of history, was considered to be a specialist in the economic and political history...

Baba Kalyani re-nominated as Co-Chairman of IJBLF

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 80 people agreed

Baba Kalyani was re-nominated as the Co-Chairman of the India-Japan Business Leader’s Forum (IJBLF.)

J & K Legislative Council passed a resolution urging Union to resume Indo-Pak talks

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

Jammu & Kashmir legislative council on 28 August 2014 passed a resolution urging Union to resume Indo-Pak talks.

Adani bought Carmichael Australia coal mine royalty rights from Linc Energy

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Adani Enterprises on 29 August 2014 agreed to pay 145 million US dollar to Linc Energy to buy the royalty rights.

Samsung unveiled 12 Sports Ratnas for the Incheon Asian Games

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 67 people agreed

Samsung Electronics Company Limited announced the names of 12 Samsung Sports Ratnas for 17th Asian Games.

US actor Harry Belafonte to receive Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar Award

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

US actor and singer Harry Belafonte was named for  honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar Award on 29 August 2014.

ONGC board approved 5219 crore rupees investment in Daman gas fields

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

ONGC on 29 August 2014 announced to invest 5219 crore rupees for the production of Daman gas fields in the Arabian Sea.

Supreme Court rejected the plea of the Gujarat government on moving Gir lions

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 63 people agreed

Supreme Court on 15 August 2014 rejected the plea of Gujarat government to relocate the Gir lions from Gir National Park in Gujarat

India Signed agreement with World Bank for MSRPII project

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 181 people agreed

India signed Loan Agreements with World for IDA assistance Mizoram State Roads Project.

President Pranab Mukherjee presented National Sports Awards to eminent sportsperson

Aug 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 438 people agreed

The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Sports Awards to eminent sportsperson on 29 August 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

Union Government appointed JIC chief RN Ravi as Naga interlocutor

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 67 people agreed

Union Government on 29 August 2014 appointed chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) RN Ravi as Naga interlocutor.

CBDT set up four-member Committee to scrutinize retrospective tax amendment

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

The CBDT on 28 August 2014 set up a four-member high-level committee to scrutinize the retrospective tax amendments.

Centuries old Omari Mosque in Jabaliya in Gaza destroyed in Israel-Gaza conflict

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Centuries old Omari Mosque in Jabaliya in Gaza was in news recently due to its destruction in ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.

SC advised the PM to not to include chargesheeted person into their Cabinet

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Supreme Court on 27 August 2014 advised the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers to not to include chargesheeted persons into their cabinet.

National Sports Day was celebrated on the 29 August

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 117 people agreed

National Sports Day was celebrated on the 29 August throughout the country.

Maharashtra State Cabinet approved the formation of Transgender Welfare Board

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 58 people agreed

Maharashtra State Cabinet on 28 August 2014 approved the formation of Transgender Welfare Board.

French President François Hollande named the new French government

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

French President Francois Hollande named the new French government on 26 August 2014 under Prime Minister Manual Valls.

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved Urea Production from Naphta

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs  on 27 August 2014 approved the continuation of production of urea...

God of Antarctica written by 13 year old Yashwardhan Shukla

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 263 people agreed

Delhi-based 13 year old school boy Yashwardhan Shukla authored a novel, Gods of Antarctica.

China detected tunnels in Xinjiang province and North Korean borders

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

China police detected dozens of cross-border tunnels in troubled Muslim-majority Xinjiang province as well as northeast area bordering North Korea.

43 UN Peacekeepers held hostage by armed group in Syrian Golan Heights

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Forty-three UN Peacekeepers kept in held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, near Quneitra.

Maharashtra Government included 10 Sub- Caste of Lingayat community in OBC category

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 108 people agreed

Maharashtra Government on 28 August 2014 included 10 Sub- Caste of Lingayat community in Other Backward Category (OBC) category.

Union Government notified Securities Laws Amendment Act, 2014

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Government has notified Securities Laws Amendment Act that empowers SEBI to clamp down on illicit money-pooling schemes and arrest of defaulters.

Prime Minister launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 641 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 August 2014 launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.

Sivaramakrishnan Committee submitted report to Union Home Ministry on AP Capital

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 154 people agreed

Sivaramakrishnan committee constituted by the Union Government to suggest the place to build the capital city of Andhra Pradesh...

Delhi Government made it mandatory for women to wear helmet in Delhi NCR

Aug 29, 2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

The Delhi Government on 28 August 2014 made it mandatory for women riding a two-wheeler to wear helmets in Delhi NCR region.

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