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January 2014 Current Affairs

Allahabad High Court ordered CBI probe into alleged misappropriation of MGNREGA funds

Feb 1, 2014
Important for Exam: 573 people agreed

High Court of Uttar Pradesh directed CBI to probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds in seven districts for MGNREGA Scheme from the centre.

India suffered 4-0 loss in 5 match ODI series against New Zealand

Feb 1, 2014
Important for Exam: 102 people agreed

India lost the fifth and final cricket ODI series of 5 matches against New Zealand by 87 runs in Westpac Stadium at Wellington.

Union Government raised quota of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 153 people agreed

Union Government raised the quota of subsidised LPG cylinders to 12 cylinders per household in a year on 30 January 2014.

Union Government decided to fix two year tenure for IAS, IPS

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 403 people agreed

The Union Government decided to amend the rules governing IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers 30 January 2014.

Oscar withdrew Alone Yet Not Alone from Best Song nomination category

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 145 people agreed

Organisers of Oscars withdrew the song Alone Yet Not Alone from the Best Song Nomination category on 30 January 2014.

India launched Gandhi portal for British-Indian children

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 272 people agreed

India launched a Gandhi Portal named Search for Gandhi in London on 31 January 2014.

Three Transgenders got government jobs in Pakistan

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

The Sindh government in Pakistan employed three transgendered persons in different departments on 31 January 2014.

China marked arrival of the Year of the Horse

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 140 people agreed

China marked arrival of its Year of the Horse, which is celebrated across the world by Chinese people on 31 January 2014 as the Lunar New Year.

FAA downgraded safety ratings of Indian aviation

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 80 people agreed

Federal Aviation Administration of the US downgraded the safety ratings of Indian aviation on 31 January 2014 from top to the second category.

Cabinet approved second Phase of Bangalore Metro Rail Project

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 147 people agreed

Union Cabinet approved the second phase of Bangalore Metro Rail Project (Namma Metro) to improve public transport system in the city.

CCI ordered fresh probe into Coal India and subsidiary for violations

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

CCI has ordered a fresh probe into state-run miner Coal India and its subsidiary for alleged abuse of dominant market position in fuel supplies.

By June 2014 India to have 243 million Internet users: IAMAI

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 88 people agreed

Internet user base in India projected to reach 243 million by June 2014: IAMAI

Vijay Bahuguna, the Chief Minister of Uttrakhand resigned

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 226 people agreed

Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Vijay Bahuguna submitted his resignation to the Governor of the state.

Agriculture Ministry issued guidelines on National Mission on Oil seeds and Oil Palm

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 117 people agreed

Agriculture Ministry has issued detailed guidelines and strategy for implementation of National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm.

Heena Sandhu 10 m Air Pistol score recognized as World record

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 355 people agreed

Heena Sandhu’s score of 203.8 in 10 m Air Pistol set at the Munich World Cup in November 2013 was recognized as World record on 30 January 2014.

Cabinet approved Amendments in OBC Central List for 13 States and 3 Union Territories

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 225 people agreed

Union Cabinet approved amendments in the Central List of OBCs in 13 states and three Union Territories as per advices received from the NCBC.

Cabinet approved Amendments to the Mental Health Care Bill

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 85 people agreed

Union Cabinet approved amendments to Mental Health Care Bill to empower people suffering from mental illness and protect their rights.

India and Netherlands signed MoU for cooperation in field of Sports

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 125 people agreed

India and the Netherlands signed an MOU in field of Sports for exchange of knowledge and experience in the fields of sports management and others.

India became third largest crude oil importer in the World

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 668 people agreed

India overtook Japan to become the third largest crude oil importer in the World.

Arun Gupta appointed as CMD of Shipping Corporation of India

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

Arun Kumar Gupta has been appointed as the CMD of Shipping Corporation of India by the government as the post was vacant since December 2012.

India and Fiji signed Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 120 people agreed

India and Fiji signed DTAA for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

Kiwi Kathy Cross is first woman in ICC Umpire's Panel

Jan 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 202 people agreed

Kathy Cross became the first woman to be appointed in an ICC umpires panel as an Associate and Affiliate panel of International umpires.

NIT Odisha developed technology to turn Plastic into fuel

Jan 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 269 people agreed

National Institute of Technology, Odisha, developed a commercially viable technology for efficiently rendering common polymer plastic into a liquid fuel.

Sumit Malik stripped off gold medal for anti-doping violation

Jan 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 74 people agreed

Sumit Malik winner of 400m gold in men’s 400m race of Lusofonia Games has been stripped off from his medal for violating anti-doping rules.

Penguin chicks die due to climate change: Research Report

Jan 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

University of Washington research report says that Climate Change is a cause for the deaths of the Penguin chicks

Tunisia’s new government of independents headed by Mehdi Jomaa sworn in

Jan 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

New technocratic government of Tunisia headed by Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa was sworn in and replaced the Islamist-led administration of the country.

Hero MotoCorp launched hybrid diesel 150cc bike

Jan 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

Hero MotoCorp unveiled a 150cc hybrid diesel concept motorcycle RNT on 29 January 2014.

Indian Rupee to be a legal tender in Zimbabwe

Jan 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 277 people agreed

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) announced Indian rupee as a legal tender on 29 January 2014.

Six PSUs signed MoU to set up World’s largest Solar Power Project

Jan 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 390 people agreed

Six Public Sector Units (PSUs) signed memorandum of understanding to set up World’s largest 4000 MW ultra solar power project

GVK BIO and Aragen Bioscience signed Definitive Agreement to acquire Aragen Bioscience

Jan 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

GVK BIO in its announcement said that it has acquired Aragen Bioscience an US based pre-clinical Contract Research Organisation.

Ajoy Misra elevated as the CEO and MD of Tata Global Beverages Limited

Jan 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Tata Global Beverages has elevated and appointed Ajoy Misra as the CEO and managing director of TGBL in place of Harish Bhat.

Antiseptic Mouthwashes can raise Heart Strokes

Jan 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 77 people agreed

Mouthwashes can kill off good bacteria in the mouth but by spiking blood pressure it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes

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