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GOI extended Tourist Visa-on-Arrival Scheme to the citizens of the South Korea

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Government of India (GOI) extended the Tourist Visa-on-Arrival Scheme to the citizens of the South Korea (ROK) with effect from 15 April 2014.

ECI launched Election Visitors Programme 2014

Published on: 16-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Election Commission of India (ECI) on 15 April 2014 launched the Election VIsitors Programme (EVP) 2014 for foreign delegates of 50 countries

SC recognized Transgenders as third category of sex

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

Supreme Court recognised transgender as the third category of sex and directed the government to work for upliftment of the category.

SSB to induct Women as Combat Officers

Published on: 14-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

The Union Home Ministry on 13 April 2014 for the first time approved the recruitment of young women as combat officers in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

EC banned publication and dissemination of exit polls from 7th April to 12 May 2014

Published on: 05-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

EC has banned publication and dissemination of exit polls of any kind from 7 April to 12 May 2014.

Election candidates with assets of over 5 crore rupees without PAN card under IT scrutiny

Published on: 04-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Election Commission (EC) prepared a joint charter for scrutinizing the poll affidavits

SC directed the Union Government to furnish all records related to the inclusion of Jats in OBC

Published on: 02-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

The Supreme Court on 1 April 2014 directed the Centre to furnish records of inclusion of Jats in OBC

Trial of government officers can't be quashed for sanction error: SC

Published on: 02-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Supreme Court said that trial against government officials in corruption cases cannot be ground to quash the criminal proceedings

Supreme Court held one rank one pension for judges

Published on: 31-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

SC held that the retirement benefits of the judges of the HCs and the SC drawn from the Bar must match with those raise from subordinate courts.

Supreme Court seeks response from Centre on selection process of Lokpal

Published on: 31-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Supreme Court had issued a notice to the Central Government seeking its response on selection process of Chairperson and members of the Lokpal.

Supreme Court ordered sacking of incumbent BCCI chief N Srinivasan

Published on: 31-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The Supreme Court gave a series of judgments overhauling the Board of Cricket of India (BCCI) case.

SC uphold the age of juvenile to 18 years

Published on: 31-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The Supreme Court on 30 March 2014 uphold the age of juvenile to 18 years.

Ministry of New and Renewable energy and NHB signed MoU

Published on: 31-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and NHB signed a MoU to channelise subsidy for solar energy usage.

Supreme Court directed all States and UTs to implement Manual Scavengers Act

Published on: 28-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

Supreme Court directed all the states and UTs to implement Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013

WHO certified India as Polio Free country

Published on: 28-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

The WHO has certified India as a Polio Free country making it one of the 11 countries of South-East Region to be free from polio virus.

EC guidelines on ex-gratia for kin of poll officials killed in line of duty

Published on: 27-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

EC revised ex-gratia payment for kin of the official, who dies while performing poll duty of minimum of 10 lakh rupees.

Supreme Court directed Centre not to make Aadhaar mandatory for citizens

Published on: 25-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

SC directed the Centre to withdraw the instruction issued by centre for making Aadhaar card mandatory for citizens to benefit government services.

2.3% of tested drugs found to be of sub-standard nature: DGCI

Published on: 20-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) found that 2.3% of all the drugs tested by it were of sub-standard nature.

DoT issued new guidelines to tackle the threats of Cyber attack

Published on: 18-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on 17 March 2014 released guidelines to tackle the threats of cyber attacks and hacking of websites

SC directed Law Commission to look into issue of hate speeches

Published on: 13-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Supreme Court has directed the Law Commission to look into the issue of hate speeches and frame guidelines to regulate such provocative statements.

Nagaland and Assam first states to get Plastic Photo Identity Card

Published on: 13-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 113 people agreed

Nagaland and Assam are the two states to be issued Plastic Photo Identity Card for elections in India.

DGCA ruled no airline can refuse to fly Physically Challenged person

Published on: 13-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on 13 March 2014 ruled that no airline can refuse to fly physically challenged person.

Election Commission set up multi agency grid to curb Black Money

Published on: 12-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

The Election Commission on 11 March 2014 created a multi-agency grid of revenue and security intelligence agencies.

Complete trial in criminal cases involving lawmakers within one year: SC to Lower Courts

Published on: 11-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Supreme Court has directed the lower courts to complete trial in cases that involves lawmakers within one year of framing of charges.

Medical Visa not required in cases of Surrogacy for OCIs & PIOs

Published on: 07-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Home Ministry issue says that OCIs and PIOs will not require medical visa for commissioning surrogacy but in case couples are married for two years.

Assembly polls to be held in Andhra, Odisha and Sikkim simultaneously with Lok Sabha polls

Published on: 05-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Election Commission has announced the date of Assembly elections in Sikkim, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh to be held simultaneously with the LS polls.

Lok Sabha elections to be held from 7 April 2014 in 9-phases

Published on: 05-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Election Commission announced that Lok Sabha elections will be held from 7 April to 12 May 2014. Counting will be done on 16 May 2014.

New Guidelines on medical care to treat rape victims issued

Published on: 04-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 80 people agreed

Union Health Ministry has issued new guidelines for treating rape victims and outlawed two-finger test performed saying it unscientific.

K.T.Thomas refused to head Lokpal Committee Search Panel

Published on: 04-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Retired Supreme Court judge K.T.Thomas refused to head the Lokpal Committee Search panel on 3 March 2014.

President Pranab Mukherjee signed the Telangana Bill

Published on: 03-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee Signed the Telangana Bill to carve out Telengana state.

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