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Rajiv Mehrishi took charge as Union Finance Secretary

Published on: 01-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Rajiv Mehrishi took charge as Union Finance Secretary under the Union Ministry of Finance.

AIR launched free SMS service in 4 more languages

Published on: 01-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

All India Radio News Services Division on 29 October 2014 launched free SMS service in four more languages to provide news updates to people.

Lokesh Chandra appointed as Chairman of India Council for Cultural Relations

Published on: 01-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Lokesh Chandra appointed as chairman of India Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

Warren Anderson, Chief of Union Carbide during 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy died

Published on: 01-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation Warren M Anderson who was blamed for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy died. He was 92.

Cargo rocket Antares of NASA carrying supplies to ISS exploded after launch

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

The Antares, an unmanned two-stage cargo rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded just seconds after the launch

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas observed on 31 October to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel

Published on: 31-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was observed on 31 October to commemorate the 139th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Half Girlfriend authored by Chetan Bhagat released

Published on: 31-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The novel Half Girlfriend authored by Chetan Bhagat was released on 1 October 2014.

Vice President of Zambia Guy Scott appointed as Acting President

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Vice President of Zambia Guy Scott was appointed as acting President by the Zambia government.

President of Zambia Michael Sata died

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

President of Zambia Michael Sata was died in London.

Malala won 2014 World’s Children prize

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Malala Yousafzai, Indira Ranamagar and John Wood won the 2014 World’s Children Prize on 29 October 2014 at a ceremony in Mariestad near Stockholm.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell died

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell died on 29 October 2014 in Vermont after battling leukaemia.

The Festival of India inaugurated in Japan

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The Festival of India, year-long festival was inaugurated in Tokyo, Japan.

Richest man of Japan Masayoshi Son announced his biggest ever investment in India

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Masayoshi son was recently in news because he announced the biggest ever investment in the India.

UNICEF released a report on child poverty titled Children of the Recession

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released a report titled Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries.

Sir Schindler Nicholas Winton awarded Order of the White Lion of Czech Republic

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Sir Nicholas Winton was honoured Czech Republic’s Order of the White Lion at the age of 105 by the President of Czech, Milos Zeman.

World Polio Day observed across the world on 24 October

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

World Polio Day observed across the world was observed to create awareness about the hazards of the crippling disease.

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar elected VP of Asia Broadcasting Union

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar on 28 October 2014 was elected Vice-President (VP) of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in Macau.

ING Vysya Bank CEO Shailendra Bhandari resigned

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Chief Executive Officer of ING Vysya Bank Shailendra Bhandari on 28 October 2014 resigned from his post.

Google celebrated 100th birthday of Dr Jonas Salk

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Google on 28 October 2014 celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr Jonas Salk with a doodle on its homepage.

Amitabh Bachchan summoned by US court for instigating violence during 1984 riots

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was recently in news as he was summoned by a US Federal Court in Los Angeles on 28 October 2014.

International Internet Day observed globally on 29 October

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

International Internet Day was observed globally on 29 October 2014 to mark the anniversary of the first usage of the Internet to send a message electronically in 1969.

Surya Prakash appointed as Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Surya Prakash was appointed as the Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board for a term of three years.

Biography of Muhammad Iqbal titled Iqbal: The Life of a Poet, Philosopher and Politician released

Published on: 28-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

Biography of Allama Muhammad Iqbal was released in October 2014.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for the year 2014 announced

Published on: 28-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for the year 2014 was announced on 20 October 2014.

Sudhir Maheshwari announced to resign from ArcelorMittal

Published on: 28-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Sudhir Maheshwari on 28 October 2014 announced to resign from ArcelorMittal.

Tulsi Smriti Granth on Acharya Tulsi released

Published on: 28-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

President Pranab Mukhejee received first copy of book Tulsi Smriti Granth on Acharya Tulsi. The book was formally released by Dr. Karan Singh.

Manjul Bhargava won Fields Medal for the year 2014

Published on: 28-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Manjul Bhargava was recently in news because he won the Fields Medal awards for the year 2014.

Sandeep Saxena appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer of Tamil Nadu

Published on: 28-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Sandeep Saxena was appointed as new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tamil Nadu on 27 October 2014.

President Pranab Mukherjee released postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala

Published on: 28-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

President Pranab Mukherjee on 25 October 2014 released a commemorative postage stamp on Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Anagarika Dharmapala.

A C N Nambiar described as a Soviet spy by declassified documents of National Archives

Published on: 27-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Declassified files of National Archives claimed that ACN Nambiar, a deputy of Subash Chandra Bose and friend of Jawaharlal Nehru was a Soviet Spy.

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