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Vanita Gupta appointed as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in DoJ of US

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Vanita Gupta Indian-American attorney appointed temporary head of Department of Justice’s civil rights division.

Tropical Storm Trudy struck Mexico

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Tropical Storm Trudy struck Mexico and claimed life of six people. It prompted evacuations and stranded 16 communities.

Five year old Indian boy Harshit Saumitra become the youngest to reach the EBC

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Five year old Indian boy Harshit Saumitra on 19 October 2014 became the youngest person to reach the Everest Base Camp (EBC).

Biggest electronics trade exhibition of Japan CEATEC concluded

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

The biggest electronics trade exhibition of Japan CEATEC concluded on 11 October 2014 at Makuhari Messe International convention complex in Chiba prefecture of Japan.

Treason Act of 1351 to be used to tackle ISIS

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Britain’s Treason Act of 1351 would be used to charge citizens who prefer to fight with ISIS insurgents in Iraq and Syria.

Time released its annual list of The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Time on 13 October 2014 released its annual list of The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014.

Raghuram Rajan won Euromoney Award for Best Central Bank Governor of the Year 2014

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

The RBI governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan was conferred with Euromoney’s Central Bank Governor of the Year Award 2014 in Washington.

PSN Rao appointed as Chairman of the DUAC

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Union Urban Development Ministry appointed PSN Rao as the new Chairman of the Delhi Urban Art Commission. He succeeds Raj Rewal.

Tamil poet Iqbal named for Singapore's highest cultural award, Cultural Medallion

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

Indian-origin Singaporean poet and writer KTM Iqbal will be awarded Cultural Medallion, the country's highest cultural award by the President.

Cairo International conference held to raise fund for reconstruction of Gaza strip

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Cairo International conference was held to raise the fund for reconstruction of Gaza Strip.

ACC approved appointment of Rajiv Mehrishi as the Union Finance Secretary

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

ACC approved appointed of Rajiv Mehrishi as the Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance in place of Arvind Mayaram.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed on 17 October

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty observed across the world to promote people’s awareness on the need to eradicate poverty worldwide.

President Pranab Mukherjee visited Norway

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

President Pranab Mukherjee visited Norway.

Indian-born scientist Sanjaya Rajaram received World Food Prize 2014

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Indian scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram on 16 October 2014 received the World Food Prize 2014.

World Food Day observed globally on 16 October

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

World Food Day was observed across the world on 16 October 2014.

Arvind Subramanian appointed as Chief Economic Advisor

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

US-based economist Arvind Subramanian appointed as Chief Economic Advisor in the Union Finance Ministry for a period of three years on contract basis.

Telugu writer Turaga Janaki Rani died

Published on: 16-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Well-known Telugu writer and former radio artiste Turaga Janaki Rani died on 15 October 2014,

American actress Elizabeth Pena passed away

Published on: 16-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan announced to launch GSLV Mark-III in 45 days

Published on: 16-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

ISRO’s most awaited project of 2014, GSLV Mark-III will be launched within next 45 days. The announcement was made by ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan.

Sadiq, a 10-year-old terminally ill boy, became Hyderabad’s police commissioner for a day

Published on: 16-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

A terminally ill boy Sadiq became Hyderabad Police Commissioner for a day. His dream was fulfilled by Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy.

Harbin Ice Festival celebrated in Hong Kong

Published on: 15-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Harbin Ice Festival will be held from 1 November 2014 to 10 November 2014 in Hong Kong.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North authored by Richard Flanagan won Man Booker Prize

Published on: 15-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 68 people agreed

Novel of Australian author Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North won the 2014 Booker Prize.

Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar authored by Dilip D’Souza released

Published on: 15-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar authored by Dilip D’Souza was released. The book is a close scrutiny of Tendulkar’s last Test played at the Wankhede.

Vice President of India released the book titled Untold Story of Indian Public Sector

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

The Vice President of India released a book entitled Untold Story of the Indian Public Sector.

Global Handwashing Day observed across the world on 15 October

Published on: 15-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Global Handwashing Day observed across the world on 15 October 2014 with theme Clean Hands Save Lives.

Gautham Roy appointed as the new Managing Director of CPCL

Published on: 15-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Gautham Roy on 14 October 2014 was appointed as the new Managing Director of CPCL.

Australian author Richard Flanagan won 2014 Man Booker Prize

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

Richard Flanagan won Man Booker Prize for his wartime novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. The prize was presented to him by The Duchess of Cornwall.

59th Annual National Railway Awards

Published on: 14-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 113 people agreed

Indian Railways on 10 October 2014 celebrated its 59th Annual Railway National Awards.

Global Hunger Index Report 2014 released: India Ranked at 55th Position

Published on: 14-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

2014 Global Hunger Index- The challenge of hidden hunger.

Poet-diplomat Abhay K honoured with Asia-Pacific Excellence Award

Published on: 14-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

All India National Unity Council on 11 October 2014 honoured poet-diplomat Abhay K with Asia-Pacific Excellence Award

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