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US actor Harry Belafonte to receive Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar Award

Published on: 30-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

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

President Pranab Mukherjee presented National Sports Awards to eminent sportsperson

Published on: 30-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 13 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

Published on: 29-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

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

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

Published on: 29-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

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

National Sports Day was celebrated on the 29 August

Published on: 29-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

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

God of Antarctica written by 13 year old Yashwardhan Shukla

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

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

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

Published on: 29-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

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

Sivaramakrishnan Committee submitted report to Union Home Ministry on AP Capital

Published on: 29-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

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

Manipur Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal resigned

Published on: 29-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Vinod Kumar Duggal resigned as Manipur Governor on 28 August 2014.

Shah Rukh Khan became Ambassador of Turn Back Crime campaign of Interpol

Published on: 28-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

Shah Rukh Khan on 27 August 2014 became the Ambassador of Turn Back Crime campaign of Interpol. This was...

Model Concession Agreement (MCA)-A legal contract for Road Projects

Published on: 28-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Model Concession Agreement (MCA) was in news recently as Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)...

PM set up a Ramanujam committee to identify obsolete laws

Published on: 28-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 August 2014 set up a Ramanujam committee to identify obsolete laws.

President presented Hindi Sevi Samman

Published on: 28-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

President presented the Hindi Sevi Samman for 2010 and 2011.

WHO called for tough regulations to restrict use of e-cigarettes

Published on: 28-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

To restrict use of e-cigarettes, world health body WHO called for a range of tough regulations for banning their indoor use and sales to the children.

Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards of BIS announced

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

The prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards for the year 2012 were announced by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs,...

Ice Bucket Challenge started to raise awareness and fund for ALS Disease

Published on: 27-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Ice Bucket Challenge: Started to raise awareness and funds for ALS disease

Archaeologists found two ancient Mayan cities Lagunita and Tamchen in Mexico

Published on: 27-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities Lagunita and Tamchen hidden in the jungle of south-eastern Mexico.

Avia Indra-2014, the Indo-Russia maiden aerial exercise started

Published on: 27-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

IAF and RFAF started its first Indo-Russia aerial exercise, Avia Indra-2014 at Astrakhan region, near the Caspian Sea in Russia.

Jewish centre Chabad House reopened 6 years after 26/11 terror attacks

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

The Jewish centre, Chabad House, also called Nariman House, in Mumbai was reopened on 26 August 2014. It was reopened nearly six years..

Sheila Dikshit, the Governor of Kerala resigned

Published on: 27-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Sheila Dikshit submitted her resignation as Kerala Governor to The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.

Historic Maharishi Walmeck Sawami Jee Temple faces demolition in Pakistan

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

Maharishi Walmeck Sawami Jee Temple popularly known as Balaknash Temple of Rawalpindi, Pakistan faces demolition.

Ramesh Chand Tayal appointed as CRPF Special Director-General

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on 25 August 2014 cleared the name of senior IPS officer Ramesh Chand Tayal as DG of CRPF special

RN Ravi appointed as new chief of Joint Intelligence Committee

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet cleared name of RN Ravi for appointment as new chief of JIC.

Not Just an Accountant authored by former CAG Vinod Rai

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Former CAG Vinod Rai has authored a book titled Not Just an Accountant. The book will be released in October 2014.

BSF personnel set a LIMCA Book of Records by planting saplings

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel set a LIMCA Book of Record by planting saplings at all BSF locations on 19 August 2014...

Union Cabinet approved Digital India Programme to make India a digitally empowered knowledge economy

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Union Cabinet on 20 August 2014 approved the Digital India Programme. The programme is worth 1 lakh crore rupees...

Indian origin Seema Malhotra appointed as Shadow Minister in U.K.

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Indian – Origin Seema Malhotra was appointed as Shadow Minister in U.K. on 25 August 2014.

Gandhi, a 1982 epic biographical film on the life of the Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Film Gandhi was in news because the director of the film Richard Attenborough died on 24 August 2014 at the age of 90.

Thailand's king Bhumibol Adulyade endorsed General Prayuth Chan-ocha as PM

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Noted Malayalam actor Chemancherry Narayanan Nair died at 79

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Noted Malayalam drama and film actor Chemancherry Narayanan Nair died on 25 August 2014 at Chengottukavu in Kozhikode, Kerala. He was 79.

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