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Michael Phelps named Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He was crowned with the title for a fifth time

Sixth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack remembered across the country

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Nation remembered sixth year 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited United Arab Emirates

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited United Arab Emirates at the invitation of UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Sania Mirza appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

She became the first South Asian woman to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador

Indian dairy sector observed 26 November as National Milk Day

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Indian dairy sector majors decided to celebrate 26 November as National Milk Day to mark the 93rd birth anniversary of Father of White Revolution, Dr. Verghese Kurien.

Assam NGO Aaranyak nominated for UN Lighthouse Activities award

Published on: 26-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

UNFCCC announced United Nations Lighthouse Activities award 2014 in Bonn, Germany. It named 12 shining examples of climate action.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women observed on 25 November

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women observed across the world to raise awareness about violence against women.

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned after less than two years in the top military post.

Bilal Tanweer won Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2014

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Lahore-based author Bilal Tanweer on 24 November 2014 won the 2014 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his novel The Scatter Here Is Too Great (Random House India).

Former SC judge Chandramauli Kumar Prasad chosen as the next chairperson of PCI

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Former Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Chandramauli Kumar (CK) Prasad was on 24 November 2014 chosen as the next chairperson of the Press Council of India.

Report titled Future of India- The Winning Leap released by PwC

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The report titled Future of India- The Winning Leap was released on 24 November 2014 by  global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd.

Legendary Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died

Published on: 25-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Legendary Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. She was 94.

Strong earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit Tibetan region of southwestern China

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The earthquake killed at least five people and affected nearly 80000 others

Senior Marathi actor-director Raghuvir Nevrekar died

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Senior Marathi actor-director Raghuvir Nevrekar died in Mumbai on 23 November 2014 following a brief illness.

Koala diplomacy, the Australian soft power-based foreign policy

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Koala diplomacy was in news recently during the G-20 Summit of major economies held in Brisbane, Australia.

Sunil Manohar appointed as Advocate General of Maharashtra

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Eminent lawyer Advocate Sunil Manohar was appointed as the Advocate General (AG) of Maharashtra. Manohar replaced Darius Khambatta who was appointed as AG in 2012.

Pope Francis conferred sainthood on Father Chavara Achen & Sister Euphrasia

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia.

Ex-Washington DC mayor Marion Shepilov Barry Jr died

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed


Ex-Washington DC mayor Marion Shepilov Barry Jr. died on 23 November 2014 in Washington DC following a brief illness.

Deepak Gupta appointed as Chairman of UPSC

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Deepak Gupta was appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Former Union Minister Murli Deora died

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Former Union Minister Murli Deora died after a prolonged illness in Mumbai. He is survived by his wife and two sons, including former MP Milind Deora.

Time Magazine released list of 25 Best Inventions 2014

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Time Magazine released list of 25 Best Inventions 2014

World Fisheries Day observed across the world on 21 November

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

World Fisheries day was observed across the world by the fisherfolk communities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Fiji

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited to Fiji on 19 November 2014 and he had Pacific Island Leaders Meeting.

Dilip Vengsarkar received Col CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement award

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Dilip Vengsarkar received the prestigious BCCI-instituted Colonel C K Nayudu Lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Indian cricket.

US President Barack Obama to be the Chief Guest of India’s Republic Day 2015

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

US President Barack Obama will be the Chief Guest at India’s 66th Republic Day celebrations 2015.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Australia

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited to Australia as a part of G-20 summit and bilateral summit with Australia.

Giriraj Singh assumed charge as Minister of State at MSME Ministry

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Giriraj Singh is a Bharatiya Janata Party politician from Barahiya, Bihar, India.

Mathematician Alexander Grothendieck died

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Mathematician Alexander Grothendieck died in France at the age of 86.

Rajinikanth conferred with Indian Film Personality of the year 2014 award at IFFI

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was on 20 November 2014 honoured with the centenary award for Indian Film Personality of the year 2014 at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

Oscar award winner Mike Nichols died at 83

Published on: 21-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Oscar award winner Mike Nichols was died at the age of 83.

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