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Yakub Memon executed as SC rejected his fresh plea in pre-dawn hearing

Published on: 30-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The State Government of Maharashtra has decided to hand over his body to his relatives, after completion of formalities.

Eminent vocalist Vasundhara Komkali died

Published on: 30-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

She received training in Indian classical music by Pt. Kumar Gandharva (her husband) and Dr. BR Deodhar.

Clive Rice, first post-apartheid captain of South Africa Cricket team, passed away

Published on: 29-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He represented South Africa for the first time in Kolkata on 10 November 1991 as captain and last time in New Delhi four days later.

Dr. Suniti Solomon, pioneering Indian HIV/AIDS researcher, passed away

Published on: 29-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

She was the first person in India who documented the nation’s first HIV/AIDS case in 1986 and later set up Y R Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Education (YRG CARE)

Noted Physicist P Hariharan passed away

Published on: 28-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Hariharan had contributed in various researches including in the design of a new 3-beam interferometer, first practical radial-shear interferometer and double passed Fabry-Perot interferometer.

Santasilan Kadirgamar, the veteran Sri Lankan historian, passed away

Published on: 28-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

He was among those who were instrumental in setting up the Movement for Inter-Racial Justice and Equality (MIRJE - Jaffna)

Former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam passed away

Published on: 28-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 68 people agreed

Considered as the People's President, Dr Kalam became the 11th President of the country and occupied the post between 2002 and 2007 during the NDA government headed Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

PR Chari, the nuclear disarmament advocate, died

Published on: 27-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was a former IAS officer who served two terms in the Defence Ministry and was also a former Director of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Analysis (IDSA) from 1975 to 1980.

Veteran Congress leader Bijoy Krishna Handique passed away

Published on: 27-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Handique was first elected to Assam Legislative Assembly in 1972, he then became a member of All India Congress Committee in 1973.

Former Bihar Governor Ramkrishna Suryabhan Gavai passed away

Published on: 27-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

It was to Gavai’s credit that the Deekshabhoomi turned into a world class memorial to Ambedkar and his historic conversion to Buddhism.

Longtime cartoonist Tom Moore died

Published on: 23-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Moore began drawing cartoons while serving in the US Navy during the Korean War.

Noted Hollywood actor Olaf Pooley passed away

Published on: 22-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Pooley was most famous for his role as villainous scientist Professor Stahlman in Doctor Who show, which he starred in during the 1970s.

Alex Rocco, the actor known for his role in Godfather, died at 79

Published on: 20-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Rocco won the Emmy award as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in sitcom The Famous Teddy Z.

Noted Urdu writer Dr Bisheshar Pradeep died

Published on: 20-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Pradeep was a prolific writer who penned more than a dozen fiction books in Urdu and was best known for his 'Afsana Nigari', the fiction writing form in Urdu.

Uruguayan soccer legend Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia died

Published on: 18-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Ghiggia won the goal in a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil in the final game of the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

Veteran Telugu playback singer V Ramakrishna died

Published on: 18-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Born in 1947, Ramakrishna sang about 5000 songs in a career spanning nearly four decades.

Iconic musician Joan Sebastian passed away

Published on: 15-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Born as Jose Manuel Figueroa, he was best known for his sentimental love songs such as Secreto de Amor and Tatuajes.

Tamil music composer Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan died

Published on: 14-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He had composed music for over 1700 films in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada and worked with three Chief Ministers MG Ramachandran, M Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa.

Former BSFI president Pashupatinath Roy died

Published on: 14-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He was the secretary and advisor at BSFI for some time and later went on to join the Asian body of the game as Secretary and President.

Renowned Urdu poet Bashar Navaaz passed away

Published on: 10-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

He was known as an Indo Pak shayar as his poetry is popular in India as well as in Pakistan.

Legendary producer Jerome Charles Weintraub died

Published on: 08-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He produced Nashville in the 1970s and other hits including Oh God!, The Karate Kid and the immensely popular caper-comedy series Ocean’s Eleven.

Renowned Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away

Published on: 06-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He authored the bestseller and critically acclaimed novel Udas Naslain, it is considered as a masterpiece of Urdu literature.

Hollywood actress Diana Douglas died

Published on: 06-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Douglas was best known for her work in television in late 1940s when she appeared in live dramas.

Former Chief Justice of India Y K Sabharwal passed away

Published on: 04-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Born on 14 January 1942, Justice Sabharwal mainly practised in civil and constitutional cases.

Adelaide Crows football coach Phil Walsh died

Published on: 03-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Phil Walsh, 55, who turned to coaching after a long playing career, was killed.

Keltron founding chairman K P P Nambiar passed away

Published on: 03-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

A native of Kannur in Kerala, Nambiar was credited with setting up India's first state-run electronics venture Keltron and India's first IT park Technopark.

Matti Makkonen, pioneer of SMS technology, died

Published on: 01-JUL-2015
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

This Finnish tech pioneer pitched the idea of SMS messaging to two colleagues in a pizzeria while at a telecommunications conference in 1984.

Rock Band Yes Guitarist Chris Squire died

Published on: 30-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Squire formed Yes band in 1968 with Jon Anderson and their debut single titled Sweetness and first album titled Yes were released in 1968.

Patrick Macnee, star of The Avengers, died

Published on: 27-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

He was born as Daniel Patrick Macnee on 6 February 1922 in London and grew up in Lambourn.

Veteran Journalist Praful Bidwai passed away

Published on: 25-JUN-2015
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

He was also an anti-nuclear activist and a founding member of Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace that was set up after the 1998 pokhran nuclear tests.

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