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Alan Eustace broke world altitude record for a parachute jump

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

Senior Google vice-president Alan Eustace broke the world altitude record for highest free-fall parachute jump set by Austrian Felix Baumgartner.

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

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

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

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

Published on: 16-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

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

French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi met with an accident during Japanese GP

Published on: 13-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Jules Bianchi, French formula one driver was in news due to crash occured Japanese Grand Prix formula.

Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa held guilty in disproportionate assets case

Published on: 29-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Special Court in Bangalore found Jayalalithaa guilty in the disproportionate assets case and jailed her for 4 years and a fine of 100 crore rupees.

Chief Justice of India Justice RM Lodha retired

Published on: 29-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

The 41st Chief Justice of India (CJI), Rajendra Mal Lodha retired from his office after serving as the CJI for five months.

Ex-Odisha AG Ashok Mohanty arrested by CBI in connection of infamous chit fund scam

Published on: 23-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Ex-AG of Odisha Ashok Mohanty was arrested by CBI in connection of misappropriating funds of Artha Tatwa group, an offshoot of Saradha chit fund scam.

Pope Francis approved the cannonisation of Blessed Joseph Vaz as Saint

Published on: 19-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Pope Francis on 17 September 2014 approved the cannonisation of Blessed Joseph Vaz as Saint.

Padmini Prakash became the first transgender television news anchor in India

Published on: 19-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 212 people agreed

Padmini Prakash became the first transgender television news anchor in India.

Miss Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant

Published on: 16-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Miss Kira Kazantsev on 14 September 2014 won the Miss America pageant.

SC asked Union Government to reinstate Rajeshwar singh as Deputy Director of ED

Published on: 12-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Supreme Court on 8 September 2014 asked the Union Government to reinstate Rajeshwar singh as permanent Deputy Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Suresh Kumar became first Indian to visit Stratosphere

Published on: 10-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 107 people agreed

TN Suresh Kumar became the first Indian to visit to the stratosphere, the second layer of the Earth’s atmosphere.

South Africa denied visa to Dalai Lama for Nobel Summit

Published on: 06-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

South Africa on 3 September 2014 denied visa to Dalai Lama for Nobel Summit

Taslima received one year Visa to stay in India

Published on: 04-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The controversial writer of Bangladesh Taslima Nasreen has been granted a one-year long visa that allows her to stay in India till August 2015.

Tessy Thomas and V. Ravindranath became first Women directors in IIT council

Published on: 02-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

Tessy Thomas and V. Ravindranath on 1 September 2014 became first Women directors in IIT council.

A Nageswara Rao became first Indian actor to be honoured by US post service

Published on: 01-SEP-2014
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

A Nageswara Rao became first Indian actor to be honoured by US post service.

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

Published on: 28-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 112 people agreed

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

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

Published on: 26-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

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

Finance Minister Ahmet Davutoglu named as Prime Minister of Turkey

Published on: 25-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

Turkey's ruling party AKP named Finance Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as New Prime Minister of Turkey on 10 August 2014.

Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to bag Fields Medal

Published on: 14-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 219 people agreed

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian born mathematician, became the first woman to win coveted Fields Medal on 13 August 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.

Edward Snowden granted three-year residence in Russia

Published on: 08-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Former US intelligence contractor turned whistleblower, Edward Snowden was granted a three-year residence permit to remain in Russia.

Jeet Bahadur, the godson of PM Narendra Modi, reunited with his family in Nepal

Published on: 08-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Jeet Bahadur Maru Sagar, the godson of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was reunited with his family in Kathmandu, Nepal

Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal removed

Published on: 07-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

President removed Kamla Beniwal, the governor of Mizoram on 6 August 2014. She was sacked two months before her tenure was supposed to end.

Senior Advocate Gopal Subramanium withdrew as amicus curiae in Padmanabhaswamy Temple Case

Published on: 06-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Gopal Subramanium, former Solicitor-General withdrew as amicus curiae in Padmanabhaswamy Temple Case

SC allowed Subrata Roy to use conference room in Tihar for asset sale talks

Published on: 02-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Supreme Court has allowed Subrata Roy to use conference room of Tihar to negotiate sale of his properties with prospective buyers.

Om Prakash Kohli sworn in as the Governor of Gujarat

Published on: 18-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

Om Prakash Kohli was sworn in as the Governor of Gujarat. He succeeds Kamla Beniwal who was transferred to Mizoram by the President of India.

Veteran actress Suchitra Sen's house to be converted into a museum

Published on: 17-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

Suchitra Sen’s ancestral home of Bangladesh will be converted into a museum as per the decision of Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.

Former French President Sarkozy charged with corruption & influence peddling

Published on: 03-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling after being questioned in Paris suburb.

Michelle Howard became first female four-star admiral in US Navy

Published on: 03-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 67 people agreed

US Navy appointed Michelle Howard as its first female four-star admiral.

Sujit Choudhry became the first Indian-American dean of Berkeley Law School

Published on: 02-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Sujit Choudhry became the first Indian-American dean of the University of California, Berkeley.

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