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Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, main accused of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, granted bail

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan bailed to Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the main accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Tashi-Nungshi became world’s 1st twin to climb highest peaks of seven continents

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Tashi and Nungshi became world’s 1st twins to climb the highest peaks on seven continents. They did this under Mission 2 for 7.

Reverend Libby Lane appointed as first female bishop of the Church of England

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Reverend Libby Lane was on 17 December 2014 appointed as the first female bishop of the Church of England. She will become the new Bishop of Stockport.

Music composer A R Rahman nominated for Oscar Awards in Music Original Score Category

Published on: 17-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

He was nominated for the films Million Dollar Arm, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Indian film Kochadaiiyaan.

Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling became longest serving Chief Minister of India

Published on: 15-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

He completed his 20 years in the office on 12 December 2014.

Miss World honoured Aishwarya Rai for charitable work

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

She was honoured with a special award at the Miss World 2014 ceremony in London.

Ruhi Singh won Miss Universal Peace & Humanity 2014

Published on: 13-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Ruhi Singh of India was in news because she won Miss Universal Peace & Humanity 2014 at Beirut, Lebanon.

Richest man of Russia Alisher Usmanov decided to return the Nobel Prize medal of James D Watson

Published on: 10-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Richest man of Russia Alisher Usmanov  decided to return the Nobel Prize medal to James D Watson that he bought for 4.8 million US dollars.

James D Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal for DNA discovery for 4.8 million US dollars

Published on: 10-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

James D Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal for DNA discovery for 4.8 million US dollars

German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected as head of Conservative party

Published on: 10-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected unopposed as chief of Conservative Christian Democrats party for the eighth time.

Oldest litigant of Babri Masjid case Hashim Ansari decided to withdraw his plea

Published on: 04-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Hashim Ansari (94), the main and oldest litigant in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, said that he is no more interested to fight the case.

Ashutosh Maharaj last rites should be performed within 15 days: Punjab & Haryana High Court

Published on: 03-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Ashutosh Maharaj was in news because the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the Punjab government to perform last rites of him within 15 days

Rohtak sisters who thrashed molesters to be honoured on Republic Day

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Two sisters, who thrashed three-molesters in a moving bus in Rohtak will be honoured on Republic Day, 26 January 2015.

Eight-foot bronze statue of World War II Indian pilot Mohinder Singh Pujji unveiled in UK

Published on: 01-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Statue of Mahinder Singh Pujji, an Indian-origin fighter pilot who had served in Britain’s Royal Air Force during the Second World War, was unveiled in Kent.

Two Indians authors among the list of five shortlisted for DSC Prize for the year 2015

Published on: 28-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

The final winner of the award will be announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Pakistani actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy

Published on: 27-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock Geo TV wedding scene in which religious song was played.

Pope Francis conferred sainthood on Father Chavara Achen & Sister Euphrasia

Published on: 24-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

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

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

Published on: 22-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

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

SC directed CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to withdraw himself from 2G case

Published on: 20-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Supreme Court directed CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to withdraw himself from 2G case and asked CBI chief not to interfere in the ongoing 2G probe.

Neel Mukherjee, the author of Lives of Others, shortlisted for Costa Book Awards

Published on: 20-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

His book was shortlisted under the Novel Award category.

Rampal Singh Jatin arrested by Haryana Police from his ashram in Hisar

Published on: 20-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Sant Rampal arrested from his fortified Satlok Ashram in Hisar of Haryana. He will be produced in the Haryana and Punjab High Court.

John Lang, the person who filed petition in 1854 on behalf of Rani Lakshmibai against EIC

Published on: 19-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Prime Minister gifted Australian lawyer John Lang’s 1854 petition against the East India Company to his Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Dr Hasmukh Adhia nominated as Director on the Central Board of Directors of RBI

Published on: 18-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

Hasmukh Adhia is currently working as Secretary in Department of Financial Services, Union Ministry of Finance.

Modi Express in honour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off in Melbourne, Australia

Published on: 17-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

A four boggy train named Modi Express was flagged off by an Australian Minister Matthew Guy in Melbourne.

Republican Mitch McConnell elected as the Majority Leader of US Senate

Published on: 14-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Mitch McConnell was elected as the Majority Leader of the 100-member US Senate. He became the Majority leader after he was unanimously re-elected by the Republicans.

Hanumappa Sudarshan won 10th India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award

Published on: 10-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Hanumappa Sudarshan of Karuna Trust on 4 Novenber 2014 won the 10th India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 award.

Indian-origin politician Keith Vaz named as Labour MP of the Year

Published on: 07-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Indian-origin British politician Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz known as Keith Vaz was on 6 November 2014 named as the Labour MP of the year 2014.

US Navy SEAL commando Robert O’Neill claimed to have shot Osama bin Laden

Published on: 07-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan hideout in Abbottobad was Robert O’Neill.

Indian-American Niraj Antani at 23 became one of the youngest state lawmakers in US

Published on: 06-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Indian-American Niraj Antani on 5 November 2014 was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives.

Nikki Haley won second term as South Carolina Governor

Published on: 05-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Indian-American Nikki Haley on 4 November 2014 won second term as South Carolina Governor.

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