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FBI announced 3 million US dollar award for information on Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev

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

Bogachev is alleged for his involvement in a major cyber racketeering enterprise in which he played a role of administrator for the GameOver Zeus botnet.

Abdul Jabbar sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes in Bangladesh

Published on: 25-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

He was sentenced for crimes committed during the Liberation War in 1971 and if he fails to submit the fine then his jail term would be extended by two years.

Former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed arrested in Male under anti-terror law

Published on: 23-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

He was arrested under anti-terrorism laws for allegedly ordering the arrest of Criminal Court judge in 2012, which triggered violence in Maldives.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic sworn-in as President of Croatia

Published on: 18-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is Croatia’s first female President and overall fourth President since Croatia gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan named in LIMCA Book of Records

Published on: 09-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 85 people agreed

Loksabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan's name was included in LIMCA book of records as she is the only woman in India to represent the same constituency on the same party ticket eight times in a row.

Wing Commander Puja Thakur became first lady officer to lead Inter-Service Guard of Honour

Published on: 28-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 92 people agreed

Thakur leading the Inter-Service Guard of Honour was in line with the theme of Nari Shakti (Women Power) chosen for the 2015 Republic Day parade.

Indian Novelist Vikram Chandra named among the finalists of NBCC awards

Published on: 21-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Novelist Vikram Chandra named among the finalists for NBCC Awards for his non-fiction work Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty.

Former PM Manmohan Singh adopted Pachim Bekeli Gaon Panchyat under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

Published on: 19-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 103 people agreed

Former PM Manmohan Singhon adopted Pachim Bekeli Gaon Panchyat under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna.

Chief Election Commissioner Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath demitted his office

Published on: 16-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath, Chief Election Commissioner demitted his office on 15 January 2015 after attaining the upper age limit to hold the post as per the Constitution of India.

Leela Samson resigned as Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification

Published on: 16-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification Leela Samson resigned from her office on 16 January 2015.

Amitabh Bachchan presented with Social Media Person of the Year award 2015

Published on: 15-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Actor Amitabh Bachchan was on 13 January 2015 presented with the Social Media Person of the Year Award 2015  by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).

Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan’s chief Maulana Fazlullah designated as global terrorist by US

Published on: 14-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Maulana Fazlullah, the chief of Pakistani Taliban was designated as a global terrorist by US Department of State. US designated him as a global terrorist after TTP claimed responsibility for the attack on an army school in Peshawar.

Union government sacked DRDO Chairman Avinash Chander

Published on: 14-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Union Government removed Chairman of DRDO Avinash Chander, 16 months before his contract was to end. Decision of termination of his contract was taken by appointments committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Maithiripala Sirisena sworn-in as 7th President of Sri Lanka

Published on: 10-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena (Maithiripala Sirisena) was on 9 January 2015 sworn-in as the 7th President of Sri Lanka.

Larry Page named Business Person of the Year 2014

Published on: 07-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Fortune magazine declared the Larry Page, chief executive officer and co-founder of Google as the Business person of the Year for 2014.

Transgender Madhu Kinnar won Mayoral election from Raigarh Municipal Corporation

Published on: 05-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Madhu Kinnar won the Mayoral election Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh Municipal Corporation. She won the election by defeating her nearest rival BJP’s Mahaveer Guruji by 4537 votes.

Koppillil Radhakrishnan retired as ISRO chief

Published on: 02-JAN-2015
Important for Exam: 74 people agreed

K Radhakrishnan retired as Chairman of ISRO. Shailesh Nayak will hold additional and interim charge as Chairman until a regular chief is named.

Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar, Director of the Indian Institute of Technology -Delhi resigned

Published on: 29-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Prof. Shevgaonkar sent his resignation to the Chairman of IIT Board of Governors Vijay P Bhatkar which was forwarded to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry on 26 December 2014.

K Radhakrishnan, Chairman of ISRO, featured in Top 10 List of Journal Nature

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

The edition of the top 10 people that mattered in science in 2014 was released on 17 December 2014. This is the first time in the recent past that the Nature chose an Indian working in India.

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

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 7 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: 61 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: 13 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: 42 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: 48 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: 22 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: 32 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: 47 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: 32 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: 20 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.

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