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Dolly Shivani Cherukuri became the youngest Archer to enter India Book of Records

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Dolly Shivani Cherukuri became the youngest Indian to score 388 points over five and seven-metre distances in the recurve segment.

Indian-American Renu Khator elected as Chairperson of Board of Director of ACE

Published on: 24-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

She was elected as the Chairperson of the ACE’s Board during the ACE's 97th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. She succeeded James H. Mullen Jr and she will serve for a period of one year.

Former Army Chief Sarath Fonseka became first Field Marshal of Sri Lanka

Published on: 23-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Under his leadership, the 26-year Sri Lankan Civil War came to an end in 2009 in which the rebels Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were defeated by the Sri Lankan army.

Amitabh Bachchan roped in as Brand Ambassador for Campaign against Hepatitis B

Published on: 21-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The campaign against Hepatitis B is a part of the Union Government’s ambitious child immunization programme named Mission Indradhanush, against seven vaccine-preventable diseases.

Union Ministry of DoNER announced to appoint Mary Kom as brand ambassador of NE region

Published on: 17-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

She as the brand ambassador of the Northeast will showcase the potential of the region which offers 2.4 trillion rupees business opportunities across various sectors.

Google CFO Patrick Pichette announced his retirement

Published on: 12-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Pichette joined Google as CFO since August 2008 when Google was roiled by the economic downturn caused by the financial crisis.

1998 Asian Games gold-medallist Dingko Singh included in National Boxing Selection panel

Published on: 11-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Currently, Dingko Singh is working as a coach at the Imphal centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Visit Britain roped in Saif Ali Khan to promote Bollywood Britain campaign

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

The agency through Bollywood Britain campaign wants to focus on locations featured in Hindi films to attract more Indian visitors and also popularise Wales, Scotland and other destinations, which are not so popular among Indian tourists.

Indian-American Kumar P Barve decided to run for US Congress in 2016 elections

Published on: 10-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

He will contest on for the seat vacated by Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Republican Party.

Simone Gbagbo, the former first lady of Ivory Coast, jailed for 20 years

Published on: 10-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Simone Gbagbo was sentenced for her role in violence and undermining state security that followed the Presidential elections in 2010, in which about 3000 people died.

German professor Beck-Sickinger rejected Indian intern application citing rape problem

Published on: 10-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

She rejected the internship application, saying she does not accept any Indian male student for internship as she has heard a lot about the rape problem in India, which she cannot support it.

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

Published on: 27-FEB-2015
Important for Exam: 11 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: 6 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: 13 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: 95 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: 95 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: 34 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: 108 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: 21 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: 15 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: 26 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: 31 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: 20 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: 75 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.

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