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

Published on: 28-AUG-2014
Important for Exam: 26 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: 29 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: 40 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: 201 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: 25 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: 7 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: 59 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: 6 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: 23 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: 37 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: 41 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: 62 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.

US named a mountain in Antarctica after an Indian-American scientist, Akhouri Sinha

Published on: 01-JUL-2014
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

A mountain in Antarctica named as Mt. Sinha after an eminent Indian-American scientist, Akhouri Sinha by the US.

Indian-origin judge V K Rajah appointed as 8th Attorney-General of Singapore

Published on: 26-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Indian-origin judge V K Rajah on 25 June 2014 was appointed as 8th Attorney-General of Singapore.

Chung Hung Won retained as PM of S Korea

Published on: 26-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Chung Hung Won was retained as PM of South Korea.

Founder of Himalayan Natural Mineral Water Brand Dadi Balsara died at 81

Published on: 24-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

Founder of Himalayan Natural Mineral Water Brand Dadi Balsara died on 19 June 2014.

Ratan Tata received honorary doctorate from York University

Published on: 23-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Former TATA Group Chairman Ratan Tata on 21 June 2014 received an honorary doctor of laws degree from York University in Toronto, Canada.

Experiments of PIO student Prerna Pai approved for launch into space by NASA

Published on: 23-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 54 people agreed

Two experiments of Person of Indian (PIO) student Prerna Pai were approved for launch into space under NASA's Cubes in Space (CIS) programme.

Gro Harlem Brundtland awarded Tang Prize in sustainable development

Published on: 21-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 63 people agreed

Former premier of Norway, Gro Harlem Brundtland awarded Tang Prize.

INTERPOL Executive Committee selected Juergen Stock as candidate for next Secretary General

Published on: 20-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Juergen Stock selected as the candidate of INTERPOL’s Executive Committee to be next Secretary General of INTERPOL.

India-born Pratishtha Khanna honoured with Champions of Change

Published on: 20-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

India-born Pratishtha Khanna is honoured Champions of Change by the White House

Johann Breyer arrested in US on Nazi death camp charges

Published on: 19-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Former Nazi camp guard, Johann Breyer accused of aiding and abetting killing of Jews was arrested without bail in Philadelphia on 17 June 2014.

India-born Mexican citizen Sanjaya Rajaram to be honoured with World Food Prize of 2014

Published on: 19-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 74 people agreed

Sanjaya Rajaram honoured World Food Prize 2014.

Supreme Court judge Justice Vikramajit Sen recused from hearing Ansal plea

Published on: 17-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Justice Vikramajit Sen, the head judge on vacation bench of the Supreme Court on 16 June 2014 recused himself from hearing Ansal plea

Kathleen Stephens took charge as US interim Ambassador

Published on: 09-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Kathleen Stephens on 6 June 2014 took charge as US interim Ambassador to India.

Anil Chopra took over as Commander-in-Chief of Western Naval Command

Published on: 07-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

Vice Admiral Anil Chopra on 6 June 2014 took charge of the Western Naval Command (WNC) as Commander-in-Chief.

Nitin Gadkari got additional charge of Union Ministry Rural Development

Published on: 05-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

Gadkari has been given additional charge of the Ministries of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation on 4 June 2014.

Abhijit Guha appointed member of UN expert panel on peacekeeping

Published on: 05-JUN-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha of Indian Army appointed as member of a UN Expert Panel on Technology and Innovation in UN peacekeeping.

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