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President Obama nominated PIO Sunil Sabharwal as US Alternate Executive Director of IMF

Published on: 05-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

President Barack Obama on 4 April 2014 nominated Sunil Sabharwal as the next US Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

EC confirmed Amir Khan as its National Icon for Lok Sabha election 2014

Published on: 03-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

Election Commission confirmed the Amir Khan as its national icon for the Lok Sabha elections2014

Mexico celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of late Nobel Laureate Octavio Paz

Published on: 02-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Mexicans on 1 April 2014 celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of late Nobel Prize winning poet and essayist Octavio Paz

Indian-origin Suvir Mirchandani suggested use of Garamond font to save 400 million dollar

Published on: 01-APR-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

A 14-year-old Indian origin teenager Suvir Manchandani suggested a way to US government to save 400 million dollars.

SC commuted Bhullar’s death sentence to life imprisonment

Published on: 31-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to the life imprisonment.

Japan to start retrial of Longest serving death row inmate Iwao Hakamada

Published on: 28-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

A Japanese court on 27 March 2014 ordered the release and a retrial of Iwao Hakamada.

Arjun Kapoor named brand Ambassador of Earth Hour 2014

Published on: 28-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Actor Arjun Kapoor on 27 March 2014 was named as the brand ambassador of the Earth hour 2014.

US grand jury re-indicted Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the Visa fraud case

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

Grand jury of US indicted Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who was accused for visa fraud and for under paying her housekeeper.

Indian diplomat Khobragade had diplomatic immunity at time of indictment: US court

Published on: 13-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Court of US ruled that Devyani Khobragade had full diplomatic immunity at the time of indictment on visa fraud and underpaying her maid.

Sheila Dikshit took oath as Kerala Governor

Published on: 11-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Sheila Dikshit took oath as Governor of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram.

Spicejet appointed R. Neelakantan new CFO

Published on: 05-MAR-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet appointed R.Neelakantan as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 4 March 2014.

Vice President released Commemorative Postage Stamp of Maulana Hasrat Mohani

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

Hamid Ansari released a commemorative postage stamp in the honour of Maulana Hasrat Mohani, who was a freedom fighter and an eminent poet.

Bhagat Singh’s house and school in Pakistan got 80-million for restoration

Published on: 18-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The ancestral house, school and village of the legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh will be restored under a project of 80-million rupees.

Sonia Gandhi named as Chairperson of Congress Campaign Committee

Published on: 12-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi named as the Chairperson and Co-Chairman respectively of the party’s 50-member Campaign Committee for 2014 elections.

Sushil Koirala elected as the next Prime Minister of Nepal

Published on: 10-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

Sushil Koirala was elected as the next Prime Minister of Nepal on 10 February 2013 by the countries Parliament.

President of Israel Shimon Peres set a new Guinness World record

Published on: 07-FEB-2014
Important for Exam: 71 people agreed

President of Israel Shimon Peres set a new Guinness World Record on 6 February 2014. He delivered the largest online civics class in the world.

Richard Quest won 2013 UNWTO Lifetime Achievement Award

Published on: 24-JAN-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

UNWTO awarded CNN’s Richard Quest the 2013 UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement on 22 January 2014.

Dr. Tej Vir Singh won the UNWTO Ulysses Prize

Published on: 24-JAN-2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Dr. Tej Vir Singh from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh won the 2013 UNWTO Ulysses Prize on 22 January 2014.

Anand Sinha, the Deputy Governor of RBI retired

Published on: 21-JAN-2014
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

RBI Deputy Governor, Anand Sinha retired on 20 January 2014 and his portfolio has been allocated to other three Deputy Governors.

SC directed NCST to verify authenticity of ST status of Meghalaya CM

Published on: 21-JAN-2014
Important for Exam: 22 people agreed

SC has directed NCST to verify the authenticity of ST status of Mukul Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya that is challenged by political rivals.

Qamar Ahmed, third cricket journalist, to cover 400 Test Matches

Published on: 17-JAN-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Qamar Ahmed, the Pakistani Cricket journalist became the only third man in history to cover 400 test matches while covering a match as Sharjah.

MS Dhir elected as Speaker of Delhi Assembly

Published on: 04-JAN-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

MLA of Aam Aadmi Party, MS Dhir has been elected as the Speaker of the Delhi Assembly. This was announced by the Pro-tem Speaker, Mateen Ahmad.

MPs voted Thatcher as the best UK Prime Minister in survey

Published on: 03-JAN-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Iron lady Margaret Thatcher rose-up as the most successful post-war British Prime Minister in a survey, Winston Churchill was ranked fourth.

Cabinet nod on sending President Reference to Supreme Court in Ganguly Case

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

Union Government approved a proposal for sending a Presidential reference to Supreme Court for conducting a probe in judge AK Ganguly case.

Chief of Army Staff Bikram Singh took Charge as Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman

Published on: 02-JAN-2014
Important for Exam: 60 people agreed

Chief of Army Staff Bikram Singh took Charge as Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman.

Sashi Tharoor named PETA’s Person of the Year for taking steps to advance animal protection

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

For taking steps to advance animal protection, Sashi Tharoor, the Union Minister of India was named as the Person of the Year by PETA – India.

Anurag Bhushan took charge as the Dubai Consul General of India

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

A career diplomat Anurag Bhushan has took the charge as the Consul General of India in Dubai and Northern Emirates in the UAE.

Tyler Armstrong became the youngest person to reach the Summit of Aconcagua

Published on: 28-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Tyler Armstrong became the youngest person to reach the summit of Aconcagua, the highest mountain of America.

Hisham Qandil, the former Prime Minister of Egypt has been arrested

Published on: 26-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Hisham Qandil, the former Prime Minister of Egypt was arrested by Egyptian police He was caught, while he was trying to flee to Sudan.

Devyani Khobragade transferred to India’s Permanent Mission in United Nations

Published on: 19-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

Devyani Khobragade was transferred to India’s Permanent Mission in United Nations in New York to boost her diplomatic immunity.

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