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Indian-American Vivek Murthy took oath as 19th US Surgeon General

Published on: 23-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Vivek Muthy became the youngest-ever in-charge of the country's public health.

Nasim Zaidi assumed charge as Chief Election Commissioner of India

Published on: 21-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Zaidi who became India’s 20th CEC succeeded Hari Shankar Brahma, who had retired on 18 April 2015.

Chhurim Sherpa, first woman to climb the Everest summit twice in a week

Published on: 20-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

She accomplished this feat in 2012, by climbing Everest on 12 May 2012 and 19 May 2012 and the fete was verified by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013.

Vankadarath Saritha joined as first woman bus driver of the DTC

Published on: 18-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

Saritha started her career as an autorickshaw driver and has worked as a bus driver earlier in Hyderabad too

Vikram Patel named among the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World List 2015

Published on: 17-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The Time Magazine described him as a well-being warrior for his contributions in the field of psychiatry.

Justice AR Dave recused from Constitutional Bench hearing petitions challenging NJAC Act, 2014

Published on: 15-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

NJAC Act, 2014, notified on 13 April 2015, provides for constitution of NJAC comprising of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) as the chairperson, two senior most judges of the SC, Union Law Minister and two eminent personalities as members.

Baba Ramdev to be accorded the status of Cabinet Minister by Haryana Government

Published on: 14-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Ramdev, the Brand Ambassador for promotion of yoga and ayurveda in Haryana, will be given status equivalent to Cabinet Minister.

NASA named Asteroid 316201 after Malala Yousafzai, the winner of 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

The asteroid is situated in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. The asteroid orbits the sun every five-and-a-half years.

Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman hanged by Bangladesh for 1971 war crimes

Published on: 13-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

He was hanged at Dhaka Central Jail after the Supreme Court of Bangladesh rejected his appeal against a death sentence imposed by a special tribunal for genocide and torture of civilians during the conflict.

Minor planet named after former Chess grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand

Published on: 04-APR-2015
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

With this naming, Grandmaster Vishwanathan has registered his name into the books of planetary science. Other world chess champions whose names are registered in celestial objects are Alexander Alekhine and Anatoly Karpov.

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over as Commanding-in-Chief of Southern Naval Command

Published on: 31-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took the charge from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema at the Naval base in Kochi.

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

Published on: 25-MAR-2015
Important for Exam: 31 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: 12 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: 24 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: 38 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: 11 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: 9 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: 11 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: 16 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: 18 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: 14 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: 14 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: 34 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: 110 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: 103 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: 36 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: 121 people agreed

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

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