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SC appointed one-man commission to probe 2006 Meerut fire tragedy

Aug 1, 2014
SC has appointed a former Justice SB Sinha commission to probe the 2006 Meerut Fire tragedy. It will summit its report by 31 January 2015.

TN Establishment of Private Law Colleges (Prohibition) Bill, 2014 introduced in Assembly

Jul 31, 2014
TN Establishment of Private Law Colleges (Prohibition) Bill 2014 introduced in the Assembly to prohibit establishment of private law colleges in state.

Sabine Lisicki sets record of fastest serve in women's tennis

Jul 31, 2014
Sabine Lisicki of Germany created a record of fastest serve in the women’s tennis by serving at 131 miles per hour in Stanford, USA.

Theodore Van Kirk, the last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima died

Jul 31, 2014
Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving crewman of the plane that dropped atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on 6 August 1945 during the World War II died.

Lt General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff

Jul 31, 2014
Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff on 31 July 2014. He succeeded General Bikram Singh...

Jacques Kallis announced retirement from all formats of International cricket

Jul 31, 2014
South African all-round cricketer Jacques Kallis has announced retirement from all-formats of International cricket.

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha took over as the Chairman of COSC

Jul 30, 2014
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on 30 July 2014 took over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC).

CCEA approved sale of 10 million tonnes of wheat in Open Market to Check Prices

Jul 30, 2014
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 24 July 2014 approved the sale of 10 million tonnes of wheat from the FCI stock

Eminent Hindi litterateur Madhukar Singh died at 87

Jul 30, 2014
Madhukar Singh, an eminent Hindi litterateur died at his residence in village Dharahara of Bhojpur district on 21 July 2014

Union government decided to appoint Suresh Prabhu Committee to review gas pricing formula

Jul 30, 2014
Union government on 24 July 2014 decided to appoint Suresh Prabhu Committee to review the gas pricing formula.

Haryana Power Minister Captain Ajay Singh Yadav resigned from state cabinet

Jul 30, 2014
Captain Ajay Singh Yadav, the Haryana Power Minister resigned from the cabinet. He submitted his resignation to Chief Minister of the state.

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set off-Earth roving distance record

Jul 30, 2014
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set the record of maximum distance covered by a rover.

Sushilarani Patel, a Classical singer died at 96

Jul 30, 2014
Classical singer Sushilarani Patel died due to heart attack. She was 96. She was a recipient Sangeet Natak Academy award in 2002.

Sneha, a White tigress, gave birth to a black cub

Jul 30, 2014
White tigress gave birth to a melanistic (dark skinned) cub in Nandankanan Biological Park in Captivity.

Iraqi Parliament elected Fuad Masum as the seventh President of Iraq

Jul 30, 2014
Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the seventh President of Iraq after winning most votes (211 votes out of 269 votes).

Bangladesh freedom fighter Bir Bikrom UK Ching Marma died

Jul 30, 2014
Bangladeshi freedom fighter UK Ching died at the age of 86. The Bir Bikram awardee died due to a brain stroke.

IAF received 6th C-17 Globemaster III aircraft

Jul 29, 2014
Indian Air Force on 28 July 2014 received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft.

CSF agreed to reinstate shooting Pair events in 2018 CWG on India’s request

Jul 29, 2014
General Assembly of the Commonwealth Shooting Federation (CSF) on 28 July 2014 agreed to reinstate shooting pair events...

The Lives of Others written by Neel Mukherjee shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014

Jul 29, 2014
The Lives of Others authored by Neel Mukherjee was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014 in the fourth week of July 2014.

The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash published

Jul 29, 2014
The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014.

RBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of six NBFCs

Jul 29, 2014
RBI has cancelled certificate of registration of six NBFCs with which they cannot be able to conduct business of non-banking financial institution.

Indian mission in Tripoli advised all Indian nationals to leave strife torn Libya

Jul 29, 2014
India’s mission in Tripoli has advised Indian nationals to leave strife-torn Libya using all available means for exiting Libya.

International Tiger Day 2014 observed across the world

Jul 29, 2014
International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2014 to promote protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats.

3rd Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station

Jul 29, 2014
Third Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi.

Union Government launched Rashtriya Gokul Mission

Jul 29, 2014
Government has launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission to promote conservation and developments of indigenous breeds of cows in a scientific manner.

World Hepatitis Day observed across the world on 28 July

Jul 28, 2014
World Hepatitis Day was observed on 28 July 2014. Viral Hepatitis is a disease that annually claims about 1.4 million deaths.

Amitabh Bachchan named as Maharashtra's horticulture ambassador

Jul 28, 2014
Indian megastar, Amitabh Bachchan has been appointed as the horticulture ambassador of Maharashtra.

Finance Ministry approved setting up of rape crisis centres in all districts

Jul 28, 2014
Union Finance Ministry gave its nod to the proposal of setting up rape crisis centres in all district across India.

Sushma Swaraj visited Nepal

Jul 28, 2014
Sushma Swaraj was on a three-day visit to Nepal from 25 July to 27 July 2014. During the visit, she co-chaired the meet of Indo-Nepal Joint Commission.

Prime Minister launched web platform MyGov to get citizens' ideas for governance

Jul 28, 2014
Prime Minister of India has launched a web platform – MyGov.nic.in to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance.

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