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Current Affairs Questions Answers for August 2014-One liners

Sep 1, 2014 12:50 IST

One liner for the month of August 2014 covers all the important events which have the potential to be asked in various competitive exams. The students will find these one liners of immense help during their course of preparation.

• SC appointed a commission to probe the 2006 Meerut Fire tragedy under the chairmanship of - former Justice SB Sinha

• Arunachal Pradesh Assembly passed the Arunachal Pradesh District Planning Committee (Amendment) Bill, 2014 to pave a way for - panchayats and municipalities to participate in planning process in the districts

• Person who took charge as the fourth Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - Subhash Sheoratan Mundra

• An autobiography titled One Life is Not Enough is authored by - Natwar Singh

• First Indian woman gymnast to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games - Dipa Karmarkar, she bagged a bronze in the vault event

• Person who won the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2014 for his contribution towards promotion of Communal harmony & peace and goodwill - Muzaffar Ali

• Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on Richter scale that killed about 380 people and injured about 1800 others struck in - southwest Yunnan province of China

• XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 came to an end on 3 August 2014 at -Hampden Park stadium

• John Kerry, the US Secretary of State was on a three-day visit to India to co-chair - Fifth Indo-US Strategic dialogue with Sushma Swaraj

• Preliminary report of GSI pointed deforestation and leveling of ground for cultivation as primary cause for landslide in - Malin village, Pune

• NASA announced that it will send a new rover Mars 2020 mission capable of making oxygen on the red planet with the help of - MOXIE

• Team of researchers led by Dr Livio Favaro in Italy decoded the language of an animal - African penguins (jackass penguin)

• For distribution of Doordarshan’s overseas India channel, DD India on a DTH platform, Prasar Bharti inked MoU with - Deutsche Welle of Germany

• In the wake of an alleged chopper scam, India put on hold all defence procurements from the Italian company - Finmeccannica and its affiliate firms

• The creator of cartoon character, Chacha Chaudhary died due to cancer of the intestine – Pran Kumar Sharma

• To empower SEBI to crackdown on fraudulent investment schemes the parliament passed - Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014

• Russian President signed decree that bans imports of agricultural products from all countries that have - imposed sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis

• Tamil Nadu bill that removes restrictions on the entry of dhoti-clad men in recreation clubs, hotels, theatres and malls in the state - Tamil Nadu Entry into Public Places (Removal of restriction on dress) Bill, 2014

• UK destroyed 190 metric tonnes of Syrian Arab Republic at a commercial facility in - Ellesmere Port

• US launched air strike against ISIS militants in Iraq on 8 August 2014 - near Erbil in northern Iraq

• The head of the Uttarkhand Government constituted committee to conduct a detailed survey of the industries using silica dust in the state - S Raju

• UNHRCs three member International Inquiry Commission to probe possible war crimes and human rights violations during conflict in Gaza will be headed by - William Schabas

• Indian-origin mathematician who was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the IMU International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul - Manjul Bhargava

• Himachal Pradesh  was selected to host - India’s first Para-gliding World Cup in 2015

• To benefit of citizens aged 60 years and above, the Union Government on 14 August 2014 re-launched - Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY)

• India called-off the high-level talks with Pakistan after the Pakistan High Commissioner invited - Kashmiri separatist Hurriyat leaders in Delhi for a meet

• England won the 5-match test-series played against India, 3-1 to win - Pataudi Trophy

• India signed MoU with Czech Republic on - technical cooperation in railway sector

• Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 16 August 2014 dedicated India’s indigenously designed warship - INS Kolkata (D63)

• SC issued notice to government seeking response on amendment of - Article 348 of Constitution

• Book titled Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job? is authored by - Faraz Ahmad

• Landslides struck in Hiroshima prefecture in western Japan’s city - Asaminami and Asakita wards

• Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched a Plan Scheme named - Mainstreaming Civil Defence in Disaster Risk Reduction

• World’s first Hindu eco-temple that was opened in Kingsbury of northwest London, United Kingdom is named - Shree Swaminarayan Mandir

• NHRC issued notice to HP government to give report on depressing state of sex ratio of Una district after the sex ratio went down to - 500 girls per 1000 boys

• Union Cabinet gave its nod to a proposal to raise the mining royalty rates with few exceptions like - coal and lignite

• Junta-picked National Legislative Assembly (NLA) elected Thai coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha as the - Prime Minister of Thailand

• Punjabi film that depicts the lives of the assassins of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, whose release was withheld by Union I&B ministry - Kaum de Heere

• To meet the irrigation needs of all farmers across the country, Prime Minister announced - Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana

• South Africa announced the plan to curb illegal hunts for rhino horn under which about 500 rhinos would be evacuated from - Kruger National Park

• Hockey India on 21 August 2014 added Hockey Madhya Pradesh as its - 23rd associate member

• Jnanpith awardee and renowned Kannada writer - U R Ananthamurthy died

• SC issued notice to Union Government to respond on the issue of asking Governors to quit or face dismissal within six weeks on the writ petition filed by - Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi

• Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley commissioned India’s first indigenously-built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare - INS Kamorta in the Indian Navy

• Not Just an Accountant is a book authored by - Former CAG Vinod Rai

• The noted Malayalam drama and film actor died on 25 August 2014 at Chengottukavu in Kozhikode, Kerala - Chemancherry Narayanan Nair

• To provide online marketing platform to handloom weavers and boost the sector and empower the weavers and boost manufacturing in the country Union Government signed MoU with a leading online market service provider – Flipkart

• The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 25 August 2014 imposed a combined penalty of more than 2500 crore rupees on 14 car companies and the maximum penalty was on – Tata Motors

• Director of Film Gandhi, a 1982 epic biographical film on the life of the Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was - Richard Attenborough

• The 1982 epic biographical film on the life of the Mahatma Gandhi fetched first Oscar award to an Indian in 1983, the person was – Bhanu Athaiya for Best Costume Design

• To gain intelligence on the activities of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria, the US President Barack Obama on 26 August 2014 authorised - surveillance flights over Syria

• Indian Air Force (IAF) and Russian Federation Air Force (RFAF) on 25 August 2014 started Indo-Russian Air Force Exercise at Astrakhan region, near the Caspian Sea in Russia, named - Avia Indra-2014

• Six years after 26/11 terror attack of Mumbai a building was reopened – Nariman House of Mumbai

• Jaipur Pink Panther (JPP) owned by Abhisek Bachchan on 31 August 2014 won the inaugural title of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi Leagu after defeating - U Mumba 35-24 at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai

• Renowned Telugu filmmaker who also served as art Consultant for Ford Foundation sponsored The Southern Language Book Trust died on 31 August 2014 in Chennai - Sattiraju Lakshminarayana nicknamed Bapu

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