Current Affairs – September 2014

In Asian Games 2014 at Incheon second seeded Sania Mirza and Myneni won the Mixed Doubles Title (Tennis) beating the top seed Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan. Mr. Pankaj Mishra, Indian Author won the prestigious Donald Windham Campbell Literature prize in non-fiction category for the year 2014. G.K. Pillai has been appointed as the chairman of  Tata International Ltd., which is the global trading and distribution arm of Tata Business Enterprises. Justice Handyala Lakshminarayana Swamy Dattu, Sworn in as...
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Current Affairs – August 2014

1) Oscar organizers declared that they would give esteemed humanitarian award to US actor-producer-singer Harry Belafonte, whose efforts as an activist has assisted throw light on racism and discrimination. 2) Partha Mitra, an Indian researcher in the US has been awarded a prestigious research grant under President Barack Obama’s initiative to map the human brain. 3) Noted filmmaker and Poet, Muzaffar Ali (69), has been conferred 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia...
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Current Affairs – July 2014

1) To serve the tech-savvy customers, SBI opened 6 digital branches across India. sbiINTOUCH is the name given to these banks. These sbiINTOUCH branches will include instant account opening with personalised debit cards, instant loan approvals for education, car and home and remote expert advisors available via video links. 2) Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year – circling its star once every 704 days. In comparison to the planet named Kepler-421b, Mars orbits our...
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Current Affairs – June 2014

1) Keil Institute, the international centre for research in global economic affairs, economic policy consulting and education, awarded “2014 Global Economy Prize” for business  to Kiran Mazundar-Shaw, Managing Director of Biocon Ltd. 2) Baileys prize, earlier known as Orange Prize is the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. For the year 2014 Eimear McBride an Irish Novelist for the book “A Girl is a Half-formed Thing” got the award. The awards ceremony took place...
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Current Affairs – May 2014

1) Air India announced to join largest global airlines network Star Alliance in July 2014. Air India became the first airline from India to be part of a global chain of carriers. 2) World Press Freedom Day was observed on 3 May 2014 across the world. The theme of 2014 year is: Media Freedom for a Better Future: Shaping the post-2015 Development Agenda. 3) Prime Minister of Slovenia, Alenka Bratusek resigned on 5 May 2014 and urged for early elections in the country. She...
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Current Affairs – April 2014

1) Nancy Powell, the US Ambassador to India  announced her resignation in the US Mission Town Hall meeting. The resignation was submitted to Barack Obama, the President of US. 2) An Indian- American Cardiologist, Dr. Sumit Chugh along with one more researcher has been chosen for the Prestigious Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship. This award will be given to him in recognition of his contributions to the organisation’s peer-reviewed medical journals. 3) Myanmar started its first official census in 30 years....
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Current Affairs – March 2014

1) Union Government of India raised the number of workdays under MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005) from 100 days to 150 days. This hike in the workdays will benefit 14 lakh families in India and the decision Union Cabinet will come into effect from April 2014. 2) The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation to impose President Rule in Andhra Pradesh. He also signed the Telangana bill on 1 March 2014. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister...
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Current Affairs – February 2014

1) World’s oldest flamingo known as Greater died at the age of 83 at Adelaide Zoo of Australia. Greater was brought to the zoo in 1933 and lived long with the Chilean flamingo named Chilly, who is in his 60s. Chilly is the only remaining flamingo in Australia. It is known that the lifespan of the flamingos is of about 25 years in the wild but they can live for many decades in captivity. 2) The 28th Surajkund International crafts Mela began...
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Current Affairs – January 2014

1) India and the Netherlands signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in field of Sports. MoU provides exchange of knowledge and experience in the fields of sports management, competition infrastructure set-up, coaching, training systems and training of referees for various sporting disciplines. It also decides top-sport development through youth academies. 2) Arun Kumar Gupta took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) by the Union Government. 3) Government of India and the government of Fiji...
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Current Affairs – December 2013

1) East Timor film ‘Beatriz’s War’ bagged Golden Peacock award for Best Film at the 44th International Film Festival of India at Panaji, Goa. The film, directed by Bety Reis and Luigi Acquisto, is a passionate story of one woman’s conviction to remain true to the man she loves. 2) World AIDS Day was observed on 1 December every year across the globe to raise awareness about the HIV/ AIDS. The theme for the year 2013 is: Getting to Zero. 3) Tripura introduced for the first time in the...
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