Yearly Archives: 2014

  • Current Affairs 27 December 2014 – 2 January 2015

    Posted on December 29, 2014 by in 2014, 2015, Current Affairs, News
    India has called upon Pakistan to reverse the decision on granting ball to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the a main accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, in which 166 people were killed. The bail order came as Pakistan was plunged in mourning for nearly 130 children killed by the Taliban in a Peshawar school, leading Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pledge a crack-down on terror groups. The Government said there is no proposal at present to reduce the retirement age of central govt. employees from 60 to 58. Minister of State for Personnel Jitendera Singh Said the… Continue Reading
  • Current Affairs 27 September To 3 October 2014

    Posted on September 29, 2014 by in 2014, Current Affairs, News
    Lalitha Kumarmangalam is appointed new Chairman of National Commission for Women.The post was vacant following resignation of Mamta Sharma.It reviews the Constitutional and Legal safeguards of women and also facilitates redressal of grievances affecting women. The President Sh Pranab Mukherjee completed a 4 day successful visit to Vietnam.India signed important deals including the crucial and strategic sectors of defence procurement,oil exploration and air connectivity.Letter of Intent (LOI) signed between ONGC Videsh Limited and Petro Vietnam. Relief work in flood ravaged Jammu &Kashmir is in full swing.Centre is giving all medical help including doctors and Para Medic Staff to Jammu and… Continue Reading
  • Current Affairs 13 -19 September 2014

    Posted on September 22, 2014 by in 2014, Current Affairs, News
    Special Strategic Global Partnership :  The prime minister Mr Narendra Modi’s 5day visit to Japan saw the host nation pledging financial support for building infrastructure in India. Sticking to his ‘Make in India’ slogan, PM gave an open invitation to Japanese companies to consider India as a ‘competitive low cost manufacturing hub’. Justice Lodha retires on September 27 :  Justice H.L.Dattu is going to become the next Chief Justice of India after the government recently cleared his appointment. Former Chief Justice of India P.Sathasivam was appointed as Governor of Kerala on 3rd September. He succeeds Smt.Sheila Dikshit who has resigned.… Continue Reading
  • Current Affairs 6 -12 September 2014

    Posted on September 13, 2014 by in 2014, Current Affairs, News
    Jan Dhan Yojana: The prime minister Mr Narendra Modi launched a Jan Dhan Yojana and declard the beginning of the end of financial untouchability in India with opening of estimated 1.5 crore bank accounts across the country.  Kannada writer Passed Away: Sh U.R. Ananthamurthy,contemporary writer,critic  one of the pioneers of Navya Movement passed away.He was nominated for 2013 Man Booker International Award.He had also won Padma Bhusan in1998 and Jnanpith Award in 1994. Measures to curb illicit pooling schemes: The Govt has notified more power to SEBI  to clamp down on illicit money-pooling schemes and other frauds.The Regulator can pass… Continue Reading
  • Current Affairs 30 August To 5 September 2014

    Posted on September 9, 2014 by in 2014, Current Affairs, News
    Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards were felicitated by President Sh Pranab Mukherjee: They are as follows: Shri Arun Jaitley(Finance Minister) was conferred outstanding Parliamentarian Awards for 2010 Dr Karan Singh (Congress Leader) was conferred outstanding Parliamentarian Awards for 2011 Sh Sharad Yadav (Janata Dal United President) was conferred outstanding Parliamentarian Awards for 2012. Indian Oil Corporation Terminal at Jasidih (Jharkhand): Prime Minister also dedicated the Nation IOC Oil Terminal at Jasidih and 765kv Ranchi-Dharamjaygarh-Sipat Transmission –Line New Prime Minister of Iraq: Iraq President appointed Deputy Speaker Haider-Al- Abadi as New Prime Minister replacing Nouri-Al-Maliki Flood Situation in Certain States: Assam, Uttarakhand, Orissa,  … Continue Reading
  • Current Affairs 21 June TO 27 June 2014

    Posted on June 28, 2014 by in 2014, Current Affairs, News
    Reserve Bank of India Simplifies KYC norms for opening of bank accounts, RBI has said that accounts can now be opened with just one address proof, permanent or local. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the banking needs of migrant workers and employees with transferable . Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) achieved its full power generation potential and thus became India’s first nuclear power plant to generate 1,000 Mega Watt (MW) of electricity. Other nuclear plants in India generally generate only around 540 MW of power while in the case of thermal plants it could increase up to… Continue Reading
  • Current Affairs 14 to 20 June 2014

    Posted on June 21, 2014 by in 2014, Current Affairs, News
    Telangana became the 29th State of India with Hyderabad as its capital on 2nd June 2014. With this formation, ten districts of the then Andhra Pradesh will now become a part of the Telangana. Chandrasekhar Rao, the chief of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) was sworn-in as the first Chief Minister of Telangana. Rao took the oath along with eleven Cabinet Ministers. India became the second largest exporter of textiles in the world by overtaking Italy. China still remains the largest exporter of textiles in the world. India’s share in Global Textiles increased by 17.5% in the year 2013 compared to… Continue Reading
  • Current Affairs 7 to 13 June 2014

    Posted on June 21, 2014 by in 2014, Current Affairs, News
    Narendra Damodardas Modi was sworn-in as the 15th Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. Along with him, 45-member Council of Minister that includes 23 Minister with Cabinet rank, 10 Ministers of State with independent charges and 12 Ministers of State also took oath of their offices. This is first time that, 25% of the Cabinet post has been allocated to women. Sachin Tendulkar on 27 May 2014 was selected as the goodwill ambassador of 35th National Games that is scheduled to be held in Kerala from January-February 2015. India’s Mobile Seva Project started by Department of Electronics and… Continue Reading
  • Current Affairs 31 May to 6 June 2014

    Posted on June 21, 2014 by in 2014, Current Affairs, News
    President Pranab Mukherjee on 18th May (Sunday) dissolved the 15th Lok Sabha with immediate effect, completing a formality before the constitution of the new House. The BJP emerged as the single largest party with 282 seats. The NDA got 336 and UPA got 60 seats out of 543 in General Election 2014. Nearly 60 lakh voters opted for None Of The above (NOTA), which was introduced for the first time in a general election in 2014. Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu and Nabarangpur in Odisha were the two Lok Sabha constituencies that saw the maximum NOTA votes. While Nilgiris was 46,559… Continue Reading
  • Current Affairs 24 to 30 May 2014

    Posted on June 21, 2014 by in 2014, Current Affairs, News
    The President of India, Pranab Mukharjee on 12 May 2014 gave his assent to the Whistleblowers Protection Bill 2011. The Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011, provides a mechanism for protecting the identity of whistleblowers a term given to people who expose corruption. The Act, however, lays down punishment of up to two years in prison and a fine of up to `30,000 for false or frivolous complains. Scientist have identified a massive new exoplanet that takes a record `80,000 Earth years to make a complete orbit around its star, 155 light years away from our solar system. The gas giant has… Continue Reading
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