[CURRENT AFFAIRS FOR Aug, Sep, Oct 2014]
Hello Guys i am uploading Day-Wise current Affairs for IBPS-PO IV and upcoming SBI-PO assocates exam these are very important current affairs Questions and may be asked in these exams.
“Constitution/Indian polity Tidbits”
Aug 26, 2014 Supreme Court rules all coal mining licences (218) awarded between 1993 and 2010 as illicit.
Aug 19, 2014 ‘The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014’ has been passed by the Parliament.
Aug 13, 2014 Centre tables ‘The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014’ in Lok Sabha.
Aug 13, 2014 AIADMK leader Munisamy Thambidurai is set to be elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha.
Aug 07, 2014 Centre clears bill to bring amendment to the the Juvenile Justice Act in order
to treat children above 16 indulged in heinous crimes like rape and murder, as adults.
“Places in News Tidbits”
Oct 09, 2014 Nokia pulls plug on its Chennai phone manufacturing unit.
Oct 04, 2014 At least 32 people killed in Stampede at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan during the Ram Leela ceremony.
Oct 01, 2014 Andhra Pradesh inks Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Google for Digital AP project.
Sep 25, 2014 PM inaugurates India Food Park in Tumkur, Karnataka.
Sep 25, 2014 Swedish furniture retaile giant IKEA to set up its first store in India at Hyderabad.
Sep 24, 2014 4th International Buddhist Conclave begins in Bodhgaya and Sarnath.
Sep 24, 2014 Andhra Pradesh raises upper age-limit for direct recruitment in government service from 34 to 40 years.
Sep 23, 2014 Centre inaugurates National Academy for Athletics and National Golf Academy at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Sep 20, 2014 Centre decides to establish ‘National Academy for Railway Security” at Maula-Ali, Secunderabad.
Aug 27, 2014 India’s first All India Institute of Ayurveda, along the lines of AIIMS, to come up at Jasola (Delhi).
Aug 26, 2014 Nagpur becomes the first Indian city to operate public buses running on ethanol.
Aug 25, 2014 West Bengal gets the nation’s first ‘Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology’ (IIEST) at Shibpur, Howrah.
Aug 22, 2014 World’s first eco-friendly Hindu temple comes up in London, UK.
Aug 21, 2014 Centre approves Metro Rail Project for Nagpur.
Aug 16, 2014 Vijayawada to be the interim capital for Andhra Pradesh.
“Person in News Tidbits”
Oct 10, 2014 Aamir Khan has been appointed UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia.
Oct 10, 2014 Leela Samson steps down as the Chairperson of Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Oct 09, 2014 Pratima Dharm bags another first; becomes the first Hindu chaplain at the Georgetown University (US).
Oct 09, 2014 Anoop Jain clinches the ‘Waislitz Global Citizen Award’ for the year 2014.
Oct 01, 2014 Harish Manwani, the first and current Chief Operating Officer of ‘Unilever’, is to retire on December 31 this year.
Sep 29, 2014 SEBI appoints Gyan Bhushan as its chief vigilance officer.
Sep 26, 2014 Malayalam filmmaker MT Vasudevan Nair wins JC Daniel Award 2013 for lifetime achievement.
Sep 26, 2014 Suresh Prabhu has been appointed as the India’s Sherpa for the Group of 20 annual Summit 2014.
Sep 23, 2014 Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s former ambassador to UN, is appointed as the Secretary General of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM).
Sep 22, 2014 Indian architect ‘Alok Shetty’ is declared as the “young leader of tomorrow” by world-renowned Time Magazine.
Sep 20, 2014 Padmini Prakash becomes the first transgender television news anchor in India.
Aug 30, 2014 RN Ravi, chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee, has been appointed as the
new official Interlocutor and centre’s representative for Naga Peace Talks.
Aug 28, 2014 Shah Rukh Khan becomes the first Indian to be appointed as ambassador for Interpol’s ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign.
Aug 26, 2014 Centre appoints RN Ravi as the new Chief of Joint Intelligence Committee for a 3-year term.
Aug 25, 2014 British film director Richard Attenborough passes away aged 90.
Aug 22, 2014 Cyril Baldock becomes the oldest person to cross the English Channel at the age of 70.
Aug 22, 2014 Ex-Irish prime minister ‘Albert Reynolds’, who played a key role in forging peace in Northern Ireland, dies aged 81.
Oct 08, 2014 India is 18th most desirable destinations to work among G20 countries as per a report published by the consulting giant Boston Consulting Group.
Oct 01, 2014 RBI directs banks to partially freeze the accounts of those who don’t comply to the KYC (Know Your Customer) norms within a reasonable period of time.
Sep 29, 2014 The Finance Ministry constitutes 15-member ‘KV Kamath committee’ to examine the financial architecture for
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector.
Sep 22, 2014 Pension regulator PFRDA constitutes a committee to review the investment guidelines for
national pension system (NPS) schemes in private sector.
Sep 20, 2014 RBI wants public sector banks to segregate the post of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) to improve corporate governance.
Sep 17, 2014 Mukesh Ambani (1.65 lakh crore) is the richest Indian for the 3rd year running: Hurun India Rich List for 2014.
Sep 15, 2014 Call centre launched for Reefer Vehicles.
Sep 04, 2014 India stands second in the world in fish production after China; account for 5.68% of the global production.
Aug 27, 2014 Textiles Ministry to collaborate with Flipkart to provide an online marketing platform to handloom weavers in the country.
Aug 16, 2014 RBI reduces the number of free ATM transactions from other banks to 3 per month;
5 from the same bank; in six cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
Aug 14, 2014 Centre appoints former RBI governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the Expenditure Management Commission.
Aug 02, 2014 Russia is the largest importer of tea from India for the 2013-14 period.
“Science and Technology Tidbits”
Oct 04, 2014 The world first baby is born out of a transplanted womb to Swedish parents.
Oct 04, 2014 ISRO will launch the IRNSS 1C satellite – 3rd of the seven in the series making our regional GPS namely “Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)”- on October 10.
Sep 25, 2014 India to help build the largest ground telescope ‘TMT’.
Aug 16, 2014 ‘INS Kolkata’, nation’s largest indigenously built warship, gets commissioned into Navy.
Aug 06, 2014 NASA’s Mars 2020 rover mission will be able to extract oxygen from carbon dioxide present in Mars’ atmosphere.
Sep 24, 2014 India becomes 4th country in the world and first in Asia to land on Mars.
Sep 17, 2014 Paying toll to get easier in the country; centre to roll out Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) program under the brand name ‘FASTag’.
Sep 09, 2014 Rukwatitan Bisepultus: The newest discovered species of Dinosaur.
Sep 04, 2014 Government releases mobile application ‘Incredible India’ to facilitate foreign and domestic tourists in India.
“Energy and Environment Tidbits”
Oct 01, 2014 First ‘Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet & Expo’ (RE – INVEST) will take place in New Delhi from 15-17 February, 2015.
Sep 16, 2014 Centre to launch a major power transmission scheme for Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim to bring them fully into the grid.
Sep 12, 2014 ‘Montreal Protocol’ pulls off a coup; restores most of the Ozone Layer.
Sep 08, 2014 Centre to launch a National Water Conservation and Water Enrichment Scheme from 25th of September.
Aug 20, 2014 765kV Ranchi-Dharamjaygarh-Sipat Inter-regional transmission line is to be inaugurated in Ranchi.
Aug 12, 2014 Jammu and Kashmir gets two new hydel power projects in Leh and Kargil respectively.
Aug 07, 2014 The 18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting will be held on 7th – 8th August 2014 at New Delhi.
Aug 05, 2014 Centre plans to add 29,800 MW of power from various renewable energy sources during 12th Plan period.
Aug 05, 2014 Government comes up with a National Perspective Plan (NPP) for better water management in the country.
Aug 01, 2014 Government, in order to encourage the solar power generation in the country,
has set in motion a “Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Program”.
Oct 10, 2014 2014 Nobel Prize for literature goes to French author Patrick Modiano.
Oct 09, 2014 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry goes to the American duo of Eric Betzig and William Moerner alongwith Stefan Hell from Germany.
Oct 08, 2014 Dr Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai wins the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence
in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2014.
Oct 08, 2014 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics goes to Japanese Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano alongwith Shuji Nakamura (US) for
their invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes (LED) which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.
Oct 07, 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine 2014 awarded to British-American researcher John O’Keefe alongwith Norwegian couple,
Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser for their discovery of the brain’s GPS system.
Oct 01, 2014 Anant Khasbardar (Maharashtra) wins Rs.50,000 prize for designing the Logo of Swachh Bharat Mission;
Bhagyasri Sheth (Gujarat) bags Rs.25,000 for giving the tagline.
Sep 27, 2014 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2014: See the Winners.
Sep 26, 2014 NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden wins ‘Right Livelihood Award 2014’ alongwith Alan Rusbridger.
Sep 22, 2014 Two Indians bag ‘Ig Nobel prize 2014’ for offbeat discoveries.
Sep 18, 2014 Government presented the Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP) together with National Safety Awards (NSA) for year 2012.
Sep 17, 2014 Sachin Tendulkar gets the Giants International award for lifetime achievement in sports.
Sep 16, 2014 The President distributed Rajbhasa awards in various categories on the occasion of Hindi Divas (September 14, 2014).
Aug 30, 2014 Tenzing Norgay National Adventure awards 2013 presented.
Aug 27, 2014 19th Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Awards for the year 2012 presented.
Aug 22, 2014 National Sports Award 2014: A complete list – read more Aug 21, 2014 Partha Mitra, an Indian-American neuroscientist, has been honoured with Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) under President Barack Obama’s multi-year Brain Initiative to map the human brain. show Aug 20, 2014 DRDO Life Time Achievement Award 2013 goes to Dr Dipankar Banerjee for his distinguished contributions to the field of Metallurgy, Materials science & Combat Aircraft Program. show Aug 16, 2014 Major Mukund Varadarajan honoured with Ashoka Chakra (posthumously).
Oct 10, 2014 NCC National Games 2014 to take place in Delhi from October 8 – 18.
Oct 07, 2014 Novak Djokovic clinches his 5th China Open Men’s singles title after thrashing Czech’s Tomas Berdych in a straight set by 6-0, 6-2.
Oct 07, 2014 Chennai Super Kings clinches 2014 Champions League T20 crown after beating IPL Champion Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets in the final.
Oct 04, 2014 India finishes at 8th place with a haul of 57 medals – 11 gold, 9 silver and 37 bronze – in the Asian Games 2014.
Sep 30, 2014 Europe extends Ryder Cup domination by defeating the United States for the 8th time in last 10 events.
Sep 29, 2014 Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto creates new world record in Marathon; wins 41st edition of the Berlin Marathon
in just 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds show Sep 27, 2014 India’s men compound archery team clinch gold medal in Asiad 2014.
Sep 26, 2014 Sachin Tendulkar becomes the joint winner of Bradman Honouree 2014 with Steve Waugh.
Sep 22, 2014 Sania Mirza bags women’s doubles crown with Cara Black at Tokyo Open 2014.
Sep 19, 2014 Chinese tennis icon ‘Li na’ bids adieu to her career.
Aug 30, 2014 PV Sindhu storms into the semi-final of World Badminton Championship 2014; gets assured of a bronze medal.
Aug 28, 2014 Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso quits international football.
Aug 20, 2014 The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games 2014 is underway in Nanjing, China.
Aug 19, 2014 Roger Federer clinches men’s singles title of Cincinnati Masters 2014; Serena Williams grabs her maiden women’s singles trophy.
Aug 16, 2014 Real Madrid clinches the UEFA Football Super Cup 2014 beating ‘Sevilla’ by 2-0.
Aug 12, 2014 Rory McIlroy wins USPGA Championship 2014.
Oct 08, 2014 Centre to frame first ever official national policy on mental health.
Sep 30, 2014 Jaipur Literature Festival, the world’s largest free literary festival, introduces a new prize ‘The Ojas Art Award’.
Sep 25, 2014 Government clears “Swachh Bharat Mission for Urban Areas”.
Sep 24, 2014 Google India rolls out new campaign to enhance internet penetration among women.
Sep 24, 2014 Centre constitutes ‘Bibek Debroy committee’ to revamp Railway Board.
Sep 23, 2014 Hindi movie “Liar’s Dice” to represent India at the Oscars next year.
Sep 20, 2014 November 7 to be observed all over the country as National Cancer Awareness Day.
Aug 28, 2014 Government launches the .bharat domain name in devanagari script.
Aug 25, 2014 Alcohol service no longer required to keep stars in hotel rating.
Aug 21, 2014 Centre set up a high-level committee to suggest roadmap to revamp FCI (Food Corporation of India).
Aug 09, 2014 There are 247 Unani hospitals in the country; Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 204 of them.
Aug 06, 2014 Doctors with foreign degrees in India have to qualify a screening test to be able to begin practice in the country.
Aug 05, 2014 NGRBA (National Ganga River Basin Authority) and
Mission Clean Ganga have been transferred to Ministry of Water Resources from Ministry of Environment.
“World News Tidbits”
Oct 09, 2014 OECD declares ‘Canberra’ as the best place in the world to live.
Oct 07, 2014 Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta becomes first sitting head of state to attend hearing by International Criminal Court.
Oct 04, 2014 Sweden to become the first member of the European Union to recognise the state of Palestine.
Sep 30, 2014 Pro-democracy movement grips Hong-kong; Beijing tense.
Sep 30, 2014 Spain’s constitutional court declares Catalonia’s ‘independence referendum’ illegal.
Sep 24, 2014 UN climate summit 2014 begin in New York. show Sep 23, 2014 New Zealand may hold a referendum next year to change its flag.
Sep 23, 2014 Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar is appointed as the new chief of Pakistan’s dreaded spy agency ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence).
Sep 22, 2014 Yemen government inks peace pact with Houthi rebels.
Aug 29, 2014 Libyan PM Abdullah al-Thinni steps down with his entire cabinet; fresh election likely to follow.
Aug 27, 2014 Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko dissolves parliament; elections called on October 26th this year.
Aug 26, 2014 Ahmet Davutoglu becomes the new Prime Minister of Turkey.
Aug 22, 2014 Prayuth Chan-ocha, Army Chief of Thailand, takes over as the Prime Minister of the nation.
Aug 21, 2014 Delhi ranks a dismal 111th place out of 140 world cities in liveability.
Aug 20, 2014 China is the largest producer of wind power in the world; India at 5th: Renewables 2014 Global Status Report.
“International Relations Tidbits”
Oct 07, 2014 India helps Colombo reconnect to Jaffna over rail network.
Sep 25, 2014 Centre approves Indo-Nepal agreement on “Electric Power Trade, Cross-Border Transmission Interconnection and Grid Connectivity”.
Sep 19, 2014 Le Yucheng to take over as the new Chinese ambassador to India.
Sep 19, 2014 Indian-American ‘Richard Rahul Verma’ is nominated by Barack Obama to be the next US Ambassador to India.
Sep 12, 2014 World Bank holds 2nd ‘World Reconstruction Conference’ in Washington (US).
Sep 05, 2014 Centre streamlines visa related services for foreign students studying in India; grants more powers to the Foreigner Registration Offices.
Aug 22, 2014 Bangladesh decides to be a part of BRICS development Bank.
Aug 05, 2014 India inks three agreements with Nepal including one on the 5,600 MW Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project that
will pave the way to start the stalled project.
Aug 01, 2014 New Delhi is going to host the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) in December 2014.
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