Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Current Affairs 4th March 2014

Shri Krishna Chaudhary has been appointed as the Director General of Railway Protection Force. 

An Agreement between Bharti Infratel and Reliance Jio

RBI extendes the deadline for exchanging pre-2005 notes to January 1, 2015 from the earlier March 31, 2014. 

Two Long Power Purchase Agreements Signed by Karnataka Government

USAID grant $ 2, 00,000 to SELCO Foundation

New Guidelines for treating Rape victims

New CFO of Spice Jet Ltd is Neelakantan

Corporation Bank wins the awards for lending to MSE (micro and small enterprises) and to micro enterprises from the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) for the year 2012-13

Wealth of billionaires in India dropped to $ 191.5 billion

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Current Affairs 2nd March 2014

New CFO of Tata Power is Padmanabhan

AIIMS had started issuing Unique Health Identification numbers

5 Largest Group of billionaires of the world is in India: Report

Indians lost crores of Rupees in Bitcoins

India should at 2nd place in cyber attack on mobiles

Jet Fuel price hiked by margin of 1%: LPG rates cut by Rs.53.5

Senior Citizen career Mela

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Current Affairs 1st March 2014

President Rule in Andhra Pradesh. President Pranab Mukherjee gave an assent regarding this. On 20th February 2014

VK Singh, Former Army Chief General, Joined in BJP

1st woman to head blue chip PSU HPCL is Nishi Vasudeva

New Secretary to Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is Saurab Chandra 

Arseniy Yatsenyuk to be the new Prime Minister of Ukraine.  

Nation's first post office savings bank ATM comes up in Chennai.  

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves Rs. 975 crore for 'River Basin Management' (RBM) scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources during 12th Plan Period.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Current Affairs 28th February 2014

Arseniy Yatsenyuk (Arseniy Yatsenyuk is the former opposition leader and a close ally of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. He was backed by 371 of 417 participating deputies in the Parliament.

New President and Managing Director of General Motors India is Arvind Saxena

National Science Day observed across India

Fali S. Nariman (Nariman informed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) that the process to select Lokpal was such that most competent and most independent would get overlooked.

Acclaimed Telugu writer 'Janamaddhi Hanamachhaastri' dies aged 90.   

Subrata Roy has Surrendered to UP Police

Noted environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt has been honoured with the Gandhi Peace Prize 2013.  

Government approves the Mission document on the National Mission for Sustaining the Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE).   

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves Rs. 975 crore for 'River Basin Management' (RBM) scheme of the Ministry of Water Resources during 12th Plan Period.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Current Affairs 25th February 2014

PowerGrid Corporation (With the exit of PowerGrid Corporation the CPSE ETF would now consist of 10 PSU firms. These 10 PSUs are – ONGC, Coal India Limited, GAIL, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), Oil India Limited (OIL), Container Corporation of India Limited (CCIL), Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Engineers India Limited (EIL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).

MtGox (MtGox’s website was down on 25 February and its founder was unaccounted-for during the day. MtGox is a Tokyo-based exchange which allowed users to trade Bitcoins for US Dollars and several other currencies. MtGox was going through some serious problems after news surfaced that almost 750,000 bitcoin

Bihar to get 1320 MW (2 X 660 MW) Thermal Power Project at Kajra (Lakhisarai).   

Government revises NCR development plan to allow construction activities in eco- sensitive zones of Aravali.   

A 12-year-old Indian American boy Shubham Banerjee developes a low cost Braille Printer named 'Braigo'.   

Nokia to launch new series of handset with Android Use

Karnataka Government Released Rs.16.8 crores towards pending subsidy to SSI

Cost of flying from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport will become cheaper from 1st April

Somdev Devvarman captures his 3rd ATP men's singles tennis title demolishing Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-3, 6-1 in the final held in Delhi. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Current Affairs 24th February 2014

Y Nayudamma Memorial Award will be given to Jayant Narlikar

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Host Russia tops medals tally with 13 golds, 11 silver and 9 bronze.   

Best Bank Award achieve by Indian Bank

Benito Mussolini, who came to power in 1922 (Renzi, the 39-year-old leader of the Centre-Left Democratic Party, unveiled his government on 21 February and said the broad coalition will bring hope to the economically stagnant country.

Kerala Tourism Website won National tourism award

Indian Railways (IRCTC) launches E-Wallet Scheme to make payment process fast and hassle-free.  

Number of voters grow over 4.7 times since independence in the country. The sample compares the electorate size of 1951-52 with 2014.

 Vadodara, Gujarat (The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) achieved the feat on April 7, 2013 on the occasion of the World Health Day. A team of 227 doctors were part of the exercise in which blood pressure of 8,368 people was counted in eight hours.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Current Affairs 23rd February 2014

23rd Winter Olympics of 2018 would be held at – Pyeongchang, South Korea

 England defeated India in the quarter-finals of U-19 Cricket World Cup on 22 February 2014 to oust it out of the tournament

Bidi (USFDA for the first time have banned the sale and import of “bidi” products made by an Indian company as they did not meet regulatory standards

World's longest free Wi-Fi zone :  A 20 Km long stretch of road in Bihar's capital city Patna has been declared as free Wi-Fi zone making it World's longest. 

First Indian to become ADB Admin Tribunal President is Lakshmi Swaminathan

Rishang Keishing, Oldest Parliamentarian of India at 94, retires after 70 active years in politics.

Following Presidential assent, Maharashtra Housing (Regulation and Development) Act 2012 , now provides for a Real State Regulator in Maharashtra.

Unclaimed Employees Provident Fund Increased to Rs.3000 Crores

American University offered Indian Doctors access to its Medical expertise

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Current Affairs 22nd February 2014

LPG dealers across the country will go on strike 

Sale and import of Bidi products Banned by US  

First list of BJP candidates will announce on 27th February

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) during February 2014 constituted a committee to examine the recommendations of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) relating to capacity building in the banking sector.

Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) – Main objective of developing this portal is to create a niche market for indigenous artisans and to provide branding, source certification and developing standards for tribal products)

Maharashtra (Bor Sancturay is situated near Hingni in Wardha district. With this total number of tiger reserves in Maharashtra have gone up to six. Four new wildlife sanctuaries of Umred-Karandla, new Nagzira, new Bor and new Navegaon were also created by the state Wildlife Board)