Tag Archives: current affairs 2014

PM Dedicates Karanpura Thermal Project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the 765 kv Ranchi-Dharmjaygarh-Sipat Transmission Line connecting the Eastern and Western parts of the country.

Programme ‘Digital India’ Approved

The government announced a special programme to transform India into a digitally empowered society.

Committee Setup to Restructure FCI

The Government has decided to set up a High Level Committee (HLC) of distinguished persons and experts to recommend restructuring of (Food Corporation of India)

Leila Patel won Top Researcher Award of S.Africa

Indian-origin South African academic Leila Patel has been named the African country’s one of the top women researcher in the annual Women in Science Awards

K V Thomas is new PAC Chairman

Senior Congress leader K V Thomas took over as the new Chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.

Latest DRDO Awards

DRDO AWARDS for the year 2013 for outstanding contribution in various areas of technology will be given away by the Prime Minister on 20th August 2014

Dhoni & Team India Fined by ICC

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was docked 60 percent of his match fees while his teammates were handed a 30 percent fine for being guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate

EPFO Sets up Central Intelligence Analysis Unit

To centrally monitor compliance with regard to provident fund deposits as well as subscriber complaints, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has constituted a Central Analysis Intelligence Unit (CAIU).

Federer Wins 300th Masters Match

Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-2 in Cincinnati.

China Opens Tibet Railway Extension

China inaugurated its second railway line in Tibet, built at a cost of USD 2.16 billion, close to Indian border in Sikkim, enhancing mobility of its military

Rajni Razdan is New UPSC Chairman

Smt. Rajni Razdan, Member, Union Public Service Commission, took the oath of office and secrecy as Chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Mirzakhani Won Mathematics Field Medal

An Iranian-born mathematician has become the first woman to win a prestigious global prize known as the Field Medal, the International Congress of Mathematicians has announced. 

English Marks Will Not Be Included: UPSC

The marks of English Language Comprehension Skills, asked in second paper of civil services (preliminary) examination, will not be included for gradation.

Prime Minister Commissions INS Kolkata

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, commissioned INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy at a glittering ceremony held at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.

Gallantry Awards on 15 August 2014

LIST OF PERSONNEL BEING CONFERRED GALLANTRY AWARDS ON 15 AUG

India Files Appeal Against WTO Ruling on Steel

India has filed an appeal against certain portions of a recent ruling passed by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in a case related to imposition of penal duties