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Current Affairs Jan-June 2014

Post by amjadiqbal » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:55 pm

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Current Affairs, January 2014
27th January:
• 56th Annual Grammy Award given at Los Angeles.
26th January:
• Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend as the Chief Guest of Republic Day.
• Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym died after falling from a high floor of a five-star hotel in Bangkok.
• Stanislas Wawrinka wins the Australian Open final after defeating Rafael Nadal by a 6—3, 6—2, 3—6, 6—3.
25th January:
• China's Li Na defeat Dominika Cibulkova by 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 victory to win her first Australian Open title and become the oldest woman ever to win the Australian Open at the age of 31.
17th January:
• A two-day voting was held in Egypt on 14 and 15 January 2014 for referendum on a new constitution.
16th January:
• Oscar nominations were announced today.
• Jet Airways CEO Gary Kenneth Toomey quits from his post.
14th January:
• British Prime Minister David Cameron has directed his Cabinet Secretary to probe alleged involvement of Margaret Thatcher's government in planning Operation Bluestar in 1984.

13th January:
• Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2013 Ballon d'Or award.
• Golden Globe Awards, 2014 announced.
• Australian Open starts from today.
12th January:
• Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh's Prime Minister for a third spell.
11th January:
• Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died in hospital near Tel Aviv Saturday at the age of 85.
• Bangladesh authorities allowed opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia to leave her home after house arrest of two weeks.
7th January:
• US Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to be first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history.
5th January:
• Danielle Steel receive France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor.
• Portugal football legend Eusebio has died from a heart attack at the age of 71.
• Australia wins the Ashes Series by 5-0 against England.
• Rafael Nadal wins the Qatar Open in Doha after defeating Gael Monfils, French.
4th January:
• India Cricket team beats Pakistan by 40 run to wins the Under-19 Asia Cup.
1st January:
• Corey Anderson of New Zealand scores the fastest century in ODI history from 36 balls breaking the record of Shahid Afridi.

Current Affairs, February 2014
The U.S. Ambassador to India is Nancy Powell.
28th February:
• World's first virtual Bit coin currency shop opened in Hong Kong.
25th February:
• Asia Cup cricket tournament starts in Bangladesh.
24th February:
• Oleksandr Turchynov was named as the interim President of Ukraine while Viktor Yanukovych was Ukraine’s deposed president.
23rd February:
• Next Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.
• Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader is Yulia Tymoshenko
22nd February:
• South Africa batsman AB de Villiers became the first player in the history of Test cricket to score a half-century in 12 consecutive Tests
21st February:
• Ukraine opposition leaders signed an EU-mediated peace deal with President Viktor Yanukovych to end violent protest and for an early presidential election.

20th February:
• Facebook decided to buy smartphone messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion.
• Al Jazeera proposed a "Global Day of Action" on behalf of its journalists currently facing charges in Egypt. The news organization is asking that everyone participate in the day of action on Thursday, February 27, to show support for journalists.
• Pakistan's Foreign Office claimed Thursday that 23 paramilitary personnel of Pakistan were brutally murdered inside the Afghan territory.
17th February:
• British Academy Film Awards presented. "12 Years a Slave" wins the best film award.
16th February:
• Chinese thriller Movie "Bai Ri Yan Huo" wins the Golden Bear prize in Berlin International Film Festival.
14th February:
• Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns from his post. MATTEO Renzi, the 39-year-old mayor of Florence, was poised to be named Italy's youngest-ever prime minister this weekend after forcing Enrico Letta to resign in an internal party coup last week.
• 58,000 people affected by a powerful 7.3 magnitude quake in northwest China's Xinjiang region.
11th February:
• 103 people kill when a military plane crashed in eastern Algeria.
9th February:
• World Squash Federation president N. Ramachandran elected unopposed as president of Indian Olympic Association.
7th February:
• Winter Olympics starts in Sochi, Russia.
6th February:
• Sony Company announces that it will sell its personal computer (PC) unit and cut 5,000 jobs.
4th February:
• World Cancer Day is celebrated to deepen the understanding of this killer disease.
• Microsoft Corp named 46 year old, Hyderabad born Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer.
2nd February:
• Founder member of Aam Admi Party Madhu Bhaduri quits party.

Current Affairs, March 2014
30th March:
• The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expelled senior leader Jaswant Singh for six years after his stand to contest as an independent candidate from Barmer in Rajasthan.

29th March:
• Earth hour 2014 observed across the world from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM.
• Brendon McCullum become the first batsman to cross 2,000-run mark in Twenty20 Internationals.
28th March:
• WHO has certified India as a Polio Free country and making it one of the 11 countries of South-East Region to be free from polio virus.
27th March:
• United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) passed a resolution which seeks to authorise the body to set up an "independent international inquiry" in Sri Lanka to probe into human rights violations during Sri Lankan civil war against LTTE in 2009.
24th March:
• Ukraine announced the evacuation of its military troops from Crimea acknowledging defeat in the face of Russian forces.
• An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offences.
• Sri Lanka bowled out the Netherlands for just 39, the lowest ever Twenty20 International total in a Super 10 match of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
21st March:
• An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 hits Nicobar Islands.
• Turkey restricted access to Twitter hours following the leak of wiretapped recordings in social media.

20th March:
• Renowned author and journalist Khushwant Singh died at the age of 99 in New Delhi.

18th March:
• France's inform that leaders of the G-8 have suspended Russia's participation in the club amid tensions over Ukraine and Russia's incursion into Crimea.

17th March:
• Crimea's regional parliament has declared independence and applied to become part of the Russian Federation after 97% vote in favour of joining Russia.
• European Union impose sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia.
16th March:
• People of Ukraine's Crimea region are voting in a contentious referendum on whether to split off and seek annexation by Russia.
• ICC World T20 Cup Cricket Tournaments starts in Bangladesh from today.

13th March:
• A US court has dismissed visa fraud charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade who is charged in New York with visa fraud and making false statements about her domestic worker.
10th March:
• FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has become the wealthiest footballer in the world with earnings of 122 million Pounds.
• Kiev not giving up an inch of land said by New Ukrainian PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk March10
9th March:
• 45 people killed and 157 wounded in a suicide bombing in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla.

8th March:
• International Women Day is observed across the world.
• A Malaysian Airlines plane crashed into sea near Vietnam with 239 people including 5 Indians.
• Sri Lanka wins the Asia Cup after defeating Pakistan in the final by 5 wickets.
6th March:
• Crimea's parliament voted to hold a referendum on March 16 to decide whether Crimea should become part of Russia.
4th March:
• Bill Gates tops the Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people.
• South Africa captain Graeme Smith announces retirement from international cricket at the end of the ongoing third test against Australia at Newlands.

3rd March:
• 86th Academy Awards given today. Oscar for Best Picture given to "12 Years a Slave". 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen. While Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett wins the Best Actor and Actress in a Leading Role.
2nd March:
• Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to deploy armed forces in Crimea has been passed by a unanimous vote in Russia’s upper house of parliament.
• Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua will meet with Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in Geneva on March4,2014, amid growing calls for dialogue among political actors to end the worst unrest in a decade in Venezuela.
• Pakistan won Asia cup by defeating India (245 vs. 249),The series was played in Bangladesh.
1st March:
• Afghanistan Cricket Team beat Bangladesh by 32 runs to register first win against Test-playing nation.

Current Affairs, April 2014
29th April:
• Nokia appointed India born Rajeev Suri as its new President and CEO of the company.
28th April:
• A court in Egypt sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the country's ousted president.
• Liverpool striker Luis Suarez named the English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) player of the year.
26th April:
• Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India.
• South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won announced his resignation over the government response to the ferry disaster in which 187 died till now most of which are students.
• Pope Francis declared John XXIII and John Paul II as saints in a historic double canonization in St. Peter's Square.
23rd April:
• The Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) amended the rule which bans use of portable electronic devices, allowing usage in all phases of the flight - including take-off and landing in a non-transmitting mode, known as the flight mode.
22nd April:
• Earth Day is celebrated across the globe.
• Midfielder Ryan Giggs appointed as interim manager of Manchester United,
19th April:
• 13 sherpa died in an ice avalanche in Mount Everest, Nepal.
18th April:
• Nobel Prize winner and renowned Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87.
17th April:
• Admiral RK Dhowan took over as 22nd Chief of Indian Navy.

16th April:
• More than 280 people mostly students were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea.
• Indian Premier League 2014 starts in Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi.
15th April:
• The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency.
14th April:
• 71 people were killed and 124 injured in two blasts in a crowded bus station in Nigeria.
12th April:
• 79-year-old veteran filmmaker and lyricist Gulzar has been chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India.

7th April:
• World Health Day 2014 observed across the world.
5th April:
• Peoples of Afghanistan votes in historic presidential election.

3rd April:
• Myanmar started its first official census in 30 years.
• Turkey's telecoms authority lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression.
1st April:
• US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell announced her resignation and submitted her resignation to Barack Obama.

Current Affairs, May 2014

31st May:
• Hockey World Cup starts in Netherland.
29th May:
• Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wins in the presidential election.
23rd May:
• Militants attack on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's western city of Herat.
22nd May:
• Thailand's army chief seized power in a military coup, deposing the elected government after months of deadly political strife.
16th May:
• Former Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower has been named as the batting coach of Pakistan cricket team for two years.

14th May:
• More than 200 workers died in a coal mine explosion and fire in western Turkey.
11th May:
• Mother's Day celebrated across the world.

8th May:
• World Health Organisation (WHO) in a study of 1600 cities ranks New Delhi as the world's worst city for air pollution.
7th May:
• Mark Selby of England won World Snooker Championship title 2014 on in Sheffield, England.

3rd May:
• More than 2000 dead in a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan.
1st May:
• May Day (International Workers' Day) celebrated across the World.

Current Affairs June 2014

25th June:
• Uruguay's forward player Luis Suarez has been suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity for biting an opponent during the World Cup match against Italy.
23rd June:
• Ex-News International CEO Rebekah Brooks cleared of all charges by a London court of being part of an illegal conspiracy at a Rupert Murdoch tabloid to hack into phones and make illegal payments.
22nd June:
• Miroslav Klose of Germany scored his 15th FIFA World Cup goal in a group league match against Ghana to equal Brazil's Ronaldo's record of highest goal in FIFA World Cup.
20th June:
• Railway Ministry hikes the rail passenger fares by 14.2 percent and freight rates by 6.5 percent, which will be implemented from June 25.
19th June:
• Felipe VI formally proclaimed as the new King of Spain.
• Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years by the disciplinary panel of BCB.
16th June:
• Thomas Muller of Germany score the first hat-trick goal of 2014 FIFA World Cup against Portugal.
14th June:
• World Blood Donor Day observed across the world.

12th June:
• FIFA Wold Cup 2014 Kicks Off Tonight in Brazil.
8th June:
• First metro service is inaugurated today in Mumbai.
• Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sworn in as president of Egypt.
• 27 people including terrorist were killed in an attack in Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.
• RafaelNadal wins his ninth title at French Open Men Single after defeating Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4.
7th June:
• Maria Sharapova of Russia wins the French Open 2014 Women Single after defeating fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 of Romania in the final.
5th June:
• World Environment Day celebrated across the globe.

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Re: Current Affairs Jan-June 2014

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Post by amjadiqbal » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:41 am

Current Affairs, July 2014
31st July:
• Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff succeeded General Bikram Singh.
30th July:
• US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived India to hold 5th Indo-US Strategic Dialogue.
• Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha took over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC).
• South Africa all-rounder cricketer Jacques Kallis announced his retirement from all formats of cricket.
29th July:
• Eid-ul-Fitr celebrates across the world.
27th July:
• World Hepatitis Day observed across the globe.
• Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France.
24th July:
• An Air Algerie flight crashed en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board.
23rd July:
• 47 people killed after TransAsia plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan.
21st July:
• England's national football team captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer.
18th July:
• Germany captain Philipp Lahm quite international soccer after leading his side to World Cup victory in FIFA World Cup Brazil.
17th July:
• A Malaysia Airlines MH 17, travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 295 passengers crashed after shot down in Ukraine near the Russian border. All 295 passengers died on the accident.
• Microsoft will lay off 18,000 employees over the next year of which 12,500 employees will be from Nokia's devices division.
15th July:
• Leaders of the BRICS emerging market nations launched a $100 billion development bank and a currency reserve pool in their first concrete step toward reshaping the Western-dominated international financial system. The headquarters of the bank will be in Shanghai, China.
14th July:
• Germany wins the FIFA World Cup final after defeating Argentina 1-0 in the final at Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro. Mario Goetze scores the single goal in the final. Germany First European Nation to Win World Cup on South American Soil.
• Lionel Messi has received the award for best player of the World Cup (Golden Ball).
• Germany's Manuel Neuer collected the best goalkeeper prize (Golden Gloves).
• James Rodriguez of Colombia got the golden boot award as top scorer with six goals.
13th July:
• Netherlands beats Brazil 3-0 in the third-place match at the FIFA World Cup 2014.
12th July:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi elected as the leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament.
11th July:
• According to a UN report Delhi become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo with 25 million. Mumbai ranks sixth on the list of the world's most populous cities.
10th July:
• Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first Union budget of Modi Government in Parliament.
• Veteran actor Zohra Sehgal passed away in New Delhi at the age of 102.
• Argentina reached the World Cup final after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.
• FIFA suspended Nigeria from all international football competitions for government interference in running Nigeria Football Federation.
9th July:
• Amit Shah appointed as the new BJP president.
• Germany reach the final of FIFA World Cup 2014 after defeating Brazil 7-1 in the semi final.
• Germany striker Miroslav Klose became the highest goal scorer in World Cup history by scoring his 16th finals goal in the 7-1 semi-final victory over Brazil.
• The first test of a 5-match Investec series of Test cricket starts between India and England.
6th July:
• Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeat Roger Federer to win Wimbledon Mens Single by 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.
• Brazil, Argentina, Netherland and Germany reach the semi final of FIFA World Cup Football 2014.
• Lewis Hamilton of England wins British Grand Prix.
1st July:
• Google announce that it will shut down social networking service Orkut in September, 2014.
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Re: Current Affairs Jan-June 2014

Post by amjadiqbal » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:58 am

GK paper crack will be updated soon.
Remaining current affairs under Current Affairs Jul-Dec 2014 heading.
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Re: Current Affairs Jan-June 2014

Post by amjadiqbal » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:44 pm

Remaining half updated.
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