Current Affairs Jul-Dec 2014

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Current Affairs Jul-Dec 2014

Post by amjadiqbal » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:37 pm

Here goes current affairs and you don't need to waste money over useless magazines of JBD etc.Just go through it and stay enjoy.

Current Affairs, July 2014
31st July:
• Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff succeeded General Bikram Singh.
30th July:
• 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.
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.

Current Affairs, August 2014
30th August:
• Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.
28th August:
• Wayne Rooney named as captain of the England national football team.
26th August:
• Israel and the Palestinians have reached a Gaza ceasefire deal to end month long war between the two sides.
• 66th annual Emmy Award given at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
• England midfielder Frank Lampard retired from England's national team.
25th August:
• Richard Attenborough, Oscar winning British Actor-Director and maker of the famous Film "Gandhi" died at the age of 90.
23rd August:
• US swimmer Katie Ledecky breaks 400-metres freestyle world record to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes 58.37 seconds.
21st August:
• American photojournalist James Foley killed by ISIS militant in middle east.
20th August:
• The Iron woman of Manipur, human rights activist Irom Sharmila release from Manipur jail after 14 years. Sharmila had been on a fast for the last 14 years demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).
19th August:

12th August:
• Hollywood comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died at his home in Marin County, California at the age of 63.
11th August:
• Iraq President nominated the deputy parliament speaker Haider al-Ibadi as new Prime Minister.
9th August:
• Ivory Coast forward player Didier Drogba announced his retirement from international football.
8th August:
• The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria to be an international public health emergency.

Current Affairs, September 2014
30th September:
• Today Google will shut down social networking Orkut forever.
29th September:
• Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan.
• Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni win the Gold Medal in mixed doubles tennis event in Asian Games.
28th September:
• President's Rule imposed in Maharastra after the ruling Congress Party reduce to minority following withdrawal of support by NCP.
25th September:
• Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords.
19th September:
• The People of Scotland rejects the referendum of independence from Britain in a historic voting.
• The 17th Asian Games starts from today in Incheon, South Korea.
• President Barack Obama nominated Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma as the next US Ambassador to India.
18th September:
• The people of Scotland voted in a referendum to choose whether to become an independent nation or stay within the United Kingdom.
17th September:
• Chinese President Xi Jingping arrives India on a three day visit.
11th September:
• The 13th Anniversary of 9/11 incident observed in America.
• US President Barack Obama approved the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State, authorizing U.S. airstrikes in Syria along with expanded airstrikes in Iraq.
9th September:
• Marin Cilic of Croatia defeat Kei Nishikori of Japan by 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the US Open Men's Single.
• ICC ban Pakistani player Saeed Ajmal from bowling in International cricket for illegal bowling action.
8th September:
• International literacy day is observed across the globe.
• Serena Williams wins her third consecutive US Open trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-3 in the final.
6th September:
• Thousands of people have been evacuated from their houses as more than 100 people have died in floods in Jammu and Kashmir.
1st September:
• After Over 800 Years, Nalanda University reopens in Bihar.

Current Affairs, October 2014

31st October:
• The Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and death Anniversary of Indira Gandhi observed in India.
27th October:
• Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected as the President of Brazil.
24th October:
• Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) inaugurated in China in the presence of delegates from 21 countries.
21st October:
• South African track star Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
20th October:
• The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Nigeria as Ebola free after a 42 day period with no new cases elapsed.
13th October:
• French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 economics Nobel Prize for his analysis of market power and regulation.
10th October:
• Malala Yousafzai becomes the youngest Nobel Laureates at the age of 17 years.
• Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
9th October:
• French writer Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature.
8th October:
• American scientist Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell have win the Nobel Prize in chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

7th October:
• Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura for inventing a low energy environmentally friendly LED.
6th October:
• US-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian scientist May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the brain's positioning system.
2nd October:
• Microsoft Corporation announced its 'Windows 10' operating system.

Current Affairs, November 2014
29th November:
• The first passenger train to Meghalaya from Assam was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Guwahati.
27th November:
• The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Nepal conclude with an agreement on energy cooperation.
• Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital after he was in coma for three days following a head injury sustained while playing in a Sheffield Shield game in Sydney.
• Nine Army soldiers found guilty of killing two teenagers in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam on November 3.
25th November:
• People votes in the first phase of the polling in Jammu and Kashmir and in Jharkhand state assembly election.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Nepal to attend SAARC summit.
• Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Murli Deora died in Mumbai.
21st November:
• US president Barack Obama will be the chief guest on 2015 Republic Day celebration after he had accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation.
20th November:
• The Supreme Court asks CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to step out of 2G Investigation.
19th November:
• Haryana Police arrested controversial guru Rampal from his ashram in Hisar.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive Fiji in a one day visit.
18th November:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian PM to address Australian Parliament.
• The Justice Nanavati Commission submit its final report on the 2002 Gujarat riots to the state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
16th November:
• The G20 annual summit completed in Brisbane in Australia.
14th November:
• World Diabetes Day is observed to create awareness on diabetes.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Australia to attend the G-20 Summit in Brisbane.
• Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson wins the ICC cricketer of the year award.
13th November:
• Rohit Sharma scores 264 runs which is highest runs by any individual in International ODI cricket. He scores the run in the match against Sri Lanka in Eden Garden, Kolkata. He also becoming the first man scores two double centuries in ODIs. Rohit Sharma strike 33 fours during the innings which is highest number of fours in an innings by any batsman in ODI.
• Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar elected as the member of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh.
• Five Army men, including two officers were sentenced to life term for killing three peoples in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir in 2010.
12th November:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the ASEAN and the East Asian summits in Myanmar along with other world leaders.
• For the first time in history, The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully landed a probe known as Philae on the surface of a comet.
• Five congress MLA from Maharashtra have been suspended for allegedly manhandling and injuring Governor C Vidyasagar Rao outside the assembly during the confidence motion.
• BJP government in Maharastra won the confidence motion through a voice vote.
• Bollywood filmmaker Ravi Chopra died at the age of 68 due to severe lung ailment.
11th November:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for 10 day visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji.
10th November:
• In the expansion of Union Cabinet, newly included Manohar Parrikar takes the charge Defence, Suresh Prabhu gets Railways Ministry, JP Nadda gets Health and Ch Birender Singh takes the charge of Rural Development.
• Shiv Sena decided to sit in opposition in Maharashtra Assembly.
9th November:
• Four cabinet ministers, three ministers of state with independent charge and 14 ministers of state added to the Union Government.
7th November:
• Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has been sworn in as the Chief Minister after Manohar Parrikar resigned.
6th November:
• Lenovo Company has completed the acquisition of the Motorola Mobile brand.
5th November:
• Sachin Tendulkar released his autobiography "Playing It My Way" in Mumbai.
• Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conferred with the Japan's Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers award, one of the Japan's top national awards.
3rd November:
• The resurrected World Trade Centre reopen for business after thirteen years of the 9/11 terrorist attack.

2nd November:
• Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq equaled the record for the fastest Test century by reaching the milestone in 56 balls against Australia in Abu Dhabi.

1st November:

• From today, the free transaction in ATMs to withdraw money or for other purposes like balance enquiry limited to 5 times.

Current Affairs, December 2014
15th December:
• One gunman and two other killed when police act an operation to end siege in Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney.
• Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss wins the Miss World 2014 title in London.
• Viswanathan Anand wins the London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams.
11th December:
• Russian President Vladimir Putin visits India.
• In an agreement signed, Russia to help India set up 12 nuclear reactors.
• The United Nations has declared June 21 will be observed each year as the 'International Day of Yoga'.
10th December:
• India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo.
• The Ebola Fighters are selected as the Person of the Year by TIME Magazine for the year 2014.
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8th December:
• 21 people dead in Philippine after typhoon Hagupit hits the country.
7th December:
• Pakistan's all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez suspended from bowling in international cricket by the ICC after his bowling action was found to be illegal.
5th December:
• In Kashmir, 13 people were killed which include nine soldiers, three policemen, and one civilian in a series of terror attacks. Also six militants were also killed during the attack.
• NASA launches unmanned orbital test flight named Orion to Mars.
• Shiv Sena decides to join Maharastra BJP Government.
3rd December:
1st December:
• World AIDS Day is observed across Globe.
• Tabare Vazquez again reelected as president of Uruguay.

Stay Blessed

All the people rushing by,
Looking for the meanings of this life!

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