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Vietnam pulls out from hosting 2019 Asian Games

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on 17 April 2014 officially announced his government’s decision to pull out from hosting the Asian Games of 2019, which were proposed […]

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the iconic writer, dies

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who was considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors ever, died at the age of 87 years in Mexico City on 17 April 2014.  He […]

Canada suspends voluntary contributions to Commonwealth over Sri Lanka issue

The Government of Canada on 14 April 2014 announced that the country will suspend its voluntary contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat and reallocate the funds for the next […]

Admiral R.K. Dhowan : New Chief of India Navy

Admiral R.K. Dhowan on 17 April 2014 took over as 22nd chief of the Naval Staff. Top post of Indian navy was lying vacant since 26 February 2014 […]

61st National Film Awards

61st National Film Awards were announced on 16 April 2014 by the 11-member committee headed by noted director Saeed Akhtar Mirza. Following is the listing of winners for […]

17-18 April 2014 Current Affairs

1) Which member of the Commonwealth organisation recently announced its decision to withhold funding to the Commonwealth Secretariat, pointing to the Secretariat’s silence on alleged war crimes and […]

15-16 April 2014 Current Affairs

1) In a landmark judgement the Supreme Court on 15 April 2014 gave the recognition of ‘third gender’ to transgenders and asked the Centre to treat transgenders as […]

13-14 April 2014 Current Affairs

1) India retained the top spot in the world in foreign exchange remittances from its migratory workforce during 2013. How much remittance was received by India during the […]

11-12 April 2014 Current Affairs

1) What is the title of the book written by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s former media advisor Sanjaya Baru which created a storm as soon as it was released […]

10 April 2014 Current Affairs

1) Which North-eastern state capital on 7 April 2014 became the second in the region to have rail-connectivity? – Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar received the […]

Banking & Finance

Banking and Financial Awareness – 55

1) Who headed the committee on Credit Information Reports (CIRs), which submitted its report to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) during March 2014? – Aditya Puri, Chairman […]

Banking and Financial Awareness – 54

1) Which round of Inflation Expectations Survey was launched by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 3 March 2014? – 35th (These inflation expectations are to be […]

Banking and Financial Awareness – 53

1) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) during February 2014 gave its approval for foreign equity participation up to 74% of the paid-up capital of which private […]

Banking and Financial Awareness – 52

1) Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram presented the Vote-on-Account on 17 February 2014, which would take care of union expenses until the government’s term ends in May 2014. […]

Banking and Financial Awareness – 51

1) RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan announced on 12 February 2014 that in coming days Indian citizens without a bank account would be able to withdraw cash from an […]

Banking and Financial Awareness – 50

1) India Post (Indian postal department) during January 2014 announced an ambitious plan to install as many as 3,000 ATMs and 1.35 lakh micro-ATMs at its post offices […]

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General Elections of 2014 : Schedule and Salient Features

General Elections 2014 : Salient Features The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the election schedule for General Elections of 2014 on 5 March 2014. Following are the […]

Key Highlights of Vote on Account 2014 (Interim Budget 2014-15)

Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram presented the Vote on Account on 17 February 2014 in the Lok Sabha to cover expenditure until the government’s term ends in May 2014. Following […]

List of all new Trains in Interim Railway Budget 2014-15

Complete List of New Trains announced in the Interim Railway Budget for 2014-15 Railway Minister, Mallikarjun Kharge announced 72 new trains which includes 17 Premium trains, 38 Express […]

Padma Awards 2014 Full List

Padma Awards 2014 Following is the list of the 128 awardees of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri which were announced on 25 January 2014 on the […]

Nachiket Mor Committee’s Report on Financial Inclusion

Nachiket Mor Committee on Financial Inclusion, which was constituted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 2013, submitted its report to the RBI on 7 January 2014. […]

Important Aspects of Raghuram Rajan Committee Report

The report of Dr. Raghuram Rajan Committee for Evolving a Composite Development Index for Indian states was submitted to the Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on 26 September, […]


Western Flowing Rivers of India – I (Narmada River)

1) What is the distinct feature of India’s Western flowing rivers? – They flow from the Eastern direction towards West and there is not so much proliferation of […]

Indian Geography – Peninsular Rivers of India – II (Kaveri and Mahanadi)

1) Which is the southern-most river among the important rivers of the Indian peninsular river system? – Kaveri (also called Cauvery) 2) What is the originating point of […]

Indian Geography – Peninsular Rivers of India (Godavari and Krishna)

1) What is meant by peninsular rivers of India? – These rivers flow in the Indian peninsula, which is the area extending from Narmada River to India’s southern […]

Indian Geography – Rivers of India (Indus and Brahmaputra)

  Indus River  1) Which is the longest river of the Indian subcontinent? – Indus or Sindhu 2) What is the approximate length of Indus River? – 3,200 […]

Indian Geography – Rivers of India (Ganges)

1) Indian rivers can be broadly classified in how many categories? – 2 categories A) Rivers belonging to the Himalayan system B) Rivers belonging to Indian Peninsula 2) […]

Indian Geography – Islands of India

1) How many islands are there in India? – There are over a thousand islands in India, however there are two prominent groups of islands (archipelago) in India […]

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