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Daily Current Affairs: 16 September 2014

1) Set back for BJP in bypoll results:  It was bad news for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Assembly by-elections in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. These were the states that the BJP had swept in the Lok Sabha polls four months ago. The party which is ruling at the Centre lost 13 of the 24 seats held by it. Also, the polls were seen as yet another test of popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Reverses in the bypolls has come after the party's disappointing performance in the Assembly by-elections in Bihar, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh in the last two months.

2) International Day for preservation of Ozone Layer observed: The International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed on 16 September 2014. The day marks the commemoration of the date of signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987 on substances that deplete theOzone layer. The theme for 2014 is Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On.

3) USA won FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014: USA on 14 September 2014 won FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 by defeating Serbia. The World Cup was held at Madrid, Spain. The United States became the third country to win consecutive world titles and extended its winning streak in international play to 63 games. The win margin of 33 points through nine games with total score of 129-92 made the team of USAworld Leader. With this, the American team became the first national team to win by more than 20 points in any previous FIBA championship event.

4) Ambani tops Hurun India Rich List again: The stock market boom and a slight strengthening of the rupee have helped drive up the number of dollar billionaires in the country to record highs, according to the Hurun India Rich List for 2014. The number has risen to 109, up from 63 last year and 59 the year before, according to the listings made available on Tuesday. Mukesh Ambani held on to his position as the richest man in India with a fortune of Rs.1.65 lakh crore, up 37 per cent from last year. 

5) Sachin Tendulkar Named for Giants International Awards: Cricket maestro and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood danseuse Helen are among this year's Giants International awardees, according to an announcement. Tendulkar will get the award for lifetime achievement in sports while Helen Salim Khan will be honoured for her lifetime contribution to films. The awards shall be given away by the Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah at a function Wednesday. The other awardees include Urvi Piramal (Business & Industry), Hemant Thacker (Medicine), Kulinkant Luthia (Social Service), Bahubali Shah (Journalism), Anu Malik (Music) and Patangrao Kadam (Education).

6) Meghalaya boy wins bronze in World Kickboxing Championship: Edward Mawthoh, a junior from Meghalaya, has bagged a bronze medal at the World Kickboxing Championship 2014 held in Italy recently. Mawthoh competed in the 48kg category of the Under-16 full contact sports, which was held from September 6-14 at Rimini, where he bagged a bronze, Meghalaya Association of Kickboxing Organisations (MAKO) secretary Larry P Warjri said.

Sep 17, 2014

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Indian History Questions and Answers for Govt. Exams

Indian History Questions Answers

1. What was the time period of Indus Civilization / Harappan Civilization ?
a.2400 BC - 1700 BC
b.2400 BC - 1750 BC
c.2500 BC - 1700 BC
d.2500 BC - 1750 BC

2. Which was the largest site of Indus Civilization ?
a. Mohenjodaro
b. Lothal
c. Chanhudaro
d. Dholavira

3. Which was the largest Indian site of Indus Civilization ?
a. Mohenjodaro
b. Lothal
c. Chanhudaro
d. Dholavira

4. Indus people were first to produce cotton in the world ?

5. Which two Indus sites found in Afghanistan ?
a. Lothal and Daimabad
b. Shatughai and Dainabad
c. Shatughai and Mundigaq
d. Mundigaq and Daimabad

6. Which was the ancient port of Indus Civilization ?

7. Vedic Culture was from
a.1500 BC to 600 BC
b.1450 BC to 550 BC
c.1400 BC to 500 BC
d.1300 BC to 400 BC


1.d.2500 BC - 1750 BC
2.a. Mohenjodaro
3.d. Dholavira
4.a. TRUE
5.c. Shatughai and Mundigaq
7.a.1500 BC to 600 BC
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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 15 September 2014

1) KK Paul sworn in as Manipur Governor: Meghalaya Governor K K Paul was sworn in as acting Governor of Manipur. Manipur Chief Justice Laxmi Kant Mahapatra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Paul during a function at Raj Bhavan, which was attended by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, his cabinet colleagues and high civil and police officials.

2) Arnold Schwarzenegger Meets Jayalalithaa in Chennai: Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger had a blockbuster meeting with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai. The 67-year-old actor met Ms Jayalalithaa for a half an hour at the state Secretariat. After the meeting he tweeted, "It was fantastic to sit down with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa before our event tonight and talk about her state's success and challenges. That's the advantage of being an actor who was also a Governor!"

3) Google launched Android One phones in India at Rs 6,399: Google has launched in India the first smartphones under its Android One project, pricing them at Rs 6,399 ($105) to capture the low-cost segment of the world's fastest growing smartphone market. The Mountain View-Based company tied up with Indian mobile players Micromax, Karbonn and Spice Mobiles to launch the affordable phones, which are powered by its Android operating system and aimed at emerging markets.

4) Axis Bank launched e-surveillance facility at ATM location: Axis Bank, India’s third largest private sector bank, announced the launch of e-surveillance facility, a service that allows a 24x7, 365 days centrally monitored automated security of ATMs. Under the e-surveillance facility, the ATM premises of Axis Bank will be monitored 24x7 from a centralised security operation centre. An immediate alert will be activated in case of detection of any unauthorised activity at the ATM site. In the event of any unauthorised activity at the ATM location, an immediate hooter alert will instantaneously propel a two way communication between the officials at the security operation center and the alleged intruders, through mike, speakers and CCTV system. Simultaneously, the system would also alert the local Police station and nearby on road Patrolling Officer about the incident, the bank said in a statement.

5) Andhra Pradesh holds country's first e-cabinet meet: Ushering in paperless cabinet, Andhra Pradesh on Monday held e-cabinet meeting. I-pads and power point presentation replaced the papers as tech-savy Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu presided over the meeting, billed as thr first such exercise by any state cabinet in the country. The e-cabinet e-meeting was held to mark 100 days of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in power in the state. According to officials, the cabinet agenda was sent to the ministers in advance through e-mail. Naidu asked all ministers to come to the meet with i-pads.

Sep 16, 2014

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List of Maharatna, Navratna Miniratna Companies

List of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna CPSEs As per available information(as on 14 Sep 2014)


Maharatna CPSEsmaharatna
+ Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
+ Coal India Limited
+ GAIL (India) Limited
+ Indian Oil Corporation Limited
+ NTPC Limited
+ Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited
+ Steel Authority of India Limited

Navratna CPSEsnavratna-companies
+ Bharat Electronics Limited
+ Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
+ Container Corporation of India Limited
+ Engineers India Limited
+ Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
+ Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
+ Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
+ National Aluminium Company Limited
+ National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited
+ NMDC Limited
+ Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited
+ Oil India Limited
+ Power Finance Corporation Limited
+ Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
+ Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
+ Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
+ Shipping Corporation of India Limited

Miniratna Category - I CPSEs
+ Airports Authority of India
+ Antrix Corporation Limited
+ Balmer Lawrie & Co. Limited
+ Bharat Dynamics Limited
+ BEML Limited
+ Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
+ Bridge & Roof Company (India) Limited
+ Central Warehousing Corporation
+ Central Coalfields Limited
+ Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited
+ Cochin Shipyard Limited
+ Dredging Corporation of India Limited
+ Kamarajar Port Limited
+ Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited
+ Goa Shipyard Limited
+ Hindustan Copper Limited
+ HLL Lifecare Limited
+ Hindustan Newsprint Limited
+ Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited
+ Housing & Urban Development Corporation Limited
+ India Tourism Development Corporation Limited
+ Indian Rare Earths Limited
+ Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited
+ IRCON International Limited
+ KIOCL Limited
+ Mazagaon Dock Limited
+ Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
+ Manganese Ore (India) Limited
+ Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemical Limited
+ Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited
+ MMTC Limited
+ MSTC Limited
+ National Fertilizers Limited
+ National Seeds Corporation Limited
+ NHPC Limited
+ Northern Coalfields Limited
+ North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited
+ Numaligarh Refinery Limited
+ ONGC Videsh Limited
+ Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited
+ Projects & Development India Limited
+ Railtel Corporation of India Limited
+ Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
+ Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited
+ RITES Limited
+ SJVN Limited
+ Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited
+ South Eastern Coalfields Limited
+ State Trading Corporation of India Limited
+ Telecommunications Consultants India Limited
+ THDC India Limited
+ Western Coalfields Limited
+ WAPCOS Limited

Miniratna Category-II CPSEs
+ Bharat Pumps & Compressors Limited
+ Broadcast Engineering Consultants (I) Limited
+ Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited
+ Central Railside Warehouse Company Limited
+ Ed.CIL (India) Limited
+ Engineering Projects (India) Limited
+ FCI Aravali Gypsum & Minerals India Limited
+ Ferro Scrap Nigam Limited
+ HMT (International) Limited
+ HSCC (India) Limited
+ India Trade Promotion Organisation
+ Indian Medicines & Pharmaceuticals Corporation Limited
+ M E C O N Limited
+ Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited
+ National Film Development Corporation Limited
+ National Small Industries Corporation Limited
+ P E C Limited
+ Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited 
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Daily Current Affairs: 14 September 2014

1) Hindi Diwas observed across India on 14 September: Hindi Diwas was celebrated across India on 14 September for commemorating the occasion of adoption of Hindi as the official language of Constituent Assembly on 14 September 1949. On the occasion, Rajbhasha Awards were conferred upon the Ministries, Departments, PSUs and Nationalised Banks. On 14 September 1949, Hindi was adopted as an official language of the Constituent Assembly. The decision of using Hindi as the official language was ratified by the Constitution of India that came into effect on 26 January 1950. Under the Article 343 of the Indian Constitution, the Devanagri script of Hindi was adopted as the official language.

2) HS Prannoy wins Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold title: Kerala shuttler HS Prannoy defeated local lad Firman Abdul Kholik 21-11, 22-20 in Palembang on Sunday to win the Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold title, his first in the senior ranks. The hard-hitting shuttler took just 43 minutes to dispatch Kholik and come as the title did a week after his runner-up finish in Vietnam, Prannoy was excited.

3) Educationist Kireet Joshi passed away: Eminent educationist and former education adviser to the Union government Kireet Joshi passed away on Sunday after battling cancer. He was 83. In 1976 the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi appointed him as the educational adviser to the Government of India. He was instrumental in redesigning and redrafting of the Bill for Vishwa Bharati University, Shantiniketan. He is also credited with seeding the idea of the Indira Gandhi National Open University as also of Pondicherry University. He served as the Educational Adviser to the Gujarat Chief Minister from 2008 to 2010.

4) Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Vietnam on four-day state visit:  President Pranab Mukherjee arrived on a four-day state visit to strategically important Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the country's top leadership and the two nations will ink pacts in key areas of oil exploration and air connectivity.

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13 September 2014: Daily Current Affairs for Exams

1) Peaceful by-polls held in 10 states with moderate to high balloting: Moderate to heavy turnout was reported in the biggest democratic exercise in India since the April-May general election as three parliamentary and 33 assembly constituencies spanning 10 states went for by-polls Saturday. The elections - regarded as a test of popularity of the respective state governments as also of the Bharatiya Janata Party which held many of these seats - were generally peaceful. The elections to the three Lok Sabha constituencies became necessary after three political stalwarts - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao - resigned from Vadodara (Gujarat), Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh) and Medak (Telangana) respectively.

2) Champions League T20 2014 starts: As many as 12 teams are taking part in the 2014 edition of the Champions League T20, which starts on 13 September. The event is divided into two stages, Qualifiers and Group Stages. Four teams will play against each other and the top two teams will make it to the next round of the Champions League T20. The 10 teams in the group stages will be divided into two groups and they will fight against the teams from the same group to make it to the semifinal. The tournament starts on 13 September and the final will be played on 4 October. The tournament is hosted by India.

3) SC ruled 3 percent quota for disabled persons in all government jobs: The Supreme Court on 12 September 2014 ruled 3 percent quota for disabled persons in all government jobs. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said that the disabled people have not got their due in the last 19 years. Despite the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act was passed in 1995. The bench also comprised Justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton F Nariman. On the other hand, government contended that reservation cannot be given in case of promotion to Group A and Group B officers category as it is not a case of appointment. Further, it claimed that the Persons With Disabilities Act provides for three per cent quota for the differently-abled people.

4) World First Aid Day observed: World First Aid Day was observed on 13 Spetember across the world. This day observed to raise awareness on how first aid can save lives during crisis.

5) Mobile Services partially restored in Jammu Kashmir; free BSNL services for 1 week: Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said people in flood-hit Kashmir will get free telecom services for a week on BSNL network, and mobile networks have been substantially or partially restored in the valley, except Poonch. 

Of the total 12,306 base transceiver stations (BTS) or mobile towers in J&K, 6,811 were submerged, he said, adding that of these the government has restored 1,208. "People can talk free for a week on BSNL's network in the flood affected areas. We have also requested private telecom operators. They have allowed 60 minutes of free talk time everyday," Prasad said at the press conference marking the first 100 days of in the ministry.

6) ABVP sweeps DUSU polls after 18 years: After a gap of 18 years, BJP's student wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Saturday swept Delhi University students' union elections, trouncing Congress' NSUI to bag all four positions and credited the triumph to "Modi wave". The ABVP won posts of president, vice president, secretary and joint secretary by comfortable margins, bettering last year's performance when it had lost one of the seats to the National Students' Union of India (NSUI). Mohit Nagar was elected president of DUSU while Pravesh Malik won the elections for vice president's post.

7) Davis Cup: Paes-Bopanna magic keeps India alive as hosts pull one back: Leander Paes yet again turned the clock back in company of Rohan Bopanna as the Indian duo recorded a dramatic come-from-behind 1-6 6-7(4) 6-3 6-3 8-6 win over Serbian pair of Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac to keep home team's chances alive in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in Bangalore on Saturday.

8) Telangana govt gives Rs 1 cr to Sania Mirza for US Open win: The Telangana government on Thursday felicitated tennis ace Sania Mirza for her recent victory in the US Open mixed doubles and presented her a cheque of Rs one crore. "Sania, who is the brand ambassador for Telangana, met Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in Hyderabad, where he appreciated her for winning the title and wished that she win the upcoming China Open and Japan Open as well," a release from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said.

9) Mars Mission is in the pink of health: ISRO: India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission, scheduled to enter the Mars orbit later this month, is in the "pink of health" and sending vital information from a distance of 211 million km after covering 95 per cent of its journey, ISRO said. "MOM keeps sending us vital information about the health of its various modules and measurements from sensors. This is called Telemetry signal. Today's telemetry confirms that MOM is in the pink of health," Indian Space Research Organisation said on its micro-blogging site.

Sep 14, 2014

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August 2014 Current Affairs Questions (Fourth Week)

1) Name the mega financial inclusion plan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 August 2014?
Ans. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

2) President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Sports Awards to eminent sportsperson on 29 August 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Who won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2014?
Ans. No sportsperson was selected for Khel Ratna award this year.
Note: Since the inception of the award in 1991 this was the second time that no award was presented. The previous was in 1993-94.

3) How many sports persons were awarded Arjuna Awards 2014?
Ans. 15
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4) Who became the Ambassador of Turn Back Crime campaign of Interpol on 27 August 2014?
Ans. Shah Rukh Khan

5) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 August 2014 set up a committee to identify obsolete laws. Who will chair the committee?
Ans. R. Ramanujam, Secretary in the PMO   
Note: The committee will identify the laws which they believed hamper governance by creating avoidable confusion.

6) President Pranab Mukherjee on 26 August 2014 appointed Governors for four states Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa. Name the governors of each state?
Ans. Kalyan Singh- Rajasthan
Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala- Karnataka
Ch. Vidyasagar Rao- Maharashtra
Mridula Sinha- Goa

7) Name the director of the famous film Gandhi who died on 24 August 2014 at the age of 90? Visit:
Ans. Richard Attenborough
Note: The film that won Oscar awards in eight different categories in the 55th Academy Awards depicted Gandhi’s non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement and others against the United Kingdom’s rule in India during the 20th century.

8) President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated India's first Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) at which state on 24 August 2014?
Ans. Shibpur, Howrah in West Bengal

9) Which state government on 28 August 2014 made it mandatory for women riding a two-wheeler to wear helmets?
Ans. Delhi
Note: The government granted exemption to Sikh women to value religious sentiments of Sikhs.

10) National Sports Day was celebrated on 29 August across the country. Why is this day celebrated on 29 August every year?
Ans. To mark the birth anniversary of hockey legend Dhyan Chand.

11) Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on 28 August 2014 launched a new application to book train tickets for which smartphone users?
Ans. Black Berry

12) Union Cabinet on 27 August 2014 announced to lift the restriction of one LPG cylinder per month per household. However, the Union Cabinet did not change the overall cap of ...... subsidised cylinders per year?
Ans. 12

13) Union Government on 27 August 2014 launched a new domain called ........ in Devanagari script in New Delhi?
Ans. Dot Bharat
Note: Initially the domain will cover eight languages like Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali and Sindhi.

14) Sheila Dikshit on 26 August 2014 resigned as the Governor of?
Ans. Kerala

15) "Not Just an Accountant" book which is going to be released in October 2014 is authored by?
Ans. Vinod Rai
Note: He was the former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG)

16) Ice Bucket Challenge was in news recently. This Challenge has led to raising of millions of dollars as funds for research of which disease?
Ans. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) disease

17) Which state government reduced the probation period in direct recruitment of its employees on higher posts from two to one year on 25 August 2014?
Ans. Rajasthan

18) Union Textiles Ministry on 25 August 2014 signed MoU with which e-store to provide online marketing platform to handloom weavers?
Ans. Flipkart

19) K Sankaranarayanan resigned from his office on 24 August 2014 as the governor of which state?Visit:
Ans. Maharashtra
Note: He tendered his resignation in the backdrop of being transferred to Mizoram.

20) Vinod Kumar Duggal resigned as Governor of which state on 28 August 2014?
Ans. Manipur

21) Tata Value Homes tied up with which e-commerce major on 26 August 2014 to sell houses online through the online marketplace model?
Ans. Snapdeal

22) Which state cabinet on 27 August 2014 ratified the new liquor policy which plans to shut down bars attached to hotels below the five-star category & also to phase out liquor from the state in a phased manner?
Ans. Kerala

23) Union Government on 28 August 2014 notified enhancing the social security cover limit under the social security schemes run by EPFO. Expand EPFO?
Ans. Employees Provident Fund Organisation

24) Name the Indo-Russian Air Force Exercise which was held in the last week of August 2014?
Ans. Avia Indra-2014

25) Who was appointed as new chief of Joint Intelligence Committee on 25 August 2014?
Ans. RN Ravi

26) Union Government launched India's first ethanol-run bus in which city on 22 August 2014?
Ans. Nagpur

27) Who was appointed as CRPF Special Director-General by appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) led by Prime MinisterNarendra Modi on 25 August 2014?
Ans. Ramesh Chand Tayal

28) Which private mobile service provider on 26 August 2014 signed a deal with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) for sharing around 4000 mobile towers?
Ans. Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL)

29) Who was elected as the first President of Indian Steel Association (ISA) on 26 August 2014?
Ans. C.S.Verma

30) Who recently broke the 50-km Walk World Record at the European Athletics Championship held in Zurich, Switzerland?
Ans. Yohann Diniz of France

31) World’s oldest metal object, cone-shaped copper awl was discovered by archaeologists at Middle Chalcolithic burial site in which country recently?
Ans. Tel Tsaf in Israel 

32) Who was sworn in on 28 August 2014 as 12th President of Turkey?
Ans. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Daily Current Affairs Updates: 12 September 2014

1) Election Commission announced assembly polls date: Haryana, Maharashtra to vote on October 15: The election Commission on Friday announced the assembly elections date for Haryana and Maharashtra. Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath made the big announcement during a press conference that both Haryana and Maharashtra will elect new assemblies in single phase on October 15 and the results will be declared on October 19. "Model Code of Conduct comes into effect immediately" the CEC said adding "as per SC orders, Commission has made provision for NOTA in EVMs." 

2) Rohan Bopanna to receive Davis Cup Commitment Award: Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna will be awarded the Davis Cup Commitment Award in Bangalore on 13 Sep 2014 on the sidelines of the ongoing World Group play-off tie against Serbia, it was announced by International Tennis Federation (ITF). The ITF through its national associations, will present Davis Cup Commitment Awards during this weekend’s 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and zone group ties. Besides Bopanna, former Grand Slam tennis champions Lleyton Hewitt of Australia and Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil will also be presented the award after their respective games.

3) Environment Minister launched online portal for zoos: Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched an online portal for grant of recognition to zoos and monitoring of zoos. He also launched an E- archival and retrieval management system for the Central Zoo Authority and a book on “Zoos in India 2014,” an official statement said.

4) V Krishna Murthy award conferred on Nandan Nilekani: Nandan Nilekani, the former Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI), has been conferred with V Krishna Murthy Award for Excellence. The former CEO of Infosys received the award from Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah on Friday at the Centre for Organisation Development (COD). Krishna Murthy was instrumental in turning around public sector giants BHEL and SAIL. He also helped Maruti to make a mark in the automobile sector.

Sep 13, 2014

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Daily Current Affairs Updates from 11 September 2014

1) Nuclear capable Agni-I missile successfully test-fired at Wheeler Island: India on 11 Sep 2014 successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I missile, which has a strike range of 700 km, from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at about 11.11 hrs from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island. Agni-I was developed by advanced systems laboratory, the premier missile development laboratory of the DRDO in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratoryand Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.

2) 13th year of 9/11 attack day observed: The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage. Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City.

3) Meghalaya Governor given additional charge of Manipur, Mizoram: Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul was been given additional charge of Manipur and Mizoram on Thursday after President Pranab Mukherjee accepted the resignation of V.K. Duggal, who was Governor of the two States. Mr. Duggal, former Union Home Secretary and Army Captain, was the ninth Governor to resign after the National Democratic Alliance came to power in May. He took over as Governor of Manipur late last year and was given additional charge of Manipur on August 8 after incumbent Kamla Beniwal was sacked. Mr. Duggal too put in his papers twenty days later.

4) Nation remembers Swami Vivekananda's first Speech in the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago: On 11th September 1893 Swami Vivekananda, a famous Hindu monk delivered his first speech in the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago. Swami Vivekananda was a wandering Hindu monk who was the most prominent disciple of Ramakrishna, a well known 19th century saint. Vivekananda is remembered as one of the key people who introduced Indian philosophies such as Vedanta and Yoga to the West. Swami Vivekananda passed away on 4th July 1902 at Belur Math in West Bengal; he was only 39 at the time. Vivekananda will always be remembered as a monk who introduced the West to Hinduism and Hindu philosophy. He is also considered a patriotic saint and his birthday 12th January is celebrated as National Youth Day every year.
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Current Affairs with Answers: September 2014 for exams

1) Carolina Marin recently became the first European in 15 years to clinch the women's singles title at the World Badminton Championships. From which country she is from?
(A) Germany
(B) Spain
(C) Russia
(D) Belgium

2) Which Union Ministry on 9 September 2014 launched Know Your Rights (KYR) portal?
(A) Ministry of Law
(B) Civil Aviation Ministry
(C) Ministry of Information Technology
(D) None of these

3) Which team won the inaugural 'Pro Kabaddi League' recently?
(A) U Mumba
(B) Puneri Paltan
(C) Bengal Warriors
(D) Jaipur Pink Panthers

4) Postal Service of which country recently decided to issue a special commemorative postage stamp in a tribute to legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao?
(A) Sri Lanka
(B) Pakistan
(D) UK

5)  High Court of which state recently banned religious sacrifice of animals at all places of public worship across the state?
(A) Gujarat
(B) Himachal Pradesh
(C) Bihar
(D) Madhya Pradesh

6) Goolam E Vahanvati who passed away recently was the former?
(A) Attorney General of India
(B) Chief Justice of India
(C) National Security Advisor
(D) Foreign Secretary of India

7) India stands second in the world in fish production after which country in a recently released data?
(A) Pakistan
(B) Bangladesh
(C) Sri Lanka
(D) China

8) Which state recently became the first State in the country to launch Health Adalat?
(A) Rajasthan
(B) Kerala
(C) Karnataka
(D) Delhi

9) New railway time table has come into effect beginning September 1, 2014. Railway normally releases new train time table at which month every year?
(A) July 1
(B) June 1
(C) August 1
(C) March 1 

10) Department of Posts recently launched 8 commemorative postage stamps on?
(A) Heritage Sites in India
(B) Indian musicians
(C) Banking in India
(D) None of these


1) Ans. (B) Spain
2) Ans. (B) Civil Aviation Ministry
3) Ans. (D) Jaipur Pink Panthers
4) Ans. (C) USA
5) Ans. (B) Himachal Pradesh
6) Ans. (A) Attorney General of India
7) Ans. (D) China
8) Ans. (C) Karnataka
9) Ans. (A) July 1. This year it was delayed due to railway budget.
10) Ans. (B) Indian musicians
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