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RBI Key rates
Repo rate- 8%
Reverse Repo Rate-7%
Bank Rate-9%
Marginal Standing Facility (MSF)- 9%

Some Important method, used by RBI to control Supply of Money

o Repo Rate- Repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends to commercial banks generally against
government securities.
o Reverse Repo Rate- Reverse Repo rate is the rate at which RBI borrows money from the
commercial banks.
o Cash Reserve Ratio - Cash Reserve Ratio is a certain percentage of bank deposits which banks
are required to keep with RBI in the form of reserves or balances .
o Statutory Liquidity Ratio- Every financial institution has to maintain a certain quantity of liquid
assets with themselves at any point of time of their total time and demand liabilities.
o Bank Rate- The bank rate, also known as the discount rate, is the rate of interest charged by the
RBI for providing funds or loans to the banking system.
o Open market Operation- An open market operation is an instrument of monetary policy which
involves buying or selling of government securities from or to the public and banks.

Regional Rural Banks

RRBs have been created with a view to serve primarily the rural areas of India with basic banking
and financial services.
Regional Rural Banks were established under the provisions of an Ordinance passed on 26
September 1975 and the RRB Act. 1976
These were set up on the recommendations of The Narasimham Working Group.
The development process of RRBs started on 2 October 1975 with the with forming the first
RRB, the Prathama Bank.
RRB's are recognized by the law and they have legal significance.The Regional Rural Banks Act,
1976 Act No. 21 Of 1976 [9 February 1976.]

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NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development)

This is an apex development bank in India.
Headquarter- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Established- 12 July 1982
Present Chairman- Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala
NABARD was established on the recommendations of Shivaraman Committee and under
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act 1981.
It replaced the Agricultural Credit Department (ACD) and Rural Planning and Credit Cell (RPCC)
of Reserve Bank of India, and Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation (ARDC).
NABARD is the apex institution in the country which looks after the development of the cottage
industry, small industry and village industry, and other rural industries.

Union Budget 2014-15 Highlights

Income tax exemption limit raised by Rs 50,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh and for senior citizens to Rs 3 lakh.

Exemption limit for investment in financial instruments under 80C raised to Rs 1.5 lakh from Rs 1

Investment limit in PPF raised to Rs 1.5 lakh from Rs 1 lakh.

Deduction limit on interest on loan for self-occupied house raised to Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1.5 lakh.

Kisan Vikas Patra to be reintroduced, National Savings Certificate with insurance cover to be

Long term capial gain tax for mutual funds doubled to 20 pc; lock-in period increased to 3 years.

Mandatory wage ceiling of subscription to EPS (Employee Pension Scheme) raised from Rs 6,500
.to Rs 15,000.

Minimum pension increased to Rs 1,000 per month.

LCD, LED TV become cheaper.

Cigarettes, pan masala, tobacco, and aerated drinks become costlier.

New projects

5 IIMs to be opened in HP, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha and Rajasthan.

5 more IITs in Jammu, Chattisgarh, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.

4 more AIIMS like institutions to come up in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Vidarbha in
Maharashtra and Poorvanchal in Uttar Pradesh.

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Govt proposes to launch 'Digital India programme to ensure broad band connectivity at village

Kisan TV for farmers, Arun Prabha TV for northeast.

National Rural Internet and Technology Mission for services in villages and schools, training in IT
skills proposed.

Govt proposes Ultra Modern Super Critical Coal Based Thermal Power Technology.

A project on the river Ganga called Jal Marg Vikas for inland waterways between Allahabad and
Haldia; Rs 4,200 crore set aside for the purpose.

EPFO to launch the Uniform Account Number Service for contributing members.

New programme Neeranchal to give impetus to watershed development in the country with
an initial outlay of Rs. 2142 crores.

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana to generate awareness and help in improving the efficiency of
delivery of welfare services meant for women.

Free Drug Service and Free Diagnosis Service to achieve Health For All.

Two National Institutes of Ageing to be set up at AIIMS, New Delhi and Madras Medical College,

Rail Budget 2014-15 Highlights

o No new increase in passenger fares and freight charges.

o Bullet train in Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector.

o Diamond quadrilateral for high speed trains.

o Plan to hike speed of trains to 160-200 km/hr in 9 sectors.

o Online booking to support 7,200 tickets per minute; to allow 1.2 lakh users log in simultaneously

o Reservation system to be revamped, ticket-booking through mobile phones, post offices to be

o Online platform for unreserved tickets.

o Combo parking-platform tickets at stations.

o Women RPF Constables to escort ladies coaches; 4,000 women constables to be inducted.

o Retiring room facility to be extended to all stations.

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o Battery operated cars for differently-abled and senior citizens at major stations.

o Feedback services through IVRS on quality of food.

o Food can be ordered through SMS, phone; Food courts at major stations

o Cleanliness budget up by 40 per cent over last year.

o CCTVs to be used at stations for monitoring cleanliness.

o Setting up of corpus fund for stations upkeep; RO drinking water in some stations and trains.

o Automatic door closing in mainline and sub-urban coaches.

o 58 new trains and extension of 11; 864 additional EMUs to be introduced in Mumbai over 2

o FDI in railway projects, except in operations.

o FDI, domestic investments in rail infrastructure.

o Office-on-Wheels: Internet & workstation facilities on select trains.

o WiFi in A1, A category stations and in select trains.

o Railways university for technical and non-technical subjects.

o Some stations to be developed to international standards through PPP model.

o Parcel traffic to be segregated to separate terminals to make passenger traffic unhindered.

o Loss per passenger per kilometre up from 10 per cent in 2000-01 to 23 per cent in 2012-13.

o Solar energy to be tapped at major stations.

o Highest ever plan outlay of Rs. 65,455 crore for 2014-15.

o Expenditure in 2014-15 pegged at Rs. 149,176 crore.

FDI limits

Defence - Raised to 49% from 26% Pension - 49%
Insurance - Raised to 49% from 26% Print Media - 26%
Civil Aviation - 49% Public Sec. Banks - 20%
Private Sec. Banks - 74% Multi Brand - 51%
Single Brand - 100% Tourism - 100%

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Agriculture- 100% Airlines/Aviation 49%
Tourism- 100% Special Economic Zones- 100%

Census 2011

This was the 15th Census of India (7th Census after Independence).

Slogan - Our census, Our Future
Present Registrar General and Census
Commissioner - C. Chandra Mouli
India's 1st Census - 1872
2011 Census is - 15th Census
Total Population - 1,21,01,93,422
India's Rank in population - 2nd with 17.5% (1st China with 19%)
Most Populous State - Uttar Pradesh
Least Populous State - Sikkim
Most Literate State - Kerala (93.9%)
Least Literate State - Bihar (63.82%)
National Sex Ratio - Female : Male (940 : 1000)
Highest Sex Ratio (State) - Kerala (1084 : 1000)
Lowest Sex Ratio (State) - Haryana
Highest Sex Ratio (UT) - Puducherry
Least Sex Ratio (UT) - Damn & Dayyu (61 : 1000)
Literacy of Male - 82.14%
Literacy of Female - 74.04%
Population Growth Rate - 17.64%
Highest fertility Rate - Meghalaya
Most literate union territory - Lakshadweep (92.2%)
Least literate Union Territory - Dadra Nagar & Haweli
Most Literate District - Serechhip (Mizoram)
Least Literate District - Dadra Naga & Haveli
Highest Density of Population - Bihar (1102
Lowest Density of Population - Arunachal Pradesh (17)
Total number of districts - 640
Highest Populous District - Thane (Mumbai)
100% Literacy District - Palakkad (Kerala)
100% Banking State - Kerala
100% Banking District - Palakkad (Kerala)
Density of Population in India - 382 sq. km
Increase in population (during 2001-2011) - 181 million

Committee Set Up On Uttarakhand Floods : The committee headed by AK Ganju (Chairman,
Ganga Flood Control Commission, Patna).
JS Mathur committee : to revise Newspaper Advertisement Rates.
K. Ratna Prabha : Committee on indecent depiction of women in media.
Mukul Mudgal Committee: looking into US giant Walmarts lobbying activities to enter India.
MBN Rao Committee: to prepare the blueprint of Indias first womens bank.

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SK Srivastava Committee: to formulate a policy on public-private partnership model to raise coal
K M Chandrasekhar Committee for rationalization of foreign investment norms.
Arvind Mayaram Committee for giving clear definitions to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and
Foreign Institutional Investment (FII).
Janakiraman Committee To investigate the security transactions of the bank.
RS Gujral Committee suggest measures to boost MSME exports.
MS Ahluwalia committee to evaluate aspects related to set up of Nalanda University.
Sitakant Mahapatra committee- for inclusion of Bhojpuri language in eighth schedule of
N R Narayana Murthy committee for evaluation of corporate sector participation in Higher
C Rangarajan committee for poverty scale estimates in the country.
MB Shah committee for inspection of illegal mining activities.
N Rangachary committee to examine taxation policies for I.T. sector.
Parthasarathi Shome committee implementation of GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule).
Deepak Parekh committee for Financing Infrastructure sector.
Naresh Chandra committee 14 member task force on security issues.
Bhandari Committee Reconstruction of RRBs.

6th BRICS summit

It was hosted by Brazil, as the first host country of the current five-year summit cycle.
Host city was Fortaleza.
Argentine President Cristina Kirchner was a special guest of the summit.

Date- 14 July 201416 July 2014

Core BRICS members
Brazil Dilma Rousseff President
Russia Vladimir Putin President
India Narendra Modi Prime Minister
China Xi Jinping President
South Africa Jacob Zuma President

Business 20 (B20) Australia Summit
Held in Sydney
On- 18 July 2014
Chaired by- Richard Goyder, Managing Director and CEO of Wesfarmers.
The business leaders of G20 met in this summit.

SAARC Monsoon Initiative Programme National Working Group
Organised in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
The monsoon initiative is the part of Thimphu Statement on Climate Change adopted at the16th
SAARC summit in Thimphu in 2010.
Held on 20 June 2014

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Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) Japan Conference
Held in Tokyo
Date- 17 June 2014
The two-day Conference was hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

ATOMEXPO-2014 Nuclear Energy Forum
Date- 9 to 11 June 2014
Held in Moscow
The first ATOMEXPO was held in 2009 and is an initiative of Russias State Nuclear Energy
Corporation Rosatom.

40th G-7 summit 2014
Held in- Brussels
Date- 4 June 2014 5 June 2014
It was the first time that the EU hosted a G7 summit.
Originally, a G8 summit was scheduled to take place in Sochi (Russia) in early June 2014 under a
Russian presidency. Due to the Russian Federation's violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and
territorial integrity, the G7 leaders decided to meet in Brussels on 4-5 June 2014 in the G7
format instead.

3rd BIMSTEC summit 2014: Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar)
4th BIMSTEC summit will be held in Nepal.


1. Rajnath Singh: Home Minster
2. Sushma Swaraj: External Affairs & Overseas Indian Affairs
3. Arun Jaitley: Finance Corporate Affairs & Defence
4. M. Venkaiah Naidu: Urban Development Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation & Parliamentary
5. Nitin Jairam Gadkari: Road Transport and Highways Shipping + Rural Development, Panchayati
Raj & Drinking Water and Sanitation
Note: Nitin Jairam Gadkari given additional charge of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj &
Drinking Water and Sanitation as Gopinath Munde died in Road accident.
6. D.V. Sadananda Gowda: Railways
7. Uma Bharati: Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
8. Dr. Najma A. Heptulla: Minority Affairs
9. Ramvilas Paswan: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
10. Kalraj Mishra: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
11. Narendra Singh Tomar: Mines & Steel Labour and Employment
12. Jual Oram: Tribal Affairs
13. Radha Mohan Singh: Agriculture
14. Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Social Justice and Empowerment
15. Smriti Zubin Irani: Human Resource Development
16. Dr. Harsh Vardhan: Health and Family Welfare
17. Maneka Gandhi: Women and Child Development
18. Ananthkumar: Chemicals and Fertilizers

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19. Ravi Shankar Prasad: Communications and Information Technology & Law and Justice
20. Ashok Gajapathi Raju: Civil Aviation
21. Anant Geete: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
22. Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Food Processing Industries

New Governors appointed for some states-

1. Kalyan Singh- Rajasthan Governor
2. Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala- Karnataka Governor
3. Ch. Vidyasagar Rao- Maharashtra Governor
4. Mridula Sinha- Goa Governor
5. Ram Naik will be the new Governor of Uttar Pradesh
6. Balramji Dass Tandon, the Governor of Chhattisgarh.
7. Keshari Nath Tripathi, former UP Assembly speaker, has been appointed as the Governor of
West Bengal
8. Om Prakash Kohli, former Delhi BJP chief, will be the new Governor of Gujarat.
9. Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya has been appointed as Nagaland Governor.

Note: The President has accepted the resignation of Vakkom Purushothaman, as Governor of Tripura
and given additional charge to Mr. Acharya.

Name of the Bank

Allahabad Bank
Andhra Bank
Bank of Baroda
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Bharatiya Mahila Bank
Canara Bank
Central Bank of India
Corporation Bank
Dena Bank
Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab and Sindh Bank
Punjab National Bank
State Bank of India
Syndicate Bank
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
UCO Bank
Vijaya Bank

Head Office

New Delhi
New Delhi
New Delhi
New Delhi


Rakesh Sethi
C.V.R. Rajendran
S.S. Mundra
Vijayalakshmi R Iyer
Narendra Singh
Usha Ananthasubrahamiam
Rajiv Kishore Dubey
Shri Rajeev Rishi
Shri Sadhu Ram Bansal
Shri Ashwani Kumar
M. Narendra
Shri Devender pal singh
K.R. Kamath
Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya
Shri Sudhir Kumar Jain
Shri Arun Tiwari
Arun Kaul
Shri.V Kannan

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TAG LINES OF Public Sector Banks in India

State Bank Group Pure banking nothing else; With you all the way
Allahabad Bank A tradition of trust
Andhra Bank Much more to do, with YOU in focus
Bank of Baroda Indias international bank
Bank of India Relationships beyond banking
Bank of Maharashtra One family one bank
Canara Bank Together We Can
Central Bank of India Build A Better Life Around Us
Corporation Bank Prosperity for All
Dena Bank Trusted Family Bank
IDBI Bank Banking for All
Indian Bank Taking banking technology to the common man
Indian Overseas Bank Good people to grow with
Oriental Bank of Commerce Where every individual is committed
Punjab National Bank A Name you can Bank Upon
Syndicate Bank Your faithful & friendly financial partner
UCO Bank Honours Your Trust
Union Bank of India Good People to Bank with
United Bank of India The Bank that begins with U
Vijaya Bank A Friend You can Bank Upon


Axis Bank Everything is the same except the name
Bank of Rajasthan Dare to dream
Catholic Syrian Bank Support all the way
Centurion Bank of Punjab To rejoice working, join us
City Union Bank Trust and Excellence since 1904
Dhanalakshmi Bank Tann. Mann. Dhan.
Federal Bank Your perfect banking partner
HDFC Bank We understand your world
ICICI Bank Hum hain na!!
IndusInd Bank We Make You Feel Richer
ING Vysya Bank Jiyo easy
Jammu & Kashmir Bank Serving to Empower
Karnataka Bank Your family bank across India
Karur Vysya Bank Smart way to bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank Lets make money simple
Laxmi Vilas Bank The Changing Face of Prosperity
Nainital Bank Banking with personal touch
Saraswat Bank Service to the Common Man!
South Indian Bank Experience Next Generation Banking
Yes Bank Experience our expertise

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Best Film - 12 Years a Slave Directed by Steve McQueen
Best Actor - Matthew McConaughey for: Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress -Cate Blanchett for: Blue Jasmine
Best Director -Alfonso Cuarn for Gravity
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Jared Leto for: Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave
Best Foreign Language Film - The Great Beauty (Italy)
Note: "Gravity" pulled in 7 Oscars, including best director, at the 86th Academy Awards on
March 2, 2014.

61st National Film Awards:

Best Film: 'Ship of Theseus' Director Anand Gandhi
Best Actor: Rajkumar Rao for 'Shahid' and Suraj Venjaramudu and Venajaramoodu for
Malayalam movie
Best Actress: Geetanjali Thapa for Liars Dice
Best Director Award: Pranjal Dua for 'Chidiya Ud' (Hindi)
Best Popular Film providing Wholesome Entertainment: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'
Best Film on Social Issues: 'Tojia Dharm Kauncha'
Best Non Feature Film: 'Rangbhoomi'
Best Supporting Actor: Saurabh Shukla, 'Jolly LLB'
Note: 'Cinema Ka Cinema' got the Best Book on Cinema, while the Best Film Critic award went
to Alka Sahania
Director of Film 'Shahid' Hansal Mehta
Director of Film 'Jolly LLB' Subhash Kapoor
Director of Film Liars Dice Geetu Mohandas

IIFA Awards-

Best Picture - Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra- BhaagMilkha Bhaag
Best Direction - Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Performance in a Leading Role (Male) - Farhan Akhtar - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Performance in a Leading Role (Female) - Deepika Padukone - Chennai Express
Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) - Aditya Roy Kapoor - Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwani
Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) - Divya Dutta - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Performance in a Comic Role - Arshad Warsi - Jolly LLB
Performance in a Negative Role - Rishi Kapoor -D-Day
Music Direction - Mithoon, Ankit Tiwari,Jeet Ganguly - Aashiqui 2
Best Story - Prasoon Joshi - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Lyrics Writer - Mithoon - Song (Tum Hi Ho) - Aashiqui 2
Playback Singer (Male) - Arijit Singh Song (Tum Hi Ho) - Aashiqui 2
Playback Singer (Female) - Shreya Ghoshal- Song (Sunn Raha Hai) Aashiqui2
Best Debutant Male Dhanush Raanjhanaa
Best Debutant Female - Vani Kapoor - Shudh Desi Romance
Outstanding Contribution by An Indian in the US - Drs. Kiran & Pallavi Patel

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Entertainer of the year - Deepika Padukone
Outstanding Contribution To International Cinema -John Travolta
Lifetime Achievement - Shatrughan Sinha

Winners at 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2013

Best Actor in Leading Role (Male)- Farhan Akhtar ( Bhaag Milkha Bhaag)
Best Actor in Leading Role (Female)- Deepika Padukone (Ram-leela)
Best Film- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Director- Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag)
Best Debut Director- Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox)
Best Debut (Male)- Dhanush (Raanjhanaa)
Best Debut (Female)- Vaani Kapoor (Shuddh Desi Romance)
Critics Award for Best Film- The Lunchbox
Critics Award for Best Actor (Male)- Rajkummar Rao ( Shahid)
Critics Award for Best Actor (Female)- Shilpa Shukla (BA Pass)
The Sony Trendsetter Award- Chennai Express
The Lifetime Achievement Award- Tanuja
Best Dialogue Award- Subhash Kapoor (Jolly LLB)
Best Screenplay Award- Chetan Bhagat, Abhishek Kapoor, Supratik Sen and Pubali Chaudhari
(Kai Po Che!)
Best Story Award- Subhash Kapoor (Jolly LLB)
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Male)- Nawazuddin Siddiqui (The Lunchbox)
Best Actor in Supporting Role (Female)- Supriya Pathak Kapur (Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela)
Best Lyrics Award- Prasoon Joshi - Zinda (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag)
Best Music Award- Jeet Ganguly, Mithoon & Ankit Tiwari (Aashiqui 2)
RD Burman Award for Upcoming New Music Talent- Siddharth Mahadevan
Best Playback singer (Male)- Arijit Singh - Tum hi ho (Aashiqui 2)
Best Playback Singer (Female) Award- Monali Thakur - Sawaar loon (Lootera)
Best Choreographer Award- Samir and Arsh Tanna - Lahu muh lag gaya (Goliyon Ki Raasleel
Best Background Score Award- Hitesh Sonik (Kai Po Che)
Best Action Award- Thomas Struthers and Guru Bachchan (D Day)
Best Cinematography Award- Kamaljit Negi (Madras Cafe)
Best Editing Award- Aarif Sheikh ( D-Day)
Best Production Design Award- Acropolis Design (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag)
Best Sound Design Award- Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Nihar Ranjan Samar (Madras Cafe)
Best Costume Award- Dolly Ahluwalia (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag)
Best VFX Award- Tata Elxis (Dhoom:3)

BOOKS & Authors:

Not Just an Accountant Former CAG Vinod Rai
A book titled Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job? - Faraz Ahmad.
Gujarats success story in Water Management - Sriram Vedire

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Munger through the Ages - late DP Yadav
Strictly Personal, Manmohan and Gursharan - Daman Singh
One Life is Not Enough- Natwar Singh
The Lives of Others- Neel Mukherji
The Vijay Mallya Story- K Giriprakash
The Accidental Prime Minister: the making and unmaking of Manmoha.
n Singh- Sanjaya Baru
Crusader or Conspirator? Coalgate and other Truths - PC Parakh
Hard Choices authored by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Author Rakhshanda Jalil on 11 March 2014 released a book titled A Rebel And Her Cause: Life
and Work.
The candidate was written by Indian Journalist Anirudh Bhattacharya.
Arctic Summer written by Novelist Damon Galgut
A book entitled A Stamp is Born authored by C. R. Pakrashi
A book My Years with Rajiv and Sonia written by R.D.Pradhan.
A book Post Haste: Quintessential India written by B.G. Verghese
Book entitled India Junction A Window to the Nation was released by Arunendra Kumar, the
Chairman of Railway Board.
Shekhar Guptas book entitled Anticipating India - The best of national interest was released.
Getting India Back on track-an action agenda for reform- edited by Bibek Debroy, Ashley Tellis &
Reece Trevor.
Biography of Dilip Kumar, entitled The Substance and the Shadow was released in Mumbai.
The biography has been penned by Uday Tara Nayar.
The book titled Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World- T V Paul
A Bad Character - Deepti Kapoor.
Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas- Edward Klein
Pranab Mukherjee received first copy of a coffee-table book titled First Citizen: Pranab
Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhavan that was released.

Days Celebration List


January 1 --------- Global Family Day
January 15 --------- Army Day
January 23 --------- Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary
January 26 --------- Republic Day
January 26 --------- International Customs day
January 28 --------- Birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai
January 28 --------- Data Protection Day
January 30 --------- World Leprosy Eradication Day


February 4 --------- World Cancer Day
February 5 --------- Kashmir Day
February 6 --------- International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

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February 12 --------- Darwin Day
February 12 --------- World Day of the Sick
February 14 --------- Valentines Day
February 20 --------- World Day of Social Justice
February 21 --------- International Mother Language Day
February 22 --------- World Scout Day
February 23 --------- World Peaces and Understanding Day


March 4 --------- World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation
March 8 --------- International Womens' Day
March 13 --------- World Kidney Day
March 13 --------- World Rotaract Day
March 15 --------- World Consumer Rights Day
March 20 --------- International Day of the Francophonie
March 20 --------- World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People
March 21 --------- World Sleep Day
March 21 --------- World Forestry Day
March 21 --------- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
March 22 --------- World Water Day
March 23 --------- World Meteorological Day
March 24 --------- World TB Day
March 24 --------- International Day for Achievers
March 27 --------- World Drama Day


April 2 --------- World Austism Awareness Day
April 7 --------- World Health Day
April 17 --------- World Haemophilia Day
April 18 --------- World heritage Day
April 22 --------- Earth Day
April 23 --------- World Book and Copyright Day
April 25 --------- World Malaria Day
April 29 --------- International Dance Day


May 1 --------- International Labour day
May 3 --------- Press Freedom Day
May 4 --------- Coal Miners day
May 8 --------- World Red Cross day
May 9 --------- - Victory Day
May 11 --------- National Technology Day
May 12 --------- International Nurses day
May 14 --------- World Migratory day
May 15 --------- International Day of the Family
May 17 --------- World Information Society Day
May 21 --------- Anti-Terrorism Day

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May 31 --------- World No Tobacco Day


June 4 --------- International day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5 --------- World Environment Day
June 7 --------- International Level Crossing Awareness Day
June 8 --------- World oceans Day
June 12 --------- World Day against Child Labour
June 14 --------- World Blood Donor day
June 17 --------- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
June 20 --------- World Refugee Day
June 23 --------- United Nations Public Service Day
June 23 --------- International widow's day
June 26 --------- International Day against Drug Abuse and IIlicit Trafficking
June 27 --------- International Diabetes Day


July 1 --------- National doctor's Day
July 11 --------- World Population Day
July 12 --------- Malala Day
July 18 --------- Nelson Mandela International Day
July 28 --------- World Nature Conservation day
July 30 --------- International Day of Friendship

August 3 --------- Independence Day of Niger
August 5 --------- Independence Day of Upper Volta
August 9 --------- International day of the World's Indigenous People
August 12 --------- International Youth Day
August 15 --------- Independence Day (India )
August 23 --------- Internatinal Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its
August 29 --------- National Sports Day ( Birthday of Dhyan Chand )

September 5 --------- Teacher's Day (Dr. Radhakrishnan's Birth Day)
September 7 --------- Forgiveness Day
September 8 --------- International Literacy Day
September 14 --------- Hindi day,World First Aid Day
September 16 --------- World Ozone Day
September 21 --------- International Day of Peace, World Alzheimer's day
September 25 --------- Social Justice Day
September 27 --------- World Tourism Day


October 1 --------- International Day of Older Persons

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October 2 --------- International day of Non-Violence
October 3 --------- World Nature Day, World Habitat Day
October 4 --------- World Animal Day
October 5 --------- World Teacher's Day
October 8 --------- Indian Airforce Day
October 9 --------- World Post Day
October 11 --------- International Girl Child Day
October 12 --------- World Arthritis Day
October 14 --------- World Standards Day
October 15 --------- World Students Day
October 16 --------- World Food day
October 17 --------- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
October 20 --------- World Statistics Day
October 24 --------- United Nations Day
October 31 --------- World Thrift Day

November 1 --------- world vegan Day
November 5 --------- World Radiography Day
November 9 --------- World Services Day
November 14 --------- Children's Day ( Birth Anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru )
November 16 --------- International Day for Endurance
November 17 --------- International students Day
November 17 --------- National Journalism Day
November 18 --------- World Adult Day
November 19 --------- World Citizen Day
November 20 --------- Universal Children's Day
November 21 --------- World Television Day
November 21 --------- World Fisheries day
November 25 --------- World Non-veg Day
November 26 --------- Law Day
November 30 -------- Flag Day

December 1 --------- World AIDS Day
December 2 --------- World Computer Literacy Day
December 2 --------- International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 3 --------- International Day of People with Disability
December 3 --------- World Conservation Day
December 4 --------- Navy Day
December 7 --------- International Civil Aviation Day
December 9 --------- The International Day Against Corruption
December 10 --------- International Day of Broadcasting
December 10 --------- Human Rights Day
December 11 --------- International Mountain Day
December 14 --------- World Energy Day
December 18 --------- International Migrants Day
December 19 --------- Goa's Liberation Day
December 20 --------- International Human Solidarity Day
December 29 --------- International Biodiversity Day

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Current Governors of various states and union territories

State Name
Andhra Pradesh E. S. L. Narasimhan
Arunachal Pradesh Nirbhay Sharma
Assam Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
Bihar D. Y. Patil
Chhattisgarh Balramji Das Tandon
Goa Mridula Sinha
Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli
Haryana Kaptan Singh Solanki
Himachal Pradesh Urmila Singh
Jammu and Kashmir Narinder Nath Vohra
Jharkhand Syed Ahmed
Karnataka Vajubhai Vala
Kerala Sheila Dikshit
Madhya Pradesh Ram Naresh Yadav
Maharashtra C Vidyasagar Rao
Manipur Vinod Kumar Duggal
Meghalaya Krishan Kant Paul
Mizoram K. Sankaranarayanan
Nagaland Padmanabha Acharya
Odisha S. C. Jamir
Punjab Shivraj Patil
Rajasthan Kalyan Singh
Sikkim Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
Tamil Nadu K. Rosaiah
Telangana E. S. L. Narasimhan
Tripura Padmanabha Acharya
Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik
Uttarakhand Aziz Qureshi
West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi

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Office and union territory
(past officeholders)
Lieutenant Governor of
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
A. K. Singh
Administrator of
Shivraj Patil
Administrator of
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
B. S. Bhalla
Administrator of
Daman and Diu
B. S. Bhalla
Lieutenant Governor of
Najeeb Jung
Administrator of
H. Rajesh Prasad
Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry A. K. Singh

Chief Ministers of states in India

State Name
Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu
Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki
Assam Tarun Gogoi
Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi
Chhattisgarh Raman Singh

(President's rule)
Goa Manohar Parrikar
Gujarat Anandiben Patel
Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda
Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh
Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah
Jharkhand Hemant Soren
Karnataka Siddaramaiah
Kerala Oommen Chandy
Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan

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Countries and their Capitals-

Afghanistan ----- Kabul
Albania ----- Tirana
Algeria ------ Algiers
Andorra ------- Andorra la Vella
Angola ------- Luanda
Argentina ------ Buenos Aires
Armenia ------- Yerevan
Australia ------- Canberra
Austria ------ Vienna
Azerbaijan, Republic ----- Baku (Baki)
Bahrain ----- Manama
Bangladesh ------ Dhaka
Barbados ------- Bridgetown
Belarus ----- Minsk
Belgium ------ Brussels
Bhutan ------ Thimphu
Brazil ------ Brasilia
Brunei -------- Bandar Seri Begawan
Bulgaria ------ Sofia
Burundi ------ Bujumbura
Cambodia ----- Phnom Penh
Canada ----- Ottawa
Chile ------ Santiago
China ------ Beijing
Colombia ------ Santa Fe de Bogot
Costa Rica ----- San Jose
Croatia ------ Zagreb
Cuba ------ Havana
Cyprus ------ Lefkosia (Nicosia)
Czech Republic ------- Prague
Denmark ------ Copenhagen
Dominica ----- Roseau
Dominican Republic ------ Santo
Ecuador ------ Quito
Egypt ------ Cairo
El Salvador ----- San Salvador
Equatorial Guinea -------- Malabo
Ethiopia ------ Addis Ababa
Fiji ------ Suva (Viti Levu)
Finland ------ Helsinki
France ------- Paris
Gabon ------- Libreville
Gambia ------ Banjul
Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh
Meghalaya Mukul Sangma
Mizoram Pu Lalthanhawla
Nagaland T. R. Zeliang
Odisha Naveen Patnaik
Puducherry N. Rangaswamy
Punjab Parkash Singh Badal
Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje
Sikkim Pawan Kumar Chamling
Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa
Telangana K. Chandrashekar Rao
Tripura Manik Sarkar
Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav
Uttarakhand Harish Rawat
West Bengal Mamata Banerjee

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Germany -------- Berlin
Ghana ---- Accra
Greece ------ Athens
Grenada ----- Saint George's East
Guatemala ----- Guatemala City
Guinea ------ Conakry
Guyana ------ Georgetown
Hungary ------ Budapest
Iceland ------- Reykjavik
India ------ New Delhi
Indonesia ----- Jakarta
Iran ----- Tehran
Iraq ----- Baghdad
Ireland ------ Dublin
Israel ------ Jerusalem
Italy ------ Rome
Jamaica ------ Kingston
Japan ----- Tokyo
Jordan ------- Amman
Kazakhstan ------ Astana
Kenya ------ Nairobi
Kiribati ------- South Tarawa
Korea, North ------- Pyongyang
Korea, South ------ Seoul
Kuwait ------ Kuwait City
Kyrgyzstan ------ Bishkek
Latvia ------ Riga
Lebanon ----- Beirut
Lesotho ------ Maseru
Liberia ------ Monrovia
Libya ----- Tripoli
Lithuania ------ Vilnius
Luxembourg ------ Luxembourg Ville
Madagascar ---- Antananarivo
Malawi ------- Lilongwe
Malaysia ------ Kuala Lumpur
Mali ------ Bamako
Malta ------ Valletta
Marshall Islands ------ Majuro
Mexico ------ Mexico City (Distrito
States of Moldova ------ Chisinau
Monaco ------ Monaco Ville
Mongolia ------- Ulaanbaatar
Morocco ------ Rabat
Mozambique ------- Maputo
Serbia ----- Belgrade
Seychelles ------ Victoria
Sierra Leone ------- Freetown
Singapore ----- Singapore
Slovakia ------- Bratislava
Slovenia ------- Ljubljana
Solomon Islands ----- Honiara
Somalia ------ Mogadishu
South Africa ------ Pretoria
Spain ----- Madrid
Sri Lanka ----- Colombo
Sudan ----- Khartoum
Sweden ------ Stockholm
Switzerland ----- Bern
Syria ------ Damascus
Taiwan ----- Taipei
Tajikistan ------ Dushanbe
Tanzania ------ Dar es Salaam
Thailand ------- Bangkok
Togo ----- Lome
Trinidad and Tobago ------ Port-of-Spain
Tunisia ------ Tunis
Turkey ----- Ankara
Uganda ------- Kampala
Ukraine ------ Kiev
United Arab Emirates ------- Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom ------ London
United States ------- Washington, DC
Uruguay ----- Montevideo
Uzbekistan -------Tashkent (Toshkent)
Vatican City ------ Vatican City
Venezuela ------ Caracas
Vietnam ------ Hanoi
Yemen ---- Sana
Zambia ------- Lusaka
Zimbabwe -------- Harare

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD - Geneva
United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund UNICEF - New York
Food and Agriculture Organization FAO - Rome
International Atomic Energy Authority IAEA - Vienna
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development IBRD - Washington
International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO - Montreal
International Development Association IDA - Washington
International Finance Corporation IFC - Washington
International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD - Rome
International Labor Organization ILO - Geneva
International Maritime Organization IMO - London
International Monetary Fund IMF - Washington
International Telecommunications Union ITU - Geneva
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO - Paris
Universal Postal Union UPU - Berne
World Health Organization WHO - Geneva
World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO Geneva
African Development Bank ADB - Abidjan (C te dIvoire)
Asian Clearing Union ACU - Teheran
Asian Development Bank ADB Manila
South Asian Association for Regional
Cooperation SAARC Kathmandu (Nepal)
West African Economic Community WAEC - Ouagadougou
United Nations UN - New York


Canada- Canadian dollar
Bangladesh- bangladeshi taka
UK- british pound
Germany- euro
Japan - yen
China- yuan
South Korea- won
Ukraine- Ukranian hryvnia
North Korea- won
France- franc
Pakistan- Pakistani rupee
Sri Lanka- Sri Lankan rupee
Russia- ruble
Guinea- franc
Bhutan Bhutanese ngultrum and Indian rupee
Columbia- peso
Israel- new shekel
USA- dollar

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Egypt - pound
Vetican City- euro
Lithuania- litas
Syria- pound
Spain- euro
Malawi- kwacha
Belarus- ruble
Kazakhastan- tenge
Mauritius Mauritian rupee
Thailand- Thai baht
Qatar- riyal
Moldova- leu
Georgia- lari

FIFA World Cup

o Hosted By- Brazil
o Dates- 12 June 13 July 2014 (32 days)
o Teams- 32 (from 5 confederations)
o Venues- 12 (in 12 host cities)
o Champion- Germany (4th title)
o Runners-up- Argentina
o Top scorer(s)- James Rodrguez(6 goals), Colombia
o Best player- Lionel Messi, Argentina
o Best young player- Paul Pogba, France
o Best goalkeeper- Manuel Neuer, Germany

Commonwealth Games 2014

Host city- Glasgow, Scotland
Motto- People, Place, Passion
Nations participating- 71 Commonwealth Teams
Athletes participating- 4,947
Events- 261 in 18 sports
Opening ceremony- 23 July 2014
Closing ceremony- 3 August 2014
Officially opened by- Elizabeth II
Queen's Baton Final Runner- Sir Chris Hoy
Main venue- Celtic Park (opening ceremony) and Hampden Park (closing ceremony)

Folk Dances

Bathakamma-A folk dance of Andhra Pradesh.
Bhangra-This is a folk dance from the Northwest Indian state of Punjab. It is a lively, powerful
Bihu- Bihu is a folk dance from Assam. It is a very brisk and aggressive dance performed by both
boys and girls.

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Changu- The changu dance is a folk dance found in Odissa and Andhra Pradesh. It derives its
name from the changu, which is a simple tambourine (daf) that is used to accompany this dance.
Dandaria- A folk dance of Andhra Pradesh.
Dhamal- 1) A folk dance of Punjab. 2) A folk dance of Andhra Pradesh
Gair- This is a dance of Rajasthan. It is performed by groups of dancers moving in and out with
an almost military precision.
Garba- This is a folk dance from Gujarat. It is traditionally danced at marriages and during the
time of Navaratri.
Gatka- A folk dance utilising swords, daggers, or sticks performed in the Punjab
Ghoomar- This is a folk dance of Rajasthan. It derives its name from its characteristic pirouettes.
Gobbi- A folk dance of Andhra Pradesh.
Karagam- This is a folk dance of Tamil Nadu. It is played with a pot balanced on the head.
Raas- This is a folk dance from Gujarat. It is traditionally danced at marriages and during the
time of Navaratri.
Yaksha Gana-This is a folk theatre from the south Indian state of Karnataka.

Important dams in India

o Cheruthoni Dam: Cheruthoni Dam, the largest concrete gravity dam in Kerala.
o Indira Sagar Dam: Indira sagar dam built on the Narmada river with a height of 92m in Madhya
o Krishnarajasagar Dam: Krishnarajasagar dam built across Kaveri River near Mysore in Karnataka.
o Mettur Dam: Mettur Dam built across Kaveri River at Salem district in Tamil Nadu with a height
of 120 ft.
o Bisalpur Dam: The greatest dam of Rajasthan-Bisalpur, located in Tonk District of Rajasthan.
o Koyna Dam: Koyna Dam is built across river koyana in Koyna Naga Maharashtra with a height of
o Maithon Dam: Maithon Dam is built on the river of Barakar located at Maithon and is a big dam
in tribal state Jharkhand.
o Rihand Dam: The Rihand dam has been built across Rihand River a tributary of Sone river, near
Pipri in the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
o TungaBhadra Dam: TungaBhadra dam is constructed across river Tungabhadra, a tributary of
River Krishna, located in Karnataka.
o Bhavanisagar Dam: The Bhavani Sagar Dam constructed across Bhavani river, is located 80 Km
away from Coimbatore city, Tamil Nadu.
o Tehri Dam- built on Bhagirathi river in Uttarkhand.
o Bhakra Nangal Dam- built on Sutlej river in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
o Hirakud Dam- built on Mahanadi river in Orissa.
o NagarjunaSagar Dam- built on Krishna river in Andhra Pradesh
o Sardar Sarovar Dam- built on Narmada river in Gujarat.

Crop seasons
Rabi- The rabi crops are grown between the months mid November to April. The main Rabi crop
is wheat.
Kharif- Kharif crops are usually sown with the beginning of the first rains in July, during the
south-west monsoon season.

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Zaid- In the short duration between Rabi and Kharif crop season, mainly from March to June, are
called Zaid crops.

Cups & Trophy

Agarwal Cup : Badminton
Agha Khan Cup : Hockey
All-India Women's Guru Nanak
Championship : Hockey
Bandodkar Trophy : Football
Bangalore Blues Challenge Cup :
Barna-Bellack Cup : Table Tennis
Beighton Cup : Hockey
Bombay Gold Cup : Hockey
Burdwan Trophy : Weight-lifting
Charminar Trophy : Athletics
Chadha Cup : Badminton
C. K. Naydu Trophy : Cricket
Chakoia Gold Trophy : Football
Divan Cup : Badminton
Deodhar Trophy : Cricket
Duleep Trophy : Cricket
D. C. M. Cup : Football
Durand Cup : Football
Dhyan Chand Trophy : Hockey
Dr. B. C. Roy Trophy : Football
Ezra Cup : Polo
F. A. Cup : Football
G. D. Birla Trophy : Cricket
Ghulam Ahmed Trophy : Cricket
Gurmeet Trophy : Hockey
Gura Nanak Cup : Hockey
Gyanuati Devi Trophy : Hockey
Holkar Trophy : Bridge
lrani Trophy : Cricket
I. F. A. Shield : Football
lndira Gold Cup : Hockey
Jawaharlal Challenge : Air Racing
Jaswant Singh Trophy : Best Services
Kuppuswamy Naidu Trophy :
Lady Rattan Tata Trophy : Hockey
MCC Trophy : Hockey
Moinuddaula Gold Cup : Cricket
Murugappa Gold Cup : Hockey
Modi Gold Cup : Hockey
Narang Cup : Badminton
Nehru Trophy : Hockey
Nixan Gold Cup : Football
Obaid Ullah Gold Cup : Hockey
Prithi Singh Cup : Polo
Rani Jhansi Trophy : Cricket
Ranjit Trophy : Cricket
Rangaswami Cup : Hockey
Ranjit Singh Gold Cup : Hockey
Rajendra Prasad Cup : Tennis
Ramanujan Trophy : Table Tennis
Rene Frank Trophy : Hockey
Radha Mohan Cup : Polo
Raghbir Singh Memorial : Football
Rohinton Baria Trophy : Cricket
Rovers Cup : Football
Sanjay Gold Cup : Football
Santosh Trophy : Football
Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee : Football
Subroto Cup : Football
Scindia Gold Cup : Hockey
Sahni Trophy : Hockey
Sheesh Mahal Trophy : Cricket
Todd Memorial Trophy : Football
Tommy Eman Gold Cup : Hockey
Vittal Trophy : Football
Vizzy Trophy : Cricket
Vijay Merchant Trophy : Cricket
Wellington Trophy : Rowing
Wills Trophy : Cricket

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American Cup : Yacht Racing
Ashes : Cricket
Benson and Hedges : Cricket
Canada Cup : Golf
Colombo Cup : Football
Corbitton Cup : Table Tennis (Women)
Davis Cup : Lawn Tennis
Derby : Horse Race
Grand National : Horse Streple Chase Race
Jules Rimet Trophy : World Soccer Cup
King's Cup : Air Races
Merdeka Cup : Football
Rydet Cup : Golf
Swaythling Cup : Table Tennis (Men)
Thomas Cup : Badminton
U. Thant Cup : Tennis
Uber Cup : Badminton (Women)
Walker Cup : Golf
Westchester Cup : Polo
Wightman Cup : Lawn Tennis
World Cup : Cricket
World Cup : Hockey
Reliance Cup : Cricket
Rothman's Trophy : Cricket
William's Cup : Basketball
European Champions Cup : Football
Eisenhower Cup : Golf
Essande Champions Cup : Hockey
Rene Frank Trophy : Hockey
Grand Prix : Table Tennis
Edgbaston Cup : Lawn Tennis
Grand Prix : Lawn Tennis

Sports news

President of India Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 6th Edition of KKM Rural Football
Tournament at Murshidabad district in West Bengal.
Ragala Venkat Rahul won first medal for India at 2
Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China by
winning a silver medal in 77 kg category.
Hockey India added Hockey Madhya Pradesh as its 23rd associate member. With this, Hockey
Madhya Pradesh.
Max Verstappen of Netherlands will become the youngest Formula One (F1) driver in the F1
history when he will compete for the 2015 season.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced that Jammu and Kashmir will host Football
Federation Cup in August 2015
England won the 5-match Pataudi Trophy test-series played against India by 3-1. England
achieved the feat after defeating India.
Roger Federer won the won Cincinnati Tennis Open title after defeating David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-
2. This was 80th career title for Federer.
Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan batsman and a former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket
Real Madrid FC won the UEFA Football Super Cup, the first European silverware of the season by
defeating Sevilla Football Club, 2-0 in Cardiff, Wales.
R Ashwin was ranked number one Test all-rounder in ICC Test team rankings, while Indian team
slipped to fourth position in the rankings.
Indian Mens Hockey team won the three-match hockey series against Bangladesh, 3-0 in Dhaka.
Three-time Olympian and former Hockey Captain Ajitpal Singh was selected as the Chairman of
the Dronacharya Award Selection Committee.
Olympic Gold medalist Abhinav Bindra on 25 July 2014 won the Gold medal in Mens 10-m Air
Rifle event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany on 20 July 2014 won the 2014 German Grand Prix.

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The 127th edition of the Durand Cup Football Tournament will be held in Goa from 28th
October 2014 to 9th November 2014.
Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean doubles partner Cara Black achieved a career-best rank of
number five in the world.
Czech left-hander Petra Kvitova won the 2014 Wimbledon women singles title by defeating
Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0.
Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4 to win his second Mens
Wimbledon title. His first title was claimed in 2011.
ISSF ranked Indian shooter Jitu Rai as worlds number 1 in the men's 10m air pistol category.
Indian cueist, Pankaj Advani won his maiden IBSF 6-Red World snooker title at Sharm el-Sheikh
in Egypt by defeating Kacper Flilpiak of Poland.
Saina Nehwal won 750000 US dollar Australian Open Super Series by defeating Carolina Marin of
Spain in straight-game played at Sydney.
Indian Olympic Association announced the dates of 35th National Games. The games will be
held from 31 January to 14 February 2015 in Kerala.
The in-exile-President of BCCI, N Srinivasan has been appointed as the first Chairperson of ICC
for a period of two years from 2014 to 2016.
Magnus Carlsen on 18 June 2014 bagged the FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship title in
India won the Bangladesh series 2-0. The third and final ODI was abandoned due to incessant
rain in Mirpur, near Dhaka.
Australia won the Mens hockey World Cup title 2014 for second successive time.
Netherlands won the Womens World Cup 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands.
Rafael Nadal won the French Open title 2014 for the ninth time.
KKR won the seventh edition of Indian Premier League 2014 by defeating KXIP by three wickets
in the final played at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany on 25 May 2014 won Monaco Grand Prix of Formula
China won 2014 Uber Cup title of badminton.
Japan won 2014 Thomas Cup badminton.
Japan won AFC Women's Asian Cup title against Australia in Vietnam on 25 May 2014.
Novak Djokovic won the Men's Italian Tennis Open 2014 held in Rome, Italy.
Serena Williams of US won the Women's Italian Tennis Open 2014.
Russias Maria Sharapova won the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis title by defeating Romanian
Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the finals.
Rafael Nadal won his 27th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at Mutua Madrid Open final after
Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a back injury.
Mark Selby of England won World Snooker Championship title 2014 on in Sheffield, England.


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Green Revolution Agriculture

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Pink Revolution Drugs & Pharmaceuticals
Silver Revolution Egg Production
White Revolution Dairy Development
Yellow Revolution Oil Seed
Black Revolution Petroleum
Golden Fiber Revolution Jute
Golden Revolution Horticulture
Grey Revolution Fertilizer
Red Revolution Meat & Tomato Production
Round Revolution Potato
Silver Fiber Revolution Cotton
Silver Revolution Egg/Poultry
Evergreen Revolution Over all Agriculture Development

Awards and honours

Guru Hanuman Akhara, a Delhi-based wrestling academy was chosen for the 2014 Rashtritya
Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP).
Muzaffar Ali, renowned filmmaker and poet, was presented the 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National
Sadbhavana award.
Delhi University professor Dr. Sunil Kumar received Global South Award given by International
Political Science Association (IPSA).
Manjul Bhargava, an Indian-origin mathematician was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at
the IMU International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul.
President conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on Arun Jaitley, Dr Karan Singh
and Sharad Yadav in New Delhi.
Bharatiya Mahila Bank Ltd bagged the Core Banking System Initiative Award for the year 2014 at
the Asian Banking and Finance - Retail Banking Awards 2014.
East Bengal Club conferred its highest honour of merit, Bharat Gaurav to Bachendri Pal, the first
Indian woman mountaineer to scale Mount Everest.
The Indian Contingent won five medals in 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO2014) held
in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Chandi Prasad Bhatt an acclaimed environmentalist and social activist has been awarded with
the prestigious Gandhi Peace prize for 2013.
Four India-born Americans were honoured on the eve of US Independence Day on 4 July 2014
for their contributions to the US.
Shah Rukh Khan was conferred with top French civilian award Knight of the Legion of Honor.
Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Liberty Medal from National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia,
the largest city in the US State of Pennsylvania.
Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won the People's Choice prize at the World Cup of Sand
Sculpting-2014 held in the Atlantic City of the US.
Kedarnath Singh, a noted Hindi poet has been chosen for the Jnanpith award for 2013. He is the
10th Hindi writer to receive the honour.

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Slaman Rushdie has been named as the winner of 2014 Pen Pinter Prize for his outstanding
literary output and support for freedom of expression.
Indian origin physicist Tejinder Virdee was honoured knighthood Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II.
Lord Swraj Paul has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by a UK-based
business association.
Malayalam writer C Radhakrishnan selected for the prestigious Moortidevi Award for 2013 for
his novel Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram.
Kolkata Airport won Airport Service Quality Award by Airport Council International in the
category of the best improved airport in Asia Pacific Region.
Somasundaram (Airports Authority of India) was conferred the prestigious Bharat Ratna JRD
Tata Award 2013 by ASI.
IGI of Delhi is the second best airport in the world for its service quality among the airports
handling 25-40 MPPA.
Mahindra Group Chairman Anand G Mahindra became the first Indian to receive the prestigious
Harvard Medal.
The Vice President of India Hamid Ansari presented the Malti Devi Gyan Peeth Puraskar-2014.
Vishwanath Tripathi, eminent Hindi writer awarded the prestigious Vyas Samman 2013.
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam awarded honorary degree by Edinburgh University.
Indian-American chef Vikaram Sunderam won the prestigious James Beard Awards 2014.
Caparo Group won the International Business of the Year award 2014.
Arabian travel Market (ATM) awarded India with New Frontiers Award 2014.
Turkish investigative journalist Ahmet Sik won the 2014 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press
Freedom Prize.
2014 CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award presented to NR Narayana Murthy for his remarkable
vision and leadership in the IT sector.
An Indian environmental activist, Ramesh Agrawal won the prestigious Goldman Environmental
Prize that is commonly called as the Green Nobel.
John Travolta honoured the Most Popular All Time International Star in India at IIFA awards


Noted Malayalam drama and film actor Chemancherry Narayanan Nair died on 25 August 2014
at Chengottukavu in Kozhikode, Kerala. He was 79.
Oscar-winning British filmmaker and actor Richard Attenborough renowned for his critically-
acclaimed biopic on Mahatma Gandhi died in London.
Jnanpith awardee and renowned Kannada writer U R Ananthamurthy died in Bangalore. He was
Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Amitava Nandy died on 15 August
2014 in Kolkata.
World-renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar died on 20 August 2014.
He died at the age of 96.
The founder of Delhi Gymkhana Club Dilbagh Singh died at the age of 81.
Daroji Eramma, one of the last exponents of Burra katha died at a private hospital in Bellary,
Karnataka. She was 84.
Reshamlal Jangade, the veteran politician and a member of the country's first Lok Sabha from
undivided Madhya Pradesh, died.

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Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian died at his home in Tiburon, California.
He was 63.
The 1968 Olympic javelin champion of Hungary, Angela Nemeth, died after a long illness. She
was 68.
Pran the creator of cartoon character, Chacha died due to cancer of the intestine. He was 75.
Theodore Van Kirk, last surviving crewman of the plane that dropped atomic bomb in Hiroshima,
Japan on 6 August 1945 during the World War II died.
Madhukar Singh, an eminent Hindi litterateur died at his residence in village Dharahara of
Bhojpur district
Classical singer Sushilarani Patel died due to heart attack. She was 96. She was a recipient
Sangeet Natak Academy award in 2002.
Bangladeshi freedom fighter UK Ching died at the age of 86. The Bir Bikram awardee died due to
a brain stroke.
Veteran Journalist Sundaram Sankaran died on 19 July 2014. He passed away at his residence in
American actor James Garner died at the age of 86 in Los Angeles.
South African Nobel Prize-winning author, Nadine Gordimer died. She wrote several books, of
which two were banned by apartheid regime.
Senior VHP leader, Giriraj Kishore died in New Delhi following prolonged illness. He was 94.
Zohra Sehgal died at the age of 102. She was called as the grand old lady of Bollywood due to
her association with it for several decades.
Ex-President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze died after a long illness. He was toppled in 2005
after as a consequence of the bloodless Rose Revolution.
The eminent scholar and biographer of Indian Constitution, Granville Austin died in Washington
DC. He died at the age of 87.
A 1936 Berlin Olympics distance runner Louis Zamperini died at the age of 97 after a 40-day
battle with pneumonia.
Ramanarayanan, Tamil film director and producer died in Singapore at the age of 65.
Fernando Lucio da Costa, a former footballer of Brazil died in a helicopter crash in central Brazil.
Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi.
Indologist and Sanskrit scholar Sukumari Bhattacharji who had equal grasp over English and
Sanskrit language died.
Azlan Shah best known as The Father of Malaysian hockey passed died.
American poet and author, Maya Angelou died in North Carolina.She became famous with her
book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in 1969.
American Cinematographer, Gordon Willis died at the age of 82 in Massachusetts, UK.
Nuclear scientist, N Srinivasan died on 18 May 2014.
Russi Mody, a Padma Bhusan awardee and management guru who headed Tata Steel died in
South Kolkata at the age of 96.
Krishnan Nair, founder of Leela Group of Hotels died at the age of 91 in Mumbai.
Nobel Laureate economist Gary Becker died at the age of 93 due to illness in Chicago.

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