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This is the first time the urban poor have been identified. Azim Premji- the tech tycoon who led the list of biggest philanthropers of India in having donated Rs. Charlie Hebdo- the French satirical magazine which recently faced a terrorist attack at it's headquarter in Paris killing 12 persons.
Virat Kohli-he recently became the first batsman to score four hundred in four test series against Australia in Australia. Maithripala Sirisena- he was sworn in as the sixth President of Sri Lanka after the defeat of long authoritarian rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Sirisena took the oath along with his new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Australia- they won the Border Gavaskar Trophy defeating India in the recently played Test series. Stan Wawarinka- the Swiss player who won the tennis singles crown in the Chennai Open.
Eddie Redmayne- he won the best actor award for the drama 'The Theory of Everything' while Julianne Moore won the best actress award for 'Still Alice' at the 72nd Golden Globes, Hollywood biggest award shows before the Oscars.
Surender Mohan Pathak- the veteran Hindi crime fiction writer whose book Colaba Conspiracy was voted as the most popular book in a reader poll on site India. Bio diesel- the cabinet recently allowed private manufacturers of this alternative fuel to sell it directly to consumers like Indian Railways.
Tejas- the first indigenously built light combat aircraft was handed over to the IAF recently, 32 years after the project was sanctioned. Agni V-the nuclear capable missile having a strike range of 5,km which was successfully test fired for the third time but from the first time from a canister mounted on a truck rather than a concrete launch pad from Wheeler island of Odisha coast recently.
AB de Villiers- the South African cricketer who struck the fastest century in one day internationals when he made in 31 balls with 16 sixes and 9 fours against West Indies at the Wanderers, Johannesburg recently. Tesfaye Abera- the Kenyan who clinched the men's title at the Mumbai Marathon recently.
Dinknesh Mekash-the Ethiopian who clinched the women's title at the Mumbai Marathon recently. Faten Hamama- the Arab film icon, who recently died in Cairo at the age of Pahlaj Nihalani- the famous filmmaker who was recently appointed as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification for a period of 3 years.
Rajni Kothari- the doyen of Indian political science and founder of research institute Centre for the Study of the Developing Societies passed away recently. Twitter- the micro blogging site which made its first acquisition in India by downloading Bangalore based mobile marketing platform Zip Dial for an undisclosed amount. N Srinivasan- the BCCI chief-in-exile, who has been barred from contesting the board's top post by Supreme Court in its landmark verdict recently.
King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz-the king of Saudi Arab who died recently. King Salman was named the new king. London- Ambedkar's house where he lived in as student is located here in UK and the Maharashtra government has decided to download this house for Rs.
Vasundhara Choudhary- the 21 year old convent educated English speaking girl who was recently elected as the new sarpanch of Lilawali village in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan. K Durga Prasad- the previously sacked director of the Special Protection Group who was recently appointed as the special director general of the Central Reserve Police Force. Veerendra Heggade, Mr.
The Padma Bhusan was conferred to 20 people and Padma Shri on 75 people. RK Laxman- the legendary cartoonist ,best known for his iconic cartoons on the experiences of the silent and Common Man who died recently. Lieutenant Hoabam Bella Devi- the 24 year lady from Manipur who unfurled the tricolour for President Pranab Mukherjee at the Republic day function, an honour traditionally reserved for male colleagues.
Tokyo- this city recently topped the list of safest cities in the world in the safe cities index listed by The Economist. Coal India Limited- in the biggest ever disinvestment exercise, the government mopped up Rs. Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights- the new novel of British author Salman Rushdie to be published after seven years, is based on collection of folk tales known as the Arabian Nights.
Cyclone Sandwich- the dubbed name of the two powerful cyclones pounded Australia recently — Cyclone Lam hit the Northern Territory while Cyclone Marcia hit the east coast of Queensland. Caracol- the annual festival in Makati, south of Manali , Phillipines which aims to promote awareness on environmental issues. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education.
The national award recognises a scientist, who has enhanced the professional development of analytical chemistry students, developed and published innovative experiments, designed and improved equipment or teaching labs and published influential textbooks or significant articles on teaching analytical chemistry.
The movie tells the tale of Riggan Thomson, best known to the public as Birdman — the superhero he once played in a series of films. He hopes to re-establish himself as a serious actor by mounting his own dramatic production on Broadway. After taking the helm, he will have to tackle mounting issues, such as the fight against the extremist group Islamic State IS and a decision on whether to arm the Ukrainian forces with lethal weapons.
It reaches out to tell a tale of a brave teenaged girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. World's oldest man celebrates th birthday A Japanese man who was certified as the oldest living man by the Guinness World Records in August , turned Sakari Momoi, a resident of Saitama city, is still in good health, Xinhua news agency reported.
This was cut by 50 basis points to Sholay- the iconic movie of Bollywood which is to be released in Pakistan after 40 years. Adani Enterprise Ltd. Mann ki Baat- the monthly radio programme of Primeminister Narendra Modi in which this month he advised students to take up examinations with ' a smile on their face' being 'warriors and not worriers' and advised parents not to compare their children to others as it mounts pressure on their wards.
Tens of thousands of Aam Aadmi Party supporters who had gathered at the sprawling ground in the heart of the capital since morning cheered loudly and waved AAP flags as Kejriwal took the oath of office and secrecy. Railways Launches India's First Customer Complaint Mobile App Indian Railways on Feb 2, , became the first company in the country to provide customer complaint services on a mobile app besides providing the facility online by launching a complaint management system Coms.
The Coms comprises the mobile app, an online portal backed by a centralised grievance redressal monitoring system and a mobile network messaging facility. The flag will be hoisted at feet making it the tallest Indian flag," a member of the organising committee told IANS.
Women in Delhi can now send photos of autorickshaws and taxis they board to the Himmat WhatsApp group number The same number is for hike messenger group users. Modi, who arrived in Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar to participate in the state's 29th foundation day, flagged off the Naharlagun-New Delhi Express by pressing a button at a function held in Indira Gandhi Park in Itanagar.
On Sirisena visit, India, Sri Lanka ink civil nuclear agreement India and close neighbour Sri Lanka Monday sought to begin a new chapter in their ties as the island nation's newly-elected President Maithripala Sirisena, on his maiden visit abroad since taking over last month, held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and the two sides inked four agreements, including one on civil nuclear cooperation. Sirisena, who defeated long-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Jan 8 election, signalled the new closeness in bilateral ties, saying Modi is expected to visit his country in March and that they are "eagerly awaiting the glorious event", which would be "an honour and a blessing" to their country.
West Indies made for the loss of two wickets. His ball knock included 10 boundaries and 16 sixes. The year-old, who was seven shots off the pace at the start of the day, fired a two-under-par 69 as overnight leader Chawrasia struggled in the blustery conditions to return with a disappointing 76 at the challenging Delhi Golf Club DGC. He became the first player to win the Australian Open five times in the Open era. Australia- they defeated England to win the cricket tri-series final at Perth.
Thiruvananthapuram- the venue of the 35th National Games. Dipa Karmakar- the gymnast who excelled with a haul of five gold medals for Tripura in the 35th National Games at Thiruvananthapuram. Anirban Lahiri- he recently captured his maiden European Tour golf title and became only the fourth Indian golfer to do so.
Mumbai- they defeated Punjab to win the under 19 Cooch Behar Trophy in cricket. Yuvraj Singh- he fetched the highest price of Rs. Shikhar Dhawan- he scored his highest ODI score of which was also the highest score by any batsman against South Africa in a World Cup match to steer India to victory against them.
Business and Economy India' Central Bank Cuts Keys Rates, Stock Indices Hit Historic Highs In a surprise development that sent stock markets soaring, India's central bank cut its key lending rates by 25 basis points, expecting inflation to soften in the coming fiscal even as it expressed concern over the postponement of fiscal consolidation by a year.
Getting some positive cues from the national budget tabled last week, and sensing an economic recovery, the redownload repo rate has been cut to 7. Union Budget Highlights Presenting the national budget for the next fiscal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "I am presenting the union budget in an economic environment which is far more positive than in the recent past. While major economies of the world face difficulties, India is poised for higher growth trajectory," Jaitley said as he started his budget speech in the Lok Sabha.
Post Bank of India- the new bank which will be set up with vast postal netwok with nearly 1,54, points of presence spread across the villages of the country as announced the Union Budget by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Solar Impulse 2- the world's only solar power plane, which recently set off from Abu Dhabi in a bid to make the first round the world.
It will have stop over in India at Ahmedabad and Varanasi. It is expected to cover 35,km with 25 day travel 12 stop over 5 months. The aircraft founders and pilots are Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg. Britannia- the , tonne liner which can accommodate up to passengers was recently inaugurated by British Queen Elizabeth II. Dalny Vostok- the Russian fishing trawler which sank recently killing many persons.
LIC- they recently committed Rs. April 14, the Baisakhi or the harvest festival day from which the government is planning to start a new channel Kisan TV which will be a help tillers after nearly 30 years of successful Krishi darshan.
This bill allows for auction of mines with a year lease against current 30 years period, mines will to be re-auctioned after expiry. There is also provision for tough deterrents in the form of Rs. This bill allows auction of mines, following a Supreme Court order cancelling allocation of over blocks after it termed process illegal.
This law gave police sweeping powers to arrest anyone for posting annoying or offensive comments online. NISH- stands for the National Institute of Speech and Hearing located at Thiruvananthapuram which has been elevated as the country's first university for disability studies and rehabilitation sciences.
Fabindia- the company which came in limelight recently over a CCTV camera controversy, which happened in one of its outlet in Goa. Glen Maxwell- the Australian batsman who hammered the second fastest hundred in cricket World Cup off 51 balls when he scored against Sri Lanka at Sydney.
The fastest record is 50 ball ton made in by Kevin O' Brien of Ireland. Bangladesh- they defeated England by 15 runs to storm into the World Cup knock out stage for the first time where they will face India. Mahmudullah- he scored in the first World Cup ton by a Bangladesh batsman when he scored against England. Kumar Sangakara- he became the first player to hit four consecutive One Day internationals hundreds. He also became the first player to score four hundreds in a World Cup.
Saina Nehwal- she lost to reigning world champion from Spain Carolina Marin in the All England badminton singles final at Birmingham recently. Ireland — the country which was defeated by 8 wickets by India at the World Cup in which Shikhar Dhawan scored his century.
MS Dhoni- he became the most successful captain of India at the World Cup when he led India to 12 matches which is one more than of 11 matches won under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Karun Nair- the Karnataka batsman who became the first batsman since Independence to score triple century in a Ranji Trophy final. Karnataka- they defeated Tamilnadu to win and retain the Ranji trophy cricket title and also become the second most successful team in Ranji Trophy after Mumbai.
Suresh Raina- he hit century in the India's last league match against Zimbabwe to help India win all its six league matches. Imran Tahir was adjudged man of the match while JP Duminy took a hat-trick. Mahela Jayawardene- the batsman from Sri Lanka who announced his retirement from One day international after playing in ODIs and scoring 12, runs which included 19 centuries. Kumar Sangakkara- the batsman from Sri Lanka who announced his retirement from One day international after playing in ODIs and scoring 14, runs which included 25 centuries.
The man of the match award was given to Josh Hazlewood for taking 4 wickets for just 35 runs. He has played matches scored runs with 6 centuries and has also taken wickets.
He has played matches scored runs. New Zealand- led by Martin Guptill's not out, the highest individual score in the history of the tournament, they crushed West Indies by runs to enter the semifinals of the ICC World Cup Rohit Sharma- he was adjudged man of the match for his runs off balls in the quarter final match against Bangladesh.
Karnataka- they defeated rest of India to retain the Irani Trophy in cricket. It became the second team after Mumbai to defend the Irani Cup.
They completed a domestic treble for the second time in a row after having won the Vijay Hazare and Ranji Trophy. Grant Elliot- the New Zealand batsman who was awarded the Man of the match for his gutsy 84 which helped his country to defeat South Africa in the semifinal of World Cup played at Auckland.
Steve Smith- the Australian batsman who scored off 93 balls to propel his side to victory over India at the semifinal of World Cup at Sydney. Australia- they defeated co-hosts New Zealand by seven wickets at Melbourne to win the fifth cricket World Cup title. Martin Guptill- the New Zealand opener who scored runs in the World Cup , the most in the tournament.
Mitchell Starc- the Australian bowler who along with Trent Boult of New Zealand were ranked the highest wicket takers in the World Cup with 22 wickets each.
He was also declared man of the Tournament. Kumar Dharmasena- he became the first person to both play and umpire in a World Cup final. The Sri Lankan player played in the final and umpired the final. Michael Clarke- the Australian winning captain of World Cup who announced his retirement from one day internationals on a high note.
Saina Nehwal- she won the women's single title at the Indian Open super series badminton tournament in New Delhi recently. She also became the first Indian woman to be ranked world No.
Kidambi Srikanth- he won the men's single title at the Indian Open super series badminton tournament in New Delhi recently. Daniel Vettori- the New Zealand left arm spinner announced his retirement from international cricket recently. He is the ninth player to take more than wickets in both Tests and ODIs. Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorders ASD affects the way the brain processes information and often prevents individuals from understanding what they see, hear and otherwise sense, resulting in difficulties in social relationships, communications and behavior.
Godzilla- he was recently appointed as resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward in an effort to lure tourists. Songkran- the most celebrated festival of the year which marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year was celebrated recently.
Asteroid the asteroid between Mars and Jupiter which orbits the Sun every 5. Airbus- the French major aeroplanes manufacturer which has recently agreed to set up plant in India to manufacture helicopters, satellites and military transport planes.
April 14th- this day was recently celebrated as World Matrimony Day. This will monitor the quality of air in major urban centres on a real time basis. The index will provide the current status of the level of pollution in a given city, with colour codes indicating air quality, ranging from dark green as 'good' to maroon as 'severe'. The Central Government began a massive immunization campaign to cover by all children who are either unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against seven preventable diseases.
This will cover both residential and commercial real estate and will make it mandatory for builders developing a project exceeding 1, square metres to register with RERA before launching or even advertising a housing scheme. The new helpline would be an integration of the existing emergency numbers in India such as ,, and which can be retained as secondary numbers. This is the Indian equivalent to the American all emergency number. CEPI- stands for Comprehensive Environmental Assessment of Industrial Clusters ranking system which has been revamped by the government recently setting aside the annual approval clause.
The government has now decided that the approval to operate will be valid for five years in case of most polluting red category units, 10 years for slightly less polluting orange category and the cleaner green category will require one time approval. FAA- the Federal Aviation Administration of US which recently restored India's aviation safety ranking to the Category I status which means that domestic airlines can increase flights to that country and have new code shares with American carriers.
Moody- the credit rating agency which upwardly revised the outlook on India's economy to 'positive' from 'stable'.
A 'positive' outlook implies that Moody's is more bullish about the Indian economy prospects than earlier and India is likely to grow faster than its peers over the medium term. Greenpeace India- the centre barred this organization from receiving foreign funds over allegation of working against India's economic progress and public interest. Airbus- the French major aero planes manufacturer which has recently agreed to set up plant in India to manufacture helicopters, satellites and military transport planes.
Apart from two senior most Supreme Court judges the NJAC will also have the law minister and two eminent jurists as members. The new law replaces the 22 year old collegiums system that kept the government out of the selection process for Supreme Court and high court judges. Net Neutrality- the system in which Internet service providers treat all traffic on their networks equally- the system in which users are able to access all websites at the same speed and cost without any preferential treatment to any website.
Sholay- the Bollywood classic starring Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra, which hit the theatres in Pakistan recently for the first time, 40years after its India release. Novak Djokovic- the world no. These awards are recognized as Oscars of Sports. Genzebe Dibaba- the Ethiopian middle and long distance runner who was awarded with Sportswoman of the Year award at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai recently.
Bangladesh- they secured their first series win in the one day international against Pakistan. Sania Mirza- she recently became the first Indian female tennis player to be ranked first and the third to be ranked world number one in doubles ranking of tennis.
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were the first two Indians to achieve this feat. Current Affairs - May International Affairs Pashupatinath- the famous temple of Shiva which was able to survive the major earthquake in Nepal. Conservatives- the party led by British Prime Minister David Cameron which came back to power with seats crossing the in the member House of Commons.
The Woman of Algiers version O - The painting masterpiece created by Picasso became the most expensive artworks to be sold at an auction when it was sold for Rs.
It is a vibrant, cubist depiction of nude courtesans and is part of a 15 work series Picasso created in designated with the letters A to O. Ponting Man- The sculpture by Alberto Giacometti became the most expensive sculpture to be sold at an auction when it was sold for Rs. It is a bronze figure depicting a skinny 5 foot high person with extended arms. National Affairs Prabhadevi- the famous temple of Mumbai which recently completed years.
The event "Udyanotsav" was inaugurated in New Delhi. More than folk and tribal artists from many Indian states participated by President Pranab Mukherjee at in it.
Theme of this conference was Digital Governance-New Frontier. The card will carry crop-wise recommendation of fertilizers required for farm lands. Current Affairs Jan to June According to the Research Firm Canalys, the budget smartphone maker Micromax overtook Samsung Electronics as the leading supplier in Indias smartphone market.
It is the flagship event under the Vista Entertainments, which was established in the year Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off the first ever express train from Naharlagun to New Delhi on the States 29th foundation day February 20 The Government of India launched a new portal website known as Madad. This website will provide a platform for Indian citizens living abroad to file consular grievances online. The card currently enables the railway passengers to pay for reserved and unreserved tickets that can be used at ticket counters.
India has signed an agreement with Spain on Mutual Protection of Classified Information to provide the framework for enhanced cooperation in the defence sector. National Payment Corporation of India NPCI said thatit has linked 15 crore bank accounts with Aadhaar number, the unique identification number to the citizens of India. Union government launched an initiative to hold live chats with people on social media.
The initiative named 'talkathon' and will be held fortnightly and will address live and spontaneous questions from the people on social media including YouTube. The rally was flagged off at Puri, Odisha on February A total of twenty four teams and about 90 riders were participated from both the countries.