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August 2014 Current Affairs

PM Modi gifts books on Vivekananda, copy of Bhagawad Gita to Shinzo Abe
Sindhu Crashes Out of Semifinals, Settles for Bronze
PM Modi visits two ancient Buddhist temple in Japan
Email turned 32 on August 30, 2014 but how many of us know that this quick method of message transfer was invented by Indian American V A Shiva Ayyadurai when he was just 14.
India, Japan Sign MoU to Turn Varanasi into a ‘Smart City’
RBI says 36 percent of total bad loans are from six key sectors
Defence Ministry scraps Rs 6000 cr helicopter deal
Noted Historian Bipan Chandra dies at 86
PM Modi embarks on Japan visit
Cristiano Ronaldo wins European Player of the Year award
Over 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries, including India, have set a new Guinness world record for the World's longest fresh flower garland to honour the Indian spiritual leader.
Manipur Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal resigns
Instagram launches time-lapse video app for iPhone

PM Modi launches ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’
Irans Mirzakhani 1st woman to win prestigious math prize
Hockey India inducts Madhya Pradesh as new Associate Member
Shah Rukh Khan becomes Interpol ambassador
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August 2014 Current Affairs

Oscar-Winning Director Richard Attenborough Dies at 90
5 Indian firms among Forbes’ most innovative companies The five Indian companies on the list are consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever, which is ranked 14th, followed by IT major Tata Consultancy Services (57), construction services firm Larsen & Toubro (58), pharma major Sun Pharma Industries (65) and Bajaj Auto (96).
British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on August 26, 2014 announced an award in memory of the legendary Indian businessman and freedom-fighter, Dadabhai Naoroji.
Indian languages will finally get their due in the web world on August 27, 2014 as Indian domain names will make their debut with the extension .Bharat which will be in Devanagari script.
PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi meets Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Shree RN Ravi new chief of Joint Intelligence Committee
Dhyan Chand Awards Winner 2014
Name Discipline
1 Shri Gurmail Singh Hockey


2 Shri K.P. Thakkar
3 Shri Zeeshan Ali

Swimming (Diving)


Tennis


Dronacharya Awards Winner 2014

Name
1 Shri Mahabir Prasad
2 Shri N. Lingappa

Discipline
Wrestling
Athletics – Lifetime

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3 Shri G. Manoharan Boxing – Lifetime


4 Shri Gurcharan Singh Gogi Judo – Lifetime
5 Shri Jose Jacob Rowing – Lifetime

Arjuna Awards 2014

Sr. No Name Of The Sportsperson Discipline


1 Mr. Abhishek Verma
2 Ms. Tintu Luka
3 Mr. H.N. Girisha
4 Mr. V. Diju
5 Ms. Geetu Anna Jose
6 Mr. Jai Bhagwan
7 Mr. R. Ashwin
8 Mr. Anirban Lahiri
9 Ms. Mamta Pujari
10 Mr. Saji Thomas
11 Ms. Heena Sidhu
12 Ms. Anaka Alankamony

Archery
Athletics


Para-Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Boxing
Cricket
Golf
Kabaddi
Rowing
Shooting
Squash

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13 Mr. Tom Joseph
14 Ms. Renu Bala Chanu
15 Mr. Sunil Kumar Rana

Volleyball


Weightlifting
Wrestling


Nagpur Metro Rail Project Received Green Signal

China slapped USD 201 million fine on 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers accusing them of conniving to raise prices.Jammu and Kashmir Women’s Development Corporation (JKWDC) provides loans over Rs 13 crore to women entrepreneurs

World’s first ‘GREEN’ Hindu temple opened in UK

Rajnath Singh launched ‘Plan Scheme of Mainstreaming Civil Defence in Disaster Risk Reduction’

Yoga guru BKS Iyengar passes away

BCCI appointed Ravi Shastri as director of the Indian team

Manipur sessions court orders Irom Chanu Sharmila from jail

PM Modi invites ideas from people on the new Institution to replace the Planning Commission

India and Czech Republic Sign MoU on Technical Cooperation in the Field of Railway Sector

Sri Lanka cricketer Mahela Jayawardene ends his Test career as the seventh highest run scorer in the longer format of the game

Two ancient Mayan cities discovered in Mexico

England Win by an Innings at Oval and won MCC's Pataudi Trophy Series by 3-1

Harvard Scientists Create Biggest-Ever Robot Swarm
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PM Modi dedicates to the nation 4 lane Pune-Solapur Highway and 765 kV

Raichur-Solapur transmission line.



Narendra Modi invites global firms to ‘Come, Make in India’

Smt. Rajni Razdan is new UPSC chief

HRD Minister Smt. Smriti Irani felicitated CBSE achievers in the field of academics, sports and science.

FM Jaitley Relaunches the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana

Planning Commission to be replaced with new institution : PM Modi

PM Modi launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’

RBI to issue Rs 1,000 banknotes within MG series-2005

Gallantry Awards on 15 August 2014 have been conferred
Major Mukund Varadarajan, who killed three terrorists in Kashmir before he was shot dead in April this year, has been awarded the Ashok Chakra, the nation's highest peace-time gallantry award.
Gallantry Awardees are,
Ashok Chakra
Major Mukund Varadarajan (Posthumous), The Rajput Regiment / 44TH Battallion The Rashtriya Rifles.

Shaurya Chakra
Major Abhishek Kumar, The Punjab Regiment / 22ND Battallion The Rashtriya Rifles.



Major Manohar Singh Bhati, Regiment/ 31st Battalion The Rashtriya

Sena Medal, The Parachute Rifles.



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Major Satnam Singh, The Corps of Engineers / 15TH Battalion The Assam Rifles.
Major Vishal Singh Raghav, Rajputan Rifles / 18TH Battalion The Rashtriya Rifles.
Subedar Prakash Chand (Posthumous) , 8TH Battalion The Kumaon Regiment.
Naik Ansaigra Basumatary, 5TH Battalion The Assam Regiment.
Lance Naik Bharat Kumar Chhetri, 3/1ST Battalion The Gorkha Rifles.
Sepoy Vikram (Posthumous), The Rajput Regiment /44TH Battalion The Rashtriya Rifles.

Rifleman Prem Bahadur Roka Magar, 2/4TH Battalion The Gorkha Rifles.


RBI rationalises Number of Free Transactions on ATMs

July WPI inflation hits five-month low at 5.19 percent

Parliament gives nod to Constitution amendment bill to set up judicial commission

Business Today’s 11th Most Powerful Women in Indian Awards’ 2014
Here is the list of the 22 powerful corporate women leaders :
· Aruna Jayanti, CEO, Capgemini Limited.

· Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson, SBI.

· Bharti Jacob, Managing Partner, Seedfund Advisors. · Chiki Sarkar, Penguin Ltd.

· Chitra Ramakrishnan, CEO & MD, National Stock Exchange (NSE). · Ekta Kapoor, Balaji Telefilms.

· Guneet Monga, co-founder, Sikhya Entertainment.

· Kaku Nakhate, president and country head, Bank of America. · Neha kirpal, founding director, India Art Fair.

· Nisaba Godrej, executive director, Godrej Consumer Product. · Nishi Vasudeva, chairperson, HPCL Ltd.

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· Pallavi Shroff, senior partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas. · Anita Dongre, founder , And design.

· Prabha Parameswaran Mitra, MD, Colgate Palomein Ltd. · Rekha Menon, MD-HR, Accenture.

· Roopa Kudva, Managing Partner, CRISIL.

· Sangita Singh, Chief executive, Healthcare and Life sciences, WIPRO.

· Shanti Ekambaram, President, Corporate and Investment Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank.

· Sonali Kulkarni, President & CEO, FANUC India.

· Zarin Daruwalla, President, Wholesale Banking, ICICI Bank


The Reserve Bank of India on August 14, 2014 announced, the number of mandated free transactions for savings bank account holders at other bank ATMs has been reduced from 5 to 3 per month.

July WPI inflation hits five-month low at 5.19 percent

Parliament gives nod to Constitution amendment bill to set up judicial commission

Business Today’s 11th ‘Most Powerful Women in Indian Awards’ 2014 Here is the list of the 22 powerful corporate women leaders,
· Aruna Jayanti, CEO, Capgemini Limited.

· Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson, SBI.

· Bharti Jacob, Managing Partner, Seedfund Advisors. · Chiki Sarkar, Penguin Ltd.

· Chitra Ramakrishnan, CEO & MD, National Stock Exchange (NSE). · Ekta Kapoor, Balaji Telefilms.

· Guneet Monga, co-founder, Sikhya Entertainment.

· Kaku Nakhate, president and country head, Bank of America. · Neha kirpal, founding director, India Art Fair.

· Nisaba Godrej, executive director, Godrej Consumer Product. · Nishi Vasudeva, chairperson, HPCL Ltd.

· Pallavi Shroff, senior partner, Amarchand & Mangaldas.

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· Anita Dongre, founder , And design.

· Prabha Parameswaran Mitra, MD, Colgate Palomein Ltd. · Rekha Menon, MD-HR, Accenture.

· Roopa Kudva, Managing Partner, CRISIL.

· Sangita Singh, Chief executive, Healthcare and Life sciences, WIPRO.

· Shanti Ekambaram, President, Corporate and Investment Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank.

· Sonali Kulkarni, President & CEO, FANUC India.

· Zarin Daruwalla, President, Wholesale Banking, ICICI Bank



Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level.

Maharashtra Government on August 13, 2014 decided to amend the State Medical Council Act, making it mandatory for bonded medical officers to complete the one year bond period.



Railway Minister S Gowda on 13 August launches next generation e-ticketing system.

PM Modi announces Rs 8,000 crore for building roads in Jammu and Kashmir.

TRAI suggests restriction on political parties, corporates in media

Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International MathematicalUnion (IMU), at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014 held in Seoul

Lok Sabha passes Judicial Appointment Bill 2014

Arun Jaitley, Karan Singh, Sharad Yadav get Best Parliamentarian Award.

Oscar winning Robin Williams is dead at 63

15 sportspersons recommended for 2014 Arjuna Awards
8 August 2014 Current Affairs

Miroslav Klose Announces Retirement from International Football



June IIP down at 3.4 percent; July CPI stands at 7.96 percent

ISRO mulls developing higher capability communication satellites

United Nations (UN) names 3-member panel to probe Gaza conflict war crimes

Financial inclusion will reduce corruption, says RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

PM Modi arrives in Leh, to dedicate to the nation 2 hydel projects in J&K

Half girlfriend’: Chetan Bhagat’s new book

Archery World Cup: Women’s archery recurve team wins gold

Oil marketing companies to get Rs 11k cr on subsidy in 1st quarter

BASIC countries ask developed nations to walk the talk for climate change

Sikkim gets highest number of foreign tourists among North-Eastern states

Munger through the Ages written by DP Yadav released

AIMA Managing India Awards 2014

Sebi fines Reliance Industries Limited Rs. 13-cr for non-disclosure of earnings ratio

July car sales up 5%; SIAM eyes 5-10% growth in FY15

Strictly Personal, Manmohan and Gursharan written by Daman Singh

India to draft 5-year plan of action to deepen ties with ASEAN

RBI cancelled Certificate of Registration of BNR Udyog Ltd

SC dismisses PIL seeking LoP status to Congress in Lok Sabha

Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys the geneticist professor Honored with Copley Medal 2014

Captured BSF jawan Satyasheel Yadav returns to India

9 August 2014 Current Affairs

Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli assumes additional charge of Goa

Tata Group is India’s most valuable brand, LIC ranked 2nd

Indian economy expected to grow by 5.5 percent in current fiscal : UN

PM Modi to commission naval warship INS Kolkata

FDI cap raised to 49% for defence projects, 100% for Railways

Container Corporation of India Ltd granted Navratna status

2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees Announced

The 2014 Awardees are:

1 Hu Shuli, from China

2 Saur Marlina Manurung, from Indonesia.

3 Omara Khan Masoudi, from Afghanistan.

4 The Citizens Foundation, from Pakistan.

5 Wang Canfa, from China.

6 Randy Halasan, for Emergent Leadership, from the Philippines.

18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting from August 7, 2014

Mizoram Governor Kamala Beniwal sacked

Assam Ranks Second in Employment Growth

Barack Obama announces $33 bn to support development across Africa

Chacha Chaudhary creator cartoonist Pran dies at 75

One Life Is Not Enough – An Autobiography by K. Natwar Singh released

Muzaffar Ali selected for Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
10 August 2014 Current Affairs

Madhur Bhandarkar selected for Raj Kapoor Smriti Awards

Former Indian Foreign Service officer Arvind Gupta appointed deputy NSA

Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali part of WW-I commemorative event at UN

RBI Third Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Review

RBI keeps rate unchanged as inflation remains concern, cuts SLR by 50bps

India finished fifth in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

List of 15 Indians Athletes who won gold at Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014


Sl No Name Discipline Category
1 K Sanjita Chanu Weightlifting 48 kg category
Note: First gold winner of India in Commonwealth Games 2014. From

Manipur

2 Sukhen Dey Weightlifting 56 kg category Note: Silver in CWG 2010 in 56 Kg category from West Bengal

3 Satish Sivalingam Weightlifting 77 kg category

Note: Created a games record with a total lift of 328 kg. From Tamil Nadu 4 Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling 65 kg freestyle

Note: Gold in CWG 2010 and Bronze in Olympics 2012 in 60 Kg Free style. From Haryana

5 Sushil Kumar Wrestling 75kg freestyle

Note: Gold in CWG 2010 and Silver in Olympics 2012 in 66 Kg Free style. From Delhi

6 Amit Kumar Wrestling 57kg freestyle Note: 21 years old from Haryana

7 Babita Kumari Wrestling 55 kg freestyle Note: Silver in CWG 2010 in 51 Kg free style. From Haryana

8 Vinesh Phogat Wrestling 48kg freestyle Note: Youngest Indian wrestler , Just 19 years old, from Haryana 9 Jitu Rai Shooting 50 m pistol Note: Born in Nepa. From Lucknow, UP.

10 Abhinav Bindra Shooting 10m Air Rifle

Note: Silver in CWG 2010 and Gold in Beijing Olympics 2008 from Punjab 11

Rahi Sarnobat Shooting 25 m Pistol



Note: Gold in CWG 2010. From Maharastra

12 Apurvi Chandela Shooting 10 m Air Rifle Note: Her first international medal. From Rajasthan

13 Vikas Gowda Athletics Discus throw

Note: First Indian man to win a field event gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. From Karnataka

14 Parupalli Kashyap Badminton Men's Single

Note: First Indian man in 32 years to win badminton gold at the Games. From Hyderabad

15 Dipika Pallikal and Squash Women’s doubles Joshana Chinappa

Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa wins the first-ever gold medal in squash


Parupalli Kashyap wins gold in men’s singles badminton after 32 years

Oil Ministry wants Reliance to sell natural gas at $4.2; $6-6.5 price for others

CAD a concern, gold import import curbs may stay for more time: Finance Ministry

PM Modi addresses Nepal Constituent Assembly

PM Modi Meets Sushil Koirala, Three Agreements Signed

RBI cancels the Licence of The Vasavi Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd., Hyderabad (Telangana)

Kerala Tourism, UNESCO sign MoU to retrace Spice Route heritage

Important International Days in August 2014

• 9 August International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

• 12 August International Youth Day

• 19 August World Humanitarian Day

• 23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition [UNESCO]

• 29 August International Day against Nuclear Tests

• 30 August International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances



Yogeshwar Dutt, Babita Kumari wins gold as wrestlers

Vikas Gowda is first Indian man to bag athletics gold in 56 years
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