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September month appointments

New appointments in India:

Senior IAS officer Subhash Chandra Garg,  IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, was selected as the ED (Executive Director) of the World Bank.

New MD and CEO of Tata Technologies Ltd is Warren Harris 

New Additional Director for Philips Carbon Black Ltd is Shashwat Goenka.

New MD of TVS Motor Company is Sudarshan Venu

Chandrakala Padia has appointed as the first women chairperson of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), situated in Shimla .She is Vice-Chancellor of Maharaja Ganga Singh University.

New Governor of Kerala is Sathasivam. He is Ex-Chief Justice of India.

New Principal Accountant General of Karnataka is Subhashini Srinivasan

First women Directors in IIT Council are V Ravindranath and Tessy Thomas

42nd Chief Justice of India is Justice Handyala Lakshminarayanaswamy

Chandrakala Padia is appointed as first women chairperson of Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS).

Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala appointed as 17th Governor of Karnataka

Narendra Modi speech on teachers day celebration 2014

1. Showing concern about the dwindling importance of teaching profession in the eyes of youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there is need to find out why the value of a teacher has lost its sheen and why students don’t want to be teachers when they grow up.

2. The Prime Minister said there is a great demand for good teachers in the world, and India being a young country should be able to produce good quality teachers for the world.

3. PM Modi talked about the importance of teachers and called for the need of creating good quality teachers in the country who could be ‘exported’ to the world. He said people who had achieved something in life and taken to a profession such as doctors and engineers should teach students in a school for one period in a week.

4. Talking about the significance of Teachers’ Day, PM Modi remembered Dr Radhakrishnan and said serving the nation does not only mean doing grand things; doing small things is a big service to the nation.

5. PM Modi reiterated what he had said on his Independence-Day speech of having toilet facilities for girl students in every school.

6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that nation building should become a national movement and every individual should be associated with it.

7.Giving encouragement to girl-education, PM said an educated girl further educates at least two more families.

8. Inspirational lives of great personalities help in shaping our character, PM Modi called the students to read biographies to explore about the lives of great people.

9. Describing himself as a ‘taskmaster’, PM Modi said he worked hard and expected the same from others. He added he expected work to be completed on time.

10. Modi concluded his speech by saying that a teacher must play an important role through a person’s life. A teacher-student relationship must always be nurtured. Keep the child in you alive. Keep smiling and playing.

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Cardless Cash Withdrawal

ICIC bank announced ‘Cardless Cash Withdrawal’ service which allows its customers to transfer money from their account to anyone in India with a mobile number.

Leading Pakistan spin-bowler Saeed Ajmal  suspended by ICC.

HMT Watches Wind up

Union government decided to close HMT Watches. BRPSE (Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises) recommended its closing as it is running in losses since 2000.

NATO Summit 2014

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) 2014 Summit was held in Wales, United Kingdom.

International Literacy Day

International Literacy day celebrated by UNSECO in Dhaka, on 8th September. The theme of International Literacy day 2014 is “Literacy and Sustainable Development”

China Book Award

China book award is given to JNU Professor Priyadarsi Mukherji by China on 5th september.

Brazil celebrates Independence day

On September 7 Brazil celebrates 192th anniversary of Independence day. The Independence Day of Brazil called Sete de Setembro. The date celebrates Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves on September 7, 1822.

World Topper in Mathematics is Rishikesh Reddy Kayathi

Rishikesh Reddy Kayathi, a student of Oakridge International School, Hyderabad, has made India proud by winning the title of ‘World Topper in Mathematics’ in the Grade X International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination, conducted by Cambridge University.

Rechargeable Magnesium Battery developed in Hyderabad

Hyderabad Scientists Dr J Vatsala Rani developed Rechargeable Magnesium Battery.  The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) said, “The battery with natural graphite cathode is novel, safe and is best applicable for stationary applications like UPS and inverter where weight is not a criterion. It is an excellent substitute to lead acid battery.” This is most suitable in the devices such as inverters, UPS etc. Eco friendly material used in this battery are ionic liquid electrolyte, modified natural graphite and magnesium. Byrecharging this it can be used for 800 to 900 times.

Teacher’s day celebrations:

Teachers day is celebrated on 5th September every year.  India celebrates Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s birthday as teacher’s day.

New Capital of Andhra Pradesh is Vijayawada :

Andhra Pradesh Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu declared that Vijayawada as a new capital of Andhra Pradesh

Pranab Mukherjee released Postage Stamp :

President Pranab Mukherjee released postage stamp for Indian Classical Musicians. Those Indians were Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Gangubai Hangal, Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur, DK Pattammal, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, and Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Nalanda University reopened:

Nalanda University in Bihars Rajgir district was reopened after nearly 800 years as it started its first academic session yesterday. The ancient education institution was destroyed nearly 800 years ago. The University started its first session 2014-15 with the classes for the School of Ecology and Environmental Studies and the School of Historical Studies.

Amartya Sen has been appointed as the Chairman of the Governing Body of  Nalanda University.

 

 

 

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) :

Cambridge International Examinations is part of the University of Cambridge. We prepare school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide. Our international qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

 

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National current affairs:

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

Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank  launched EMI (equated monthly installments) facility on debit cards.

International current affairs:

Indian Origin Leila Patel named as African Country’s top women researcher.

Appointments:

New Chairman of PAC (Parliament Public Accounts Committee) is KV Thomas

New Director of Indian Cricket Team is Ravishankar Jayadrith Shastri. He was appointed by BCCI (Board of Cricket Control of India)

New Additional Director of Berger Paints is Naresh Gujral.

New Independent Directors of KSL Board were Vinita Bali and Mahalingam.

Books title:

Book titled “Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi” authored by Faraz Ahmad released.

 

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1. K.V. Chowdary:

K.V. Chowdary appointed as new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes

2. Narendra Modi:

Narendra Modi released a book titled Gujarat’s success story in Water Management

3. MMA Amalgamations Business Leadership Award:

MMA Amalgamations Business Leadership Award will be given to Ratan Tata

4.Robin Williams:

Robin Williams Oscar Winning Actor, passes away.

5. IVR (Interative Voice Response):

Toll Free Facility for Temple Donations launched by Karnataka Bank. Name of this facility is i- Hundi Facility. This facility works through IVR (Interative Voice Response) Channel.

6.Kapil Dev Nikhanj

Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev Nikhanj was selected as the Chairperson of the Arjuna Awards Selection Committee.

7. Brand Ambassador for Philips

New Brand Ambassador for Philips India for its beauty business is Alia Bhatt.

8. Ajitpal Singh:

Hockey Captain Ajitpal Singh was selected as the Chairman of the Dronacharya Award Selection Committee.

9. Iran Plane Crashed:

Iran 140 Sepahan Air Passenger Plane Crashed in Iran. It was crashed near Mehrabad airport west of Tehran in Iran. 8 crew members along with along with 39 passengers died. This incident happened after the engine of the plane went out.

 

August 7th current affairs

August 7th current affairs:

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The construction work of the world’s tallest railway bridge started on 28 July 2014 near Noney in Manipur, India

The 18th BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) ministerial meeting on climate change started from today onwards in Delhi.

Entrepreneur of the year award achieved by Chandra Shekhar Ghosh. He is the CMD of Bandhan.

New Guidelines issued by RBI regarding unified bill payment system. RBI proposed BBPS (Bharat Bill PaymentSystem).

Justice Dr. Manjula Chellur took oath as the first woman Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court on 5 August 2014

2014 Copley Medal awarded to Geneticist Prof.Sir Alec Jeffreys.

Emami Group Director, Aditya Vardhan Agarwal has been nominated and appointed as the Vice-President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce. He is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ethiopia in Kolkata.

August 2, 3, 4th current affairs

August 2nd current affairs:

4th August 2014 Centenary year of First World War observed

New MD & CEO of Bharti Realty is SK Sayal.

First ever Gold medal in Squash achieved by Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa

India is 5th place with 64 medals in 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the licence of The Vasavi Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd., Hyderabad (Telangana).

August 1st current affairs

August 1st current affairs:

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Railways to add Wi-Fi facility at ‘A1’ and ‘A’ category stations and in 50 rakes of important trains in Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duranto category.   This is in addition to Wi-Fi facility provided in 3 rakes of Howrah-New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express as a pilot project.

Dipa Karmakar became first Indian woman gymnast to win medal in Commonwealth Games.

Natwar Singh’s autobiography entitled One Life is Not Enough was published. The book has revealed much information about Sonia Gandhi.

Gujarat is first place in e-transactions.

Palghar became the 36th and the newest district of Maharashtra on 1 August 2014.

Vishal Sikka took charge as MD & CEO of Infosys.

New Chairman of GCMMF (Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation) is Jethabhai Patel.

The 6 winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2014 are

  • Hu Shuli (China)
  • Saur Marlina Manurung (Indonesia)
  • Randy Halasan (The Philippines)
  • Wang Canfa (China)
  • Omara Khan Masoudi (Afghanistan)
  • The Citizen Foundation (Pakistan)

July 30th current affairs

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New Chairman of Chief of Staff Committee is Marshal Arup Raha.

Lifetime Achievement Award achieved by RN Galla Amara RajaBatteries Chairman.

New Deputy Governor of RBI is S.S Mundra. At present he is acting asChairman & Managing Director of Bank of Baroda.

Neel Mukherjee was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014

International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2014

Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the seventh President of Iraq after winning most votes (211 votes out of 269 votes).

New Additional Director at Mahindra CIE is Bhiwandiwala.