Current Affairs of July 2014



The annual bi-laterial Naval exercise of India and United States which began on 24 July with Japan being a special invitee this yearMalabar
Indian techonological company which has become the first in the country to cross a market capitalisation of Rs. 5 lakh crores (exceeding the combined market capitalisation of Infosys, Wipro Ltd, HCL Technologies Ltd and Tech Mahindra Ltd)TCS
The Indian village in Jehanabad district of Bihar which has become the country's first village to be powered entirely be solar powerDharnia
The Indian athlete who has been dropped from Commonwealth squad of Indian athletes due to excess adrogen levels which prohibit her from participating as a female athleteDutee Chand
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) which is believed to have been shot down with a Buk surface-to-air missile killing about 295 people on board, was a Boeing 777-200ER travelling fromAmsterdam to Kuala Lumpur
The minimum floor capital which has been prescribed by Reserve Bank of India for setting up of small banks in IndiaRs. 100 crores
The South American nation which has become the first country in the world to legalise child labour allowing children above 10 years of age to workBolivia
The city in China which has been chosen to be the headquarters of the New Development Bank which is being set up by BRICS nations as decided at the sixth BRICS summitShanghai
The typhoon which hit Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan and China during July 15 to July 21 killing several people and causing large-scale damage was namedTyphoon Rammasun
The first non-white female athlete to win an Olympic gold medal who died at the age of 90 in Georgia (She had won the gold in the high jump at the 1948 London Olympic Games with an American and Olympic record of 1.68 metres)Alice Coachman Davis
The Indian city which has become the world's second most populous city with 25 million population after Tokyo (with a population of 38 million) as by report by U.N. Department of Economic and Social AffairsDelhi
Ahmedabad based premier design institute which has been accorded the status of institution of national importance by an act of parliament, making it the 41st institute to have such a statusNational Institute of Design
The South African anti-apartheid activist, author of works like The Conservationist and Burger's Daughter, and winner of Booker Prize (1974) and Nobel Prize in Literature (1991) who died on 13 July 2014Nadine Gordimer
The first in series of anti-submarine corvettes indigenously built by Kolkata based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), which was handed over to Indian NavyINS Kamorta
The Indian film star whose ancestral home in Peshawar has been declared as National Heritage by the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz SharifDilip Kumar
India’s first domestically built guided missile destroyer and the largest-ever destroyer in the Indian Navy which was delivered by Mazagon Dock Limited to the Indian Navy is namedINS Kolkata
The venue of sixth BRICS Summit 2014 to held from 15 to 17 July 2014, India being represented by Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiFortaleza
The well known film and theatre personality, dancer and choreographer, recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowship who died at the age of 102 years on 10 July 2014Zohra Sehgal
The country which has won a five-year long maritime dispute against India with a United Nations tribunal awarding it 19,467 sq. km of the 25,602 sq. km sea area of the Bay of BengalBangladesh
The Indian mathematician from Microsoft Research India who along with Adam W. Marcus and Daniel A. Spielman from Yale University has been chosen for the 2014 George Polya Prize by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), in Chicago.Nikhil Srivastava
The renowned scholar of the Indian constitution and constitutional assembly debates and author of The Indian Constitution: Cornerstone of a Nation and Working a Democratic Constitution: A History of Indian Experience who died on 06.07.14Granville Austin
The university in Maharashtra which has been renamed Savitribai Phule UniversityPune University
The minimum broadband speed notified by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) by amending the Telecom Consumers Complaint Redressal Regulations, 2012 has been raised from 256 kbps to512 kbps
World's first flying observatory fitted by NASA on a modified Boeing 747 to study stars is namedSOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy)
Soviet Union's last foreign minister and the second President of Georgia who died after a prolonged illness on 07 July 2014 (He was forced to resign as the President of Georgia following a bloodless Rose Revolution)Eduard Shevardnadze
The tennis player from Serbia who has won the Wimbledon Gentlemen Singles title defeating Swiss tennis star Roger Federer in the finalsNovak Djokovic
Indian Chess great who has been selected for the Russian Federation's Order of Federation award alongwith and Boris Gelfand of IsraelViswanathan Anand
The tennis player from Czech Republic who has won the Wimbledon Ladies Singles title defeating Canadian contestant Eugenie Bouchard in the finalsPetra Kvitova
The 240-Megawatt Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) located near the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district of Kashmir which was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is located on the riverJhelum
The treaty to facilitate access to published works for persons who are visually impaired, which India has become the first country to ratify (the treaty was adopted by 79 member countries of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on June 27, 2013 and will come into force once 20 countries ratify it)Marrakesh Treaty
The commonly used commodities which were included in the purview of stock holding limits under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 to curb hoarding and rising pricesOnion and Potato
The state which has adopted the camel as its State Animal with an aim to check its dwindling numbers (from 6,68,000 camels in 1997 to 4,30,426 in 2008)Rajasthan
The former cabinet minister who has been appointed the head of a high-level panel on power revamp — Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy.Suresh Prabhu
The 3D mobile game launched by the Indian Air Force in a bid to attract generation-next youth to pursue a career in the air force is namedGuardian of the Skies (GOTS)
The Indian shooter who has been ranked as World No. 1 in the latest rankings released by ISSF (International Shooting Sports Federation)Jitu Rai
The eminent Indian-American scientist and adjunct professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, in whose honour the United States has named a mountain in Antartica as Mt. SinhaAkhouri Sinha


Wimbledon 2014

EventWinnerNationalityRunner-upNationality
Gentlemen's SinglesNovak DjokovicSerbiaRoger FedererSwitzerland
Ladies' SinglesPetra KvitovaCzech RepublicEugenie BouchardCanada
Men's DoublesVasek Pospisil
Jack Sock
Canada
USA
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
USA
Women's DoublesSara Errani
Roberta Vinci
ItalyTimea Babos
Kristina Mladenovic
Hungary
France
Mixed DoublesNenad Zimonjic
Samantha Stosur
Serbia
Australia
Max Mirnyi
Chan Hao-ching
Belarus
Taiwan

FIFA World Cup 2014

  1. Venue : Brazil
  2. Winner : Germany
  3. Second, Third and Fourth Position : Argentina, Netherlands and Brazil respectively
  4. Golden Ball for Best Player : Lionel Messi (Argentina)
  5. Golden Boot for Top Scorer : James Rodriguez (Columbia)
  6. Golden Glove for Best Goalkeeper : Manuel Neuer (Germany)
  7. Best Young Player : Paul Pogba (France)

Union Budget 2014-15 - Points to Remember

ProgrammeAimAllocation
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee YojnaAssured irrigationRs. 1000 crore
Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban MissionIntegrated project based infrastructure in rural areas-
NeeranchalTo give impetus to watershed developmentRs. 2142 crores
Safety for Women on Public Road TransportSafety of women in buses etcRs. 50 crores
Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao YojanaTo help in improving the efficiency of delivery of welfare services meant for womenRs. 100 crores
Swachh Bharat AbhiyanTo provide sanitation facility to every household by 2019-
Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya New Teachers Training ProgrammeTo infuse new training tools and motivate teachersRs. 500 crores
Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti YojanaTo augment power supply to the rural areasRs. 500 crores
Statue of UnityTo erect a Statue of Sardar Patel as the symbol of the unity of the countryRs. 200 crores
Skill IndiaTo skill the youth with an emphasis on employability and entrepreneur skills-
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak YojanaTo improve accessibility for rural populationRs. 14,389 crores
Communication Linked Interface for Cultivating Knowledge (CLICK) and online courses.Setting up of virtual classroomsRs. 100 crores
Digital IndiaTo bridge the divide between digital "haves" and "have-nots" and ensure Broad band connectivity at village levelRs. 500 crores
Jal Marg VikasProject on River Ganges to enable commercial navigation of at least 1500 tonne vessels between Allahabad and HaldiaRs. 4,200 crores
One Rank One PensionEquity in pension among retired personnel of armed forcesRs. 1,000 crores
War MemorialPrinces Park, DelhiRs. 100 crores
Namami GangeIntegrated Ganga Conservation MissionRs. 2,037 crores
Arun Prabha24x7 channel for the North-East India-


New Institutes Proposed in Union Budget 2014-15

  1. National Academy for Customs & Excise at Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh
  2. 2 National Institutes of Ageing to be set up in AIIMS, New Delhi and Madras Medical College, Chennai
  3. AIIMS like institutions to come up in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Vidarbha (Maharashtra) and Poorvanchal (UP)
  4. Jai Prakash Narayan National Centre for Excellence in Humanities to be set up in MP
  5. 5 more IITs to come up in Jammu, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala
  6. 5 IIMs in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Odisha and Rajasthan
  7. 2 more Agricultural Research Institute of Excellence in Assam and Jharkhand
  8. Agricultural Universities in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan
  9. Horticulture Universities in Telangana and Haryana
  10. Sports University in Manipur

New Governors of States

  1. Uttar Pradesh - Shri Ram Naik
  2. Gujarat - Om Prakash Kohli
  3. Chhattisgarh - Balramji Dass Tandon
  4. West Bengal - Keshari Nath Tripathi
  5. Nagaland - Padmanabha Acharya

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