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Current Affairs of November 2014



The country with which Russia has signed a landmark agreement to increase military cooperation during the visit of its Defence Minister to the countryPakistan
The e-mail application launched by IBM for businesses that integrates social media and analytics is namedVerse
The organisation which has been chosen for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2014Indian Space Research Organisation
The former Indian cricket skipper who has been chosen for the BCCI’s Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013-14Dilip Vengsarkar
The savings instrument intended to tap household savings for funding infrastructure development in the country and to lure them away from ponzi schemes, which waas relaunched by the finance minister Shri Arun Jaitley
Minimum deposit: Rs. 1000/-. No upper limit. Amount to double in 8 years 4 months. Lock-in period: 2 years 6 months
Kisan Vikas Patra
The original petition of Australian lawyer John Lang, gifted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Australian PM Tony Abbott during the former's visit to Australia, was filed in 1854 against East India Company on behalf of
(The Indian PM also presented the Man Singh Trophy, a prized possession of Sikh regiment battalions to the Australian PM)
Rani of Jhansi, Lakshmibai
The Indian badminton player who has won the women's singles title of the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series defeating Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the finalsSaina Nehwal
The Indian badminton player who has won the men's singles title of the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series defeating two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China in the finalsK Shrikanth
The language which has been removed from the third language slot of regular curriculum of Kendriya Vidyalayas by HRD MinistryGerman
The city of Australia which is the venue of 9th G-20 summit from 15 to 16 November 2014, with Mr Tony Abbott (PM of Australia) being the host leaderBrisbane
The Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor and founder of -MARD Initiative who has been chosen to be the first male goodwill ambassador of UN WomenFarhan Akhtar
The Indian cricketer who has set a new of scoring the highest individual score in One-day Internationals by making 264 runs against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, KolkataRohit Sharma
The eminent jurist who has been chosen for the 2014 K.R. Narayanan Award instituted by K.R. Narayanan FoundationJustice VR Krishna Iyer
The joint exercise conducted by Indian Coastguard and Andhra Pradesh police on coastal security at ground level in Krishna district of A.P. was namedOperation Amla
The Hindi poet and author of works like Abhi bilkul abhi and Yahan se dekho who has been conferred 2013 Jnanpith Award by the President Dr. Pranab MukherjiKedarnath Singh
The state which has become the first in the country to make voting in local bodies elections compulsory, empowering the election commission to declare a non-voter as defaulter and liable to punishmentGujarat
The state which has become the first in the country to provide full banking coverage to all households under the Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan YojnaKerala
The scheme launched by the PM of India enabling retired employees of government and PSUs, to digitally provide proof of their existence to authorities for continuity of pension every year instead of requiring them to be physically present is namedJeevan Pramaan
The country against which Indian hockey team has recently won a four-match test series 3-1Australia
The former health minister of Goa who has been sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa following the resignation of Shri Manohar ParrikarLaxmikant Parsekar
The village in Varanasi which has been adopted by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi as a part of Saansad Adarsh Gram YojanaJayapur
Indian Navy's torpedo recovery vessel of Astravahini class which sank off the coast of Visakhapatnam killing one sailorTRV-72
The company which has set up world's tallest hybrid wind generator turbine at Kutch inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben PatelSuzlon Energy
The Indian cricket bowler who has won the LG ICC People's Choice Award for the year 2014Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
The 104-storey building (tallest in the western hemisphere) which has opened at the site of twin towers destroyed in terrorist attacks on 11 Sep 2001 is namedOne World Trade Center
The Pakistani cricket player who has equalled West Indian cricketer Vivian Richards record for the fastest century by scoring it against Australia in 56 deliveriesMisbah-ul-Haq
The rank of India Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in the world's most powerful list released by Forbes recently with Russian President Vladimir Putin at No. 1 for the second consecutive year15
The civilian award with which the former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh has been honoured by JapanOrder of the Paulownia Flowers

LG ICC Awards 2014

ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) - Mitchell Johnson (Australia)

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year - Mitchell Johnson (Australia)

ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year - Sarah Taylor (England)

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year - AB de Villiers (South Africa)

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year - Gary Ballance (England)

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year - Preston Mommsen (Scotland)

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year - Aaron Finch (Australia)

ICC T20I Women's Cricketer of the Year - Meg Lanning (Australia)

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award - Katherine Brunt (England)

ICC Umpire of the Year (winning the David Shepherd Trophy) - Richard Kettleborough

People's Choice - Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

BCCI Awards 2014

Polly Umrigar Award (Best International Cricketer) - Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Lala Amarnath Award (Best All-rounder in Ranji Trophy) - Parveez Rasool

Lala Amarnath Award (Best all-rounder in domestic limited-over tournaments) - R. Vinay Kumar

Madhavrao Scindia Award (Highest scorer in Ranji Trophy) - Kedar Jadhav

Madhavrao Scindia Award (Highest wicket-taker in Ranji Trophy) - Rishi Dhawan

M.A. Chidambaram Trophy (Best u-25 cricketer) - Rahul Tripathi

M.A. Chidambaram Trophy (Best u-19 cricketer) - B. Anirudh

M.A. Chidambaram Trophy (Best u-16 cricketer) - Shubham Gill

M.A. Chidambaram Trophy (Best woman cricketer) - Smriti Mandhana

Best umpire in domestic cricket - Anil Chaudhary