Page-2 of Current Affairs - July, 2014

General Dalbir Singh Suhag assumes charge as new Chief of Indian Army

General Dalbir Singh Suhag (59) took charge as the new Chief of the Army Staff of 1.3-million strong Indian Army. He succeeded out going General Bikram Singh whose tenure ended. The decision to appoint Gen. Suhag, who was the army vice chief, as the next chief was taken by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) ..

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‘One Life is Not Enough’: Autobiography of Natwar Singh released

An autobiography of the former External Affairs Minister and veteran Congress Party leader Natwar Singh was released. The book titled “One Life is Not Enough” is penned by Kunwar Natwar Singh. This book has been in news and controversy since past few days because it discloses much information about Sonia Gandhi, the President of the ..

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'Gaia' satellite ready to operate 1.5 million kms from Earth

European Space Agency (ESA) satellite ‘Gaia’, the billion star surveyor, launched in 2013, has reached its intended location 1.5 million kilometers from Earth and is ready to start operation. Gaia’s work will include: Surveying a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy to develop the most precise 3-D map ever. To track thousands of exoplanets, ..

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Dipa Karmakar: First Indian woman gymnast to win a medal in Commonwealth Games

Dipa Karmakar (20) scripted history as she clinched bronze in the vault event in the Commonwealth Games 2014 at Glasgow, Scotland, by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast and second person of the country to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games. Karmakar, who belongs to Tripura, secured 14.366 points to finish third in the women’s vault ..

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Urbanization activities impacted a few wetlands: Government

The government has said that a few wetlands in the country have reportedly been impacted due to various developmental activities and urbanization. As per Environment Ministry, for conservation and management of wetlands, the centrally sponsored scheme – “National Wetland Conservation Programme (NWCP)” was implemented till 2012-13. However, for better synchronization and to avoid overlap the NWCP ..

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