Page-3 of Current Affairs 2014 Current Affairs, GK & News

98th Birth Anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Observed

The 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay was celebrated on the 25th of September, with the Madhya Pradesh Government establishing a Chair in his honour at Makhanlal University. Pandit Deendayal was an eminent political activist and philosopher. He was a noted leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, which is considered a precursor to the ..

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Mom Inserted Into Mars Orbit

The Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM), or Mangalyaan was successfully inserted into Mars’ orbit on the 24th of September 2014 with the help of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). This gives India the distinction of not only being the first nation to send a satellite into Mars’ orbit in its first attempt, but also the first ..

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India's ex-Ambassador to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri named Secy-general of ICM

Hardeep Singh Puri appointed as Secretary General of Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM). Hardeep Singh was former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the UN. Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) launched by International Peace Institute (IPI) is targeted at recognizing policy proposals to improve the multilateral system’s capacity to ..

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Kaushik Basu appointed as president-elect of International Economic Association (IEA)

Kaushik Basu, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of World Bank, has been appointed as president-elect of the association by the International Economic Association (IEA). Meanwhile, Basu will continue serving as Senior Vice President and World Bank Chief Economist. A World Bank Chief Economist is appointed for a 4 year term and Basu started his ..

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Indian scientist Kamal Bawa wins the Midori Prize 2014

Indian scientist Kamal Bawa, an eminent professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, won the Midori Prize (2014) in Biodiversity for his research, including in climate change in the Himalayas. Kamal Bawa, founder president of the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) in Bangalore, will accept the prize ..

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