People in News Current Affairs, GK & News

People in News  Current Affairs, GK & News

Obninsk plant: World's 1st nuke power plant turns sixty

Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant– world’s first nuclear power plant which epitomized the peaceful use of nuclear technology, particularly during the Cold War era, turned 60 on June 26. The plant is located in a village called Pyatkino in Obninsk city, some 150 kms from Moscow, Russia. It was unveiled on June 26, 1954. India’s then ..

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Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt clinch medals in Italy

Well-known Indian wrestling players Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar put up an impressive performance on debut in new weight categories by clinching a gold and silver medal respectively in the International Competition in Sassari city, Italy. London Olympics bronze-medalist Yogeshwar bagged the gold medal in the 65kg category while two-time Olympic medalist Sushil won the ..

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Mr. Sunil Gavaskar: Appointed by SC as interim BCCI chief for IPL 7

The Supreme Court of India appointed batting legend, Mr. Sunil Gavaskar as the Interim BCCI President of BCCI to oversee Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 in place of N Srinivasan and also directed him to relinquish his job as a Cricket Commentator. The other responsibilities of the board would be performed by BCCI vice-president Shivlal ..

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Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor: New Brand Ambassdar of Earth Hour 2014

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor became the national ambassador of the Earth Hour 2014 that was observed on March 29. Under the Earth Hour initiative, citizens are asked to switch off all electricity for an hour. This year, it will be observed Saturday from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Earth Hour campaign: “I Will If You ..

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Facebook announces purchase of WhatsApp for $19bn

The social media giant, Facebook announced purchased popular mobile messaging company WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion. To date, it is the largest acquisition by the Mark Zuckerberg-led firm, which will give it a stronghold in the market for messaging. (Facebook HQ:Menlo Park, California, US). The whopping acquisition price includes $4 billion in cash, about ..

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