GK Power Capsule

Topics: India, Lok Sabha, Delhi Pages: 29 (5046 words) Published: April 18, 2014
GK Power Capsule – March’ 2014 (The Hindu Review)
This GK Capsule has been prepared by Career Power Institute Delhi (Formerly Known as Bank Power). This has been prepared on the basis of news and events appeared in The Hindu Newspaper in the month of Feb 2014. It will be very useful for upcoming exams like SBI PO 2014 & SSC CGL 2014. 1.

Abdullah, the king of Saudi Arabia appointed his
half-brother Moqren as the next heir to the
throne.
2. Sunil Gavaskar was appointed as the interim
president of the Board of Control for Cricket in
India (BCCI) by the Supreme Court. Sunil
Gavaskar replaced the present BCCI chief N
Srinivasan.
3. Former BCCI chief N Srinivasan was removed by
the Supreme Court on the ground that his
position may interfere with the investigations
going into the alleged involvement of his sonsin-law
Gurunath
Meiyappan.
Gurunath
Meiyappan was found to be involved in betting
by the Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot
fixing during IPL-6 held in 2013.
4. Jens Stoltenberg was appointed as the Secretary
General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
(NATO). He will replace the incumbent Secretary
General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
5. General Sedki Sobhi was sworn-in as the new
Defence Minister and Army Chief of Egypt.
6. Rajiv Takru was appointed as the Revenue
Secretary. He will succeed Sumit Bose.
7. Rakesh Sethi was appointed as CMD of
Allahabad Bank.
8. Sheila Dikshit, the former chief minister of Delhi
was appointed as the 22nd Governor of Kerala.
She will succeed Nikhil Kumar.
9. Indian-origin Gopal Rao won UK Twitter Prize.
10. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker
Architecture Prize 2014.
11. Govind Mishra, the renowned Hindi author will
receive Sarawasti Samman for the year 2013 for
his book Dhool Paudho Par published in 2008.

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12. The 86th Annual Academy Oscar Awards 2014
was announced on 2 March 2014 and the best
picture award was won by 12 Years A Slave of
Steve McQueen. Best Actor - Matthew .

13. McConaughey (Film-Dallas Buyers Club)
, Best Actress - Cate Blanchett (Film - Blue
14. Jasmine), Best Director - Alfonso Cuaron (Film –
Gravity)
15. Pranab Mukherjee conferred three Kriti Chakras
and ten Shurya Chakras to Armed Personnel at

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the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The five Surya Chakra
was given posthumously.
Malala Yousafzai and Misbah-ul-Haq along with
103 others were conferred with the Pakistan’s
Civil Awards.
Physicist Rajesh Gopakumar was selected for G
D Birla Award for scientific research for the year
2013.
Indian journalist Shubranshu Choudhary won
Google digital activism award for regional news
service.
Tomas Halik, the Czech priest won the
Templeton Prize for 2014.
President Pranab Mukherjee presented the
President's Standard and Colours Award. The
Standard Award was given to 112 Helicopter
Unit and President's Colour to 4 Base Repair
Depot (BRD).
Indian writer Pankaj Mishra won Windham
Campbell Literature Prize 2014 in non-fiction
category.
US honoured Laxmi, an acid attack victim with
the prestigious International Women of Courage
Award.

23. Chandi Prasad Bhatt, the noted Gandhian
environmentalist and social activist won the
Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013. Bhatt was
one of the pioneers of the Chipko movement.
24. Actor Arjun Kapoor was named as the brand
ambassador of the Earth hour 2014. Earth hour
is an initiative under which citizens are advised
to switch off all electricity for an hour. It is
organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature
(WWF).
25. Grand jury of US indicted Indian diplomat
Devyani Khobragade, the person accused for
visa fraud and for under paying her
housekeeper. Earlier, the virtually identical
charges against Devyani were dropped by a
court on the ground that she enjoyed diplomatic
immunity.

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