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Top Highlights of 2014 (Sports/Politics/Entertainment/Business) Overview

Top Highlights of 2014

Guys, the year 2014 was full of excitement and gave us many opportunities for a celebration, even in the Politics where the BJP made a record of victory with the absolute majority or in Sports where Rohit Sharma made the world record of highest score in ODI cricket. We have brought Top Highlights of 2014 to provide you an Overview of top stories in the field of Sports/Politics/Entertainment/Business let’s take a look..!!!

Sports Highlights 2014

  • After cracking a world record 264 against Sri Lanka in an ODI here, India’s stylish opener Rohit Sharma on Nov 13, 2014 (Thursday) made it clear that he would not rest on his laurels, as he had “still lot more to do”
  • Magnificent Magnus punishes Anand’s misadventure, retains world chess title
  • Sachin Tendulkar releases autobiography ‘Playing It My Way’
  • Pole vaulter Sureka sets record, wins gold at national athletics
  • Sania-Cara win WTA Finals crown
  • Advani emerges World billiards champion
  • India retain Sultan of Johor Cup title
  • Hockey team win gold after 16 years, women’s relay team champions again
  • Mary Kom strikes Asiad boxing gold
  • Yogeshwar ends India’s 28-year wait for wrestling gold in Asian Games
  • Dipa first Indian woman to clinch CWG gymnastics medal
  • Dhyan Chand Recommended For Bharat Ratna
  • Glasgow 2014: City set for Commonwealth Games opening
  • Pistol Shooter Jitu Rai Is World No.1
  • Saina first non-Chinese to win Super Series in 2014
  • Manipur won national women football championship
  • Saina created history to India ensure maiden Uber Cup bronze
  • Hockey to become 60-minute game from Sep 1
  • Virat Kohli reclaims No.1 ODI ranking
  • Sachin Tendulkar and CNR Rao conferred with Bharat Ratna
  • India beat Pakistan to win Blind Cricket World Cup 2014
  • Sachin’s last walk to crease bags best photo award

Sports Current Affairs

Highlights of Politics

  • Modi-Putin talks: 12 new n-reactors in India, 20 agreements inked
  • HyunChil Hong Is Samsung Electronics New Southwest Asia Chief
  • Report on insurance bill tabled in Rajya Sabha
  • Government fast-tracking Indian Navy’s submarine programmes’
  • Anil Kumar Sinha appointed as new CBI Chief
  • India Tests N-Capable Agni-IV Missile
  • India’s Northeast Is Natural Economic Zone: Modi
  • Modi flags off Meghalaya’s first train
  • India launches e-visa facility for 43 countries
  • Anoop Mishra to be new Lok Sabha secretary general
  • Science Should Benefit Common Man: President
  • India, Nepal Ink Nine Deals; Modi Inaugurates Trauma Centre, Bus Service
  • India Seeks Closer Ties With Fiji, South Pacific Islands
  • India, Australia Agree On Early Closure Of Civil N-Agreement
  • Modi unveils Gandhi statue, says Mahatma relevant today too
  • G20 Endorses India’s Concerns On Black Money, Beyond
  • Verbal Sparring Between Jaitley, Chidambaram At Sardesai Book Launch
  • Manmohan Singh To Get Top Japanese Award, Says He Is Honoured
  • ‘Not enough scientists in India to supplement growing economy’
  • Fadnavis takes charge of Maharashtra – BJP’s first CM
  • India to launch electronic toll collection at 350 highway plazas: Minister
  • India’s GDP to grow 5.6 percent this fiscal: World Bank
  • Centre Govt Reveals Three Names From Black Money List
  • PM Modi Marks Diwali In Siachen, Announces Rs.745 Crore More For Kashmir
  • Terminally Ill Boy Becomes Hyderabad Police Chief For A Day
  • Modi’s mass contact with India’s students on Teachers’ Day
  • India, Japan Will Steer The 21st Century; Modi
  • India’s Biggest Incubation Hub To Be Launched In Hyderabad
  • Cabinet approves amendments to Juvenile Justice Act
  • Himachal CM Launches E-Vidhan Project

Current National News

New Schemes in 2014

  • MR. Modi took the oath as the Prime Minister of India in a lavish affair on 26 May 2014.
  • Moody’s Projects GDP Growth Between 5-6 Percent In 2015
  • Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday announced 58 new trains in Railway Budget 2014
  • Modi tops 10 Indians in Foreign Policy’s ‘100 Leading Global Thinkers’
  • Thermal coal imports may stop in 2-3 years: Goyal
  • Gen. Suhag takes over as new Indian Army chief
  • Modi Launches Jan Dhan Yojana, Record 15 Mn Bank Accounts Opened
  • Optic fibre network will push e-commerce revolution: Prasad
  • Modi Launches ‘Make In India’ Campaign, Portal And Logo
  • PM To Launch Swachh Bharat Mission Oct 2
  • Modi starts Clean India drive, says India can do it
  • Economy improving, 5.5 percent growth this year: RBI Governor
  • Modi Unveils Key Labour Reforms, Promises Better Work Culture
  • PM Grants Rs.450 Crore For Sports Development
  • Modi announces Rs.1,000 crore assistance to Andhra
  • RBI’s FY15 Agenda: Strengthen, Reform, Develop Financial Sector
  • Rural job scheme has benefited poor: Birender Singh
  • Telangana targets 15-20 percent share in aerospace, defence market
  • Modi inducts 21 new ministers, reshuffles portfolios
  • Japan Announces 3.5 Trillion Yen Investment To India
  • Classes begin in Nalanda University – after over 800 years
  • Modi Seeks Japan’s Help In Skill Development
  • Reliance Cap-Nippon Life launch two funds, eye bank in India
  • Modi To Be First Indian PM To Visit Nepal In 17 Years
  • Modi Ranked 15th On Forbes Power List; Putin Tops
  • India, Russia Agree To Boost Economic And Trade Ties
  • PM Launches Portal For People’s Participation In Governance
  • World Bank to provide $18 bn aid to India in three years
  • Jaitley’s budget promises 7-8 percent growth in three years
  • Indian economy will grow 5.4-5.9 percent in 2014-15: Survey

Committees & Schemes

Education Affairs

1)    UGC has directed the Delhi University to switch back to the three-year undergraduate programme and help the first FYUP batch to move to the three-year programme

2)    Delhi University has refused to budge, insisting that the four-year course does not violate the education policy as students

3)    Centre asks universities to open Sanskrit department

4)    IITs, IIMs plan to offer online courses

5)    Facebook offers IIT-Bombay girl Rs 2 crore package

Movies in 2014 (High Budget)

Highest-grossing Bollywood films in India

MovieDirectorBudget (in Crore)
KickSajid NadiadwalaRs. 150 Cr.
Happy New YearFarah KhanRs. 130 Cr.
Bang Bang!Siddharth AnandRs. 110 Cr.
Singham ReturnsRohit ShettyRs. 115 Cr.
Peekay (PK) movieRajkumar HiraniRs. 118 Cr.
Jai HoSohail KhanRs. 111 Cr.
Action JacksonPrabhu DevaRs. 100 Cr.

Science and Technologies

  • NASA successfully conducts the first unmanned test flight of its Orion manned spacecraft on 5 December
  • On 1st December, HIV is evolving into a less deadly and less infectious form as it spends more time infecting people, according to a major scientific stud
  • On 17th November A new AI software program developed by researchers at Google and Stanford University can recognize objects in photos and videos at near-human levels of understanding
  • On June 6th, a group of doctors at Duke University successfully implanted the first bioengineered blood vessel into a live patient
  • Portable, remote-controlled telescoping camera columns, Prompted by MAT-TOWERCAM TWIN PEEK (MAT – Mad About Technology)
  • Lightweight, prime lens sets for high-resolution cameras, Prompted by LEICA SUMMILUX-C PRIME LENS SERIES (CW Sonderoptic)
  • Physicists have built a reversible tractor beam that can move objects 0.2mm in diameter a distance of up to 20 centimetres. This is 100 times further than was possible in previous experiments
  • The first bionic eye prototype was introduced by a team of Australian designers in early June. The bionic eye works by having a chip implanted into the user’s skull and then connected to a digital camera in the glasses
  • India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) probe was captured by the Red Planet’s gravity around 10:11 p.m. EDT Tuesday (Sept. 23; 0211 GMT and 7:41 a.m. Indian Standard Time on Wednesday, Sept. 24),
  • The U.S. Navy introduces a new laser weapon designed to protect ships without using ammunition.
  • Reliance offers free access to facebook on Friday
  • Next Android One Phones to Launch in India by December-End
  • Intel Launches New Broadwell Core M Processors, Likely Destined for Apple’s Ultra-Slim Notebook
  • Intel Launches the Intel® Core™ M Processor
  • Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme laptops Launched starting Rs. 2,29,999
  • Under Satya Nadella Microsoft emerges as world’s 2nd top firm
  • NASA rocket to click 1,500 images of Sun in 5 minutes
  • India plans second Mars mission in 2018
  • India Building World’s Highest Railway Bridge
  • Doordarshan To Reach 120 Mn Homes Abroad
  • Russia launches new generation Glonass-K navigation satellite
  • Google Launches Alliance To Promote Indian Languages
  • NASA Creates Space Engine Like None Other

Science & Technology Current Affairs

Banks Current Affairs

  • RBI releases final guidelines for the Bharat Bill Payment System (BBPS)
  • Kotak mahindra Bank to acquire ING Vaisya Bank
  • Government re-launches Kisan Vikas Patra
  • Government to revive District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) in four states
  • Government orders to merge NSEL to parent firm FTIL
  • Inflation drops to 2.38% , five-year low
  • India’s Current Foreign Exchange Reserves: $311.427 billion
  • World Bank Launches Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF)
  • India expected to retain top slot in inward remittances
  • RBI keeps all key rates intact in fourth bi-monthly monetary policy
  • Hemant Contractor: New chairman of PFRDA
  • Standard and Poor’s raises India’s credit outlook to stable from negative
  • ICICI Bank launches ‘Smart Star’ account, a minor operated savings account for minors above 10 years of age
  • Finance Ministry planning to double the Banks’ commission for DBT scheme from 1% to 2%
  • ICICI Bank presents ‘Cardless Cash Withdrawal’ – Withdraw cash from ATM without a card
  • RBI gets tough; says, if a company is unable to repay then that could lead to other group units and management being termed ‘wilful defaulters’
  • RBI sets upper age limit for private bank CEOs at 70
  • “Willful defaulter tag is a powerful weapon in hands of banks for resolving bad loans”: RBI Governor
  • RBI notifies “Implementation of Basel III Capital Regulations in India – Amendments”
  • Disposal of loan proposals should be time-bound: RBI
  • According to Union Budget 2014 Tax proposals on indirect tax front would yield Rs 7,525 crore.
  • Indian Custom Single Window Project to be taken up for facilitating trade.
  • Clean energy cess increased from Rs 50/ tonne to Rs 100 /tonne.

Current Affairs For Bank Exams


On December 2, 2014 Veteran actor Deven Varma passed away on Tuesday, early morning

  • Pioneer of home video game console Ralph Henry Baer died
  • Veteran actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar is dead
  • Veteran Journalist Piratla Venkateswarlu passed away
  • Hockey Olympian Grihanandan Singh died
  • Carnatic vocalist Nedanuri Krishnamurthy died
  • Justice Vaidyanathapura Rama Krishna Iyer died at 100
  • Former Maharashtra CM Abdul Rahman Antulay passed away
  • Veteran music critic SV Krishnamurthy passed away
  • Renowned Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour died
  • Bollywood actor-comedian Deven Verma died at 78
  • Renowned theatre personality Veenapani Chawla died at 67

Person In News

Awards Winner in 2014

  • Amitabh bachaan Honoured with “Box office Shahenshah Award” at the Star Box Office India Awards
  • Golden Lotus Award received by Anand Gandhi for Best Feature Film
  • Silver Lotus Award received by Balu Mahendra for Best Feature Film on National Integration
  • Golden Lotus Award received by Nandagopal for Best Book on Cinema
  • Alaka Sahani received golden lotus awards for best film critic
  • Padma Vibhushan: Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar, B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Padma Bhushan: Prof. Gulam Mohammed Sheikh, Begum Parveen Sultana, T.H. Vinayakram, Kamala Haasan
  • Padma Shri: Mohammad Ali Baig, Nayana Apte Joshi, Musafir Ram Bhardwaj, Sabitri Chatterjee.

Current Indian Books And Authors

Books and Authors

Author NameBooks Name
Chetan BhagatHalf Girlfriend
Cassandra ClareCity of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)
E. LockhartWe Were Liars
Anthony DoerrAll the Light We Cannot See
Sue Monk KiddThe Invention of Wings
Dr R L BhatRationalized Roman for Kashmiri

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