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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Four new Govornor has been appointed

Four new Govornor has been appointed:

1. Shri Kalyan Singh as the Governor of Rajasthan
2. Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala as the Governor of Karnataka
3. Shri Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao as the Governor of Maharashtra
4. Smt. Mridula Sinha as the Governor of Goa.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

T.V. Goalakrishnan Selected for Sangita Kalanidhi Award 2014

Renowned vocalist and mridhangam exponent T.V. Gopalakrishnan popularly known as TVG has been selected for the 2014 Sangita Kalanidhi award of the Music Academy.

The Music Academy Committee on July 20, 2014 unanimously selected TVG for the honour and as the President of the 88th annual Conference of the Academy scheduled to begin on Directors Ilayaraja and A.R. Rahman, drummer Sivamani and singer Deepan Chakravarthi are his students.

Eminent Bharatanatyam exponent Leela Samson has been chosen for the Music Academy’s Natya Kala Acharya Award. The Sangita Kala Acharya award will be given to vocalists Mangad Natesan and Alamelu Mani.

Bolivia Legalises Child Labour

While most of the world is trying to diminish child labour, Bolivia has become the first nation to legalise it from age 10. Congress approved the legislation earlier in July, and Vice-President Alvaro Garcia signed it into law on July 17, in the absence of President EVo Morales, who was travelling.

UN Tribunal Fixes Maritime Border of India, Bangladesh

Ending years of dispute over the maritime boundary between India and Bangladesh, a UN tribunal on July 8, 2014 announced that Bangladesh will get 19,467 sq km of the total 25,602 sq km disputed area with India in the Bay of Bengal.

By a majority of four votes to one, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Haque in the Netherlands determined the course of the maritime boundary line between Bangladesh and India in the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf within and beyond 200 nautical miles.

In its verdict, the tribunal unanimously decided that it has jurisdiction to identify the land boundary terminus and to delimit the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf between the parties within and beyond 200 nautical miles in the areas where the claims of the parties overlap.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Expenditure Management Commission

Expenditure Management Commission has been set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It will be headed by former RBI Governor Bimal Jalan. This commission will suggest the ways to reduce food, fertiliser and oil subsidies and narrow the fiscal deficit. The other members of this commission is former finance secretary Sumit Bose and former RBI deputy governor Subir Gokarn. Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, will be an ex-officio member and a senior officer with finance/expenditure experience will be member-secretary

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha elected

Dr. M. Thambidurai elected as the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha. He is belonging from the political party AIADMK.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Indian Medal Winners in 20th Commonwealth Games

Gold Medal Winners

Medal Winners Events
Amit Kumar Wrestling
Abhinav Bindra Shooting
Apurvi Chandela Shooting
Sukhen Dey Weightlifting
Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling
Sanjita Khumukcham Weightlifting
Sushil Kumar Wrestling
Babita Kumari Wrestling
Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa Squash
Kashyap Parupalli Badminton
Jitu Rai Shooting
Rahi Sarnobat Shooting
Vikas Shive Gowda Athletics
Sathish Sivlingam Weightlifting
Vinesh Wrestling

Silver Medal Winners

Ayonika Paul Shooting
Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj, Sharath Kamal Achanta Table Tennis
Bajrang Wrestling
Navjot Chana Judo
Mirabai Chanu Saikhom Weightlifting
Laishram Devi Boxing
Malaika Goel Shooting
Ashwini Ponnappa, Jwala Gutta Badminton
Geetika Jakhar Wrestling
Mandeep Jangra Boxing
Satywart Kadian Wrestling
Ravi Katulu Weightlifting
Devendro Laishram Boxing
Lalita Wrestling
Shushila Likmabam Judo
Sakshi Malik Wrestling
Santoshi Matsa Weightlifting
Prakash Nanjappa Shooting
Gagan Narang Shooting
Seema Punia Athletics
Rajinder Rahelu Powerlifting
Sanjeev Rajput Shooting
Anisa Sayyed Shooting
Gurpal Singh Shooting
Shreyasi Singh Shooting
Harpreet Singh Shooting
Vikas Thakur Weightlifting
Rajeev Tomar Wrestling
Vijender Boxing
Sadar Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Birendra Lakar, Chinglensana Kangujam, Chandana Nikkin Thimmaiah, Danish Mujtaba, Dharamvir Singh, Gurwinder Chandi, Gurbaj Singh, Kothajit Khadangbam, Manpreet Singh, Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran, Rupinder Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Sunil Sowmarpet Vitalacharya, Raghunath Vokkaliga Ramachandra Mens Hockey

Bronze Medal Winners

Arpinder Singh Athletics
Lajja Gauswami Shooting
R. V. Gurusaidutta Badminton
Dipa Karmakar Gymnastics
Rajwinder Kaur Judo
Sakina Khatun Powerlifting
Pawan Kumar Wrestling
Ganesh Mali Weightlifting
Chandrakant Mali Weightlifting
Asab Mohd Shooting
Gagan Narang Shooting
Navjot Kaur Wrestling
Omkar Otari Weightlifting
Pinki Rani Boxing
Manavjit Sandhu Shooting
P. V. Sindhu Badminton
Swati Singh Weightlifting
Kalpana Thoudam Judo
Punam Yadav Weightlifting