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Delhi cabinet ministers as on 28th December 2013

Delhi cabinet ministers as on 28th December 2013

Who is appointed as Chief Minister,Home,Finance,Vigilance,Services,Planning,Power and all other departments not allocated elsewhere in Delhi?
Arvind Kejriwal

Who is appointed as Education,Higher Education,PWD,Urban Development,Local Bodies,Land & Building,Revenue in Delhi cabinet ministry?
Manish Sisodia

Who is appointed as Administrative Reforms,Law,Tourism,Art and Culture minister in Delhi?
Somnath Bharti

Who is appointed as Food & Supply, Transport, Environment, Election, GAD minister in Delhi cabinet 2013?
Saurabh Bharadwaj

Who is appointed as minister for Women & Child, Social Welfare, Languages in Delhi cabinet 2013?
Rakhi Birla

Who is appointed as minister for SC-ST, Employment, Development, Skill Mission & Labour in Delhi from December 2013?
Girish Soni

Who is appointed to administer Health, Industries, Gurudwara ministry in Delhi from December 2013?
Satender Jain

Current affairs january 2014 important days and festival january 2014

January 2014 important days and festival

The United Nations designated 2014 as the International Year of Family Farming and Crystallography


Important days, Celebrations January 2014 in India and across the globe


1st January 2014 New Year

1st to 3rd January 2014 Japanese New Year

1st January 2014 Army Medical Corps Establishment Day


4th January Flower Basket Day


6th January Cuddle Cup Day

6th January 2014 Epiphany Day


7th January Orthodox Chirstmas


8th January Bubble Bath Day

8th January African National Congress Foundation Day


9th January 2014 Dance Day


11th January Secret Pal Day

11th January Death Anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri


13th January Lohri

13th January Make Your Dreams Come True Day


14th January 2014 Pongal / Makar Sankranti


15th January Strawberry Ice Crea Day


19th January Whisper 'I Love You' Day


20th January Penguin Awareness Day

20th January Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


21st January 2014 Send a Hug Day


23rd January Netaji Subhash Chandra bose's Birth Anniversary


24th January 2014 Compliment Day


26th January Republic Day

26th January Australia Day


27th January Chocolate Cake Day


28th January Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai or Punjab Kesari

28th January Daisy Day


30th January 2014 Leprosy Prevention Day

30th January 2014 Sarvodaya Day


31st January 2014 Chinese New Year Day

31st January 2014 Vietnamese New Year Day

31st January 2014 Korean New Year Day

Sports January 102nd Australian Open 2014

Sports January 102nd Australian Open 2014


Dates: 13th January 2014 to 26th January 2014

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Venue: Melbourne Park


Tournament consists of: Singles, Doubles and Mixed doubles

Junior and wheelchair players: Singles and Doubles



Participant highlights for Australian Open 2014:

3 time defending champion in the men's singles, Novak Djokovic

2 time defending champion in the women's singles, Victoria Azarenka

Aircel Chennai Open 2014 schedule, SDAT tennis stadium

Aircel Chennai Open 2014 Dates: 28th December 2013 to 5th January 2014

Venue: SDAT Tennis Stadium, Chennai

Qualifying Matches: Dec 28th - 29th, 2013

Main Draw Matches: Dec 30th 2013 to Jan 5th, 2014

Draw Ceremony: Dec 28th, 2013

Finals: Jan 5th, 2014

2014 holiday list Indian Government

Full list of 2014 Government holidays in India
(Please refer respective state list for other holidays)


14th January Id-Milad, Makara Sankranti, Pongal

26th January Republic Day

4th February Basant Pancahmi (Restricted holiday)

27th February Maha Shivaratri (Restricted holiday)

17th March Holi

31st March Ugadi (Restricted holiday)

1st April Ram Navami

13th April Mahavir Jayanthi

14th April Vishu (Restricted holiday)

18th April Good Friday

9th May Rabindranath Tagore birthday (Restricted holiday)

14th May Buddha Purnima

29th July Idu'l Fitr

10th August Raksha Bandhan (Restricted holiday)

15th August Independence Day

18th August Janmashtami / Parsi New Year (Restricted holiday)

29th August Vinayaka Chaturthi (Restricted holiday)

7th September Onam (Restricted holiday)

23rd September Mahalaya Amavasya

1st October Maha Saptami (Restricted holiday)

2nd October Maha Ashtami (Restricted holiday), Gandhi Jayanthi

3rd October Maha Navami (Restricted holiday), Dasara

4th October Vijayadasami

6th October Bakrid

8th October Valmiki Jayanthi (Restricted holiday)

22nd October Naraka Chaturdasi (Restricted holiday)

23rd October Balipadyami Deepavali

4th November Muharram

6th November Guru Nanak Jayanthi

24th December Christmas Eve (Restricted holiday)

25th Christmas

Do's and Dont's for assessing your progress

Do's and Dont's for assessing your progress


Do's

Be hard to judge yourself.

Do have a good idea of what you want to achieve and the reason for it.

Share the credit for achievement.

Do admit your weakness or fault.


Dont's

Don't get carried away by success.

Don't be boastful.

Don't be misled by past comparisons.

Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft 2013

Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit.

Application of Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft

To carry out observation of physical features of mars and carry out limited study of Martian atmosphere

Launch Site - SDSC SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India

Highlights of GSAT-7 launched on 30th August 2013

Highlights of GSAT-7 launched on 30th August 2013

GSAT-7 is an advanced communication satellite built by ISRO to provide wide range of service spectrum from low bit rate voice to high bit rate data communication


Application of GSAT-7

Communication satellite


Orbit - 74 degree E Geo Stationary

Mission Life - 7 years

Launch site - Kourou, French Guiana

Highlights of INSAT-3D launched on 26th July 2013

Highlights of INSAT-3D launched on 26th July 2013

INSAT-3D is an advanced weather satellite of India configured with improved Imaging System and Atmospheric Sounder.


Application of INSAT-3D

- enhanced meteorological observations
- monitoring of land and ocean surfaces
- generating vertical profile of the atmosphere in terms of temperature
- humidity for weather forecasting and disaster warning

Orbit - Geostationary , 82 deg E Longitude

Mission Life - 7 years

Launch site - Kourou, French Guiana

Highlights of IRNSS-1A launched on 1st July 2013

Highlights of IRNSS-1A launched on 1st July 2013

IRNSS-1A is the 1st satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System. It is one of the 7 satellites constituting the IRNSS space segment.


Application of IRNSS-1A

Disaster Management, Vehicle tracking and fleet management, Integration with mobile phones, Mapping and Geodetic data capture, Terrestrial navigation aid for hikers and travelers, Visual and voice navigation for drivers

Orbit - Geosynchronous, at 55 deg East longitude with 29 deg inclination

Mission life - 10 years

Launch site - SDSC SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India

2013 CNNIBN Indian of the year

2013 CNNIBN Indian of the year


Person - Stop Acid Attacks (NGO group)

Politics - Arvind Kejriwal

Sports - P.V.Sindhu

Business - Rajiv bajaj

Entertainment - Kapil Sharma

Public Service - ADR and Lily Thomas

Choosing Priorities - How to choose priorities wisely but not badly?

Choosing Priorities - How to choose priorities wisely but not badly?


Wisely

Opportunities in first place

Tackling hard

Aiming at high objectives

Taking calculated risks


Badly

Problems at first place

Takes the easy way out

Achievement is secondary aspect

Plays it safe at all times

Self Evaluation - How do I evaluate myself?

Self Evaluation - How do I evaluate myself?


Ambition - Write down my ambition and plans to achieve them.

Vision - Set a clear idea of what am going to do in the next 4 years.

Confidence - Am I able to accomplish the task ahead?

Ability to take risk - Do I believe in my ability to judge and take risk?

Drive and Energy - Can I bear the issue and decide on the right action with full mental powers?

Self-criticism - Do I seek feedback from others, and work on it?

Leadership - Can I achieve group ambition and develop other leaders?

CCL 2014 team fixtures Pool A and Pool B

Celebrity Cricket League 2014 Pool A

Karnataka Bulldozers

Kerala Strikers

Bhojpuri Dabanggs

Mumbai Heros


Celebrity Cricket League 2014 Pool B

Telugu Warriors

Veer Marathi

Chennai Rhinos

Bengal Tigers

Top 13 of March 2013

Top 13 of March 2013


Anil Anathaswamy won the inaugural Physics Journalism Prize


Reva e2o electric car with a range of 100kms on full charge was launched


AirAsia, Malaysian airlines got regulatory approval for starting airline venture in the Indian civil aviation sector


Arts education programme 'The World Voice Programme' was launched by the British Council in partnership with NCERT in India


Kannada films from the state of Karnataka since the inception of the industry were to be digitally archived


Investothon 2013 was held at Rajkot, Gujarat


5-nation BRICS summit was held on 26th and 27th March 2013 at Durban, South Africa


Himachal Pradesh Excise policy 2013-14


121km stretch of Barak river was declared as National waterway under the National Water Bill 2013 in India


Bihar's All India Street Food Festival 2013


Richa Sharma was named global brand ambassador of Mrs India International


Chris Hadfield became first Canadian astronaut to take command of International Space Station


ORIGOSafe, a device developed to prevent driver from sending text messages while driving the car

CCL 2014, Entertainment updates december 2013, the 25 greatest living legends 2013

Amitabh Bachchan named Star of the Millennium at the Big Star Entertainment Awards 2013



NDTV's The 25 greatest living legends

Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, Anish Kapoor, A.R.Rahman, C.N.R.Rao, Ela Bhatt, Fali S Nariman, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Indra Nooyi, Kapil Dev, Leander Peas, M.S.Swaminathan, Mukesh Ambani, N.R.Narayana Murthy, Rajinikanth, Ratan Tata, Sachin Tendulkar, S.S.Badrinath, S.H.Raza,Shah Rukh Khan, Venkataraman Ramakrishnan, Vikarm Seth, Waheeda Rahman, Y.K.Hamied and Zubin Mehta

11th Chennai International Film Festival was held from 12th to 19th December 2013

Trisha Krishnan is the ambassador of the Chennai Rhinos for the 4th edition of Celebrity Cricket League 2014, Sachin Tendulkar to launch CCL 4 on 20th December 2013

Table top cricket ground, Wayanad Krishnagiri cricket stadium 2013

Wayanad Krishnagiri cricket stadium 2013


Ground location: 900 metres above sea level, 2nd cricket ground in India after Dhramasala stadium


Type: Table top cricket ground surrounded with 3 sides of mountains


Area: 11 acres, 20,000 square feet pavilion


First scheduled match: Mumbai Under-19 v/s Kerala Under-19, 29th December 2013

Chief guest for January 26th Republic Day India

Chief guest for January 26th Republic Day India


2014 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan


2013 King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Bhutan


2012 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand


2011 President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia


2010 President Lee Myung Bak, Republic of Korea


2009 President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakshtan


2008 President Nicolas Sarkozy, France


2007 President Vladimir Putin, Russia


2006 King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, Saudi Arabia


2005 King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Bhutan


2004 President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil


2003 President Mohammed Khatami, Iran


2002 President Cassam Uteem, Mauritius


2001 President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Algeria


2000 President Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria


1999 King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Nepal


1998 President Jacques Chirac, France


1997 Prime Minister Basdeo Panday, Trinidad and Tobago


1996 President Dr. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazil


1995 President Nelson Mandela, South Africa


1994 Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, Singapore


1993 Prime Minister John Major, United Kingdom


1992 President Mário Soares, Portugal


1991 President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Maldives


1990 Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth, Mauritius


1989 General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh, Viet Nam


1988 President Junius Jayewardene, Sri Lanka


1987 President Alan García, Peru


1986 Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, Greece


1985 President Raúl Alfonsín, Argentina


1984 King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, Bhutan


1983 President Shehu Shagari, Nigeria


1982 King Juan Carlos I, Spain


1981 President José López Portillo, Mexico


1980 President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, France


1979 Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, Australia


1978 President Patrick Hillery, Ireland


1977 First Secretary Edward Gierek, Poland


1976 Prime Minister Jacques Chirac, France


1975 President Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia


1974 President Josip Broz Tito, SFR Yugoslavia
Prime Minister Sirimavo Ratwatte Dias Bandaranaike, Sri Lanka


1973 President Mobutu Sese Seko, Zaire


1972 Prime Minister Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritius


1971 President Julius Nyerere, Tanzania


1969 Prime Minister of Bulgaria Todor Zhivkov, Bulgaria


1968 Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin, USSR
President Josip Broz Tito, SFR Yugoslavia


1965 Food and Agriculture Minister Rana Abdul Hamid, Pakistan


1963 King Norodom Sihanouk, Combodia


1961 Queen Elizabeth II, United Kingdom


1960 President Kliment Voroshilov, USSR


1958 Marshall Ye Jianying, PRC


1955 Governor General Malik Ghulam Muhammad, Pakistan


1954 King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Bhutan


1950 President Sukamo, Indonesia

Conferences and Seminar December 2013

Conferences and Seminar December 2013


1st December 2013 National Conference on Innovations in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Science Engineering, Bangalore


2nd to 4th December 2013 Shared Services and Outsourcing Week India 2013, Gurgaon


3rd to 4th December BioPharma India Convention 2013, India


3rd to 8th December 2013 Annual Orthopedic Conference, Agra


5th to 6th December Rural Marketing India Conclave, New Delhi


8th December International Conference on Is Science able to explain the Scientist? (Science and Scientist - 2013), Bhubaneswar


10th to 11th December ICONSEA2013, Hyderabad


12th to 14th December 2013 International Conference on Disaster Mitigation and Management, Thanjavur


13th December Food Evolution Symposium, Mumbai


13th to 14th December 2013 2nd International Conference on Managing Human Resources at the Workplace, Mysore


13th December EduCon2013, New Delhi


19th December 2013 National Conference on Surgical Nutrition, Bardhaman, West Bengal


21st to 22nd December International Conference on Research in Marketing (ICRM 2013), New Delhi


24th December 2013 3rd International Conference on Business Analytics, Chennai


27th to 28th December 2013 International Conference on Circuits Control and Communication (C3 2013), Bengaluru

10th edition Dubai International Film Festival awards 2013

10th edition Dubai International Film Festival awards 2013


Emirates NBD People's Choice Award

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee for American film "Frozen" and Amal Al-Agroobi for "The Brain That Sings" (UAE)

FIPRESCI

Short: Ahmed Yassin - "Children Of God" (Iraq, UK, Hungary)
Documentary: Zeina Daccache - "Scheherazade's Diary" (Lebanon)
Feature: Mohammed Khan - "Factory Girl" (Egypt, UAE)

Emirates NBD People's Choice Award

Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee - "Frozen" (US)
Amal Al-Agroobi - "The Brain That Sings" (UAE)

Muhr Emirati

Special Mention: Mohammad Fikree - "Girl & It" (UAE)
Best Director: Muna Al Ali - "Concealment" (UAE)
Special Jury Prize: Claudia Corbelli and Greg White - "The Neighbour" (UAE)
Best Film: Abdullah Hasan Ahmed and Khalid Al Mahmood - "Don't Leave Me" (UAE)

Muhr AsiaAfrica

Muhr AsiaAfrica Short

Special Mention: Cedric Ido  "Twaaga" (Burkina Faso, France)
Best Director: Sandeep Ray - "Thin Arms" (India)
Special Jury Prize: Halla Kim - "The Way Back" (South Korea)
Best Film: Askhat Kuchinchirekov  "Gas Is Over" (Kazakhstan)

Muhr AsiaAfrica Documentary

Special Mention: Lynn Lee and James Leong - "Wukan: The Flame Of Democracy" (Singapore)
Best Director: Pin Pin Tan - "To Singapore With Love" (Singapore)
Special Jury Prize: Sara Rastegar - "My Red Shoes" (France)
Best Film: Yoshiko Hashimoto and Shigeki Kinoshita - "The Horses Of Fukushima" (Japan)

Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature

Special Mention: Souleymane for his role in "Grigris" (France, Chad)
Special Mention: Ritesh Batra for the screenplay of "The Lunchbox" (India)
Best Actress: Yeo Yann Yann - "Ilo Ilo" (Singapore)
Best Actor: Irrfan Khan - "The Lunchbox" (France, Germany, India)
Best Director: Tsai Ming Liang - "Stray Dogs" (Taiwan, France)

Muhr Arab Documentary

Special Mention: Zeina Daccache - "Scheherazade's Diary" (Lebanon)
Best Director: Salma El Tarzi - "Underground On The Surface" (Egypt)
Special Jury Prize: Diala Kachmar and Carole Abboud,Guardians - "Of Lost Time" (Lebanon, UAE)
Best Film: Karim Amer - "The Square" (US, Egypt)
Special Jury Prize: Sepehr Seifi - "Fish & Cat" (Iran)
Best Film: Ang Hwee Sim, Anthony Chen, Wahyuni A. Hadi,- "Ilo Ilo" (Singapore)

Muhr Arab Short

Special Mention: Camille Salameh for his role in "Troubled Waters" (Lebanon)
Special Mention: Ahmed Yassin - "Children Of God" (Iraq, UK, Hungary)
Best Director: Ali Cherri - "The Disquiet" (Lebanon, France)
Special Jury Prize: Haider Rashid - "The Deep" (Iraq, Italy)
Best Film: Bavi Yassin, Nore Maatala - "The Lost Voice" (Belgium, Iraq)

Muhr Arab Feature

Special Mention: Mohammed Amin Benamraoui - "Adios Carmen" (Morocco, Belgium, UAE)
Special Mention: Raouia for her roles in "Rock The Casbah" (Morocco, France) and "Pillow Secrets" (Morocco)
Best Actress: Yasmine Raees - "Factory Girl" (Egypt, UAE)
Best Actor: Hassan Badida - "They Are The Dogs"  (Morocco)
Best Director: Hany Abu Assad - "Omar" (Palestine, UAE)
Special Jury Prize: Nabil Ayouch - "They Are The Dogs" (Morocco)
Best Film: Waleed Zuaiter - "Omar" (Palestine, UAE)

18th International Film Festival of Kerala

18th International Film Festival of Kerala 2013


Golden Crow Pheasant Award for the Best film - Parviz (Majid Barzegar)

Silver Crow Pheasant Award for the Best Director - Kamaleswar Mukherjee (Meghe Dhaka Taara)

Best Debut Film, Best Film Competition Section, FIPRESCI - Errata (Ivan Vescovo)

Audience Award for Best Film - 101 Questions (Sidhartha Shiva)

Best Malayalam Film, FIPRESCI - Kanyaka Talkies

Best Malayalam Film, NETPAC - CR No 89

Full list of ICC Hall of Fame members

ICC Hall of Fame members



Curtly Ambrose West Indies

Enid Bakewell England

Sydney Barnes England

Ken Barrington England

Bishan Singh Bedi India

Alec Bedser England

Richie Benaud Australia

Allan Border Australia

Ian Botham England

Geoffrey Boycott England

Donald Bradman Australia

Greg Chappell Australia

Ian Chappell Australia

Belinda Clark Australia

Denis Compton England

Colin Cowdrey England

Alan Davidson Australia

Kapil Dev India

Joel Garner West Indies

Sunil Gavaskar India

Lance Gibbs West Indies

Graham Gooch England

David Gower England

W.G.Grace England

Tom Graveney England

Gordon Greenidge West Indies

Clarrie Grimmett Australia

Richard Hadlee New Zealand

Wally Hammond England

Neil Harvey Australia

George Headley West Indies

Rachael Heyhoe-Flint England

Jack Hobbs England

Michael Holding West Indies

Leonard Hutton England

Rohan Kanhai West Indies

Imran Khan Pakistan

Alan Knott England

Jim Laker England

Brian Lara West Indies

Harold Larwood England

Dennis Lillee Australia

Ray Lindwall Australia

Clive Lloyd West Indies

Rod Marsh Australia

Malcolm Marshall West Indies

Peter May England

Glenn McGrath Australia

Javed Miandad Pakistan

Keith Miller Australia

Hanif Mohammad Pakistan

Bill O'Reilly Australia

Graeme Pollock South Africa

Wilfred Rhodes England

Barry Richards South Africa

Viv Richards West Indies

Andy Roberts West Indies

Garfield Sobers West Indies

Fred Spofforth Australia

Brian Statham England

Herbert Sutcliffe England

Fred Trueman England

Victor Trumper Australia

Derek Underwood England

Clyde Walcott West Indies

Courtney Walsh West Indies

Shane Warne Australia

Wasim Akram Pakistan

Steve Waugh Australia

Everton Weekes West Indies

Frank Woolley England

Frank Worrell West Indies

Waqar Younis Pakistan

Adam Gilchrist Australia

ICC Annual Awards 2013, ICC cricketer of the year 2013

ICC Annual Awards 2013

ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) - Michael Clarke, Australia

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year - Michael Clarke,Australia

ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year - Suzie Bates,New Zealand

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year - Kumar Sangakkara,Sri Lanka

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year - Cheteshwar Pujara,India

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year - Kevin O'Brien,Ireland

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year - Umar Gul,Pakistan

ICC T20I Women's Cricketer of the Year - Sarah Taylor,England

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award - Mahela Jayawardene,Sri Lanka

ICC Umpire of the Year (David Shepherd Trophy) - Richard Kettleborough,England

People's Choice - MS Dhoni,India

Top 13 of February 2013

Top 13 of February 2013


Dell was sold for SilverLake and Microsoft

MCX-SX became operational in India

Times Mobile Ltd. (GreetZAP) launched voice cards which can record feelings and emotions

Sai Silks (Kalamandir) Ltd. became first sari retailer to file IPO

Lakshadweep's 1st sea-bridge-runway

Air India was de-recognised as associate member by Hockey India

SARAL-ALtika, Indo-French satellite was launched

University College London developed a computer that could get back up after crashing and repair corrupted data on its own

STRaND-1 (Surrey Training, Research and Nanosatellite Demonstrator 1), world first smartphone satellite assembled by British engineers and was launched from India

Inaugural edition of Golf Premier League 2013

South Korea's first female president, Park Geun-hye

Singapore, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology developed human kidney cells

Yahoo withdrew work from home policy

List of nationalised rail transport across the world

List of Nationalised rail transport across the world


China

Russia

India

Germany

Australia

Argentina

France

Brazil

South Africa

Mexico

Italy

Japan

Ukraine

Romania

Poland

Kazakhstan

Spain

Hungary

Norway

Belgium

Zimbabwe

Netherlands

Portugal

Republic of Ireland

Israel

Luxembourg

Facts of Indian railways, List of Indian railway zones and Manfacturing units of Indian railways

Facts of Indian railways


Indian Railways - Lifeline of the Nation

Founded - 16th April 1853

Headquarters and Owner - New Delhi, Government of India

Board - Ministry of Railways through Railway Board

Services - Passenger railways, Freight services, Parcel carrier, Catering and Toursim Services, Parking lot operations

Zones - 17 zones

Website - www.indianrailways.gov.in


List of Indian railway zones

Central railway

East Central railway

East Coast railway

Eastern railway

Metro railway Kolkata

North Central railway

North Eastern railway

North Western railway

North East Frontier railway

Northern railway

South Central railway

South East Central railway

South Eastern railway

South Western railway

Southern railway

West Central railway

Western railway


Manufacturing units of Indian railways

CLW Chitranjan

CORE Allahabad

DLW Varanasi

DMW Patiala

ICF Chennai

MRVC Mumbai

RCF Kapurthala

RWF Bangalore

RCF Raebareli

Bharatiya Mahila Bank, Headquarters, Tagline, Branches 19th November 2013

Bharatiya Mahila Bank 19th November 2013


Abbreviation: BMB

Tagline: Empowering Women

Inauguration: Mumbai, on the occasion of 94th birth anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

CMD: Usha Ananthasubramanian

Headquarters: Delhi

Initial capital: Rs.1,000 crores

CBS service: Profile of Fidelity Information Services

1st branch: Nariman Point, Mumbai

7 Branches across: Kolkata, Chennai, Ahemdabad and Guwahati

Products: Core banking,credit card, consumer banking, corporate banking, finance and insurance, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking, private equity, wealth management

Key Objective: To focus on the banking needs of women and promote economic empowerment through women's growth and developments

Proposed branches: 25 by 31st March 2014

Important Food days January 2014

Food days January 2014

1st January 2014 Bloody Mary Day

2nd January Cream Puffs Day

3rd Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day

4th Spaghetti Day

5th Whipped Cream Day

6th Shortbread Day

7th January 2014 Tempura Day

8th English Toffee Day

9th Apricot Day

10th Bittersweet Chocolate Day

11th Hot Toddy Day

12th Marzipan Day

13th Peach Melba Day

14th Hot Pastrami Day

15th January 2014 Strawberry Ice Cream Day

16th Fig Newton Day

17th January Hot Buttered Rum Day

18th Slow Cooking Month

19th Popcorn Day

20th January Buttercrunch Day

21st Granola Bar Day

22nd Blonde Brownie Day

23rd Rhubarb Day

24th Peanut Butter Day

25th Irish Coffee Day

26th Peanut Brittle Day

27th January Chocolate Cake Day

28th Blueberry Pancake Day

29th Corn Chip Day

30th Croissant Day

31th January 2014 Bread Month

Ranji Trophy winners from 1934 to 2013

Ranji Trophy winners from 1934 to 2013

Baroda

1942-43, 1946-47, 1949-50, 1957-58, 2000-01

Bombay/Mumbai

1934-35, 1935-36, 1941-42, 1944-45, 1948-49, 1951-52, 1953-54, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1980-81, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1996-97, 1999-00, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2012-13


Bengal

1938-39, 1989-90


Delhi

1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1985-86, 1988-89, 1991-92, 2007-08


Haryana

1990-91


Hyderabad

1937-38, 1986-87


Holkar

1945-46, 1947-48, 1950-51, 1952-53


Karnataka

1973-74, 1977-78, 1982-83, 1995-96, 1997-98, 1998-99


Madras

1954-55


Maharashtra

1939-40, 1940-41


Nawanagar

1936-37


Punjab

1992-93


Railways

2001-02, 2004-05


Rajasthan

2010-11, 2011-12


Tamil Nadu

1987-88


Uttar Pradesh

2005-06


Western India

1943-44

Various types of buildings

Adoble - A house made from sun-dried bricks of clay and straw - usually built in warm, dry climates like the south western U.S.

Apartment - A set of rooms in a building which usually contains other similar sets of rooms.

Barracks - A building or set of buildings used to house soldiers.

Boardinghouse - A house in which rooms are rented and meals are served in a common dining room.

Bungalow - A small house with a low,wide roof and a porch. It is usually one story high.

Chalet - A mountain house with a wide,overhanging roof and posts and beams. The style originated in Switzerland.

Chateau - A home for nuns.

Cottage - A small country home or summer house used for vacations.

Duplex Apartment - An apartment with two floors of living space.

Duplex House - A house divided into two living units.

Estate - A large country house with seperate buildings on a large tract of land.

Farmhouse - The dwelling for people who live and work on a farm raising animals or crops.

Flat - An apartment on one floor of a building.

Geodesic Dome - A large, flat-bottom boat used as a home.

Hogan - A building made of logs and mud, used by the Navaho Indians.

Igloo - A house built by Eskimos of blocks of ice. The name means "hot house".

Jacal - A thatched hut made of intertwined branches and mud, built in Mexico.

Konah - A large home in Turkey.

Lodge - A house usually located in a remote place and used for hunting or skiing.

Loft - An apartment in a warehouse or business building.

Log Cabin - A small house made of unhewn timber.

Manse - In Scotland, a house in which a minister lives.

Mobile Home - A trailor used as a permanent home and made without a permanent foundation.

Nissen Hut - A premade shelter with a semicircular arching roof of corrugated iron, and containing a cement floor.

Octagon House - A house with eight sides.

Palace - A large, grand building in which royally live.

Penthouse - A large apartment located at the top of building.

Quonest Hut - A premade, portable circular hut made of metal and used by the U.S. Army.

Rectory - The house in which a Roman Catholic priest or Episcopal cergyman lives.

Shanty - A shack.

Sod House - A house made of bricks of sod, which is earth with grass and its roots. In the 19th century, these were built on the American prairie where there were no trees. Just
grassy land.

Studio Apartment - A one-room apartment with a kitchen and bathroom.

Tent - A portable house made of skins, Canvas, or nylon.

Tepee, Tipi - A cone-shaped portable home made of buffalo skins and tree saplings, used by the American Indians of the Great Plains.

Tenement`- A rundown, low-rent apartment building.

Underground House - An earth shelter built below the ground. The earth keeps the house warm in the winter  and cool in the summer.

Villa - A large country or resort home.

Wigwarm - A hut with a frame made of poles and covered with bark,rush mats, or hides, used by American Indians.

Yurt - A circular, portable, hut used as a home by asian shepherds. It is similar to the American wigwarm.

Zareba - An African fort made of thorny bushes.

Top 13 of January 2013

Mangalore Port's first mail line vessel


Jaipur launched 'Garima', a helpline to complain about eve-teasing and molestation. SMS: 7891091111 E-mail: garimahelpline@gmail.com


Swami Vivekanada's 150th birthday was celebrated


100th Science Congress event


International Kite Festival was held in 14th January 2013


India-Bangladesh liberalised visa agreement


Soumyajit Ghosh became youngest men's National Table Tennis champion in India


Janusz Krzyzowski, an Indologist in Poland translated Ramayana in Polish language


Projected growth rate of 6.1% was set by United Nations for 2013 to India


France was invited as guest country at the Hyderabad Literary Festival 2013


India-Mayanmar winter festival 2013 aimed to develop eco-tourism and wildlife conversion


Bio Asia 2013 was held from 28th to 30th January 2013


Inaugural Hero Hockey India League was held from 14th January to 10th February 2013

List of Indian captains for Twenty20 Internationals

List of Indian captains for Twenty20 Internationals



V.Sehwag 2006-2006

M.S.Dhoni 2007-2013

S.K.Raina 2010-2011

List of Indian captains for One-Day Cricket

List of Indian captains for One-Day Cricket


A.L.Wadekar 1974-1974

S.Venkataraghavan 1975-1979

B.S.Bedi 1976-1978

S.M.Gavaskar 1980-1985

G.R.Viswanath 1981-1981

N.Kapil Dev 1982-1987

S.M.H.Kirmani 1983-1983

M.Amarnath 1984-1984

R.J.Shastri 1987-1991

D.B.Vengsarkar 1987-1989

K.Srikkanth 1989-1989

M.Azharuddin 1990-1999

S.R.Tendulkar 1996-2000

A.Jadeja 1998-1999

S.C.Ganguly 1999-2005

R.Dravid 2000-2007

A.Kumble 2002-2002

V.Sehwag 2003-2012

M.S.Dhoni 2007-2013

S.K.Raina 2010-2011

G.Gamdhir 2010-2011

V.Kohli 2013-2013

List of Indian captains for Test Cricket

List of Indian captains for Test Cricket


C.K.Nayudu 1932-1934

Vizianagram 1936-1936

Nawab of Pataudi 1946-1946

L.Amarnath 1947-1952

V.S.Hazare  1951-1953

M.H.Mankad 1955-1959

Ghulam Ahmed 1955-1959

P.R.Umrigar 1955-1958

H.R.Adhikari 1959-1959

D.K.Gaekwad 1959-1959

P.Roy 1959-1959

G.S.Ramchand 1959-1960

N.J.Contractor 1960-1962

Nawab of Pataudi 1962-1975

C.G.Borde 1967-1967

A.L.Wadekar 1971-1974

S.Venkataraghavan 1974-1979

S.M.Gavaskar 1976-1985

B.S.Bedi 1976-1978

G.R.Viswanath 1980-1980

N.Kapil Dev 1983-1987

D.B.Vengsarkar 1987-1989

R.J.Shastri 1988-1988

K.Srikkanth 1989-1989

M.Azharuddin 1990-1999

S.R.Tendulkar 1996-2000

S.C.Ganguly 2000-2005

R.Dravid 2003-2007

V.Sehwag 2005-2012

A.Kumble 2007-2008

M.S.Dhoni 2008-2013

Fobres Top 15 rich personalities from Karnataka

Fobres Top 15 rich personalities from Karnataka


Azim Premji Wipro Rs.88,300 crores


Narayan Murthy Infosys Rs.10,500 crores


Kris Gopalakrishnan Infosys Rs.8,900 crores


Nandan Nilekani Infosys Rs.8,300 crores


Ranjan Pai Manipal Education and Medical Group Rs.8,000 crores


Grandhi Mallikarjuna Rao GMR Group Rs.6,500 crores


K.Dinesh Infosys Rs.6,400 crores


Rajesh Mehta Rajesh Exports Rs.6,250 crores


Jitendra Virwani Embassy Property Rs.5,700 crores


S.D.Shibulal Infosys Rs.5,600 crores


B.R.Shetty New Medical Centre Group of Companies Rs.5,570 crores


V.G.Siddartha Cafe Coffee Day Rs.5,400 crores


P.N.C.Menon Shobha Developers Rs.4,800 crores


Vijay Malya UB Group Rs.4,750 crores


Kiran Mujumdar Shaw Biocon Rs.4,200 crores

December 2013 Important days, Important festivals

1st December 2013 World Aids Day

2nd December 2013 UAE National Day

4th December 2013 International Hug Day

6th December 2013 St.Nicholas Day

7th December Pearl Harbour Day

8th December Winter Flowers Day

9th December 2013 Christmas Card Day

10th December Human Rights Day

13th December 2013 Friday the 13th, Ice Cream Day

19th December 2013 Christmas Carol Day

22nd December Christmas Tree Light Day

25th December 2013 Christmas

1st December 2013 current affairs quiz

1st December 2013 current affairs quiz


World AIDS Day is observed on 1st December 2013


ISRO's Mars Orbiter ventured out of Earth's sphere


Xolo launches Q500, a dual-sim smartphone with 4inch WVGA screen with One Glass Solution technology


Beatriz's War, East Timor's first feature film post-colonization period won the Golden Peacock award for the 2013 best film and the prize money of 40 lakh

Apur Panchali directed by Kaushik Ganguly (a dedicated iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray) won the Silver Peacock Award for 2013 and the prize money of 15 lakh