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Best Personal Counseling & Guidance about SSB Contact - R S Rathore @ 9001262627 visit us - Important Current Affairs of November 2014 for SSB Eight-foot bronze statue of World War II Indian pilot Mohinder Singh Pujji unveiled in UK Statue of Mahinder Singh Pujji, an Indian-origin fighter pilot who had served in Britains Royal Air Force during the Second World War, was unveiled in Kent. PV Sindhu won 2014 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title PV Sindhu won 2014 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title by defeating Kim Hyo Min of Korea in straight games 21-12, 21-17. Cricket Fans across the world paid tribute to Hughes with #putoutyourbats campaign To pay tribute to Phillip Hughes, fans and players post cricket bat photos on Twitter by using hashtags #putoutyourbats. RBI issued final guidelines for the Bharat Bill Payment System The system will help consumers pay multiple bills like electricity, telephone and school fees at a single point of transaction. Next China-India War authored by General S. Padmanabhan released Former Army chief General Sundarajan Padmanabhan book titled China-India War - World's First Water War 2029 released. Union Government nominated Rajiv Mehrishi as Director on RBI Central Board He is a 1978-batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer of Rajasthan cadre. NASA celebrated 50th Anniversary of First Mars Mission, Mariner 4 NASA on 28 November 2014 celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Mariner 4 mission to Mars. The mission was launched on 28 November 1964. 18th SAARC Summit held in Kathmandu, Nepal The theme of the summit was Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity. Anoop Mishra appointed as new Secretary General of Lok Sabha Former Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Anoop Mishra was on 26 November 2014 appointed as new Secretary General of the Lok Sabha. Lok Sabha passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014 Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders Amendment Bill, 2014. The bill seeks to include more castes under Scheduled Castes category Namsai became the 18th district of Arunachal Pradesh The Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki made the declaration. SBI Mutual Fund announced to launch Shariah Equity Fund State Bank of India (SBI) Mutual Fund will launch Shariah Equity Fund which is aimed at attracting investments from Muslim population of India. Pakistani actress Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock Geo TV wedding scene in which religious song was played. First 3D-printed object developed in space by NASA and Made In Space Inc The first 3D-printed object was on 25 November 2014 developed in space by world's first zero-gravity 3D printer created by NASA and Made In Space Inc. Boxer Manoj Kumar received Arjuna Award 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medalist boxer Manoj Kumar received the prestigious Arjuna Award by Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi. Guye Adola of Ethiopia won Airtel Half Marathon held in Delhi Guye Adola of Ethiopia won Airtel Half Marathon (ADHM) in mens category within 59.06 minutes. Kotak Mahindra Bank became first bank in India to fully own an insurance business Kotak General Insurance will be the 29th non-life company in the country and the CEO of the new entity will be Mahesh Balasubramanian. New species of bird Muscicapa flycatcher named after Indian ornithologist Navjot Sodhi The bird found in Sulawesi Island of Indonesia was named as Muscicapa sodhii. Michael Phelps named Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards He was crowned with the title for a fifth time Australian opener Philip Hughes died after being in induced coma Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes went into induced coma and died after a bouncer ball of Sean Abbott hit back of his head at Sydney Cricket Ground. Sania Mirza appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia She became the first South Asian woman to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador Indian cyclist Deborah won four gold medals at Track Asia Cup 2014 Tribal girl from Andaman and Nicobar, Deborah won four Gold Medals in the Track Asia Cup Cycling Championship 2014. US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned after less than two years in the top military post. West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi appointed as Governor of Bihar West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has been given the additional charge of Bihar. Former SC judge Chandramauli Kumar Prasad chosen as the next chairperson of PCI Former Supreme Court (SC) judge Justice Chandramauli Kumar (CK) Prasad was on 24 November 2014 chosen as the next chairperson of the Press Council of India. Legendary Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died Legendary Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. She was 94. Magnus Carlsen of Norway won FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 Magnus Carlsen of Norway on 23 November 2014 won FIDE World Chess Championship 2014 played at Sochi, Russia. He defeated Viswanathan Anand of India with a score of 6.5 4.5. Out of a total of 12 games played, he won the Game 2, Game 6 and Game 11. Anand only managed to win the Game 3 whereas Game 4 and Game 5 were drawn between the two. Thus, Carlsen became the first player to score 6.5 points to win the FIDE World Championship. With this he retained the FIDE World Championship which he had won in Chennai in 2013. In 2013 he had won the game in just 10 games against Anand. Switzerland defeated France to win 1st-ever Davis Cup of Tennis Switzerland won its first Davis Cup Tennis title after defeating France by securing three-one lead at Lille Stade Pierre Mauroy. Switzerland led by Roger Federer on 23 November 2014 defeated France to win their first-ever Davis Cup of Tennis. Swiss tennis team defeated French team by 3-1 in the finals played at Lille Stade Pierre Mauroy, France. With this win, Switzerland became the fourteenth nation to win the Davis Cup in the competitions 115-year history. The Davis Cup 2014 between France and Switzerland will go down in history as the Cup that witnessed world record crowd of 27228 viewers. Following the Davis Cup 2014 results, the top three teams are: Czech Republic, Switzerland and France. About Davis Cup The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men's tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format. The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States. The women's equivalent of the Davis Cup is the Fed Cup. Australia, the Czech Republic, and the United States are the only countries to have held both Davis Cup and Fed Cup titles in the same year. Pico do Fogo Volcano erupted in Cape Verde archipelago off West Africa coast Volcano Pico do Fogo in the Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa erupted leading to evacuation of people. Pope Francis conferred sainthood on Father Chavara Achen & Sister Euphrasia Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia. Indian pugilists Sarjubala and Saweety won Silver at World Women Boxing Championships Indian Women pugilists Sarjubala Devi and Saweety won Silver medals in the 8th World Women's Boxing Championships, in Jeju, South Korea. Deepak Gupta appointed as Chairman of UPSC Deepak Gupta was appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel launched MLA Adarsh Gram Yojana Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel launched the MLA Adarsh Gram Yojana in tune with the concept of ideal village of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Lewis Hamilton won Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to become the F1 World champion for second time Lewis Hamilton won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit and the Formula 1 racing championship title of 2014. Former Union Minister Murli Deora died Former Union Minister Murli Deora died after a prolonged illness in Mumbai. He is survived by his wife and two sons, including former MP Milind Deora. India won 3rd SAFF Women's Championship in Islamabad India won the 2014 SAFF Women's Championship at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad after defeating Nepal 6-0. Dilip Vengsarkar received Col CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement award Dilip Vengsarkar received the prestigious BCCI-instituted Colonel C K Nayudu Lifetime achievement award for his contribution to Indian cricket. US President Barack Obama to be the Chief Guest of Indias Republic Day 2015 US President Barack Obama will be the Chief Guest at Indias 66th Republic Day celebrations 2015. Deutsche Bank won Custodian of the Year 2014 award The award has been recognized for the third consecutive year at the Custody Risk European Awards. Rajinikanth conferred with Indian Film Personality of the year 2014 award at IFFI Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was on 20 November 2014 honoured with the centenary award for Indian Film Personality of the year 2014 at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Gujarat Government announced Home-Stay scheme for tourists Gujarat Government announced a Home-Stay scheme for tourists visiting the state. Democrat Ami Bera re-elected to the US House of Representatives Democrat Ami Bera was on 20 November 2014 re-elected to the US House of Representatives in the United States House of Representatives elections 2014. Uninor appointed Vivek Sood as CEO The appointment will come into effect from 1 December 2014. Union Government approved launch of Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana Union Government on 20 November 2014 approved launch of Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DUGJY) to provide access of electricity to rural households across the country. A decision in this regard was taken at the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The Union Cabinet also decided to merge the ongoing Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) with DUGJY scheme. Components of the Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) includes - - To separate agriculture and non agriculture feeders facilitating judicious rostering of supply to agricultural and non-agricultural consumers in rural areas - Strengthening and augmentation of sub transmission and distribution infrastructure in rural areas, including metering of distribution transformers/feeders/consumers The two components of the scheme will be implemented at an estimated cost of 43033 crore rupees which includes required budgetary support of 33453 crore rupees from Union Government over the entire implementation period. Apart from this, the balance work related to rural electrification as per CCEAs approval of August 2013 with the norms of the ongoing scheme of RGGVY in the 12th and 13th plans will be subsumed in DDUGJY as a distinct component for rural electrification. For this purpose the CCEA has already approved the scheme cost of 39275 crore rupees including budgetary support of 35447 crore rupees. This outlay will be carried forward to the new scheme of DDUGJY in addition to the outlay of 43033 crore rupees. The scheme would help in - - Improvement in hours of power supply in rural areas - Reduction in peak load - Improvement in billed energy based on metered consumption and - Providing access to electricity to rural households As per the cabinet decision, the process of sanction of projects will commence immediately and for execution, the projects will be awarded by States Discoms/Power Departments. The projects shall be completed within 24 months from date of award. Apart from this, the Cabinet also approved a North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project for six north eastern states for strengthening of the Intra-State Transmission and Distribution System. These states are Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tnpura and Nagaland. The project will be implemented at an estimated cost of about 5111 crore rupees. The project is a major step towards meeting the national objective of Power to All. It will also increase the per capita power consumption in these States. Infosys co-founders Gopalakrishnan and Shibulal launched Axilor Ventures Infosys co-founders S. Gopalakrishnan and S.D.Shibulal on 19 November 2014 launched Axilor Ventures. Assam Zoo set to become the first zoo in world to have the critically endangered Pygmy Hog Guwahatis Assam State Zoo is set to become the only zoo of the world to have critically endangered pygmy hog (Porcula salvania). Arun Duggal, chairman of Shriram Capital Ltd announced to resign He was serving the financial services entities of the Shriram Group - Shriram Capital Limited, Shriram Transport Finance Limited and Shriram City Union Finance Limited from the last 10 years. Rampal Singh Jatin arrested by Haryana Police from his ashram in Hisar Rampal Singh Jatin was in news because he was arrested by Haryana Police on 19 November 2014 from his fortified Satlok Ashram in Hisar of Haryana. He is famous as Sant Rampal and is a self-styled Godman. He was arrested after two weeks of intense attempts by police to arrest him that involved rioting in which scores of persons were injured and around 5 persons were killed. He was arrested under fresh cases of sedition, criminal conspiracy and rioting. Rampal will be produced in the Haryana and Punjab High Court on 20 November 2014. He was booked after the Haryana and Punjab High Court directed the Haryana Government and Police to arrest Rampal without fail after he defied court orders thrice in contempt case citing bad health. His non-appearances forced the court to issue non-bailable warrants against him. Problem that led to Court order and his arrest - Rampal in 2006 criticised Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj his criticism led to violent clashes at Karontha ashram between the followers of two sects, in which an Arya Samaj follower was killed. Following the death of the follower of Arya Samaj, Rampal was charged with murder, and was arrested but was released in 2008 after spending several months in jail. About Rampal Singh Jatin - Rampal is an Indian Kabir panthi religious leader and the founder of a dera (socio-religious movement), which is popular in Haryana - He claimed that he was a spiritual successor of Kabir, while some of his followers considered him an incarnation of Kabir - He was famously addressed as Jagatguru Rampal JI Maharaj by his supporters - His sect prohibits temple visits, idol worship, untouchability, adultery and vulgar singing and dancing among other things - Rampal was born on 8 September 1951, in Dhanana village near Gohana town of Haryana's Sonipat district and came from a family of farmers - In 1999 he established an ashram in Karontha in Haryana's Rohtak district but was forced to vacate his ashram following clashes with religious groups in July 2006 IBM launched its own free Web-based e-mail service, Verse The company hopes IBM Verse will eventually replace Window's popular Outlook. Terry Walsh resigned as Chief Coach of Indian Hockey team Terry Walsh on 18 November 2014 resigned as Chief Coach of Indian hockey team after his contractual talks with Hockey India (HI) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) broke down. Oxford Dictionary named Vape as Word of the Year 2014 The Oxford Dictionary named Vape as Word of the Year 2014 and it was announced in November 2014. John Lang, the person who filed petition in 1854 on behalf of Rani Lakshmibai against EIC Prime Minister gifted Australian lawyer John Langs 1854 petition against the East India Company to his Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. 25th ASEAN Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Summit was held under the theme of Moving forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community. Union Government relaunched Kisan Vikas Patra scheme to encourage small savings The Union Government on 18 November 2014 relaunched Kisan Vikas Patra scheme (KVP) in New Delhi to encourage the habit of small savings among the citizens. Assam government presented 1st state bravery award to Gunjan Sarma Gunjan Sarma won the first state bravery award of Assam for saving lives of 10 school children who were taken hostage by a gunman. India cricket team won the 5-match ODI series against Sri Lanka by 5-0 India won 5-match ODI series against Sri Lanka 5-0 after winning the final played at JSCA Stadium Complex in Ranchi. Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic won ATP World Tour Finals Novak Djokovic won this year's ATP World Tour finals after Roger Federer withdrew from the title clash due to a back injury. Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth won China open singles titles of Badminton Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth on 16 November 2014 clinched womens and mens singles title of the 700000 US dollar China Open Super Series Premier of Badminton respectively, in Fuzhou, China. Olympic bronze-medalist Saina defeated Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the womens singles final. In her sixth appearance in the prestigious tournament, World No. 5 Saina prevailed over the 17-year-old Akane 21-12, 22-20 in the women's singles final. On the other hand, Srikanth defeated two-time Olympic champion and five time world champion Lin Dan of China in straight game 21-19, 21-17 in the men's singles final. This was maiden Super Series title for Srikanth. This was the first time that any Indian male shuttler has won a Super Series Premier event since the Super Series and Premier tournaments were introduced. Two states, three UTs achieve 100 percent financial inclusion under PM Jan Dhan Yojana Three Union Territories (UTs) namely Chandigarh, Puducherry and Lakshadweep achieved 100 percent financial inclusion. Union Ministry of HRD decided to use Sanskrit as 3rd language in KVs in place of German language The decision to discontinue German was taken after the meeting of Board of Governors of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) on 27 October 2014. Ratan Tata inducted on board of the INTERPOL Foundation Ratan Tata was inducted on the board of INTERPOL Foundation to contribute to two new global initiatives aimed at combating organised crime and terrorist activities by the foundation. DD National to be re-launched with tagline Desh Ka Apna Channel The new look promises fresh content and will provide wholesome entertainment to the viewers from 17 Nov. 2014. Republican Mitch McConnell elected as the Majority Leader of US Senate Mitch McConnell was elected as the Majority Leader of the 100-member US Senate. He became the Majority leader after he was unanimously re-elected by the Republicans. Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev Launched Social Gamified Collaboration Platform called SloPho Former Indian cricketer and captain of Indian team, Kapil Dev, on 12 November 2014 launched a social gamified collaboration platform called SloPho Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma scored the highest ODI score ever of 264 The Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma scored the highest ODI score ever of 264 runs. The score of 264 runs is also the second-highest List A score. SC of Sri Lanka gave nod for third term to President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa can be re-elected for third term, as there is no legal or constitutional barrier preventing him from doing so. India and UK announced Newton-Bhabha Fund to scale up bilateral research & innovation relationship India and UK announced Newton-Bhabha Fund to scale up their bilateral research & innovation relationship to a greater level. Azerbaijan shot down Armenian Military Helicopter, Mi-24 Azerbaijan Defence Minister announced that its force has shot down an Armenian Military Helicopter, Mi-24 combat helicopter for violating its airspace. Ravi Chopra, director of famous TV show Mahabharata, died at 68 Ravi Chopra, director of famous television (TV) show Mahabharata, died in Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai on 12 November 2014. Haribhau Bagde of BJP elected as new Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Senior BJP legislator Haribhau Bagde was on 12 November 2014 was elected as new Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Alibaba made the record of earning 9.3 billion US dollars on a single day Chinas online retail giant, Alibaba made the record of earning 9.3 billion US dollars in sales on a single day. BWF provisionally suspended Lee Chong Wei due to anti-doping regulation violation Badminton World Federation (BWF) on 11 November 2014 provisionally suspended Malaysian badminton player and World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation. Amazon planning to leverage India Post network to ramp up its delivery mechanism Amazon proposed a plan to Union Government to allow it to use new technologies such as real-time tracking and monitoring devices on the India Post network. Flipkart appointed Rishi Vasudev and P Balakrishnan as Vice President The largest online retailer of India Flipkart on 12 November 2014 appointed two new members Rishi Vasudev and P Balakrishnan as Vice President. Union Government banned militant outfit KLO operating in WB, Assam Union Government banned militant outfit Kamatapur Liberation Organisation that operates in West Bengal and Assam. CM Devendra Fadnavis led government won trust vote in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis Government won the trust vote in Maharashtra Assembly through Voice Vote. Haribhau Bagde elected as new speaker. Act East Policy: the new buzzword in Indian Foreign Policy Act East Policy was recently in news due to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Myanmar to attend the India-ASEAN Summit and the 18-nation East Asia Summit. Former IPS Officer K C Reddy appointed as the member of UN probe panel on Gaza Former Indian Police Service (IPS) Officer K C Reddy was on 11 November 2014 appointed as the member of United Nations (UN) probe panel on Gaza. UN Chief Ban Ki Moon constituted a Gaza war inquiry headed by Patrick Cammaert Ban Ki Moon appointed a five-member panel to investigate Israeli attacks on UN shelters during the Gaza war and the discovery of Hamas weapons at UN sites. Kerala became first state with bank accounts for all families Kerala became the first state in the country to have 100 percent bank accounts for all families under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY). Salgaocar FC won Durand Cup 2014 Salgaocar FC won Durand Cup on 8 November 2014 and emerged as Durand Cup champion for the third time. Times Internet acquired Times Internet Ltd acquired Cricbuzz com, is a leading cricket news and information destination on web and mobile. Operation Neptune Spear The US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden on 2 May 2011 during Operation Neptune Spear revealed his identity. He was Robert ONeill. Jnanpith award 2013 conferred on Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh President conferred the Jnanpith Award 2013 on eminent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature. Darjeeling Zoo received The Earth Heroes Award 2014 The Darjeeling Zoo or the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park was on 1 November 2014 selected for the prestigious International Award The Earth Heroes Award 2014. 25th anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall celebrated in Germany Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 2014. Laxmikant Yashwant Parsekar sworn-in as 18th chief minister of Goa Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Yashwant Parsekar was on 8 November 2014 sworn-in as 18th Chief Minister of Goa. The first 3-D printed electric car Strati unveiled by Local Motors The first 3-D printed electric car Strati was unveiled on 9 November 2014 by US based Local Motors. Gujarat Governor signed Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2009 for compulsory voting Governor of Gujarat signed the Gujarat Local Authorities Laws (Amendment) Bill 2009 that makes compulsorily vote in local body elections. Virat Kohli became fastest cricketer to reach 6000 ODI runs Virat Kohli became the quickest cricketer in the history score 6000 ODI run mark. He overtook legendary West Indian Vivian Richards' record. Suzlon Energy installed worlds tallest hybrid wind generator turbine in Kutch The largest wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy on 6 November 2014 installed the worlds tallest hybrid wind generator turbine in Kutch, Gujarat. Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar resigned as Goa Chief Minister Goa Chief Minister Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar on 8 November 2014 resigned from his position. Indian-origin politician Keith Vaz named as Labour MP of the Year Indian-origin British politician Nigel Keith Anthony Standish Vaz known as Keith Vaz was on 6 November 2014 named as the Labour MP of the year 2014. Scientists developed a new drug Staphefekt to replace antibiotics Scientists developed antibiotic-free drug named Staphefekt as an alternative for antibiotics. Alibaba Group-backed Quixey announced to buy desi startup Dexetra The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group-backed Quixey announced on 6 November 2014 that it will be buying Bengaluru-based mobile application start-up Dexetra Cristiano Ronaldo received 2013-14 European Golden Boot award Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with 2013-14 European Golden Boot award. He shared the prize with Luis Suarez, having scored 31 times. US Navy SEAL commando Robert ONeill claimed to have shot Osama bin Laden Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden at his Pakistan hideout in Abbottobad was Robert ONeill. Hyderabad to have H-TRIMS to tackle traffic problems H-TRIMS project was in news in November 2014. Hyderabad has found an intelligent way to manage the traffic problems in the city in a smart way by using H-TRIMS (Hyderabad Traffic Integrated Management System). H-TRIMS, the first of its kind intelligent signaling system in the country comprises intelligent timers and vehicle detectors, the integrated traffic management system and will primarily work on solar power. The H-TRIMS is aimed at providing commuter-friendly traffic atmosphere and a state of the art multi-purpose technology for the police, as a shot in their arm. The intelligent signals will adjust themselves automatically by the traffic density and will provide easy passage and warnings to other commuters in other places in case of excess traffic. The H-TRIMS project was taken up in August 2012 after Dilsuknagar Blasts and has been conceptualised and indigenously developed by Bangalore based Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). At present the intelligent signals have been placed at 221 out of 227 junctions in Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Auxiliary Vessel TRV-72 of Indian Navy sank off Visakhapatnam coast Indian Navys Torpedo Recovery Vessel, TRV-72 sank off the Visakhapatnam coast during a naval exercise killing one sailor. Lenovo completed acquisition of Motorola Mobility Chinese PC maker Lenovo completed the acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google on 30 October 2014. Angelo Mathews named as captain of the ICC Test Team of the Year 2014 Angelo Mathews was named as captain of the ICC Test Team of the Year 2014 by a panel chaired by Anil Kumble. PM adopted Jayapur village in Varanasi under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 November 2014 adopted Jayapur village in Varanasi under Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). Mahendra Singh Dhoni named as captain of ICC ODI Team of the Year 2014 Mahendra Singh Dhoni on 5 November 2014 was named as the captain of ICC OCI Team of the Year 2014. Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography Playing It My Way launched Sachin Tendulkars autobiography Playing It My Way was launched in Mumbai in presence of some of his former teammates, celebrities and family members. US Republican Party won the control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections 2014 The Republican Party of United States on 5 November 2014 won the control of the Senate in the US mid-term elections 2014 after defeating the Democrats. Oil prices slipped to four-year low of 82.82 US dollars per Barrel The global benchmark, Brent crude oil, dropped 1.96 US dollar from 84.78 US dollars per barrel to 82.82 US dollars per barrel on 4 November 2014. Bhuvneshwar Kumar won LG Peoples Choice Awards Cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar won LG Peoples Choice Award 2014. He is the third Indian player after Sachin and Dhoni to win the coveted prize. Narinder Batra awarded with the President's Award of International Hockey Federation Narinder Batra on 4 November 2014 was awarded the prestigious President's Award by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) at Morocco. Bill Gates announced to donate 500 million US dollars to fight malaria Bill Gates announced to donate 500 million US dollars to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world. Marutis Swift and Nissans Datsun GO get zero stars in safety rating Swift of Maruti Suzuki and Datsun GO of Nissan on 3 November 2014 failed the crash tests and got zero stars in safety rating for their adult occupant protection. New tower of World Trade Center re-opened 13 years after 9/11 attacks World Trade Center of US re-opened its new tower for business after the original tower were destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attack. Indian Navy to commemorate 1000th-year of coronation of Rajendra Chola Indian Navy on 3 November 2014 announced to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the coronation of ancient Tamil King Rajendra Chola with a series of activities. Bomb blast at Wagah border in Pakistan side Wagah border was in news on 2 November 2014 due to suicide bomb blast that occurred in Pakistani side. The blast claimed lives of at least 61 people including 11 women and three security personnel. More than 200 people were also injured who have been hospitalized. Veteran Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar died Veteran Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar died on 3 November 2014 in Mumbai following lung infection. Central Zone defeated South Zone to lift Duleep Trophy of Cricket Central Zone won the 2014-15 Duleep Trophy title of cricket by defeating South Zone in the finals played at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi with 9 runs. Somali Pirates freed 7 Indian sailors after 4 years captivity Seven Indian sailors who were held in captivity by the Somali pirates off the coast of Somalia for four years were released in Harardhere. Warren Anderson, Chief of Union Carbide during 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy died Former Chairman of Union Carbide Corporation Warren M Anderson who was blamed for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy died. He was 92. Follow Owner & Director of Target SSB Interview on Facebook thru This Link Contact Number - Rajpal Singh Rathore (X-Chittorian) @ 09001262627 (On WhatsApp Too) Visit us - Current Affairs Courtesy - Jagran Josh Team