[PIN-Dec-2014] Part-2/2: Books-Authors, Sports, Movies, Places, Disasters & Business-GKDevendra Vishwakarma
- Books in News
- Cinema and Television
- Sports in News
- Places in News
- Andhra Pradesh
- Other states/UT in News
- Banking-Finance companies
- IT/Mobile related companies
- Travel and Transport
Books in News
|Rudrangshu Mukherjee||Nehru & Bose — Parallel Lives|
|Anita Nair||Idris: Keeper of the Light|
|YV Reddy||Financial and Fiscal policies- Crisis and New realities. He is the Ex-RBI Governor.|
|S.Y. Quraishi||Launched third edition of his book: An Undocumented Wonder: The Making of the Great Indian Election. He is the ex-Chief election commissioner.|
|J.K.Rowling||Will release new stories on Harry Potter during Christmas festival season. But later retracted her promise saying she was “misquoted” just like Indian politicians.|
|Upamanyu Chatterjee||Fairy tales at 50.|
|Virender Mehra||“Why I Assassinated Gandhi” revised edition. Contains statements of Nathuram Godse.|
|Aatish Taseer||The Way Things Were.|
|Ashish Vikram||The House with the Green Roof|
|Fr. Abraham Mulamoottil.||
|David Mitchell||Bone Clocks|
|Deborah Baker||The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism|
|Deepika Shetty||The Red Helmet. It’s her first novel on 90s era women of India.|
|Dr. Umanath Nayak||Fatal Margin. Fictional Book on cancer.|
|Francis Fukuyama||Political Order and Political Decay|
|M.N. Krish||Steradian trail|
|M.S. Nagarajan||Views and Reviews;|
|Indian Chess History (570AD to 2010AD)|
|Pt. Prabodh Kumar Mishra||Vande Bharatam: collection of patriotic poems in Sanskrit.|
|R. Sreeram||debut novel Kalyug. (Genre: political thriller)|
|Saad Bin Jung||Matabele Dawn|
|Usha Rajagopalan||Tracking Purnima (Crime Novel)|
|Vishwas Mudagal||Losing my Religion. His first novel.|
|Wing Commander Nitin Sathe||
Cinema and Television
|Matt Groening||His cartoon series The Simpsons completed 25 years|
|Sangharsh Yatra||Biopic film on life of BJP leader Gopinath Munde. Still under production.|
|Mrunalini Bhosale||She directed “Kapus Kondyachi Goshta (The Unending Story)”, about plight of Vidarbha farmers. Incorporated in 87th Oscar’s “best picture list”. This list has 323 movies across world.|
|Vape||Abbreviation for Vaporise- as in electronic cigarettes.|
|Photobomb||to intrude into the background of a photograph without the subject’s knowledge|
|Overshare||to be unacceptably forthcoming with information about one’s personal life, particularly on social media.|
Sports in News
|Vijay Hazare trophy||Karnataka defeated Punjab in this tournament.|
|ACIS helmets||With airbags- to save batsmen from bouncers, prevent deaths like Philip Hughes.|
|Gurinder Singh Sandhu||Indian origin bowler. May be included in Australian team for next World cup.|
|Shooting||Abhinav Bindra wins 10m rifle gold at 58th National shooting championship|
|Viswanathan Anand||Won London Classic chess for the first time.|
|Hockey||After winning Champions Trophy semi-final against India, the Pakistani hockey players removed their t-shirts and made obscene gestures at crowd. International Hockey federation has suspended them after strong protests by Indian side.|
|Snooker||China’s 14 years old Yan Bing became youngest champion at IBSF world tournament.|
|boxing||International boxing association (AIBA) gave 1 year ban to L.Sarita Devi, for refusing to accept bronze medal in Asian games.|
Places in News
|Dec,26||Indian Ocean Tsunami’s 10 years completed since 2004.|
|Fukushima||2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster. But wants to host some events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.|
- State government launched ‘Karnataka MobileOne’ to provide all services through one app.
- Will re-introduce Rs.1 revenue stamp.
- Bengluru: National children’s science congress. Main focus: climate change.
- Varthur, Bengluru: National Archery competition for tribal youth.
- Government school children to get notebooks at concessional rates. Brand names “Lekhak” and “Vidhya”.
- Bengaluru: pipe bomb blast kills a lady. Later Police introduced Drone-cameras to monitor new year celebrations.
- State planning to introduce free wi-fi in all districts.
- Siddalingaiah- first Dalit writer to become chairman of Kannada Sahitya Parishat.
- Mangaluru: tulu festival organized.
- Nagarhole tiger reserve installs camera traps to check on poaching
- NTCA wants two new tiger reserves at Cauvery and MM Hills, But Karnataka Government says nope, because too much human population will be displaced.
- Annual Hampi Utsav 2015 held at Bangluru
- Land pooling exercise starts on right bank of Krishna river, at Thullur and Mangalagiri mandals. This land will be used for setting up new capital.
- Red sanderwood smugglers will not be given ration cards, LPG or Government welfare schemes.
- Jan.9-11: Flamingo festival at Pulicat Lake to boost tourism from January 9 to 11.
- Jan 6-7: Star Turtle festival at Srikurmam to create awareness about protecting these turtles.
- Ongole: Antique Hero idols from 12th and 13th century unearthed.
- Amarawati given UNESCO world heritage city tag.
- MV Subramanyam: won Central Sahitya Akademi Award for 2014
- CM Chandrababu Naidu went to google hangout to interact with people. Promises e-file system in all Department by 31st March.
- Pati: prehistoric site found near Pazzur in Nalgonda.
- Google launched Telugu fonts named after NT Ramarao.
- Plans to develop Pulicat lake and Nelapattu sanctuary as eco-tourism hubs.
- Nuzvid: some politicians suggesting this should be made capital of Andhra Pradesh.
- Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah of Kakatiya dynasty had emphasis on irrigation. Telangana Government has launched Mission Kakatiya to improve irrigation in the state.
- Hyderabad HC bans cockfights during Sankranti under Prevention of Animal cruelty act 1960.
- TSPSC public service commission: 1st chairman is Ghanta Chakrapani.
- Tribal devotees flocking the Cave Temples of Jangubai
- Deverakonda Fort in Nalgonda district.
- Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar (MCK) to be come first in India to have “zero hour” discussion in corporates meetings.
- Hyderabad planning “Food security cards” (FSC) from 2015
|Bengal||Bhorsagar deep sea port planned at Sundarban islands.|
|Chhattisgarh||Sukma: CRPF lost 14 men in Maoist ambush|
|Haryana||Dead bird carrying H5N1 virus @Sukhna lake.|
|Puducherry||Rockpainting discovered at “Rattapparai” rock near Kilvalai.|
|Bank of America||Its chief Brian Moynihan met Modi.|
|ICICI||From 1st January the ATM charges increased (after the free limit of first 5 transactions)
|Muthoot Finance||Acquired Sri Lanka’s Asia Asset Finance PLC.|
|TRUFIXED||HDFC’s fixed interest rate loan products, with period of 2 to 10 years. Then they’ll automatically switch back to its adjustable rate home loans.|
|KYC||Rajanbhai imposed penalty on ICICI and BoB for violating KYC norms, and warned SBI, Axis and State bank of Patiyala.|
|Aircel||Was given highest penalty for customer-non-verification, among all mobile companies of India.|
|Airtel||Customer will have to pay additional money for using VoIP services like skype, viber etc. although later cancelled this decision.|
|Flipkart||Salem steel tied up with flipkart to sell utensils online.|
|Organized Great Online Shopping Festival (GSOF) in December.|
|Has more users than twitter.|
|Junglee.com||Launched new category for used-car sales. Junglee is owned by Amazon.com|
|Uber Radio taxi App||Banned in Delhi after its driver raped a passenger.|
|Xiomi||Ericsson made patent complaints against Xiomi, so its sale has been banned till 5th Feb in India.|
|Automobile||Deadline is over for excise duty relief given till 31st December on SUVs. Likely to reduce sales for 2015.|
|EcoDemonstrator 787||Boeing designed World’s first aeroplane using green diesel (85% jet fuel + 15% green diesel).|
|Book My Meal||
|Maruti Suzuki||Highest ever sales in 2014.|
|Habitrol||Nicotine patch by Novartis. Dr. Reddy bought this brand.|
|Lupin||anti-HIV drugs: Lamivudine tablets and Presista tables got USFDA approval.|
|Cadila||New drug “Humira”. Its biosimilar version of anti-inflammatory drug adalimumab.|
|RINL||Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited. Steel ministry postponed its disinvestment because cheap Chinese steel import hurting local players.|
|Tata Coffee||Sanjiv Sareen to become CEO.|
|Titan & Fastrack||Tied up with Singapore’s Cloudcherry company for customer feedback analysis.|
|Ultratech||Aditya Birla’s Ultratech cement will purchase Madhya Pradesh units of JP Cement.|
|El Gordo||Spain’s official lottery game. Considered to be world’s largest (2.5 billion Euros)|
|Kei Perenaa||This 24 year old Chinese lady became Youngest billionaire in world. She owns a reality estate company called “Logan property”.|
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