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Three officers honoured with Kirti Chakra

Three officers, including an IAF officer who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads Organisation who lost his life while saving his three colleagues in an accident in Assam and a young IAF jawan who saved a village from burning were among the 10 personnel who were awarded the Shaurya Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee. Wg Cdr Darryl Castelino received the award posthumously for his role in Op Rahat in Uttarakhand where his Mi-17V5 chopper crashed with 20 personnel on board after he had helped in rescuing lives of more than 80 people. Maj Mahesh Kumar of Punjab Regiment got the award for his gallant acts in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir where he eliminated four terrorists in three separate incidents.
In one of the operations, he killed one of the two terrorists who were trying to run away on a cycle and tried to attack him with a grenade. Cdr Abhilash Tomy received the Kirti Chakra for completing world voyage on his sail ship non-stop and without any external support in 151 days. The Shaurya Chakra awardees' list also includes Lt Col Bikramjeet Singh, who lost his life in a suicide attack on 16 Cavalry Unit at Samba near Jammu. The officer was given the award for coordinating close cordon on a terrorist who had entered the unit despite being "unarmed" and saving the families staying in the Officers' Mess. Junior Engineer Manish of BRO was honoured posthumously for sacrificing his life while trying to save three of his colleagues when they were caught in a tractor accident during the construction of a road in Assam on October 26, 2012. Aircraftsman Murali Kannan received the award posthumously after he lost his life while dousing a fire in a house in a village in Dinjan of Assam which could have caused great damage had it not been combated in time by the young soldier. Flying Officer K Praveen, co-pilot of Castelino, received the Shaurya Chakra for rescuing people in flood-hit Uttarakhand before he died in the fatal chopper crash. Rifleman Ran Bahadur Gurung of 5/5 Gorkha Rifles sacrificed his life while fighting a group of terrorists in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and was awarded the Shaurya Chakra posthumously. Army's ADG (Public Information) Maj Gen Bobby Cherian Matthews was awarded the Ati Vishist Seva Medal for distinguished services.

J&K declares all Election booths as 'No smoking Zones'

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday became the first state in the country to declare all election booths in the coming Lok Sabha polls as no smoking zones. It will now be mandatory for all election booths to display the 'No Smoking Area' warning. Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir Umang Narula issued a circular, directing that all election booths in the state shall be 'No Smoking Zones'. An official spokesman said instructions in this regard have been issued to all returning officers and district election officers of the State by the Chief Electoral Officer.

First website of World and India

First website of the World: The first website http://info.cern.ch/ of CERN within the border of France, and was first put online on 6 August 1991.  Info.cern.ch was the address of the world's first-ever web site and web server, running on a NeXT computer at CERN.  The first web page address was http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html, which centred on information regarding the WWW project. Visitors could learn more about hypertext, technical details for creating their own webpage, and even an explanation on how to search the Web for information. There are no screenshots of this original page and, in any case, changes were made daily to the information available on the page as the WWW project developed. You may find a later copy (1992) on the World Wide Web Consortium website.
First website of India: www.rediff.com was the 1st website launched in India as per many sources but Rediff.com is US Based company so as of now we are not 100% sure for 1st website of India. You can share and discuss the Name of First website in India.

UPSC Civil Services (Main) Exam Results 2013 declared

UPSC Civil Services (Main) Examination Results 2013 is declared On the basis of the results of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013 held by the Union Public Service Commission in December, 2013, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Personality Test for selection to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’).
Candidature of these candidates is provisional subject to their being found eligible in all respects.  Personality Test of these candidates is likely to commence from 7th April, 2014. Personality Tests will be held in the Office of the Union Public Service Commission at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069. The date and time of Personality Test is being intimated to the qualified candidates individually. The date and time of Personality Test of candidates being called for Personality Test will be displayed on the Commission’s Website http://www.upsc.gov.in.

Mizoram wins Santosh Trophy 2014

Mizoram has clinched its Maiden Santosh Trophy defeating Railways by 3-0 in Siliguri in the summit clash on Sunday. It was an attacking show by Mizoram right from the start of the game. The team was able to break the deadlock in the 44th minute of the game to go into the lemon break with a lead of a solitary goal. 
Zico Zoremsanga scored on either side of half-time and a second half injury time strike from F Lalrinpuia helped the north eastern state to romp home in style.  The lead was doubled in the second half of the game, while, the third goal came in the extra time. It was Mizoram's first final appearance ,while Railways was trying to break the jinx of 48 years. Railways has last won the trophy in 1966.

Oscar Award Winners 2014

Oscar Awards winners 2014:  86th Academy Awards 2014 or Oscar Awards 2014 announced today. ‘’12 Years a Slave” won the best picture Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night, for the first time conferring Hollywood’s top honor on the work of a black director.
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Picture: 12 Years a Slave
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Animated Feature: Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Cinematography: Gravity (Emmanuel Lubezki)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Costume Design: The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Directing: Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Documentary Feature: 20 Feet from Stardom (Nominees to be determined)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Documentary Short: The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (Malcolm Clarke, Nicholas Reed)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Film Editing: Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty (Italy)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Dallas Buyers Club (Adruitha Lee, Robin Mathews)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Original Score: Gravity (Steven Price)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Original Song: Let It Go - Frozen
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Production Design: The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Animated Short Film: Mr. Hublot (Laurent Witz, Alexandre Espigares)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Live Action Short Film: Helium (Anders Walter, Kim Magnusson)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Sound Editing: Gravity (Glenn Freemantle)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Sound Mixing: Gravity (Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead, Chris Munro)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Visual Effects: Gravity (Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk, Neil Corbould)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Adapted Screenplay: 12 Years a Slave (John Ridley)
Oscar Award 2014 for Best Original Screenplay: Her (Spike Jonze)

India Post Brings It's First Savings Bank ATM in Chennai

The country's first Post Office Savings Bank ATM was inaugurated in Chennai on Thursday by Finance Minister P Chidambaram as part of the government's Rs 4,909 crore IT modernisation scheme for the Department of Posts. india-postAfter launching the ATM service at Thiyagaraya Nagar Head Post Office (HPO), Chidambaram said that Rs 4,909 crore had been allocated for the IT modernisation of Department of Posts in the interim budget for 2014-15. "The IT modernisation scheme is aimed at making Department of Posts a completely technology-oriented one and today's initiative is a step in that regard," he said. The IT modernisation scheme would cover 1.55 lakh Post offices and would be implemented by next year, he added. Speaking about the newly launched ATM service at the HPO, Chidambaram said that while it will initially operate in a closed environment for about six months, it will later change to 'inter-operability,' on the lines of bank ATMs, allowing customers to withdraw money from any ATM.
 Mr. Chidambaram said the ATM would run on a trial basis for six months. Afterwards, it would become an interoperable where cards of other banks could be used. Commenting on the future of post offices in the IT era where sending letters and post cards had become a rarity, Mr. Chidambaram said the department was inventing new strategies to keep itself on the growth trajectory. For parcel services, people still preferred the post office, he observed. Secretary of Department of Posts Padmini Gopinath said about 2800 such ATMs would be installed by end of 2015. Sixty-two post offices covering 64 lakh accounts had already migrated to CBS. “Over 26,840 post offices will adopt CBS by 2016. All account holders will be provided with an ATM card,” Ms. Padimini said. She said the department was also toying with the idea of starting e-commerce services in rural areas to improve its earnings.

Current Affairs of India, World in March 2014

Current Affairs of India, World for the Month of March  2014: Current Affairs General Knowledge(GK) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) for IAS/ Bank and other competitive examinations across India.  As part of Current Affairs , We will daily provides you Question of Current Affairs, India GK and World GK during whole month of March 2014. For Current Affairs Live Updates Follow us:
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Current Affairs for March 2014 - Daily Updates:
- ‘’12 Years a Slave” won the best picture Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night, for the first time conferring Hollywood’s top honor on the work of a black director.  
- Mizoram has clinched its Maiden Santosh Trophy defeating Railways by 3-0 in Siliguri in the summit clash on 9th March 2014.