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Naresh Hindustan time's में प्रकाशित लेख....दास्ताँ दो आयरन लेडी की..... A biopic and the tale of two iconic Manipuri women ------------------------------- The movie Mary Kom released on Frid Read more ... ay to a reported Rs. 8-crore welcome at the box office. The same day, Irom Sharmila chose not to be released from custody, refusing to sign a Rs. 10,000 personal bond. But the story of Manipur’s two most iconic daughters is more than a study in contrast. The champion boxer and the gritty human rights activist have much in common. An iron will, for instance, and the ability to weather storms. The five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medallist, Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, is still going strong, her aim set on the 2016 Rio Olympics. So is Irom’s steely protest — she is on an indefinite fast since November 2000 — seeking the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. Their stories hold insights into the beautiful, troubled state. A ‘ban’ on Hindi films by Manipuri militants prevented local fans of the boxer from watching the eponymous biopic starring Priyanka Chopra. As admirers elsewhere headed for halls screening the film, a convoy of armed policemen escorted Sharmila, 42, in an ambulance to the chief judicial magistrate’s court. The judge asked her to sign a personal release bond of `10,000. She refused, saying her release should be unconditional. The outcome was an escorted trip back to the special ward in the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences. The 10x12 feet ward has been ‘home’ since she began fasting against the act, which allegedly encouraged Assam Rifles personnel to gun down 10 villagers at Malom near Imphal on November 2, 2000. A local court had released Sharmila on August 20 but she was taken in on a 15-day remand two days later for continuing to fast. The hospital in Porompat is about 5km from the Games Village at Langol where Mary Kom, 31, lives. But the two have never met, perhaps because Mary – a state police officer – has restrictions. At her special ward, Sharmila told Hindustan Times she was wary of New Delhi wearing her determination down. On the biopic, she said it should do a world of good for Mary Kom but “I will not encourage the commercialisation of my life story”. “I hardly watched movies before all this (fasting and prolonged detention) happened. But I think the ban on Hindi films in Manipur is not right,” Sharmila said. “It is against the spirit of the freedom from AFSPA that I envisage.” Mary isn’t complaining. A special screening of the film gave Mary three precious days to bond with her family before returning to training for the Asian Games, being held in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19. “I’m happy and excited,” Mary told HT after the screening. “I never thought a biopic on my life would ever be made. Every individual in this world is facing some problem or the other, so I sincerely hope this film gives them the strength to overcome their difficulties.” “Every time there was a scene showing trust and understanding between us, she would get emotional,” her husband K Onler Kom told HT. Onler has stood by Mary while the mother of three boys concentrated on her boxing. Mary’s career sputtered when she failed to qualify for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in July-August, losing to main rival Pinky Jangra in the selection trials surrounded by controversy. She had her revenge by defeating Pinky in the Asian Games selection round. “Last time, I won a bronze. I can’t guarantee anything because every time the bout is different and opponents are new, but I assure you I will give it my best,” she said. Mary needs to bulk up a bit, unlike other boxers who usually need to trim down close to a competition. “I started training with my new coach Angom Lenin Meitei. He helped me gain weight as I had lost a few kilos recently.” Sharmila wishes her the best. “She has struggled like most women in a conflict zone. But her determination and faith in God have seen her through.”
9 days ago
Duane Always a big Frank Zappa fan. I've heard Dweezil & he is AWESOME! Love his live show & the CD's.
George Bostick
Happy birthday to the great Dweezil Zappa (born September 5, 1969) an American rock guitarist and occasional actor. He is the son of musician Frank Zappa. Zappa was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of musician Frank Zappa and Gail Zappa, who Read more ... worked in business. He is the second of four siblings: his older sister, Moon, younger sister Diva and younger brother Ahmet. He is the cousin of actress Lala Sloatman. Zappa's father was of Sicilian, Greek, Arab, and French descent, and his mother was of French, Irish and mostly Danish ancestry. Dweezil's registered birth name was Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa. The hospital at which he was born refused to register him under the name Dweezil, so Frank listed the names of several musician friends. "Dweezil" was a nickname coined by Frank for an oddly-curled pinky-toe of Gail's. At five years old, Dweezil learned that his legal name was different, and he insisted on having his nickname become his legal name. Gail and Frank hired an attorney and soon the name Dweezil was official.In the 1980s, Zappa worked as an MTV VJ and was promptly fired after badmouthing MTV on The Howard Stern Show. He also recorded some solo albums, as well as playing for other artists. Zappa can be heard playing lead guitar on The Fat Boys' "Wipe Out" (1987) and can be seen in the music video for Don Johnson's top 40 song, "Heartbeat". He also played co-lead guitar (along with Reb Beach) on Winger's cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze". He also had a part in the futuristic Arnold Schwarzenegger film The Running Man as Stevie ("Don't touch that dial!"), and gave his most famous cameo role in John Hughes's Brat Pack film, Pretty in Pink (starring Molly Ringwald), as Andie's friend, Simon. Since the early 1990s, Zappa has been working on a piece of music named "What the Hell Was I Thinking?", a 75-minute piece featuring guitar solos by dozens of famous guitar players. The project has suffered from numerous difficulties and has been reworked several times since the '90s. Dweezil said in September 2004: "I started recording it on analog tape almost 13 years ago... There are probably about 35 guest guitar players on it, everybody from Brian May to Eddie Van Halen, Eric Johnson, Angus and Malcolm Young — it's quite a crazy project. I'm still waiting and hoping to record Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page as some of my final guests on there." In the mid-1990s, Zappa voiced the character Ajax Duckman on the animated series Duckman. He also briefly appeared in the television sitcom Normal Life with sister Moon Unit Zappa and former Laverne & Shirley star Cindy Williams. He composed and performed the theme music for The Ben Stiller Show (the solo from Spinal Tap's "Break Like the Wind"). In 1999, Dweezil, alongside his brother, Ahmet Zappa, starred in a show featuring celebrities, bands and dance troupe called Happy Hour which debuted April 3, 1999 on the USA Network. The show lasted for one season despite its success due to a copyright dispute over the title of the show. In "Weird Al" Yankovic's 2003 eleventh studio album Poodle Hat, Zappa performs the opening guitar solo and lends his vocal talents to the track, "Genius in France". In 2006, Zappa organized the "Zappa Plays Zappa" tour. He assembled a band of young musicians with a view to bring the music of Frank Zappa to a younger audience. The tour also featured guest appearances by Steve Vai, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Terry Bozzio. The tour began in Europe in May with dates in the U.S. from June. After a break it continued in the U.S. on October 18, 2006. The 2007 version of the tour ran from July, finishing in Australia in early December, and featured Ray White as special guest. The shows ended with the promise: "There are so many songs we want to learn to play ... see y'all next year ...", and further tours have followed each year since 2007. In 2009, Ray White left Zappa Plays Zappa for an undisclosed reason. From 1998 to 2004, Zappa dated musician Lisa Loeb. Zappa and Loeb wrote and performed music together, and Zappa toured with Loeb's band. The couple co-hosted the cooking show Dweezil & Lisa on Food Network in 2004. Zappa married fashion stylist Lauren Knudsen on September 3, 2005 in Los Angeles. They have two daughters: Zola Frank Zappa (born 2006) and Ceylon Indira Zappa (born 2008). In March 2010 Knudsen filed for divorce in L.A. County Superior Court. According to the documents, she cited irreconcilable differences and applied to share legal custody of the two daughters. In March 2012, with the divorce case still unresolved, Zappa's former lawyer made a public issue of his unpaid legal bills. Dweezil went on to marry Megan Marsicano in a private ceremony in Los Angeles in April 2012.
11 days ago
Palhari
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Current Affairs at Glance July 2014: -------------------------------------------------------------- World’s Second most populous city after Tokyo is Delhi in 2014. Arun Mishra, Rohington and Adarsh assumed charges as Supreme Court Judges. Goodwi Read more ... ll Ambassador for UN Women is Emma Watson. Union Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda Presented Rail Budget for the year 2014-15. Economic Survey of India 2013-14 presented in Lok Sabha by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. Union Budget 2014-15 presented in Lok Sabha by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. New Chief Justice of Pakistan is Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk. Nagaland Governor Vakkom B. Purushothaman Resigned. Pinky Anand appointed Additional Solicitor-General in the Supreme Court. Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigned. Ram Naresh Yadav sworn-in as Governor of Chhattisgarh. Indian Railways successfully conducted test run of Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train. CCEA approved inclusion of onion and potato under Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Third edition of Ladakh International Film Festival held in Leh. Bank of Maharashtra bags best bank award. US named a mountain in Antarctica after an Indian-American scientist. AMK Sinha is new IOC Chairman. Shah Rukh Khan Conferred with Knight of the Legion of Honor. West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan resigns. Pankaj Advani won IBSF 6-Red World Snooker title in Egypt. Saina Nehwal wins Australian Open Super Series title. K Rosaiah sworn-in as Karnataka Governor. Jean-Claude Juncker named as the next president of the European Commission India has over 1 million children out of school: UNESCO India launches five foreign satellites, Modi lauds scientists. Sudarsan Pattnaik Wins Award at Sand Sculpting World Cup. 35th National Games to be held in Kerala from 31 January to 14 February 2015. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on 4 July 2014 dedicated 25 km-long Katra-Udhampur railway line of Jammu to the nation. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 4 July 2014 inaugurated the 240MW Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Jammu and Kashmir. Men’s Wimbledon Tennis Open won by Novak Djokovic. Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title. New Chief of Madras Management Association is Raju Venkatraman. Pakistanis who comes to India can use their telephones to connect with Pakistan. This proposal of Commerce Ministry was accepted by Home Ministry. Sunburn plans to create Guinness Word Record of the Largest Human Logo Formation. F-Cube Technology launched to promote football. Advanced version of 290KM range BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile test fired. One Rupee Reconstructive Surgery Campaign launched by Aakar Asha. Web portal for unemployed skilled people by MSME Ministry.Website address for this portal is www.niesbudnaukri.com. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to participate in VIth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza and Brasilia, Brazil from 14 to 16th of July. World Population Day was observed across the world on 11 July 2014. The theme of World Population Day 2014 was Investing in Young People. President Pranab Mukherjee has removed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Virendra Kataria from his post. The Indian Navy will formally receive the first fully ingeniously built anti-submarine warfare (ASW), INS Kamorta, at Visakhapatnam. Union Ministry of Railways launched Social Media Platform for the Indian Railways on 7 July 2014. With this, customers can connect with the Railways through Facebook and Twitter. Besides, all the important announcements of Railways starting with Rail Budget 2014-15 will be available to the customers on 24×7 basis. BRICS 7th summit will be done at Russian city of Ufa. On the sidelines of 6th summit this declaration was made in Fortaleza. New Leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party for both Houses of Parliament is Narendra Modi. New Secretary to Department of Fertilisers is Jugal Kishore. New Secretary to Department of Department of Telecom is Rakesh Garg New Secretary to Department of Administrative Reforms is Sanjay Kothari Football World Cup Lifted by Germany by defeating Argentina. Cygnus, Private Spacecraft, Launched in US. International Jawa Day observed on 13-07-2014. Uttar Pradesh Governor is BJP Veteran Leader Ram Naik. OP Kohli is the Governor of Gujarat. Balramji Das Tandon is the Governor of Chhattisgarh. West Bengal Governor is Keshari Nath. Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya appointed as Governor of Nagaland. New Urban Development Secretary is Shankar Agarwal. New CEO of Payback India is Rahul Rana. New Managing Director of Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank is Upendra Kamath. First Basketball Player of Indian Origin to Join NBA is Sim Bhullar. Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013 won by Chandi Prasad Bhatt. Brics Nations Agreed to create Energy Reserve Fund and 100 billion US dollar development Bank. New Chairman of IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) is Ashok. First India Factory of the US Firm inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh. Rahul Dravid, Indian Cricketer, elected as member of Laureus World Sports Academy. 95th Garo Labour Corps day observed on 16-07-2014. This day celebrated in Meghalaya to salute and paid homage to the heroes of World War I. First country in the world to abolish the Carbon Tax is Australia. Best Implementation of Green IT Award Achieved by Polaris. RDE DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) developed mountain Foot Bridge for Public use. It was handed over to the public by R Chidambaram the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government. Gold Award in Premier Trading House Category achieved by Nalco. First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years In the second test against England at Lord, India won the match. This is the First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs. The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim arrived in New Delhi, India on 21 July 2014 on his three-day visit. MyGov Portal launched by Narendra Modi to share thoughts and enable Govt Citizen Discussions. New Chief Justice of Madras HC is Sanjay Kishan. Azim Premji Wipro Chairman honoured with a doctorate by IIT Kharagpur. Apurvi Chandela won gold in 10m Air Rifle. 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated in India. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President, visited India. Fouad Massoum is the new President of Iraq. Indonesian Presidential elections won by Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo. Tighter Regulatory norms for Banks unveils by RBI. New Executive Director of TiE Hubli is Vinay Pawar. Brand Ambassador of Telangana is Sania Mirza. Special Edition of Explorer magazines for school Children launched by National Geographic. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Food Processing Minister stated that 16 states were in process to delist vegetables and fruits from APMC Act. Proposal to set up low cost airports at Bihar. Google will launch Hindi version of Google maps. First Indian company to achieve Market capitalisation of Rs.5 lakh crores is TCS. Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 got off at the Celtic Park Scotland. New Visa Policy for Indians introduced by Bahrain Economic Development Board. KN Tripathy sworn in as Govenor of West Bengal. Former Union Minister and BJP leader from Maharashtra Ram Naik on 22 July 2014 was sworn in as 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow. Internet search engine giant Google on 22 July 2014 announced to launch its Hindi version of Google Maps on Andriod and PC. Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 19 July 2014 constituted R S Sharma Expert Committee on Cost Records and Cost Audits. Web portal for Industrial Licences launched by chief Minister of Tamilnadu Jayalalitha. It was launched to simplify the proves for the registration of the new industries in the state of Tamilnadu. India voted for UNHRC resolution: For a probe on Israel’s offensive in Gaza, India voted in favour of UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) resolution. Chief Ministers Social Assistance Scheme for women and Physically handicapped launched in Meghalaya. Logo Design competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned for his position. This was done due to complicating Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 probe which left 298 dead. Cabinet approved raising of FDI in the insurance sector to 49%. $ 1.5 billion raised from the sale of overseas bonds by Tata Steel. In 20th Common wealth Games Scotland Gold Medal won by Weightlifters K Sanjita Chanu and Sukhen Dey. Saturn Moon Titan had thicker atmosphere. Air Algerie Plane Boeing went missing over Goa in Mali in Africa. Logo Design competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Malabar Naval Exercise started in Pacific Ocean. India is against signing TFA (Trade Facilitation Agreement) of WTO. Decision was taken at General council. This council consists of 160 members WTO Geneva Switzerland. Rashtrapati Bhavan Post office and Presidents Estate Branch of United Bank of India launched in their new buildings. Special Public Prosecutor for trial in coal blocks allocation scam is RS Cheema. New President of ICAI for the year 2014-15 is Durga Prasad CMA (Cost and Management Accountant). An Agreement was made between Sumitomo and GAIL to pursue business opportunities in the natural gas and LNG Value Chain business globally. Best Campaign of the year award achieved by Prince Jewellery. New Independent director of Cipla is Adil Zainubhai. Earlier he acted as Chairman of McKinsey India. Financial Agreement was done between L & T Finance and Escorts. This combination is most advantage to tractor customers in India. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has designed a low-cost bridge which can be used by civilians to cross small streams and rivulets. Veteran BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki was appointed as the Governor of Haryana by President Pranab Mukhejee on 25 July 2014. 5th Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 were presented in Mumbai on 25 July 2014. The award ceremony was sponsored by Godrej Expert. The Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India, Shashi Kant Sharma on 25 July 2014 assumed office as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors. BJP leader Balram Das Tandon is new Chhattisgarh Governor. Sanjita Khumukcham bags India's first gold in Glasgow. Salman Khan is brand ambassador for pipes maker Astral. India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza. The Supreme Court on 23 July 2013 permitted Uttar Pradesh government to cut 697 trees spread across four hectares of protected forests in TTZ. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 July 2014 suggested certain qualitative changes in the functioning of Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF). The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 17 July 2014 announced draft regulations for infrastructure investment trusts. The Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII) was released at the B20 Australia Summit held in Sydney on 18 July 2014. Union Finance Minister presented Delhi Budget 2014-15 of 36776 crore rupees in Parliament. No new taxes were proposed. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 17 July 2014 released the National Health Profile 2013. President has rejected the mercy petitions of Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli and five other death row convicts on advice of the Union Home Ministry. Irishman Rory McIlroy won the British Golf Open Championship 2014 held at Royal Liverpool Golf course in Holyake. First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. In the second test against England at Lord, India won the match. This is the First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs. The study named "Sex Ratios and Gender-Biased Sex Selection: History, Debate and Future Directions", says the child sex ratio in India has deteriorated from 976 girls to 1,000 boys in 1961, to 927 girls in 2001 and to 918 girls in 2011. World Hepatitis Day was observed on 28 July 2014. Viral Hepatitis is a disease that annually claims about 1.4 million deaths. Union Finance Ministry gave its nod to the proposal of setting up rape crisis centres in all district across India. Sushma Swaraj was on a three-day visit to Nepal from 25 July to 27 July 2014. During the visit, she co-chaired the meet of Indo-Nepal Joint Commission. Prime Minister of India has launched a web platform – MyGov.nic.in to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. First International Gaucher Day was observed across the world on 26 July 2014. The day was observed to mark the 160th birthday of Philippe Gaucher. Government dissolved Khadi and Village Industries Mission. This was effecting from 24th July 2014. The Reserve Bank of India has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Monetary Authority of Hong Kong for exchange of supervisory information. RBI allows Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) to use e-KYC service to verify identity. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched a web platform –MyGov.nic.in. The platform has been created to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. An international conference on women entrepreneurship would be held here starting October 18. Amitabh Bachchan named as Maharashtra's horticulture ambassador. India’s largest telecom firm Bharti Airtel on Monday(28 July 2014) said it has crossed 300 million customers mark across its mobile, fixed line, DSL and DTH services. International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2014 to promote protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats. Indian Air Force on 28 July 2014 received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The Lives of Others authored by Neel Mukherjee was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014 in the fourth week of July 2014. The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014. RBI has cancelled certificate of registration of six NBFCs with which they cannot be able to conduct business of non-banking financial institution. Third Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. Government has launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission to promote conservation and developments of indigenous breeds of cows in a scientific manner. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on 30 July 2014 took over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC). The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 24 July 2014 approved the sale of 10 million tonnes of wheat from the FCI stock. Union government on 24 July 2014 decided to appoint Suresh Prabhu Committee to review the gas pricing formula. Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the seventh President of Iraq after winning most votes (211 votes out of 269 votes). KV Chowdary tipped to be new Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chief. The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014. Shakuntla Jakhu to take over as new Haryana Chief Secretary. Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff on 31 July 2014. He succeeded General Bikram Singh. New Delhi will host the Third India-Africa Forum Summit, IAFS-III, on the 4th of December this year.
1 month ago
Prabhu
Governmentjobsindia
Current Affairs at Glance July 2014: -------------------------------------------------------------- World’s Second most populous city after Tokyo is Delhi in 2014. Arun Mishra, Rohington and Adarsh assumed charges as Supreme Court Judges. Goodwi Read more ... ll Ambassador for UN Women is Emma Watson. Union Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda Presented Rail Budget for the year 2014-15. Economic Survey of India 2013-14 presented in Lok Sabha by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. Union Budget 2014-15 presented in Lok Sabha by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. New Chief Justice of Pakistan is Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk. Nagaland Governor Vakkom B. Purushothaman Resigned. Pinky Anand appointed Additional Solicitor-General in the Supreme Court. Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigned. Ram Naresh Yadav sworn-in as Governor of Chhattisgarh. Indian Railways successfully conducted test run of Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train. CCEA approved inclusion of onion and potato under Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Third edition of Ladakh International Film Festival held in Leh. Bank of Maharashtra bags best bank award. US named a mountain in Antarctica after an Indian-American scientist. AMK Sinha is new IOC Chairman. Shah Rukh Khan Conferred with Knight of the Legion of Honor. West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan resigns. Pankaj Advani won IBSF 6-Red World Snooker title in Egypt. Saina Nehwal wins Australian Open Super Series title. K Rosaiah sworn-in as Karnataka Governor. Jean-Claude Juncker named as the next president of the European Commission India has over 1 million children out of school: UNESCO India launches five foreign satellites, Modi lauds scientists. Sudarsan Pattnaik Wins Award at Sand Sculpting World Cup. 35th National Games to be held in Kerala from 31 January to 14 February 2015. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on 4 July 2014 dedicated 25 km-long Katra-Udhampur railway line of Jammu to the nation. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 4 July 2014 inaugurated the 240MW Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Jammu and Kashmir. Men’s Wimbledon Tennis Open won by Novak Djokovic. Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title. New Chief of Madras Management Association is Raju Venkatraman. Pakistanis who comes to India can use their telephones to connect with Pakistan. This proposal of Commerce Ministry was accepted by Home Ministry. Sunburn plans to create Guinness Word Record of the Largest Human Logo Formation. F-Cube Technology launched to promote football. Advanced version of 290KM range BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile test fired. One Rupee Reconstructive Surgery Campaign launched by Aakar Asha. Web portal for unemployed skilled people by MSME Ministry.Website address for this portal is www.niesbudnaukri.com. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to participate in VIth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza and Brasilia, Brazil from 14 to 16th of July. World Population Day was observed across the world on 11 July 2014. The theme of World Population Day 2014 was Investing in Young People. President Pranab Mukherjee has removed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Virendra Kataria from his post. The Indian Navy will formally receive the first fully ingeniously built anti-submarine warfare (ASW), INS Kamorta, at Visakhapatnam. Union Ministry of Railways launched Social Media Platform for the Indian Railways on 7 July 2014. With this, customers can connect with the Railways through Facebook and Twitter. Besides, all the important announcements of Railways starting with Rail Budget 2014-15 will be available to the customers on 24×7 basis. BRICS 7th summit will be done at Russian city of Ufa. On the sidelines of 6th summit this declaration was made in Fortaleza. New Leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party for both Houses of Parliament is Narendra Modi. New Secretary to Department of Fertilisers is Jugal Kishore. New Secretary to Department of Department of Telecom is Rakesh Garg New Secretary to Department of Administrative Reforms is Sanjay Kothari Football World Cup Lifted by Germany by defeating Argentina. Cygnus, Private Spacecraft, Launched in US. International Jawa Day observed on 13-07-2014. Uttar Pradesh Governor is BJP Veteran Leader Ram Naik. OP Kohli is the Governor of Gujarat. Balramji Das Tandon is the Governor of Chhattisgarh. West Bengal Governor is Keshari Nath. Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya appointed as Governor of Nagaland. New Urban Development Secretary is Shankar Agarwal. New CEO of Payback India is Rahul Rana. New Managing Director of Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank is Upendra Kamath. First Basketball Player of Indian Origin to Join NBA is Sim Bhullar. Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013 won by Chandi Prasad Bhatt. Brics Nations Agreed to create Energy Reserve Fund and 100 billion US dollar development Bank. New Chairman of IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) is Ashok. First India Factory of the US Firm inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh. Rahul Dravid, Indian Cricketer, elected as member of Laureus World Sports Academy. 95th Garo Labour Corps day observed on 16-07-2014. This day celebrated in Meghalaya to salute and paid homage to the heroes of World War I. First country in the world to abolish the Carbon Tax is Australia. Best Implementation of Green IT Award Achieved by Polaris. RDE DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) developed mountain Foot Bridge for Public use. It was handed over to the public by R Chidambaram the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government. Gold Award in Premier Trading House Category achieved by Nalco. First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years In the second test against England at Lord, India won the match. This is the First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs. The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim arrived in New Delhi, India on 21 July 2014 on his three-day visit. MyGov Portal launched by Narendra Modi to share thoughts and enable Govt Citizen Discussions. New Chief Justice of Madras HC is Sanjay Kishan. Azim Premji Wipro Chairman honoured with a doctorate by IIT Kharagpur. Apurvi Chandela won gold in 10m Air Rifle. 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated in India. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President, visited India. Fouad Massoum is the new President of Iraq. Indonesian Presidential elections won by Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo. Tighter Regulatory norms for Banks unveils by RBI. New Executive Director of TiE Hubli is Vinay Pawar. Brand Ambassador of Telangana is Sania Mirza. Special Edition of Explorer magazines for school Children launched by National Geographic. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Food Processing Minister stated that 16 states were in process to delist vegetables and fruits from APMC Act. Proposal to set up low cost airports at Bihar. Google will launch Hindi version of Google maps. First Indian company to achieve Market capitalisation of Rs.5 lakh crores is TCS. Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 got off at the Celtic Park Scotland. New Visa Policy for Indians introduced by Bahrain Economic Development Board. KN Tripathy sworn in as Govenor of West Bengal. Former Union Minister and BJP leader from Maharashtra Ram Naik on 22 July 2014 was sworn in as 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow. Internet search engine giant Google on 22 July 2014 announced to launch its Hindi version of Google Maps on Andriod and PC. Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 19 July 2014 constituted R S Sharma Expert Committee on Cost Records and Cost Audits. Web portal for Industrial Licences launched by chief Minister of Tamilnadu Jayalalitha. It was launched to simplify the proves for the registration of the new industries in the state of Tamilnadu. India voted for UNHRC resolution: For a probe on Israel’s offensive in Gaza, India voted in favour of UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) resolution. Chief Ministers Social Assistance Scheme for women and Physically handicapped launched in Meghalaya. Logo Design competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned for his position. This was done due to complicating Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 probe which left 298 dead. Cabinet approved raising of FDI in the insurance sector to 49%. $ 1.5 billion raised from the sale of overseas bonds by Tata Steel. In 20th Common wealth Games Scotland Gold Medal won by Weightlifters K Sanjita Chanu and Sukhen Dey. Saturn Moon Titan had thicker atmosphere. Air Algerie Plane Boeing went missing over Goa in Mali in Africa. Logo Design competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Malabar Naval Exercise started in Pacific Ocean. India is against signing TFA (Trade Facilitation Agreement) of WTO. Decision was taken at General council. This council consists of 160 members WTO Geneva Switzerland. Rashtrapati Bhavan Post office and Presidents Estate Branch of United Bank of India launched in their new buildings. Special Public Prosecutor for trial in coal blocks allocation scam is RS Cheema. New President of ICAI for the year 2014-15 is Durga Prasad CMA (Cost and Management Accountant). An Agreement was made between Sumitomo and GAIL to pursue business opportunities in the natural gas and LNG Value Chain business globally. Best Campaign of the year award achieved by Prince Jewellery. New Independent director of Cipla is Adil Zainubhai. Earlier he acted as Chairman of McKinsey India. Financial Agreement was done between L & T Finance and Escorts. This combination is most advantage to tractor customers in India. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has designed a low-cost bridge which can be used by civilians to cross small streams and rivulets. Veteran BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki was appointed as the Governor of Haryana by President Pranab Mukhejee on 25 July 2014. 5th Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 were presented in Mumbai on 25 July 2014. The award ceremony was sponsored by Godrej Expert. The Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India, Shashi Kant Sharma on 25 July 2014 assumed office as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors. BJP leader Balram Das Tandon is new Chhattisgarh Governor. Sanjita Khumukcham bags India's first gold in Glasgow. Salman Khan is brand ambassador for pipes maker Astral. India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza. The Supreme Court on 23 July 2013 permitted Uttar Pradesh government to cut 697 trees spread across four hectares of protected forests in TTZ. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 July 2014 suggested certain qualitative changes in the functioning of Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF). The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 17 July 2014 announced draft regulations for infrastructure investment trusts. The Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII) was released at the B20 Australia Summit held in Sydney on 18 July 2014. Union Finance Minister presented Delhi Budget 2014-15 of 36776 crore rupees in Parliament. No new taxes were proposed. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 17 July 2014 released the National Health Profile 2013. President has rejected the mercy petitions of Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli and five other death row convicts on advice of the Union Home Ministry. Irishman Rory McIlroy won the British Golf Open Championship 2014 held at Royal Liverpool Golf course in Holyake. First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. In the second test against England at Lord, India won the match. This is the First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs. The study named "Sex Ratios and Gender-Biased Sex Selection: History, Debate and Future Directions", says the child sex ratio in India has deteriorated from 976 girls to 1,000 boys in 1961, to 927 girls in 2001 and to 918 girls in 2011. World Hepatitis Day was observed on 28 July 2014. Viral Hepatitis is a disease that annually claims about 1.4 million deaths. Union Finance Ministry gave its nod to the proposal of setting up rape crisis centres in all district across India. Sushma Swaraj was on a three-day visit to Nepal from 25 July to 27 July 2014. During the visit, she co-chaired the meet of Indo-Nepal Joint Commission. Prime Minister of India has launched a web platform – MyGov.nic.in to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. First International Gaucher Day was observed across the world on 26 July 2014. The day was observed to mark the 160th birthday of Philippe Gaucher. Government dissolved Khadi and Village Industries Mission. This was effecting from 24th July 2014. The Reserve Bank of India has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Monetary Authority of Hong Kong for exchange of supervisory information. RBI allows Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) to use e-KYC service to verify identity. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched a web platform –MyGov.nic.in. The platform has been created to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. An international conference on women entrepreneurship would be held here starting October 18. Amitabh Bachchan named as Maharashtra's horticulture ambassador. India’s largest telecom firm Bharti Airtel on Monday(28 July 2014) said it has crossed 300 million customers mark across its mobile, fixed line, DSL and DTH services. International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2014 to promote protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats. Indian Air Force on 28 July 2014 received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The Lives of Others authored by Neel Mukherjee was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014 in the fourth week of July 2014. The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014. RBI has cancelled certificate of registration of six NBFCs with which they cannot be able to conduct business of non-banking financial institution. Third Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. Government has launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission to promote conservation and developments of indigenous breeds of cows in a scientific manner. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on 30 July 2014 took over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC). The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 24 July 2014 approved the sale of 10 million tonnes of wheat from the FCI stock. Union government on 24 July 2014 decided to appoint Suresh Prabhu Committee to review the gas pricing formula. Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the seventh President of Iraq after winning most votes (211 votes out of 269 votes). KV Chowdary tipped to be new Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chief. The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014. Shakuntla Jakhu to take over as new Haryana Chief Secretary. Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff on 31 July 2014. He succeeded General Bikram Singh. New Delhi will host the Third India-Africa Forum Summit, IAFS-III, on the 4th of December this year.
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Current Affairs at Glance July 2014: -------------------------------------------------------------- World’s Second most populous city after Tokyo is Delhi in 2014. Arun Mishra, Rohington and Adarsh assumed charges as Supreme Court Judges. Goodwi Read more ... ll Ambassador for UN Women is Emma Watson. Union Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda Presented Rail Budget for the year 2014-15. Economic Survey of India 2013-14 presented in Lok Sabha by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. Union Budget 2014-15 presented in Lok Sabha by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. New Chief Justice of Pakistan is Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk. Nagaland Governor Vakkom B. Purushothaman Resigned. Pinky Anand appointed Additional Solicitor-General in the Supreme Court. Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigned. Ram Naresh Yadav sworn-in as Governor of Chhattisgarh. Indian Railways successfully conducted test run of Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train. CCEA approved inclusion of onion and potato under Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Third edition of Ladakh International Film Festival held in Leh. Bank of Maharashtra bags best bank award. US named a mountain in Antarctica after an Indian-American scientist. AMK Sinha is new IOC Chairman. Shah Rukh Khan Conferred with Knight of the Legion of Honor. West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan resigns. Pankaj Advani won IBSF 6-Red World Snooker title in Egypt. Saina Nehwal wins Australian Open Super Series title. K Rosaiah sworn-in as Karnataka Governor. Jean-Claude Juncker named as the next president of the European Commission India has over 1 million children out of school: UNESCO India launches five foreign satellites, Modi lauds scientists. Sudarsan Pattnaik Wins Award at Sand Sculpting World Cup. 35th National Games to be held in Kerala from 31 January to 14 February 2015. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on 4 July 2014 dedicated 25 km-long Katra-Udhampur railway line of Jammu to the nation. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 4 July 2014 inaugurated the 240MW Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Jammu and Kashmir. Men’s Wimbledon Tennis Open won by Novak Djokovic. Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title. New Chief of Madras Management Association is Raju Venkatraman. Pakistanis who comes to India can use their telephones to connect with Pakistan. This proposal of Commerce Ministry was accepted by Home Ministry. Sunburn plans to create Guinness Word Record of the Largest Human Logo Formation. F-Cube Technology launched to promote football. Advanced version of 290KM range BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile test fired. One Rupee Reconstructive Surgery Campaign launched by Aakar Asha. Web portal for unemployed skilled people by MSME Ministry.Website address for this portal is www.niesbudnaukri.com. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to participate in VIth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza and Brasilia, Brazil from 14 to 16th of July. World Population Day was observed across the world on 11 July 2014. The theme of World Population Day 2014 was Investing in Young People. President Pranab Mukherjee has removed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Virendra Kataria from his post. The Indian Navy will formally receive the first fully ingeniously built anti-submarine warfare (ASW), INS Kamorta, at Visakhapatnam. Union Ministry of Railways launched Social Media Platform for the Indian Railways on 7 July 2014. With this, customers can connect with the Railways through Facebook and Twitter. Besides, all the important announcements of Railways starting with Rail Budget 2014-15 will be available to the customers on 24×7 basis. BRICS 7th summit will be done at Russian city of Ufa. On the sidelines of 6th summit this declaration was made in Fortaleza. New Leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party for both Houses of Parliament is Narendra Modi. New Secretary to Department of Fertilisers is Jugal Kishore. New Secretary to Department of Department of Telecom is Rakesh Garg New Secretary to Department of Administrative Reforms is Sanjay Kothari Football World Cup Lifted by Germany by defeating Argentina. Cygnus, Private Spacecraft, Launched in US. International Jawa Day observed on 13-07-2014. Uttar Pradesh Governor is BJP Veteran Leader Ram Naik. OP Kohli is the Governor of Gujarat. Balramji Das Tandon is the Governor of Chhattisgarh. West Bengal Governor is Keshari Nath. Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya appointed as Governor of Nagaland. New Urban Development Secretary is Shankar Agarwal. New CEO of Payback India is Rahul Rana. New Managing Director of Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank is Upendra Kamath. First Basketball Player of Indian Origin to Join NBA is Sim Bhullar. Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013 won by Chandi Prasad Bhatt. Brics Nations Agreed to create Energy Reserve Fund and 100 billion US dollar development Bank. New Chairman of IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) is Ashok. First India Factory of the US Firm inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh. Rahul Dravid, Indian Cricketer, elected as member of Laureus World Sports Academy. 95th Garo Labour Corps day observed on 16-07-2014. This day celebrated in Meghalaya to salute and paid homage to the heroes of World War I. First country in the world to abolish the Carbon Tax is Australia. Best Implementation of Green IT Award Achieved by Polaris. RDE DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) developed mountain Foot Bridge for Public use. It was handed over to the public by R Chidambaram the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government. Gold Award in Premier Trading House Category achieved by Nalco. First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years In the second test against England at Lord, India won the match. This is the First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs. The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim arrived in New Delhi, India on 21 July 2014 on his three-day visit. MyGov Portal launched by Narendra Modi to share thoughts and enable Govt Citizen Discussions. New Chief Justice of Madras HC is Sanjay Kishan. Azim Premji Wipro Chairman honoured with a doctorate by IIT Kharagpur. Apurvi Chandela won gold in 10m Air Rifle. 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated in India. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President, visited India. Fouad Massoum is the new President of Iraq. Indonesian Presidential elections won by Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo. Tighter Regulatory norms for Banks unveils by RBI. New Executive Director of TiE Hubli is Vinay Pawar. Brand Ambassador of Telangana is Sania Mirza. Special Edition of Explorer magazines for school Children launched by National Geographic. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Food Processing Minister stated that 16 states were in process to delist vegetables and fruits from APMC Act. Proposal to set up low cost airports at Bihar. Google will launch Hindi version of Google maps. First Indian company to achieve Market capitalisation of Rs.5 lakh crores is TCS. Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 got off at the Celtic Park Scotland. New Visa Policy for Indians introduced by Bahrain Economic Development Board. KN Tripathy sworn in as Govenor of West Bengal. Former Union Minister and BJP leader from Maharashtra Ram Naik on 22 July 2014 was sworn in as 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow. Internet search engine giant Google on 22 July 2014 announced to launch its Hindi version of Google Maps on Andriod and PC. Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 19 July 2014 constituted R S Sharma Expert Committee on Cost Records and Cost Audits. Web portal for Industrial Licences launched by chief Minister of Tamilnadu Jayalalitha. It was launched to simplify the proves for the registration of the new industries in the state of Tamilnadu. India voted for UNHRC resolution: For a probe on Israel’s offensive in Gaza, India voted in favour of UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) resolution. Chief Ministers Social Assistance Scheme for women and Physically handicapped launched in Meghalaya. Logo Design competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned for his position. This was done due to complicating Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 probe which left 298 dead. Cabinet approved raising of FDI in the insurance sector to 49%. $ 1.5 billion raised from the sale of overseas bonds by Tata Steel. In 20th Common wealth Games Scotland Gold Medal won by Weightlifters K Sanjita Chanu and Sukhen Dey. Saturn Moon Titan had thicker atmosphere. Air Algerie Plane Boeing went missing over Goa in Mali in Africa. Logo Design competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Malabar Naval Exercise started in Pacific Ocean. India is against signing TFA (Trade Facilitation Agreement) of WTO. Decision was taken at General council. This council consists of 160 members WTO Geneva Switzerland. Rashtrapati Bhavan Post office and Presidents Estate Branch of United Bank of India launched in their new buildings. Special Public Prosecutor for trial in coal blocks allocation scam is RS Cheema. New President of ICAI for the year 2014-15 is Durga Prasad CMA (Cost and Management Accountant). An Agreement was made between Sumitomo and GAIL to pursue business opportunities in the natural gas and LNG Value Chain business globally. Best Campaign of the year award achieved by Prince Jewellery. New Independent director of Cipla is Adil Zainubhai. Earlier he acted as Chairman of McKinsey India. Financial Agreement was done between L & T Finance and Escorts. This combination is most advantage to tractor customers in India. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has designed a low-cost bridge which can be used by civilians to cross small streams and rivulets. Veteran BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki was appointed as the Governor of Haryana by President Pranab Mukhejee on 25 July 2014. 5th Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 were presented in Mumbai on 25 July 2014. The award ceremony was sponsored by Godrej Expert. The Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India, Shashi Kant Sharma on 25 July 2014 assumed office as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors. BJP leader Balram Das Tandon is new Chhattisgarh Governor. Sanjita Khumukcham bags India's first gold in Glasgow. Salman Khan is brand ambassador for pipes maker Astral. India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza. The Supreme Court on 23 July 2013 permitted Uttar Pradesh government to cut 697 trees spread across four hectares of protected forests in TTZ. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 July 2014 suggested certain qualitative changes in the functioning of Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF). The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 17 July 2014 announced draft regulations for infrastructure investment trusts. The Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII) was released at the B20 Australia Summit held in Sydney on 18 July 2014. Union Finance Minister presented Delhi Budget 2014-15 of 36776 crore rupees in Parliament. No new taxes were proposed. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 17 July 2014 released the National Health Profile 2013. President has rejected the mercy petitions of Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli and five other death row convicts on advice of the Union Home Ministry. Irishman Rory McIlroy won the British Golf Open Championship 2014 held at Royal Liverpool Golf course in Holyake. First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. In the second test against England at Lord, India won the match. This is the First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs. The study named "Sex Ratios and Gender-Biased Sex Selection: History, Debate and Future Directions", says the child sex ratio in India has deteriorated from 976 girls to 1,000 boys in 1961, to 927 girls in 2001 and to 918 girls in 2011. World Hepatitis Day was observed on 28 July 2014. Viral Hepatitis is a disease that annually claims about 1.4 million deaths. Union Finance Ministry gave its nod to the proposal of setting up rape crisis centres in all district across India. Sushma Swaraj was on a three-day visit to Nepal from 25 July to 27 July 2014. During the visit, she co-chaired the meet of Indo-Nepal Joint Commission. Prime Minister of India has launched a web platform – MyGov.nic.in to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. First International Gaucher Day was observed across the world on 26 July 2014. The day was observed to mark the 160th birthday of Philippe Gaucher. Government dissolved Khadi and Village Industries Mission. This was effecting from 24th July 2014. The Reserve Bank of India has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Monetary Authority of Hong Kong for exchange of supervisory information. RBI allows Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) to use e-KYC service to verify identity. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched a web platform –MyGov.nic.in. The platform has been created to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. An international conference on women entrepreneurship would be held here starting October 18. Amitabh Bachchan named as Maharashtra's horticulture ambassador. India’s largest telecom firm Bharti Airtel on Monday(28 July 2014) said it has crossed 300 million customers mark across its mobile, fixed line, DSL and DTH services. International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2014 to promote protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats. Indian Air Force on 28 July 2014 received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The Lives of Others authored by Neel Mukherjee was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014 in the fourth week of July 2014. The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014. RBI has cancelled certificate of registration of six NBFCs with which they cannot be able to conduct business of non-banking financial institution. Third Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. Government has launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission to promote conservation and developments of indigenous breeds of cows in a scientific manner. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on 30 July 2014 took over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC). The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 24 July 2014 approved the sale of 10 million tonnes of wheat from the FCI stock. Union government on 24 July 2014 decided to appoint Suresh Prabhu Committee to review the gas pricing formula. Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the seventh President of Iraq after winning most votes (211 votes out of 269 votes). KV Chowdary tipped to be new Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chief. The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014. Shakuntla Jakhu to take over as new Haryana Chief Secretary. Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff on 31 July 2014. He succeeded General Bikram Singh. New Delhi will host the Third India-Africa Forum Summit, IAFS-III, on the 4th of December this year.
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Current Affairs at Glance July 2014: -------------------------------------------------------------- World’s Second most populous city after Tokyo is Delhi in 2014. Arun Mishra, Rohington and Adarsh assumed charges as Supreme Court Judges. Goodwi Read more ... ll Ambassador for UN Women is Emma Watson. Union Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda Presented Rail Budget for the year 2014-15. Economic Survey of India 2013-14 presented in Lok Sabha by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. Union Budget 2014-15 presented in Lok Sabha by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. New Chief Justice of Pakistan is Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk. Nagaland Governor Vakkom B. Purushothaman Resigned. Pinky Anand appointed Additional Solicitor-General in the Supreme Court. Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigned. Ram Naresh Yadav sworn-in as Governor of Chhattisgarh. Indian Railways successfully conducted test run of Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train. CCEA approved inclusion of onion and potato under Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Third edition of Ladakh International Film Festival held in Leh. Bank of Maharashtra bags best bank award. US named a mountain in Antarctica after an Indian-American scientist. AMK Sinha is new IOC Chairman. Shah Rukh Khan Conferred with Knight of the Legion of Honor. West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan resigns. Pankaj Advani won IBSF 6-Red World Snooker title in Egypt. Saina Nehwal wins Australian Open Super Series title. K Rosaiah sworn-in as Karnataka Governor. Jean-Claude Juncker named as the next president of the European Commission India has over 1 million children out of school: UNESCO India launches five foreign satellites, Modi lauds scientists. Sudarsan Pattnaik Wins Award at Sand Sculpting World Cup. 35th National Games to be held in Kerala from 31 January to 14 February 2015. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on 4 July 2014 dedicated 25 km-long Katra-Udhampur railway line of Jammu to the nation. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 4 July 2014 inaugurated the 240MW Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Jammu and Kashmir. Men’s Wimbledon Tennis Open won by Novak Djokovic. Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title. New Chief of Madras Management Association is Raju Venkatraman. Pakistanis who comes to India can use their telephones to connect with Pakistan. This proposal of Commerce Ministry was accepted by Home Ministry. Sunburn plans to create Guinness Word Record of the Largest Human Logo Formation. F-Cube Technology launched to promote football. Advanced version of 290KM range BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile test fired. One Rupee Reconstructive Surgery Campaign launched by Aakar Asha. Web portal for unemployed skilled people by MSME Ministry.Website address for this portal is www.niesbudnaukri.com. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to participate in VIth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza and Brasilia, Brazil from 14 to 16th of July. World Population Day was observed across the world on 11 July 2014. The theme of World Population Day 2014 was Investing in Young People. President Pranab Mukherjee has removed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Virendra Kataria from his post. The Indian Navy will formally receive the first fully ingeniously built anti-submarine warfare (ASW), INS Kamorta, at Visakhapatnam. Union Ministry of Railways launched Social Media Platform for the Indian Railways on 7 July 2014. With this, customers can connect with the Railways through Facebook and Twitter. Besides, all the important announcements of Railways starting with Rail Budget 2014-15 will be available to the customers on 24×7 basis. BRICS 7th summit will be done at Russian city of Ufa. On the sidelines of 6th summit this declaration was made in Fortaleza. New Leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party for both Houses of Parliament is Narendra Modi. New Secretary to Department of Fertilisers is Jugal Kishore. New Secretary to Department of Department of Telecom is Rakesh Garg New Secretary to Department of Administrative Reforms is Sanjay Kothari Football World Cup Lifted by Germany by defeating Argentina. Cygnus, Private Spacecraft, Launched in US. International Jawa Day observed on 13-07-2014. Uttar Pradesh Governor is BJP Veteran Leader Ram Naik. OP Kohli is the Governor of Gujarat. Balramji Das Tandon is the Governor of Chhattisgarh. West Bengal Governor is Keshari Nath. Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya appointed as Governor of Nagaland. New Urban Development Secretary is Shankar Agarwal. New CEO of Payback India is Rahul Rana. New Managing Director of Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank is Upendra Kamath. First Basketball Player of Indian Origin to Join NBA is Sim Bhullar. Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013 won by Chandi Prasad Bhatt. Brics Nations Agreed to create Energy Reserve Fund and 100 billion US dollar development Bank. New Chairman of IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) is Ashok. First India Factory of the US Firm inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh. Rahul Dravid, Indian Cricketer, elected as member of Laureus World Sports Academy. 95th Garo Labour Corps day observed on 16-07-2014. This day celebrated in Meghalaya to salute and paid homage to the heroes of World War I. First country in the world to abolish the Carbon Tax is Australia. Best Implementation of Green IT Award Achieved by Polaris. RDE DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) developed mountain Foot Bridge for Public use. It was handed over to the public by R Chidambaram the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government. Gold Award in Premier Trading House Category achieved by Nalco. First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years In the second test against England at Lord, India won the match. This is the First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs. The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim arrived in New Delhi, India on 21 July 2014 on his three-day visit. MyGov Portal launched by Narendra Modi to share thoughts and enable Govt Citizen Discussions. New Chief Justice of Madras HC is Sanjay Kishan. Azim Premji Wipro Chairman honoured with a doctorate by IIT Kharagpur. Apurvi Chandela won gold in 10m Air Rifle. 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated in India. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President, visited India. Fouad Massoum is the new President of Iraq. Indonesian Presidential elections won by Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo. Tighter Regulatory norms for Banks unveils by RBI. New Executive Director of TiE Hubli is Vinay Pawar. Brand Ambassador of Telangana is Sania Mirza. Special Edition of Explorer magazines for school Children launched by National Geographic. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Food Processing Minister stated that 16 states were in process to delist vegetables and fruits from APMC Act. Proposal to set up low cost airports at Bihar. Google will launch Hindi version of Google maps. First Indian company to achieve Market capitalisation of Rs.5 lakh crores is TCS. Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 got off at the Celtic Park Scotland. New Visa Policy for Indians introduced by Bahrain Economic Development Board. KN Tripathy sworn in as Govenor of West Bengal. Former Union Minister and BJP leader from Maharashtra Ram Naik on 22 July 2014 was sworn in as 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow. Internet search engine giant Google on 22 July 2014 announced to launch its Hindi version of Google Maps on Andriod and PC. Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 19 July 2014 constituted R S Sharma Expert Committee on Cost Records and Cost Audits. Web portal for Industrial Licences launched by chief Minister of Tamilnadu Jayalalitha. It was launched to simplify the proves for the registration of the new industries in the state of Tamilnadu. India voted for UNHRC resolution: For a probe on Israel’s offensive in Gaza, India voted in favour of UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) resolution. Chief Ministers Social Assistance Scheme for women and Physically handicapped launched in Meghalaya. Logo Design competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned for his position. This was done due to complicating Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 probe which left 298 dead. Cabinet approved raising of FDI in the insurance sector to 49%. $ 1.5 billion raised from the sale of overseas bonds by Tata Steel. In 20th Common wealth Games Scotland Gold Medal won by Weightlifters K Sanjita Chanu and Sukhen Dey. Saturn Moon Titan had thicker atmosphere. Air Algerie Plane Boeing went missing over Goa in Mali in Africa. Logo Design competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Malabar Naval Exercise started in Pacific Ocean. India is against signing TFA (Trade Facilitation Agreement) of WTO. Decision was taken at General council. This council consists of 160 members WTO Geneva Switzerland. Rashtrapati Bhavan Post office and Presidents Estate Branch of United Bank of India launched in their new buildings. Special Public Prosecutor for trial in coal blocks allocation scam is RS Cheema. New President of ICAI for the year 2014-15 is Durga Prasad CMA (Cost and Management Accountant). An Agreement was made between Sumitomo and GAIL to pursue business opportunities in the natural gas and LNG Value Chain business globally. Best Campaign of the year award achieved by Prince Jewellery. New Independent director of Cipla is Adil Zainubhai. Earlier he acted as Chairman of McKinsey India. Financial Agreement was done between L & T Finance and Escorts. This combination is most advantage to tractor customers in India. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has designed a low-cost bridge which can be used by civilians to cross small streams and rivulets. Veteran BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki was appointed as the Governor of Haryana by President Pranab Mukhejee on 25 July 2014. 5th Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 were presented in Mumbai on 25 July 2014. The award ceremony was sponsored by Godrej Expert. The Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India, Shashi Kant Sharma on 25 July 2014 assumed office as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors. BJP leader Balram Das Tandon is new Chhattisgarh Governor. Sanjita Khumukcham bags India's first gold in Glasgow. Salman Khan is brand ambassador for pipes maker Astral. India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza. The Supreme Court on 23 July 2013 permitted Uttar Pradesh government to cut 697 trees spread across four hectares of protected forests in TTZ. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 July 2014 suggested certain qualitative changes in the functioning of Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF). The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 17 July 2014 announced draft regulations for infrastructure investment trusts. The Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII) was released at the B20 Australia Summit held in Sydney on 18 July 2014. Union Finance Minister presented Delhi Budget 2014-15 of 36776 crore rupees in Parliament. No new taxes were proposed. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 17 July 2014 released the National Health Profile 2013. President has rejected the mercy petitions of Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli and five other death row convicts on advice of the Union Home Ministry. Irishman Rory McIlroy won the British Golf Open Championship 2014 held at Royal Liverpool Golf course in Holyake. First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. In the second test against England at Lord, India won the match. This is the First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs. The study named "Sex Ratios and Gender-Biased Sex Selection: History, Debate and Future Directions", says the child sex ratio in India has deteriorated from 976 girls to 1,000 boys in 1961, to 927 girls in 2001 and to 918 girls in 2011. World Hepatitis Day was observed on 28 July 2014. Viral Hepatitis is a disease that annually claims about 1.4 million deaths. Union Finance Ministry gave its nod to the proposal of setting up rape crisis centres in all district across India. Sushma Swaraj was on a three-day visit to Nepal from 25 July to 27 July 2014. During the visit, she co-chaired the meet of Indo-Nepal Joint Commission. Prime Minister of India has launched a web platform – MyGov.nic.in to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. First International Gaucher Day was observed across the world on 26 July 2014. The day was observed to mark the 160th birthday of Philippe Gaucher. Government dissolved Khadi and Village Industries Mission. This was effecting from 24th July 2014. The Reserve Bank of India has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Monetary Authority of Hong Kong for exchange of supervisory information. RBI allows Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) to use e-KYC service to verify identity. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched a web platform –MyGov.nic.in. The platform has been created to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. An international conference on women entrepreneurship would be held here starting October 18. Amitabh Bachchan named as Maharashtra's horticulture ambassador. India’s largest telecom firm Bharti Airtel on Monday(28 July 2014) said it has crossed 300 million customers mark across its mobile, fixed line, DSL and DTH services. International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2014 to promote protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats. Indian Air Force on 28 July 2014 received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The Lives of Others authored by Neel Mukherjee was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014 in the fourth week of July 2014. The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014. RBI has cancelled certificate of registration of six NBFCs with which they cannot be able to conduct business of non-banking financial institution. Third Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. Government has launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission to promote conservation and developments of indigenous breeds of cows in a scientific manner. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on 30 July 2014 took over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC). The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 24 July 2014 approved the sale of 10 million tonnes of wheat from the FCI stock. Union government on 24 July 2014 decided to appoint Suresh Prabhu Committee to review the gas pricing formula. Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the seventh President of Iraq after winning most votes (211 votes out of 269 votes). KV Chowdary tipped to be new Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chief. The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014. Shakuntla Jakhu to take over as new Haryana Chief Secretary. Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff on 31 July 2014. He succeeded General Bikram Singh. New Delhi will host the Third India-Africa Forum Summit, IAFS-III, on the 4th of December this year.
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Current Affairs at Glance July 2014: -------------------------------------------------------------- World’s Second most populous city after Tokyo is Delhi in 2014. Arun Mishra, Rohington and Adarsh assumed charges as Supreme Court Judges. Goodwi Read more ... ll Ambassador for UN Women is Emma Watson. Union Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda Presented Rail Budget for the year 2014-15. Economic Survey of India 2013-14 presented in Lok Sabha by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. Union Budget 2014-15 presented in Lok Sabha by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely. New Chief Justice of Pakistan is Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk. Nagaland Governor Vakkom B. Purushothaman Resigned. Pinky Anand appointed Additional Solicitor-General in the Supreme Court. Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigned. Ram Naresh Yadav sworn-in as Governor of Chhattisgarh. Indian Railways successfully conducted test run of Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train. CCEA approved inclusion of onion and potato under Essential Commodities Act, 1955. Third edition of Ladakh International Film Festival held in Leh. Bank of Maharashtra bags best bank award. US named a mountain in Antarctica after an Indian-American scientist. AMK Sinha is new IOC Chairman. Shah Rukh Khan Conferred with Knight of the Legion of Honor. West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan resigns. Pankaj Advani won IBSF 6-Red World Snooker title in Egypt. Saina Nehwal wins Australian Open Super Series title. K Rosaiah sworn-in as Karnataka Governor. Jean-Claude Juncker named as the next president of the European Commission India has over 1 million children out of school: UNESCO India launches five foreign satellites, Modi lauds scientists. Sudarsan Pattnaik Wins Award at Sand Sculpting World Cup. 35th National Games to be held in Kerala from 31 January to 14 February 2015. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, on 4 July 2014 dedicated 25 km-long Katra-Udhampur railway line of Jammu to the nation. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 4 July 2014 inaugurated the 240MW Uri-II Hydro Electric Project (HEP) in Jammu and Kashmir. Men’s Wimbledon Tennis Open won by Novak Djokovic. Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title. New Chief of Madras Management Association is Raju Venkatraman. Pakistanis who comes to India can use their telephones to connect with Pakistan. This proposal of Commerce Ministry was accepted by Home Ministry. Sunburn plans to create Guinness Word Record of the Largest Human Logo Formation. F-Cube Technology launched to promote football. Advanced version of 290KM range BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile test fired. One Rupee Reconstructive Surgery Campaign launched by Aakar Asha. Web portal for unemployed skilled people by MSME Ministry.Website address for this portal is www.niesbudnaukri.com. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to participate in VIth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza and Brasilia, Brazil from 14 to 16th of July. World Population Day was observed across the world on 11 July 2014. The theme of World Population Day 2014 was Investing in Young People. President Pranab Mukherjee has removed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Virendra Kataria from his post. The Indian Navy will formally receive the first fully ingeniously built anti-submarine warfare (ASW), INS Kamorta, at Visakhapatnam. Union Ministry of Railways launched Social Media Platform for the Indian Railways on 7 July 2014. With this, customers can connect with the Railways through Facebook and Twitter. Besides, all the important announcements of Railways starting with Rail Budget 2014-15 will be available to the customers on 24×7 basis. BRICS 7th summit will be done at Russian city of Ufa. On the sidelines of 6th summit this declaration was made in Fortaleza. New Leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party for both Houses of Parliament is Narendra Modi. New Secretary to Department of Fertilisers is Jugal Kishore. New Secretary to Department of Department of Telecom is Rakesh Garg New Secretary to Department of Administrative Reforms is Sanjay Kothari Football World Cup Lifted by Germany by defeating Argentina. Cygnus, Private Spacecraft, Launched in US. International Jawa Day observed on 13-07-2014. Uttar Pradesh Governor is BJP Veteran Leader Ram Naik. OP Kohli is the Governor of Gujarat. Balramji Das Tandon is the Governor of Chhattisgarh. West Bengal Governor is Keshari Nath. Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya appointed as Governor of Nagaland. New Urban Development Secretary is Shankar Agarwal. New CEO of Payback India is Rahul Rana. New Managing Director of Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank is Upendra Kamath. First Basketball Player of Indian Origin to Join NBA is Sim Bhullar. Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013 won by Chandi Prasad Bhatt. Brics Nations Agreed to create Energy Reserve Fund and 100 billion US dollar development Bank. New Chairman of IOC (Indian Oil Corporation) is Ashok. First India Factory of the US Firm inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh. Rahul Dravid, Indian Cricketer, elected as member of Laureus World Sports Academy. 95th Garo Labour Corps day observed on 16-07-2014. This day celebrated in Meghalaya to salute and paid homage to the heroes of World War I. First country in the world to abolish the Carbon Tax is Australia. Best Implementation of Green IT Award Achieved by Polaris. RDE DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) developed mountain Foot Bridge for Public use. It was handed over to the public by R Chidambaram the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government. Gold Award in Premier Trading House Category achieved by Nalco. First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years In the second test against England at Lord, India won the match. This is the First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs. The World Bank President Jim Yong Kim arrived in New Delhi, India on 21 July 2014 on his three-day visit. MyGov Portal launched by Narendra Modi to share thoughts and enable Govt Citizen Discussions. New Chief Justice of Madras HC is Sanjay Kishan. Azim Premji Wipro Chairman honoured with a doctorate by IIT Kharagpur. Apurvi Chandela won gold in 10m Air Rifle. 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated in India. Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President, visited India. Fouad Massoum is the new President of Iraq. Indonesian Presidential elections won by Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo. Tighter Regulatory norms for Banks unveils by RBI. New Executive Director of TiE Hubli is Vinay Pawar. Brand Ambassador of Telangana is Sania Mirza. Special Edition of Explorer magazines for school Children launched by National Geographic. Harsimrat Kaur Badal Food Processing Minister stated that 16 states were in process to delist vegetables and fruits from APMC Act. Proposal to set up low cost airports at Bihar. Google will launch Hindi version of Google maps. First Indian company to achieve Market capitalisation of Rs.5 lakh crores is TCS. Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 got off at the Celtic Park Scotland. New Visa Policy for Indians introduced by Bahrain Economic Development Board. KN Tripathy sworn in as Govenor of West Bengal. Former Union Minister and BJP leader from Maharashtra Ram Naik on 22 July 2014 was sworn in as 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh in Lucknow. Internet search engine giant Google on 22 July 2014 announced to launch its Hindi version of Google Maps on Andriod and PC. Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs on 19 July 2014 constituted R S Sharma Expert Committee on Cost Records and Cost Audits. Web portal for Industrial Licences launched by chief Minister of Tamilnadu Jayalalitha. It was launched to simplify the proves for the registration of the new industries in the state of Tamilnadu. India voted for UNHRC resolution: For a probe on Israel’s offensive in Gaza, India voted in favour of UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) resolution. Chief Ministers Social Assistance Scheme for women and Physically handicapped launched in Meghalaya. Logo Design competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned for his position. This was done due to complicating Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 probe which left 298 dead. Cabinet approved raising of FDI in the insurance sector to 49%. $ 1.5 billion raised from the sale of overseas bonds by Tata Steel. In 20th Common wealth Games Scotland Gold Medal won by Weightlifters K Sanjita Chanu and Sukhen Dey. Saturn Moon Titan had thicker atmosphere. Air Algerie Plane Boeing went missing over Goa in Mali in Africa. Logo Design competition for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Campaign Launched by Union Ministry of Women and Child Development. Malabar Naval Exercise started in Pacific Ocean. India is against signing TFA (Trade Facilitation Agreement) of WTO. Decision was taken at General council. This council consists of 160 members WTO Geneva Switzerland. Rashtrapati Bhavan Post office and Presidents Estate Branch of United Bank of India launched in their new buildings. Special Public Prosecutor for trial in coal blocks allocation scam is RS Cheema. New President of ICAI for the year 2014-15 is Durga Prasad CMA (Cost and Management Accountant). An Agreement was made between Sumitomo and GAIL to pursue business opportunities in the natural gas and LNG Value Chain business globally. Best Campaign of the year award achieved by Prince Jewellery. New Independent director of Cipla is Adil Zainubhai. Earlier he acted as Chairman of McKinsey India. Financial Agreement was done between L & T Finance and Escorts. This combination is most advantage to tractor customers in India. The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has designed a low-cost bridge which can be used by civilians to cross small streams and rivulets. Veteran BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki was appointed as the Governor of Haryana by President Pranab Mukhejee on 25 July 2014. 5th Sahyadri Cine Awards 2014 were presented in Mumbai on 25 July 2014. The award ceremony was sponsored by Godrej Expert. The Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India, Shashi Kant Sharma on 25 July 2014 assumed office as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors. BJP leader Balram Das Tandon is new Chhattisgarh Governor. Sanjita Khumukcham bags India's first gold in Glasgow. Salman Khan is brand ambassador for pipes maker Astral. India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza. The Supreme Court on 23 July 2013 permitted Uttar Pradesh government to cut 697 trees spread across four hectares of protected forests in TTZ. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 July 2014 suggested certain qualitative changes in the functioning of Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF). The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 17 July 2014 announced draft regulations for infrastructure investment trusts. The Global Innovation Index 2014 (GII) was released at the B20 Australia Summit held in Sydney on 18 July 2014. Union Finance Minister presented Delhi Budget 2014-15 of 36776 crore rupees in Parliament. No new taxes were proposed. Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan on 17 July 2014 released the National Health Profile 2013. President has rejected the mercy petitions of Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli and five other death row convicts on advice of the Union Home Ministry. Irishman Rory McIlroy won the British Golf Open Championship 2014 held at Royal Liverpool Golf course in Holyake. First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. In the second test against England at Lord, India won the match. This is the First test victory at Lord’s by Indian Cricketers in 28 years. India defeated England by 95 runs. The study named "Sex Ratios and Gender-Biased Sex Selection: History, Debate and Future Directions", says the child sex ratio in India has deteriorated from 976 girls to 1,000 boys in 1961, to 927 girls in 2001 and to 918 girls in 2011. World Hepatitis Day was observed on 28 July 2014. Viral Hepatitis is a disease that annually claims about 1.4 million deaths. Union Finance Ministry gave its nod to the proposal of setting up rape crisis centres in all district across India. Sushma Swaraj was on a three-day visit to Nepal from 25 July to 27 July 2014. During the visit, she co-chaired the meet of Indo-Nepal Joint Commission. Prime Minister of India has launched a web platform – MyGov.nic.in to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. First International Gaucher Day was observed across the world on 26 July 2014. The day was observed to mark the 160th birthday of Philippe Gaucher. Government dissolved Khadi and Village Industries Mission. This was effecting from 24th July 2014. The Reserve Bank of India has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Monetary Authority of Hong Kong for exchange of supervisory information. RBI allows Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) to use e-KYC service to verify identity. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi launched a web platform –MyGov.nic.in. The platform has been created to facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance. An international conference on women entrepreneurship would be held here starting October 18. Amitabh Bachchan named as Maharashtra's horticulture ambassador. India’s largest telecom firm Bharti Airtel on Monday(28 July 2014) said it has crossed 300 million customers mark across its mobile, fixed line, DSL and DTH services. International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2014 to promote protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats. Indian Air Force on 28 July 2014 received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The Lives of Others authored by Neel Mukherjee was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014 in the fourth week of July 2014. The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014. RBI has cancelled certificate of registration of six NBFCs with which they cannot be able to conduct business of non-banking financial institution. Third Phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. Government has launched the Rashtriya Gokul Mission to promote conservation and developments of indigenous breeds of cows in a scientific manner. Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on 30 July 2014 took over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC). The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 24 July 2014 approved the sale of 10 million tonnes of wheat from the FCI stock. Union government on 24 July 2014 decided to appoint Suresh Prabhu Committee to review the gas pricing formula. Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the seventh President of Iraq after winning most votes (211 votes out of 269 votes). KV Chowdary tipped to be new Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chief. The Vijay Mallya Story written by K Giriprakash was published by Penguin Books Limited in 2014. Shakuntla Jakhu to take over as new Haryana Chief Secretary. Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff on 31 July 2014. He succeeded General Bikram Singh. New Delhi will host the Third India-Africa Forum Summit, IAFS-III, on the 4th of December this year.
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Derek Suzi Quatro - Lipstick (1981) Quatro says she was influenced at the age of six by Elvis Presley, whom she saw on television. She also said she had no female role model but was inspired by Billie Holiday and liked the dress sense of Mary Weiss of th Read more ... e Shangri-Las "because she wore tight trousers and a waistcoat on top — she looked hot". Quatro received formal training in playing classical piano and percussion. She is a self-taught player of the bass and guitar. Her father gave her a 1957 Fender Precision bass guitar in 1964, which she still possessed in 2007. She played drums from an early age as part of her father's jazz band, The Art Quatro Trio. Sources vary regarding whether her playing in the band began at the age of seven or eight, and whether the instrument played was bongo or conga drums. Subsequently, she appeared on local television as a go-go dancer in a pop music series. The Pleasure Seekers and Cradle In 1964, after seeing a television performance by The Beatles, Quatro's older sister, Patti, had formed an all-female band called The Pleasure Seekers with two friends. Quatro joined too and assumed the stage name of Suzi Soul; Patti was known as Patti Pleasure. The band also featured another sister, Arlene.Many of their performances were in cabaret, where attention was (initially) focussed more on their looks than their music. They sometimes wore mini-skirts and wigs, which Quatro later considered to be necessary evils in the pursuit of success. The Pleasure Seekers recorded three singles and released two of these: "Never Thought You’d Leave Me" / "What A Way To Die" (1966) and "Light Of Love" / "Good Kind Of Hurt" (1968). The second of these was released by Mercury Records, with whom they briefly had a contract before breaking away due to differences of opinion regarding their future direction. They changed their name to Cradle in late 1969, not long after another Quatro sister, Nancy, had joined the band and Arlene had left following the birth of her child. Work with Mickie Most Quatro moved to England in 1971 after being spotted by the record producer Mickie Most, who had by that time founded his own label, RAK Records. Most had been persuaded to see Cradle by Michael, the brother of the Quatro sisters who had assumed a managerial role for the band. In common with many in the record industry at the time, Most was seeking a female rock singer who could fill the void that the death of Janis Joplin had created. According to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, his attention to Quatro was drawn by "her comeliness and skills as bass guitarist, singer and chief show-off in Cradle." She had also been attracting attention from Elektra Records and subsequently explained that "According to the Elektra president, I could become the new Janis Joplin. Mickie Most offered to take me to England and make me the first Suzi Quatro — I didn't want to be the new anybody." Most had no interest in the other band members and he had no idea at that time of how he might market Quatro. She spent a year living in a hotel while being nurtured by Most, developing her skills and maturing. Most later said that the outcome was a reflection of her own personality. Quatro's first single "Rolling Stone" was successful only in Portugal, where it reached number one on the charts. This was a solo effort, although aided by people such as Duncan Browne, Peter Frampton and Alan White. Subsequently, with the approval of Most, she auditioned for a band to accompany her. It was also after this record that Most introduced her to the songwriting and production team of Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who wrote songs specifically to accord with her image. She agreed with Most's assessment of her image, saying that his influence, at which some of his artists - such as Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart - baulked, did not extend to manufacture and that "If he tried to build me into a Lulu, I wouldn't have it. I'd say 'go to hell' and walk out. This was the height of the glam rock period of the 1970s and Quatro, who wore leather clothes, portrayed a wild, androgynous image while playing music that "hinged mostly on a hard rock chug beneath lyrics in which scansion overruled meaning." In autumn 1972, Quatro embarked as a support act on a UK tour with Thin Lizzy and headliners Slade. RAK arranged for her to use Thin Lizzy's newly acquired PA system during this, incurring a charge of £300 per week that enabled the Irish band to effectively purchase it at no cost to themselves. In May 1973, her second single "Can the Can" (1973) - which Philip Auslander describes as having "seemingly nonsensical and virtually unintelligible lyrics" – was a number one hit in parts of Europe and in Australia. "Can the Can" was followed by three further hits: "48 Crash" (1973), "Daytona Demon" (1973), and "Devil Gate Drive" (1974). "Can the Can", "48 Crash" and "Devil Gate Drive" each sold over one million copies and were awarded gold discs, although they met with little success in her native United States, where she had toured as a support act for Alice Cooper.RAK artists had generally not succeeded in the US and her first album, Suzi Quatro, was criticised by Alan Betrock for its lack of variety, for its Quatro-written "second-rate fillers" and for her voice, described as "often too high and shrill, lacking punch or distinctive phrasing." Writing for Rolling Stone, Greg Shaw was also downbeat, saying that the album "may be a necessary beginning". Musicians who acted as her backing band around this period included Alastair McKenzie, Dave Neal and Len Tuckey, with Robbie Blunt also being listed by some sources. Tuckey's brother, Bill, acted as tour manager. With the exception of Australia, her chart success faltered thereafter until a change to a more mellow style[11] produced the 1978 single "If You Can't Give Me Love" that became a hit there and in the United Kingdom. Later that year, "Stumblin' In", a duet with Chris Norman of the band Smokie, reached number 4 in the U.S. Both tracks featured on the If You Knew Suzi... album. A year later, Quatro released Suzi...and Other Four Letter Words, which she called her favourite album. This featured the hits "She's in Love with You", which made number 11 in Britain, "Mama's Boy" (number 34), and "I've Never Been in Love" (number 56) Mike Chapman and Dreamland Records In 1980, after Quatro's contract with Mickie Most expired, she signed up with Chapman's Dreamland Records. In the same year, she released Rock Hard; both the album and title single went platinum in Australia. "Rock Hard" was also used in the cult film, Times Square and appeared on the soundtrack album. 1980 also saw the release of Suzi Quatro's Greatest Hits, which peaked at number 4 on the UK charts, becoming her highest-charting album there. Independence After Chapman's Dreamland Records folded, Quatro was left without a label. Her last UK hit for some time was "Heart of Stone" in late 1982. In 1983 another single "Main Attraction" was released. It failed to chart but did become a sizeable[vague] airplay hit.[20] She commented in an article in Kerrang! in 1983, after playing a successful slot at Reading Festival on 27 August, that she did not care about being in the charts, but was more interested releasing what she wanted; commenting that she started in 1964, and did not become famous for nine years "I would never accept having my career moulded by other people... I've kept working consistently even though I've not been in the charts." In 1985, her "Tonight I Could Fall in Love"/"Good Girl (Looking for a Bad Time)" single reached number 140 in the UK charts. Quatro also collaborated with Bronski Beat and members of The Kinks, Eddie and the Hot Rods, and Dr. Feelgood on the Mark Cunningham-produced version of David Bowie's "Heroes", released the following year as the 1986 BBC Children in Need single. "Can The Can"/"Devil Gate Drive" were re-released in 1987 as a single and reached number 87 in the UK charts. She was also part of the Ferry Aid charity single "Let It Be", which was a UK number 1, 13 years and 26 days after Quatro's last UK number 1. In December 2005, a documentary chronicling Quatro's life, Naked Under Leather, named after a 1975 bootleg album, recorded in Japan, directed by former member of The Runaways, Victory Tischler-Blue, appeared. In February 2006, Quatro released Back to the Drive, produced by Sweet guitarist Andy Scott. The album's title track was written by her former collaborator, Chapman. In March 2007, Quatro released a version of the Eagles song "Desperado", followed by the publication of her autobiography, Unzipped. By this time, Quatro had sold 50 million records. On 11 June 2010, she headlined the 'Girls night out' at the Isle of Wight Festival. Quatro was also inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame in 2010, following an on-line vote.[14] In August 2011, Quatro released her fifteenth studio album, In the Spotlight (and its single, "Spotlight"). This album is a mixture of new songs written by Mike Chapman and by herself, along with cover versions. A second single from the album, "Whatever Love Is", was subsequently released. On 16 November 2011, a music video (by Tischler-Blue) for the track "Strict Machine" was released onto the Suzi Quatro Official YouTube channel. The track is a cover of Goldfrapp's "Strict Machine", but Quatro's version contains two lines from "Can the Can", referencing the similarity of the tunes for the two songs. In April 2013, she performed in America for the first time in over 30 years, at the Detroit Music Awards, where she received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her by her sister, Patti. September 2013 Suzi is currently working on an anthology 6-CD box set with her record company CherryRed records in the UK. This will have some new material on it, Suzi has said that Mike Chapman has written her another hit which will be nicely placed into the anthology of hits that he has already written for her with Nicky Chinn. The Anthlogy yet to be titled is scheduled for release in the first half of 2014. Acting and radio hosting Quatro is known in the United States for her role as female bass player Leather Tuscadero on the television show Happy Days. Show producer Garry Marshall offered the role without an audition after seeing a picture of her on his daughter's bedroom wall. Leather was the younger sister of Fonzie's girlfriend, hot-rod driver Pinky Tuscadero. Leather fronted a rock band joined by principal character Joanie Cunningham. The character returned in other cameo roles, including once for a date to a fraternity formal with Ralph Malph. Marshall offered Quatro a Leather Tuscadero spin-off, but she refused, saying she did not want to be typecast. Other acting roles include a 1982 episode of the British comedy-drama series Minder (called "Dead Men Do Tell Tales") as Nancy, the singer girlfriend of Terry (Dennis Waterman). In 1985, she starred as a mentally disturbed ex-MI5 operative in Dempsey and Makepeace – "Love you to Death". In 1994, she made a cameo appearance as a nurse in the "Hospital" episode of the comedy Absolutely Fabulous. She also was filmed in the 1990 Clive Barker horror film Nightbreed, but the studio cut out her character. In 2006, Quatro performed the voice of Rio in the Bob the Builder film Built to Be Wild, and appeared in an episode of the second season of Rock School, in Lowestoft. She also appeared in the episode "The Axeman Cometh" of Midsomer Murders in the role of Mimi Clifton. Quatro has also performed in theatre. In 1986, she appeared as Annie Oakley in a London production of Annie Get Your Gun and in 1991 she performed the title role in a musical about the life of actress Tallulah Bankhead. Entitled Tallulah Who?, this musical was co-written by her and Shirlie Roden, adapted from a book by Willie Rushton. It ran from 14 February to 9 March at Hornchurch, England, where it was billed as "You’ll be amazed how Tallulah did it, and to whom –— and how often!" The show received favourable reviews. More recently Quatro has hosted weekly rock and roll programmes on BBC Radio 2. The first one was Rockin' with Suzi Q. Her second programme was called Wake Up Little Suzi. Musicianship Songwriting She started writing songs alone, then collaborated with other songwriters (such as Len Tuckey and Shirley Roden), and now once again mainly writes songs alone. Quatro's early recorded songwriting was deliberately limited to album tracks and the B-sides of singles. She said in late 1973 that "... album tracks are a very different story from singles. The two-minute lo-and-behold commercial single will not come out of my brain, but ain't I gonna worry about it." She describes creating a new song: "From sitting at my piano in my front room, writing down a title (always first), picking up my bass, figuring out the groove, going back to the piano...working on the lyrics, playing electric guitar...and finally I type out the lyrics. Only then is it officially a song. Next it goes down on my tiny 8-track, me playing everything...this is the version all muso's use to get into the tune...then into the studio and we go from there." Quatro is currently working on an anthology with her record company CherryRed records in the UK which should be released in the first half of 2014. It will be a 6-CD box set and it will feature material from her very early days up until 2014 where there will be a few new tracks one written by the legendary song writer and producer Mike Chapman. Heaps of great photo memorabilia of Suzi throughout the years. Personal life Quatro's paternal grandfather was an Italian immigrant to the US. His family name of "Quattrocchi" was shortened by the immigration authorities because they found it too difficult to pronounce. Quatro's Catholic family were living in Detroit, Michigan when she was born. She has three sisters and a brother, and her parents fostered several other children while she was growing up. Her father, Art, was a semi-professional musician and worked at General Motors. Her mother, Helen, was Hungarian. In this environment, Quatro grew to be "extrovert but solitary", according to Norman, and she only became close to her mother after leaving the US for the United Kingdom. Her sister Arlene is the mother of actress Sherilyn Fenn. Her sister Patti joined Fanny, one of the earliest all-female rock bands to gain national attention. Quatro has a brother, Michael Quatro, who is also a musician. Quatro married her long-time guitarist Len Tuckey in 1976. They had two children together (Laura in 1982 and Richard Leonard in 1984) and divorced in 1992. Before 1993, Quatro lived with her two children in a manor house in Essex that she and Tuckey bought in 1980. She married German concert promoter Rainer Haas in 1993. In 2006 her daughter and grandchild moved into the manor house again.Toward the end of 2008, Quatro's children moved out of the house and she temporarily put it up for sale, stating that she had empty nest syndrome. Quatro continues to live in Essex, England. On 31 March 2012, Quatro broke her right knee and left wrist while boarding an aircraft in Kiev, where she had performed the night before. She had to cancel her appearance at the Detroit Music Awards, where she was to be inducted into the Detroit hall of fame along with her sisters, scheduled for 27 April. This would have been her first performance in America for over 30 years. Quatro also had to re-schedule other concert dates, whilst some were cancelled altogether. Attitude In a 2012 interview, Quatro was asked what she thought she had achieved for female rockers in general. She replied: Before I did what I did, we didn't have a place in rock 'n' roll. Not really. You had your Grace Slicks and all that, but that's not what I did. I was the first to be taken seriously as a female rock 'n' roll musician and singer. That hadn't been done before. I played the boys at their own game. For everybody that came afterward, it was a little bit easier, which is good. I'm proud of that. If I have a legacy, that's what it is. It's nothing I take lightly. It was gonna happen sooner or later. In 2014, I will have done my job 50 years. It was gonna be done by somebody, and I think it fell to me to do because I don't look at gender. I never have. It doesn't occur to me if a 6-foot-tall guy has pissed me off not to square up to him. That's just the way I am. If I wanted to play a bass solo, it never occurred to me that I couldn't. When I saw Elvis for the first time when I was 5, I decided I wanted to be him, and it didn't occur to me that he was a guy. That's why it had to fall to somebody like me. In a 1973 interview, Quatro sympathised with many of the opinions voiced by the women's liberation movement whilst distancing herself from it because she considered that the participants were ... completely hypocritical. Their leaders stand up there and say, 'We're individuals blab blab blab,' and yet they're all in a group following like sheep. For me, I cannot put the two together ... I'm talking about the masses that follow [the movement's leaders who get press attention] and who have nothing at all to say. It gives it all a very phoney light. I hope they can find a way to apply it to their own lives, because grouping together takes away the whole idea of Women's Lib. The interviewer, Charles Shaar Murray, considered her viewpoint to be "... somewhat anomalous, because unless the woman in question happens to be well known, she has no way of letting people hear her unless she unites with other women and then elects a spokesman." He also noted the apparent contradiction that Quatro seemed proud that girls were writing to her saying that they were emulating her look and her attitude. In 1974, Quatro believed that, unlike men, women were burdened with emotional responses and that it was more difficult for them to succeed in the music industry because they are more prone to jealousy and thus female audiences tend not to buy the recordings of female artists.Her unusually free use of swear words in conversation was often picked upon by interviewers in the 1970s, as have been her diminutive stature and boy-ish nature. In 1974, Philip Norman said that Of all female rock singers, she appears the most emancipated: a small girl leading an all-man group in which she herself plays bass guitar. The image is of a tomboy, lank-haired, tight-bottomed and (twice) tattooed; a rocker, a brooder, a loner, a knife-carrier; a hell-cat, a wild cat, a storm child, refugee from the frightened city of Detroit. By October 1973, she had featured as a centrefold for Penthouse. Unusually for that role, she was fully clothed, although the feature did include risqué anecdotal captions. Frith noted that while any publicity was a bonus, "Tit-talent spotters don't buy many singles and record buyers aren't yet that frustrated." Influence Views of journalists and reviewers In August 1974, Simon Frith spotted a problem with the formula that was working outside the US, saying that Suzi's facing a bit of a crisis: Chinn and Chapman, having proved their point, are losing interest in her. She's never had their best material (they don't play many games with her) and each of her singles has been less gripping than the one before. Unless they suddenly imagine a new joke, she's in danger of petering out and she lacks the resources to fight back. None of her own musical talents has been needed and so they've been ignored (except on the throwaway B-sides) and while Sweet and Mud have their histories and themselves to draw on for support, Suzi's present has nothing to do with her past and her group was formed only to play Chinnichap music. Mud may become a top cabaret act and Sweet a respected rock group, but Suzi will only be a memory. Mickie Most's skill in the '60s was to make pop music out of British blues and R&B and folk; Chinn and Chapman's skill in the '70s has been to make pop music out of an audience. As this audience ages and changes, so will its music and Suzi Quatro will have been just an affectionate part of growing up. In 1983, journalist Tom Hibbert wrote that Quatro may have overstated her role as a leading light among female rock musicians. He said that ... it was in the wake of the 1977 punk revolution that the traditions of rock were turned upside down and female musicians truly came to the fore. But Suzi Quatro, with her tomboy sneers, her bass guitar and her stompingly persuasive teen-tunes, had at least laid down a challenge to the male-dominated rock orthodoxy. On stage in the Eighties, Quatro was still conveying energy and excitement – and she still lacked class." Views of scholars In his 2008 paper Suzi Quatro: A prototype in the archsheology of rock, Frank Oglesbee writes that "The rebellion of rock music was largely a male rebellion; the women—often, in the 1950s and '60s, girls in their teens—in rock usually sang songs as personæ utterly dependent on their macho boyfriends...". He describes Quatro as "... a female rock pioneer, in some ways the female rock pioneer, ..., a cornerstone in the archsheology of rock." He said she grew up to become "the first female lead singer and bassist, an electric ax-woman, who sang and played as freely as the males, inspiring other females." Philip Auslander says that "Although there were many women in rock by the late 1960s, most performed only as singers, a traditionally feminine position in popular music". Though some women (like Quatro herself) played instruments in American all-female garage rock bands, none of these bands achieved more than regional success. So they "did not provide viable templates for women's on-going participation in rock". When Quatro emerged in 1973, "no other prominent female musician worked in rock simultaneously as a singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader".Auslander adds that in 2000 Quatro saw herself as "kicking down the male door in rock and roll and proving that a female musician ... and this is a point I am extremely concerned about ... could play as well if not better than the boys". People and bands influenced by Quatro Quatro has influenced various female musicians. Examples are: • Chrissie Hynde, the founding member and lead singer/guitarist of The Pretenders, cited Quatro as a major influence. In 1999, Hynde appeared on Quatro's episode of This is Your Life and recalled interviewing her, in a toilet, when she was an NME journalist. Quatro then took her to see her gig in her van and Hynde was impressed by Quatro's energy and personality. • Tina Weymouth is a founding member and bassist of the new wave group Talking Heads (formed in 1975 in New York City, USA) and its side project Tom Tom Club. Talking Heads was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.When Chris Frantz was unable to find a bass player interested in joining the group, he encouraged Weymouth to learn to play bass by listening to Quatro albums. Quatro had a direct influence on The Runaways and Joan Jett. Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist, KT Tunstall, commented in a 2008 interview that the cover photo of her studio album Drastic Fantastic (2007) is based on Quatro. On 24 October 2013, Suzi received the Woman of Valor Award from the organization Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women (MEOW) for her role inspiring and influencing generations of female musicians. The award was bestowed by Kathy Valentine (formerly of The Go-Go's) at a dinner in her honor in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel. Suzi performed five songs with a local band that included her sister Patti and Tony Scalzo of the band Fastball on "Stumblin In".
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BOSTONIAN Suzi Quatro - Lipstick (1981) Quatro says she was influenced at the age of six by Elvis Presley, whom she saw on television. She also said she had no female role model but was inspired by Billie Holiday and liked the dress sense of Mary Weiss of th Read more ... e Shangri-Las "because she wore tight trousers and a waistcoat on top — she looked hot". Quatro received formal training in playing classical piano and percussion. She is a self-taught player of the bass and guitar. Her father gave her a 1957 Fender Precision bass guitar in 1964, which she still possessed in 2007. She played drums from an early age as part of her father's jazz band, The Art Quatro Trio. Sources vary regarding whether her playing in the band began at the age of seven or eight, and whether the instrument played was bongo or conga drums. Subsequently, she appeared on local television as a go-go dancer in a pop music series. The Pleasure Seekers and Cradle In 1964, after seeing a television performance by The Beatles, Quatro's older sister, Patti, had formed an all-female band called The Pleasure Seekers with two friends. Quatro joined too and assumed the stage name of Suzi Soul; Patti was known as Patti Pleasure. The band also featured another sister, Arlene.Many of their performances were in cabaret, where attention was (initially) focussed more on their looks than their music. They sometimes wore mini-skirts and wigs, which Quatro later considered to be necessary evils in the pursuit of success. The Pleasure Seekers recorded three singles and released two of these: "Never Thought You’d Leave Me" / "What A Way To Die" (1966) and "Light Of Love" / "Good Kind Of Hurt" (1968). The second of these was released by Mercury Records, with whom they briefly had a contract before breaking away due to differences of opinion regarding their future direction. They changed their name to Cradle in late 1969, not long after another Quatro sister, Nancy, had joined the band and Arlene had left following the birth of her child. Work with Mickie Most Quatro moved to England in 1971 after being spotted by the record producer Mickie Most, who had by that time founded his own label, RAK Records. Most had been persuaded to see Cradle by Michael, the brother of the Quatro sisters who had assumed a managerial role for the band. In common with many in the record industry at the time, Most was seeking a female rock singer who could fill the void that the death of Janis Joplin had created. According to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, his attention to Quatro was drawn by "her comeliness and skills as bass guitarist, singer and chief show-off in Cradle." She had also been attracting attention from Elektra Records and subsequently explained that "According to the Elektra president, I could become the new Janis Joplin. Mickie Most offered to take me to England and make me the first Suzi Quatro — I didn't want to be the new anybody." Most had no interest in the other band members and he had no idea at that time of how he might market Quatro. She spent a year living in a hotel while being nurtured by Most, developing her skills and maturing. Most later said that the outcome was a reflection of her own personality. Quatro's first single "Rolling Stone" was successful only in Portugal, where it reached number one on the charts. This was a solo effort, although aided by people such as Duncan Browne, Peter Frampton and Alan White. Subsequently, with the approval of Most, she auditioned for a band to accompany her. It was also after this record that Most introduced her to the songwriting and production team of Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who wrote songs specifically to accord with her image. She agreed with Most's assessment of her image, saying that his influence, at which some of his artists - such as Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart - baulked, did not extend to manufacture and that "If he tried to build me into a Lulu, I wouldn't have it. I'd say 'go to hell' and walk out. This was the height of the glam rock period of the 1970s and Quatro, who wore leather clothes, portrayed a wild, androgynous image while playing music that "hinged mostly on a hard rock chug beneath lyrics in which scansion overruled meaning." In autumn 1972, Quatro embarked as a support act on a UK tour with Thin Lizzy and headliners Slade. RAK arranged for her to use Thin Lizzy's newly acquired PA system during this, incurring a charge of £300 per week that enabled the Irish band to effectively purchase it at no cost to themselves. In May 1973, her second single "Can the Can" (1973) - which Philip Auslander describes as having "seemingly nonsensical and virtually unintelligible lyrics" – was a number one hit in parts of Europe and in Australia. "Can the Can" was followed by three further hits: "48 Crash" (1973), "Daytona Demon" (1973), and "Devil Gate Drive" (1974). "Can the Can", "48 Crash" and "Devil Gate Drive" each sold over one million copies and were awarded gold discs, although they met with little success in her native United States, where she had toured as a support act for Alice Cooper.RAK artists had generally not succeeded in the US and her first album, Suzi Quatro, was criticised by Alan Betrock for its lack of variety, for its Quatro-written "second-rate fillers" and for her voice, described as "often too high and shrill, lacking punch or distinctive phrasing." Writing for Rolling Stone, Greg Shaw was also downbeat, saying that the album "may be a necessary beginning". Musicians who acted as her backing band around this period included Alastair McKenzie, Dave Neal and Len Tuckey, with Robbie Blunt also being listed by some sources. Tuckey's brother, Bill, acted as tour manager. With the exception of Australia, her chart success faltered thereafter until a change to a more mellow style[11] produced the 1978 single "If You Can't Give Me Love" that became a hit there and in the United Kingdom. Later that year, "Stumblin' In", a duet with Chris Norman of the band Smokie, reached number 4 in the U.S. Both tracks featured on the If You Knew Suzi... album. A year later, Quatro released Suzi...and Other Four Letter Words, which she called her favourite album. This featured the hits "She's in Love with You", which made number 11 in Britain, "Mama's Boy" (number 34), and "I've Never Been in Love" (number 56) Mike Chapman and Dreamland Records In 1980, after Quatro's contract with Mickie Most expired, she signed up with Chapman's Dreamland Records. In the same year, she released Rock Hard; both the album and title single went platinum in Australia. "Rock Hard" was also used in the cult film, Times Square and appeared on the soundtrack album. 1980 also saw the release of Suzi Quatro's Greatest Hits, which peaked at number 4 on the UK charts, becoming her highest-charting album there. Independence After Chapman's Dreamland Records folded, Quatro was left without a label. Her last UK hit for some time was "Heart of Stone" in late 1982. In 1983 another single "Main Attraction" was released. It failed to chart but did become a sizeable[vague] airplay hit.[20] She commented in an article in Kerrang! in 1983, after playing a successful slot at Reading Festival on 27 August, that she did not care about being in the charts, but was more interested releasing what she wanted; commenting that she started in 1964, and did not become famous for nine years "I would never accept having my career moulded by other people... I've kept working consistently even though I've not been in the charts." In 1985, her "Tonight I Could Fall in Love"/"Good Girl (Looking for a Bad Time)" single reached number 140 in the UK charts. Quatro also collaborated with Bronski Beat and members of The Kinks, Eddie and the Hot Rods, and Dr. Feelgood on the Mark Cunningham-produced version of David Bowie's "Heroes", released the following year as the 1986 BBC Children in Need single. "Can The Can"/"Devil Gate Drive" were re-released in 1987 as a single and reached number 87 in the UK charts. She was also part of the Ferry Aid charity single "Let It Be", which was a UK number 1, 13 years and 26 days after Quatro's last UK number 1. In December 2005, a documentary chronicling Quatro's life, Naked Under Leather, named after a 1975 bootleg album, recorded in Japan, directed by former member of The Runaways, Victory Tischler-Blue, appeared. In February 2006, Quatro released Back to the Drive, produced by Sweet guitarist Andy Scott. The album's title track was written by her former collaborator, Chapman. In March 2007, Quatro released a version of the Eagles song "Desperado", followed by the publication of her autobiography, Unzipped. By this time, Quatro had sold 50 million records. On 11 June 2010, she headlined the 'Girls night out' at the Isle of Wight Festival. Quatro was also inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends online Hall of Fame in 2010, following an on-line vote.[14] In August 2011, Quatro released her fifteenth studio album, In the Spotlight (and its single, "Spotlight"). This album is a mixture of new songs written by Mike Chapman and by herself, along with cover versions. A second single from the album, "Whatever Love Is", was subsequently released. On 16 November 2011, a music video (by Tischler-Blue) for the track "Strict Machine" was released onto the Suzi Quatro Official YouTube channel. The track is a cover of Goldfrapp's "Strict Machine", but Quatro's version contains two lines from "Can the Can", referencing the similarity of the tunes for the two songs. In April 2013, she performed in America for the first time in over 30 years, at the Detroit Music Awards, where she received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to her by her sister, Patti. September 2013 Suzi is currently working on an anthology 6-CD box set with her record company CherryRed records in the UK. This will have some new material on it, Suzi has said that Mike Chapman has written her another hit which will be nicely placed into the anthology of hits that he has already written for her with Nicky Chinn. The Anthlogy yet to be titled is scheduled for release in the first half of 2014. Acting and radio hosting Quatro is known in the United States for her role as female bass player Leather Tuscadero on the television show Happy Days. Show producer Garry Marshall offered the role without an audition after seeing a picture of her on his daughter's bedroom wall. Leather was the younger sister of Fonzie's girlfriend, hot-rod driver Pinky Tuscadero. Leather fronted a rock band joined by principal character Joanie Cunningham. The character returned in other cameo roles, including once for a date to a fraternity formal with Ralph Malph. Marshall offered Quatro a Leather Tuscadero spin-off, but she refused, saying she did not want to be typecast. Other acting roles include a 1982 episode of the British comedy-drama series Minder (called "Dead Men Do Tell Tales") as Nancy, the singer girlfriend of Terry (Dennis Waterman). In 1985, she starred as a mentally disturbed ex-MI5 operative in Dempsey and Makepeace – "Love you to Death". In 1994, she made a cameo appearance as a nurse in the "Hospital" episode of the comedy Absolutely Fabulous. She also was filmed in the 1990 Clive Barker horror film Nightbreed, but the studio cut out her character. In 2006, Quatro performed the voice of Rio in the Bob the Builder film Built to Be Wild, and appeared in an episode of the second season of Rock School, in Lowestoft. She also appeared in the episode "The Axeman Cometh" of Midsomer Murders in the role of Mimi Clifton. Quatro has also performed in theatre. In 1986, she appeared as Annie Oakley in a London production of Annie Get Your Gun and in 1991 she performed the title role in a musical about the life of actress Tallulah Bankhead. Entitled Tallulah Who?, this musical was co-written by her and Shirlie Roden, adapted from a book by Willie Rushton. It ran from 14 February to 9 March at Hornchurch, England, where it was billed as "You’ll be amazed how Tallulah did it, and to whom –— and how often!" The show received favourable reviews. More recently Quatro has hosted weekly rock and roll programmes on BBC Radio 2. The first one was Rockin' with Suzi Q. Her second programme was called Wake Up Little Suzi. Musicianship Songwriting She started writing songs alone, then collaborated with other songwriters (such as Len Tuckey and Shirley Roden), and now once again mainly writes songs alone. Quatro's early recorded songwriting was deliberately limited to album tracks and the B-sides of singles. She said in late 1973 that "... album tracks are a very different story from singles. The two-minute lo-and-behold commercial single will not come out of my brain, but ain't I gonna worry about it." She describes creating a new song: "From sitting at my piano in my front room, writing down a title (always first), picking up my bass, figuring out the groove, going back to the piano...working on the lyrics, playing electric guitar...and finally I type out the lyrics. Only then is it officially a song. Next it goes down on my tiny 8-track, me playing everything...this is the version all muso's use to get into the tune...then into the studio and we go from there." Quatro is currently working on an anthology with her record company CherryRed records in the UK which should be released in the first half of 2014. It will be a 6-CD box set and it will feature material from her very early days up until 2014 where there will be a few new tracks one written by the legendary song writer and producer Mike Chapman. Heaps of great photo memorabilia of Suzi throughout the years. Personal life Quatro's paternal grandfather was an Italian immigrant to the US. His family name of "Quattrocchi" was shortened by the immigration authorities because they found it too difficult to pronounce. Quatro's Catholic family were living in Detroit, Michigan when she was born. She has three sisters and a brother, and her parents fostered several other children while she was growing up. Her father, Art, was a semi-professional musician and worked at General Motors. Her mother, Helen, was Hungarian. In this environment, Quatro grew to be "extrovert but solitary", according to Norman, and she only became close to her mother after leaving the US for the United Kingdom. Her sister Arlene is the mother of actress Sherilyn Fenn. Her sister Patti joined Fanny, one of the earliest all-female rock bands to gain national attention. Quatro has a brother, Michael Quatro, who is also a musician. Quatro married her long-time guitarist Len Tuckey in 1976. They had two children together (Laura in 1982 and Richard Leonard in 1984) and divorced in 1992. Before 1993, Quatro lived with her two children in a manor house in Essex that she and Tuckey bought in 1980. She married German concert promoter Rainer Haas in 1993. In 2006 her daughter and grandchild moved into the manor house again.Toward the end of 2008, Quatro's children moved out of the house and she temporarily put it up for sale, stating that she had empty nest syndrome. Quatro continues to live in Essex, England. On 31 March 2012, Quatro broke her right knee and left wrist while boarding an aircraft in Kiev, where she had performed the night before. She had to cancel her appearance at the Detroit Music Awards, where she was to be inducted into the Detroit hall of fame along with her sisters, scheduled for 27 April. This would have been her first performance in America for over 30 years. Quatro also had to re-schedule other concert dates, whilst some were cancelled altogether. Attitude In a 2012 interview, Quatro was asked what she thought she had achieved for female rockers in general. She replied: Before I did what I did, we didn't have a place in rock 'n' roll. Not really. You had your Grace Slicks and all that, but that's not what I did. I was the first to be taken seriously as a female rock 'n' roll musician and singer. That hadn't been done before. I played the boys at their own game. For everybody that came afterward, it was a little bit easier, which is good. I'm proud of that. If I have a legacy, that's what it is. It's nothing I take lightly. It was gonna happen sooner or later. In 2014, I will have done my job 50 years. It was gonna be done by somebody, and I think it fell to me to do because I don't look at gender. I never have. It doesn't occur to me if a 6-foot-tall guy has pissed me off not to square up to him. That's just the way I am. If I wanted to play a bass solo, it never occurred to me that I couldn't. When I saw Elvis for the first time when I was 5, I decided I wanted to be him, and it didn't occur to me that he was a guy. That's why it had to fall to somebody like me. In a 1973 interview, Quatro sympathised with many of the opinions voiced by the women's liberation movement whilst distancing herself from it because she considered that the participants were ... completely hypocritical. Their leaders stand up there and say, 'We're individuals blab blab blab,' and yet they're all in a group following like sheep. For me, I cannot put the two together ... I'm talking about the masses that follow [the movement's leaders who get press attention] and who have nothing at all to say. It gives it all a very phoney light. I hope they can find a way to apply it to their own lives, because grouping together takes away the whole idea of Women's Lib. The interviewer, Charles Shaar Murray, considered her viewpoint to be "... somewhat anomalous, because unless the woman in question happens to be well known, she has no way of letting people hear her unless she unites with other women and then elects a spokesman." He also noted the apparent contradiction that Quatro seemed proud that girls were writing to her saying that they were emulating her look and her attitude. In 1974, Quatro believed that, unlike men, women were burdened with emotional responses and that it was more difficult for them to succeed in the music industry because they are more prone to jealousy and thus female audiences tend not to buy the recordings of female artists.Her unusually free use of swear words in conversation was often picked upon by interviewers in the 1970s, as have been her diminutive stature and boy-ish nature. In 1974, Philip Norman said that Of all female rock singers, she appears the most emancipated: a small girl leading an all-man group in which she herself plays bass guitar. The image is of a tomboy, lank-haired, tight-bottomed and (twice) tattooed; a rocker, a brooder, a loner, a knife-carrier; a hell-cat, a wild cat, a storm child, refugee from the frightened city of Detroit. By October 1973, she had featured as a centrefold for Penthouse. Unusually for that role, she was fully clothed, although the feature did include risqué anecdotal captions. Frith noted that while any publicity was a bonus, "Tit-talent spotters don't buy many singles and record buyers aren't yet that frustrated." Influence Views of journalists and reviewers In August 1974, Simon Frith spotted a problem with the formula that was working outside the US, saying that Suzi's facing a bit of a crisis: Chinn and Chapman, having proved their point, are losing interest in her. She's never had their best material (they don't play many games with her) and each of her singles has been less gripping than the one before. Unless they suddenly imagine a new joke, she's in danger of petering out and she lacks the resources to fight back. None of her own musical talents has been needed and so they've been ignored (except on the throwaway B-sides) and while Sweet and Mud have their histories and themselves to draw on for support, Suzi's present has nothing to do with her past and her group was formed only to play Chinnichap music. Mud may become a top cabaret act and Sweet a respected rock group, but Suzi will only be a memory. Mickie Most's skill in the '60s was to make pop music out of British blues and R&B and folk; Chinn and Chapman's skill in the '70s has been to make pop music out of an audience. As this audience ages and changes, so will its music and Suzi Quatro will have been just an affectionate part of growing up. In 1983, journalist Tom Hibbert wrote that Quatro may have overstated her role as a leading light among female rock musicians. He said that ... it was in the wake of the 1977 punk revolution that the traditions of rock were turned upside down and female musicians truly came to the fore. But Suzi Quatro, with her tomboy sneers, her bass guitar and her stompingly persuasive teen-tunes, had at least laid down a challenge to the male-dominated rock orthodoxy. On stage in the Eighties, Quatro was still conveying energy and excitement – and she still lacked class." Views of scholars In his 2008 paper Suzi Quatro: A prototype in the archsheology of rock, Frank Oglesbee writes that "The rebellion of rock music was largely a male rebellion; the women—often, in the 1950s and '60s, girls in their teens—in rock usually sang songs as personæ utterly dependent on their macho boyfriends...". He describes Quatro as "... a female rock pioneer, in some ways the female rock pioneer, ..., a cornerstone in the archsheology of rock." He said she grew up to become "the first female lead singer and bassist, an electric ax-woman, who sang and played as freely as the males, inspiring other females." Philip Auslander says that "Although there were many women in rock by the late 1960s, most performed only as singers, a traditionally feminine position in popular music". Though some women (like Quatro herself) played instruments in American all-female garage rock bands, none of these bands achieved more than regional success. So they "did not provide viable templates for women's on-going participation in rock". When Quatro emerged in 1973, "no other prominent female musician worked in rock simultaneously as a singer, instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader".Auslander adds that in 2000 Quatro saw herself as "kicking down the male door in rock and roll and proving that a female musician ... and this is a point I am extremely concerned about ... could play as well if not better than the boys". People and bands influenced by Quatro Quatro has influenced various female musicians. Examples are: • Chrissie Hynde, the founding member and lead singer/guitarist of The Pretenders, cited Quatro as a major influence. In 1999, Hynde appeared on Quatro's episode of This is Your Life and recalled interviewing her, in a toilet, when she was an NME journalist. Quatro then took her to see her gig in her van and Hynde was impressed by Quatro's energy and personality. • Tina Weymouth is a founding member and bassist of the new wave group Talking Heads (formed in 1975 in New York City, USA) and its side project Tom Tom Club. Talking Heads was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.When Chris Frantz was unable to find a bass player interested in joining the group, he encouraged Weymouth to learn to play bass by listening to Quatro albums. Quatro had a direct influence on The Runaways and Joan Jett. Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist, KT Tunstall, commented in a 2008 interview that the cover photo of her studio album Drastic Fantastic (2007) is based on Quatro. On 24 October 2013, Suzi received the Woman of Valor Award from the organization Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women (MEOW) for her role inspiring and influencing generations of female musicians. The award was bestowed by Kathy Valentine (formerly of The Go-Go's) at a dinner in her honor in Austin, Texas, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel. Suzi performed five songs with a local band that included her sister Patti and Tony Scalzo of the band Fastball on "Stumblin In".
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HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA     is a Japanese rock special 2012 Halloween project unit lead by hyde and KAZ from VAMPS.   Members:     Hyde   Acid Black Cherry   K.A.Z (Vamps)   Kyo (D’erlanger)   Tatsurou (MUCC)   Diago   Hitsugi (Nig Read more ... htmare)   Rina (Scandal)   Wakeshima Kanon   Tommy   Aki (Sid)   Tsuchiya Anna   Aoki Ryuuji   ther Members Ju-ken BARAKI Ali YUKI AKIHIDE SHINPEI HIRO SHUSE JUN-JI Arimatsu JIN Discography Singles [2012.10.17] HALLOWEEN PARTY [2013.10.16] HALLOWEEN PARTY - See more at: http://www.generasia.com/wiki/HALLOWEEN_JUNKY_ORCHESTRA#sthash.OYtCpkXr.dpuf     heidi     is a four-piece Japanese rock band formed in 2006 in Tokyo.   Members Yoshihiko (義彦) – Vocals Nao (ナオ) – Guitar Kohsuke (コースケ) – Bass Kiri (桐) - Drums Discography Albums [2007.04.25] Kasou (渦奏) [2008.04.23] Innocence (イノセンス) [2009.09.23] Panorama (パノラマ) [2010.10.06] Senkou Mellow (閃光メロウ) [2012.09.19] Alpha (アルファ) [2014.05.14] Human (ヒューマン) Mini-Albums [2006.08.02] Doukoku (慟哭) [2007.02.28] Doukoku (Second Press) (慟哭 (Second Press)) [2011.09.21] Sixth Sense (シックスセンス) Other Albums [2012.02.08] Kaisou heidi. Indies BEST (回想 heidi. Indies BEST) Singles [2006.06.03] Yuuyake to Kodomo / Maria (夕焼けと子供/マリア) [2006.11.15] Clover (クローバー) [2007.06.24] Natsu Ichizu (夏一途) [2007.10.24] Synchro / Hyururi (シンクロ/ひゅるり) [2008.02.14] Remu (レム) [2008.11.05] Orange Drama (オレンジドラマ) [2009.05.20] Tsubasa (翼) [2010.05.26] Yokan (予感) [2010.08.26] ∞ Loop (∞ループ) [2011.02.02] Gekkou Show Time (月光ショータイム) [2012.08.22] Kumorizora ni wa Koimoyou (曇り空には恋模様) [2013.05.01] Ryuusei Dive (流星ダイヴ) [2013.11.27] Glide (グライド) DVDs [2010.03.10] Live Tour 2009 [Panorama] @Shibuya C.C.Lemon Hall Compilations [2006.09.08] SHOCK WAVE CD Edition 6 [2006.10.10] Shock Edge 2006 [2007.02.21] CANNONBALL vol. 3 [2008.07.30] Visualy[zm] The Cure Century [2011.01.26] Crush! -90's V-Rock best hit cover songs- [2011.09.14] Hitotsudake ~We Are The One~ (ひとつだけ〜We Are The One〜) [2012.08.01] V-ANIME ROCKS [2013.07.03] hide TRIBUTE II -Visual SPIRITS- - See more at: http://www.generasia.com/wiki/heidi.#sthash.G4EnDB2L.dpuf     Hide   was a Japanese musician, guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer. His debut in the music business was as the guitarist of the Japanese rock band X JAPAN. In 1993, hide went solo with the single "EYES LOVE YOU". In 1997, X JAPAN announced their disbandment and hide focused on solo works. On May 22nd, 1996, he opened his production company "LEMONed" and created a solo band consisting of his close friends that played at his solo tours and concerts, hide with Spread Beaver. On May 2nd, 1998, he was found hanged with a towel tied to a doorknob in his Tokyo apartment.   Profile Full Name: Matsumoto Hideto (松本秀人) Nickname: hide (always spelled with lower case 'h'; not to be confused with L'Arc~en~Ciel's HYDE) Birthdate: December 13, 1964 Birthplace: Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan Deathdate: May 2, 1998 (aged 33) Blood Type: AB Horoscope: Sagittarius Height: 170 cm Weight: 50kg Bands: SAVER TIGER, X JAPAN, hide with Spread Beaver, MxAxSxS, zilch Information Matsumoto Hideto, known as hide, was born in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture on December 13, 1964. hide was overweight as a child, Hideto was known as the shy bookworm who had trouble interacting with other children. But everything changed when he was 15 years old, at a friend's house, and heard "Alice" by KISS. KISS' commanding sound and wild visual aesthetics enthralled him, and later that same year, his grandmother bought him a Gibson guitar, a gift that would forever change hide's life. In 1981, hide formed the independent rock band SAVER TIGER, where he served as both lead guitarist and songwriter. But hide's talent couldn't stay hidden for long, and not long after, he was discovered by a man named Hayashi Yoshiki, and in 1987, hide joined Yoshiki's band X JAPAN, then called simply X. He became the lead guitarist and secondary composer, while YOSHIKI was the main composer and drummer. X's sound was nothing like anything currently existing in the Japanese music scene. Their wild costumes, sky-high hairdoes and in-your-face sound quickly attracted crowds, and they became the first band in history to completely sell out the Tokyo Arena, not once, but three consecutive nights. But after ten years together as a band, lead singer Toshi announced his official departure from X, and the band dissolved. hide set off on what would become a remarkably successful solo career. He recorded his first album, HIDE YOUR FACE in 1994, and played all guitars (including bass guitar) and performed all vocals. Two years later, he recorded the album PSYENCE, which is regarded as hide's best album due to its remarkable versatility, and thus began the PSYENCE a Go Go tour. In 1995 hide formed a band ZILCH in USA where he was the lead vocalist and guitarist, and later also teamed up with other artists in Japan and began working on his 3rd solo album, but just before the completion of these projects a tragedy struck. On May 2, 1998, after a night of drinking and partying with his girlfriend, hide returned to his apartment around 6:30 in the morning. An hour later, at 7:30, hide's girlfriend returned to the apartment and found hide suspended from his bathroom doorknob by a towel tied around his neck. hide died en route to the hospital. hide's death shocked the nation of Japan. Hundreds of fans came to his funeral; so many, in fact, that the line stretched more than a mile down the streets of downtown Tokyo, and the city essentially ground to a halt. By the end of the day, twenty-six fans had been hospitalized due to excessive screaming, crying, or injury in the crowd. In the days following hide's death, three young girls died in copycat suicides, and many more tried, but failed. hide's death has been the source of much speculation. Some believe that it was an accident, as a result of a botched attempt at autoerotic asphyxiation or some other means, while some believe that it was a suicide. hide was, by his own admission, an alcoholic, and after X JAPAN's disbandment, his drinking became even more pronounced. Though there was no note to indicate suicide, some believe that his song "Pink Spider" was in fact his suicide note, as the song speaks of a 'spider' who wishes for wings so he can 'be free.' His work was nonetheless honored, albums were finished and released the same year, ZILCH's debut album 3.2.1 on July 23th, then his 3rd solo album Ja,Zoo on 21st November 1998. After this, his bandmates toured as hide and Spread Beaver with Ja,Zoo which skyrocketed the sales of this album, published a tour book and re-released 5 singles recorded together. There are also numerous post-humous tribute, compilation and remix releases, and hide's official website, hide-city.com, remains active to this day. Former X JAPAN drummer YOSHIKI sent this message out to his fans following the death: "Everyone, please watch over his eternal sleep warmly." Thirteen years later, hide's bandmate, Taiji, also committed suicide by hanging himself. Discography Studio Albums [1994.02.23] HIDE YOUR FACE [1996.09.02] PSYENCE [1998.11.21] Ja,Zoo Compilation Albums [1996.05.22] COMPILATION CD LEMONed [2000.03.02] hide BEST ~PSYCHOMMUNITY~ [2002.07.24] SINGLES ~ Junk Story [2004.04.28] KING OF PSYBORG ROCK STAR [2005.09.21] Perfect Single Box [2008.02.06] hide SINGLES PSYBORG ROCK iTunes Special!! (Digital Download) [2009.04.29] We Love hide ~The Best in The World~ Remix Albums [1997.06.21] tune-up -hide remixes- [2002.05.22] Psy-Clone hide electronic remixes Live Albums [2008.03.19] PSYENCE A GO GO [2008.04.23] HIDE OUR PSYCHOMMUNITY Tribute Albums [1999.05.01] hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS Other Albums [1997.12.17] WooFer!! [1998.02.21] WooFer!!2 [2002.05.16] Cafe Le PSYENCE -hide LEMONed Compilation- [2011.03.02] "Musical Number" ~ROCK Musical Pink Spider~ ("Musical Number" ~ROCKミュージカル ピンクスパイダー~) Singles [1993.08.05] EYES LOVE YOU [1993.08.05] 50% & 50% [1994.01.21] DICE [1994.03.24] TELL ME [1996.06.24] MISERY [1996.08.12] Beauty & Stupid [1996.12.18] Hi-Ho / GOOD BYE [1998.01.28] ROCKET DIVE (hide with Spread Beaver) [1998.05.13] Pink Spider (hide with Spread Beaver) [1998.05.27] ever free (hide with Spread Beaver) [1998.10.21] HURRY GO ROUND (hide with Spread Beaver) [2000.01.19] TELL ME (hide with Spread Beaver) [2002.07.10] In Motion VHS / DVD [1993.09.29] Seth et Holth [1994.03.24] A Souvenir [1994.10.21] FILM THE PSYCHOMMUNITY REEL.1 [1994.11.23] FILM THE PSYCHOMMUNITY REEL.2 [1994.12.24] X'mas Present! [1996.05.22] LEMONeD Collected by hide [????.??.??] COMPILATION CATALOGUE VIDEO LEMONed [1997.02.26] UGLY PINK MACHINE file 1 official data file [1997.03.26] UGLY PINK MACHINE file 2 unofficial data file [1997.06.21] seven clips [1997.08.21] hide presents MIX LEMONed JELLY [1997.12.24] Top Secret X'mas Present '97 (マル秘X'masプレゼント'97) [1998.07.17] hIS iNVINCIBLE dELUGE eVIDENCE [1999.12.08] A STORY 1998 hide Last Works ~121 Nichi no Kiseki~ (121日の軌跡) [????.??.??] bastard EYES zilch (zilch) [2000.10.18] seven clips + HURRY GO ROUND [2000.12.13] ALIVEST perfect stage [2001.04.04] A Souvenir + TELL ME [2001.05.03] seventeen clips ~perfect clips~ presented by hide MUSEUM [2003.07.20] hide presents MIX LEMONed JELLY 1997.8.26 ALL NITE CLUB EVENT [2005.09.21] hide with Spread Beaver appear!! "1998 TRIBAL Ja,Zoo" (hide with Spread Beaver) [2008.12.03] ALIVE! [2009.12.02] We Love hide ~The CLIPS~ Publications Books   [2002.05.30] hide DAYS [2002.05.30] hide DAYS new edition [2004.07.20] Kyodai (兄弟) [2004.07.20] hide BIBLE -OFFICIAL BOOK hide wo Aisuru Subete no Hito e Okurimasu (hide BIBLE -OFFICIAL BOOK hideを愛する全ての人へ贈ります) [2010.02.14] Pinky Promise [2010.04.15] Kyodai Tsuioku no hide (兄弟追憶のhide) [2010.08.xx] hide Book [2011.09.xx] hide_now Photobooks   [1992.04.05] Mugongeki (無言激; Silent Play) [1994.08.25] VISUALBUM [1997.02.28] 1128 hide SOLO TOUR 1996 PSYENCE A GO GO [1999.03.23] Genkai Haretsu Book (限界破裂本) (hide with Spread Beaver) [2000.01.20] hide [2001.07.20] hide private collection in MUSEUM Band Score   [1994.03.30] HIDE YOUR FACE [1996.11.30] PSYENCE [1998.12.30] hide complete song book [1998.12.30] Ja,Zoo (hide with Spread Beaver) [1999.01.30] 3・2・1 (zilch) [2000.05.25] hide BEST PSYCHOMMUNITY [2002.09.30] hide SINGLES ~ Junk Story [2011.08.xx] Densetsu no Visual Rocks Calendars [2011.10.01] Calendar 2012 Magazines [2011.09.xx] SHOXX ARCHIVES (Feature) - See more at: http://www.generasia.com/wiki/hide#sthash.tseUVzvp.dpuf     Hyde   is the lead singer of the group L'Arc~en~Ciel as well as a solo artist. ProfileName: Takarai Hideto (宝井秀人) Birthday: January 29, 1969 (age 45) Birthplace: Wakayama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan Blood Type: O Information     hyde in R&R NewsMaker Magazine (Nov 2005) hyde is the vocalist of the rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel. Because hyde does not release much of his personal information, almost everything about him is unofficial. However, fans have speculated that his real name is Takarai Hideto (宝井秀人) and have also speculated his birth date. There have been interviews with his parents in the past which more or less confirm these facts. In addition to being lead singer, main lyricist, and second guitarist (as needed) of L'Arc~en~Ciel since the band was formed in 1991, hyde has a solo project under the name HYDE that he runs on the side. Though L'Arc~en~Ciel is not disbanded, they have started the tradition of taking breaks to work on solo activities. In 2003, hyde starred alongside Gackt in the film Moon Child. hyde and Gackt sang the ballad "オレンジの太陽" ("Orange no Taiyou") which was used as the first ending song of the movie. The song was later released on Gackt's album, "Crescent". In 2004, hyde took on the role of the guitarist Adam in the movie Kagen no Tsuki~Last Quarter, a movie based on the manga by Yazawa Ai. The movie's theme song, THE CAPE OF STORMS, was a song from his first album ROENTGEN. The director had continuously thought of ROENTGEN while reading the manga in preparation for the movie so his choice of hyde as Adam was not entirely spontaneous. During the summer of 2005, while L'Arc~en~Ciel was still working, hyde composed the music for the song GLAMOROUS SKY for the movie NANA, yet another movie based on a manga by Yazawa Ai. The song was sung by the pop artist Nakashima Mika with lyrics written by Yazawa Ai herself. In August, HYDE (and his solo band) performed the song on Music Station with Nakashima Mika. hyde played the guitar for this performance. After L'Arc~en~Ciel had finished touring for 2005, hyde's COUNTDOWN was released on October 5th, 2005. The tracklisting including Japanese & English versions of the song COUNTDOWN, which was made for the movie Stealth, and also a special rock version of evergreen (originally from ROENTGEN). For Halloween that month, hyde hosted HALLOWEEN OF THE LIVING DEAD, a three night event held at CLUB CITTA on October 29th, 30th, and 31st. Each night featured performances by HYDE himself, a guest artist/band and JACK-O-LANTERN. Artists/bands who took part in the Halloween performances are MONORAL, UVERworld, OLIVIA, HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR, yasu and Nakashima Mika. The group JACK-O-LANTERN consisted of HYDE and the group MONORAL and played many Halloween favorites such as the theme from the movie Ghostbusters. All of the artists involved, except OLIVIA, performed in full costume. In 2006, hyde released his seventh single, SEASON'S CALL on February 22nd. It was used as the opening theme to the anime BLOOD+ It is composed by KAZ, guitarist of hyde's solo band, making it the first song of hyde's solo career not composed by himself. On April 26th hyde released his third original album FAITH, which was released in the USA by Tofu Records as well on June 27th. As an extension of his lengthy FAITH Tour, he performed four concerts in California between 7-2 and 7-6 and also took a Q&A session at Anime Expo on 7-1. In 2008, hyde started working with KAZ again under the name VAMPS. In 2012, he starts the Halloween project HALLOWEEN JUNKY ORCHESTRA with KAZ. Trivia hyde keeps much of his personal information secret, including his real name and birth date. He is the only child in his family. His parents owned a pub with a karaoke box and were married very young. He was in the band Jerusalem's Rod before joining L'Arc~en~Ciel as vocalist. He married Oishi Megumi on December 25, 2000. He had stated that he had always admired Oishi and that she has a beautiful face. hyde was introduced to Oishi on Utaban after a performance of DIVE TO BLUE. They have one child, who was recently revealed by Oishi to be a boy. His name has not been released. He originally wanted to become a cartoonist, but is color blind. He has a big appetite and always tries the local cuisine of the countries he travels to. Discography Albums [2002.03.27] ROENTGEN [2002.07.10] Roentgen Overseas Edition [2003.12.03] 666 [2004.10.14] ROENTGEN.english [2006.04.26] FAITH Best Albums [2009.03.18] HYDE Singles [2001.10.17] evergreen [2001.12.12] Angel's tale [2002.02.27] SHALLOW SLEEP [2003.06.04] HELLO [2003.11.06] HORIZON [2005.10.05] COUNTDOWN [2006.02.22] SEASON'S CALL Video Releases [2004.11.03] ROENTGEN STORIES [2006.11.08] FAITH LIVE Compilations / Other [2004.04.23] Our Last Days -Casshern OST- (#3 MASQUERADE) [2013.09.04] DEAD END Tribute -SONG OF LUNATICS- (#1 Embryo Burning) Filmography [2003] Moon Child (as Kei) [2004] Kagen no Tsuki~Last Quarter (as Adam) Photobooks  [2008.06.27] HYDE IS DEAD 2002-2008 - See more at: http://www.generasia.com/wiki/Hyde#sthash.YkZZg68S.dpuf
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