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Current Affairs for Bank PO - 21 April 2014

  1. Noted economist and RBI Chair Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Ila Patnaik has been appointed as Principal Economic Advisor in the Union Finance Ministry. Ms. Patnaik did her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K. The post of the Principal Economic Advisor was last held by Dipak Dasgupta, a former Lead Economist for India and South Asia at the World Bank.
  2. Justice G Rohini has taken over as the first woman Chief Justice of Delhi High Court. She was administered the oath of office by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in New Delhi today. Before being elevated as Chief Justice, Justice Rohini was the senior most judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court. With her joining, the strength of women judges at the Delhi High Court has increased to 10.
    • Born in 1955, Justice Rohini studied at Osmania University in Hyderabad and then at the College of Law under Andhra University in Visakhapatnam.
    • She was enrolled as an advocate in December 1980 and later became chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Bar Council.
    • She was appointed a government pleader in the Andhra Pradesh High Court in 1995 and became additional judge in 2001 and permanent judge in 2002.
  3. New name of Cadbury India is Mondelez India Food Corporation Limited. Products names of the company will remain same but only on the backside of the packaging of the products name of the company will appear. Names of the company products were Oreo, Tang, Bournavita, Halls, Choclairs, Celebrations, Perk, Bournville, Gems, 5 Star, Cadbury diary Milk.
  4. Meb Keflezighi on 21 April 2014 became the first US male athlete to win the Boston Marathon in three decades (since 1983). The women winner of the marathon was Rita Jeptoo of Kenya and this was her second consecutive win at the Boston Marathon. Boston Marathon is an annual event and is held on Patriots Day i.e. the third Monday of April. It started in 1897. It is world

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