Union government de-regulated the price of diesel and hiked in domestically produced natural gas.
Parliament of Australia on 19 October 2014 lifted ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs in Public areas.
AIBA provisionally suspended Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for protesting against a controversial verdict, at 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
RBI signed a pact with the Central Bank of Kenya for Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information.
Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) launched the National Air Quality Index.
Google in the third week of October 2014 announced changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy and highlight legal sites.