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2014 Current Affairs

Parliament of Australia lifted ban on facial coverings in Public areas

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Parliament of Australia on 19 October 2014 lifted ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs in Public areas.

WHO declared Nigeria as Ebola Free country

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 24 people agreed

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 20 October 2014 declared Nigeria as Ebola free country.

CEO of Total Christophe de Margerie died in Moscow plane crash

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Total Christophe de Margerie on 21 October 2014 died in Moscow plane crash.

Police Commemoration Day observed

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The Police Commemoration Day was observed in New Delhi with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as chief quest.

Malala Yousafzai conferred 2014 Liberty Medal

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Malala Yousafzai was conferred with the 2014 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia.

Uttarakhand Cabinet approved reconstruction of Kedarnath temple area

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Uttarakhand Cabinet approved blue print for reconstruction work around Kedarnath temple and adjoining areas.

International Stammering Awareness Day observed across the world

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD) was observed with theme we speak with one voice.

Border haat opened in Tripura

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The first border haat facility on zero line on the Indo-Bangla international border at Srinagar in South Tripura district was inaugurated.

Denis Mukwege won prestigious Sakharov human rights prize

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege Mukengere on 21 October 2014 won the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.

Anita M Singh appointed as Chief of Staff of NSD in US Justice Department

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Indian-American Anita M Singh on 21 October 2014 was appointed as Chief of Staff and Counselor in the National Security Division (NSD) of the US Justice Department.

Government ordered merger of NSEL with its holding company FTIL

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Union Government ordered merger of National Spot Exchange Ltd with its holding company Financial Technologies India Ltd.

Google announced changes to its search engine to curb online piracy

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

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.

India and Nepal signed Power Trade Agreement

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

India and Nepal signed a Power Trade Agreement (PTA) that allows the exchange of electricity between the two countries.

Mayank Ashar appointed as MD and CEO of Cairn India

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Mayank Ashar on 21 October 2014 was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Cairn India.

Tihar Jail Authority set up e-library for women inmates

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Tihar Jail Authority set up an e-library for women inmates in Tihar jail.

Union Government constituted Vishwanathan committee to provide Bankruptcy code for SMEs

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Union Government on 20 October 2014 constituted Vishwanathan committee to provide Bankruptcy code for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

List of Nobel Prize Winners 2014

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 82 people agreed

Nobel Prizes 2014 was announced by the Nobel Assembly from 6 October to 13 October 2014.

India re-elected to UNHRC for 2015-2017

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

India re-elected to the UNHRC for the period of 2015 to 2017 in the election that was held in the UN General Assembly in New York.

India's Chief Hockey Coach Terry Walsh resigned

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Terry Walsh, the chief coach of Indian men’s hockey team resigned from his post because of a pay dispute with the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham died

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham on 19 October 2014 died in London because of colon Cancer.

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day observed on 21 October

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (GIDD) Prevention Day observed across the World.

Pakistan based BGA appealed to IPAB against GI tag of basmati rice to MP

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Pakistan-BGA challenged Geographical Indication (GI) tag of basmati rice to Madhya Pradesh  in IPAB.

BCCI decided to initiate legal proceedings against WI Cricket Board

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

BCCI decided to initiate legal proceedings against WICB and suspend all bilateral tours for abrupt cancellation of their tour to India.

UK announced first ever Dadabhai Naoroji Awards

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

The UK government on 17 October 2014 announced the inaugural Dadabhai Naoroji Awards to honour individuals who have worked to strengthen the UK-India relationship over the years.

US tightened its guidelines for health workers treating patients with Ebola virus

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

The US has tightened its guidelines for health workers who are treating patients with Ebola virus, calling for new competency training.

Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Indian batsman Virat Kohli on 19 October 2014 claimed number two slot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on 20 October 2014 at Kent, Connecticut.

Union government de-regulated diesel and hiked natural gas rates

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Union government de-regulated the price of diesel and hiked in domestically produced natural gas.

Indo-Bangladesh Joint Rafting Expedition on River Siyom, Arunachal Pradesh

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Indo Bangladesh Joint Rafting Expedition was conducted on the Siyom River in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh from 1 October to 3 October 2014.

India and China agreed to set up hotline between their army headquarters to curb incursions

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

India and China have agreed to step up engagements between their militaries by setting up hotlines between the Army headquarters.

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