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2014 Current Affairs

An endangered species Flying Squirrel captured in Jharkhand

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

An endangered species Flying Squirrel was captured by the forest department officials on 29 October 2014 at Balijharan village in Jagannathpur sub-division of West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand.

India re-elected to UN Economic and Social Council

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

India on 29 October 2014 was re-elected to United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

World Economic Forum released Global Gender Gap Report 2014

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

World Economic Forum (WEF) on 28 October 2014 released the Global Gender Gap Report 2014.

Taiwan banned officials from studying in China

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Taiwan banned its government officials from higher studies in mainland China for national security reasons.

Vice President of Zambia Guy Scott appointed as Acting President

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Vice President of Zambia Guy Scott was appointed as acting President by the Zambia government.

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry joined hands with Hannover Milano Fairs India

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 28 October 2014 joined hands with Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd.

ECI elected as Chair of General Assembly of AAEA for the next two years

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The General Assembly of Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) on 29 October 2014 elected Election Commission of India (ECI) as Chair of the organisation for the next two years.

Union Government submitted a list of 627 Indians holding black money abroad to SC

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Union Government submitted a list of 627 Indians holding black money abroad in a sealed cover.

SunEdison signed MoU with Rajasthan Government to set up 5000MW solar projects

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

SunEdison Inc. on 28 October 2014 signed a MoU with the Rajasthan Government to establish 5000 MW capacity of solar power in Rajasthan.

President of Zambia Michael Sata died

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

President of Zambia Michael Sata was died in London.

India-Saudi Arabia agreed to cooperate in hydrocarbon sector

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

India-Saudi agreed to cooperate in areas of strategic reserves, petrochemical conservation, refineries and energy efficiency programmes.

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs on 28 October 2014 launched Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY) for welfare of Tribal people.

Malala won 2014 World’s Children prize

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Malala Yousafzai, Indira Ranamagar and John Wood won the 2014 World’s Children Prize on 29 October 2014 at a ceremony in Mariestad near Stockholm.

Kamarajar Port to set up free trade and warehousing zone

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) on 28 October 2014 announced to set up a Free Trade and Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) on 100 acres, adjacent to its premises.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell died

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell died on 29 October 2014 in Vermont after battling leukaemia.

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced TB-Mission 2020

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 28 October 2014 announced TB-Mission 2020 to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) from India.

The Festival of India inaugurated in Japan

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The Festival of India, year-long festival was inaugurated in Tokyo, Japan.

51 countries signed pact in tax evasion crackdown

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

51 countries signed agreement to automatically swap tax information beginning in 2017 to crackdown on tax evasion.

Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh inducted into Don Bradman Hall of Fame

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh entered Bradman Hall of Fame at a gala dinner held at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground.

Richest man of Japan Masayoshi Son announced its biggest ever investment in India

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

Masayoshi son was recently in news because he announced the biggest ever investment in the India.

HBR named Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as best-performing CEO in the world

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Harvard Business Review (HBR), in the issue of November 2014, named CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos as best-performing CEO in the world.

UNICEF released a report on child poverty titled Children of the Recession

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released a report titled Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries.

Supreme Court rapped Union Government over delay in Delhi government formation

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Supreme Court on 28 October 2014 rapped the Union Government and Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung over delay in Delhi Government formation.

Sir Schindler Nicholas Winton awarded Order of the White Lion of Czech Republic

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Sir Nicholas Winton was honoured Czech Republic’s Order of the White Lion at the age of 105 by the President of Czech, Milos Zeman.

Japanese telecom giant Softbank announced to invest 627 million US dollar in Snapdeal

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Japanese telecom giant Softbank on 27 October 2014 announced to invest 627 million US dollar in Snapdeal.

India with 20 other countries set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

India along with 20 other countries on 23 October 2014 signed an agreement to become the founding member of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

World Polio Day observed across the world on 24 October

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

World Polio Day observed across the world was observed to create awareness about the hazards of the crippling disease.

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar elected VP of Asia Broadcasting Union

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar on 28 October 2014 was elected Vice-President (VP) of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) in Macau.

ING Vysya Bank CEO Shailendra Bhandari resigned

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Chief Executive Officer of ING Vysya Bank Shailendra Bhandari on 28 October 2014 resigned from his post.

Google celebrated 100th birthday of Dr Jonas Salk

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Google on 28 October 2014 celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr Jonas Salk with a doodle on its homepage.

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