Suggested Readings: April 2014 Current Affairs | January 2014 Current Affairs | March 2014 Current Affairs | July 2014 Current Affairs | May 2014 Current Affairs | February 2014 Current Affairs | June 2014 Current Affairs | August 2014 Current Affairs
T M Bhasin was elected as Chairman of Indian Banks Association (IBA) on 20 August 2014. He will be the Chairman of IBA for 2014-15.
Afghanistan celebrated its 95th Independence Day on 19 August 2014. It is celebrated to mark the signing of the 1919 Anglo-Afghan treaty
The Reserve Bank of India released its Annual Report for 2013-14.
The Delhi Development Authority on 21 August 2014 approved the modification proposal in Master Plan of Delhi-2021.
Veteran Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Amitava Nandy died on 15 August 2014 in Kolkata...
Environment Minister of South Africa Edna Molewa on 12 August 2014 announced plan to curb illegal hunts of rhinos for their horn..
Guru Hanuman Akhara, a Delhi-based wrestling academy was chosen for the 2014 Rashtritya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP)
Hockey India on 21 August 2014 added Hockey Madhya Pradesh as its 23rd associate member. With this, Hockey Madhya Pradesh..
I&B Ministry withheld the release of Punjabi film Kaum de Heere that depicts the lives of the assassins...
Renowned Agriculture Scientist M.S. Swaminathan conferred with the Doctor of Science by the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad
Prime Minister inaugurated and dedicated 765 KV Ranchi-Dharmjaygarh-Sipat Transmission Line (Powergrid) to the nation.
Thailand coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha elected as the Prime Minister of Thailand by junta-picked National Legislative Assembly (NLA).
The Supreme Court fined 14 state governments and 1 Union Territory (UT) on 20 August 2014 for not responding to Law Commission's 245th Report
The Union government issued draft rules to empower the commodity markets regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC).
The Union Cabinet of India approved the Nagpur Metro Rail Project.
Muzaffar Ali, renowned filmmaker and poet, was presented the 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana award...
NHRC issued notice to HP government to give report on depressing state of sex ratio. Sex ratio of Una district has gone down to 500 girls on 1000 boys.
The District and Sessions Court of Imphal, Manipur ordered release of Irom Sharmila Chanu on 19 August 2014
The BRAIN Initiative was in news recently as an Indian neuroscientist Partha Mitra in the United States was awarded EAGER research grant..
World’s first eco-temple, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir opened in United Kingdom that feature solar panels & rainwater harvesting system.
Plan Scheme named Mainstreaming Civil Defence in Disaster Risk Reduction was launched by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.
Prof. Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas, Senior Congress MP of Ernakulum Constituency, Kerala was appointed as Public Accounts Commission Chairman.
India celebrated its 68th Independence Day on 15 August 2014, as India became independent nation from British Rule on 15 August 1947
Landslides struck in Hiroshima prefecture in western Japan. It happened in city's Asaminami and Asakita wards.
India would be the first launch-pad for Amazon’s plan to deliver packages using drones or unmanned aerial vehicles. Amazon...
Squash Legend of Pakistan Hashim Khan died on 18 August 2014. He died due to congestive heart failure.
Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank on 19 August 2014 launched EMI (equated monthly installments) facility on debit cards.
Chinese authority on 19 August 2014 arrested thousand members of banned Quannengshen or the Church of Almighty God religious cult
World-renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar died on 20 August 2014. He died at the age of 96.
A book titled Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job? authored by Faraz Ahmad was released on 19 August 2014....
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) on 19 August 2014 launched one of its biggest ever humanitarian relief