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19 August was observed as World Humanitarian Day to recognise humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
The Kurdish Peshmarga Forces were in news recently as they formed the frontline against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Poet Simin Behbahani, the Lioness of Iran, died on 19 August 2014 in Tehran, Iran.
The founder of Delhi Gymkhana Club Dilbagh Singh died at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
Eduardo Campos, the Brazilian presidential candidate, died on 13 August 2014...
Rajni Razdan on 16 August 2014 became the new Chairperson of the Union Public Service Commission.
Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian born mathematician, became the first woman to win coveted Fields Medal on 13 August 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.
The Fields Medal for the year 2014 was awarded on 13 August 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.
RIMFAX, ground-penetrating radar will be used by NASA to study centimeter-scale resolution of the geologic structure of the subsurface on Mars.
Delhi University professor Dr. Sunil Kumar on 13 August 2014 received Global South Award given by International Political Science Association (IPSA)
Goalkeeping great Vladimir Beara of Croatia died in city Split of Croatia on 11 August 2014. He died after a series of strokes...
Manjul Bhargava, an Indian-origin mathematician was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal at the IMU International Congress of Mathematicians in Seoul.
The Union Government decided to appoint former RBI governor Bimal Jalan as the head of the Expenditure Management Commission on 12 August 2014.
Burra Katha was in news because one of the last exponents of Burra Katha passed away on 12 August 2014.
Human skeleton with copper crown with carnelian beads on its skull was discovered in Chandayan village of Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh.
Daroji Eramma, one of the last exponents of Burra katha died at a private hospital in Bellary, Karnataka. She was 84.
President conferred the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards on Arun Jaitley, Dr Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav in New Delhi.
Reshamlal Jangade, the veteran politician and a member of the country's first Lok Sabha from undivided Madhya Pradesh, died
MEDA would be used by NASA to measure temperature, wind speed and direction, pressure, relative humidity and dust size and shape on Mars.
12 August 2014 was observed as the World Elephant Day. Goal of the day is to create awareness about plight of African and Asian elephants.
Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian died at his home in Tiburon, California. He was 63.
Senior IRS officer K V Chowdary appointed as new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
Google continued to pollute internet with map results of India’s classified areas even after being warned.
United Kingdom’s planning academician and Professor, Sir Peter Hall died at University College Hospital, London. He was 82.
Narendra Modi released a book titled Gujarat’s success story in Water Management authored by Sriram Vedire.
Iran-140 Sepahan Air passenger plane crashed near Mehrabad airport, west of Tehran in Iran. 39 passengers died in the crash.
AIMA Managing India Awards 2014 were announced. The awards were given to distinguished and eminent organization/personality for their contribution.
Munger through the Ages authored by late DP Yadav released at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Books’s first copy was received by President of India.
SHERLOC will be used by NASA to determine fine-scale mineralogy and detect organic compounds on Mars from 2021 onwards.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Ebola as Global Health Emergency.
Militants of Islamic State group seized Iraq’s largest Christian town, Qaraqosh and surrounding areas.