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Parliament of Australia lifted ban on facial coverings in Public areas

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 23 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: 64 people agreed

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

India and Nepal signed Power Trade Agreement

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

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

India re-elected to UNHRC for 2015-2017

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 39 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.

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

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

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

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

Published on: 21-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

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

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

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

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

Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia President

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

Joko Widodo on 20 October 2014 was sworn in as seventh president of Indonesia.

South African Tourism launched Gandhi-Inspired Tourist Attraction project

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

South African Tourism launched Gandhi–Inspired Tourist Attraction project that identifies 13 places in South Africa.

Egypt signed contracts with six international firms to dredge new Suez Canal

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

Egypt on 18 October 2014 signed contracts with six international firms to carry out dredging of the new Suez Canal.

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Yuko Obuchi resigned

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan Yuko Obuchi on 20 October 2014 resigned from her position.

UNSC urged world to step up help for Iraq to halt militants' offensive

Published on: 20-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

UNSC urged the international community to step up their support for the Iraqi government in intensifying their battle against ISIS fighters

Nigeria and Boko Haram sealed deal on freeing girls

Published on: 18-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Nigeria on 17 October 2014 sealed a deal with the militant group Boko Haram to free the girls.

Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela elected as non-permanent members of UNSC

Published on: 17-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Venezuela, Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Spain elected to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms.

India pledged 4 million dollar aid for Gaza reconstruction

Published on: 16-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

India pledged 4 million dollar aid for Gaza reconstruction.

India-Norway signed 13 agreements to promote bilateral relations

Published on: 16-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

India and Norway signed 13 agreements during three day visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Norway.

India and UK signed MoU on Cultural Cooperation

Published on: 16-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

India and UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Culture Cooperation over next five years.

British House of Commons passed symbolic motion to recognise Palestinian state

Published on: 14-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

British lawmakers passed a nonbinding resolution to give diplomatic recognition to a Palestinian state.

Turkey to allow US led coalition to use its Incirlik Air Base to fight against ISIS

Published on: 13-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Turkey on 12 October 2014 allowed US led coalition to use its Incirlik Air Base to fight against Islamic State (ISIS).

Indian Embassy in Kuwait simplified visa procedure

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

Indian Embassy in Kuwait on 12 October 2014 simplified the visa procedure.

India and UK government launched UK-India Financial Partnership

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

India and the UK government launched UK-India Financial Partnership to strengthen Links Between the Financial Services Industries.

ATSB released Flight Path Analysis Update on lost Malaysian plane MH370

Published on: 11-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

ATSB released Flight Path Analysis Update on lost Malaysian plane MH370 revealing that it spiralled into Southern Indian Ocean after its fuel ran out

WB group launched Global Infrastructure Facility in partnership with institutional investors

Published on: 10-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

World Bank (WB) group on 9 October 2014 launched Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) in partnership with private institutional investors.

Italian court cleared the ex-CEOs of Finmeccanica of corruption charges in VVIP chopper scam

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

An Italian court acquitted Giuseppe Orsi and Bruno Spagnolini of corruption charges in the 3600 crore VVIP chopper deal with India.

US Department of Defence approved two technology transfer licenses to India

Published on: 10-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The US approved two technology transfer licences to India and set aside 20 million for strategic cooperative science and technology projects with India.

China to Launch New Marine Surveillance Satellites HY-3 by 2019

Published on: 08-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

China on 8 October 2014 announced that it will launch a new constellation of marine surveillance satellites by 2019.

World Bank released South Asia Economic Focus report

Published on: 08-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

World Bank released South Asia Economic Focus report.

Mauritian Parliament dissolved for elections

Published on: 07-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

The Mauritian parliament was dissolved to pave the way for elections that could lead to changes in the country's constitution.

U.S. Supreme Court allowed gay marriage in five more states

Published on: 07-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

US Supreme Court allowed gay marriages in five more states and declined to hear appeal against the decision.

UK and Ireland inked single visa deal

Published on: 07-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

Britain and Ireland inked MoU on new joint Visa cooperation that allows non-European travelers to these nations with a common short-stay visa.

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