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Somali Pirates freed 7 Indian sailors after 4 years captivity

Published on: 01-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Seven Indian sailors who were held in captivity by the Somali pirates off the coast of Somalia for four years were released in Harardhere.

President of Burkina Faso resigned

Published on: 01-NOV-2014
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

President of Burkina Faso Blaise Compaore on 31 October 2014 announced to resign following violent protests over his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.

China overtook US to become the world’s largest economy in PPP terms

Published on: 31-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

China in October 2014 overtook the US to become the world’s largest economy in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) terms.

India voted against UN draft resolution on NPT

Published on: 31-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

India voted against the provisions of UN draft resolution asking all those countries that have not joined the NPT to accede to it as non-nuclear weapon states.

Protestors set ablaze Parliament of Burkina Faso against vote to allow President another term

Published on: 31-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Protestors on 30 October 2014 set ablaze Parliament of Burkina Faso against vote to allow President another term.

Sweden became the first European Union country to recognize the State of Palestine

Published on: 31-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Sweden on 30 October 2014 became the first European Union (EU) country to officially recognise the State of Palestine.

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami sentenced to death for war crimes

Published on: 31-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Bangladesh fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party chief Matiur Rahman Nizami was on 29 October 2014 sentenced to death by Bangladesh war crimes tribunal

Deeper integration for peace, prosperity chosen as the theme for 18th SAARC Summit

Published on: 31-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Deeper integration for peace and prosperity was chosen as the theme for the upcoming 18th SAARC Summit to be held in Kathmandu on 30 October 2014.

India re-elected to UN Economic and Social Council

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

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

World Bank released Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency Report

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

World Bank on 29 October 2014 released the Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency Report.

World Economic Forum released Global Gender Gap Report 2014

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 24 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: 6 people agreed

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

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

Published on: 30-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 15 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.

51 countries signed pact in tax evasion crackdown

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

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

India with 20 other countries set up Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 35 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).

India and Vietnam signed seven Memoranda of Understandings

Published on: 29-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

India and Vietnam on 28 October 2014 signed seven Memoranda of Understandings in New Delhi.

India to modernise Vietnam’s defence forces

Published on: 28-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

India on 28 October 2014 announced to modernise defence forces of Vietnam.

UK and the US ended combat operations in Hemland province of Afghanistan

Published on: 27-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

United Kingdom and the US Marines ended combat operations in Hemland province of Afghanistan.

Dilma Rousseff re-elected as Brazil President for second four-year term

Published on: 27-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected as the President of Brazil after securing 51.45 percent votes in closely fought elections.

Former mushroom and poultry farmer Leah Kalanguka crowned as Miss Uganda 2014

Published on: 27-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

A former mushroom and poultry farmer Leah Kalanguka was crowned as Miss Uganda 2014 on 26 October 2014.

Parliament of Australia lifted ban on facial coverings in Public areas

Published on: 22-OCT-2014
Important for Exam: 28 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: 87 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: 28 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: 51 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: 19 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: 18 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: 12 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: 2 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: 29 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: 24 people agreed

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

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