Pakistan-BGA challenged Geographical Indication (GI) tag of basmati rice to Madhya Pradesh in IPAB.
The US has tightened its guidelines for health workers who are treating patients with Ebola virus, calling for new competency training.
India and China have agreed to step up engagements between their militaries by setting up hotlines between the Army headquarters.
Joko Widodo on 20 October 2014 was sworn in as seventh president of Indonesia.
South African Tourism launched Gandhi–Inspired Tourist Attraction project that identifies 13 places in South Africa.
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 on 20 October 2014 resigned from her position.
UNSC urged the international community to step up their support for the Iraqi government in intensifying their battle against ISIS fighters
Nigeria on 17 October 2014 sealed a deal with the militant group Boko Haram to free the girls.
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.
India and Norway signed 13 agreements during three day visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Norway.
India and UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Culture Cooperation over next five years.
British lawmakers passed a nonbinding resolution to give diplomatic recognition to a Palestinian state.
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 on 12 October 2014 simplified the visa procedure.
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 revealing that it spiralled into Southern Indian Ocean after its fuel ran out
World Bank (WB) group on 9 October 2014 launched Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) in partnership with private institutional investors.
An Italian court acquitted Giuseppe Orsi and Bruno Spagnolini of corruption charges in the 3600 crore VVIP chopper deal with India.
The US approved two technology transfer licences to India and set aside 20 million for strategic cooperative science and technology projects with India.
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.
The Mauritian parliament was dissolved to pave the way for elections that could lead to changes in the country's constitution.
US Supreme Court allowed gay marriages in five more states and declined to hear appeal against the decision.
Britain and Ireland inked MoU on new joint Visa cooperation that allows non-European travelers to these nations with a common short-stay visa.
Pakistan recorded the highest number of polio cases in 14 years.
The US on 3 October 2014 announced to lift 40 years long ban on arms sales to Vietnam to boost sea defence in the South China Sea.
The New York Times issued an apology for its racist cartoon on India’s Mars Mission and clarified that it in no way was trying to impugn India.
The US diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus in the patient who traveled to the country from in Liberia and to Texas.