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October 2014 Current Affairs

Union Government decided to include LoP in the Lokpal Selection Panel

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 141 people agreed

Union Government on 30 October 2014 announced to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 and to include the Leader of Opposition

Devendra Fadnavis sworn in as Chief Minister of Maharashtra

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) candidate Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis was on 31 October 2014 sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

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

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 225 people agreed

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

Cargo rocket Antares of NASA carrying supplies to ISS exploded after launch

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

The Antares, an unmanned two-stage cargo rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) exploded just seconds after the launch

India voted against UN draft resolution on NPT

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 75 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

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 11 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

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 73 people agreed

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

Minority government can be formed in Delhi: SC

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Supreme Court of India said that a minority government can be formed in Delhi with outside support of a political outfit.

Government announced 5 lakh rupees compensation to kin of 1984 Sikh riots victims

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

Union Government announced compensation of 5 lakh rupees for kin of 3325 people who were killed during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Foundation for World's tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel laid in Gujarat

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 102 people agreed

Gujarat Chief Minister laid foundation stone of the Statue of Unity - the world's tallest statue of iron man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Scientists created coldest ever cubic meter in Universe

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

An international team of scientists in the month of October 2014 claimed to have set the world record for creating coldest cubic meter in the Universe.

Pankaj Advani won IBSF World Billiards Championship

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 91 people agreed

Pankaj Advani won IBSF World Billiards Championship in Bangalore.

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

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 9 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

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas observed on 31 October to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 96 people agreed

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas was observed on 31 October to commemorate the 139th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

D J Pandiyan appointed as new chief secretary of Gujarat

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

DJ Pandian was appointed as the new chief secretary of Gujarat. He will succeed outgoing Dr Varesh Sinha.

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

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 130 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.

Half Girlfriend authored by Chetan Bhagat released

Oct 31, 2014
Important for Exam: 77 people agreed

The novel Half Girlfriend authored by Chetan Bhagat was released on 1 October 2014.

An endangered species Flying Squirrel captured in Jharkhand

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

An endangered species Flying Squirrel was captured by the forest department officials on 29 October 2014 at Balijharan village in Jagannathpur sub-division of West Singhbhum district, Jharkhand.

India re-elected to UN Economic and Social Council

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 53 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

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 35 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

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 66 people agreed

World Economic Forum (WEF) on 28 October 2014 released the Global Gender Gap Report 2014.

Taiwan banned officials from studying in China

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

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

Vice President of Zambia Guy Scott appointed as Acting President

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

Vice President of Zambia Guy Scott was appointed as acting President by the Zambia government.

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry joined hands with Hannover Milano Fairs India

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 28 October 2014 joined hands with Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd.

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

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 32 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.

Union Government submitted a list of 627 Indians holding black money abroad to SC

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Union Government submitted a list of 627 Indians holding black money abroad in a sealed cover.

SunEdison signed MoU with Rajasthan Government to set up 5000MW solar projects

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

SunEdison Inc. on 28 October 2014 signed a MoU with the Rajasthan Government to establish 5000 MW capacity of solar power in Rajasthan.

President of Zambia Michael Sata died

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

President of Zambia Michael Sata was died in London.

India-Saudi Arabia agreed to cooperate in hydrocarbon sector

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 56 people agreed

India-Saudi agreed to cooperate in areas of strategic reserves, petrochemical conservation, refineries and energy efficiency programmes.

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana

Oct 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 145 people agreed

Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs on 28 October 2014 launched Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana (VKY) for welfare of Tribal people.

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