Current Affairs October 2014

03 Nov 2014

Current Affairs October 2014


Devendra Fadnavis was taken oath as Maharashtra\r\nCM(31/10/2014)

Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis was taken oath as 17th Chief\r\nMinister of Maharashtra, the second youngest Chief Minister of the State.


Rashtriya Ekta Diwas(31/10/2014)

Govt. of India has declare birthday of Sardar Patel on his\r\n139th birthday as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. And celebrate this occasion through\r\nvarious activities mainly Run For Unity.


Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as Secretry Department of Economic\r\nAffairs(31/10/2014)

Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, IAS took over as Secretary Department\r\nof Economic Affairs(DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India with effect\r\nfrom the afternoon of 30th October, 2014 and until further orders.


World Childrens Prize for Malala(30/10/2014)

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in\r\nhistory, won the Worlds Childrens Prize on , after a global vote involving\r\nmillions of children. Millions of children have voted to award Malala this\r\nyears Worlds Childrens Prize for the rights of the child. The award was created\r\nin 2000 and is part a worldwide educational programme in which children learn\r\nabout global issues, democracy and their own rights.


Manohar Lal Khattar was sworn in as Chief Minister of\r\nHaryana(26/10/2014)

Manohar Lal Khattar was sworn in as Chief Minister of\r\nHaryana. 60-year-old Khattar, a first-time MLA from Karnal and a non-Jat leader\r\nwas administered the oath along with nine ministers by Governor Kaptan Singh\r\nSolanki.


India wins another term at UNHRC(22/10/2014)

India received the most number of votes in the Asia-Pacific\r\ngroup of the U.N. Human Rights Council, winning a second consecutive two-year\r\nterm at the world body. Official sources said this was a reflection of Indias\r\nstanding in the world. India was a committed supporter of the U.N. human rights\r\nsystem and would continue to work towards strengthening of the Council.


N Gopalaswami appointed as Chairman of Kalakshetra\r\nFoundation Chennai(22/10/2014)

The Government has appointed Shri N Gopalaswami as Chairman\r\nof the Governing Board of the Kalakshetra Foundation in Chennai. In a\r\nnotification issued on 21st October, 2014 by Ministry of Culture, Government of\r\nIndia, it is mentioned that Shri N Gopalaswami has been appointed as the\r\nChairman for a term of 5 years from the date of publication of the\r\nnotification. Shri Gopalaswami was former Chief Election Commissioner of India.


Arvind Subramanian is Chief Economic Adviser(17/10/2014)

The former IMF economist Arvind Subramanian is appointed as\r\nthe Chief Economic Adviser and Rajasthan cadre IAS officer Rajiv Mehrishi is\r\nappointed as the finance secretary, the Narendra Modi government has brought in\r\na new team to steer the economy, five months after it came to power.


Cruise missile Nirbhay test-fired (17/10/2014)

Indias indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic\r\ncruise missile Nirbhay, which can strike targets more than 700 kms away, is\r\ntest-fired from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha today.


ISRO successfully launches IRNSS 1C navigation satellite\r\n(16/10/2014)

ISRO today launched its third navigation satellite IRNSS 1C\r\non board its PSLV rocket from here in the wee hours, moving closer to setting\r\nup its own navigation system on par with the GPS of the US. IRNSS 1C is part of\r\nthe series of seven satellites Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is\r\nplanning to launch to put in place what is called the Indian Regional\r\nNavigation Satellite System. Todays launch marked the first time that India has\r\nconducted four orbital launches in a year .


Narinder Batra elected unopposed as president(14/10/2014)

Narinder Batra was unopposed elected the president of Hockey\r\nIndia while Mushtaque Ahmad was elected secretary general as the national\r\nhockey federation elected its new office-bearers for a four-year term.


Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2014(13/10/2014)

Jean Tirole of France, is one of the most influential\r\neconomists. He has made important theoretical research contributions in a\r\nnumber of areas, but most of all he has clarified how to understand and\r\nregulate industries with a few powerful firms. #JeanTirole


IIMB prof Dr Pulak Ghosh appointed to UN Secretary Generals\r\ngroup(11/10/2014)

Dr Pulak Ghosh, Professor at the Indian Institute of\r\nManagement-Bangalore, has been appointed as a member of the UN\r\nSecretary-Generals Big Data Privacy Advisory Group. Ghosh, Professor,\r\nQuantitative Methods and  Information\r\nSystems Area at IIMB, has been appointed as member of the Data Privacy Advisory\r\nGroup of Global Pulse - the UN Secretary-Generals Big Data innovation\r\ninitiative, the institute said in a release on 11th October 2014.


PM launches Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana(11/10/2014)

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched the\r\nSaansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, calling it a scheme that would open the door for\r\ngood politics, and inviting all MPs to select a village to develop on a\r\ndemand-driven, rather than a supply-driven model, with peoples participation.\r\nThe Prime Minister said that development in villages was often supply-oriented.\r\nThe Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, would however have three distinct features - it\r\nwould be (a) demand driven (b) inspired by society (c) based on peoples\r\nparticipation.


2014 Nobel Peace Prize(10/10/2014)

The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash\r\nSatyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of\r\nchildren and young people and for the right of all children to education.


2014 Nobel Prize in Literature(10/10/2014)

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2014 was awarded to Patrick\r\nModiano for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable\r\nhuman destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation.


Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014(09/10/2014)

Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German\r\nscientist Stefan W. Hell won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing new\r\nmethods that let microscopes see finer details than they could before.


Nobel prize for Medicine and Physics(07/10/2014)

Isamu Akasaki (Japan), Hiroshi Amano (Japan), Shuji Nakamura\r\n(Japan) won the Nobel prize in Physics for the invention of efficient blue\r\nlight-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light\r\nsources.

John Oa€Keefe(UK),\r\nMay-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser (Norway) won the Nobel prize in Medicine\r\nfor their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the\r\nbrain.


Thomas Kailath wins US National Medal of Science(04/10/2014)

Thomas Kailath, a Pune educated Indian-American engineering\r\nprofessor at Stanford University, is one of the recipients of the US National\r\nMedal of Science announced by President Barack Obama. Kailath is also a\r\nrecipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of Indias high civilian awards and is a\r\nmember of major science and engineering academies in India.


PM Narendra Modi launches Swachh Bharat campaign(02/10/2014)


Wielding a broom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2nd\r\nOctober launched the Swachh Bharat campaign, a cleanliness drive across India,\r\non Gandhi Jayanti. More than 2,500 students from close to 50 government schools\r\nin Delhi took the Swachhta Shapath along with Modi as he inaugurated his\r\nambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.


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