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National :
  1. India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzay Won Nobel Peace Prize 2014.
  2. Union Cabinet Approves Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project
  3. Election Commission Announced Dates Of  Elections In Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir in 5 Phases and Counting on Dec 23.
  4. India signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury
  5. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Announced India’s “TB-Mission 2020”
  6. AP likely to get World Bank funds to promote Buddhist tourism circuit.
  7. Gujarat Govt Sets Up Special Purpose Vehicle  to Promote Vadodara As State’s Cultural Capital .
  8. Chennai Among Top 10 Cities In The World To Visit In 2015
  9. India promises $4 million aid for rebuilding Gaza
  10. India set to become USD 2 trillion economy this year: IMF
  11. Union Home Ministry drafted a new counter-Naxal doctrine
  12. BJP emerged as the largest party in the 2014 Assembly Elections of  Maharashtra
  13. Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the first BJP Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
  14. BJP won the Assembly Elections of Haryana; secured majority for the  first time
  15. Manohar Lal Khattar takes over as new Haryana CM.
  16. PM Modi flags off Run for Unity on Sardar Patel's birth anniversary, ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ To Be Observed On Sardar Patel’s Birth Anniversary.
  17. 350 national highways to have electronic toll plazas by December
  18. MP to celebrate 2015 as Tourism Year
  19. Union Cabinet approved inter-governmental MoU to upgrade Chabahar port  of Iran
  20. Amitabh Bachchan summoned by US court for instigating violence during 1984 riots
  21. SunEdison signed MoU with Rajasthan Government to set up 5000MW solar projects.
  22. Black money: I-T probe to be completed by March 2015
  23. Prez Mukherjee to award best performers among CPSEs on Nov 5
  24. Five-yr-old Indian is the youngest to reach Everest Base Camp
  25. Batra elected unopposed as HI president, Ahmed is gen-secy
  26. Govt orders merger of NSEL with its holding company FTIL.
  27. India wins UNHRC UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) from 2015-17 re-election; PM expresses joy .
  28. The activities under ‘e-Mandate’ include collection of mandate, and scanning and uploading of scanned image to NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India).
  29. New Chief of staff for Southern Naval Command - Rear Admiral Atul Kumar Jain  
  30. Stamp on Sri lankan Buddhist monk Dharmapala released
  31. Confocal Microscope with 3-D Feature Launched In New Delhi.
  32. India’s first national policy on mental health launched.
  33. Jammu & Kashmir Minister Sham Lal Sharma Resigned
  34. Leela Samson resigned as Sangeet Natak Akademi chairperson
  35. New Cyclonic storm Named " Hudhud ".
  36. UN owe India $110 mn for peacekeeping operations
  37. Gujarat govt to promote Vadodara as state's cultural capital.
  38. PM announces interim assistance of Rs 1000 crore for AP.
  39. PM  announces Rs.745 crore for Kashmir's damaged homes, hospitals
  40. Finance Ministry allocates Rs 520 crore to NABARD.
  41. Railways' Revenue earnings up by over 12 per cent.
  42. Bandhan Bank appoints FIS Intl to develop core banking tool.
  43. Union MNRE signed MoU for setting up first-ever Offshore Wind Power Project in India.
  44. German Ambassador lauds PM; extends support to Ganga mission .
  45. India, Finland to ink pacts in energy, education & other areas
  46. SEBI bars DLF, chairman KP Singh, 5 others from markets for 3 yearsPrime Minister launches Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
  47. India likely to have 600 million broadband users by 2020: Ericsson.
  48. ISRO's PSLV-C26 to be launched on Oct 16.
  49. Govt plans to raise near $800 million through ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) by March
  50. Finance Minister may amend RBI Act for appointing 5th Deputy Gov, COO
  51. Cognizant acquires digital marketing firm Cadient.
  52. Nokia to shut down its Chennai factory from Nov. 1
  53. Half of tatkal tickets on 80 trains to be costlier, as Premium Tatkal Tickets in Railways.
  54. Government Allows E-rickshaws (special purpose battery operated vehicle) To Ply On Roads.
  55. Union Commerce Ministry cancelled approvals of nine SEZs Mahatma Gandhi's book “My Experiments with Truth” now in Kashmiri, Punjabi.
  56. India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Cruise Missile Nirbhay. ( N-capable sub-sonic long-range cruise missile ‘Nirbhay,’ capable of striking targets more than 700 kms away, from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district of Odisha ).
  57. SC grants bail to Jayalalithaa on medical grounds .
  58. RBI inks MoU with Kenya's central bank for info exchange.
  59. Cap of 3 free ATM transactions may apply in cities near metros
  60. Sachin Tendulkar Adopts PutamRajuKandrika Village in Gudur (Mandal) , Nellore(District), Andhra Pradesh.
  61. Abhishek Bachchan, Sunidhi to promote Swachh Bharat in Maharashtra.
  62. Jairam Ramesh designated as the head of Future Earth Engagement Committee
  63. ISRO Successfully Launched India’s Third Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1B,  (PSLV-C26) rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on 16 October 2014
  64. IndiGo - India’s largest domestic airline by market share, has signed an agreement to buy 250 Airbus aircraft ahead of its plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) next year.
  65. India Ready to Launch IRNSS 1C on board Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro) PSLV C26 rocket from the spaceport here at 1.32 am on Thursday.
  66. Rajasthan becomes first state to start olive refinery
  67. India Expo 2014 begins in Dubai
  68. Full mobile number portability by March 31 : TRAI .
  69. The Vice President of India M Hamid Ansari on 14 October 2014 released a book entitled Untold Story of the Indian Public Sector authored by Dr UD Choubey, the Director General of SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises).
Launches :
  1. Union Government has launched ‘Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana’ (VKY) for welfare of Tribals.
  2. Union Government Launched ‘Pashmina Promotion Programme P3’.
  3. Union Government Launched Website for ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana’.
  4. Election Commission Launched Video Game Titled ‘Get Set Vote’.
  5. PM Launched ‘Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram’.
  6. PM Launches to connect people over radio with Program, ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
  7. PM launches ‘Pt Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate programme’ to ensure labour reforms.
  8. PM Launches ‘Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana’.
  9. PM Launches and dedicated ‘Shram Suvidha’ portal to create a conducive environment.
  10. Union Minister Jitendra Singh Launched ‘Jammu Kashmir Arogya Gram Yojana’.
  11. Union Ministry of  S&T Launched A Joint Indo-Canadian Science Programme.
  12. SEBI bars DLF, chairman KP Singh, 5 others from markets for 3 years Prime Minister launches Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
  13. Rajasthan Govt Launched ‘Janani Shishu Suraksha Yojana (JSSY)’ to get free treatment to infants till age one.
Indian – Economy : 
  1. Services sector FDI dips 9% to $1.08 bn in April-Aug
  2. Core Sector grows 5.8 % in August
  3. World Bank estimates 5.6% growth for current fiscal
  4. Industrial production growth slows to 5-month low of 0.4% in August.
  5. India to grow 5.6% this year, 6.4 % in 2015: IMF
  6. Indian economy to grow at 5.5 percent in current fiscal, estimates ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific).
  7. Indian economy to grow 6.4% in 2015-16: World Bank
  8. Retail inflation slips to 6.46 % in this year
  9. JP Morgan cut India 2014-15 growth forecast to 5.1 percent from 5.3 percent
International :
  1. Patrick Modiano Won 2014 Nobel Prize In Literature "For the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation".
  2. Two Americans, One German Win Chemistry Nobel Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."
  3. Frenchman Tirole wins Nobel economics prize
  4. Nobel Prize in physics was given for Invention of blue LEDs . This Award was Given for 3 Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura.
  5. Nobel prize For Medicine For Discovering "INNER GPS" that Helps the Brain Navigate.
  6. British-American researcher John O'Keefe, Norwegian couple, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser share the award.
  7. Powerful typhoon Vongfong struck Japan
  8. Sweden became the first European Union country to recognize the State of Palestine
  9. Amazon and Future Groups signed deal to jointly sell goods online.
  10. World Bank Group Launched New Global Infrastructure Facility. 
  11. Georgetown University appoints Pratima Dharm as first Hindu priest.
  12. China test fires 10,000-km range nuclear missile Dongfeng-31B.
  13. ‘Deeper Integration For Peace and Prosperity’ Is 18th SAARC Summit Theme.
  14. UK and Ireland inked single visa deal
  15. British aid worker Alan Henning beheaded by ISIS militants.
  16. New York Times issued Apology for Racist Cartoon on India's Mars Mission
  17. Australian fighter jets to join military action against Islamic States militants in Iraq
  18. Former News of the World editor Ian Edmondson admits to phone hacking.
  19. Google social network site–Orkut closed
  20. Japan's "bullet train" turns 50.
  21. Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela elected as non-permanent members of UNSC.
  22. Pak accounts for 80 % of polio cases globally: WHO.
  23. Afghanistan signed Bilateral Security Agreement with the US
  24. Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Operating System.
  25. Harbin Ice Festival celebrated in Hong Kong.
  26. Mark Zuckerberg donates $25 mn to  US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention for the fight against the Ebola virus disease.
  27. Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Motiur Rahman Nizami sentenced to death for war crimes
  28. South African Tourism Launched Gandhi-Inspired Tourist Attraction Project
  29. Egypt Signed Contracts with Six International Firms To Dredge New Suez Canal
  30. International Edition of “Encyclopaedia of Hinduism” Released.
  31. Canberra Ranked ‘Best Place to live’ By OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).
  32. Japan Launches Next-generation Weather Satellite  Himawari-8 .
  33. China Launched Experimental Spacecraft Chang'e-5 to Fly Around Moon
  34. WHO declares Nigeria free of Ebola.
  35. Venezuela, Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Spain were elected as non-permanent members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
  36. Alan Eustace Broke the World Altitude Record For Highest Free-Fall Parachute Jump
  37. Britain to host today first regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
  38. Hurricane Gonzalo struck Bermuda.
  39. 10th World Islamic Economic Forum gets underway in Dubai
  40. Switzerland top destination for expats
  41. Maggie Smith receives royal honour from Queen Elizabeth.
Sports :
  1. Asian Games INDIA Medals Tally 57 Medals : 11 Gold, 10 Sliver, 36 Bronze Medals.
  2. Chennai Super Kings Won Over Kolkatta Knight Riders in Champions League 2014.
  3. GGSS School of Hisar won the U-17 Girls title of 55th Subroto Cup Football tournament
  4. India to host first leg of Asia Cup Archery Tournament in Delhi in January 2015
  5. MS Dhoni becomes ISL team Chennaiyin FC co-owner.
  6. Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych to win fifth China Open
  7. Sharapova beat Kvitova to claim China Open titles
  8. 18-time Olympic swim champion from USA Phelps banned for six months, no 2015 Olympics.
  9. Oliver Wilson win first European golf title
  10. World Junior Chess Championship begins in Pune.
  11. Serena Williams wins WTA Finals title
  12. Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri won Venetian Macau Golf Open
  13. South Africa tops ICC ODI rankings; India slips to 3rd position
  14. Australia Occupies No.1 Place in ICC ODI Ranking, India slips to 6th position
  15. Roger Federer wins Shanghai Masters, He defeated Frenchman Gilles Simon.
  16. Sania-Cara pair clinches WTA Finals doubles title
  17. Ajay Jayaram won Dutch Open Grand Prix badminton tournament
  18. Mary Kom voted as India's Most Valuable Player in Asian Games 2014.
  19. Pankaj Advani won IBSF World Billiards Championship - 12th Title.
  20. Ajay Jayaram Won Dutch Open Grand Prix 2014.
  21. Sahil Doshi won 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
  22. Dhoni buys Ranchi franchise of Hockey India League.
  23. Lewis Hamilton Won Russian F1 Grand Prix.
  24. Lewis Hamilton Won Japanese F1 Grand Prix
  25. Marin Cilic Won Kremlin Cup.
  26. Bhaichung Bhutia Inducted To AFC’s (Asian Footaball Confederation’s)Hall of Fame
  27. ICC awarded global broadcast rights from 2015 to 2023 to Star India  and Star Middle East.
  28. India juniors retain Sultan of Johor Cup title britain 2-0.
  29. Walsh stays as India coach with a fresh contract.
  30. Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five-year jail term for killing girlfriend.
  31. BCCI suspends bilateral tours with WI.
  32. AIBA suspends boxer Sarita Devi for protesting at Asiad.
Economy :
  1. Major Drug Firm CIPLA ready to set up a unit in Iran.
  2. Japanese telecom giant SoftBank to invest $627 million in Snapdeal.
  3. WhatsApp founders own nearly $9b in Facebook stock.
  4. Emaar MGF Land Limited tied up with PayU India for its online payment service.
  5. Cipla Medpro signed collaboration pact with Teva for selling drugs in South Africa
India - World :
  1. Obama, Modi establish Contact Group to expedite Indo-US nuke deal implementation
  2. India Myanmar Service (IMS) Container service was launched by Shipping Corporation of India Limited (SCI).
  3. India, US agree to cooperate on future explorations of Mars
  4. US to help India develop three smart cities.
  5. India, Finland to ink pacts in energy, education & other areas
  6. India, Nepal sign power trade agreement
  7. IRCON - Indian Public Sector Company restored rail network in Jaffna, Srilanka. 
  8. Vietnamese PM arrives in Gaya on two-day visit to India
  9. EU doubles assistance to combat Ebola to 1 bn euros
  10. Indian-Origin Singaporean Poet K.T.M Iqbal awarded 'Cultural Medallion' , Which was Singapore Highest Award in Cultural. President Tony Tan Keng Yam Presented.
  11. India offers USD 300mn credit line to Vietnam for trade
  12. Indo-American Vanita Gupta to Head the Civil Rights Division of US Justice Department.
  13. India and UK signed MoU on Cultural Cooperation.
  14. India-Norway signed 13 agreements to promote bilateral relations.
  15. India, Vietnam decide to step up security, defence ties
Awards :
  1. Raghuram Rajan conferred Euromoney's Central Bank Governor of Year Award
  2. Anoop Jain wins prestigious global citizen award.
  3. Ashwika Kapur won 2014 Panda Award for her film on a Kakapo parrot.
  4. J&K Police Inspector 'Shakti Devi' was Awarded the United Nations International Female Police Peace Keeper Award- 2014.
  5. Tamil Poet Iqbal Named For Singapore’s Highest Cultural Award
  6. Lyricist Sameer honoured with Kishore Kumar Award for 2012-13.
  7. Ashwika Kapur Won 2014 Panda Award
  8. Pune-educated Stanford Professor Won US National Medal of Science
  9. Indian-American student Sahil Doshi, wins innovation award.
  10. Indian-born scientist Sanjaya Rajaram received World Food Prize 2014.
  11. Australian author Richard Flanagan won 2014 Man Booker Prize.
  12. Malala won 2014 World’s Children prize
  13. Malala Yousafzai conferred 2014 Liberty Medal.
  14. Leah Kalanguka crowned as Miss Uganda 2014.
  15. Denis Mukwege Won EU Sakharov Human Rights Prize 2014
  16. UK announced first ever Dadabhai Naoroji Awards.
Books :
  1. Bette Dam written "A Man and a Motorcycle, How Hamid Karzai Came to Power".
  2. “Syntheism: Creating God in The Internet Age” Book Released
  3. ‘Untold Story of Indian Public Sector’ Book authored by Dr UD Choubey, the Director General of SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises) Released
  4. Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar authored by Dilip D’Souza released
Banking :
  1. Karur Vysya Bank gets IDRBT award.
  2. Exim Bank extends $7.76 mn line of credit to Cuban Bank.
  3. Nabard sets up Rs 2,000 crore fund for mega food parks
  4. Kotak Mahindra Bank launched Facebook-based funds transfer platform KayPay
  5. Bank of India to open branch in Vietnam
  6. Japan’s SoftBank To Invest USD 10 billion In India
  7. World Bank Group Launched New Global Infrastructure Facility
  8. Corporation Bank launches ‘e-Mandate’ service  e-Mandate' activities.
  9. SBI launches mPassBook facility on its smartphone application
  10. China launches AIIB  Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB ) to rival World Bank.
Appointments :
  1. Joko Widodo is the new Indonesian President .
  2. Dilma Rousseff  elected as Brazilian President .
  3. Khaled Bahah new Prime Minister of Yemen.
  4. Mayank Ashar appointed as MD and CEO of Cairn India
  5. Anita M Singh appointed as Chief of Staff of NSD in US Justice Department
  6. Surya Prakash appointed as Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board
  7. ING Vysya Bank CEO Shailendra Bhandari resigned
  8. Gautam Roy was New MD For Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd.(CPCL).
  9. Rajiv – appointed New Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC).
  10. Abhinav Bindra Elected Chairman of ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation’s) Athletes Committee.
  11. Aamir Khan Appointed As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
  12. Kalpana Morparia Appointed As First Woman Director Of HUL (Hindustan Unilever Limited).
  13. Rahul Keshav Patwardhan Appointed As New CEO of  NIIT Limited
  14. Justice GS Singhvi Appointed As Chairman of COMPAT (Chairman of the Competition Appellate Tribunal).
  15. Murali Lanka Is Wal-Mart India’s New CEO
  16. Sandeep Saxena Appointed As Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer
  17. Mayank Ashar Is new MD & CEO of Cairn India
  18. Pratima Dharm Appointed As The First Hindu Priest At Georgetown University
  19. Japan Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi Resigned
  20. P S N Rao Appointed As Chairman Of  Delhi Urban Art Commission
  21. Rajiv Mehrishi Appointed As New Finance Secretary
  22. Arvind Subramanian appointed new Chief Economic Advisor
Deaths :
  1. Maharashtra BJP legislator Govind M Rathod died.
  2. Telugu writer Turaga Janaki Rani died.
  3. Noted German Author Siegfried Lenz Died
  4. SS Rajendran, veteran Tamil actor, passes away
  5. South African footballer Senzo Meyiwa died
  6. American actress Elizabeth Pena passed away
  7. Veteran journalist M V Kamath passes away (He was awarded Padma Bhushan for his contributions to Indian journalism in 2004).
  8. Veteran Tamil Actor SS Rajendran Died
  9. Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet Galway Kinnell Died
  10. British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham died
  11. Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died
  12. Zambian President Michael Sata dies in London
  13. Noted freedom fighter Jagdish Sharan Pande died
  14. Former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, wanted in Bhopal gas tragedy, dies.
Committees : 
  1. Union Government constituted Vishwanathan committee to provide Bankruptcy code for SMEs
  2. Govt appoints committee to assess compensation for coal blocks - CVC Pratyush Sinha .
Rankings :
  1. India slips 13 spots to 114 in World Economic Forum gender gap index
  2. Global Hunger Index Report 2014 released: India Ranked at 55th Position
  3. India world’s 4th largest steel maker at 62.41 MT in Jan-Sept (China, Japan and the US.) .
  4. India ranked 15 on political empowerment sub index
  5. India ranks 18th on list of most desirable places to work :  Boston Consulting Group.
  6. India ranks 142 in latest "Ease of Doing Business" report: World Bank
  7.  India has 2nd largest proportion of highly paid expatriates
Day Special :
  1. 4th October - World Animal Day Observed Across The World. 
  2. 5th October - World Teachers’ Day 2014 Observed Across The World.
  3. 06th October - World Habitat Day Observed Across The World on 6th Oct.
  4. 07th October - Rapid Action Force Celebrates 22nd Anniversary on 7th Oct.
  5. 08th October - Indian Air Force Celebrates Air Force Day on 8th Oct.
  6. 09th October - World Post Day Observed Across The World on 9th Oct.
  7. 10th October - World Mental Health Day Observed Across The World on 10 October 2014.
  8. 11th October - Third International Day of the Girl Child observed across the world
  9. 15th October - Global Handwashing Day observed across the world.
  10. 17th October - ‘International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty’ . (The theme for the day was Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme poverty).
  11. 21st  October - Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Prevention Day on 21st Oct 2014
  12. 22nd October - International Stammering Awareness Day Observed Across The World.
  13. 27th October - 68th Infantry Day.
  14. 27th  October - World Day For Audiovisual Heritage was Observed Across The World, with the theme Archives at Risk: Much more to do
  15. 29th October - International Internet Day Observed Globally On 29 October
  16. 31st October - First Rashtriya Ekta Diwas.
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