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  Current Affairs - October 2014 Month October 2014 Type  All    182  Current Affairs were found in Month - October 2014    for Type -  All  1. 1 Oct - China's National Day 2. 1 Oct - World Vegetarian Day.3. 10 Oct - World Mental Health Day and Indian National Postal Day.4. 11 Oct - International Day of the Girl Child.5. 11th Metropolis World Congress held in Hyderabad, India with theme 'Cities for all'.6. 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-12) held in South Korea.7. 14 Oct - World Standards Day.8. 16 Oct - World Food Day.9. 17 Oct - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.10. 2 Oct - Birth anniversary of M K Gandhi and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji. Declared as International Day of Non-Violence by UN.11. 20th Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championship 2014 held in Mumbai, india. China stayed at the top of tally.12. 23 Oct - Mole Day. Mole-O'Ween is theme for 2014.13. 24 Oct - United Nations Day, World Polio Day and World Development Information Day.14. 3 Oct - German Unity Day.15. 3rd Meet of SAARC Countries' Cultural Ministers held in Delhi.16. 4 Oct - World Animal Day.17. 5 Oct - World Teachers Day.18. 6 Oct -World Habitat Day.19. 6th Meet of Home Ministers of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Countries held in Nepal. Indian Home minister Rajnath singhparticipated on India's Behalf.20. 8 Oct - Indian Airforce Day.21. 9 Oct -World Sight Day and World Post Day.22.    A man and the Motorcycle has been written by Pete Ham and is based on Hamid Karzai (Former Afghan President) .23.  Nehru Gazing at Tomorrow  has been written by H R Bharadwaj.24.  Playing it my way is the autobiography of Sachin Tendulkar.25. The Children Act has been written by Ian McEwan.26. The Gods of Antarctica  has been written by 13 Year Old Yashwardhan Shukla.27. Wolf in White Van has been written by John Darnielle.28. A 5,000-year-old stepwell has been found in Dholavira (Gujarat) is largest so far and three times bigger than the Great Bath at Mohenjo Daro.29. A Global Investors Summit was organized in Madhya Pradesh to attract Foreign Investors.30. Actor Aamir Khan has been appointed as United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund's (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador for South Asianregion.31. Actor Shahrukh Khan has been honored by Global Diversity Award 2014 by British House of Commons.32. After SBI, Largest Private Bank ICICI Bank also allowed children above 10 years to open savings bank account.33. After a journey of over 10 months, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) arrived at Mars on 24 September 2014. India became fourth country to reach marsafter USA, Russia and ESA (European Space Agency) and first country to succeed in first attempt. India made it possible at only cost of approx Rs. 450Crores.34. Airline Indigo announced to buy 250 Airbus A320 Aircrafts From USA Based Maker Airbus worth Rs. 26 Billion USD.  35. Arvind Subramanian has been appointed as new chief economic advisor in the finance Ministry.36. As per a recent report, HIV Virus Started from Kinshasa, Capital of African Country Congo.37. As per a report by IMF (International Monetary Fund), China has became world's largest economy with $17.4 Trillion Evaluation. US is in second place with $17.4 trillion and India at third with $6 Trillion Evaluation.38. As per govt orders, tobacco producers must now show warning on 85% of packaging on both sides of their Tobacco products.39. As per recent Satellite images, Aral Sea that existed between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan,has dried up completely.40. As per stats issued by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Consumer Price Index based Inflation came down to 6.46 % in September2014 which is lowest in 2.5 Years, On the other hand, wholesale price index based inflation also came down to 2.38% which is lowest in Five years.41. Assam government launched an 'Angel Fund' to help first generation entrepreneurs of the state to start business start-ups.42. Ban on e-Rickshaw has been lifted off in Capital Delhi.43. Bangladesh Parliament has been given the right to impeach (Act Against) Supreme Court judges.44. Chennai super kings won the Champions League T-20 Trophy 2014 by beating Kolkata Knight Riders.45. China Open Tennis Tournament 2014 ->Novak Djokovic (Serbia) won in men's Category by beating Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic).Maria Sharapova (Russia) won in Women's Category by beating Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic).46. China tested upgraded version of its 10,000-km range nuclear capable  Dongfeng missile.47. China to launch a constellation of marine surveillance satellites named HY-3 in 2019 for monitoring ships,oil rigs and marine disasters.48. Chinese Online Retailer  became largest Market Value Online company after its IPO (Initial Public Offering) as it collected funds of $25 BillionUSD through Stocks after listing on NYSE (New York Stock Exchange).49. Chinese Province Hong Kong saw a huge protest called Umbrella Revolution to demand complete Democracy led by 18 Year old Joshua Wong.50. Cramer ball has been appointed as new CEO od Jet Airways.51. Darjeeling's Makaibari has become most expensive tea in India with Price of $1,850 / kg.52. Defence Scientist and Creator of Brahmos Missile Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai has been given the 15th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award.53. Delhi Metro has been ranked second among 18 international Metro systems in terms of overall customer satisfaction as per Recent Online surveys.54. Estonia became first former soviet nation to approve same sex marriage for Males.55. Europe won the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament 2014.56. First Domestic Indian Football League started with 8 Participant Countries and name 'Indian Super League.57. Five Major Telecom Providers Teamed up to lay down 8000 KM High Speed Connectivity Through Bay of Bengal called BAY OF BENGAL GATEWAY CABLE SYSTEM (BBG).58. Foreign VIP Visits to India -Bhutan King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Visited India. Akihiro Ota, Japan's land, infrastructure, transport and tourism minister Visited India.Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg Visited India Amazon founder Jeff Bezos visited India.Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hasan Muhammad Visited India.59. Frank Bainimarama has been appointed as Prime Minister of Fiji.60. G Gopalakrishnan Committee on suggested reforms for capacity Building in Banks and Non Banks suggested to have a Common Banking Aptitude test forappointment of higher authorities and have a Chief Learning Officer in the management.61. G-20 Countries' Finance Ministers Met in Cairns, Australia.62. Government Cleared Transmission Connectivity and Grid Connectivity over Border with  Nepal to ease mutual electricity trade in future.63. Government Organized 4th International Buddhist Conclave in Bihar to showcase Buddhist heritage and pilgrim sites of India.64. Government approved buying Barak Missiles worth Rs. 1000 Crores from Israel.65. Government constituted a committee under NTPC Chairman Arup Roy Choudhury to study the proposal for using surplus cash of Profitable PSUs tonurse ailing PSUs that can be revived back to health.66. Government decided to honor boxer Manoj Kumar with Arjuna Award.67. Government decided to honor boxer Manoj Kumar with Arjuna Award.68. Government has imposed anti-dumping duty on sulphur black imports from China.69. Government has named vigilance commissioner Rajiv as the acting central vigilance commissioner (CVC).70. Government issued Coins of Rs. 100 and 5 Denominations to commemorate Famous cultural singer Begum Akhtar on her 100t Birthday.71. Government issued rules for minimum 25 per cent public shareholding in listed govt firms for sale of PSU shares of approx Rs. 60,000 crore over three years.  72. Government launched Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram to Promote Manufacturing of Several Commidities in India and power upthe  Make in India Campaign.73. Government notified establishment of MANAS (Maulana Azad National Academy of Skills) in Delhi for skill development among Minorities.74. Government started Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana for welfare of people under poverty line in rural and urban areas.75. Government started National Academy for Athletics and National Golf Academy at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.76. Government started a container shipping service to Myanmar to boost India's Look East Policy.77. Government started cleanliness campaingn at a large scale with name of 'Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan'.78. Govt launches  Indian New born Action Plan to reduce infant deaths.79. Govt started Scheme of Rs.1000 Minimum Monthly pension for the subscribers of EPF (Employee Provident Fund Organization).80. Gujarat became first state to form Marine Commando Force to protect international boundary.81. ISRO successfully launched IRNSS 1C, third of seven satellite constellation of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) by Lauch VehiclePSLV C-26.82. IT Major Microsoft to set up local data centers in India by end of 2015.83. India Helped Sri Lanka with $800 Million USD to restart rail link to northern peninsula of Jaffna ground.84. India and Russian Air Force Joint Exercise Avia Indra-2014 held in Russia.85. India is going to be the partner country at 'Hannover Messe 2015' to be held in Germany.86. India provided 1 Million USD help to UN Women (United Nations entity for gender equality and empowerment of women).87. India successfully test fires nuclear cruise missile Nirbhay with strike range more than 700 KM.88. India's First Olive Oil Refinery has been set up in Bikaner (Rajasthan).89. India's First Semi High-Speed train between Delhi-Agra will be called 'Gatimaan Express'.90. India's former envoy to United Nations Hardip Singh Puri has been named as secretary-general of The Independent Commission on Multilateralism(ICM), launched by International Peace Institute (IPI).91. India, Japan,US,China and Canada to jointly make world’s biggest telescope on Hawaii Island named 30-Meter Telescope or TMT.92. Indian Amee Kamani won Silver in Australian open Snooker Championship 2014. She lost to Jessica Woods (Australia) in the final.93. Indian Anoop Jain has been honored by Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2014 for his Acts towards Sanitation works.94. Indian Badminton Player Ajay Jayaram won the Dutch Open Tournament beating Maulana Mustafa (Indonesia).95. Indian Cricketer Kapil dev has been honored by Lifetime Achievement award by UK Parliament's House of Commons.96. Indian Film Liar's Dice has been nominated for Oscar Awards 2014.97. Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL) and Axis Bank signed an agreement for Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) at the Toll Plazas on theNational Highways. It will enable vehicles to pay toll automatically without stopping at toll gates.98. Indian Origin Thomas Kailat has received US National Medal of Science.99. Indian Person Pulak Ghosh is appointed as a member of the UN Secretary-General's Big Data Privacy Advisory Group.100. Indian Shakti Devi has been honored by International female peacekeeper award 2014.101. Indian Teenager Neha Gupta Nominated for International Children's Peace Prize 2014.102. Indian VIP Visits to Foreign Countries ->Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visited USA.Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Visited Norway and Finland.103. Indian Viswanathan Anand won the Bilbao Chess Masters Final 2014.104. Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla to set up Plant in Iran.105. International Tourism Meet held in Himachal Pradesh on Occasion of International Tourism Day on Sep 28.106. International meet on reconstruction of Gaza after Intense Israel-Hamas Conflict held in Cahira (Egypt).107. Iran has put ban on Viber, Tango and Whatsapp.108. Jayalalitha, Former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu has been Imprisoned by State High Court on grounds of corruption charges.109. Jens Stoltenberg (Norway) has been appointed as 13th Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) headquartered in Brussels(Belgium).110. John key has been reappointed as prime minister of New Zealand for the Third time.111. Joseph Clancy has been named as Director of the U.S. Secret Service.112. Lajja has been written by Taslima Nasrim.113. Largest Cave by Volume has been found in China's Miao Room cavern.114. Latest GDP Growth Rate Predictions for India by Various Financial Agencies -> Asian Development Bank - 5.5% (2014-15), 6.3% (2015-16) World Bank - 5.6 % (2014-15), 6.4 % (2015-16)  International Monetary Fund - 5.6 % (2014-15), 6.4 % (2015-16)FICCI - 5.6% (2014-15)Fitch - 5.6 % (2014-15), 6.5 % (2015-16)RBI - 5.5 % (2014-15)UNESCAP -National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) - 5 % (2014-15)115. Le Yucheng has been appointed as China's new Envoy to India.116. Mahendra Mohan Gupta has been elected as Chairman of Press Trust of India.117. Man Booker Award 2014 - Australian Novelist Richard Flanagan has been awarded Man Booker award 2014 for His Novel 'The road to the deep north'118. NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) reached Mars Orbit on Sep 21, 2014, Three days before India's MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission)Spacecraft Mangalyaan reached Mars Orbit.119. Nadir patel has been appointed as Canana's new envoy to India.120. Narendra Batra has been appointed as chief of Hockey India.121. National Conference on Agriculture on Rabi Campaign 2014 held in Delhi.122. Nepal’ cleared Indian firm GMR's Proposal to build a $1.4 billion hydroelectric plant in the northwest of the Nepal.123. Nobel Awards 2014 -Peace - Kailash Satyarthi (India) and Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan). Kailash is the 10th Nobel Prize Winner from India.Economics - Jean Tirole (France)Physics - Shuji Nakamura (Japan), Hiroshi Amano (Japan), Isamu Akasaki (Japan)Chemistry - William E. Moerner (USA), Eric Betzig (USA), Stefan Hell (Romania)Medicine and Phsysiology - John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser, Edvard MoserLiterature - Patrick Modiano (France)124. Noted lyricist Sameer will be honoured with the National Kishore Kumar Award for 2012-13,125. O Panneerselvam has been appointed as new (17 th) Chief Minister of Tamilnadu.126. Online store Amazon and India's retailer Future Group have signed deal to sell goods Online amid high competition in the sector.127. PM Narendra Modi Inaugurated a Mega Food Park in Tumkur, Karnataka.128. PM Narendra Modi connected to people through Radio with program titled 'Man Ki Baat' to express his views over pressing issues and pass his messagesto the common people.129. Powerful Typhoon Vongfong struck southern Okinawan islands of Japan.130. Pratima Dharm has been appointed as first Hindu Priest sat the USA's Georgetown University.131. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has named Suresh Prabhu as his sherpa for the G-20 annual summit to be held in Australia.132. Private sector Bank Kotak Mahindra Bank launched a Facebook-based instant fund transfer service named KayPay to enable users to send money tofriends on the social media network .133. Punjab University won the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Trophy 2013-14 (Highest Inter-University National sports Title).134. RBI Committee headed by P. J. Nayak recommended for diluting govt stake in public sector banks to below 50 %.135. RBI Committee headed by P. J. Nayak recommended for diluting govt stake in public sector banks to below 50 %.136. RBI in its Fourth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Review, Reduced the liquidity provided under the export credit refinance (ECR) facility from 32 per cent of eligible export credit outstanding to 15 per cent. All other key monetary Policy rates kept unchanged.137. Railways set up a committee under Bibek Debroy to recommend steps to mobilise resources for major projects and set up a Rail Tariff Authority.138. Railways won in male and female categories of National Senior Powerlifting Championships 2014 held in Goa.139. Rajasthan became first Indian state to ratify and implement National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill (NJAC).140. Rajasthan has Decided to disqualify candidates for Government Jobs who consume any Tobacco Products.141. Rajat Sharma (India TV) has been appointed as chief of news Broadcasters Association.142. Rajiv Mehrishi has been appointed as new Finance Secretary replacing Arvind Mayaram.143. Rating Agency Standar and Poor's has upgraded India's Credit Rating from Negative to Stable as a major positive sign for India.144. Reserve Bank of India reduced free usage of other bank automated teller machines (ATMs) to 3 per month from 5. Also, number of free Transactions fromown bank ATM is also limited to 5 now. Post limit charges are Rs. 20 Transaction.145. 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