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Current Affairs, October 2014  


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31st October:
• Devendra Fadnavis of BJP take oath as the Chief Minister of Maharastra.
• Warren M Anderson, former Union Carbide chief that linked with the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy died in a hospital in Florida, USA at the age of 92.
• The Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and death Anniversary of Indira Gandhi observed in India.

30th October:
• Upholding the state government's decision, the Kerala High Court ordered the closure of all the bars in two and three-star hotels in the state.
• India's Pankaj Advani clinched the World Billiards Championship title to bag a record 12th world crown and also complete 'Grand Double' post his third win in both the long and short formats in the same year.

29th October:
• A list of 627 Indians with bank accounts at HSBC in Switzerland has been submitted to the Supreme Court by Union Government.

28th October:
• The Supreme Court ask the union government to submit all names of Foreign Bank account holders by tomorrow the names of all Indians with foreign bank accounts.
• Devendra Fadnavis of BJP elected as the new Chief Minister of Maharastra.
• Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung reaches India on a two day visit.

27th October:
• Union Government named eight people in the Supreme Court in connection with black money in foreign accounts.
• The Supreme Court rejected a petition filed by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins Nalini Sriharan, for her early release after having served more than 14 years in jail.
• Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected as the President of Brazil.

26th October:
• Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as the 10th Chief Minister of Haryana.
• 9 people killed and 17 others injured in a bus accident travelling from Lakhimpur to Guwahati at Nagaon in Assam.

25th October:
• The Election Commission announced five phases state assembly election for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, which will be start from November 25 till December 20.
• The Defence Acquisition Council of India on cleared defence deals worth Rs. 80,000 crore out of which 53,000 crore spend on building 6 submarines in India.

24th October:
• Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) inaugurated in China in the presence of delegates from 21 countries.

23rd October:
• India celebrates Diwali festival.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit world's highest battlefield Siachen on the eve of Diwali festival.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 745 crore relief package for flood-hit Kashmir.

22nd October:
• AIBA barred Indian boxer Sarita Devi, her coaches Gurbaksh Sandhu, Sagar Dhayal and Blax Iglesias Fernandes and India's chef de mission Adile Sumariwala from its events as Sarita Devi had refused to accept her bronze medal during Asian Games.

21st October:
• Manohar Lal Khattar elected as the next Haryana Chief Minister.
• South African track star Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

20th October:
• Union Cabinet has approved ordinance on acquisition of deallocated coal mines.
• The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Nigeria as Ebola free after a 42 day period with no new cases elapsed.
• 123-year-old club Mohammedan Sporting of Kolkata decided to shut down due to financial problem.

19th October:
• In the state assembly election in Maharashtra and Haryana, BJP lead in both the state with 123 seats and 47 seats.

18th October:
• The Union Government has deregulated the diesel prices, which means the prices of diesel will move as per market flow not by the Government.
• The West Indies Cricket team have pulled out of the India series after the fourth ODI in Dharamsala due to conflict with West Indies Cricket Board over pay dispute.

17th October:
• India successfully test the indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from a test range at Chandipur.
• Supreme Court granted a two-month bail to J Jayalalithaa on medical grounds and also suspended the Karnataka High Court sentence against the former Tamil Nadu chief minister in an illegal assets case.
• Virat Kohli become the fastest to reach 20 ODI hundreds in 64 innings. He broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar who took 197 innings to get to the landmark.

16th October:
• India successfully launched Third navigation satellite IRNSS 1C on board ISRO's PSLV C26 rocket.
• Arvind Subramanian is appointed as India's new Chief Economic Adviser.

15th October:
• 64 percent voter turnout in Maharastra and 73 percent in Haryana state assembly election.

14th October:
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 1,000-crore package for cyclone hit Andhra Pradesh for recues operation.

13th October:
• Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) barred property developer DLF Ltd and some of its executives from accessing capital markets for three years.
• Congress Party dropped MP Shashi Tharoor as its party spokesperson.
• French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 economics Nobel Prize for his analysis of market power and regulation.

12th October:
• Cyclone Hudhud hit the coastal area of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
• Indian Super League football starts from today. A total of 8 teams take part in the competition.

10th October:
• India's Child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai Win Nobel Peace Prize jointly for 2014.
• Kailash Satyarthi associated with "Bachpan Bachao Andolan" movement that saves more than 80,000 children from exploitation.
• Malala Yousafzai becomes the youngest Nobel Laureates at the age of 17 years.
• Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

9th October:
• French writer Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature.

8th October:
• American scientist Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell have win the Nobel Prize in chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

7th October:
• The Karnataka High Court has rejected the bail plea of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
• Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura for inventing a low energy environmentally friendly LED.

6th October:
• India celebrates Eid.
• US-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian scientist May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the brain's positioning system.

4th October:
• The 17th Asian Games ended in the South Korean city of Incheon with China on top spot of the medal tally with 151 gold medals. India finish 8th in the medal list with 11 gold medals. The next Asian Games will be held on Jakarta.
• Chennai Super Kings wins the 2014 Champions League T20 after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets in the final at Bangalore.

3rd October:
• India celebrates Vijaya Dashmi today.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation for the first time on All India Radio.
• At least 32 people have died and 15 others are injured after a stampede in Patna after Dussehra celebrations near Gandhi Maidan.
• India's men's and women's kabaddi team wins gold medal in Asian Games.
• India finish their Asian Games 2014 campaign with 57 medals - 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze.
• Kolkata Knight Riders' spinner Sunil Narine suspended from bowling in the final of CL T20 match against Chennai Superkings due to illegal bowling action.

2nd October:
• India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday.
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's biggest-ever cleanliness drive "Swachh Bharat" on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
• Microsoft Corporation announced its 'Windows 10' operating system.
• India's women's team wins gold medal in 4X400 metres relay at the Asian Games.
• India beat Pakistan 4-2 on penalties to win men's hockey gold at Asian Games and also qualify for Olympics after 16 years.

1st October:
• Narendra Modi returns to India after 5 day visit to US.
• Indian boxer MC Mary Kom wins the gold medal in 51-kg boxing category.





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