Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Launched

India along with 20 other countries signed an agreement to become founding members of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to aid the infrastructure development in the Asian region and reduce

China Launch Unmanned Lunar Mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang’e-5, a future probe

Electronic Toll Collection System

The Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system will be launched by Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari on October 31, 2014.

20 FDI Proposals Approved

Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its meeting held on September 16, 2014, the Government has approved twenty (20) proposals

Committee on Intellectual Property Rights Policy

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has constituted a IPR Think Tank to draft the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy and to advice

EU Appoints Stylianides as Ebola czar

EU leaders have named Christos Stylianides of Cyprus to coordinate the bloc’s fight against Ebola which has claimed nearly 4,900 lives in west Africa.

India to Setup First Fish Hospital

The country’s first hospital to treat abnormalities and diseases in fish is set to come up in Kolkata by mid-2015. The work has already started on the project.

Rashtriya Ekta Divas on 31st Oct

Government of India has decided to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, as ‘Rashtriya Ekta Divas’ or the National Integration Day.

Survey on Higher Education Launched

The Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development launched the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2014-15 in New Delhi.

J&K Arogya Gram Yojana Launched

Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences launched ‘Jammu Kashmir Arogya Gram Yojana’.

India’s Ebola Action Plan

India has put in place the same surveillance-tracking systems for checking the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) which has succeeded in Nigeria

India Elected to UNHRC

India was re-elected to the UN’s main human rights body for the period of 2015-17, receiving the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group.

Project Report on “DRISHTI” Submitted

The Government constituted a High Powered Committee (HPC) on “DRISHTI” -(Driving Information System for Holistic Tax Initiatives) in February 2014.

Steel Research & Technology Mission of India

Ministry of Steel will set up a “Steel Research & Technology Mission of India” (SRTMI) to promote collaborative research programmes in steel sector.

Merger of National Spot Exchange Limited

To ensure speedy recovery of dues for investors and others hit by Rs 5,600-crore “fraud” at the National Spot Exchange Ltd, the government ordered merger of the scam-hit firm with its holding

Australia Parliament Lifts Face Veil Ban

Australia’s Parliament House lifted a ban on face veils including burqas and niqabs.

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