Third India-Africa Forum Summit

India will host the Third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS-III) in 2014 as per the decision taken at the Second Summit in Addis Ababa in 2011.

Gen Suhag Becomes New Army Chief

Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as the head of the 1.3 million strong force succeeding Gen Bikram Singh.

Waves Measured First Time in Arctic Ocean

A University of Washington researcher made the first study of waves in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, and detected house-sized waves during a September 2012 storm. 

EU Imposes New Sanctions on Russia

The European Union has for the first time slapped comprehensive economic sanctions on Russia and banned the exports of military goods and sensitive technologies

Top Jurists Want Change in Collegium System

Several top jurists pushed for scrapping the existing collegium system where judges appoint judges but government’s plans to bring a bill to make the process of appointments

Arup Raha Takes Over as New COSC

Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha took over as the Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee (COSC).

6th Economic Census Results Released

 Dr. Pronab Sen, Chairman, National Statistical Commission and Dr. T.C.A. Anant, Chief Statistician of India and Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation,

US Opposition to Indian Patent Act

The United States of America has on 30th April, 2014 brought out the Special 301 Report for the year 2014 which classified India as a “Priority watch list country”.

New Species of Mayfly Discovered in India

Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India.

CAG Becomes Member of UN Audit Board

The Comptroller & Auditor General of India assumed office as Member of the United Nations Board of Auditors for a six year term upto June 2020.

Rashtriya Gokul Mission

The potential to enhance the productivity of the indigenous breeds of India through professional farm management and superior nutrition is immense,

India Wins Medals in Commonwealth Games

The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) are being held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014.

Fuad Masum is New President of Iraq

Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the new president of Iraq, in a step towards forming a new government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon

Report Finds Gaps in US Nuclear Disaster Plans

To avoid the kind of complacency over safety that led to the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan,

India Votes in Favour of UNHRC Resolution on Gaza

India voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza.

K N Tripathi is New Governor of West Bengal

Former Uttar Pradesh Speaker and five-time MLA Keshari Nath Tripathi was sworn-in as the 20th Governor of West Bengal. Tripathi, who will turn 80 this November was administered the oath of office