Tag Archives: current affairs 2014

National AYUSH Mission Launched

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for launching of the National AYUSH Mission (NAM) with its core and flexible components.

President’s Visit to Vietnam

President Pranab Mukherjee paid a visit to Vietnam from 14-17 September 2014.

India Emerge as Top Cotton Producer

India will be the world’s No. 1 cotton grower this year, ousting China from the top spot for the first time in over 30 years.

Govt Clears Stake Sale in CIL, ONGC, NHPC

In a meeting of the CCEA, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the disinvestment proposals of ONGC, Coal India and NHPC have been cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

PM Modi’s Recent Visit to Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid an official visit to Japan from 30 August – 3 September 2014. He held the Annual Summit meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Kamal Bawa gets 2014 Midori Prize

Indian scientist Kamal Bawa, a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, has won the 2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity

PM Dedicates Karanpura Thermal Project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the 765 kv Ranchi-Dharmjaygarh-Sipat Transmission Line connecting the Eastern and Western parts of the country.

Programme ‘Digital India’ Approved

The government announced a special programme to transform India into a digitally empowered society.

Committee Setup to Restructure FCI

The Government has decided to set up a High Level Committee (HLC) of distinguished persons and experts to recommend restructuring of (Food Corporation of India)

Leila Patel won Top Researcher Award of S.Africa

Indian-origin South African academic Leila Patel has been named the African country’s one of the top women researcher in the annual Women in Science Awards

K V Thomas is new PAC Chairman

Senior Congress leader K V Thomas took over as the new Chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.

Latest DRDO Awards

DRDO AWARDS for the year 2013 for outstanding contribution in various areas of technology will be given away by the Prime Minister on 20th August 2014

Dhoni & Team India Fined by ICC

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was docked 60 percent of his match fees while his teammates were handed a 30 percent fine for being guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate

EPFO Sets up Central Intelligence Analysis Unit

To centrally monitor compliance with regard to provident fund deposits as well as subscriber complaints, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has constituted a Central Analysis Intelligence Unit (CAIU).

Federer Wins 300th Masters Match

Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-2 in Cincinnati.

China Opens Tibet Railway Extension

China inaugurated its second railway line in Tibet, built at a cost of USD 2.16 billion, close to Indian border in Sikkim, enhancing mobility of its military