Tag Archives: current affairs 2014

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

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

Exercise MALABAR 2014

Exercise Malabar is a complex, high-end operational exercise that has grown in scope and complexity over the years.

Four New Central Universities Approved

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to set up four new Central Universities, viz;

Latest Cabinet Decisions

THE CABINET APPROVED 49% FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN INSURANCE COMPANIES THROUGH THE FIPB ROUTE

Steps Taken to Meet Increasing Energy Demand

During the year 2013-14, the consumption of petroleum products was 158.2 MMT against a total production of 35.5 MMT from indigenous sources.