Current Affairs Update

  • Manohar Lal Khattar takes over as new Haryana CM
  • India world’s 4th largest steel maker at 62.41 MT in Jan-Sept
  • SBI launches mPassBook facility on its smartphone application
  • Pankaj Advani won World Billiards Point Format Championship
  • Stamp on Sri lankan Buddhist monk Dharmapala released
  • Ashwika Kapur became the first Indian woman to win prestigious Wildscreen Panda Award. She won the coveted wildlife photography award in best newcomer category for her film, Sirocco – how a dud became a stud. Panda award also known as Green Oscar of the natural history and wildlife film industry was announced at the annual Wildscreen Film Festival held at Bristol, UK.
  • Sahil Doshi won 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.
  • Dhoni buys Ranchi franchise of Hockey India League.
  • Dilma Rousseff re-elected as Brazilian President.
  • South African footballer Senzo Meyiwa died.
  • Leah Kalanguka crowned as Miss Uganda 2014.
  • Noted freedom fighter Jagdish Sharan Pande died.
  • India was re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)from 2015-17, receiving the highest number of votes in the Asia-Pacific group.
  • AIBA suspends boxer Sarita Devi for protesting at Asiad.
  • Government constituted Vishwanathan committee to provide Bankruptcy code.
  • RBI inks MoU with Kenya’s central bank for info exchange.
  • Nabard sets up Rs 2,000 crore fund for mega food parks
  • India’s indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which can strike targets more than 700 kms.
  • Venezuela, Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Spain were elected as non-permanent members of United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
  • Pakistan accounts for 80 % of polio cases globally: WHO.
  • An eminent Indian scientist Dr Sanjaya Rajaram received the World Food Prize 2014.
    for his scientific research that led to a prodigious increase in world wheat production by more than 200 million tons building upon the successes of the Green Revolution.
  • Karur Vysya Bank gets IDRBT award.
  • Corporation Bank launches ‘e-Mandate’ service.
  • Britain to host today first regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
  • Joko Widodo is the new Indonesian President.
  • The World Health Organization declared that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.
  • Madhya Pradesh to celebrate 2015 asTourism Year.
  • Union Cabinet approved inter-governmental MoU to upgrade Chabahar port of Iran.
  • India is poised to become a USD two trillion economy this year, while its GDP size
    would cross another milestone of USD three trillion after five years in 2019, according to
    IMF’s latest world economic outlook.
  • ICC awarded global broadcast rights from 2015 to 2023 to Star India and Star Middle
  • A five-year-old Indian boy, Harshit Saumitra, has become the youngest person to reach the Everest Base Camp (EBC).
  • India juniors retain Sultan of Johor Cup title(hockey) beating Britain.
  • M. L. Khattar to be next Haryana Chief Minister.
  • Govt orders merger of NSEL(National Spot Exchange Ltd) with its holding company FTIL ( Financial Technologies India Ltd).
  • UK announced first ever Dadabhai Naoroji Awards. The three winners included UK India Business Council chair Patricia Hewitt in the commerce category, Dame Asha Khemka for services in the field of education and actor Madhav Sharma for culture.
  • Pistorius sentenced to five-year jail term for killing girlfriend.