Current Affairs – October, 2014

Sri Lankan court gives death penalty to five Indian fishermen

On 30th October 2014, five Indian fishermen from Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu were sentenced to death penalty by the High court of Sri Lanka. Case: Five fishermen from Rameswaram were arrested in November 2011 on charges of smuggling narcotics from India to Sri Lanka after they crossed the International Maritime Boundary Line. High court of Sri Read More…

Govt to launch Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

Government is set to launch a new programme, the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan to uplift rural India. This programme will be launched in collaboration with the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) across the country. The main idea for launching the programme is to provide definitive research that can be Read More…

Sachin Tendulkar inducted in Bradman Hall of Fame

Cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh have been inducted into the Bradman Hall of Fame. The two cricketers were inducted as honorees of the Bradman Foundation at a gala dinner held at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Sachin Tendulkar had met Bradman on his 90th birthday in Adelaide. Bradman had listed Tendulkar in an all-time XI Read More…

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India ranks 142nd in the Doing Business 2015 Report

India was ranked 142nd among 189 nations in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report. ‘Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency’ is a World Bank Group flagship publication. The 2015 version is the 12th such annual report. The report seeks to measure the regulations that enhance business activity and those that restrict it. The Read More…

India re-elected to ECOSOC

India won its re-election to the EcoSoc. This win comes just a week after India’s re-election to the UNHRC. On election, members serve a three year term. India’s previous term was scheduled to end in 2013. Now, on re-election, India will serve another three year term beginning on 1st January, 2015.  Re-election to the EcoSoc Read More…