Current Affairs – October, 2014

International Boxing Association (AIBA) suspends Sarita Devi

Indian boxer L.Sarita Devi has been provisionally suspended by the AIBA for refusing to accept the bronze medal she won after losing the semifinal fight over a controversial decision at the 2014 Asian Games. Suspension Along with Sarita Devi, her coaches Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu, B.I.Fernandes and Sagar Mai Dhayal and India’s chef-de-mission Adille Sumariwala to Read More…

Government approves four strategic rail lines along China border

The Central Government has granted approval to four out of the 14 identified strategic rail lines. The project has been in deliberation for years. High Level Meeting At a high level meeting of officials from the Planning Commission, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Finance, the PMO ordered Indian Railways to carry Read More…

India-Mexico sign pacts for space cooperation

India and Mexico have signed pacts to cooperate in the field of space technology. Joint Commission meeting The pacts were signed at the sixth session of the Joint Commission meeting between India and Mexico that was held in New Delhi. The meeting was presided by India’s  External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, and her Mexican counterpart, Read More…

UNHRC asks China to ensure universal voting rights in Hong Kong

The UNHRC ( United Nations Human Rights Committee) asked China to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, specifying that universal voting rights included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote. Role of UNHRC in Hong Kong The UNHRC monitors compliance with an international treaty on civil and political rights, Read More…

69th United Nations Day observed on October 24

The 69th UN Day was celebrated all around the world in UN’s member states. UN day falls on October 24 and it marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. October 24 is the day on which the agreement was ratified by the majority of its signatories, including the Read More…