Current Affairs – October, 2014

HRD ministry to introduce Tithi Bhojan in Schools in Mid Day Meal scheme

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister has announced its decision to introduce the practice of ‘Tithi Bhojan’ as a part of the Mid Day Meal scheme. The HRD Minister headed a meeting of the Empowered Committee on Mid Day Meal Scheme to review the functioning of the Mid Day Meal scheme. The meeting consisted of Read More…

IndiGo places order for 250 latest Airbus A-320 neo planes

IndiGo, the airline with the largest market share, has announced plans to expand its fleet or airplanes. The airline has placed an order for 250 of Airbus’ latest A320 neo planes. The order is being valued at $25 bn. In addition to the 250 planes, IndiGo has purchase rights for another 100 planes from Airbus. Read More…

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First meeting of bilateral border mechanism between India-China held

The first meeting of the talks on the bilateral border under the framework of the Border Affairs Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (BAWMCC) was held on October 16. The focus of the talks was on issues of mutual interest like border patrolling and management. BAWMCC The BAWMCC was created in 2012, as a forum Read More…

Switzerland to examine Black Money info requests on priority basis

A High Level meeting took place in Berne between India’s Revenue Secretary and his Swiss counterpart, State Secretary for International Financial Matters to discuss tax matters. Various multilateral and bilateral tax and financial issues were discussed. Both sides agreed to keep the dialogue between the two countries open. Outcomes of the meeting In a major Read More…

Restoration works continues in Andhra Pradesh, Centre gives Rs. 1000 Crore

Relief and rehabilitation efforts were taking place to the fullest extent in Andhra Pradesh, as the state tries to get back to normal. Meanwhile, PM Modi announced interim relief of Rs. 1,000 cr for Andhra Pradesh. PM Visit PM Modi arrived in Visakhapatnam and conducted an aerial survey of cyclone hit regions. He reviewed the scale Read More…