Current Affairs – October, 2014

India successfully launches IRNSS 1C

IRNSS 1C, the next satellite in India’s IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System) series, was launched successfully on October 16 by ISRO. IRNSS 1C was launched on a PSLV C26 from Sriharikota. The satellite is similar to, and follows the IRNSS 1A and 1B which were launched in April 2013 and July 2014 respectively. Details Read More…

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India-Canada hold Strategic Dialogue

The second India-Canada Strategic Dialogue was held in New Delhi on October 14. The dialogue was co-chaired by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird.  Baird who is on a five day visit, also met PM Modi and discussed various bilateral matters. PM Modi is set to meet the Read More…

Pakistan launched housing project in Sri Lanka

Pakistan has launched a project to build houses in Mannar in Sri Lanka. A cheque of $ 1 mn has been handed over to Sri Lanka by the Pakistan side to carry out the project. Nature of the project The houses will not be built by the Pakistanis themselves, who will only fund the project. Read More…

World Standards Day Observed on October 14

The World Standards Day was celebrated in most countries across the globe on 14 October. World Standards Day is celebrated annually on 14th of October to mark the development of voluntary engineering and scientific standards. Aim of World Standards Day The Day honours the efforts of thousands of experts across the globe, who came together Read More…

Inflation drops to 2.38% , five-year low

According to provisional estimates for the month of September 2014, WPI (Wholesale Price Index) based inflation has fallen to 2.38% which is a five year low.  This is mainly attributed to the decline in food and fuel prices.  Also, the decline was far greater than the 3.2% that was forecast by analysts. Breakdown of Inflation Read More…

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