Current Affairs – October, 2014

Latest Current Affairs October, 2014 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of October, 2014 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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World Mental Day observed on October 10

World Health Organisation every year observes October 10 as the World Mental Health Day. The Day aims to make people sensitive to issues related to mental health and also become more aware of the mental health issues around the world. It marks a day to channelize efforts in the direction to support mental health. The Read More…

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Nobel Peace Prize 2014

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for their “struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.” The Committee specifically pointed out how commendable it was for “a Hindu and a Muslim, an Indian and a Read More…

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World Bank Launches Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF)

The World Bank (WB) has launched the GIF to specifically cater to the infrastructure needs of the emerging economies and developing countries. The GIF will channel money towards bankable infrastructure project in such countries. GIF also places importance on sustainable development. Its key focus will be on climate friendly infrastructure investments and projects that will Read More…

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Government sets up ‘Japan Plus’ team

India has set up a ‘Japan Plus’ management team to follow through on the $35 bn that Japan has promised to invest in India over a span of five years via PPP and overseas development assistance. This is a follow through on the agreements and initiatives agreed to by India and Japan during PM Modi’s Read More…

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Nobel Prize Literature 2014

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2014 has been awarded to the French author, Patrick Modiano, “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation”. The last time a French author won a Nobel for Literature was in 2008 when Jean-Marie Gustave Read More…

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Central Government defers countrywide roll out of National Food Security Act for six months

The Centre has deferred the rollout of the National Food Security Act for the second time in a year. The deadline of October 2014 has been extended for another six months Background The National Food Security Act was passed in July 2013. At that time, states were given one year to identify beneficiaries and put Read More…

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