Current Affairs – October, 2014

Typhoon Phanfone slams into Japan  

Typhoon Phanfone made landfall near the city of Hamamatsu in Japan. Many parts of Japan faced torrential rain, with some areas receiving a month’s worth of rainfall  in a matter of minutes. As many as 600 domestic flights and 19 international flights have been cancelled. Over 2,00,000 people have been asked to evacuate their homes Read More…

Government to establish virology diagnostic labs in 120 districts

Central Government has recently announced that State-of-the-art virology diagnostic laboratories will be operational in 120 districts by 2015. Need for virology labs The outbreak of the swine flu epidemic in 2009 exposed the lack of infrastructure and preparedness in India. Only two labs in India then had the required capabilities to test for the disease. Read More…

Nobel Prize Medicine winners 2014

John O’Keefe and Norwegian couple May-Britt and Edvard Moser have won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for their work which has led to discovering the brain’s internal positioning system. About Nobel Prize in Medicine The Nobel award for medicine is given to persons whose discoveries have significantly enhanced the understanding of life or the Read More…

22nd anniversary of Rapid Action Force (RAF) celebrated

The 22nd Formation Day of RAF was celebrated on 7 October with all the senior CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) dignitaries present. It was announced at the Formation Day celebrations that five more battalions of RAF will be set up. The new battalions will be in Guwahati, Siliguri, Patna, Uttar Pradesh and in NCR (National Read More…

CISF launches Operation Kali in Delhi Metro for better protection of women commuters

The paramilitary CISF which has the responsibility of securing the Delhi Metro Network has launched ‘Operation Kali’ to better protect women using the metro especially in the ladies compartments. CISF has deployed 5,000 men and women personnel for securing the Delhi Metro Network. Operation Kali Under this Operation, CISF will deploy a special squad of Read More…