Communication Satellite GSAT-16 Launched

India’s communications satellite GSAT-16 was put on a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by the European launcher Ariane 5 VA221, from the Kourou space port in French Guiana. 

Swachh Bharat Kosh

The Swachh Bharat Kosh (SBK) has been set up to facilitate and channelize individual philanthropic contributions and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds to achieve the objective of Clean India (Swachh Bharat) by

Government Eases FDI Rules for Construction Sector

India has eased foreign direct investment rules for the construction sector in an effort to attract more money into the country to build new hotels, housing and townships.

Ebola Vaccine Trial Started in US

Scientists at Oxford University have launched the first clinical tests of a new Ebola vaccine approach, using a booster developed by Denmark’s Bavarian Nordic that may improve the effects of a shot

Kerala Opposes Inter-linking of Rivers

Kerala strongly opposed the Union government’s plan to interlink state rivers Pampa and Achenkovil with Vaipar in Tamil Nadu, holding that there was no excess water in rivers in the state.

India & UK Cooperation in Education

The Sixth India-UK Education Forum Meeting took place in New Delhi. 

Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft Explodes

An unmanned private rocket contracted by NASA to carry cargo into the space has exploded seconds after its launch along the eastern Virginia coast of the US.

Australia Issue Visa Ban on Ebola-hit countries

Australia has issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak to prevent the disease reaching the country.

Egypt Declares Emergency in Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi declared a three-month state of emergency in the north and center of the Sinai Peninsula following a suicide bombing that killed at least 31 soldiers.

Dilma Rousseff Re-elected Brazilian President

Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil, after securing more than 51% of votes in the closest election race in many years.

Centre Clears 80,000cr Defence Projects

Defence projects worth Rs. 80,000 crore were cleared by the government. The decisions were taken following a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council, chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Launched

India along with 20 other countries signed an agreement to become founding members of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to aid the infrastructure development in the Asian region and reduce

China Launch Unmanned Lunar Mission

China launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang’e-5, a future probe

Electronic Toll Collection System

The Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system will be launched by Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari on October 31, 2014.

20 FDI Proposals Approved

Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its meeting held on September 16, 2014, the Government has approved twenty (20) proposals

Committee on Intellectual Property Rights Policy

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion has constituted a IPR Think Tank to draft the National Intellectual Property Rights Policy and to advice

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