October, 2014

JSW-PSA and JSW-WSA Challenger squash title

Harinder Pal Sandhu and Dipika Pallikal of India win the fourth and final leg of the JSW-PSA men’s Challenger and the JSW-WSA women’s events, respectively in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Zambia’s President dies

Zambia’s President Mr. Micahel Sata (77) dies while undergoing treatment in a London hospital. Vice-President Mr. Gary Scott is all set to take over as the acting President, making him the first white head of an African State in decades.

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

An unmanned cargo rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station explodes seconds after lift-off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia.

627 Indians holding black money abroad

The Union Govt. submits, in a sealed cover, a list of 627 Indians holding black money abroad. The Supreme Court empowers special investigation team (SIT) to launch a probe into black money accounts in accordance with law.

Global Gender Gap Index 2014

The Nordic nations and Nicaragua, Rwanda and the Philippines make it to the top 10 in the Global Gender Gap Index 2014 released by World Economic Forum (WEF). India ranks at 114 out of 142 countries.

India-Vietnam sign agreement

During the visit of Vietnam’s Prime Minister to India, the two countries ink several agreements, including a memorandum of understanding for exploration by ONGC Videsh Limited in two blocks in the South China Sea. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi gives commitment to modernise Vietnam’s defence and security forces.

The anti-oxidants ‘flavanols’

The anti-oxidants ‘flavanols’ inside Cocoa are found to reverse age-related memory loss and give people in their sixties the memory of a “typical-30-year-old” according to the scientists.

South Africa win the series against New Zealand

South Africa win the series 2-0 against the hosts New Zealand, after the third ODI is abandoned due to rain.

Ms. Dilma Rousseff wins the re-election to a second term

Brazil’s Leftist President Ms. Dilma Rousseff wins the re-election to a second term with 51.64 percent of the votes. She is the first woman President of the world’s seventh largest economy.

Vietnam’s PM visit in India

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung arrives in India for a two-day visit to bolster the bilateral ties between the two countries.