October, 2014

Serena win title of BNP Paribas WTA Finals

Serena Williams of the US defeats Simona Halep of Romania 6-3, 6-0 to win the Singles title of BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore 2014.

Sania Mirza-Cara Black claim Martina Navratilova Trophy

Sania Mirza of India and Cara Black of Zimbabwe claim the Martina Navratilova Trophy after they defeat defending champions, Taiwan-China duo, Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai in WTA Doubles Finals in Singapore.

British forces handover formal control

British forces hand over formal control of their last base, Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan to Afghan troops, ending combat operations in the country after 13 years which cost hundreds of lives.

First-ever BJP government in the Haryana State

Former RSS pracharak, Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar, is sworn in as the 10th Chief Minister of Haryana at the Tau Devi Stadium in Panchkula. He leads the first-ever BJP government in the state.

Space X’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft return

Space X’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft returns to the Earth loaded with laboratory results. The experiment results and other materials in the cargo could help develop more efficient solar cells and semiconductor-based electronics.

10m air pistol events in the World cup

In men’s and women’s 10m air pistorl events in the World Cup Final in Gabala, Azerbaijan, Sergey Chervyakovskiy of Russia and Alejandra Zavala of Mexico finish first, respectively.

Non-stop summer time highly unpopular

Russia turns back its clock to winter time permanently in a move backed by President Mr. Vladimir Putin, reversing a three-year experiment with non-stop summer time that proved highly unpopular.

Australian surgeons report successful transplanting of ‘dead’ hearts

Australian surgeons report successful transplanting of ‘dead’ hearts into three patients. The doctors developed a technique to resuscitate and transplant a heart which had been still for 20 minutes.
The State government has decided to conduct a six-week course on conservation and restoration of monuments for the present set of engineers, who lack the requisite skills. Need for such a course was felt as a large number of restoration and conservation projects had been undertaken by various government departments, especially the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments. Based on the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission, ` 90 crore has been set apart for the renovation of over 200 temples without tempering their heritage value. In the last three years 183 temples were provided with ` 67.50 crore as part of the Finance Commission’s grant. This year, the government has sanctioned ` 22.5 crore for 46 temples. Aslo, using the government’s grant and funds, a number of temples had been covered under renovation and restoration. In all, restoration and renovation works are over in respect of 5,400 temples so far.

Wildscreen Panda Award

Ms. Ashwika Kapur becomes the first Indian woman to win the prestigious Wildscreen Panda Award at Bristol, UK. The award is also known as the Green Oscar of the natural history and wildlife film industry.

Advani clinch Billiards Championship

Pankaj Advani of India outplays former champion Peter Gilchrist of Singapore in the 150-up points former World Billiards Championship final and pockets his 11th world title in Leeds, UK.