November, 2014

Golden Peacock award – Russian film Leviathan

The Russian film Leviathan by Andrey Zvyaginstev bags the Golden Peacock award for best film at the closing ceremony of 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

PM Narendra Modi announces to use land swap deal

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi announces to use land swap deal to stop illegal immigration through India’s border with Bangladesh. India has 111 enclaves in Bangladesh while the latter has 51 enclaves in India.

IBSF World Snooker Championships

China’s Yan Bingtao (14) becomes the youngest-ever world champion after he defeats Pakistan’s Muhammad Sajjad to win men’s IBSF World Snooker Championships in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The women’s title is won by Belgium’s Wendy Jans.

Meghalaya on the railway map by flagging off of the first passenger train

Meghalaya is brought on the railway map by flagging off of the first passenger train from the State, in Guwahati. The service links Mendipathar in North Garo Hills district to Guwahati in Assam.

Geological changes

Scientists estimate that by 2050, the ocean could be largely devoid of reefs as climate change and our relentless plundering of the sea set in motion geological changes not seen for millions of years.

120 killed Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques

Atleast 120 are killed and many more hurt in explosions during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano.

WTO agrees to the first global trade deal

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) agrees to the first global trade deal in the agency’s 20-year history by endorsing a move to roll out easier customs rules.

Arjuna Award get boxer Manoj Kumar

The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, boxer Manoj Kumar, is given the prestigious Arjuna Award at a function in New Delhi.

18th SAARC Summit

The two day eighteenth SAARC Summit commences in Kathmandu, Nepal. The summit is taking place after the interval of three years; last summit was held in Maldives in 2011.

India-Nepal sign agreement

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi hold talks with his Nepalese counterpart Mr. Sushil Koirala on key strategic issues after which 10 agreements, including one for $1-billion assistance to Nepal are inked.