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Current Affairs - October 2014

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TNPSC Current Affairs October 2014
  • India's First Olive oil refinery was inaugurated at lukransar in Rajasthan. The oil produced in this refinery will be marketed under the brand name of 'Raj Olive oil'.
  • Patna Stampede
    • 33 people have been killed in a stampede at Gandhi maidhan in Patna during the Dasera celebration.
  • Rajasthan Govt imposed restrictions for joining government jobs 
    • The tobacco users are barred to appear certain exams,
    • The candidates having more than two children and those who have a second wife or husband without legally separated from the first will also be barred.
  • Awards
  • Nobel Prize
    • Medicine
      • British-American researcher John O'Keefe and a Norwegian couple, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser have been awarded the Nobel Prize for their discovery of Brain's GPS System, which helps us to navigate to different places.
    • Physics
      • Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura have been awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light-emitting diodes.
    • Chemistry
      • `Eric Betzig and William Moerner and Stefan Hell won the Nobel prize in Chemistry for finding the ways to make the microscope more powerful.
    • Peace
      • Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousufzai won the nobel peace prize.
    • Economics
      • Jean Tirole won the nobel prize in economics for his research on market power and regulation
    • Literature
      • Patrick Modiano won the nobel prize in literature
  • Indian Actor Shah Rukh Khan has been awarded the Global Diversity Award 2014 by the British parliament.
  • Sanjaya Rajaram has been awarded the World Food prize.
  • Malala Yousufzai has been awarded the 2014 Liberty medal.
  • Books in News:
    • I Shall Not Hear The Nightingale - by Khushwant Singh [A contest to rename this book has been announced recently]
    • I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban - by Malala Yousafzai [This book is to be translated into four India languages like Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Marathi]
    • The Narrow Road to the Deep North - by Richard Flanagan Australian writer [won the Man booker prize 2014]
    • Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar - by Dilip D’Souza [about the final test macth of Sachin Tentulkar at wankhade stadium]
    • Untold Story of the Indian Public Sector - by UD Choubey
  • Important Days
    • October 11th - International Day of the Girl Child.
    • October 15th - Global hand washing Day
    • October 16th - World Food Day
    • October 17th - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
    • October 20th - World Osteoporosis Day
    • October 31st - National Unity Day (Ekta Diwas)
  • Kazhuperumbakkam
    • A village near Puducherry which has banned bursting of crackers several years before to protect the fruit bats in their locality.
  • Important Appointments
    • Surya Prakash - was appointed as the new chairman of Prasar Bharti Board.
  • Operation Neptune Spear
    • A Military Operation (2011), in which Osama Bin Laden was killed. 
  • Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
    • A scheme launched by PM recently, in which each MP will adopt 3 villages in their constituency and develop physical and institutional infrastructure by 2019. 
  • NDA government has planned to transfer the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) from the Labour ministry to Health ministry and merged with the Universal Health Assurance Mission (UHAM).
  • Important Appointments
    • Manohar Lal Khattar - appointed as the 21st Chief Minister of Haryana.
    • Devendra Fadnavis - appointed as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
    • Sandeep Saxena to be appointed as the new Chief Election commissioner of Tamil nadu succeeding Praveen Kumar.
  • Section 66-A (b) of the IT Act
    • A hyderabad law student was arrested following his Facebook post on Hudhud cyclone under the section 66-A (b) of the IT Act and Section 153 of IPC.
  • RBI's Monetary Policy released on September 30th 2014
    • CRR - 4 % [Unchanged]
    • Repo Rate - 8% [Unchanged]
    • Inflation target by January 2015 - 8 %
    • Inflation target by January 2016 - 6 %
  • Global Hunger Index (GHI)
    • India Ranks 55th position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2014 which was recently published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
  • India ranks 142nd in the latest World bank's 'Ease of doing Business report'.
  • Important Appointments
    • Arvind Subramanium - appointed as the new chief economic adviser.
    • Rajiv Mehrishi - appointed as the new finance secretary.
  • Universal Account Number
    • A scheme launched by PM Modi which allows the PF account portability throughout India.
  • An All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) - Delhi
    • AIIA is India's First AIIMS like medical institute for Ayurveda to be inaugurated very soon at Jasola in Delhi.
  • Vishwanathan committee
    • Vishwanathan committee was constituted by the finance ministry to suggest bankruptcy code for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
    • It will be headed by T. K.Vishwanathan 
  • US Pivot to Asia doctrine (Obama's rebalancing strategy)
    • It envisages on deeper cooperation with Asian countries in military and economic fields. 
  • Important Appointments
    • Khaled Bahah - selected as the new Prime Minister of Yemen
    • Joko Widodo - become the new President of Indonesia.
  • Canadian parliament was attacked by a terrorist, later he was shot down by the soldiers.
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment bank (AIIB)
    • India signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) for the setting up of the AIIB.
    • The head quarters of AIIB is in Beijing.
  • Vietnam PM's India Visit
    • Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to sign important MoU in the field of Defence and Oil exploration.
  • The 10th World Islamic Economic Forum was held in Dubai.
  • Asian Games
    • Varsha Gautam and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan won the bronze medal in Sailing, thus becoming the first indian women to win in this category at the Asian games.
  • Dutch Open Grand Prix Badminton tournament  
    • Ajay Jayaram (India) defeated Ihsan Maulana Mustofa (Indonesia) in the final to win the title.
  • Hudhud cyclone
    • Hudhud cyclone is expected to hit the coastal areas between vishakapatnam (Andhra pradesh) and Gopalpur (Odisha) with estimated wind speed of 170 - 200 kmph.
    • It originated from a low pressure area over the Andaman Sea.
    • The name 'Hudhud' was suggested by the country Oman and it means the bird hoopoe.
  • Typhoon Vongfong 
    • Typhoon Vongfong attacked Japan with wind speed upto 180 kmph.
  • Hurricane Gonzalo
    • Hurricane Gonzalo attacked Bermuda with wind speed about 180 kmph.
  • WHO declared Nigeria an African nation as EBOLA Free nation recently.
  • Cyclone Nilofar 
    • Cyclone Nilofar is expected to attack the coast of Gujarat.
Science and Tech
  • Windows 10
    • Microsoft, the software giant released the latest OS version named Windows 10. 
  • Antrix Corporation
    • It is the commercial arm of ISRO, which was given the Miniratna status in 2008.
    • It commercializes the space products to customers across the world.
  • Dongfeng-31B
    • China test fired its Dongfeng-31B, a 10,000 Km long range missile.
    • Capable of delivering multiple nuclear war head.
  • World's Largest Telescope
    • World's largest 30 meter telescope to be constructed in Hawaiian island by five countries (India, US, Japan, China and Canada) in a joint collaboration at a cost of 1.4 Billion USD.
  • Kerala State has decided to provide high speed internet connections to all panchayats. It might become the first state to provide such high speed connections to panchayats. 
  • Parikshit
    • It is a nano satellite to be constructed by the students of MIT (Manipal Institute of Technology) which will be launched by the ISRO.
    • The main objective of the Parishit satellite is to study the urban heat islands.
  • Himadri - India's Station in arctic. 
  • Full Mobile Number Portability
    • Department of Telecommunication (DoT) sets March 2015 as target to implement full Mobile number portability.
    • Full MNP allows users to switch from one telecom circle to any other telecom circle within the country.
  • IRNSS - 1C
    • IRNSS - 1C, third of the IRNSS series was successfully placed in its orbit by the PSLV C26
  • GSLV Mark III - Planned to be launched in the December Month.
  • Nirbhay
    • A long range subsonic cruise missile which was test fired successfully from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.
    • Range 1000 - 1500 km
    • Developed by DRDO.

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  1. Pls issue current affairs in tamil

  2. how to do download current affairs as pdf file from janaury month 2014

    1. Sorry... we did not upload the jan, feb, march 2014 current affairs in this website

  3. Sir, these current affair materials are enough for tnpsc group 1...


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