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2013 Current Affairs

JANUARY 2013


31st January:

30th January:

  • World anti Leprosy Day is observed to create awareness about the air-borne disease.
  • Social Activist Anna Hazare declares his party name as Jantantra Morcha which will not participate in election.

29th January:

  • Tiger Woods win his 75th PGA Tour title in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced repo rate by 25 points.
  • World Winter games, 2013 started in PyeongChang, South Korea.

28th January:

  • Mumbai win Ranji trophy final at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai defeating  Saurashtra.
  • World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to win Australian Open, 2013 final.

27th January:

  • England defeat India in the fifth and final ODI in Dharamshala .

26th January:

  • India celebrated its 64th Republic Day.
  • King of Bhutan participates as Chief Guest for the Republic Day Parade.
  • 4 Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 80 Padma Shri awards has been declared on the occasion of Republic Day of India by Govt. of India.
  • Sreeramamurthy Janaki, the renowned playback singer refused to accept the Padma Bhushan.
  • Victoria Azarenka of Belarus wins Australian Open Women’s Singles by defiting Li Na of China.
  • Centre Constituted New High Court for Manipur, Meghalaya And Tripura.

25th January:

  • Milos Zeman elected as Czech Republic President, first person to be directly elected .
  • 3rd National Voters’ Day observe in India.

24th January:

23rd January:

  • Uddhav Thackeray elected as Shiv Sena President.

22th January:

  • Olympic medalists Saina Nehwal and Meri Kom will be the Election Commission's (EC) national icons.
  • Rajnath Singh was elected as BJP President.

21st January:

20th January:

19th January:

  • Rahul Gandhi elected as vice-president of Indian National Congress.
  • Prof. Ved Praksah appointed as Chairman of the University Grants Commission on (UGC).

18th January:

  • Jharkhand was brought under President's rule.
  • Congress party’s 3-day Chintan Shivir started at Jaipur.

17th January:

16th January:

  • Om Prakash Chautala, Ajay Chautala and two IAS officers were arrested for Trained teachers hiring case of 1999.

15th January:

  • Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a corruption case.

14th January:

  • Mahakumbh Mela started on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Allahabad on the confluence of Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati.

13th January:

12th January:

11th January:

  • Microsoft announced its plans to shut down Messenger service from its operating system.

10th January:

9th January:

8th January:

  • Akbaruddin Owaisi, MIM Party MLA arrested for making hate speech.
  • Haryana Chief Minister inugrated National Data Centre of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) data center at Maneshar, Gurgaon. The data centre will be ready by June 2014.

7th January:

  • Lionel Messi wins fourth consecutive Fifa Ballon d'Or in Zurich.
  • 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) start in Kochi.

6th January:

5th January:

4th January:

  • Virat Kohli named as the International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Awards. Pakistan named as best International Cricket Team.

3rd January:

2nd January:

1st January:

  • Astronautical Society of India (ASI) selected Dr. A.E. Muthunayagam, for 2011 and Dr. V.K. Saraswat for Aryabhatta Award, for 2011.

 

February, 2013

28th February

  • National Science Day was observed.

27th February

  • Chuck Hagel appointed as the new Secretary of Defense of the United States.

26th February

  • Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presented the Railway Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament.
  • Delhi becomes the first state in the country to impose complete ban on manual scavenging.
  • Microsoft introduces Internet Explorer 10.
  • Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni equaled record of Sourav Ganguly with 21st test cricket win after defeating Australia by 8 wickets.

25th February

  • Park Geun-hye sworn in as the first woman President of South Korea.
  •  Maghi Purnima Snan in of Mahakumbh 2013 at Allahabad.

24th February

  • Jelena Jankovic, the former world no. 1 won the WTA Copa Claro Colsanitas Cup 2013.
  • 85th Academy Awards for Oscar,2013 ceremony took place
  • Assam became the first state in India to produce over 500 million kilogram tea for two years in a row.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score double-century in a test match while scoring unbeaten 206 runs against Australia.

23rd February

22th February

  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 22 February 2013 issued final guidelines for issuing licenses for opening new banks
  • Harbhajan Singh played his 100th test while playing against Australia in M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

21st February

  • The Union Cabinet approved merger of Bharat Heavy Plate & Vessels Ltd. (BHPV) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
  • Ratan Tata is awarded the life time achievement award 2012 by Ernst & Young.
  • Two bombs exploded in Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad kill 14 people.

20th February

  • Virat Kohli appointed as the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL, 2013.
  • Boiko Borisov announced resignation as Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

19th February

  •  Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari appointed as Chairman of the Sahitya Academy.

18th February

  • Vishwanathan Anand wins the Grenke Classic Chess tournament.
  • Social Worker Ela Bhatt awarded with Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace for 2011. She is the founder of SEWA.

17th February

  • Rafael Nadal defeated David Nalbandian in to win the Brazil Open.
  • Australia wins ICC Women’s World Cup Trophy. In the final, they defeat defeated West Indies by 114 runs.
  • The Romanian film “Child's Pose(Pozitia Copilului)” bagged the Golden Bear prize for best film at the 63rd Berlin film festival.

16th February

  • Serena Williams became the new World number one women’s tennis player after reaching Semifinals of Qatar Open Tennis Championship in Doha.

15th February

  • In Chelyabinsk, Russia hit by a huge meteor shower, this injured at least 750 people.

14th February

  • Y Bhaskar Rao, the former Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, sworn in as the Lokayukta.
  • US Airways and American Airlines merge to become the World’s biggest airline service.

13th February

  • Asoke Kumar Mukerji is appointed as Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations.
  • Mohan Parasaran is appointed as the new Solicitor General of India.

12th February

  • North Korea conducted its third Nuclear Test at North Hamgyeong Province.
  • Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty appointed as the chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi.
  • International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced its decision to drop wrestling from the list of core sports in Olympics.

11th February

  • Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would resign at the end of the month.

10th February

  • 36 people died as stampede took place at the Allahabad railway.
  • Ranchi Rhinos beat Delhi Waveriders 2-1 to win theHockey India League (HIL).
  • Chinese new year celebrated.
  • Rest of India team win Irani Trophy.

9th February

  • Parliament Attack Convict, Afzal Guru hanged at Tihar Jail.
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar honoured with the posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy award.
  • MCX-SX, new stock exchange of India inaugurated by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.

8th February

  • Sachin Tendulkar scored his 81st century in first class cricket and equaled the record of Sunil Gavaskar.

7th February

  • The Supreme Court of India ordered Karnataka to release 2.44 thousand million cubic feet of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

6th February

  • Sally Jewell is appointed as new Interior Secretary of USA.

5th February

  • ICICI Bank partnered with Aircel, launch of their mobile banking service called Mobile Money.
  • Malda, West Bengal becomes India’s first all-women judicial magistrate’s court (JMC).

4th February

  • Michael Clarke wins Allan Border Medal.
  • World cancer day was observed raise awareness about cancer.

3rd February

  • India lost the Davis Cup Asia Oceania (Group-1) tie to South Korea.

2nd February

  • John Kerry replaced Hillary Clinton as United States’ new Secretary of State.

1st February

Graeme Smith, South Africa becomes the first player in test cricket history to lead in 100 test matches.

March, 2013  

30th March:

  • BJP announces core team. Varun Gandhi,   Amit Shah, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, JP Nanda and Murlidhar Rao were elevated as the party's General Secretary by the BJP president Rajnath Singh.
  • Serena Williams win Miami masters open Tennis Tournament for record sixth time.
  • Social activist Anna Hazare started his ‘Jantantra Yatra’ from Jallianwala Bagh.

29th March:

  • North Korea declares ''state of war'' against South Korea.
  • Former Pakistan President Musharraf barred from going out of Pak.

28th March:

  • Nelson Mandela admitted in hospital with lung infection in Johannesburg.
  • New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder is in hospital at Christchurch after suffering serious head injuries in an altercation outside a local bar.

27th March:

  • India celebrates Holi.
  • 2,290 rhinos found in Kaziranga National Park, Assam as per the census conducted in the park.
  • Tiger Woods regained his world no. 1 spot in PGA rankings after he win The Arnold Palmer Invitation at Orlando, Florida.

26th March:

  • Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned on Tuesday over his government's decision to return two marines to India.
  • The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) asked Subrata Roy, the head of the Sahara, to appear before it on April 10.

25th March:

  • Indian PM Manmohan Singh reach South Africa to attend 2013 BRICS Summit.
  • Navneet Kaur Dhillon from Chandigarh wins Femina Miss India 2013.

24th March:

  • Former President Pervez Musharraf return back to Pakistan.
  • India wins Airtel Border Gavaskar Trophy defiting Autralia 4-0 in the series. R Ashwin declares as man of the series.

23rd March:

  • Jodhpur Court frames fresh charges against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and others.
  • Nikhil Kumar sworn in as ne Governor of Kerala.
  • Earth Hour 2013 observed in more than 150 countries.

22nd March:

  • Two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen returned to India Friday.
  • Former President Pervez Musharraf gets bail ahead of return to Pakistan.
  • Fourth and Final test between India and Australia start at Firoz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi.

21st March:

  • Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt sentenced for five years in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Supreme Court confirm death sentence of  Yakub Abdul Razak Memon.
  • The Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa presented a tax-free budget for 2013-14.
  • The UN Human Rights Council vote on a US-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka in Geneva.
  • Anti-Rape bill passed in Rajya Sabha.

20th March:

  • Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman dies after illness at a hospital in Singapore.

19th March:

  • 37 people killed when a Mumbai-bound bus plunged into the Jagbudi River in Ratnagiri district.
  • DMK withdraw support from UPA.
  • Lok Sabha passed the anti-rape bill.

18th March:

  • India wins the third test to take a lead of 3-0 in the ongoing Airtel Border-Gavaskar trophy.
  • National Film Award declared. Paan Singh Tomar declare as the best film, while Irffan Khan and Vikram Gokhale share the best actor Award. Usha Jadhav choosen as best actress.

17th March:

  • Australia wins Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey defeating Malaysia 3-2.

16th March:

  • Shikhar Dhawan score fastest test 100 by any batsman on debut.
  • Bobby Ghosh became the First Indian and Non-American to be appointed as Editor of Time Magazine
  • Founder of Dr. Reddy’s Lab, Kallam Anji Reddy died.
  • Pakistan Govt. complete 5 Year terms, first government to complete after independence.

15th March:

  • World Consumer Rights Day observed for creating awareness in terms of consumer protection.
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's speech, which was broadcast simultaneously at 53 locations across 26 cities in Gujarat using 3-D hologram projection technology, has entered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Xi Jinping has assumed charge of President’s office in China.
  • Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
  • Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng won the Asia’s top literary prize “Man Asian Literary Prize” for his novel ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’, for the year 2012.
  • Petrol prices have been cut by Rs. 2 per liter effective midnight in India.
  • Third test between India and Australia begins in Mohali. Australia ended day 273/7.

14th March:

  • Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected as new pope of the Catholic Church in Vetican City.
  • World Bank estimated India’s economy to grow by 6% in 2013-14.
  • Five CRPF men killed in fidayeen attack in Srinagar.

13th March:

  • West zone win Deodhar Trophy, 2013 with a five-wicket win over North Zone in Guwahati .

12th March:

  • Ashwani Kumar and S.C. Jamir appointed as new Governors of Nagaland and Odisha respectively.
  • Union Minister of Communications & IT  Kapil Sibal inaugurated India’s First All Women Employees Post Office at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.

11th March:

  • Australia cricket team management drop four players ahead of third test for disciplinary reasons.

10th March:

9th March:

8th March:

  • Mukesh Ambani titled India’s richest person for 6th year in a row with a net-worth of $21.5 billion.
  • Mukul Sangma sworn in as CM of Meghalaya for second time.

7th March:

  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died at 58.

6th March:

  • India take 2-0 lead against Australia in Airtel Border-Gavashkar Trophy, 2013.
  • World No.1 Novak Djokovic clinches ATP Dubai Open 2013.
  • Neiphiu Rio sworn as new CM of Nagaland for third time.
  • Manik Sarkar sworn as Chief Minister of Tripura for the fourth time.
  • Rajasthani writer Hariram Meena chosen for Bihari Puraskar.

5th March:

  • U.S. baby’s HIV “functionally cured”.

 

April, 2013  

30th April:

  • Delhi court acquitted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
  • Pakistani court imposed a lifetime ban on former President Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections in Pakistan.
  • Joao Havelange has resigned as honorary president of the world governing body after being named in a report as having received bribes.
  • Additional Solicitor General Haren Raval resigned from the post over his controversy by telling the Supreme Court that CBI status report on Coalgate was not shared with thegovernment.

29th April:

  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sends nomination of Virat Kohli and Sunil Gavaskar for Arjuna Award and Dhyanchand Award respectively to Sports Ministry.
  • Syrian PM Wael al-Halqi survives bomb attack in capital Damascus.
  • Goa launched a digital Krishi Card for farmers to avail benefits like subsidies and loans given by the state government.

28th April:

  • Saturn positioned itself directly opposite the Sun and visible with the naked eye.
  • Enrico Letta sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Italy.

27th April:

  • President Pranab Mukherjee reappointed Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra for second term in the state.
  • Sarabjit Singh continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support at a hospital in Lahore after being brutally attacked by a group of prisoners.

26th April:

  • Anil Goswami will replace RK Singh as new Home Secratary. He is the first bureaucrat from the J&K cadre to be appointed home secretary.
  • Yash Chopra, Rajesh Khanna and Asha Bhosale will be honored with the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award.

25th April:

  • A new keyboard layout named as KALQ Keyboard developed at University of St Andrews, USA for touch screen devices.
  • World Malaria Day is observed.

24th April:

  • Legendary Playback Singer Shamshad Begum died at her Mumbai residence at the age of 94.
  • Liverpool's Luis Suarez has been banned for 10 games by the English Football Association for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic during EPL match at Anfield.
  • A block housing garment factories and shops collapsed in Bangladesh, killing nearly 300 people and injuring more than a thousand.

23rd April:

  • Chris Gayle set a new record for the fastest century in professional cricket by reaching 100 off 30 balls in IPL match against Pune Warrior in Bangalore. He also records the highest Twenty20 score of 175 not out.
  • Manchester United won its record 20th English Premier League title.
  • Police detained Sudipto Sen, the chairman of Saradha group in Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly defrauded thousands of depositors.

22nd April:

  • Earth Day is observed to create awareness among the masses on environmental issues.
  • Budget Session of Parliament resumes.
  • Horacio Cartes has been elected as President in Paraguay.
  • Union Home ministry approved 'Z' category security protection for Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani.
  • Abdul Hamid, the speaker of Bangladesh's parliament has been elected as President of Bangladesh.
  • Former chief justice and head of anti-rape law panel JS Verma has died in Delhi, aged 80.

21st April:

  • National Civil Services Day was observed across India.
  • Mathematical genius Shakuntala Devi, known world’s fastest ‘human computer’ died at a hospital in Bangalore following respiratory problems. She was 83.

20th April:

  • At least 150 people and over seven thousands have died in a 6.6 magnitude earthquake which hit southwestern China's Sichuan province.
  • Assam State Government implemented the Assam Right to Public Service Act 2012 in the state.
  • Sachin Tendulkar's wax statue unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Australian all-rounder cricketer Shane Watson stepped down from the position of Vice-Captain of the Australian test Cricket team.

19th April:

  • Universal Commodity Exchange (UCX) started its operations and became the country’s sixth commodity exchange to launch futures trading.
  • Time magazine included Amir Khan in the list of 100 Most Influential People in the world for 2013. He is also one of the seven who were selected for a cover of their own in the prestigious magazine.

18th April:

  • Islamabad High Court has ordered the arrest of Gen Pervez Musharraf over his attempt to impose house arrest on judges in March 2007.
  • The main accused of German Bakery blast, Himayat Ali Baig has been given death sentence. The blasts left 17 dead and 64 wounded at the German Bakery on February 13, 2010.
  • Blast at a fertilizer plant in central Texas killed 15 people, wounded more than 160 inAmerica.
  • Aruna M. Bahuguna appointed as Special Director General of the CRPF. She is the first woman to be appointed for that position.

17th April:

  • A blast near the BJP office in Malleshwaram, Bangalore left 16 people injured including eight policemen.
  • Telugu writer Dr Ravuri Bharadwaja selected for the prestigious Jnanpith award for the year 2012.

16th April:

  • Two bomb explosions around 2.45pm killing three people and injuring over 140 in popular Boston Marathon.
  • A massive 7.9 Richter scale earthquake struck southeast Iran near the border with Pakistan, which killed at least 40 people in Iran and 35 in Pakistan.
  • Gold price in India hit the lowest level in more than 18 months reaching 25,270 rupees per 10 gram.

15th April:

  • President on a three day visit to North-East India.
  • India celebrates Bihu, Pongal and Vaisakhi in different parts of the country.
  • Adam Johnson announced as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his book “The Orphan Master’s Son”.
  • Nicolas Maduro was elected as the new President of Venezuela

14th April:

  • Famous Industrialist, Known as the country's 'takeover specialist' Rama Prasad Goenka passed away in Kolkata. He was the Chairman Emeritus of the RPG Group, a multi-sector Indian industrial conglomerate.
  • Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on week long visit to USA and Canada, working on a series of steps to attract at least $20 billion in new investment in India.

12th April:

  • The Supreme Court reject a plea for commutation of death sentence to life imprisonment for Delhi bomb blast accused terrorist Deviderpal Singh Bhullar. President of India already reject the plea.
  • Veteran Bollywood actor Pran, 92 has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The award consists of the Swara Kamal medal, a shawl and a cash prize.

11th April:

  • Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, PJ Kurien elected as the Chairman of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD)on the 73rd Executive Committee Meeting of AFPPD at Bangkok.

10th April:

  • Sahara group chief Subrata Roy appeared before SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India), which had summoned Sahara in refund case of an estimated Rs 24,000 crore.
  • Delhi court ordered to re-investigated 1984 anti-Sikh riots against Congress leader and former Union minister Jagdish Tytler for his role, dismissing CBI closure report of 2009 that had given a clean chit to Tytler.

9th April:

  • A magnitude 6.1 earthquake killed at least 37 and injured hundreds more in southern Iran.
  • Five U.N. peacekeepers from India working for the U.N. mission in South Sudan were killed in an ambush by attackers in the state of Jonglei.

8th April:

  • Britain's 'Iron Lady' and only woman prime minister, Margaret Thatcher died following a stroke at the age of 87. She led her Conservative Party for 11 years and held office from May 1979 to November 1990.

7th April:

  • India test fired Nuke-capable ballistic missile Agni-II successfully from a defence base off the Odisha coast.

6th April:

  • Arvind Kejriwal breaks 15-day-long fast on the issue of water and electricity in Delhi.
  • Annamalai University VC M. Ramanathan suspended for financial irregularities.
  • Suicide attack in a Iraqi city of Baqouba kills 25 in a political rally.

5th April:

  • Executive Co-Chairman of Infosys S Gopalakrishnan has been elected as the President of the industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • President Pranab Mukherjee presented Padma Awards to 108 personalities. Cricketer Rahul Dravid, woman boxer MC Mary Kom and late Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna was conferred the Padma Bhushan Award in a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

4th April:

  • 72 dead and over 36 injured as under-construction building collapse in Thane, Mumbai.

3rd April:

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the anti-rape bill. This law has the provision of life term and death sentence for rape convicts.

2nd April:

  • The Lokayukta  Aayog Bill, 2013 passed in the Gujarat assembly.
  • IPL6 opening ceremony held at Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium. This time 9 teams will participate.

1st April:

  • Supreme Court denied an India patent request by Novartis AG cancer drug.
  • Sports Ministry asks NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency) to test Vijender for the reported use of the recreational drug heroin.
  • G. V. Prasad appointment as new Chairman of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Satish Reddy as Vice-Chairman.

May, 2013   

31st May:

  • Treasurer Ajay Shirke and secretary Sanjay Jagdale resign from their respective posts in BCCI.
  • Avinash Chander appointed as the New chief of DRDO (Defence Research Development Organiastion).
  • Anti-Tobacco Day Observed across the World.

30th May:

  • CBSE declares class 10 results.
  • National Award-winning filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh dies at 49.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh elected to Rajya Sabha for the 5th consecutive term from Assam.
  • India and Thailand signed extradition treaty after 20 years of negotiations.
  • Arvind Mahankali of Indian origin from New York wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the year 2013.

29th May:

  • Executive Board (EB) of IOC recommended baseball, squash and wrestling for possible inclusion in the Olympic programme for the 2020 Summer Games.

28th May:

  • ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ win the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.
  • Ram Jethmalani expelled by BJP Party from Primary Membership for Six years.
  • BCCI constituted 3-Man Probe Panel to probe to probe the allegations against Gurunath Meiyappan and the three Rajasthan Royals players.The three-member panel also includes T Jayaram Chouta, former judge and R. Balasubramanian, former judge and BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale.
  • Punjab Government approved Online Lottery System to Increase Revenue.

27th May:

  • Defense Ministry inaugurated the first fighter aircraft base of India at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.
  • CBSE Class 12 Results 2013 were declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with pass percentage of 82.10%.
  • England has been confirmed as the host country for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
  • Sachin Tendulkar announced his retirement from Twenty20 cricket format after Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in IPL6 final.
  • Amway’s India Chairman and CEO William S. Pinckney and two directors of the network marketing company on charges of financial irregularities and cheating.

26th May:

  • Bayern Munich wins European Champions League for the fifth time beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the final in Wembley.
  • Mumbai Indian wins IPL 6 defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in Kolkata.
  • Michael Hussey and Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings claimed the orange cap and purple cap respectively in IPL6.
  • France Open 2013 starts at Paris.

25th May:

  • Mumbai Police arrest Gurunath Meiyappan, CEO of Chennai Super Kings in connection with a spot-fixing scandal at IPL 6.
  • 25 killed including senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma, Nanda Kumar Patel and 20 others are injured in an attack by Maoists in Jagdalpur district of Chhattisgarh.
  • Radha Krishna Mathu appointed as the new Defence Secretary of India.

24th May:

  • The US Senate approved Indian-American Srikanth Srinivasan as the first South Asian judge to America's second highest court.
  • The International Olympic Committee has set India a September 1 deadline for a new election to facilitate the country's return to the Olympic fold.
  • Sebi(Securities and Exchange Board of India) turns 25.
  • Mumbai Indian reaches the final of IPL 6.

23rd May:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of the Indian National Defence University (INDU) at Binola, Gurgaon.
  • Yuichiro Miura of Japan became the oldest man to climb the Everest at the age of 80 year.
  • American Writer Lydia Davis won 2013 Man Booker International Prize.
  • Elite panel umpire Asad Rauf is withdrawn from next month's Champions Trophy by ICC following media reports of his alleged linking with bokkie in IPL 6.

22nd May:

  • UPA II complete four years in its second term.
  • India successfully test fired 290-km range BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile from INS Tarkash in the coast of Goa.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday conferred the 47th Jnanpith Award, the country's highest literary award, for the year 2011 on noted writer Pratibha Ray.

21th May:

  • Arunima Sinha becomes first Indian amputee to reach Mt Everest.
  • The President of Indian appointed Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India who will succeed Vinod Rai.
  • Chennai Super Kings reach final of IPL6.
  • Supreme Court rejects a petition seeking to halt the remaining matches of IPL 6.
  • Pune Warriors have pulled out of IPL by the owner Sahara India over financial differences with the BCCI.
  • Indian actor Vindu Dara Singh has been arrested by Mumbai police for alleged links to bookies in IPL6.

20th May:

  • India and China ink eight agreements on trade, water resources.
  • Yahoo announced a $1.1 billion deal for blogging site Tumblr.
  • A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to former army chief and president Pervez Musharraf who has been under house.
  • Oklahoma State, US devastated by a powerful tornado which more than 90 people died.

19th May:

  • Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visits India on a three day tour.
  • India's first National Defence University will be set up in Gurgaon. The foundation stone of INDU will be laid by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on May 23.
  • Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-3 to win Rome title.

18th May:

  • Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah expands cabinet ministry with 28 ministers.
  • According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index report, Bill Gates retakes World’s richest title from Carlos Slim.
  • Atletico Madrid win Copa del Rey Cup after defeating Real Madrid 2-1 in the final.

17th May:

  • Nirbhay Sharma appointed as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The department of pharmaceuticals notified the Drug Price Control Order 2013 which will lower drug prices up to 80% of 348 essential medicines including life saving drugs.

16th May:

  • S. Sreesanth and two other Rajasthan Royals' players arrested for spot-fixing in IPL 6 tournament by the Delhi Police.
  • Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt surrendered before TADA court in Mumbai to serve his three-and-a-half year sentence in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast case.
  • Amitabh Bachchan gives Cannes opening ceremony address in Hindi.
  • David Beckham announces his retirement from football at the end of this season. The former England captain made 115 appearances for his country.

15th May:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today filed his nomination papers in the Assam Assembly to be re-elected as a Rajya Sabha member from the state.
  • Mittu Chandilya appointed as the first CEO of AirAsia India.
  • Yusf Pathan become first IPL batsman to get out 'obstructing the field' in a match against Pune warrior.
  • Chelsea win Europa League.
  • The 66th Cannes Film Festival start.
  • England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement from international soccer.

14th May:

  • Government of India formed a Group of Ministers (GoM) under finance minister P Chidambaram to draft a law to insulate the CBI from external influence. The other members include Salman Khurshid, Kapil Sibal, Manish Tewari and V Narayanasamy as members.
  • Manchester City sacked manager Roberto Mancini.

13th May:

  • Congress leader Siddaramaiah sworn in as the 22nd chief minister of Karnataka.
  • NSE launched country’s first dedicated debt trading platform.
  • The stability certificates of all the nine stands of M.A. Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, Chepauk cancelled by the Tamil Nadu Government.

12th May:

  • Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) emerged as the largest party in parliament election and Nawaz Sharif set for 3rd term as Pak PM.
  • Mother's day celebrated in India.
  • Fernando Alonso win Spanish Grand Prix for the second time.
  • Russell Domingo will replace Gary Kirsten as Soth African Cricket Team coach after his retirement.
  • Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in Madrid Open final and winning her 50th single title.
  • Barcelona wins La Liga Championship for 22nd time.

11th May:

  • Minister of Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal gets additional charge of Law Ministry.
  • CP Joshi is appointed as Railway Minister.
  • National Technology Day observed in India.
  • National Assembly election held for 272 seats in Pakistan for the first transition between civilian governments in the nation's 66-year history.

10th May:

  • Law MinisterAshwani Kumar and Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal resign from their post.
  • Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj appointed Siddaramaiah as Karnataka Chief Minister. Siddaramaiah will be the 28th CM of Karnataka.

9th May:

  • Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay passed away while being treated for injuring sustained in a scuffle.
  • Former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Haider Gilani was kidnapped in Pakistan’s Punjab province by unidentified gunmen during election rally.
  • Tamil Nadu imposed a ban on sale, storage and production of gutka and pan masala.

8th May:

  • Congress win Karnataka State Assembly election with 121 seats while ruling party BJP gets only 40 seats.
  • The Premier League champions confirmed that Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season after more than 26 years in charge.
  • The Supreme Court slammed Attorney govt, CBI, A-G for sharing CBI's coal probe report with the political executive.

7th May:

  • Churchill Brothers of Goa win the I-League football title for 2013.
  • Najib Razak sworn in as Malaysia’s Prime Minister for a second term.

6th May:

  • According to TRAI Survey, Uttar Pradesh accounted for the largest number of mobile subscribers in India.
  • Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, the former India leg spinner, has elected as a players' representative on the ICC cricket committee.

5th May:

  • India and China both sides agree to withdrawing their troops to previously agreed positions from Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector near the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. Chinese troops set up camp in Ladakh's Depsang Valley on April 15.
  • Karnataka records 65 per cent vote in state assembly election today for 223 seats.

4th May:

  • Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh were dropped from ODI squad of 15-member for next month's Champions Trophy.
  • P.V. Sindhu of India win the Malaysian Open Grand Prix in badminton Gold 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Railway Minister P K Bansal's nephew arrested for accepting Rs 90 lakh bribe by CBI.

3rd May:

  • Indian Cinema complete 100 years. The first film “Raja Harishchandra” was made in India 100 years ago on 3 May 1913 by Dada Saheb Phalke.
  • Gulf state Qatar has bought a 5 percent stake in Bharti Airtel Ltd for $1.26 billion.

2nd May:

  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) launched an Islamic equity index especially for Islamic investors.
  • Sarabjit Singh died in Lahore hospital six days after being brutally attacked by a group of inmates in jail.
  • Champions League final match will be played between Bayern Munich and Dortmund at Wembley after defeting Barcelona and Real Madrid in Semifinals respectively.

1st May:

  • May Day celebrated.
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 3 a liter and Price of non-subsidized cooking gas cut by Rs 54 per cylinder.
  • Indian population reaches 121 cores as per the census of March, 2011.

 

June, 2013     

30th June:

  • P. Sathasivam appointed be the Next Chief Justice of India. He will be 40th Chief Justice of India (CJI) and will take office on 18th July 2013.
  • Germany's Nico Rosberg won the British Formula One grand prix .

29th June:

  • Airports Authority of India will develop 50 new low-cost airports across 11 states.
  • Election Commission (EC) issues a notice to BJP leader Gopinath Munde to explain why he spent Rs. 8 crore in the last Lok Sabha elections.
  • As announced by the International Cricket Council in London, India will host 2016 World Twenty20, 2021 World Test Championship and 2023 edition of the 50-over World Cup.

28th June:

  • Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.82 per liter.
  • The annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave in the Kashmir Valley started on schedule from today morning.
  • Indian railways launched an SMS-based ticketing system.
  • US Senate passes sweeping immigration bill.

27th June:

  • Krishna Chaudhary appointed as Director General, National Disaster Response Force and Civil Defence.
  • Spain and Brazil reach the final of FIFA Confederations Cup, 2013.

26th June:

  • Wal-Mart India CEO Raj Jain resigns.
  • Rupee sinks to record low with 60.72 against dollar.
  • Kevin Rudd sworn in as Australian prime minister after Julia Gillard quit as prime minister.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi flag off 18-km Banihal-Qazigund rail link connecting Kashmir valley to Jammu region.

25th June:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visit Kashmir.
  • A rescue chopper in Uttarakhand crashed killing at least 19 people were feared to be dead.
  • Ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the list of main accused who conspired to assassinate former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
  • Sonia Gandhi laid foundation stone of Rattle Hydro Power Project in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir.

24th June:

  • Total 19 sites have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list of places of "outstanding universal value".
  • Former Cricketer Darren Lehmann appointed as coach of Australian Cricket Team.
  • A Mumbai session court rejected Salman Khan's plea in connection with 2002 hit and run case and decided that he would be tried in culpable homicide charge which implicates a jail term of 10 year.
  • Wimbledon 2013 starts in England.

23rd June:

  • India wins Champions Trophy 2013 defeating England by 5 runs.
  • Shikhar Dhawan wins golden bat, Jadeja wins golden ball in Champions Trophy 2013.

22nd June:

  • Six forts of Rajathan, Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Jaisalmer, Ranthambhore (Sawai Madhopur), Gagaron (Jhalawar) and Amber (Jaipur) were recognized as serial World Heritage Sites in the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia .

21st June:

  • Till now 550 dead and 50,000 still trapped in Uttarakhand.
  • Mount Etna of Italy gains World Heritage Site status.

20th June:

  • Indian rupee falls to record low of 59.57 Rs per Dollar.
  • India reaches the final of ICC Champions trophy defeating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets. India will play England in the final.

19th June:

  • Nitish Kumar win the vote of confidence in Bihar Assembly with 126 MLA support.
  • England reaches the final of ICC Champions Trophy, 2013 after defeating South Africa by 7 wickets in Semi Final.

18th June:

  • Monsoon rains in North India killed at least 60 people and left tens of thousands stranded.
  • Tianhe-2, a supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology earned the number one spot of fastest computer in the Top 500 survey of supercomputers.

17th June:

  • UPA Government inducts 8 new ministers.
  • Mallikarjun Kharge appoints as the new Railways Minister.
  • AirAsia India appoints TCS Vice-Chairman S Ramadorai as Chairman.
  • The 39th G-8 Summit start in Northern Ireland.

16th June:

  • Janata Dal United (JD (U)) formally announced party is breaking away 17-year alliance with the BJP opposing the elevation of Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi to chief of BJP’s election campaign committee.
  • Ratan Tata is selected as the Chief Advisor to low-cost carrier, Air Asia India’s board.

15th June:

  • The Government of India appoints SK Roy as the new Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
  • Hassan Rowhani elected as new Iranian President.
  • Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation minister Ajay Maken submitted his resignation ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle.
  • 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup starts at Brazil.

14th June:

  • The world observed the World Blood Donor Day on 14 June 2013 with its theme of the year Give the Gift of Life: Donate Blood.
  • Iran's presidential election held for a successor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who serving two consecutive terms.

13th June:

  • BSNL decided to put an end to the 160-year-old telegraph service in India from July 15.
  • Maoist attacked a passenger train in Bihar, killing three people.

12th June:

  • Naveen Jindal and Dasari Narayana Rao named in Coalgate FIR registered by CBI.
  • India Cricket Team reaches the semifinal of Champions Trophy in England.
  • Gauri Monga wins Southern India golf title.

11th June:

  • Former union minister and Congress leader V.C Shukla from Chhattisgarh, died in a Gurgaon hospital after battling injuries sustained in a deadly naxal attack on a convoy of party leaders on May 25, 2013.
  • L K Advani withdraws resignation.
  • Cayan Tower in Dubai inaugurated as the world's tallest twisted tower, which spirals at 90 degrees from the bottom.

10th June:

  • LK  Advani quits all posts in BJP.
  • BCCI suspends Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra after he confessed betting in IPL.

9th June:

  • Narendra Modi anointed as chairman of BJP 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign committee.
  • K Srikanth wins his maiden men's singles title at the Thailand Open Grand Prix.
  • Rafael Nadal wins men's single in French Open defeating David Ferrer.

8th June:

  • Serena Williams wins French Open defeating Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-4 in the final.
  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela taken to a hospital after being critical condition.
  • Bob and Mike Bryan won Doubles Title at French Open 2013.

7th June:

  • Jet Airways India CEO Nikos Kardassis resigns.
  • BJP national executive meeting in Goa started.
  • K R Kamath Re-Elected as the Chairman of Indian Banks Association.

6th June:

  • Sanjay Patel has been appointed as the BCCI secretary, replacing Sanjay Jagdale.
  • T Venkatesh has been selected as the new treasurer of BCCI.
  • Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra has confessed to betting in IPL matches.
  • TCA Raghavan is appointed as new High Commissioner to Pakistan.
  • ICC Champions Trophy start from today in England and Wales.
  • The first all women police station in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh started functioning.
  • Susan Elizabeth Rice Appointed as the National Security Adviser to US President Barack Obama.

5th June:

  • BJP win all six constituencies in Gujrat, two Lok Sabha and four state assembly seats in the by-elections held on Sunday.
  • Nawaz Sharif formally elected as Pakistan’s PM.
  • World Environment Day is observed promote awareness on the importance of preserving biodiversity.
  • Amazon.com Inc launches online marketplace in India.

4th June:

  • Actress Jiah Khan committed suicide at her Juhu residence.
  • Delhi Police invoked MCOCA against cricketer S Sreesanth and 25 others arrested in the Indian Premier Leaguespot-fixing scandal.
  • Actor Vindu Dara Singh and CSK principal Gurunath Meiyappan granted bail by a local court.
  • Former Bangladesh cricket team captain Mohammad Ashraful suspended by BCB after his involvement in fixing.
  • More Than 65 Countries across the World Signed the Arms Trade Treaty.
  • Raghav Joneja at the age of 15, becomes youngest Indian to climb Everest.
  • Burundi's Lydia Nsekera became the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee for four years.

3rd June:

  • Six major political parties would be answerable under the Right to Information Act as informed by The Central Information Commission. These parties are Congress, BJP, CPI(M), CPI, BSP and NCP.
  • Jose Mourinho returns to English Football Club Chelsea as manager again.

2nd June:

  • Arvind Kejriwal will contest against Sheila Dikshit in Delhi polls.
  • Former BCCI & ICC President Jagmohan Dalmiya chosen as interim BCCI Board President till the probe into the spot-fixing scandal is completed.

1st June:

  • Infosys Limited announced the appointing of Mr. N R Narayana Murthy as Executive Chairman of the Board and Additional Director of the company.
  • Rajeev Shukla resigns as IPL Chairman.

July, 2013        

31st July:

  • The Union Home Ministry has agreed for handing over the security of BodhGaya complex to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).This is the first time the paramilitary force will guard a religious place.
  • The Bombay High Court declared the probe panel BCCI to look into allegations of spot-fixing IPL-6 as illegal and unconstitutional, and directed to form a new panel to investigate the issue correctly.
  • India defeated Nepal to wins Under-16 SAFF Football Title, 2013.

30th July:

  • Congress Working Committee (CWC) endorsed the formation of Telangana State. Hyderabad will be the capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for 10 years.
  • Mamnoon Hussain elected as President of Pakistan.
  • Convict of Batla House Encounter Shahzad Ahmed got life sentence.
  • Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan will receive 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award.

29th July:

  • Ashwani Kumar sworn in as Governor of Manipur.
  • 2,058 crore Jet-Etihad deal cleared by investment board with conditions.
  • Britain confirms £3,000 cash bond for visas for visitors from India and 5 other countries.
  • India's 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan chosen for Lokmanya Tilak award, 2013.

28th July:

  • BCCI's two-member probe panel clears Raj Kundra, Gurunath Meiyappan of involvement in IPL spot-fixing.
  • 13 injured in grenade blast in Guwahati
  • World Hepatitis Day 2013 observed.
  • India defeat Zimbabwe by seven wickets to lead 3-0 series win.

27th July:

  • More than 100 people have been killed and 1,500 injured at a protest held by supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo.

26th July:

  • India’s advanced meteorological satellite INSAT-3D launched successfully from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana by the European rocket, Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket.
  • India defeat Zimbabwe by 58 runs in the second ODI.

25th July:

  • A Delhi court convicted Indian Mujahideen operative Shahzad Ahmad in the 2008 Batla House encounter case for murdering a police inspector M C Sharma and death of Head Constables Balwant Singh and Rajbir Singh.
  • India's K Jennitha Anto wins the 13th IPCA World Women's Individual Chess Championship title at Czech Republic.

24th July:

  • Bihar Police arrested headmistress of the school in Bihar where 23 children died after eating a meal in Chapra District.
  • Afghanistan's first woman governor Habiba Sarabi, Civil society organiser Lahpai Seng Raw from Myanmar, Nepal's Shakti Samuha, Ernesto Domingo of Philipine and Indonesia's independent anti-corruption government body  Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) are the five winners of Magsaysay awards for 2013.
  • India wins the first ODI against Zimbabwe by 6 wickets.

23rd July:

  • Leo Burnett chairman and CEO of India subcontinent Arvind Sharma has been re-elected president of the Advertising Agencies Association of India.
  • Kate Middleton The Duchess of Cambridge, Gave Birth to a Baby Boy.
  • Devendra Jhajharia wins India's first-ever gold at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France.
  • Josy Joseph and Ravish Kumar awarded Ramnath Goenka “Journalist of the Year” award for print and broadcast categories respectively.

22nd July:

  • 56 people died in China's western Gansu province after 6.6 magnitude earthquake.
  • Supreme Court asks Centre to enforce tobacco advertisement rules at shops.
  • Delhi Police filed charge sheet in match-fixing case of 2000 involving Hansie Cronje.
  • Britain's Chris Froome was crowned champion of the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

21st July:

  • India win bronze medal in Archery World Cup held in Medellin, Colombia.
  • Australia lost second test of Ashes Series in Lord’s England.

20th July:

  • U.S. city Detroit filed for bankruptcy.
  • Shane Warne inducted into ICC Hall of Fame at Lord's, England.

19th July:

  • Supreme Court order to cancel common medical entrance exam (NEET) because the MCI is not empowered to hold it and now private medical and dental universities and colleges will now have the right to conduct their own entrance exams.
  • Justice Palanisamy Sathasivam sworn in as the new Chief Justice of India.
  • Anil Ambani and wife Tina Ambani summoned as witness in 2G case.

18th July:

  • The Union Government approved recommendations of a Group of Ministers (GoM) to make marriage laws more women friendly, including providing for compensation to a woman from her husband’s ancestral property in the case of divorce.
  • Union Govt. approved Proposal to give SEBI more Powers including to carry out search and seizure operations on ponzi schemes.
  • Veteran Tamil lyricist Vaali passes away in Chennai at the age of 81.
  • The Union Government approved to rename Bengaluru International Airport as Kempegowda International Airport.
  • Delhi and KKR seamer Pradeep Sangwan fails dope test conducted during IPL 6.
  • Second Test of Ashes Series begins in Lord Cricket Ground, England.

17th July:

  • The Indian Government permits 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in telecom sector.
  • ArcelorMittal decides to drop its Rs 50,000 crore steel plant project in Odisha.
  • NASA announced discovery of 14th moon named S/2004 N1 of Neptune.

16th July:

  • 22 children died after mid-day meal in Saran district, Bihar.
  • The Supreme Court allowed dance bars in Maharashtra to reopen which were shut down by the state government eight years.
  • Central Railway to use first fully retrofitted AC rake on Pune-Lonavala section.
  • Two of world’s leading sprinters, American Tyson Gay and the Jamaican Asafa Powell both have failed doping tests.

15th July:

  • List of 5,748 missing persons released by Uttarakhand government.
  • Monsoon Session of Parliament to begin on August 5.
  • Cipla appoints MK Hamied as Executive Vice-Chairman.
  • Abhijeet Gupta won Commonwealth Chess Championship.

14th July:

  • 163 year old telegram service in India to be close forever from 9pm today.
  • England beat Australia by 14 runs in first Ashes test.

13th July:

  • Hemant Soren sworn in as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
  • Bhutan's opposition party, People’s Democratic Party wins the election with 30 seats.
  • Bofors payoffs scandal accused Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi died in Milan following a stroke.

12th July:

  • Veteran actor and Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient Pran dies at 93 in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital.
  • A 15-year-old girl from Meerut Razia Sultan has been conferred with the first United Nation Malala Award.
  • Founder of Massachusetts-based Bose audio firm Amar Bose dies at 83.

11th July:

  • In a landmark ruling The Supreme Court has barred those in jail from contesting elections even if they are not convicted of any crime yet.
  • Allahabad high court bans caste-based rallies in Uttar Pradesh.
  • India Cricket Team wins tri series in West Indies by defeating Sri Lanka. Bhuvneshwar Kumar declared as Man of the Series.
  • World Population Day observed.
  • Month long Ramzan fast begins today.

10th July:

  • In a landmark judgment the Supreme Court struck down a provision in the electoral law that protects a convicted lawmaker from disqualification on the ground of pendency of appeal in higher courts.
  • The annual Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath, his brother Bhalabhadra and sister Subhadra began in Puri, Odisha.
  • Hazem El-Beblawi appointed as the new Prime Minister of Egypt.
  • India reaches the final of Tri-Nation competition in West Indies. They will play against Sri Lanka in the final.
  • First test match of the Ashes series starts between England and Australia in Trent Bridge.
  • Former Olympian Maharaj Krishan Kaushik appointed as a coach of the Indian hockey team.

9th July:

  • Chinese troops again enter Ladakh.
  • Investigating agency detained three men, one woman in Bihar for being questioned for suspicious movement in Bodha Gaya temple Blasts.
  • Supreme Court restrained a special CBI court in Jharkhand from pronouncing its verdict on July 15 in a fodder case involving RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

8th July:

  • Shiva Thapa becomes the youngest pugilist from the country to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Championships in Amman, Jordan.
  • India move to second spot in ICC Test rankings.

7th July:

  • Two people have been injured in a series of 8 blasts inside the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodhgaya.
  • World Champion Sebastian Vettel wins German Grand Prix.
  • Vidya Balan wins Best Actress Award, Ranbir Kapoor bags best actor and 'Barfi!' wins best film at IIFA, 2013 in Macau, China.
  • Andy Murray of England wins the Wimbledon Championship, 2013 by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4. Fred Perry was the last British man to win the Wimbledon title in 1936.

6th July:

  • Venezuela offers asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
  • Former Secretary Department of Telecommunications (DoT) R. Chandrasekhar appointed President of Nasscom.
  • French tennis player Marion Bartoli defeat Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-4 to win her first Wimbledon title.

5th July:

  • President Pranab Mukherjee signed Ordinance on Food Security Bill.
  • Former Vice Admiral DK Dewan appointed new UPSC member.

4th July:

  • Egyptian Army ousts Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi from his post.
  • Head of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adly Mansour appointed as Egypt's new interim President.
  • Douglas C. Engelbart known as the father of the mouse dies at 88.
  • Vikas Gowda wins first gold medal in the ongoing Asian Athletics Championships, Pune.
  • Oxford University's Indian origin student Samridh Agarwal become first ever cricketer to score a triple century in a University match. He scores a triple-century against Cambridge in a first-class match at the FP Fenner's ground in Cambridge.

3rd July:

  • Bhiwani and Mahendragarh districts of Haryana and Bharatpur in Rajasthan will be a part of the National Capital Region (NCR) with the approval of NCR Planning Board.
  • The Indian government launched a $22 billion welfare scheme to give cheap food to hundreds of millions of people in India.
  • Sunil Soni has been appointed as Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).
  • Sujatha Singh will be India’s new Foreign Secretary.
  • With the declaration made in compliance to Section 4 of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003, Himachal Pradesh declared as the first Smoke-free state of the country.
  • Shriniwas Patil is appointed as new Governor of Sikkim.

2nd July:

  • Seven policemen kill in attack by Maoist in Jharkhand.
  • India reject Edward Snowden's request for asylum.
  • Indian navy decommissions INS Taragiri after 33 years of service.
  • India Govt releases National Cyber Security Policy 2013.

1st July:

  • Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union.
  • Brazil wins the 2013 FIFA Confederation Cup after defeating Spain by 3-0 in the final held at Rio.
  • Suresh Kalmadi loses bid for Chief of Asian Athletics Association to Brigadier Dalham al-Hamad, the senior vice-president of athletics association Qatar.
  • India’s first navigation satellite IRNSS-1A launch from  Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
  • Jamia Milia university Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung appointed as the new Lt Governor of Delhi.
  • Former Delhi Police Commissioner K K Paul appointed as Governor of Meghalaya.

August, 2013       

31st August:

  • Hyderabad Hotshots wins the first Indian Badminton League (IBL).

30th August:

  • India's economy grew at 4.4 per cent in the April-June 2013 quarter, the slowest quarterly rate in last 4 years.
  • India becomes the first nation to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia as Air India's first commercial flight landed in Australia.
  • Indian Hockey Team assured of a berth in next year's World Hockey Cup in Netherland after defeating Malaysia 2-0 in the semifinal of Asia Cup.

29th August:

  • The Land Acquisition Bill passed in Lok Sabha.
  • Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal arrested near India-Nepal Border.
  • India's Chandrayan mission data helped NASA to detected magmatic water locked under the surface of the Moon.
  • India's first dedicated defense satellite GSAT-7 launched successfully by an European rocket.

28th August:

  • Indian rupee ends at new all-time low of 68.85 against US dollar.
  • The inaugural Mahathir Award for Global Peace has been awarded to former South African President Nelson Mandela.

27th August:

  • Rupee hit record low of 66.30 against dollar and posted its biggest single-day fall in nearly 18 years. 
  • Malala Yousafzai awarded 2013 International Children's Peace Prize.
  • The formal trial of former Pakistani former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in connection with the 2007 assassination of Benazir Bhutto began today.

26th August:

  • Food Security Bill passed in Lok Sabha after nine hours of debate.
  • The Union Government has extended the monsoon session of parliament till September 6.
  • U.N. inspectors reach Syria to inspect poison gas attack in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.
  • India reaches the semi final of Asia Cup hockey after defeating South Korea 2-0.

25th August:

  • Congress wins the by-election Lok Sabha seats of both Bangalore Rural and Mandya seats in Karnataka.
  • The Indian under-23 team wins the ACC Emerging Trophy tournament as they beat Pakistan by nine wickets in the final.
  • England wins the 5 match Ashes Series with 3-0 against Australia.

24th August:

  • India's first National Media Centre inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.
  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he will retire within 12 month from post.

23rd August:

  • 12 Andhra MPs suspended in Lok Sabha for protesting against Telangana.
  • Nishi Vasudeva became the head of state-owned oil major Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) and became the first woman to head a Navratna public sector unit (PSU).
  • Facebook joining hands with six other technology companies Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson, Opera, MediaTek and Qualcomm to launch a new global initiative named “Internet.org” to make Internet access affordable for people across the globe.
  • Gujarat Police DGP Amitabh Pathak died of a heart attack in Bangkok, Thailand.

22nd August:

  • Rupee hits record low of 65.56.
  • Parliament disrupting over the suspension of 11 Andhra Pradesh MPs.
  • Robert Mugabe sworn in for 7th term as Zimbabwe President.
  • Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak released from prison.

21st August:

  • Maharashtra state government clears anti-superstition ordinance.
  • Indian Rupee crashes to record low of 64.55 against dollar.
  • A court ordered the release of deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.
  • The fifth and last test match of Ashes Series begins in Oval, London.

20th August:

  • Three bills relating to the first national women's university, an aviation university and an aviation authority were introduced in the Lok Sabha. Both the Women's University and the Aviation University will be setup in Rae Bareli.
  • Delhi becomes the first state to clear the food security scheme as Sonia Gandhi launches food security ration cards to beneficiaries.
  • A court in Pakistan has formally indicted former military dictator Pervez Musharraf with the murder of former premier Benazir Bhutto.

19th August:

  • A train killed at least 35 pilgrims crossing a railway track in Dhamara station, 180 km east of Patna, the capital of Bihar.
  • Till now Indian Navy recovered seven victims found from the fire-devastated INS Sindhurakshak.
  • ISRO called off GSLV launch with just an hour to go before the launch as a "leak" had been detected in fuel tank.
  • Usain Bolt became the most successful athlete in world championship history when he anchored Jamaica to victory in the 4x100 meters relay. Bolt with eight gold medals in World Championship equals American trio Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson and Allyson Felix but the Jamaican moved ahead by virtue of his two silvers from 2007.

17th August:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has set up a panel of seven-member to assess the status of Scheduled Tribes, to ensure their progress in socio-economic, health and education fields. The committee will be headed by National Advisory Council member Virginius Xaxa.
  • For the first time, Election Commission will use the paper trail system along with the Electronic Voting Machines in the Nagaland by-election scheduled to be held on September 4.In this process, when the voter presses a button on the EVM to select the party he wants to vote for, a small slip bearing the name and symbol of the party will appear on the attached VVPAT system.
  • IPS Dilip Trivedi appointed the Director General of CRPF.
  • Usain Bolt of Jamaica wins his third successive world 200 meters title with 19.66 seconds at 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

16th August:

  • Supreme Court issues notice to Centre and 12 state governments on their response on preventing Bihar mid-day meal like tragic incidents and providing hygienic food to children.
  • A Street in Canada's Winnipeg city has been named after Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of India's 67th Independence Day.

15th August:

  • India celebrates 67th Independence Day.
  • Death toll from Egypt political violence rises to 525.
  • The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has given clearance for the unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) to produce 500MW of power.
  • Wimbledon Women’s Singles 2013 winner Marion Bartoli announced her retirement.

14th August:

  • Indian submarine INS Sindhurakshak sank with 18 crewmen after explosion early in the morning at the high-security naval dockyard in Mumbai. The cause of the explosion is still not known.
  • A 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolted parts of China in which 87 people were injured and over 45,000 homes damaged.
  • Indian badminton League (IBL) starts from today. 6 Teams will participate in the event.

13th August:

  • The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) reports that the Indian Government had failed to follow defense procurement policy rules in awarding a 560 million euros luxury helicopter deal to AgustaWestland.
  • Parliament proceedings paralyzed over the debate of alleged dubious land deals of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra.
  • Ibrahim Boubacar Keita elected as the new President of Mali.
  • Anna Hazare to ring bell at NASDAQ and to lead Independence Day parade in New York.
  • Trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi, the first Indian to win two back-to-back World Cup gold medals recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna while 14 sportspersons picked for the Arjuna award by the selection committee.  The Arjuna awardees: Virat Kohli (Cricket), Chekrovolu Swuro (Archery), Renjith Maheshwary (Athletics), P V Sindhu (Badminton), Kavita Chahal (Boxing), Rupesh Shah (Snooker), Gaganjeet Bhullar (Golf), Saba Anjum (Hockey), Rajkumari Rathore (Shooting), Joshna Chinappa (Squash), Mouma Das (Table Tennis), Neha Rathi (Wrestling), Dharmendra Dalal (Wrestling), Amit Kumar Saroha (Athletics).

12th August:

  • The Union Government introduced an amendment to the Right to Information Act, 2005 to keep political parties out of the purview of this law.
  • India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km.
  • India launches first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant from Kochi.
  • Usain Bolt wins 100m gold at Moscow World Championships with the time of 9.77sec.
  • Shikhar Dhawan smashed the second highest score in limited over cricket with 248 (30 fours and 7 sixes) from 150 balls for India A against South Africa A at the LC de Villiers Oval, Pretoria.
  • Serena Williams defeated Sorana Cirstea 6-2 6-0 to Win Women's Rogers Cup 2013.

11th August:

  • Subramanian Swamy's Janata Party merges with BJP ahead of the 2014 general elections.
  • Real Madrid wins Champions Cup after defeating Chelsea 3-1 in MIAMI, USA.
  • Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand wins badminton world championship, 2013 in Women Singles after defeating Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the women's singles 22-20 18-21 21-14 in Guangzhou, China.
  • Lin Dan of China wins the badminton world title, 2013 in Men's Singles for a fifth time.

10th August:

  • Jagan Mohan Reddy quits as MP in protest against the creation of Telangana.
  • The 14th World Championships in Athletics starts in Moscow, Russia.
  • India's shuttler PV Sindhu win a bronze medal at the World Championships after defeating against world number three Ratchanok Inthanon in the semifinals 10-21, 13-21.

9th August:

  • Government approved setting up of all-women bank (Bhartiya Mahila Bank Ltd) with an initial capital of Rs 1,000 crore.
  • India celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr.
  • Indian shuttler P. V. Sindhu enters the semifinals of World Badminton Championships after defeating Shixian Wang of China. She becomes the first Indian woman singles player to ensure a medal at the World Badminton Championships.
  • A company from Maryland, USA Sanaria has developed a malaria vaccine that has become the first in providing 100% protection against malaria. The vaccine is known as PfSPZ.
  • India's first e-library will be launched in Haryana's Sirsa district on August 15.

8th August:

  • Companies Bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha which aimed at protecting the interest of employees and small investors. Lok Sabha had passed the Companies Bill in 2012.
  • Sixth Andhra minister quits in protest against state's division.
  • Telecom and IT minister Kapil Sibal launch the website www.data.gov.in which gives access to 3,500 govt data banks.

7th August:

  • Parliament rocked for a second day over the killing of five Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • US President Barack Obama has cancelled plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin as a retribution for Russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
  • Amazon boss Jeff Bezos agreed to purchase the Washington Post newspaper for $250m.
  • Maria Sharapova tops Forbes rich female athletes list for 9th straight year.

6th August:

  • Five Indian soldiers killed by Pakistan in Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Rupee hits record low of 61.80 against dollar.
  • Raghuram Rajan appointed as next RBI governor.

5th August:

  • Monsoon session of Parliament starts.
  • The National Green Tribunal ordered a stay on all sand mining activity in the river beds in country.
  • BCCI on Monday approached the Supreme Court challenging Bombay High Court’s order that held as illegal and unconstitutional the two-member probe panel constituted by it to look into spot-fixing and betting charges in the IPL tournament as illegal.
  • England retains the Ashes Series after the draw of third test in Old Trafford, England. England leads the five match series 2-0 after three test.
  • Ravindra Jadeja move to the number one position in ICC ODI bowler’s ranking. He is the second one after Anil Kumble to reach the spot as an Indian bowler.

4th August:

  • Arundhati Bhattacharya appointed as Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI).
  • Japan launches first talking Robot Astronaut Kirobo into Space from the Tanegashima Space Center.
  • India women team wins bronze at junior women hockey World Cup after defeating England 3-2 in penalties.
  • International Friendship Day observed.

3rd August:

  • Afghanistan insurgents attacked the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's eastern capital Jalalabad killing nine people.
  • Hassan Rouhani took office as Iran's president.
  • India completed 5-0 whitewash over Zimbabwe in the fifth one-day international at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. Amit Mishra declared as Man of the series.

2nd August:

  • Seven TDP MPs resign over Telangana issue.
  • Russia granting asylum to NSA intelligence leaker Edward Snowden in Russia for a year.
  • Cate Campbell of Australia won gold in the women's 100 meters freestyle at the World Championships in Barcelona.
  • Aditya Mehta wins snooker gold in World Games at Cali, Columbia.
  • USA wins the 2013 Concacaf Gold Cup.

1st August:

  • The Union Cabinet approved a proposal to divest 10 percent of the government's stake in state refiner Indian Oil Corp Ltd.
  • The Cabinet cleared crucial changes to the Right to Information Act to block political parties from being covered under RTI which will exempt parties from being obliged to share details of their funding or how they choose their candidates.
  • Union Government eased investment rules for the retail sector allowing foreign supermarket

September, 2013           

30th September:

  • A special CBI court at Ranchi convicted former Bihar Chief Minster and RJD leader Lalu Prasad and 44 others including former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra in the in the multi-crore fodder scam case.
  • Ranjan Mathai appointed as India's High Commissioner to United Kingdom.

29th September:

  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif in New York.
  • Kenya's Wilson Kipsang break the marathon world record in Berlin with 2hrs 3 mins and 23 seconds.
  • N. Srinivasan re-elected as BCCI president for the third term.
  • Ranjib Biswal named as new IPL chairman.

28th September:

  • At Least 31 people killed in a Building Collapse in the dockyard area in the south of Mumbai.
  • United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on a resolution to destroy Syria's chemicals weapons stockpile.
  • Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association chief Rajeev Shukla, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Ravi Savant and Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) secretary Sneh Bansal will the three new vice-presidents of the BCCI.
  • Miss Philippines Megan Young crowned as Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.

27th September:

  • The Land Acquisition Bill, passed by Parliament during the Monsoon Session to replace a 119-year-old legislation, became a law with President Pranab Mukherjee giving assent to it today.
  • Chandigarh-born legal luminary Sri Srinivasan became the first Indian American to be sworn in as judge of the US Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit.
  • World Tourism Day observed today.
  • Anna Hazare presented with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity by University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law.
  • The Supreme court said that the voters have right to reject all candidates contesting the election.
  • Google completes 15 years of its existence.
  • Tiger Woods was named on Friday as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a record 11th time.
  • India beat China in the 8th Asia Cup Women hockey tournament at Kuala Lumpur to win the Bronze.

26th September:

  • Six people including four policemen were killed in a suicide strike on the police station in Hiranagar while four army personnel including a Lieutenant Colonel died at Samba camp. All three terrorists killed after gunbattle.
  • CBI summons Congress MP and industrialist Naveen Jindal in Coal scam.

25th September:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for the US for the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and meeting with President Barack Obama.
  • RBI banned zero per cent interest rate scheme for purchase of consumer goods through credit cards.The central bank has also said that no additional charges can be levied on payment through debit cards.
  • Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) bans former IPL chief Lalit Modi for life after its disciplinary committee found him guilty of "various acts of indiscipline and misconduct".
  • The Union Government announced constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission to revise salary and pension for about 80 lakh staff and pensioners.

24th September:

  • An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan’s Balochistan area killing at least 30 people.
  • An Ordinance to protect convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification was approved by the Union Cabinet.

23rd September:

  • A court in Egypt has banned "all activities" of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country.
  • YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy has been granted bail after 14 months by a special CBI court in Hyderabad in the disproportionate assets case.

22nd September:

  • 59 people have been killed in an attack by the al Shabaab group at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • At least 70 people died in suicide bombing attack outside a church in Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government revoked the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.
  • Tamil National Alliance (TNA) wins 30 of the 38 seats in the election held at Northern Province of Sri Lanka. Election held after 25 years in this former war zone.
  • Indian cricketer Virat Kohli was appointed as the brand ambassador of the Border Security Force (BSF).

21st September:

  • Gyan Correa's Gujarati film 'The Good Road' nominated to represent India in the Best Foreign Film category at next year's Oscars.
  • Pakistan released former Afghan Taliban deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar for peace efforts in Afganistan.

20th September:

  • UP BJP MLA Suresh Rana arrested for alleged role in Muzaffarnagar riots.
  • RBI hiking the short-term policy rate by 0.25 per cent which may increase EMIs for home and auto loans in the medium term.
  • The Central Bureau of Investigation today officially closed its investigation into a corruption case against Mulayam Singh Yadav citing lack of evidence.

19th September:

  • Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines decided to set up a new world-class joint venture airline based in India.
  • Mohammedan Sporting wins Durand Cup Football tournament after defeating ONGC 2-1 in the final in New Delhi.

18th September:

  • Indian wrestler Bajrang wins the bronze medal in the 60kg freestyle category in the World Championship.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad enters the main round of CLT20 after two consecutive victory in the qualifying round match.

17th September:

  • 13 dead include the gunman who was killed after an encounter with security in shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
  • China started flight operations at the world's highest civilian airport in Sichuan.
  • Pakistani education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and American singer, human rights activist Harry Belafonte named as joint recipients of Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2013.
  • Amit Kumar Dahiya wins silver medal at World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Iran lifts ban on Facebook and Twitter after four years.
  • Government raises import duty on gold jewellery to 15%.
  • Australia wins the 5 match series by 2-1 against England.

16th September:

  • Inflation in August rises to 6.1 per cent in food prices.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi visit riot-hit Muzaffarnagar.
  • Nina Davuluri wins the 2014 Miss America pageant and becoming the first Indian-American to wear the crown.

15th September:

  • India successfully test-fired Agni-V missile with range of about 5,000 km for second time from an island of Odisha.

14th September:

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced a deal on a framework to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, after talks in Switzerland.
  • Tripura ahead of Kerala to achieve top position in literacy chart in India with 94.65 percent.

13th September:

  • The four accused men for raping and murdering a girl in New Delhi on 16th December, 2012 were sentenced to death by a Delhi court under Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna.
  • Narendra Modi appointed BJP's PM candidate for 2014 polls.
  • Rajasthan Royals cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan have been banned for life, Amit Singh for five years and Siddharth Trivedi for one year by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their involvement in the spot fixing scandal during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Ray Dolby, Founder and Director Emeritus of Dolby Laboratories died in San Francisco, age 80. He suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and acute leukemia.

12th September:

  • Thomas Bach of Germany elected as the 9th President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in place of Jacques Rogge.
  • India Denies Visa to Pakistani team Faisalabad Wolves for the Champions League T20.

11th September:

  • India lost to Afghanistan 0-2 in the final of the 2013 SAFF Championship at the Dasrath stadium in Kathmandu.
  • Prayers resume at Kedarnath Temple after 86 days of calamity hit Uttarakhand in June this year.

10th September:

  • Syria has accepted a Russian proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for dismantling.
  • India's launch preparations for the Rs 450 crore Mars orbiter mission passed the successful thermo-vacuum test of the spacecraft with its payloads.
  • Rafael Nadal wins US Open title and 13th Grand Slam crown as he beat Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final.

9th September:

  • Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated across India.
  • Toll now 31 dead in Muzaffarnagar communal riots.
  • Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek win US Open men's doubles title after defeating second seeded Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares pair 6-1, 6-3. Leander Paes becomes the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title. This is his 14th title.
  • Serena Williams wins 17th grand slam title with US Open victory over Victoria Azarenka by 7-5, 6-7, 6-1.
  • Ryan Campbell of Australia at the age of 19 became the youngest person to fly a single engine aircraft around the globe.

8th September:

  • Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari steps down as Pak President after successfully completing his five-year term, paving the way for Mamnoon Hussain to take over.
  • Liberal leader Tony Abbott will be the next prime minister of Australia after his party wins 88 seats to Labor's 57 in the 150-seat parliament.
  • International Literacy Day celebrated.
  • Wrestling included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games after it defeated baseball/softball and squash for a spot in the competition.

7th September:

  • Zubin Mehta performs his concert in Shalimar Bagh, Kashmir despite threats.
  • Tokyo will host the 2020 summer Olympics after beating Istanbul in a head-to-head voting by the International Olympic Committee.

6th September:

  • The Rajya Sabha today passed the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill.
  • The International Olympic Committee has asked the Indian Olympic Association to sack "charge-framed" officials through constitutional amendments by October 31 and conduct fresh elections by December 15 to return to the Olympic fold.
  • Leander Paes with Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic reached the men’s doubles finals of the US Open.
  • Egypt government has dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood as a registered non-governmental organization.
  • National pentathlon championship starts in Goa.

5th September:

  • Teacher’s Day Celebrated across India on the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  • The monsoon session of Parliament has been extended by a day till September 7.
  • Air India hikes fares by up to 25 per cent on all domestic routes.
  • Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead outside her house in Afghanistan.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Deepak Sandhu as the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission.
  • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) informed that the number of telephone subscribers in India reach to 903.09 million at the end of June 2013.
  • The United Nations first International Day of Charity held as a marked in honour of Mother Teresa.

4th September:

  • The Pension fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2013 has been passed in the Lok Sabha. The Bill will open the doors for foreign investment in pension funds.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in St Petersburg for 8th G20 summit.
  • Raghuram Rajan took over as the 23rd RBI governor of RBI.

3rd September:

  • Microsoft to acquire Nokia's Devices & Services business in 5.44 billion euros deal.
  • Gary Kirsten joins IPL giants Delhi Daredevils as head coach.

2nd September:

  • Food Security Bill passed by Rajya Sabha.
  • Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde inform that the cabinet resolution on Telangana will take place within 20 days.
  • Gujarat-based Adani group fined Rs. 200 cr for environmental damage.
  • Gareth Bale included in the Real Madrid team after completing his record-breaking move from Tottenham for record 132m dollar.

1st September:

  • South Korea defeats India by 4-3 in the finals to win 9th Asia Cup Hockey Tournament.
  • Bhuvana Kalva won 2013 ITF Women's Tennis Tournament defeating sixth-seeded Akari Inoue of Japan 6-4, 7-5 in the final of the tournament.

October, 2013            

31st October:

  • Jharkhand high court rejects Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail petition on fodder scam.
  • Gujrat CM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Statue of Unity, a proposed 182 meters (597 ft) monument of Vallabhbhai Patel which will be the tallest statue of the world when completed.

30th October:

  • Infosys has agreed to pay a penalty of $34 million to the United States government for making errors in 1-9 paperwork and other visa related matters.
  • 45 passengers were burnt to death and five others injured when an air-conditioned private bus, proceeding to Hyderabad from Bangalore caught fire in Andhra Pradesh's Mehabubnagar district.
  • Sensex closes at all-time high above 21,000.
  • Srishti Rana of India crowned as Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 in Busan, South Korea.

29th October:

  • RBI hikes repo rate by 25 Basis Points to 7.75 % from 7.50%.
  • India has developed a new tactical surface-to-surface missile 'Pragati' with a range between 60-170 km.
  • Mukesh Ambani becomes India's richest for 6th year in a row in Forbes' list with a net worth of $ 21 billion.
  • Union Government appoints Air Marshal Arup Raha as the next Chief of the Air Staff who will replace Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne.
  • Pioneer of Nayi Kahani movement and renowned Hindi writer Rajendra Yadav dies at 84 in New Delhi.

28th October:

  • The Supreme Court directed the Sahara Group to hand over title deeds of property worth Rs. 20,000 crore to market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) within three weeks.

27th October:

  • 5 killed and over 70 injured in seven crude bomb serial explosions ahead of Narendra Modi's rally in Patna.
  • Floods triggered by incessant rains for nearly a week left at least 45 persons dead in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
  • Sachin Tendulkar playing is last Ranji match as Mumbai take on Haryana at Lahli, Haryana.
  • Amitabh Bachchan received the 3rd Hridayanath Mangeshkar Award for his contribution to the film industry.
  • Germany's Sebastian Vettel became Formula One's youngest four-times world champion on Sunday after winning the Indian Grand Prix for Red Bull.

26th October:

  • BCCI terminated Sahara-owned franchise Pune Warriors from the IPL after defaulted on its payments and refused to furnish the bank guarantee for the next season.

25th October:

  • The Prime Minister's Office has handed over all documents on the allocation of two coal blocks to a firm owned by Kumar Mangalam Birla to the CBI.
  • South African cricketer Faf du Plessis accused for ball-tampering on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai.

24th October:

  • The legendary singer Manna Dey died of cardiac arrest at the age of 94 in Bangalore hospital where was treated for respiratory illness.
  • India ending an eight year ban on military supplies to Nepal with the supplies of vehicles and arms.
  • The extradition treaty between Bangladesh and India came into effect with the handing over of the instruments of ratification of the much-awaited pact.
  • Astronomers have found the most distant galaxy yet, designated by scientists as z8_GND_5296, took about 13.1 billion years to reach the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, both of which detected the galaxy in infrared light.

23rd October:

  • The Election Commission changed the Mizoram assembly election schedule by advancing the polling to November 25 instead of earlier slated on December 4.
  • Former Delhi health minister Harsh Vardhan will be the BJP's Chief Minister candidate for Delhi election.
  • India and China signed Border Defence Cooperation Agreement (BDCA) to soothing tension on their contested border.

22nd October:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Beijing today on a three-day visit.
  • India started pumping electricity for the first time from Kudankulam nuclear power plant, Tamil Nadu with an initial output of 160 MW.
  • CBI filed fresh status report in the Supreme Court on coal block allocation scam.
  • Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) MP Jagdish Sharma disqualified from the Lok Sabha as both are convicted in the Bihar fodder scam.

21st October:

  • Congress MP Rashid Masood has been disqualified from the Rajya Sabha after the Congress MP was convicted in a corruption case.

20th October:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Moscow to strengthen bilateral strategic partnership.
  • Lata Mangeshkar presented with the first national Yash Chopra Memorial Award in Mumbai.
  • Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal defeated former World number one Rachael Grinham of Australia to clinch the Macau Open title.

19th October:

  • India’s tallest air traffic control (ATC) tower with 84-metre structure inaugurated in Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.
  • An Italian court ruled that former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should be barred from holding public office for two years following a conviction for tax fraud.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pradeep Sangwan for 18 months after he was found violating the board's anti-doping regulations in IPL 2013.

18th October:

  • The Archaeological Survey of India team began digging at Daundia Khera village of Unnao district, UP for the prophesied 1,000 tones of gold as claimed by a local priest Swami Shobhan Sarkar.
  • Micromax has roped in Hollywood star Hugh Jackman as its brand ambassador.

17th October:

  • The U.S. Congress approved a deal to end a partial government shutdown.US federal workers back to work after 16-day shutdown.The workers have been furloughed since the partial government shutdown began October 1.
  • The Supreme Court ordered a CBI probe into the tapes of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia.
  • Terence Walsh appointed as Chief Coach of the Indian National Hockey Team.

16th October:

  • World Bank cuts India growth forecast to 4.7 per cent from 6.1 percent for the current fiscal year.
  • Indian Railways appointed acting chairman of Railway Board Arunendra Kumar as the head of the board.
  • INS Sunayna inducted into Indian Navy’s service which is the largest offshore patrol vessel (OPV).
  • New Zealand author Eleanor Catton wins Man Booker prize for her book "The Luminaries". She becomes the youngest novelist to win the man booker prize at the age of 28 years. Also the book has set a new record for the longest winning novel with 852 pages.
  • Australian batsman set a new world record with their top five compiling individual half centuries while scoring 359 runs against India in Jaipur.
  • Virat Kohli scores the fastest century by an Indian batsman in ODI with 52 balls against Australia.
  • EPL club Liverpool launched a residential football academy in Pune.

15th October:

  • Kumar Mangalam Birla, head of the Aditya Birla Group has been charged with conspiracy and cheating to land two coal blocks in Odisha in 2005 by CBI in new FIR.
  • An Afghan provincial governor Arsala Jamal killed in a bomb blast at a mosque after Eid prayers in Logar, close to the capital Kabul.
  • 93 died in a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in central Philippine island of Bohol.  

14th October:

  • Vijayadashami and Dussehra celebrated across India.
  • Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller of America wins the Nobel prize for economics for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.

13th October:

  • Over 70 people died and over 100 injured in a stampede at Ratangarh temple in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district.
  • Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix.

12th October:

  • Cyclone Phailin has made landfall in Odisha. Over five lakh people have been evacuated in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to grant cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar his wish to play his 200th and farewell Test in his home town Mumbai.

11th October:

  • Hague-based Organisation OPCW awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan selected for the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2012.
  • India's industrial production growth slowed to 0.6 percent in August from an upwardly revised 2.75 percent pace in July.

10th October:

  • High alert has been declared as the cyclonic storm "Phailin" is expected to hit coastal Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday night.
  • Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from Test cricket after playing 200th game which is most likely to be held in Mumbai from November 14.
  • Canada's Canada's Alice, 82 Munro won the Nobel Literature Prize.
  • Malala Yousafzai, 16-year-old education activist from Pakistan wins European Union's Sakharov human rights award.

9th October:

  • The Nobel prize in chemistry awarded jointly to three US scientist named Martin Karplus ( Harvard University), Michael Levitt (Stanford School of Medicine) and Arieh Warshel (University of Southern California).
  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Bharti Enterprises breaking up their Indian joint venture. Now Wal-Mart will independently own and operate separate businesses in the country.
  • Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf granted bail and free to leave Pakistan after a decision by a court in Islamabad.

8th October:

  • The Union Cabinet of India approved the National Identification Authority of India Bill  that will give statutory status to the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
  • Peter Higgs (United Kingdom) and Francois Englert (Belgium) jointly awarded Nobel Prize for Physics.
  • Supreme Court lifted the restraints it put on N Srinivasan from assuming charge as the elected chief of the Indian cricket board (BCCI).

7th October:

  • Government hike railway fares by two per cent for all classes because of a rise in the prices of diesel and power.
  • India test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km from Balasore, Odisha.
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya appointed as SBI's first woman chairperson.
  • Randy Schekman(USA), James Rothman(USA) and Thomas Sudhof (Germany) wins Nobel Prize for Medicine for cell transport.
  • The Supreme Court has proposed a three-member panel headed by former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Mukul Mudgal to probe into IPL spot-fixing scandal.

6th October:

  • Sania Mirza and Cara Black wins the Women’s Doubles in China Open tennis championship trophy.
  • Mumbai Indians wins the Champions League Twenty20 for the second time after beating Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs in the final at the Ferozeshah Kotla. It is the last Twenty20 match for both Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

5th October:

  • The Union government launched the Inter Company LPG portability scheme in 24 cities across the country through which consumer can switch their LPG distributors through a portability system and also buy 5kg cylinders of liquefied petroleum gas at select petrol stations.
  • The Prime Ministers of Bangladesh and India inaugurated a joint power transmission plant through which Bangladesh will receive up to 500 megawatts (MW) of electricity.

4th October:

  • Indian Election Commission announced election dates for five states - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Delhi. The Polls in the five states will be start from 11th Dec to 4th of December and the counting will be on 8th December.
  • Afghanistan qualified for its maiden ICC World Cup after defeating Kenya by seven wickets to finish second in the World Cricket League Championship in Sharjah.

3rd October:

  • The CBI court in Ranchi sent former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad to five years in jail with a fine of Rs.25 lakh in the case of illegal withdrawal of public money from Chaibasa treasury.
  • The union cabinet formally decided to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh to carve out Telangana as India's 29th state.Hyderabad will be shared for 10 years as the capital of the old and new state.
  • Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi resigned from his post in protest against the Union Cabinet's approval of the formation of separate Telangana.

2nd October:

  • The Union Cabinet decided to drop the controversial ordinance and bill aimed at protecting convicted politician.
  • Gandhi Jayanti observed in India.
  • U.S. master writer and master of spy thriller novels Tom Clancy dies at 66.

1st October:

  • Levy of 3% service-tax on all non-unit-linked products of LIC (Life Insurance Corporation of India) added as per IRDA guideline.
  • S. Varadarajan took over as the new Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
  • SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India) approved Jet-Etihad deal.
  • National Voluntary Blood Donation Day observed.

November, 2013           

30th November:

  • India's Mars orbiter craft leave the Earth's sphere of influence (SOI) and begin the 300-day voyage in deep space to the Mars.

29th November:

  • India's economy grows 4.8 per cent in the three months through September.

28th November:

  • Nepali Congress emerged as the largest party in Nepal's Constituent Assembly polls having topped in both the direct and proportionate voting systems.
  • Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar became UNICEF's first brand ambassador for South Asia and will work in promoting hygiene and sanitation in the region.

27th November:

  • Pakistan appoints Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif as new army chief.
  • India beat the West Indies in the three-match cricket series 2-1.
  • A book of psalms from 1640 has become the world's most expensive printed book as it was auctioned in New York for $14.2m.

26th November:

  • Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were sentenced to life in prison by a CBI court for the twin murders of their daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008.
  • Apple has topped the 'World's Most Valuable List' compiled by Forbes magazine with a brand value of $104.3 billion.

25th November:

  • A  CBI court in Delhi convicted Parents Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the case of murder of their young daughter, Aarushi and their domestic help, Hemraj in 2008.
  • Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram ended peacefully with polling percentage of 71 and 82 respectively.

24th November:

  • Afghanistan's Loya Jirga assembly voted in favor of a deal with the United States that would pave the way for U.S. troops to remain in the country after 2014.
  • Iran and P5+1 (United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia) group of Nations reached a breakthrough deal on 24 November 2013 to curb Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief.

23rd November:

  • Supreme Court Chief Justice P Sathasivam inaugurated a day-long National Lok Adalat where for the first time 39 lakh pending cases are being taken up simultaneously all over the country for settlement. The Lok Adalats are taking place in the Supreme Court, 24 highcourts and all the district courts of the country.

22nd November:

  • Cyclonic storm Helen hits in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Norway's Magnus Carlsen becomes world chess champion after defeating Five-time title-holder Viswanathan Anand in World Chess Championship match in Chennai.

21st November:

  • Election Commission announced that voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) is to be used on a large-scale for the first time in the country in Mizoram State Election.
  • Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 5000 runs in one-day internationals when he scored 86 against the West Indies. Kohli achieved the feat in just 120 matches and 114 innings.
  • The 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) began at Panaji in Goa.
  • Former Olympic gold medalist V Baskaran as Coach of the Senior Men Hockey Team.

20th November:

  • India's first women's bank, the Bharatiya Mahila Bank has been inaugurated in Mumbai at the Air India building in Nariman Point.
  • 14-year-old Prithvi Pankaj Shaw from Rizvi Springfield, Mumbai scores 546 in 330 balls in prestigious Elite Division Harris Shield Under-16 cricket tournament.  He has broken the earlier Mumbai schools cricket record of Armaan Jaffer who had scored 498 in Giles Shield semi-final in 2010-11.

19th November:

  • Chhattisgarh recorded 74.70 per cent voter turnout in 72 Assembly constituencies in the second phase of polling.
  • A motion laid in the House of Commons, England congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on a magnificent career and for being an ambassador for the game.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel selected for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2013.

18th November:

  • India successfully test-fired the advanced BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Pokhran, Rajasthan.
  • The Czech Republic retained their Davis Cup title after Radek Stepanek defeats Dusan Lajovic in the decisive match to seal a 3-2 final victory over Serbia.
  • 27-year-old Jamaican Usain Bolt has been named male World Athlete of the Year for a fifth time. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce selected for the Women's Athlete of the Year award.

17th November:

  • Malta will host the next Commonwealth summit in 2015.
  • Abdulla Yameen sworn in as new Maldives President.
  • Actress Waheeda Rehman will receive the inaugural Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year, a special honor to commemorate the 100 years of Indian cinema.

16th November:

  • The Prime Minister's Office announced that Indian Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and highly regarded scientist CNR Rao will be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's biggest civilian award. Sachin Tendulkar become the first sportsperson to received Bharat Ratna.
  • The super aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya formally joined the Indian Navy.
  • The 22nd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM began in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Indian wins the Test Series 2-0 against West Indies. Rohit Sharma elected as Man of the Series. This is the last Test Match of Sachin Tendulkar.

15th November:

  • Maldives President Mohamed Waheed has stepped down from the post on the eve of the second round of the country's presidential polls.
  • BCCI excludes Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh in new contract list for the 2013-14 seasons.

14th November:

  • Children’s Day and World Diabetes Day observed across India.
  • India's first fully privately funded Rapid Metro Gurgaon starts of its commercial operations.
  • The last Test Match of Sachin Tendulkar's cricketing life starts in Mumbai.

13th November:

  • Usha Anathasubramaniam appointed as the first Chairperson and Managing Director of Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB), the first all-women bank of India.
  • The Supreme Court said that it is mandatory for the police to register FIR if a complainant approaches it for the registration of a cognizable offence.
  • The first office tower at Ground Zero site opened after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

12th November:

  • The annual consumer price inflation increases to 10.09 percent in October from 9.84 percent in September.
  • UP Lokayukta has given a clean chit to BSP chief Mayawati in the alleged Noida farmhouse scam.
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved Etihad's $325 million (Rs. 2,000 crore) deal to buy a 24 percent stake in Jet Airways.

11th November:

  • 1st phase of voting in Chhattisgarh begins with high security.
  • Woman shooter Heena Sidhu created history by becoming the third pistol exponent from India after Anjali Bhagwat (2003) and Gagan Narang (2008) to win a gold medal at the ISSF World Cup finals in Munich, Germany.
  • Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) formally renamed the Kandivili ground as the Sachin Tendulkar Gymkhana Club.

10th November:

  • Death toll increases to 10,000 in the typhoon hit Philippines.
  • Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler becomes Miss Universe 2013 in a ceremony in Crocus City Hall in Moscow.

9th November:

  • At least 1,200 died in super typhoon Haiyan in Philippines.
  • The Supreme Court put a stay order till 6th December, 2013 on Gauhati High court verdict which had declared the setting up of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as unconstitutional.
  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh decides not to attend CHOGM Summit to be held in Sri Lanka next week. India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will head the Indian delegation at the Summit.
  • World chess championship game starts in Chennai between World champion Viswanathan Anand and world number one Magnus Carlsen of Norway.
  • UN has conferred the 'UN Frontline Workers Global Leadership Award' to Martha Dodray from Darbhanga district of Bihar for her commitment and dedication in eradicating polio in India.

8th November:

  • The Indian Mars spacecraft successfully completed the second of the six orbit raising maneuvers for the Mars Orbiter. 
  • India successfully test fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from Odisha.
  • 2018 men's hockey World Cup will be held on India.
  • India wins by an innings and 51 runs against West Indies in the 1st test at Kolkata.

7th November:

  • Allahabad High Court ordered Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw unauthorized security provided to 830 people and recover money spent on them within 15 days.
  • According to the Wealth-X-UBS billionaire census report 2013, India has 103 billionaires. Mumbai among the top five 'billionaire cities' globally with 30 billionaires.

6th November:

  • Celebrity chef Tarla Dalal passes away in Mumbai at the age of 76.
  • A R Rahman has been conferred an honor by Canada as a Canadian street in Markham, Ontario has been named after him.
  • Piramal Enterprises Ltd. has acquired over-the-counter (OTC) brand Caladryl in India from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

5th November:

  • India's first Mars orbiter Mangalyaan took off successfully from the PSLV-C25 launch vehicle at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh.  It completed its first stage of its journey successfully when entered the Earth's orbit around 44 minutes after blastoff. Mangalyaan will enter Mars orbit in September 2014.
  • A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 152 people to death for their actions in a 2009 border guard mutiny in which 74 people were killed.

4th November:

  • China sets up station at the Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector in Ladakh near the Line of Actual Control, to monitor Indian planes.
  • Yuki Bhambri wins his first ATP Challenger level singles title of the season and second of his career after defeating American Bradely Klahn in the summit clash of the Traralgon event in Australia.

3rd November:

  • India celebrates Diwali.
  • The 56 and-a-half hour countdown for the launch of India's first space mission to Mars, PSLV C25 slated for November 5, commenced at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
  • Famous Pakistani folk singer Reshma dies due to throat cancer in Lahore.

2nd November:

  • India wins the seven matches ODI series against Australia 3-2.
  • Rohit Sharma makes record of most sixes in an ODI match with 16 sixes in his 209 run innings against Australia.

1st November:

  • The election process in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram initiated with the issue of gazette notification by the respective Governors of the two States.
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) clears launch of India's maiden mission to Mars on November 5.
  • Pakistan Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud killed in drone strike.

December, 2013         

31st December:

  • Ashraf Jehan sworn-in as the first female judge at Pakistan’s national sharia court.
  • Union Minister Sashi Tharoor named as the Person of the Year by PETA – India.

30th December:

  • The foreign investment regulator has approved 680 crore investment plan by Tesco.
  • The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) cleared a decision on Vodafone Group Plc's around Rs. 10,000-crore plan to take full ownership of its local unit.
  • Michael Schumacher in critical condition after he fell and hit his head on a rock while skiingw with severe bruising on his brain.
  • India lost Test Series against South Africa 1-0.

29th December:

  • A female suicide bomber killed at least 13 people at a train station in the Russian city of Volgograd.
  • China's top legislature has formally adopted a resolution easing the country's one-child policy allowing couples to have two children if either parent is an only child.
  • Gauhar Khan wins Big Boss 7.

28th December:

  • Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Delhi CM along with six others as ministers.
  • 26 passengers were killed after a coach of a train caught fire en route from Bangalore to Nanded in Maharashtra.
  • Bollywood actor Farooq Shaikh died at the age of 65 after heart attack in Dubai.

27th December:

  • Himachal High Court bans food items packed in plastic.
  • Former DGP of Assam Police J.N.Chaudhary got appointed as new head of National Security Guard (NSG).

26th December:

  • A metropolitan court in Ahmedabad rejected Zakia Jafri's petition against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in connection with a 2002 communal riots case.
  • Government gave the go ahead to grant constitutional status to a proposed Commission for appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary to ensure that its composition cannot be altered through an ordinary legislation.

25th December:

  • South Africa's all-rounder Jacques Kallis will retire from test and first-class cricket after the Boxing Day match against India in Durban.

24th December:

  • Former Gujrat Home Minister Amit Shah gets clean chit from CBI in Ishrat Jahan case.
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of the assault rifle AK47 died at the age of 94.
  • Vinod Kumar Duggal appointed the new Governor of Manipur.
  • Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu won the men’s and women’s titles at the 78th Senior National Badminton Championship at New Delhi.

23rd December:

  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) decided to form coalition Government in Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal will be the new Chief Minister.
  • India today test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of over 3,000 km.
  • India evacuated all its oil employees from South Sudan and shut down oilfields amid escalating violence.
  • Subrahmanyam Jaishankar became the Ambassador of US.

22nd December:

  • England spinner Graeme Swann announced retirement from international and first-class cricket.
  • World's first artificial heart transplant done successfully by French doctors at Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris. The artificial heart is designed by French biomedical firm Carmat.
  • Zaheer Khan became the fourth and only the second Indian bowler pacer to take 300 wickets in Test matches.

21st December:

  • Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan resigned from her post.  Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily has been given additional charge of the environment ministry.
  • Usha Sangwan appointed first woman Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation.

20th December:

  • Two United Nations peacekeepers from India were killed and a third wounded in South Sudan.
  • India's indigenously designed fighter aircraft Tejas get the second Initial Operational Clearance certificate.

19th December:

  • Pakistan appointed Abdul Basit as its new high commissioner to India.
  • Sahitya Akademi Award for 2013 announced. Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar, Bengali poet Subodh Sarkar and Bodo poet Anil Boro are among the winners.
  • India team wins their first ever team titles in Asia-Pacific Junior Golf Championship.
  • South India’s first high altitude cricket stadium inaugurated in Krishnagiri in Waynad district of Kerala.

18th December:

  • Lokshabha  passed the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill that provides for formation of anti-graft ombudsman.
  • Anna Hazare broke his nine-day fast shortly after Lok Sabha passed the Lokpal Bill.
  • BCCI announced Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award for the year 2013 to Kapil Dev for his contribution to cricket.

17th December:

  • Rajya Sabha passed Lokpal Bill.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected for a third term with a vote in the lower house of parliament.
  • The Smt Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Industrial Research Award for Women Scientists for the year 2011 has been conferred on Dr M Lakshmi Kantam, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad.

16th December:

  • Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has recommended the imposition of President's rule in Delhi as one of the options to break the deadlock over formation of a new government, with no party ready yet to assume power.
  • The star of the 1962 film epic “Lawrence of Arabia” Peter O’Toole died in a London hospital at the age of 81.
  • The International Cricket Council suspended West Indies' off-spinner Shane Shillingford from bowling in international cricket for his illegal bowling action.

15th December:

  • South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela laid to rest with full state honours in his childhood village at Qunu in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.
  • Union Labour Minister Sis Ram Ola died after a prolonged illness in Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana.
  • Irrfan Khan wins the best actor award at the 10th edition of Dubai International Film Festival for the film The Lunchbox .

14th December:

  • Shivraj Chouhan sworn in as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister for third consecutive times.
  • Lal Thanhawla sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Mizoram for second successive term.

13th December:

  • Vasundhara Raje sworn in as Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
  • The anti-corruption Lokpal Bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha.
  • Maharashtra assembly passed the anti-black magic Bill that seeks to curb black magic and other superstitious practices.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara wins the 'Emerging Cricketer of the Year' trophy in the ICC annual awards.

12th December:

  • Raman Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.
  • South Africa wins the three match ODI series 2-0 against India.
  • Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, and former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

11th December:

  • Indian Air force ended the service of India’s first supersonic jet warplane Mig-21 FL.
  • Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana.
  • Retired Gujarat high court judge DP Buch sworn in as the Gujrat's fourth Lokayukta.
  • Time magazine named Pope Francis as its person of the year.

10th December:

  • The Supreme Court ruled that red beacon be allowed to only Constitutional authorities which include the President, Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, governors, the Chief Justice of India, Supreme Court judges and the heads of both houses of Parliament to prevent its misuse by local politicians flaunting it as a status symbol.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Johannesburg to attend a memorial service in honour of South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela.
  • Anna Hazare started indefinite hunger strike here to press the government for immediate passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill in winter session of Parliament.
  • The former Foreign Secretary of India Ranjan Mathai took over as the India's High Commissioner to the UK.
  • Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo were shortlisted for this year's Ballon d'Or Prize.

9th December:

  • Congress wins the Mizoram State Assembly election with 31 seats.
  • Lok Sabha adopted the 2G JPC report which blaming former telecom minister A. Raja for the faulty allocation of spectrum and exonerating Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram of any wrongdoing.

8th December:

  • BJP wins the Rajasthan State Assembly election with 162 seats. Congress wins 21 seats.
  • In Madhya Pradesh State Assembly election, BJP gets clear majority with 164 seats.
  • In Delhi State Assembly election BJP wins 32 seats while Aam Aadmi Party wins 28 seats.
  • In Chhattisgarh State Assembly election, BJP gets 49 and Congress gets 39 seats.
  • Indian Olympic Association (IOA) amended its constitution to bar charge-framed persons from contesting elections in an act of compliance to get the country's Olympic ban overturned.

7th December:

  • FIFA declares 2014 FIFA World Cup football draw to be held in Brazil.
  • Late sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar received a posthumous nomination in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for his album "The Living Room Sessions Part 2" in the World Music Album category.
  • Miss Venezuela Alyz Henrich wins Miss Earth, 2013 at the Versailles Palace, Philippines.

6th December:

  • India approved the draft of a multilateral trade reforms package at the World Trade Organization, clearing the way for the first global trade deal in almost two decades.
  • MS Dhoni becomes India's highest scoring ODI captain leaving behind former captain Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of 5239 in 174 matches. Dhoni reached 5278 runs in his 152nd ODI.
  • India will host the Under-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017.

5th December:

  • South African anti-apartheid hero and former President Nelson Mandela died at the aged 95 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • The winter session of Parliament will begins.
  • A parliamentary bill for the creation of a new Telangana state, with 10 districts, has been cleared by the Union Cabinet.
  • European Union (EU) imposed ban on all airlines from Nepal from flying into the 28-nation bloc under EU air safety list for unsafe carriers.
  • India has been ranked 98th in the Forbes list of world's best countries for doing business.
  • India becomes the highest run scoring team in ODI history while Australia are currently second team with 1,82,881 runs.

4th December:

  • Around 66 per cent polling recorded in the Delhi Assembly election.

3rd December:

  • India successfully test fired its surface to surface ballistic missile Prithvi-ll from Chandipur in the Balesore district, Odisha.
  • Seven policemen were killed in a landmine blast in Bihar.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni named captain of ICC's one-day international team and England captain Alastair Cook named skipper of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) test team of the year. Mahendra Singh Dhoni also wins the International Cricket Council (ICC) People’s Choice Award for the year 2013.

2nd December:

  • The Supreme Court issued notice to the centre on a petition seeking to strike down the provisions of Juvenile Justice Act that bars criminal courts from trying juvenile offenders.
  • India's current account deficit falls to $5.2 billion in July-September quarter.
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar wins his fifth Asian Tour victory by winning Indonesia Open.

1st December:

  • Indian shuttler PV Sindhu wins the women's singles title at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Tournament after defeating Li Michelle of Canada 21-15, 21-12.
  • Actor Paul Walker, best known for his roles in the "Fast and the Furious" action movies, died in a car crash in Southern California.

 

2014 Current Affairs

January 2014    

31st January:

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna resigns from his post.
  • The Supreme Court stayed the execution of Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar on 1993 Delhi bomb blast case.
  • New Zealand wins the 5 match home ODI series by 4-0 against India.

30th January:

  • India paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 66th death anniversary.
  • The Andhra Pradesh assembly by a voice vote rejected the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2013 on creating a separate Telangana state.
  • Union Govt hikes the subsidised LPG cylinder quota to 12 per year from 9.

29th January:

  • Beating the Retreat event celebrated near the Rashtrapati Bhavan marking the end of the Republic Day celebrations.
  • In a report by the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) of the US Chamber of Commerce, for the second consecutive year India has been ranked at the bottom of 25 countries in terms of protection and enforcement of intellectual property practices.

28th January:

  • Founder of Super30 classes and Leading mathematician Anand Kumar was conferred this year's prestigious Ramanujan Mathematics Award.
  • RBI hiked key policy interest rates by 0.25 percent.

27th January:

  • India lifts ban on Airbus A380s planes to land at the country's four main airports.
  • 56th Annual Grammy Award given at Los Angeles.

26th January:

  • India celebrates 65th Republic Day.
  • Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend as the Chief Guest of Republic Day.
  • Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym died after falling from a high floor of a five-star hotel in Bangkok.
  • 21 kills as a tourist boat has sunk off India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.
  • Stanislas Wawrinka wins the Australian Open final after defeating Rafael Nadal by a 6—3, 6—2, 3—6, 6—3.
  • Saina Nehwal wins the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix title 2014.

25th January:

  • Indian Govt announce 2 Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 101 Padma Shri Awardees.  27 of the Awardees are women.
  • Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar and BKS Iyengar awarded with Padma Vibhushan.
  • Bangalore became the first city in India to offer free Wi-Fi spots for the public.
  • China's Li Na defeat Dominika Cibulkova by 7-6 (7-3) 6-0 victory to win her first Australian Open title and become the oldest woman ever to win the Australian Open at the age of 31.

24th January:

  • National Girl Child Day observed across India.
  • Supreme Court issued notice to Centre and Delhi government over Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's recentagitation in Delhi.
  • The DMK temporarily suspended its chief M Karunanidhi’s son and former Union minister MK Alagiri from the party’s primary membership.
  • The pair of India's Sania Mirza and Romania's Horia Tecau reaches the Australian Open mixed doubles final after beating defending champions Matthew Ebden and Jarmila Gajdosova.

23rd January:

  • Indian-origin professor Rakesh Khurana has been appointed Dean of the prestigious Harvard College.

22nd January:

  • The Reserve Bank decided to withdraw all currency notes issued prior to 2005 after March 31.
  • Legendary Telegu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao died in Hyderabad at the age of 90.

21st January:

  • Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal called off his dharna against Delhi Police.
  • Government has appointed senior IPS Aruna Bahuguna as the new chief of the Hyderabad-based National Police Academy. She is the first woman to be appointed chief of National Police Academy.

20th January:

  • India tested 4,000 km long range nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile from a military base in Odisha.

19th January:

  • Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper and the fourth overall to effect 300 dismissals in One Day Internationals.
  • Kenya's Evans Ruto and Dinknesh Mekash of Ethiopia win the 11th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon on Men and Women category respectively.
  • Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman in the world to reach 18 ODI tons in 119 innings.

18th January:

  • 18 people died and nearly 50 were injured in a stampede in Mumbai as thousands of mourners gathered following the death of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, the spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community.

17th January:

  • Famous actress Suchitra Sen died in Kolkota at the age of 82.
  • The seventh edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival started in Jaipur.
  • Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor wife of Minister of state for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor, found dead in the Leela Palaces Hotel in Chanakyapuri, Delhi.
  • A two-day voting was held in Egypt on 14 and 15 January 2014 for referendum on a new constitution.
  • BCCI announced India's list of 30 probable for the World Twenty20 to be played in March and April of this year.

16th January:

  • Oscar nominations were announced today.
  • Jet Airways CEO Gary Kenneth Toomey quits from his post.

15th January:

  • Indian Army celebrates 66th Army Day.
  • India's current account deficit (CAD) this fiscal will be contained to around $50 billion as announced by Finance Minister P.Chidambaram.
  • Famous poet and founder of Dalit Panthers Party Namdeo Dhasaldied at the age of 64.

14th January:

  • India celebrates Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu and Lohri.
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron has directed his Cabinet Secretary to probe alleged involment of Margaret Thatcher's government in planning Operation Bluestar in 1984.
  • Anju Bobby George became the first Indian track and field athlete to win a gold medal in a major world event after IAAF upgraded her second place finish at the 2005 Monaco World Athletics Final to the top spot, following a dope violation by Russian competitor Tatyana Kotova.

13th January:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone of country's largest 2800 mw nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur village in Fatehabad district, Haryana.
  • Union minister Sachin Pilot appointed as the Congress chief in Rajasthan.
  • India complete three years without any polio case, a feat that is expected to prompt the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare the country polio-free in March.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2013 Ballon d'Or award.
  • Golden Globe Awards, 2014 announced.
  • Australian Open starts from today.

12th January:

  • Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh's Prime Minister for a third spell.

11th January:

  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died in hospital near Tel Aviv Saturday at the age of 85.
  • Bangladesh authorities allowed opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia to leave her home after house arrest of two weeks.
  • Kapil Dev honoured with the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award and Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was given the Polly Umrigar Award by the BCCI at its seventh annual awards ceremony.

10th January:

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated the Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.
  • Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade arrives in New Delhi Airport from New York following Indo-US diplomatic row.
  • Bhawanipur Football Club wins the 62nd Bordoloi Trophy, 2014 in Guwahati.

9th January:

  • Former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa joins BJP.
  • The Election Commission aborts proposed tie-up with Google over security concerns.

8th January:

  • Nine passengers killed in a fire that broke out on the Bandra-Dehradun Express near Dahanu Road Railway station in Thane district.
  • Social networking site Facebook buy Bangalore-based Little Eye Labs as its first take over in India.

7th January:

  • US Senate confirmed Janet Yellen to be first woman to lead the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history.
  • India test-fires nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from Chandipur near Balasore.

6th January:

  • Former Supreme Court judge Justice A K Ganguly has resigned from the post of the chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission.
  • Aditya Joshi from Madhya Pradesh has become the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked top in the world.
  • Telugu actor Uday Kiran has allegedly committed suicide at his home in Hyderabad.

5th January:

  • Indian GSLV-D5 with indigenous cryogenic engine successfully places GSAT-14 communication satellite on orbit from Sriharikota.
  • 11 workers were killed and many feared trapped when a half-built apartment block collapsed in Goa.
  • Danielle Steel receive France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor.
  • Portugal football legend Eusebio has died from a heart attack at the age of 71.
  • Australia wins the Ashes Series by 5-0 against England.
  • Rafael Nadal wins the Qatar Open in Doha after defeating Gael Monfils, French.

4th January:

  • Gujarati poet Chinu Modi has been conferred the Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2013 for his poetry book "Khara Zaran".
  • INS Vikramaditya arrives in India from Russia.
  • India Cricket team beats Pakistan by 40 run to wins the Under-19 Asia Cup.

3rd January:

  • Aam Aadmi Party's MS Dhir elected as Speaker of the Delhi Assembly.
  • Petrol price hiked by 75 paise and diesel by 50 paise a liter.

2nd January:

  • Aam Aadmi Party wins the trust vote in the Delhi State Legislature.
  • Former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa formally rejoined the BJP.
  • Maharashtra Cabinet partially accepts Adarsh scam report indicting three former CMs.
  • 27 passengers were killed when a bus fell into a 400 feet deep ravine in the Malshej Ghats, Maharastra.

1st January:

  • The Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal between the Indian government and AgustaWestland has been cancelled in the wake of allegations of corruption.
  • India and Pakistan exchanged lists of their nuclear facilities as part of a 1988 pact that bars them from attacking each other's nuclear installations.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee giving assent to the anti-corruption Lokpal Bill for setting up of an ombudsman.
  • Corey Anderson of New Zealand scores the fastest century in ODI history from 36 balls breaking the record of Shahid Afridi.
  • Non-subsidized LPG cylinder to cost Rs. 220 more as announced by Oil companies.
  • Delhi govt ordered an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General of private power companies.

February 2014    

28th February:

  • Sahara chief Subrata Roy sent to police custody till March 4 after his alleged failure to return Rs. 24,000 crore to over three crore small investors.
  • Five policemen were killed in a Maoist ambush in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh.
  • World's first virtual Bitcoin currency shop opened in Hong Kong.
  • Economic growth slows to 4.7% in December quarter.
  • The Union Cabinet decided to impose President's Rule in Andhra Pradesh.

27th February:

  • An army soldier killed five colleagues before killing himself in Safa Pora camp, Srinagar.
  • Janata Dal-United today expelled its senior leader Shivanand Tiwari from the party.
  • Indian Navy confirms the killing of two officers who were missing since the fire on board submarine INS Sindhuratna.

26th February:

  • Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi has resigned following submarine accident in which fire broke out in Indian Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna.
  • The Supreme Court issued a non bailable warrant against Sahara group chief Subrata Roy for failing to appear before the apex court.

25th February:

  • Asia Cup cricket tournament starts in Bangladesh.

24th February:

  • India has dropped anti-piracy charges against Italian marines who are accused of killing two Indian fishermen.
  • Oleksandr Turchynov was named as the interim President of Ukraine.

23rd February:

  • Next Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018.

22nd February:

  • South Africa batsman AB de Villiers became the first player in the history of Test cricket to score a half-century in 12 consecutive Tests.

21st February:

  • Today is the last day of the parliament before the general elections, 2014.
  • Parliament passed the Whistleblowers' Protection Bill to provide adequate protection to RTI workers.
  • Ukraine opposition leaders signed an EU-mediated peace deal with President Viktor Yanukovich to end violent protest and for an early presidential election.
  • Saradha Group chairman Sudipto Sen got three year imprisonment by a court.

20th February:

  • Telangana statehood bill passed by the Rajya Sabha.
  • Supreme Court suspended the Tamil Nadu government's decision to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
  • Supreme Court gives adoption rights to Muslims, Christians, Jews, Parsis and all other communities under the Juvenile Justice which was previously restricted to only Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.
  • Facebook decided to buy smartphone messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion.

19th February:

  • Kiran Kumar Reddy resigned as Andhra Pradesh chief minister over the move to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.
  • BJP named Dr. Harsh Vardhan as the president of its Delhi unit.
  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw appointed as the new chairperson of Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B).

18th February:

  • Lok Sabha passed the Telangana bill by voice vote.
  • Supreme Court commuted the death sentences of three assassins (Santhan, Perarivalan and Murugan) of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to life imprisonment.
  • New Zealand wins the two test match series 1-0 against India.

17th February:

  • The finance minister P. Chidambaram presented the interim budget in parliament.
  • 'One-rank, one-pension' scheme for ex-servicemen accepted by the Union Government.
  • Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation sets Guinness record for conducting largest blood donation camp at multiple venues.
  • British Academy Film Awards presented. "12 Years a Slave" wins the best film award.

16th February:

  • Aam Aadmi Party publishes its first list of candidates for Lok Sabha poll.
  • IPS officer Rakesh Maria appointed as Mumbai Police Commissioner.
  • Chinese thriller Movie "Bai Ri Yan Huo" wins the Golden Bear prize in Berlin International Film Festival.

15th February:

  • The Union Cabinet recommended President's Rule and suspended animation of Delhi Assembly.

14th February:

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal resigns over delay in Jan Lokpal bill.
  • Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resign from his post.
  • 58,000 people affected by a powerful 7.3 magnitude quake in northwest China's Xinjiang region.

13th February:

  • The Lok Sabha erupted in when some MP from Andhra Pradesh fired pepper spray, broke  glass table and snapped the wire in parliament in protest against a bill on a new Telangana state.
  • The U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy Powell met BJP leader Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Assam became the first state in India to legally ban the consumption,manufacture, advertisement, storage, trade and distribution of all forms of smokeless tobacco.
  • Delhi government approved the Delhi Nagar Swaraj Bill.

12th February:

  • Interim rail budget presented in the Parliament. 72 new trains introduce in the budget.
  • The annual consumer price inflation to a 24-month low of 8.79 percent in January
  • The IPL 7 auction takes place. Yuvraj Singh drew the biggest bid with Royal Challengers Bangalore clinching his services for Rs 14 crore.
  • Karnataka wins the Irani Trophy final with an innings and 222 runs.

11th February:

  • 103 people kill when a military plane crashed in eastern Algeria.
  • Talks between Vodafone and Indian Govt fails after the government decided to withdraw its conciliation proposal to sort out the tax dispute due to which Vodafone may now have to pay Rs.20,000 crore as tax dues.
  • IOC lifted the ban on the Indian Olympic association.
  • BCCI announced the cricket teams for the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup.

10th February:

  • Nepal's parliament elected Sushil Koirala as the next Prime Minister.
  • Gurunath Meiyappan has been indicted for illegal betting in last year's Indian Premier League in a report submitted by retired judge Mukul Mudgal.

9th February:

  • According to a report of the drinking water and sanitation ministry, Sikkim become India's first state with 100 percent sanitation coverage.
  • Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra became the first individual to win three gold medals in Inter Shoot Tri series being held at Hague, Netherlands.
  • World Squash Federation president N. Ramachandran elected unopposed as president of Indian Olympic Association.

8th February:

  • Maruti Suzuki India has stopped production of Maruti 800.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) board announced that BCCI president N. Srinivasan will be the Chairman of the ICC board from July.

7th February:

  • The Union Cabinet approved the Telangana bill.
  • Winter Olympics starts in Sochi, Russia.
  • Three Indian athletes Shiva Keshavan, Himanshu Thakur and Nadeem Iqbal are competing as independent athletes in Winter Olympics due to IOA's (Indian Olympic Association) suspension by the International Olympic Committee.

6th February:

  • Delhi Government ask anti-corruption officials file an FIR against former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for an alleged Rs. 31-crore scam crafted around expensive street-lighting for the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
  • Sony Company announces that it will sell its personal computer (PC) unit and cut 5,000 jobs.

5th February:

  • The last session of 15th Lok Sabha started from today.

4th February:

  • World Cancer Day is celebrated to deepen the understanding of this killer disease.
  • Microsoft Corp named 46 year old, Hyderabad born Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer.
  • Sachin Tendulkar and CNR Rao conferred with Bharat Ratna by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee.
  • Justice Askhok Kumar Mathur has been appointed as the Chairman of the 7th Pay Commission.

3rd February:

  • AIADMK and CPI (M) entered into an alliance in Tamil Nadu for Lok Sabha polls 2014.
  • The Delhi cabinet cleared the Jan Lokpal Bill, which will be pass at a special assembly session at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi according to Delhi Govt.

2nd February:

  • Founder member of Aam Admi Party Madhu Bhaduri quits party.
  • Karnataka wins their seventh Ranji Trophy cricket title after beating Maharashtra by seven wickets in the final in Hyderabad.

1st February:

  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan inaugurated India's first monorail in Mumbai.
  • Harish Rawat sworn in as Uttarakhand's eighth Chief Minister after resignation of Vijay Bahuguna.

March 2014   

31st March:

  • Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of 1993 terror convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to life imprisonment on the grounds of inordinate delay in deciding his mercy petition and on the grounds of mental illness.

30th March:

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expelled senior leader Jaswant Singh for six years after his stand to contest as an independent candidate from Barmer in Rajasthan.

29th March:

  • Earth hour 2014 observed across the world from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM.
  • Brendon McCullum become the first batsman to cross 2,000-run mark in Twenty20 Internationals.

28th March:

  • Supreme Court removed N. Srinivasan as BCCI chief and asked Sunil Gavaskar to take charge as an interim president for the duration of IPL 7.
  • WHO has certified India as a Polio Free country and making it one of the 11 countries of South-East Region to be free from polio virus.
  • West Zone wins third successive Deodhar Trophy as they beat North Zone by 133-run in the final.

27th March:

  • The Supreme Court has proposed that former India captain Sunil Gavaskar could take over as the interim chief of the Board of Control for Cricket in India in place of its embattled president N. Srinivasan and also suggested that Indian Premier League teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals should not be part of the seventh season.
  • United Nations Human Rights Council(UNHRC) passed a resolution which seeks to authorise the body to set up an "independent international inquiry" in Sri Lanka to probe into human rights violations during Sri Lankan civil war against LTTE in 2009.

26th March:

  • Supreme Court asked Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy to deposit Rs.10,000 crore with the market regulator SEBI for his release on interim bail from judicial custody.
  • Bayern Munich set a new record after beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 to wrap up the quickest Bundesliga title in 51 years of the league.

25th March:

  • Bank of India today became the first state-run Bank to allow withdrawal of funds from its ATMs to individuals without an account in the bank.
  • DMK expels M.K. Alagiri from the party.
  • Veteran bollywood actress Nanda at the age of 75 in Mumbai.

24th March:

  • Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh will contest as independent candidate from Barmer after denied by BJP.
  • Ukraine announced the evacuation of its military troops from Crimea acknowledging defeat in the face of Russian forces.
  • An Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to death for murder and other offences.
  • Sri Lanka bowled out the Netherlands for just 39, the lowest ever Twenty20 International total in a Super 10 match of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

22nd March:

  • 7 people were killed when a tanker filled with highly inflammable material caught fire in Thane.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee confers gallantry awards in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

21st March:

  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 hits Nicobar Islands.
  • Turkey restricted access to Twitter hours following the leak of wiretapped recordings in social media.
  • India beats Pakistan by 7-wickets in the first match of the T20 World Cup.

20th March:

  • Renowned author and journalist Khushwant Singh died at the age of 99 in New Delhi.

19th March:

  • RBI has allowed five domestic private sector banks to import gold which includes HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IndusInd Bank and Yes Bank.
  • Italian judge has rejected a request by India to recover more than 278 million euros in bank guarantees backing a scrapped helicopter deal with Finmeccanica unit AgustaWestland.

18th March:

  • France's inform that leaders of the G-8 have suspended Russia's participation in the club amid tensions over Ukraine and Russia's incursion into Crimea.

17th March:

  • India celebrates Holi.
  • Crimea's regional parliament has declared independence and applied to become part of the Russian Federation after 97% vote in favour of joining Russia.
  • European Union impose sanctions including asset freezes and travel bans on 21 officials from Russia and Ukraine after Crimea applied to join Russia.

16th March:

  • Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking India's help in the massive search for the Malaysian jet that went missing with 239 people aboard over a week ago.
  • People of Ukraine's Crimea region are voting in a contentious referendum on whether to split off and seek annexation by Russia.
  • Karnataka wins the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2013-14 by defeating Railways by four wickets at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
  • ICC World T20 Cup Cricket Tournaments starts in Bangladesh from today.

15th March:

  • BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will contest the Lok Sabha election from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been voted with the Cricketer of the Generation by a 50-member jury in an award ceremony of ESPNcricinfo.

14th March:

  • 7 people killed and 4 injured when a seven-storey building collapsed in Santacruz, Mumbai.
  • Now rail passengers can lodge a 'zero FIR' in any railway station if they are victim of any offence during train journey as per decision was taken at a high-level meeting.
  • Nandan Nilekani resigned as chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India as he has been named the Congress candidate for Bangalore South constituency.

13th March:

  • The Delhi High Court confirmed the death sentence for four men convicted by a trial court for the incident of 16th December, 2012.
  • A US court has dismissed visa fraud charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade who is charged in New York with visa fraud and making false statements about her domestic worker.
  • Soma Mondal has been appointed as the first woman Director (Commercial) of Navratna PSU National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO).

12th March:

  • United Arab Emirates will host IPL 7 with India that scheduled from April 16 to June 1.

11th March:

  • Maoist killed 16 policemen in a remote part of Chhattisgarh.

10th March:

  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) submitted a status report and filed the first charge sheet in coal scam.
  • FIFA World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has become the wealthiest footballer in the world with earnings of 122 million Pounds.

9th March:

  • One worker killed and two injured in an accident at shipyard building of a nuclear submarine in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
  • 45 people killed and 157 wounded in a suicide bombing in the southern Iraqi city of Hilla.

8th March:

  • International Women Day is observed across the world.
  • A Malaysian Airlines plane crashed into sea near Vietnam with 239 people including 5 Indians.
  • Congress releases first list of 194 candidates for Lok Sabha elections.
  • Sri Lanka wins the Asia Cup after defeating Pakistan in the final by 5 wickets.

7th March:

  • Supreme Court rejects the Sahara Group's proposal to pay the entire amount to SEBI in cash installments of Rs.2,500 crore each at regular intervals of three months.

6th March:

  • Crimea's parliament voted to hold a referendum on March 16 to decide whether Crimea should become part of Russia.
  • Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) reaches to an all-time intra-day high of 21,492.49 by rising 215.63 points.

5th March:

  • Election Commission announced today the schedule for the 16th Lok Sabha elections, which will be held in nine phases April 7 and May 12 and involve an electorate of 81.4 crore.
  • Former chief minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit appointed as the 22nd Governor of Kerala.

4th March:

  • Sahara Chief Subrata Roy ordered to remain in police custody for a week in Delhi by the Supreme Court.
  • Bill Gates tops the Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people.
  • South Africa captain Graeme Smith announces retirement from international cricket at the end of the ongoing third test against Australia at Newlands.

3rd March:

  • The Reserve Bank of India has extended the date for exchanging the pre-2005 banknotes to January 01, 2015.
  • 86th Academy Awards given today. Oscar for Best Picture given to "12 Years a Slave". While Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett wins the Best Actor and Actress in a Leading Role.

2nd March:

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to deploy armed forces in Crimea has been passed by a unanimous vote in Russia’s upper house of parliament.

1st March:

  • President Pranab Mukherjee signed the Telangana Bill and also signed the proclamation to impose central rule in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman has died in Hyderabad at the age of 74.
  • Afghanistan Cricket Team beat Bangladesh by 32 runs to register first win against Test-playing nation.
  • South Africa wins the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2014 by defeating Pakistan by six wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

April 2014   

30th April:

  • A FIR lodged against BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi by the Gujarat police following an order of the Election Commission's which held that he violated the model code.
  • Seventh phase of Lok Sabha election held in seven states and two union territories today.
  • Real Madrid defeated title holder Bayern Munich 4-0 on the second semi-final to reach the final of Champions League.

29th April:

  • The Indian Government submitted a list of 26 names in the Supreme Court in the black money case.
  • Nokia appointed India born Rajeev Suri as its new President and CEO of the company.

28th April:

  • A court in Egypt sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the country's ousted president.
  • Liverpool striker Luis Suarez named the English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) player of the year.

26th April:

  • India successfully test-fired an anti-ballistic missile capable of intercepting targets outside the earth's atmosphere.
  • Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India.
  • South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won announced his resignation over the government response to the ferry disaster in which 187 died till now most of which are students.
  • International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards for 2014 given at Florida, USA.
  • Pope Francis declared John XXIII and John Paul II as saints in a historic double canonisation in St. Peter's Square.

25th April:

  • The Supreme Court referred the issue related to the release of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi to a larger constitutional bench.
  • A chargesheet filed in a court by Enforcement Directorate against former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others over money laundering in 2G spectrum allocation case.

24th April:

  • The sixth phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections ended in 117 seats in 11 states and in one Union Territory.
  • BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi files nomination with massive roadshow in Varanasi.
  • The asset of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple of Kerala will be audited by Vinod Rai as order given by Supreme Court.

23rd April:

  • The Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) amended the rule which bans use of portable electronic devices, allowing usage in all phases of the flight - including take-off and landing in a non-transmitting mode, known as the flight mode.
  • Cadbury India Limited announced to change its name to Mondelez India Foods Limited.

22nd April:

  • Earth Day is celebrated across the globe.
  • The Election Commission has banned BJP's Giriraj Singh from campaigning in Bihar and Jharkhand for his hate remarks.
  • Midfielder Ryan Giggs appointed as interim manager of Manchester United, shortly after the club announced the sacking of David Moyes.
  • Chitra Magimairaj of Bangalore wins World Women's senior snooker title on her debut.

21st April:

  • Supreme Court lifted a 19 month old ban on mining in Goa.
  • Bengaluru FC beat Dempo 2-4 to wins I-League crown title for the first time.

19th April:

  • 13 sherpa died in an ice avalanche in Mount Everest, Nepal.

18th April:

  • Election Commission lifts campaign ban on Amit Shah.
  • Nobel Prize winner and renowned Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died at the age of 87.

17th April:

  • Voting done in 12 states covering 121 constituencies in the fifth phase which is the biggest of the nine-phased Lok Sabha polls.
  • Admiral RK Dhowan took over as 22nd Chief of Indian Navy.
  • Supreme Court said that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) can audit the account books of private telecom companies which share revenue with the government for using spectrum.
  • Real Madrid wins the 19th Copa del Rey title after defeating Barcelona by 2-1.

16th April:

  • More than 280 people mostly students were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea.
  • Indian Premier League 2014 starts in Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi.
  • Hansal Mehta wins the best director and Rajkummar Rao wins the best actor award at the National Award for the film 'Shahid'. 'Jolly LLB' has won the National Award for best Hindi film.

15th April:

  • The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment recognised transgender community as a third gender and called on the government to ensure their equal treatment.
  • The Guardian US and Washington Post were awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize for coverage of secret surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency.
  • Vijay Seshadri, a Sarah Lawrence College professor wins Pulitzer Prize for his "3 Sections," in poetry section.

14th April:

  • India celebrates Ambedkar Jayanti in the memory of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.
  • 71 people were killed and 124 injured in two blasts in a crowded bus station in Nigeria.

13th April:

  • 2 police personnel were killed by militants in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.

12th April:

  • 12 people including five CRPF men and seven polling officials were killed in twin Maoist attacks in the Bastar area of Chhattisgarh.
  • 79-year-old veteran filmmaker and lyricist Gulzar has been chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India.

11th April:

  • Election Commission has banned BJP leader Amit Shah and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan from addressing public meetings and rallies in Uttar Pradesh and also ordered to registered FIR against the two politicians for making "highly inflammatory speeches" while campaigning for the general elections in the state.
  • Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India and he will assume his charge on April 27.

10th April:

  • Third Phase of voting done across 14 states and union territories for 91 Lok Sabha seats.

9th April:

  • Second phase of the Lok Sabha election held for six Lok Sabha seats in the four northeastern states of Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya besides Arunachal Pradesh where Assembly elections were also held.
  • The decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikranthas been sold for Rs. 60 crore to a company named IB Commercial Pvt Ltd.

8th April:

  • Microsoft ending support to Windows XP operating system from today.

7th April:

  • World Health Day 2014 observed across the world.
  • In the first phase of 16th Lok sabha election, 72.5 percent voting turnout in the five constituencies in Assam and 84 percent in one constituency in Tripura.
  • 17 people were killed when a bus fell about 400 metres into a gorge near Milla village, Himachal Pradesh.

6th April:

  • BJP and Telugu Desam Party announce an alliance for the national and state elections in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Koyal Rana of Jaipur crowned as Femina Miss India 2014 at the 51st edition of the beauty pageant.
  • Sri Lanka wins the T20 World Cup after defeating India by 6 wickets in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Australia wins the Women T20 World Cup after defeating England by 6 wickets.

5th April:

  • Peoples of Afghanistan votes in historic presidential election.

4th April:

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation has placed successfully into orbit the second satellite of the seven in the series called the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).
  • India reaches the final of T20 World Cup after defeating South Africa by 6 wickets.

3rd April:

  • Election Commission India confirmed Amir Khan as its national icon for the Lok Sabha elections 2014.
  • Myanmar started its first official census in 30 years.
  • Turkey's telecoms authority lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression.

2nd April:

  • 5 killed in an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 in Chile on Tuesday which also triggering a tsunami alert in the country's northern coast.
  • RBI granted "in-principle" approvals to Mumbai-based infrastructure lender IDFC and Kolkata- based micro-finance Bandhan Financial Services for new bank licences.

1st April:

  • US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell announced her resignation and submitted her resignation to Barack Obama.
  • BCCI has taken out the employees from India Cements and its associate companies from the Board as a follow up of the order of Supreme Court.

May 2014  

31st May:

  • PM Narendra Modi issued an order to abolishing all Groups of Ministers (GOMs) and Empowered Groups of Ministers (EGOMs) set up during the UPA regime.
  • Hockey World Cup starts in Netherland.

30th May:

  • Ajit Kumar Doval appointed as National Security Advisor.

29th May:

  • The inaugural session of 16th Lok Sabha will be commencing from June 4 to 11.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resigned from his Vadodara seat and will be a member of Parliament from Varanasi.
  • Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi wins in the presidential election.

28th May:

  • Senior Supreme Court advocate Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed the new Attorney General of India.
  • Infosys President BG Srinivas Resigns from his post.
  • Union Cabinet issue an ordinance allowing former Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) chairman Nripendra Mishra to take over as Principal Secretary to the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders reach into the final of the Indian Premier League 7 after defeating Kings XI Punjab by 28 run.

27th May:

  • Union Cabinet formed a Special Investigation Team in black money case to be headed by former Supreme Court judge MB Shah.
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif talked on different issues at a meeting today.

26th May:

  • Narendra Modi sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India. A 45-member council of ministers also took oath. Get the full list here.
  • Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid by 4-1 at Lisbon to win their 10th UEFA Champions League title.

25th May:

  • China wins Uber Cup for 13th time after defeating Japan by 3-1 in New Delhi. India wins Bronze in the competition.

24th May:

  • Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the inauguration of Narendra Modi as prime minister on 26th May.
  • Congress Members of Parliament from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha elected Sonia Gandhi as the chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party.
  • Shazia Ilmi, a founder member and Captain GR Gopinath resign from Aam Aadmi Party.
  • Hindustan Motors Ltd has suspended production of the Ambassador as it shut down its factory at Uttarpara in West Bengal state due to lack of demand.
  • Yusuf Pathan score the fastest half century in IPL history with 15 balls against Sunriser Hyderabad.

23rd May:

  • Militants attack on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan's western city of Herat.
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi wins the trust vote in the Bihar Assembly.
  • Former Indian test player Madhav Mantri passed away at the age of 92.

22nd May:

  • Anandiben Patel took oath as Gujrat's first Women Chief Minister.
  • Thailand's army chief seized power in a military coup, deposing the elected government after months of deadly political strife.
  • Flipkart, India's largest online e-commerce company acquired online fashion portal Myntra.com in Rs.2000 cr e-commerce deal.
  • Former Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Mathur took over as the new chief information commissioner in the Central Information Commission.

21st May:

  • Narendra Modi resigned as Gujarat chief minister today after 13 years in office.
  • Anandiben Patel appointed as the new CM of Gujrat and she will be Gujarat's first woman chief minister.
  • BJD president Naveen Patnaik has been sworn in as Odisha chief minister for the fourth straight term in Bhubaneswar.
  • Pawan Chamling sworn in as Sikkim Chief Minister for the record fifth consecutive time.

20th May:

  • Narendra Modi to Be Sworn In As India's 15th Prime Minister on May 26, 2014.
  • Narendra Modi elected as the leader of the BJP Parliamentary party.
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi was sworn in as new Bihar Chief Minister by the Governor D Y Patil.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked 36 party leaders who had been appointed as ministers of state in the state government after party's poor result in recent Lok Sabha election in UP.
  • Government has lift ban on SMS service in prepaid cellphones after four years in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • CBSE Class 10 Results Declared which recorded a pass percentage of 98.87.
  • 17 died as a bus travelling from Jammu to Srinagar plunged into a 400-feet deep gorge.

19th May:

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi selected as the next CM of Bihar after the resignation of Nitish Kumar.
  • Nabam Tuki was sworn-in as the eighth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the second consecutive term.
  • Dutchman Louis van Gaal was named as Manchester United's new manager, with Ryan Giggs as his assistant.

18th May:

  • President Pranab Mukherjee dissolved the 15th Lok Sabha with immediate effect, completing a formality before the constitution of the new House.
  • Atletico Madrid wins the first La Liga title after 18 years.

17th May:

  • Manmohan Singh resigned from the post of Prime Minister after the loss of UPA in 16th Lok Sabha election.
  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned from the post after defeat in the Lok Sabha election.

16th May:

  • BJP lead UPA wins the 16th Lok Sabha with 339 seats. Congress lead UPA gets 57 seats.
  • BJP alone wins 285 seats and becoming the first single party to get absolute majority after 30years.
  • Former Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower has been named as the batting coach of Pakistan cricket team for two years.

15th May:

  • Inflation down to 5.2 per cent in the month of April.

14th May:

  • More than 200 workers died in a coal mine explosion and fire in western Turkey.

13th May:

  • The BSE Sensex crosses record all time high of 24,000 points.
  • UPA government appointed Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as India's next Army Chief to succeed General Bikram Singh who retires on July 31.
  • Union Cabinet cleared the $400-million foreign investment proposals by a global buyout fund KKR in pharma sector.
  • President of India passed the Whistleblower Protection bill.

12th May:

  • The Nine and the final phase of voting for the Lok Sabha polls 2014 held today.
  • India has set a new record for voter turnout at 66.38 per cent for the general elections 2014.
  • Manchester City football team crowned as EPL champions after defeating West Ham 2-0 in the final match.

11th May:

  • Mother's Day celebrated across the world.
  • Seven policemen were killed and two others injured when Naxals carried out a landmine blast in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district.

10th May:

  • Campaigning for the 16th Lok Sabha election ended today evening.

9th May:

  • The Supreme Court prohibited use of bulls in south India’s ‘Jallikattu’ festivals, mainly observed in Tamil Nadu as a bullfighting game.
  • In a directive by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), minors above the age of 10 years are allowed to open and operate savings bank accounts independently.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee launched India's own payment gateway 'RuPay', equivalent of Visa and Mastercard, which will work on ATMs and mechant outlets and help in reducing cash transactions.

8th May:

  • World Health Organisation (WHO) in a study of 1600 cities ranks New Delhi as the world's worst city for air pollution.

7th May:

  • Eight phase of Lok Sabha election held in 64 constituencies in seven states.
  • CBI Gives Clean Chit to Narendra Modi Aide Amit Shah in Ishrat Jahan Case.
  • Mark Selby of England won World Snooker Championship title 2014 on in Sheffield, England.

6th May:

  • BCCI Suspends Rajasthan Cricket Association After Lalit Modi Elected as the President of RCA.

4th May:

  • 18 killed, more than 100 injured as Diva-Sawantwadi passenger train derails in Raigad in Maharashtra
  • India successfully test fires Astra air-to-air missile from a SU-30 combat aircraft.
  • Kedarnath temple reopens today to devotees after about a year when the shrine was marred by flash floods that had left hundreds of people dead.

3rd May:

  • More than 2000 dead in a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan.
  • Former world double sprint champion Tyson Gay has been suspended for one year after testing positive in 2013 for a banned anabolic steroid by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

2nd May:

  • At least 30 people killed by militants in Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD), Assam.

1st May:

  • May Day (International Workers' Day) celebrated across the World.
  • One Killed and 14 other injured in a twin blast in Bangalore-Guwahati Express Train at Chennai Central RailwayStation.
  • Atletico Madrid reaches the final of Champions League to play against Real Madrid after defeating Chelsea in semi final.

June 2014  

30th June:

  • India has launched five foreign satellites from four countries on board PSLV-C23 rocket which placed them in orbit from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
  • MK Narayanan has resigned as the Governor of West Bengal.

29th June:

  • 11 people have died and around 20 are still feared trapped under the debris of an 11-storey under-construction building that collapsed near Chennai.
  • Annual Ratha Yatra festival of Lord Jagannath began in Puri.
  •  Saina Nehwal wins Australian Badminton Open Super Series by defeating Spain's Carolina Marin in the final.

27th June:

  • The annual pilgrimage to the 3,880 meter high holy cave shrine of Amarnath started with over 7,000 pilgrims trekking the 17-km northern Baltel route.

26th June:

  • Fourteen people were killed and 20 injured in a blast and fire at a gas pipeline of GAIL India in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The Delhi University has scrapped its controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme or FYUP.

25th June:

  • India has relaxed visa rules for below the age of 13 and above the age of 65 from Bangladesh, who will be given multiple-entry tourist visas for five years.
  • Additional secretary A.K. Dubey appointed as Chairman of Coal India Limited.
  • Narendra Modi has surged to 4th place in the list of most followed world leaders on Twitter.
  • Uruguay's forward player Luis Suarez has been suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity for biting an opponent during the World Cup match against Italy.
  • Former BCCI President N. Srinivasan confirmed as chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Melbourne.

24th June:

  • Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar submits his resignation to the President.
  • 4 passengers were killed and 8 injured when the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed at Golden Ganj station near Chhapra.

23rd June:

  • Ex-News International CEO Rebekah Brooks cleared of all charges by a London court of being part of an illegal conspiracy at a Rupert Murdoch tabloid to hack into phones and make illegal payments.

23rd June:

  • Delhi Colleges defer admission process amid row over 4-Year Course by Delhi University which did not get approval from UGC.
  • The schedule for the Budget session will start from July 7 with presentation of the Union Budget 2014-15 on July 10.

22nd June:

  • Miroslav Klose of Germany scored his 15th FIFA World Cup goal in a group league match against Ghana to equal Brazil's Ronaldo's record of highest goal in FIFA World Cup.

21st June:

  • Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013.

20th June:

  • Railway Ministry hikes the rail passenger fares by 14.2 percent and freight rates by 6.5 percent, which will be implemented from June 25.

19th June:

  • Chhattisgarh Governor Shekhar Dutt has stepped down from his post.
  • Felipe VI formally proclaimed as the new King of Spain.
  • Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years by the disciplinary panel of BCB.
  • Current World champion Spain out of the FIFA World Cup 2014 after defeated by Chile 2-0 in league match.

18th June:

  • Unknown assailants have kidnapped 40 Indian construction workers from Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, which fell to Sunni insurgents last week.
  • Nita Ambani becomes first woman director in Reliance.

17th June:

  • Governor of Uttar Pradesh BL Joshi resigned from his post.
  • Stuart Binny now becomes the best bowling analysis by an Indian in ODIs after he took six wickets for just four runs against Bangladesh in 2nd match of Sahara Series. He beats Anil Kumble's 21-year-old record of 6/12 which he took against the West Indies in the Hero Cup.

16th June:

 ·        Thomas Muller of Germany score the first hat-trick goal of 2014 FIFA World Cup against Portugal.

15th June:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his two day visit in Bhutan.

14th June:

  • World Blood Donor Day observed across the world.
  • Narendra Modi dedicated India’s largest warship INS Vikramaditya to the nation.

13th June:

  • A gas leak following an explosion at a steel plant in Bhilai, Chattisgarh left at least five people dead.

12th June:

  • Union Govt gives permission to increase the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by 17 meters.
  • Vishal Sikka, a former member of executive board at German software company SAP AG appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys.
  • Union Government appointed senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi as the new Attorney General of India.
  • UPSC has declared the final result of the Civil Services Examination 2013.Jaipur's Gaurav Agrawal has got the first rank in the exam.
  • AirAsia Airlines commenced its operations in India as domestic airline service.
  • FIFA Wold Cup 2014 Kicks Off Tonight in Brazil.

11th June:

  • India has recovered 228 million euros ($310 million) in bank guarantees from Finmeccanica backing a scrapped helicopter deal.

9th June:

  • India successfully test-fired the 290 km-range BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile from the country's largest indigenous warship INS Kolkata off the coast of Karwar in Karnataka.

8th June:

  • Chandrababu Naidu Takes Oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
  • First metro service is inaugurated today in Mumbai.
  • Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sworn in as president of Egypt.
  • 27 people including terrorist were killed in an attack in Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.
  • 25 engineering students from Hyderabad were washed away in Beas River near Pandoh Dam in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.
  • RafaelNadal wins his ninth title at French Open Men Single after defeating Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4.

7th June:

  • Kudankulam becomes India's first nuclear power plant to generate 1,000 MW.
  • Maria Sharapova of Russia wins the French Open 2014 Women Single after defeating fourth-seeded Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4  of Romania in the final.

6th June:

  • Vetern BJP MP Sumitra Mahajan elected as the speaker of 16th Lok Sabha.
  • Monsoon rains reached India's southern coast of Kerala for the first time this year.

5th June:

  • World Environment Day celebrated across the globe.
  • BSE for the first time closing above the 25,000 mark.
  • On the second day of Parliament, the newly-elected members of the 16th Lok Sabha takes oath by Pro-Term speaker Kamal Nath.

4th June:

  • The first session of 16th Lok Sabha started from today.
  • Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath elected as the Protem Speaker of the newly constituted 16th Lok Sabha.

3rd June:

  • Rural Development Minister and BJP leader Gopinath Munde died of Heart Attack after a road collision on his way to airport in New Delhi.
  • At least 18 Indian pilgrims were killed when the overloaded bus rolled about 100 meters before plunging into a river in western Nepal.
  • Indian batsman Virat Kohli wins the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year award.

2nd June:

  • Telangana officially becomes the 29th state of India with Hyderabad as its capital.
  • Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao has taken oath as the first chief minister of the Telangana state.
  • Congress appointed former union minister Mallikarjun Kharge as the party's leader in the Lok Sabha.

1st June:

  • Kolkata Knight Riders wins the 7th IPL Final. They beats Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets in Bangalore.

 

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July 2014  

31st July:

  • Deputy National Security Adviser Nehchal Sandhu quit from his post.
  • Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over as Chief of Army Staff succeeded General Bikram Singh.

30th July:

  • 17 people have been killed and 200 are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village 120 kilometers from Pune after torrential rains.
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived India to hold 5th Indo-US Strategic Dialogue.
  • Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha took over as the Chairman of the Chief of Staff Committee (COSC).
  • South Africa all-rounder cricketer Jacques Kallis announced his retirement from all formats of cricket.

29th July:

  • Eid-ul-Fitr celebrates across the world.
  • 20 passengers were killed when a state roadways bus fell into a gorge in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh.

27th July:

  • World Hepatitis Day observed across the globe.
  • Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian to win the Tour de France.

26th July:

  • BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki appointed as the Governor of Haryana.

25th July:

  • India celebrates Vijay Diwas in the memory of Kargil War.
  • 7 people died when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district.
  • The Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill, 2014 by a voice vote.

24th July:

  • An Air Algerie flight crashed en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board.
  • 25 children were killed after a train colloide with a school bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana.
  • Keshari Nath Tripathi sworn in as 20th Governor of West Bengal.

23rd July:

  • 47 people killed after TransAsia plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan.
  • TCS become the first Indian company to achieve a market capital value of 5 lakh crore rupees.
  • The 20th Commonwealth Games begin today in Glasgow, Scotland.Shooter Vijay Kumar has been named as the flag bearer for Indian contigent at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

22nd July:

  • Former Union minister Ram Naik sworn-in as the 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh at a ceremony held in Raj Bhawan.
  • The Telangana government appointed tennis player Sania Mirza as its brand ambassador.

21st July:

  • Indian Cricket team beat England in 2nd test match to register first win after 28 Years at Lord's.
  • England's national football team captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer.

20th July:

  • IFS officer Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

19th July:

  • The Enforcement Directorate has detected biggest hawala transactions scam of India worth Rs 5395 crore in Gujarat and has filed charge-sheets against 79 accused.
  • Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya sworn in as the 19th Governor of Nagaland.

18th July:

  • The Lok Sabha approved the budget for 2014/15.
  • Germany captain Philipp Lahm quite international soccer after leading his side to World Cup victory in FIFA World Cup Brazil.

17th July:

  • A Malaysia Airlines MH 17, travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 295 passengers crashed after shot down in Ukraine near the Russian border. All 295 passengers died on the accident.
  • Microsoft will lay off 18,000 employees over the next year of which 12,500 employees will be from Nokia's devices division.

15th July:

  • Leaders of the BRICS emerging market nations launched a $100 billion development bank and a currency reserve pool in their first concrete step toward reshaping the Western-dominated international financial system. The headquarters of the bank will be in Shanghai, China.
  • The government has decided to do away with the necessity of filing affidavits from a gazetted officer or a notary for government-related work and instead to promote self-attestation of documents.

14th July:

  • The Lok Sabha passed a bill to amend the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Act which will pave the way for appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • The government appointed Ram Naik (Uttar Pradesh), Balramji Dass Tandon (Chhattisgarh), Keshari Nath Tripathi (West Bengal), Om Prakash Kohli (Gujarat) and Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya (Nagaland) as the new Governors.
  • Germany wins the FIFA World Cup final after defeating Argentina 1-0 in the final at Maracana stadium, Rio de Janeiro. Mario Goetze scores the single goal in the final. Germany First European Nation to Win World Cup on South American Soil.
  • Lionel Messi has received the award for best player of the World Cup (Golden Ball).
  • Germany's Manuel Neuer collected the best goalkeeper prize (Golden Gloves).
  • James Rodriguez of Colombia got the golden boot award as top scorer with six goals.

13th July:

  • Election Commission found Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan guilty of fudging his poll expenses during state elections in 2009.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Brazil for meeting of the BRICS group.
  • Netherlands beats Brazil 3-0 in the third-place match at the FIFA World Cup 2014.

12th July:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi elected as the leader of the reconstituted BJP Parliamentary Party in both Houses of Parliament.
  • Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva sworn-in as the Governor of Goa at a function at Raj Bhavan.
  • INS Kamorta, the country's first indigenously built warship handed over to the Indian Navy by Garden Reach Shipbuilders.

11th July:

  • According to a UN report Delhi become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo with 25 million. Mumbai ranks sixth on the list of the world's most populous cities.
  • Lt. Governor of Puducherry Virendra Kataria has been replaced by the President. Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Ajay Kumar Singh will take the additional charge of Puducherry.
  • Former Mizoram Governor Vakkom B Purushothaman, who was transferred to Nagaland, resigned from his post.
  • The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that senior advocate Uday U. Lalit be elevated as a Supreme Court judge.

10th July:

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first Union budget of Modi Government in Parliament.
  • Tax ememption limit raised to 2.5 lakh and for senior citizens to Rs.3 lakh. Investmenmt limit raises to 1.5 lakh. Four new AIIMS, five new IITs and 12 more government medical colleges to be set up. Sports University to be set up in Manipur. Defence budget raises by 12 percent in 2014-15 over the previous year in a budget.
  • Veteran actor Zohra Sehgal passed away in New Delhi at the age of 102.
  • Argentina reached the World Cup final after beating the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.
  • FIFA suspended Nigeria from all international football competitions for government interference in running Nigeria Football Federation.

9th July:

  • Amit Shah appointed as the new BJP president.
  • The Economic Survey released by the Union Government ahead of the Union budget.
  • Germany reach the final of FIFA World Cup 2014 after defeating Brazil 7-1 in the semi final.
  • Germany striker Miroslav Klose became the highest goal scorer in World Cup history by scoring his 16th finals goal in the 7-1 semi-final victory over Brazil.
  • The first test of a 5-match Investec series of Test cricket starts between India and England.

8th July:

  • Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda presented the first railway budget of Narendra Modi govement in Parilament. In the biudget 58 new trains announced.
  • The Railway Minister proposed introduction of bullet trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
  • India successfully test-fired the 290 km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a defence base in Odisha.

7th July:

  • A bench headed by Justice C K Prasad of Supreme Court verdict that shariat courts are illegal, but did not call it unconstitutional.
  • A panel headed by former PMEAC Chairman C Rangarajan said that the number of poor in India was much higher in 2011-12 at 29.5 per cent of the population, which means that three out of 10 persons are poor.
  • The budget session of Parliaments starts from today.
  • The Bombay Stock Exchange cross above 26,000 mark for first time.

6th July:

  • Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal transferred to Mizoram.
  • 11 construction workers died when a newly built wall of a godown collapsed near Uttarapalayam in Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu.
  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeat Roger Federer to win Wimbledon Mens Single by 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.
  • Brazil, Argentina, Netherland and Germany reach the semi final of FIFA World Cup Football 2014.
  • Lewis Hamilton of England wins British Grand Prix.

5th July:

  • 46 Indian nurses who were stranded in war-torn Iraq returned to Kochi in Kerala on a special Air India plane.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 240MW Uri-II hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Petra Kvitova of Czech beats Eugenie Bouchard of Canada by 6-3 6-0 to win the Wimbledon Women final.

4th July:

  • Nearly 50 Indian nurses abducted by suspected Islamist militants in Iraq have been released and will be flown home on Saturday.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the train linking Katra, the base camp for Vaishno Devi shrine in Trikuta hills with the rest of the country.
  • Goa Governor BV Wanchoo resigns from his post.

3rd July:

  • Indian Railways successfully conducted trail run of a semi-bullet train between Agra and Delhi with the speed of 160 km/hr.
  • Centre brought potato and onion within the purview of stockholding limits under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. With this move, the court of State governments to take up de-hoarding operations and control the prices of onions and potatoes and improve availability.

2nd July:

  • General Bikram Singh arrived China for high-level strategic communication and mutual trust between the militaries of the two neighbours.
  • Ram Naresh Yadav sworn-in as the Governor of Chhattisgarh.

1st July:

  • National Doctors’ Day observed across India to honour legendary physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.
  • Google announce that it will shut down social networking service Orkut in September, 2014.

August 2014  

30th August:

  • India and Japan sign MoU to develop Varanasi into 'smart city' during the first day of Visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe Award.

29th August:

  • India's GDP growth in the first quarter is 5.7 percent which is highest in last 2 and half years.
  • CBI Files charge-sheet in Aircel-Maxis deal which includes name of Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and seven others.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly to Kyoto on Saturday on a five-day visit to Japan, his first trip outside South Asia since he took office.
  • Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated across India.
  • National Sports Day is celebrated on the occasion of birthday of Hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand.

28th August:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scheme named "Jan Dhan Yojana" to provide a bank account to every household where  account holders will get a debit card and accidental insurance cover of up to a lakh.
  • Wayne Rooney named as captain of the England national football team.

27th August:

  • The Union Cabinet lifted the monthly cap on subsidised LPG cylinders, but retained the overall annual limit at 12 cylinders. LPG consumers can avail 12 cylinder quota anytime in the year.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today set up a committee to identify "obsolete" laws which will submit its report in three months.

26th August:

  • BJP leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee have been dropped from the new BJP Parliamentary board.
  • Sheila Dikshit has resigned as the Governor of Kerala.
  • Kalyan Singh appointed as Governor of Rajasthan, while former union minister Vidyasagar Rao will be Governor of Maharashtra.
  • Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and Mridula Sinha will take charge as the governors of Karnataka and Goa respectively.
  • Israel and the Palestinians have reached a Gaza ceasefire deal to end month long war between the two sides.
  • 66th annual Emmy Award given at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
  • England midfielder Frank Lampard retired from England's national team.

25th August:

  • The coalition party of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar along with the Congress party won six of ten assembly seats in Bihar by-elections.
  • The Supreme Court declared coal blocks allocations by governments since 1993 as illegal.
  • Richard Attenborough, Oscar winning British Actor-Director and maker of the famous Film "Gandhi" died at the age of 90.

24th August:

  • Maharashtra governor K. Sankaranarayanan resigned from the post after he has been transferred to Mizoram.
  • Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt set a new record of 9.98sec for the rarely run 100m indoors at Warsaw's national stadium.

23rd August:

  • Defence Minister Arun Jaitley commissioned India’s first indigenously-built stealth Anti-Submarine warfare INS Kamorta to the Indian Navy.
  • 2 civilians killed and 5 injured in a major ceasefire violation along international border by Pakistan.
  • US swimmer Katie Ledecky breaks 400-metres freestyle world record to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes 58.37 seconds.

22nd August:

  • Jnanpith award winner and renowned Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy died at a hospital in Bangalore.

21st August:

  • 22 people were killed when a private bus rolled into a gorge in Rohtrung village in Himachal Pradesh.
  • American photojournalist James Foley killed by ISIS militant in middle east.

20th August:

  • The Iron woman of Manipur, human rights activist Irom Sharmila release from Manipur jail after 14 years. Sharmila had been on a fast for the last 14 years demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).
  • Famous Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar died in Pune after suffering kidney failure at the age of 95.

19th August:

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan formally ruled out the Leader of Opposition post to Congress.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India appointed former cricketer Ravi Shastri as director of the Indian Cricket team for ODI series against England.

18th August:

  • India has cancelled talks with Pakistan scheduled for next week in Islamabad after series of ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops along the Line of Control and invitation of Kashmiri separatists for talks by Pakistan.

17th August:

  • Janmashtami is celebrated across India.
  • India lost the test series against England by 3-1 in England.

16th August:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday commissioned the country's largest indigenously-built destroyer warship INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy.
  • Rajni Razdan became the new Chairperson of the Union Public Service Commission.

15th August:

  • India celebrates 68th Independence Day.
  • PM Narendra Modi gives his maiden independence speech from Lal Quila.

14th August:

  • India's highest peacetime gallantry award, the Ashok Chakra will be awarded posthumously to Major Mukund Varadarajan tomorrow on Independence Day.
  • Parliament approved a new proposal for appointment of judges where the responsibility given to a committee of six members: the Chief Justice of India, the next two most senior judges of the Supreme Court, the Law Minister,  and two eminent persons.
  • A total of 919 central and state forces police personnel were awarded gallantry and distinguished service medals on the eve of Independence Day.
  • RBI imposing a limit of 3 transactions per month from ATMs of other banks and 5 from the same bank in six metropolitan cities. A customer will be required to pay a fee of up to Rs 20 for using Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) beyond the permitted numbers of transactions in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
  • Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich 2-0 to win the German Super Cup.
  • France midfielder Franck Ribery announces his retirement from international football.

13th August:

  • Arun Jaitley, Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav felicitated with Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards by President of India.
  • Indian-Origin Manjul Bhargava wins Fields Medal Award also known as the "Nobel Prize of mathematics" in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene retires from Test cricket.
  • Real Madrid wins the UEFA Super Cup after defeating Sevilla 2-0.

12th August:

  • Senior AIADMK leader M. Thambidurai filed his nomination and is set to be elected Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha unopposed.
  • Hollywood comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died at his home in Marin County, California at the age of 63.

11th August:

  • TRS MP and daughter of Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhara Rao,K Kavitha booked for sedition for saying J&K and Telangana forcefully annexed to India.
  • Iraq President nominated the deputy parliament speaker Haider al-Ibadi as new Prime Minister.
  • German striker Miroslav Klose, the all-time World Cup top scorer, announced his retirement from international football.

10th August:

  • 39 dead in floods in Odisha and around 33 lakh affected across 23 districts in the state.

9th August:

  • BJP national council meeting held in Delhi today.
  • Ivory Coast forward player Didier Drogba announced his retirement from international football.

8th August:

  • US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel reach India on a three-day visit.
  • The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria to be an international public health emergency.

6th August:

  • Union Cabinet cleared the proposal for raising Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit in Defence to 49 per cent and 100 per cent FDI in Railway infrastructure segment.
  • The Union Cabinet decided to amend Juvenile Justice Act that will empower Juvenile Justice Board to decide on whether a juvenile above 16 years involved in heinous crimes is to be sent to an observation home or tried in a regular court.
  • Union Cabinet sacked Kamla Beniwal as Mizoram's governor.
  • Cartoonist Pran the creator of cartoon character, Chacha Choudhury died due to cancer of the intestine at the age of 75.

5th August:

  • Former Indian Foreign Service officer Arvind Gupta was on Monday appointed as deputy National Security Adviser.
  • Indian Smartphone maker Micromax has ousted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the leading brand in all types of mobile phones in the April-June quarter.
  • Spain midfielder football player Xavi Hernandez announced his retirement from international football.
  • BCCI announced squad for England ODI series.

4th August:

  • The government said that marks in English language comprehension skills in CSAT would not be included while preparing the merit list for the UPSC civil services exam.

3rd August:

  • PM Narendra Modi starts two day visit to Nepal.
  • 150 people were killed when a powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck southwest China's Yunnan province.
  • Two Indian officials of the Indian Olympics Association, including its secretary Rajeev Mehta, have been arrested in Glasgow on charges of alleged assault.
  • Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa created history by winning the first-ever gold medal in squash in commonwealth games.
  • India finishes fifth position with 64 medals, including 15 gold medals at Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.

2nd August:

  • CBI arrested SK Jain (Chairman-cum- Managing Director of Sydicate Bank) and five others for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 50 lakh for enhancement of credit limit to some companies bypassing rules and regulations.

1st August:

  • Vishal Sikka took over the charges as first non-founder chief executive officer of India's second largest software firm Infosys.
  • Vikas Gowda becomes the first Indian man to clinch athletics gold in 56 years after winning gold medal of the 20th Commonwealth Games in men's discus throw competition.

September 2014  

30th September:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Barack Obama at the White House.
  • Today Google will shut down social networking Orkut forever.

29th September:

  • Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan.
  • India's discus thrower Seema Punia wins Gold Medal in Asian Games medal with a best throw of 61.03 metres.
  • Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni win the Gold Medal in mixed doubles tennis event in Asian Games.

28th September:

  • O Panneerselvam named as the new chief minister of Tamil Nadu after J Jayalalithaa imprisoned for corruption.
  • HL Dattu today swears as the New Chief Justice of India.
  • President's Rule imposed in Maharastra after the ruling Congress Party reduce to minority following withdrawal of support by NCP.
  • India's Yogeshwar Dutt wins a gold medal in the 65kg freestyle wrestling in Asian Games after defeating Zalimkhan Yusupov of Tajikistan 3-0 in the final.

27th September:

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been sentenced to 4 years in jail after a Bangalore court found her guilty of corruption case in her assets value. The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 100 crore on her.
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the UN General Assembly.

26th September:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in New York on a five day visit to the US.
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigns from his post as his party Congress lost majority after the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) withdrawing support.

25th September:

  • BJP and Shiv Sena today end its 25 year old alliance and decide to contest state election in Maharastra independently.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the "Make in India" campaign in New Delhi.
  • Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) released its first images taken of Mars.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for America on a six-day visit.
  • Indian cricketer Kapil Dev has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at a ceremony in the House of Lords.

24th September:

  • India Space Research Organisation successfully inserted its spacecraft 'Mangalyaan' in the Martian orbit around 8 am today and became the first country to successfully carry out such a mission in its maiden attempt.
  • The Supreme Court cancelled 214 of 218 coal block that are allotted by various governments between 1993 and 2011.

23rd September:

  • Hindi movie Liars Dice is selected as the Oscar entry by Film Federation of India (FFI) for next year. The film is directed by Geetu Mohandas.

20th September:

  • Jitu Rai wins the India's first gold medal at the Asian Games after clinching the men's 50 metre pistol event.

19th September:

  • The People of Scotland rejects the referendum of independence from Britain in a historic voting.
  • Famous mandolin player and musician Uppalapu Srinivas died in Chennai on Friday due to illness at the age of 45.
  • The 17th Asian Games starts from today in Incheon, South Korea.
  • President Barack Obama nominated Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma as the next US Ambassador to India.
  • Asia's only grand slam singles champion China's Li Na announced her retirement from tennis.

18th September:

  • The people of Scotland voted in a referendum to choose whether to become an independent nation or stay within the United Kingdom.
  • India's first mission to Mars Mangalyaan which was launched November, 2013 enters last lap.
  • India's hockey team captain Sardar Singh will be the flag bearer at the opening of Asian Games in South Korea.

17th September:

  • Chinese President Xi Jingping arrives India on a three day visit.
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist boxer Manoj Kumar awarded with Arjuna Award after denied earlier by Kapil Dev led committee.

16th September:

  • In the By election poll result BJP wins 13 seats, SP 8 and Congress wins 7 out of the 32 assembly seats held in different states.
  • In the three Lok Sabha seats election, BJP, TRS and SP wins one each.

14th September:

  • Hindi Diwas is celebrated across the country to promote the Hindi language.
  • Indian shuttler HS Prannoy wins the Indonesian Masters Grand Prix after defeating Firman Abdul Kholik by 21-11 22-20 in the final.

13th September:

  • By poll election held for 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats in 10 states in India.
  • Champions League T20 matches starts from today. The tournament will be host by India.

12th September:

  • Election Commission will conduct state election on Maharashtra and Haryana for their next government on October 15 while the results will be declared on October 19.

11th September:

  • The 13th Anniversary of 9/11 incident observed in America.
  • US President Barack Obama approved the U.S. military campaign against the Islamic State, authorizing U.S. airstrikes in Syria along with expanded airstrikes in Iraq.

10th September:

  • The Union Cabinet approved share sales in state-run companies ONGC, Coal India and NHPC.

9th September:

  • Marin Cilic of Croatia defeat Kei Nishikori of Japan by 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the US Open Men's Single.
  • ICC ban Pakistani player Saeed Ajmal from bowling in International cricket for illegal bowling action.

8th September:

  • International literacy day is observed across the globe.
  • Serena Williams wins her third consecutive US Open trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-3 in the final.

7th September:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited flood hit Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation and declared it a "national-level disaster" with a special assistance of Rs.1,000 crore for the state.
  • The celebration of Onam festival started in Kerala.

6th September:

  • Thousands of people have been evacuated from their houses as more than 100 people have died in floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

5th September:

  • India celebrates Teacher's Day on the honor of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  • India and Australia signed a civil nuclear deal to allow export of uranium to India from Australia for use in power generation.
  • Sania Mirza of India and Bruno Soares of Brazil wins the US Open mixed doubles title after defeating pair of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonazalez by 6-1, 2-6, 11-9.

4th September:

  • A bus carrying 50 passengers washed away in flash floods in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Andhra Pradesh Government announces that the new capital will be established in Vijayawada region.

3rd September:

  • Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam appointed as the Governor of Kerala.
  • NDA Government completes 100 days in Office.
  • PM Narendra Modi returns from Japan after five day visit.

2nd September:

  • India wins the ongoing ODI Series in England 3-0 with one match still remaining. This is the first win in a bilateral series in England after 24 years.

1st September:

  • After Over 800 Years, Nalanda University reopens in Bihar.
  • Nifty reaches the 8000 point mark today for the first time.

October 2014  

31st October:

  • Devendra Fadnavis of BJP take oath as the Chief Minister of Maharastra.
  • Warren M Anderson, former Union Carbide chief that linked with the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy died in a hospital in Florida, USA at the age of 92.
  • The Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and death Anniversary of Indira Gandhi observed in India.

30th October:

  • Upholding the state government's decision, the Kerala High Court ordered the closure of all the bars in two and three-star hotels in the state.
  • India's Pankaj Advani clinched the World Billiards Championship title to bag a record 12th world crown and also complete 'Grand Double' post his third win in both the long and short formats in the same year.

29th October:

  • A list of 627 Indians with bank accounts at HSBC in Switzerland has been submitted to the Supreme Court by Union Government.

28th October:

  • The Supreme Court ask the union government to submit all names of Foreign Bank account holders by tomorrow the names of all Indians with foreign bank accounts.
  • Devendra Fadnavis of BJP elected as the new Chief Minister of Maharastra.
  • Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung reaches India on a two day visit.

27th October:

  • Union Government named eight people in the Supreme Court in connection with black money in foreign accounts.
  • The Supreme Court rejected a petition filed by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins Nalini Sriharan, for her earlyrelease after having served more than 14 years in jail.
  • Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected as the President of Brazil.

26th October:

  • Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as the 10th Chief Minister of Haryana.
  • 9 people killed and 17 others injured in a bus accident travelling from Lakhimpur to Guwahati at Nagaon in Assam.

25th October:

  • The Election Commission announced five phases state assembly election for Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, which will be start from November 25 till December 20.
  • The Defence Acquisition Council of India on cleared defence deals worth Rs. 80,000 crore out of which 53,000 crore spend on building 6 submarines in India.

24th October:

  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) inaugurated in China in the presence of delegates from 21 countries.

23rd October:

  • India celebrates Diwali festival.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit world's highest battlefield Siachen on the eve of Diwali festival.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 745 crore relief package for flood-hit Kashmir.

22nd October:

  • AIBA barred Indian boxer Sarita Devi, her coaches Gurbaksh Sandhu, Sagar Dhayal and Blax Iglesias Fernandes and India's chef de mission Adile Sumariwala from its events as Sarita Devi had refused to accept her bronze medal during Asian Games.

21st October:

  • Manohar Lal Khattar elected as the next Haryana Chief Minister.
  • South African track star Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

20th October:

  • Union Cabinet has approved ordinance on acquisition of deallocated coal mines.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Nigeria as Ebola free after a 42 day period with no new cases elapsed.
  • 123-year-old club Mohammedan Sporting of Kolkata decided to shut down due to financial problem.

19th October:

  • In the state assembly election in Maharashtra and Haryana, BJP lead in both the state with 123 seats and 47 seats.

18th October:

  • The Union Government has deregulated the diesel prices, which means the prices of diesel will move as per market flow not by the Government.
  • The West Indies Cricket team have pulled out of the India series after the fourth ODI in Dharamsala due to conflict with West Indies Cricket Board over pay dispute.

17th October:

  • India successfully test the indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from a test range at Chandipur.
  • Supreme Court granted a two-month bail to J Jayalalithaa on medical grounds and also suspended the Karnataka High Court sentence against the former Tamil Nadu chief minister in an illegal assets case.
  • Virat Kohli become the fastest to reach 20 ODI hundreds in 64 innings. He broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar who took 197 innings to get to the landmark.

16th October:

  • India successfully launched Third navigation satellite IRNSS 1C on board ISRO's PSLV C26 rocket.
  • Arvind Subramanian is appointed as India's new Chief Economic Adviser.

15th October:

  • 64 percent voter turnout in Maharastra and 73 percent in Haryana state assembly election.

14th October:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 1,000-crore package for cyclone hit Andhra Pradesh for recues operation.

13th October:

  • Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) barred property developer DLF Ltd and some of its executives from accessing capital markets for three years.
  • Congress Party dropped MP Shashi Tharoor as its party spokesperson.
  • French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 economics Nobel Prize for his analysis of market power and regulation.

12th October:

  • Cyclone Hudhud hit the coastal area of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
  • Indian Super League football starts from today. A total of 8 teams take part in the competition.

10th October:

  • India's Child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai Win Nobel Peace Prize jointly for 2014.
  • Kailash Satyarthi associated with "Bachpan Bachao Andolan" movement that saves more than 80,000 children from exploitation.
  • Malala Yousafzai becomes the youngest Nobel Laureates at the age of 17 years.
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg meets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

9th October:

  • French writer Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature.

8th October:

  • American scientist Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell have win the Nobel Prize in chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

7th October:

  • The Karnataka High Court has rejected the bail plea of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
  • Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura for inventing a low energy environmentally friendly LED.

6th October:

  • India celebrates Eid.
  • US-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian scientist May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the brain's positioning system.

4th October:

  • The 17th Asian Games ended in the South Korean city of Incheon with China on top spot of the medal tally with 151 gold medals. India finish 8th in the medal list with 11 gold medals. The next Asian Games will be held on Jakarta.
  • Chennai Super Kings wins the 2014 Champions League T20 after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets in the final at Bangalore.

3rd October:

  • India celebrates Vijaya Dashmi today.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation for the first time on All India Radio.
  • At least 32 people have died and 15 others are injured after a stampede in Patna after Dussehra celebrations near Gandhi Maidan.
  • India's men's and women's kabaddi team wins gold medal in Asian Games.
  • India finish their Asian Games 2014 campaign with 57 medals - 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders' spinner Sunil Narine suspended from bowling in the final of CL T20 match against Chennai Superkings due to illegal bowling action.

2nd October:

  • India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's biggest-ever cleanliness drive "Swachh Bharat" on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
  • Microsoft Corporation announced its 'Windows 10' operating system.
  • India's women's team wins gold medal in 4X400 metres relay at the Asian Games.
  • India beat Pakistan 4-2 on penalties to win men's hockey gold at Asian Games and also qualify for Olympics after 16 years.

1st October:

  • Narendra Modi returns to India after 5 day visit to US.
  • Indian boxer MC Mary Kom wins the gold medal in 51-kg boxing category.

November 2014  

30th November:

  • India's PV Sindhu wins the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Title.
  • Baichung Bhutia becomes the first Indian footballer to be inducted into Asian Football Confederation's Hall of Fame list.

29th November:

  • The first passenger train to Meghalaya from Assam was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Guwahati.

27th November:

  • The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Nepal conclude with an agreement on energy cooperation.
  • Australian Test cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital after he was in coma for three days following a head injury sustained while playing in a Sheffield Shield game in Sydney.
  • Nine Army soldiers found guilty of killing two teenagers in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam on November 3.
  • India launches e-Visa facility for the tourist of 43 Nations.

25th November:

  • People votes in the first phase of the polling in Jammu and Kashmir and in Jharkhand state assembly election.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Nepal to attend SAARC summit.
  • Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Murli Deora died in Mumbai.

21st November:

  • US president Barack Obama will be the chief guest on 2015 Republic Day celebration after he had accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation.

20th November:

  • The Supreme Court asks CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to step out of 2G Investigation.

19th November:

  • Haryana Police arrested controversial guru Rampal from his ashram in Hisar.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive Fiji in a one day visit.

18th November:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi becomes the first Indian PM to address Australian Parliament.
  • The Justice Nanavati Commission submit its final report on the 2002 Gujarat riots to the state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
  • The Indian Hockey coach Terry Walsh resigns from its post.

16th November:

  • The G20 annual summit completed in Brisbane in Australia.
  • India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth win the China Open Women and Men Singles Title respectively.
  • India wins the 5 match cricket series against Sri Lanka by 5-0.

14th November:

  • Children’s Day observed across India on the occasion of 125th Birthday of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • World Diabetes Day is observed to create awareness on diabetes.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Australia to attend the G-20 Summit in Brisbane.
  • Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson wins the ICC cricketer of the year award.

13th November:

  • Rohit Sharma scores 264 runs which is highest runs by any individual in International ODI cricket. He scores the run in the match against Sri Lanka in Eden Garden, Kolkata. He also becoming the first man scores two double centuries in ODIs. Rohit Sharma strike 33 fours during the innings which is highest number of fours in an innings by any batsman in ODI.
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar elected as the member of Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh.
  • Five Army men, including two officers were sentenced to life term for killing three peoples in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir in 2010.

12th November:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the ASEAN and the East Asian summits in Myanmar along with other world leaders.
  • For the first time in history, The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully landed a probe known as Philae on the surface of a comet.
  • Five congress MLA from Maharashtra have been suspended for allegedly manhandling and injuring Governor C Vidyasagar Rao outside the assembly during the confidence motion.
  • BJP government in Maharastra won the confidence motion through a voice vote.
  • Bollywood filmmaker Ravi Chopra died at the age of 68 due to severe lung ailment.

11th November:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for 10 day visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji.

10th November:

  • In the expansion of Union Cabinet, newly included Manohar Parrikar takes the charge Defence, Suresh Prabhu gets Railways Ministry, JP Nadda gets Health and Ch Birender Singh takes the charge of Rural Development.
  • Shiv Sena decided to sit in opposition in Maharashtra Assembly.

9th November:

  • Four cabinet ministers, three ministers of state with independent charge and 14 ministers of state added to the Union Government.
  • Indian batsman Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to reach 6000 ODI run on his 144th match and 136th innings during the game against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad.

7th November:

  • Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has been sworn in as the Chief Minister after Manohar Parrikar resigned.

6th November:

  • Lenovo Company has completed the acquisition of the Motorola Mobile brand.

5th November:

  • Sachin Tendulkar released his autobiography "Playing It My Way" in Mumbai.
  • India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as skipper of ICC ODI team for fifth year in a row.
  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conferred with the Japan's Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers award, one of the Japan's top national awards.

3rd November:

  • The resurrected World Trade Centre reopen for business after thirteen years of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
  • Bollywood actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar died in Mumbai.
  • Justice Mukul Mudgal has submitted its final report of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League's season 6 to the apex court.

2nd November:

  • Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq equaled the record for the fastest Test century by reaching the milestone in 56 balls against Australia in Abu Dhabi.
  • Central Zone defeat South Zone by nine runs to wins the Duleep Trophy crown at the Ferozeshah Kotla Ground, Delhi.

1st November:

  • Bangalore city is now officially known as Bengaluru and Mysore as Mysuru along with 10 other cities which are reverted to their old Kannada names from today.
  • From today, the free transaction in ATMs to withdraw money or for other purposes like balance enquiry limited to5 times.

December 2014 

31st December:

  • President Pranab Mukherjee approves the system of national body to appoint judges, which will start a process of selection of judges for the High Courts and the Supreme Court by making politicians and citizens a part of that process.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Dr Krishan Kant Paul as Governor of Meghalaya, Aziz Qureshi as Governor for Uttarakhand and Keshari Nath Tripathi as the Governor of West Bengal.

30th December:

  • Indian Test Cricket team Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirment from Test cricket.
  • Indonesian rescue teams found dead bodies from the debris of the AirAsia plane QZ 8501 which was missing from last Sunday.
  • A CBI court in Mumbai drops charges against BJP president Amit Shah in both the fake encounter cases of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsi Prajapati.

29th December:

  • The cabinet has cleared emergency executive order to ease land-acquisition rules in sectors like power, housing and defence to kick-start hundreds of billions of dollars in stalled projects, though investments are unlikely to flow in immediately.

28th December:

  • AirAsia Flight QZ8501 left from Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore with 155 passengers onboard goes missing after air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane.
  • BJP leader Raghubar Das has been sworn in as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand.

27th December:

  • Bihar Assembly Speaker disqualified four legislators belonging to the Janata Dal (United) for anti-party activities.

26th December:

  • BJP leader Raghubar Das elected as the next chief minister of Jharkhand who will be first non-tribal leader in the state to hold the post.
  • Indian army starts Operation All Out against the Bodo militants in Assam.

25th December:

  • Christmas is celebrated all over the world.
  • Indian Government today celebrated as the Good Governance Day on the birthday occasion of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

24th December:

  • Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) will be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

23rd December:

  • BJP becomes the single largest party in Jharkhand assembly election after winning 42 of 81 seats.
  • In Jammu and Kashmir assembly election,  PDP wins 28 seats while BJP wins 25 seats of the total 87 seats.
  • 70 people killed by militants in 4 different attacks in Assam.
  • India exported its first locally build warship CGS Barracuda offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to Mauritius.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted additional six months (till June 30, 2015) for exchanging currency notes printed before 2005.
  • Veteran Tamil filmmaker K. Balachander died in Chennai at the age of 84.

22nd December:

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Sachin Tendulkar as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador.

21st December:

  • Real Madrid wins the Club World Cup for the first time by beating San Lorenzo 2-0.

20th December:

  • The fifth and final phase of state assembly election polling ended today in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand.
  • Atletico De Kolkata wins the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after defeating Kerala Blasters by 1-0 in Mumbai.

19th December:

  • The Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax which will pave the way for a mega tax reform was tabled in the Lok Sabha today.
  • Union Government increases the PF rate from 8.50% to 8.75% for 2014-15.
  • Poet and critic Adil Jussawalla wins Sahitya Akademi Award 2014. Apart from this, five novels, three books of essays, three of short stories, one of literary criticism and an autobiography have also won the award.

18th December:

  • India's space agency successfully tested its heaviest satellite launch vehicle Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark III along with unmanned crew module on the vehicle, which could give the agency the option of manned missions.

17th December:

  • The Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lifted a moratorium on the death penalty after Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawar, killing 132 students and nine teachers.
  • Indian female boxer Sarita Devi banned for one year by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for refusing to accept her 2014 Asian Games bronze medal.

16th December:

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe re-elected as Prime Minister.
  • At least 124 students killed in a Taliban attack in an Army School in Peshawar, Pakistan.

15th December:

  • One gunman and two other killed when police act an operation to end siege in Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney.
  • Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling became the longest serving Chief Minister of India after completing 20 years in the office.
  • Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss wins the Miss World 2014 title in London.
  • Viswanathan Anand wins the London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams.

13th December:

  • Dineshwar Sharma has been appointed as the next chief of Intelligence Bureau(IB).

11th December:

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin visits India.
  • In an agreement signed, Russia to help India set up 12 nuclear reactors.
  • The United Nations has declared June 21 will be observed each year as the 'International Day of Yoga'.

10th December:

  • India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo.
  • The Ebola Fighters are selected as the Person of the Year by TIME Magazine for the year 2014.
  • Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma’s nomination as the next US Ambassador to India.
  • Indian boxer Sarita Devi accepts her Asian Games Bronze Medal which she earlier refused due to controversial decision on final.

9th December:

  • 58 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of the assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir while 61% turnout in Jharkhand Assembly polls.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named winner of this year’s readers’ poll for TIME ‘Person of the Year’ by TIME magazine.

8th December:

  • 21 people dead in Philippine after typhoon Hagupit hits the country.

7th December:

  • India's communication satellite GSAT-16 placed into the orbit by Ariane 5 rocket from the space port of Kourou in French Guiana.
  • Pakistan's all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez suspended from bowling in international cricket by the ICC after his bowling actionwas found to be illegal.

5th December:

  • In Kashmir, 13 people were killed which include nine soldiers, three policemen, and one civilian in a series of terror attacks. Also six militants were also killed during the attack.
  • NASA launches unmanned orbital test flight named Orion to Mars.
  • Shiv Sena decides to join Maharastra BJP Government.

3rd December:

  • The Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has set up a special bench of two judges to hear cases related to social issues. 
  • 1979 batch IPS officer Anil Kumar Sinha of Bihar cadre appointed as the new CBI Director.

2nd December:

  • In the second phase of state assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, 71% and 65 per cent polling took place.
  • India decides to buy 126 Rafale fighter planes in a $15 billion defence-purchase deal with France.
  • India successfully conducted the first trial of nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile from Odisha.
  • Bollywood actor Deven Verma died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 78.

1st December:

  • 13 CRPF soldiers killed in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh.
  • World AIDS Day is observed across India and Globe.
  • Tabare Vazquez again reelected as president of Uruguay.