Year 2014 in History - Important Historical Events of the year 2014

The year 2014 has a special significance of its own in India and world history. Let us know some such important events of the year 2014 such as: born famous people, death of famous people, war treaty, independence of a country, invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc., knowing which your general Knowledge will increase.

Important Historical Events of the Year 2014 in World ⚡

DateIncident/Event
01 januaryBill Clinton, the former president of USA Swears in the New York 109th mayor. Bill de Blasio was the city's first democratic mayor since 1993.
02 januaryThe former Israel Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon has been is coma since 2006. He is in critical condition following a renal failure.
03 januaryThe Bloomberg Billionaires Index has released that there has been a increase of the net worth of the 300 richest people in the world has $524 billion.
04 januaryDue to a polar vertex record low temperatures are expected in the US. The cold air from North Pole from US would bring temperature to 15 degrees in Chicago.
05 januaryISRO launches the Geosynchronous satellite launch Vehicle (GSLV-PS). It has been placed 1982 kg. GSAT-14 communication satellite into orbit in 17 min.
06 januaryJenet Yellen becomes the chairman of the US Federal Reserve. She is the first woman to hold the post of chairman.
07 januaryThe holiday earnings of apple will be announced on January 27.And the investors will care most about the iPad sales and the company's iPhone.
08 januaryThe nominations of 67th British Academy Film Awards are announced. Sandra Bullock is nominated for the best actress for her film Gravity. This is directed by Alfonso Cuaron.
11 januaryU.S NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and John Holdren, White House Science Advisor, announce that president Obama's administration approved extending the use of the International Space Station through 2024.
11 januaryThe Israelis former prince minister, dies at the age of 85 after eight years in comma following a stroke in 2006.
12 january‘12 years a Slave' was awarded as the best motion picture at the 71st Golden Globe Award. American Hustle also received the ‘Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy award' with actress Amy Adams.
13 januaryEarthquake of 6.5 magnitude hit the coast of Puerto Rico killing a number of people.
13 januaryIn the west Virginia, methylcyclohexane methanol, a chemical industry releases its chemicals in water due to which 10 people were hospitalized.
15 januaryThere is a prediction of the World Bank global forest that there is an increase in growth to 3.2 percent from 2.4 percent in 2013.
17 januaryThe discovery of a bone took place in Winchester 1999. It is believed that this bone may belong to the famous King Alfred the great or his son Edward the elder who was very famous in history.
17 januaryThe former Spy Contractor raised his voice for N.S.A. disclosure. So the president of America Barack Obama has announced to reform the phone Surveillance.
18 januaryLewis Clarke of Bristol has a cheered a new world record in the united state and become the youngest 16 year old person to trek the North Pole.
18 januaryUS jobless initial claims remained unchanged at 32600 following 325000 from previous week.
19 januaryAna Ivanovic, the Serbian Tennis player and 2008 French Open Champion beats Serena Williams during the fourth round of the 2014 Australian Open.
20 januaryThe social security numbers and credit card details were stolen in South Korea by an IT contractor.
21 januaryVenezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announces plans to raise the price of gas to 17 percent from 6 percent.
22 januaryEuropean Space Agency researchers have detected water vapour on the minor planet Ceres. It is the largest asteroid and the only dwarf planet in the inner Solar System.
24 januaryThe U.S postal service has taken initiative to increase the rate in postage. This has been approved in last December and the piece of first class postage is increased from 46 percent to 49 percent.
25 januaryNational 9/11 Memorial officials have announced that the 9/11 Museum will be opened Mid May - in memory of the victims of the terrorists attack.
26 januaryStanislas Wawrinka won his first Grand Slam title. He beat Rafael Nadal in 2014 Australian Open Final.
27 januaryThe U.S. postal service has taken initiative to increase the rate in postage. This has been approved in last December and the price of first class postage is increased from 46 cents to 49 cents.
28 januaryThe company Apple releases the earning of the fourth quarter of 2013 and this year it has faced a deficit in it's around because of the decrease of its stock price by 8% as they sold 51 million iPhones, falling short of analyst expectations that they would sell 55 million iPhones.
30 januaryThe explorer of seas Royal Caribbean cruise liner returned to port after 700 of its 3050 passengers became ill with gas gastroenteritis, the liner was suspected to be the Novo virus, a variant strain of the species Norwalk virus.
01 februaryU.S state department completed a long delayed review of the Keystone XI Pipeline and they concluded that the Pipeline would not increase green house gas emission.
01 februaryBan Ki Moon, United Nations secretary general appoints former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg as a UN special envoy for citied and climate changes.
02 februaryThe Super bowl took place at Met life Stadium in east Rutherford at New Jersey, The sea hawks beat the devour broncos by 43-8 runs which was a historic win for the sea hawks ,who haven’t won a major championship in last 30 years.
03 februaryThe 2011 abortion rate was reported to be the lowest in the last 30 years. The rate of 16.9.abortionsper thousand women of child bearing age was 19.4 per thousand in 1981.
04 februaryGoogle and Microsoft reported that the National Security Agency ordered them to provide information on 10,000 accounts over a six months period in 2012 and 2013. And Yahoo reported that they complied with government request for information on more than 40,000 accounts.
05 februaryMario Cuomo, the Governor of New York has planned to announce executive action to loosen Marijuana laws. It also allowed the use of the drugs for medical purposes.
06 februarySteven Segal, a well known action movie star who is of 61 years old considered a run of Arizona governor.
07 februaryJay leno, entertainer and host of “The Tonight show”, was replaced with Jimmy Fallon after when he resigns from his jobs after 22 years of hosting thin show.
08 februaryThe US congress spent $ 4.5 billion for additional missile defence over for the next five years and these funds had partially paid for new radar in Alaska indicating safety concerns regarding missiles from Iran and North Korea.
09 februaryThe country Switzerland gave votes to put forward a quota about the number of immigrants that comes to the country from the European Union and about 50 .4 % of the votes agreed to approve the measure.
10 februaryYemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and along with some representatives from the country’s man portal parties agreed to transport Yemen into a country of six-region federation as a part of palatal transition.
11 februaryThe Indian Athletes were granted permission to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics under their own nation’s flag after two years when The Indian Olympic Association was suspended when the Indian officials were found doing corruption in 2012.
12 februaryAfter twenty eight years Philippine dictator Ferdinand Macos was ousted because the Philippine government recons $29 million from Swiss accounts by bringing the secret accounts of Macros that were recovered then handed $712 million to the government.
13 februaryVenezuelan President, Nicolas Madura arrested more anti-government protestors holding about 19 people suspected of attempting to undermine him.
14 februaryThe Italy’s Prime Minister, Enrico Letta resigned by following the friction within his own Democratic party.
15 februaryThe Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Taman Salam declares that he has been able to form a new Cabinet by breaking the 10 month impasse between Hezbollah and Sunni rival parties he also intended to hold presidential elections on time.
16 februaryEleven illegal gold miners were rescued from a collapsed shaft and the remaining men were refused to surface upon learning that the rescued men have been immediately arrested. Over 200 miners were still remained in the shaft.
17 februaryJimmy Fallon officially replaces Jay Leno in his first broadcast as host of 'The Tonight Show’.
17 februaryThe American ice dousing power called Charlie White and Meryl draws won the Olympic gold medal which was th
18 februaryThe famous soft-drink company ‘Coca- Cola’ announced that it would plan to reduce its cost by 1 million dollar over the next few years, so that it can counteract its slowing demand.
19 februaryThe social media company FaceBook announces that it will purchase WhatsApp for 19 billion dollar as it is in increasing move presence. Also, younger users seem to prefer communicating with mobile apps, which allow them to avoid cell phone testing charges.
20 februaryGermany’s design company Art+ Com saved said Google on February 20. It claimed that Internet Company infringed on its patented spatial mapping technology by incorporating its features into Google Earth.
21 februaryPresident Obama meets with Dalai Lama for the third time even though it was protested from china that this meeting could threaten diplomatic relations.
22 februaryMatteo Renzi a 39 year old Former Florentine has been inaugurated as Prime Minister of Italy.
23 februaryThe Sochi Winter Olympics ends; on this last day of the competitions, Canada beats Sweden in men's hockey, keeping Canada as the reigning gold winner in two consecutive Winter Games.
23 februaryDale Earnhardt, Jr. wins his second Daytona 500 race, 10 years after his first win, in a race postponed for hours by heavy rain.
24 february29-term U.S. Rep. John Dingell announces that he will retire at the end of his current term; the 87-year-old congressman says that his health is fine, but the hostile climate in Congress means that he can no longer do his job effectively.
24 februaryResearchers report that taking acetaminophen during pregnancy can increase the risk of ADHD diagnoses as the babies mature; taking acetaminophen in the first trimester has the lowest risk at 9%, but there is a 63% likelihood of the condition in babies if the drug is taken in the last two trimesters.
25 februaryThe government of Brazil planned to cut its spending by almost $19 billion this year. It is na effort to reduce the country’s debts and inflation growth. Economists have revised current year GDP and next years growth forecast in recent weeks.
26 februaryAfter the mass Vandalism incident earlier this month that destroyed hundreds of library system existing copies, over 300 books related to Anne Frank are donated to Tokyo libraries by the embassy of Israel. Police was still investing about it.
27 februaryThe US food and drug administration in proposions to revise food labels by providing realistic serving series, emphasises calorie and sugar amounts, and breaking down fats and listing into good and bad fats.
28 februaryIndian automakers Mahindra & Mahindra began selling the e20, an electric car, in Bhutan. It costs about $ 11,300. Vehicle exhaust caused air pollution problems in Bhutan. This threatened the country’s tourist dependence.
02 marchEllen DeGeneres hosted the 86th Academy Awards. The most awards are won by 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave,' and 'Dallas Buyers Club'. Since the year 2000 the broadcast received the highest views of any Oscar ceremony.
03 marchForbes' annual ranking on the richest person in the world named Bill Gates is the world's richest person in the world. He is with a total net worth of $76 billion. He outranked last year's wealthiest person, Carlos Slim, by $4billion.
04 marchPresident Obama presented his 2015 budget to Congress. He announced that it is a roadmap for creating jobs with good wages and expanding opportunity for all Americans.
05 marchAndrus Ansip resigned from Prime Minister of Estonia. He presided over the entry of Estonia into the Eurozone. He has served the longest date among the prime minister of the European Union.
05 marchThe US Supreme Court rules the whistleblower protection under the Sarbanes-Oxely Act to be extended to private employees working for public companies under contract.
06 marchPrince Harry initiated, The Invictus Games, which will become the games only for those wounded members in the military.
07 marchA study has announced today that high levels of vitamin D in the blood may increase the probability of the survival for breast cancer patients and hence gave a hope to the people for the survival.
08 march1,29,000 jobs have been added in January in the payrolls of U.S.A and 1,75,000 jobs added in February, being a difficult winter weather.
08 marchInternational Women’s Day has been celebrated by the UNO. The theme of the celebration is ‘Equality for Women is progress for all’.
08 marchMalaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared en route from KualaLumpur to Beijing, prompting the most expensive search in aviationhistory.
09 marchNCAA basketball team named ‘Wichita State shockers’ wins the Missouri Valley Conference Championship undefeated.
10 marchAs the Irish fruit company Fyffes merges with US company Chiquita, the world’s greatest banana company is created. The new company, Chuquita Fyffes, will trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
11 marchFor the treatment of migraine headaches, the US Food and Drug Administration approve an electric nerve stimulating device.
12 marchChina released satellite images of debris which is possibly linked to the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines Flight on 8th March.
12 marchUS President Barack Obama met the acting Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yatsenyuk and vows to stand with Ukraine its conflict with Russia.
13 marchThe European Central Bank announces its readiness to ensure that interest rates will remain steady or decrease as inflation rises.
13 marchThe government of U.K has announced that it will put 11 million pounds into the funding of the square kilometre Array project, a radio telescope that will collect massive amounts of data from space, requiring immense computing resources.
14 marchThe U.S plans to let its contract with ICANN expire next year; this would end U.S authority over the internet.
15 marchThe Chip Ganassi racing team won the 12 hrs of Sabring with individual victories for Marino Franchitti, Memo Rajas and Scott Pructt.
16 marchCrimean Voters supported seceding from Uharaine. They are also joining Russia in a referendum deemed illegal by E.U. and supported by US.
16 marchApproximately 40 miles northwest of Iquique, Chili is heat by an earthquake. It measures 6.7 on the Richter scale.
17 marchUSA President Obama promised that the country will not take any military action against Ukraine due to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
18 marchPresident Obama awarded 24 medals to veterans, originally overlooked due to ethnic or racial bias.
21 marchThe famous Exxon Mobil, after a long time, takes the initiative among energy companies to disclose its plans for dealing with climate change in response to 2013 shareholder resolution. This initiative of the company move may set a standard for other energy companies to follow.
22 marchThe Brazilian Government is auctioning part of the nation’s television bandwidth spectrum to mobile phone companies by providing much-needed capacity to meet wireless demand.
23 marchFrench satellite images have confirmed Chinese detection of potential debris from the missing Malaysian Air Craft 370. It was disappeared on its sought that I was above ocean. It happened on March 8th.
24 marchDisney has announced that it will buy Maker Studios for 500 million with an additional payout of 450 million if it can meet certain performance targets. Disney can expand marketing outlets for its media trough selling online video.
25 marchUS Girl Scout Katie Francis breaks the record for selling cookies for the organisation’s annual fundraiser by selling 18,107 boxes in seven weeks.
25 marchGwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announce their divorce after 11 years of marriage. The announcement on Paltrow’s website was titled ‘conscious uncoupling’.
26 marchBeijing issues air pollution warnings advising limited outdoor activity as particular concentration (PM 2.5) measures 309 over 12 times the World Health Organisation standard.
26 marchA second dwarf planet is discovered between the Oort cloud and the Kuiper belt which is an area previously considered as a no man’s land. The planet 2012 VP-113, measures about 280 miles across the first Sedna about 600 miles across, was discovered in 2003.
27 marchPresident Obama visits Vatican to meet the Pope Francis. During his meeting he pays his respect to Pope Francis. He stated that he is “a greater administrator” of new Pope.
27 marchDoctors successfully replaced a 3D-printed skull real skull. The Doctors of Utrecht in the Dutch City announce that a 3D-printed plastic skull was successfully used to replace part of woman’s real skull three months ago in an operation.
28 marchAn earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit South California; the quake was about 22 miles Southeast of Los Angeles near La Habra.
29 marchAfrican Story wins the Dubai cup with 12-1 odds, overtaking favoured Mukhadram with 14-1 odds; both horses are owned by the members of Dubai’s Al Maktoum family.
30 marchSlovakia sets a new precedent by electing Andrej Kiska, a millionaire, as president; Mr Kiska.
30 march“Frozen” which was Oscar winning film beats toy story 3 over the weekend to become the highest earning animated movie in history
01 aprilNan Earthquake stroked 58 Miles North East Of Iquique in Cile Measuring about 8.2 on Ritcher Scale.
02 aprilThe US nation security agency confirmed that it has been using a legal loophole to search phone calls and emails of Americans without a warrant.
03 aprilDavid Letterman announces that he will retire from the 'Late Show' in 2015.
03 aprilThe mall-building company owned by Filipino billionaire Henry Sy is set to accelerate mall development in China.
05 aprilOscar winner Lupita Nyong’ O, winner for best supporting actress in 12 years a slave Joined Lancome as its newest brand ambassador in the year 2014.
06 aprilStorey American actor Mickey Rooney dies at age 93. He died because of some natural causes in the year 2014.
06 aprilNigeria rebase its GDP calculations, making its economy the largest in Africa on total GDP basis however South Africa needs on an GDP per capita basis.
07 aprilMitchell D Higgins visited U.K. as the head of state. On his visit he asked Queen Elizabeth 2nd to visit Ireland.
08 aprilMicrosoft ended its support for its famous OS window OS. The system is released on 2001.
10 aprilElon Musk was the head of Tesla Motors, Inc., announces that the company will begin selling its luxury electric cars in China the month of April.
11 aprilPapua New Guinea is shaken by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake with an aftershock registering at 6.1 on the Richter scale; the quakes were cantered off the island of Bougainville.
11 aprilBudget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell is nominated to replace Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
12 aprilResearchers announce a new orally-administered drug that may cure Hepatitis C; 90 percent of patients in trials were declared free of the virus after 12 weeks.
12 aprilLarry Ellison of Oracle Corp. is ranked the highest-paid U.S. executive for the second year in a row; Ellison's 2013 compensation of $78.4 million is more than twice that of runner-up Robert Iger of Walt Disney Corp, with $34.3 million.
13 aprilBubba Watson, American golfer, wins the Masters Tournament for the second year in a row in 2014.
15 aprilGoogle publicly offers Google Glass for the first time in a one-day online sale at $1,500 apiece.
16 aprilAbout 174 students were rescued from a South Korean ferry that capsized off that coast. The ferry was carrying 476 people. Rescue operations were implemented as soon as the accident was reported.
16 aprilThe South Korean ferry MV Sewol sank 1.5 km (0.93 mi) offshore of Dongodochadu, Jindo County, with 476 onboard, including 172 survivors.
17 aprilStem Cells were successfully created from adult human cells. Previously stem cell lines were derived from fetus and infants.
18 aprilA 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico about 80 miles to the north-west of Acapulco. Only a minor damage was reported.
23 aprilFaceBook announced the first profits of$642 million lead to increase of nearly a factor of 3 over first quarter profits in 2013.
27 aprilJohn XXII John Paul II was canonized by Pope Francis. First time two former Popes were elected to sainthood in the same ceremony by Catholic Church.
27 aprilGeorge Clooney & British attorney Amal Alamuddin was reported engaged.
28 aprilMicrosoft identifies a security issue in Internet Explorer that can allow hackers to take control of personal computers using the browser; the flaw affects version 6 to 11 of the software.
28 aprilDubai International Airport beat London Heathrow Airport in the first quarter of this year as the world's busiest international airport; Dubai Airport hopes to retain this position after a series of expansion projects are completed.
28 aprilFaceBook announces first-quarter profits of $642 million, an increase of nearly a factor of 3 over first-quarter profits in 2013, resulting in earnings of 25 cents per share versus the 17 cents per share expected by Wall Street.
29 aprilA partial solar eclipse takes place, only viewable from certain regions of Australia and Antarctica; the annular eclipse was formed as the moon blocked out the centre of the sun, leaving a ring of solar rays.
29 aprilThe cast has been announced for the next film in the 'Star Wars' series, due out in 2015; the cast includes some original cast members as well as actors new to the franchise.
30 aprilThe World Bank reports that India is now the third-largest economy behind the U.S. and China on the basis of purchasing power parity; India replaces Japan, though Japan remains in third place when GDPs are compared on an exchange-rated basis.
04 mayJuan Carlos Varela Rodriguez won the Presidential election of Panama on May 4, 2014 with 39% of the votes against ruling party. He also served the country as Vice President from 2009 to 2014 and as Minister of Foreign Relations from 2009 to 2011.
17 mayThe right-wing Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, won the general election in India on May 17, 2014 with 336 seats out of 543 seats. It was the first time it has achieved a majority in the Lok Sabha without any alliance.
21 mayThe National September 11 Museum opened on May 21, 2014 to the public, commemorating the 9/11 attacks in 2001 by terrorist group Al-Qaeda.
02 juneTelangana officially becomes the 29th state of India. Telangana is a state in southern India. It has an area of 114,840 km2 and is the twelfth largest state in India. Most of it was part of the princely state of Hyderabad (Medak and Warangal Divisions), ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad during the British Raj, joining the Union of India in 1948.
03 juneHashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team. Hashim Mohammad Amla (born 31 March 1983) is a South African cricketer. A right-handed batsman and occasional medium-pace bowler, Amla bats at number three for South Africa in Test matches and opens for them in One Day Internationals.
04 juneThe master stylist John Banville wins this year's Prince of Asturias Award for Literature, announced in Oviedo, Spain.
19 juneFelipe VI, Prince of Asturias, held the Spanish throne following the abduction of his father, Juan Carlos I.
13 julyThe second cargo rocket to the International Space Station has been launched by Orbital Sciences Corp. There has been contracts Orbital and competitor Space X for space supply delivery.
13 julyThe calls from political opponents for the impeachment of USA President Barack Obama has been rejected by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee as it did not find any ground for impeachment.
14 julyHamas has rejected a peace deal brokered by Egypt and agreed to by Israel. Israel has also warned that the rejection could result military action to stop rocket attacks from Palestinian militants.
14 julySamsung temporarily suspends Operations with supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co has been suspended temporarily by Samsung. The allegations of child labor have been raised. Now Samsung is conducting an investigation.
15 julyApple and IBM have joined forces to develop apps for business users. The recent agreement will give Apple a greater share of the business market. This will cater to a mobile workforce. IBM will get benefit from the software incorporation on its cloud computing policy.
15 julyA leader of Islamist militant group of Boko Haram, Mohammed Zakari was arrested by Nigerian police. Boko Haram is concerned in hundreds of deaths and kidnappings. Zakari has been accused of recently killing of seven people.
16 julyTime Warner, Inc. may be offered $75 billion by Twenty-First Century Fox in a proposed merger deal that would create the world's largest media company; Time Warner rejected an earlier proposal by Fox
16 julyThe U.S. adds new sanctions against Russia, prohibiting certain Russian international businesses from accessing U.S. capital markets; the move extends previous sanctions targeting specific individuals and their companies
17 julyMicrosoft announces that it will lay off 14% of its workforce, equalling approximately 18,000 employees; many of the cuts are expected to come from recently-acquired Nokia
17 julyMalaysian Airlines Flight MH17 is hit by a missile while flying over eastern Ukraine, the location of heavy fighting by pro-Russian separatists; the origin of the missile is not yet known; all 298 people aboard the plane were killed in the attack.
18 julyForbes Media, controlled by the Forbes family, is selling a majority interest in the business to Integrated Whale Media Investments, based in Hong Kong; the deal is expected to provide Forbes with greater international exposure.
18 julyAmazon announces its new Kindle Unlimited program, a subscription service providing borrowing rights to a large selection of books for a monthly fee; the service is drawing comparisons to movie rental company Netflix.
19 julyRussia retaliates against U.S. sanctions against certain individuals by denying visas to 13 Americans.
19 julyTobacco company R. J. Reynolds must pay over $23 billion in resolution of a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man who died from lung cancer at age 36; the suit accused the company of hiding the health risks and habit-forming nature of cigarettes.
20 july25-year-old Rory McIlroy wins the British Open, making history with his third championship win.
20 julyThe U.S. states that evidence suggests a Russian-made missile was fired at Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17; the missile strike killed all 298 people aboard.
21 julyIn an effort to address the flood of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the Texas border, Governor Rick Perry sends 1,000 National Guard troops to provide border security.
21 julyMultiple U.S. food chains in China drop meat supplier Shanghai Husi after reports that the company used expired meat and unsanitary processing conditions; companies include McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King and Starbucks.
22 julyApple Inc. forecasts greater demand for its new iPhone6 models than for the iPhone 5S and 5C; in response to consumer demand, the new phones will have larger screens.
22 julyA case of bubonic plague in the Chinese province of Gansu prompts quarantines in parts of the city of Yumen; while outbreaks are rare, the disease can be contracted by contact with fleas from wild rodents.
23 julyThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration removes its ban on air travel to Israel after concluding that Israel will be able to prevent risks to aircraft during the conflict with Hamas.
23 julyObamacare renders confusion as two appeals courts issue conflicting rulings regarding the legality of subsidies offered through federal versus state-run insurance exchanges; the ruling will likely to to the U.S. Supreme Court.
24 julyArseny Yatseniuk, prime minister of Ukraine, submits his resignation in frustration over inaction of the parliament to address energy needs and military funding.
24 julyAmazon Inc. reports a $126 million loss for the second quarter, its second-highest loss on record; the company has been investing in new services to attract and retain more customers.
25 julyDutch and Australian police are headed to eastern Ukraine in the continuing search for bodies and evidence in the missile strike of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17; separatists have been accused of tampering with evidence and hindering investigations.
25 julyBose has filed a lawsuit against Beats Electronics for violating various patents related to noise-cancellation technology.
26 julyU.S. President Barack Obama meets with Central American leaders, asking their assistance in curbing the flood of children attempting to immigrate; Obama asserted that children without proper documentation would be returned to their home countries.
26 july29-year-old Italian cyclist Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France, becoming the first winner from Italy in 16 years; the victory makes Nibali one of only six cyclists to have won the Grand Tours of Italy, Spain and France.
27 julyZillow, the real estate website company will buy its rival Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock. The company will control the market for online searches of real estate.
27 julyDiscount store Dollar Tree will buy its rival Family Dollar. It will buy for $8.5 billion. It is expected that the amalgamated company is expected to create income in line with challenger Dollar General.
28 julyAdditional sanctions have been imposed on Russia by the U.S. and the European Union. It has focused on limitations connected to the nation's martial, power, and economic sectors.
28 julyU.S. officials complained that Russia has dishonored the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. This violation was made by Russia by test-firing a type of cruise missile. Russian officials argue raised their voices against the charge.
29 julyThe key Sierra Leone doctor, Dr. Sheik Umar Khan who was fighting against the Ebola virus died. He died after succumbing to the disease.
29 julyThe NCAA has settled a lawsuit regarding concussions. It has paid $70 million to review head injuries for existing and past players of college sports. The finance does not cover treatment, forcing injured players to take legal action their colleges for damages.
30 julyU.S. Congress votes to take legal action against the Obama administration. It has claimed that the president overstepped his power by separately delaying a condition of the Obama care law without looking for required congressional consent.
30 julyBank of America will pay $1.3 billion in a civil lawsuit over fraud committed by lending unit Countrywide Financial. This operated a scheme nicknamed ‘Hustle’. It has resulted in large numbers of unconfirmed mortgages during 2007-2008.
31 julySerena Williams, the famous tennis champion beat Karolina Pliskova in her first game. She left the Wimbledon games on July 1st due to illness Williams will also undergo future medical tests in order to confirm if the illness was caused by a virus.
31 julyAir strikes against Islamic State militants have been authorized by U.S. President Barack Obama. This authorization has been given for situations in which the forces appear to threaten U.S. personnel. Food drops were also carried out along the Syrian border to civilians those who have been trapped by the violence.
01 augustLiberia and Sierra Leone declare a state of emergency in response to the Ebola virus disease by sending in troops and ordering the closure of schools and markets and the quarantining of affected communities.
03 augustA genetic variant amid Greenlanders that considerably increases the danger of type 2 diabetes, has been discovered by Danish scientists.
04 augustAccording to The World Health Organisation the death toll from the Ebola virus crisis can be as high as 887.
05 augustThe Russian consumer protection agency, Rospotrebnadzor, adds Kentucky Gentleman to the increasing list of imports banned, saying that this Bourbon whiskey comprises of 'additives that can cause functional and eventually organic changes in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the endocrine system, as well as cause cancer and problems with infertility in men and women.'
06 augustApple Inc., an American electronics enterprise and Samsung Electronics, a Korean company Samsung Electronics have decided to settle their patent lawsuit outside the United States.
06 augustThe World Health Organization announces that 932 have died from the recent eruption of the Ebola virus with a man allegedly dying of the disease in Jeddah, Saudi after a business trip to Sierra Leone.
12 augustArtur Avila, ManjulBhargava, Martin Hairer, and Maryam Mirzakhani are presented with Fields Medals. Mirzakhani became the first female and the first Iranian Fields medalist ever.
16 augustGovernor Jay Nixon announces a state of emergency and curfew in the town of Ferguson, Missouri due to the nights spent rioting earlier.
17 augustPicketers rob an Ebola quarantine center in the Liberian capital of Monrovia, causing the 17 patients to flee, and also the stealing of bloodstained bedding and medical equipment.
19 augustThe meeting that was supposed to occur between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan has been called off due to the Pakistani officials meeting with separatists in Kashmir region, which is disputed province between the nations.
28 augustThe Philippines economy grows by 6.4% in Q2, hence showing signs of showing signs of improvement after it suffered because of the Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
29 augustEbola spreads to Senegal when a 21-year-old man becomes the first reported case, due to his recent contact with Ebola victims from Guinea.
01 septemberProtesters in Pakistan calling for the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif temporarily take over the state TV station and shut it down. Soldiers and paramilitary forces later got back control and operations were resumed.
03 septemberPharmaceutical chain CVS Pharmacy declares that it will change its name to 'CVS Health' and stop marketing tobacco products.
04 septemberThe Ebola death toll in the West of Africa surpasses 1,900, according to the WHO.
05 septemberThe death of Moktar Ali Zubeyr, head of terrorist outfit al-Shabaab in an airstrike on 1st September, has been confirmed by the Pentagon.
07 septemberAsteroid 2014 RC closely approaches the Earth at 0.1 Lunar Distances.
08 septemberIt is conveyed that almost around one thousand children have been affected and hospitalized with respiratory infections in numerous U.S. states.
09 septemberSix people have been detained in Taiwan for trading adulterated lard products that comprised of used kitchen oil and leather manufacturing grease to restaurants, manufacturers and food suppliers.
10 septemberBarack Obama approves $25 million for 'immediate military assistance' to be provided to the Iraqi government and Kurdistan Regional Government.
11 septemberSouth African athlete Oscar Pistorius is found innocent and not guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. However, he may be convicted of a lesser charge.
13 septemberThree Maoists are killed and two are seriously injured in a fight with security forces in the Giridih district of India's Jharkhand state.
15 septemberMicrosoft agrees to buy Swedish company Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, for US$2.5 billion.
16 septemberRussian Tycoon and billionaire VladmirYevtushenkov is placed under house arrest for alleged money laundering.
17 septemberXi Jinping, the President of China, travels to India to improve trade links. Another matter on the agenda is to attempt to resolve decades old disputes over borders.
18 septemberUltra compact dwarf galaxy M60-UCD1 is disclosed to be the smallest known galaxy that comprises a super massive black hole at its center.
20 september49 hostages of the Islamic State are freed and returned to Turkey after an operation enacted by the Turkish government after the June kidnapping in Mosul, Iraq. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not reveal information regarding its actions in this rescue operation.
21 septemberNASA Mars probe MAVEN is on track to enter the planet's orbit. This journey has taken the probe 10 months to complete. The probe will collect data for a year on the upper Martian atmosphere this will help to potentially answer questions about climate change on the planet.
22 septemberDemonstrators block Wall Street as they demand action on climate change in advance of a U.N. climate change forum that is set to take place tomorrow.
23 septemberThe United States and its allies commence air strikes against Islamic State in Syria producing reports of at least 120 deaths.
24 septemberIndia's Mars Orbiter Mission of ISRO successfully enters Mars orbit.
26 septemberAs the Ebola epidemic spreads, the World Health Organization (WHO) has requested Ebola vaccine doses from GlaxoSmithKline (Glaxo); the company offered the vaccine to WHO in March, but the offer was rejected as human trials of the vaccine had not yet been carried out.
27 septemberThe United Nations Human Rights Council votes in favor of LGBT rights.
29 septemberEBay Inc. announces that it will split its PayPal unit into a separate company. It raises the possibility of a PayPal buyout by mobile payment operators such as Google.
30 septemberThe first case of the Ebola Virus detected in the US is being treated in the American city of Dallas, Texas.
01 octoberThe Mexican government arrests Hector Beltran Leyva, head of a family-run crime group mainly involved in drug smuggling.
02 octoberThe United States of America somewhat lifts a long-time ban on harmful weapon sales to Vietnam to help it mend maritime security. This is a historic move that literally comes 40 years after the end of the Vietnam War.
03 octoberPalestine will be formally accepted as a sovereign state by the new government of Sweden. However, this recognition was backed by the U.N. General Assembly two years ago.
04 octoberThomas Eric Duncan, was the first patient to be hospitalized for Ebola in the U.S. 10 people who were in close contact with him have been isolated.
05 octoberHewlett-Packard (HP) decides to divide into two companies: HP Enterprise, concentrating on business products and services, and HP Inc., concentrating on printing and personal computing.
06 octoberPakistan and India start fire across the borders leading to the death of five civilians in India and four in Pakistan.
07 octoberHiroshi Amano, Isamu Akasaki and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for creating the blue light emitting diodes.
08 octoberThe people in North America, Western South America, Australia and parts of East Asia will be able to observe a lunar eclipse today.
09 octoberThe U.S. stock market decreases sharply, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average each sinking by about 2 percent.
10 octoberThree people in Mali, which has had no previous cases of Ebola, have been injected with an experimental vaccine against this virus. This was the first trial of its kind in Africa.
16 octoberU.S. President Barack Obama provides sanction for military reserves to be sent to West Africa if needed, in order to help with the Ebola epidemic.
17 octoberAs per the World Health Organization, Senegal is now free of the Ebola virus.
18 octoberA male rhino of the rare northern species has been dead OlPejeta Conservancy in Kenya. It is reported that only 6 of these animals remain in the entire world, out of which only one of them is breeding male.
19 octoberSweden is searching its waters for a possible intrusion by a Russian submarine after identifying a Russian-language emergency communication; Russian officials refute knowledge of any submarines functioning in Sweden's territory.
20 octoberThe Turkish government has withdrawn its stand and has now permitted Kurds to come into Syria in order to fight Islamic State forces.
24 octoberPlans to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent (compared to 1990) and increase renewable sources to 27 percent of all energy sources, are made by the European Union (EU). However, environmentalists claim a larger target is required.
26 octoberPeace negotiations between Israel and Palestinian outfit Hamas have been called off after the latter’s delegation was refused passage into Egypt in the wake of recent assault against the Egyptian Army.
27 octoberA cholera outbreak has claimed at least 51 lives in Nigerian capital, Niger.
28 octoberAustralia banned all visas from nations affected by the Ebola virus, like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Although the country’s officials said that it was required to preserve public health, medical & health experts strongly criticized this policy.
29 octoberAustralia banned all visas from nations affected by the Ebola virus, like Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Although the country’s officials said that it was required to preserve public health, medical & health experts strongly criticized this policy.
30 octoberSweden officially acknowledges Palestine as an independent state.
31 octoberThe Bank of Japan announces a decision to buy more assets, continuing an aggressive expansion of the money supply, by roughly US$60 billion per month, admitting that it hasn't yet reached its goals on growth.
03 novemberOne World Trade Center officially opens, thirteen years after the twin towers were destroyed in the September 11 bombings, thus replacing its predecessor.
06 novemberApple Inc. has zeroed in on two security threats to its operating systems. ‘Rootpipe’ malware is a threat to OS X as well as the Yosemite version, whereas 'wirelurker' affects iOS users who have downloaded apps from unreliable sources.
07 novemberU.S. and European authorities have shut down a number of hidden online markets that were utilized to covertly trade illegal goods after they conducted raids. 17 people have been arrested.
10 novemberAfter two years of antagonistic relations between Japan and China concerning the control of certain islands in the East China Sea, Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Prime Minister and Xi Linping, Chinese President end the dispute through the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.
11 november15 associates of the MV Sewol crew have been condemned for criminal negligence in South Korea. The captain has been sentenced to 36 years whereas the chief engineers have been sentenced to 30 years.
12 novemberChinese leader Xi Jinping and President of the United States Barack Obama have together arrived at a solution to limit greenhouse gases.
14 novemberAccording to reports from the World Health Organization death toll in the three worst affected countries in West Africa - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - has crossed 5,000
18 novemberAccording to UNESCO, Camino Santiago of Spain, Rizal Monument in Manila, Machu Picchu of Peru, and the Dampier Archipelago of Australia the World Heritage Sites are in Danger.
19 novemberAfter the past accusations of sexual assault on comedian Bill Cosby reemerge, the American NBC television network cancels a project with him.
20 novemberNorth Korea warns of carrying out another nuclear test in reaction to a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution passed on Tuesday recommending the Security Council approve an investigation into human rights exploitations.
21 novemberAs per reports from the World Health Organization an epidemic of bubonic plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people.
22 novemberElectors in Bahrain go to the ballots for parliamentary elections held for the first time since the unsuccessful Pearl Revolution.
23 novemberKenyan security forces cross into Somalia and kill 100 members of Al-Shabaab in response to the terrorist group hijacking a bus and killing 28 people.
28 novemberThe Parliament of Finland votes to allow same-sex marriage, marking the first time that a citizens' initiative has received lawmakers' blessing to be written into the legislation.
29 novemberThe Union for a Popular Movement reelects former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as the party leader.
30 novemberHeavy flooding in the south of France claims five lives and forces more than 3000 people to leave their homes.
01 decemberProtests from the European Union have forced Russia to abort its plans for the South Stream pipeline to Bulgaria since they are instead looking at a pipeline to Turkey.
02 decemberAccording to the Red Cross, an attack by the Al-Shabaab militants in North eastern Kenya is responsible for the death of at least 36 people.
03 decemberThe 2014 Corruption Perception Index has been released by Transparency International with Denmark achieving the uppermost ranking and North Korea and Somalia achieving the lowest ranking.
07 decemberA chlorine gas leak, which was carried out deliberately, injured 19 at Chicago's 'Furfest', a Furry convention.
08 decemberBarack Obama, United States President reveals new restrictions on racial reporting. These limits forbid defining based on race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation.
09 decemberA bomb explosion on a passenger bus, led to the death of 11 people and injuring around 21 others in the southern Philippines province of Bukidnon. This was the second bomb blast after the one that took place on November 6 2014.
13 decemberA deal regarding infrastructure, nuclear energy, and defense has been signed between India and Russia.
14 decemberTwo massive statues of Amenhotep III that had been destroyed by an earthquake at the Nile river in 1200 BC have been rebuilt by archaeologists.
15 decemberThe last protest camp has been removed in Hong Kong; activists staged several camps to demand the right to free elections rather than control of candidates and elections by the Chinese government.
15 decemberIn the recent Japanese elections, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gains the victory, and the ruling Liberal Democratic Party wins the majority of lower house elections.
15 decemberAstronauts at the International Space Station have created a specialized wrench in their 3D printer using a custom-designed blueprint emailed to the station from engineers on Earth; previously, objects have been printed from pre-loaded design files.
16 decemberApple Inc. wins an antitrust lawsuit accusing it of blocking competing music providers in its iTunes 7.0 update; the company proved that its upgrades were product improvements and that consumers were still able to access music purchased elsewhere.
16 decemberAstronauts at the International Space Station have created a specialized wrench in their 3D printer using a custom-designed blueprint emailed to the station from engineers on Earth; previously, objects have been printed from pre-loaded design files.
17 decemberThe U.S. will end its 1960 embargo and reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba; the agreement took place after an exchange of three Cuban spies for aid worker Alan Gross and an unnamed American spy.
18 decemberThe E.U. extends sanctions against Russia by banning oil and gas exploration, cruise ship activity, and investment in Russian-annexed Crimea, the annexation is considered illegitimate by E.U. member nations.
19 decemberOffice supply company Staples announces that up to 1.16 million cards may have been affected by a data breach in October; the company is offering free identity theft protection for shoppers at the affected stores and advises all customers to monitor their credit records.
20 decemberU.S. officials return four Afghan prisoners to Afghanistan after more than ten years of detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; the Obama administration is working to clear and release the remaining prisoners in order to close the facility.
21 decemberThe Battle of the Five Armies', the last film in 'The Hobbit' series, grossed over $90 million in its first five days of release, exceeding box office expectations of $75 million.
21 decemberSouth Korea bans poultry from the U.S. due to potential bird flu concerns; South Korea is working to contain the spread of the virus among its own avian population.
22 decemberTension increases for New York City police after a man kills two officers to avenge the killing of two unarmed black men by police in recent weeks; police have been ordered to work in pairs and to consider their own safety first while on patrol.
22 decemberPakistani officials have arrested suspects in the Taliban's military school attack that killed 148 people; the government has lifted a death penalty moratorium and has bombed militant strongholds along the Afghan border to address terrorist violence.
23 decemberSony Pictures will release its controversial comedy, 'The Interview', about an attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un; the film was canceled after hacking attacks and threats, but Sony now seeks a wide audience for the movie.
23 decemberThe Dow Jones Industrial Average sets a record at 18,024.17; the Dow has taken less than six months to climb from a value of 17,000 points.
24 decemberA live Ebola sample is mistakenly sent to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control laboratory that does not meet safety and security standards for handling the virus; a laboratory work is being monitored for 21 days due to potential exposure.
25 decemberPope Francis gives his annual Christmas address from the Vatican, praying for groups that included refugees and exiles persecuted Christian communities, and workers fighting the Ebola epidemic.
25 decemberSony Pictures releases its comedy 'The Interview' today in over 300 theaters and through online channels; the film depicts an attempted assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and was initially canceled due to threats and hacking attacks.
26 decemberUkraine exchanges 222 rebel prisoners for 150 Ukrainian soldiers held by separatist forces; for security reasons, the nation also blockades Crimea, the region annexed by Russia, by stopping bus and train service to and from the area.
26 decemberZakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi, a key member of the military arm of the al-Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabab, surrenders to police; the group seeks to take over the U.N.-supported Somali government.
27 decemberSony Corporation's gaming service is back online after a hacking attack disrupted its PlayStation Network; the company is probing whether this incident is related to the attack on its Sony Pictures Division earlier this month.
27 decemberJapan passes a $29 million fiscal stimulus package to improve the economy; the funds will be allocated to supporting small businesses, stimulating local economic activity, and strengthening areas damaged by destructive natural forces.
28 decemberFlooding in Malaysia has caused the evacuation of over 100,000 people and has resulted in at least 10 deaths.a
28 decemberThe United States and allied forces end the combat mission in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.; about 13,000 troops will stay to train Afghan police and military forces in their fight against the Taliban.
29 decemberRescuers continue searching for missing AirAsia Flight 8501, which disappeared en route to Singapore from Indonesia on December 28th; the plane carried 162 people.
29 decemberScottish health officials report the nation's first case of Ebola after diagnosing a health care worker returning from Sierra Leone; the worker did not manifest symptoms until her arrival in Scotland and is currently in stable condition.
30 decemberIndonesia's search team finds plane wreckage and the remains of three people who were aboard AirAsia Flight 8501, which disappeared on December 28th; the findings confirm that the flight crashed in the waters between Indonesia and Singapore.
30 decemberWalt Disney Company will be marketing the next Star Wars movie through a series of YouTube videos produced by its subsidiary, Maker; the videos will connect younger audiences to the characters and stories from earlier movies in the franchise.
31 decemberA ship carrying 900 Syrians is intercepted and safely brought to shore by the Italian coast guard; the ship had been manned by human traffickers who abandoned the vessel after setting the navigation system on a collision course with the Italian coast.
31 decemberItalian President Giorgio Napolitano has announced his resignation; the 89-year-old president indicated after reelection in 2013 that he would retire before the end of the 7-year term.
13 MayAn explosion in a Turkish mine and fire killed 238 mine workers.
16 MayNicolas Sarkozy became the 23rd President of France.
24 MayFormer Prime Minister of Thailand Yingluck Shinawatra was arrested after a military coup.
26 MayBharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India.
01 JuneIn Nigeria, 40 people lost their lives in a football ground blast.
02 JuneTelangana officially became the 29th state of India.
08 JuneRussian tennis player Maria Sharapova won the French Open title by defeating Simena Halep.
25 JuneLuis Suarez was accused of biting the player of the opposition team during the FIFA 2014 World Cup.
08 JulyMiroslav Klose of the Germany football team set a world record of 16 goals at the World Cup.
14 JulyThe Church of England also voted in favor of making women bishops.
17 JulyThe crash of Malaysia Airlines plane-17 killed 283 passengers and 15 crew members.
22 JulyA report called the 9/11 attack a failure of government institutions.
23 July44 people were killed and 222 injured when a Trans Asia Airways plane crashed in Taiwan.
31 JulyAccording to the World Health Organization, more than 57 people died of Ebola in West Africa.
03 SeptemberMore than 200 people died due to floods in India and neighboring Pakistan.
05 SeptemberAccording to an estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO), 1900 out of 3,500 people infected with the Ebella virus died in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.
16 SeptemberThe Islamic State waged war against Syrian Kurdish fighters.
19 SeptemberApple iPhone 6 started selling.
24 SeptemberISRO's satellite Mangalyaan successfully entered the orbit of Mars.
06 OctoberAmerican actress Marion Seldus passed away.
12 OctoberSocial activist Evo Morales was elected as the President of Bolivia for the third consecutive time.
09 NovemberAfrica's top business leaders set up an emergency fund to deal with Ebola.
11 November58 people died in a bus accident in Pakistan's Sakhar province.
13 NovemberIndian cricketer Rohit Sharma set a record by scoring an innings of 264 runs in an international ODI against Sri Lanka which is the highest run in an ODI innings. He hit 33 fours and nine sixes in his innings of 173 balls.
25 NovemberSitara Devi, the famous dancer of Kathak passed away.
27 NovemberAustralia's 25-year-old batsman Phillip Hughes was injured in a home match due to a bouncer ball under the helmet. He could not be saved despite surgery.
21 AugustIsraeli airstrikes in Rafah killed three top Hamas commanders.
24 AugustHollywood veteran actor Sir Richard Attenbarra passed away.
30 AugustPrime Minister Tom Thabane of the South African country of Lesotho fled to South Africa following alleged coup attempts by the military.
02 DecemberIndian politician and Maharashtra Chief Minister Abdul Rahman Antulay passed away.
16 DecemberA Tehreek-e-Taliban attack in a school in Peshawar in Pakistan killed 145 people, mostly school children.
17 DecemberAmerica and Cuba restored diplomatic relations again after 55 years.
31 DecemberAt least 36 people were killed and 49 others were injured in a stampede on New Year's Eve in China's Shanghai city.
04 JanuaryIn Goa, 14 people were killed when a three-storey building collapsed.
05 JanuaryThe Indian communication satellite GSAT-14 was successfully placed into orbit. GSAT-14 used a cryogenic engine manufactured in India.
22 JanuaryThe presence of water vapor on the small planet Cerage was detected.
26 JanuaryIn Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 21 people died due to the sinking of a tourist boat.
08 FebruaryA fire in a hotel in Medina city of Saudi Arabia killed 15 people and injured 130 people.
13 FebruaryAn explosion in an illegal gambling house in the city of Cali, China, killed 14 people and injured 17 people.
17 FebruarySomaya Jibarti of Saudi Arabia became the first woman Chief Editor of the country. He was made the editor in chief of the \ 'saudi Gazette \ newspaper.
18 FebruaryClashes between police and protesters in Ukraine's capital Kiev killed at least 76 people and injured hundreds.
23 FebruaryThe 22nd Winter Olympic Games ended in Sochi, Russia.
01 MarchA group of terrorists attacked and stabbed 29 people to death at a Kunming railway station in China. The UK received permission to open a trade center in Madras.
02 MarchAfter Russian approval from Russia, President Vladimir Putin decided to send troops to Ukraine.
16 MarchThe people of Crimea voted in favor of leaving Ukraine and joining Russia.
20 MarchThe journalist, writer and historian Khushwant Singh, who is known for his impeccable comment, died.
23 MarchThe US and the European Union imposed sanctions on Russia.
26 MarchTavi Roivas became the Prime Minister of Estonia.
17 AprilFamous Colombian novelist Grabiel Marquez passed away.
18 April12 Nepal climbers killed in avalanche at Mount Everest.
23 AprilA horrific train accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo killed 60 people and injured more than 80 people.
07 JanuarySheikh Hasina won the general election in Bangladesh.
04 FebruarySatya Nadella was named CEO of Microsoft in Steve Ballmer.
29 MarchAndrzej Kiska was elected President of Slovakia.
10 AprilIn Syria, Aleppo 88 civil war planes were killed by bombs.
04 MayJuan Carlos Varela was elected President of Panama.
07 JuneMaria Sharapova won the French Open women's tennis.
01 JulyMartin Schulz was re-elected President of the European Parliament.
04 AugustAgreed to a ceasefire for Hamas and Israel for 72 hours.
15 SeptemberEva Kopacz became Prime Minister of Poland.
12 OctoberEvo Morales was again elected President of Bolivia.
02 NovemberA suicide bombing in Lahore, Pakistan, killed 60 people and injured 110 people.
13 DecemberTwo US soldiers were killed in a Taliban bombing of a NATO convoy in Kabul.

Important Historical Events of the Year 2014 in India ⚡

DateIncident/Event
11 februaryThe Indian Athletes were granted permission to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics under their own nation’s flag after two years when The Indian Olympic Association was suspended when the Indian officials were found doing corruption in 2012.
28 februaryIndian automakers Mahindra & Mahindra began selling the e20, an electric car, in Bhutan. It costs about $ 11,300. Vehicle exhaust caused air pollution problems in Bhutan. This threatened the country’s tourist dependence.
30 aprilThe World Bank reports that India is now the third-largest economy behind the U.S. and China on the basis of purchasing power parity; India replaces Japan, though Japan remains in third place when GDPs are compared on an exchange-rated basis.
17 mayThe right-wing Hindu Nationalist Party, the BJP, won the general election in India on May 17, 2014 with 336 seats out of 543 seats. It was the first time it has achieved a majority in the Lok Sabha without any alliance.
02 juneTelangana officially becomes the 29th state of India. Telangana is a state in southern India. It has an area of 114,840 km2 and is the twelfth largest state in India. Most of it was part of the princely state of Hyderabad (Medak and Warangal Divisions), ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad during the British Raj, joining the Union of India in 1948.
19 augustThe meeting that was supposed to occur between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan has been called off due to the Pakistani officials meeting with separatists in Kashmir region, which is disputed province between the nations.
13 septemberThree Maoists are killed and two are seriously injured in a fight with security forces in the Giridih district of India's Jharkhand state.
17 septemberXi Jinping, the President of China, travels to India to improve trade links. Another matter on the agenda is to attempt to resolve decades old disputes over borders.
24 septemberIndia's Mars Orbiter Mission of ISRO successfully enters Mars orbit.
06 octoberPakistan and India start fire across the borders leading to the death of five civilians in India and four in Pakistan.
13 decemberA deal regarding infrastructure, nuclear energy, and defense has been signed between India and Russia.
26 MayBharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi was sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India.
02 JuneTelangana officially became the 29th state of India.
03 SeptemberMore than 200 people died due to floods in India and neighboring Pakistan.
13 NovemberIndian cricketer Rohit Sharma set a record by scoring an innings of 264 runs in an international ODI against Sri Lanka which is the highest run in an ODI innings. He hit 33 fours and nine sixes in his innings of 173 balls.
02 DecemberIndian politician and Maharashtra Chief Minister Abdul Rahman Antulay passed away.
05 JanuaryThe Indian communication satellite GSAT-14 was successfully placed into orbit. GSAT-14 used a cryogenic engine manufactured in India.
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