Current Affairs Update for 29 October

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Current Affairs Update for today :-


  • A. Surya Prakash appointed as Chairman of Prasar Bharti Board. He was also awarded with Karnataka Rajyotsava Award. 


  • India signed 7 MoU agreements with Vietnam i.e. : 
  1. MoU on education and culture 
  2. Agreement for establishing Nalanda University 
  3. Agreement between language and information and communication technology 
  4. Agreement for audio-visual cooperation 
  5. Agreement for conservation and restoration of heritage sites 
  6. Agreement between ONGC Videsh Ltd. and Petro Vietnam. 
  7. Agreement for the establishment of cultural exchange programme 
  • The postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala released by the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Anagarika Dharmapala was Buddhist monk of Sri Lanka. 
  • Heads of six public sector banks i.e. Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, United Bank of India and Vijaya Bank sacked by the Union Government of India. 
  • Australia became the first country to ban on visas for West African countries due to the Ebola Virus. 

Business and Economy

  • According to World Economic Forum Gender Gap Index, India is at 114th position out of the 142 countries. 
  • According to the bi-annual report released by World Bank, GDP of India is likely to grow by 5.6% during the year 2014-15.

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