Major Events and Top News Headlines of 29 October 2014:
- India toped with 126 points in Q3 on the global consumer confidence index.
- India has slipped two places to stand 142nd out of 189 countries ranked by the World Bank for `ease of doing business’, underscoring the tough task that lies ahead of the Narendra Modi government.
- Zambian President Michael Sata died after an illness on Tuesday at London’s King Edward VII hospital.
- The National Commission for Women’s (NCW) proposal for legalizing prostitution in India will be placed before a Supreme Court-constituted panel on November 8.
- India did not sign the agreement on automatic exchange of bank information on Wednesday due to the ongoing black money case in the Supreme Court.
- Matiur Rahman Nizami Chief of Bangladesh’s fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party , was sentenced to death for 1971 Crime on Wednesday.
- Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee is all set to start work on construction of the “November 1984 riots memorial” on November 1 at Rakabganj Gurdwara premises.
- Biju and his team have discovered seven species of golden-backed frogs (genus Hylarana) from the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka global biodiversity hotspot.
- The Pakistan Australia Business Council (PACB), a body for businessmen of Pakistani origin Down Under, has become a reception partner for Modi’s community reception in Sydney on November 17.
- Shah 20-year-old and two friends have invented four devices — a folding keyboard, smart locking device, rape prevention wrist band and mass-storage device.
- An Unnamed rocket owned by Orbital Science Corporation explodes on Tuesday just second after launch from wallops Island.
- Auction for FM radio phase III will be completed by February 2015, a month before the current licences lapse, information and broadcasting (I&B) minister Prakash Javadekar assured on Wednesday.
- Market regulator Sebi has allowed employee welfare trusts that manage stock option programmes for companies to buy shares from the secondary market.
- India has invited Saudi Arabia to invest in its underground oil storage project.
Paceman Josh Hazlewood was named Wednesday in Australia’s initial one-day squad against South Africa in November as selectors look to the 2015 World Cup on home soil.
- Sachin Tendulkar added another feather to his cap today when the Indian batting legend was inducted as one of the latest honourees in the Bradman Foundation.
- British number one Andy Murray says that upcoming International Premier Tennis League will take the sport to new regions.