Tuesday, 30 December 2014

A Fresh Start with a Reflection of the Last Year

The Beginning of the New Year is an occasion for us to reflect upon the passage of time. It is an opportunity for us to sit, reflect and take some firm decisions. The Year 2014 was filled with variety of opportunities, challenges and achievements. It is neither a peekaboo nor a sneak peek but it’s time to reflect and honor the past. Here are some major events listed in chronological order that happened in 2014.


Major Indian Events in 2014

8 Jan 2014 - Asia Business Responsibility Summit 2014
28 February 2014 – Union Budget of India 2014
March 13-16, 2014 – World Living Heritage Festival in Rajasthan
29th April 2014 – Indian Golfer Anirban Lahiri ranked 67 in World Golf Ranking
31st May 2014 - 8 Indian Soldiers posthumously awarded with prestigious Dag Hammarskjold Medal of UN
30th June 2014 - PSLV C23, carrying five satellites, launched successfully from Sriharikota
30th July 2014 - NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity set off-Earth roving distance record
29th August 2014 - National Sports Day 
29th September 2014 - PM Narendra Modi addressed 69th session of UNGA in Hindi
31st October 2014 - Foundation for World's tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel laid in Gujarat
29th November 2014 - Delhi government set up helpline for information on Ebola
24th December 2014 - Global Arms Trade Treaty came into force

Nobel Prizes
Peace – Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
Literature – Patrick Modiano
Physics – Shuji Nakamura, Hiroshi Amano and Isamu Akasaki
Physiology – Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser, John O’Keefe
Chemistry – William E. Moerner, Eric Betzig and Stefan Hell
Economics – Jean Tirole

Major World Events in 2014

5th Jan - Record Cold Weather Roars Across US 
6th Jan - Sochi Winter Olympics 
18th Feb - Ukraine Crisis 
19th Feb - Facebook Buys WhatsApp for 19 Billion US Dollars
5th March - Malaysia Air Plane Missing with Over 200 Passengers Onboard
16th April - South Korea Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Missing
29th April - Nigerian School Girls Abduction
13th May - Turkey Mine Accident, Hundreds Dead
10th June - ISIS Seized Large Regions 
3rd July - Israel Conflicts with Hamas in Gaza
17th July - Airplane with 298 Onboard was Shot Down over Ukraine 
30th July - Ebola Virus Outbreak
12th Nov - European Spacecraft Rosetta Landed on Comet 
17th Nov - World Oil Price Plunges to Historical Low  
17th Dec - Russia Ruble Tumbles 
18th Dec - US Cuba Relations Breakthrough

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