Current Events Chronology: Compilation for India and World Jan-July 2014

Dear friends,

The importance of current affairs has increased in the recent years. As a result, we spend a lot of time reading and researching the newpapers and magazines. We have compiled important news and current events for the months of January to mid-July, to help the fellow aspirants prepare for the exams.

This is the India and the World section of the news and events for the months of January to mid-July. We will update and cover the coming months soon.

Hope it will be helpful for the fellow aspirants in their jouney to the UPSC.

Thank you for your support and appreaciation.

All the material related to the current events have been placed, in a revised form in a chronological order. This will help you know about the events in a systematic order.

Here is a sample of events that the file would cover:

Indo-Pak Relations


India is not ready to agree with the term ‘Non-Discriminatory Access (NDA)’, suggested by Pakistan in place of the Most-Favored Nation (MFN) status. Instead, India has proposed the ‘Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA)’. Also, Indian officials want to resolve three prior issues: of Permission for use of containers; Operationalization of 24×7 trade across Wagah border; and Dismantling of the two negative lists still in use by Pakistan against India. India has already operationalized the MFN status for Pakistan. Pakistan does not allow the import from India of items under the Sensitive List of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA).


India-Pakistan agreed to establish reciprocal Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA). This includes issuing bank licenses to allow banks to function in each other’s country. It was also agreed to open the Wagah-Attari border for trade 24×7. They also agreed to allow containers. Currently, the bilateral trade between the two countries is around $ 3 billion a year.


India insisted Pakistan to break the trade deadlock and the movement of people. India has proposed a meeting of the official-level Joint Working Group on Trans-LoC CBMs (Confidence Building Measures), to help remove the ambiguities in the interpretation of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

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