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Adille Sumariwala: Adille Sumariwala, President of Athletics Federation of India (AFI), was appointed as the Chef-de-Mission for Asian Games on 18 August 2014.
Pataudi Trophy test-series: England won the 5-match Pataudi Trophy test-series played against India by 3-1. England achieved the feat after defeating India..
Clean India Campaign: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Bharti Foundation on 18 August 2014 announce to spend 200 crore rupees for Clean India Campaign.
Football Federation Cup: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on 18 August 2014 that Jammu and Kashmir will host Football Federation Cup in August 2015
MoU with Czech Republic: India signed MoU with Czech Republic on technical cooperation in railway sector. The MoU will be valid for a period of three years.
INS Kolkata: Prime Minister of India dedicated India’s indigenously designed warship INS Kolkata (D63) to the nation.
Max Verstappen: Max Verstappen of Netherlands will become the youngest Formula One (F1) driver in the F1 history when he will compete for the 2015 season.
World Humanitarian Day: 19 August was observed as World Humanitarian Day to recognise humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job?: A book titled Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi: An Inside Job? authored by Faraz Ahmad was released on 19 August 2014
Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar: World-renowned yoga guru Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar died on 20 August 2014. He died at the age of 96.
EMI facility on debit cards: Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank on 19 August 2014 launched EMI (equated monthly installments) facility on debit cards.
Hashim Khan: Squash Legend of Pakistan Hashim Khan died on 18 August 2014. He died due to congestive heart failure.
Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas: Prof. Kuruppassery Varkey Thomas, Senior Congress MP of Ernakulum Constituency, Kerala was appointed as Public Accounts Commission Chairman.
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir: World’s first eco-temple, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir opened in United Kingdom that feature solar panels & rainwater harvesting system.
22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana award: Muzaffar Ali, renowned filmmaker and poet, was presented the 22nd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana award.
Prayuth Chan-ocha: Thailand coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha elected as the Prime Minister of Thailand by junta-picked National Legislative Assembly (NLA).
Ranchi-Dharmjaygarh-Sipat Transmission Line: Prime Minister inaugurated and dedicated 765 KV Ranchi-Dharmjaygarh-Sipat Transmission Line (Powergrid) to the nation.
Rashtritya Khel Protsahan Puraskar: Guru Hanuman Akhara, a Delhi-based wrestling academy was chosen for the 2014 Rashtritya Khel Protsahan Puraskar (RKPP)
T M Bhasin: T M Bhasin was elected as Chairman of Indian Banks Association (IBA) on 20 August 2014. He will be the Chairman of IBA for 2014-15.
U R Ananthamurthy: Jnanpith awardee and renowned Kannada writer U R Ananthamurthy died in Bangalore. He was 82.
Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana: Narendra Modi announced new irrigation scheme, Pradhan Mantri Krishi Seenchayi Yojana to meet the irrigation needs of all farmers across the country.
INS Kamorta: Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley commissioned India’s first indigenously-built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare INS Kamorta in the Indian Navy.
Richard Attenborough: Oscar-winning British filmmaker and actor Richard Attenborough renowned for his critically-acclaimed biopic on Mahatma Gandhi died in London.
Katie Ledecky: Katie Ledecky set second world record at the Pan Pacific championships, Gold Coast, Australia after shattering her own 1500-metre freestyle record.
Ahmet Davutoglu: Turkey's ruling party AKP named Finance Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as New Prime Minister of Turkey on 10 August 2014.
RN Ravi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet cleared name of RN Ravi for appointment as new chief of JIC.
Avia Indra-2014: IAF and RFAF started its first Indo-Russia aerial exercise, Avia Indra-2014 at Astrakhan region, near the Caspian Sea in Russia.
C.S.Verma: C.S.Verma on 26 August 2014 was elected as First President of Indian Steel Association (ISA).
New Governors: President Pranab Mukherjee on 26 August 2014 appointed Governors for four states. These States are Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa. The four Governors were appointed in accordance with the Article 155 of the Constitution.
The Governors names are:
• Kalyan Singh- Rajasthan Governor
• Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala- Karnataka Governor
• Ch. Vidyasagar Rao- Maharashtra Governor
• Mridula Sinha- Goa Governor