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* On October 1, National Voluntary Blood Donation Day was celebrated across the country.
* President Pranab Mukherjee grants authorisation to Vigilance Commissioner Rajiv to act as CVC till the appointment of New Central Vigilance Commissioner happens.
* Social Networking site Orkut which was started in 2004 and was named after its creator, Orkut Buyukkokten, a Google employee. The site was closed permanently on September 30,2014.
* On October 1, 2014 MC Mary Kom got her first Asian Games Gold Medal by defeating Zhaina Shekerbekova of Kazakhstan in the finals of the women’s flyweight category (48 to 51kg) at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. MC Mary Kom is now the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games.
* On October 02,2014 Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Swachh Bharat campaign in New Delhi on 2 October 2014
* On October 06,2014 World’s first womb-transplant baby born to a Swedish woman whose identity was not disclosed.
* 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 was hosted in Incheon, South Korea from 19 September to 4 October 2014. Its official name is XVII Asiad.
* India stood Eighth in 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 by securing 11 golds, 10 silvers and 36 bronzes.
* The President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee awarded the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2014 for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management to Dr Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai. Dr Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai got this award for high contribution in the field of aerospace and missile technology.
* On 8 October 2014, Anoop Jain won Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2014 for his admirable values of a Global Citizen through his work in founding Humanure Power (HP) in Bihar in 2011 that works on building community sanitation facilities in rural India.