The government of the Maldives held a cabinet meeting underwater to highlight the threat of global warming to the low-lying Indian Ocean nation.
The powerful typhoon Ketsana, formed in last month of September brought heavy floods in many countries of South-East Asia.
A submarine earthquake that took place in the Samoan Islands region on September 29 generated tsunami which caused substantial damage and loss of life in several islands.
The Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) is a project to create an integrated freight railway network across Europe and Asia. The Trans-Asian Railway Network Agreement came into force on June 11.
A total solar eclipse occurred on July 22. It was the longest solar eclipse during the 21sr century, not to be surpassed until 13 June 2132.
Chicago's landmark Sears Tower, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, will be renamed Willis Tower after insurance broker Willis Group Holdings Ltd. on July 16.
Around 155 people were killed following an explosion at a nightclub in the Perm, Russia.
A series of violent riots broke out in China in the month of July. The riots began in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwestern China.
Honoring the global icon of non-violence, United Nations released a one dollar postage stamp of Mahatma Gandhi.
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India successfully conducted the flight of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Nishant with totally indigenous engine on March 11 in Veerapura, Karnataka.
India and Russia signed an agreement to develop and induct a new hypersonic version of their joint venture 290-km-range BrahMos cruise missile by 2015.
The Nepal Cabinet held a historic meeting at the Everest Base Camp at an altitude of 17,192 feet.
The nuclear-capable BrahMos missile was successfully test-fired on January 20 in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
The Indian Air Force bid adieu to its MIG-23 ‘swing wing’ ground attack fighter aircraft on March 6.