Page-42 of Current Affairs - December, 2012

Egyptian parliament passes draft constitution

Parliament of Egypt passed the draft of country’s constitution amid protest. The document with more than 230 articles was voted article by article. The draft is being criticized for its vague language on human rights, minority rights and freedom of expression, as well as its concentration on enshrining sharia law as the basis for legislature. ..

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Infosys to shift its ADS from Nasdaq to NYSE Euronext

Indian IT major Infosys will shift its American Depositary Shares (ADS) from the NASDAQ to NYSE Euronext. The step is being taken to provide European investors better access to its stock. What is ADS? It refers to US dollar denominated share of any foreign company trading on an American stock exchange. Why Infosys has chosen ..

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Former PM I.K. Gujral passed away

Indra Kumar Gujral, former Pime Minister of India, passed away. He was 92. I.K.Gujral (December 4,1919 – November 30, 2012) Born in Punjab, in British India. Participated in India’s struggle for freedom. Left the Indian National Congress party in the mid-1980s and joined the Janata Dal. Became the 12th Prime Minister of India from April ..

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“Aapka Paisa, Aapke Haath”

Slogan for the Direct Cash Transfer scheme from Govt: Aapka Paisa, Aapke Haath (your money in your hands) Direct Cash Transfer to beneficiaries of various welfare schemes by Govt. Objective: To remove the middlemen from the system To check leakages from the system Elimination of falsification and duplication with regard to subsidies Give power of ..

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BSE Carbonex- India’s first carbon-based thematic index launched

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) launched, country’s first carbon based thematic index, BSE Carbonex, which will provide a strategic perspective of organizational commitment to climate change mitigation. What is the aim of BSE Carbonex? This index is introduced with an aim providing a benchmark, and increasing awareness about the dangers posed by climate change. It ..

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