Page-3 of Current Affairs - December, 2013

Legal wing of CBI brought under agency director

In a bid to provide more autonomy to CBI, government has brought the agency’s directorate of prosecution or the legal wing, which used to report to Law Ministry, under the command of the CBI director, making his orders final in probes. With this change, the agency director will not only oversee the promotions and postings ..

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Deepika Kumari clinches 34th National Archery Championship

Ace archer Deepika Kumari created history by clinching her sixth consecutive title at the 34th National Archery Championships held at JRD Tata Stadium, Jamshedpur. With this achievement, Deepika now holds more individual titles at the national meet than Dola Banerjee, who won 5 national titles. However, the record of winning most individual titles is still held ..

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Cabinet approves raising foreign investment to 62% in Axis Bank

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given nod to the proposal of Axis Bank for hiking foreign investment from 49% to 62% entailing an inflow of about Rs 7,250 crore. It will be subject to the aggregate foreign institutional investors holding not exceeding 49% of the paid up equity share capital of the ..

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CCEA nod to continuation of National Scheme for Welfare of Fishermen during 12th Plan

The ‘National Scheme for Welfare of Fishermen’  will continue during the 12th Plan Period as the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved for the same. National Scheme for Welfare of Fishermen (NSWF): Devised by: The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture. Objectives: Provision of basic amenities like drinking water ..

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59.4% of Indian rural households have no latrines: NSSO survey

As per a survey conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), 59.4% of rural Indian households lack latrine facility. The survey throws light on key indicators of living conditions like drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and housing condition in India. The survey was done from July 2012 to December 2012 by National Sample Survey Office ..

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