Current Affairs - December, 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Bill, 2014 that seeks to scrap the collegium system of appointing judges to higher judiciary. This bill lays down the procedure that must be followed by NJAC for appointment as Chief Justice of India (CJI) and other Judges of the Supreme Court (SC), ..
India’s largest nuclear reactor at Kudankulam has started generating electricity on a commercial basis after it received green signal from Nuclear Power Corporation(NPC). This 1000 MW reactor made with Russia’s help is generating electricity only on an experimental basis after its turbine had suffered damage a few months ago. After repairing these damages it has ..
The National Biodiversity Conference (NBC)-2015 will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala from 23rd to 27th February. It will be second edition of this biodiversity conference and its focal theme for 2015 is ‘Biodiversity: Access and Benefit Sharing’. NBC is being organized as the most important biodiversity mega event of India, under the auspices of MoEF ..
Delhi government has launched new E-Rickshaw Sewa Scheme. This scheme will pave the way for the battery- operated vehicles in Delhi. Key facts of E-Rickshaw Sewa Scheme E-rickshaws will be registered as transport vehicle under registration series DL-1ER and will be granted contract as per carriage permits. This battery operate vehicle will have seating capacity ..
UNSC rejects Palestinian resolution demanding end to Israeli occupation on its territories within three years
UN Security Council (UNSC) has rejected a resolution demanding an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories within three years i.e. 2017. In this regard, Jordan earlier had submitted the motion in UN after it was agreed and backed by 22 Arab states and the Palestinian Authority. Eight members of the 15-strong Security ..