Current Affairs - December, 2014

Japan Parliament re-elects Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister

Japan’s Parliament has re-elected Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister with an overwhelming majority following the conservative leader’s mid-December election triumph. In the voting, lower house voted for Abe with 328 votes against 73 for acting opposition leader Katsuya Okada. After he was elected he announced his cabinet members which is same as previous but replacing ..

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Maharashtra government to allow online RTI queries from 1st January 2015

From 1st January 2015, Maharashtra government is allowing citizens to seek information under RTI Act, online By launching the online RTI facility, state government is aiming to simplify the process of filing Right to Information (RTI) queries and ushering in transparency in the system. From 1st January RTI online will be rolled out in the ..

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Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir State Assembly 2014 elections results

Jharkhand In Jharkhand State Assembly election 2014, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged victorious by winning 37 out of total 81 seats. BJP’s along with its ally All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) which has won 5 seats will form government. While the earlier ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) has won 19 seats. In this election ..

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Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late educationist Madan Mohan Malviya chosen for Bharat Ratna

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late educationist Madan Mohan Malviya (posthumously) have been chosen for Bharat Ratna- country’s highest civilian award. It was  announced by the press communique from Rashtrapati Bhavan. Madan Mohan Malviya He was born on December 25, 1861 and was an educationist and politician notable for his role in India’s ..

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Afghanistan, Pakistan agree to co-ordinate military operations

Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to co-ordinate military operations along their border to stop cross-border attacks by militants. In this regard, Afghan army Chief General Sher Mohammad Karimi and his Pakistani counterpart General Raheel Sharif met in Islamabad and later announced their plans to co-operate in military operations. Both generals met in presence US General ..

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