Current Affairs - December, 2014

Lok Sabha passed Bill for regularisation of e-rickshaws

The Lok Sabha has passed the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2014 in order to regularize e-rickshaws which were banned earlier by Delhi high court on safety grounds. The Bill seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. This bill was introduced by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and was passed by voice vote. ..

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Delhi Police launches 'Operation Milap' scheme

Delhi Police have launched ‘Operation Milap’ scheme. This noble scheme aims at uniting missing children with their parents. Key facts This scheme has been launched by the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the Crime Branch of Delhi Police. Under this scheme, AHTU will carry out special drive to check all the Children Homes in the ..

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Government release draft approach Paper for e-auctioning of coal mines

Government has released a draft ‘approach paper’ for e- auctioning of the coal mines.   This approach paper will open for public consultation till 22nd December. The approach paper includes details about the procedure for the auction of Schedule II & Schedule III blocks which is specified in the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Ordinance 2014. Central ..

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ISRO's GSLV Mark III rocket launched successfully

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) first sub-orbital flight and India’s latest generation launch vehicle- GSLV Mark-III X was successfully lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk-III)  was carrying payload – Crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment (CARE) weighing 3775 kg. Mission: It was a suborbital experimental ..

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Government initiate’s scheme to protect Endangered Languages of India

Union Government has initiated a Scheme known as “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India”. It was announced by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Irani in a written reply to the Lok Sabha question. Key facts of the scheme As part of this Scheme, all the mother tongues/languages of India spoken ..

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