Current Affairs - December, 2014

Bhamashah Scheme Card relaunched in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Government has started distribution of the ‘Bhamashah’ cards among women belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) category in Ajmer. The cards were distributed under the Bhamashah scheme which was relaunched in August 2014. This scheme aims to financially empower BPL women by providing them with monetary benefits of various government schemes, as money will be transferred directly ..

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Germany wins Champions Trophy Hockey by defeating Pakistan

Olympic Champions Germany has won the Champions Trophy Hockey title.  It is Germany’s 10th Champions Trophy title. Germany defeated Pakistan by score of 2-0 goal margin in the final match held at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odhisa. Earlier for the third position India lost to Australia 1-2. In other classification encounters, the Netherlands defeated Argentina 4-1 ..

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CIC recommends government to allow use of ordinary postal stamp as RTI fee instrument

Central Information Commission (CIC) has recommended Central government to allow people seeking information under RTI Act to use postal stamps as application fee. Two Information Commissioners – R K Jain and Raghubir Singh in two separate cases have made a common recommendation to the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for implementing postal stamps as ..

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Indian Oil Corp tops Fortune India 500 list 2014

State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has emerged as the country’s biggest company in terms of annual revenue as per an annual list of Fortune 500 companies in India- 2014. IOC topped the list with annual revenue of Rs 4, 75, 867 crore. IOC was followed by Mukesh Ambani-led private sector giant Reliance Industries at the ..

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SAARC scientists gather in Port Blair to review climate change impact on coral reef

Several scientists from SAARC countries have come together in Andaman and Nicobar Islands capital Port Blair for a workshop that aims to throw light on the impact of climate change on coral reefs and protection of the environment. Objective: Main objective of the workshop is to build capacity among SAARC countries to understand and conserve ..

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