Page-30 of Current Affairs - December, 2014

China rejects UN mediation to resolve South China Sea dispute with Philippines

China has rejected UN arbitration to resolve the South China Sea (SCS) maritime dispute with its Philippines. China instead has asserted that this maritime dispute should be settled through direct bilateral negotiations. China’s rejection comes before the deadline to respond to UN mediation sought by the Philippines to arbitrate its maritime dispute with China over ..

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Mahaparinirvan Din of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar observed on 6th December

President Pranab Mukherjee led the nation in paying homage to architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. B R Ambedkar, on his 59th death anniversary which is observed as ‘Mahaparinirvan Din’. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh also offered tributes to the Dr Ambedkar. The function began with ..

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Second National Lok Adalats across the country settles 1.25 crore cases

The Second National Lok Adalat was held across India on 6th December 2014 involving the Supreme Court, 24 high courts, districts courts and taluka-level courts. These nationwide adalats settled nearly around 1.25 crore pending and pre-litigation cases and brought financial relief of over 3,000 crore rupees to ordinary litigants in a single day. It was ..

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Typhoon Hagupit approaches Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit has approached Philippines and has made landfall in the town of Dolores in the eastern Philippines with terrifying winds and intense rain pounding in the eastern part. The powerful storm from the typhoon which has its origin from the Pacific Ocean crashed into the remote fishing communities of Samar Island with wind gusts ..

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India successfully launches communication satellite GSAT-16

India’s multi-band communication satellite GSAT-16 was successfully put on a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by the European launcher Ariane 5 VA221, from the Kourou space port in French Guiana. Earlier, due to bad weather, the launch of GSAT-16 was delayed by two days. Key facts It is indigenously developed by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) ..

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