Page-4 of Current Affairs - December, 2014

Government gives nod for Ordinances to amend Citizenship Act, 1955 & Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

Union government has given its nod for ordinance route to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. This move of government comes few days before Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2015 which marks the centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa on January 9, 1915.   Key facts ..

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Union Cabinet approves ordinance to amend Land Acquisition Act, 2013

Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to take the ordinance route to amend the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. It seeks to speed up developmental and security related projects without compromising on the benefits/compensation given to the farmers under parent Act. This Union Cabinet meeting was ..

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Government reconstitutes NDMA by nominating new three new members

Government has reconstituted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) by nominating three new members. 3 new nominated members are: Dr D N Sharma- Director, Health Safety and Environment Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Kamal Kishore- Programme Advisor, UNDP, New York. Lt. Gen. N.C. Marwah. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) It is a statutory body under ..

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Myanmar's commercial hub Yangon city votes after six decades

Nearly after six decades, residents of Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon city voted for Yangon City Development Committee elections i.e. local municipal elections on 27th December 2014. This election is considered test for Myanmar as it is undergoing transition from previous military rule towards the democracy since 2011 and ahead of a landmark nationwide elections to ..

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For first time 19 swamp deer translocated from Kaziranga to Manas National Park

For the first time in India, a herd of 19 swamp deer were translocated  from Kaziranga National Park to Manas National Park in Assam. It was part of ‘Eastern Swamp Deer Conservation Project’ to source their population to Manas National Park. This translocation initiative was initiated by a team of experts from the Assam Forest ..

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