Page-5 of Current Affairs - December, 2014

NATO formally ends its 13 year war in Afghanistan

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has formally ended its war in Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict. In this regard, a low-key ceremony took place in Kabul (Afghanistan’s capital) in secret and it was held in a sports hall at NATO headquarters. This ceremony completes the gradual handover of responsibility to maintain peace and security of Afghanistan ..

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Central Government employees asked to declare assets under Lokpal Act, 2013

Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked all Central government employees to declare their assets and liabilities under the provisions of Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. In this regards DoPT has also made mandatory for them to disclose deposits in foreign banks. Earlier in Dember 2014, DoPT had extended the date of declaring assets till ..

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Government meets target of opening 10-crore accounts under PM Jan Dhan Yojana

Government has met its target of opening 10 crore bank accounts under its flagship scheme of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). This target was met a month before its revised deadline of 26 January 2015. Key facts As of 24 December 2014, 10 crore accounts have been opened under the PMJDY scheme with a ..

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Rajan Devadas admired Indian-American photojournalists passes away

Rajan Devadas, Indian-American photojournalists recently passed away in Washington, United States. As photojournalists, his lenses have chronicled most important role in US-India relations for more than half a century. About Rajan Devadas He was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala in 1921. He had spent much of his childhood in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and studied at the ..

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Ankita Raina wins ITF singles title in maiden attempt

Ankita Raina has won 25,000 US Dollar ITF singles title in maiden attempt. In the finals she defeated Katy Dunne from Britain by score of 6-2, 6-2 held at Deccan Gymkhana in Pune, Maharashtra. She also became the first Indian to clinch the title in the tournament after 14 years. About Ankita Raina She is ..

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