Current Affairs - December, 2014

Pakistan constitutes federal counter-terror force

Pakistan has constituted a federal counter-terrorism force with an immediate effect for implementing the National Action Plan  on counter-terrorism. Final nod in this regard was given by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Key facts This force will work under Pakistan’s defence ministry. It will be deployed across Pakistan and will  be responsible for countering terrorism ..

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India Donates $1 Million to UN-ESCAP Tsunami Fund

India donated $1 million as contribution to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) fund for tsunami, disaster and climate preparedness in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian countries. It was donated by Ambassador of India to Thailand, Harsh Vardhan Shringla on 26 December 2014 to mark the 10th anniversary of the ..

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Shaheedi Jor Mela begins in Punjab on 26 December

The three-day annual Shaheedi Jor Mela began at Gurduwara Fateh Garh Sahib, in Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab. It is organized to pay homage to martyrdom of Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, youngest sons of the 10th Sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh who were entombed alive in Fatehgarh Sahib district. Lakhs of devotees paid their ..

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Hyderabad to host World IT Congress in 2018

Hyderabad, capital of Telangana State is going to host prestigious World Information Technology Congress (WITC) in 2018. Hyderabad- a global IT hub was preferred by organisers of this congress over the New Delhi and Bengaluru because it is equipped with necessary IT infrastructure. Earlier, India and Hyderabad had emerged winner in the race to host ..

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10th anniversary of 2004 Tsunami disaster observed

10th anniversary of 2004 Tsunami disaster was observed by all Asian counties that were hit by 2004 ferocious disaster. To mark this day, memorial ceremonies were held for the victims of this disaster in Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Indonesia- the worst affected nation by this natural disaster paid homage to the victims on ..

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