Current Affairs - December, 2014
Raghubar Das will be 10th Chief Minister of Jharkhand. His name was announced after elected members Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from state elected him as their leader. He will also become first non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand since it was granted statehood status after bifurcating from Bihar on 15 November 2000. All previous Chief Ministers of ..
President Pranab Mukherjee has signed ordinances moved by Union government on raising foreign direct investment (FDI) cap to 49 per cent in insurance sector and facilitating e-auction of coal blocks. Earlier, in this regard Union Cabinet had approved promulgation of an Ordinance on Insurance Bill and re-promulgation of the Coal Ordinance. Government opted for ordinance ..
United Kingdom (UK) has successfully tested first hybrid-electric airplane driven by parallel hybrid electric engine. The airplane was flight tested by researchers from the University of Cambridge, in association with Boeing. Key facts First hybrid-electric airplane Airplane’s parallel hybrid-electric propulsion system has an electric motor along with petrol engine that work together to drive the ..
Telangana government has given nod to set up Telangana State Public Service Commission (TPSC) under the chairmanship of G Chakrapani. In this regard , approval was given by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao. Currently, G Chakrapani is a professor at B R Ambedkar Open University. Thus, formation of TPSC will pave the way for filling ..
Government has launched a web portal for initiating the e-auction process of 24 coal blocks/mines. This portal aims to make auction process transparent, efficient. These 24 coal blocks fall under the first phase of coal block auction out of the total 92. Among the 24 mines, 7 are reserved for the power sector while 16 ..