Current Affairs - December, 2014

Reliance Industries inks agreement with Japan's Mitsui to import ethane from North America

Reliance Industries (RIL) has inked shipping agreement with one of the world’s largest shipping company– Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL), for transporting liquefied ethane from North America to India. As per the agreement MOL will supervise the construction of six Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECs), ordered by RIL. These VLEC’s are hybrid version of LNG ..

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Government launches Mission Indradhanush to immunise kids against 7 vaccine-preventable diseases

Government has launched Mission Indradhanush to immunise kids against 7 vaccine-preventable diseases. Mission Indradhanush depicts 7 colours of the rainbow which aims to cover all those children by 2020 who are either unvaccinated, or are partially vaccinated against 7 vaccine preventable diseases. 7 preventable diseases: diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B. ..

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Government’s DBTL becomes world's largest direct benefit transfer scheme

Governments ambitious Direct Benefit Transfer on LPG (DBTL) has become the world’s largest direct benefit transfer scheme after 2.5 crore households received about 550 crore rupees since 15th November 2014. It has surpassed number of beneficiaries in direct benefit transfer programmes in countries like China and Brazil. Background Earlier, government had launched DBTL scheme in ..

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Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) comes into force on 24 December 2014

Global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) came into force on 24 December 2014, after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly in April 2013. Now this landmark treaty has officially became binding international law, which aims to regulate around the USD 85 billion global arms trade. It came into force after 60 nations ratified it, ..

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National Good Governance Day observed on Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 90th birthday

Former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna recipient Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 90th birthday was observed as National Good Governance Day on 25th December 2014. In order to mark the occasion of this day, several programmes were organized nationwide and new initiatives were announced. Events and new initiatives Ministry of Petroleum expanded the 5 kg LPG cylinder ..

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