General Election 2014 Current Affairs, GK & News

Bashar al-Assad retains Presidency of Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been elected for a 3rd term in office. He won the recently held presidential polls by securing around 88% votes.  President Assad’s rivals- Hassan al-Nouri and Maher Hajjar, got 4.3% and 3.2% of the vote respectively. Earlier, the Supreme Constitutional Court had announced that some 11.63 million Syrians voted out ..

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Sushma Swaraj -The first woman to head MEA

In yet another first for BJP leader Sushma Swaraj (62), she has become the first woman External Affairs Minister of India. She is the country’s first woman to be appointed as a full-time Cabinet minister with the external affairs portfolio. Indira Gandhi too held the portfolio between September 1967 and February 1969 and again between July and ..

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T.R Zeliang take oath as Nagaland CM

T.R. Zeliang, leader of Naga Peoples Front (NPF), was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland following the resignation of Neiphio Rio, who has been elected to Lok Sabha. The NDF-led ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN-III) government was formed in March 2013. Mr. Rio resigned from the office after serving Chief Minister of ..

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Genral Polls 2014: Dhubri recorded highest Voter Turnout; Srinagar the lowest

The 16th Lok Sabha polls registered a record average voter turnout of 66.4%. Dhubri of Assam witnessed the highest turnout at 88.22% followed by Nagaland at 87.82%; Srinagar of J&K registered the lowest turnout at 25.90%, followed by Anantnag of the same state. Table 1: Top 10 Parliamentary Constituencies in terms of Voter Turnout Sl. No Parliamentary ..

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Members of Planning Commission resign

Following the standard practice, all members of the Planning Commission (PC) including Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and all the other members of the Commission submitted their resignations to the Prime Minister’s Office to enable its reconstitution. Dr. Ahluwalia and the rest of the members will continue as acting members till a new Commission is ..

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