Current Affairs – December, 2013

Cabinet approves constitutional status for JAC

The Union Cabinet approved constitutional status to a proposed Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC), for the appointment and transfer of judges to the higher judiciary. In other words, the cabinet approved a constitution amendment bill to make the appointment /transfer of judges more transparent. The status ensures that the composition of the commission cannot be altered Read More…

Himachal High court bans on food in plastic packs

The Himachal Pradesh High Court banned on the sale of potato chips, wafers and all junk food items packaged in plastic and non-biodegradable material from January 26, 2014. It directed the government to strictly enforce the ban on non-essential food items. The ban will not cover plastic drinking water bottles. The court vacated its stay Read More…

J.N. Chaudhary appointed as new chief of NSG

Mr. Jayanta Narayan Chaudhary appointed as new chief of National Security Guard (NSG). Mr. Chaudhary is the 1978 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre and is due to retire in May 2015. He succeeded Arvind Ranjan. About National Security Guard (NSG) Set up in 1984 as a Federal Contingency Deployment Force to tackle all facets Read More…

PNB opens first hi-tech branch of Punjab in Kharar

Punjab National Bank (PNB) which is India’s second-largest bank opened its first hi-tech branch at Kharar, Punjab. Salient features of the first hi-tech branch The self-services system of the branch would provide all services to all the customers from 7am to 11pm daily. This would be done through automated machines for cash deposit, cheque deposit, Read More…

‘Guardian’ – Microsoft launched new app for women’s safety

The technology giant Microsoft launched a new application (app) ‘Guardian’ with safety features, exclusively for Windows phone users in India. It builds up this app, chiefly to protect women from incidents such as ‘Nirbhaya’. About the app ‘Guardian’ Uses Microsoft Windows Azure cloud solution and the Bing Maps API and allow anyone we wish to Read More…