Current Affairs – December, 2014

ISRO’s GSLV Mark III rocket launched successfully

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO’s) first sub-orbital flight and India’s latest generation launch vehicle- GSLV Mark-III X was successfully lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk-III)  was carrying payload – Crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment (CARE) weighing 3775 kg. Mission: It was a suborbital experimental Read More…

Government initiate’s scheme to protect Endangered Languages of India

Union Government has initiated a Scheme known as “Protection and Preservation of Endangered Languages of India”. It was announced by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Irani in a written reply to the Lok Sabha question. Key facts of the scheme As part of this Scheme, all the mother tongues/languages of India spoken Read More…

Reverend Libby Lane appointed as first female bishop in the 500-year history of Church of England

Reverend Libby Lane was appointed as new Bishop of Stockport, England. Thus, she has become the first female bishop in the 500-year history of Church of England. This appointment comes after historic changes were made to the law to end centuries of male domination in the church. Before this appointment, she was vicar at St Read More…

Union Cabinet approves GST Amendment Bill

Union Cabinet has approved the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) thus clearing the way for its introduction in ongoing Winter session of Parliament. This bills aims to bring about long-pending indirect tax reforms and government planning to roll out the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 01 April 2016. Cabinets nod comes Read More…

Lok Sabha passes Companies Amendment Bill, 2014

The Lok Sabha has passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014 through a voice vote. This bill aims to provide an environment of doing business easy and has 14 amendments to existing Companies Act, 2013. It also seeks to remove oppressive provisions in Companies law and to align it with international practices and attract investments. Key facts Read More…