Current Affairs – December, 2014

ICRISAT launches ‘Green PHABLET’ to empower small farmers

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has launched a customised low-cost combination of phone and tablet computer called ‘GreenPHABLET powered by the GreenSIM’. This device aims to empower small farmers who own small plots of land by providing them with precise information related to agriculture and help them purchase inputs at lower Read More…

Eminent journalist B.G. Verghese passes away

Eminent journalist B.G. Verghese passed away in Gurgaon, Haryana. He was 87. He was born on 21 June 1927. Journalistic  career: He started his journalistic career in The Times of India. He was former editor of leading Indian dailies Hindustan Times from 1969 to 1975 and Indian Express 1982 to 1986. Information adviser to PM: He was Read More…

Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni announces his retirement from Test cricket

Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect. His decision came after the third Test match of India against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground which ended in a draw. Now on 6th January for the Fourth and Final Test against Australia, Indian team will be led by Read More…

AirAsia flight QZ8501 Incident

AirAsia flight QZ8501 had disappeared from air traffic control (ATC) screens over the Java Sea coast off Indonesia on 28 December, as it flew from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board. This flight lost its contact with ATC after the pilot of plane had requested a change of flight Read More…

Union Cabinet gives nod to an Ordinance to regularise unauthorised colonies in Delhi

The Union Cabinet has given its nod to an Ordinance regarding Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Amendment Bill, 2014. It seeks to extend the cut-off date for regularisation of illegal colonies from March 2002 to June 2014 in Delhi. The ordinance was approved in a Cabinet meet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Read More…