Current Affairs – December, 2014

Government gives nod for Ordinances to amend Citizenship Act, 1955 & Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

Union government has given its nod for ordinance route to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. This move of government comes few days before Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2015 which marks the centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa on January 9, 1915.   Key facts Read More…

Tamu Lhochhar festival being observed in Nepal on 30th December

Tamu Lhochhar festival is being observed on 30th December with gaiety and full fervor in Nepal which marks new year among different communities. It is the biggest cultural festival of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism and generally being observed by the Gurungs at different places in Nepal including in the Kathmandu Valley. The people of Read More…

Union Cabinet approves ordinance to amend Land Acquisition Act, 2013

Union Cabinet has approved a proposal to take the ordinance route to amend the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. It seeks to speed up developmental and security related projects without compromising on the benefits/compensation given to the farmers under parent Act. This Union Cabinet meeting was Read More…

Kerala Government lays foundation stone for Global Artists Village

Kerala government has laid foundation stone for the first government-run ‘Kalagramam’ i.e Global Artist village in the country at Kakkananpara in Kannur district of Kerala. The foundation stone was laid by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. Key facts of Global Artists Village Global Artists Village i.e. Kalagramam is a project planned by the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi. Read More…

Government reconstitutes NDMA by nominating new three new members

Government has reconstituted the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) by nominating three new members. 3 new nominated members are: Dr D N Sharma- Director, Health Safety and Environment Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Kamal Kishore- Programme Advisor, UNDP, New York. Lt. Gen. N.C. Marwah. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) It is a statutory body under Read More…