Current Affairs – December, 2014

Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon city votes after six decades

Nearly after six decades, residents of Myanmar’s commercial hub Yangon city voted for Yangon City Development Committee elections i.e. local municipal elections on 27th December 2014. This election is considered test for Myanmar as it is undergoing transition from previous military rule towards the democracy since 2011 and ahead of a landmark nationwide elections to Read More…

For first time 19 swamp deer translocated from Kaziranga to Manas National Park

For the first time in India, a herd of 19 swamp deer were translocated  from Kaziranga National Park to Manas National Park in Assam. It was part of ‘Eastern Swamp Deer Conservation Project’ to source their population to Manas National Park. This translocation initiative was initiated by a team of experts from the Assam Forest Read More…

NATO formally ends its 13 year war in Afghanistan

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has formally ended its war in Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict. In this regard, a low-key ceremony took place in Kabul (Afghanistan’s capital) in secret and it was held in a sports hall at NATO headquarters. This ceremony completes the gradual handover of responsibility to maintain peace and security of Afghanistan Read More…

Central Government employees asked to declare assets under Lokpal Act, 2013

Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked all Central government employees to declare their assets and liabilities under the provisions of Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. In this regards DoPT has also made mandatory for them to disclose deposits in foreign banks. Earlier in Dember 2014, DoPT had extended the date of declaring assets till Read More…

Government meets target of opening 10-crore accounts under PM Jan Dhan Yojana

Government has met its target of opening 10 crore bank accounts under its flagship scheme of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY). This target was met a month before its revised deadline of 26 January 2015. Key facts As of 24 December 2014, 10 crore accounts have been opened under the PMJDY scheme with a Read More…