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December 22, 2014

22nd December 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • Anti-Islamist politician Beji Caid Essebsi won Tunisia`s presidential election with 55.68 percent of the vote, beating incumbent Moncef Marzouki.
    • He becomes the first president freely elected by Tunisians since independence from France in 1956.
  • China is formulating a new national security law to safeguard security in the backdrop of a spurt in terrorist attacks in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang province.
    • A draft legislation which aims to be a “comprehensive and fundamental piece of legislation” was tabled today in the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) for its first reading.
National Affairs
  • The Modi Government's key programmes, including Make in India, would be highlighted during Pravasi Bharatiya Divas being held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from 7th January to 9th January 2015  that is expected to see around 3,000 Indian diaspora attending.
    • The chief guest of this function would be Guyana President Donald Ramotar.
  • In a major setback to the Shiromani Akali Dal-led Punjab government, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned state Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia to probe his alleged role in the Rs 6,000-crore international synthetic drug case.
    • Majithia is the younger brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the wife of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.
  • The 127th birthday of great Indian Mathematician ‎Srinivasa Ramanujan‬ was observed as ‎National Mathematics Day‬ today.
    • The mathematical genius compiled more than 3900 mathematical results and equations.
    • Ramanujan and British Mathematician Hardy discovered the smallest number represented as sum of two cubes 1729 which came to be known as Hardy-Ramanujan number.
  • Four strategic places along the India-China border have been identified by the Defence Ministry for rail connectivity in the first phase.
    • They are
      1. Missamari-Tenga-Tawang (378 km),
      2. Bilaspur-Manali- Leh (498 km),
      3. Pasighat-Tezu-Rupai (227 km) and
      4. North Lakhimpur-Bame-Silapathar (249km)
    • Minister of State for Railways - Manoj Sinha
  • The festival of Losar is being celebrated today with traditional and religious fervor in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
    • The festival marks the beginning of New Year in Ladakh and it is an important social and religious celebration in Ladakh.
  • The Centre would soon launch National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), a Rs. 500 crore scheme for conservation of heritage and development of 12 cities across the country.
    • This scheme is likely to be rolled out next month.
    • The 12 cities are Amritsar, Varanasi, Gaya, Puri, Ajmer, Mathura, Dwarka, Badami, Velankanni, Kanchipuram, Warangal and Amaravati.
New Appointments
  • Senior IPS officer Prakash Mishra takes over as the new chief of country's largest paramilitary & lead anti-Naxal operations force CRPF.
  • Sachin Tendulkar named as brand ambassador for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
    • It will be the second successive time that the India maestro will be the Ambassador of ICC's pinnacle tournament, after he fulfilled the role in the previous event in 2011 
  • Arjun Atwal wins the Inaugural edition of Dubai Open Golf Championship title.
  • 37th Sub-junior National Volleyball Championships will be held in New Delhi from December 26-31.
  • West Bengal government will felicitate Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) team for winning the first edition of Indian Super League on Wednesday.
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  1. Mam please provide for new india assurance also..its my humbel request

  2. thank u very much gr8....really helpful........

  3. Since this year IBPS is going to conduct the examination,I doubt whether previous paper would really matter

  4. Admin plz suggest which book to prefer for it officer...or plz provide us some useful pdf..

  5. I got 81 r there any chances from obc

  6. mam please upload HR Question

  7. mam i belongs to telangana can i apply apgb as obc

  8. Thanks a lot ...its a honour to HV such a wonderful team

  9. frm wr did u get this news?? super i got to know this frm ur comment only thanks.

  10. Is New India assurance exam only objective or obj+descriptive?? Pls tell me frnds

  11. Its very useful notes..Thanks GR8 team..

  12. please provide NIACL general awareness material

  13. thanks a lot team

  14. Dear Gr8...u r angel in disguise..luv u n thank u..

  15. #ADMIN pls share marketing (Professional knwld ) section !!

  16. mam when u'l provide ga for uiic??????????????????????????????????????

  17. Thanx alot......Gr8AmbitionsZ LOve you alot guysss.....

  18. Mahendra Krishna YadavDecember 23, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Please suggest the best book to score good marks in IT Officer and which covers the syllabus of
    Professional knowledge...

  19. Mahendra Krishna YadavDecember 23, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    I am Telangana
    can i apply for this bank

  20. You can apply...but score may not be sufficient

  21. Descriptive test also online.v hav to type .it s metioned in hall tickt

  22. pls suggest me too if u get... i have also applied for it..

  23. Hai friend did u get ga questions for uiicl ao pls teply

  24. yah I got it, last exam was held in 11-03-2011...

  25. uicc office asistant ka admit kab ayega??
    uska previous yr ka question paper??

  26. pls tell me about negative markss in uiic assistant exam !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. jeetedra sopanrao JadhavJanuary 15, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    above ibps so it officer contains only professional knowledge only pls upodate other sections also,.

  28. grt ambitionz team can you please provide the last year cutoff for IT SO out of 200 accdng to dat i can plan to attnd the questn..thnkz a lot

    Download Exam capsule for it officer


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