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December 24, 2014

24th December 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • Japan's Parliament today re-elected Shinzo Abe as Prime Minister.
  • The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has decided to Ease decades-old Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men
    • The FDA today announced that it will recommend lifting the lifetime ban early next year, replacing it with a policy barring donations from men who have had sex with another man in the previous 12 months.
    • The change would overturn a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified, given advances in HIV testing.
National Affairs
  • National Consumers Day observed today with the objective of providing better protection of consumer’s interest.
    • This day is being observed since the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 was enacted on this day in 1986.
  • Cabinet approves ordinance for Insurance Amendment Bill to raise FDI and Coal Mines ordinance to facilitate Coal block auctions.
  • BJP appoints 2 observers each for Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir to oversee the election process of legislature party leaders.
    • J P Nadda and Vinay Sahstrabuddhe will be the party observers for Jharkhand while Arun Jaitley and Arun Singh for J&K.
  • In observance of ‘Good Governance Day’ on December 25, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs & Food has decided to have all official work on e-files within three months.
    • Food Minister - Ram Villas Paswan
Awards & Honors
  • Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Freedom Fighter Madan Mohan Malaviya will be honoured with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, the President's office announced today.
    • Mr Vajpayee, a three-time prime minister considered the gold standard of leadership in the BJP, will be the first leader from the country's political right to be given a Bharat Ratna.
    • Madan Mohan Malaviya is a freedom icon and educationist popularly known as 'Mahamana'
      • He was the founder of Banaras Hindu University.
  • Important points you should know about Bharat Ratna
    • Bharat Ratna is India’s highest civilian award instituted in 1954
    • This award is given in recognition of exceptional service, performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour.
    • The recipient receives a Sanad (certificate) signed by the President and a Medallion.
    • Any person without distinction of race, occupation, position or sex is eligible for this award.
    • The recommendations for Bharat Ratna are made by the Prime Minister to the President.
    • The number of annual awards is restricted to a maximum of three in a particular year.
    • Madan Mohan Malviya and Vajpayee are the 44th and 45th distinguished personalities who have been conferred with this award.
    • Early this year, Sachin Tendulkar and C.N.R. Rao were given Bharat Ratna.
    • The first recipients of the Bharat Ratna were C. Rajagopalachari, C. V. Raman and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who were honoured in 1954.
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  1. mam please give us some quiz sets on current affairs..and thank you

  2. Hello everyone can u plz help me solve these 3 question.the values may b diff.. just want to know the process.

    1) Sum is lent at 8% per annum for 5 year and same sum is lent at 7% per annum
    for 4 years .Difference between these two amount after 4 year and 5 year is 22
    if interest is simple. Find the sum?

    2) There is a 78 litre milk having price 32 Rs/kg. How much water to be add in
    it to gain 25% after selling it at 40?

    3)A Car is sold at 5% gain .If it is sold at 10% gain it would fetch 900 Rs.
    More. Find the cost price?

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  5. Give ans for all question..


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