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Current Affairs - December 2014

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TNPSC Current Affairs December 2014
  • Kambala
    • It is the name of traditional buffalo race, which is held annually in the coastal regions of Karnataka.
    • Recently it was held in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in Karnataka
  • Moti Darwaza
    • It is one of the entrances for the golconda fort (Hyderabad).
    • The doors of the Moti Darwaza got damaged.
  • Global Corruption Perception Index
    • India ranks 85th in the list of 175 countries
    • Global Corruption Perception index was released by transparency international.
  • Books in News
    • The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years - by Pranab Mukherjee (President of India) 
  • Important Persons in News
    • V R Krishna Iyer - Former Judge of Supreme court of India died recently.
  • Important days
    • International Day of Yoga
      • United Nations declared June 21st as the 'International Day of Yooga'
    • December 25th - Good Governance Day  (Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Birthday)
  • Important Abbreviations in News
    • SIPCOT - State Industries Promotion corporation of Tamil Nadu
  • Dahi Handi
    • Maharashtra government has announced Dahi Handi (Human Pyramid) Sport as an Adventure Sport.
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - 13th Edition 2015
    • Pravasi Bharatiya divas 2015 is scheduled to be held in Gujarat from 7th Jan 2015 to 9th Jan 2015.
    • This year (2015) marks the 100th year of M K Gandhi's return in 1915 to India from South Africa.
  • AirAsia QZ8501
    • The plane which take off from Surabaya (Indonesia) to Singapore went missing in its halfway to destination over the java Sea.
  • Norman Atlandic
    • A greek Passenger ship which caught fire recently during its journey from Patras( in Greece) to Anacona ( in Italy).
  • Important Appointments
    • Anil Kumar Sinha - was appointed as the new CBI Chief.
  • The Coal Mines (Special provisions) Bill 2014
    • The Coal Mines (Special provisions) Bill 2014, was passed in the Lok Sabha.
    • It made some changes, so that the private company can took part in mining coals.
Science and Technology
  • Agni - IV
    • A nuclear capable missile with Range - 4000 Km
    • Test fired recently from the wheeler island off the Odisha coast.
  • GSAT-16
    • A communication satellite was launched from French Guina on 6th December 2014. 
  • GSLV Mark - III
    • ISRO has planned to launch its heaviest rocket (GSLV Mark III) at Sathis Dhawan space centre in sriharikota on 18th December 2014.
  • Mobile One App
    • Mobile One App was launched by the government of Karnataka as an initiative of e-governance.
    • Through this app, an user can access more than 4000 services from anywhere at anytime.
  • Web Index
    • India Ranks 48th in the Web index ranking list.
    • Web Index is released is World Wide Web Foundation.
  • Ease of doing business Index
    • India ranks 142 out of 189 countries in ease of doing business.
    • It is a report published by world bank 
  • Snapdeal has become a partner of India Post and set up facilitation centres at Varanasi to sell the local artisan products online.
Environment and Health
  • Silicosis
    • It is a disease caused by silica dust.
    • The people working in mining fields are most prone to this disease.
    • Recently more number of cases has been confirmed in Dholpur disrtict in Rajasthan.
  • Climate Change Performance Index 2015
    • India ranks 31st in the Climate change performance Index 2015 list.
    • Climate change performance Index report is released by two NGO namely Germanwatch and Climate Action Network of europe.
    • Rankings:
      • 1. -  Denmark
      • 2. - Swedan
      • 3. - U K
      • 31  - India 
  • Zaporizhya plant
    • It is a nuclear power plant in Ukraine.
    • An electrical short circuit in the plant led to the power blackout.
  • Bhutan PM Visits Bangladesh
    • Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay visited Bangladesh to participate in the 43rd victory day anniversary which marks the Bangladesh' Independence and its liberation from Pakistan.
    • Bangladesh's foreign secretary told that the Bhutan is the first country to recognise bangladesh as an independent nation followed by India.
  • A Goods train from china completed the world's longest train journey of 13,000 km distance between Yuwi (China) and Madrid (Spain) passing through seven countries. 
  • Phil Hughes 
    • Australian Criket player who died after injury when hit by a ball.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    • Indian Cricketer - announced his retirement from the Test matches.

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  1. sir, please issue current affairs in tamil

  2. Can't able to download Dec month current affairs


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