Current Affairs [17-12-2014]

Current Affairs for IBPS, Bank Exams, Competitive Exams, and Other Entrance Exams. Current affairs is a genre of broadcast journalism where the emphasis is on detailed analysis and discussion of news stories that have recently occurred or are ongoing at the time of broadcast.

This differs from regular news broadcasts that place emphasis on news reports presented for simple presentation as soon as possible, often with a minimum of analysis. It is also different from the news magazine show format, in that the events are discussed immediately.

Complex pattern of Greenland Ice Sheet dynamics revealed

  • Who: Complex pattern of Greenland Ice Sheet dynamics
  • What: revealed in a study
  • When: findings published on 15 December 2014

RBI imposed monetary penalty on ICICI and Bank of Baroda for violating KYC/AML Instructions

  • Who: ICICI bank and Bank of Baroda
  • What: monetary penalty imposed on them by RBI
  • When: on 17 December 2014
  • Why: for violation of its instructions regarding norms on KYC and AML

Marathi film Kapus Kondyachi Goshta nominated for Oscar Award in Best Picture Category

  • Who: Marathi film Kapus Kondyachi Goshta
  • What: nominated for Oscar Award in Best Picture Category
  • When: in second week of December 2014

Marathi film Kapus Kondyachi Goshta nominated for Oscar Award in Best Picture Category

  • Who: Marathi film Kapus Kondyachi Goshta
  • What: nominated for Oscar Award in Best Picture Category
  • When: in second week of December 2014

Lima Call for Climate Action put world on track to New Universal Climate Agreement

  • Who: Lima Call for Climate Action
  • Where: Lima, Peru
  • What: Issued
  • When: 14 December 2014

China developed invisible pain beam weapon Poly WB-1 to break-up riots

  • Who: Pain beam weapon Poly WB-1
  • Where: At an air show in China
  • What: Unveiled by China
  • When: Third Week of December 2014
  • Why: To disperse riots

Reverend Libby Lane appointed as first female bishop of the Church of England

  • Who: Reverend Libby Lane
  • What: appointed as the first female bishop of the Church of England
  • When: 17 December 2014

ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mark-III-X from Sriharikota

  • Who: ISRO
  • What: GSLV Mark-III-X
  • Where: Sriharukota
  • When: 18 December 2014

USAID head Rajiv Raj Shah resigned from his position

  • Who: Rajiv Raj Shah
  • What: resigned as the head of USAID
  • When: 17 December 2014

Tashi-Nungshi became world’s 1st twin to climb highest peaks of seven continents

  • Who: twin sisters, Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik from Dehradun,Uttarakhand
  • What: became the world’s first twin to climb highest peaks of the seven continents
  • When: 16 December 2014

Paul McGinley of Ireland won Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014

  • Who: Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014
  • What: Won by Paul McGinley
  • When: 15 December 2014

Union government notified Approach Paper for e-auctioning of 92 cancelled coal mines in first phase

  • Who: Approach Paper for e-auctioning of 92 cancelled coal mines
  • What: Notified by Union Ministry of Coal
  • When: 17 December 2014

SC directed Union Government to not appoint CVC without its approval

  • Who: Supreme Court (SC)
  • What: 17 December 2014
  • When: Directed Union Government to not appoint CVC without its approval

Minorities Rights Day observed across the world on 18 December

  • Who: Minorities Rights Day
  • Where: Across the world
  • What: Observed
  • When: 18 December 2014

Amit Priyavadan Mehta appointed as Federal judge in the district of Columbia

  • Who: Amit Priyavadan Mehta
  • What: appointed as a Federal Judge in the district of Columbia
  • When: 17 December 2014

Hariom Singh won Gold in Men’s 50-metre Rifle Prone event at 58th National Shooting champions

  • Who: Hariom Singh
  • What: Won Gold in men’s 50 m rifle prone in 58th National Shooting championships
  • When: 17 December 2014

Druzhba-Dosti: A Vision for Strengthening the Indian-Russian Partnership over the Next Decade

  • Who: Druzhba-Dosti
  • What: A Vision for Strengthening the Indian-Russian Partnership over the Next Decade

DAC approved proposals to buy military equipment worth 4444 crore rupees

  • Who: Proposals to buy military equipments worth 4444 crore rupees
  • What: approved by Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
  • When: on 17 December 2014

Empays Instant Money Transfer service received RBI nod

  • Who: IMT-instant money transfer service of Empays
  • What: received authorisation from the Reserve Bank of India
  • When: the company anmnounced the same on 17 December 2014

Ghanta Chakrapani appointed as the first Chairman of TSPSC

  • Who: Ghanta Chakrapani
  • What: appointed as the first Chairman of TSPSC
  • When: 17 December 2014

SC directed Union government to complete fencing along Indo-Bangladesh border in 3 months

  • Who: complete fencing along Indo-Bangladesh border in 3 months
  • Where: in Assam
  • What: Supreme Court directed Union government
  • When: on 17 December 2014
  • Why: To check cross-border influx of illegal Bangladeshis into Assam

SC directed Union government to complete fencing along Indo-Bangladesh border in 3 months

  • Who: complete fencing along Indo-Bangladesh border in 3 months
  • Where: in Assam
  • What: Supreme Court directed Union government
  • When: on 17 December 2014
  • Why: To check cross-border influx of illegal Bangladeshis into Assam

US slapped sanctions on Oil trading firms of Switzerland and Netherland for dealing with Syria

  • Who: The United States
  • What: Slapped sanctions on Oil trading firms of Switzerland and Netherland
  • When: 17 December 2014
  • Why: For dealing with Syria

Paul McGinley of Ireland won Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014

  • Who: Sports Personality Coach of the Year 2014
  • What: Won by Paul McGinley
  • When: 15 December 2014
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