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South Korea constitutional court ordered dissolution of leftist Unified Progressive Party

Published on: 20-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Constitutional court of South Korea on 19 December 2014 ordered the dissolution of leftist Unified Progressive party (UPP) accused of pro-North Korea activities.

Pakistan became Associate Member Sate of CERN

Published on: 20-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

The decision to grant associate membership to Pakistan was taken in lieu of Pakistan’s contribution to building the CMS and ATLAS experiments since it signed a Co-operation Agreement with CERN in 1994.

US and Cuba restored ties by ending 50 years hostility

Published on: 20-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The United States and Cuba agreed on 17 December 2014 to restore diplomatic ties between the two countries.

US President Barack Obama signed Ukraine Freedom Support Bill, 2014 for more sanctions on Russia

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

The US President Barack Obama on 18 December 2014 signed Ukraine Freedom Support Bill, 2014 passed by the US Congress making it into an Act.

UNGA adopted resolution referring North Korea to ICC for human right abuses

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court for human right abuses.

UN Security Council extended mandate of UN Disengagement of Forces agreement in Golan Heights

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

UNSC on 18 December 2014 extended the mandate of the UN Disengagement of Forces agreement (UNDOF) in Golan Heights until 30 June 2015.

UN Security Council renewed Humanitarian aid to Syria for 12 Months

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

UNSC renewed its authorization for humanitarian aid to Syria for 12 months without Syria’s government consent.

US Senate passed resolution recognising Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai as symbols of peace

Published on: 19-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The US Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognising Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai as symbol of peace.

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

Published on: 18-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

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

Tehreek-e-Taliban attacked Army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan

Published on: 17-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Tehreek-e-Taliban militants attacked Army-run school of Peshawar, Pakistan and killed at least 141 people including 132 students.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo re-elected for another four year term

Published on: 16-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe re-elected for another four-year term after Japan's ruling coalition won a two thirds majority in the Snap Elections.

Global Financial Integrity released the Global Illicit Financial Flows Report 2014

Published on: 16-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

The Global Financial Integrity (GFI) on 15 December 2014 released the Global Illicit Financial Flows Report 2014 titled Illicit Financial Flows from the Developing World: 2003-2012.

ICC upgraded the status of Palestine to Observer State

Published on: 16-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The acceptance of Palestine as an Observer State came in a procedural move at the opening session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Prime Minister of Haiti Laurent Lamothe resigned following anti-government protests

Published on: 15-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

Prime Minister of Haiti Laurent Lamothe was resigned following anti-government protests over delayed elections and calls for elections.

Indian Navy won fifth edition of Admirals Cup for Sailing Regatta

Published on: 15-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Indian Navy won fifth edition of Admirals Cup 2014 held at the Ettikulam Bay, at Ezhimala.

Anerood Jugnauth appointed as Mauritius Prime Minister

Published on: 15-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

Anerood Jugnauth appointed as Mauritius Prime Minister by the President Purryag.

Bangladesh launched manual campaign to clean up Sunderbans oil spill

Published on: 15-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The forest department had engaged nearly 100 boats to collect the furnace oil spilled from the tanker which sank in the Shela river in the Sundarbans after being hit by a cargo vessel.

Ebola fighters named TIME's Person of the Year 2014

Published on: 12-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

Ebola fighters collectively were named as the TIME’s Person of the Year 2014 on 10 December 2014 by the TIME’s magazine for their tireless acts of courage and mercy..

Google announced to shut down its news linking services in Spain

Published on: 12-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

As per the law, publishers will soon be force to pay for re-publishing headlines or snippets of news to Internet sites.

India-Russia signed 20 agreements during the 15th India-Russia Annual Summit in New Delhi

Published on: 12-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

India-Russia during the 15th Annual Summit signed list of 20 documents encompassing the areas of nuclear energy, defence, trade, oil & gas, health, etc

President of Zimabawe Robert Mugabe sacked Vice-president Joice Mujuru

Published on: 10-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

President of Zimabawe Robert Mugabe sacked Vice-president Joice Mujuru for corruption and plotting to kill the President.

Bhutan became 181st member of MIGA, agency of World Bank

Published on: 10-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

Bhutan has fulfilled all of its membership requirements to become the member of MIGA.

France and the United States signed agreement to compensate Holocaust survivors

Published on: 10-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

France and US signed agreement on 8 December 2014 to compensate thousands of Holocaust survivors who were deported to concentration camps by France's rail company SNCF during Nazi occupation.

US and NATO ended combat mission in Afghanistan

Published on: 09-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

The US and NATO ended their combat mission in Afghanistan by lowering flags in a ceremony. The mission came to an end after 13 years.

China rejected UN mediation to resolve South China Sea dispute

Published on: 09-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

China rejected the UN arbitration to resolve the South China Sea maritime dispute with its neighbours. UN mediation was sought by Philippines.

China launched Nuclear Power Expansion Scheme to expand large network of nuclear plants

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

China launched a Nuclear Power Expansion Scheme to expand its large network of nuclear plants.

CMEC launched mega water supply project in Sri Lanka

Published on: 08-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

The Beijing-based China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) on 6 December 2014 launched the mega water supply project in Sri Lanka to construct a water supply system in Gampaha district.

UK signed an agreement with Bahrain to establish a permanent naval base at Mina Salman Port

Published on: 06-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 69 people agreed

The United Kingdom (UK) on 6 December 2014 signed an agreement with Bahrain to establish a permanent naval base at Mina Salman Port in Bahrain.

India sent humanitarian assistance to Maldives to resolve water crisis in Male

Published on: 06-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

India sent humanitarian assistance to Maldives to help resolve the water crisis caused by a major fire at the Male Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC)

UNGA adopted the resolution on establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free world

Published on: 06-DEC-2014
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The resolution was introduced as a part of First Committee Recommendations on Disarmament and International Security.

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