Current Affairs Questions Answers for December 2014-One liners

One liner for the month of December 2014 covers all the important events which have the potential to be asked in various competitive exams.

Created On: Jan 2, 2015 12:25 ISTModified On: Jan 5, 2015 12:35 IST

One liner for the month of December 2014 covers all the important events which have the potential to be asked in various competitive exams. The students will find these one liners of immense help during their course of preparation.

• Union Government on 29 December 2014 renamed the Department of Disability Affairs (Nishaktata Karya Vibhag) as - Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Viklangjan Sashaktikaran Vibhag)

• First non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand since the state came into being in 2000 - Raghubar Das

• Scientific name of Pompadour Green Pigeon, a native of the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka that  was spotted in December 2014 over a Bar tree of Barkheda village in Rajasthan - Treron pompadora

• AirAsia flight that went missing with 162 people on board en route from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore on 28 December 2014 was numbered - QZ8501

• An acclaimed photojournalist whose lenses chronicled Indo-US relations from Washington DC, for more than half-a-century died on 26 December 2014 - Rajan Devadas

• Union Government in the fourth week of December 2014 decided to launch an operation against Bodo militants in Assam - Operation All Out

• Indian bowler who was banned on 28 December 2014 by BCCI from bowling in competitive matches after his bowling action was found illegal - Pragyan Ojha

• Birthday of great Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan 22 December 2014 observed as -National Mathematics Day

• Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) announced that it had partnered with Microsoft India to transform Surat into a smart city and the city will be transformed into a smart city under - Microsoft’s CityNext Program

• State Government of Maharashtra on 18 December 2014 decided to make e-tendering compulsory for projects over - 3 lakh rupees

• For violation of its instructions regarding norms on Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML), the Reserve Bank of India on 17 December 2014 imposed monetary penalty on - ICICI bank and Bank of Baroda.

• The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its experimental mission to test heaviest rocket and the human crew module (Crew module Atmospheric Reentry Experiment (CARE)) on 18 December 2014 - GSLV Mark-III (630 tonnes)

• To check cross-border influx of illegal Bangladeshis into Assam, Supreme Court on 17 December 2014 directed the Union Government to complete fencing work along Indo-Bangla border within – three months

• Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik from Dehradun, Uttarakhand on 16 December 2014 became the world’s first twin and sibling to climb the highest peaks of the seven continents under - Mission 2 for 7

• Mascots of the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympics Games were named as - Vinicius and Tom

• Militant group that on 16 December 2014 carried out a massacre in the Army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan and killed at least 141 people including 132 students - Tehreek-e-Taliban

• The Marathi film that in the second week of December 2014 was nominated in the Best Picture Category of the 87th Academy Awards, popularly known as Oscars - Kapus Kondyachi Goshta (The Unending Story)

• Hinduja Brothers in the second week of December 2014 acquired the iconic old war office building of Winston Churchill in partnership with Spanish industrial company - Obrascon Huarte Lain Desarrollos (OHLD)

• Japanese Prime Minister on 14 December 2014 was re-elected for another four-year term - Shinzo Abe

• The Fourteenth Finance Commission that on 15 December 2014 submitted its report to the President of India was headed by - former RBI Governor YV Reddy

• Viswanathan Anand defeated British Grandmaster to win his maiden London Classic title - Michael Adams

• Union Government on 13 December 2014 appointed a person as director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) - Dineshwar Sharma

• Germany on 14 December 2014 won the Champions Trophy Hockey Title by defeating Pakistan in the finals played at - Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha

• Miss South Africa on 14 December 2014 was crowned Miss World 2014 at the final of the beauty pageant held in London, UK - Rolene Strauss

• China developed a long-range and non-lethal Pain Beam weapon that can be used to break up riots or protests from a distance - Poly WB-1

• Nine new species of bush frogs discovered in the Western Ghats by scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore belongs to - genus Raorchestes frogs

• Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2014 – the health care workers treating the Ebola epidemic

• US-based taxi service that was banned by Delhi Government from services in national capital - Uber

• The State Bank of India (SBI) on 9 December 2014 launched two indices namely - SBI Monthly Composite Index and SBI Yearly Composite Index

• WTO ruled against the US which had imposed high duty on imports of certain steel products from India and termed it inconsistent with its - Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (ASCM)

• Person who was re-elected unopposed as head of Conservative Christian Democrats party on 9 December 2014 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel

• Four European nations, namely Germany, France, Luxembourg and Belgium on 6 December 2014 decided to suspend marketing authorisations of 25 drugs, which had undergone studies/tests at - the GVK Biosciences facility

• Hockey Olympian who won gold medal in 1948 London and 1952 Helsinki Olympics died on 7 December 2014 - Grihanandan Singh alias Nandy Singh

• The United States (US) and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on 8 December 2014 ended their combat mission in – Afghanistan

• Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 5 December 2014 approved the proposed 4 billion dollars merger of drug-makers - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd

• Delhi Court on 8 December 2014 convicted three Anandmargis and an advocate for the charges of murder and criminal conspiracy for killing - former Railway Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra

• With a view to put an institutional mechanism to track various stalled projects and also to remove implementation bottlenecks on a fast-track basis, the State Government of Maharashtra on 7 December 2014 launched - Project Monitoring Group (PMG) portal

• NASA’s spacecraft that came out of hibernation on 6 December 2014 for its long-awaited 2015 encounter with the Pluto system - New Horizons

• India on 7 December 2014 set the Guinness Record for largest human formation of a national flag in the world and defeated the previous record held by - Pakistan

• China on 7 December 2014 rejected the UN arbitration to resolve the South China Sea maritime dispute with its neighbours. The arbitration was sought by – Philippines

• International Cricket Council (ICC) on 7 December 2014 suspended, the Pakistani cricket all-rounder and off-spinner from bowling in international cricket - Mohammad Hafeez

• Indian Blind Cricket team on 7 December 2014 won the fourth edition of the Blind Cricket World Cup (BCWC) by defeating - Pakistan

• Nedanuri Krishnamurthy who died on 8 December 2014 in Visakhapatnam was - a Veteran Carnatic vocalist

• State Government of Gujarat on 5 December 2014 declared 353 villages of a district as completely or partially scarcity affected - Kutch

• Indian Navy selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare - S-70B Seahawk helicopters

• India observed Mahaparinirwan Diwas on 6 December 2014, death anniversary of - Dr BR Ambedkar

• Name of spaceship of NASA that on 5 December 2014 marked a major milestone by returning back to Earth after orbiting the Van Allen belt twice - Orion

• The UK honoured a World War II Indian pilot by unveiling his eight-foot bronze statue at St Andrew's Garden in Gravesend, Kent, Great Britain - Squadron Leader Mohinder Singh Pujji

• First bus powered entirely by human and food waste became operational in United Kingdom and the bi-gas was supplied by – GENeco

• Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto on 29 November 2014 launched a multi-level global campaign - Girl Rising

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 30 November 2014 coined the acronym for police forces across the country - SMART

• South Korean fishing boat Oryong 501 operated by Sajo industries sank in - the Bering Sea off Russia's far-eastern Chukotka peninsula.

• Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on External Affairs on 1 December 2014 tabled its report in Parliament and recommended government to introduce a bill to give teeth to - 1974 India Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement.

• Maoists killed more than dozen CRPF personnel in an attack on 1 December 2014 in - Chintagufa area of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh

• Veteran Bollywood actor-comedian, director and producer famous for his dual role as Bahadur in Angoor who died on 2 December 2014 in Pune - Deven Verma

• Senior IPS officer who was appointed as the new CBI Director on 2 December 2014 to succeed Ranjit Sinha - Anil Kumar Sinha

• The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2 December 2014 approved Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2013 that seeks amendment in - Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) Act, 1976

• The Union cabinet on 2 December 2014 approved introduction of a comprehensive Anti-Hijacking Bill 2014 seeking stringent punishment including - death penalty to hijackers in case of death of a hostage or security personnel

• Martian meteorite that fell in the Moroccan desert of Guelmim-Es Semara on 18 July 2011 contains a carbon compound that is biological in origin is - Tissint

• Captain of East Zone team that won the 2014-15 Deodhar Trophy of cricket on 3 December 2014 by defeating West Zone by 24 runs - Manoj Tiwary

• The main and oldest litigant in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute who decided to withdraw his plea on the case on 3 December 2014 - Mohammad Hashim Ansari

• Head of the Social Justice Bench that was constituted by the Supreme Court on 4 December 2014 to exclusively hear cases related to women, children and underprivileged - Justice Madan B Lokur

• Author of the book Prince of Gujarat: The Extraordinary Story of Prince Gopaldas Desai – Rajmohan Gandhi

• State Government of Meghalaya on 3 December 2014 constituted a committee to speed up the process of getting a language included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India – Khasi

• Team that won the 119th Beighton Cup Hockey tournament played at the SAI Eastern Centre in Kolkata on 4 December 2014 - Indian Oil

• Infosys on 4 December 2014 appointed Stanford Professor as an Independent member on its Board of Directors (BoD) - John W. Etchemendy

• First Indian who became an elected member of the all-powerful International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF)'s Executive Committee - Raninder Singh, NRAI President

• The Former Supreme Court Judge and renowned social activist who died aged 100 on 4 December 2014- Justice Vaidyanathapura Rama Krishna

• Air India on 4 December 2014 signed an MoU for implementation of the monetisation of assets of Air India at various locations on joint venture basis with - National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC)

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