IBPS Clerk 2014 - GK Power Capsule - II Study Material - IV

IBPS Clerk 2014 - GK Power Capsule - II Study Material - IV

121. Uber taxis banned in Delhi, company blacklisted

122. Modi wins TIME readers’ poll for ‘Person of the Year’.

123. Satyarthi, Malala to receive Nobel awards on Wednesday
. Child rights activists India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, along with 11 others will receive this year’s Nobel Prizes.The Nobel Laureates take centrestage in Sweden’s capital Stockholm and Norwegian Oslo, where they will receive the Nobel medals, Nobel diplomas and documents confirming the Nobel Prize amount.
ii. Satyarthi, 60, and Yousafzai, 17, will share the $1.1-million Peace Prize at Oslo, while all the other awards will be presented in Stockholms.

124. Gwladys Nocera of France won Hero Women's Indian Golf Open 2014 at the Delhi Golf Club. She received the prize money of 300000 US dollars.

125. Subramanian Committee on Leveraging the Post Office Network submitted report to the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.The objective of the Committee was to transform the Post Office Network in keeping with changing market trends and competition.

126. Hockey Olympian Grihanandan Singh died

127. Warren buffet became second richest person of World
He replaced Carlos Slim, business magnate of Mexico. Bill Gates is the world richest person.

128. Andhra Pradesh Government signed MoU with Singapore for development of its new capital
that is set to come up near Vijawayada region.

129. Richard Rahul Verma -US Ambassador to India replaced Kathleen Stephens.

130. Human Rights Day observed globally on 10 December- theme for the 2014 Human Rights Day is Human Rights 365.

131. SBI launches first homegrown economic indicator the SBI Monthly Composite Index and the SBI Yearly Composite Index that will primarily track manufacturing activity and offer a forward-looking economic trends.

132. India’s second most “up and coming” destination for expats after China : HSBC

133. India’s GDP may grow 5-6% in 2015: Moody’s

134. BHEL commissioned
28 MW Nyaborongo Hydro Electric Project in Rwanda on turnkey basis.

135. Ministry of Railways inaugurated Wi-Fi broadband services at New Delhi railway station

136. Azim Premji awarded Swiss Ambassador's Award
in Mumbai for inspirational and socially responsible leadership.

137. Veteran Journalist Piratla Venkateswarlu passed away

A US-based intelligence think tank has placed Pakistan eighth in the list of the most dangerous countries in the world which is led by Iraq.Afghanistan, the only other South Asian country in the list, is placed fourth in the Country Threat Index.

139. Ebola fighters named Time's 2014 'Person of the Year'

140. Russia agrees with India to construct 12 nuclear reactors
India over 20 years, under an agreement aimed at boosting nuclear energy cooperation signed by the two countries.

141. The UN's annual economic report yesterday said that growth edged up in 2014 at an estimated 2.6 percent. The UN is forecasting 3.1 percent economic growth in 2015 and 3.3 percent growth in 2016.

142. India likely to improve economic growth to 6.3% in 2016: UN.India is estimated to record a 5.4 percent economic growth this year and its GDP will improve to 5.9 per cent next year and to 6.3 per cent in 2016.

143. Bhutan became 181st member of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). A, agency of World Bank.MIGA is the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group.
Benefits of becoming a member i. The move will allow the private sector and corporations of a country to explore external commercial borrowing (ECB).Once a member of MIGA, the private sector and corporations in the country will have the option of directly applying to MIGA for issuance of guarantee to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

144. Pioneer of home video game console Ralph Henry Baer died

145. Randhir Singh appointed as honorary member of
International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Monaco.

146. Anurag Jain appointed as joint Secretary in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) of India.

147. Tata Power acquired 540 MW thermal power plant for 3000 crore rupees in Maharashtra.With this deal, Tata Power aimed to increase its total capacity to 8885 MW.

148. Delhi HC banned Xiaomi to sell phones in India over patent issue with Ericcson. LS passes bill on 204 coal block allocations.

149. 22 states, UTs support bill to prevent 'honour killings'.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, offered the Ruias-promoted Essar Group a $1-billion credit line and an $8-billion crude supply contract.The steel-to-oil Indian conglomerate signed two separate agreements with St Petersburg-based Vneshtorgbank (VTB) and Moscow-based Rosneft.

151. Dineshwar Sharma has been appointed as the next chief of Intelligence Bureau(IB). he will succeed Syed Asif Ibrahim whose tenure ends on December 31.

152. Ruhi Singh won Miss Universal Peace & Humanity 2014. at Beirut, Lebanon among the 145 other countries.

153. Asha Bhosle awarded DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 at the 11th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) held in Dubai.Along with her, another Egyptian actor Nour El-Sherif was also received the DIFF Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on over 100 films.

154. Oil India signs contract for two oil blocks in Myanmar

155. ONGC declares interim dividend, notifies 3 discoveries
in Krishan Godavari Basin and Mumbai offshore and it will pay its shareholders an interim dividend of 100 per cent.

156. India’s Forex reserves down $1.64 billion plunged $867.4 million at $289.95 billion.The value of special drawing rights (SDRs) was lower by $21.6 million at $4.20 billion.Gold reserves for the week under review were down by $753.2 million at $18.98 billion.

157. Lima talks: New draft text introduced without consultation.190 countries gathered at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru to work on drafts for a global climate deal that is supposed to be adopted next year in Paris.Developing countries have been opposing the mitigation centric approach of the developed countries which are not ready to commit to financial targets or technology transfer.

158. Central Sydney under Siege:Terrified hostages cowered inside a cafe in central Sydney with an Islamic flag displayed against a window at the Lindt chocolate café.

159. Rahman and Jal for Oscars:rehman his third Oscar nomination in the best original score category after making it to the list of 114 probables.while Hindi film Jal also features in the long list of best picture Oscar hopefuls.Jal features in the best picture list as an independent submission, while India will officially be represented at the Academy awards in the best foreign feature category by Liar’s Dice.

160. PM Narendra Modi launched Born Again on the Mountain by Arunima Sinha

161. Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World 2014
at the final of the beauty pageant held in London, UK. Miss Hungary, Edina Kulcsar, was the runner-up and Miss United States, Elizabeth Safrit, came third in the 64th annual competition, contested by women from 121 countries.

162. Miss World 2014: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan felicitated by the Miss World Organisation at the 64th edition of the international beauty pageant for her commitment to “beauty with a purpose” since winning the crown two decades ago.

163. Wholesale inflation hits zero, lowest in over 5 years.The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 1.77 per cent in October and 7.52 per cent in November 2013.

164. Anil Ambani led Reliance Group has sold its multiplex business to South India-based Carnival Group in the largest ever deal in this space.

165. World Hockey Body Suspends Two Pakistani Players Following Obscene Gestures..Muhammad Tousiq and reserve goalkeeper Ali Amjad were handed a one-match ban that sidelined them from the final.

166. Germany beat Pakistan 2-0 to win Champions Trophy.it was Germany's 10th Champions Trophy title.

167. Anerood Jugnauth appointed as Mauritius Prime Minister by the President Purryag by replacing Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam.

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