Major Events and Top News Headlines of 17 December 2014:
- Sara Khan, who was last seen in Junoon-Aisi Nafrat Toh Isgq Kaisa will soon enter Sasural Simar Ka as the new Roli.
- Intelligence agencies have sounded an alert regarding Pakistan-based terror mastermind and 26/11 planner Hafiz Saeed’s designs to unleash attacks in India.
- The Union Cabinet approved the Constitutional amendment bill on goods and services tax (GST) on Wednesday and may introduce it in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
- Sarita Vihar underpass is finally scheduled to be opened on Friday.
The website of a Rohini school was hacked by someone claiming to be a supporter of the ISIS.
- Italy recalled its ambassador to New Delhi on Wednesday for “urgent consultations“ after the Indian Supreme Court rejected the request by two Italian Marines to stay at home for Christmas.
- Ministry Celebrates ‘Minorities Right Day’ on 18th December with Commitment of Education and Economic Empowerment and Preservation of Rich Heritage of Minority Communities.
- The Modi government is expected to conferred Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, on former Prime Minsiter Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birthday on his on December 25.
- One of the heaviest spells of snowfall has left 30 people dead in Uttarakhand in the last two days.
- Microsoft founder Bill Gates, also a philanthropist and investor, will be one of the top world business leaders to attend the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit (VGGIS) 2015.
- Nasa on Tuesday announced that the Mars Curiosity rover has detected methane on the Red Planet.
- History was made on Wednesday with the Church of England appointing its first ever female bishop.
- Indian American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this important position.
- Foreign investors have bought tenanted office space worth over $2 billion in India in the current calendar.
- Ajay Singh, the man who launched SpiceJet in 2005, along with Londonbased Bhulo Kansagra, coming back to bail out the troubled low-cost carrier (LCC) following his meeting with the aviation ministry brass on Wednesday evening.
- Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography “Playing It My Way“, initially published in English, will be printed in eight Indian languages, starting with Marathi, over the next six months.
- Asian Games bronze medalist L Sarita Devi heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday as the world boxing body let her off with only a year’s suspension.