Top News Headlines of 19 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 19 December 2014:

  • Out-of-form Alastair Cook was on Friday removed from England’s ODI captaincy. Eoin Morgan will lead the side till the 2015 World Cup.
  • Key handler of the 2611 Mumbai attacks, Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, was on Friday sent to Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail for up to three months.
  • The Supreme Court has held that a charger sold with a cellphone should be taxed separately as it is not part of the phone but an accessory.
  • Sarita Vihar underpass to finally open and inaugurated by the union urban development minister, Venkaiah Naidu, on Friday.
  • Reliance discoms BSES Yamuna and BSES Rajdhani plan to launch a mobile application that will make it easier for consumers to access important information and services related to their electricity accounts.
  • International journal Nature has adjudged a video on Indian dancing frogs (Micrixalus) as one of the top ten cutest animal moments of the year.
  • MEA this week took administrative steps against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee was discharged from the hospital on Friday after noon in time to host Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid who is on a six-day visit to India.
  • IAF will finally get its first homegrown Tejas fighter in March 2015.
    Prime Minister Modi on Friday tweeted in Hebrew Hanukka greetings to the people of Israel.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged on top of the list for his development strategy in a Harvard study which measured global perception of world leaders like US President Barack Obama.
  • Bihar’s Gopalganj district has, in a diktat, banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones as these increase the chance of the girls `going astray’.
  • Anant Vikram, the estranged son of Congress RS MP Sanjay Sinh will join BJP on December 21.
  • Richard Rahul Verma will be sworn in as the US Ambassador to India on Saturday. He will become the first Indian-American to hold the post.
  • This artist’s concept shows the first planet discovered by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft during its K2 mission, a “super Earth” called HIP 116454b. The planet has a diameter of 20,000 miles, weighs 12 times as much as Earth and orbits its star once every 9.1 days.
  • The Beatles’ George Harrison and Bee Gees are already among the winners at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.
  • Mandy Rice-Davies, a key figure in the “Profumo Affair“, a scandal of sex and politics has died on Thursday evening after a shor battle with cancer.
  • The government may replace Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan.
  • Sebi on Friday banned about 260 people for using the stock market to make illegal gains aggregating Rs 480 crore using the Long Term Capital Gains route available in the Income Tax Act during 2012 and 2014.
  • Over five crore subscribers of the EPFO will get 8.75% interest this fiscal on their provident fund deposits -the same rate as the previous year.
  • Tejaswini Sawant of Maharashtra won both the individual and team titles in the women’s 50m rifle prone event at the 58th National Shooting Championships here on Friday.
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Top News Headlines of 19 December 2014
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