Top News Headlines of 23 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 23 December 2014:

  • Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Hindu Mahasabha stalwart and BHU founder Madan Mohan Malaviya are likely to be conferred Bharat Ratna today.
  • Continuing its victory run under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, BJP on Tuesday won a majority in Jharkhand elections and got into a commanding position in J&K where it can rule either in collaboration with PDP or NC or indirectly through the Governor.
  • K Balachander, 84, died in Chennai on Tuesday following prolonged illness.
  • The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the National Capital of Delhi Laws Second Amendment Bill 2014 that will pave way for regularization of more than 1,200 unauthorized colonies and protect all slums.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the deadline for turning in pre-2005 currency notes to June 30, 2015.
  • The akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha has decided to mark January 30, the day nathuram Godse shot Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, as ‘shaurya diwas.
  • The winter session of the 2014 Lok Sabha that worked for 98% of its scheduled time has become the second most productive session in a decade.
  • Militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction) shot dead at least 48 adivasis, including women and children, at five places in Assam on Tuesday .
  • A dedicated corridor is being built from the AIIMS hospital to its trauma center at Safdarjung, which will dramatically reduce the travel time between the two buildings from 30 minutes to three minutes.
  • 176 constables have joined the Delhi Police this year, just two are MBAs, and two are postgraduates. A total of 47 of them are undergraduates while 124 are graduates.
  • The nation celebrating “National Consumer Right Day” Today for alert consumer, Know Your Right.
  • Press Information Bureau on Tuesday launched a webpage to mark `Good Governance Day’.
  • University Grants Commission has renamed the Knowledge Upgradation for Skilled Human Action and Learning (KUSHAL) to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centres for Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (DDU-KAUSHAL).
  • Malavika Deepak from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ottapalam, Palakkad, was declared as national champion of India’s largest spelling competition on Monday.
  • Researchers say the future versions of BioP3 may finally make possible the manufacture of whole organs such as livers, pan creases or kidneys.
  • Stanford University students have created paddles that help humans scale glass walls like a gecko. The “gecko gloves“ use the same scientific principles employed by the sticky feet of nature’s most impressive climber.
  • Ukraine took a historic step towards Nato on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote certain to stoke Russia’s anger ahead of talks on ending the ex-Soviet state’s separatist war.
  • UltraTech Cement has decided to acquire two cement units of Jaiprakash Associates (JAL) with a combined capacity of 4.9 million tonnes per annum in Madhya Pradesh for an enterprise value of Rs 5,400 crore.
  • E-commerce giant Amazon has led a $10-million (over Rs 60-crore) funding round in QwikCilver Solutions for a stake believed to be just under 15%.
  • Mumbai-based DCB Bank has tied up with iKaaz to offer ‘tap and pay’ payment solutions in India.
  • Indian vice captain Virat Kohli has become the most followed Indian sportsman on Twitter with a base of 4,870,190 followers, replacing Sachin Tendulkar at the top.
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Top News Headlines of 23 December 2014
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