Top News Headlines of 24 December 2014

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 24 December 2014:

  • Asha Bhatt, second runner-up at the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Universe 2014, was crowned India’s first Miss Supernational at Pageant held in Poland on December 5.
  • Apeksha Porwal from Mumbai was crowned fbb femina Miss India Delhi 2015, with the first runner-up Aditi Arya from Chandigarh and second runner-up Rushali Rai from Delhi at a glittering ceremony on December 23, 2014.
  • Adam Sandler tipped Forbes’ list of Hollywood’s most overpaid actors for the second consecutive year, the magazine said on Tuesday.
  • The Modi government on Wednesday conferred the country’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late Madan Mohan Malaviya, a leader of the freedom struggle and an iconic Hindu nationalist who founded Banaras Hindu University.
  • About 5,000 students from the School of Open Learning (SOL) were caught indulging in unfair means during their annual exam this year by Flying Squad of Delhi University.
  • The government plans to have all Cabinet files including Cabinet notes in electronic format from next month.
  • The Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee gave residents of the city a lot to cheer about. Lucknow was his ‘karmabhoomi’ for over two decades and he represented the seat five times in Parliament.
  • Senior BJP functionary Raghubar Das is tipped to take over as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand.
  • The Devendra Fadnavis government on Wednesday gave Maharashtra and Nagpur an early New Year gift by announcing an IIM in the city that could start as early as the next academic session.
  • The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examination may soon be made online.
    Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has written 66 letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the last six months for expediting development works and projects in the state.
  • Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha and Om Shiv Mahakaal Seva Samiti are all set to install the country’s first Nathuram Godse statue in Meerut.
  • South Korean prosecutors brought charges on Wednesday against the founder and CEO of controversial smartphone taxi app Uber for operating an illegal cab service.
  • A family in Australia has won a whopping 30 million Australian dollars ($24m) in a lottery just ahead of Christmas.
  • Bharti Airtel has decided to raise the tariff specifically for voice-over internet protocol (VoIP) players to 4 paisa for the same amount of data usage.
  • Now, Supertech is offering a freetop-floor apartment in its Yamuna Expressway project for every unit sold in its Capetown project, Noida.
  • Opener David Warner and all-rounder Shane Watson both took part in training on Wednesday as injury scares eased for Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India.
  • India’s top goalkeeper has agreed a loan move and will join Salgaocar Football Club from Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City FC.
  • Diptayan Ghosh clinched back-to-back gold medals in the U-16 Chess Olympiad as India defended their title at the Uni versity of Gyor, Hungary on Sunday.
  • Arjun Atwal as he makes his PGTI debut in the McLeod Russel Tour Championship event that gets under way at the Royal Calcutta Golf Course (RCGC) on Thursday.
  • British boxer Amir Khan Wednesday promised help to rebuild a Pakistani school where 150 people were massacred by the Taliban in the country’s deadliest ever terror attack.
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