Ministers on News:
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Parlimentary Affairs minister –Venkaiah Naidu
Uttar pradesh CM-Akilesh Yadav
Uttar pradesh Governor-Ram Naik
Finance minister-Arun Jaitley
Commerce Minister-Nirmala Seethraman
1.Buddhist population down by 75 percent in karnataka:
- The State which had the second highest number of buddhists in the country is now witnessing a decline in their population according to 2011 census.
- The 14 th Dalai lama “Lhamo Dondrub” is currently on a long month visit to karnataka,but a glance at census figures of buddhist population decline may have him worried.
2.400 year old Buddhist site to remember:
- Adurru,a 2400- year old Buddhist site,is located on the western bank of Vainetya in East Godavari District.
- Among the three most popular buddhist stupas in the world,the first one was constructed in adurru,the second one in ranchi and the last one in saranath.
3.Amarinder singh was appointed as Punjab Congress Chief,Former CM of Punjab
Current CM of punjab:Parkash Singh Badal
4.Chairperson of 14th Finance commission:Y.V.Reddy
5.Karnataka has highest Stillbirth Rate
Karnataka has highest still birth rate 12 deaths per 1000 births.
Meaning of stillbirth:The birth of an infant that has died in the womb (strictly, after having survived through at least the first 28 weeks of pregnancy, earlier instances being regarded as abortion or miscarriage)
6.Ram Naik’s Nod to major landforms in Uttar
Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik gave his consent to the
Revenue Code Amendment Ordinance.
Revenue Code Amendment Ordinance:
Dalits in Uttar Pradesh Would soon be able to sell their lands to non dalits without the approval of the administration.
7.India Business Card For SAARC Community:
India is all set to launch an “India Business Card” for the business community in SAARC countries.Prime minister Narendra Modi all set to visit pakistan to attend the SAARC summit In the Late 2016.
Earlier in July india relaxed business Visa Norms for Pakistan,which is valid for three years from now.The India Business card will have a special logo and given to the businessmen of high repute.It is also a Legup that ties made with Pakistan.
8.P.M Narendra modi @ Combined Commander Conference held for the first time outside Delhi:
9.Gujarat to pay bonus to cotton farmers:
Gujarat CM “AnandiBenPatel” is set to offer Rs.100 as bonus above the minimum support price(MSP) Rs.820 to cotton farmers.Gujarat being the Largest cotton producer in the country.
10.Bhumi Adhikar Andolan(Land Rights Movement) and observed December 15 as Forest Rights Day-“Chetvani Divas”
Hundreds of farmers and agricultural works from 20 states gathered at Jantar Mantar to Observe Dec 15 as Chetvani Divas-the day of challenge and warning.
1.14th Shangai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) held in Zhengzou:
China-Pak Corridor project-a joint undertaking of two countries under the Belt and Road framework resounding a success.
While India’s Minister of state external affairs V,K singh proposed establishment of new networks of physical and digital connectivity that extends from Russsia’s northern Regions to the Shores of Indian Ocean.
Persons at the meeting:
Russian Prime minister:Dmitry Medvedev
Chinese Premier:Li Keqiang
2.Pakistan test fires “Shaheen 1A”:
MISSILE TYPE:Nuclear Ballistic Missile
Location of Launch:Arabian sea
Aim of Missile:Re-validating several design and technical parameters of the weapon system.
Last Week Pakistan Sucessfully Testfired the Shaheen-III surface to surface ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear warheads upto 2750 km.
1.Transactions above Rs.2 lakh need PAN from january 1,2016 to curb black money:
Revenue Secretary “Hamsukh Adhia” told that the new rule will be effective from jan 1,2016 to cover all payments made through cash,cheques or debit or credit cards.In case of
PAN required For current transactions is Rs.5 lakh,the government has decided to raise the monetary limit to Rs.10 lakhs
Hotel or Restaurant Bills:
Monetary Limit from Rs.50000 to Rs.25000
Important Things to See:
1.Opening of No frill accounts under JANDHAN yojana will not require PAN.
2.Other than above all accounts in banks including cooperative banks PAN is Required.
2.Investors Won’t Return if they lose money in primary market by SEBI:
The Securities Exchange Board of India(SEBI) Chairman U.K Sinha said retail investors may not invests again if they lose money in the primary market.The New IPO reforms will be effective from Jan 1,2016.
1.FC GOA enters finals by defeating Delhi Dynamos at ISL League:
Fc Goa Defeats Delhi Dynamos with 3-0 goals at jawaharlal nehru stadium in Fatroda and enters the final.
2.Apurvi bags air rifle gold:
59 th national shooting championship:
1.Apurvi Chandela wins gold
2.Geetakshi dixit wins silver
3.Anjum Modugil wins bronze
3.World no 3 Rory Mcllroy named as the European tour golfer of the year for the third time in last four seasons