Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Daily Updates - 8th & 9th December, 2014

Events of National and International Importance

  1. Modi wins TIME readers’ poll for ‘Person of the Year
  2. 60% beggars in rehabilitation centre suffer from mental illness, depression: Report
  3. World’s first herbal Koran unveiled in Dubai
  4. Philippine storm weakens after leaving 21 dead
  5. 6.6-magnitude earthquake recorded off Panama
  6. Norovirus hits 200 people on New Zealand cruise
  7. Why China Won't Accept International Arbitration in the South China Sea

Economic Development

  1. RBI notifies new FDI policy for defence, railways infrastructure
  2. Will help India down clean energy path: World Bank chief
  3. Current account deficit widens to $10.1 billion in second quarter
  4. India sees clear pick-up in growth momentum: OECD
  5. Centre eases export rules for cotton, yarn
  6. Efforts on to resolve EU ban on import of Indian mangoes: Govt
  7. Brent hits five-year low below $66 on oversupply worries
  8. Despite Peace Clause, farmers want Doha back on the table
  9. Select committee clears insurance Bill
  10. Coal mines nationalisation amendment Bill withdrawn

Environment & Ecology

  1. First ‘green diesel’-powered flight
  2. Number of winged visitors on the decline in Okhla

Biodiversity & climate change

  1. Climate finance needs equity: report
  2. Climate summit: Responsibility of developed nations stressed
  3. Latin American countries agree to stop deforestation at Lima summit
  4. First global standard to measure greenhouse gas emissions from cities launched

Science & Technology

  1. New evidence of water on Mars: NASA
  2. GSLV Mark-III launch on Dec. 18

Public health

  1. Health leaders call for concerted action on climate change at Lima summit


  1. Arbitrary curbs on creativity
  2. New satellite takes wing

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