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Current Affairs Update for 24 December

Published on Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Current Affairs Update for today :-


  • Beji Caid Essebsi became President of Tunisia, results declared on 22nd December 2014. He led Nidaa Tounes Party in Tunisia and received 44.32% votes. 
  • The State of Gujarat will host 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas during the period from 7 January 2015 to 9 January 2015. The event will mark the 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa. 
  • Jammu & Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (JKPDP) became the single largest party in the Assembly Elections with 28 seats out of 87, but not get the majority to form the government. 
  • Bharatiya Janta Party got the majority in the Assembly Elections of Jharkhand with 42 seats out of 81. BJP won 37 seats while its parnter ‘All Jharkhand Students Union’ won 5 seats. 
  • The Government of India constituted a committee to reinvestigate 1984 Anti-Sikh riot cases. The committee headed by Justice G.P. Mathur (retd.). 


  • Prakash Mishra appointed as Directorate General of Central Reserve Police Force on 22nd December 2014. 
  • Shyam Srinivasan appointed as Chairman of Indian Banks Association (IBA) Committee on Member Private Sector Banks for the year 2014-15. 

Business and Economy

  • On 22nd December 2014, Ford Credit India got permission from Reserve Bank of India to operate as non-banking financial company. 
  • Walmart, the US retail company announced to open a Cash and Carry Store in Agra, India after the gap of about 2 years. 


  • K. Balachander, the famous Director and Filmmaker, died on 23rd December 2014. He received Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the year 2010.

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