11 December 2014 Current Affairs

International Mountain Day was Observed On 11 December

International Mountain Day was Observed across the world on 11 December 2014. The theme of the International Mountain Day – 2014 is “Mountain Farming”. The day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003, as they encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development. The day is observed every year with a different theme relevant to sustainable mountain development. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) is the U.N. Organization mandated to lead observance of International Mountain Day. The days aim is it to raise awareness about the relevance of mountain forests and the role they play within a Green Economy as well as in climate change adaptation measures.

Warren Buffett Tops List Of Biggest Charitable Donations In 2014

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is this year’s most generous man, according to new research from Wealth-X, a research firm focusing on high net worth individuals. His $2.1bn (£1.3bn) donation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in the form of 16.6m shares of his company Berkshire Hathaway, propelled Buffett to the top spot. Six of the top 10 donations went to educational institutions, two were given to health causes and another two went to philanthropic foundations.

Randhir Singh Named Honorary Member Of International Olympic Committee

Former Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Randhir Singh was appointed as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Randhir, who served as the secretary general of the IOA from 1987 to 2012, was named for the prestigious honorary membership of the IOC after serving as a full member of the world body from India from 2001 to 2014. Randhir Singh is the second Indian to become an honorary member of the IOC after Ashwini Kumar. Ashwini Kumar was also given the membership after serving as full IOC member from India.

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