26 December 2014 Current Affairs

Amitabh Bachchan Honoured with Yash Chopra Memorial Award

Amitabh Bachchan was conferred with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award. Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao honoured him with the award, which was given to Lata Mangeshkar last year. Amitabh Bachchan is the second recipient of the award.The Yash Chopra Memorial Award has been instituted by the TSR Foundation of T Subbarami Reddy in the memory of the late producer-director in 2013. Yash Chopra died in 2012.

Raghubar Das To Be First Non-Tribal Chief Minister Of Jharkhand

BJP leader Raghubar Das will be the next chief minister of Jharkhand, the first non-tribal leader in the state to hold the post. The decision was taken unanimously at a meeting of the party’s newly-elected lawmakers in state capital Ranchi on 24 December. The BJP and its ally, the All Jharkhand Students’ Union, had won the state polls, winning 42 seats in the 81-member assembly.

Union Government Released Commemorative Stamp On Kuka Movement

The Union government has released commemorative postal stamp to highlight heroic deeds of those engaged in 1857 Kuka movement of the Namdhari Sikhs against the British rule. This movement marked the first major anti British reaction and its new political order initiated in 1849 among the people in the Punjab in 1857.

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