India Ranked 85th On Global Corruption Perception Index 2014
India was ranked 85th out of 175 countries on Global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2014, which was released by Transparency International on 3 December 2014. India’s score stood at 38 as compared to 36 in 2013. Sri Lanka was ranked 85th with India. The index was topped by Denmark with a score of 92. At the bottom of the list are South Sudan (171), Afghanistan (172), Sudan (173) and North Korea and Somalia shared the last place at 174 with a score of 8 each.

United Nations Declared June 21 As ‘ International Yoga Day ‘
The United Nations General Assembly adopted an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’. It was introduced by India’s Ambassador to the United Nations Asoke Mukerji on 11 December and had 175 nations joining as co-sponsors, the highest number ever for any resolution in the 193-member UN Genral Assembly. This is also for the first time that such an initiative has been proposed and implemented by any country in the UN body in less than 90 days. Through the resolution, adopted under the agenda of “Global Health and Foreign Policy,” the 193-member General Assembly decided to proclaim June 21 every year as “International Day of Yoga”.

India and Russia Signed 20 Agreements
India and Russia signed 20 agreements during the 15th India-Russia Annual Summit held in New Delhi on 11 December. The agreements were signed in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. India and Russia also agreed to jointly explore for oil and gas, build petrochem plants, lay pipelines and cooperate in infrastructure development and smart cities to treble bilateral trade to USD 30 billion by 2025.

India Ranks Third On World Black Money List
The Global Financial Integrity (GFI) on 15 December released the Global Illicit Financial Flows Report 2014 titled Illicit Financial Flows from the Developing World: 2003-2012. According to the report, India has ranked third in the world with an estimated USD 94.76 billion (nearly Rs 6 lakh crore) illicit money outflows in 2012. Reportedly the cumulative illicit money moving out of the country from 2003 to 2012 has risen to USD 439.59 billion (Rs 28 lakh crore). Russia is on the top with USD 122.86 billion, followed by China at the second position (USD 249.57 billion) in terms of black money moving out of a country for 2012 — the latest year for which these estimates have been made.

India Banned  ISIS Terror Group
The Union Government on 16 December 2014 banned Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The aim of the ban is to limit the activities of the West Asia group which has carved out swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.


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