Top Current Affairs 28 December 2015

Home Minister lauds value systems in Indian Muslim society

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that value based education which is embedded in deep moral values and rich traditions of our society can fight all forms of vices.

Odd-Even formula: Delhi govt issue notification

The notification for the Odd-even formula set to be rolled out from 1st January next year to control the pollution levels in Delhi has been issued. Delhi police is also charting out a plan to implement the scheme. 

Congress journal criticizes Nehru

As the Congress celebrates its 131st Foundation Day on Monday, an article published by the party’s Mumbai unit has caused a stir. It blames Jawaharlal Nehru for the state of affairs in Kashmir, China and Tibet. The article states that Nehru should have listened to freedom fighter and former home minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s views on international affairs.

Sheena murder case: Peter Mukherjea’s judicial custody ends today

The judicial custody of former media baron Peter Mukerjea in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case ends on Monday. On 14th December, a Mumbai Magistrate court had extended his judicial custody for two weeks. Peter, the husband of prime accused Indrani Mukerjea, was arrested on November 19 for his alleged role in the murder case and was in CBI custody. 

J&K: Explosives defused in Poonch

In Jammu and Kashmir, a major tragedy was averted when a pressure cooker-fitted improvised explosive device was defused by security forces in Poonch district on Sunday. 

Iraqi forces claim to retake Ramadi from ISIS

In one of the biggest victories against the jehadi force by Iraq in the 16-month old battle, Iraqi forces on Sunday took control of the government complex in central Ramadi, the last Islamic State stronghold in the western city. 

Tornado in US claims 40 lives; blizzard warning in several parts

Devastating tornado, severe floods and heavy snow across United states has caused deaths and disruption across Texas and other parts. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared Dallas County and three other counties disaster areas. The Red Cross is setting up shelters for those with damaged homes. Thousands of homes have been devastated. 600 structures suffered damages, cars have been blown off, power lines cut and transport snarled for people returning from the Christmas holidays. 

FM sets priority for New Year, structural reforms at top

Voicing “great satisfaction” over the performance of the Indian economy in “a year of turmoil and volatility” globally, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has dismissed grumblings about the economy not having taken off as “cynicism — a way of life in India”. 

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