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December 2015 Current Affairs

Andhra Pradesh Government decided to hike wages of Anganwadi workers

Dec 31, 2015
The decision was taken at the Cabinet meeting presided by state Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Vijayawada.

Japan and South Korea reached Agreement on Issue of Comfort Women

Dec 31, 2015
The agreement aims to resolve a decades-old dispute over Korean women who were used as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II.

Union Cabinet approved construction of 69 bridges on trilateral highway in Myanmar

Dec 31, 2015
The construction of bridges will improve connectivity between India and Myanmar and facilitate the movement of goods and traffic.

Union Cabinet approved MoU between India & Jordan for promoting cooperation in IT & Electronics

Dec 31, 2015
The MoU will augment implementing institutional and capacity building cooperation programme aimed at fostering partnerships between the two countries.

Dr Gyanendra D Bandgaiyan appointed DG of National Centre for Good Governance

Dec 31, 2015
He is former IAS officer of the UT cadre and worked as the Chief Economist in the United Nations Development Programme.

Bjorn Isberg named as Tournament Director of 2016 Hockey India League

Dec 31, 2015
On the other hand, Muthukumar Balakrisnan from Malaysia was given the role of the Assistant Tournament Director in the 4th edition of the Coal India Hockey India League.

PM Modi concluded his three-nation tour to Russia, Afghanistan & Pakistan

Dec 31, 2015
During the visit, Modi and Vladimir Putin participated in the 16th India-Russia Annual Summit.

Union Government unveiled National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020

Dec 31, 2015
The strategy intends to launch a major mission, backed with significant investments, for the creation of new biotech products and create a strong infrastructure for research and development.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla announced retirement from all forms of cricket

Dec 31, 2015
Sukhla’s announcement came two days after he was named in the Bengal squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy starting on 2 January 2016.

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek died

Dec 31, 2015
The former Newcastle United goalkeeper passed away nine days after suffering cardiac arrest.

CCEA approved Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme for textiles industry

Dec 30, 2015
The new scheme will give a boost to Make in India in the textiles sector. It is expected to attract investment to the tune of one lakh crore rupees and create over 30 lakh jobs.

Russia tied up with HAL to manufacture Kamov 226T helicopters

Dec 30, 2015
As per the terms of deal, Rostech will organise in India the production of Russian Ka-226T and its modifications.

SpiceJet launched travel solutions platform SpiceVacations.com

Dec 30, 2015
The platform offers customized travel packages to customers who can avail various services while planning their holiday, at no added cost.

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's Santa Claus sculpture featured in Limca Book of Records

Dec 30, 2015
Pattnaik was assisted by 20 of his students from the Sudarsan Sand Art Institute of Puri to build the giant structure.

Rakhi Haldar, Kavita Devi bagged gold at National Weightlifting Championship

Dec 30, 2015
Haldar lifted 94 kilograms in the snatch and 119 kilograms in clean and jerk to come up with a total lift of 213 kilograms in Women's 69 kilograms to grab the gold medal.

BHEL commissioned Prayagraj power project unit in Uttar Pradesh

Dec 30, 2015
The Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project is the first supercritical thermal unit in the state to achieve capacity addition on attaining full load.

Veteran singer Subir Sen passed away

Dec 30, 2015
From the 1950s till the 1980s, the melodious singer had sung a number of hit songs. He had also sung duets with Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar.

China launched Gaofen-4 dual-use geostationary satellite

Dec 29, 2015
Launched as a part of the China High-resolution Earth Observation System (CHEOS), Gaofen-4 is located at the orbit 36000 kilometres away from the earth.

Gujarat clinched maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy

Dec 29, 2015
In the final of the limited overs tournament, Gujarat defeated Delhi by 139 runs at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

18th India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting held in New Delhi

Dec 29, 2015
The meeting assumed significance as it is the first one since the conclusion of the Vienna Agreement between the P5+1 countries and Iran in July 2015.

Bharat Petroleum commissioned Crude Distillation unit in Mumbai

Dec 29, 2015
The new state of the art CDU that came at a cost of 1419 crore rupees is a replacement of old Crude and Vacuum units of the refinery.

Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler passed away

Dec 29, 2015
He was best known for his work in films like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and American Graffiti.

Report of Vijay Kelkar Committee on Revisiting & Revitalizing PPP Model released

Dec 29, 2015
The Committee strongly endorsed setting up of the “3PI” which can, in addition to functioning as a centre of excellence in PPPs, enable research, review and roll out activities to build capacity, etc.

Civil Aviation Ministry gave clearance for four greenfield airports

Dec 29, 2015
The international airport proposed at Dholera in Gujarat will cost around 1378 crore rupees. It is also expected that the airport will reduce air traffic load at the existing Ahmedabad airport.

RBI released report of Deepak Mohanty Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion

Dec 29, 2015
Among other things, the committee advised the Government to launch a scheme of Gold Kisan Credit Card with higher flexibility for borrowers with prompt repayment records.

Karan Adani appointed as CEO of Adani Ports and SEZ

Dec 29, 2015
Karan will take over the post from outgoing CEO Sudipta Bhattacharya, who is moving to the US to take over a Group position as CEO, North America.

Amitabh Kant got additional charge of CEO of NITI Aayog

Dec 29, 2015
Kant will replace the incumbent NITI Aayog CEO Sindhushree Khullar whose extended tenure will end on 31 December 2015.

China adopted Anti-Terrorism Bill, 2015; First counter-terrorism law in history

Dec 28, 2015
Besides proposing a slew of institutional measures to contain terrorism, the Anti-Terrorism Bill, 2015 defined terrorism for the first time in the country.

Renowned science-fiction writer George Clayton Johnson died

Dec 28, 2015
Born on 10 July 1929 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Johnson debuted into the entertainment business in 1959 when he wrote the I’ll Take Care of You episode for Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Globe Soccer Awards 2015 conferred

Dec 28, 2015
Globe Soccer Awards are the first and only awards for the Best Club Director and the Best Agent of the Year.

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