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New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum announced retirement

Dec 22, 2015
At present he is New Zealand’s captain in all the three forms of the international cricket-tests, ODIs and twenty20.

Digital media company Arre acquired Apalya Technologies

Dec 22, 2015
As part of the deal, the cofounders of Apalya, Vamshi Reddy and Shiva Bayyapunedi, will get 2 percent sweat equity in UDigital.

UNSC extended sanctions against Taliban in Afghanistan

Dec 22, 2015
The UNAMA pledged to continue its three-track approach to engage with the Taliban on human rights, humanitarian access and political engagement.

National Mathematics Day observed to commemorate birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan

Dec 22, 2015
On this occasion, India and UNESCO agreed to work jointly in spreading the joy of mathematics and knowledge to students and learners across the world.

Andy Murray won 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

Dec 22, 2015
For Murray, it was the second award in three years. He received the previous award in 2013.

Australian Sea Snake species Aipysurus foliosquama and Aipysurus apraefrontalis rediscovered

Dec 22, 2015
The two snakes were listed as Critically Endangered in 2010 due to their restricted geographic ranges of Ashmore and Hibernia Reefs, Timor Sea.

Cow named Yahoo's Personality of the Year

Dec 22, 2015
The rise of ISIS, 2015 World Cup, APJ Abdul Kalam's demise, the Sheena Bora Murder investigation and the Vyapam Scandal featured on the list of Most searched news/events in 2015.

Nepal Cabinet decided to amend Constitution to address Madhesis' demands

Dec 22, 2015
The decision was taken in view of Madhesis’ agitation against the Constitutional provisions related to proportional representation and constituency delimitation.

Odisha Government launched Anwesha scheme to provide free education to SC/ST students

Dec 22, 2015
Under the scheme, 5000 SC and ST children will annually be enrolled into Standard I in leading private schools in urban areas of the state.

SpaceX successfully launched and landed Falcon 9 rocket

Dec 22, 2015
The launch of Falcon 9 rocket will also act as a test flight of a booster rocket return-and-landing system.

Delhi Government appointed Gopal Subramanium Commission on DDCA scam

Dec 22, 2015
The commission will probe the alleged irregularities by the administrators of the Delhi and District Cricket Association.

Cochin Shipyard Limited became first licensed Indian shipyard to make LNG Ships

Dec 22, 2015
The shipyard successfully completed a Mark-III Flex Mock-Up, which has been certified by Gaztransport et Technigaz (GTT), France.

EU extended economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months

Dec 22, 2015
The sanctions target Russia's financial, energy and defense sectors as well as some dual-use goods.

Climate Change: An Analysis

Dec 21, 2015
The article explores gamut of issues related to climate change including 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

10th WTO Ministerial Conference adopted Nairobi Package

Dec 21, 2015
The Nairobi Package contains a series of six Ministerial Decisions on agriculture, cotton and issues related to least-developed countries.

Rajya Sabha passed SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2015

Dec 21, 2015
The bill amends existing categories and adds new categories of offences with provision for establishment of exclusive special courts for trying and disposing the cases within 2 months.

UN launched 2016 International Year of Pulses

Dec 21, 2015
The purpose of the launch is to raise awareness of the many benefits of pulses, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter uses throughout the food chain.

Abhay Singh won U-19 Singapore Squash Open

Dec 21, 2015
With this win, Abhay, the world number one junior player, has won seven junior titles in the year 2015.

Tata Motors listed as only Indian firm on top 50 global R&D spenders

Dec 21, 2015
Tata Motors moved up from last year’s 104th position to 49th in 2015. Besides, the firm also showed the largest increase in R&D investments on the list.

Eugenson Lyngdoh and Bala Devi bagged top AIFF honours

Dec 21, 2015
Lyngdoh was chosen the winner on basis of votes from Coaches of I-League Clubs and he will be presented a prize of 2 lakh rupees along with a Trophy.

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