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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 15 December 2015

Dec 15, 2015 19:05 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings the Current Affairs Recap of the Day to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. It will be helpful in preparation for competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

•    Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO’s) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on 16 December 2015 will launch six Singapore satellites from - Sriharikota

•    Title of the United Nations Human Development Report 2015 that was released on 14 December 2015 - Work for Human Development

•    Rank of India in terms of Human Development Index (HDI) as per Human Development Report, 2015 - 130

•    Union Government on 14 December 2015 requested the states and Union Territories (UT) to start Operation Smile-II between - 1 January to 31 January 2016

•    To deal with traffic violations in the city, Traffic Police of a state/UT started implementation of recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed committee on Road Safety from 15 December 2015 is - Delhi

•    Saudi Arabia on 15 December 2015 said that 34 nations have agreed to form a new Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism, which will have a joint operations center based in - Riyadh

•    Three Indian athletes who qualified for the Rio Olympics after the world governing body of the sport IAAF lowered the entry standards for taking part in the track and field events in the 2016 Games are - Vikas Gowda (discus thrower), Sapna (women's 20km race walker) and Nitendra Singh Rawat (men's marathoner)

•    In a major green initiative, this Indian state decided to phase out more than nine-year-old buses of its Road Transport Corporation – Himachal Pradesh

•    Spanish ambassador to India, who in December 2015 voluntarily resigned following news that he had allegedly received illegal corporate kickbacks from Spanish companies working in developing countries is - Gustavo de Aristegui

•    The Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015 passed by Lok Sabha seeks to amend the Atomic Energy Act of the year – 1962

•    The retired justice appointed as the head of the Judicial Committee which will look into the implementation of One Rank One Pension scheme for the ex-servicemen is - L Narasimha Reddy

•    The famous singer who was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the West Bengal Government is – Kumar Sanu

•    The notable violinist conferred with the 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate is - Itzhak Perlman

•    The golf player who on 14 December 2015 won the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit 2015 is – Anirban Lahiri

•    The multilateral agency with which the First Initiative collaborated to launch Principles for Public Credit Guarantee Schemes – World Bank

•    As per the Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty report released by the World Bank, 100 million people will be dragged into poverty due to climate change by  - 2030

•    The city in which the 26th Conference of Southern Zonal Council was held on 12 December 2015 - Vijayawada

•    The multilateral agency that released the Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty report – World Bank

•    Person appointed as the National President of the Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) on 14 December 2015 - OP Longia

•    Person appointed as Finance Minister of South Africa on 14 December 2015 - Pravin Gordhan

•    Tech Mahindra and Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd on 14 December 2015 acquired - Pininfarina


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