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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 16 December 2015

Dec 16, 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.

•    The registration of these vehicles in Delhi-NCR till 31 March 2016 was banned by the Supreme Court on 16 December 2015 - Diesel SUVs and luxury cars

•    The head of the five-judge constitutional bench that on 16 December 2015 directed the Union Government to Prepare Draft Memorandum of Procedure on Appointment of Judges to Higher Judiciary - Justice J S Khehar

•    The former judge of the Allahabad High Court appointed as the Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh is – Virendra Singh

•    The 1978 batch Indian Revenue Services officer appointed Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes is – Arun Kumar Jain

•    The famous golfer named as the European Tour Golfer of the Year is - Rory McIlroy

•    The World Bank on 15 December 2015 approved a 1.5 billion US dollar loan for - Clean India Campaign (Swachh Bharat Mission)

•    As per the National Air Quality Index (NAQI) released by Green Peace on 15 December 2015, the city which recorded highest air pollution levels was – New Delhi

•    The city in which the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference was inaugurated on 15 December 2015 – Nairobi, Kenya

•    To commemorate Indian armed forces victory in Indo-Pak War 1971, Vijay Diwas was celebrated on – 16 December 2015

•    National Energy Conservation Day was observed on – 14 December 2015

•    The city in which the two-day 14th Meeting of Heads of Governments of SCO Member States was concluded on 15 December 2015 - Zhengzhou (China)

•    Four Indian boxers who on 15 December 2015 were selected by the International Olympics Committee (IOC) for a scholarship are - Shiva Thapa, Mandeep Jangra, Gaurav Bidhuri and Sumit Sangwan

•    The combined Commanders Conference, an annual tri-services event was held for the first time outside New Delhi in – Kochi coast, Kerala on board INS Vikramaditya

•    Online shopping portal that on 15 December 2015 launched its mobile website in Hindi and Telugu language - Snapdeal.com

•    The Union Finance Ministry on 15 December 2015 raised the monetary limit for filing appeals to Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) to - 10 lakh rupees

•    Rajasthan's Apurvi Chandela on 15 December 2015 won a Gold medal on the final day of the 59th National Shooting Championship in - 10-metre Air Rifle event

•    Army man Chain Singh won on 15 December 2015 won a Gold medal on the final day of the 59th National Shooting Championship in - 50-metre Rifle 3 Positions event

•    Name of the border force that was proposed and adopted by the European Commission (EC) on 15 December 2015 to protect Europe’s external border and Schengen area in light of migrant crisis – Europe Border and Coast Guard

•    Uttar Pradesh (UP) Governor Ram Naik on 15 December 2015 gave his consent to the UP Revenue Code (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 that enables Dalits of the state to - Sell their land to non-Dalits

•    The state that exempted LED bulbs from the levying of Value Added Tax (VAT) – Uttar Pradesh

•    The place in Uttar Pradesh that saw the inauguration of 660 MW thermal power plant by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav – Harduaganj in Aligarh


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