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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 17 December 2015

Dec 17, 2015 19:11 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 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared Emperor Ashoka’s birth date as a holiday in the state – 14 April

•    The former justice of Delhi High Court who on 17 December 2015 took oath as the Lokayukta of Delhi is - Reva Khetrapal

•    The state which announced a 10512 crore rupees relief package for drought-hit villages is – Maharashtra

•    The Union Cabinet on 16 December 2015 gave its approval for the revised Model Text for - Indian Bilateral Investment Treaty

•    Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation partnered with Paytm for - E-catering payment

•    The country which was adjudged as the best to do business with by the Forbes in its Best Countries For Business report 2015 – Denmark

•    The railway station that will be the first one to get Wi-Fi services as part of a partnership between Google and RailTel that aims at providing the services in 400 railway stations across the country – Mumbai Central

•    The speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly against whom an impeachment resolution was passed - Nabam Rebia

•    He was appointed as the head of the judicial commission to look into the KG-Basin gas dispute between Reliance Industries and ONGC – A P Shah

•    For the first time since 2006, the US Federal Reserve on 16 December 2015 increased the interest rate by – 0.25%

•    The Union Cabinet on 16 December 2015 gave its ex-post facto approval to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa) for - Strengthening energy efficiency cooperation

•    President of France Francois Hollande will the fifth head of France to be the Chief Guest at -India’s Republic Day celebrations

•    According to the Supreme Court ruling of 16 December 2015, this article of Indian Constitution is not violated by the appointment of temple priests as per ancient Hindu rituals (Agamas) – Article 14 (Right to Equality)

•    Andhra Pradesh Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on 16 December 2015 decided to abolish VAT (Value-added tax), CST (Central Sales Tax) on - Sugar factories

•    Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16 December 2015 gave its approval to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order of the year - 1950

•    The author of the book Bose Brothers and Indian Independence – An Insider’s Account is – Madhuri Bose

•    The number of Indians named in the disclosure of 2600 unclaimed bank accounts with total holding of about 44 million Swiss franc by Switzerland on 16 December 2015 - Four

•    The Supreme Court on 16 December 2015 held that RBI should take rigid action against those banks and financial institutions which have been - indulging in disreputable business practices

•    This country reached an agreement with the US on resuming regular commercial flights between the two countries - Cuba

•    The Obama Administration on 16 December 2015 approved a big arm sale to Taiwan despite angry objections from Beijing and the package includes - two navy frigates, assault vehicles and anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles


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