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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 18 December 2015

Dec 18, 2015 19:06 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.

•    International Migrants Day observed across the world on 18 December 2015 with campaign - #I am A Migrant

•    The state that banned use of polythene across the state on 18 December 2015 – Uttar Pradesh

•    The number of migrant workers in the world as per United Nations International Labour Organisation (ILO) report titled Global Estimates on Migrant Workers – 150.3 million

•    World Trade Organisation (WTO) on 17 December 2015 unanimously approved  this country’s WTO membership term as 163rd member - Afghanistan

•    Method announced by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 17 December 2015 to compute interest rates on advances - Marginal Cost of Funds Methodology

•    The former Indian cricketer appointed as the bowling coach of Afghanistan’s national cricket team – Manoj Prabhakar

•    Veteran leader of Communist Party of India (M) of eastern India who passed away on 17 December 2015 - Noorul Huda

•    The aviation industry turnaround expert who on 17 December 2015 resigned from the post of Chief Executive Officer of Jet Airways is – Cramer Ball

•    Tata Starbucks announced the appointment of Sumi Ghosh as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will replace - Avani Davda

•    Hindustan Unilever is set to acquire Mosons Group’s flagship brand known as – Indulekha and Vayodha

•    The Husband-wife duo named for Sanctuary magazine’s Lifetime Service Award for the year 2015 is - Claude and Norma Alvares

•    The Indian-origin World Bank official selected to lead Open Government Partnership is – Sanjay Pradhan

•    Sahitya Akademi on 17 December 2015 announced the Sahitya Akademi Awards for the year 2015 in - 23 languages

•    The UN Security Council (UNSC) on 17 December 2015 unanimously adopted resolution to increase sanctions against - ISIS group and other terrorist groups

•    The stock exchange which on 16 December 2015 launched special indices on Tata, Birla, Mahindra Groups – National Stock Exchange

•    The company which was presented with the Most Innovative Company of the Year as part of CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2015 - Zydus Cadila

•    The company which won the Jury's Recommendation for Commendation for Significant Achievement award in the environment category as part of CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2015 – SIMS Recycling Solutions

•    The company which won the top award in the start-up category as part of CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2015 - Right Track Admizzionz Campuz Pvt. Ltd

•    An Italian Catholic newspaper on 17 December 2015 reported that the new person who will be given Sainthood is - Mother Teresa

•    India announced that it will contribute 5 Lakh US dollars to the United Nations annual Emergency Response Fund (ERF) to support - Global humanitarian relief operations

•    In a major setback for Brazil's opposition, Supreme Court has scrapped a commission set up to deal with impeachment proceedings against - President Dilma Rousseff

•    Government is planning to build eight more world-class express highways in addition to already announced - Seven expressways


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