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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 21 December 2015

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.

Dec 21, 2015 19:08 IST
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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 Rajya Sabha on 21 December 2015 unanimously passed Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Amendment Bill, 2015 that seeks to amend - Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 December 2015 flagged off first prototype electric bus for Members of Parliament which runs on - Lithium-ion-powered battery

•    Name of Miss Spain who won the Miss World 2015 on 20 December 2015 - Mireia Lalaguna Royo

•    The state which recently passed the proposal to set up five new districts  – West Bengal

•    The Indian footballer who was named the AIFF woman Footballer-of-the-Year at the AIFF Annual General Body Meeting is - Bala Devi

•    The country which on 20 December 2015 held the national level beauty pageant after a gap of over four decades – Iraq

•    The club that won the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup title – FC Barcelona of Spain

•    Miss Philippines who was crowned Miss Universe on 20 December 2015 - Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

•    The famous conductor renowned for serving as the music director of the New York Philharmonic who died on 19 December 2015 due to Parkinson’s Disease – Kurt Masur

•    The area in Gujarat at which the three-day long 50th Annual Conference of DGs/IGs of Police of States and UTs and Heads of Central Police Organisations concluded on 20 December 2015 – Rann of Kutch

•    As per the Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016, the country which is expected to become the largest remittance receiving country in 2015 – India

•    The multilateral agency that released the Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016 - World Bank

•    Chennaiyin FC was crowned as the champions of the 2nd Indian Super League (ISL) Football tournament on 20 December 2015 after defeating - FC Goa

•    The Senate of United States (US) on 19 December 2015 ratified reforms to boost the representation of emerging economies at - International Monetary Fund (IMF)

•    First cricketer from New Zealand to top the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) Test rankings is - Kane Williamson

•    Governing conservative People’s Party (PP) of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on 20 December 2015 won the most seats in the general elections of - Spain

•    Delhi Cabinet today approved setting up of commission of inquiry to probe the alleged irregularities in DDCA that will be headed by - Former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium

•    Singapore Slammers on 20 December 2015 won the second edition of the International Premier Tennis league (IPTL) after defeating defending champions - Indian Aces

•    This country saw the peace negotiations between Yemen's warring factions which ended without agreement - Switzerland

•    The leader on whose political journey Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari released a Coffee Table Book - JD(U) President Sharad Yadav

•    This historic fort In Kerala saw the excavation of 35950 cannon balls by the Archaeologists of the Archaeological Survey of Indian (ASI) on 20 December 2015 - Fort St. Angelo at Kannur

•    The Vaikunta ekadasi festival was celebrated on 21 December 2015 with religious fervour in Vaishnavite temples like Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple in - Tamil Nadu

•    Film Star Wars - The Force Awakens released on 17 December 2015 has set a box office record for an opening weekend by generating - 238 million dollars in ticket sales

•    The world number one junior squash player from India who on 20 December 2015 won the U-19 Singapore Squash Open – Abhay Singh

•    This tennis player was selected as the BBC sports personality of the year – Andy Murray

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