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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 23 December 2015

Dec 23, 2015 19:08 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 minimum age fixed to be categorized as juvenile as per Juvenile Justice (Amendment) Bill, 2015 passed by the Rajya Sabha on 22 December 2015 – 16 years

•    The Grand Prix badminton title won by the Indian pair Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy - Mexico Grand Prix

•    The Indo-Switzerland pair adjudged the 2015 Women’s Doubles World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) - Martina Hingis & Sania Mirza

•    He was conferred with the 2015 Men’s World Champion by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) – Novak Djokovic

•    He was conferred with the 2015 Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year – Steven Smith

•    He was declared as the winner of the 2015 ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year – AB de Villiers

•    The first Asian country to approve sale of the world's first-ever dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, is – The Philippines

•    YES Bank on 22 December 2015 appointed the Group President and Chief Risk Officer – Retail & Business Banking whose name is – Neeraj Dhawan

•    The chartered accountant who was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Jet Airways is - Amit Agarwal

•    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 22 December 2015 approved an investment of 5000 crore rupees by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation into – ONGC Videsh Limited

•    Senior IAS officer appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on 22 December 2015 - Pawan Kumar Agarwal

•    Indian-origin software engineer who won Innovate UK's KTP Best of the Best Awards 2015 on 21 December 2015 - Nandagopal Lakshminarayanan

•    CCEA on 22 December 2015 gave its approval for implementation of an umbrella scheme with an outlay of 3000 crore rupees for integrated development and management of - Fisheries

•    The city for which Union Cabinet on 22 December 2015 approved the Metro Rail Project Phase-1 A at an expenditure of 6928 crore rupees - Lucknow

•    The foreign currency to be adopted as legal tender by Zimbabwe as announced by Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa on 21 December 2015 -  Chinese Yuan

•    The state that decided to provide a cashless medical scheme for regular government employees, pensioners and their dependents - Assam

•    The country that dropped a plan to strip dual nationals convicted of terrorism of their French citizenship from the constitutional amendment bill - France

•    The mission to this planet scheduled to be launched in March 2016 was suspended by the US space agency, NASA because of a fault in a key research instrument – Mars

•    The country that banned celebration of Christmas by non-Muslims failing which they will be sentence five years in prison – Brunei

•    In order to minimize pollution from Coal-based Thermal Plants, the Environment Ministry notified to cut the emission of particulate matter by 40 percent from thermal plants by – 1 January 2017

•    The government of this state approved to build metro project in the capital city – Bihar

•    Giving a boost to Make in India initiative, which Chinese telecom major will set up a manufacturing plant in Noida - Vivo


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