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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 8 December 2015

Dec 8, 2015 19:09 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings the One Liners in new avatar which intends to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. This will be very useful for the aspirants in their preparation for different competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

• Lokayukta of Karnataka who on 8 December 2015 tendered his resignation to the Governor is - Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao

• Pune and Rajkot on 8 December 2015 became the new franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL), replacing the suspended teams of - Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for a period of two years

• External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on 8 December left for Pakistan to attend - Heart of Asia Conference in Islamabad

• The bilateral maritime exercise Indra Navy 2015 which commenced on 7 December 2015 in Vishakhapatanam is between India and – Russia

• The person appointed by Ola on 7 December 2015 as the Corporate President to lead new initiatives is - Joy Bandekar

• The person appointed as the President and Managing Director of General Motors India is – Kaher Kazem

• The winner of the 2015 Wheelchair Basketball Championship is - Maharashtra

• Bill passed by Rajya Sabha on 7 December 2015 to amend the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 - Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015

• First female Prime Minister of Latvia who announced her resignation on 7 December 2015 - Laimdota Straujuma

• Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha to facilitate and fast track setting up of new nuclear projects in the country on 7 December 2015 - Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015

• The city in which India and Pakistan held NSA level talks on 6 December 2015 – Bangkok, Thailand

• The city in which the Indian Government announced I-LTEO programme to monitor 8 different biomes across the country – Paris

• The multilateral agency that launched the Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 Initiative to avoid gas flares during oil production – World Bank

• The political coalition that won majority in the 2015 Venezuelan parliamentary election - Democratic Unity Roundtable

• The agenda of the two-day Heart of Asia conference that was inaugurated on 8 December 2015 in Islamabad - Regional cooperation on security issues

• Andhra Pradesh on 5 December 2015 became the first state of India to join the Union Government’s - Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY)

• Storm that wreaked havoc in parts of Northern Ireland, north Wales, southern Scotland and especially north-west England in the first week of December 2015 is - Desmond

• The Supreme Court on 7 December 2015 directed State and Union Territory (UT) Governments to consider acid-attack victims under - the Disabled Quota

• Ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) candidate who was elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Odisha 0n 7 December 2015 is - Narendra Kumar Swain

• West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the long awaited - Kolkata-Durgapur-New Delhi flight

• The creator of Star Wars who on 6 December 2015 received the prestigious Kennedy Center Lifetime Artistic Achievement award is - George Lucas

• State Legislature to become the first in the country to launch an online mechanism for legislators to send questions and move different motions in the House is – Maharashtra

• The Indian oil marketing company that joined World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 Initiative - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

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