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December 2015 Current Affairs

Union Ministry of Environment notified norms for Coal-based Thermal Power Plants

Dec 23, 2015
The Ministry also made it mandatory for the existing plants to meet the new emission parameters within two years.

Pawan Kumar Agarwal appointed as CEO of FSSAI

Dec 23, 2015
He succeeded Yudhvir Singh Malik, who was shifted as Additional Secretary in Niti Aayog in September 2015.

Jet Airways appointed Amit Agarwal as Chief Financial Officer

Dec 23, 2015
Agarwal will join the operating committee that has been tasked by the airline's board of directors to lead the airline’s growth strategy.

CCEA approved investment of 5000 crore rupees into ONGC Videsh

Dec 23, 2015
The approved investment will strengthen the capital base of ONGC Videsh.

Lok Sabha passed The National Waterways Bill, 2015

Dec 23, 2015
The Bill repeals the five Acts that declare the existing national waterways.  These five national waterways are now covered under the Bill.

International Tennis Federation announced winners of 2015 World Champions

Dec 23, 2015
Swiss-Indo pair of Martina Hingis Sania Mirza (India) were adjudged Women’s Doubles World Champions.

FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee banned Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini from football for 8 years

Dec 23, 2015
They were banned for eight years from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) on a national and international level.

Winners for the 2015 ICC Awards announced

Dec 23, 2015
The Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year were conferred on Australian captain Steve Smith.

RBI created Dedicated Helpline for guiding Start-ups in India on Forex Matters

Dec 23, 2015
While seeking guidance on the helpline, the enterprises will be asked to provide complete information to the Reserve Bank and mention the specific issues.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar approved Patna Metro Rail project

Dec 23, 2015
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Patna Metro Rail project will be presented to the state cabinet for approval soon.

Zimbabwe announced to adopt Chinese currency Yuan

Dec 23, 2015
Yuan will be a function of trade between China and Zimbabwe and acceptability with customers in Zimbabwe.

Union Cabinet approved Lucknow Metro Rail Project Phase-1A

Dec 23, 2015
To be developed at an expenditure of 6928 crore rupees, the project will cover a length of 22.878 km with 22 stations.

Rajya Sabha passed Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015

Dec 23, 2015
Most importantly, the bill permits juveniles between the ages of 16-18 years to be tried as adults for heinous offences.

Philippines became first Asian country to approve world's first-ever dengue vaccine

Dec 23, 2015
The Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration approved the dengue vaccine for the prevention of disease caused by all four dengue types in individuals from 9 to 45 years old living in endemic areas.

CCEA approved 3000-crore rupees scheme for integrated development and management of fisheries

Dec 23, 2015
It will cover development of inland fisheries, aquaculture and all activities undertaken by the NFDB towards realizing Blue Revolution.

Union HRD Ministry launched the 6th All India Survey on Higher Education

Dec 22, 2015
The survey registered an increase in overall enrolment from 27.5 million in 2010-11 to 33.3 million in 2014-15.

China launched DAMPE satellite to shed light on mysterious dark matter

Dec 22, 2015
The satellite was nicknamed "Wukong" after the Monkey King with penetrating eyes in the Chinese classical fiction Journey to the West.

On-demand grocery service PepperTap acquired Jiffstore

Dec 22, 2015
As per the terms of deal, Jiffstore will completely merge its operations with PepperTap.

New Species of Eel, Gymnothorax mishrai discovered along West Bengal coast

Dec 22, 2015
Gymnothorax mishrai is a 32.4 cm long marine species and is edible.

New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum announced retirement

Dec 22, 2015
At present he is New Zealand’s captain in all the three forms of the international cricket-tests, ODIs and twenty20.

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