December 2015 National Current Affairs PDF Download

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December 2015 National Current Affairs PDF Download

 

December 2015 National Current Affairs PDF Download

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Gautam H.Bambawale
  • He is Appointed as the India’s high Commissioner to Pakistan
  • Gautam H. Bambawale, (IFS, 1984), was ambassador of India to Royal Government of Bhutan
Ahmed Javed.
  • He is Appointed as the India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
  • He is an IPS officer and ex-Mumbai police commissioner
  • Main Task of Ahmed javed will Be Strengthening India And Saudi Arabia Relation
  • Improving Business Relations
NITI Ayog CEO
  • Kerala cadre IAS Amitabh Kant takes additional charge as Niti Ayog CEO
  • He Will Replace  Sindushree Khullar , Who retired Recently
  • Niti AAyog Replaced planning Commission of India
Navjot Singh Siddhu
  • MP and cricketer from Punjab – he is appointed as a member of the National Commission for Minorities.
Justice Virendra Singh
  • SC appointed this Lokayukta of UP by using extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to enforce its own orders.
FSSAI
  • Pawan Kumar Agarwal becomes CEO of Food safety and standards authority of India (FSSAI).
  • Agarwal, a 1985 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre, is presently joint secretary in ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship.
  • He has been appointed in place of Yudhvir Singh Malik, an order issued by department of personnel and training
CIC
  • Retired IAS from Tripura cadre-Radha Krishna Mathur became the new chief information commissioner of India, replacing Vijai Sharma.
  • Usually among the information Commissioner (IC), one guy gets “promoted” to CIC. But this time government brought in a new “fresh” CIC, who has not served as an IC.

Some Important Points To Know About CIC of india

  • CIC term limit is 5 years or 65 age; not eligible for re-appointment.
  • CIC is selected by a panel of PM, 1 union Cabinet Minister, leader of single largest opposition party.
  • CIC is appointed by the President of India.
CBDT
  • IRS officer Arun Kumar Jain becomes the new chairman of the statutory body Central board of direct taxes (CBDT)
  • CBDT was Founded In 1944
  • It comes under the Ministry of Finance
  • Chairperson Of this Body Mainly a Senior Most Civil Servant
43th CJI
  • Justice Tirath Singh Thakur replaced Justice H.L.Dattu
Sadhana Shivdasani
  • Bollywood actress of the 60s.
  • Famous for hit movies- Waqt, Mera Saya, Hum Dono.
  • She Died Recently
Sathya Murthy and Srinivas Chakravarthy
  • Telugu film industry script writers
  • Sathya Murthy wrote the dialogues for the runaway success ‘Khaidi No. 786
  • The former was 61 and the latter was 71 years old.
  • Sathya Murthy directed ‘Dadar Express’ starring Naga Babu, brother of Mr. Chiranjeevi, ‘Bavagaru’ with the late Sobhan Babu in the lead, and another film titled ‘Chaitanyam’.
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph
  • American author, political thinker and educationist from USA
  • Book: Modernity of Tradition: Political Development in India
  • She and her husband were given Padma Bhushan in 2014.
Ustad Sabri Khan
  • He was Famous Sarangi maestro
  • He died Recently
  • Great Loss to Indian Music Industry
Sharad Joshi
  • He was a Famous Economist, agriculturist and prominent farmer’s leader .
  • He was founder of ‘Shetkari Sanghatana’- meant for onion, cotton and sugarcane farmers across Maharashtra.
  • He Gave the slogan; -‘Freedom of access to markets and to Technology.’
  • He served in Indian Postal Services, UN and Rajya Sabha.
  • He was the lone member of the Upper House to vote against the Women’s Reservation Bill in 2010.
  • Shetkari Sanghatana and the Shetkari Mahila Aghadi, were the first in the country to propose 100 per cent women panels in the Panchayati Raj elections in Maharashtra.
Acharya Abhinavagupta
  • Shaivite philosopher from Kashmir who died in 1016 (one thousand years December 2015 National Current Affairs PDF Downloadago).
  • He interpreted the ancient spiritual and cultural heritage of Kashmir.
  • RSS wants to celebrate his birthday.
  • Abhinavagupta was strongly influenced by Buddhist logic
  • Thats why it was in news . Important for Culture Point of View
Bahadur Singh Chauhan
  • Former international soccer referee
Gen. Om Prakash Malhotra
  • Ex-chief of Indian Army during late 70s.
  • He was the 13th Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army from 1978 – 1981.
  • He also served as the Ambassador of India to Indonesia from 1981 – 1984
  • Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh from 1990 – 1991.
Hema Upadhyay
  • Noted artist
  • Dead in Mumbai.
  • She was known for photography and sculptural installations.
  • She was active from 1998 until her death in 2015.
Mangesh Keshav Padgaonkar
  • Marathi Poet from Maharashtra.
  • He was Writing Poem from Age of 14
  • He Translated Bible and Bhajans of Meerabai.
Noorul Huda
  • Noted communist leader from Manipur.
  • Died Recently in December 2015
Peter Dickinson
  • He was One of the Most popular UK author
  • Famous for his Detective novels
  • He Won Carnegie medal twice.
Nabam Rebia
  • Arunachal Pradesh assembly speaker.
  • The Assembly passed a resolution to impeach him.
  • But Guwahati High Court Stayed Impeachment of the Speaker
Y.S. Rao
  • Indian Council of Historical Research chairman resigned.
  • ICHR head’s position is an honorary one, for which no salary is paid.
Miss Universe 2015
  • Philippines’ Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach has won this beauty competition, held at Las Vegas in USA.Urvashi Rautela
  • Controversy erupted when Host Steve Jobs Harvey wrongfully declared Miss Columbia as winner but she was only the 1st runner up.
  • India’s Urvashi Rautela couldn’t even reach top-15.
  • Urvashi Rautela was born in Kotdwar, a small town in the Pauri Garhwal district of Indian state , Uttarakhand.
  • She is an established Bollywood actor, model, beauty pageant enthusiast and has won several crowns and accolades for herself.
  • She has appeared in several Bollywood films, music videos and print campaigns.
Miss World 2015
  • Spain’s Mireia Lalaguna Royo won this beauty competition held in Sanya, China.
  • India’s Aditi Arya couldn’t even reach top-20.
OLA Cabs
  • Rajiv Bansal appointed as CFO of OlaCabs
  • He succeeds Mitesh Shah, who will now lead strategic finance initiatives of Ola
Bharat Petroleum
  • Bharat Petroleum commissioned Crude Distillation unit in Mumbai
Haskell Wexler
  • Haskell Wexler Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler died peacefully in his sleep on 27 December 2015 in California, US.
  • He was 93.
  • He was one of the America’s most influential cinematographers.
GreenField Airports
  • The Civil Aviation Ministry on 28 December 2015 gave clearance for four greenfield airports.
  • The three airports will be located in Andhra Pradesh
  • one international airport at Dholera, Gujarat.
Karan Adani
  • Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) on 28 December 2015 appointed Gautam Adani’s son Karan Adani as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 1 January 2016.
  • Karan took over the post from CEO Sudipta Bhattacharya,
Amitabh Kant
  • Amitabh Kant got additional charge of CEO of NITI Aayog
Reliance Jio launched 4G telecom service
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) or Reliance Jio on 27 December 2015 launched 4G telecom service.
  • The service was launched at the Reliance Corporate Park in Navy Mumbai to mark the birth anniversary of Dhirubhai Ambani
  • Dhirubhai Ambani was founder of Reliance
Andhra pradesh MOU with Microsoft India
  • Government of Andhra Pradesh on 28 December 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft India on a range of technology initiatives.
Justice V S Malimath
  • Former Chief Justice of Karnataka and Kerala High Courts Justice V S Malimath died on 22 December 2015 at Manipal hospital in Bengaluru.
  • He was 86-years old
 Good Governance Day 
  •  Good Governance Day observed on 25 DecemberAb vajpayee.jpg
  • The day was observed to mark the birth anniversary of former-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • This was the Second time When India Celebrated Good Governance Day
  • On this Day Atal Bihari Vajpayee Was Born
30th National Consumers Right Day observed
  • 30th National Consumers Right Day observed
  • 30th National Consumers Right Day was observed across India on 24 December 2015.
  • The day provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of the consumer movement.
  • There are is Urgent need to Make Aware Consumers about Their Rights

In general, the consumer rights in India are listed below:

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  • The right to be protected from all kind of hazardous goods and services
  • The right to be fully informed about the performance and quality of all goods and services
  • The right to free choice of goods and services
  • The right to be heard in all decision-making processes related to consumer interests
  • The right to seek redressal, whenever consumer rights have been infringed
  • The right to complete consumer education
Pre – 2005 Notes Exchange Deadline
  • The Reserve Bank of India on 23 December 2015 extended the deadline for exchanging pre-2005 currency notes of various denominations by another six months to 30 June 2016.
 US National Medal of Science 2015
  •  Indian American Rakesh K Jain selected for US National Medal of Science 2015
  • Indian American professor Rakesh K Jain was on 22 December 2015 selected for the National Medal of Science 2015 of United States (US).
  • Jain is a professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Tumour Biology Laboratory at Massachusetts
Bihar Banned Diesel Vehicles
  • Bihar Government banned 15-year-old diesel vehicles from plying on Patna roads
  • Bihar government on 23 December 2015 banned 15-year-old diesel vehicles from plying in the Capital, Patna.
  • The decision was taken in view of increasing pollution.
  • This Is A Bold Step Taken By Bihar government.
Mobile Apps For Farmers For the benefit of farmers, Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister Radha Mohan Singh on 23 December 2015 launched two mobile apps namely.

  • Crop Insurance
  • AgriMarket Mobile.

The apps were launched to celebrate the birth anniversary of Former prime Minister of India Atal bihari Vajpayee and Charan Singh.

National Mathematics Day
  • India on 22 December 2015 celebrated National Mathematics Day.
  • The day was observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of great Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Cow named Yahoo’s Personality of the Year
  • Cow Search engine giant Yahoo on 21 December 2015 named Cow as the Personality of the Year 2015.
  • The animal managed to top the list over other high-profile contenders for the spot in Yahoo’s list of 2015 Year in Review (YIR) for India.