- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Shaivite philosopher from Kashmir who died in 1016 (one thousand years ago).
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Rajiv Bansal appointed as CFO of OlaCabs
- He succeeds Mitesh Shah, who will now lead strategic finance initiatives of Ola
- Bharat Petroleum commissioned Crude Distillation unit in Mumbai
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 December
- 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:
- 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.