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 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 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. Controversy erupted when Host Steve Jobs Harvey wrongfully declared Miss Columbia as winner but she was only the 1 st 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 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.