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Current Affairs Daily Updates Questions with Answers

 

1.    Who has sworned in as Prime Minister of Egypt – Sherif Ismail

2.    Name the BCCI President who has passed away – Jagmohan Dalmiya

3.     Who on 17 December 2015 was named for Sanctuary magazine’s Lifetime Service Award for the year 2015 – Claude and Norma Alvares

4.    As per the Best Countries for Business report released by Forbes on 16 December 2015, which country was adjudged as the best country to do business with –  Denmark

5.    Which of the following was on 15 December 2015 adjudged as the Most Innovative Company of the Year as part of CII Industrial Innovation Awards 2015 – Zydus Cadila

6.    Who was on 16 December 2015 appointed as the head of the single member committee to look into the KG-Basin gas dispute between Reliance Industries and ONGC – A P Shah

7.    The Union Government on 16 December 2015 gave in-principle nod to which project of Google – Project Loon

8.    P Siva Kumar, CVRDE Director, elevated as Distinguished Scientist

9.    Who has won Greece elections – Alexis Tsipras-led Syriza party

10. Two MoUs to strengthen bilateral ties are signed between – India & Laos

11. Who has won 2015 Beijing International Marathon – Mariko Kipchumba of Kenya

12. Who has been conferred with Cricket Club of India’s honorary life membership – Sania Mirza & Ajinkya Rahane

13. Who has won 2015 Singapore Grand Prix of Formula One – Sebastian Vettel

14. Veteran Leftist Sadhan Gupta died

15. Who has presented the National Tourism Awards 2013-14 – President Pranab Mukherjee

16. International Day of Peace observed globally on – 21st September

17. Four new isotopes discovered by researchers at – Manipal University

18. Who has been awarded with Jnangarima Manad Alankaran award – Urdu scholar Shamim Hanfi

19. Indian-origin World Bank official who on 16 December 2015 was selected to lead Open Government Partnership –  Sanjay Pradhan

20. Who was appointed as the Finance Minister of Brazil on 18 December 2015 by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff – Nelson Barbosa

·         29 July: International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day was observed across the world on 29 July 2015. The day is observed every year since 2010 to promote the protection and expansion of the wild tiger habitats and to gain support through awareness for tiger conservation.

·         World Hepatitis Day was observed across the world on 28 July 2015 with the theme Prevent hepatitis. Act now. The day acts as a significant global platform for raising awareness about hepatitis and influence real change in disease prevention, testing and treatment.

·         The Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on 25 July 2015 launched Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) along with various other development projects in Patna.

·         The Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on 25 July 2015 launched Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY) along with various other development projects in Patna.

·         India on 28 July 2015 signed a loan agreement of 300 million US dollars with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its flagship programme National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). The main of the NUHM is to improve the health status of the country’s urban population.

·         Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in the 27 July 2015 allowed Indian women athlete Dutee Chand to compete in women’s event with immediate effect.

·         Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on 28 July 2015 constituted a Working Group on re-drafting National Sports Development Code of India (NSDCI). The aim of constituting the working group is to make the NSDCI more relevant from both sports governance and legal angles.

·         The Reserve Bank of India on 17 July 2015 signed a Special Currency Swap Agreement with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

·         A new species of cyprinid fish christened as Puntius Dolichopterus was discovered from a small water stream in Alappuzha district’s Kayamkulam city of Kerala.

·         An indigenously designed and developed Visibility Measuring System DRISHTI was installed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi on 20 July 2015.  The CAT III B IGI Airport, New Delhi, is now the first Airport in the country to have 10 indigenous systems operating in all its three runways.

·         Soyuz TMA 17M rocket with three astronauts aboard was successfully launched towards the International Space Station (ISS) on 22 July 2015. The spacecraft blasted off on schedule from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in the barren Kazakh steppe, carrying cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Kimiya Yui of Japan.

 

 

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