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Current Affairs Questions & Answers December 2015

Latest Current Affairs Summary One Line of December 2015

The Gujarati novelist, poet and critic who has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2015Raghuveer Chaudhary
The project of Department of Commerce which has won the 2015 eASIA Award under Trade Facilitation category as announced by Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (AFACT) in Tehran, IranDAVA (Drug Authentication and Verification Application)
The Gujarati novelist, poet and critic who has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2015Raghuveer Chaudhary
The Indian Navy ship aboard which Indian-Israeli surface-to-air missile (SAM) Barak 8 was test fired for the first timeINS Kolkata
The Industry Secretary who has been chosen to be the CEO of NITI Aayog replacing the current CEO Ms Sindushree KhullarAmitabh Kant
The team which has won the Vijay Hazare Trophy defeating Delhi in the finals at BangaloreGujarat
Indian Navy's aircraft-carrier which has won the Cock Trophyduring the Western Fleet Whaler Pulling Regatta, (it is the last time the warship is participating in the event as she is to be decommissioned in 2016)INS Viraat
The former Indian cricketer who has been chosen for BCCI's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015Syed Kirmani
The Indian-American doctor who has been named the first Poet Laureate of the U.S. State of Ohio for showcasing a variety of styles in his poetryAmit Majumdar
The Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist who has been chosen to be conferred with Uttar Pradesh Ratna Award in recognition of his achievements and outstanding contributions in a foreign countryFrank Islam
India's first indigenously designed warship which has been decommissioned 32 years after it was inducted into the Indian NavyINS Godavari
The week from 23 Dec to 29 Dec 2015 is being observed asJai Kisan Jai Vigyan Week
The medical institution in Bangalore which has been dedicated to the nation as an Institute of National Importance by the President Shri Pranab MukherjeeNIMHANS
The theme of National Consumer Day observed on 22 December 2015Safe and Healthy Food: Combating Food Adulteration
The Chinese city which was recently affected by a landslide of dirt and construction debris (killing over 70 people)Shenzhen
The contestant from Philippines who has been crowned Miss Universe 2015 at a beauty pageant in Las VegasPia Wurtzbach
The Indian footballer who has been named the Player of the Year 2015 by the All India Football FederationEugenson Lyngdoh
The football team (owned by Vita Dani, Abhishek Bachchan and MS Dhoni) which has won the 2015 season of Indian Super League football tournamentChennaiyin
The former defence secretary who has been appointed the new Chief Information CommissionerRK Mathur
The west African country which has been declared to be an Islamic Republic by its President Yahya JammehGambia
The country from which India is set to buy 5 S-400 Triumf air and missile defence systemsRussia
The country whose six satellites were launched by ISRO PSLV C-29 launch vehicle from Sriharikota, A.P. (The satellites were named 1. TeLEOS-1, 2. Kent Ridge-1, 3. VELOX-C1, 4. VELOX-II, 5. Galassia and 6. Athenoxat-1)Singapore
The week from 14 Dec to 20 Dec 2015 is being observed in India asNational Filaria Week
The venue of 10th WTO Ministerial Conference being held from 15 to 18 Dec 2015Nairobi, Kenya
The veteran Hindi film star who was presented the Padma Vibhushan award by the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh (the award was announced in January 2015)Dilip Kumar
The places where 3 new IIITs are to be set up as per MoU signed by the Central Govt to be operated on PPP mode with the State Govt and IndustryRanchi, Nagpur and Pune
The Indian golfer who has been awarded the 2015 Asian Tour's Order of Merit, thus becoming the fourth Indian, after Jyoti Randhawa, Arjun Atwal and Jeev Milkha Singh, to be so honouredAnirban Lahiri
The one-man judicial commission set up by the Central Govt to look into the implementation of the one rank one pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen is headed byJustice Narsimha Reddy
The country which has for the first time allowed women to vote and stand in elections (in its recently held municipal council elections)Saudi Arabia
The India-U.S. bilateral maritime exercise which has been formally turned into a trilateral exercise with the inclusion of JapanExercise Malabar
The country which has approved world's first anti-dengue vaccine developed by French company Sanofi Pasteur and named Dengvaxia (and designed to protect people in the age group 9 and 45 years)Mexico
The Chancellor of Germany who has been named Person of the Year by the Time magazineAngela Merkel
The venue of 11th UIC Global Security Congress being organized by the Security Directorate of Indian Railways in collaboration with International Union of Railways (UIC) from 09 to 10 Dec 2015New Delhi
The theme of Kala Utsav, initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to promote arts in education by nurturing and showcasing the artistic talent of school students, being held in Delhi from 08 to 11 Dec 2015Beti Bachao, Beti Padao
The relief and rescue operation launched by the Indian Armed Forces in the wake of incessant rains and floods in Chennai was namedOperation Madad
The bilateral maritime exercise between Indian and Russian navies being conducted in the Bay of Bengal (off Visakhapatnam) is namedIndra Navy 15
The denominations in which commemorative coins were released by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. AmbedkarRs. 10 and Rs. 125
The venue of 2014-15 FIH Hockey World League final which was won by Australia defeating Belgium (India stood at third position while Netherlands was at the fourth)Raipur
The extra-tropical cyclone which caused heavy rainfall in northern Europe, especially United Kingdom and Ireland was namedStorm Desmond
The country with which India has launched International Solar Alliance to boost solar energy in developing countries at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (The alliance includes around 120 countries)France
The northern white rhinoceros which died at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park near Escondido, California leaving behind only 3 of her species in the world was namedNola
The rank of India in the Global Innovation Index 2015 released recently by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)81
The venue of First India International Science Festival a joint event of Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences, is being organised from Dec 4IIT, Delhi
The currency which has been accepted by the International Monetary Fund as its reserve currency (the fifth after US dollar, Euro, Japanese Yen and British Pound)Yuan (China)
The command level exercise of the Southern Command of Indian Army being conducted in the deserts of Rajasthan is namedDrad Sankalp
The new Chief Justice of India who has taken over from Chief Justice H.L. Dattu (retired on 02 Dec 2015)Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur
The city in which Yadgar-e-Taqseem, or the Memories of Partition museum, (the brainchild of Kishwar Desai, writer and former media professional) is proposed to be opened in 2017Amritsar
The renowned sarangi player recipient of Padma Bhushan (2006) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1986) who passed away on 01 Dec 2015Ustad Sabri Khan
The Indian film actor who has been chosen to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dubai International Film Festival to be held from 09 Dec 2015Naseeruddin Shah
The theme of World AIDS Day observed on 01 December 2015On the Fast-Track to end AIDS
The telecom company which has launched an ambitious plan Project Leap, of investing Rs 60,000 crore in telecom network for establishing 70,000 base stations to cover 2,50,000 villagesAirtel

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