Current Affairs for 12 December 2015

Naseeruddin Shah awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Naseeruddin Shah awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award at 12th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) on 10th December 2015.

Salman Rushdie awarded with Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement


  • Salman Rushdie awarded with Mailer Prize for Lifetime Achievement on 11th December 2015. He also awarded with Whitbread Prize, Writers Guild Award and US National Arts Award etc.

Pakistan successfully test fired Shaheen-III

  • Shaheen-III nuclear capable ballistic missile successfully test fired by Pakistan on 10th December 2015 as test fired in Arabian Sea.

‘On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power’ released

  • Autobiography of Sharad Pawar titled as ‘On My Terms: From the Grassroots to the Corridors of Power’ released on 10th December 2015 by PM Modi. 

UN agencies launched Sahel Humanitarian Appeal 2016

  • UN agencies launched Sahel Humanitarian Appeal for the year 2016 of $1.98 billion on 09th December 2015 with the aim to tackle the humanitarian crisis. Sahel Humanitarian Appeal is a vast belt in North Africa which divides the Sahara Desert and Savannahs towards South.

Mauricio Macri sworn-in as President of Argentina

  • Mauricio Macri of Republican Proposal Party, sworn-in as President of Argentina on 10th December 2015. He became 1st non-Peronist President in the last 14 years.

Govt. of India declared Tamil Nadu flood as National Disaster

  • Govt. of India declared Tamil Nadu flood as calamity of severe nature on 09th December 2015 called as ‘National Disaster’. Earlier, on 15th – 16th November 2015, Tamil Nadu came under a very heavy rain causing flood in whole of the State.
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