Current Affairs for 14 December 2015

Construction of TAPI gas project started

  • Construction of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project which is around 1800 km long, started on 13th December 2015. It is important to noting that Turkmenistan is the World’s 4th largest gas reserves.

J.M. Sali awarded with South East Asia Write Award

  • Jamaludeen Mohamed Sali awarded with South East Asia Write Award on 13th December 2015 for his excellence of literary in the event held at Bangkok, Thailand.

Dilip Kumar awarded with Padma Vibhushan

  • Dilip Kumar, the famous Bollywood Actor awarded with Padma Vibhushan on 13th December 2015. Padma Vibhushan is the 2nd highest civilian award of the country.

‘Losar’ Festival started in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

  • ‘Losar’ Festival started in Ladakh region of the State of Jammu and Kashmir on 13th December 2015. The festival is 10 days long.

Ahmed Javed appointed as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Javed appointed as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia on 13th December 2015. It is important to noting that Saudi Arabia is an important country for energy starved India from energy security perspective.

Climate agreement adopted at UN Climate Change Summit

  • On 12th December 2015, the climate agreement adopted at UN Climate Change Summit held in Paris in which 196 countries participated. The agreement is scheduled to come into effect from the year 2020.

‘Gambia’ declared as Islamic Republic

  • The country of Africa ‘Gambia’ declared as Islamic Republic on 12th December 2015. Almost 90% of the citizens of Gambia are Muslims. Yahya Jammeh is the President of Gambia.

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