Current Affairs for 19 December 2015

UP banned the use of polythene bags

  • The State Govt. of Uttar Pradesh banned the use of polythene bags in the State on 17th December 2015 as announced in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.


Radha Krishna Mathur appointed as Chief Information Commissioner

  • Radha Krishna Mathur appointed as Chief Information Commissioner on 17th December 2015 as his appointment approved by President. He remained Defence Secretary for the period of 2 years.

World’s 20 most Generous People list has released

  • World’s 20 most Generous People list has released by Wealth-X on 25th November 2015. According to the list, Bill Gates ranked at No.1 position while Azim Premji ranked at 4th position.

2nd World Internet Conference held in Wuzen, China

  • 2nd World Internet Conference held in Wuzen, China which has concluded on 18th December 2015 as jointly organized by Cyberspace Administration of China and People’s Government of Zhejiang, China.

Afghanistan became 164th member of World Trade Organization (WTO)

  • Afghanistan became 164th member of World Trade Organization (WTO) on 17th December 2015. However, Afghanistan became 36th least developed country to join the WTO headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland.

‘Marine Drive’ of Mumbai completed 100 years of its establishment

  • ‘Marine Drive’ of Mumbai completed 100 years of its establishment on 18th December 2015. Marine Drive is 4.3 km long C shaped road lies in South Mumbai. The road also known as ‘Netaji Subhash Chandra Road’.

International Migrants Day observed on 18th December 2015

  • International Migrants Day observed on 18th December 2015. The day was established in the year 2000 as adopted its resolution by UN General Assembly.

Claude and Norma Alvares awarded with Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award

  • Claude and Norma Alvares awarded with Sanctuary Lifetime Service Award on 18th December 2015 as presented by Sanctuary Asia Magazine. Claude and Norma Alvares are the husband-wife in relation who are social workers and environmental activists.

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