Current Affairs for 22 December 2015

‘www.makeinindiadefence.com’ launched by the Defence Ministry

  • The website namely ‘www.makeinindiadefence.com’ launched by the Union Defence Ministry on 21st December 2015 with the aim to interface with industry and transparency.

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach became Miss Universe 2015

  • Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach became Miss Universe 2015 on 20th December 2015. Miss Universe is an international beauty pageant which was established inn the year 1952 by Pacific Mills.

Shaymaa Qasim Abdelrahman became Miss Iraq

  • Shaymaa Qasim Abdelrahman became Miss Iraq on 20th December 2015. It is very important to mention here that the event held in the country almost after 43 years which has been cancelled due to unrest in the Middle East.

Mireia Lalaguna Royo of Spain won Miss World 2015

  • Mireia Lalaguna Royo of Spain won Miss World 2015 on 19th December 2015. It is happened for the 1st time that Spain has won Miss World title. Moreover, Aditi Arya of India awarded with People’s Choice Award.

Cochin Shipyard Limited will make LNG ships

  • Cochin Shipyard Limited became 1st licensed shipyard of India who will make LNG ships on 21st December 2015. Cochin Shipyard Limited is a major shipbuilding in India.

‘International Year of Pulses 2016’ launched by United Nations

  • ‘International Year of Pulses 2016’ launched by United Nations on 10th November 2015 under the theme ‘Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future’. UN launched it with the aim to boost the production of pulses.

Abhay Singh of India won U-19 Singapore Squash Open

  • Abhay Singh of India won U-19 Singapore Squash Open on 20th December 2015 after defeating Alwin Chai of Malaysia. He became 1st U-19 player who won 7 junior titles in 2015.

Tata Motors of India ranked at 49th position

  • According to the list of top 50 global R&D spenders as released by European Commission on 20th December 2015, Volkswagen of Germany ranked at No.1 position followed by Samsung and Microsoft while Tata Motors of India ranked at 49th position.

Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Bala Devi awarded by AIFF

  • Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Bala Devi awarded with AIFF Player of the Year and Woman Footballer of the Year respectively on 20th December 2015 while Pritam Kotal awarded with AIFF Emerging Player of the Year.

OUE Singapore Slammers won Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL) 2015

  • OUE Singapore Slammers won Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL) 2015 on 20th December 2015 after defeating Micromax Indian Aces. Ivan Dodig and Belinda Bencic awarded with Most Valuable Player in men’s and women’s category respectively.

Kane Williamson became 1st New Zealander to topped the ICC Test Rankings

  • Kane Williamson, became 1st Cricketer (Batsman) of New Zealand to topped the ICC Test Rankings released on 21st December 2015. He also became highest scorer of New Zealand in one year.
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