Current Affairs for 31 December 2015

LRSAM successfully test fired ‘Barak 8’ from INS Kolkata

  • Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LRSAM) ‘Barak 8’ successfully test fired from INS Kolkata on 29th December 2015 as jointly carried out by Indian Navy, DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries.

Mangesh Padgaonkar, famous Poet of Marathi language, died

  • Mangesh Padgaonkar, famous Poet of Marathi language, died on 29th December 2015. He was awarded with Sahitya Academy Award in the year 1980 for the collection of poems ‘Salam’.

Govt. of India announced assistance of Rs.6794 Crore to three drought hit States

  • Govt. of India announced assistance of Rs.6794 Crore to three drought hit States i.e. Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Moreover, 7 more State Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh declared as drought hit States in the year 2015.

Giorgi Kvirikashvili became 12th Prime Minister of Georgia

  • Giorgi Kvirikashvili became 12th Prime Minister of Georgia on 29th December 2015. He was Vice Prime Minister of Georgia since 2013. Earlier, in September 2015 he appointed Foreign Affairs Minister of the country.

‘Kargil: Turning the Tide’ written by Lieutenant General Mohinder Puri, released

  • The book titled as ‘Kargil: Turning the Tide’ written by Lieutenant General Mohinder Puri, released on 29th December 2015. The book provides accounts from the war held between India and Pakistan in the year 1999 known as ‘Kargil War’.

‘National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020’ launched

  • Govt. of India launched the ‘National Biotechnology Development Strategy 2015-2020’ on 30th December 2015 with the aim to make India as a world class bio-manufacturing hub.

BHEL commissioned Prayagraj Power Project Unit in UP

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) commissioned Prayagraj Power Project Unit of 660 MW in Uttar Pradesh on 30th December 2015. It became 1st supercritical thermal unit to be commissioned in the State.

Russia signed an agreement with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

  • Russia signed an agreement with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on 29th December 2015 with the aim to build 200 Kamov 226T Helicopter under the guidelines of ‘Make in India’.

Reliance Jio launched 4G telecom service

  • Reliance Jio launched 4G telecom service on 28th December 2015 by using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. The service launched on the eve of 83rd birth anniversary of Dhirubhai Ambani.
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