Current Affairs Updates - 20 December 2015

West Bengal Government approves the formation of 5 new districts

  • West Bengal Government has approved proposal for formation of five new districts in the state. After 5 districts the total number of districts of Bengal will increase to 25. 
  • Five new districts are Kalimpong , Sundarbans, Basirhat,Burdwan (Industrial), Jhargram district

Renowned theatre artiste Chatla Sriramulu passes away

  • Sriramulu had acted and directed more than 100 plays and wrote several books. His famous work is play ‘Maro Mahenjodaro’.
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1982) and was awarded ‘Best Actor’ twice by Andhra Nataka Kala Parishad.

British Novelist Peter Dickinson passed away

  • Popular British Novelist Peter Dickinson passed away on 16 December 2015 
  • He was the first author to receive twice the prestigious Carnegie medal

Foundation stone laid for AIIMS near Vijayawada

  • Health Minister JP Nadda today laid the foundation stone for the Rs. 1,620-crore 960-bed All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Mangalagiri near Vijayawada.

Axis Bank partners with eMudhra for e-signature facility

  • Axis Bank Ltd has introduced e-signature services through which individuals having Aadhaar numbers will be able to digitally sign documents to submit to the bank online.
  • Axis Bank has partnered with digital security company eMudhra for the eSign service.

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