Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Daily Current Affairs-24 for Competitive Exam 2016

• The Rajya Sabha on 21 December 2015 unanimously passed Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Amendment Bill, 2015 that seeks to amend - Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 December 2015 flagged off first prototype electric bus for Members of Parliament which runs on - Lithium-ion-powered battery
• Name of Miss Spain who won the Miss World 2015 on 20 December 2015 - Mireia Lalaguna Royo
• The state which recently passed the proposal to set up five new districts – West Bengal
• The Indian footballer who was named the AIFF woman Footballer-of-the-Year at the AIFF Annual General Body Meeting is - Bala Devi
• The country which on 20 December 2015 held the national level beauty pageant after a gap of over four decades – Iraq
• The club that won the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup title – FC Barcelona of Spain
• Miss Philippines who was crowned Miss Universe on 20 December 2015 - Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
• The famous conductor renowned for serving as the music director of the New York Philharmonic who died on 19 December 2015 due to Parkinson’s Disease – Kurt Masur
• The area in Gujarat at which the three-day long 50th Annual Conference of DGs/IGs of Police of States and UTs and Heads of Central Police Organisations concluded on 20 December 2015 – Rann of Kutch
• As per the Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016, the country which is expected to become the largest remittance receiving country in 2015 – India
• The multilateral agency that released the Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016 - World Bank
• Chennaiyin FC was crowned as the champions of the 2nd Indian Super League (ISL) Football tournament on 20 December 2015 after defeating - FC Goa
• The Senate of United States (US) on 19 December 2015 ratified reforms to boost the representation of emerging economies at - International Monetary Fund (IMF)
• First cricketer from New Zealand to top the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) Test rankings is - Kane Williamson
• Governing conservative People’s Party (PP) of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on 20 December 2015 won the most seats in the general elections of - Spain
• Delhi Cabinet today approved setting up of commission of inquiry to probe the alleged irregularities in DDCA that will be headed by - Former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium
• Singapore Slammers on 20 December 2015 won the second edition of the International Premier Tennis league (IPTL) after defeating defending champions - Indian Aces
• This country saw the peace negotiations between Yemen's warring factions which ended without agreement - Switzerland
• The leader on whose political journey Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari released a Coffee Table Book - JD(U) President Sharad Yadav
• This historic fort In Kerala saw the excavation of 35950 cannon balls by the Archaeologists of the Archaeological Survey of Indian (ASI) on 20 December 2015 - Fort St. Angelo at Kannur
• The Vaikunta ekadasi festival was celebrated on 21 December 2015 with religious fervour in Vaishnavite temples like Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple in - Tamil Nadu
• Film Star Wars - The Force Awakens released on 17 December 2015 has set a box office record for an opening weekend by generating - 238 million dollars in ticket sales
• The world number one junior squash player from India who on 20 December 2015 won the U-19 Singapore Squash Open – Abhay Singh
• This tennis player was selected as the BBC sports personality of the year – Andy Murray