Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Daily Current Affairs-9 For IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2015-16

  • He assumed the presidency of the Royal Society on 1 December 2015 in London – Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
  • President Pranab Mukherjee on 1 December 2015 gave assent to Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to allow women to work in night shifts. The bill was passed by the state legislature of – Maharashtra
  • The major Latin American country which has been facing the longest recession since the 1930s is – Brazil
  • The second season of the International Premier Tennis League was inaugurated in – Japan
  • The state government that on 1 December 2015 declared the entire state as drought hit is - Jharkhand
  •  Russia and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agreed on a package of steps needed to reform - Moscow's scandal-ridden Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)
  • President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to a Bill passed by the Gujarat Assembly in February 2015 - Labour Laws (Gujarat Amendment) Bill 2015
  •  Reserve Bank Governor, Raghuram Rajan on 1 December 2015 left the key policy interest rate, or repo rate unchanged, at - 6.75 percent
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is observed on - 2 December
  • One of the finest exponents of Koodiyattom and Nangiarkoothu who passed away on 1 December 2015 - Margi Sathi
  • Person sworn-in as the 43rd Chief Justice of India (CJI) on 3 December 2015 - Justice Tirath Singh Thakur
  • Indian-American techie who has been appointed as advisor to the Accessible India campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi - Pranav Desai
  • The veteran industrialist associated with the Chettinad Group of Companies who died on 2 December 2015 in Chennai is - MAM Ramaswamy
  • The Senior Janata Dal (United) leader elected as the new Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly is – Vijay Kumar Chaudhary
  • Union Cabinet on 2 December 2015 gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of water resources management between India and – Israel
  • Indian-American professor who was named as the chair of the prestigious Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Board of Directors on 2 December 2015 is - Vijay M Rao
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities was observed across the world on 3 December 2015 with the theme - Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities
  • The Union Cabinet on 2 December 2015 approved the signing of the agreement on visa facilitation for Diplomatic, Official/Service and Ordinary passport holders with - Iran
  • Bhopal on 3 December 2015 observed the 31st anniversary of gas leak tragedy, one of the worst industrial disasters of the world that occurred on - 2 and 3 December 1984
  • The nationwide campaign for persons with disabilities launched by Arun Jaitley on 3 December 2015 in New Delhi is - Accessible India Campaign
  • The state which became India’s first state to launch Rotavirus vaccination project is – Himachal Pradesh
  • The percentage to which the priority sector lending target for RRBs was increased to by the RBI – 75%
  • United States Defence Secretary Ash Carter on 3 December 2015 announced that all combat roles in the US military will be opened to - women
  • The state in which the coal miners started to switch to turmeric farming after the National Green Tribunal in April 2014 banned on coal mining and transportation in the region is - Meghalaya
  • A three-day cultural extravaganza, Mayyazhi Mahotsavam, kicked off on 29 November 2015 in- Mahe
  • He was re-elected as the president of Asian Tennis Federation – Anil Khanna