Current Affair For Year “2015”

R. Ashwin number-one ranked bowler 2015:ICC

Date: December 31, 2015

Australia captain Steve Smith and Ravichandran Ashwin of India have finished 2015 as the number-one ranked batsman and bowler respectively in the ICC Test Player Rankings for the year 2015.

Ashwin has achieved the number-one spot for first time in his career after injury prevented Dale Steyn from bowling more than 3.5 overs in England’s second innings. Even though the fast bowler ...

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Indian Navy successfully test fires Long Range Barak 8 missile from INS Kolkata

Date: December 30, 2015

The Indian Navy on Tuesday test-fired the Barak 8 long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) for the first time from an Indian warship. Barak 8 is being considered to be a major asset for the Indian Navy because it would add a potent system designed to destroy any anti-ship missile launched by Pakistani or Chinese Navy.Key to Barak 8's ability to intercept incoming missiles is Israel-made M...

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Raghuveer Chaudhari won 51st Gyanpeeth Award 2015

Date: December 29, 2015

Gujrati writer Raghuveer Chaudhari is selected for 51st Gyanpeeth Award 2015.He will receive this award in next year. He has written more than eighty books including novels, poetry, plays and literary criticism. He chiefly writes in Gujarati but also occasionally in Hindi.

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Atal Setu': J&K's first cable-stayed bridge opened

Date: December 26, 2015

North India's first cable-stayed bridge--the fourth of its kind in the country--that will provide close connectivity among the three states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab was on Thursday thrown open to traffic.

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Syed Kirmani nominated for CK Nayudu lifetime Achievement Award 2015

Date: December 26, 2015

Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Syed Kirmani has been chosen for the CK Nayudu lifetime achievement award for 2015. The award, the highest honour given by the BCCI to a former player, comes with a trophy, citation, and a cheque for Rs 25 lakhs.

One of India's finest keepers, Kirmani effected 198 dismissals in 88 Tests, and was particularly immaculate behind the stumps to India's spin ...

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Parliament passes Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill 2014

Date: December 23, 2015

Parliament has passed Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015.It was introduced in Parliament last year after public outrage because one of the offenders in the 2012 gang rape case was a few months short of 18 years of age. The bill had already been passed by the Lok Sabha in May. It now needs the President's assent to become law.

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SpaceX lands rocket after satellite launch: first time an unmanned rocket returned to land vertically

Date: December 22, 2015

SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring towards the orbit Monday night with 11 small satellites, its first mission since an accident last summer. Then in an even more astounding feat, it landed the 15-storey leftover booster back on Earth safely.

It was the first time an unmanned rocket returned to land vertically at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and represented a tremendous success for SpaceX. ...

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Parliament passes SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2015

Date: December 22, 2015

Parliament has passed The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2015. The Bill replaces the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Ordinance, 2014.The Bill seeks to amend the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.  The Act prohibits the commission of offences against...

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Afghanistan becomes 163rd member of WTO

Date: December 20, 2015

World Trade Organisation (WTO) on 17 December 2015 unanimously approved Afghanistan’s WTO membership at the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference (MC10) in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. With this, Afghanistan will become 163rd member nation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), global trade body after 11 years of negotiations. In this regard, Protocol of Accession (PoA) was signed by...

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2016: International Year of Pulses

Date: December 19, 2015

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.
The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness...

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