DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. VIJAY KUMAR WON GOLD IN THE 59TH NATIONAL SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIP
i. Vijay Kumar won the centre fire pistol gold in the 59th National shooting championship at the Dr Karni Singh Range in Tughlakabad in New Delhi.
ii. Gold medalists in the Championship
iii. Gurpreet Singh won gold medal in 25m standard pistol,,Pemba Tamang won gold medal in Rapid fire pistol and Achal Pratap Singh Grewal won gold in Air pistol & Standard pistol events
2. CONSTRUCTION WORK TAPI GAS PIPELINE PROJECT BEGINS
i. The starting ceremony of 1800-kilometre-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project was held at the ancient city of Mary of Turkmenistan.
ii. The ground breaking function was attended by Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and Indian Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari
iii. TAPI Project TAPI gas pipeline project is a proposed trans-country natural gas pipeline from Caspian Sea, Turkmenistan to India through Afghanistan and Pakistan. Countries involved: The abbreviation TAPI itself indicate its member countries- Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
3. J M SALI AWARDED 2015 SOUTH EAST ASIA WRITE AWARD
i. Indian-origin writer Jamaludeen Mohamed Sali from Singapore has been awarded prestigious 2015 South East Asia Write Award.
ii. The award was given to him at the annual ASEAN regional award for literary excellence in Bangkok, Thailand.
4. LEGENDARY ACTOR DILIP KUMAR CONFERRED WITH PADMA VIBHUSHAN
i. Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been honoured with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award.
ii. It is country’s second highest civilian award.
iii. The Substance and the Shadow id the autobiography written by author and former journalist Udaya Tara Nayar.
iv. He was recently Awarded with Padma Bhushan, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Pakistan’s highest civilian award Nishan-e-Imtiaz.
v. Guinness World Record for winning the maximum number of awards by an Indian actor.
5. COP 21 UNDER UNFCCC ADOPTED PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
i. Conference of the Parties 21 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
ii. The conference was attended by 192 parties.
iii. India was represented by Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar.
iv. The agreement facilitates enforcement of global green house emission reduction measures in the post-2020 scenario
v. The Objectives of the protocol is to limit the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels.