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Daily Free Current Affairs 30 Dec. 2015 ( Daily Gk Updates )

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. BHEL COMMISSIONED PRAYAGRAJ POWER PROJECT UNIT IN UTTAR PRADESH
i.Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd commissioned a 660 MW unit of Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project at Bara in Allahabad district of Uttar Pradesh.
ii.It is the first supercritical thermal unit in the state to achieve capacity addition on attaining full load.
iii.Super-critical units are more efficient and eco-friendly as they consume lesser coal.
iv.Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited  is a power plant equipment manufacturer and owned by the Government of India.
iv. It is India's largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind
2. GUJARATI WRITER RAGHUVEER CHAUDHARY SELECTED FOR JNANPITH AWARD
i. Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary selected for the  Jnanpith award for his contribution to the Indian literature.
ii. Some famous novels of Raghuveer Chaudhary are Amrita, Venu Vatsala, Purvarang and Laagni Samjyaa Vinaa Chuuta Padvanu.
iii.Jnanpith award is one of the prestigious literary awards in India.
3. WHO DECLARES GUINEA EBOLA FREE
i. World Health Organization has declared Guinea Ebola-free after no new cases  of Ebola were found in Guinea.
ii.Ebola virus had killed more than 2,500 people and had badly effected country’s economy and country’s health and education sectors
iii. Earlier WHO had declared Liberia and Sierra Leone Ebola-free in November 2015.
4. GUJARAT CLINCHED MAIDEN VIJAY HAZARE TROPHY
i. Gujarat grabbed the Vijay Hazare Cricket Trophy by defeating delhi in final at Bengaluru.
ii.It is the first time that Gujarat won the trophy.
iii. The Vijay Hazare Trophy is also known as the Ranji One Day Trophy.
5. 18TH INDIA-IRAN JOINT COMMISSION MEETING HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The 18th Session of the India-Iran Joint Commission Meeting was held in New Delhi.
ii. The session was chairedby External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj and Ali Tayebnia, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance of Iran.
iii.They have  discussed the progress in trade and economic cooperation  in railways, including by supply of rails, rolling stock and signaling.
6. SAND ARTIST SUDARSAN PATTNAIK'S SANTA CLAUS SCULPTURE FEATURED IN LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS
i.Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik’s Santa Claus sculpture named entered into Limca Book of World Records.
ii. He had created a 45 feet high sand Santa Claus at Puri beach which was recognised as the largest sand Santa Claus by the Limca Book of World Records.
iii. He had already created eight world records registered with the Limca Book of World Records. 
7. GIORGI KVIRIKASHVILI ELECTED AS PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA
i. Giorgi Kvirikashvili elected as the Prime Minister of Georgia.
ii.He will replace Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
President of Georgio: Giorgi Margvelashvili
Currency of Georgia: Georgian lari
    
8. CCEA APPROVED AMENDED TECHNOLOGY UPGRADATION FUND SCHEME FOR TEXTILES INDUSTRY
i. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the introduction of Amended Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme.
ii.This scheme will replace existing Restructured Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme  for technology upgradation of the textiles industry.

iii.The new scheme will  help in boosting Make in India in the textiles sector. 

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