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Daily Current Affairs 21 Dec. 2015 ( Daily GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. UNITED STATES LIFTS 40-YEARS OLD BAN ON OIL EXPORT
i. The United States has lifted a 40 year ban on oil exports.
ii.It is a historic shift for the booming US oil industry.
iii.It will help in economic growth and create jobs  with new revenues, prosperity and increase  energy security for other countries.
iv.The ban was first imposed in 1975 after Arab members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting  Countries had banned oil exports to the US in retaliation for its support of Israel during the Arab-Israeli war.
2. CHENNAIYIN FC WINS 2015 INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS
i. Chennaiyin Football Champions has won the Indian Super League Football tournament at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa.
ii. Chennaiyin FC has  defeated  Goa FC by 3-2 goals score.
iii.Indian Super League Golden boot Award is given to John Stiven Mendoza Valencia of Chennaiyin FC and Golden Glove Award is given to Apoula Edima Edel Bete Chennaiyin FC.
iv.Indian Super League  was launched in 2013 to promote football in India on the lines of Indian Premier League and Twenty20 formats of Cricket.
3. UN LAUNCHED 2016 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PULSES
i.United nations announced  2016 as International Year of Pulses.
ii.The Theme  of the year will be Nutritious seeds for a sustainable future.
iii.The purpose of the launch is to raise awareness about the benefits of pulses, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter uses throughout the food chain.
4. ABHAY SINGH WON U-19 SINGAPORE SQUASH OPEN
i. India’s Abhay Singh grabbed the Under-19 Singapore Squash Open.
ii.Abhay Singh defeated  Alwin Chai of Malaysia in finals at Singapore.
iii.Abhay singh has now become the world number one junior player  in squash and he already won seven junior titles in the year 2015.
5. SINGAPORE SLAMMERS GRABBED CHAMPIONS OF IPTL 2015
i. The Singapore Slammers won Indian Premier Tennis League  2015.
ii.Singapore Slammers  defeated Indian Aces  in the final  at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
iii.Indian Premier Tennis League  was founded by Mahesh Bhupathi in 2014 to fulfill the demand for top level tennis in Asia.
iv. It’s the first city-based professional league in the world, played in the respective countries.
6. TATA MOTORS LISTED AS ONLY INDIAN FIRM ON TOP 50 GLOBAL R&D SPENDERS
i. Tata Motors made it to the Top 50 in the annual Industrial R&D Investment list for 2015.
ii.The list was topped by the German automaker Volkswagen followed by Samsung, Microsoft, Intel and Novartis.

iii.Earlier Tata motors was at 104th position and now  it moved to  49th position  in 2015. 

Daily Current Affairs 20 Dec. 2015 ( Daily GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 DEC 2015
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. FC BARCELONA WON 2015 FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP
i. FC Barcelona  won the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup after  defeating Argentina’s River Plate at the International Stadium in Japan.
ii. The FIFA Club World Cup is an international men’s association football competition managed by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association.
iii.It was established in 2000 and formerly was known as the FIFA Club World Championship.

2. WEST BENGAL GOVERNMENT APPROVED PROPOSAL FOR FORMATION OF FIVE NEW DISTRICTS
i. The West Bengal Government cleared the proposal for setting up five new districts in the state.
ii.These five new districts will increase the number of districts of West Bengal to 25.
iii.The state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had promised to set up new districts for better administrative control and for deliverance of public service at the door steps of the people living in remote areas.
iv. Five new districts will be:
a)     Kalimpong
b)     Basirhat
c)      Sunderbans
d)     Jhargram
e)     Burdwan
  
3. KANE WILLIAMSON BECAME FIRST-EVER KIWI BATSMAN TO TOP ICC TEST RANKINGS
i. Kane Williamson, became the first cricketer from New Zealand to top the International Cricket Council’s  Test rankings.
ii. He clinched the spot after guiding New Zealand to clinch five-wicket win in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Hamilton.

4. MISS PHILIPPINES PIA ALONZO WURTZBACH CROWNED MISS UNIVERSE 2015
i. Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach crowned Miss Universe 2015 at the final of 64th edition of Miss Universe held in Las Vegas, the USA.
ii.She was crowned by Miss Universe 2014 winner Paulina Vega of Columbia.
iii.Urvashi Rautela  has represented India in the Miss Universe contest .

5. MISS SPAIN MIREIA LALAGUNA ROYO CROWNED MISS WORLD 2015
i.Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna Royo was crowned Miss World 2015 at the Beauty of Crown Theater in Sanya, China.
ii.It is the first time Spain has won the title of Miss World.
iii.23 year old Mireia a medical college student and a pianist from Barcelona has crowned Miss World Spain 2015.

iv.Miss India Aditi Arya won the People’s Choice Award which ensured her direct entry in the competition. 

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