Tnpsc Current Affairs December 2015 in English Part - 5

APPOINTMENTS & ELECTED
·         New Secretary of Union Ministry of Earth Sciences = Scientist M Nair Rajeevan

·         Sir VengataramanRamakrishnan assumed Presidency of Royal Society of London


·         New President of Argentina = MauricoMacri

·         India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia = Ahmad Javed

·         New Chairman of World Travel and Tourism Council, India Initiative (WTTCII) = Kapil Chopra, President of Oberoi Group

·         New Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) = Arun Kumar Jain

·         New President of Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) = O P Longia

·         New Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) = Radha Krishna Mathur

·         New CEO of FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) = Pravin Kumar Agarwal

·         India’ new High Commissioner to Pakistan = Gautam H Bambawale


·         New CEO of NITI Aayog = Amitabh Kant. He replaces Sindhu Shree Khullar

·         New DG of National Centre for Good Governance  = Dr. Gyanendra D Bandgaiyan

DEATHS
·         Former MP and Industrialist of Tamil Nadu, MAM Ramaswamy Passed away in Chennai

·         Renowed Agro – Economist Sharad Joshi Passes. He founded Farmer’s Organisation (ShetakariSanghtana)


·         India’s first indigenously developed warship INS Godavari has been decommissioned after 32 years of service. The ship was decommissioned at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai.

·         Legendary Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Passes


DEFENCE

·         INDRA NAVY – 15
·         8th edition of India – Russia joint naval exercise, “INDRA NAVY – 15”, held at Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.


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·         DRAD SANKALP
·         DradSankalp, is the command level exercise of the Southern Command of Indian Army conducted in the deserts of Rajasthan

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·         Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared the purchase of Russian advance S-400 Trium Air Defense Missile System at an cost of 40000 Crore Rupees

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·         LSRAM Barak 8 Missile was successfully tested from INS Kolkatta. In Hebrew language, barak means lightning.

BANKING
·         Axis Bank is the First Indian Bank to launch the new Display variant Debit Card for its Customers

·         “Yes Bank” has been awarded as the Bank of the Year