Tuesday, December 29, 2015

December 29, 2015 current affairs

December 29th 2016 Current Affairs
Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler passed away
Report of Vijay Kelkar Committee on Revisiting & Revitalizing PPP Model released
Civil Aviation Ministry gave clearance for four greenfield airports
RBI released report of Deepak Mohanty Committee on Medium-term Path on Financial Inclusion
Karan Adani appointed as CEO of Adani Ports and SEZ

Oscar winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler passed away

Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler died peacefully in his sleep on 27 December 2015 in California, US. He was 93. He was one of the America’s most influential cinematographers.

He was born on 6 February 1922 in Chicago, US. He was known for his work on films like Coming Home and In the Heat of the Night.
• He had worked as director of photography on films including The Best Man and Mulholland Falls. He also produced and directed 1969’s Medium Cool.
• He was also recognised for his documentary work on the Emmy-winning Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang and Interviews with My Lai Veterans for which he won Academy Award.
• He won Oscar Awards for his films including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976).
• He was first cinematographer to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996.

Monday, December 28, 2015

December 28th 2015 current affairs

The chairman of the Committee on Revisiting and Revitalising the PPP Model of Infrastructure Development whose report was released by Union Ministry of Finance on 28 December 2015 – Dr. Vijay Kelkar

•    The individuals above this taxable income limit in financial year 2014-15 will not be able to avail the benefits of LPG subsidy – 10 lakh rupees

•    The new crude distillation unit of this public sector undertaking in Mumbai was dedicated to the nation on 28 December 2015 – Bharat Petroleum

•    In keeping with the spirit of Good Governance initiative this Union Ministry launched the e-office in the Ministry on 28 December 2015 – Union Ministry of Women and Child Development

•    Three IT-based initiatives launched by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to provide citizen-centric health services on 25 December 2015 – Kilikari, M-Cessation, Mobile Academy

•    Popular science-fiction writer George Clayton Johnson who died on 25 December 2015 was most famous for writing the first episode of – Star Trek

•    The soccer player awarded with the Best Player of the Year at Globe Soccer Awards 2015 – Lionel Messi

•    The Indian sport athlete who won the silver medal in the 18th edition of the Asian Luge Championship is – Shiva Keshavan

•    This State Legislative Council of India achieved the rare feat of recording 99 percent voting in the recently held elections for Legislative Council – Karnataka

•    The first woman Chief Operating Officer of the Big Four accounting firm in India - Satyavati Berera

•    The veteran actress, known for her iconic hairstyle, who died on 25 December 2015 in Mumbai – Sadhana

•    The company that launched 4G telecom services under the brand name Jio - Reliance

•    The country that adopted its first counter-terrorism law on 27 December 2015 – China

•    The company with which the Government of Andhra Pradesh signed a MoU on a range of technology initiatives – Microsoft India

•    The country which gave its final approval to amend the One Couple, One Child Policy – China

•    The test range at which the indigenously developed Air-to-Air missile Astra was successfully test-fired on 25 December 2015 - Integrated Test Range, Balasore

•    He was conferred with the 2015 Atal Samman Award - Achyutanand Mishra

•    He became the youngest ever goal-scorer for India in football on 27 December 2015 - Lallianzuala Chhangte

•    He on 26 December 2015 became the first Indian to officiate a wrestling competition in Olympics - Ashok Kumar

•    He headed the Committee on Criminal Justice System, was the Chief Justice of Karnataka and Kerala High Courts and he died on 22 December 2015 – VS Malimath

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