Major News and Events of 28 December 2015

Major News and Events of 28 December 2015. We are  distributed pertinent certainty based Current Affairs regular routine. This  helps you to keep a watch on current happenings and may be helpful for General Awareness a piece of IBPS Banking, SSC-CGL, Bank Clerical and other comparative examinations of 2015-16. Major News and Events of 28 December 2015 for  General Awareness of competitors and general readers is given herewith..

Major News and Events of 28 December 2015

Kejriwal denies apologizing for targeting Jaitley
In retaliation to BJP’s demand for a public apology by the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the AAP leader has politely refrained from obliging. He has instead shown his consent in performing a ‘cross-examination’ of the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in connection with alleged corruption in Delhi’s cricket body.

Kejriwal should apologize, says BJP
After missing out on the name of current finance minister Arun Jaitley in the report of city government’s inquiry panel into DDCA affairs, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been asked to apologize in public. In retaliation to this, Kejriwal asked BJP as to why Jaitely was afraid of a probe if he hasn’t indulged in something wrong.

LK Advani, Rajnath Singh laud PM Modi’s Birthday Diplomacy with Pak PM
BJP veteran LK Advani today supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘sudden’ stopover in Islamabad to extend birthday diplomacy to Pakistan PM Nawaj Sharif. While lauding PM Modi’s initiative, Advani said that the process of improving Indo-Pak relation, started by ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, should be taken forward by Modi. While vouching for the need of friendship between the people of two countries, the BJP veteran called for getting relief of the terror outfits that have emerged in the recent past. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also lauded PM Modi’s initiative by calling it “innovative diplomacy”. Singh went on to say that this kind of initiative has enhanced dignity of India before the world.


Business Current Events

RBI says Loans of Indian Banks in Two Weeks till Dec 11 increased 11 Per Cent YOY
Reports of RBI shows that when the disbursed loan of banks in the first two weeks, up to December 11 of 2015, is compared with that of last year, there has been an increase of 11 per cent this year. Weekly statistical supplement of RBI shows that banks’ deposit has also increased by 11.5 per cent (Rs. 602.00 billion to Rs. 91.85 trillion). While food credit increased from Rs. 4.60 billion to Rs. 1.09 trillion, non-food credit has increased from Rs. 977.20 billion to Rs. 68.57 trillion. The concerned supplement shows that outstanding loans has also swelled from Rs. 981.80 billion to Rs. 69.66 trillion.

IT Ministry to start connecting Rural India on Dec 28 as part of “Good Governance Day”
Union Minister of Communications and IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad, is all set to launch a slew of schemes for marking “Good Governance Day” on 28 December 2015. One of the major announcements will be initiation of the process of digitally connecting all rural post offices throughout India. Digitization of rural post offices will include equipping rural postmen with biometric hand-held devices that are powered by solar energy. Officials say rural post offices are planned to receive 1.30 lakh hand-held devices by March 2017. This project will initially be launched in pilot circles in Rajasthan, Bihar, and UP. Launch of core banking facilities across 12,000 post offices will also be done.

2015 witnesses spike in fund raising by Corporate through IPO
Reports show that fund flow to the IPO (Indian Initial Public Offer) market has spiked up in 2015 as 21 companies have floated their IPOs, garnering Rs. 13,600 crore in total. It is also learnt that new IPOs amounting to a whooping Rs. 14,000 crore is also in the final phase of entering the market. Experts say that IPOs amounting to Rs. 50,000 crore are already in the pipeline to hit the Dalal Street. Analysts are upbeat about the increasing depth of the IPO market because of the diverse sectoral composition (airlines, electronics, pharma, logistics, QSRs, and renewable energy) in which IPOs are being floated in 2015.


Science and Technology Current Events

Reliance employees can now enjoy Reliance Jio 4G Services
Yesterday, Mukesh Ambani, the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman & Managing Director, announced the launch of Reliance Jio 4D Services for 1 lakh+ Reliance employees and their families settled in different corners of the world. The download speed on Reliance Jio 4G network during the beta-test phase would be around 70Mbps but would usually be between 15-30 Mbps.

Reliance Employees to get Reliance Jio Today
At a mega event in Navi Mumbai today, 4G services of Reliance – called Reliance Jio, will be rolled out for the employees of Reliance. Reports say that there will be a total attendance of 35,000 in the event directly along with a virtual attendance of tens of thousands. It is learnt that live streaming of the event will also take place in 1,000 locations across the world through the digital network of Jio. The grand function at Reliance Corporate Park will be hosted by Oscar winning musician AR Rahman and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Commercial launch of Reliance Jio is expected to take place during March-April 2016.

Former ISRO Chief G Madhavan Nair slams India’s Educational System
G Madhavan Nair, renowned scientist and ex-Chairman of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) slammed the current schooling education system of India and urged for renewing thrust in the scientific and research fields for bringing forth the next stage of technical innovation in India. He criticized the current schooling system that encourages rote learning and compared it with factories churning out products. He also gave example of China, which has overtaken India in the field of science and research manifolds. G Madhavan Nair stressed upon the need to bring forth such an educational system that encourages school students to get engaged in laboratory experiments.


Sports Current Events

Ashok Kumar picked up as Wrestling Referee for 2016 Rio Olympics
Ashok Kumar, an international level Wrestling referee from India, has been selected among the 9 Asian referees selected by United World Wrestling (UWW) to officiate during 2016 Rio Olympics. This is a historic moment for India as this is the first time ever that a wrestling referee from India will officiate at the Olympic Games. Kumar is among the 50 referees selected to officiate the wrestling games in Olympics. Ashok Kumar, who is serving as Indian Air Force’s warrant officer currently, has participated as referee in over 50 international tournaments. Reports say that the selection was done on the basis of the performance of referees from September to December 11-13.

Korada Ramana and Sanjita Chanu win Gold on 1st Day of Senior National Weightlifting Championships
On the first day of Senior National Weightlifting Championships, played at SAI centre of Patiala, gold medals were won by Korada Ramana and Sanjita Chanu in their respective 56kg and 48kg categories. In the 48kg category, Sanjita Chanu lifted 173kg (95kg in clean-and-jerk and 78kg in snatch) to secure a gold. The silver and bronze medals in this category were won by Mirabai Chanu and Chandrika Tarafdar. In the 56kg men’s category, Korada Ramana lifted a total 251kg (142kg in clean and jerk and 109kg in snatch) to win gold. Silver and bronze medals in this category were won by Jamjang Deru and Guru Raja respectively.

Cricket Boards of India and West Indies end their 1-year long Impasse
BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and the WICB (West Indies Cricket Board) have decided to resume cricketing ties between the two countries after a yearlong impasse between the two cricket boards. It has been decided that West Indies will play against India during mid-2016 in the Caribbean islands. Reports say that during July-August 2016, 4 test matches will be played between the two countries. This news was confirmed through a media release by WICB president, Dave Cameron. In October 2014, WICB pulled out of India-West Indies series, scheduled for play in India, over pay dispute with BCCI.


Entertainment Current Events

Pay for videos – Global Media Houses say to Indians
Though the trend of free videos has already gained a lot of traction in India, high-end media firms are constantly persuading Indians to pay in order to subscribe for multiple streaming and download services. The latest Hotstar app by Star India Unit has indeed become the best mobile app that offers free online access to delayed T.V. shows and movies. Such similar initiatives seek to gather customers who are more than willing to pay a fee for enjoying their favourite videos/T.V. shows.

Lifetime Membership for SRK, Kajol at East Bengal Club
The Diwale superstars SRK and Kajol have been honoured with Lifetime Membership by the East Bengal Football Club. This is not the end of the story. The ever-romantic onscreen couple was given cool yellow and red-coloured T-shirts of the club by the president Pranab Dasgupta.

Shekhar Kapur making short film on Buddha’s enlightenment
Shekhar Kapur has embarked on a quest to sneak into Lord Buddha’s mind when he attained enlightenment, with his camera. The filmmaker says he is making a short film on what went in the mind of Buddha at the time of awakening in a more virtual and immersive space. “I want to make a film on what actually happened to Buddha at the time of enlightenment. So, I’m trying to make a 13-14 minute film on it. I’m trying to give the audience a feeling of what could have happened in his mind, how he saw the world, how the world changed when he was going through enlightenment,” Kapur said on the sidelines of Film Bazaar. Source: IANS


Other Current Events

Tanker with inflammable gas overturns in MP
A tanker carrying inflammable gas overturned on the Seoni-Narsinghpur Highway in Madhya Pradesh. Initial reports say the highway has been closed for the public in addition to immediate evacuation of all nearby villages.

West Bengal’s Malda explosion leaves two dead, two injured
An explosion took place at a plastic scrap workshop in the Malda district of West Bengal. Reports say two people have died and two others have been injured as an aftermath of this explosion.

Maharashtra Congress embarrassed over articles criticising INC leaders
The Congress party in Maharashtra faced an embarrassing situation when one of its mouthpieces featured articles that have criticized the party’s two biggest leaders viz: Sonia Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. It is the December issue of “Congress Darshan” which states that Sonia Gandhi’s father was a member of Italy’s fascist forces.




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