Current Affairs 15 December
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the scorpene-class submarine INS Kalvari into the Indian Navy.
2. World Bank will provide $250 million loan to India for skill development programmes to support livelihood.
3. Standard Chartered has predicted the GDP growth rate of India to be 6.5 per cent for the current fiscal and 7.2 per cent for the next fiscal year.
4. India and Morocco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the health sector.
5. Prominent Sikh-American lawyer, Gurbir S Grewal, has been nominated to serve as the next Attorney General of the US state of New Jersey. Grewal will be the first Sikh-American state Attorney General in the United States.
6. Bollywood actor, writer and filmmaker Neeraj Vora passed away. He was 54.
7. Alastair Cook became the world’s eighth and England’s first cricketer to play 150 Tests. He achieved this feat in the third Test between England and Australia in Perth.
8. Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore has launched smart city cards for facilitating payments for various government and commercial utilities in the Union Territory.
9. Assam will host its first global investor’s summit in February. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate ‘Advantage Assam: Global Investors Summit 2018’ to be organized on February 3 and 4.
10. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has initiated “Prompt Corrective Action” (PCA) against Corporation Bank.