Tnpsc Current Affairs December 2015 in English Part - 3

WORLD
·         For the first time, the Saudi Arabian Government allowed the Women’s to vote in the Nation’s Local Elections
·         Also, Women politicians were elected in the local Municipal Elections for the first time.

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·         International Monetary Fund accepts the Chinese Currency Yuan as World Level Currency
·         With this the number of World level Currencies becomes 5 (Dollar, Euro, Pounds, Yen and Yuan)
·         Other name of Yuan = Renminbi

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·         Global ICT Development Index Report released
·         1 = South Korea, 2 = Denmark, 3 = Iceland
·         INDIA = 131
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·         Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced to donate 99% of his stocks in Facebook to the charity
·         It estimated about 45 billion dollars
·         The donation is due to welcome his new baby girl named MAX

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·         WHO releases a report on food borne diseases titled as, “Estimates of the Global Burden of Food borne Diseases”
·         There were 31 food borne hazardous including bacteria, virus, etc.,
·         The important food borne disease agents are= norovirus and campylobactes

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·         The UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon launched a new initiative = “Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape”
·         It’s to built climate re-silence in the world’s most vulnerable countries

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·         World Bank launched TCAF (Transformative Carbon Asset Facility), worth about $500 million to help developing countries pay for emission reductions and combat climate change.

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·         Global Workforce Happiness Index released
·         Top 3 countries = 1) Belgium, 2) Norway 3) Costa Rica
·         Last 3 Countries = Morocco, Nigeria, Japan

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·         The South American Country and one of the BRICS nation, “Brazil” enters into a longest recession  since 1930
·         The currency of Brazil = Real
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·         Mission Innovation is a global initiative to accelerate public and private clean energy innovation to address climate change, make clean energy affordable to consumers, and create green jobs and commercial opportunities.
·         The idea was put forward by Bill Gates

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·         Wealth – X, released World’s 20 Most Generous People list
·         1 = Bill Gates, 2 = Warren Buffet, 3 = George Soros
·         4 = AzimPremji, WIPRO Chairman, only Indian in the list

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·         First red alert pollution declared in Beijing, China
·         The Chinese Government has issued its First Red Alert Pollution (smog) in its capital Beijing, due to hazardous air quality caused by severe pollution
·         Red Alert is the most serious alert in air pollution

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·         Latvia’s First Female Prime Minister LaimdotaStraujuma resigned.

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·         Global Financial Integrity’s (GFI) Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries : 2004 – 2013
·         1 = China, 2 = Russia, 3 = Mexico
·         4 = India, an outflow of 51,029 of million US Dollars from 2004 – 2013

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·         Asian Development Bank released a report titled, “Asian Economic Integration Report 2015 : How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?”
·         The main area focused on the report is = Special Economic Zones

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·         Jordan introduced the “Resolution 2250(2015) on youth, peace and security”, which was adopted by the United Nations Security Council.

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·         Myanmar Inaugurated a new Stock Exchange = Ynagon Stock Exchange, start with 6 companies

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·         Myanmar has launched its first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, “Inle Lake”, under Man And Biosphere Programme (MAB)
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·         African Country Gambia Declared itself as an Islamic Country. Its Capital = Banjul

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·         World Bank launched FIRST initiative
·         FIRST = Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening Initiative

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·         Saudi Arabia announced the launch of Islamic Military Coalition to Counter Terrorism
·         The Coalition was led by Saudi Arabia and the group includes 34 Islamic Nations

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·         World Bank releases a report titled, “Shock Waves : Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty Report”
·         The report examines the two way relation between Climate Change and Poverty and it concludes that climate change is one of the primary contributing factors for growing poverty scenario across the world.
·         Due to the climate change, on 2030, more than 100 million peoples will in the poverty line

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·         WTO (World Trade Organisation) approved, Afghanistan as 164th member
·         163rd member = Liberia, 162nd member = Kazakasthan, 161 = Seychelles

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·         Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach crowned as Miss Universe 2015
·         Miss World 2015 = Spain’s Mireia Lalaguna Royo

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·         China launched its DAMPE Satellite (Dark matter Particle Explorer), to shed light on mysterious dark matter
·         The DAMPE Satellite, also known as “WUKONG”

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·         After 1972, for the first time Miss Iraq beauty contest has been held.

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·         Philippines becomes the first country in the world to approve the sale of dengue vaccine dengvaxia

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