Current Affairs Short and Sweet Informations


1. Maharashtra Government constituted a task force for setting up an IFSC in Mumbai:

The Maharashtra government on 11 December 2015 constituted a task force for setting up an International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) in Mumbai.The task force will be headed by Union Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha.
As per plan, the IFSC will be developed within the BKC in suburban Bandra. Developing a designated area in BKC is one of the most ambitious projects of the Maharashtra Government. 

2. United Nations Human Development Report 2015 released:

In the 2015 report, India with a score of 0.609 has been ranked 130 out of 188 countries in terms of Human Development Index (HDI). In the 2014 report, India was ranked 135 out of 187 countries.

3.West Bengal Government honoured Bappi Lahiri and Kumar Sanu with Lifetime Achievement Awards:
  The West Bengal Government on 14 December 2015 honoured music composer Bappi Lahiri and singer Kumar Sanu with Lifetime Achievement Awards. State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee handed over the awards at the inauguration of the annual Bangla Sangeet Mela.
4.Union Government appointed L Narasimha Reddy to head Judicial Committee on OROP.

5.Indian-origin politician Pravin Gordhan becomes South Africa’s Finance Minister.