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Concise Current Affairs Recap: 22 December 2015

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1.National Mathematics Day observed to commemorate birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan

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Image via youtube.com

22 December 2015 is celebrated as National Mathematics Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of great Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.  He along with British Mathematician Godfrey Harold Hardy discovered the smallest number represented as sum of two cubes 1729 which came to be known as Hardy-Ramanujan number.

2.UNSC extended sanctions against Taliban in Afghanistan

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Image via Taliban

The UN Security Council  unanimously adopted a resolution to sanction against individuals and entities affiliated with the Taliban for 18 months.

3. China appoints first anti-terror Czar

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Image via deccanchronicle.com

China has appointed a tough cop named Liu Yuejin as the first counter terrorism Czar to crackdown against Al Qaeda backed security forces in Muslim majority Xinjiang province. Liu Yuejin is a key figure in crackdown on illegal narcotics in China.

4. Cochin Shipyard Limited becomes first Indian shipyard to build LNG ships

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Image via deccanchronicle.com

Cochin Shipyard Limited has been certified by GTT (Gaztransport et Technigaz), France to build LNG ships for any client world-wide using their patented membrane containment system known as the Mark-III Technology.

5.New Species of Eel, Gymnothorax mishrai discovered along West Bengal coast

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Image via thehindu.com

New species of eel named Gymnothorax mishrai was discovered by Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) along the coast of Digha in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district. The species is 32.4 cm long, brown in colour and the body is without any patterns.

6. 2016 decleared as Year of International Pulses

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Image via goift.com

2016 has been declared as International Year of Pulses. UN launched it at the the FAO headquarters in Rome. The theme nutritious seeds has been launched for a sustainable future.

7. New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum announced retirement

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Image via cricket.com.au

New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum has announced retirement from all forms of international cricket. He is the first and so far only player to have scored two Twenty International centuries and 2000 runs in T20 Internationals.

8. China launched DAMPE satellite to shed light on mysterious dark matter

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Image via dpnc.unige.ch

China has launched the Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) Satellite to shed light on mysterious dark matter.It was the country’s first space telescope. The satellite will be placed in a sun-synchronous orbit at a height of 500 kilometers to observe the direction, energy and electric charge of high-energy particles in space.

9. Union HRD Ministry launched the 6th All India Survey on Higher Education

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Image via india.com

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smirti Irani has launched the 6th All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) in New Delhi. This would cover all the Higher Education  institutions of the country, including Universities, Colleges.  The survey is aimed to bring out the correct and complete picture of the higher education system.

10. On-demand grocery service PepperTap acquired Jiffstore

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Image via vccircle.com

Gurgaon-based on-demand grocery service PepperTap has acquired Bengaluru-based hyperlocal grocery delivery startup Jiffstore in a cash-and-stock deal.