WHO Finally Declared Guinea Ebola-free
- The World Health Organization (WHO) on 29 December 2015 declared that Ebola virus has ended in Republic of Guinea.
- It has been 42 days since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease was detected and that case was tested negative
- Now the country will enter a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure the same again
- More than 2500 people died from the virus in the country and 2800 worldwide, while 11200 people were affected
- Now only Liberia is the only country still combating with the deadly disease
- Ebola was first detected in Gueckedou, Guinea in late December 2013.
BHEL commissioned 660 MW unit in Uttar Pradesh
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) on 29 December 2015 commissioned a 660 MW unit of Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project at Bara in Allahabad (UP)
- Super-critical units are more efficient and eco-friendly than normal coal based thermal projects
- Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project is a greenfield thermal power project. It is owned by Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited
Veteran singer Subir Sen passed away
- Singer Subir Sen passed away on 29 December 2015 due to lung cancer in Kolkata. He was 81.
- Sen was said to have same singing style as renowned Hindi singer Hemant Kumar.
- His singing career spanned from 1950s till 1980s. He has also sung with Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar
- Hindi hit films like Aas ka Panchhi, Chhoti Bahen etc had several of his songs
- Some of his Bengali songs are Dhoronir pathey pathey, Monalisa tumi ki bolona and Saradin tomay cheye
Ex Chief of Indian Army General Om Prakash Malhotra passed away
- General Om Prakash Malhotra, former Punjab Governor and ex-Chief of Army, passed away on 29 December 2015 due to old age. He was 93 years old.
- General Malhotra was the 13th Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army from 1978 – 1981.
- He attended the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
- He commanded Artillery Regiments between in his early years
- Later he the Military Attache at the Indian Embassy in Moscow
- After retiring from the army he served as the ambassador of India to Indonesia and the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh