Current Affairs Update 31st December 2015


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 Pradeshimage002

  • 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 awayimage003

  • 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