Current Affairs 25th December, 2015: Parliament Building Inaugurated by Modi

Current Affairs 25th December, 2015:  Parliament Building Inaugurated by Modi

Actress Sadhana Passed Away in Mumbai

25.12.2015: Hindi film actress Sadhana passed away in Mumbai. She was 74.  Sadhana is ailing for some time. She was the popular heroine during 1960’s in Bollywood.  Her popular films include Love in Shimla, Who Kaun Thi, Waqt, Mera Saaya and Parakh. She popularized the Sadhana Cut.

Afghan Parliament Building Inaugurated by Modi

25.12.2015: Indian Prime Minister Modi received a warm welcome from Afghanistan president Ashraj Ghani in Kabul.  He inaugurated new Afghan Parliament building which was built by India in Kabul. The press reported that Afghan president Ghania and Modi arrived at main session hall and the members of parliament were also present there.

Syed kirmani Nominated for Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award

25.12.2015: CK Nayudu Award Committee decided to nominate former Indian wicket keeper Syed Kirmani for the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award. Members of the committee include Anurag Thakur, honorable secretary and N Ram and BCCI president Shashank Manohar. Col CK Nayudu lifetime achievement award was instituted in the year 1994 and is given to individuals for their contribution to Indian cricket. The award carries 25 lakh rupees and a trophy.

Miscellaneous

Idea launched 4G Services in India

25.12.2015: Idea cellular launched 4G services in India.  Idea now became the third mobile operator to launch the services after Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India.  4G services were launched in seventy five towns in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Idea is one of the largest mobile operators in India in terms of number of subscribers and revenue.

First Cable Bridge in North India Inaugurated in Jammu and Kashmir

25.12.2015: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar dedicated the first cable bridge in north India to the nation. The bridge is constructed in Basohali town in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. The bridge is constructed over river Ravi and connects three northern states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.  Border Roads Organization constructed the bridge at a cost of 145 crore rupees.  The construction was started in May 2011.