Current Affairs of 14 December 2015

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1. India moves up 5 places in Human Development Index rank to 130
 1. India continued to rank low in the Human Development Index (HDI), but climbed five notches to the 130th rank in the latest UNDP report on account of rise in life expectancy and per capita income.
2. India ranked 130 among 188 countries in 2014 in Human Development Report 2015 released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The country’s rank was 135 according to the 2014 report.
3. Norway topped followed by Australia and Switzerland. As per the report, the HDI rank of Bangladesh and Pakistan was 142 and 147, respectively. Among the BRICS nations, India was ranked lowest.

2. J M Sali awarded 2015 South East Asia Write Award
1. Indian-origin writer Jamaludeen Mohamed Sali from Singapore has been awarded prestigious 2015 South East Asia Write Award. 
2. The award was bestowed upon him at the annual ASEAN regional award for literary excellence in Bangkok, Thailand.

3. Ahmad Javed appointed as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
1. Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has appointed senior IPS officer Ahmad Javed as India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. 2. His appointment will fill the vacancy of the post of Ambassador in Indian Embassy in Riyadh since April 2015 after retirement of Hamid Ali Rao. He is IPS officer of 1980 batch from Maharashtra Cadre. Prior to this appointment Mr. Ahmad Javed was serving as Mumbai Police commissioner.

4. London Classic: Anand finishes 9th, Carlsen wins
1. Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Anish Giri of Holland to finish ninth in the London Classic while Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the event.
2. Carlsen beat Russian Alexander Grischuk in the final round game with a little luck by his side and then won the tiebreaker against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France to ensure his top spot. 

5. Amazon becomes India’s most visited site, offers gift cards to customers
1., the Indian arm of global e-commerce giant Amazon,announced that it has become the most visited site in the country.
2. Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos in a personalised e-mail letter to all its customers said Amazon India has surpassed its rivals ( Flipkart and Snapdeal) to become the most visited e-commerce platform in just two-and-a-half years of launch in the Indian market.
Bezos also said to celebrate the occassion, Amazon would be giving away Amazon Gift Cards worth Rs. 200 to all customers who place an order worth Rs. 500.
3. The Gift Card will be added to the customer's account by January 20, 2016, the company said. A user can only avail of one Gift Card. Users can, however, opt for the cash-on-delivery (CoD) payment mode

6. Losar, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist Festival, began in Ladakh region
1. Losar, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist Festival began  in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The festival marks the beginning of New Year for Buddhists.
2. The annual festival is celebrated by people of the area with traditional and religion fervor. The festival begins with illumination of religious and residential places.
3. Buddhists of Ladakh celebrate Losar as their new year. Before the rule of Jamiang Namgyal (1555 to 1610) this day was celebrated on the first day of Ladakhi Buddhist Year which is based in the moon and sun (quite similar to Hindus).
However, the day was advanced by two days after Jamiang Namgyal decided to invade Skardu before the New Year.

7. Typhoon Melor struck the Philippines
1. Typhoon Melor  struck the Philippines. The typhoon was ranked as a Category 3 storm by the US military’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center which is located at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii.
2. The storm is expected to trigger flooding, landslides and 4 meter storm surges in the coastal region. As a precaution, authorities evacuated about 750000 people in three provinces of the Central Philippines to protect people from torrential rain and high winds.
3. As per an estimate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison the wind speeds have reached 220 km/h speed when it hit the coast.
The typhoon is known locally as Typhoon Nona. The Philippines experiences approximately 20 typhoons annually.