Current Affairs January 2016

Current Affairs January 2016

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(1st JANUARY 2016)

  • National Centre for Good Governance appointed DG – Dr Gyanendra D Bandgaiyan.
  • Bjorn Isberg named as Tournament Director of 2016 Hockey India League.
  • LRSAM or BARAK 8 missile was successfully test fired from – INS Kolkata.
  • Union Cabinet gives nod for India Australia – Civil Nuclear Cooperation deal.

(2nd, 3rd and 4th JANUARY 2016)

  • 2015 SAFF championships won by- India.
  • Telangana state launched e-Vahan Bima Scheme.
  • Airbase has been attacked by Terrorist – IAF Airbase at Pathankot.
  • Union Government to fund education of minorities has signed Financing Agreement with – World Bank.
  • Union Government announced setting up of CCL Sports University in – Jharkhand.

(5th JANUARY 2016)

  • After 27 years years India-Nepal Bus Service resumed.
  • 2015 Costa Novel Prize for A God in Ruins won by – Kate Atkinson.
  • Abid Ali Neemuchwala appointed as the CEO of Wipro.

(6th JANUARY 2016)

  • Who has been conferred with 2015 Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award – Syed Kirmani.
  • Name the power plant commissioned by BHEL in Telangana – 600 MW Kakatiya Thermal Power Plant.
  • Name the scheme launched by Union Government in Uttar Pradesh – Ganga Gram Yojana.
  • Who has signed MoU under UDAY Scheme – Jharkhand Government & JBVNL.
  • How much percent representation of women in CAPFs has been approved by the Union Government – 33 %.
  • Who is the new cheif of UNHCR – Filippo Grandi.
  • Where did the World’s largest blue star sapphire discovered – Sri Lanka.

(7th JANUARY 2016)

  • Who has won gold at Swedish Cup Grand Prix – Apurvi Chandela.
  • MoU between India and Singapore in the field of civil aviation approved by – Union Cabinet.
  • Who has been elected as General President of 105th Indian Science Congress – Achyuta Samanta.
  • Name the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister who has passed away – Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
  • Who has resigned as Test captain of South Africa – Hashim Amla.
  • Who has been appointed as India metals business CEO by Vedanta – Samir Cairae.
  • Which noted Gujarati writer has passed away – Labshankar Thakar.

(8th JANUARY 2016)

  • Who has been appointed as Chairman of Competition Commission of India – Devender Kumar Sikri.
  • Who has been appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog – Amitabh Kant.
  • With whom did Rajasthan inked deal to provide clean drinking water – Cairn Enterprise Centre Society.
  • Name the Indo-French military exercise started – Shakti-2016.
  • Which health care project is implemented by Kerala – Sampoorna Arogya Keralam.

(9th JANUARY 2016)

  • Which soldiers will march down Rajpath on Republic Day 2016 – French soldiers.
  • In which state norms for erecting memorials of national leaders and others notified – Maharashtra.
  • What companies will transport fly ash free of cost to road construction site in Odisha – Thermal power.

(10th JANUARY 2016)

  • Online initiative to engage LPG consumers and citizens was launched by – Union Govt.
  • Who was named as Prime Minister of Burkina Faso – Paul Kaba Thieba.
  • Who was re-appointed as RBI Deputy Governor for another three years – Urjit Patel.

(11th JANUARY 2016)

  • Name the singer of Rhythm and blues who has passed away – Otis Clay.
  • Who has won Chennai Open title – Stanislas Wawrinka.
  • Who has won Brisbane Tennis trophy – Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis.
  • DRDO successfully test fired – New Tank Ammunition for Arjun MBT.
  • Where did the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas held – New Delhi.
  • Name the book authoured by Jain Acharya Maharaj – MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT.
  • Where did the International Kite festival started – Ahmedabad.
  • Which country is elected as UNICEF’s executive board member for 2016-2018 – Nepal.
  • 2016 Brisbane International Tennis men’s singles trophy won by – Milos Raonic.

(12th JANUARY 2016)

  • National Youth Day observed on – 12th January.
  • Name the first Tibetan language search engine – Cloud Tibet.
  • India’s second centre to produce a cloned buffalo – CIRB.
  • Lokmanya Tilak-Kazipet Anandwan Express flagged by – Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
  • Which state has became the first to make gender education compulsory at graduate level – Telangana.
  • Who has won Ballon d’Or award 2015 – Lionel Messi.
  • Which dance has entered Guinness Book of World Records – Kullu’s Nati folk.
  • Who has took the oath as the Chairman of Competition Commission of India – Devender Kumar Sikri.
  • Who has been appointed as Vice Chairs of Council Board in USIBC – Edward Monser and Punit Renjen.
  • Name the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War Hero who has passed away – Lieutenant General J.F.R. Jacob.
  • Which company has inked MoU to set up naval facility in Vishakhapatnam – Reliance Group.
  • Where did the 20th National Youth Festival inaugurated – Naya Raipur.

(14th JANUARY 2016)

  • 2nd Liquid Chemical Berth of Mumbai Port Trust inaugrated by – Nitin Gadkari.
  • Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015 approved by – President.
  • Name the committee formed on Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Corridor – Arvind Panagariya committee.
  • Name the scheme approved by the Union Cabinet to boost the farming sector – Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana.

(15th JANUARY 2016)

  • Which state government has signed four MoUs with Singapore – Madhya Pradesh Government.
  • Name the Muslim Personal Law Board spokesman who has passed away – Mohammed Abdul Rahim Qureshi.
  • Which Harry Potter actor has passed away – Alan Rickman.
  • Which country has formed 4-member EPG to review agreements with India – Nepal.
  • A loan agreement has been signed between the Union Government with World Bank for – Neeranchal National Watershed Project.
  • Name the anti-tank missile successfully test-fired by DRDO in Rajasthan – Anti-tank missile Nag.

(16th JANUARY 2016)

  • Name the joint Coast Guard exercise conducted by India and Japan – Sahyog-Kaijin 2016.

(17th JANUARY 2016)

  • Which two airways have entered into Frequent Flyer Partnership – Jet Airways and Bangkok Airways.
  • How many services are launched by the Union Government to strengthen public health infrastructure – 4 Mobile Health Services.
  • Where did the 61st Filmfare Awards presented – Mumbai.

(18th JANUARY 2016)

  • Who has won 2016 DSC Prize – Anuradha Roy.
  • Where did the first infected case of mosquito-borne Zinka virus recorded – US.
  • Start-up India initiative launched by – PM Narendra Modi.
  • Which rocket has been launced by NASA launched – SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket.
  • Who has become the first female President of Taiwan – Tsai Ing-wen.

(19th JANUARY 2016)

  • Who has won the 2016 WTA Apia International Sydney title – Viktor Troicki.
  • Name the Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader who has passed away – Daulatrao Aher.
  • Which state has been declared as the first organic farming state of India – Sikkim.

(20th JANUARY 2016)

  • Which satellite was successfully launched by PSLV-C31 – IRNSS-1E satellite.
  • 35 percent reservation for women in government jobs was approved by – Bihar Cabinet.
  • Maharashtra Government and Tata Trust signed MoU for skill training of youth.
  • Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2015-2016 was launched by – INSEAD.
  • Who won Lady Wigram Trophy motor race – Indian driver Jehan Daruvala.

(21st JANUARY 2016)

  • CCEA approved six-laning of NH-2 in – Jharkhand and Bihar.
  • MoU on cooperation in space exploration signed by – ISRO & Kuwait Institute.
  • Union Cabinet approved amendments in – Power Tariff Policy.
  • Second largest black hole in Milky Way discovered by – Japanese astronomers.
  • The Z Factor written by Subhash Chandra released by – PM Narendra Modi.

(22nd JANUARY 2016)

  • Which scheme has been launched in Jammu and Kashmir – Nai Manzil Scheme.
  • Who has won an Oscar Award for technical achievement – Rahul Thakkar.
  • Name the new bird species found in India – Himalayan Forest Thrush.
  • Which hotel has been named the world’s best hotel of 2016 – Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace.

(23rd JANUARY 2016)

  • Who has signed MoU to develop National Action Plan for Skill Development in Telecom Sector – MSDE & DoT.
  • Which country has lifted nuclear sanctions on Iran – Japan.

(24th JANUARY 2016)

  • World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016 report was launched by – UNESCAP.
  • Shankar Ghosh passed away, he was a – Renowned Tabla player.

(25th JANUARY 2016)

  • Name the Malayalam film actress who has passed away – Kalpana Ranjani.
  • Which two countries have signed 16 pacts including chopper venture – India & France.
  • Where did the India’s largest flag with tallest flagpole hoisted – Ranchi.
  • State’s first Solar Power operated Mini-Water Supply Plant commissioned in – Maharashtra.
  • Name the scheme launched by Union Government for online booking of LPG cylinders – Sahaj Scheme.

(27th JANUARY 2016)

  • In which state, President Rule has been imposed – Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Which two countries have signed 14 Agreements including 36 Rafale Aircraft deal – India & France.
  • Who has been honoured with Order of Australia – Kerala dentist Sajeev Koshy.

(29th JANUARY 2016)

  • Which state has decided to impose ban on polythene from January 2017 – Madhya Pradesh.
  • Who has been appointed as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh – Justice Sanjay Mishra.
  • Who has won gold in Senior National Rowing Championship – Navneet Kaur & Santosh Kadale.
  • Commemorative Coin of 150 rupees & Circulation Coin of 10 rupees on Lala Lajpat Rai released.
  • 1st batch of 20 smart cities announced by – Union Government.
  • Who has won 2016 Australian Open women’s doubles tennis title – Sania Mirza & Martina Hingis.

(30th and 31st JANUARY 2016)

  • Who is the chief coach of Sri Lanka – Graham Xavier Ford.
  • Which country has revealed first stealth fighter aircraft X-2 – Japan.
  • Who has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of Twitter Inc – Leslie Berland.
  • Which day was observed globally on 30th January 2016 – Anti-Leprosy Day.



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