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Current Affairs - January 2016

TNPSC Current Affairs January 2016
  • Important Days
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  • Awards
    • Ilaiyarara (Music Director) - Kerala Tourism's Nishagandhi Puraskaram 2016 award.
    • Sanjay Subrahmanyam - Sangita Kalanidhi Award 
    • Syed Kirmani - Col. C. K . Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Important Persons in News
    • Adnan Sami - Pakistani singer, who was granted Indian Citizenship.
    • Shyam Benegal - Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification Revamp Panel.
    • Sarosh Homi Kapadia - Former CJI passed away (38th CJI), he is also the first Parsi CJI.
    • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed - Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir passed away.
  • Important Books in News
    • Anything But Khamosh - biography of Shatrughan sinha
  • Saifai Mahotsav - 
    • It is an event organised in Saifai Village in Uttar Pradesh every year
  • Thekkampatti, Coimbatore
    • 48 day rejuvenation camp for elephants began in Thekkampatti, Coimbatore.
  • Pathankot airbase
    • It is an airbase located in Punjab.
    • It was attacked the terrorist group on Jan 2, 2016.
  • Delhi government
    • The Delhi Government has scrapped the management quota in Nursery school admissions.
  • Indian government has merged the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs with the Ministry of External affairs to avoid duplication of works.
  • 1 Rs Compensation for Call Drop - TRAI
    • From Jan 1,2016 onwards mobile subscribers will get One Rupee as compensation for every call drop upto a maximum of 3 call per day.
    • TRAI Chairman : R S Sharma
  • Nai Manzil Scheme
    • It is a scheme for youths from minority communities providing them education and training them to get employment opportunities.
  • HMT Watch Company
    • The union cabinet has approved for the closure of the HMT watch company.
  • Urjit Patel - reelected as the Deputy governor of RBI.
  • Hurun India Philanthropy List - 
    • It lists the most generous Indians who donates
      1. Azim Premji - 27,514 Crores
      2. Nandan Nilekani and Rohini Nilekani
      3. N R Narayana Murthy.
Environment & Health
  • Odd-Even Scheme
    • The Delhi Government implemented the odd-even scheme on experimental basis as a measure to combat pollution.
    • As per the scheme, cars running on petrol and diesel with odd number plate will be allowed to ply on road on odd days and similarly cars with even number plate on even days.
  • 2016 - Year of the LPG Consumer.
    • LPG Emergency Help Line: 1906
  • Lalbagh Botanical Garden - is in Bangalore
  • Govt of India Plnned to implement 
    • BS-VI norms by April 1, 2020
Science & Tech
  • 103rd Indian Science congress - Mysuru
    • 102nd Indian Science Congress - Mumbai
    • 101st Indian Science Congress  -Jammu
    • 1st & 100th Indian Science Congress - Kolkata
  • 610 Acre Military Helicoptor Manufacturing complex - Tumakuru district (Karnataka)
    • PM Narendra modi laid the foundation stone for the new Helicoptor Manufacturing factory of HAL at Bidarahalla Kaval in Tumakuru district of Karnataka.
  • Sahyog-Kaijin
    • It is an Indo-Japan Coast Guard Joint Exercise which was held in the Bay of Bengal off the Chennai coast.
  • North Korea - Recently tested Hydrogen Bomb.
  • Motiur Rahman Nizami
    • The supreme court of Bangladesh upheld the death sentence for Him for crimes during 1971 war

  • BCCI Awards
    • Mithali Raj - BCCI Best women's cricketer of the year.
    • Virat Kohli - BCCI Best men's cricketer of the year
  • Pranav Dhanawade
    • Mumbai school Cricketer who made a record breaking score of 1009 runs in a single innings
  • Apurvi Chandela
    • Indian Shooter who broke the world record in the women's 10 metre air rifle by scoring 211.2 at the swedisd Cup Grand Prix.


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