28 May 2016

India Current Affairs : January 2016

Our section of India Current Affairs is a section provided by TET Success Key to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the month January 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

1 January 2016
• Union Government signed Financing Agreement with World Bank to fund education of minorities
• Union Government to roll out LPG-like DBT scheme for kerosene from 1 April 2016
• Javed Ahmed appointed as Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh
• NABARD, NRSC signed MoU for monitoring Watershed Projects
• Vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam conferred with 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award
• Union Government constituted Shyam Benegal Committee to revamp Censor Board
• Atul Sobti took charge as CMD of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
• Department of Posts formed Kamlesh Chandra Panel on Gramin Dak Sevaks
2 January 2016
• Sterlite Grid commissioned first power project under TBCB incentive regime
• Telangana launched e-Vahan Bima Scheme
• Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan passed away
• Terrorist attacked IAF Airbase at Pathankot
3 January 2016
• India won the 2015 SAFF championships
• ONGC won 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey tournament
• Union Government to launch River Information System for Inland Waterways
4 January 2016
• SC directed Gujarat government to make Gujarat State Cooperative Tribunal functional
• IRB Infra bagged 10050 crore rupees project to build Zozila Pass tunnel project
• RBI imposed 1 crore rupees Penalty on State Bank of Travancore
• Former Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia died
• Radha Krishna Mathur took oath as Chief Information Commissioner of India
• Jharkhand Government inaugurated land bank web portal jharbhoom.nic.in
• Toilets made mandatory to contest Panchayat polls in Bihar
• Procure 1843 decibel meters to check noise pollution: HC to Maharashtra government
• Wipro appointed Abid Ali Neemuchwala as CEO
5 January 2016
• Union Government launched Ganga Gram Yojana in Uttar Pradesh
• Union Government approved 33 percent representation of women in CAPFs
• Union Government abolished export duty on Iron Ore Pellets to zero from 5 percent
• CRPF to deploy women commandos in anti-Naxal operations
• Syed Kirmani conferred with 2015 Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
• Pranav Dhanawade became first ever to score 1000 runs in a cricket innings
• BHEL commissioned 600 MW Kakatiya Thermal Power Plant Stage-II in Telangana
• Jharkhand Government, JBVNL signed MoU under UDAY Scheme
• CCI cleared Reliance Capital-Goldman Sachs deal
• Apurvi Chandela broke world record to win gold at Swedish Cup Grand Prix
• Kunal Shah appointed as Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India
6 January 2016
• Union Cabinet approved Stand Up India Scheme
• Andhra Bank launched Immediate Payment Service
• Union Government launched Phase-I of River Information System
• Union Cabinet approved creation of a Credit Guarantee Fund for MUDRA loans
• Noted Gujarati writer Labshankar Thakar passed away
• Achyuta Samanta elected as General President of 105th Indian Science Congress
• Wattan Ko Jano initiative: A programme that aims to expose youth from J&K to rest of India
• Sam Pitroda appointed as Odisha Government’s Technical Advisor
• NHRC issued notice to Bihar government over poor condition of prisons
• Delhi government scrapped management, other quotas in private schools
• Vedanta appointed Samir Cairae as India metals business CEO
• Kerala decided to implement health care project Sampoorna Arogya Keralam
• DRDO successfully test fired New Tank Ammunition for Arjun MBT
7 January 2016
• Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died
• Union Government merged Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs with MEA
• Union Government approved Atal Mission Plans for Punjab and Uttarakhand for 2015-16
• Sailesh appointed as The Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India
• Indigenously Built ASW Corvette INS Kadmatt commissioned in Visakhapatnam
• Devender Kumar Sikri appointed as Chairman of Competition Commission of India
• Amitabh Kant appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog
• Union Government decided to shift to BS-VI Emission norms directly from BS-IV in 2020
• Rajasthan inked deal with Cairn India to provide clean drinking water in Barmer
• Quikr acquired online real estate portal Commonfloor.com         
8 January 2016
• Union Government allowed traditional bull-taming sports Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu
• Maoists called a two-day bandh against Operation Green Hunt to hunt Maoists in Odisha
• Indo-French military exercise Shakti-2016 started
• Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel inaugurated Vibrant Saurashtra Expo and Summit 2016
• SC asked Union Government to appoint three Information Commissioners in Central Information Commission (CIC)
• Union Health Ministry decided to use expertise of Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) to strengthen health system
• New Delhi World Book Fair began at Pragati Maidan
• Ministry of Culture started the project Cultural Mapping of India
• Balkrishna Garg conferred with 2015 Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award
9 January 2016
• Maharashtra laid down norms for erecting memorials of national leaders
• 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas held in New Delhi
• Two-day Flamingo Festival began at brackish water Pulicat Lake in Sullurupeta of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh
• Petroleum Ministry launched online initiative to engage LPG consumers in providing efficient and citizen friendly services in LPG distribution
• Noted Hindi writer Ravindra Kalia passed away
10 January 2016
• President inaugurated 88th Annual Conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan
• Book titled MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT authoured by Jain Acharya Maharaj released
• International Kite festival started in Ahmedabad
• 11th World Hindi Day observed
11 January 2016
• Union Railway Ministry inaugurated implementation of E-enabled Track Management System
• Supreme Court suggested Parliament to enact separate law for child rape
• Union Government unveiled measures to improve road safety
•  Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off Lokmanya Tilak-Kazipet Anandwan Express
• Devender Kumar Sikri took oath as the Chairman of Competition Commission of India
• Kullu’s Nati folk dance entered Guinness Book of World Records
• RINL inked MoU with Andhra Pradesh Government for investment of 38500 crore rupees
• Binny Bansal appointed as CEO of Flipkart
• Ashish Saraf appointed as Airbus Group’s vice president
• DAC approved major changes in Defence Procurement Procedure
• BHEL commissioned 520 MW Vizag thermal power plant in Andhra Pradesh
• Union Government formed Arvind Panagariya committee on Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Corridor
12 January 2016
• National Youth Day observed on 12 January to mark birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda
• Telangana became first State to make gender education compulsory at graduate level
• 20th National Youth Festival inaugurated in Naya Raipur
• Book titled Jawaharlal Nehru and The Indian Polity in Perspective released by Hamid Ansari
• Amitabh Bachchan made honorary life member of Mohammedan Sporting
• CII Partnership Summit 2016 concluded in Vishakhapatnam
• Union government announced greenfield petrochemical complex and NIPER in Visakhapatnam
• Kerala became first State to achieve 100% primary education
• Jharkhand to add drinking water crisis in local disasters list
13 January 2016
• Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and Maldives for co-operation in Health Sector
• 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War Hero Lieutenant General J.F.R. Jacob Died
• Employees Provident Fund Organization won the National Award on e-Governance 2015-16
• Union Cabinet approved Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana to boost the farming sector
• Gadkari inaugurated 2nd Liquid Chemical Berth of Mumbai Port Trust
• Subhashini Vasanth honoured with Neerja Bhanot Award
• NHAI signed MoU with ISRO and NECTAR to use spatial technology for monitoring National Highways
• Jharkhand to set up fast track courts for trial of witchcraft-related attacks
14 January 2016
• Union Government signed a loan agreement with World Bank for Neeranchal National Watershed Project
• PM Modi conferred the Times Now Amazing Indians Awards 2016
• Kamal Haasan & Gautam Ghosh included in Shyam Benegal Committee on functioning of CBFC
• DRDO successfully test-fired anti-tank missile Nag in Rajasthan
• Lagaan actor Rajesh Vivek Upadhyay died
• 3rd revised edition of the book titled Objective Railway Engineering-Track, Works & Others released
• Union Government sanctioned 791 crore rupees under NDRF for drought affected Telangana
• SBI launched India’s first start-up focused bank branch SBI InCube
• India saved 1 billion US dollars annually using Aadhaar: World Bank
• Delhi-based writer Ankita Anand won the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for work on Khap panchayats
15 January 2016
• Muslim Personal Law Board spokesman Mohammed Abdul Rahim Qureshi died
• 68th Army Day celebrated on 15 January
• Union Government launched 4 Mobile Health Services to strengthen public health infrastructure
• 61st Filmfare Awards presented in Mumbai
• Analjit Singh resigned as chairman of Max Financial Services Ltd
• Goa Legislative Assembly approved reclassification of coconut tree as palm
16 January 2016
• PM Narendra Modi launched Start-up India initiative
17 January 2016
• NITI Aayog collaborated with IDFC for Enterprise Survey of Manufacturing Firms
• Union Government held first national stakeholder consultation on BIOFIN project
• Renowned film-maker Lakshman Rao Mohite alias Geethapriya died
• Former Sikkim Governor Ventrapragada Rama Rao passed away
• Delhi Acers defeated Mumbai Rockets to clinch Premier Badminton League title
• IPS officer Aparna Kumar became India's first civil servant to scale Mount Vinson Massif
18 January 2016
• Union Government to introduce new category of award for Most Film Friendly State/UT
• Sikkim declared first organic farming state of India
• Draft report of R V Easwar Committee to simplify Income-tax Act, 1961 released
• BCCI banned Ajit Chandila & Hiken Shah for involvement in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal
• ReNew Power commissioned 40 MW wind project in Karnataka
• Mindtree acquired a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner Magnet 360
• Guenter Butschek appointed as CEO and MD of Tata Motors
• Andhra Pradesh Government reconstituted the Commission for Backward Classes
• BEPS guidelines of OECD to be implemented in India from 1 April 2016
• BSE launched Algorithm Trading Test Environment in partnership with Symphony Fintech Solutions
19 January 2016
• Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Daulatrao Aher died
• Union Government released results from Phase-1 of NFHS-4 Survey
• Ministry of Shipping initiated Project Green Port to make Indian ports cleaner and greener
• Veteran journalist Aroon Tikekar passed away
• Maharashtra Government and Tata Trust signed MoU for skill training of youth
• Bihar Cabinet approved 35 percent reservation for women in government jobs
• Union Government sanctioned 33000 crore rupees for infrastructure projects in Tamil Nadu
20 January 2016
• PSLV-C31 successfully launched IRNSS-1E satellite
• Union Government, World Bank signed Financing Agreement for Bihar Kosi Basin Development Project
• Union Cabinet approved Policy on Promotion of City Compost
• SEBI released report of Narayan Murthy-panel on Alternative Investment Policy
• CCEA approved setting up of over 5000 MW of Grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects
• Union Government granted Infrastructure Status to Shipyard Industry
• CCEA approved six-laning of NH-2 in Bihar and Jharkhand
• Union Cabinet approved amendments in Power Tariff Policy
• Ravi Chellam took charge as Executive Director of Greenpeace India
• PM Narendra Modi released book titled The Z Factor written by Subhash Chandra
• ISRO, Kuwait Institute signed MoU on cooperation in space exploration
• Uttar Pradesh won 2014-2015 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
• Nai Manzil Scheme launched in Jammu and Kashmir
• Chhattisgarh Government inked pact with central PSUs for railway project
21 January 2016
• New tree frog genus discovered in forests of north-eastern India
• Girls’ First initiative improved emotional & physical well-being of Bihar school children
• IRS officer Atulesh Jindal appointed as Chairman of CBDT
• Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace named the world's best hotel of 2016
• Legendary dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away
• Indian Olympic Association signed 2-year marketing deal with Infinity Optimal Solutions
• Indian Bureau of Mines, National Remote Sensing Centre signed MoU for monitoring mining activity
• Former Deputy Speaker of Gujarat Assembly Nirmala Gajwani died
22 January 2016
• ONGC received environmental nod for 53000 crore rupees KG basin project
• 19th National e-Governance Conference concluded at Nagpur
• National e-Governance Awards 2015-16 conferred
• MSDE, DoT signed MoU to develop National Action Plan for Skill Development in Telecom Sector
• India submitted first Biennial Update Report to UNFCCC
• Eminent Tabla player Shankar Ghosh passed away
• AP Government launched Giriputrika Kalyana Pathakam Scheme for tribal people
23 January 2016
• India’s largest flag with tallest flagpole hoisted at Ranchi
• New bird species named Himalayan Forest Thrush found in India
24 January 2016
• 9th National Girl Child Day observed on 24 January
• National Bravery Awards 2015 presented to 25 Children
• Izumo Takuto and Zhu Chengzhu won ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals
• India-France inked 16 pacts including chopper venture
• Maharashtra’s first Solar Power operated Mini-Water Supply Plant commissioned
25 January 2016
• Union Government launched Sahaj Scheme for online booking of LPG cylinders
• 6th National Voters’ Day observed with theme Inclusive and Qualitative Participation
• Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards 2015 announced
• Noted Malayalam film actress Kalpana Ranjani died
• Union Government approved to set up solar energy panels over 10000 EWS houses in Tamil Nadu under PMAY (Urban)
• International Solar Alliance headquartered in India with United Nations as Strategic Partner
• Rekha honoured with 3rd National Yash Chopra Memorial Award
• India-France signed 14 Agreements including 36 Rafale Aircraft deal
• Union Government and Chhattisgarh Government signed MoU on UDAY Scheme
• Former India basketball captain Ranbir Chopra died
26 January 2016
• Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Amendment Act, 2015 came into force
• 67th India’s Republic Day celebrated
• President Pranab Mukherjee announced 2016 Padma Awards
• Ashok Chakra awarded posthumously to Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami
• President Rule imposed in Arunachal Pradesh
• Ishika Shah won 12th Sub-Junior National Snooker championship title
27 January 2016
• Union Cabinet approved increase in Authorized Share Capital of NSFDC
• CCEA approved hybrid annuity model for highway projects
• Union Government launched National Job Portal for Persons with Disabilities
• Parrikar presented Rakshamantri Award for excellence for 2012-13 and 2013-14
• Snow Leopard spotted for the first time in North Sikkim
• Cognizant acquired US-based KBACE Technologies
• Madhya Pradesh to impose ban on polythene from January 2017
28 January 2016
• India successfully test fired Akash missile at Chandipur
• Union Government formed expert panel to review Specific Relief Act, 1963
• Union Government announced 1st batch of 20 smart cities from 11 States and Delhi
• Gurdeep Singh appointed as CMD of NTPC
• Commemorative Coin of 150 rupees & Circulation Coin of 10 rupees on Lala Lajpat Rai released
• Former minister and freedom fighter Maheswar Baug died
• The Turbulent Years, Volume II of memoirs of President Pranab Mukherjee, released
• Navneet Kaur, Santosh Kadale won gold in Senior National Rowing Championship
• Puducherry Lt Governor AK Singh launched MITRA app for women safety
• Justice Sanjay Mishra appointed as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh
• Kamlesh Kumar Pandey appointed as Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
• Naresh Bedi honoured with V Shantaram Award Life Time Achievement Award
29 January 2016
• Set up committee on living conditions of nurses in private establishments: Supreme Court
• Bihar CM Nitish Kumar selected for K Veeramani Award for Social Justice
• India exported six metro train coaches to Australia
• Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi appointed as India’s Envoy to Mexico
30 January 2016
• Anti-Leprosy Day observed on 30 January 2016
• Datta Padsalgikar appointed as Commissioner of Police of Mumbai
• Former Army Chief General Kotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao died
31 January 2016
• Aditya Mehta won 83rd Senior National Snooker Championship
• Kidambi Srikanth won Men's Singles title of Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2016