Friday, January 8, 2016

January Current Affairs Update for IBPS/LIC AAO Exam 2016 Set-6

• Actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan on 7 January 2016 took the charge as the chairman of the governing council of - Film and Television Institute of India
• The state that was issued notice by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on 6 January 2016 over deplorable conditions prevailing in the prisons - Bihar
• Person elected as the General President of the 105th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) that is scheduled for 2017-18 - Dr Achyuta Samanta
• Former principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic who passed away on 5 January 2016 - Pierre Boulez
• Noted Gujarati writer and poet who passed away on 6 January 2016 and was known for his novel Akasmat (1968) - Labhshankar Thakar
• FreeCharge co-founder who was on 5 January 2016 appointed as the Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) - Kunal Shah
• The cricketer who bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards is – Virat Kohli
• An Italian UN official who took over as the new High Commissioner for the United Nations Refugee Agency is - Filippo Grandi
• The Competition Commission of India gave nod to Reliance Capital Asset Management to acquire - Morgan Stanley’s mutual fund business in India
• The cricketer who was conferred with Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award is - Syed Kirmani
• Delhi Government on 6 January 2016 scrapped the management quota and all other quotas, in private schools for nursery admissions but there will be only 25 percent reservation for - Economically Weaker Sections
• The South African Cricketer who retired as the Test Captain on 6 January 2016 resigned as – Hashim Amla
• The initiative that aims at exposing youth from the J&K to the vibrant development and vitality of culture of people residing in other states of the country is - 'Watan Ko Jano'
• California Governor Jerry Brown on 6 January 2016 declared a state of emergency over in Los Angeles County because of – Leak of methane gas
• The Union Government on 6 January 2016 approved an additional assistance of 1000 crore rupees to 35 Left Wing Extremism-affected districts spread over - 7 states
• The state government that gave green signal to the long-pending Dharavi Redevelopment Programme to house slum dwellers - Maharashtra
• Kerala Government decided to implement a health care project intended to benefit 42 lakh people - Sampoorna Arogya Keralam
• The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 6 January 2016 expanded its ambit in air pollution cases to cities beyond Delhi to cities - Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Amritsar
• The World Bank in its Global Economic Prospect report projected a robust growth for the Indian economy in the 2016 - 7.8 percent
• The Supreme Court on 6 January 2016 sought a reply from the Union Governemnt in a week's time over the issue of - Whistleblowers' Protection
• The government recognized Indian Planetary Society (IPS) selected Kutch district of Gujarat for embarking on this ambitious project at a total cost of Rs 12 crore of setting - First ever solar and stellar observatory
• The Union cabinet on 6 January 2016 gave ex-post-facto approval to MoU with Bangladesh for Mode of Operation of Border haats signed in – 2010
• Andhra Bank on 6 January 2016 launched Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) across all its branches in association with - the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
• The country which on 6 January 2016 conducted its first hydrogen bomb test – North Korea
• The Delhi High Court-appointed Justice Anil Dev Singh Committee for Review of School Fee on 5 January 2016 recommended refund of fee unjustly hiked by 53 unaided private schools in the Capital to - Parents with nine per cent interest
• Citing security reasons, Australia on 5 January 2016 withdrew from the Under-19 World Cup Tournament to be played in – Bangladesh
• The cricketer who was conferred with Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award is - Syed Kirmani
• The Competition Commission of India gave nod to Reliance Capital Asset Management to acquire - Morgan Stanley’s mutual fund business in India
• An Italian UN official who took over as the new High Commissioner for the United Nations Refugee Agency is - Filippo Grandi
• The cricketer who bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards is – Virat Kohli
• The world's largest blue star sapphire that weighs 1404.49 carats was discovered in a mine in - Sri Lanka
• Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to deploy about 300 women commandos for undertaking anti-Naxal operations in select - Left-wing Extremism-affected states
• Harper Lee’s book that topped the 2015 US Bestseller List – Go Set a Watchaman
• The city in which Dharavi is located where World’s first slum museum is set to open in February 2016 - Mumbai
• The state in which the 600 MW Kakatiya Thermal Power Plant Stage-II is located which was commissioned by BHEL on 5 January 2016 – Telangana
• The country with which Sri Lanka on 5 January 2015 signed 8 MoUs to deepen bilateral engagement - Pakistan
• To improve capacity utilisation of pellet plants and boost the sector, Union Government on 5 January 2016 reduced export duty on iron ore pellets to zero from - 5 percent levied in 2014
• State that signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) under the UDAY Scheme on 5 January 2016 – Jharkhand
• Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 5 January 2016 approved the 33 percent posts at constable level to be filled up by – women
• Scheme launched by Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on 5 December 2015 in Uttar Pradesh - Ganga Gram Yojana
• US President Barack Obama during his White House address on 4 January 2016 took executive action to unveil steps to - Reduce gun violence