1st January, 2016

BCCI Annual Awards 2014-15

Board of Control for Cricket in India Awards for various categories:

  • C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award: Syed Mujtaba Hussain Kirmani.
  • Polly Umrigar Award: Virat Kohli.
  • Lala Amarnath Award for Best all-rounder in Ranji Trophy: Jalaj Saxena                 

Sangita Kalanidhi award 2015 conferred on Sanjay Subrahmanyam .

  • Sanjay Subrahmanyam has been conferred with the prestigious Sangita Kalanidhi Award, 2015

2nd January, 2016

Current Affairs for CLAT 2017

Current Affairs for CLAT 2017

58th Grammy awards 2016

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards were given by the Recording Academy. Winners in different category were :

  • Best album of the year : 1989 Taylor Swift
  • Best record of the year:  Uptown Funk Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  • Best song of the year:  Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge

3rd January, 2016

Shyam Benegal Committee for revamping of  Central Board of Film Certification.

  • Shyam Benegal Committee has been constituted with the aim of revamping the film certification by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

4th January, 2016

4th January: World Braille Day .

  • Marking the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, World Braille Day is observed on 4th January every year across the globe.
  • Louis Braille invented the Braille Script.

RK Mathur -Chief Information Commissioner.

  • Radha Krishna Mathur is all set to take charge as the eighth Chief Information Commissioner (CIC).

5th January, 2016

Lodha Committee for reforms in BCCI.

  • Justice RM Lodha committee has been constituted with the aim of suggesting  reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 conferred on Syed Kirmani .

  • The prestigious CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 has been conferred on Syed Kirmani.

6th January, 2016

Filippo Grandi :UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

  • Filippo Grandi succeeds Antonio Guterres as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR).

7th January, 2016

Devender Kumar Sikri gets appointed as Chairman of CCI.

  • Devender Kumar Sikri replaces Ashok Chawla  as  the Chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI).

8th January, 2016

Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and Ministry of External Affairs merged.

  • Union Government has recently decided to merge Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs with Ministry of External Affairs .

9th January, 2016

Central Banker of the Year Award 2016 conferred on Raghuram Rajan.

  • The prestigious Central Banker of the Year Award 2016  has been conferred upon Raghuram Rajan, Governor of Reserve Bank of India.

10th January, 2016

10 January: World Hindi Day .

  • World Hindi Day is observed on 10th January every year across the world.

12th January, 2016

January 12: National Youth Day

  • Marking the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, National Youth Day is observed on January 12th across the nation.

13th January, 2016

Arvind Panagariya committee for  bullet train project.

  • Arvind Panagariya committee has been constituted to fast track the bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

FIFA Ballon d’Or Award 2015 conferred on Lionel Messi

  • Lionel Messi has been conferred with the prestigious  FIFA Ballon d’Or Award for the year 2015.

14th January, 2016

Alan Rickman passes away.

  • Alan Rickman, British actor, bids adieu to the world.

15th January, 2016

15 January: Indian Army Day.

  • January 15 is observed as Indian Army Day every year across the nation.

Sahayog – Kaijin 2016, India –Japan Joint Coast Guard exercise.

  • 15th edition of Sahayog – Kaijin, Joint coast guard exercise between India and Japan has begun in Chennai.

16th January, 2016

Tsai Ing-wen: First female President of Taiwan.

  • Tsai Ing-wen has been elected as the first female President of Taiwan.

17th January, 2016

Sikkim becomes fully organic state of India.

  • Sikkim has become a fully organic state of India.

19th January, 2016

Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away.

  • India’s renowned classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away.

22nd  January, 2016

Tallest and largest tricolour hoisted at Ranchi.

  • Tallest and Largest flag of India was hoisted in Ranchi  by Manohar Parrikar , Defence Minister of India.

24th January, 2016

Padma Awards 2016

President  Pranab Mukherjee announced the name of the recipients of prestigious Padma Awards for the year 2016.

  • Padma Vibhushan : The second highest civilian award was conferred on 10 persons including Rajinikanth, Late Dhirubhai Ambani etc.
  • Padma Bhushan:Padma Bhushan was conferred on 19 people including Anupam Kher, Udit Narayan , Vinod Rai , Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza, Late Swami Dayanand Saraswati etc.
  • Padma Shri : Prestigious Padma Shri was conferred on 82 persons including Ajay Devgn , Priyanka Chopra, M.C Mehta etc.

26th January, 2016

67th Republic Day celebration.

  • India celebrated its  67th Republic Day on 26th January 2016.
  • The Chief Guest of the official ceremony was French President Francois Hollande
  • Prestigious Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime military award was conferred on Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami posthumously by President Pranab Mukherjee.

27th January, 2016

India ranked 76th in Corruption Perception Index 2015.

  • India has attained 76th position out of 168 countries in the  Corruption Perception Index 2015 (CPI) recently published by Transparency International (TI).

28th January, 2016

Gurdeep Singh : Chairman of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited.

  • Gurdeep Singh takes charge as the Chairman of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited.

30th January, 2016

Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey :Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities .

  • Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey has been appointed as the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD).

 

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