Current Affairs January 2016 – सामान्‍य ज्ञान 2016

Current Affairs  January 2016 – सामान्‍य ज्ञान 2016 – Day to Day Current Affairs

Current Affairs  January 2016 section provides you latest national and international current affairs news and events of the year 2016 related to the field of politics, sports, awards, important appointments, important achievements, science, important government schemes, etc. which are very important for SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, BANK PO, BANK CLERK, NDA, CDS, LIC, GIC, MAT, CAT, RAILWAYS, and other competitive examinations.

Questions will be asked from sports and awards, memorandum of understanding, current appointments, current obituaries, all current news and updates, related to banking and finance, related to RBI, current rates, all current schemes run by the government.

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NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS – JANUARY 2016

Name the international financing body which estimated that India’s Aadhar ID helped the government save $1 billion annually by reducing corruption and leakages? World Bank
Which financing authority has announced that the use of Aadhar Cards or linking them with bank accounts is not mandatory for the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme? Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
The United Nations Economics and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) downgraded its 2016 GDP growth forecast for India from 8.2% to ____%? 7.5%
68th Indian Army Day was observed across India on? 15th January
Which film was named Best Film at the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards 2016 held in Mumbai? Bajirao Mastani
At the official launch of the ‘Start up India’ programme, PM Narendra Modi announced that profits of startups set up after 1st April 2016, shall be exempted from income tax for a period of? 3 years
Name the Indian cricketer who scored fastest 7,000 runs (in 161 innings) in ODI? Virat Kohli
Name the Indian cricketer who became the fastest in the world to score 24 century (in 161 innings) in ODIs? Virat Kohli
Which state set up its first State Human Rights Commission with Justice Uma Nath Singh as its chairperson? Delhi
Name the international financing body which had for the first time extended financial assistance (for a zoo) of $20 million for the reconstruction and eco-development of the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh? World Bank
For the first time in 10 years, sex ratio of which state crossed the 900-mark with 903 girls per 1,000 boys? Haryana
Which authority has directed universities and examining bodies to charge not more than ₹2 per page for handing out copies of evaluated answer scripts to students? Central Information Commission (CIC)
How many ATMs will be opened by the Department of Posts (DoP) and also bring 25,000 departmental post offices under core banking system (CBS) by March 2016? 1,000
In which city India’s first urban yacht marina project is set up to be launched along the banks of Hooghly river? Howrah, Kolkata
Name the telecom operator which will set up 40,000 WiFi hotspots faster than 4G across India to counter lack of relevant spectrum to provide 4G services? BSNL
With which country India made agreement to settle curde oil dues between them using Indian Rupee as the currency instead of the US Dollar? Iran
According to the recent announcement by the Union Home Ministry what percentage of reservation will be accorded to women at the constable level posts in both CRPF and CISF with immediate effect? 33%
Name the famous Bollywood actor who was removed as the brand ambassador of ‘Incredible India’ campaign? Aamir Khan
The World Bank in its Global Economic Prospect report projected a robust growth for the Indian economy in 2016 at? 7.8 percent
Name the city in which Dharavi is located where world’s first slum museum is set to open in February 2016? Mumbai
Name the FreeCharge co-founder who was appointed as the Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)? Kunal Shah
Name the TV actor and BJP member who took over the charge as the chairman of the governing council of Film and Television Institute of India? Gajendra Chauhan
Name the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister who passed away in New Delhi on 7 January 2016? Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
Name the Indian shooter who won gold medal in the women’s 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix? Apurvi Chandela
Name the RBI Governor who was felicitated with the Central Banker of the Year Award (Global and Asia Pacific) for 2016? Raghuram Rajan
Name the Indian classified advertising platform which recently announced the acquisition of property search website Commonfloor.com? Quikr
Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog recently? Amitabh Kant
Who was recently appointed as the Chairman of fair-trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI)? Devender Kumar Sikri
Name the Nobel Peace Laureate who authored the book “Azad Bachpan Ki Or”? Kailash Satyarthi
What is the name of Indo-France eight-day counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency joint exercise which has began at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Bikaner? Shakti-2016
In a move to fight pollution, the Union Government will implement Bharat Standard (BS)-VI emission norms by? April 1, 2020
According to Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings which Indian badminton player climbed up 11 places to occupy the number one spot in junior men’s singles category? Siril Verma
Name the traditional bull-taming sports in Tamil Nadu which was allowed to be conducted by the Union Government by altering its 2011 notification? Jallikattu
The celebration of State-level 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas which began on 9th January 2016 was held at? Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Which committee recently submitted its report suggesting significant reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)? Justice RM Lodha Committee
Whom did India defeated in the final held on 3 January 2016 to win the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF) championships? Afghanistan
Which state government will implement National Food Security Act (NFSA) from February 2016? Mizoram
Name the subsidiary bank of State Bank of India on which the Reserve Bank of India imposed monetary penalty of one crore rupees for violation of its instructions including reporting of data to Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC)? State Bank of Travancore
Who was appointed by the Union Government as the head of one-man committee to examine the wage structure and service conditions of gramin dak sevaks? Kamlesh Chandra
Name the country with which India resumed the bus service on 4th January 2016 after a gap of long 27 years? Nepal
Name the company which bagged the 10,050 crore road project in Jammu and Kashmir to build country’s biggest road project, Zojila Pass tunnel road to provide all weather connectivity to the Leh-Ladakh region? IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd
S H Kapadia who passed away on 4th January 2016 was? 38th Chief Justice of India
Who was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Wipro, India’s third largest IT exporter? Abid Ali Neemuchwala
Name the former Defence Secretary who was sworn in as the eighth Chief Information Commissioner of India recently? Radha Krishna Mathur
Name the 15-year old Mumbai cricketer who broke century-old cricketing record by scoring 1009 runs in an innings in any form of cricket in an under-16 inter-school event (Bhandari Cup) organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA)? Pranav Dhanawade
Which Indian state became the first state to accept e­motor insurance policies with the launch of e-Vahan Bima? Telangana
Name the Pakistan-born singer who was granted Indian citizenship on humanitarian ground with effect from January 1, 2016? Adnan Sami
What is the name of multi barrel rocket launcher system which was successfully test-fired recently by India at Pokhran in Rajasthan? Pinaka II
Name the country with which India exchanged the list of nuclear installations and prisoners for the 25th consecutive year as part of the bilateral agreement that is in force since 1991? Pakistan
In which city 103rd Indian Science Congress (ISC) was inaugurated recently? Mysuru
Name the former general secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI) who passed away on 2nd January 2016? A B Bardhan
The Union Government increased the subsidy under National Solar Mission to ₹5,000 crore from the existing ₹__________?
(Under this scheme, the Union Government gives subsidy to states for installing grid connected rooftop systems and small solar power plants.)
₹600 crore
Name the public sector banks which received a capital infusion of ₹2,229 crore from the Union Government in return for preferential share allotment? IDBI Bank
Name the oil exploration and production firm which recently announced the completion of its delisting from stock exchanges after ₹3,745 crore payout to its shareholders, the largest to privatise a publicly-listed company in India’s history? Essar Oil
The Union Government announced recently that cases against cheque bounce will be filed at the place of presentation of cheque instead of the place of issue. The move comes after the __________________ Act, 2015 received President Pranab Mukherjee’s approval. Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2015
According to the data released by TRAI, India achieved a significant milestone in terms of number of mobile subscriber recently. What is the total number of mobile subscriber of India as on October 2015?
(India is the second country after China to achieve this milestone.)
1.03 billion
Name the Indian spinner who ranked number one in latest ICC Test Player Rankings? Ravichandran Ashwin
Name the Indian Test Captain who was named 2015 International Cricketer of the Year by the BCCI and will receive the Polly Umrigar Award? Virat Kohli
Which country did India beat 3-2 to enter the final of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship? Maldives
In case of cash transaction above which amount (regardless of the mode of payment) the Union Government has made declaring Permanent Account Number (PAN) compulsory to keep tab on black money? ₹2 lakh
Name the Gujarati novelist, poet and critic who has been chosen for the Jnanpith Award 2015? Raghuveer Chaudhary
According to the recent announcement of Ministry of External Affairs all the 8 north-eastern states will get a Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) by? January 2017
The Union Government on 1 January 2016 signed a Financing Agreement of 50 million US dollars with which bank for education and training of minorities under Nai Manzil Education and Skills Training Project? World Bank
In which place 4-month long Ardhkumbhmela began in January 2016? Haridwar
Which committee was constituted by Union Government for holistic interpretation of the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952? Shyam Benegal Committee
The Union Government declared 2016 as the year of? LPG Consumers
National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) signed a MoU with which bank for web-based monitoring of watershed management projects? NABARD
Which state will host first edition of the Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI) from 14 January 2016? Goa
Who was conferred with the 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award on 1st January 2016? Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Name the 18-year old javelin thrower who set a new world record for junior atheletes by threwing a spear a distance of 81.04m distance breaking previous record of 79.20m? Neeraj Chopra
What is the LPG “round the clock” emergency helpline number recently launched by the Petroleum Ministry? 1906
Similar on the line of LPG, for which product the Union Government announced the roll-out of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) from April 1? Kerosene
Name the Padma Shri awardee and world’s first female amputee to climb Mt. Everest who successfully climbed Argentina’s Mt. Aconcagua (6,960m) recently? Arunima Sinha
Bihar announced Reservation of Womens upto %? 35%

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