Current Affairs for January 9, 2016

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AZIM PREMJI tops philanthropic list for the 3rd consecutive year in 2015 according to the rankings of HURUN INDIA PHILANTHROPY list released by the Hurun
research institute.

The proposed MUMBAI-AHMEDABAD BULLET TRAIN is likely to cost 10000 crores more than the estimated 98000 crores.
This project will jointly be implemented by state government of Maharashtra, Gujarat & Ministry of railways.

DRDO successfully test fired new ammunition designed for MAIN BATTLE TANK (MBT) ARJUN. The technical trails were conducted at CHANDIPUR, ODISHA.

The state government of MAHARASHTRA laid down norms for erecting memorials of national leaders, freedom fighters, saints, politicians and historical
personalities.

RBI governor RAGHURAM RAJAN was conferred with the CENTRAL BANKER OF THE YEAR AWARD (Global and Asia pacific)-2016.  

KAILASH SATYARTI authored the book, AZAD BACHPAN KI OR which was released by Supreme Court justice DEEPAK MISHRA.

QUIKR officially announced the acquisition of COMMONFLOOR.COM, a property search website.

President PRANAB MUKHERJEE promulgated the enemy property (amendment &validation) ordinance,2016 to make amendments to the enemy
property act of 1968.

PUSHAN MAHAPATRA appointed as new MD & CEO of SBI GENERAL INSURANCE.

BHANUMURTHY takes charge as the new chief operating officer of WIPRO.

92 year old British steam engine, THE FLYING SCOTSMAN has returned to the tracks after a decade. It was the first locomotive to cross 100 mph speed.

KOLKATTA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION (KMC) and the British government jointly launched a roadmap to make Kolkata, low carbon and climate resilient to reduce carbon emissions.

The national academy of sciences, India (NASI) in association with the state tourism department will establish a new tourism gallery about river CAUVERY in MYSORE, the first ever river gallery in INDIA.

FRENCH soldiers will march down the RAJPATH along with Indian troops on 67th republic day celebrations.   It marks for the first time that a
foreign army will participate in India’s republic day celebrations since 1950. President FRANCOIS HOLLANDE is the chief guest for 67th republic day.

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