Current Affairs January 7, 2016

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  • Indo-china joint training exercise SHAKTHI 2016, starts Jan 6-16, 2016.It is the 7th edition in the series with prime focus on counter terrorism operations in semi urban areas.
  • Indian shooter APOORVI CHANDELA sets a world record winning gold at the Swedish grand prix air rifle championship.
  • Former Indian wicket keeper SYED KIRMANI was conferred C.K NAYDU LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
  • VIRAT KOHLI conferred with POLLY UMIRGAR TROPHY also the title International cricketer of the year.
  • Union government approved 33% representation of women in central armed police forces (CAPF).
  • KAKATIYA THERMAL PLANT-600mw commissioned in bhoopalapally in Warangal district, telengana by CM K.CHANRASEKHARA RAO.
  • INDIA resumed bus services after a gap of 27 years with NEPAL in the wake of Indo-Nepal trade and transit treaty.
  • BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Council) join hands in CLEAN GANGA MISSION to evacuate industrial wastes from the national river using MEMBRANE BASED WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM which removes heavy metal deposits.
  • New chairman of INTERNET & MOBILE ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (IAMAI)-KUNAL SHAH.
  • INSTAGRAM holds first photo exhibition at ICCR Gallery,kolkatta with theme CELEBRATING DIVERSITY OF BENGAL.
  • FORBES released list of achievers under the age of thirty.45 Indians and Indian origin people have made it to FORBES 30 UNDER 30 lists which features 600 men and women entrepreneurs.
  • World’s largest blue star sapphire, valued $100 million found in RATHNAPURA, SRILANKA.
  • National Green Tribunal (NGT) expanded its ambit in air pollution to cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Amritsar, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata beyond Delhi.
  • MAHARASHTRA state government revamped its DHARAVI REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME to house slum dwellers.
  • New president (105TH) of INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS ASSOCIATION (ICSA)-Dr.ACHYUTA SAMANTA.
  • Jammu Kashmir C.M MUFTI MOHAMMED SAYED passes away in New Delhi.
  • ANIL DEV SINGH committee (to review school fees) recommended refunding fees hiked by 53 private schools in the capital to parents with 9% interest.
  • India’s seven brave hearts martyred in Pathankhot air base station terror attack Lt.col.Niranjan Kumar, Guruserak Singh,Hav.Kulwanth Singh,Sb.Fategh Singh,sepoy Sanjeev Kumar, Mohit Chand, Jagadish Chandra.
  • OPERATION DHANGU, mission to eliminate terrorists in air base station.
  • SAM PITRODA was appointed as the technology advisor of ODISHA. He also holds office as the chairman of TELECOM COMMISSION in India and SMART GRID TASK FORCE.
  • Actress PRIYANKA CHOPRA, first Indian to be honoured with PEPOLE‘S CHOICE AWARD at AMERICAN AWARDS.
  • Union ministry of home affairs along with Jammu Kashmir government launched initiative WATTAN KO JANO-youth exchange programme.
  • Union ministry of water resources and ganga rejenuation launched GANGA GRAM YOJANA at Uttar Pradesh by Uma bharti with the objective of developing 1600 villages near the banks of river ganga.
  • WIPRO COO ABIDALI NEEMUCHWALA will replace T.K KURIEN as CEO with effect from feb,2016.
  • SWACHH SURVEKSHAN,kind of survey to review the sanitation and hygiene condition in 75 major cities launched by Ministry of urban development. 
  • PURPOSE-To ensure cleanliness in urban area. Data collected from municipal bodies, direct observation, public feedback

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