The day’s one liner covers important current affairs of the day like the appointment of Samajwadi Party’s new National President, World’s Best Playmaker for the year 2016 and India’s first Transgender School.
• This minister has been named Samajwadi Party’s new national president- Akhilesh Yadav
• The new President of Samajwadi Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit is – Naresh Uttam
• This is the real reason behind Titanic’s sinking according to a newly surfaced documentary- Fire
• This Chief Minister launched the Aarogya Raksha family health insurance scheme on the first day of the New Year in his state- N. Chandrababu Naidu
• The Vice Chief of Army Staff who recently took over as the 27th Army Chief of India is - Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat
• The footballer player who was awarded the World’s Best Playmaker for the year 2016 by IFFHS is - Lionel Messi
• The Indian tennis player who recently announced retirement from the professional tennis is - Somdev Devvarman
• The Union Sports Ministry recently suspended Indian Olympic Association for not replying to a show-cause notice over the appointment of - Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life-presidents of the organisation
• India’s first transgender school ‘Sahaj International’ recently started in - Kerala
• Top PSU lenders that slashed their benchmark lending rates by up to 90 basis points are - State Bank of India, Punjab National Band and Union Bank
• A member of Pakistan's first-ever cricket Test team, who died in a Lahore hospital after a brief illness is - Imtiaz Ahmed
• Mumbai prodigy who created history by winning all three gold medals on offer in the 1st Western Asia Youth Chess Championships is - Kush Bhagat
• University that was pulled by the External Affairs Ministry for not implementing the Memoranda of Understanding it had signed with three Palestinian universities is - Jamia Millia Islamia
• The federation that in its report claimed that ninety-three journalists and media staff were killed around the world in the course of their work in 2016, with Iraq and Afghanistan the deadliest countries is - International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
• President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent for the promulgation of - the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016.
• The country drafted the resolution that seeks to end violence in Syria via a nationwide ceasefire between the government and rebels that was passed by UNSC – Russia
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