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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 11 January 2016

Jagranjosh.com brings the Current Affairs Recap of the Day to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form.

Jan 11, 2016 19:06 IST
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Jagranjosh.com brings the Current Affairs Recap of the Day to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. It will be helpful in preparation for competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

•    The state that on 11 January 2016 increased the upper age limit for recruitment in government services - Madhya Pradesh

•    'Missionary Day', anniversary of the arrival of two Welsh Christian missionaries, was observed and celebrated on 11 January 2016 across the Christian-dominated north eastern state of - Mizoram

•    The National Aluminum Company (NALCO) on 10 January 2016 announced to develop and promote Bhubaneswar as - a floral hub and make the city green

•    The city in which the Arab League Foreign Ministers was held on 10 January 2016 – Cairo, Egypt

•    The city in which the main event of the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas was inaugurated – New Delhi

•    The day on which the 11th World Hindi Day was observed – 10 January 2016

•    He won the 2016 Brisbane International Tennis men’s singles trophy - Milos Raonic of Canada

•    The professional kayaker who was named the Denmark’s sportsperson of the year 2015 is - Rene Holten Poulsen

•    The legendary soul singer, famous for the song Trying To Live My Life Without You, who died on 8 January 2016 in Chicago is – Otis Clay

•    The first female Formula One driver who died on 8 January 2016 in Italy is - Maria Teresa de Filippis

•    The noted Hindi writer, known for his works like Nau Saal Chotti Patni and Kala Register, who died on 9 January 2016 is - Ravindra Kalia

•    The country which was elected to the UNICEF executive board that will represent the group of Asia-Pacific countries for the term 2016-2018 is – Nepal

•    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on 9 January 2016 won the WTA Brisbane Tennis trophy by defeating - German Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-1

•    Stanislas Wawrinka on 10 January 2016 won his Chennai Open title by defeating - Croatian Borna Coric 6-3, 7-5

•    Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on 10 January 2016 inaugurated the 28th edition of International Kite Festival at - Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

•    The Kite festival of Gujarat marks Uttarayan which is observed as the day - When winter begins to turn into summer, according to the Indian calendar

•    An Indian-American professor Sukanya Chakrabarti devised a new method that may help in detecting dwarf galaxies dominated by dark matter and - explain ripples in the outer disk of the galaxy

•    NASA's revamped planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered more than - 100 confirmed planets orbiting other stars

•    Cricketer of New Zealand who on 10 January 2016 scored second-fastest fifty in T-20 Internationals is - Colin Munro

•    The country which on 9 January 2016 began the process to formulate a new constitution – Sri Lanka

•    DRDO successfully test fired the new Penetration-Cum Blast (PCB) and Thermobaric (TB) Ammunition tank which was specially designed for - Arjun Main Battle Tank (MBT)

•    PM Narendra Modi released a book titled “MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT “authored by - Jain Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj

•    In the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, the best Director award was won by - Alejandro Inarritu for film The Revenant

•    The President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the three day long 88th annual conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan in - Ranchi, Jharkhand

•    The Chief Coach of the new Pune franchise of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament 2016 is - Former New Zealand Captain Stephen Fleming

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