Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 12 January 2016 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.

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•    The Supreme Court on 12 January 2016 stayed the Union Government’s notification lifting ban on controversial bull taming sport Jallikattu during the festival of - Pongal in Tamil Nadu

•    Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on 12 January 2016 met a group of students from Serchhip district of Mizoram, who were on - National Integration Tour

•    India's biggest e-commerce company Flipkart announced the promotion of current Chief Operating Officer Binny Bansal to the post of - Chief Executive Officer

•    The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited and the Andhra Pradesh Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding to - invest 38500 crore rupees

•    Ashish Saraf was appointed as the Vice-President - Industry Development, Strategic Partnerships and Offsets of – Airbus Group

•    Telangana became the first Indian State to - introduce compulsory gender education at the graduate level

•    Scientists at Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes in Hisar successfully produced a cloned buffalo offspring, which is named as - Cirb Gaurav

•    The legendary artist, mostly known for his androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, who passed away on 10 January 2016 is – David Bowie

•    The merchant vessel whose 35 crew members were sentenced to 5 years in jail by a Tutucorin district sessions court on 11 January 2016 on charges of illegally entering Indian waters with the possession of weapons – MV Seaman Guard Ohio

•    The startup launched by Illumina in partnership with Bill Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to develop blood-based cancer tests – Grail

•    He is the President-Designate of the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and on a state visit to India in the second week of January 2016 – Jin Liqun

•    His birth anniversary, which falls on 12 January, is annually observed as National Youth Day – Swami Vivekananda

•    United States and Jordan on 11 January 2016 signed Joint Action Plan in Washington and agreed to enhance efforts to combat - nuclear terrorism

•    Barcelona forward who on 11 January 2016 won the Ballon d'Or trophy for the world’s best football player for the fifth time overall - Lionel Messi

•    The folk dance of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh that was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest folk dance in the world is – Nati

•    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) commissioned a 520-MW coal-based thermal power unit in - Andhra Pradesh

•    Talks aimed at kick starting negotiations for a final peace settlement in Afghanistan have taken place in Pakistan, emphasising the need for a dialogue between - the government and the Taliban

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up eight groups of Secretaries for focussed attention on areas like - Good governance, inclusive growth, employment generation, education and health, Swachch Bharat and energy efficiency

•    NABARD has sanctioned more than 17 thousand crore rupees for 41567 infrastructure projects under Rajasthan infrastructure development fund till - 31 December 2015

•    Railways have sought suggestions to formulate a holistic hawker policy for - the public transporter


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