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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 13 January 2016

Jan 13, 2016 19:05 IST

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.

•    Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on 13 January 2016 laid foundation stones of 342 km-long seven National Highway projects worth 3000 crore rupees in - Simga tehsil in Raipur

•    The Ardh Kumbh mela was formally inaugurated on 13 January 2016 amidst chanting of vedik hymns at - Haridwar

•    Jharkhand government on 13 January 2016 decided to add the ongoing crisis of drinking water in the list of - special local disasters of the State

•    President Pranab Mukherjee on 13 January 2016 gave assent to the Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015, raising the ceiling of the impost from 25 rupees to - 200 rupees per quintal

•    The hero of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and former Governor of Goa and Punjab, died on 13 January 2015 - Lieutenant General JFR Jacob

•    South Korean President Park Geun-hye on 13 January 2016 called upon the international community, especially China, to impose harshest possible sanctions on North Korea over - its latest nuclear test

•    To reduce the premium burden on farmers and ensure early settlement of claim for the full sum insured, the Union Cabinet on 13 January 2016 approved the proposal of - Crop Insurance Scheme

•    Amitabh Bachchan was bestowed honorary life membership of - Mohammedan Sporting Club (Kolkata)

•    Bengaluru-based activist Subhashini Vasanth on 13 January 2016 was honoured with - Neerja Bhanot Award

•    Union Government on 12 January 2016 announced an institution to meet the demand for specialized manpower for making Visakhapatnam as a pharmaceutical hub named -National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)

•    Edward Monser, President of Emerson, and Punit Renjen, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) on 12 January 2016 were appointed as the Vice Chairs of - U.S.-India Business Council

•    The 22nd edition of Confederate of Indian Industry (CII) Partnership Summit -cum-Sunrise Andhra Pradesh Investment Summit was held at - Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

•    Odisha Government on 12 January 2016 decided to bring Plus II education under the Mass Education department from existing - Higher Education department from next academic year

•    The US Congress has stalled a planned sale of eight new fighter jets to Pakistan, although the Obama administration is still trying to undo the hold - F-16

•    Bihar government on 12 January 2016 decided to impose 13.5 percent tax on luxury items to mop up - additional revenue for carrying development work

•    The operation which was launched by the Border Security Force to contain infiltration from Pakistan along the international border in Rajasthan - Operation Cold

•    The state which was on 12 January 2016 declared as the first in the country to achieve 100 percent primary education – Kerala

•    He edited the book titled Jawaharlal Nehru and The Indian Polity in Perspective that was released by the Vice President of India Hamid Ansari on 12 January 2016 in Thiruvananthapuram - Dr P J Alexander

•    The Chinese multinational computer technology company that will launch a new smart phone in collaboration with Google as part of its Project Tongo – Lenovo

•    The city in which the 5-day long 20th National Youth Festival was inaugurated on 12 January 2016 – Naya Raipur

•    The Hall of Fame outfielder and former Negro Leagues player who died on 11 January 2016 is - Monte Irvin

•    An international team of scientists led by Indian-American devised a new method, galactoseismology, to detect dwarf galaxies dominated by dark matter - Sukanya Chakrabarti

•    Participants of the Conference of Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) on Afghan Peace and Reconciliation process that was held in Islamabad on 11 January 2016 are – Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US

•    The 1975 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer sworn in as the Chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI) - Devender Kumar Sikri

•    Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 11 January 2016 flagged off a new train service 22127/22128 between Lokmanya Tilak(T)-Kazipet named - Anandwan Express

•    Anil Ambani led Reliance Group signed MoU with Andhra Pradesh Government to set up - A world class naval facility

•    Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 11 January 2016 inaugurated implementation of - E-enabled Track Management System (TMS)

 

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