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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 15 January 2016

Jan 15, 2016 19:06 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.

•    The Indo-Swiss pair that broke a 22-year-old world record by winning their 29th consecutive women’s doubles match – Sania Mirza (India) & Martina Hingis (Switzerland)

•    The country which formed a four-member eminent persons group to review all bilateral treaties with India – Nepal

•    The region which was declared as Ebola free by the World Health Organisation – West Africa

•    The Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani on 14 January 2016 inaugurated permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in Kerala. The campus is located at - Vithura near Thiruvananthapuram

•    The anti-tank missile that was successfully test-fired in the second week of January 2016 by the Defence Research and Development Organisation Rajasthan - Nag

•    State Bank of India launched India’s first startup focused bank branch called SBI InCube in - Bengaluru, Karnataka

•    The Assistant General Secretary and Spokesman of All India Muslim Personal Law Board who died on 15 January 2016 is - Mohammed Abdul Rahim Qureshi

•    The Russian tennis player who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 16 July 2016 is - Marat Safin

•    The Bollywood actor, known for his role of the astrologer Guran in Lagaan, who died on 14 January 2016 is – Rajesh Vivek

•    The famous actor, known for playing the character of Severus Snape in Harry Potter series, who died on 14 January 2016 is - Alan Rickman

•    He authored the book titled Objective Railway Engineering- Track, Works & Others released on 14 January 2016 - MM Agarwal

•    He won the Times Now Amazing Indians Awards 2016 in the ‘The Eco Saviours’ Category on 14 January 2016 - Late Kallen Pokkudan

•    She won the Times Now Amazing Indians Awards 2016 in the ‘Energising India’ Category on 14 January 2016 - Mathews K Mathew

•    The multilateral agency that released the publication titled World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends – World Bank

•    To develop Neeranchal National Watershed Project, the Government of India signed a loan agreement with - World Bank

•    He was the fourth Indian to be awarded with Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship for his contribution in development and international harmony on 13c January 2016 - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan

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