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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 18 January 2016

Jan 18, 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.

•    The two cricket players who were handed over life-time and 5-year ban, respectively, by the BCCI for their involvement in match-fixing - Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah

•    He is the former Airbus Chief Operating Officer and was appointed as the CEO & MD of Tata Motors - Guenter Butschek

•    The bank with which the NITI Aayog collaborated to conduct an enterprise survey of manufacturing firms – IDFC Bank Ltd

•    The satellite which was launched using the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to monitor the topography of the Ocean floor – Jason-3

•    The action plan that was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give boost to the startup ecosystem in the country - Start-up India, Stand-up India Action Plan

•    The State legislature that approved reclassification of coconut tree as palm – Goa Legislative Assembly

•    The BIOFIN that was in news is an initiative related to - biodiversity finance at the global level

•    He is a Kenyan athlete who on 17 January 2016 won the 2016 Mumbai Marathon in the men’s category - Gideon Kipketer

•    They were qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by finishing second and third, respectively, among the Indian runners in the Mumbai Marathon - Gopi T and Kheta Ram

•    The indigenously developed light combat aircraft that flew for the first time in the international air space and reached the Sakhir Airbase in Bahrain – Tejas

•    The flower which became the first ever grown in the space – Zinnia

•    General Electric Co. agreed to sell its home-appliances business to China’s Qingdao Haier Co. for - 5.4 billion US dollars

•    The noted Punjabi folk singer who died on 17 January 2016 due to brain hemorrhage in Patiala -  Manpreet Akhtar

•    The movie on 17 January 2016 won the best picture award at Critics' Choice Awards 2016- Spotlight

•    The Mosquito borne virus that was first time recorded in United States of America in the third week of January 2016 - Zinka Virus

•    The former Governor of Sikkim who died on January 2016 in Hyderabad after prolonged illness is - V Rama Rao

•    Indian author Anuradha Roy won the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel titled - Sleeping on Jupiter

•    Tsai Ing-wen who was elected as the first female President of Taiwan belongs to - Democratic Progressive Party

•    India’s Dinesh Sharma was elected to the 12-member board of directors of – the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

•    The team that was declared victorious in the 2016 Premier Badminton League is – Delhi Acers

•    Jalgaon’s Vijay Choudhary defeated Vikrant Jadhav of Mumbai to retain Maharashtra Kesri title in - 59th Maharashtra Kesri Wrestling Championship

•    He was a renowned Kannada lyricist and film-maker and died of cardiac arrest on 17 January 2016- Geetapriya

•    The player on 18 January 2016 named as the captain of Rising Pune Supergiants for IPL 2016 season - Mahendra Singh Dhoni

•    South African Premier League footballer who died after the car in which he was travelling was plunged into a river near eastern city Pietermaritzburg - Mondli Cele


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